Swami Ramdev, a yoga teacher having millions of fans worldwide and described as the world's leading exponent of pranayama yoga, is about to host a camp in Britainit will turn out to be the biggest yoga camp ever held in Britain.
The six-day camp will be held at Alexandra Palace at the end of this month, and up to 4,000 people will receive instructions at a time.
Georgie Wolfinden, Founder of the wellbeing website glowgetter.co.uk, said: "It will be the biggest ever yoga event in the UK. It will be amazing".
Swami Ramdev, in his native India, is described as an admired religious guru. He spreads his message to millions of people throughout the world via the spiritual satellite channel Aastha broadcasting his shows twice a day.
However, critics also attack the yoga teacher. In Delhi, last year, riots broke out after a Communist MP Brinda Karat accused him of using ground-up human bones and animal parts in his Ayurvedic pharmacy to prepare herbal medicines which are so popular among people. But he denied all the allegations.
Pratibha Graham, a yoga teacher from London who trained with Swami Ramdev in India, said: "The perception in the West is that yoga is merely about physical exercise. Pranayama yoga is for the mind and spirit as well".
The cost of the passes for a front place at the Alexandra Palace yoga camp is from £51 to £251. The camp is starting from 27th July and runs to 1st August.