Let’s Celebrate the International Day Of Yoga
June 18, 2018
“It is only through inner peace that we can have true outer freedom.” —Sri Chinmoy
Yoga is a beautiful ancient tradition, which was originated in India but which over the years has spread throughout the world. Contrary to what many people think, yoga is not just a discipline based on postures or breathing exercises, but it is a practice that involves a mental and spiritual aspect too.
In Sanskrit, the term Yoga means “Union”, according to experts, yoga is the union of soul, mind and body. Therefor a regular practice connects us with meditation, conscious breathing, healthy eating and positive thinking. Through this vision we can glimpse the purpose of our individual and collective life, and thus experience a state of calm and compassion in our day to day.
In 2014, the United Nations (UN) proclaimed June 21st as the International Day of Yoga, and this Thursday the world celebrates for the third time the International Day of yoga to raise awareness of the benefits of yoga.
From Samadhi Yoga Dublin, we want to invite you to be part of this worldwide celebration to promote peace, health, consciousness and the transcendental experience of Yoga. We are gathering together to carry out different activities along the day to transmit the value of the Yoga System and its aims to bring peace to all human beings.
We have teamed up with Green Waves Wellness represented by Maria Caldwell and Gandharva Loka Music Store represented by Pierre Lantuas, to celebrate this day with activities that expose other aspects of yoga like mindful meditation, ayurvedic lunch, yoga philosophy and bhakti yoga through kirtan.
A highlight of all the activities we will be holding on this day:
1. MINDFUL MORNING led by Maria Caldwell, 8.00am – 8.30am. A morning session to explore a short mindfulness practice combining meditation and breath awareness. Come as you are – you don’t even need to bring a mat or wear yoga clothes! Just something that you can sit in comfortably.
2. ASANA CLASS with Alita Rivero, 12pm – 1pm. A yoga class focused on increasing flexibility and strength, whilst enabling the body to soften, open and relax. This class will be appropriated for complete beginners to more advanced students, as modifications will be incorporated to enable each student to practice at their own unique level. Places will be limited to 16 people.
3. AYURVEDIC LUNCH, 1.00pm – 2.00pm. Come to have an enjoyable vegetarian lunch, based on the ayurvedic principles: warm and fresh food, full of vegetables and delicious spices and flavors. We will be serving rice, dal, potatoes and bread at our beautiful yeard.
4. PRANAYAMA SESSION with Emily Jauregui, 5.00pm – 5.30pm. Prana means ‘life force’ and yama means to ‘restrain’, so pranayama is a method used to manipulate the life force in your body. This is going to be a breif introduction to the theory and practice of pranayama, consciously harnessing the breath for yoga practice and meditation. Please come with an empty stomach (or at least to leave three hours after eating).
5. YOGA PHILOSOPHY with our special guest Pierre Lantuas, 7.30pm – 8.10pm. Pierre will gives us a short but meaningful speech about the art and science of yoga.
6. KIRTAN – BHAKTI YOGA led by special guest Pierre Lantuas, 8.15pm – 8.45pm. Chant with your heart and embrace the universe with bhakti yoga. Kirtan is the practice of chanting the names or mantras of the gods and goddesses, is perhaps the most important technique in bhakti yoga. We try to channel whatever emotion we are feeling into the song.
About Pierre Lantuas. Pierre is an extraordinary musician who has a unique way of sharing his talent with us. He is also an active member of “Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run”, since he was introduced with “Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run” he fall in love with his teachings and become one of them. From that time, he started to run, carry the peace torch. Carry and spread the message one to another for world peace,harmony and brotherhood.
Online bookings available on our website. Activities are donation-based. All donations will be offered to the Capuchin Day Centre for Homeless People.
We are looking forward to celebrating this auspicious day with all of you.
The Samadhi Yoga Family