About the International Yoga Festival

Join us for the world famous annual International Yoga Festival in 2018 —  uniting yogis of every culture, colour and creed together in a one-world yogic family, expanding global consciousness, and bringing healing to the planet, one person at a time!

Come, Connect, Embrace, and Evolve

Come home to Rishikesh, the birthplace of yoga, the home of the ancient yogis, sages and seers.  Each year the International Yoga Festival grows and expands, embracing more and more people from more and more countries around the world. In 2017 we had nearly 2000 participants from 101 countries!

Connect with like-minded, conscious yogis and paradigm-shifters from every part of the world. Whether you are already undergoing a personal transformation or are in search of transformation, whether you are already an active co-creator of your own divine life or you would like to become one – the Festival is for all!  Befriend a community that becomes family for life.

In the 7 day immersion and celebration, you have the opportunity to embrace every major style of yoga, learn from enlightened Spiritual Leaders, Master Yoga Teachers, Evolutionary Thought Leaders, and Wellness Specialists from the around the world.  Awaken to the best version of yourself and ignite your inner light through this not-to-be-missed event at Parmarth Niketan Ashram, the largest ashram in Rishikesh and one of the largest interfaith yoga institutions in India.

The programme offers an extensive schedule of possibility, starting with Kundalini sadhana at 4 a.m. for the intensely committed and ending at 9:30 pm with traditional cultural song and dance, kirtan and enlightened entertainment on the banks of Ganga. You can customize each day as per your personal needs. We also have a Sacred Sound Stage for you to come, unwind and awaken through the power of sound.

Come Home to the Himalayas…. Awaken, Connect, Discover a New You.

Come bathe in the energy of the towering Himalayas and majestic Ganga River.  As you sit and watch the flow of the river, you’ll connect deeply with your own inner divine flow.

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For 2018, give yourself the best gift in the world– the gift of yourself, awakened and illuminated at this life-transforming event!

We look forward to welcoming you to your Himalayan home,

The #IYF2018 Team

The International Yoga Festival is organised by Parmarth Niketan Ashram in association with the Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India, Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board & GMVN.

Yoga is not merely for our bodies, but rather Yoga is for our bodies, minds, hearts and souls. Yoga literally means “Union” – union of breath with the body, union of the mind with the muscles, and most importantly union of the self with the divine. Yoga is not a religon. It does not require you to believe in a certain God or chant certain mantras.

Yoga is an ancient science which leads to health in the body, peace in the mind, joy in the heart, and liberation of the soul.

Register now for IYF 2018!

Our Presenters

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

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IYF History

From 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.

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Our Program

IYF’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.

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