Who doesn't want a little more peace and love? That's the idea behind The World Peace & Yoga Jubilee happening on October 21-24 in tranquil Loveland, Ohio. Billed as four days of peace, yoga, food and music, the Jubilee will gather an international group of yogis, foodies, activists, and peacemakers from around the world.
The theme of the first-ever vegan yoga conference is Find Your Voice Speak Your Truth, and will feature teachers like Sharon Gannon and Lilias Folan, yogi musicians on the scene like MC Yogi, PETA founder Ingrid Newkirk, and master vegan chefs. The organizers also partner with the Deaf Yoga Foundation and have signers available.
Co-founded by yoga teacher Anna Ferguson and vegan chef Mark Stroud, the festival is basedon the teachings of Will Tuttle, author of The World Peace Diet (who will speak at the conference) to educate, encourage, and promote a plant-based diet to create a more peaceful world.
Achieving world peace might seem like a lofty goal, but not to Stroud and Ferguson, who believe that world peace starts with the food we put on the table:
World Peace Earth is a foundation with a mission to "create world peace one lifestyle change at a time."
World Peace Earth makes a positive difference in local and world communities through service, education and a dedication to peace in action. Educating, encouraging, researching and promoting a complete plant-based vegan lifestyle to create a loving, kind and respectful relationship between animals, people and the earth contributing to world peace."
For more information, visit www.worldpeaceinc.com/home/jubilee.html.
We want to know:
Do you see vegetarianism as the first step to world peace?
Nora Isaacs is a Bay Area-based health writer and editor.