Yoga In America
A report by Ruchi Mukherjee
Various surveys have shown that the number of Americans who practice yoga has increased drastically over the years. The continued popularity and growth of yoga in the US is undeniable, as a result the Texas Yoga Conference came back to Houston for the fourth time, demonstrating a bigger and better show.
The Texas Yoga Conference (TYC) brings some of the best yoga teachers and motivational speakers to Houston, offering a city retreat full of presentations, yoga classes for all levels, lectures and fun music concerts during three complete days in Houston. This year the conference was held at the George R Brown Convention Center with the theme ‘Friendship‘.
The three-day agenda featured prestigious presenters as well as practical sessions and interesting workshops. In addition to the workshops, music and practical sessions, there were plenty of exhibitors of healthy foods, natural products and unique sportswear from designers I Love Yoga, Autumn Tenyl, Isha Foundation, Vitamix, Victoria Keen, Luke’s Locker and visitors were spotted applying henna on their palms.
There is something exciting to spot each year. This year, Sari Sak made an exciting debut. They use the hand skills of traditional local tailors, while training local villagers to make contemporary reusable bags and quilts made of 100% recycled Saris. Sari Sak’s goal is ‘to give back’, starting from giving local women an outlet for their old saris as well as providing work, making a beautiful product that they are proud of.
A thumbs up to this conference and founder of TYC Jenny Buergermeister as this year the conference gathered around 800 attendees. “The event was all about relaxing, spiritual awareness and a strong sense of friendship,” says Jenny. For more information on Texas Yoga Conference visit texasyogaconference.com.
Photos courtesy Amber LaFrance