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International Yoga Day 2017

Dhanashree Ramachandran
06/15/2017

The word “yoga” means union in Sanskrit. A regular practice of yoga allows practitioners to experience the union of body and mind, the small mind and the big mind, the inner self and the outer manifestation. The International Day of Yoga takes the idea of union to a whole different level by uniting countries and identities, breaking all boundaries. In December 2014, Mr. Naredra Modi, the Prime Minister of India presented the resolution for the celebration to the UNGA with a vision to share the gift of yoga with the whole humanity. 175 other countries joined hands to co-sponsor the resolution, making it the first resolution of its kind with the largest number of co-sponsors. The UN announced June 21st, the day of Summer solstice as the International Day of Yoga. Today millions around the world celebrate the International Day of Yoga. This year the theme of the celebration is “yoga for health”.

Massachusetts has a dynamic community of yogis from all traditions. This year the International Day of Yoga celebrations exhibit the same dynamism with events at four locations- Boston, Burlington, Acton and Chelmsford. All four are unique in their own way. All events are free and open to all. The IDY organizing committee invites you to be a part of the celebration and the ever-growing yoga community. Here are the details:

1. The Yoga Festival @ Acton, MA-  June 18th

The Yoga Festival at Acton presents a holistic experience of yogic lifestyle with Sri Sri Yoga and meditation by Art of Living Foundation. The event is open to all. You can RSVP at the link below or register at the venue.

Register at - https://www.artofliving.org/us-en/program/144811

Yoga Festival
Sunday, June 18th at 8- 10am
Nara Park, 25 Ledge Rock Way, Acton, MA
Contact Lina Shastri @ 857- 770- 1432

2. International Day of Yoga celebrations Burlington, MA- June 17th

The celebratory event is organized by Indian Americans for Burlington in collaboration with the town of Burlington. Participants will get to practice yoga with expert teachers in various traditions of yoga. Sessions begin at 8am with Holistic yoga and meditation for kids and adults. No RSVP required.

International Day of Yoga celebration
Burlington Town Common, Burlington MA
Saturday, June 17th at 8am- 2:30pm.

3. International Day of Yoga celebration @ Chelmsford- June 24th

This celebration presents the most traditional yoga practice that promises overall health and wellbeing. No RSVP required.

International Day of Yoga
Saturday, June 24th, 9:30-11am
Chelmsford High School Gym
200 Richardson Rd. North Chelmsford, MA- 01863
Contact: newenglandyogaday@gmail.com

4. Financial district, Boston- June 17th

IDY@Boston

The International Day of Yoga @Boston is designed to explore effects of yoga on mental and emotional aspects of health. This is a unique opportunity to connect with practitioners and yogis working in the same areas. From health talks to yoga sessions, IDY@Boston promises to provide an immersive experience crafted to fit the theme “yoga for health”. No RSVP required.

IDY@Boston
Saturday, June 17th, 10:30am- 1pm
Anchor, 50 Milk St Boston- 02109
Contact:  339-203-3767

The organizing committee would love to help you organize yoga day celebration in your area. Their volunteers are equipped to execute the event from publicity to leading yoga and meditation sessions. Please contact ramachandran.dhanashree@gmail.com if you would like to host an event in your area.

 

 



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