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Yoga Booms in China

by Shirley Archer, JD, MA on Jan 01, 2006

“Yoga is now popular in China, and more and more Chinese youngsters want to practice it as a means of relaxation, as well as to keep fit,” says Brian Zhang, director of the 2005 China International Yoga Show and Conference. As we go to press, this event is about to take place at the Beijing Exhibition Centre in Beijing.

“Our aim is to host the largest-ever yoga show, which would also bring China and India closer, with many Indian yoga masters and practitioners taking part to demonstrate their skills to the Chinese audience for the first time.”

According to Zhang, conference organizers expect more than 300 exhibitors and 80,000–100,000 visitors.

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Shirley Archer, JD, MA

Shirley Archer, JD, MA IDEA Author/Presenter

Shirley Archer, JD, MA, was the 2008 IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year and is IDEA's mind-body-spirit spokesperson. She is a certified yoga and Pilates teacher and an award-winning author based in Los Angeles, California, and Zurich, Switzerland. Two of her books, The Walking Deck and The Strength and Toning Deck, are now featured as iPhone apps. Contact her at