Health and fitness agenda: Mobile Health Summit

24 May 2012

Coming up, Cape Town puts mobile health technologies on the table with the Mobile Health Summit, while World No Tobacco Day aims to snuff out smoking around the globe.

Mobile Health Summit
May 29 - June 1
Cape Town, South Africa

The second edition of the GSMA-mHealth Alliance Mobile Health Summit, kicking off May 29, is designed for senior executives from the mHealth sector, with the event focusing on hot topics and issues in the industry while providing an opportunity for networking and deal-making.

World No Tobacco Day
May 31

World No Tobacco Day is an initiative of the World Health Organization (WHO) and this year's focus is on the need to expose and counter the tobacco industry's “attempts to undermine the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) because of the serious danger they pose to public health.” The WHO reports one billion people could die during this century because of tobacco use.

Evolution Asia Yoga Conference
June 7-10
Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong

Evolution Asia brings together yoga enthusiasts and masters worldwide to explore the world of yoga through practice with a range of beginning and intense classes, and a yoga bazaar offers discounts on cutting-edge yoga wear and gear. There are also educational sessions on spiritual cleansing, body balance, Thai yoga therapy, and much more.

Hanuman Festival

June 8-10
Boulder, Colorada, USA

Hanuman Festival is a community-oriented yoga and music festival set at the foot of Colorado's Rocky Mountains, drawing top-notch teachers and musical artists who aim to inspire and transform.

Bliss Beat Festival
Piedmont, Italy
July 19-22

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.

June 21-24: Bondville, Vermont, USA
July 5-8 Squaw Valley, Lake Tahoe, California, USA

The fourth annual festival held at the peaks of Squaw Valley is all about yoga, music, and nature. Days are for downward dogs with 40+ yoga instructors including the Village Anusara with YogaSlackers, a play lounge, hoop dance, hikes, and meditation. Nights are hedonistic dance parties featuring top musical acts and DJs. Sister events happen in Colorado on July 5-8 and Whistler, BC, August 23-26.