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Free Yoga Classes – Embassy of India

Embassy of India is offering Free Yoga Classes for the age group 12 years and above from November 2023 till April 2024 for two days a week. The classes will be held on Tuesday from 6 pm to 7 pm and on Saturday from 11 am – 12 pm virtually. It is on first come first serve basis and seats are limited to first 50. If interested, please fill the form and we will get back to you with the final confirmation.

Yoga for Humanity

Tuesday, June 21

Yoga is an ancient physical, mental and spiritual practice that originated in India. The word ‘yoga’ derives from Sanskrit and means to join or to unite, symbolizing the union of body and consciousness.

Today it is practiced in various forms around the world and continues to grow in popularity.

Recognizing its universal appeal, on 11 December 2014, the United Nations proclaimed 21 June as the International Day of Yoga by resolution 69/131.

The International Day of Yoga aims to raise awareness worldwide of the many benefits of practicing yoga.

The draft resolution establishing the International Day of Yoga was proposed by India and endorsed by a record 175 member states. The proposal was first introduced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his address during the opening of the 69th session of the General Assembly, in which he said: “Yoga is an invaluable gift from our ancient tradition. Yoga embodies unity of mind and body, thought and action … a holistic approach [that] is valuable to our health and our well-being. Yoga is not just about exercise; it is a way to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and the nature.”

The resolution notes “the importance of individuals and populations making healthier choices and following lifestyle patterns that foster good health.” In this regard, the World Health Organization has also urged its member states to help their citizens reduce physical inactivity, which is among the top ten leading causes of death worldwide, and a key risk factor for non-communicable diseases, such as cardiovascular diseases, cancer and diabetes.

But yoga is more than a physical activity. In the words of one of its most famous practitioners, the late B. K. S. Iyengar, “Yoga cultivates the ways of maintaining a balanced attitude in day-to-day life and endows skill in the performance of one’s actions.”

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7th International Day of Yoga – Embassy of India

Be with Yoga Be at Home

Embassy of India in Washington DC in partnership with friends of Yoga is organizing a virtual celebration of the 7th International Day of Yoga (IDY 2021) on Sunday, 20 June 2021 at 10:00 AM (EDT).

Keeping in mind the prevailing situation, the theme of the IDY 2021 has been set as “Be with Yoga Be at Home”. The live demonstration of Yoga Protocol will be broadcast through Embassy’s social media channels – Facebook and YouTube. You are requested to watch live and follow on the links given below:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IndiaInUSA/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/IndiainUSA

In addition, the Embassy welcomes you to join the Yoga session with other Yoga enthusiasts and friends online from your home through Zoom. The link for virtual participation is:

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Find calm once again within the chaos of life in New York City. Solstice in Times Square will be returning this year for a combined virtual and in-person event on Sunday, June 20, 2021!

Experienced yogis and first-timers alike are welcome to join us in person for one of seven socially-distanced, limited capacity classes, or join us virtually by livestreaming one of the classes throughout the day.

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Karma: A Yogi’s Guide to Crafting Your Destiny, by Sadhguru

For the first time, New York Times bestselling author and world-renowned yogi, mystic and visionary, Sadhguru, unravels the existential mechanism of karma. The popular misinterpretation of karma as a reward and punishment system leaves most people in despair as if nothing is truly in their control. Karma is a profound tell-all book on the word for the modern era and the most empowering tool for human wellbeing.

“People in civilized society carry a great deal of unexpressed emotion within. Now, if emotions never find full expression, the energy can turn around and become deeply damaging to one’s health and well-being. This accounts for the upswing of depression and mental illness across the world.” – Excerpt from Page – 84

“After years of polluting our planet and refusing to change lifestyles, is it any wonder that so many other diseases are rampant in our world today? Are we not collectively responsible for these?” – Excerpt from Page – 47

“Education, parentage, and pedigree were socially significant, but never existentially significant. What was valued was this profound innate intelligence – a capacity to perceive existence as is, rather than as we think it is or should be.” – Excerpt Pg 95

Reviews for the Karma book:

“Karma brings me to a place of peace within myself.”- Rosanna Arquette

“Karma is a thoughtful and life-affirming reminder of our vast capacity to effect positive change in our own life and in the life of others. A must-read for anyone feeling stuck and hopeless.”- Tony Robbins

“Full of valuable insights to guide you to live a life of fulfillment.”-Will Smith

“The key to unlocking your truth… to connect with your inner wisdom.” -HRH Princess Noor Bint Asem of Jordan

“At last a book about karma that can be trusted. I never found a book that explains and solves the mystery of karma with clarity and hopefulness of this book.” -Deepak Chopra

“This book will put you back in charge of your own life.”- Tom Brady

Online 200H Sri Sri Yoga Teacher Training

Mother’s Day is fast approaching! However you move through this day, let it be a reminder to nurture and nourish. Share a yoga class with your loved ones, your mom, offspring, or yoga family via our online yoga studio—be anywhere in the world and come together in yoga!

Today, we delve into another nourishing practice, meditation, and how our first meditation was in our mother’s womb. Curious? Read on!

200H RYS 2021 training
May 23-July 18 (100% online)
*Live sessions scheduled for EDT & PDT
Application deadline May 9!

Plus, applications are now open for the NEW
Hybrid Sri Sri Yoga Teacher Training!

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Prenatal Yoga Training: Luminous Pregnancy and Birth – Yogaville

Thursday, August 6 to Sunday, August 9

For Yoga teachers and health professionals

In this online training, nurses, doulas, Yoga teachers, and other health care providers will learn how to facilitate Prenatal Yoga practices in their classrooms, communities, hospitals, or birthing centers. Learn breathing methods, adapted asana (poses), and relaxation techniques that come from the Yoga tradition. Add to your toolbox, mindfulness, and pain management approaches that can aid in the labor process.

Come learn how to administer Yoga, breathing techniques, and meditation to pregnant women to promote overall well-being and increase awareness.

  • Create a nurturing space to practice Yoga safely by modifying asana according to the needs of each individual and trimester
  • Alleviate common pregnancy discomforts through asana, breathwork, and relaxation techniques
  • Cultivate mindful ways to express and release stress and to manage fears and pain while pregnant and during labor
  • Develop the confidence and innate intuition to follow and support a holistic process of pregnancy and birthing
  • Embody the spirituality, beauty, and transformation of pregnancy, birth, and motherhood
  • Yoga teachers will leave the program inspired, with tools to teach Prenatal Yoga classes and with confidence in how to modify asana for pregnant women during regular Yoga classes.

Live sessions with Rev. Dr. Viviana Collazo:

  • Thursday 7–8:30 pm (EDT)
  • Friday 2–4 pm and 5–7:30 pm
  • Saturday 8–9:30 am, 10:30 am–12:30 pm, and 2–4 pm
  • Sunday 8–9:30 am and 10:30 am–12:30 pm

In addition, you will have access to 5 pm Live Ashram Yoga classes, Hatha Yoga videos, meditation videos, and inspirational talk videos by Sri Swami Satchidananda.

You will also have access to an online social community to connect and communicate with other participants about this course.

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Practice With Love Pop Up Yoga at the U.S. Botanic Garden

Saturday, May 30 at 10:30 AM
Online via Zoom

Join us for our weekly community yoga class, brought to you by the United States Botanic Garden. While we typically gather in the USBG Conservatory or outdoor gardens, the Garden is supporting this virtual yoga program to continue the program for community health and well-being. During the Coronavirus pandemic we urge everyone to follow CDC guidelines to stay home and self-isolate.

We will be guiding you through a one hour meditation and yoga practice via Zoom call. Space is still first-come, first-serve, only the first 100 yogis to log in will be able to practice!

Grab a mat and a quiet space. Make sure you have a water bottle close by and maybe light a candle and turn off the lights. Perhaps open the window or practice outside on your porch.

We hope that by sharing this practice, separate but together, we can see still feel the love and support of this greater community in this time of uncertainty.

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Sputnik Yoga

Sputnik Disco Yoga

Join us every last Thursday of each month (exact dates vary) for disco tunes, juicy flows and wellness happy hour after. Located on the 3rd floor of Bogart House right off the Grand L stop.

Sputnik Yoga and Cocktails

Join us every Monday evening at CocoMat SOHO for donation-based yoga classes and free cocktails from Deep Eddy Vodka. Classes will be held downstairs of the store.

Silent Disco Sputnik Yoga

Completely escape the city with us with noise cancellation headphones and land with us to a soundscape of breath and movement! The class will be complemented with deep house and other dance tunes inspired tunes accompanied by clear voice instruction to remove you from your world!

More info at https://www.sputnikyoga.com/events

Pics – PGI workshop on Yoga and Yoga therapy

The first ever PGI workshop on Yoga and Yoga therapy was held in three phases in PGI, Chandigarh. The morning witnessed about 200 individuals who learnt the theory and practice of shatkarmas particularly highly demanding Gaj Karee and Vyagrakarni for which mr Savant had fasted for past 48 hrs. He demonstrated fountain like ejection of water from mouth using yogic practice and power. Later many people learnt Jal Neti and Vaman kriya from him. It was followed by Dr Rajvi Mehta’s demonstration of Iyengar Yoga asanas. This was followed by an excellent discourse on science of consciousness.

The academic session was inaugurated by Dr Jaideep Arya the Chief coordinator of Patanjali and also on Govt’s inter ministerial committee on Yoga education. Dr Anil Bhansali, Prof and Head of Endocrinology talked about importance of integrating ancient techniques with modern medicine for management of metabolic disorders. The plenary talk was given by Dr Sat Bir Khalsa from Harvard Univ, who gave an overview of yoga based research and its superior clinical outcome over excercise benefits and emphasised the self regulatory aspect of yoga which is not incorporated in western philosophy. This philosophical perspective was theorised by Dr Pankaj Srivastava in his talk who spoke about Raj yoga, Karma yoga and Gyan Yoga. Dr Rima Dada from AIIMS elaborated on the evidence based effect of Yoga with her data which showed gene based changes in patients of infertility and Depression

The panel discussion attracted overwhelming participation and all the questions were directed towards urgent need for integration of Yoga with modern medicine for the benefit of patients.

OM Fest

Saturday, April 28
on The Lawn at Downtown Summerlin®

Join the community for the largest Yoga and Meditation Festival in Las Vegas! Experience different yoga styles, mindful meditation, yogic breathing, and dance ecstatically to the beats of live drumming. Heal and feel inner peace with the transcending sound of a gong bath. Celebrate life, feel self love and happiness with a powerful, full moon meditation!

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Yoga Dubai


The Festival

The whole of Dubai will be closing their eyes, focusing their minds, breathing slowly in and slowly out on the weekend of 19-20 February 2016 when the city holds its inaugural festival focusing on yoga and the full 360 holistic lifestyle. Entitled XYoga, this festival is being launched by XDubai in partnership with Dubai Tourism, with the aim of positioning Dubai as the leading destination for yoga in the region.

Globally-recognised yogis will be offering classes in the full array of yoga styles, from Vinyasa to AcroYoga, with opportunities for all, from complete beginners to yoga instructors and from children to pregnant ladies and athletes. Retailers will set up stalls in the village selling yoga clothing, healthy eating products and all the accessories that ensure a healthy balance between mind and body.

Up to 10,000 people are expected to join in the mass yoga sessions that will be taking place on the first day of the event in what is anticipated to be the largest mind-body festival in the region.

Entertainment will also be on tap, with live bands and DJ sets and what’s more, it’s completely free! So whether you’ve never done yoga before or even if you’re an avid yogi wanting to learn more from the experts, head down to XYoga and strike a pose!

For more information: http://xyogadubai.com/index.html