San Antonio Marks the International Day of Yoga on June 17 at the TriPoint Event Center

San Antonio Marks the International Day of Yoga on June 17 at the TriPoint Event Center

Two years ago, the United Nations General Assembly designated June 21 as the International Day of Yoga. More than 150 nations, including the U.S., Canada and China, cosponsored the resolution, and now people all over the world are encouraged to celebrate the unity of mind and body on this special day.

San Antonio marks the third International Day of Yoga with an “I Do Yoga” event on Saturday, June 17. The event’s theme is “Yoga as Lifestyle Medicine” and will include a variety of activities designed to enhance the theme of yoga as a health-enhancing, life-enhancing practice.

The event from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the TriPoint Event Center includes a 108 Sun Salutation Challenge, meditation and chanting classes, cultural dance performances, and yoga classes and presentations on healthy eating, movement and relaxation.

The free community I Do Yoga event begins at 8 a.m. and continues until 1 p.m. at the TriPoint Event Center, 3233 N. St. Mary’s. The Yoga in Health Care seminar is from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and is also located at TriPoint Event Center.

SPECIAL ONE-DAY COURSE—The International Day of Yoga event includes a special daylong course: “The Principles and Practice of Yoga in Health Care: The Science, Research and Application.” This course will be led by Sat Bir Khalsa, Ph.D., assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, and will feature Venkat Srinivasan, M.D., author of Mind, Body, Medicine. This seminar is open to physicians, students and health care professionals and will provide an overview of the principles and practices of yoga in health care.

Cost for the daylong course ranges from $175 for full-time students to $275 for physicians. The course begins at 8 a.m. and continues until 6 p.m. and takes place at the TriPoint Event Center, 3233 N. St. Mary’s. A vegetarian lunch will be provided. For more information about the International Day of Yoga and local activities, visit www.idoyogasa.org.

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