The Permanent Mission of Nepal to the United Nations Presents Yoga and the UN Culture of Peace at the Naam Yoga Studio in Santa Monica, CA

LOS ANGELES, CA – 18 Nov, 2016 – ‘Yoga and the UN Culture of Peace’ event continued in the Southern California on October 30th 2016, Sunday afternoon at 2 PM PST at the Naam Yoga Studio in Los Angeles.

‘Yoga and the UN Culture of Peace’ presented at the Naam Yoga Studio an emphasis on philosophical and psychological influences of yoga, as well as the impact yoga has on spiritual, mental and physical overall balance and wellbeing.

The benefits of yoga on universal harmony and peace in the world were explored during the discussions, along with scientific research proving the advantages of practicing yoga for healthier communities and individuals. Assessments of Eastern spiritual traditions in conjunction with Western modalities of yoga practices were topics of discussions as well.

The opening remarks of the event were given by Dr. Joseph Michael Levry, the founder of the Naam Yoga Studio to the inspired gathering and to Yogmata Keiko Aikawa, the guest of honor for Yoga and the UN Culture of Peace program. The event had as Master of Ceremony, Jane Ohmes Mirshak, Executive Director of Naam Yoga LA Healing and Research Center.

The Culture of Peace program expressed the need for peace, unity and harmony within individuals and communities. Yogmata’s messages of achieving serenity through introspection and meditation were well-received by the audience who was then led into a calming meditational session.

Guest speakers such as Alex Kip & Shannon Algeo of The SoulFeed Podcast; and Juleann Bukovchik Boyce, Certified Healer & Soul Doctor took the stage shortly after the meditation. All of the speakers expounded on the messages of peace and harmonious unity, the concept of Yoga and the UN Culture of Peace.

With a focus on Samadhi (the highest level of consciousness achieved in yoga) and other impressive work performed by Yogmata, Juleann discusses about her education she received at The Soul University in India, and the impact of the knowledge about Yogmata’s experience on her work as a healer and soul doctor. The guest speakers eagerly expressed their gratitude and awe of being in presence of Yogmata.

Yoga and the UN Culture of Peace began winding down with an explorative dialogue from Dr. Valdemar Prado about attaining harmonious, peaceable communities through continual conversations for realistic results of desired goals. The Q & A portion of the conference initiated with Yogmata Keiko Aikawa and all the guest speakers answered

question after question from the passionate attendees. Once all questions answered, Yogmata extended blessings with gentle reminders of non-judgment, kindness to each other, signed books and took photos.

The event could not have been possible without the support of the Permanent Mission of Nepal to the United Nations, and our wonderful contributors, AIM Attitude, Rebbl Superherb Elixirs and Latin Maps.

Yoga and the UN Culture of Peace together with Yogmata Keiko Aikawa will continue to spread the messages of peace and harmony in our society and throughout the world.

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