Yoga Day Festival – Sunday June 19th
AdelaideBrisbaneByron BayDarwinGold CoastSydney
Free Community Event
Join the world wide celebrations for the United Nations International Day of Yoga at this annual Yoga Day Festival, a free community event featuring, fun and flowing yoga asana classes, deep relaxation, yoga breathing, exciting kid’s games and activities, live music and kirtan (yoga chant) and deep peace meditation.
The United Nations declared the first international yoga day on June 21 2015. In 2016 this annual event continues on Sunday June 19th as we celebrate the second International Day of Yoga to raise worldwide awareness of the many benefits of yoga.Yoga is an ancient, holistic approach to health and wellbeing that promotes harmony between individuals, their community, their natural environment and
the wider world.
The asanas of yoga can increase your flexibility, strengthen and tone muscles, balance hormones, cleanse and flush the internal systems of your body,
calm your mind and reduce stress.
But yoga is not solely about exercise. Ancient yogis understood yoga as a complete lifestyle and world view that can help you to discover who you are as well as your relationship to the world and nature and as such can provide valuable insights into addressing environmental challenges and promoting peace in the individual,
peace in communities and peace in the world. The sages of India understood that the outer can change by changing the inner, that the nature of our consciousness therefore affects the nature of our environment.
Prime Minister of India
Yoga embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfillment; harmony between man and nature;
a holistic approach to health and well being.
UN Secretary General
Yoga can bring communities together in an inclusive manner that generates respect.
Whether you are a seasoned yoga practitioner or are brand new to the practice, come along to Yoga Day Festival to experience the many gifts of yoga with friends, family and community. Stay updated on our facebook page.
THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS
The Mantra Room is presenting a variety of kirtan leaders and a live band at the Yoga Day Festival. Clap, sway and dance as we weave together melody, music and mantra. Immerse yourself in this simultaneously meditative, exhilarating and fun activity known as kirtan. Let the experience transport you to a world of inspiration, peace and joy, far beyond the stress and worries of life. Check out The Mantra Room FB page here and give them a BIG like to show your yoga love!
ASMY’s philosophy and approach to the teaching of yoga is a very holistic and integrated one. ASMY offers all kinds of yoga asana classes and courses from hatha yoga to bhakti yoga. This holistic approach reflects the extensive background of our teachers. ASMY’s purpose is to pass on the various yoga/meditation practices to help individuals move toward the transcendent (i.e., to achieve their optimum physical, mental, spiritual well-being).
So let’s give our yoga community thanks by jumping on their page & giving it a big like!
We would like to give a HUGE shout out to Vege Chips for not only making deliciously healthy tasting chips but for all their help and support with this festival. The Vege Chip Company is a fair dinkum, iconic Aussie company that makes great tasing, gluten free, healthy food with “no hidden nasties” and promote healthy living in our community. Their moto is ‘We believe it, we live it, we deliver it! It’s a way of life, not just a business. These guys have helped in a massive way so let’s give our yoga community thanks by jumping on their page & giving it a big They will also be giving out free sample bags at most of our locations so keep an eye out yogi.
Australian Indian Radio (AIR) is a division of Brisbane Indian Times and a 24/7 world radio. Air compliments Brisbane Indian Times by providing community news, interviews, upcoming events and bollywood music and completes their marketing and promotion package by including digital radio to their already thorough mix of print, website, email direct marketing and social media mix. AIR launched 19/01/2015 and in such a short period of time they received lots of support from their multicultural Indian and non Indian community with more than 1600 likes on face book and 700+ Tune in followers. Download Tune app and Type Australian Indian Radio.
Australian Indian Radio
Brisbane Indian Times, established in 2003 is Brisbane’s first full colour Multicultural / Indian newspaper. Their style is keeping with traditional newspaper layout; they are not a magazine! They take pride in publishing a high content of multicultural news and will be giving us the help and support to spread the word and make this years Yoga Day Festival even more awesome.
Our sponsors are super important because without them, free events like YOGA DAY FESTIVAL just don’t happen! Please send some love to Yoga King Products, a small family owned business based in Brisbane. Yoga King is a leading provider of yoga equipment and products (retail and wholesale) for the yoga community of Australia. And we’ve got to say, their bolsters are simply the best! Please support our local business community by choosing Yoga King products and help them support our local yoga community.
Council’s award winning Active & Healthy Program has been getting thousands of residents up, out and active every week for many years. There are over 170 free or low cost activities running weekly across the city. The Active & Healthy program is a great way to enjoy our parks, exercise, inhale the fresh air, meet interesting people, have a laugh and learn something new.
Goldcoast City Council – Active & Healthy program
Hugging the northern side of the CBD, Roma Street Parkland and Spring Hill are iconic parts of Brisbane and its history. Roma Street Parkland, one of Brisbane’s premier parks, is considered to be one of the two best examples of contemporary display gardens in Australia. Well known by garden and plant enthusiasts for its exceptional horticultural standards, it is also an important community asset, popular visitor destination and event space for Brisbane. Spring Hill is home to the Old Windmill and Spring Hill Baths, and also plays host to a number of vibrant cafes and restaurants, making this area a unique inner-city paradise.
Roma St Parkland
Freestyle Chillout have a fun and fresh approach to all things yoga and meditation. Find them at a university* near you spreading the good vibes, hiking in the hinterland disconnecting to connect, retreating for the weekend to chill out and tune in, and always up for some good old-fashioned fun! You’ll be in your element with these guys! *Freestyle Chillout run programs at the following universities: Griffith (Gold Coast and Nathan), Bond, Southern Cross and QUT.
Vibrant Ayurveda Wellness Center is located in the heart of Brisbane at Vibrant West End. It is one of the largest Ayurveda centers in Australia run by a team of experienced Ayurvedic doctors and practitioners. The main aim is to provide a quality complete Ayurvedic health care service at a fair cost. The doctors, originally from Kerala (South India), are committed to providing authentic treatments so that you can experience the real Ayurveda as in India. The therapists are highly trained and experienced in different modalities including Ayurvedic therapeutic massage and Panchakarma-Special Ayurvedic Detoxification process. Thank you Vibrant Ayurveda for giving us the support we need to host this amazing event.
Vitawerx is a health-based company with a passion for promoting an active and healthy lifestyle.Our goal and philosophy is to continually research and produce a broad range of health products that Detox, Energise and Metabolise the body for practical everyday results.Vitawerx look forward to sharing this journey with you and hope you enjoy our first product release, VI-Tea! http://vitawerx.com
Trumps are Wholesalers, Distributors & Processors of Nuts, Dried Fruits, Beans & Pulses, Muesli, Confectionery, Cooking Needs, Herbs & Spices, Ginger, Snacks and a Wide Range of Organics to the Retail, Foodservice & Manufacturing Industries. Their mission statemtn is to provide healthier food choices.https://www.trumps.com.au
Global Organisation for Indian Family & Youth (GOIFY) Inc. is a not for profit, secular, non-political and global organisation that promotes India at the global level. GOIFY helps connect Indian families and youth in resident countries for their mutual development and growth. It also promotes preservation of rich Indian culture and heritage for future Indian generations in the resident country.http://www.goify.org
Kitz is an artisan food company that hand-crafts over 40 varieties of gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, activated and raw snacks for the thoughtful eater. We use 100% organic ingredients and 100% compostable Packaging. http://www.kitzlivingfoods.com.au
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