Yangon to Celebrate International Yoga Day

By San Yamin Aung 20 June 2017

RANGOON— Some 400 yoga enthusiasts are expected to take part in a yoga practice in Yangon’s People’s Park on Wednesday morning to celebrate the third International Day of Yoga.

“We aim to promote yoga in Myanmar, which can help improve the health of our people,” said Daw Kyi Kyi Lwin, an organizer of the event, adding that it will take place between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. and is free to attend.

Daw Kyi Kyi Lwin also invited Yangonites to attend the free classes each morning at People’s, Kandawgyi and Mahabandoola parks, offered by experienced Myanmar yoga trainer U Khin Maung Swe and his assistants.

The UN proclaimed June 21 each year International Day of Yoga on Dec. 11, 2014.

The Indian Embassy in Yangon, along with other yoga institutions in Myanmar, will organize a yoga demonstration on Sunday at People’s Park from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. to mark the day.