The JKYog International Festival of Yoga from Jun 15-21, 2021 in celebration of International Yoga Day (Jun 21) is the biggest annual festival for wellness attracting thousands of people worldwide. It is organized every year by JKYog Worldwide headquarters, the Radha Krishna Temple of Dallas. This year, in the festival’s seventh and biggest iteration to date, several world renowned masters – including Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, Swami Mukundananda, Sadhvi Bhagavati Saraswati, Yoga Guru Swami Ramdev, Urban Buddhist Monk Dr. Bhante Saranapala, Dr. Nitaisevini are gracing the occasion. Global pioneers/stalwarts in the fields of Yoga, Ayurveda, Wellness and Integrative medicine such as Dr. Leo Galland, Dr. Smita Naram, and others will also deliver special LIVE talks. The event is poised to attract a diverse global audience comprising not only adherents to different spiritual and Yogic paths but also the wellness field in general.
Transforming the Global Yoga and Wellness Landscape
The United Nations theme for International Yoga Day 2021 is Yoga for Wellbeing. As the world battles the COVID pandemic, mental health along with physical health has taken center stage. Incidents of depression and anxiety, especially among children, are on the rise. The United Nations has recognized Yoga as a valuable tool in improving holistic health and providing much needed stress relief.JKYog has pioneered free online wellness and life transformation programs through the JKYog Academy, JKYog Center for Indian Culture and Education and Prem Yoga. These programs continue to benefit millions of people worldwide, sustaining them mentally through challenging situations and providing spiritual succour, enabling them to find purpose, joy and meaning in life through higher Yogic wisdom. In 2020 JKYog introduced the first ever known global virtual Yoga Festival.Anu Huang, from Michigan USA, who attended in 2020 said,”Even though Yoga has become widespread, JKYog brings awareness of the true meaning of Yoga through this festival. Not only that, after attending the Yoga festival, I was able to complete 108 Surya namaskars (Sun Salutations, a popular sequence of 12 poses) despite not being able to do more than 6 in the past. I was also able to get rid of my addiction to coffee and reduce over 20 pounds.”
The free virtual event with over 100+ expert sessions with inspiring yoga master teachers, for all age groups has been organized to spread physical, mental, spiritual wellbeing and most of all inner solace and peace at a much needed time, in keeping with JKYog’s mission of uplifting the world through the true knowledge of Yoga as per the Vedic scriptures.
United States Senator John Cornyn conveyed his best wishes for the event: “I commend the efforts of JKYog, Swami Mukundananda and the Radha Krishna Temple of Dallas for organizing the 7th Annual JKYog International Festival of Yoga. This festival is one of the largest events for wellness enthusiasts across the globe, bringing thousands of people to North Texas every year. The value of the programs offered at the festival by world-renowned experts is inestimable, and the variety of sessions provide something for people from all lifestyles. It brings the global community together to connect, experience and transform through yoga, spreading health, wellness and positivity.”