Everyone arrived safety to a day with clear air after we here in Beijing have had a few days of inclement weather.
Some of the 121 young men and women that are partaking are meeting each other for the first time. Others are reuniting friendships from previous events. In one case, two friends reunited from a young age. It was a tearful reunion that ISTA participants will not soon forget.
Our wonderful team of ISTA workshop facilitators spent some the day planning and jumped into the swing of the festival with some magnificent warm up exercises later in the evening.
It was a long day of travel for many and everyone was happy to arrive at the homes of the volunteers for some much needed rest and relaxation before the real excitement launches tomorrow morning with an introduction to some of the culture of Beijing at the Lama Temple.
We have a sensational Festival planned so stay tuned for our latest events.