On Thursday June 21,  celebrate the United Nations declared International Day of Yoga (IDoY) and the arrival of the summer solstice with an all day Festival at Pioneer Courthouse Square in the heart of downtown Portland. 

On Thursday June 21,  celebrate the United Nations declared International Day of Yoga (IDoY) and the arrival of the summer solstice with an all day Festival at Pioneer Courthouse Square in the heart of downtown Portland. 

International Day Of Yoga  And Solstice Celebration

International Day Of Yoga  And Solstice Celebration

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For The Day Schedule Click Here

For The Day Schedule Click Here

Yogafest Portland offers a day of  entertainment and enlightenment for all, as Yogis from around the world gather to enjoy powerful presentations by leaders in the fields of healing, art, music, science,  education, business and more.  

Join in one of many Yoga classes (offered throughout the day in a Yoga Pavillion), enjoy sacred art & music, group meditations & kirtans, demonstrations and mini-classes.  Visit vendor booths offering unique high quality products such as yoga gear, organic tonics and wildcrafted cosmetics.

Pause for Peace  Join us at 12:15pm for a 5 minute citywide ‘pause for peace’  - pause wherever you are and take a few moments to center and to send the energy of peace to our world.  Come to Pioneer Square for this meditation pause + a prayer for peace led by representatives of diverse spiritual traditions. 

The IDoY on June 21st is free and family friendly.  Come for an hour or stay for the day.  

Yogafest Portland offers a day of  entertainment and enlightenment for all, as Yogis from around the world gather to enjoy powerful presentations by leaders in the fields of healing, art, music, science,  education, business and more.  

Join in one of many Yoga classes (offered throughout the day in a Yoga Pavillion), enjoy sacred art & music, group meditations & kirtans, demonstrations and mini-classes.  Visit vendor booths offering unique high quality products such as yoga gear, organic tonics and wildcrafted cosmetics.

Pause for Peace  Join us at 12:15pm for a 5 minute citywide ‘pause for peace’  - pause wherever you are and take a few moments to center and to send the energy of peace to our world.  Come to Pioneer Square for this meditation pause + a prayer for peace led by representatives of diverse spiritual traditions. 

The IDoY on June 21st is free and family friendly.  Come for an hour or stay for the day.  

A Yoga Extravaganza

A Yoga Extravaganza

Four Days Of Celebration!

Four Days Of Celebration!

IDoY is the first of a four-day Festival.  Yogafest Portland 2018 overall spans four days of special events: 

• Friday June 22 Global Peace Symposium at PSU

• Saturday June 23 Open House at Ananda Laurelwood- (a campus of higher consciousness),+ the dedication of Yogananda Gardens (unveiling an 8 foot bronze statue of Yoga pioneer Paramhansa Yogananda) 

•  Sunday June 24  ‘Festival of Light’ and restorative retreat at Ananda Laurelwood

• June 23-24  Combine and come for a weekend retreat!

IDoY is the first of a four-day Festival.  Yogafest Portland 2018 overall spans four days of special events: 

• Friday June 22 Global Peace Symposium at PSU

• Saturday June 23 Open House at Ananda Laurelwood- (a campus of higher consciousness),+ the dedication of Yogananda Gardens (unveiling an 8 foot bronze statue of Yoga pioneer Paramhansa Yogananda) 

•  Sunday June 24  ‘Festival of Light’ and restorative retreat at Ananda Laurelwood

• June 23-24  Combine and come for a weekend retreat!

Yoga is  a ‘Bridge to Peace’

Yoga is  a ‘Bridge to Peace’

Discover how Yoga is far more than physical postures. Yoga is a way of life that offers practical  ‘super-conscious’ solutions to the challenges of our life and our world.  This four day festival reveals Yoga as a practice of experiencing inner wholeness is a bridge to outer unity or peace.  

For more information and event ticketing

Discover how Yoga is far more than physical postures. Yoga is a way of life that offers practical  ‘super-conscious’ solutions to the challenges of our life and our world.  This four day festival reveals Yoga as a practice of experiencing inner wholeness is a bridge to outer unity or peace.  

For more information and event ticketing

About  International Day Of Yoga

About  International Day Of Yoga

Yoga is an ancient physical, mental and spiritual practice that originated in India, and forming the base of several world spiritual practices. The word ‘yoga’ derives from Sanskrit and means to join or to unite, symbolizing the union of body and consciousness.  Now yoga’s vitality continues to be revealed in its ability to transform lives from in all people:   Suhag Shukla, executive director of the Hindu America Foundation, wrote:

Yoga has the potential to transform both our inner and outer selves in a way that would allow us to see past differences of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and any other artificial identities we may create, to be able to recognize the presence of the divine in one another and all of existence.

 Recognizing its universal appeal the United Nations proclaimed 21 June as the International Day of Yoga (IDoY) by resolution 69/131 in December 2014. 

In presenting the resolution. Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi asked the world leaders to adopt an International Yoga Day, saying that by changing lifestyle and creating consciousness, it can help us deal with climate change and all manner of social ills.  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…. Yoga embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action, restraint and fulfillment; harmony between man and nature; a holistic approach to health and well being,”  IDoY was ratified by a record 177 countries.

Yoga is an ancient physical, mental and spiritual practice that originated in India, and forming the base of several world spiritual practices. The word ‘yoga’ derives from Sanskrit and means to join or to unite, symbolizing the union of body and consciousness.  Now yoga’s vitality continues to be revealed in its ability to transform lives from in all people:   Suhag Shukla, executive director of the Hindu America Foundation, wrote:

Yoga has the potential to transform both our inner and outer selves in a way that would allow us to see past differences of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and any other artificial identities we may create, to be able to recognize the presence of the divine in one another and all of existence.

 Recognizing its universal appeal the United Nations proclaimed 21 June as the International Day of Yoga (IDoY) by resolution 69/131 in December 2014. 

In presenting the resolution. Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi asked the world leaders to adopt an International Yoga Day, saying that by changing lifestyle and creating consciousness, it can help us deal with climate change and all manner of social ills.  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…. Yoga embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action, restraint and fulfillment; harmony between man and nature; a holistic approach to health and well being,”  IDoY was ratified by a record 177 countries.

June 21, 2018 From 11am - 7pm

June 21, 2018 From 11am - 7pm

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