Ajay Agrahari 

Yogathon; Health for Humanity

India / New Zealand

Yogathon - Health for Humanity, is a division of Hindu Council of New Zealand (HCNZ) and has been successfully running since 2011.  It is a two week event across New Zealand, encouraging all New Zealanders to learn, participate and incorporate yoga in their daily lives. Participants register online, individually or as groups and do Surya Namaskar (sun salutations) at their own pace and in their own time. They count the number of times they do the cycle, a combination of 12 asanas and submit their total count to the organising team. 


The team set an ambitious target of 108,000 collective Surya Namaskar and this year this target was exceeded to total an impressive count of - 137,000.


Historically, Yogathon was organised during spring in New Zealand. However, since the introduction of International Day of Yoga, this year the event was brought forward to June to coincide with the global event.


Yogathon team works with various yoga centers, schools and tertiary institutes, social, cultural, and spiritual and community organisations to facilitate free classes during the yogathon weeks.


“Yogathon 2019 a success, bigger and better event planned for next year..”



Session 1: Yogathon – Health for Humanity

Science of yoga and its techniques in facilitating a healthy body, mind and spirit followed by a yoga session. 

Session 2: Start your day with Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutations)

Surya Namaskar is a package which included mantra (sound vibrations), asana (body postures), pranayama (breathing exercises) and dhyana (meditation). Exploring the its dimensions and Learn to integrate in your daily life.


14 Mills Ln, Albany, Auckland 0632
New Zealand

Tel: 09-415 9468

Fax: 09-415 9468

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