Shine Your Light at the International Yoga Festival, June 20-21.
“The nature of yoga is to shine the light of awareness
into the darkest corners of the body.”
Feet forward, arms shoot to the sky, eyes gazing ahead. Breathe is steady, deep, rhythmic.
Before you is a shimmering sea. Gentle surf massages soft white sand. Behind, others are poised on their mats in stillness, finding their inner peace. As all breathe in, then release, a crimson sun dips into the sea. Bliss.
Welcome to the International Herzliya Seaside Yoga Festival. Come and join like- minded yogis for two days of teachings and reflections in a most magnificent setting.
It all starts on Thursday June 20 at 6:30, just in time for a sunset practice and runs into the night until 11pm. On Friday, bring your mat for an early morning sun salutation with classes and presentations on many forms of yoga from 6am until 6pm.
According to The Bhagavad Gita, “Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self.”
Come and join like-minded yoga friends on your mats for an incredible journey.
Sun, sea, asana. Aaahhhh.....
The classes and lectures are free. Just bring a mat or buy one there.
For more information, check out the Herzliya Marina website.
Looking for a place to stay for Eurovision ? Check out Tiferet By the Sea penthouse apartment in Herzliya Pituach. With the beach steps away and the fun of Tel Aviv just a quick bus ride away, here is a perfect Eurovision vacation getaway.
Cvilizations have come and gone over thousands of years, no doubt attracted by the natural beauty of this area. And today, we continue this tradition by flocking to the beaches in Herzliya Pituach.
Visiting Herzliya? Make sure you include a visit to this national park.
Summer hours: Sunday – Thursday and Saturday, 8am-5pm
Friday and holiday eves: 8am-4pm
Winter hours: Sunday – Thursday and Saturday, 8am-4pm
Friday and holiday eves: 8am-3pm
(No entrance to the park one hour before closing time.)
Most tourists associate Herzliya Pituach with summertime; beach, beach and more beach. With the best beaches in Israel, life on the Herzliya summer sand is awesome.
But there’s so much more to do – and winter can be the best season to explore.
Another major advantage of visiting Herzliya in winter is that there are no crowds - and the price of accommodation is much lower.
Enjoy winter beach strolls
In the winter, the temperature is perfect for the outdoors. Put on a sweater and running shoes, then set off for a jog or stroll down the beach. Winter winds cause the waves to crash and roll, attracting lots of surfers. Kite surfers pirouette across the waves, bright sails flying across an azure sea. And if you are into seashells, the winter waves collect an abundant variety for those who like to stoop and scoop.
Explore Tel Aviv – the city that never sleeps
If you’re a foodie and love hipster hang outs, head to Tel Aviv. Tel Aviv is just 12 kilometers down the beach! (You can see the skyline from Tiferet By the Sea!) Take the 90 bus from Herzliya Pituach or walk to the train station. It’s an easy, fast and a scenic ride to the heart of the city where you can enjoy street food, shop at the colorful Carmel Market and, on Tuesdays and Fridays, visit the artisan craft market in Nachlat Binyamin.
Israel’s best sites are a drive away
Herzliya is so centrally located, you can jump in a car and take a day trip. Anywhere. Head to the desert and the Dead Sea. Jerusalem, the city of gold, is less than an hour away, and a quick high speed train ride from Tel Aviv. Heading north, you can explore ancient Acco and the sites of Haifa in an easy day trip.
Your winter is our spring (unless you are Australian)
Spring comes early here. In January, we celebrate Tu B’Shvat, the birthday of the trees. And this means that the almond trees flaunt delicate white blossoms while the apricot, peach and plum trees sport pink flowers.
And if you come in February, spring flowers are in full bloom across the country. You can visit rolling fields of red anemones, see forest floors blanketed with pink cyclamen and view sand dunes dotted with clumps of black iris.
So come to Israel in the winter; you will avoid the crowds, save money and still come home with a tan!
Visiting from out of town? Looking for a great way to bring in the new year?
Sign up soon for one of the Rosh hashanah dinners listed below:
Enjoy a festive meal at the Tel-Aviv International Synagogue Annual Rosh HaShanah Gala Dinner!
Start the year with a gala dinner including all the traditional “simanim”, blessings, fun and songs.
The gourmet dinner will take place following services with Chazzan Israel Nachman and Rafi Biton’s Tzeirei Kolot Min HaShamayim Choir.
RSVP deadline – Wednesday, September 5
You’re invited a warm, inspiring, decadent Rosh Hashana dinner and cocktail evening exclusively for Young Jewish Professionals, in the heart of Tel Aviv.
When? Rosh Hashana, Monday, September 10
Where? 86 Ben Yehuda, Tel Aviv, 8:30 pm
Early bird tickets until September 2nd: 90 NIS
Tickets from September 3rd – 8th: 120 NIS
RSVP to reserve your spot
“White Waves” tells the story of a few surfers determined to stop the flow of plastics and industrial waste into our oceans.
Enjoy a musical Kabbalat Shabbat at the Marina every second Friday between the months of May and August. A magical combination of traditional and modern prayer alongside singing and Israeli music is free to the public on these dates between 18:30 and 19;30 -