International Day of Yoga & Indigenous Peoples Day at BE

Date: Friday, June 21st

Time: 6:00pm–9:00pm (doors open at 5:30pm)

Investment: By Donation

Location: 718 East 20th Street (Fraser & 20th)

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Every year on June 21st, two important days are recognized here in Canada. Join us for National Indigenous Peoples Day and International Day of Yoga in the spirit of celebrating these important cultural histories and tradition together!

If you have ever wondered the true origins of yoga or are seeking to get more out of your experience of it, then this is the day for you! We will be exploring powerful contexts underlying authentic yoga, some of the 12 dimensions of Yoga for manifesting the state, space, powers, Being and superconsciousness of Paramashiva. Yoga is not just for physical fitness and mental peace alone – it is the science of living and radiating enlightenment!

We will celebrate this auspicious day with Nithyananda Gurukul kids giving a live demonstrations of a few asanas incorporating the 12 dimensions of Yoga as a Vedic ritual, followed by a video/live 2 way webinar broadcast by Bhagavan Sri Nithyananda Paramashiva and open discussions on the purpose and impact of yoga in our lives.

The evening will begin with a dedication and ceremony from Tsitsayxemaat Rebecca Duncan is of Squamish and Musqueam descent of the Coast Salish Peoples. Rebecca has devoted her life to preserve the Squamish Language, Salish weaving and Cultural teachings that have been handed down to her from her late Papa and his Papa and so on and so on since the beginning of time.

What Can You Expect from the Day?

  • - An Opening Ceremony for INDIGENOUS PEOPLE'S DAY featuring Tsitsayxemaat Rebecca Duncan who is of Squamish and Musqueam descent of the Coast Salish Peoples
  • - A Webinar address by Bhagavan HDH Sri Nithyananda Paramashivam on authentic yoga from source (live 2-way from India or a replay of a recording)
  • - Nithyananda Yoga Asana demonstrations by Nithyananda Gurukul Kids
  • - An open discussion exploring your experience with yoga – what does yoga mean in your life? Why do we do yoga? What do we expect from Yoga?
  • - A light sattvic meal will be served including chai, soup and fresh fruit.
  • - Kundalini Yoga Teacher Soraya Romao will conclude the evening with a healing and relaxing Gong Bath.

What is Indigenous Peoples Day?

June 21 is the arrival of the summer solstice and the longest day of the year. This date is also culturally and historically significant for many cultures of the world, particularly the Indigenous Peoples. Many Indigenous societies throughout history gather on this date to conduct traditional rituals of prayer, thanksgiving and celebration. This is why proponents of the event found June 21 an ideal day to “recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit, and Metis peoples.” [from LiveLearn.com]

What is "Authentic Yoga"?

Yoga is much more than just bending the body or focusing the mind – it is a pathway to expressing the extraordinary in every human being, it is a method to realize the ultimate potential latent within us. With the advent of Yoga across the globe, many different practices and methods of Yoga have become available. For a sincere practitioner, it is important to choose the most effective and authentic method of Yoga. [from Nithyananda.org]

ABOUT HDH Bhagavan Sri Paramahamsa Nithyananda

ABOUT Tsitsayxemaat Rebecca Duncan

Rebecca is of Squamish and Musqueam descent of the Coast Salish Peoples. She has devoted her life to preserve the Squamish Language, Salish weaving and Cultural teachings that have been handed down to her from her late Papa and his Papa and so on and so on since the beginning of time.Rebecca specializes in cultural activities including Language Games (TPR), Traditional Song & Dance, Traditional Cooking, Weaving, Traditional Health & Wellness, Indigenous History and Storytelling. Rebecca has performed worldwide promoting Language and Culture, representing Coast Salish people and practicing protocols with Song and Dance sharing history with storytelling and weaving workshops to empower our people. No matter where you are from, it is so important to know your history, your culture, and your ties to the land. U Siyam

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