Unveiling the Magic: Rishikesh Yoga Festival

Rishikesh, located in the state of Uttarakhand, India, is renowned as the "Yoga Capital of the World." The city attracts thousands of yoga enthusiasts and spiritual seekers from around the globe who come to learn, practice, and deepen their understanding of yoga and meditation.

Posted On : 28-7-2016
Yoga Festival in Rishikesh

Loosen up your body, de-stress your mind and soothe your soul. Take a sabbatical from your monotonous routine and partake in the International Yoga Festival in India. This festival takes place at Rishikesh city which is also considered as the Gateway to the Himalayas. The city of Rishikesh is regarded as one of the most sanctified places for Hindus in India also because of the fact that it is also the birthplace of Yoga. This festival collectively organized by Parmarth Niketan Ashram in Rishikesh and Uttarakhand Tourism takes place every year.

This week-long festival offers you a chance to take part in more than 60 hours of yoga sessions conducted by some excellent yoga teachers from around the world. These yoga instructors conduct and teach yoga courses to include various Power Vinyasa Yoga, Iyengar Yoga, Kriya Yoga, and Kundalini Yoga.

Once you finish attending all the yoga classes, you can participate in calming Satsang which also accompanies the sacred speeches of the spiritual gurus and glorified saints such as H.H. Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, H.H. Sri Shankaracharya and H.H. Swami Veda Bharatji. Join the yoga masters to get on the track that leads to awakening and enlightenment.

Yoga is a traditionalistic system of reviving the body and the mind. It is believed that performing yoga helps in cleaning out the toxins from your body and enhancing muscle tone. In order to do Yoga, you don't necessarily need to be a believer of a certain God, chant religious incantations or follow a certain religion. It is a spiritual exercise that has evolved for more than 5000 years from today. The International Yoga Festival allows you to experience the eight crucial aspects of yoga and you can apply them into your life to make it better.

International Yoga Festival includes various yoga events that are led by some of the world's most noteworthy teachers from India and abroad. Some of the notable instructors are Dr. David Frawley, Gabriela Bozic, Shiv Rea, Daphne Tse, Sadhvi Abha Saraswati, Gurmukh Kaur, Sadhvi Bhagwati Saraswati, Swami Ramdev apart from others that are renowned in their own countries.

There are accommodation facilities available for individuals who want to become a part of this yoga festival. The ashram, which is a religious retreat, has about 1000 rooms that are equipped with all the modern creature comforts and also gives you a brief experience of the traditional austerity.

You can sign up to attend the International Yoga Festival online. Your request for accommodation facility cannot be ensured unless you receive a confirmation email from the administrators of the ashram. In addition, if you are attending in a group of 20 or more, you can avail of the group discount benefits. Your group head will have to register and make the payment for all their members to get the discount. The group head will win a registration at no cost.