Be Part Of The Biggest Yoga Events in US 2016

Coplanet International and the UN Culture of Peace hosted on October 28, 2016 a Conference on philosophical and psychological influences of yoga, as well as the impact yoga has on spiritual, mental and physical overall balance and wellbeing. Benefits of yoga on universal harmony and peace in the world were 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 were topics of discussion for the conference as well.

“Yoga and the UN Culture of Peace” was organized by Coplanet International and the Conference was a continuation of the United Nations International Day of Yoga.

The events were 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 graciously hosted dignitaries, UN diplomats and venerated professionals in the medical and yoga communities such as Josh Matthew-Meier, Rev. Sam Rudra Swartz, Denise Scotto, Nilima Silver, Dr. Joseph Michael Levry, Alex Kip and Shannon Algeo, Juleann Bukovchik Boyce, Jane Mirshak and Dr. Valdemar Prado; representatives from the US Yoga Organizations and International Yoga Organizations; 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.

Coplanet International and the UN Culture of Peace presented a Conference 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 were 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 were topics of discussion for the conference as well. Yogmata Keiko Aikawa shared 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 concluded with a musical performance by the Sri Chinmoy Choir and Q&A. With over 500 attendees, this forum was an unforgettable occasion for yoga devotees of all ages and skill level to share and learn.

about yogmata

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A remarkably inspirational person in her own rights, Yogamata Keiko Aikawa is the first female and non-Indian Siddha Master, and only one of two Siddha Masters to appear in public to this day. A Siddha Master is a Himalayan saint who has achieved supreme Samadhi, a state of human consciousness that transcends physical and mental to achieve oneness with the source of all creations. This ascetic practice is the most difficult of all, due to possibility of fatality.

Her foray into yoga and healthy living began in her teens as she developed an avid interest in meditation, natural remedies, health management and yoga. These interests led her visits to Tibet, China, and India in her ardent pursuit of learning yoga and eastern medicines. She expanded her knowledge into teaching and founded Keiko Aikawa Yoga and General Health Institute, effectively designing the Aikawa Yoga technique in the 70s, including Yoga Dance and Prandi Yoga.

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