Coming soon, California readies its IDEA World Fitness Convention, while the crowds head to Colorado for the three-day Wanderlust festival.
IDEA World Fitness Convention
San Diego, California, US
Now in its 30th year, the IDEA World Fitness Convention is one of the largest and oldest trade events for fitness professionals. More than 5,000 influential fitness and wellness professionals from 65 nations will participate in hundreds of sessions devoted to new fitness trends. After this event, fitness centers globally will be introducing new classes, techniques and products.
Copper Mountain Resort, Colorado, USA
This annual festival is all about yoga, music, and nature. Days are for downward dogs with 40+ yoga instructors including a play lounge, hoop dance, hikes, and meditation. Nights are hedonistic dance parties featuring top musical acts and DJs. This year's headliners include Rodney Yee and Seane Corne and musical acts Ziggy Marley and Ani DiFranco. Sister events happen later this summer include California's Squaw Valley on July 26-29 and Whistler, BC, on August 23-26.
Yoga Journal Conference: San Diego
San Diego, California, USA
Thousands of yogis will flock to San Diego to stretch, mix, and mingle with some of yoga's top teachers at one of the premier yoga events in the world. More than 100 classes will be taught by more than 35 master and celebrity yoga teachers, including Dharma Mittra, Seane Corn, and Cyndi Lee. Colorado event happens September 30-October 7.
Reebok CrossFit Games 2011
Carson, California, USA
The CrossFit Games event is the final competition in a series in which the world's fittest, who have triumphed in regionals and sectionals around the world, come together to compete for the grand prize. The first place male and female individual winners will each receive $250,000. CrossFit is about metabolic conditioning and combines a series of intense, fast workouts without machines for core strengthening and conditioning including weightlifting, sprinting, and gymnastics.
Bliss Beat Festival
Devotion, music, and yoga are on tap at this unique international English-language festival in Northern Italy. The program combines hatha yoga, DJs, dancing, and chanting; a sister event happens in London on October 27 and 29.
World Breastfeeding Week
World Breastfeeding Week takes place in over 120 countries to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world. It was begun some 20 years ago by WHO and UNICEF policy-makers to protect, promote and support breastfeeding. Stay tuned to the official site to see what events, from flash mobs to photo contests, are taking place.