Wherever you find yourself on June 21st, chances are you’ll most likely find something to do for World Yoga Day! Since its first official celebration in 2015, the day brings millions of people together worldwide each year to all honor the practice we all know and love - yoga.
The following events will give you a taste of how creative minds all over the world honor this special day of peace, joy, community, celebration, and yoga.
New York, New York
The Times Square Association has been organizing the “Solstice in Times Square” event for a few years. They block all roads leading to one of the busiest places in New York City to bring yoga to the center and make space for rest, peace, and connection.
There are plenty of free classes lead by some of yoga’s most popular teachers, so no matter your yoga style, there is bound to be something that fits your needs. When you visit Times Square on June 21st charities, studio partners, and even a Yoga Village will be there to make you feel at peace as you connect with the yoga practice.
Los Angeles, California
Similar to New York, Los Angeles is one of the yoga hubs of North America. In Los Angeles, The Art of Living foundation organizes an event just for this occasion. On the schedule, you will find an hour of yoga, guided meditation, soulful music, and delicious vegan treats to enjoy.
Kasia Fraser, food blogger at Hello Delicious will be teaching the class and it is her treats that will be offered at the end of the program. Cathrine Dada will be leading the meditation, and Manish will be playing his mix of rock, soul, and world music with Sanskrit chants.
Seize the opportunity to connect with yourself and other yogis, by enjoying soothing and uplifting music, as well as nourishing both the soul and belly.
These Indian places are the best areas to find yourself in during World Yoga Day since they have so much to offer yogis. Whether you’re looking for delicious nutritious food, asana practices or meditation, for an hour or a day or a week, all of them have something to offer.
If you find yourself in Goa, you’ll most likely want to enjoy a refreshing drink by the beach, maybe a surf session or two, and an Acro Yoga class or yoga nidra practice.
If you find yourself in Rishikesh, which is, so it goes, the birthplace of yoga, you’ll most likely find a plethora of things to do. Whether you’re looking for ashrams or studios to practice sun salutations, you will find something that fits your needs.
Bali is another Asian destination famous for its yoga and wellness scene. The studio Radiantly Alive in Ubud is organizing a full day of classes for the occasion. They will have instructors teaching gentle flows, meditation, pranayama, vinyasa, statsang, and even a class on yoga in the modern world.
The studio has teachers for all over the world and offers for all kinds of needs. They also believe in using yoga to create family, so you can expect to feel this way when you celebrate World Yoga Day with them.
Thanks to the European Yoga Federation, the World Yoga Day will be celebrated all over Europe, yogis will join the practice at Indian embassies and consulates. Wherever you are in Europe, find an Indian government organization and ask for details about World Yoga Day.
There you have it, five options to celebrate World Yoga Day all over the globe. Make sure you take in the scenery, the smells, the sensations, and the people.
Make it a day to connect with other yogis, learn about different cultures and appreciate how much we have in common despite our differences.
Happy World Yoga Day!