Yogathon in Buenos Aires
As a run-up to the 2nd International Day of Yoga, the Embassy in collaboration with the City Government of Buenos Aires and a group of prominent Yoga schools organized a Yogathon in the city of Buenos Aires on the 3rd of April 2016. The Yogathon took place in the most symbolic locations of the city of Buenos Aires, such as the Argentine National Congress, Theater Colon, La Boca, The Great Flower of Buenos Aires and the Rose Garden of Palermo. The objective behind this Yogathon was to take Yoga to the symbolic places that every Argentine associates himself/herself with, thereby building a bridge between our two cultures.
2. It included 5 sessions of Yoga, each lasting thirty minutes, from 8.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. and saw participation of around 150 people. The Yogathon included various Yoga Schools, such as the Art of Living, Brahma Kumaris, Centro Internacional de yoga Sivananda, Espacio Chris Lavalle, Fundacion Hastinapur, Fundacion Indra Devi y Universidad de Savaldor,. The participants carried out excellent demonstrations of various postures mentioned in the booklet on Common Yoga Protocol, released by the Ministry of AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy), Government of India.
3. Today, we are launching the promo video of the 2nd International Day of Yoga among members of the press and on our social media handles. You can watch the videos in the links below: https://youtu.be/WjRha9mWp08 and https://www.facebook.com/IndiaInArgentina/videos/1017792268307741/ The Embassy will convene a Press Conference on the Second International Day of Yoga in the beginning of June 2016.
4. As part of our ongoing efforts to promote yoga in Argentina, the Embassy will organize a Conference on Yoga and Education in the University of Salvador (USAL) in the month of May 2016. This will be followed by mega celebrations of the Second International Day of Yoga on the 20th of June 2016 in Buenos Aires and other Provinces of Argentina.
April 15, 2016