Festival Instagram @happinessandyogafestival
A variety of classes / yoga and discussion
Opening and Closing Mass Class
Exhibit Area – Table cost TBD
Total of 10 sessions over 2 days
Local and International Teachers
Interested in teaching, sponsoring, or exhibit tables?
Festivals are what we do, people are who we care about, and that’s what sets us apart from other festivals in the region. Our intention is to spread peace, joy, and love in the area by starting with You!
HAPPINESS and YogaFest showcases local talent, studio’s and business that specialize in yoga, meditation, and health and for individuals, corporations and families. We also highlight products that support the environment and the wellness industry.
Gloria Belendez-Ramirez, is the Happiness Ambassador to a London-based firm and for Villas Xichu in Mexico. She is an expert at creating happiness and helping her audience understand how to stay happy forever! Gloria started with the Dubai Yoga & Music Festival founded by duo Ryan Naronha & Angela Pashayan. Gloria continued with Angela Pashayan’s solo business, The Abu Dhabi Happiness & Yoga Festival. And, now we are lucky enough to have Glora speak at the first annual Bahrain Happiness & Yoga Festival led by Angela Pashayan and Mariam Alansari. Gloria! Gloria! Gloria! You’ll see what we mean – she’s the Happiest person we know.
Margarita Anderson started her yoga journey six years ago in a traditional Hatha yoga class. She trained in India, the home of yoga. She is grateful for the experience to be taught by authentic teachers with vast knowledge and no polluted interpretations or distortions of what yoga really is. This gives her an advantage. She was taught by the guiding source, the living and enlightened masters and monks whose perspectives are original and pure.
Yasmeen Alabduljader is from Kuwait. Yoga has been a part of her life for 15 years, inspiring her to live each moment more mindfully. She was trained in India and added Sufi meditation (Whirling) to her practice in 2015, aided by an instructor in India and later in Turkey. Playfulness in yoga helps her to inspire students and help them physically and emotionally.