Yogathon - Health for Humanity event is returning to New Zealand cities and towns this June from Saturday 15th until Friday 28th. Yogathon launch events will take place simultaneously in cities all around the country.
To participate in Yogathon, its free and easy.
Just register yourself at www.yogathon.org.nz or email - email@example.com.
In between 15th to 28th June, do as many Surya Namaskara(Sun Salutations) at your own pace and keep count.
Inform us your total by email or text on 28th June 2019.
Closing ceremony would take place on 29th June where every participating organisation will be specially recognised for their contribution along with the Individuals with highest number of Surya Namaskara(Sun Salutations).
Below is Auckland launch, Mandir open sessions and closing info.
All other Venues for Open sessions please check www.yogathon.org.nz
Saturday 15 Jun 2019 (Launch)
10.00 am – 12.00 pm - Bharatiya Mandir Community Hall - 258 Balmoral Road, Mt Albert
Komal Shah: 021 035 3591
9:30 am – 10:30 am - Hanuman Mandir
Jashbhai Patel: 022 642 6857
10:00 am – 11:00 am - AbsGym - 552 Glenfield Rd
Andre - 0210 228 2224
4:30 pm – 6.00 pm - HSS Pakuranga - Pakuranga Intermediate School, 43-49 Reeves Road
Vishram Wadnerkar - 021 138 4136
Sunday 23 Jun 2019
Bharatiya Mandir, Datta Kriya Yoga, Hindu Elders Foundation
Bharatiya Mandir - 252-254 Balmoral Road, Mt Albert
Saturday 29th June 2019
Bharatiya Mandir Community Hall - 258 Balmoral Road, Mt Albert
Joint Coordinator: Komal Shah - 021 035 3591, E: firstname.lastname@example.org
This year’s Yogathon will incorporate the International Day of Yoga which takes place annually on Friday 21st June when the entire world joins in celebrating the harmony between man and nature.
People from all walks of life and different age groups are welcomed to join the two-week event. The event is free and open to people of all ages and abilities.
Yogathon New Zealand, a division of Hindu Council of New Zealand, has been organising the nationwide Yogathon ‘Health for Humanity’ since 2011, with the aim to increase awareness about the science of yoga, and its techniques in facilitating a healthy body, mind and spirit in balance with each other.
The participants aim to collectively perform 108,000 repetitions of ‘Surya Namaskara’ (Sun Salutations) over a period of 2 weeks.
If you are a first-time practitioner, trained instructors will be available at above specific locations to help you get initiated in Yoga through Surya Namaskara.
Yogathon will help promote yoga widely in a scientific perspective of health, to help introduce it as part of the school curriculum, encourage healthy living, and connect yoga schools and practitioners in New Zealand through participation in this planned annual event.
Participants can conduct Surya Namaskara repetitions from the comfort of their homes or as part of the regular group they practice with; in addition, venues are available in some cities where they can join in group practice with trainers. Most of all we would like to encourage people who have never tried Yoga before to join in and give it a go.
Yogathon organising committee invites various yoga centres, schools and tertiary institutes, social, cultural, and spiritual and community organisations, regardless of individual faiths and beliefs, to register in this Yogathon ‘Health for Humanity’, and continue practising Surya Namaskara beyond the Yogathon program.
If you are interested to join Yogathon as a participant/volunteer, please register yogathon.org.nz
Email: email@example.com or contact the Yogathon team:
National coordinator: Ajay Agrahari – 022 341 9447
Joint coordinator: Komal Shah – 021 035 3591