International Yoga Festival 2017 is a one-day event that aims to spread the joy of wellness while bringing together the local yoga and health enthusiasts community. The festival is filled with yoga classes with famous yoga instructors and a marketplace of health-conscious food from famous restaurants. The festival also introduces other wellness activities that will keep you healthy and positive.
Our mission of this festival is to inspire and connect our community to live creative, healthy, vibrant and stress free active life through practices of the yoga and mediation.
Yoga is an invaluable gift of ancient Indian tradition. It embodies unity of mind and body. Together with the Ayuverda tradition, the festival thrives to bring to the city of Vancouver this unity that yoga brings.
The Yoga, an ancient technique of controlling body and mind, widely practiced in India. The technique was originated by Gurus and Saints for combining body and mind by meditation-driven means to achieve liberation. The yoga has been practiced in vast part of Asia since ancient time. Yoga gurus from India later introduced it to the west, following the success of Swami Vivekananda in the late 19th and early 20th century. In the 1980s, yoga became popular as a system of physical exercise across the Western world. Yoga in Indian traditions, however, is more than physical exercise; it has a meditative and spiritual core. Further, Yoga, is a meditative means of discovering dysfunctional perception and cognition, as well as overcoming it for release from suffering, inner peace and salvation.
On June 21 every year UNIDY (United Nations International Day Of Yoga) - United Nations want to inspire the whole world citizens to practice yoga in order to liberate from suffering, developing inner peace and live healthy and mindful life.
We envision a world through yoga festival where each community member is able to bridge the gap between health and happiness. Yoga will become a bridge on one day in the future for entire globe to connect and ignore all differences. Yoga festival, a conscious movement, celebrating and strengthening our unity. We inspiring our communities in to practice mindful living. Further our efforts will crate a bond across the world communities without religions, caste, race and geography. We would like to crate a platform for future development for self expression and self realization.
“Traditionally, yoga poses or “asanas”, were developed and practiced in India to help the body and mind develop flexibility during long hours of meditation. What many people don’t know, however, is that yoga is about much more than physical fitness alone. It is a holistic system with the physical component of asanas only forming one out of eight limbs of a complete yoga practice. Yoga means “to unite”, referring to the union of body, mind and spirit.”
- Nirmala Raniga
- Unite the mind & body
- Emphasize the benefits of healthy eating
- Accentuate the Yoga movement in Vancouver