International Yoga Day
International Yoga Day 2017 Coming Soon
The declaration of this day came after the call for the adoption of June 21 as International Day of Yoga by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his address to UN General Assembly on September 27, 2014 wherein he stated: “Yoga is an invaluable gift of India’s ancient tradition. This tradition is 5000 years old. It embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfilment; harmony between man and nature; a holistic approach to health and well-being. It is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and the nature. By changing our lifestyle and creating consciousness, it can help us deal with climate change. Let us work towards adopting an International Yoga Day.”— Narendra Modi, UN General Assembly. We are celebrating this day on the 18th June as it falls on a weekend.
On December 11, 2014, India’s Permanent Representative Asoke Mukherji introduced the draft resolution in UNGA. The draft text received broad support from 177 Member States who adopted the text without a vote. This initiative found support from many global leaders. A total of 175 nations co-sponsored the resolution and had the highest number of co-sponsors ever for any UNGA Resolution of such nature.
Following the adoption of the UN Resolution, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar lauded the efforts of Narendra Modi, stating that “It is very difficult for any philosophy, religion or culture to survive without state patronage. Yoga has existed so far almost like an orphan. Now, official recognition by the UN would further spread the benefit of yoga to the entire world.” Emphasizing the importance of yoga, Ravi Shankar said, “Yoga makes you like a child again. When there is yoga and vedanta, there is no lack, impurity, ignorance and injustice. We need to take yoga to the doorstep of everyone and free the world of misery.”
This International Yoga Day let’s create a massive celebration of yoga that will pour yoga love forth into the world in myriad positive ways!
8:00AM – 8.30AM
Arrive early to sign in and head to the 5K starting line.8.30AM
8.30AM Be At The Start Line For Kick Off
This is a 5k (+/-) your way, so don’t sweat it. walk, prance or skip, stroll or strut — we don’t mind. Just make it to the finish line with Lead Walker.
10.15 AM – 11.30 AM
Go With The Flow
Hop on your mat for an up beat 108 Salutes led by Sue.
Teams, You can do the 108 on your own or form a Team of 2 and do 54 salutes each or a team of 4 and do 27 salutes each .
10.15 AM – 11.30 AM
Complete in Peace with 30 minutes of soul reviving meditation. Where- Blue Water Quays
12.15 PM – 1.30 PM
Everybody Snack Now
Head to the Mindful Market for lunch or grab a coffee. Don’t forget to scope the local craft vendors when you’re there.
Things You May Need To Know
Do I have to do all three events.
No, you can do the walk or yoga class or meditation, its up to you. We encourage you to come and do the full event and share this space in peace with other like minded people.
Can I walk the 5K?
Absolutely! This is a 5K your way. Walk or skip your way to the finish line. Most importantly, the day is about getting together with a bunch of cool, friendly people to move your body and expand your mind.
Can I bring my children?
Of course – the bigger the cheering section, the better! Strollers are welcome as well, we just ask that you are mindful of others walking on the 5K course.
Kids are welcome to participate in all events.
What do I need to bring?
Yoga Mat or a large towel
A copy of your registration form on your phone, save paper.
Will there be food?
There will be a selection of local food vendors, but bring a picnic lunch or snacks if you’re so inclined. We do ask that you’re respectful of consuming food during the yoga and meditation session.
When, To Be Advised. Blue Water Quays. 8.00am -1.30pm
Cost Free. Full registration is required for individuals and teams. Each person will need to register and teams will give individual forms when they sign in. Please note that no need to register kids under the age of 15.