Rishikesh, the holy town along the banks of River Ganga, is all set to organize The International Yoga Festival from 1st March to 7th March 2018. The 18th annual International Yoga Festival is organized by Parmarth Niketan Ashram in Rishikesh, India and is one of the most popular events in India.
The International Yoga Festival is a celebration of Yoga, the age old Indian science of health and wellness. 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. Around the world, Yoga has changed lives with its holistic techniques. International Yoga Festival is a wonderful opportunity to introduce Yoga in one’s life. The week-long event detoxifies and purifies the body, mind and soul.
The International Yoga Festival was started in the year 1999 at Parmarth Niketan Ashram, Rishikesh. The early meditative classes were held under the guidance of Pujya Shri Swami Veda Bharat Ji, while the Yoga asanas were taught by Yogacharya Shri Bharat Bhushan Ji. Since its inception, the popularity of the yoga festival grows every passing year. The 2010 edition became the most successful event as it witnessed a maximum number of participants. The credit for the success of the festival coincides with the auspicious event of Maha Kumbh Mela which took place during the same time of the year.
The event is organized on the shores of River Ganges amid a spiritual ambience, created by the holy River Ganga. During this one-week Festival, you will have the opportunity to participate in over 70 hours of Yoga classes, workshops, lectures and ceremonies from world-class Yoga teachers practicing multiple styles of Yoga including Kundalini Yoga, Power Vinyasa Yoga, Iyengar Yoga and Kriya Yoga. Awaken to the best version of yourself and ignite your inner light through this not-to-be-missed event at Parmarth Niketan Ashram, the largest ashram in Rishikesh and one of the largest interfaith yoga institutions in India.
The programme offers an extensive schedule of possibility, starting with Kundalini sadhana at 4 AM for the intensely committed and ending at 9.30 PM with traditional cultural song and dance, kirtan and enlightened entertainment on the banks of Ganga. You can customize each day as per your personal needs. Besides learning Yoga, the festival provides the perfect occasion to explore aspects of Indian culture. Sattvic food, amiable people, humble lodging and divine Ganga Aarti cleanse your system guiding you on a spiritual path.
Entry Fee: Rs. 600 per Person & Rs. 250 per Students for Single Day Pass, Rs. 14000 – 17000 per Person for 7 Days with accommodation.
Rishikesh is one of the holiest places in Uttarakhand and is the gateway to Char Dhams. Along with attending the International Yoga Festival, Laxman Jhula, Neelkantha Mahadev Temple, the ashrams, temples and Haridwar are the top places to visit in Rishikesh. Also Rishikesh is one of the best destinations for adventure activities in India like white water rafting, kayaking, bungee jumping, trekking, flying fox and camping among others. Besides Rishikesh, one can also attend various Yoga sessions at the most popular Yoga Retreats in India for a spiritual escape.