International day of Yoga Celebrations 2021

On the occasion of the upcoming International Yoga Day, and keeping in mind these uniquely challenging times that we are all going through, Yogoda Satsanga Society (YSS) is organizing online events to promote well-being of body, mind, and soul. These events -- introductory yoga-meditation sessions -- will be conducted by senior sannyasis and are open to all. YSS is founded by Paramahansa Yogananda, widely revered as “the father of yoga in the West.”
These sessions will be conducted in multiple languages wherein a YSS sannyasi will explain the various components of Yoga-Meditation, and then conduct a brief guided meditation. The session includes theory and practice of posture, preliminary breathing exercises, concentration, visualization, affirmation, etc.

You and your colleagues, with friends and relatives, are most welcome to participate in one or more of the events and learn about Yoga-Meditation.

The schedule of the events is given below:



Topic: Introduction to Yoga Meditation

(includes Guided Meditation)


Date Timings Language Speaker


June 19, 2021

6:30 to 7:30 p.m.


Sw. Smaranananda


June 20, 2021

5:00 to 6:00 p.m.


Sw. Ishwarananda

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In other languages:

  • Telugu - June 13, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
  • Kannada - June 15, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
  • Tamil - June 20, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Bengali - June 20, 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

For more information, contact our helpdesk at 0651-66 55 555


May the Great Yogis ever bless you with much material prosperity, physical health, mental harmony, and spiritual progress.

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About Swami Smaranananda Giri

Swami Smaranananda is the Vice President of Yogoda Satsanga Society of India. Swamiji is a Postdoctoral Fellow from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. He obtained his Ph. D. in Electronics and Communication Engineering from IIT Kharagpur in 1980. He was awarded Gold Medals at both school and engineering college for his academic performance.

In 2018 IIT Kharagpur conferred on him the “Distinguished Alumnus Award” for his outstanding achievements and contributions. He has delivered a TEDx talk and has been interviewed by several magazines and TV channels.

About Swami Ishwarananda Giri

Swami Ishwarananda Giri received MBBS degree from Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, and MD degree from Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute, Delhi. In 1988, he joined Yogoda Satsanga Society of India as a monk and has served in different capacities during the past 30 years. Presently, he serves as the General Secretary. He has spoken extensively on the Kriya Yoga teachings in numerous cities across India and USA.