International Day of Yoga 2015


Our first United Nations International Yoga Day celebration from 8am to 5pm:

The day was started with an auspicious lecture by Ram Vaidya and Meditation followed by workshops and Yoga fair.

14 organisations joined us in celebrating the day.

The event was attended by over 1000 people through out the day from different back grounds and religions. Over 650 people participated  in the closing ceremony. The Chief Guest was the Deputy High Commissioner and we were also honoured to have the presence of the Deputy Mayor of Croydon and other dignitaries.

Workshops were held on Laughter yoga, Yoga for children, Pranayaam, Yoga therapy for common ailments & back pain, Meditation, Chair Yoga and Mantra chanting.
The Yoga fair had various exhibitors on healthy life style.

The closing ceremony comprised of a Lecture on benefit of Mediation by Dr Guruprasad Venkat, Laughter yoga by Vivienne  Soan, Song on Yoga by Zalika and key note speech on Relevance of Yoga in 21 Century by Dr Alex Hankey.

DSYM would like to thank all  our organisers and volunteers for taking the time and effort to organise the event so smoothly.

The feedback we received was excellent:
Thank you so much for the opportunity I had to teach the children. It was a lovely day and I look forward to Yoga Day developing into something grand over the coming years.
Hajnalka Wray

All of  you really very co-operative in everything & we thank all of you from the bottom of our heart. It was very well organised & you went out of your way to help all of us. Its was great team work.
Pritiben – Brahma Kumaris

It was wonderful to meet you all yesterday at International Yoga Day and laugh together! I really enjoyed the whole event, and it would be lovely to see the photos/videos when they are ready. You are welcome to see my pictures on the Facebook page Eva Laughter Yoga.

Thank you for this fantastic day and I look forward to meeting you again!

Thank you for the wonderful opportunity to run yoga therapy workshops at the Croydon Yoga Fair.  I thoroughly enjoyed it.  The huge turnout was amazing and those of you who organised the event did a brilliant job. It was a pleasure to be in a peaceful and happy environment.
Joyce D Power

We share some of the photos & video clips of the inaugural International Day of Yoga which took place at Archbishop Lanfranc School, Croydon on Sunday 21st July 2015