2nd International Day of Yoga

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2nd International Day of Yoga

By Vasudeva Kriya Yoga

19th June 2016 - Springers Leisure Centre

Following the tremendous success at the 1st International Day of Yoga celebrations last year, Vasudeva Kriya Yoga hosted the 2nd International Day of Yoga celebrations this year on the 19th of June 2016. The event was sponsored by VMC (Victorian Multicultural Commission), business sponsors and many individuals. The Federation of Indian Associations of Victoria Inc (FIAV), Federation of Indian Origin Multi-Faith Organisation (FIMO), Federation of Indian Music and Dance (FIMDV) and the Confederation of Indian Associations of Australia (CIAA) lent their moral support to the event. This year too, the event drew participation from Yoga enthusiasts across all walks of life.

The day's event commenced auspiciously with communal Bhagawat Gita Chanting, followed by 108 Surya Namaskars (Sun Salutations) accompanied with vedic chants. Kids yoga performance, thematic music and talks, asana, pranayama and meditation marked the rest of the day.
Surya Namaskar

Surya Namaskar poses by Rajendra Yenkanamoole (Founder and Yoga Instructor)

The guests of honour were 

  • Hon Nicholas (Nick) Wakeling: Shadow Minister for Education
  • Garry Spencer: Liberal candidate
  • Vasan Srinivasan: Chair of CIAA, Member of the Australian Multicultural Council and Board Member of the Mental Health Foundation Australia
  • Chidambaram Srinivasan: VMC Commissioner

The Speakers at the event were

  • Rajendra Yenkannamoole - Founder Vasudeva Kriya Yoga
  • Larissa Gita - Senior teacher Yoga In Daily Life
  • Christine Westbury - Brahma Kumari
  • Dr. Sanjay Raghav - Neurologist
  • Dr. Arun Dhir - Gastro Intestinal Surgeon

The IDY theme was "Yoga for harmony and peace". Yoga is one of the main means to achieve Harmony and Peace in the community. Through yoga Vasudeva Kriya Yoga aims at reducing the health cost liabilities on the community and promote social harmony through harnessing (Physical, Mental and Spiritual) health in the community. 

This event was offered as a FREE gift to the community to encourage open participation. Participation brings in first-hand experience. Experience opens up higher possibility for adopting Yoga as a life-style, leading towards health, harmony and peace.


Participants of the 2nd International Day of Yoga Festival

Vasudeva Kriya Yoga thankfully acknowledged VMC (Shri. Chidambaram Srinivasan - VMC Commissioner), all sponsors, volunteers and participants for making the 2nd International Day of Yoga celebrations a great event.