Spread across the banks of the holy river Ganges, the city of Rishikesh is gearing up to celebrate the much coveted International Yoga Festival 2015 from March 01 to March 07. The week-long experience of yoga and meditation will bring 70 hours of dedicated yoga and meditation practices by the best teachers of Rishikesh along with spiritual discourses by experts from all over the world.
The itinerary features a host of special sessions by the experts on hatha yoga, pranayam, ashthanga yoga and meditation by experts like Mukta Ghosh, Yogi Akhilesh, Yogini Deepa and Yogini Deepti. The morning sessions on all seven days will be followed by a yogic breakfast along with Yogi Amritraj’s ayurveda talk.
During the festival, every evening, there will be various musical acts like Indian classical sitar, sarangi, tabla and pakhawat jugalbandi, folk music programmes and ragas by the Vina Maharaj School of Music as well as Indian classical-cum-Vocal Music Programme.
International Yoga Week has become a global platform for yoga enthusiasts to come and mingle with the most important men and women in the field of yoga. The event, which will be hosted by Ganga Kinare, a riverside boutique hotel, is estimated to get large number of footfall.
(Photo: Peter McBride)