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Seven ways to celebrate International Day of Yoga

Michaela McGrath

Poses at the ready Canberra, the fourth annual International Day of Yoga is this Thursday (i.e. the perfect excuse to hit the mat and embrace your inner zen).  

By now we all are well aware of yoga’s extensive physical, mental and spiritual benefits and what better reason to reap said benefits than an array of free events across Canberra to mark the international celebration.   

To help you stretch, pose and savasana your way through International Day of Yoga, here are six ways to celebrate International Day of Yoga in Canberra this week. 

POWER YOGA CANBERRA

To celebrate the Day of Yoga, Power Yoga Canberra are inviting members to bring a friend this Thursday. For those already acquainted with the benefits associated with a bout of yoga, the offer is the perfect opportunity to spread the zen with your yogi curious gal pal. And for the uninitiated, find your Power Yoga friend, hit the mat and enjoy complimentary admission to any class.  

Power Yoga Canberra, 1 Oatley Court, Canberra Thursday June 21 Bring a friend for FREE poweryogacanberra.com.au/  

ART OF LIVING CANBERRA

Enjoy fun flows, deep relaxation and reflecting at the ACT Legislative Assembly Reception Hall this Thursday. Known for its focus on providing the tools and techniques to embrace meditation, join Art of Living Canberra for an insightful midday flow in the heart of the city.     

ACT Legislative Assembly, 196 London Circuit, Canberra Thursday June 21, 12pm-1.30pm FREE Register at: bit.ly/

ISHA AUSTRALIA

Perfect for those unable to escape the 9-5 hustle this Thursday, Isha is holding a complimentary weekend workshop on Sunday at the Belconnen Arts Centre. Uncover the potent benefits of Upa Yoga’s 5-minute practices and acquire the tools to combat life’s hectic pace with flows that can be easily incorporated into the day-to-day grind.  

Belconnen Arts Centre, 118 Emu Bank, Belconnen Sunday June 24, 11.30am-1pm FREE Register at: https://ishayoga.org.au/idy   

THE HIGH COMMISSION OF INDIA & YOGA MANDIR

Another one for those unable to celebrate on the Thursday itself, Yoga Madir will lead a complimentary class in conjunction with the High Commission of India. All yoga lovers are welcome, so grab your mat and get into position for a mid-morning flow at the iconic Albert Hall surrounds.  

Note: BYO mat and take position by 9.55am.   

Albert Hall, 100 Commonwealth Avenue, Yarralumla Sunday June 24, 10am-11.30am FREE  |  hercanberra.com.au/event/special-yoga-session/

GLOBAL ORGANISATION OF PEOPLE OF INDIAN ORIGIN (GOPIO) 

Eager to gain a deeper understanding of yoga’s powerful ramifications and philosophy? Join renowned yoga scholars and practitioners for a keynote speech and panel discussion of yoga’s far reaching influence of health and wellbeing. Enjoy complimentary refreshments as experts from The Kundalini Centre, Flow Yoga, DRU Yoga, Alumnus MDNIY and Brahma Kumaris coverge on the ANU College of Law for a passionate conversation this Thursday. 

Law Link Theatre, ANU College of Law, Fellows Lane, Acton Thursday June 21, 5.30pm-7.30pm FREE  | eventbrite.com.au

LULULEMON CANBERRA CENTRE

In keeping with their regular scheduling, hop to lululemon at the Canberra Centre this Sunday for their weekly community yoga classes. Lead by guest teachers from the local community, what better way to celebrate Yoga Day than surrounded by fellow Canberra yogis in a complimentary flow.  

Note: BYO mat.  

lululemon Canberra Centre, 148 Bunda Street, Canberra Sunday June 21, 9am-10am FREE lululemon.com.au

FLOURISH YOGA CANBERRA

What could be more relaxing than a Vinyasa Flow in Flourish Yoga’s boutique studio above the hustle and bustle of the city? When it’s accompanied by candlelight, and you get to bring a friend for free. 

If you have a friend who needs some yoga in their life, bring them along to either the 5:30pm class with Kat or the 6:45pm class with Kylie – just be sure to book in advance.

Flourish Yoga, 28 Mort Street, Braddon Thursday June 21 Bring a friend for FREE | flourishyoga.com.au 

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Michaela McGrath

Michaela is a New Zealand born Australian currently based in Adelaide. Spending her childhood in Canberra’s north, she regularly travels east to the nation’s capital to visit family and friends. An avid foodie, Michaela is thrilled to see Canberra’s thriving hospitality scene continue to unfold. She is in her final semester of a Bachelor of Media with a major in Journalism at the University of Adelaide, and is an aspiring food and lifestyle writer with a passion for all things local. When she’s not busy writing her next piece, you’ll find Michaela on the hunt for the next place to grab a caffeine fix or whipping up a storm in the kitchen. More about the Author

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