Yoga, a New South American Passion, Spreads Peace in Brazil

Press Release

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL, May 17, 2012 (Press Release): Inspired by the idea that one can change the world through personal transformation, a large event called Yoga pela Paz (Yoga for Peace) will happen in Brazil, from August 13 to August 19, 2012. The event’s goal is to provide the tools needed to bring about inner change.

The brainchild of yoga teacher Marcia de Luca and publicist Fran Abreu, the non-profit event focuses on educating the local population to live a life of higher consciouness and increased awareness. The program includes classes, lectures and art events. More than 300 different activities will happen across the nation of Brazil. During the Yoga pela Paz, yoga schools in more than 10 cities will open doors to students and newcomers during free classes. Yoga pela Paz has become the largest yoga event in South America, a huge success in previous years.


On August 18, three thousand of people are expected to gather in Sao Paulo to attend classes and guided meditations with teachers representing many styles and yogic traditions. On August 19, the last day of Yoga pela Paz, many thousands will meet at Ibirapuera Park, Sao Paulo’s largest, to join a mass meditation for peace, followed by music and more yoga classes.


This year’s featured teachers include Swami Digambar (Spain), yoga professor affiliated with the International Yoga Fellowship Movement and the Bihar School of Yoga at Munger, India. A lecture on ayurveda is scheduled with Dr. David Frawley, one of the foremost scholars of the Vedas, with more than 30 books published. Yogini Shambhavi will speak about the practical applications of tantra.

For more information, see the event’s website (in Portuguese), visit its Facebook page or follow it on Twitter. The website offers texts, video, audio and daily tips on how to apply the techniques of ancient India for a better life.

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