International Yoga Day Celebrations!
It’s International Yoga Day 21st June! In anticipation, OM International Yoga Day will celebrate its third year hosting FREE yoga in the beautiful grounds of Alexandra Palace.
Welcoming visitors from 8-6pm, OM International Yoga Day will see 50 sessions taking place throughout the day. Four separate classes and the main stage will offer anything from singing bowl meditation and jivamukti sessions to laughter yoga and family yoga.
It’s the perfect chance to start something new. Whether you have been practising for years or are just a newbie, there is something for everyone
Alongside the all-day yoga classes, the day will also offer a selection of specially chosen exhibitors who will be on hand to offer clothing, tea, jewellery and even yoga retreats.
Visitors are also encouraged to stop by the Meditation Space, where the Brahma Kumaris will lead guided meditations throughout the day on inspiring and thought provoking topics. These sessions are free of charge, and suitable for all, even if you are totally new to meditation!
Bring your mat, and spend this special Sunday in June celebrating International Yoga Day!
Sunday 18th June, 8am-6pm
Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, London, N22 7AY
Trafalgar Square, Yoga Celebrations
Tuesday 20th June, 3-8pm
Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London, WC2N 5DN,
Visitors can choose a mat and be led through a series of different Yoga practices – learning as they go about the many benefits of this ancient practice which focuses on strength, flexibility, and breathing. Unlike many other forms of exercise, yoga suits all ages and abilities and is both relaxing and invigorating, proven to boost physical and mental wellbeing.
There’ll be professional guidance organised into continuous ½ hour sessions, brief talks and celebrity appearances not to be missed. So if you’re a seasoned yoga practitioner or just curious, why not pop along?
In the meantime, here are four yoga facts to get you in the mood:
- The word ‘yoga’ means to join together from the ancient Indian language of Sanskrit
- Just 12 minutes of yoga could help strengthen your bones
- Yoga can improve your balance and perfect your posture
This event is organised by the Indian High Commission.
International Day of Yoga
21 June 2017, 10-9pm
Hale Clinic,7 Park Crescent, London W1B 1PF
10.00 & 19.00 – Simply Meditation
Quick and easy techniques to calm the mind, de-stress and experience more love
10.45 & 17.30 – Project Mantra
A chanting practice to quiet the mind, open the heart and connect with the Divine dailyA
11.30 & 19.45 – OM Chanting
Activate self-healing of your body, mind, spirit and the environment & transform negativity into positivity.
12.15 & 18.15 – Atma Kriya Yoga
The most powerful spiritual yoga practice available to connect you with your Soul and develop a relationship with the Divine.
13.00 & 20.45 – Meet the Teachers
Our teachers will be available to answer any questions about yoga and meditation and the courses we offer.
16.30 – Babaji’s Surya Namaskar
A complete physical workout in 10-15 minutes, equivalent to 45 minutes of hatha yoga.
Participation is only possible by pre-registering at 2017 Yoga Day Registration Form. Limited spaces available.
About International Yoga Day
Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi requested U.N and other world leaders in September 2014 to declare a World Yoga Day. Recognizing its universal appeal, on 11 December 2014, the United Nations unanimously declared 21st June as International Yoga Day and is currently backed by more than 174 states. As mentioned by Indian Prime Minister, Yoga is unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfillment and a holistic approach to health and well-being. Last Year, a staggering 35,985 people took part in the Yoga day celebrations organized by Modi and created a world record for the largest Yoga lesson.