The first World Peace Yoga Conference was held outside of Cincinnati this weekend. Yoga teachers, environmentalists, animal lovers, speakers, authors and musicians came together to promote the message of world peace through the change we all can make ~ changing our diet and choosing plant-based food. Many presenters gave information on how it affects our body, our animal friends and our environment.
Kaliji presented at the conference and taught a series of TriYoga classes, as well as chanting for one of the evening musical performances.
Kaliji taught TY sessions each of the three days, and the classes grew in size as the weekend went on.
Assistants for the classes were Mary, TY teacher from Cincinnati (shown here), Medha from KY, Gabriel from Santa Cruz, and Ganga from FL.
On Friday evening, Kaliji lead chanting accompanied by Mercury Max and Jim Feist, Cincinnati-area tabla player.
Everybody was clapping, singing and some were dancing to the joyful and energizing music. All loved the chanting and spoke of it during the rest of the conference.
Kaliji also gave a talk on the importance of the principle of ahimsa (non-violence) in our diet choices. She said that there is no spiritual journey without it. Other conference presenters gave credit to Kaliji for being one of the pioneers of the vegan diet and inspiring so many to make the change.
Kaliji with (from left) Shannon Gannon of Jivamukti Yoga, Madeline Tuttle, Will Tuttle (author of The World Peace Diet), Anna Ferguson (organizer of the World Peace Yoga Conference), and David Life of Jivamukti Yoga.