International Yoga Day (June 21, 2023)

May 29, 2023 Desiree Homer

Were you aware that International Yoga Day is coming? Yep. June 21st is the official “World Yoga Day,” and as New York City does with most commemorative holidays, there are plenty of yoga activities to enjoy! 

There will be all kinds of relaxing activities featuring yoga, including in Central Park, in Bryant Park, and even in Times Square!

Celebrate International Day of Yoga in NYC

This year’s International Day of Yoga initiative seeks to connect the original sentiments of “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam” with the global community. And Solstice in Times Square: Mind Over Madness Yoga is back for the 21st annual event!

Novice yogis and experienced practitioners alike are invited to come to any of seven free yoga classes all along the pedestrian plazas on Wednesday, June 21st. 

Register online and contact about sponsorship opportunities for International Yoga Day. You can also donate to Community First, a support initiative intended to help vulnerable people in Times Square. All Solstice Yoga classes are free, but participants are encouraged to donate.

These fun and relaxing classes will bring peace and togetherness to Times Square. And all classes are also going to be streaming on Facebook and YouTube -

Share your unique yoga experience at and use hashtag #SolsticeTSq with mentions for @TimesSquareNYC. Learn more online here.

Other Ways to Celebrate International Yoga Day 2023

If you can’t make it to Times Square or one of the other parks for an in-person yoga class, there are still plenty of ways to celebrate International Yoga Day at home!

  • Explore the rich texts of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, some of the oldest content related to yoga.
  • Commit to one hour without any technology to practice mindfulness.
  • Write a gratitude journal or list.
  • Practice Ahimsa.
  • Find space at home to follow along with live-streaming yoga classes.

Find Your Yoga Zen in New York City

There are several yoga studios around NYC offering classes and instruction. Below are some of the trending and most popular to start exploring if you want to incorporate yoga in your life beyond International Yoga Day.

Bhakti Center - 25 First Avenue, New York, NY 10003,

Three Jewels - 5 East 3rd Street, New York, NY, 10003,

The Yoga Common - 322 East 39th Street, Suite 1, New York, NY 10016,

Humming Puppy - 119 West 23rd Street, Level 2, Suite 200, New York, NY 10011,

Sky Ting Yoga - 17 Allen Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10002,

Sky High Yoga at NY Edge - 30 Hudson Yards, New York, NY 10001,

Celebrate this year's International Yoga Day with a class in Times Square or one of these other ideas! Find peace and moments of tranquility! 

And remember to call EMRG Media when you need peace in your event planning efforts. We're NYC's expert event planning team!

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