Live Active El Paso to celebrate International Yoga Day with Free Yoga Event

Live Active El Paso invites the community to celebrate International Yoga Day El Paso and Father’s Day with a free yoga event.

Every year hundreds of people around the world celebrate International Yoga Day on June 21 but this year Live Active El Paso will celebrate the occasion the day before at the reserve section of Memorial Park (1701 North Copia) at 8 a.m. Sunday, June 20.

“Yoga aligns with the Live Active El Paso vision of living a healthy lifestyle through physical activity and mental health,” said Cultural Affairs and Recreation Managing Director Ben Fyffe. “With the help and support of Live Active El Paso partners, we have been able to organize this unique health event for the public and are excited to be part of the overall wellness of our community.”

The free event, led by Shanti Yoga and Free the Yoga, is open to all ages, including women and men, and all body types. International Yoda Day El Paso will follow the following schedule:

  • 8:30 a.m. – Meditation
  • 9:00 a.m. – Hatha Yoga
  • 9:30 a.m. – Vinyasa Flow Yoga
  • 10:15 a.m. – Sound Bath (Use of sound to nurture the mind and body)

Live Active El Paso will also provide a special meditation class by Empowerment Health and Wellness, as well as a sound bath workshop by Bright Compass. The special event will include health and wellness booths from Live Active El Paso partners.

People wanting to participate in the yoga session should bring their own yoga mat or something similar, wear comfortable clothing and shoes, and water to stay hydrated.

First observed in 2015, International Yoga Day is celebrated across the globe to spread the awareness and significance of physical and mental health. Yoga is a physical, mental, and spiritual practice, which originated in India.

The word “yoga” comes from Sanskrit meaning ‘to join’ or ‘to unite.’

Created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Live Active El Paso is a citywide movement to promote better health and wellness by encouraging physical activity, improved nutrition, and strong mental health.

For more information on Live Active El Paso, click here.