INTERNATIONAL DAY OF YOGA - IDY
2011 - JUNE, 25th and 26th - LISBOA, ESTÁDIO 1º DE MAIO
MORE THAN 1100 PEOPLE PARTICIPATED AT
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF YOGA COMMEMORATIONS - 2011 - LISBOA
Organization by YOGA PORTUGUESE CONFEDERATION, with the support of LISBOA CITY HALL, INATEL FOUNDATION and OLYMPIC COMMITTEE OF PORTUGAL
Over 1100 practitioners in the International Day of Yoga Commemorations - 2011 in Lisboa performing a Super Ásana Sequence - Purusha Namaskára
First World Day Inter Ethnic, Inter Cultural and Inter Religious - Celebrating the Human DNA
Siza Vieira and Maria Barroso were among the personalities present
This celebration, a prime candidate for UNESCO to become a First Worldwide Holiday, brought together on June 26th in Lisbon more than 1100 adult participants and more than 150 children on this international initiative organized by the Yoga Portuguese Confederation. The renown Architect Siza Vieira, who on this day received the Gandhi / Sergio Vieira de Mello Award, and Maria Barroso - the godmother of the event, that recited a poem alluding Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen, were some of the personalities who attended this day for World Peace which also had the participation and support of the major Yoga Masters in India, USA, Canada, North Africa, Egypt and Europe - France, Spain, Italy, England, Holland, Belgium, Greece, Switzerland, Germany, and Portugal, as well as representatives of the major World Religions, among other figures.
On the post day of June 26th the INATEL Stadium in Lisbon, was the stage for the International Day of Yoga - IDY - Commemorations, an initiative promoted by the Yoga Portuguese Confederation for over 10 years already, and which this year attracted more than 1100 adults practicing yoga, and more than 150 children, supporters and curious, coming from the North to the South of Portugal, from all origins and faiths.