Community Celebration

Celebrating International
Yoga Day

Join the Global Akhanda Yoga Institute Family to celebrate International Yoga Day! Enjoy a bit of what yoga is really all about - being joyful, playful and fearless!

All ages are welcome! Bring along the kids, grandparents, and your own inner child.

June 19th: Live at Salt Spring Yoga Centre
June 21st: Live Online and in person at Salt Spring Yoga Centre

June 19th: Live in person at Salt Spring Yoga Centre

Gather in commUNITY at Salt Spring Yoga Centre from 1pm - 5pm for a day of family fun! We'll have Kirtan chanting, a family Yoga class led by Yogrishi Vishvketu, as well as snack and farmstead offerings. Bring along your mat if you have one, masks, any percussion instruments for the singalong, comfortable loose fitting clothes you can jump and breathe in! 

June 21st: Virtual and in person at Salt Spring Yoga Centre

Join in with the global Akhanda Yoga Institute family for a beautiful celebration from 7:00 - 8:30am PST. We'll gather together for an International Yoga Day class lead by Yogrishi Vishvketu and Kirtan chanting to follow! You'll also have an opportunity to hear from some of the dedicated Akhanda Yoga Teaching Team some inspiration about why Yoga is so important in our daily lives.

“If you can breathe, you can do Yoga!” -Yogrishi Vishvketu

International Yoga Day Celebration!

June 19th: Live in person at Salt Spring Yoga Centre
June 21st: Live online and in person at Salt Spring Yoga Centre
All ages welcome, bring along the kids, grandparents, your own inner child to enjoy a bit of what yoga is really all about - being joyful, playful and fearless.
How should I celebrate International Yoga Day?
Join us in our countdown to International Yoga Day on our social media platforms to be in the drawing for some freebies and giveaways!
Share stories and posts acknowledging the yogis and yoginis of the Adi Nath Shiva lineage who have dedicated their lives to preserving and sharing this well-being for us to enjoy today.
Some community fun coming together to celebrate during the week in person and online.
LIVE IN PERSON
At Salt Spring Yoga Centre
June 19th

TIMEZONE

1:00 pm
6:00 pm

Vancouver

New York

London

Rome

New Delhi

Sydney

LIVE ONLINE & IN PERSON
Virtual or at Salt Spring Yoga Centre
June 21st

TIMEZONE

7:00 am
8:30 am

Vancouver

New York

London

Rome

New Delhi

Sydney

“Yoga is a self and community healing tool. It has been preserved through the centuries and is the birthright of humanity." -Yogrishi Vishvketu

A bit about International Yoga Day

The idea of an International Day of Yoga was first proposed by the current Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, during his speech at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), on 27 September 2014.

In his speech, he stated:
Yoga is an invaluable gift of India’s ancient tradition. It embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfillment; harmony between man and nature; a holistic approach to health and well-being. It is not about exercise but discovering a sense of oneness with yourself, the world and nature. Changing our lifestyle and creating consciousness, can help in well-being. Let us work towards adopting an International Yoga Day.” — Narendra Modi, UN General Assembly

The first International Yoga Day was celebrated in 2015 with the theme “Yoga for Harmony and Peace” and this year the theme is “Yoga For Humanity”.

Based on the struggles that the entire globe dealt with, (and is still dealing with) around a pandemic that has forced us to change the way we live, this year’s yoga theme has never been so vital to all nations, all people, all of humanity.

When things have been shut or locked down, many people have very few resources to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Yoga is something that is accessible to every single person on this earth, and it can dramatically change the course of one’s life.  Whether to help cure physical/mental ailments, emotional blockages, spiritual well being, cope with addictions, or to just stay fit and active, Yoga has and continues to be a beacon of light for the world’s population.

India gave a gift of Yoga to humankind, and this gift has been so graciously accepted by all walks of life.  It is vital to continue spreading the essence of Yoga’s benefits, remind people that it can be done virtually anywhere, and embrace it and its endless possibilities to nourish one’s whole self.

Cancellations & Course Schedule Changes for Online Offerings:
Whilst it is not typically the case, from time to time there may be circumstances that prevent a course from running at its scheduled time, including but not limited to: government restrictions, global or local regulatory changes including those associated with the pandemic, extreme weather events, individual circumstances, insufficient numbers and/or severe disruption to power supply or technology platforms.
If any of these circumstances occur:
  1. Cancellation requests made by a course participant due to their own individual, extenuating and/or unavoidable circumstances: the participant is eligible for a refund (less administration fee of 5%) up to 20 days prior to course commencement. In the 20 days leading up to the course and/or after course commencement, the participant is no longer eligible for a refund but can allocate unused funds towards other eligible Institute online offerings.
  2. Cancellations required to be made due to other extenuating circumstances such as those relating to government regulatory changes, extreme weather events and so forth which are not driven by the Institute or the individual: the participant is eligible for a refund (less administration fee of 5%) and/or allocation of unused funds towards other eligible Institute online offerings.
  3. Cancellations made by the Institute due to insufficient numbers and/or other Institute specific circumstances: participants are eligible for a full refund and/or allocation of unused funds towards other eligible Institute online offerings.

Please note: As an organization that works internationally, when issuing refunds, Akhanda Yoga Institute is not responsible for changes that may have occurred with exchange rates.

Tuition

June 19th: Live at Salt Spring Yoga Centre

June 21st: Live Online and in person at Salt Spring Yoga Centre

Support

Please contact community@akhandayoga.com if you have any questions or need any support!

The event on the 21st will be recorded if you are unable to join us live!

Yoga has and continues to be a beacon of light for the world's population.

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July 22

ONLINE & IN PERSON

Join Yogrishi Vishvketu for our latest offering, Classical Kundalini Chakra Series! In this three part series you’ll dive deeply into each of the 7 major chakras alongside the support of the global Akhanda Yoga Institute Community.

July 23

ONLINE 100 HR YTT:
50 + 50 HR MODULES

Join Akhanda Yoga Institute for this two part 100 hour program exploring the powerful practices of Yoga Nidra & Meditation. Divided into two 50 hour module with a flexible 1 weekend a month schedule & once per week practice sessions to support your ongoing learning.

July 29

IN PERSON RETREAT

Vishva-ji is thrilled for the opportunity to be back at Sanctum, in Alberta Canada, after more than 2 years, to gather in physical presence with our community for the annual Akhanda Yoga Retreat! During this 3 day, 2 night all inclusive retreat, you will explore techniques to rebuild your relationship with yourself, your family, and your community.

September 17

200 hour training

Akhanda Yoga Institute’s 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India, is a life-changing opportunity as well as a professional qualification. Study in the birthplace of Yoga and advance both your practise and teaching skills.

October 23

100 hour IN PERSON or VIRTUAL TRAINING

Akhanda Yoga Institute is excited to offer this foundational 100 hour YTT for teachers who would like to extend the wonderful practice of yoga to the more mature person in a way that is enjoyable, encouraging and transforming. You will come away with the understanding and tools to teach this large section of the population in a safe and competent way.

February 5

200 hour training

Akhanda Yoga Institute’s 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India, is a life-changing opportunity as well as a professional qualification. Study in the birthplace of Yoga and advance both your practise and teaching skills.

Dates to Come

IN PERSON RETREAT

Retreat for a nourishing 9 days to a grounding, healing and soul rejuvenating environment where you will receive tools to declutter your mind and energy, shift anxiety and completely reset your nervous system.

Affordable Retreat - Yoga Retreat in the Foothills of the Himalayas including accommodation, meals, workshops, and group day trips.

Dates to Come

Online 200 hour YTT

The Akhanda Yoga 200 Hour Virtual Teacher Training with focus on Pranayama is a unique program, the only one of its kind. Conveniently paced over 6 months during monthly weekend sessions, it gives you an extraordinary opportunity to do a Yoga Alliance approved YTT online and become a breathwork facilitator -- with a work-friendly weekend course schedule, too.

Dates to Come

100 hour YTT

With this unique 100 hour YTT module, you will add this inclusive Yoga style to your teaching services, and learn to tailor Raj Yoga for those who need a very moderate flow, to practice in a chair or even to practice in bed.

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