pujyaswamijiBlessings from Pujya Swamiji, Founder of IYF & Sadhvi Bhagawatiji, Director of IYF

Posted May, 2017

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A Celebration of the Joy of Yoga at the International Yoga Festival

About the IYF


The annual International Yoga Festival, organized by Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh) in the sacred and heavenly state of Uttarakhand, the birthplace of Yoga, is grounded in the authentic origin of Yoga.

Our Presenters

ornament1Practise and learn from masters from the Traditional Yoga Lineages from India, as well as masters of International yoga schools & styles.

IYF History

ornament1From a small festival first organized in 1999, to a festival which now brings hundreds from all over the world, read here about the history of the IYF.

Our Program

ornament1IYF’s program includes over 70 hours of Yoga classes from world class Yoga teachers, plus evening discussions with some of India’s leading spiritual leaders.


Presenters at International Yoga Festival 2017

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About International Yoga Festival 2017

Download the IYF 2017 Schedule

Learn about the daily classes offered in yogasana, meditation and healing practices, as well as talks with renowned spiritual leaders.

Download the IYF 2017 Sacred Sound Schedule

Learn about IYF’s Sacred Sound classes in mantra, kirtan, sound healing, sound meditations and more.

Download the IYF 2017 Brochure

Learn about the renowned yogacharyas and spiritual leaders and the yoga styles in the festival, delve into the true meaning of yoga in daily life, and much more.

Download IYF 2017 Special Newsletter

Highlights from the world-renowned 29th annual International Yoga Festival, held every year at Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh).


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  • Ivana Crmcic – Zagreb, Croatia
    I am the Croatian ambassador for a yoga initiation program for children. I have to come to here to see all these gifted global teachers and to learn from them."
    Ivana Crmcic, Zagreb, Croatia
  • Vik Shah – Bangalore, India
    "Practicing Kundalini with such amazing instructors on the Ganges with this diverse community has been an incredible experience."
    Vik Shah, Bangalore, India

  • Lukas Barbello – Copenhagen, Denmark
    "As a total beginner to mindfulness the International Yoga Festival is proving to be a perfect way to sample lots of yoga and meditation styles."
    Lukas Barbello, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Deborah Johnson – San Diego, USA
    "The Yoga Festival has been a perfect reason to finally come home to India."
    Deborah Johnson, San Diego, USA
  • Peter Marinic – Ljubania, Slovenia
    "As a new yoga teacher it's amazing to listen and learn from so many great teachers, and especially in such a divine location."
    Peter Marinic, Ljubania, Slovenia
  • Jenny Flynn – Brighton, United Kingdom
    "I am opening my mind in the foothills of the Himalayas with so many great people, in such a beautiful place. It's wonderful."
    Jenny Flynn, Brighton, United Kingdom
  • Sasch Franchinia – Bergamo, Italy
    "I come to Parmarth Niketan to International Yoga Festival every year to recharge my batteries and to find my center again."
    Sasch Franchinia, Bergamo, Italy
  • Tiia Tammenin – Helsinki, Finland
    "The teachings are so deep, the atmosphere is beautifully light and the people are so open.
    The International Yoga Festival is more than I can ask for from any yoga event."
    Tiia Tammenin, Helsinki, Finland
  • Elisabeth Andripoulou – Amaliada, Greece
    "The interesting blend of Indian and Western approaches to yoga is so refreshing.
    The International Yoga Festival is both serious and fun simultaneously."
    Elisabeth Andripoulou, Amaliada, Greece

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