Rishikesh, the land of Yoga and spirituality is all set to host International Yog Festival in 2019. Yoga is now famous world over as a physical activity that can heal the body and mind. Being practiced in India since centuries, it has now gained an international popularity.
This prestigious festival celebrating yoga will be held from 1st March to 7th March 2019 in Hotel Ganga Resort, Rishikesh. This global festival is being organized by Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board in association with Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam (GMVN). Here yoga enthusiasts from around the world will get a chance to experience the divine art of uniting mind, body and soul.
A Brief Intro about International Yog Festival
This program invites yogis and yoginis from throughout the world to Rishikesh to participate in further educating themselves about yoga and its many forms. Here they will go through core yogic texts such as Hath yog Pradipika, Gherand Samhita, Patanjali Yog Sutra, Goraksh Paddhati, Shrimad Bhagawat Geeta and more.
The organisers are putting sincere efforts to bring the wisdom of these texts into their practice. Some topics that will be covered are:
The Yogic way of life
Yoga for women, beyond asana
Traditional vs. contemporary Yoga
Yoga before and beyond the asanas
The goal and the foundations of Yoga
This year, there’s also going to be demonstration and open challenges where people can inspire each other and have fun while at the International Yoga Festival. Besides all this, there will also be theme based classes about Traditional yoga, Contemporary Yoga, Celebrating “Shakti – the power of creation” and Therapeutic Yoga.
The Mission behind International Yog Festival, 2019
The mission behind IYF held by Uttarakhand Tourism is to create such a platform where all traditional and modern styles of yoga can come together and learn from each other. They also want to inspire more yogis who will learn, see and get inspired by the power of yoga.
In the words of Hon’ble Tourism Minister of the State, Shri Satpal Maharaj, “Uttarakhand is known for attracting a large number of people, who come here with a variety of different expectations. International Yog Festival is the perfect platform for those who are fond of enjoying the ancient art of Yoga amidst pure and therapeutic natural environs. Year on year, International Yog Festival has seen an immense participation and footfall of people from all over the world. I invite you all to be a part of the festival, which will not only offer the opportunity to practise the art of Yoga but will also enable you to immerse in the diverse knowledge tracing it back to its origins”
Participate in the IYF
There are many ways in which you can participate in International Yog Festival 2019. You can either be a presenter, a performer, a volunteer and as a seeker.
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For participating in the above roles check out the details here.
For registering for International Yog Festival 2019, click here.