This week, Wanderlust attendees get their yoga and party on in California.
July 29-August 1
Squaw Valley, Lake Tahoe, California, USA
The second annual festival held at the peaks of Squaw Valley is all about yoga, music and nature. This year it is expected to draw over 5,000 yogi partiers. Days are for downward dog with 40+ yoga instructors including the Village Anusara with YogaSlackers, a play lounge, hoop dance and meditation. At night, dance and party watching live musical acts including Moby, Pretty Lights, Bassnectar and much more. If you are unable to make it there, Adidas will be posting 'daily asana' clips. A full pass, called 'Sage' costs $450 (€356), and day passes (or 'Pilgrims') range from $90-140 (€71-111) depending on the day. http://www.wanderlustfestival.com
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 20 years ago by WHO and UNICEF policy-makers to protect, promote and support breastfeeding.
IDEA World Fitness Convention
Los Angeles Convention Center, LA, California, USA
The 26th annual IDEA World Fitness Convention is the largest and oldest trade event for fitness professionals. Over 5,000 influential fitness and wellness professionals from 65 nations will participate in 350 sessions devoted to new fitness trends (Bollywood Step, Alphabics, Kranking) with highlight events including celebrity Mario Lopez, tennis star Andre Agassi and the US Surgeon General Regina Benjamin, MD. After this event, fitness centers globally will be introducing new classes, techniques and products -like workouts using Kangoo Jumps.
6th Annual Gluten Free Expo
Sydney Olympic Park, Sydney, Australia
The two-day event is devoted to gluten-free products and sessions on the science behind gluten intolerance, cooking-without-gluten classes and tips to create a healthy gluten-free diet. The 6th annual Gluten Free Expo is free and hosted by The Coeliac Society of NSW Inc and The Clever Event Company. The natural, ready-to-eat Indian and Thai food company Tasty Bite is sponsoring the stage events and exhibitors are expected to launch new products.
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong, China
The second annual International Conference & Exhibition of Modernization of Chinese Medicine & Health Products (ICMCM 2010) is open to the trade August 12-14 and the public August 14-16 to check out and purchase Chinese medicine and international health products. The professional section is devoted to "Research & Application" and will address latest developments, quality control, sustainable development, and digitalization of Chinese medicine. The event is free and requires pre-registration. ICMCM is colocated with the HKTDC Food Expo and the Hong Kong International Tea Fair.
World Humanitarian Day
The first World Humanitarian Day was celebrated in 2009 and is a day to honor aid workers, shed light on populations that need humanitarian aid and find ways to give back to your community or international humanitarian aid organizations.
American actress Marisa Tomei is launching her HoopBody fit kit ($39.98/€32.60), a weighted 40-inch hoop with three workouts on a 90-minute DVD, produced with the green healthy lifestyle brand Gaiam on August 20.
Zumba Instructor Convention
Orlando, Florida, USA
Zumba, a global fitness craze that combines a variety of dance and cardio elements, is holding its biggest members-only party to help fitness professionals share new Zumba techniques (Aqua Zumba, Zumba Toning and Zumbatomic) , fashion, foods and music. The four-day festival is described as a "Zumba playground" with over 3500 Zumba network professionals in attendance.
A day, created by the Canadian Cancer Society nearly 30 years ago, to honor those who have been touched by cancer. On August 27, the profits from fresh daffodils purchased at select locations will be used to support cancer patients, research and education. To get involved or donate: http://www.daffodilday.com.au
African Traditional Medicine Day
Many common medicines are derived from traditional therapies and on August 31, during the 9th annual African Traditional Medicine Day instituted by the World Health Organization (WHO), health professionals will come together to further the research and development, advocacy and safety of traditional medicines.