Embassy of India in Tel Aviv "International Yoga Day 2016"


It feels like yesterday that International Yoga Day 2015 was celebrated on June 21 all over the world including in Israel. The day created such a celebratory and overwhelming environment that the aroma lingers on. It was as if the whole world got transformed into a Yoga platform and became a ground for journeys of individuals to the wholeness.


It may be recalled that June 21 has been adopted by the United Nations as the International Yoga Day as per a UN Resolution initiated by India. The Resolution was co-sponsored by 177 countries out of the total 193 member states of the United Nations.


The Indian Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi had launched the initiative stating that, “Yoga is an invaluable gift of our ancient tradition. Yoga embodies unity of mind and body, thought and action, restraint and fulfillment, harmony between man and nature, a holistic approach to health and wellbeing. It is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and the nature.” Yoga aims for holistic health, happiness and harmony.


Given the fervent response to the event last year which saw the participation of about 2000 yoga enthusiasts at the day-long celebrations in Tel Aviv as well as parallel Yoga sessions at several schools all over Israel, the Embassy of India in Tel Aviv is pleased to inform you that we intend to celebrate the International Yoga Day 2016 on an even larger scale.


This year, we are heartened to have the support of the Ministry of Culture & Sports of Israel, Tel Aviv-Jaffa Municipality and several yoga teachers in Israel practicing various streams of Yoga, including Ashtanga Yoga, Iyengar Yoga, Bhrigu Yoga, Shivananda Yoga, Children’s Yoga and Acro Yoga.


This year’s celebrations will be held at the Tachana, Tel Aviv on 21 June and are scheduled to commence at 16:45 hours. Apart from an official ceremony, the event would comprise of several Yoga sessions, Ayurveda lectures and therapies, mind relaxation exercises, special sessions for children, and an Indian cultural performance of dance and music.


Mr. Prasad Rangnekar, a Yoga teacher from India who has been a yoga practitioner for past 30 years will conduct a session at the event. Prasad regularly gets invited to speak around the world at prestigious institutions like the European Commission, various Yoga Festivals and corporate and social organizations.


As last year, we will be organizing parallel yoga sessions at several schools and institutions all over Israel.


There would also be stalls selling Indian food and drinks, spices, clothes and accessories.


Look forward to welcoming all of you to mark International Yoga Day 2016 at Tachana Tel Aviv with us.


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