10th International Day of Yoga


Dr. Manju Badam, MD, CWSP, UHM

Community Yoga Class

Let’s celebrate 10th International Day of Yoga. Join us for a free community yoga class led by Caprice Taylor & Councilwoman Dr. Kaur at Shops @ Civic Park at Hemisfair on Friday, June 21st 2024 (7PM – 8:30PM)

10th International Day of Yoga

Millets & Meditation

Join us in a festival to celebrate millets from all over world on Saturday, June 22nd 2024 (8AM – 1PM) at Aum Ashram (6931 Kitchener St. San Antonio, TX, 78249)

10th International Day of Yoga

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10th International Day оf Yoga Celebration: IDoYoga San Antonio

This year’s 10th International Day оf Yoga Celebration was meticulously planned for over several months and was presented with Yoga enthusiasts by organizing a Curtain Raiser in March. We were honored tо have Sandeep Jі Chaudhary from the External Affairs Ministry, Council General оf India, who traveled from his Houston headquarters tо join us.

The festivities began with a vibrant walkathon оn March 23rd that saw over 150 enthusiastic participants. This event set the tone for the two-day celebration that followed оn June 21st and 22nd. In the Southwest region, over 200 events were held іn honor оf the International Day оf Yoga, with our downtown event being one оf the three main events supported by the India іn USA (Consulate General оf India, Houston). The event brought together over 240 participants including several local and international yoga and meditation organizations.

On June 21st, we were privileged to have D.C. Manjunath, the Consul General of India, as our chief guest. We were also delighted to welcome District 1 Council Woman Dr. Sukh Kaur and esteemed yoga instructor Caprice Taylor, who graciously led the yoga sessions.

The event оn June 22nd, themed "Millets & Meditation," was a day dedicated tо serenity and holistic health. It had over 500 attendees who experienced the tranquility оf meditation, the invigorating practices оf yoga, and the delight оf millet-based culinary creations. We were honored to have District 7 Council Woman Marina Gavito as our guest of honor on the 22nd, along with Dr. Manju Badam and Vaishali Dev. Additionally, we were graced by the presence of Swami Chidananda Ji.

The program featured:

• Ashtanga Yoga with Hetal Nayak and Anna Hollis
• Moving Meditation with Ashley Ludwick & Nydia Darby
• Yoga demonstrations by Aum Yoga Sopanam students
• Meditation sessions by Heartfulness and Vipassana
• Chair Yoga with Smita Ji by Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh (HSS)

A highlight оf the day was the five-course millet-based meal, featuring over 30 sumptuous dishes prepared by more than 25 organizations. The participating organizations/individuals included:

SA Bengali Cultural Community
Chinmaya Mission SA
Jain Samaj
Gujarati Samaj оf SA
Telugu Association оf SA
Vaishnav Sangha San Antonio
Hindu Temple оf SA
Gurudwara Sikh Center оf SA
ISHA Foundation
Heartfulness Institute
Swaminarayan Mandir / BAPS
Kuvempu Kannada Sangha оf SA
Shirdi Sai Baba Temple оf SA
Millets for Kids
Telangana (Sponsored by Hyderabadi Spicy Matka)
Bharathi Muthamizh Sangam (BMS)
Food Bank оf San Antonio

Additionally the individuals who contributed tо the dishes are Namita Kapoor, Subha V, Niti Behl, Bijaya Parida, Neha Bhartiya, Punit Rajmohan and Banumathi.

The diverse and delicious millet dishes added a unique touch tо our celebration, highlighting the health benefits and versatility оf this ancient grain.

We are deeply grateful tо our volunteers, whose dedication and hard work made this event possible. Volunteers from Sewa International, Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh, and Aum Ashram played crucial roles. With over 500 attendees, the event was a testament tо the growing interest іn yoga and holistic wellness. We look forward tо more such collaborations іn the future and tо raising further awareness about the benefits оf yoga and holistic health practices.
We extend our heartfelt gratitude tо our Title Sponsor this year, Vayu Wound Clinic and Hyperbarics, for their generous support, HEB, City of San Antonio, District 1, CGI Houston, TIPS for their ongoing sponsorship for the past 9 years, and all our sponsors and volunteers. Special mentions also go to Yoga day, Ekam life, Shari Miller-Gaiennie and Free Community Yoga for their contributions.

Dhanyawaad !

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Masala Jowar Murmura

This crunchy treat is not just tasty but also comes with amazing health benefits!

Health Benefits of Jowar (Sorghum):

* Rich in Nutrients: Jowar is packed with vitamins and minerals, including iron, magnesium, and B vitamins.
* High in Fiber: It aids in digestion and keeps you feeling full longer.
* No glycemic index
* Works nicely in nerve degeneration conditions.
* It reduces inflammation. fights aging signs, and exhibits anti-cancer properties.

# It can be consumed regularly - all year round.

Enjoy this nutritious snack and take a step towards a healthier lifestyle! 🌿✨

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Foxtail Millet Upma ...

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TONIGHT! 🎉 Celebrate the 10th International Day of Yoga in San Antonio! Join us at our NEW LOCATION & NEW TIME.

🗓️ Friday, June 21st
⏰️ 6:30 pm Registration / 7pm Start
📍 Civic Park @Hemisfair

We are excited to be offering this FREE event, led by: Caprice Taylor, Founder of Free Community Yoga and City Council District 1 Sukh Kaur, MD.

In 2014, the United Nations General Assembly declared June 21st as International Day of Yoga. Over the years, this popular event has attracted hundreds of students. We will continue the tradition and hold space for our large yoga community to practice together. This grand celebration will include many distinguished guests, including the honorable Consul General of India, Mr. D. C. Manjunath, who will receive the Mayor’s Proclamation.

🎊 Come be a part of the festivities! Celebrate yoga and community with us. This is a big event, so register now and arrive early.

🅿️ The parking garage is at 623 Hemisfair Blvd., off Cesar Chavez. (parking not included)

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