U.N. International Yoga Day 2016

19th June 2016 - 8am - 7pm - Alexandra Palace - London

About the Alexandra Palace Event

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International yoga dayYou are invited to come and celebrate U.N. International Yoga Day with us on 19th June 2016 for hours of FREE yoga & meditation in the beautiful grounds of Alexandra Palace (from 8am) The day will be led by some of the country’s leading yoga teachers as we celebrate a day of yoga.

The day is a great opportunity to introduce someone new to yoga as there’s plenty of classes for all experience levels including beginners. So why not bring along friends and family for a great day out.

So join us as we celebrate U.N. International Yoga Day in the grounds of Alexandra Palace.

Register now to come and enjoy a celebration of yoga.

We look forward to welcoming you on the day.

Namaste


international yoga day International Yoga Day 2016 – Show Guide

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About the day

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International Yoga Day

 

un international yoga dayPrime Minister of India, Narendra Modi asked the world leaders to adopt an International Yoga Day, saying that by changing lifestyle and creating consciousness, it can help us deal with climate change. Addressing the 193-member UN General Assembly in United Nations. Modi said “Let us work towards adopting an International Yoga Day,” Noting that Yoga is “an invaluable gift of our ancient tradition”, he said: “It is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and the nature.”

“Yoga embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfilment; harmony between man and nature; a holistic approach to health and well being,” he said, adding “By changing our lifestyle and creating consciousness, it can help us deal with climate change.”

 


International Yoga Day 2016

Following an incredible inaugural event on last year’s first ever International Yoga Day, last Sunday saw another wonderful celebration in the grounds of Alexandra Palace.

This year, we celebrated slightly in advance of the day itself, to give people the chance to spend a Sunday bending, stretching, meditating, and coming together to recognise the impact that yoga has on both the individual and the world at large. We started early with two meditation sessions on the main stage, and many early birds came along from eight o’clock to take advantage of a full day of free yoga.

The atmosphere in the park was very special, with many people commenting that it was the perfect spot for such an event. The weather even held off, with the clouds constantly coming over and threatening rain, but barely a drop fell until everyone had packed up and was on their way home. On our Facebook page, Judith commented that ‘All the sun salutations, love and laughter kept the clouds away’, and we’re inclined to agree!

As the day went on, more and more people turned up with their mats, ready to take part in classes, visit the exhibitors in their marquees, and soak up the atmosphere. Yogi Ashokananda led a Himalayan Hatha Yoga class on the main stage, encouraging people to experience the power of the breath, while Carolyn Cowan had everyone up and chanting for her class, The Breath and Depth of Mantra.

The main stage was just one of five class areas throughout the event, and teachers such as Hope Bastine, Harish Chavda, Donna Noble and Natasha de Grunwald led classes that were packed full of visitors. There really was something for everyone, whether it was BoxingYoga™, Teen Yoga, Laughter Yoga or a meditation session. The Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University, our organising partner, ran taster sessions in the Meditation Space, and led people through the Labyrinth with silent walking meditation.

David Sye proved himself one of the yoga world’s most popular teachers, as he brought The Infamous Yogabeats to the stage and led a class in front of hundreds of people, with an energetic VOGA class following straight afterwards. Emma Bonnici of Kanga Yoga was our Master of Ceremonies for the day.

With a finale led by the Brahma Kumaris, all that was left was to spend some time in quiet meditation, and to feel thankful that we are part of such an incredible worldwide community.

Thank you to everyone that came along to International Yoga Day 2016, whether you came as a visitor, teacher or exhibitor.

 

Take a look at the images captured from International Yoga Day 2016
Photography by Andrew Prod (www.andrewprod.com) 

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Getting There

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Alexandra Palace, London

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Alexandra Palace is the iconic North London venue that is surrounded by 196 acres of beautiful parkland, and grounds that boast a pub & restaurant, boating lake, pitch & putt course, 1,500 free parking spaces and much, much more.

The People’s Palace has great transport links, located just off the M1 and M25 and only 10 minutes from London Kings Cross.

Situated between Muswell Hill & Wood Green, Alexandra Palace is well served by all forms of public transport and is easy to reach by underground, road, rail & air.

  • By Sat Nav
    Please use the postcode N22 7AY. There are 1500 complimentary parking spaces on site.
  • By Tube
    Wood Green is the nearest underground station on the Piccadilly Line. (journey time is 20 minutes from Piccadilly Circus). Exit Wood Green Station and go to bus stop A to pick up the W3 bus up the hill to Alexandra Palace.
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  • By Rail
    Alexandra Palace has its own British Rail Station, fittingly called Alexandra Palace Station. It is located at the Wood Green entrance to the Park. A regular train service runs direct from Moorgate (weekdays only) or from Kings Cross, changing at Finsbury Park.
  • By Bus
    Take the W3 bus from outside the station to the main Palm Court entrance.
  • By Air
    From Heathrow Airport, take the Piccadilly Line directly to Wood Green Station.
    From Gatwick Airport an express takes you direct to Victoria Station, then take the Victoria Line to Finsbury Park station and a direct bus w3 to Alexandra Palace or overground train to Alexandra Palace station

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Schedule

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Our MC for the day is… Emma Bonicci of Kanga Events

Main Stage
8:00-8:45
#Happiness with Louise Palmer-Masterton
10:00-10:45
Intro and Sun Salutations with Emma Bonnici with Live Music from Kat Drake, Michelle Cade and Roaman
9:00-9:45
Movement with Raja Yoga for the Mind with the Brahma Kumaris.
11:00-11:45
Yoga for Stress with Heather Mason
12:00-12:45
Exploring the Spaces in Between with Naomi Absalom
13:00-13:45
Himalayan Hatha Yoga & the Power of the Breath with Yogi Ashokananda.
14:00-15:00
The Breath and Depth of Mantra with Carolyn Cowan
15:15-16:15
The Infamous YogaBeats with David Sye
16:30-17:30
Vogue+Yoga=VOGA with Juliet Murrell
17:45-19:00
Finale With the Brahma Kumaris
Vita Coco Open Class
9:30-10:00
Firing up from the Earth! With Abigail Adams
10:15-10:45
Udaya Live – Float and Fly with Celest Pereira
11:00-11:30
Self Realization Fellowship: Introduction to Yoga Meditation-The Teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda
11:45-12:15
Azulfit Yoga and Pilates with Jamie Isaac
12:30-13:00
Adventure Yogi: Restorative Yoga Therapy with Chetana Thornton
13:15-13:45
Embodied Mindfulness: Ways to tune in to feel more yourself with Judy Hirsh.
14:00-14:30
Movement for Modern Life: Therapeutic Thai Flying with Sylvia Garcia & Katie Burn.
14:45-15:15
Teen Yoga with Charlotta Martinus.
15:30-16:00
Dance of Yoga with Louise James
16:15-16:45
Qi Energy Class-Relax and Recharge with Pradnya Ranade and Ann McDonagh.
17:00-17:30
Opening the hips with Thai massage with London Institute of Thai Yoga Massage
Yoga Class 2
9:30-10:00
Dynamic Vinyasa with Azulfit’s Emma Malarkey
10:15-10:45
BoxingYoga™
11:00-11:30
Intercoception-Awareness of your deeper senses with Tobie Tomkinson
11:45-12:15
Teen Yoga with Charlotta Martinus
12:30-13:00
Power to Create Success: A Guided Meditation by Sadhguru with Isha Foundation
13:15-13:45
Singham Yoga: The Way of the Lion with Amu Chandra
14:00-14:30
Self Realization Fellowship: Introduction to Yoga Meditation-The Teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda.
14:45-15:15
Yoga for Cycling with Chentana Thornton.
15:30-16:00
Your Friendly ‘Toxin’ with Tobie Tomkinson
17:00-17:30
Embodied Mindfulness: Ways to tune in to feel more yourself with Judy Hirsh
16:15-14:45
Opening the heart with Thai yoga massage with London Institute of Thai Yoga Massage
Yoga Class 3
9:30-10:00
SAY Yoga with Margaret Dane
10:15-10:45
Restorative Yoga Therapy with Chetana Thornton
11:00-11:30
Learning to go with the Flow With Julia White
11:45-12:15
Mindfulness of Sound Meditation with Hope Bastine
12:30-13:00
Qi Energy Class – Detox with Pradnya Ranade and Ann McDonagh
13:15-13:45
Awakening Sushumna for a Happier Healthier Life with Alessandra Pecorella.
14:00-14:30
The Ecology of the Soul-Soul Consciousness, Power Seeds & Magic Minutes with Aidan Walker
14:45-15:15
Laughter is the Best Medicine with Harish Chavda
15:30-16:00
Azulfit Yoga with Valentina Parmigiani
16:15-16:45
SoundBath with Anne Malone
17:00-17:30
CurveSomeYoga with Donna Noble
Yoga Class 4
10:15-10:45
Mountain Meditation with Hope Bastine
11:00-11:30
Face Yoga with Katy Dickens
11:45-12:15
Laughter is the Best Medicine with Harish Chavda
12:30-13:00
Cleansing from the Inside Out with Tobie Tomkinson
13:15-13:45
Dance of Yoga with Louise James
14:00-14:30
Udaya Live with Daniel Scott
14:45-15:15
Yoga Namaskar with Isha Foundation
15:30-16:00
Relax and Renew with Kat King
16:15-16:45
Udaya Live with Daniel Scott
17:00-17:30
Soulful Stretch with Sally Parkes