The International Yoga Festival is an event that keeps the legacy of Yoga, the ancient science alive. Every year the state tourism department along with Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board in Rishikesh takes effort to bring together the practitioners of Yoga. In the midst of the beautiful Himalayas in Rishikesh along the banks of river Ganga, many learned saints and yogis have practiced yoga and now in this serene sanctified lands, crowds from international locales practice the holistic science.
Yoga is the holistic science of health and wellness of body, mind and soul. The science comprises the union of the self with the divine. With various postures and exercises yoga practitioners enjoy enhanced peace of mind. Not only the body gets fit after the rigorous training you feel joyous in the heart. The practice of yoga is attaining divine connection.The birthplace of Yoga, Rishikesh, the Yoga Capital of India organizes a week long annual International Yoga Festival.
When is the Festival held?
The 17th edition of the International Yoga Festival is held between the 1st and 7th March in 2017. After the departure of the chilly winters and the coming of long warm days, Rishikesh buzzes with crowds from all over the world participating in the holistic science of health and wellness.
Where is the Festival held?
The holy land of Rishikesh plays host to the International Yoga Festival. A paradise located on the bank of the Holy Ganga, at the base of the Himalaya, Paramartha Niketan is site of this grand festival. Thespiritual haven lies on the holy banks of Mother Ganga in the lap of the lush Himalayas. The scenic setting of the serene ashram add to its charm and turns it into the best Yoga Ashram in modern India where not only one can feel the divine connection but can rejuvenate your body, mind and soul. Tourists seeking mental peace and willing to explore the hidden gems of spiritual India should not miss out this chance of the yoga festival for 2016.
What happens at the festival?
The International Yoga Festival is one of the largest event of its kind. Rishikesh buzzes all week long during the festival with an unparalleled experience as time-tested masters of Traditional Yoga Lineages from India. Yoga lovers and practitioners participate in different sessions of Yoga classes where you can get all authentic lessons and information regarding Yoga. Apart from India, the masters of global Yoga schools and styles will also be here to take yoga and meditation classes.
Total 60 hours of classes will be taken by the world-class yoga practitioners. Learn about the actual way of practicing some of the most useful meditational poses, asanas and particularly multiple style of Yoga like Kundalini Yoga, Iyengar Yoga, Power Vinyasa Yoga, and Kriya Yoga. The sessions are full of spirit motivating the crowds and empowering them with the knowledge of the holistic science.
Religious teachers and saints of India like H.H. Pujya Shankaracharya Swami Divyanand Teerthji, H.H. Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, H.H. Pujya Swami Dayanandaji, H.H. Dr. Pranav Pandyaji, H.H. Pujya Swami Ramdevji, H.H. Radhanath Swamiji, H.H. Pujya Mooji, and H.H. Pujya Prem Babaji would bless with their presence.
Rishikesh isthe holy land through which the most sacred river of India the Ganga flows. Since ages the land was visited by saints, yogis and spiritual people. The town has acountless number of temples and ashrams lying on the banks of the holy river. In your spare time, try exploring the nearby attractions of Rishikesh. Not far from Paramatha Ashram, the Yoga Meditation Camp, there are temples of Kunajpuri Devi, Neelkanth Mahadev, Tera Manzil and Bharat Mata. Attend the divine Aarti at Triveni Ghat. Other major sightseeing options in Rishikesh are Swarg Ashram, The Beatles Ashram, Laxman Jhula and Gita Bhavan.