Indiatourism Mumbai presents a virtual tour and pranayama open session by Kaivalyadhama,Lonavala for IDY 2021



Mumbai: Indiatourism Mumbai presents a virtual tour and pranayama open session by Kaivalyadhama, navala for IDY 2021.  21st June was recognised as the International Day of Yoga (IDY) by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in December 2014. Initiated by the Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, IDY is today actively observed around the world.
The main purpose of IDY is to highlight the immense potential of Yoga to enhance the physical, psychological, and emotional aspects of wellbeing. The event encourages new advances within the field of Yoga, such as the development of specific protocols, addressing lifestyle diseases, and research in developing potentially productivity enhancing tools. IDY has not only boosted Yoga’s popularity but also expanded its geographical presence by inspiring its adoption in several new territories.

In keeping with the objectives laid out for IDY, Indiatourism Mumbai, the Regional Office of Ministry of Tourism, Government of India in Western Region has taken several initiatives to spread the awareness of Yoga through various engaging activities. A weeklong online outreach program is in the process of implementation for the Western & Central Regions of India. The seven days of virtual events include a mix of awareness and engagement programs, that can be accessed from the convenience and safety of home and other secure spaces.

As a part of this schedule, Indiatourism Mumbai brings Yoga Yatra: The Journey for Yoga as a Way of Life – a virtual tour and experiential Pranayama session by Maharashtra’s Kaivalyadhama Yoga Institute at Lonavala – one of the oldest and most pioneering Yoga institutes in the world. Mr. Venkatesan Dhattareyan, Regional Director (West & Central Region), Indiatourism Mumbai added, “today, there is an ever-increasing need for stronger immunity and a balanced healthy lifestyle. With the aim to promote holistic wellbeing, this virtual tour by Indiatourism Mumbai presents the accessibility and appreciation of an Indian yoga institute of global repute such as Kaivalyadhama, very much within our reach in Maharashtra itself. We need to highlight and promote wellness Tourism once destinations unlock and are ready for travel.”

Indiatourism Mumbai is organising the virtual tour with The Dhi Project as its knowledge partner for the event. The Dhi Project works towards making knowledge of India’s rich and ancient wisdom accessible to the world – through an understanding of India’s varied traditions, culture, philosophy, history, practices, texts, art forms, and architecture. The Dhi Project engages with authoritative experts globally, to offer audiences meaningful experiences and mindful deliberation.

The virtual tour and interactive OPEN AND FREE session shall be open and free for all to be aired live on Sunday, June 20th, 2001 from 9.00 am to 10.30 am IST via Kaivalyadhama’s YouTube @ KaivalyadhamaYogaInstitute and Facebook @kdhamyoga. It will be simultaneously available on the YouTube handle of Indiatourism Mumbai @ India Tourism Mumbai. After completion of the virtual tour, the session will continue with an experiential Pranayama session for viewers to be conducted by a Kaivalyadhama expert.

Indiatourism Mumbai IDY 2021 Weeklong Outreach Program:



to 21.06.2021

 ·         Daily Social Media awareness posts highlighting Yoga and Wellness Destinations in Western and Central Region

·         Blogs on Yoga and wellness Tourism on Indiatourism Mumbai Blog Page

 21.06.2021 ·         Release of a one-minute audio-visual “India –Land of Yoga” for creating awareness about “Know Your – Common Yoga Protocol”

to 21.06.2021

 ·         Awareness display on Yoga Day in Hotels, Wellness Centers in the Region and select public buildings in Mumbai

to 21.06.2021

 ·         Online Yoga Poster Design Competition on the theme “Yoga for our health & Wellness” for the students of Tourism Institutes and Institutes of Hotel Management (IHM) in the Region

to 21.06.2021

 ·         Painting Competition for the Students of Kendriya Vidyalaya in the select cities of the Region


0730 hrs to
0815 hrs
·         Prāṇāyāma session I: Self-care while staying home by Manasa Rao, Yogaysh, Bengaluru
1600 hrs


·         Online Quiz Competition on theme “Yoga Philosophy” for the students of Tourism Institutes and IHMs in the Region


0730 hrs to 0815 hrs·         Prāṇāyāma session II: Relax when you work from home by Manasa Rao, Yogaysh, Bengaluru
1700 hrs·         Webinar on ‘Building Resilience- The Path to Emotional Freedom by Ranjana Balyan, Principal Consultant & Facilitator, Life University
20.06.20210730 hrs to 0815 hrs·         Prāṇāyāma session III: Practices for covid prevention and recovery by Manasa Rao, Yogaysh, Bengaluru
0900 hrs


1030 hrs

·         Virtual tour of Kaivalyadhama Yoga Institute, Lonavala, followed by an open online program for all covering Yoga –As a way of life through sessions on Yoga for self-transformation and Pranayama
21.6.20218.30 hrs·         Yoga for children (Age group: 9-15 years) by Manasa Rao, Yogaysh, Bengaluru
1700hrs·         Indiatourism Mumbai webinar session ” Making Life More Meaningful with Yoga”, The Yoga Institute, Mumbai





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