It’s just last 4 days to go for 2018 to end and I am so elated to share this special blog with you guys this year itself. You’ll know how much I love to talk about health and fitness so this one is right on those lines and a biggy.
I am sure many of you must have already heard about The Yoga Institue in Mumbai which is a world-renowned institute. This Legendary Institute of India is completing 100 years this week and they are marking this with a huge celebration which is India’s biggest wellness festival known as Harmony Festival in Mumbai on 28th and 29th December 12 noon-9 pm, at MMRDA Ground, BKC.
Let me tell you a little more about the institute first just in case you aren’t aware.
In 2018, it received the Prime Minister’s Award for outstanding contribution for promotion and development of Yoga, conferred by the Ministry of AYUSH.
The Yoga Institute has more than 500 publications to its credit, and Shri Yogendraji’s books about Yoga are preserved in the oldest and the largest millennial time capsule in the world, the Crypt of Civilization at Oglethorpe University, USA, to be opened in the year 8113 AD.
Dr. Hansaji Jayadeva Yogendra is the only woman Yoga guru to be invited by Hon. Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi to share the stage at the first International Day of Yoga.
Every day, about 2000 persons visit The Yoga Institute for training and health consultations. Over the years, the Yoga Institute has also certified more than 55,000 trained Yoga teachers who, in 120 countries, have been helping millions live better holistically healthy lives with the help of householder Yoga.
Eminent dignitaries like the Dalai Lama, Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (the first Vice President of India and the second President of India), and several Commissioners, Ministers, Mayors and Heads of the many government departments have visited the Institute and taken a keen interest in the teachings of Yoga
Many Bollywood legends and celebrities have undertaken Yoga training at The Yoga Institute.
Since 100 years, The Yoga Institute has been transforming the lives of millions of people via various social initiatives like Annam Brahma and regular Yoga sessions for differently-abled children, marginalized communities, especially women and children, LGBTQ community, and many more.
So its difficult to mention their good work and achievements in a few lines may be shall write one more blog on this 🙂
But now let us talk about this huge fest I am looking forward to being attending on 28th and 29th December.
Shri Ramnath Kovind – Hon’ble President of India, will grace the historic occasion and inaugurate the 100 years’ celebrations on Friday, 28th December.
Other distinguished guests of honor who will grace the ceremony are Shri C. Vidyasagar Rao – Hon’ble Governor of Maharashtra, Shri Devendra Fadnavis–Honble Chief Minister of Maharashtra, and Dr. Smt HansajiJayadevaYogendra, Director of The Yoga Institute, Mumbai, among others.
The Hon’ble Governor will also officially release Dr. Smt Hansaji Jayadeva Yogendra’s book, Yoga For All, which has been 3 years in the writing and is based on a hundred years of research by The Yoga Institute.
Dr. Hansaji Jayadeva Yogendra, Director of The Yoga Institute, Mumbai, said, “On behalf of the millions of people whose lives have been touched by The Yoga Institute over the past 100 years. we feel humbled and privileged to have continued the service of Yoga through The Yoga Institute as per the vision of our Founder, the great Yoga Guru Shri Yogendra Ji, and we welcome one and all to the Harmony Fest, which we hope will help bring about harmony and balance in the lives of people across India.
Yes anyone who wishes to join can attend the fest for free.
Harmony Fest will offer a banquet of health and wellness for thought, mind, body and soul, delivered through a music, entertainment and good food festival, a marketplace for sustainable goods and art plus, of course, 20 hours of Yoga, panel discussions, workshops, mentorship and guidance talks, higher and novice learning programmes and much more.
- EXPERT GUIDANCE FROM Rujuta Diwekar, India’s leading sports science and nutrition expert and amongst the world’s most followed Nutritionists.
- TALKS AND PANEL DISCUSSIONS on Yoga with celebrated experts like Gaur Gopal Das, Chidanand Ji Saraswati, Dr. D R Kartikeyan, Dr. Lokesh Muni, Dr. Chinmaya Pandya, Sadhvi Bhagwati Saraswati, a YogTalk by Laxmi Narayan Tripathi, and others.
- 4 YOGA WORKSHOPS: To help spread the word about Yoga for Householders: Bhavas Workshop, Asana Workshop, Women’s Health Workshop, and Couples’ Workshop
- MEDITATION PODS to relax and unwind.
- HARMONY STAGE will feature performances by Symphony Stage & Musical bands, with illustriousnames like Shankar Mahadevan, Rekha Bhardwaj and bands and musical acts like Dharavi Rocks, Indian Ocean, Prem Joshua, Flamenco Kathaa and Kabir Café.
Below posted the schedule and line up of the events for both the days –
So I am surely not going to miss this event and I hope to see you guys there too 🙂