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Join Nelson teachers to celebrate International Yoga Day!

Since 2014, all over the world, June 21st has been celebrated as International Yoga Day. International Yoga Day aims to spread the awareness of the many benefits of yoga and today it is more important than ever that the health and wellness of individuals, communities and our planet is nurtured. With the theme for 2021 being “Yoga at home and Yoga with Family” considering the current climate internationally, we are so privileged in Nelson, NZ to be able to meet in person. On Sunday 20th June, Nelson Yoga teachers are collaborating to share a range of classes and mini-workshops throughout the day with the wider community. Sessions are open to all and provide a great way to get a taste of what yoga, meditation and breathwork practices can offer (see schedule below). There is even a class for the whole family to join in – really embracing this year’s theme!

All sessions are free to attend.

This day is in collaboration with the High Commission of India.

For more info contact Bex – 0275451907

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Nelson International Yoga Day 2021

Sunday 20 June, 2021

Nelson International Yoga Day Schedule


Family Yoga with Rosie Dawn from Little Rising Youth


Surya Namaskar- 108 Sun Salutations with Vedic Chanting with Chai Deva from Kindred Studio and Vandana from Yoga Therapy Clinic.
Working through a flow of sun salutation postures, accompanied by live chanting. Some yoga experience preferred, but open to all. Feel free to sit and chant.


Chai tea & snacks-Social free time to connect with local teachers and studios over a cup of chai tea and some snacks.


Resilience and Yoga Lifestyle Attitudes – Satsang and short meditation with Swami Karma Karuna, Anahata Retreat Centre (Bihar School of Yoga).


Gentle Yoga for Daily Life with Jeanette Ida from Kokoro Studio


Yoga Nidra- deep relaxation- like a yogic sleep with Thomas Spring from Total Wellbeing Yoga ( Bihar school Of Yoga).


Nelson Kirtan Collective- call & response chanting – uplifting, healing and meditative with live music.

Additonal Information


All sessions are free to attend.

This day is in collaboration with the High Commission of India.

This event will be held at the Nelson Trafalgar St Hall

For more info contact Bex – 0275451907 OR


Swami Karma Karuna

Swami Karma Karuna is a founding member and director of Anahata Yoga Retreat, New Zealand. She is an engaging, intuitive yoga and meditation teacher, international speaker and writer with more than 25 years of training and experience in a range or areas. She brings real life experience, years of building knowledge, humility, humour and compassion together to inspire students and share the transformative journey of teaching yoga and growth on the spiritual path.

Swami Karma Karuna is a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP), a IAYT Yoga Therapist, a Senior Teacher of Yoga Australia and New Zealand as well as a Swami of the Bihar Yoga lineage. Her wide range of teaching includes yoga teacher trainings, Continuing Education courses for various organizations, international events and spiritual sadhana retreats around the world.


Nelson International Yoga Day 2021

Sunday 20 June, 2021

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