MDNIY Celebrates International Yoga Fest to Sensitize International Day of Yoga

Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga (MDNIY) is organising the ‘International Yoga Fest (IYF), a Curtain Raiser for International Day of Yoga (IDY), 2016′ to sensitize the masses regarding celebration of IDY. This is the first ever grand event being hosted at Talkatora Indoor Stadium, New Delhi, 110004 from 20-22 April, 2016.

To make International Day of Yoga a splendid and memorable one, the International Yoga Fest will see the auspicious presence of eminent Yoga Gurus like Swami Baba Ramdev, Dr. H.R.Nagendra, Sh. O.P.Tiwari, Swami Chidananda Muni, Dadi Janki, Sh. Prashant Iyengar, Smt. Hansaji Jayadeva, Sister Shivani, Swami Atmapriyananda, Sh. Chinmaya Pandaya, Dr. M.V.Bhole, Swami Bharat Bhushan, Smt. Kamlesh Barwal, Swami Ullasa, Swami Ritawan Bharati and many others from Yoga fraternity.International Day of Yoga

Events of Yoga festival

To celebrate International Day of Yoga in a big way, International Yoga Fest will comprise of following important events.

  • Parallel Workshops by eminent Yoga Masters
  • Lecture/ Special Yoga Techniques / Yoga Demo by Yoga Masters
  • Satsang/ Isha Music/ Discourses/ Cultural Program by eminent Yoga Gurus
  • Yoga Demo by Physically Challenged/ Blind Children/ Yoga Professionals
  • A Day Seminar on Life Sketch and  Contributions of Padma Vibhushan Dr. B.K.S Iyengar for the promotion and development of Yoga led by Sh. Prashant Iyengar and his team.

Seminar on Dr. B.K.S Iyengar

A day Seminar on Life Sketch and Contributions of Padma Vibhushan Dr. B.K.S Iyengar for the Promotion and Development of Yoga will be organised. Padma Vibhushan Yogacharya BKS Iyengar has been a legend in his times. From a humble beginning to full of ill-health, he was not expected to live long. Not only did he survive but he gave life to millions across the world having taught for 80 years in the 95 years of his life. He transmitted his understanding and experience on how Asanas and Pranayama can give relief from physical, physiological, mental, emotional and intellectual sufferings. Dukha Vritti Nirodha. The word Iyengar has become so synonymous with yoga that even the Oxford English Dictionary defines Iyengar as a form of yoga.

Yoga Workshops by leading Institutes

The leading Yoga Institutes of India will conduct parallel yoga workshops during International Yoga Fest.

  1. Swami Baba Ramdev from Patanjali Yoga Peeth, Haridwar
  2. Dr. H R Nagendra from  University, Bangalore
  3. Smt. Kamlesh Barwal from The Art of Living, Bangalore
  4. Swami Ullasa from Isha Foundation, Coimbatore
  5. Sh. O P Tiwari from Kaivalyadhama, Lonavla, Pune
  6. Sh. Prashant Iyengar from Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute, Pune
  7. Smt. Hansaji Jayadeva from The Yoga Institute, Santacruz, Mumbai
  8. Sister Shivani from Brahama Kumaries Iswariya Viswavidyalaya, Mount Abu
  9. Swami Bharat Bhushan from Mokshayatan International Yogashram, Saharanpur
  10. Smt. Geetha Krishnan from Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram, Chennai
  11. Ravindra Sahu from Swami Ram Sadhaka Grama, Rishikesh
  12. Dr. Vivek Dutta from Adhyatm Sadhna Kendra, New Delhi
  13. Dr. Rakesh Verma Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya, Haridwar
  14. Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga, New Delhi

Participating Yoga Institutes

  1. Art of Living Foundation, Bangalore
  2. Patanjali Yoga Peetha, Haridwar
  3. Isha Foundation, Coimbatore
  4. Brahma Kumaris University, Mount Abu
  5. SVYASA University, Bangalore
  6. Kaivalyadhama, Lonavla, Pune
  7. The Yoga Institute, Santacruz, Mumbai
  8. Lakulish Yoga University, Ahmedabad
  9. Parmarth Niketan, Haridwar
  10. Ramakrishan Mission, Kolkata
  11. Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya, Haridwar
  12. Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute, Pune
  13. Amrita University, Amrita Puri, Kerala
  14. Krishnamachari Yoga Mandiram, Chennai
  15. Vidya Bharti, New Delhi
  16. Mokshayatan Yogashram, Saharanpur
  17. Gurukul Kangri Vishwavidyalaya, Haridwar
  18. Central Council for Research in Yoga & Naturopathy, New Delhi
  19. Krishnamacharya Healing and Yoga Foundation, Chennai
  20. Swami Ram Sadhaka Gram, Rishikesh
  21. Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga, New Delhi
  22. Preksha International, Rajasthan
  23. Shri Aurobindo Ashram, Puducherry
  24. International Centre of Yoga Education and Research, Puducherry
  25. Bharatiya Yoga Vidya Dham, Nasik
  26. Sahayog Mandir, Thane
  27. International Naturopathy Organization, Delhi
  28. Ujjain Yoga Life Society, Ujjain
  29. NCC, NSS, Scouts & Guides, Armed Forces and Para-Military Forces will also participate.

For further details one can contact the Director of Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga on the following phone number  and E-mails. Ph:  011-23730417, 23730418, 23721472, 23351099; Fax: 011-23711657 E-mail:,


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