International Day of Yoga!

June 21, which also happens to be the summer solstice, was declared International Day of Yoga by the United Nations back in 2014. This means free yoga for you!

Here are some resources that I came across to help you get your yoga on during the last two weeks of June.

  • Yoga Alliance offers some national and international ways to participate, including an event in Seattle where a ticket (not free but $30) gets you a Seattle Mariners baseball game, post game yoga session, and a Mariners yoga mat. Not bad!
  • Athleta sponsors the Solstice in Times Square yoga event, where thousands of yogis take advantage of yoga classes taught in Times Square all day on Monday June 20. Various class times and teachers are offered throughout the day with the first class at 5 am (ugh!) and the last one at 7:30 pm. Donations benefit nonprofits offering yoga to underserved communities.
  • Athleta is also offering free in-store yoga classes between June 18-21. They note giveaways and other activities. Click here to find to learn more and find a local class.
  • Specifically in SF, there will be an event on Saturday June 18 in Golden Gate Park. The event is free and offers classes, meditation, talks, and live music.



International Yoga Day – June 21, 2015

So Sunday is International Yoga Day and it’s not just NYC celebrating.  In San Francisco, the celebration will include “yoga breakout sessions, meditation, talks on spirituality and live music from Grammy nominee Jai Uttal.”  The event will be held at the Marina Green and is completely FREE, though you have to RSVP.  The event is from 9:30 am to 2 pm but I have no idea what is happening when.  I can’t seem to find a schedule anywhere online, even on the event pages. So if there are uber resourceful people out there, please leave the information in the comments.

I imagine there might be other events in other cities as well.  Check with your local yoga studio or your favorite internet search engine to see what might be happening in your backyard.