The birthplace of yoga and the home of the ancientyogis, sages and seers, Rishikesh is all set to host the world famous AnnualInternational Yoga Festival 2018 from 1-7 March at Parmarth Niketan Ashram,Rishikesh. Parmarth Niketan Ashram is the largest ashram in Rishikesh and oneof the largest interfaith yoga institutions in India.IYF begin its journey from a small festival firstorganized in 1999, to a festival which now brings hundreds from all over theworld.
This annual festival in the year 2017 witnessed a footfall of nearly2000 participants from 101 countries. This 7-day long immersion and celebration gives youthe opportunity to embrace every major style of yoga also giving you a chance tolearn from enlightened spiritual leaders, evolutionary thought leaders, masteryoga teachers and wellness specialists from around the world. The IYF follows an extensive schedule, starting withKundalini sadhana at 4 a.m. for the intensely committed and ending at 9:30 pmwith traditional cultural song and dance, kirtan and enlightened entertainmenton the banks of the holy river Ganga. The best part of this programme is thatyou can customize your schedule as per your own personal needs. Thepresenters of the IYF 2018 include Revered Saints, Spiritual Masters &Yogacharyas from all over the world who have influenced and defined Yoga in the21st century.
These include spiritual leaders like H.H. Pujya Swami Ramdevji,H.
H. Pujya Radhanath Swamiji, H.H. Pujya Shankaracharya Swami DivyanandTeerthji, H.H. Pujya Swami M.M.
Asanganandji, H.H. Pujya Prem Babaji and manyother renowned yoga gurus. Apart from this, IYF 2018 will also witness famousmusicians and artists like Kailash kher, Runa Rizvi, Sivami, Daphne Tse,Kirtaniyas and Anandra George. It is rightly said; Yoga leads to health in the body, peace in the mind, joyin the heart, and liberation of the soul. Following this, the events mainpurpose is to awaken, connect and discover a new you.