United Nations International Yoga Day June 24 2018
The United Nations declared the first international yoga day on June 21 2015. In 2018 this annual event continues with a wave of yoga festivals across Australia (starting on Saturday June 16th, through to Sunday June 24th) as we celebrate the fourth 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.
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.
What to Expect
Interactive Yoga Asanas- Flow through fun, creative sequences for all levels and rock your asana with great music and good vibes.
Glow Yoga- Super fun flow class that will shake up a yoga world that sometimes takes itself a little too seriously.
Tribal Flow Yoga Dance Fusion- A dynamic, flowing yoga/dance fusion practised to the healing vibrations of the Didgeridoo and drumming, guaranteed to boost your energy levels & leave you feeling amazing!
Fun Partner Yoga- Fun and interactive yoga asanas guaranteed to lighten your heart with smiles and fun. If your best friend or partner have not experienced the magic of Yoga asanas then this is going to change their thought!
Mindfulness & Breathing- Otherwise known as pranayam will get the breath flowing deep into the lungs, expanding every cell and filling your whole with life-giving energy.
Meditation & Kirtan Tent- The best kirtan bands fill the air with peace, love and harmony. Line up includes the Internationally renowned Pralad 'n the Chants, the melodious Soul Sistas, the home grown band West End Kirtan Collective and the newest band Shraddha!
Yoga Wisdom Tent- Explore the deep truth and beauty of yoga philosophy with inspiring yoga wisdom talks at our 'Yoga of Wisdom' speakers tent.
Fun Tent - Everything yoga presented in a fun way. Live, Laugh Drumming workshop, Kirtan musical chairs and fun yoga classes are just some to name a few.
Kids Yoga- Free Kids yoga adventures, yoga dance, songs and yoga games. Colour in a beautiful mandala and make your own meditation craft to take home.
Vegan/Vego Food Galore- Deliciously nourishing vego/vegan whole foods plus decadent treats. Stay tuned for all the details.
The festival is held at Forgan Smith Lawns, at University of Queensland. Please allow 15 minutes to complete registration before entry to the festival. Please present your tickets at the registration counter.
There are lots of parking space at the University.