After matching her skills with yoga guru-turned-entrepreneur, Baba Ramdev, last month in India, Bollywood celebrity Shilpa Shetty Kundra returns to the emirate for the XYoga Dubai Festival.
Founded by Dubai Tourism and XDubai, Shilpa will partake in the two-day festival, set to take place at the Burj Park Downtown Dubai, on February 19 and 20, 2016.
The former Bollywood leading lady is often considered one of the fittest celebrities in India and is known for her healthy living with a book and a yoga fitness video to her credit.
Shilpa, along with critically acclaimed yoga instructor Suneel Singh, will host the main yoga session at 8 am on February 19, where thousands of yoga fans and enthusiasts are expected to participate.
Commenting on the occasion, Festival Director, Javad Khoramifar, said, “XYoga is set to be the most holistic festival of its kind in Dubai and the region, catering for yoga fans of all abilities.
“The attendance of famous global personalities like Shilpa Shetty Kundra, who practices yoga with so much dedication and enthusiasm, only elevates the positioning of the festival, reaching out to the diverse residents and visitors of Dubai.
“Shilpa will not only be participating in the largest public yoga session of 2016 but will also be sharing her yoga experiences and how the practice positively contributed to her lifestyle and well-being.”
Speaking about her passion for yoga, Shilpa said in a statement: “I’m a firm believer in the power of yoga. It helps to develop a strong, clear, aware, and appreciative outlook on all aspects of life.
“I’m a staunch follower of yoga and I love Dubai; the combination of practising yoga alongside yoga enthusiasts in a city that has so much to offer and then some is extremely fulfilling and I welcome the opportunity to share the power yoga has had on my mind, body and soul with others.”
On XYoga Dubai, she further added, “I think XYoga Dubai and the two-day festival are great platforms to promote this form of exercise and I’m glad that through this I can introduce the benefits of following yoga to such a large global audience.
“I urge the people of Dubai and world over to spend a few minutes every day practicing yoga and feel the change. I’m really looking forward to seeing everyone the morning of February 19 at Downtown Dubai for a fantastic session of yoga, so make sure you register.”
XYoga Dubai Festival is a new annual celebration that reinforces the emirate’s emergence as a leading destination for lifestyle, community and wellness events through a series of free yoga sessions, workshops, and a variety of live music sets and entertainment experiences for Dubai residents and visitors to enjoy.