June 17, 2019
“Through selfless service, you will always be fruitful and find the fulfilment of your desires” ―
The International Yoga Day aims to highlight the benefits of yoga throughout the globe.
In Sanskrit, the term Yoga means “Union”, according to experts, yoga is the union of soul, mind and body. 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. 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.
Why International Yoga Day Is Celebrated On 21 June?
Grisham Sankranthi is on June 21. On this day the Sun begins to move from north to south in the context of the earth. By the 21st of June, the sun moves in front of the Northern Hemisphere. After 21st June it starts moving towards the Southern Hemisphere. From the viewpoint of yoga, it is a time of transformation period. This time is considered to be a better time for conversion. That is why International Yoga Day is celebrated on 21st June.
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.
Join us in our second year hosting this unique annual celebration of the summer solstice and the mindful practice of yoga! Program includes Yoga Asana, Ayurvedic Lunch, Yin Yoga, Mindful Meditation, Yoga Philosophy and Kirtan. Bring along your yoga mat, water, friends & family to celebrate this timeless tradition of Yoga.
A highlight of all the activities we will be holding on this day:
1. ASANA CLASS with Sharon Brady, 9.30am – 10.30am. A class to completely renew your body & mind. You will experience gentle yoga sequences with flowing movement in a relaxing way. This will cultivate your stillness, your alignment and your embodied awareness. You will leave Samadhi with a gentle smile on your face. 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 14 people.
2. YIN YOGA led by Daya Lupinacci, 11.00am – 12.15pm. A morning session to lay back and melt into your true self, letting go of stress and tension, and finally releasing any physical, emotional or energetic imbalance you may have been harbouring. Take this time to float away with your breath and relax into your natural harmonic state. No yoga experience needed. Places will be limited to 12 people.
3. AYURVEDIC LUNCH, 12.00pm – 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 flavours. We will be serving kitchari & chai tea in our beautiful front yeard. Please bring your own container.
4. MINDFUL MEDITATION led by Alita Rivero, 5.00pm – 6.00pm. For this special celebration, we come together in the evening to explore a short mindfulness practice combining meditation & breath awareness. A mindful practice to help you, balance you, energize you, and shift your mindset. 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.
5. YOGA PHILOSOPHY with our special guest Manu Davis, 7.00pm – 8.00pm. Manu will gives us a short but meaningful speech about the different paths of Yoga in the Bhagavad Gita.
6. KIRTAN – BHAKTI YOGA led by Emily & Gretta, 8.00pm – 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 our Special Guest:
Manu Davis. Manu is a senior teacher at the Dublin Centre of Vedic Studies and active member of ISKCON society. He currently runs an art business from his gallery in Dawson Street where he showcases both Irish and International artists. He co-organised the first Irish Biennial in 2012 and in 2015 showcased the London Irish Art Exhibition in Westminster which was opened by the Irish Arts Minister and the Irish Ambassador.
Online bookings are essential. Activities are donation-based. All these classes are suitable for beginners as well as experienced yogis. Minimum required donation per class is €7 per person with all proceeds going to the Capuchin Day Centre to help prevent families, young people and individuals from having to experience homelessness.
Bookings available on our website.
We are looking forward to celebrating this auspicious day with all of you.
With Love & Gratitude,
Your Samadhi Yoga Family