Coming up, thousands of devoted yogis and master teachers will convene in San Francisco to perfect their poses at US-based Yoga Journal's annual conference. There, bestselling author Elizabeth Gilbert will share her insights on writing and spirituality.

8th Yoga Journal Conference San Francisco
San Francisco, California, US
January 13-17

In one of the premiere yoga events in the world, yoga publication Yoga Journal will offer more than 100 classes taught by more than 35 master and celebrity yoga teachers, including Rodney Yee, Baron Baptiste, Sean Corn, and Ana Forrest. This year's event will also include a Friday night talk with author Elizabeth Gilbert, of Eat, Pray, Love fame. Workshops and intensive classes will be offered, catering to both industry professionals and students. A Yoga Marketplace, featuring hundreds of health and yoga exhibitors, is free and open to the public during the entire conference. The conference also takes place later this year in New York, Wisconsin, and Colorado, with each drawing crowds of around four thousand. A full four-day pass is priced at $1,015/€775. A weekend pass costs $495/€378; a day pass is $285/€218.

36th Arab
January 24-27
Dubai, UAE

Now in its 36th year, Arab Health is an international business networking event among healthcare, medical, and science professionals held at the Dubai International Exhibition Centre. The event is expected to draw more than 2,700 exhibitors from 60 countries in 2011, including pavilions for Japan, Hong Kong, and Singapore. The event is unique in its focus to draw an international community to Dubai's fast-growing health market, with more than 30 percent of last year's exhibitors and attendees from outside the Gulf States.

2nd International
Fitness Week
February 1-7

The second annual International Fitness Week presented by Fitness First, an international fitness club, with a range of partners including Fitness Industry Association and the British Olympic Association. Health activities will be taking place in 12 different countries throughout Europe and Asia. While the site is not yet updated, stay tuned to to find out what is taking place near you or learn more on how to create a healthier lifestyle.

25th GSMA Mobile World Congress
February 14-17
Barcelona, Spain

GSMA Mobile World Congress, a four-day event dedicated to cutting-edge mobile technology, will feature a GSMA Mobile Health program, focusing on remote monitoring, wellness, and assisted living technologies. A full program of conferences, keynotes, and panel discussions runs alongside an exhibition of the hottest new products and concept designs from the top mobile companies in the field. 1,300 exhibitors and 50,000 industry members from 200 countries are expected in 2011. Tickets range from €4,999 for a platinum executive pass to €649 for an exhibitor pass. A standard gold pass, allowing access to all exhibitions, conferences, and networking opportunities, is priced at €2,699.