British Indian diaspora fully geared up for International Day of Yoga 2023
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British Indian diaspora fully geared up for International Day of Yoga 2023

With the International Day of Yoga (IDY) 2023 this week on June 21, the diaspora in the UK and around the world are fully gearing up to celebrate the ancient Indian practice of wellness and wellbeing.

The ninth annual IDY will see Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visiting the United Nations Headquarters in New York where he will be joined by United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) President Csaba Korosi to participate in the celebrations.

There are several ways you can take part in this special day – themed around ‘Humanity’ this year –in the UK, as British Indians across the country have planned various events and celebrations for the much-anticipated day.

Trafalgar Square, London

The IDY celebrations at London’s Trafalgar Square in London have attracted hundreds to the iconic square over the years and so it is no surprise that the return of the famous event was announced earlier by the Indian High Commission.

Tuesday, 20 June 2023 at 8:30 am (UK)

Summer Solstice Yoga Day, Driffield

Aimed to provide the perfect midweek tonic for mind, body and soul, this day-long workshop to be held at Windmill Hill will see a great mix of breathwork and meditation, suryanamaskara (sun salutations) and Yin Yoga Womenderment.

Wednesday, 21 June 2023 at 9:15 am (UK)

Yoga on the Beach, Brighton

This unique event by the Brighton Yoga Foundation – who work with people who have experienced trauma, domestic violence and mental health challenges – will be held on the beach to celebrate the IDY 2023!

Wednesday, 21 June 2023 at 11:00 am (UK)

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Yog Parivar Milan, Nottingham

This exciting event will see the presence of Acharya Balkrishna – a disciple of renowned Yoga guru Baba Ramdev and Chairman and CEO of ‘Pantanjali Ayurved’. The event is set to take place in Nottingham’s Wollanton Hall and Deer Park.

Saturday, 24 June 2023 at 10:00 am (UK)

UN International Yoga Day 2023, Aberdeen

This public workshop will provide the opportunity to practise yoga and meditation with experts as well as understand the health benefits yoga has to offer with an interactive session, to be held at Woodbank North Deeside Road Cults.

Sunday, 25 Jun 2023 at 10:00 am (UK)

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Gita Bhavan Hindu Temple, Manchester

Vedic Organisation for Indian Culture and Education (VOICE), along with various communities in Manchester, is back with their annual IDY celebrations. The session will provide tasters for three types of Yoga with experts from each style: ‘Iyengar Yoga’, ‘Hatha Yoga’ and ‘Inner Energy and Meditation’.

Sunday, 25 June 2023 at 9:00 am (UK)

With lots of event lined up, IDY 2023 is sure to be a treat for diaspora across the UK!

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