International Yoga Day 2019: Our pick of best events in Mumbai
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The world is all set to celebrate the fifth edition of International Yoga day on Friday, June 21. After India highlighted the importance of yoga -which began in India 5,000 years ago – to the United Nations. In 2015, ‘June 21’ was declared as the International Yoga Day, bringing together 176 countries to sign a resolution. In an attempt to make the day a success, various organisations, studios, and offices host camps, practice sessions, and events. If you have been planning to kick-start a healthy lifestyle this is the best time to do so.

Here’s our guide of best yoga events happening in Mumbai on June 21.

International Yoga Run Day Challenge

International Yoga Run Day Challenge is a virtual event that challenges you to run and do a yoga pose. This run allows you to run a distance of 21 km in 21 Days and submit a photo of you doing a yoga pose on 89991 36369. The participants can run, jog or walk at the gym, outdoor, treadmill or any marathon event. Participants will get a medal by courier.

Wellness Fest

Wellness Fest is a three-day event at CIDCO exhibition center that comprises of a number of activities like yoga, brain exercises, relaxation, rejuvenation, meditation and music concert.

When: June 21 to 23, from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm and 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Where: CIDCO Exhibition Center, Vashi

Movement Meditation

Movement Meditation is a unique method of meditation designed by fitness enthusiast Bhoomika Chouhan that will equip you to physically and mentally deal with the rollercoaster ride that is everyday life. The workshop will help you give a new perspective on how to deal with stress so you can truly start living a holistic life on and off the yoga mat.

When: June 21 from 5 pm

Where: Rukhsana Manor, 237 B, Chapel Road, Ranwar, Bandra West

Entry Fee: Rs 1,000 for members and Rs 1,200 for non-members

Iyengar Yoga

Nehru Science Centre in collaboration with Iyengar Yogashraya are organising a four-hour long event that comprises of fun activities like yoga with props, the launch of exhibition and film screening.

Schedule:

Launch of the history of yoga and balance and alignment exhibition. - 8 am to 9:30 am

Film screening 'Yogacharya BKS Iyengar: Uniting Through Yoga' - 9:45 am

Yoga with props - 11 am to 12 noon

When: June 21 from 8 am to 12 pm

Where: Auditorium Nehru Science Centre Dr. E. Moses Road, Worli

Yoga by the Bay

Decorate the Marine Drive of Mumbai with a necklace of people doing Yoga and Meditation. Head to Marine Drive and celebrate the fifth anniversary of Yoga By The Bay. The event gives you an opportunity to practice yoga in the rejuvenating breeze of the waterfront at Marine Drive. The session is open to all. Participants need to carry their own yoga mats and rainwear.

When: June 21, 6 am to 7:30 am

Where: Marine Drive, Veer Nariman Road

Entry Fee: Free

Yoga at the Mall

In its bid to inculcate a healthy way of living among its patrons, Seawoods Grand Central Mall in association with Yoga Sadhana Mandir is inviting guests to attend a special yoga session at the mall. In the two-hour long session, professional instructors will teach basic yogic asanas such as shalabasana, pawanmuktasana, and makrasana followed by breathing exercises, Kaapalabhaati and Pranayana. The session will also include advice on mental and physical health benefits of a regular yoga routine.

When: June 21, 7:30 am to 9:30 am

Where: Seawoods Grand Central Mall, Nerul

Entry Fee: Free

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