pujyaswamijiBlessings from Pujya Swamiji, President of Parmarth Niketan & Sadhvi Bhagawatiji, Director of IYF

Posted March, 2018

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

About the IYF

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

Our Presenters

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

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.

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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About International Yoga Festival 2019

Download the IYF 2019 Schedule

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

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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.

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Highlights from the world-renowned 30th annual International Yoga Festival, held every year at Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh).

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  • Ivana (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, Zagreb, Croatia
  • Vik (Bangalore, India)
    "Practicing Kundalini with such amazing instructors on the Ganges with this diverse community has been an incredible experience."
    Vik, Bangalore, India
  • Lukas (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, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Deborah (San Diego, USA)
    "The Yoga Festival has been a perfect reason to finally come home to India."
    Deborah, San Diego, USA
  • Peter (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, Ljubania, Slovenia
  • Jenny (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, Brighton, United Kingdom
  • Sasch (Bergamo, Italy)
    "I come to Parmarth Niketan to International Yoga Festival every year to recharge my batteries and to find my center again."
    Sasch, Bergamo, Italy
  • Tiia (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, Helsinki, Finland
  • Elisabeth (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, Amaliada, Greece

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