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Start Date: 21-06-2024 End Date:    21-06-2024


Parmarth Niketan Ashram, Rishi

Soothe your mind, body, and soul with the yoga masters at the International Yoga Festival.

Soothe your mind, body, and soul with the yoga masters at the International Yoga Festival.

In the sane ashram of Parmarth Niketan in Rishikesh, India around 1999 Yoga was introduced to the world in mass. Since then, The International Yoga Festival-Rishikesh has gained fame and admiration to which people and practitioners travel from all around the world. Initially, Yoga was conducted under the guidance of Pujya Shri Swami Veda Bharat Ji, but then the Yoga asanas were taught by Yogacharya Shri Bharat Bhushan Ji. It is when the word spread worldwide, the yoga gurus and saints came from different parts to share their knowledge of Yoga with the innumerable participants at the ashram.


It is the spiritual and meditative core which aligns the mental, physical and spiritual health to peace. In simple word, Yoga is the answer to the mind, body, and soul lining to cleanse the mind as well as body giving the physical fitness and wellbeing.

Yoga is regarded as one of the six orthodox schools of Hindu Traditions of Philosophy which are termed as the Astika Philosophies and traditions accepted and nurtured in Vedas as a key source of knowledge. It is the oldest science developed to preserve the health and wellness of beings. Yoga includes asanas (exercises) for the physical body and mediation for mental and spiritual fitness.

In the IYF:

The International Yoga festival upholds the Indian legacy and keeps it alive and breathing. It is conducted for a period of 1 week alongside the Banks of holy River Ganges in the Parmarth Niketan Ashram in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand. The festival includes various Yoga and meditative sessions over the course of 70 hours of rigorous workout.

The tentative schedule of events happens as follows:

  • 4 AM : The rising time and the start of first session of Yoga classes
  • 6:30 AM : Different sessions of 1-hour Yoga classes
  • 8:30 AM : 2-hour yoga sessions
  • 11 AM : Sat sang and spiritual talks by various gurus
  • Break
  • 11 AM : Sat sang and spiritual talks by various gurus
  • 6-7 PM : Attending aarti on the banks of River Ganga
  • 7 PM : Dinner
  • Cultural dance and singing followed by sat sang
  • 9:30 PM : Time to bed and rise early.
The Yoga is a blend of Asanas and meditation components which are likely as follows:

  • Pranayama
  • Hatha yoga
  • Yoga Nidra
The Yoga includes different forms like:

  • Iyengar yoga: Practice of precision
  • Kriya yoga: Energy and breath control
  • Kundalini yoga: Incorporating movement and meditation
  • Vinyasa yoga: Smooth flow of Power gaining
The meditation course includes:

  • Agnihotra: Energy healing sessions and yoga retreats
  • Ajapa Japa: Reciting a japa(mantra) without any mental effortnumerous times
  • Antar Mouna: The dealings with the inter conscious mind
  • Chakra sandhi: Mastering the concentration of mind
  • Chidakasha dharma: The meditation involving inner visualization of the body, subtle and bad.

The festival incorporates healthy lifestyle in a peaceful and fresh environment including Saatvik Aahara means quality diet helping to cleanse the body and mind and stay fit and healthy.

Tourism spots in Rishikesh:
Tourism spots in Rishikesh:

Rishikesh has a stunning beauty with seducing environment and landscapes to attract enough people to have a blissful holiday. The tourist attractions in Rishikesh have a high reputation being best in the country. Some of the top places to visit can be:

  • Neer Garh waterfall
  • The betakes ashram
  • Lakshman Jhula
  • Ram Jhula
  • Triveni Ghat
  • Kunjapuri devi temple
  • Swarg Ashram
  • Rajaji national park
  • Neelkanth Mahadev temple and many more.
There are many high spirit adventures spots for the daring and energetic. They include:

  • River rafting across River Ganga
  • Rock climbing in Kaudiyala
  • Highest bungee jumping spot
  • Many trekking and camping places
  • Water sports and adventure tourism in a village Byasi
  • Flying fox and Giant Swing
  • Kayaking

The thrilling adventure sports here provide the arousing experience of life with breathtaking moments to live for and cherish in the lifetime.

People are provided with attractive packages of trips which include food, accommodation, and tourism at times to which considerably large amount of tourists are attracted around the year. There are international as well as national tourists from different parts of the world hoping to visualize the exquisite beauty of the State Uttarakhand along with the Grand festival of Yoga.


  • By road : Buses have a good connection from almost all the places to take the visitors to Rishikesh.
  • By rail : Nearest station is the Haridwar reached by various trains namely Shatabdi, Mussoorie express, etc. after which is advisable to take a cab or a bus to Rishikesh.
  • By air : The first and second Nearest airports are Dehradun and New Delhi, and then a cab or a bus will take you to the place.

The International Yoga festival pavesthe way for the people to attend the important as well as endeavor the insulin rush by the sports. This is a once in a lifetime experience with a way to change the ideology of one’s mind and to start fresh well equipped with knowledge and understanding of what is needed to body, mind, and soul.

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