International Yoga Day - Yoga Studios and Instructors FAQs
What is the purpose of this event?
The United Nations passed a resolution in 2014, recognizing June 21st as an International Yoga Day (IYD) to be celebrated worldwide. The United Nations hosted its first IYD on June 21, 2015. Since then, the yoga community worldwide has been honoring IYD by learning more about the origin, philosophy, practices and benefits of yoga.
Sanskriti of NJ is starting the annual celebration of IYD in 2021 with the hope of highlighting small local yoga related businesses, connecting people from all walks of life and very importantly, bringing the healing benefits of yoga to the community.
Yoga and meditation find their origin in ancient Indian civilization with modern application and universal appeal to all people. During the pandemic, breathing practices of yoga have helped increase lung capacity. Regular practice of yoga has immense physical benefits and mental health benefits.
What is the format of the event?
We will invite community participation from Livingston and neighboring towns. We look forward to connecting with people by social media and emails to our 5000+ subscribers and FB ads.
We will have up to 20 booths for yoga studios and teachers to showcase their offerings and meet the community. Event is free for yoga studios.
We will have 6 demonstration/class spaces for concurrent classes onsite. Each workshop will be up to 30 minutes long. Tentative schedule will be published on our FB page one week before the event. https://www.facebook.com/YogaDayNJ
What do I need to bring to the event?
If you are participating in the experience, please bring your mat or a beach towel, water bottle (we will also have water for people), sunscreen and openness to experiencing something wonderful and healing.
For yoga teachers and studios, please see below.
Is there a cost to participate?
No cost. The event is free to yoga and meditation teachers and studios. We welcome any businesses that are related to yoga and ancient knowledge.
Who will provide the booth tables and chairs?
We will provide 6 ft table and two chairs for each registration.
Can yoga teachers get their own canopy?
Yes, you are free to get your own canopy that is no more than 10ft.
Will there be other marketing offered?
We will be actively reaching out to the community via our e-blasts that reach 5000+ members. We will also be sending out public announcements via print and digital media. As soon as you register, we will include your business details, your brand and your offering in our announcements. We will also include your details in our Yoga Day community page and our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/YogaDayNJ
Can yoga teachers share their booth with other yoga teachers?
We encourage each teacher and studio to have their own booth.
Can I pick where I want to be placed at the event?
We will assign the spots to all teachers and studios.