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International Day of Yoga

You and your family are warmly invited to come celebrate the United Nations International Day of Yoga with us on 19 June from 9:00AM – 12:00PM with a vibrant community yoga class in beautiful Balboa Park. The event is scheduled to take place on Park Blvd at the President’s Way Lawn. Our program will include guided yoga practice in addition to chanting and music for peace to inspire and empower people of all ages and walks of life, all for free!

The day is a great opportunity to introduce someone new to yoga as the community class is for all levels. Bring along your friends and family for a great morning of Yoga in the Park.

The United Nations Association of San Diego and Pilgrimage of the Heart Yoga are organizing the event.

SCHEDULE:
9:00 am – Gathering in the park
9:30 am – Welcome, invocation and chanting
10 am – 11 am – Community Yoga Class led by outstanding San Diego Yoga Instructors
11 am – 12 pm – Variety of Yoga classes including Kirtan, Acro Yoga, Children’s Yoga, Prizes and more!

ABOUT THE UN INTERNATIONAL DAY OF YOGA

The United Nations International Day of Yoga was established and observed for the first time last year at United Nations Headquarters in New York and in many major cities throughout the world. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon noted during the inaugural commemoration that, “the General Assembly has recognized the holistic benefits of this timeless practice and its inherent compatibility with the principles and values of the United Nations.”

Based on the meaning of the word ‘yoga’ – to join or to unite – our celebration of San Diego’s International Day of Yoga seeks to promote A Culture of Peace, which is at the very heart of the practice of Yoga as well as the mission and focus of the United Nations.

WHAT TO BRING
Please bring a yoga mat or a towel to place on the grass to practice the yoga poses.
Bring water in a water bottle with a lid that closes.
We also recommend that you wear some sun-screen and bring a hat.

ABOUT THE ORGANIZERS

ABOUT THE UNITED NATIONS ASSOCIATION – USA SAN DIEGO
As a program of the UN Foundation, UNA-USA San Diego is the local Ambassador to and for the United Nations. With its prestigious consultative status to the United Nations, UNA-USA San Diego links the local community with the United Nations and vice versa since 1999. With its programs & events, the organization is expanding on the understanding of global issues through advocacy and mobilization for actions to influence legislation in supporting the principles and vital work of the United Nations. UNA-USA San Diego actively engages partners and stakeholders locally since 1946.

ABOUT PILGRIMAGE OF THE HEART YOGA – SAN DIEGO
Pilgrimage of the Heart aspires to make yoga accessible, both economically and philosophically, to as many people as possible. We do so by offering the undiluted essence of yoga in all that we offer: books, music, yoga classes, meditation classes, philosophy classes and more. Our mission is to offer people a place to reduce stress and find peace of mind and heart.

MORE INFORMATION

For Sponsorship opportunities please call: 619-727-4930
For Inquiries about potential class offerings during the 11 – 12 phase please contact: 619-727-4930
For more information please call: 619-727-4930

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