Created as a platform to empower and strengthen the yoga community, The Yoga Expo comes to the Broward Convention Center, 10am to 6pm, on April 16, featuring local teachers and studios. The first expo held this past January attracted more than 11,000 attendees and numbers are expected to grow throughout the year.

One of the many beautiful aspects of yoga is its open-door policy. All are welcome to explore the world of meditation and downward dog poses, regardless of age, sex, shape or size. Yoga teaches you to love yourself—the first step of being able to form any healthy relationship with others. When you love yourself and are confident in the things you have to offer, it makes it much easier to be accepting of others and understand their perspective.

The practice of yoga supersedes the physical aspect. This is done by connecting mind and body in order to increase self-trust, the desire to stay in the present moment and reduce tension with others. By finding inner balance and peace, you are able to put calmness out into the universe and build stronger relationships with those around you.

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