Scottish Island Becomes Yoga Haven
Little Cumbrae, a small island in North Ayrshire, Scotland, is being converted into a yoga camp by Hindu yogis, and will now be known as Peace Island.
India's most popular lifestyle guru Baba (Swami) Ramdev has blessed the purchase and conversion of the island, and was present on Peace Island today. The island was officially bought by a Indian-Scottish couple, Sam and Sunita Poddar, but will be used by Patanjali Yog Peeth, which defines itself as an "institution for scientific research and treatment in Yog, Spiritualism and Ayurved".
The Telegraph’s report on the peace island described Ramdev as “India’s most controversial television lifestyle gurus, who claims homosexuality can be ‘cured’ by yoga.”
The island property inaugurated today with a ‘hawan’, a Hindu fire ritual, will be administered by the Patanjali Yogpeeth (UK) Trust.
At the sell-out camps he holds around the world, crowds arrive hoping for cures to diseases like multiple sclerosis and many will stand up to declare how he has changed their lives.