Say OM at the International Yoga Festival!
International Yoga Festival Rishikesh, India For one week, participate in over 60 hours of varying yoga classes led by world-renowned masters, complemented by lectures guided by some of India’s premier spiritual leaders, as you celebrate with thousands of like-minded wellness enthusiasts from 60-plus countries. On the banks of the Ganges River in the lap of the Himalayas with revered Saints, Yogis and global Yoga experts, deepen your practice, discover your soul and expand your consciousness.
IYF is grounded in the authentic origin of Yoga. Practice and learn from masters from traditional yoga lineages of India, as well as masters of international yoga schools and styles. Classes include Ashtanga, Raja, Bhakti, Kundalini, Iyengar, Vinyasa, Bharat, Deep, Shintoh and Somatics Yoga to name a few! There will also be classes in meditation, mudras, Sanskrit chanting, reiki, Indian philosophy and much more! Plus every evening there will be cultural dance and music performances highlighting the culture of this Himalayan region as well as music from around the world.
The International Yoga Festival explores the eight limbs of Yoga and how they apply to our lives regardless of culture or spiritual tradition. IYF takes place at the spiritual haven that is Parmarth Niketan Ashram – the largest ashram in Rishikesh. It provides its thousands of pilgrims who come from all corners of the Earth with a clean, pure and sacred atmosphere as well as abundant, beautiful gardens. With over 1000 rooms, the facilities are a perfect blend of modern amenities and traditional, spiritual simplicity.
Register for tickets for 2017 now! Special discounts for group bookings! www.internationalyogafestival.org
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