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Ayu Laksmi performs at International Yoga festival, India

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Ayu Laksmi sings 'Smile' during a cultural evening at International Yoga Festival organised by Parmarth Niketan Ashram in Rishikesh. Ayu Laksmi is a Balinese diva of Indonesian world music, she is not only a singer , as well as a gifted song writer, dancer, actress and theatre performer. Starting as a rock singer, Ayu has travelled through many musical genres before she finally arrived where she is now. Her music employs many musical idioms from across Indonesian culture and religions. Her new solo album entitle SVARA SEMESTA, features undeniably religious and spiritual undertones, presented in contemporary presentation or better known as World Music. Her songs written in no less than 5 different languages, including Sanskrit, Kawi, Balinese, Indonesian and English. Bharath is also managing a Trust ‘Indea Foundation Charitable Trust’ which provides education scholarships to under privileged students. Parmarth Niketan Ashram in Rishikesh, India organizes the annual International Yoga Festival. The International Yoga Festival was originally a creation of Uttar Pradesh Tourism, in the days when Rishikesh was still part of Uttar Pradesh. Held at Hotel Ganga Kinare in the first week of February, the Festival ran for many years and attracted a small number of participants. In 1999, the Government of Uttar Pradesh approached Parmarth Niketan Ashram to host the Festival at the ashram. Participants were still staying at the hotels, but their classes and programs were held at Parmarth. Pujya Swami Veda Bharatiji gave inspiring discourse and led mediations. Yogasanas were taught by Yogacharya Bharat Bhushanji and his team. The Uttar Pradesh Tourism Department was led by Shri Ravindra Singh, Director General Tourism, Shri B.M. Vohra, Commissioner, Garhwal and Shri R.C. Pandey, Assistant Director, Tourism. What began with a handful of people in a hotel, studying under one or two yogacharyas has grown into one of the most renowned Festivals in the world, attracting several hundred participants from more than 30 countries across the globe to learn from dozens of yogacharyas in an innumerable variety of styles and forms. This year Parmarth Niketan presents a truly International Yoga Festival grounded in the authentic origin of Yoga. People have practiced and learned from masters from the Traditional Yoga Lineages from India, as well as masters of International well-known yoga schools & styles. During this one-week Festival, people got the opportunity to participate in over 60 hours of Yoga classes from world-class Yoga teachers practicing multiple styles of Yoga including Kundalini Yoga, Power Vinyasa Yoga, Iyengar Yoga and Kriya Yoga. The participants were also blessed with the presence, satsang and divine words of revered saints and spiritual masters from within India, including H.H. Pujya Shankaracharya Swami Divyanand Teerthji, H.H. Pujya Swami Dayanandaji, H.H. Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, H.H. Pujya Swami Ramdevji, H.H. Dr. Pranav Pandyaji, H.H. Pujya Mooji,, H.H. Radhanath Swamiji and H.H. Pujya Prem Babaji. The International Yoga Festival explores the eight limbs of Yoga and how they apply to our lives whether we consider ourselves Yoga students or not. Source : http://www.internationalyogafestival.com/ This footage is part of the professionally-shot broadcast stock footage archive of Wilderness Films India Ltd., the largest collection of HD imagery from South Asia. The Wilderness Films India collection comprises of 50, 000+ hours of high quality broadcast imagery, mostly shot on HDCAM / SR 1080i High Definition, Alexa, SR, XDCAM and 4K. Write to us for licensing this footage on a broadcast format, for use in your production! We are happy to be commissioned to film for you or else provide you with broadcast crewing and production solutions across South Asia. We pride ourselves in bringing the best of India and South Asia to the world... Please subscribe to our channel wildfilmsindia on Youtube for a steady st...