International Yoga and Music Festival is held every year at Nada Yoga School in Swargashram – the oldest ashram in Rishikesh, near the banks of river Ganges.
Rishikesh, a small beautiful city along the Ganges, settled in the primary waves of the Himalayas. It is one of the most famous places in India to study Yoga, Indian classical music and dance.
Rishikesh is full of nature, a place to calm down from the pressures of daily life and to get in touch with your inner voice and spirit. It’s the right place for body, mind and soul.
It is an old spiritual city, famous and holy. It is the path to the four holy places up the upper Himalayas; Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath: which have to be welcomed first before entering the “heaven” in the Himalayas.
The holy Ganges spreads its beauty on this city, with the mountains known as the “seven Rishi’s” (Rishi = the one, who is seeing, having the knowledge). Many holy saints, swamis (ascetics, or yogi monks), sadhus (Hindu ascetics), yogis (practitioner of yoga), are settled in Rishikesh, or passes through on their way to the upper Himalayas, sharing their knowledge and present being.
Incredibly, Rishikesh has four harvest seasons , with many fruits various vegetables, pulses and grains, like rice. Walking a short distance to Tapovan in Laxman jhulla you can see very nicely how everything is cultivated and growing.
The opportunity is waiting for you to come and experience the free International Yoga and Music Festival in the beautiful city of Rishikesh with spirit and all that it has to offer.