“Yoga and UN Culture of Peace”  is organized by Yoga For Universal Peace as a continuum to the United Nations International Day of Yoga.

The events will be hosted at the United Nations Headquarters in NYC, in the ECOSOC Chamber Room on October 28, 2016 from 6:30 PM EST until 9:00 PM EST and in Los Angeles on October 30, 2016 at the Naam Yoga Studio from 2:00 PM PDT until 5:00 PM PDT.

The event will graciously host dignitaries, UN diplomats and venerated professionals in the medical and yoga communities such as Dada Maheshavarananda, Dr. Valdemar Prado, representatives from the US Yoga Organization & International Yoga Organization, and most outstandingly, the first female Siddha Master, Yogmata Keiko Aikawa. Affectionately called ‘the Mother of Yoga”, Yogmata has deservedly received the title of Mahamandaleshswar (the Supreme Master of the Universe) from Juna Akara, the largest spiritual austerities association in India.

Yoga for Universal Peace and the UN Culture of Peace presents an emphasis on philosophical and psychological influences of yoga, as well as the impact yoga has on spiritual, mental and physical overall balance and well-being. The benefits of yoga on universal harmony and peace in the world are explored during the discussions, along with scientific research proving the advantages of practicing yoga for healthier communities and individuals. Assessments of Eastern spiritual traditions in conjunction with Western modalities of yoga practices are topics of discussion for the conference as well. Yogmata Keiko Aikawa will be sharing her incredible knowledge and expertise in regards to alliance between yoga and amity universally.
Generously sponsored by The Permanent Mission of Nepal to the United Nations the informative evening concludes with a musical performance and Q&A. With over 200 attendees anticipated, this forum promises to be an unforgettable occasion for yoga devotees of all ages and skill level.