International Day of Yoga #IDY2023

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Ninth International Day of Yoga (#IDY23) was organized by Icon Shakti in cooperation with Consulate General of India, Chicago, and co-hosted by Vernon Township, VYAYAM,  Windham Yoga, Yoganubhav, U S Kids for Water, AIM for Seva, Telugu Association of Greater Chicago, Chinmaya Mission - Yamunotri, Balodyan, VYANJAN, Sanjeevani, Longevity Foundation, Sewa Chicago, HSS Buffalo Grove, YJA Chicago, HUM-USA, Amitha Fashions, and Best Brains Learning Centers of Buffalo Grove.

Members of the community were invited to join us with family and friends to celebrate the joy and gift of yoga for physical, mental, and spiritual wellness. This was a free event for all. 

Free Poster and Speech contests were hosted for kids and adults on the topic of Yoga for Wellness to celebrate the 9th International Day of Yoga

We are thankful to our contest prize sponsors - Windham Yoga (, Best Brains of Buffalo Grove (,  Amitha Fashions (, HUM-USA (, VYAYAM (, Balodyan (, Pradnya Puranik, & Yoganubhav ( 

Poster contest entries in each age category of the poster contest were displayed at Raupp Museum of Buffalo Grove June 1-21, and on June 24 at the community practice event

Selected few speakers in each age category were invited to deliver their speeches live at the Community Yoga event on June 24.

General timeline of the program on June 24, 2023 (Peterson Pool Park, 16652 N. Buffalo Grove Road, Prairie View, IL, 60069):

8:30 - 9 a.m. - Check-in

9 - 10:15 a.m. - Yoga (warm-ups, Asana, Pranayama, Meditation, Laughter).

10:15 - 10:45 a.m. - Prize Distribution for the Speech and Poster Contests

10:45 - 11 a.m. - Wind up 

Yoga session was led by Anu Buzruk (, Komal Bhonagiri (, Anitha Bellary (Chinmaya Mission - Yamunotri), and Vidya Nahar (

Info:      847-537-4710 (landline)