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Egypt's Fifth International Yoga Festival "Back To Freedom"

17th January 2012 Print

Over the years, yoga has become an increasingly popular activity to keep fit, not only physically but also mentally and spiritually. At the same time, more and more travellers are looking for both relaxation and ways of improving their health whilst being on vacation.  Holiday makers can now combine these two aspects by visiting the ancient world of Egypt and its Fifth International Yoga Festival in Sharm el Sheikh which takes place from 26 April to 1 May 2012.

The First International Yoga Festival was held five years ago in 2008 and was the first of its kind in Egypt and the Middle East. Its success has grown annually since then and now attracts hundreds of visitors from throughout the globe every year.

The festival’s theme in 2012 is “Egypt Back to Freedom”. It stands for the freedom of the people of Egypt and expresses the highest goal of yoga, Kaivalya – freedom.

Catering for every level or tradition, the festival is a hot calendar date for all yoga enthusiasts. Visitors can experience gentle introduction classes, challenging dynamic yoga classes as well as partner yoga and relaxing Thai yoga massages. Interesting workshops teach new techniques and help to open up and relax the mind.

The Egypt International Yoga Festival is being held at the Domina Coral Bay Elisir Hotel in Sharm el-Sheikh from 26 April – 01 May 2012. For further information and to register, visit

The city of Sharm el-Sheikh is a great base to explore the ancient world of Egypt. Cultural treasures such as the Serabit El Khadem temple, one of the rare traces left by the Ancient Egyptians, Mount Sinai where Moses received the Ten Commandments or St. Catherine’s Monastery with its multicultural works of art are all located within driving distance.

Prices start from around £400 per person* and include five nights accommodation at a Five Star Delux Hotel in Sharm el-Sheikh on full board basis, free transportation to and from Sharm el-Sheikh Airport, entrance to all festival activities, opening and closing ceremonies, classes and workshops.