International Yoga Day Celebration 2019 June 22nd
Updated: Mar 4
Yoga Day Festival | 22 June 3:00pm – 7:30pm
Mt Albert War Memorial Hall (Rocket Park) 773 New North Road (cnr Wairere Avenue & New North Rd) Cost $10 (proceeds will support this event and Meditation New Zealand’s Free Prison and Community Programs) or free entry with a community services card.
Join the worldwide celebrations for International Day of Yoga 2019 with an afternoon of dynamic and restorative yoga for all levels, hosted by Meditation New Zealand. The International Day of Yoga was initiated by the Indian government with the United Nations in 2015, and is now celebrated annually by millions around the world. Derived from Sanskrit, the word yoga means to unite. It is with this spirit in mind that everyone is invited to take part in this community conscious event and contribute to world peace and harmony. Attend yoga classes by leading New Zealand Yogini Nikki Ralston and prominent Australian Yogini and Ayurvedic expert Samantha Doyle. Explore inner peacefulness with meditation sessions and talks on yoga wisdom. Finish the day with a vegetarian/vegan meal, snacks and chai at the Yoga Café. Enjoy live performances by New Zealand’s leading kirtan band, Vibha and the Mantra Band. Whether you’re new to yoga or an experienced practitioner there is something for all levels. Ticket holders will get to experience an afternoon of yoga and meditation followed by a chance to socialise and share a delicious meal by the One Love vegetarian and vegan food stall with other festival attendees. The yoga program includes a complete immersion in yoga practices that will promote inner wellbeing, peace and relaxation. It includes. - Mindfulness meditation - Two Dynamic flow yoga asana classes - Restorative yoga (Yin) class - Deep Peace class with Yoga nidra (relaxation) - Yoga breathing (Pranayama) - Kirtan - Yoga wisdom talks - Yoga Cafe with vegetarian and vegan food for purchase - Live music by Vibha and the Mantra Band *** YOGA DAY PROGRAM *** 3.00pm: Opening and Introductions 3.15pm: Samantha Doyle on living the ayurvedic lifestyle and pranayama mantra breathing. This will be followed by a short kirtan by the Mantra band. 3.45pm: Hall 1: Dynamic yoga flow with Nikki Ralston. Hall 2: Deep Peace yoga with Sami Doyle Hall 3: Yoga wisom, kirtan and satsang with Varausadha Das 5:00pm: Hall 1: Vinyasa with Samantha Doyle Hall 2: Restorative yoga 6:00pm - Yoga Café The Yoga Café will be open until 7.30pm: Stay for delicious vegan/vegetarian meals, snacks and chai. Socialise with like-minded people and chill to the live sounds of Nimai and Rama and the Mantra Band. TRANSPORT INFO For those without GPS: If you are DRIVING; coming from the EAST on the SH 16 motorway take the St Lukes turn off, go about a kilometre along and then turn right at the traffic lights onto New North Rd. The hall complex is on the right at the Corner of Wairere Ave. If coming from the WEST on SH 16 take the Western Springs turnoff and traverse back onto St Lukes Rd, then as above. There is FREE PARKING available at the back of the hall off Wairere Ave & in nearby streets... PUBLIC TRANSPORT To find your STOP, GO TO >> https://at.govt.nz/bus-train-ferry/timetables/find-my-stop-or-station-on-a-map/ The nearest TRAIN STATION is WAIRERE AVE Safe Travels! --------------- Check out the beautiful video from last year! https://www.facebook.com/MeditationNewZealand/videos/1229361003842581 --------------- About Mediation New Zealand Meditation New Zealand (also known as New Zealand School of Meditation) has been teaching simple and practical forms of yoga and meditation for over thirty years. Meditation New Zealand is a non-sectarian, non-profit organization and classes are given free as a service to the community. More information about their programs can be found at www.meditationnewzealand.co.nz ----------------------------------------------------------- FAQs What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event? Last year around 300 people attended Yoga Day Festival, so we highly encourage you to carpool or take public transport to Mt Albert War Memorial Hall. There is lots of parking behind the hall. What do I bring to the event? Bring some water, and a yoga mat, cash for meals and drinks, something warm to stay comfortable & cozy throughout the afternoon and evening. What's the refund policy? Please note that we are unable to give refunds sorry as we are only asking for a small donation to start with and we are a non profit organization run solely by volunteers. We won't be covering our basic costs for the event as it is... If you do buy a ticket and are unfortunately unable to attend for any reason, we would like to say that we are very sorry about that and we thank you very much for your kind donation towards International Yoga Day Celebration Auckland 2019. Hope you can make it next year! Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? Yes please, either on your phone/device or printed out :) How can I contact the organiser with any questions? Call Adrian on 0211929699