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International Day of Yoga Celebrations in Slovakia

Bratislava | Banska BystricaBrezno | Buzica | Dolny Kubin | Komarno | Kosice | Kremnica | Levoca | Liptovsky Mikulas | Malacky | Martin | Nove Mesto nad Vahom | Piestany | Poprad | Presov | Prievidza | Puchov | Roznava | Senica | Spisska Nova Ves | Trencin | Trnava | Ziar nad Hronom


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Bratislava

The International Day of Yoga (IDY) organized by Yoga in Daily Life in close coordination with the City of Bratislava-Nove Mesto, Yoga Society, Yoga Vidyalaya & Embassy of India on 21st June, 2015 from 8.00 am to 12.30 pm at Kuchajda Park in Bratislava which was jointly inaugurated by Mayor of Bratislava-Nove Mesto Mr. Rudolf Kusy and Ambassador Param Jit Mann. The Yoga was attended by around 300 people including the event in the afternoon. The event marked by Surya namaskar and various exercises: spine exercise Khatu pranam, breathing exercises, creative yoga, yoga for joints and yogic relaxation.

In the afternoon at the Yoga Center in Bratislava, there were free lessons of yoga exercises and lecture, which was attended by 38 people. The general public had the opportunity to familiarize themselves with techniques that help us to consolidate health, manage stress, calm the mind, learning to relax and strengthen immunity.

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Banska Bystrica

The week before IDY, free courses were held according to the system Yoga in Daily Life. On Sunday, June 21 from 8.00am to 09.00am - in the Yoga center in Banska Bystrica, film on Yoga: A Global Journey and video about Yoga in daily life were screened. The program continued in the Memorial Park SNP with asana practice, Surya Namaskar and Khatu pranam with expert commentary, pranayama and short meditation. Children activities included baby yoga exercises, drawing on pavement and face painting.

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Brezno

The program for the public was held in Brezno at a much visited place with a park by the river Hron. 30 participants of the yoga event practiced Surya Namaskar with mantras, they could try a shortened version of yoga lesson with relaxation, asana and pranayama.

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Buzica

Common yoga exercise at Elementary school - gym in Buzica held between 18.00 - 20.00 with 11 participants was focused on the very basics of Yoga with a few words on the history of Yoga. The first hour of the exercise was purely preparatory exercises, then a few easier asanas, Surya Namaskar, and a half an hour of short relaxation.

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Dolny Kubin

The program took place in the Small Park, where 6 yoga enthusiasts practiced yoga from the Common Yoga Protocol and also Khatu Pranam for about 1 hour.

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Komarno

The first International Day of Yoga was celebrated also in a small city of Komarno, in the south of Slovakia. The gathering took place in the city center in a beautiful park full of trees, birds and peace. The organizers were three members of Slovak Yoga Association. The program has started at 8.00am with a nice morning preparatory exercises. After a small break, during which people could get to know each other, followed asana, pranajama, and relaxation. On the IDY were approximately 40 people. The atmosphere was very good, relaxed and friendly.

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Kosice

The IDY celebration in Kosice was organized by Slovak Yoga Association and Association for the Advancement of Yoga. Practices held ranged from asanas to meditation and lecture. The number of people who participated in Kosice was about 60. All 12 activities organized in Kosice were suitably attended and participants enjoyed themselves.

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Kremnica

The program for the International Day of Yoga took place also in the heart of Slovakia, in Kremnica. 30 people came to celebrate yoga with an exercise of Surya Namaskar and other yoga techniques and exercises.

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Levoca

The program attened by 52 people was focused on exercise and the inclusion of elements of yoga in daily practical life.

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Liptovsky Mikulas

The program took place in the Yoga center and it was attended by over 30 children and 25 adults. In addition to exercise, people could also taste vegetarian snacks.

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Malacky

The International Day of Yoga (IDY) was celebrated at the Asana Centre in the city of Malacky in Slovak Republic from 8 am to 11.30 am on 21st June, 2015. They performed exercises from Common Yoga Protocol and followed by a short lecture on Yoga which was attended by around 16 participants.

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Martin

The Yoga, Lecture-cum-demonstration was organized on International Day of Yoga (IDY) by Yoga in Daily Life in close coordination with the Embassy of India on 21st June, 2015 from 8.00 am to 10.00 am in Martin at Yoga Centre and another one at Tulip Centre, Martin which was attended by around 44 people. The event marked by Surya namaskar and followed by lecture describing the usefulness of yoga in daily life.

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Nove Mesto nad Vahom

International Day of Yoga event in Nove Mesto nad Vahom was organized by Yoga in Daily Life. 20 people practiced asanas and pranayama, Khatu pranam and agnisara kriya.

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Piestany

The International Day of Yoga (IDY) was organized by Slovak-Indian Friendship, Yoga in Daily Life, Om Healing and Yoga Association of Piestany in close coordination with the Embassy of India on 21st June, 2015 in Piestany at Open air Amphitheater, City Park Piestany, and was attended by around 100 people. They performed some Yoga exercises and supplemented by a short lecture and documentary film about the cradle of yoga-India.

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Poprad

In Poprad, Yoga in Daily Life organised three events on the occasion of the International Day of Yoga. On Friday they had promotional stand with literature and leaflets on yoga on city’s main square. On Saturday there were two exercises in Yoga Centre and at the end people also had opportunity to taste vegetarian snacks. On Sunday, people practiced yoga on the school playground.

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Presov

The program started at 9:00 am with Arata and meditation, exercise continued in the Yoga Center and in the afternoon outside at the park in front of the Yoga Center. At lunchtime, people could taste vegetarian food, Indian halva and white Indian tea. At the end, participants sang mantras and bhajans.

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Prievidza

On the occasion of International Day of Yoga, Yoga in Daily Life in Prievidza held free classes, in the morning at the Yoga center with around 30 people and in the afternoon in the City Park with 40 particpants. After the exercise, excellent yogic tea was served.

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Puchov

Yoga Association organized celebration at elementary school from 8.30am to 11.00 am. 43 participants aged between 12 - 80 joined the exercise.

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Roznava

The International Day of Yoga was celebrated in nature and in addition to asanas, participants could experience the effects of Khatu Pranam, breathing exercises and meditation.

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Senica

The program of celebrations of the International Day of Yoga was organized by Yoga in Daily Life. People exercised the Sarva Hita asanas, which are suitable for all people and for all parts of the body.

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Spisska Nova Ves

The International Day of Yoga in Spisská Nova Ves had two parts. The first part that took place in Yoga Center included introduction to the system of Yoga in Daily Life, short video with speech of Hon'ble Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi and sample exercises. The second part took place in city park where more than 20 people joined the exercise.

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Trencin

The International Day of Yoga was celebrated at the Cultural Centre Juh in the city of Trencin. The event was attended by 14 participants. [Photo not available]

Trnava

On the occasion of International Day of Yoga, Yoga in Daily Life offered free yoga classes for general public in its Yoga Center in Trnava. There were about 40 people practicing asanas, pranayama and meditation. Participants also enjoyed vegetarian food.

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Ziar nad Hronom

The International Day of Yoga (IDY) was celebrated at the Municipal Sport Club in the city of Ziar Nad Hronom in Slovak Republic in cooperation with Yoga Association from 9 am to 12 am on 21st June, 2015. They performed exercises from Common Yoga Protocol with a short lecture on Yoga which was attended by around 30 participants.

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