The International Day of Yoga 2016

Celebrate the spirit of yoga by joining millions across the globe for the second edition of the International Day of Yoga (IDY). On June 21, head to your local Art of Living center and participate in a global yoga movement.

For over 35 years, The Art of Living has spread the joy and benefits of yoga, meditation and breathing techniques across 155 countries. These techniques allow for the blossoming of an individual’s potential, increase a sense of belongingness among people and communities, creating a one world family.

To know more about what you can expect on the International Yoga Day, read the Common Yoga Protocol assigned by the Govt. of India.

Common Yoga Protocol

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Letters of Recommendation

The Government of India's Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy (AYUSH) and the Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga (MDNIY) have issued letters of recommendation citing The Art of Living's active involvement in the preparations of the 2nd World Yoga Day.

AYUSH Ministry Letter

MDNIY Letter

Gearing Up for Yoga Day

2nd International Yoga Day

 June 21, 2016

Join millions across the globe to celebrate the 2nd International Yoga Day. The yoga regime will be held as per the protocol shared by the Govt. of India and will send you into an hour of pure yogic bliss. Check with your local Art of Living Center for more information on the event. See the Common Yoga Protocol.

Yoga Seminar at Bangalore Ashram

June 21, 2016

Yoga is a way of life that is also embedded in every aspect of life. In recognition of this timeless wisdom, we will be sharing enlightening insights and perspectives on various aspects of yoga by experts and gurus from a plethora of yoga schools and organizations. The seminar will be held at the Art of Living International Center, Bangalore on June 19, 2016. Keep looking at this space for the complete list of speakers and discussions topics.

CCRYN Month-Long Free Yoga Camp

May 20 – June 21, 2016

The Central Council for Research in Yoga & Naturopathy (CCRYN) and The Art of Living will conduct month-long free yoga workshops across several districts of India to create awareness and encourage everyday practice of yoga. Click here for a list of participating districts and venues.

Yoga Day Buzz

"Yoga is skill in action. The skill is to see, how to keep your spirit uplifted, your energy high and accomplish the task in hand. This comes only by Yoga. Yoga should not be limited or misunderstood as just some exercise. It is a holistic development, expression & connection of human life."

Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

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Past Achievements

  • The first National level Sri Sri Yogathon was organized in India on World Health Day, 7th April 2012, which saw over 1.3 million people’s participation.
  • In the year 2013, Yogathon went global with participation by over 25 nations.
  • The most recent Sri Sri Yogathon on 14 December 2014 saw over 1.8 million people participate only in India.