Yoga capital of the world, Rishikesh is all set to host the next edition of International Yog Festival (IYF) to be held from 1st March to 7th March 2019 in Hotel Ganga Resort, Rishikesh. This global festival is being organized by Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board in association with Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam (GMVN), where yoga enthusiasts from around the world will get a chance to experience the divine art of uniting mind, body, and soul.
This weeklong festival has been divided into 3 themes: Traditional Yoga (Day 1 and 2), Contemporary Yoga (Day 3 and 4) and Shakti – the power of creation (Day 5-7). The last 3 days will be a celebration of divine feminine spirit, wherein prominent female spiritual figures and yoga practitioners will share their knowledge and conduct Shakti-energy invoking sessions in a variety of yoga styles.
Besides the yoga classes, various symposiums will be held on the topics, such as Yoga for women, The Yogic way of Life, Traditional vs. contemporary Yoga, Yoga before and beyond the asanas, The goal and the foundations of Yoga, An integrated (body-mind-soul) approach to Yoga, Significance of the Shatkarma in Yogic advancements , Frontiers of Yoga as per the ancient texts & their attainability, Yoga for me vs. I’m for Yoga ( How to get out of our comfort zone & grasp the goal of Yoga)
In the words of Hon’ble Tourism Minister of the State, Shri Satpal Maharaj, “Uttarakhand is known for attracting a large number of people, who come here with a variety of different expectations. International Yog Festival is the perfect platform for those who are fond of enjoying the ancient art of Yoga amidst pure and therapeutic natural environs. Year on year, International Yog Festival has seen an immense participation and footfall of people from all over the world. I invite you all to be a part of the festival, which will not only offer the opportunity to practice the art of Yoga but will also enable you to immerse in the diverse knowledge tracing it back to its origins”
The festival will host a number of sessions with some of the leading experts who can change your perspective and deepen it by sharing their knowledge. Various Yoga affiliated eminent personalities like Yogi Arun Perumal, Yogi Jaydevan, Trivendaram, Yogi Jeet Anand Ji, Yogi Nitin Virkhare ji, Brahmachari Patrey Ji, Sadhvi Yoganjali Puri, Yogachary Amrit Desai, Yogacharya Kamini Desai, Yogacharya Nirali, Yogacharya Geeta Shankar, Chennai, Yogachary Gandhar Mandlik, Yogachary O.P. Tiwari, Yogachary H.R. Nagendra ji, Yogachary Radhyshyam Ji will grace the occasion.
Shri Dilip Jawalkar, IAS, Secretary Uttarakhand Tourism said, “Each year, IYF grows and expands, embracing more and more people from different parts of the world. Last year, to celebrate the 50 years of the legendary musical band ‘The Beatles’ visit to Rishikesh, Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board had specially invited the Mock Beatles from London named ‘Fab Four’ to pay a tribute to the iconic band. To take it to the next level, IYF 2019 will feature an exciting array of activities and the most pronounced of them all is Celebrating Shakti – The Power of Creation. Come to IYF 2019, where these 7 diverse days will make you to discover a new perspective to the art of Yog and to discover a new you”
The pocket-friendly packages for this 7-day open festival can be booked online directly from the official website www.internationalyogfestival.co.in For the tourists, all the facilities and amenities like food and stay are available 24/7.
To stay in sync with the latest updates about IYF 2019, please stay tuned with the official social media platforms of Uttarakhand Tourism or visit the official website, www.internationalyogfestival.co.in