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First International Day of Yoga (IDY) in the Republic of Korea on 21 June 2015.

Friday, June 5th, 2015
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Yoga is a 5,000-year-old physical, mental and spiritual practice having its origin in India, which Aims to transform both body and mind. On December 11 in 2014, the United Nations General Assembly declared June 21 as the International Day of Yoga. The declaration came after the call for the adoption of 21 June as International Day of Yoga by Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi during his address to UN General Assembly on September 27, 2014 wherein he stated: "Yoga is an invaluable gift of India's ancient tradition. It embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfilment; harmony between man and nature; a holistic approach to health and well-being. It is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and the nature." In Suggesting June 21, which is the Summer Solstice, as the International Day of Yoga, Narendra Modi had said, "the date is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and has special significance in many parts of the world." Yogi and mystic, Sadhguru notes the importance of this day in the yogic tradition: “On the day of the summer solstice, Adiyogi (the first yogi) turned south and first set his eyes on the Saptarishis or Seven Sages, who were his first disciples to carry the science of yoga to many parts of the world. It is wonderful that June 21 marks this momentous event in the history of humanity.”
The IDY is being organised in Korea as different events under one concept. The local organisations with support from the Embassy are organising events open to general public on 21 June as per details below:

1. Seoul – Event 1

Organizer: Viveka Yoga Global
Sponsor:Embassy of India, Seoul
Event: Yoga sessions, multinational children’s Surya Namaskara, Yoga Music Concert, Yoga Exhibition
2:00 ~ 2:05 Yoga Flash Mob (at Hyundai Department-Trade Center Branch)
2:30 ~ 2:40 B-Boying Yoga
2:41 ~ 2:44 Congratulatory speech
2:46 ~ 3:30 Surya Namaskar, Vyam Yoga, Shavasana, Pranayama, Meditation with multinational children
3:31 ~ 3:36 Yoga History and message by Swami Medhasananda
3:38 ~ 3:45 Kathak Yoga
3:46 ~ 3:50 Acro Yoga
3:51 ~ 4:01 Yoga Music Concert
4:03 ~ 4:23 Hope Campaign for Nepal
Location: COEX Main Gate Square (East Gate)
Time: 2:00 – 4:23 pm
Access: Open to general public
Entry Fee: 25,000 won
Contact Person: Ms. SavitriRathore (No: +82 10 2704-5117, [email protected])
More information: / Tel: 02.512.7798


2. Seoul – Event 2
Host: National Yoga Association of Sports for All
Organizer:Federation of Seoul Yoga, Federation of Kyunggido KYF
Sponsors : UN, UNICEF, Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism, Korea Council of Sport for All, International Yoga Federation, Asia Yoga Federation, Seoul Metropolitan Government, Embassy of India, Korea Tourism Organization, Indian Chamber Of Commerce In Korea, Korea-India Association
Event: “UN International Day of Yoga” Let's Yoga Together Event
Public Ambassador: Ms. Shin, Soo Ji(celebrity / Former Olympic rhythmic gymnast)
1. Opening ceremony & Guest introduction
2. Opening Concert
3. Let's Yoga Together (Suryanamaskara)
4. Closing Concert (Announcement of UNICEF fund-raising result)
Location: Seoul City Square
Time: 10 am - 13pm
Access: Open to general public
Contact Person: Ms. Judy Kim (No. +82 10-4306-6206, [email protected])
More information:

3. Seoul – Event 3
Organizer: Art of Living, Korea
Sponsor:Embassy of India, Seoul
Event: Art of Living Yogathon for happiness
1. Introduction of Art of Living Yogathon
2. Yoga for Daily life
3. Breathing exercise
4. Meditation
Location: 3th FL Woosong Building 1236, Gaepo 4-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
Time: 1030-1130 am
Access: Open to general public
Contact Person: Ms. Hong, Soon-Duk (No. +82 10-3240-3485, [email protected])

4. Seoul – Event 4
Organizer:Aimyoga Research & Education institute
Sponsor: IISK (Institute of India Study Korea), IIK (Indians In Korea), Embassy of India, Seoul, Korea Yoga Institute
Event: Lifestyle based Yoga Workshop
1. Greeting - 10 min
2. Origin of Yoga & its meaning (Introducing through Indian myth)
3. Personality Complex & Lifestyle
4. How to implement Yoga into one's own lifestyle?
5. Let's share simple Yoga technique in your daily living.
6. Q&A session
Location:Auditorium, Indian Cultural Centre
Time: 11 am-1 pm
Access: Open to general public
Contact Person: Ms. Han, Yoo-Jin (No. +82 10-3115-9956, [email protected])


5. Seoul – Event 5
Organizer: Korea Yoga Alliance
Sponsor:Embassy of India, Seoul
Event: Green Yoga Concert
1st Part(75 minutes)
⑴ 2:00~2:20 Yodel Chorus Team (to draw audience)
⑵2:20~2:30 Inaugural Address: Dr. Lee si-hyung(
⑶ 2:30~2:40 Yoga Performances by Anahata
⑷2:40~2:50 Yoga Performances by Kim’s Group
⑸ 2:50~3:10 KYA Sequence 01 with the Public
⑹ 3:10~3:15 Special Stage by HONG SHIN JA

2nd Part(75 minutes)
⑴ 3:20~3:45 Performance with the Public by Rising Star
⑵ 3:45~4:10 Concert by Indie Band ‘Hui’
4:10~4:25 by Indie Band ‘Alpha Chakra’

Location: MoolbitMoodea(Floating Stage), Yeouido, Seoul
Time: 2:30 pm – 4:30pm
Access: Open to general public
Contact Person: Mr. Park, Chang Woon (070-8210-9008, [email protected] )

6. Busan
Organizer: ICC, Busan
Sponsor: Embassy of India, Seoul
Event:International day of Yoga Event(I LOVE YOGA in BUSAN)
Organizer: ICC, Busan
Sponsor: Embassy of India, Seoul
Location: Busan CitizenPark
Time: 5 -6pm
Access: Open to general public
Contact Person: Ms. Kim,Eun Kyung (No. +82 51-508-4254,[email protected])


7. Daegu
Organizer: Iyengar Korea Yoga Association
Sponsor: Embassy of India, Seoul
Event: Celebration of UN’s 1st International Day of Yogawith the Iyengar Yoga Association of Korea
02-540-0955(Cheongdam Center of Iyenga Yoga)
053-753-3550(Head office in Daegue)
053–633-3353(Dalseo-gu center of IyengaYoga)
051-526-5262(Busan center of Iyenga Yoga)
Participation fee: 10.000KW
Souvenir: Yoga Matt (People who register by 18th June will be given on a first come and first served basis.)
※Seats will be reserved on a first come, first served basis.
1. Opening Ceremony
2. Invocation song to Patanjali
3. Introduction ofIDY
4. Trial performance of ASANA (70mins)
5. Meditation (10mins)
6. Q&A
7. Closing
Location: 'Road Art' outdoor stage at Dongseong-ro, Jung-gu, Daegu
Time: 4-6 pm
Access: Open to general public
Contact Person: Ms. Lee, Na-Young (No. +82 10-6565-6836, [email protected])

Please contact the Indian embassy in Seoul for more details..

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