On June 17th, as part of that celebration, the International Yoga Festival was held as a whole day event at the UBC Student Recreation Center. For the third year in a row, the festival attracted a large and diverse crowd from different backgrounds and levels of knowledge of the Yoga tradition and practice.
The festival promoted all traditional aspects of Yoga, including Asanas, Pranayama, Meditation, Mantras, and Vedanta Philosophy. The atmosphere was filled with enthusiasm among attendees who participated in yoga practice, meditation, and enjoyed food for wellness and healthy living.
The event was enriched by the presence of Yoga Gurus such as Maitreyi Yogacharini, Nirmala Raniga, Jeffrey Armstrong. Event participants from sponsors to attendees and Yoga Gurus shared the philosophy of a holistic approach to healthy living and acknowledged our responsibility to protect the planet for further generations.
As an annual event, the International Yoga Festival – Vancouver will be held again in 2018 at an even bigger scale to promote the message of Yoga and wellness.