International Day of Yoga

International Day of Yoga logo.Yoga is an ancient physical, mental and spiritual practice that originated in India. The word ‘yoga’ derives from Sanskrit and means to join or to unite, symbolizing the union of body and consciousness.

Yoga is practiced in various forms around the world and continues to grow in popularity.

The United Nations proclaimed 21st June as the International Day of Yoga in 2014 - recognizing its universal appeal.

The International Day of Yoga aims to raise awareness worldwide of the many benefits of practicing yoga.

Use the Active Canterbury Activity Search to find a yoga class near you.