The birthplace of yoga and the home of the ancient
yogis, sages and seers, Rishikesh is all set to host the world famous Annual
International Yoga Festival 2018 from 1-7 March at Parmarth Niketan Ashram,
Rishikesh. Parmarth Niketan Ashram is the largest ashram in Rishikesh and one
of the largest interfaith yoga institutions in India.
IYF begin its journey from a small festival first
organized in 1999, to a festival which now brings hundreds from all over the
world. This annual festival in the year 2017 witnessed a footfall of nearly
2000 participants from 101 countries.
This 7-day long immersion and celebration gives you
the opportunity to embrace every major style of yoga also giving you a chance to
learn from enlightened spiritual leaders, evolutionary thought leaders, master
yoga teachers and wellness specialists from around the world.
The IYF follows an extensive schedule, starting with
Kundalini sadhana at 4 a.m. for the intensely committed and ending at 9:30 pm
with traditional cultural song and dance, kirtan and enlightened entertainment
on the banks of the holy river Ganga. The best part of this programme is that
you can customize your schedule as per your own personal needs.
presenters of the IYF 2018 include Revered Saints, Spiritual Masters &
Yogacharyas from all over the world who have influenced and defined Yoga in the
21st century. These include spiritual leaders like H.H. Pujya Swami Ramdevji,
H.H. Pujya Radhanath Swamiji, H.H. Pujya Shankaracharya Swami Divyanand
Teerthji, H.H. Pujya Swami M.M. Asanganandji, H.H. Pujya Prem Babaji and many
other renowned yoga gurus. Apart from this, IYF 2018 will also witness famous
musicians 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, joy
in the heart, and liberation of the soul. Following this, the events main
purpose is to awaken, connect and discover a new you.