Out There: International Yoga Day and Summer Solstice Celebrations 2017

10 Ways to Celebrate Summer & International Day of Yoga Around the World

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1. 3HO Summer Solstice Sadhana Celebration

When: From June 15th to June 24th, 2017. Where: Guru Ram Das Puri, in the state of New Mexico More stars such as Amanbir Signh, Shabed Kaur, Ajeet Kaur, and more! Whether you wish to participate in the festival for the entire nine days or simply stop by for Peace Prayer Day on June 18th (which is free and open to the public), you will be able to benefit from the all-pervasive uplifting atmosphere generated by this event. According to 3HO, this is a “unique opportunity to cleanse the mind, transcend ego, and feel your soul soar.” In accordance with Yogi Bhajan’s teachings and practices, the Summer Solstice experience includes Kundalini Yoga workshops, White Tantric Yoga®, Morning Sadhana, Live Kirtan, Community Connection, and the all-pervasive bright, uplifting energy generated by 2,000 souls who are living in their highest consciousness.” During this nine-day spiritual gathering in the desert highlands of New Mexico, participants will welcome in the Summer Solstice.

For further details, please see: Celebration of the Summer Solstice Sadhana at 3HO Also see A Detoxifying Kundalini Yoga Sequence for Radiance for more information.

2. Summer Energizing Retreat

SURYALILA RETREAT CENTRE in Suryalila, Spain is a spa and retreat center. When: From June 17th through June 24th, 2017. When and where: Cadiz, Spain Featuring:Maggie Dunne In celebration of International Yoga Day, the Suryalila Retreat Center in lovely southern Spain will host a seven-night festival involving yoga seminars, courses and meditations, as well as dance, acroyoga, and live music, among other things. Guests can choose to stay for three days, five days, or the whole seven-day retreat, depending on their schedule.

Live music, chanting, and even water guns are on the schedule for the celebration.

For further details, please see: Energizing Retreat for the Summer You may also be interested in Chanting 101: 6 Things to Consider If You Don’t “Get” Kirtan.

3. World Yoga Day Australia

When: Tuesday, June 21, 2017 Sydney, Australia is the location. In conversation with: Swami Sunishtananda, Professor Nihal Agar, and more! An international meeting of yogis is taking place on Sydney’s famed Bondi beach to share the inspiration of ancient knowledge and how it may be applied realistically to contemporary day living. World Yoga Day will be celebrated across Australia, from Sydney, the country’s yoga center, to Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane, and Adelaide, among other cities. This will be the country’s second annual World Yoga Day.

Yoga nartana (yoga dance) and yoga to conquer unhappiness are among the experiences that participants will have.

A variety of aspects of the 5,000-year-old discipline will be honored during this event. World Yoga Day Australia. You may also be interested in 11 Yoga Retreats You Can Actually Afford

4. Arctic Yoga Conference 2017

When:June 16–18, 2017, in various locations. Bod, Norway is the location. Dr. Karin Mland, Professor Silje C. Wangberg, and others will be present. Perhaps you’re in the mood for something a little more cool than what we have here. Tossing the puns aside, the Arctic Yoga Conference in Bodo (Norway) offers an experience unlike any other. This year, in particular, the festival will focus on illustrating how yoga is so much more than a physical or formal practice on a yoga mat, as part of its mission statement.

In the workshops, participants will learn about the relevance of yoga in schools and education systems, the benefits of meditation, and will practice flows that will instill inspiration in their hearts.

For further details, please see: The Arctic Yoga Conference is taking place this year.

5. Summer Solstice Yoga at the Courthouse

Yoga Instructors During the Day When: Tuesday, June 21, 2017 When and where:Dayton, Ohio accompanied by:Day Yoga Studio Teachers Day Yoga instructors will guide you through an open-level yoga session to bring the longest day of the year to a close. This event is completely free and accessible to the general public. All you need is water, a yoga mat, and perhaps a towel if the asana gets too hot. “Our annual Summer Solstice class in the center of downtown Dayton is inspired by a feeling of community,” says Devon Schmidt, the owner of Day Yoga Studios, which hosts the event.

Take a look at as well Gestures of Awakening include the following: 5 Mudras for Celebrating the Summer Solstice

6. International Day of Yoga 2017

Mark Mulligan is a writer and musician who lives in the United Kingdom. When: Tuesday, June 21, 2017 When and where:Houston, Texas In collaboration with:Robert Boustany The Consulate General of India will host an International Day of Yoga celebration in Levy Park to commemorate the occasion. A free yoga session will be led by Robert Boustany, the creator ofPralaya Yoga, to kick off the day’s festivities. Dr. Anupam Ray, the Consul General, will provide his introductory comments on the day’s events.

The color dance party, which begins at 8:15 p.m., is our favorite part of this event.

For further details, please see: Yoga Day 2017 is celebrated on June 21st.

7. Solstice in Times Square: Mind Over Madness Yoga

Amy Hart is a woman who lives in the United States. When: Tuesday, June 21, 2017 Where: New York City, New York, United States Featuring:Douglas Stewart, Sarah Finger, Catherine Gignac, and many others. Consider the possibility of being able to relax the mind and reconnect with the body despite being surrounded by the rush and bustle of New York City’s hustle and bustle. According to Tim Tompkins, President of the Times Square Alliance and co-founder of the event, “At Solstice in Times Square, we urge attendees to discover serenity and calm among the flurry of sights, sounds, and unending activity of Times Square.” When it appears impossible, one may and should take a moment to find harmony within their own mind, body, and the world around them.

After your finalSavasana, you may reward yourself with a stroll around Central Park, where you can sample some of the street food delicacies.

For further details, please see: The Solstice is celebrated in Time Square. See also Robert Sturman’s Yoga Around the World: A Global Flipbook for more information.

8. Wanderlust Stratton Festival

Julianne Lesinski’s full name is Julianne Lesinski. When:June 22–25, 2017, in various locations. Stratton Mountain, Vermont is the location. Seane Corn, Lauren Clausen, and more will be featured! The Wanderlust Stratton Festival, which takes place in Vermont’s Green Mountains, claims to assist yogis in disconnecting from the outside world and reconnecting with their inner selves. The event is four days long, but if you can’t make it for the entire weekend, you may get one- or two-day permits.

“There is no better way to spend time with friends and family.” “At Wanderlust Stratton, we make the most of every minute of the additional daylight to help our seekers connect with nature—whether it’s via yoga and meditation on a mountainside, hiking or bicycling in the Green Mountains, paddle-boarding on nearby lakes, or nighttime concerts beneath the stars.” Celebrate the adult summer camp atmosphere of our summer solstice event whether you’re a first-time yogi or an experienced practitioner—everyone is welcome!

For further details, please see: The Wanderlust Stratton Festival is taking place this weekend.

9. Breathe Yoga Festival 2017

When: June 23–25, 2017 Where: Breathe Yoga Festival Fort Collins, Colorado is the location. Ashlee K. Thomas, Cassandra Davis, Joe Somodi, and others are featured in this film. This year’s Breathe Yoga Festival will usher in the uplifting spirit of summer by showcasing some of the most experienced yoga instructors in the region, as well as local musicians who will offer their skills in picturesque Fort Collins, Colorado, throughout the festival. According to Jake Van Vonderen, owner and director of Old Town Yoga Studio in Fort Collins, CO, the Breathe Yoga Festival is a “northern Colorado-based festival situated among the rolling hills of City Park in Fort Collins, CO.” Our goal is to bring the greatest and most experienced yoga teachers in the neighborhood, as well as from throughout the country, to a platform where they may perform and share their abilities.

Participants will come together to celebrate their shared passion for yoga, the outdoors, summers, Colorado living, and the unique yoga community that exists there.

For more information, see the Breathe Yoga Festival 2017 website.

10. Shakti Gong Sound Healing

When:June 23–25, 2017 Where:Breathe Yoga Festival What city is it in? Fort Collins, Colorado Ashlee K. Thomas, Cassandra Davis, Joe Somodi, and more are featured in this episode. Breathe Yoga Festival, held in picturesque Fort Collins, Colorado, will welcome in the uplifting spirit of summer by showcasing some of the most experienced yoga teachers in the region, as well as local musicians who will offer their skills. According to Jake Van Vonderen, owner and director of Old Town Yoga Studio in Fort Collins, CO, the Breathe Yoga Festival is a “northern Colorado-based festival hosted in the rolling hills of City Park in Fort Collins.” In addition to showcasing and providing a stage for the greatest and most experienced yoga instructors in the neighborhood and from around the country, we also bring in local musicians to amuse and share their skills.

” In this event, participants will come together to celebrate their shared passion for yoga, the great outdoors, summertime, Colorado living, and the unique yoga community that Colorado has to offer.

In addition to more than 72 hours of planned classes, workshops, and live music, the Breathe Yoga Festival is the place to be for yogis in Colorado this summer. Visit the Breathe Yoga Festival website for more information.

International Yoga Day –June 21st, 2017

This year’s International Day of Yoga was officially established by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on December 11th, 2014. While the International Day of Yoga, also known as Yoga Day, has been observed on June 21st every year since its inception in 2015, the International Day of Yoga is not legally recognized. Practicing yoga may help you keep your mind peaceful, which makes it easier for everyone to concentrate on their everyday tasks and responsibilities. Yoga has been proven to be the most beneficial activity for your body and even your mind.

In his address to the United Nations, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi advised that the date of June 21st, 2017, be used since it is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and has particular importance in many regions of the world.


In his address to the United Nations General Assembly on September 27th, 2014, Prime Minister of India, Mr. Narendra Modi, first presented the concept of declaring Yoga Day as “International Day of Yoga.” Following the above initial proposal, the United Nations General Assembly held informal consultations on the draft resolution entitled “International Day of Yoga” on October 14, 2014. These consultations were convened by the delegation of India, and as a result, the day was officially designated as “International Day of Yoga” on October 14, 2014.

When did it happen?

Indian Permanent Representative AsokeMukherji presented the first draft resolution to the United Nations General Assembly on December 11th, 2014. In the following months, the draft text got widespread support from 177 Member States that sponsored the proposal, and it was ultimately accepted without a vote. While this proposal had widespread support from world leaders, a total of 177 countries signed on as co-sponsors of this resolution, the biggest number of co-sponsors ever for a United Nations General Assembly resolution on a similar subject.

However, if you look at it from the standpoint of yoga, the summer solstice signals the beginning of the change.

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Find Free Workshops In Your City

On the occasion of the International Day of Yoga, you will be able to attend a variety of yoga-related activities in your city; simply look for one that interests you and go; you will have a good time. You will be taken through a set of practices that have been personalized for health, serenity, joy, love, success and other aspects of your life during these 30-minute or 90-minute sessions.

Benefits of Yoga:

Yoga may be turned into a recreational activity, just as many of us have a favorite pastime. Yoga is one of the most effective practices for bringing about tranquility.

As it embodies the union of mind and body, your thoughts and actions will be under your control, constraint, and satisfaction, and you will be able to build a holistic approach to health and consciousness as you progress. Find out which form of yoga is best for you and get started right now.

International Yoga Day and the Summer Solstice come together June 21st.

In June, the United Nations recognized the 21st of June to be “International Yoga Day.” It is a day set aside to honor the “holistic approach to health and well-being” that ancient Indian science provides. In many regions of the world, the 21st of June is a very auspicious day. It commemorates the Summer Solstice, which occurs on June 21st and is the longest day of the year. The logo for the day depicts the sun with a yogi folding both hands together in unison as a representation of union. The essence of yoga is to “yoke,” or join together, in order to bring about harmony and peace for all of mankind.

My goal is to go out beyond our yoga classrooms and establish a visual connection with the yoga community!

Preparing a photograph of oneself “live on site” in your favorite yoga posture in an inspiring environment is a good idea.

The options are virtually limitless.

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  • Please submit one photograph by Monday, June 26th, and give the locationname of the posture as well as any other information you’d like to include.
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Written by guest blogger Amanda Kelly

She works as a knit fabric researcher and developer during the day, and she found her love of yoga while studying at the Fashion Institute of Technology around five years ago. She is presently pursuing her 200-hour RYT certification at MOYO. In the beginning of her yoga journey, she sought to escape herself and her history in order to find her way: to escape the disappointments that come out of nowhere, possibilities that seem too good to be true, and moments when it seems like you’ll never make it through another day.

Using her own personal journey and experiences to inspire and guide others, she hopes to fulfill her purpose of spreading her love of yoga, well-being, adventure, and unique style.

Know the history behind International Yoga Day – Times of India

Every year on June 21, which has been the official date of International Yoga Day since its creation in the year 2015, people throughout the world practice yoga. Yoga itself is a very old discipline that has been practiced in India from the beginning of time. Its origins may be traced back to Lord Shiva, who is also known as the Adi Yogi (first guru) and is revered as the teacher of all yogis across the globe, according to Hindu tradition. However, the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, has expressed his own belief in the importance of a country that practices yoga on a daily basis in the present day.

  1. The Northern Hemisphere’s longest day of the year is June 21, which is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.
  2. Nature’s bounty is revered as a holy treasure.
  3. Yoga embodies the union of mind and body; the integration of thought and action; the balance of constraint and fulfillment; the harmony of man and nature; and a comprehensive approach to health and well-being.
  4. By altering our way of life and raising awareness, we can better deal with climate change while also improving our overall well-being and health.
  5. The draft of the proposal was presented to the United Nations General Assembly by India’s Permanent Representative, Asoke Kumar Mukerji, in December 2014.
  6. The proposal was accepted by a unanimous vote of 177 co-sponsoring nations, out of a total of 193 members of the United Nations General Assembly.
  7. The day is referred to as the Summer Solstice and has special importance from the standpoint of yoga practitioners and students.

Due to the fact that Dakshinayana is regarded to be a phase of natural support to spiritual pursuits, this shift is thought to be beneficial to yoga practitioners.

In addition to this, it is claimed that Shiva began transmitting the knowledge of yoga to the rest of humanity on this same day, according to legend.

The passage of this resolution by the United Nations was endorsed by a large number of yoga practitioners and spiritual leaders in India.

Until then, according to Ravi Shankar, yoga was almost an orphan, and the official recognition by the United Nations of a World Day of Yoga may make a significant contribution to spreading the advantages of yoga throughout the whole world.

The day was marked with a celebration on Rajpath, with the Ministry of AYUSH coordinating the festivities.

India has already set two world records on International Yoga Day.

The first award was given for hosting the world’s largest yoga session, which included 35,985 participants, and the second award was given for having the most number of participating nations, which was 84.

” “The body serves as a vehicle for the realization of the Supreme Being,” says the Buddha.

It assists in the establishment of a bond between ourselves and Mother Nature, bringing us closer to our true selves.

“The problems of modern lives are well recognized,” he remarked.

We have discovered effective methods of controlling communicable diseases, but the burden of disease is moving from communicable to noncommunicable diseases.

Yoga has been shown to be beneficial in the treatment of stress and chronic illnesses on several occasions. If the body is a temple of the mind, then yoga helps to build a beautiful temple.” This tale is also available in Bengali.

International Yoga Day – June 21

International Yoga Day, which takes place on June 21, honors the physical and spiritual strength that yoga has brought to the international stage. Despite the fact that it is a significant source of exercise and healthful activity, millions of people participate in and practice it on a daily basis. These rituals provide a method for many people to reconnect with their bodies, minds, and souls in a way that has been around for millennia.

When is International Yoga Day 2022?

On International Yoga Day, June 21, you will be able to stretch your body and calm your mind in ways you have never experienced before.

History of International Yoga Day

People all across the globe are getting ready to get their yoga mats out and start exercising in honor of International Yoga Day, but many may not be aware that yoga has been practiced for thousands of years. Yoga is regarded to be an ancient discipline that started in India more than 5,000 years ago, according to some sources. Yoga was created as a technique to bring the mind, body, and soul together in order to go closer to enlightenment and enlightenment. As the practice gained popularity in the western world, it was promoted as a form of exercise and relaxation, with promises that it could improve the body’s overall well-being, as well as alleviate physical ailments and chronic pain.

Modi was speaking at the UN General Assembly at the time.

On the whole, it got support from 177 countries, making it the UN resolution with the biggest number of co-sponsors of any kind to establish June 21 as International Yoga Day.

The day began with the performance of 21 asanas (yoga postures) for 35 minutes, and it has since been observed all over the world.

International Yoga Day timeline

a total of 200 BCEBeginnings Yoga has been traced back to this time period as the source of the earliest records of its existence. India has proposed a new law on September 27, 2014. The Indian delegation, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has proposed the establishment of an International Yoga Day. June 21, 2015First EverOver 36,000 people participate in India’s first-ever Yoga Day on June 21. Yoga for Everyone is held on June 21, 2018, with over 100,000 participants, making it the world’s largest yoga lesson.

  • Yoga, on the other hand, is a centuries-old art that refreshes the mind and calms the spirit.
  • Yoga beginners sign up for classes and design their own sequences of motions to accompany their favorite calming music.
  • Those who are already proficient in yoga experiment with other poses and introduce their acquaintances to the practice.
  • The amount of money that Americans spend on yoga education each year is $2.5 billion.
  • The circulation of the inaugural edition of “Yoga Journal” was 300 copies.
  • The primary motivation for doing yoga is for health and well-being.
  • Yoga is practiced by 1.7 million youngsters under the age of 17 in the United States.

The year 1975 marked the publication of the inaugural issue of “Yoga Journal.” 15 percent — that is the percentage of individuals who attend a yoga retreat every year. Yoga instructors in India number 200,000, according to official statistics.

International Yoga DayFAQ s

There is no “wrong” way to get started. You might look for yoga studios or local gyms that provide yoga courses, or you can practice at home with video tutorials and some soothing music to help you relax.

What does Om mean?

Om is supposed to be a representation of the music of the universe in its various manifestations. It is a method of cementing the teachings learned during the yoga class, although it is not required.

What kind of equipment do I need to practice yoga?

The most crucial pieces of equipment are sports wear that is stretchy and a yoga mat. The latter is not required, and you may borrow mats from your local fitness facility if you’re taking it easy. It also helps you choose the type of mat you prefer, thick or thin, as you progress.

International Yoga Day Activities

  • Yoga positions might benefit from a breath of fresh air when being practiced outside. Practice on the beach, at a nearby park, or even in your own garden, if you have the opportunity. Surrounding oneself in a new place may be lot more fascinating if you have fresh things to focus on while you’re there.

Do your “om” thing

  • Construct a unique flow of motions to your favorite music and experiment with new combinations as you go. It is possible that a shift in movement or music may help you focus your energy and match your breathing exactly to musical changes
  • However, this is not always the case

Introduce a friend to the yogi lifestyle

  1. Bringing a friend to your practice might provide the extra push you need to modify your routine. Not only can their presence motivate you to improve your posture, but they may also be able to take advantage of lucrative free yoga packages for new students. Win-win situation
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5 Yoga Facts

  • Approximately 36 million Americans claim to practice yoga on a regular basis, accounting for approximately 10% of the population.

One for everyone

  • A total of 60 million posts are trending on Instagram at any given moment.

The Yoga mat was invented in 1982

  • Using carpet underlay, Angela Farmer was able to create a pleasant and slip-free surface.

It is inspirational

  1. Elizabeth Gilbert was inspired to create the best-selling book “Eat Pray Love” as a result of her yoga experiences.

Why We Love International Yoga Day

  • Due to the fact that yoga is available to people of all ages, faiths, nations, and social backgrounds, there is reason to rejoice! Because there are so many various types of yoga activities, it is easy for anybody to begin practicing them. It doesn’t matter what your size or fitness level is since there are adaptations for every yoga posture and introductory sessions in every style.

Yoga helps you manage stress

  • Life may be stressful at times, and this can have a negative impact on our physical well-being. Do you suffer from back or neck discomfort, sleep issues, or headaches? Practicing yoga on a regular basis promotes mental clarity and relaxation while also alleviating chronic stress, which means it will benefit you in all of the areas listed above.

Practicing yoga is healthy

  1. This should come as no surprise, but it is worth mentioning again. Yoga helps to strengthen and stabilize the spine, which helps to alleviate back pain, stress, anxiety, and other forms of tension. Improves flexibility while also aiding in the elimination of body fat and the maintenance of a healthy metabolism And these are only a few of the numerous advantages it provides.

International Yoga Day dates

Year Date Day
2022 June 21 Tuesday
2023 June 21 Wednesday
2024 June 21 Friday
2025 June 21 Saturday
2026 June 21 Sunday

Celebrate Summer Solstice & International Yoga Day — Steamtown Hot Yoga & Barre

If you’re looking for a cause to celebrate this month, International Yoga Day and the Summer Solstice are both coming up soon! With our Annual Rooftop Sunset Meditation and Yoga Event, we get together from the Studio to share our thoughts and feelings. In addition to the gift bags provided by our sponsorPukka Tea, Spices By Rebekah will be serving a seasonal tasting menu that is specifically suited to the season this year!

But what is the Summer Solstice and why do we celebrate it?

Originally from the Latin words sol, which means “sun,” and sistere, which means “stand still” or “come to a halt,” the term “solstice” means “sunset.” When the Sun reaches its peak in the Tropic of Cancer in the Northern Hemisphere, the Summer Solstice is a day when the sun appears to be standing still. This is the time of year when we have the most daylight hours. At the Summer Solstice, even the Arctic Circle receives 24 hours of sunlight. In terms of energy, the Summer Solstice heralds the beginning of the season of manifestation and joy.

Ancient tribes celebrated the Solstice, or Midsummer’s Day, with fertility and harvest ceremonies that have survived the years.

The Sunset on Solstice Rooftop Event will take place on Thursday, June 20th, at 7 p.m.


International Yoga Day and Summer Solstice

International Yoga Day and the Summer Solstice happen to fall on the same day this year, and it is no accident. This year, the Summer Solstice falls on June 21st in the Northern Hemisphere, marking the longest day of the year and the time when the sun appears to stand still, providing an ideal chance to achieve “stillness” in our life via the practice of Yoga. The Sun is a potent emblem of Light, Energy, and Consciousness, yet it is also the most powerful of all. Connecting with the Light, the Energy, and the Consciousness that exists within us is the goal of yoga practice.

  1. By bowing our heads, we salute and draw awareness inward from the light of the sun and from inside ourselves, and by putting our hands on the ground, we salute and draw consciousness inward from the energy of the Earth and our own bodies.
  2. Yoga is celebrated worldwide on June 21.
  3. That it incorporates the integration of mind and body; thinking and action; restriction and fulfillment; harmony between man and nature; and a holistic approach to health and well-being are all aspects of what it means to be human.
  4. It is possible to improve our well-being by altering our way of life and developing consciousness.
  5. It is presently performed by more than 36 million people in the United States (up from 20 million four years ago).
  6. In Dehradun, India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will engage in a yoga practice with over 50,000 other people, and he will guide them.
  7. What plans do you have to commemorate Yoga Day?

Whatever your day has in store for you, remember to be attentive and to take deep breaths. This is the practice of Yoga.

International Day of Yoga – Wikipedia

International Day of Yoga
The United Nations International Yoga Day logo reflects harmony and peace for humanity, which is the essence of Yoga.
Also called Yoga Day
Observed by Worldwide
Type International
Significance Official United Nations promotion of global health, harmony and peace
Celebrations Yoga
Date 21 June
Next time 21 June 2022
Frequency Annual
First time 21 June 2015

The most important facts about International Yoga Day Following its establishment by the United Nations General Assembly in 2014, the International Day of Yoga has been observed annually on June 21 since 2015. Yoga is a physical, mental, and spiritual discipline that has its roots in Indian culture. According to the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, in his 2014 speech to the United Nations, the date of June 21 was chosen because it is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and has special importance in many countries throughout the world.


The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, attended the Yoga Day celebrations in New Delhi on June 21st, 2015. Yoga was initially suggested as an international day of celebration by India’s current Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, during his speech to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on September 27, 2014. Yoga, according to him, is an inestimable gift from India’s old culture. It incorporates the integration of mind and body; the connection between thinking and action; the balance between constraint and fulfillment; the harmony between man and nature; and a comprehensive approach to health and well-being.

It is possible to improve our well-being by altering our way of life and developing consciousness.

Following this first suggestion, the United Nations General Assembly accepted a draft resolution, named “International Day of Yoga,” in 2014.

In 2015, the Reserve Bank of India released a commemorative coin worth ten rupees to commemorate the International Day of Yoga.


Shivais often regarded as the founder of yoga; he is known as theAdiyogi, or the “first yogi” (adi translates as “first”). It is believed that the summer solstice marks the birth of the yoga tradition, which gives it special significance in yogic culture. A tale goes that Shiva was sitting in peaceful meditation for years and that many people came to him out of curiosity, but departed since he didn’t pay attention to them. Yoga was given to the public by theSaptarishis, according to legend. Seven individuals, however, remained, and they were so anxious to learn from Shiva that they remained still for 84 years.

He could no longer ignore them once this happened.

UN Declaration

On December 11, 2014, India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Asoke Mukherji, introduced a draft resolution in the General Assembly of the United Nations. The proposed wording garnered widespread support from 177 Member States who signed on as sponsors, and it was accepted without a vote as a result. Numerous world leaders have shown support for this project. The resolution received the support of 177 countries, the biggest number of co-sponsors ever for a United Nations General Assembly resolution of this sort.

As seen through the lens of yoga, the summer solstice heralds the beginning of the Dakshinayana season.

On this day, Shiva, the first yogi (Adi Yogi), is claimed to have began transmitting the knowledge of yoga to the rest of mankind, and so became the first guru (teacher of yoga) (Adi Guru).

Sadhguru, the founder of the Isha Foundation, made the following statement: “This might serve as a type of stepping stone toward establishing a scientific approach to the inner well-being of the human being as a global phenomenon.

Yoga has existed for a long time practically as an orphan. The formal endorsement of yoga by the United Nations would help to further disseminate the benefits of yoga throughout the world.”

In practice

In New Delhi, it is International Yoga Day. It was the 21st of June, 2015, when the inaugural International Day of Yoga was commemorated throughout the world. In India, the Ministry of AYUSH made all of the required provisions. Prime Minister Modi and dignitaries from 84 countries took part in a 35-minute yoga class on Rajpath in New Delhi. It was the largest yoga class ever organized, with the greatest number of participating nations (84), and the largest number of asanas (yoga postures) performed in one place.

On the occasion of International Yoga Day in 2020, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov sent a video greeting to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which was filmed in Bulgaria.


According to a 2015 report by the Associated Press, the inaugural “International Yoga Day” brought together “millions of yoga aficionados” who “stretched and twisted,” as well as Modi and members of his cabinet, to participate. While Modi was speaking of “peace and unity,” other Indians believed that the promotion of yoga was a partisanHindu effort, according to the article. The main thoroughfare in Delhi had been turned into an exercise area for the event, according to the newspaper. It was stated that a sequence of Surya Namaskar (sun salutations) had been removed because Muslims objected to the idea that the sun was the Hindu god of the sun, Surya.

Another point of view was that the money spent on the event would have been better spent on cleaning the roads and sidewalks of Delhi.

It cited as evidence Pope Francis’ 2015 sermon, in which he cautioned Roman Catholics against the notion that yoga could be a path to God; it also noted that Modi had responded to the charge that the Day was intended to promote Hinduism with the words, “It is not intended to promote Hinduism.” “Yoga is not about living a parallel life.

“We’re trying to establish to the world that it’s ours,” said Shripad Yesso Naik, India’s minister of yoga, according to an article published in The Week in 2015.

According to The Week, this was not expected to be successful, not least since numerous varieties of yoga were already being practiced in the Western world, among other reasons.

See also

  • Yoga
  • International Days of Yoga
  • World Tai Chi and Qigong Day


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External links

  • International Day of Yoga, Ministry of Ayush
  • International Day of Yoga, United Nations
  • International Day of Yoga, onUN.org

The world celebrates International Yoga Day

People all across the world, from India to Times Square, are taking part in International Yoga Day celebrations this year. Since its introduction in 2015, the International Day of Yoga has been observed on the 21st of June every year. Yoga is a physical, mental, and spiritual discipline that has been traced back to India in particular. Many people utilize the day to commemorate the annual Summer Solstice, which occurs on June 21. In Lucknow, India, people do yoga as part of a practice session ahead of International Yoga Day.

  1. LightRocket image courtesy of Getty Images Prior to the celebration of International Yoga Day on June 21, yoga teacher Baba Ramdev (R) and Managing Director of Patanjali Ayurveda Acharya Balkrishna practice yoga at a four-day long camp in India.
  2. Getty Images courtesy of Barcroft Media On the occasion of International Yoga Day in Taizhou, Jiangsu Province, China, a group of women practice yoga near a lotus pond at Tiande Lake.
  3. VCG image courtesy of Getty Images On International Yoga Day, people in Chandigarh, India, take part in yoga classes.
  4. NurPhoto courtesy of Getty Images On the occasion of International Yoga Day, people in Kathmandu, Nepal, practice yoga in the rain.
  5. Getty Images courtesy of LatinContent On International Yoga Day in Lucknow, India, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi braved the rain to attend a ceremony at Ramabai Ambedkar Park.
  6. AP During the summer solstice, people in the vicinity of the Stonehenge monument in Amesbury, England, practice yoga by the stones of the monument at sunrise.
  7. NurPhoto courtesy of Getty Images Tao Porchon-Lynch, 98, a yoga instructor from Bangalore, India, performs during a gathering to commemorate International Yoga Day in the city.

Solstice in Times Square

The Solstice is celebrated at Times Square. Find your way back to peace in the midst of the craziness of everyday life in New York City. This year’s Solstice in Times Square will be a mixed virtual and in-person event on Sunday, June 20, 2021, including a virtual component. In person, we welcomed experienced yogis and beginners alike to one of seven socially separated, limited capacity courses. Virtual participants may join us by watching one of the classes via livestreaming, which took place throughout the day.

Ruchika Lal will be the instructor for the 11:30 a.m.

5:30pm Crystal McCreary is the instructor for this class.

Sponsorship options should be discussed with Anna Starling, Director of Development and Strategic Partnerships, at [email protected] Share your yoga experience atFacebook.com/TimesSquareNYCUse [email protected] to be featured on our page.

International Yoga Day Returns to South Florida in 2017

NamaStacy International Yoga Day will be held in the Mizner Park Amphitheater in Boca Raton, Florida, on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, for the third time. Boca Raton, Florida — The 3rd Annual NamaStacy International Yoga Day will be held at Mizner Park Amphitheater on Wednesday, June 21, the Summer Solstice and the longest day of the year, and will feature a jam-packed day of yoga-related activities. The annual South Florida yoga festival, which is led by an all-star cast of celebrity yoga teachers from around the United States, has partnered with local businesses, yoga studios, and other organizations with the goal of raising awareness for the Alzheimer’s Association® – The Longest Day® campaign.

  1. with Ashley Cottrell and Matthew Micheletti (The Yoga Couple) of Tru FusionLas Vegas, who will lead an all-levels silent yoga class with SoundOFFTM Experience before transitioning into a mini instructional yoga workshop offering tips and techniques to improve your yoga practice until 2 p.m.
  2. This special opening event sets the tone for the evening’s Main Event – NamaStacy International Yoga Day “TRI-county TRIbe – The Longest Day!®,” which will be held at the TRI-county TRIbe – The Longest Day!®.
  3. Susan Hayne, the mayor of Boca Raton, and Suzanne Boyd, a reporter for CBS 12 News, will conduct the opening ceremony at 6 p.m., which will be followed by the nighttime yoga sessions.
  4. at the studio.
  5. Owner of yoga hOMe® Studio and Founder of NamaStacy International Yoga Day, Corbin Stacy, teaches a communal yoga session in Aventura Mall in South Florida on May 1.
  6. Yoga hOMe®of Pompano Beach, Florida will be the sole sponsor of the 3rd Annual NamaStacy International Yoga Day “TRI-county TRIbe – The Longest Day®,” which will provide free yoga to the Yoga Community of South Florida “TRIbe” from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM.
  7. Cash or cheques made payable to NamaStacy Yoga Corporation® are accepted at the Hot Yoga Home®/NamaStacy Yoga Corporation® booth, but only cash or checks made payable to NamaStacyYOGA are accepted.
  8. We’re looking forward to seeing you at the meeting!
  10. Check out the official website of NamaStacy Yoga Corporation for additional information, and stay connected with NamaStacy International Yoga Day, NamaStacy Yoga Corporation®, and yoga hOMe® on Facebook for the most up to current information about the event.

“Thank you” from NamaStacy Yoga Corporation® and NamaStacy International Yoga Day to all of our partners and sponsors of NamaStacy International Yoga Day 2017. We appreciate all of your support and participation.

About NamaStacy International Yoga Day

Every year on June 21st, we hope to commemorate International Yoga Day in the City of Boca Raton, and this is our purpose. We want to give a platform for our community members to connect with one another on a more intimate level. Something else takes place on a larger scale as a result of this. As millions of yogis from all over the world participate in some form of recognition, a genuine change in awareness takes place. We wish to provide Boca Raton with the chance to become a part of this movement.

We are dedicated to creating a secure and pleasant atmosphere in which individuals and families of all ages may come together to work toward a shared goal and achieve success.

About Alzheimer’s Association® – The Longest Day®

The following is a YouTube video: On The Longest Day, June 21, individuals all throughout the world will spend their time doing what they enjoy, or what those who are afflicted by sickness enjoy doing. We will work together to raise funding and awareness for Alzheimer’s care and support, while also advancing research in the hopes of finding the first Alzheimer’s survivor. The Alzheimer’s Association wants to know: What are you going to do? To participate, go to alz.org/thelongestday. Connect with the Alzheimer’s Association® – The Longest Day® on Facebook and on their official website, and consider making a donation to the cause by clicking on the button below.

Ashley Cottrell and her husband are known as “The Yoga Couple” in Las Vegas, Nevada.

It will take place at the Mizner Park Amphitheater in Boca Raton, Florida.

AM Event Schedule

From 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. To register or make a donation, please click here. Ashley Cottrell is a model and actress. As part of the Alzheimer’s Association® and The Longest Dayawareness ®’s campaign, Mathew Micheletti from Tru Fusion of Las Vegas will lead participants in an exclusive SoundOFFTM Experienceyoga flow on the lawn of Mizner Park Ampitheater’s Mizner Park Ampitheater. Tickets for the Silent Yoga experience in the morning are $75, which includes a mini-workshop led by The Yoga Couple in the afternoon.

Megan Newmans (on the left) and Rob Newmans (on the right) are from Miami, Florida.

Pre-Party Event Schedule

Wednesday, March 30th, 3:00 PM–5:00 PM RobMegan Newmans of Miami, Florida, performed at the VIP pre-party for the “TRI-county TRIbe.” Increase the value of your TRIbal experience by include the VIP Pre-Party, which will feature Acro Yoga demonstrations by RobMegan Newmans of Miami. While getting ready for the Main Event, you’ll be able to enjoy live music as well! Body painting, henna tattoos, glitter girls, and feather boys (because, why not?! ), to name a few activities. Come meet the hOMies from yoga hOMe® at their booth, where they will be accepting registrations for their Pompano Beach Yoga Studio, which will open in the summer of 2017.

Our partners will provide refreshments such as juice, snacks, and other delicacies. Monty Knowles, a world-renowned body paint artist, will participate in NamaStacy International Yoga Day 2017.

Main Yoga Event Schedule

From 5:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. The 3rd Annual NamaStacy International Yoga Day “TRI-county TRIbe – The Longest Day!®” will be held with special guests “Master of CerOMonies”; Suzanne Boyd of CBS 12; and more guests to be announced. Brie Mazin, a YOUnited TVTM personality 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Doors Open for the TRIBE | Drumming Gets Things Started 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m Ms. Suzanne Boyd, Mayor of the City of WelcOMing, delivered the keynote address. 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Corbin Stacy, the founder of VinVersion Yoga®, will lead the session (All Levels) 8:00 p.m.

Taiko Drumming is an ancient Japanese art form.

to 9:45 p.m.

Kristina Blunt is a model and actress.

to 10:00 p.m.

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