Kashi, located on the banks of Ganga Mata is the most ancient continuous civilization in the world, which is known by many names such as Varanasi, Benares and Anandavan. The very name of the city means that within which there is light i.e., City of Light. It is deeply entwined with Sanatana Dharma and Bharat. Even the word Bharat means Bhayam Rati Iti Bharatam, Prakashen Yuktah i.e., that which is joined by light. Light here means knowledge and since ancient times Kashi has been overseen by Shiva and Ganga Mata who nourish and protect us to manifest that light.
Following the success of our festivals in 2020, 2021, and 2022, we are delighted to announce the arrival of the 4th Kashi Yoga Festival – the Festival of Light, scheduled for the 2nd and 3rd of December, 2023.
We want to celebrate the culture, heritage and knowledge that is the foundation of Kashi to inspire people in India and around the world to connect to the root of themselves with stable wisdom through the light of yoga.
We will be joined by teachers from as far away as Australia and all the way up to to LA. Some are inspiring well known teachers and others leading a gentle life of yoga in remote places, no matter where they come from each have had their own unique journey in yoga and connection with Kashi.
We look forward to welcoming you here and bringing Kashi, the Light of Yoga and peace to your practise so that you can truly reconnect with yourself.
Yoga means to join or deep thought.The state in which you become one with the object of meditation signifies the real yoga. These days people associate yoga with the techniques which involve standing upside down and sweeping actions of arms and feet. This is yogasan and not yoga. These are methods of preparing the body for yoga. The asanas are required to make the body flexible and strong. Yogasana is the first step towards yoga. After the asanas comes pranayama, then pratayahara and then only comes dharana and dhyan. Yoga is realized when you begin to acquire the quality and nature of the object and begin to experience oneness with all.
- Brahmrishi Vishwatma Bawra ji Maharaj
SPECIAL GUEST ACHARYAS
KASHI YOGA FESTIVAL
2-3 DEC 2023
Book a ticket to this incredible knowledge and class filled festival and at the same time support underprivileged children and women in Varanasi get education, food and necessary support. We are grateful to all the teachers and presenters who are voluntarily offering their time and knowledge to this Kashi Yoga Festival