Come Celebrate the Joy of Yoga at the 17th Annual IYF at Parmarth Niketan

About the IYF


The annual International Yoga Festival, organized by Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh) in the sacred and heavenly state of Uttarakhand, the birthplace of Yoga, is grounded in the authentic origin of Yoga.

Our Presenters

ornament1Practise and learn from masters from the Traditional Yoga Lineages from India, as well as masters of International yoga schools & styles.

IYF History

ornament1From a small festival first organized in 1999, to a festival which now brings hundreds from all over the world, read here about the history of the IYF.

Our Program

ornament1IYF’s program includes over 70 hours of Yoga classes from world class Yoga teachers, plus evening discussions with some of India’s leading spiritual leaders.

Presenters at International Yoga Festival

Latest Photos

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    8 March, 2015: Seva Celebration for International Women’s Day

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    7 March, 2015: Final Day of the International Yoga Festival

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    6 March, 2015: International Yoga Festival Day 6 – Holi

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    5 March, 2015: Day 5 International Yoga Festival

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    4 March, 2015: Day 4 of International Yoga Festival

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    3 March, 2015: Day 3 International Yoga Festival

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    2 March, 2015: Day 2 International Yoga Festival

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    1 March, 2015: Day 1 International Yoga Festival with Ganga Aarti

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    1 March, 2015: Inauguration of the International Yoga Festival 2015

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    8 March, 2014 – IYF Participants Celebrate International Women’s Day


About International Yoga Festival 2015


Download the IYF 2015 Special Newsletter

Highlights from the week-long festival’s celebration of yoga, with classes in asana, pranayama, meditation, mantra and healing practices.

Download the IYF 2015 Schedule

Learn about the daily classes offered in yogasana, meditation and healing practices, as well as talks with renowned spiritual leaders.

Download the IYF 2015 Brochure

Learn about the renowned yogacharyas and spiritual leaders and the yoga styles in the festival, delve into the true meaning of yoga in daily life, and much more.



    I am the Croatian ambassador for a yoga initiation program for children. I have to come to here to see all these gifted global teachers and to learn from them."
    Ivana Crmcic, Zagreb, Croatia
    "Practicing Kundalini with such amazing instructors on the Ganges with this diverse community has been an incredible experience."
    Vik Shah, Bangalore, India

    "As a total beginner to mindfulness the International Yoga Festival is proving to be a perfect way to sample lots of yoga and meditation styles."
    Lukas Barbello, Copenhagen, Denmark
    "The Yoga Festival has been a perfect reason to finally come home to India."
    Deborah Johnson, San Diego, USA
    "As a new yoga teacher it's amazing to listen and learn from so many great teachers, and especially in such a divine location."
    Peter Marinic, Ljubania, Slovenia
    "I am opening my mind in the foothills of the Himalayas with so many great people, in such a beautiful place. It's wonderful."
    Jenny Flynn, Brighton, United Kingdom
    "I come to Parmarth Niketan to International Yoga Festival every year to recharge my batteries and to find my center again."
    Sasch Franchinia, Bergamo, Italy
    "The teachings are so deep, the atmosphere is beautifully light and the people are so open.
    The International Yoga Festival is more than I can ask for from any yoga event."
    Tiia Tammenin, Helsinki, Finland
    "The interesting blend of Indian and Western approaches to yoga is so refreshing.
    The International Yoga Festival is both serious and fun simultaneously."
    Elisabeth Andripoulou, Amaliada, Greece

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IYF in the Media

IMPORTANT: Please note our correct location! The name of our event is “International Yoga Festival”, our registrations are strictly online through the link found on this website, our location is “Parmarth Niketan” and NOT a hotel, and our official correspondence is always only via