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A Celebration of the Joy of Yoga at the International Yoga Festival

About the IYF

The annual IYF, organized by Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh) in the sacred and heavenly state of Uttarakhand, the birthplace of Yoga and Yoga Capital of the World, is grounded in the authentic origin of Yoga.

Our Presenters

Practise and learn from masters from the Traditional Yoga Lineages from India, as well as masters of International yoga schools & styles.

IYF History

From a small festival first organized in 1999, to a festival which now brings hundreds from all over the world, read here about the history of the IYF.

Our Program

IYF’s program includes over 70 hours of Yoga classes from world class Yoga teachers, plus evening discussions with some of India’s leading spiritual leaders.

Latest Photos

People From Over 75 Countries Conclude IYF 2024

Day 6 of the International Yoga Festival at Parmarth Niketan

Day 5 of the International Yoga Festival at Parmarth Niketan

Day 4 of the International Yoga Festival at Parmarth Niketan

Day 3 of International Yoga Festival (IYF) at Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh

Day 2 of The International Yoga Festival (IYF) at Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh

Maha Shivratri begins the International Yoga Festival (IYF) at Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh

International Yoga Festival (IYF) at Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh all set to welcome 1200 Yoga lovers from 75 nations

International Yoga Festival 2023 Concludes with Great Synergy & Energy

6th Day of IYF at Parmarth Celebrates Peace & Unity

Learn About Past IYFs!

Download the IYF 2024 Schedule

Learn about the daily classes offered in yogasana, meditation and healing practices, as well as talks with renowned spiritual leaders.

Download the IYF 2024 Program

Learn about the renowned yogacharyas and spiritual leaders and the yoga styles in the festival, delve into the true meaning of yoga in daily life, and much more.

Download IYF 2023 Special Newsletter

Highlights from the world-renowned 35th annual International Yoga Festival, held every year at Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh).


Ivana (Zagreb, Croatia)
I am the Croatian ambassador for a yoga initiation program for children. I have to come to here to see all these gifted global teachers and to learn from them."
Vik (Bangalore, India)
"Practicing Kundalini with such amazing instructors on the Ganges with this diverse community has been an incredible experience."
Lukas (Copenhagen, Denmark)
"As a total beginner to mindfulness the International Yoga Festival is proving to be a perfect way to sample lots of yoga and meditation styles."
Deborah (San Diego, USA)
"The Yoga Festival has been a perfect reason to finally come home to India."
Peter (Ljubania, Slovenia)
"As a new yoga teacher it's amazing to listen and learn from so many great teachers, and especially in such a divine location."
Jenny (Brighton, United Kingdom)
"I am opening my mind in the foothills of the Himalayas with so many great people, in such a beautiful place. It's wonderful."
Sasch (Bergamo, Italy)
"I come to Parmarth Niketan to International Yoga Festival every year to recharge my batteries and to find my center again."
Tiia (Helsinki, Finland)
"The teachings are so deep, the atmosphere is beautifully light and the people are so open.
The International Yoga Festival is more than I can ask for from any yoga event."
Elisabeth (Amaliada, Greece)
"The interesting blend of Indian and Western approaches to yoga is so refreshing.
The International Yoga Festival is both serious and fun simultaneously."

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Study Further at Parmarth

Ganga Yoga

22-31 March, 2023

Ganga Yoga is the art and science of invoking the flow of Mother Ganga within, such that we are connected to the flow of our own prana and become clear unpolluted and unobstructed instruments of Grace on Earth.  Through Ganga Yoga we seek to unite people in service to life and Mother Nature, dedicating their time, talent, technology and tenacity to the welfare of all.


200hr Yoga Teacher Training Course

9 April – 5 May, 2023

This 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Course, certified by Yoga Alliance USA, teaches prayer, pranayama, Surya/ Chandra Namaskar, in-depth traditional hatha yoga asana, Vedic chanting, Karma Yoga, and Bhakti Yoga. Students will study the Bhagavad Gita and Paatanjali’s Yoga Sutras, and develop a teaching methodology with opportunities for self-practice to deepen understanding, discipline and teaching skills.


IYF in the Media

So glad to be included with 10 other events around the world in YogaJournal’s recent feature…

Express Indian shares about IYF 2020! Click here to read online!

So glad to have Conde Nast Traveller highlight our International Yoga Festival as the first…

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