About the 16th Annual International Yoga Festival at Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh
The annual International Yoga Festival is organized by Parmarth Niketan Ashram in Rishikesh, India.
This year we present a truly International Yoga Festival grounded in the authentic origin of Yoga. Practise and learn from masters from the Traditional Yoga Lineages from India, as well as masters of International well known yoga schools & styles. During this one-week Festival, you will have the opportunity to participate in over 60 hours of Yoga classes from world-class Yoga teachers practicing multiple styles of Yoga including Kundalini Yoga, Power Vinyasa Yoga, Iyengar Yoga and Kriya Yoga.
The participants will also be blessed with the presence, satsang and divine words of revered saints and spiritual masters from within India, including H.H. Pujya Shankaracharya Swami Divyanand Teerthji, H.H. Pujya Swami Dayanandaji, H.H. Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, H.H. Pujya Swami Ramdevji, H.H. Dr. Pranav Pandyaji, H.H. Pujya Mooji,, H.H. Radhanath Swamiji and H.H. Pujya Prem Babaji.
Yoga is not merely for our bodies, but rather Yoga is for our bodies, minds, hearts and souls. Yoga literally means “Union” – union of breath with the body, union of the mind with the muscles, and most importantly union of the self with the divine. Yoga is not a religon. It does not require you to believe in a certain God or chant certain mantras.
Yoga is an ancient science which leads to health in the body, peace in the mind, joy in the heart, and liberation of the soul.
The International Yoga Festival explores the eight limbs of Yoga and how they apply to our lives whether we consider ourselves Yoga students or not. Please join us as we breathe in the sights and wonders of India and meet one another on this path of discovery and awakening.