International Yoga Festival, IndiaWhen : 1st To 7th March 2017
Location : Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India
Yoga is not a religon. It does not require you to believe in a certain God or chant certain mantras.Yoga literally means "union". It is a union of breath and the body, the mind and muscles and most importantly union of the self to the divine. What better place to become "united" than on the sacred banks of Mother Ganga, in a land to which sages have flocked for millennia? To promote the ancient science of Yoga, a weeklong event is organised in Rishikesh (Himalayan Foothills),India, during the first week of March. Get your asanas sorted during the Rishikesh's International Yoga Festival at the Parmath Niketan Ashram. The "yoga capital of the world" is an appropriate setting. Everything that your soul needs is here in abundance: serenity, inspiration and the divine touch. Be with nature, learn from nature, and change your nature. Yoga is an ancient science which leads to health in the body, peace in the mind, joy in the heart, and liberation of the soul.
This year it offers a truly International Yoga Festival grounded in the authentic origin of Yoga Practice. Get to learn from masters from the Traditional Yoga Lineages from India, as well as masters of International well known yoga schools & styles. You will have the opportunity to take part in 70 hours of Yoga classes from these masters who practice multiple styles of Yoga, including Power Vinyasa Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Kriya Yoga and Iyengar Yoga. Apart from these yoga masters, participants will also be blessed with the presence of revered saints and spiritual masters from India. Detailed lectures and demonstration of various asanas by prominent exponents of Yoga are the major highlights of the Yoga Week. Each year the town of Rishikesh plays host to more than 400 expected attendees from over 30 countries. Today, it has grown to become one of the largest Yoga events in the world. Join in at the holy banks of mother Ganga, a true spiritual haven for a wonderful week long celebration of Yoga. The festival was first organised in 2001 and since then it is being held every year. This annual festival always attracts great yogic masters from all over the world, who arrive by the banks of the Ganges to demonstrate and explore the major traditions of yoga. The 7 days long festival that starts on March 1 this year. has been jointly organised by Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board and Rishikesh's Ashram. The festival is held on the banks of the river Ganga, it offers a wide variety of yoga including Kundalini Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Reiki, Pranayama, Power Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Pranic Healing, Music Therapy, Yoga Therapy, Nada yoga, Meditation and special satsangs.
Ashrams in Rishikesh for Yoga and Meditation
Parmarth Niketan Ashram, Omkarananda ashram, Anand Prakash Ashram, Swami Dayananda Ashram Arsha Vidya Pitham, Sivananda Ashram, Nirmal Ashram Gyan Daan, Shree Swami Ramanand Sant Ashram, Ved niketan ashram, Swarg Ashram, Kailas Ashram Brahmavidyapeetham, and many more....
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