Monday 21 June is World Yoga Day – Here’s What You Need To Know

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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to upend lives and livelihoods globally, The United Nations will be hosting a global online event for World Yoga Day.

From the comfort and safety of your own home, you can practice and experience the benefits of yoga, connecting with millions of people around the world by joining this live world yoga day virtual event. And it’s FREE.

Beyond the immediate impacts COVID has had on the physical health of many around the world, the pandemic has also exacerbated psychological suffering and mental health problems, including depression and anxiety, as pandemic-related restrictions continue in various forms in many countries. 

This has highlighted the urgent need to address the mental health dimension of the pandemic, in addition to the physical health aspects. 

As yoga is an ancient physical, mental and spiritual practice that originated in India and with the world yoga itself meaning, to join or to unite, symbolising the union of the body and consciousness. The United Nations wanted to bring awareness to the emotional stressed being caused around the world, from the pandemic. 

By hosting a live world virtual event for anyone across the world to join, a virtual connection so to speak, they hope to create a peaceful union between people, connecting us all virtually, reminding us that we are not alone.

In the words of one of its most famous practitioners, the late B. K. S. Iyengar, “Yoga cultivates the ways of maintaining a balanced attitude in day-to-day life and endows skill in the performance of one’s actions.”

Here’s how you can connect on Monday 21st June to World Yoga Day by International Yoga:

2021 UN Virtual World Yoga Day Event: Free

The Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations will hold the online celebration of the 7th annual International Yoga Day on 21 June 2021, from 8:30 to 10:00 am EST, to be broadcast live on UN WebTV

The event will open with messages from the President of the United Nations General Assembly and the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, which will be followed by demonstrations of Yoga exercises (asanas) to improve physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health and an Interactive panel discussion on “Yoga for well-being.” 

Sydney World Yoga Day Events:

Here’s what’s happening around Sydney on Monday for World Yoga Day 2021.

International Yoga Day at Elixr | Winter Solstice Fundraiser Class – $30 pp

Join Elixr Yoga teacher Felicia Robey for a special event to celebrate and raise money for the Red Cross India Covid Appeal. Light snacks and drinks also provided.

Date: Monday 21 June 2021

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm AEST

Where: Elixr Health Clubs – Bondi Junction, 9-13 Bronte Road 

Bondi Junction, NSW 2022

Click HERE to register.

Inside the ambient yoga studio at Elixr Bondi

International Day of Yoga Australia 2021 KIRTAN-MEDITATION-PRESENTATION-YOGA – Free

This is a Transcending Physical ‘ASANAS ” KIRTAN-MEDITATION-PRESENTATION-YOGA – with vegetarian refreshments included.

DATE: Sunday, 20th June 2021

TIME : 10am to 2pm

VENUE: Hunters Hill Sailing Club, Clarke Road Woolwich NSW 2110

Click HERE to register.

The brochure for the Transcending Yoga Day Event.

International Yoga Day Festival & Studio Open Day – $Donation

Celebrate World Yoga Day with us at our beautiful studio in Chippendale. Vegetarian Lunch also included.

When: Saturday 9 June 2021

Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Where: Australian School of Meditation & Yoga Sydney, 154-160 Broadway, Chippendale, NSW 2008

Click HERE to register.

The brochure for the yoga festival.

Body Mind Life 30 degree Yoga Bondi Beach – $30

Watch the sunrise on World Yoga Day, as you start your day with a balmy 30 degree yoga class in the Yoga Hall at Bondi Beach.

This is a yoga open class which is a combination of yoga flow and strong vinyasa poses.

Where: Body Mind Life Bondi Yoga, 40 Hall St, Bondi Beach NSW 2026

Time: 6am to 7am

Click HERE to register.

Inside the tranquil yoga studio of Body Mind Life Bondi.
Rebecca Wilkinson

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Rebecca is a freelance content creator and beauty editor for Bondi Beauty. She is a pescatarian, who may yet become vegan. She loves all things beauty, health & travel, has a weakness for coffee and is obsessed with cats and yoga. If she's not answering her mobile - it's probably because she's trying out the latest beauty trend, like massaging crushed pearls into her skin for the ultimate collagen and vitamin boost to skin cells.

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