International Yoga Day 2017 will be celebrated in Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square tonight (June 21) from 6-11pm, for the third straight year.
Sponsored by the municipality and the Indian Embassy in Israel, the event will include a variety of yoga classes for the public led by renowned teachers from India and Israel. Yoga dances, lectures and shows will be offered along with activities especially for children.
Collaborative artwork startup Dreame will mount The Big Dream, a giant art installation on the square pieced together from 1,500 micro-suede and natural rubber yoga mats imprinted with three artists’ visions of Israel’s future.
People can buy mats from the temporary public display by reserving in advance for ₪69 or at the event for ₪100, to help cover the costs of the project, which is sponsored by the Embassy of India, Marathon Israel, DHL and WeWork.
At the end of the evening, purchasers can take home their mats. Any leftover mats will be available online afterward. Click here for details on a crowdfunding campaign to spread the yoga mat art installations to other world cities.
Last month, Israel hosted its first International Yoga Festival at Gan Hashlosha national park in the Gilboa region.