The International Day of Yoga was officially established by the United Nations in 2015 to raise worldwide awareness about the positive outcomes of practicing yoga. Our founder Swami Vishnudevananda made it his life’s mission to spread yoga for the spiritual, emotional, and physical health benefits. Because yoga practices create personal transformation from the inside out, he saw yoga as having an important role in the journey toward world peace.
We celebrate the International Day of Yoga with special events, including pujas, workshops, and celebrations led by ashram priest Krishnan Namboodiri and the senior teachers of the Yoga Retreat. What a perfect day to be in the ashram! You’re invited as part of our yoga family to enjoy this special time and experience a sacred yoga community.
Krishnan Namboodiri is a Tantric priest from South India, trained in the classical tradition of mantras (sacred sounds), pujas (prayer ceremonies), homas (fire rituals), and yantras (sacred geometric designs). He performs many daily and special rituals for the ashram.