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International Yoga Festival, Rishikesh


Rishikesh is also known as 'Yoga Capital of the World', where people of all belief and culture come from all over the world to seek relief of their minds. Situated 26 Km from Haridwar, Rishikesh is a small town in Uttaranchal and also serves as a gateway to the Himalayas. It is important not only as pilgrimage centre closely associated with the Ramayana, but also as home for many significant centers of Hindu religious thought and spirituality, there are also many renowned ashrams and Yoga institutes here. It is also an adventurer's real delight and is the perfect starting point for adventure lovers.

Home to many renowned yoga ashrams, Rishikesh is an ideal place for practicing the ancient discipline. There are a many ashrams and Yoga institutes here, where you can learn and practice yoga and meditation. Yoga is a precious source of knowledge, endurance, spirituality and fitness. It is an ancient science which leads to health in the body, peace in the mind, joy in the heart, and liberation of the soul. It brings across the perfect blend of spiritual intelligence and physical fitness in a person's life. Take up exclusive yoga and meditation tours of Rishikesh to get indulged in this ancient art of curing the body of stress and fatigue.

When you talk about Yoga, Meditation and Ayurveda, the very first name come in our mind is Rishikesh, each year it hosts a week-long International Yoga Festival. This year the event is being jointly organized by Parmarth Niketan and Uttarakhand Tourism (Govt of Uttarakahnd during the months of February or March). Leading spiritual leaders, Yoga teachers, Meditation teachers, Naturopath doctors and thousands of devotees participate in the festival. The town boasts numerous yoga schools to view (of varying standards of ethics and expense), as well as plenty of places to visit when your chakras are fully aligned.


The yoga Niketan ashram is located to the south of the Sivananda ashram and bounded by greenery and thick forest cover. Tourists can have a soul rejuvenating experience by mediating at the quite classes held in the evening. Here one can learn traditional Indian yoga and also learn the classical postures with some variations and adjustments. Yoga is not just for our bodies, but rather Yoga is for our bodies, minds, hearts and souls. Yoga accurately means "Union" - union of breath with the body, of the mind with the muscles, and most highly of the self with the divine. You can also see local monkeys loitering in the premises of the ashram.

This International Yoga Festival always catches the attention of great yogic masters from all over the world, who arrive by the banks of the Ganges to demonstrate and explore the major traditions of yoga (hatha, raja, karma, bhakti, mantra, laya and jnana). This annual festival discovers the eight limbs ofYoga and how they apply to our lives whether we consider ourselves Yoga students or not. The Festival is open to everyone with accommodation provided at the Parmarth Niketan, Ashram in Rishikesh, India. With 400+ expected attendees from over 30 countries have traveled to Rishikesh, India to experience one of world's largest Yoga events it has grown to become one of the largest Yoga events in the world.

Come celebrate the joy of Yoga at the International Yoga Festival. You will get a very rare opportunity to learn and experience firsthand from India's leading spirtual leaders such as Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa, Hikaru Hashimoto, Brahmachari Vishwapal Jayant, Maa Gyaan Suveera, Shambhavi Chopra, Bhava and Sundari Ram, Bhavini Kalan, Gabriela Bozic, Siddhi, Roberto Milletti, David Stringer and Saul David Raye. They are taught various finer elements of yoga like Raj Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Karm Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Juana Yoga, Mantra Yoga, Laya Yoga, etc. For the purpose, a camp is held on the banks of the holy river, Ganga. Take your Yoga practice more with these world's most renowned teachers.

The Festival will take place from 1st March to March 7'th, 2012. Come and join us as we breathe in the sights and wonders of India and meet one another on this path of discovery and awakening. The other attractions of this festival include cultural programs, meditation camps, and consultations with yogacharyas, and Ganga aarti in the evening.

The yoga tours in Rishikesh will help you in discovering your spiritual side. This tour will not only benefit your health during the tour but throughout your life. By coming to Rishikesh for a yoga tour you can relax your body and soul and have an experience of a lifetime. Make your yoga tours in Rishikesh peaceful by learning meditation at the yoga ashrams.