United Nations – International Yoga Day – Sunday 21 June

(In association with S-VYASA).

21 June was declared as the International Yoga Day by the United Nations General Assembly on 11 December 2014. Yoga, a 5,000-year-old physical, mental and spiritual practice having its origin in India, aims to transform body and mind.

The declaration came after the call for the adoption of 21 June as International Yoga Day by Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi during his address to UN General Assembly on September 27, 2014 wherein he stated:

“Yoga is an invaluable gift of India’s ancient tradition. It 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. It is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and the nature. By changing our lifestyle and creating consciousness, it can help us deal with climate change. Let us work towards adopting an International Yoga Day.”

June 21, one of the two solstices, is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and has special significance in many parts of the world.

(S-VYASA – Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana)


The Archbishop Lanfranc Academy
Mitcham Road



• 8.00am – 8.45am – Meditation (for participants who practice Meditation regularly)
• 8.45am – 10.00am – Yoga session 1 (for participants who practice Yoga regularly)
• 10.00am – 11.15am – Yoga Session 2 (for beginners)
• 11.15am – 12.00pm – Guided meditation (for beginners)


• 1.00pm – 2.00pm – Lecture on Benefits of Meditation (Open to all)
• 2.00pm – 2.20pm – Laughter Yoga (Open to all)
• 2.30pm – 4.00pm – Concluding programme

Art of Living workshop [3 hourly from 9.00a.m.] – click here to book

Suryanamaskar (Sun Salutation) – Health for humanity

A workshop will be held every hour for 45 minutes from 10.00am – 1pm.
Suryanamaskar is a form of exercise with a series of 12 physical postures.

The benefits are:

• Tones up the digestive system by the alternate stretching and compression of abdominal organs. It activates digestion and gets rid of constipation and dyspepsia.
• Strengthens abdominal muscles.
• Thoroughly ventilates the lungs, and oxygenates the blood.
• Acts as detoxifying agent, by getting rid of enormous quantity of carbon dioxide and other toxic gases.
• Promotes sleep and calms anxiety.
• Tones up the nervous system & improves memory.

Workshops & Lectures will be held on:

• Ayurveda, Pranayam, Mantrachanting, Guided meditation, Chair Yoga,
• Hajna
• Yoga Therapy for common ailments – Diabetes, Blood pressure, Asthma, Arthritis, Back Pain etc by Dr Robin Monoro

Workshops will be held every hour for 45 minutes starting at 10am until 1pm.

Yoga fair Exhibitors:

• Several Yoga organisations
• Health products
• Vegetarian society
• Endorsed by the Indian High Commission

A stall serving delicious Vegetarian Indian snacks and home made award winning ice cream and cupcakes will be open all day.

Please register your interest in workshops. There will be a nominal charge of only £5 for each workshop

Getting to the venue:

By Bus:
Bus 264  either from East Croydon or Tooting Broadway underground station

By Tram:
Either from Wimbledon or East Croydon to Therapi Lane stop, from where it is 5 mintues walk.


Bookings will be available from first week of May 2015.

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