Organization: International Yoga Day

Details: Set by United Nation, 6.21 is the annual International Yoga Day. In Hong Kong, there will be a series of free yoga events celebrated within the territory. (See the table below) The main event being the mass yoga will be held at Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park in Sai Ying Pun, co-organised by the Consultate General of India in Hong Kong and the Leisure and Cultural Services Department.

Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi asked the world leaders to adopt an International Yoga Day. “Yoga embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfilment; harmony between man and nature; a holistic approach to health and well being,” he said, adding “By changing our lifestyle and creating consciousness, it can help us deal with climate change.” Addressing the 193-member UN General Assembly in United Nations. Modi said “Let us work towards adopting an International Yoga Day,” Noting that Yoga is “an invaluable gift of our ancient tradition”, he said: “It is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and the nature.”

 

Here’s a listing of the events commemorating the first International Day of Yoga on Sunday, June 21. All are free to join though some require pre-event registration.

 

Mass yoga at Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park

Organization: Consultate General of India in Hong Kong; the Leisure and Cultural Services Department

Time: 7.30am – 9:15am (After the mass class, there’ll be smaller sessions by Sahaja Yoga, Prajna Yoga, The Yoga Room and other instructors from 9.15am.)

Venue: Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park, Sai Ying Pun

Fee: Free of charge

Registration: Yoga in Hong Kong (first 1,500 people to register at www.yogainhk.org will get a free commemorative yoga mat and T-shirt.)

 

Open house at all Pure Yoga locations

Organization: Pure Yoga

Nature: Special-themed classes open to everyone at Pure’s seven yoga studios (booking needed in advance)

Time: Various times (check schedules)

Venue: Central, Repulse Bay, Causeway Bay, Quarry Bay, Tsim Sha Tsui and Mongkok

Further information: Pure Yoga; call 8129-2200 to book a spot

 

Screening of documentary “Living Yoga” by Integral Yoga

Organization: Integral Yoga

Nature: documentary viewing

Time: 10am to 11am

Venue: Platform Co-Working Space, 1/F, 120 Connaught Road West

 

Workshops by Isha Foundation

Organization: Isha Foundation

Time: Tung Chung 12.30pm to 2pm; Hong Kong University 5-5.30pm and 6-7.30pm

Registration: Isha Foundation

 

Yoga on the Beach by The Yoga Room

Organization: Yoga Room

Time: 5 to 6pm

Venue: Repulse Bay

Further information: Yoga Room; tel: 2544-8398

 

And here are other free yoga events happening on other days:

 

OmFest

Nature: a mass yoga and party

Date: Aug 9

Time: starts at 2pm

Venue: at Central Harbourfront Event Space

Further information: please email to [email protected]

 

Single Mingle Yoga Night by Yoogaia and Luxe Nova

Nature: Socialise over yoga and tea cocktails (HK$100 for two drinks) at Luxe Nova Lifestyle Studio

Date & Time: July 4, Aug 1, Sept 5, 4pm

Venue: 9/F, V Plus, 68-70 Wellington Street, Central

Further information: please email to [email protected]

 

Community classes by Lululemon

Date & venue: various

Further information:  Lululemon for schedule and to register

 

Yoga for Busy Executives by Life Management Yoga Centre

Nature: workshops

Time: Every third Sunday of the month at 2.30pm

Venue: 11/F, 35 Kimberley Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon

Fee: Pay what you wish for their four-hour workshops

Registration: Life Management Yoga Centre

 

Beginner yoga classes by Sahaja Yoga

Date & Time: various

Venue: Central, Shatin, Yau Ma Tei and Kwun Tong

Registration: Just show up – no registration needed

Further information: For full schedule see Sahaja Yoga

 

Source: International Yoga Day

International Day of Yoga 2015

Special thanks to SCMP – “Stretch your dollar: free yoga classes in Hong Kong”

 

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