Celebration of the Second International Day of Yoga in Latvia

Celebration of the Second International Day of Yoga in Latvia

Embassy of India Stockholm and Latvia in association with the Indo-Latvian Chamber of Commerce, the Centre for Indian Studies and Culture of the University of Latvia, the Latvian Professional Yoga federation andthe European Academy of Tibetan Medicine and Yoga would be celebrating the 2nd International Day of Yogain Riga with the support of different Yoga schools in Latvia. The main celebration will take place at the Botanical Garden of University of Latvia in Riga, Latvia on 21 June 2016 from 0800 Hrs to 2200 Hrs.
This year the IDY is beingcelebrated on a much bigger scale as events are being held in other parts of Latvia besides Riga. Morever, besides Yoga practice  sessions, a children’s drawing competition on the theme of Yoga and a research seminar will be organised to promote Yoga among different sections of public.

The activities would start from 18th June 2016 with a two day Open Air Festival at Ainavas where Yoga Specialists and Yoga Centres would be holding demonstrations, and lectures.  In addition a number of Yoga schools all over Latvia will have ‘Open Days’ on June 18-19 and give free classes to interested persons.
On 20th June, a Research Symposium will be organised at the Latvian Academy for Sports Education on the subject of “Past, Present and Future Roadmap to Integrate Yoga in Societies with Diverse  Historical and  Cultural Background”. A large number of researchers are expected to participate in the event. In the afternoon of 20th June,the European Academy of Tibetan Medicine and Yoga in Riga will be organisinganother yoga event in Baltezers.

The main IDY celebrations on 21 June 2016 will be inaugurated by the Ambassador of India to Sweden and Latvia Mrs. Banashri Bose Harrison and a senior representative from the City Council. The programme will begin with a broadcast of Prime Minister’s message on the occasion of the 2nd IDY. In the evening, there will a unique Cultural Program which will combine presentationsonYogaby Yoga Masters withperformances of Indian classical music and dance as well as Latvian music. Full details of the activities may be seen at http://www.idy.lv/en/program/