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6th International Yoga Convention/​Competition and Festival

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6th International Yoga conference


Today world is under heavy pressure with fear of wars, stressful life, conflicts and instability. 6th International Yoga Therapy Convention (IYC) is a timely call for exchanging the ancient to latest findings and teachings of Yoga, its impact on Education and world peace. It is a unique opportunity to participate in the conference to be attended by Researchers, Analysts, Yoga Acharyas, Yogis, and common people. Participants from over 40 countries are expected to attend the conference. Primary language of the programs would be English. However, some programs may be in Sanskrit/Hindi.

Brief Introduction
1. Paramanand University Trust, Indore: A Proposed Yoga University at Indore.
2. Hindu University of America, FL, USA (having 25 years of dedicated education on Indian Culture).
3. Maharishi Panini Sanskrit & Vedic University, Ujjain: A Government University dedicated to Sanskrit and allied subjects.
4. Initiative: Paramanand Institute of Yoga Sciences & Research, Indore, Internationally recognized Yoga Institute having students from 85 countries.
Advisory Board Board of Organisers
Dr. TD Puroha, HOD, PSU
Dr Upendra Singh Panwar
Dr. Pawan Dubey (Director) Vivekanand group
Prof. Shridant Joshi, Kautilya Acadamy
Shri Mahesh Kandi, Chairman, Arjun group
Shri Mohan Bairagi, Akshar Varta
Prof. Shiv Verma, HOD, PUt
Dr. Sunita Maa, Director, PIYSR
Shri Vineet Joshi, Advocate
Shri Gopal Marval, Director, NDPS
Shri Dilip Trivedi, Director, Balaji group

International Board of Directors

1. Abha Bajaj (Ma Atma Anand), Singapore
2. Sebastian Pablo Cucena (Deepak Ananda), Argentina
3. Tina Mundelsee ( Ma Tejo Ananda), Italy
4. Sabrina Provasoli (Ma Sri Devi) Italy
5. Dr. Nick Perch ( Shambhu Ananda) USA
6. Dr. Chamin Warankula (Savarupanand) Sri Lanka
7. Martina Campagnolo ( Ma Mangala Anand) Italy

Finance Excutive:

Shashikant Cahurasia

Admin Coordinators:

  • Divya Drashti
  • Divya Jyoti
  • Sonali Singh

Conference Manangement :

  • Prof. Divya Darshan
  • Dr. B. K.Bandre
  • Dr. Shiv Verma
  • Dr. Abhinav Gaur
  • Rama Ramchandran

Speakers and Yoga Teachers

Yugpurush Mahamandleshwar
Swami Shree Paramanand Giriji Maharaj

Once in a great while an enlightened being comes amongst us to illuminate the truth and nudge us in our awakening. Krishna, Confucius, Buddha, Jesus the Christ, Mohammad, and others have come and taught those who would listen in a manner appropriate for the time.
Today, in India and abroad, one such enlightened world teacher has been recognized,Yug Purush MahaMandeleshwar Swami Parmanand Giri Ji Maharaj. Born in the late 30's in the small village of Mawie Dham in U.P., India, he was recognized by many elders as being an exceptional child. The Great Saint Sri Swami Akhandanand Ji Maharaji from Chitrakoot, M.P. also recognized the nature of the boy and accepted him as a disciple.

Dr. Omanand (Guruji)

Dr. Omanand (Guruji), was born in Kanpur, India near holy river Ganges. 'Vyayamshala', a 129 years old Yoga School in Ujjain, was his first learning ground. During childhood instead of playing with children he would either meditate in temples or waters of river Kshipra for hours.
Guruji is a merit holder throughout his education and is honoured with various awards. He is a scholar, who has studied and realized various ancient Yoga scriptures. He was awarded Doctorate of Yoga and Meditation from the Hindu University of America, USA. He often says that his own life/body is a laboratory; first he experiments then teach others. His teachings come from heart not from head. Saying The Truth does not need preparations and nothing will be forgotten. His messages 'Be present and be Blissful'.

Dr. Dilip Sarkar

Dilip Sarkar, MD, FACS, CAP, C-IAYT, Ex. Chairman of IAYT a retired Vascular Surgeon turned Yoga Therapist and Ayurveda Practitioner is one of the foremost experts in Yoga Therapy who combines his 45-year experience in Western Medicine with his extensive knowledge of Integrative Medicine, including Ayurveda and Yoga Therapy. Dr. Sarkar has held positions that included teaching as a primary focus of his medical career. He was an Associate Professor of Surgery at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia, and Chairman of the Department of Surgery and Chief of Staff at Portsmouth General Hospital.

Gurudev Shri Amritji (Yogi Amrit Desai)

Gurudev Shri Amritji (Yogi Amrit Desai), is one of a handful of gurus who came to America from India in the early1960s. This wave began the initial Yoga craze that has grown into the massive and diverse Yoga practices we have worldwide today. Shri Amritji is one of the first arrivals and the last living guru from this initial wave, and a pioneer in bringing the authentic practices of Yoga to the West. The ancient spiritual teachings of India were first introduced to the West by H. H. Swami Vivekananda (1863-1902), followed by another prominent spiritual master, H. H. Paramahansa Yogananda (1893-1952). Shri Amritji arrived in North America eight years after Yoganandaji’s passing.

Prof. Ramesh Chandra Panda

Prof. Ramesh Chandra Panda Vice Chancellor Panini Sanskrit University Ujjain

Heba Baddour

Heba Baddour, Founder of Eka Earth Yoga Ashram based in Australia . Heba has been practicing meditation for over 20 years, practicing Ashtanga and Hatha yoga for over 8 years. Heba has nearly 1200 hrs teaching experience not only of practical yoga but also metaphysics and philosophy of yoga. Her students are avid seekers who attend the Ashram regularly where Kirtan, Meditation, Ckakra awakening and Restorative workshops are being held on a frequent basis.
Heba's extensive practical experience, yoga therapy, naturopathic background and knowledge in anatomy and physiology allow her to give effective personalised adjustments and alignments with thorough understanding of individual limitations of the mind and body thereby facilitating growth and confidence in her students.

Jayne's (Ma Janki Anand)

For most of Jayne( Ma Janki Anand) working life she has worked in the Community Welfare Sector. However for the past 10 years she has also worked as a Fitness Professional & as Jayne is approaching 60 this year she is passionate about fitness, nutrition & longevity of life. Jayne has worked as a personal trainer on cruise ships in the Middle East & Europe. She also loves to laugh & has been a Laughter Yoga Leader & Teacher for 9 years, studying with Dr Madan Kataria who is the founder of Laughter Yoga. In 2015 Jayne studied Yoga & Yoga Therapy at the Paramanand Institute of Yoga Science & Research where she was given the spiritual name Ma Janki Anand. Now she is a qualified yoga teacher. In 2016 Ma Janki studied Vinyasa Flow Yoga at Yoga Trinity in South Australia. At present she teaches Laughter Yoga, Vinyasa Flow, Gentle Yoga incorporating Yoga Therapy into her classes. Ma Janki also teach senior chair classes where she integrate chair yoga into these classes. Ma Janki is passionate about all forms of yoga because she reap the physical, mental, emotional & spiritual benefits. Ho! Ho! Ha! Ha! Ha!

Eddie Rodriguez

Eddie Rodriguez is a Nuclear Engineer Consultant whose journey has expanded, deepened, and spiraled in several key quantum directions such as Energy Medicine, Shamanic Practice/Studies, Alchemy, and healing music... bridging science and spirituality. His flute and drum medicine whispers reflect his joy and passion for resonating messages of Love-Creation in the tradition of Peruvian (Paqo) Andean mountains, Afro-Caribbean, and Amazonian jungle traditions with the vibrational heartbeat love frequency of the Universe.

Abha Bajaj
ERYT500, CIAYT, BBM Facilitator, Rehab Trainer

Abha (Ma Aatma Anand) is a seasoned Yoga teacher, Meditation Teacher and Yoga Therapist based in Singapore. Primarily a Psychology Major and a Certified Personal Trainer from American Council on Exercise, she has acquired great hold on behaviour modification strategies as well as movement patterns and their anomalies. Combining her expertise with yoga philosophy has led her to establish herself as a credible and successful Yoga Therapist.
Her company, "Mind Body Symphony" conducts workshops on yoga, pranayama and meditation for various segments of the society. With her aim to let more and more people adopt yoga and meditation as part of their lifestyle, she conducts free yoga sessions every week in Singapore. Abha is a certified Being Blissful Meditation Facilitator and is helping her clients restore balance in life and achieve optimum well-being.

Mirabai Moon

Mirabai Moon offers a passionate embrace of the Divine Essence right here, right now... in your embodied, human form, just as you are. Mirabai’s life changing experiences with kirtan and mantra practice led her to explore other sound healing modalities. She now uses crystal singing bowls, chimes and gongs with groups and individual clients for healing and transformation work. Mirabai tours across North America, sharing chant music and sound healing in yoga studios, healing centers, and festivals. Her offerings guide participants into experiences of profound healing and embodiment of the Divine Essence within human form.

Shay Masala

Shay is a student of his guru in Indore. For more than 12 years Shay is traveling to India, studying the yogic way from his master and traveling to holy places to meet the sages and saints of that spiritual country. After initiation Shay had been sent to Paramananad yoga Institute for his training as a yoga teacher. since then he is teaching groups. guiding retreats and workshops around the world, coaching yogis privately and travels with groups to spiritual places. Shays way of teaching is unique and surprising. His teaching style is full of humor, lightness, and depth.

Samera Zagala

Samera (Ma Sananda) is on the spiritual path since several years. She did a training as healer and medium with a shamanic teacher in Germany. There she also first learned about spiritural energy, chakras and meditation. In 2016 her path lead her to the Paramanand Ashram in Indore, India. Under the guidance of Dr. Omanand (Guruji) she did the 500 Hours Yoga Therapy Teacher's Training Program and made many transformative experiences like the awakening of Kundalini Shakti. Ma Sananda has a degree of Masters in journalism and photography and she organises events and campaigns on sustainability topics – raising awareness especially among young people for a more sustainable way of life. Curious to see, where the combination of communication, shamanism and Yoga will lead to.

War War

War War As the founder of OhmSantih Yoga, War War is the very embodiment of its spirit – overflowing with endless optimism and positive energy, wise and knowledgeable beyond her years, and generous to a fault. She can be animatedly chatting with you non-stop before class, but once we step into the room, her presence commands absolute focus on your practice. She is quite possibly the only person we know who actually grieves when going on a holiday as she is unable to teach yoga. Rarely able to hold back her passion, she can be found imparting advice even to strangers in foreign lands. True to her extroverted nature, she gets more energy from talking about yoga than taking an afternoon nap. If there is someone who eats, drinks, breathes, lives yoga – that would be War War.

Chamin Warkula

Dr.Chamin Warkula, best known as the most experienced and renowned Yoga-Guru in Sri Lanka and abroad has been serving for the betterment of the mental and physical health of the nation for many years now. A son of a Police officer, young Chamin was interested in self-defending skills and he was awarded the ‘Black belt ‘in Patna-India. His interest in spiritual development made him study Yoga in Patna-India . After returning to Sri Lanka, he joined with Sri Lanka Police Service and became a Sub Police Inspector , following the footsteps of his late father. It was the time of the civil war in Sri Lanka and Mr.Chamin was serving at Ampara-a hard hit area by terrorist activities. While serving in Ampara he was always engaged in mediation or yoga exercise.

Dr B.K Bandre

Dr B.K Bandre, Ph.D. (Yoga), D.Litt (Yoga) : For last 37 years he has dedicated his most precious moments to Yoga,Yoga Therapy. He treated many ailments through yoga therapy. He teaches Yoga Therapy.

Dr Sandeep Shah

Dr Sandeep Shah, (AM), BAMS, ADPC, ADND : Ayurveda Doctor : having experience of 7 years,teaches Ayurveda.

Prof. Divyadarshan

Prof. Divyadarshan, MA (Masters of Yoga Education) having 25 years of teaching experience. A dedicated and very sincere yogateacher. He teaches Yoga Asana, Kriyas, Pranayam, Meditation.

Dr. Acharya Nisha Joshi

Dr. Acharya Nisha Joshi, She was awarded with Yoga Acharya Award by Parmanand Institute of Yogic Science, Indore. She has also received ‘Kalakaar Rashtriya Puruskar,’ By Kalarkar Rashtriya Sammelan, Pune, ‘Memorial Best Health Psychologist’ as well as ‘Sahityanchal Srajan Samman’. Nisha has also judged many competitions, as a chair-person, and many more.

Linda Krug (Ma Lakshmi Anand)

Linda Krug (Ma Lakshmi Anand), Canada Yoga Teacher from Campbell River, Canada RYT500

Pablo Martin Ferrareis

Pablo Martin Ferrareis, from Italy RYT200


DAMLA SELİN TOMRU, Regression & Progression Therapist, Quantum Healing Hypnosis practitioner ,Spiritual Transformation Coach, Yoga Workshop & Meditation Leader.

4.Guidelines for submission of papers:

  • Please submit the abstract between 120-150 words by e-mail with Track.
  • The author should send original unpublished paper by e-mail to the E-mail Ids as mentioned above.
  • Accepted paper will be published in the Book/Journal with ISBN/ISSN.
  • Last date for submitting abstract: Nov 25th, 2017
  • Last date for submitting paper: Dec10th, 2017
  • email ID:

Guidelines for Poster Presentation 5th International Yoga Convention

General aim and format

  • A poster is a graphically based approach to presenting research. In presenting your research with a poster, you should aim to use the poster as a means for generating active discussion of the research.
  • Limit the text to about one-fourth of the poster space, and use "visuals" (graphs, photographs, schematics, maps, etc.) to tell your "story."

  • Word-process all text should be readable from five feet away. Use a minimum font size of 18 points.
  • Lettering for the title should be large (at least 70-point font). Use all capital letters for the title.

Design and layout specifications

  • The entire poster will be printed into flex on a 40" x 60" frame or loose. (This cost around Rs150 to 350)
  • The board must be oriented in the "landscape" position (long dimension is horizontal).
  • A banner displaying your poster title, name, and country should be positioned at top-center of the board (see Figure 1).
  • Make it obvious to the viewer how to progressively view the poster. The poster generally should read from left to right, and top to bottom. Numbering the individuals panels, or connecting them with arrows is a standard "guidance system" (see Figure 1).
  • Leave some open space in the design. An open layout is less tiring to the eye and mind.

Poster Layout
Figure 1


  • Word-process all text should be readable from five feet away. Use a minimum font size of 18 points.
  • Lettering for the title should be large (at least 70-point font). Use all capital letters for the title.


  • Keep the text brief. Blocks of text should not exceed two paragraphs (viewers won't bother to read more than that). Use text to
    (a) introduce the study (what hypothesis was tested or what problem was investigated? why was the study worth doing?),
    (b) explain visuals and direct viewers attention to significant data trends and relationships portrayed in the visuals, and
    (c) state and explain the interpretations that follow from the data. In many cases, conclusions can be summarized in a bullet-point list.,
  • The text could also include sections on future research plans or questions for discussion with viewers.
  • Cite and reference any sources of information other than your own, just as you would do with a research paper. The "References Cited" is placed at the end of the poster in smaller fonts.


  • Present numerical data in the form of graphs, rather than tables (graphs make trends in the data much more evident). KEEP IT SIMPLE.
  • Visuals, be simple & bold. Leave out or remove unnecessary details.
  • Make sure that any visual can "stand alone" (i. e., graph axes are properly labeled, arrows and distance scales, symbols are explained, etc.).
  • Use appropriate color to enhance comprehension.
  • Make sure that the text and the visuals are integrated. Each visual should have a brief title.

Miscellaneous Suggestions

  • SIMPLICITY IS THE KEY. Keep to the point, and don't try to cover too many things. Present only enough data to support conclusions. On the other hand, make sure that you present sufficient data to support your conclusions.
  • When you begin to make your poster, first create a list of the visuals that you would use if you were describing your project with only the visuals. Write the text after you have created the list of visuals.
  • Before the poster session, rehearse a brief summary of your project. Many viewers will be in a hurry and will want a quick "guided tour" of your poster. Don't be afraid to point out uncertainties in your work; this is where you may get useful feedback.


1. Stress Mmanagement through Yoga techniques
2. Yoga and holistic living
3. Yoga a way of Life
4. Yoga and Ccholesterol
5. Diabetes management through Yoga
6. Weight training vs Yoga
7. Yoga Vs.Aerobics
8. Intellectual growth in children with yoga and meditation
9. Time management and yoga
10. Cervical Spondylolysis and yoga
11. Happiness through yoga and meditation
12. Thyroid and Yoga
13. .Iimmune system boosted through yoga
14. Irritable bowel syndrome and yoga

15. Addiction and yoga
16. Anger management through meditation
17. Sleep disorders and Yoga
18. Concentration and Yoga
19. Head ache & Migraine and yoga
20. Blood pressure and Yoga
21. Yoga and Gym
22. Back pain and Yoga
23. Depression and Yoga
24. Five bodies fitness and Yoga
25. Mind management and Yoga
26. Relationships and Yoga
27. Patanjali Yoga Sutra and Asana
28. Hatha Yoga Pradipika and Asana

29. Gita and Sorrow
30. Gita and Yoga
31. Mantra and Mind
32. Phobia and Yoga
33. Sorrow and Yoga
34. Meditation and Life
35. Efficiency and Yoga
36. Fear and Yoga
37. False ego and Yoga
38. Conflicts and Yoga
39. Life style and Yoga
40. Laughter, Crying and Yoga

4th International Yoga Asana Competition

The competition is open to all individuals as well as members of clubs, schools, colleges, educational institutions, and any district Yoga Association.
Time & Date: Inauguration Dec23 2017 10am and Award Ceremony 24th, 2017 4pm


1. All participants will be awarded with certificates of participation and a T-shirts.
2. All participants qualifying for the 2nd round will be awarded with qualifying certificates for the 2nd round.
3. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd place from each category in the Yogasana Competition (including Artistic and Rhythmic) will be awarded with Medals, Certificates and Cash Prize.
4. 4th, 5th and 6th place will be awarded with Merit Certificates.
5. The 1st place from each group will compete for the Champion of Champions title , 1st Runner up and 2nd Runner Up title.
6. The Champion of Champions will be awarded with Trophy, Certificate and a Cash Prize
7. The Runner Up will be awarded with Trophy, Certificate and a Cash Prize.
8. The 2nd Runner Up will be awarded with Trophy, Certificate and a Cash Prize


Any stimulating drug or alcoholic beverage must not be used before/during the competition by any competitor and their use will be treated as violation of the rules. The Committee has the full right to suspend a competitor up to 10 years as disciplinary action.


1. Judges will be appointed by the Committee and their decisions will be final.
2. Two (2) marks will be deducted from full score if the competitor fails to complete the asana on the first attempt. Four (4) marks will be deducted from full score if the competitor fails to complete the asana on the second attempt. No mark will be awarded if the competitor fails to complete the asana on the third attempt.
3. The Judges will consider:
a). Proportion of the body
b). Performance regarding grace in execution & steadiness of posture c). Dress, smartness & appearance
d). Theoretical knowledge in the Champion of Champions round only


The International Yoga Sports Championship will be held in the following six categories: (give link to each with following information in each category)
1. International Yogasana Competition
2. International Artistic Yoga Competition
3. International Artistic Pair Yoga Competition
4. International Rhythmic Yoga Competition
5. International Free Flow Yoga Dance Competition
6. International Professional Yogasana Competition

1.International Yogasana Competition Age Group

International Yogasana Competition will be held in the following Age Groups both for males and females separately:
1. General Yoga (Age group 12-18, 18-25, 25-35, 35-45)
2. General Yoga for kids and elder (Age group 5-8, 8-12, 45-55 & 55+)
3. Proffesional yoga (Age group 18-35, 35+)

Number of Entries

Maximum Three Competitors of either sex in each Age Group from each School/Organization will be allowed to participate.



2. International Artistic Yoga competition (Instructions)

The Artistic Yoga Competition will be held in Junior (8-17 Years) and Senior (17 -35 Years) Age Groups Males & Females separately. Artistic Yoga consists of presentation of various Asanas (postures) including forward and backward bending, balancing, lying postures, sitting postures, etc. performed with music. It is synchronization of body movement with music (without break). Number of postures performed should be 8-10 of competitor’s choice. Time duration for the presentation will be 120 to 150 seconds. The competitor will maintain each posture for at least 3-5 seconds during the performance. The transition from one posture to another posture should be slow & Artistic.

3. International Artistic Pair Yoga competition (Instructions)

The Artistic Pair Yoga Competition (either both Girls or both Boys or a Boy and a Girl) will be held in Junior (8-17 Years) and Senior (17 -35 Years) Age Groups. Artistic Pair Yoga consists of presentation of various Asanas (postures) including forward and backward bending, balancing, lying postures, sitting postures etc. including pyramid making, performed with music. Both the participants will perform two different postures at a time. Performing same posture will be a disqualification. Body touch is allowed in the competition as per the discretion of the competitors. Making of pyramid will be given preference. Synchronization of body movements with music will be given top preference. Number of postures performed should be 8-10 of competitor’s choice. Time duration for the presentation will be 120-150 seconds. The competitor will maintain each posture for atleast 3-5 seconds during the performance. The transition from one posture to another posture should be slow, Artistic and Synchronized.

4. International Rhythmic Yoga Competition (Instructions)

The Rhythmic Yoga Competition (The pair may consist of either both the boys or both the girls) will be held in Junior (8-17 Years) and Senior (17-35 Years) Age Groups. Rhythmic Yoga is also known as pair Yoga. Rhythmic Yoga is the presentation of various Asanas (postures) including forward bending, backward bending, balancing, lying postures etc. performed with music. The same posture should be performed by the pair together. Number of postures performed should be 8-10 of competitor’s choice. There should not be any body touch between the two participants. There should be perfect synchronization of body movements with the music. Number of postures performed should be 8-10 of competitor’s choice. Time duration for the presentation will be 120-150 seconds. The competitor will maintain each posture for at least 3-5 seconds during the performance. The transition from one posture to another should be Slow, Rhythmic and Synchronized.

5. International free flow Yoga Dance Competition (Instructions)

Number of Entries

Only one team from any one organization can participate in the National Free Flow Yoga Dance Competition in one Open Age Group i.e. 8 to 35 years (Boys, Girls or both mixed). The Free Flow Yoga Dance Competition (The team will consist of 5 players either all boys or all girls or boys and girls mixed) will be held in only one open Group (mixture of all age groups). It is the presentation of various Asanas (postures) including forward bending, backward bending, balancing, lying postures etc. performed in dancing movements with music, preferably with some theme. The team can perform same postures/different postures / pyramids/ free flow movements. There should be perfect synchronization of body movements with the music. Number of postures performed should be 8-12 Combination of Asana of competitor’s choice. Time duration for the presentation will be 180-210 seconds (3 to 3½ Minutes). The competitor will maintain each posture for atleast 3-5 seconds during the performance. The transition from one posture to another should be Slow, Rhythmic, Synchronized and in dancing movement. The performance in the Free Flow Yoga Dance Competition should be with some theme. Note: No Prop will be allowed during the performance of Artistic Yoga Competition, Artistic Pair Yoga Competition, Rhythmic Yoga Competition & Free Flow Yoga Dance Competition. Devotional Music/ Spiritual Mantras / Classical Music will be given preference.

Some of the photographs of Dance

6. International Professional Yogasana Competition (Instructions)

Separate Professional Yogasana Competition for male and female competitors will be held in One Open Age Group only. Competitor will maintain in each asana for 15 seconds during the Competition.


The Competitor can participate either in the Professional Yogasana Competition or in the Yogasana Competition of the Senior Age Groups i.e. 17-21 years, 21-25 years, 25-35 years and above 35 years.

Number of Entries:

In Yogasana Competition maximum Three Competitors of either sex in each Age Group from any one Institute / organization / Yoga Associations will be allowed to participate. In Artistic Yoga Competition (Boys and Girls Separate Competition), Artistic Pair Yoga Competition, and Rhythmic Yoga Competition, Two Entries from any one Institute / organization / Yoga Associations in each category separately (Junior and Senior Group) will be allowed to participate. In the Free Flow Yoga Dance Competition, Only One Entry(consisting of five players) from any one Institute / organization / Yoga Associations in the age group of 8 to 35 years will be allowed to participate. In Professional Yogasana Competition, maximum Three Competitors in male and female separately from any one Institute / organization / Yoga Associations will be allowed to participate.

Total strength of the any one Yoga Team:

From any one Institute / organization / Yoga Associations Only those players who are participating in International Yogasana Competition can participate in Artistic Yoga, Artistic Pair Yoga, Rhythmic Yoga and Free Flow Yoga Dance Competition. Thus the total strength of Yoga Players from each unit should not exceed 42 (21 Males & 21 Females) plus Wild Card Entry Players, if any. In Professional Yogasana Competition only Team Coaches / National Yoga Referees accompanying the any one Institute / organization / Yoga Associations will be allowed to participate. The participants have to submit the proof of their Yoga Profession to the panel of the Referees at the time of competition.

Date of Birth (Cut-off Date):

The cut out date of the Date of Birth of player will be as stands on December 22nd 2017

Dress of Competitors

The male competitors will wear skin tight Sports Shirt and Short in the Yoga Competition and attractive costume in the Artistic and Rhythmic Yoga Competition.’ The female competitors will wear skin tight Sports Shirt and Short/Gymnastics Costume and attractive costume in the Artistic and Rhythmic Yoga Competition however the female competitors in the age groups of 25-35 years, above 35 years and Professional Yogasana Competition may wear tight track bottom and tight Sport Shirt.

Application Form

Please fill up application form ______

Medical Fitness Certificate

The Medical Fitness Certificate of the player is compulsory. Each player will submit Medical Fitness Certificate at least from M.B.B.S. Doctor or BNYS or BAMS to the Scorer before their performance during the Championship.

Risk Certificate/Declaration/Undertaking by the Competitor:-

Player will submit Risk Certificate / Declaration / Undertaking Forms duly filled and signed (In case of minor participants, the parents of minor participants will sign the risk certificate / Declaration Certificate) and counter signed by group teacher/leader, to the scorer before their performance during the competition.

Player Registration Card

The Yoga Players participating in the International Yoga Sports Championship should have Player Registration Card issued by IYCF.

Photographs of Players/officials

Each player should have 4 latest coloured Passport size Photographs. while coming for their performance during the Championship, the same to be pasted on the Participation/Merit Certificate of the player/souvenir.


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1st International Malkhamb competition (Pole Asana):

International Makhamb competition will have 4 categories as follows: i. Boys mini junior ii. Girls mini junior iii. Boys sub junior iv. Girls sub junior v. Boys senior vi. Girls senior vii. International players from different countries, as well as Indore, Ujjain, Khargone, Shajapur, Shivpuri, Gwalior, Datia, jabalpur, Panna, Chatarpur and Sagar are invited as well as from Maharashtra


There will be certificate, T shirt and Yoga book worth Rs 180 will be given to all participants. 1, 2 and 3rd will also be given Medals and cash award 1st prize will also be given Trophy of ‘Malkhamb Shiromani’ Apply: fill up application form Fees: Rs 300 including 1 lunch, certification of participation


Some of the photographs of malkhamb

Yoga Therapy Session for all by qualified Yoga Therapist / Doctors

Ancient Yoga used to say that Yoga heal and provide complete health. Now modern researchers are also confirming the same. Yoga Therapy is spreading up in very big way in the entire world. During convention and festival, there will be Yoga Therapist who will be guiding patients for their yoga therapy. Yoga therapist are coming from all over the world including India.

List of diseases for Yoga Therapy:


Epilepsy, Migraine, Parkinson’s, Muscular dystrophy, Cerebral Palsy, Multiple sclerosis, Mental retardation. Oncology: Breast cancer stage 1, 2, 3, 4; Colon, Prostate, Blood, Myelomas.


Bronchial Asthma, Nasal Allergy, Chronic Bronchitis.


High BP, Low BP, Heart Disease (CAD).


Anxiety, Depression, Psychosis, OCD, mental retardation.



Spinal disorders:

Acute and Chronic Back Pain, Lumbar Spondylosis, Disc Prolapse, Scoliosis, Neck Pain.

Metabolic disorders:



Gastritis, Peptic Ulcer, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Ulcerative Colitis.


Obesity, Thyrotoxicosis. Promotion of Positive Health

Eye Problems:

Short Sight, Long Sight, Astigmatism, Squint, Early Cataract, Glaucoma. Please fill up your form of registration to avoid last minute disappointment.
Courses with certifications and special discounts: give respective links


Paramyoga 6th IYCF Fee

  Regular Rates Early bird Early Bird Offer! until October 21st
International Participants USD 75 USD 50
Indian Participants INR 900 INR 500
Children below Age 16 Rs 300

Convention Fee includes Conference Kit, entry to all sessions and a Certificate of Participation in International Yoga Convention and Festival.


Accommodation is available at our campus and outside campus on a first come first serve basis at a nominal cost.
International Participants: $30/day, inclusive of 3 meals a day. If you book early, you can avail 3 nights stay and all meals at a very attractive price of $75.
Indian Participants: 300/day. Meal vouchers at Rs 80/ Meal. Book early and get 4 free meal vouchers.

Additional Attractions Before and After 6th International Yoga Convention & Festival

Activities in the form of course/ Certification


Duration Hrs

Regular fees

Festival Fees $

Being Blissful Meditation™ Teachers Training Dec20-Jan5 75 780 500
Basic Sanskrit Certification Dec 20-22 10 140 100
Basic Ayurveda life style & Massage Dec 18-20 10 180 150
Ayurveda Cooking Dec 25-26 10 180 150
Rangoli Art workshop Dec 26-27 5 70 50
Heena Art / Temporary tattu learning Dec 22 5 70 50
Indian drums - Tabla / Dholak learning Dec 27-28 10 120 100
Mantra Chanting & importance Dec 28~29 10 100 75
Bhajan / Music workshop Dec 29 5 70 50
Pole / Malkhamb Asana workshop Dec30-31 10 140 120
Harmonium learning Dec 29-30 10 120 75
Yogic Dance Learning Dec 29-30 10 120 75
Yoga for Children Jan2-5 10 145 100
Yoga Teachers Training Dec2-28 200
Yoga Teachers Training Dec2-28 200
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1. Who can attend the International Yoga Convention and Festival?

The conference is an excellent opportunity to network with yoga practitioners of all levels from all over the world, to make new friends, and to try new things related to yoga. All yoga enthusiasts and practitioners, Yoga therapists, Meditation Teachers and practitioners, and healthcare workers are welcome to attend this joyful gathering and be benefited in more ways than they can think of.

2. Where is the International Yoga Convention and Festival is being held?

The conference is hosted by Paramanand Institute of Yoga science and Research, Indore, India.

3. Is there parking available on-site?

Yes, there is free parking available on-site.

4. I am coming from out of town. Where should I stay?

Accommodation is available on campus as well as off campus at a discounted rate. Please check our price section for daily rates.

5. I am a yoga studio owner. How can I get involved and support the conference?

We offer Community Partnerships to yoga studios. Please Email us on

6. Are volunteer positions available?

Yes, we welcome applications for the following positions:
Media Assistance.

7. Is food and beverage available during the conference?

Yes. We are arranging for meals on both days of Convention and Festival. Please purchase the coupons at the front desk to buy your meal at the campus. There is also options of grab and go to sit down restaurant, in the area surrounding the conference center.

8. How can I participate?

There are many ways one can participate in IYCF:
1. Present a Poster or Research Paper.
2. Apply to teach a Master Class.
3. Participate in various competitions.
4. Partnership in advertising.
5. Be our Media Partner, F&B Partner, or Be a sponsor.

9. I am interested in presenting at the conference. How do I apply to present?

The International Yoga Conference invites applications to present at the conference. You may choose to present a Research Paper, a Poster or a Report about latest trends in Yoga and Yoga Therapy. Please read the guidelines for submission of your proposal.

Chief Guest:

Chief Guest: Shri Shripad Y. Naik, Union Minister of State(independent charge) AYUSH, Yoga Government of India.

Message from Union Minister of Yoga from Ministry of Ayush Shri Shripad Naik

Chief Guest:

Chief Guest: Shri Paras Chandra Jain Cabinet Minister of Energy and New & Renewable Energy in Government of Madhya Pradesh

Special Guest: Dr. Dilip Sarkar, MD ex-President, International Association of Yoga Therapists, USA


Paramanand Campus, Limbodi, Khandwa Road, Indore, MP, 452020, India

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Yoga & Treatments either free or heavy discounted prices

1. Various Yoga Masters' Yoga sessions
2.Ayurveda treatments by qualified Doctors
3.Panchkarma / Ayurveda Massage
4.Royal 5 elements Bath (Shahi panch tattv snan)
5.Aura measurement

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Cultural programs (Indian classical music, Yogic dance, classical instruments, Indian Arts & music)

All in one campus: Paramamand Campus

Glimpse's of Previous Events

Nearby Tourist/Yogi places to visit:

Nearby cities Ujjain, Maheshwar, Mandu more than 9000 years old with one of the finest river banks in the World.

  • Ancient City Ujjain

  • Maheshwar

  • Omkareshwar

  • Mandu

  • Bandhavgarh National Park

Spare 2 days more, you can visit memorable historic places, palaces and cities which are very close to Indore.
Ujjain: Powerful Jyotirlingam Mahakaleshwar, more than 9000 years old city with many Yogi/Spiritual places to visit in this holy city.
Omkareshwar: One of island with Om shape with Jyotirlingam on the holy river Narmada.
Maheshwar: One of the finest river banks in the World.
Mandu: Ancient city of Kings and Queens with beautiful and spectacular forts and palaces.

Contact Details:
Paramanand Institute of Yoga Sciences & Research
Paramanand Campus, Khandwa Road, Indore 452020 MP- India
Phone:+91 96777 74957, 97559 86869