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Celebrate International Day of Yoga

Get your down dog on at these International Day of Yoga events happening across Canada on from June 21-26, 2016

You know an activity must be good for you—and humanity as a whole—if United Nations General Assembly gives it its own international day. In 2014, the UN declared June 21 as the International Day of Yoga to bring the world together in this 5,000-year-old physical, mental and spiritual practice, and millions of yogis and aspiring yogis alike came together to get their Zen on at various classes and events in cities across Canada and the world. If you’d like to celebrate yoga with your community this Tuesday, here are a few of this year’s International Day of Yoga events happening across Canada.
 
Host: Yoga Network of Canada
Where: InterContinental® Toronto Centre, Toronto, ON
When: 7:00 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. on June 21, 2016
Details: A massive yoga session that is open to the public for all levels that includes free yoga mats for all attendees, an authentic singing bowl chanter, and complimentary refreshments including green tea and fruit infused water.
 
Host: Art of Living Foundation and ICSEA
Where: Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC
When: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. on June 25, 2016
Details: Renowned yoga experts will lead a yoga workshop at this event. Attendees must register online for this free event and bring their own mat. Water will be supplied by HappyWater.
 
Host: Lululemon
Where: Central Memorial Park, Calgary, AB
When: 6:00 a.m. – 10.00 p.m. on June 21, 2016
Details: Free yoga classes (seven hour-long classes in total) will be held all day long in Central Memorial Park. All levels are welcome to get their stretch on and enjoy live music and kombucha. Participants must bring their own yoga mat.  
 
Host: High Commission of India in Ottawa
Where: Centurion Conference & Event Center, Ottawa, ON
When: 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. on June 26, 2016
Details: This half-day yoga and wellbeing event costs $10 per person to register and includes a light Indian lunch.
 
Host: Yoga Atlantic
Where: Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History Auditorium, Halifax, NS
When: 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. on June 21, 2016
Details: Al yogis from around Atlantic Canada are invited for a Dharma movie night to watch the documentary film Yoga and Diversity at the Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History. Admission is by donation and the film will be followed by a discussion and chanting. 



 

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