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International Yoga Day

When:

Sun 21 Jun 2015, 8:00am–10:30am

Where: Sir Woolf Fisher Arena Vodafone Events Centre, 770 Great South Rd, Manukau City, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: mun

Yoga for everyone -Auckland aims for record on International Yoga Day

New Zealand will be the first of 176 countries to celebrate International Yoga Day on 21 June.
To observe the event, the Manukau Indian Association, along with Yogathon NZ and The Art of Living, has planned a massive community yoga session at the Vodafone Events Centre, Manukau. The session is free for all and will start at 8 am on 21 June.

It does not matter if you are a serious yogi or a newbie or someone who has never done yoga. We want you at the Vodafone Centre on 21 June and in huge numbers. Yoga teachers will demonstrate the basics of yoga and this is a good opportunity to try this exercise if you have never done it before. Come and try it out.

Yoga is an ancient and holistic approach to health and well-being and one of India’s greatest contributions to the world. It has gained millions of adherents and has gone ‘viral’ in the past decade. The United Nations has adopted June 21 as the International Day of Yoga to promote awareness of traditional yoga.
The biggest event will be held in New Delhi. Forty-five thousand people will collectively perform 15 yoga exercises for 35 minutes on Delhi’s main road called Rajpath. They will attempt to set a Guinness record.

New Zealand will be the first country to start the chain of events. Yoga is huge in New Zealand with yoga schools and practitioners proliferating all over the country. The Manukau Indian Association is aiming to make this the largest event in Oceania.
Please assemble by 8 am. Bring your own mat, water bottle and wear gym gear. Participants should not eat a heavy meal before the event, but can have a very light snack half-an hour before starting the exercises.

Yoga is a $27 billion industry and a scientifically-proven discipline. It has twenty million American and 500 million worldwide practitioners. Research has shown that yoga dramatically lowers your blood pressure, improves your lung function, relieves stress, cuts cholesterol and sugar and lowers the risk of heart disease.

Come discover yoga on 21 June.
8.00 AM - Arrive and assemble
8.15 AM - Inauguration
8.30 AM - Yoga exercises, breathing and relaxation led by trained yoga instructors
9.30 AM - Yoga practice
Please bring your own mat and water bottle

The first 1,000 entrants will be given a free T-shirt and breakfast packets will be distributed for a small donation.

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