United Nations
International Day of Yoga


Brisbane, Sunday 18th June, 2017


Australia's Fastest Growing Yoga Party!



Join the world wide celebrations for the United Nations International Day of Yoga at YOGA DAY FESTIVAL BRISBANE.

A community conscious event featuring fun and flowing yoga asana classes, tribal yoga dance fusion, deep relaxation, yoga breathing, exciting kid’s games and activities, live music and kirtan (yoga chant), trance dance, yoga wisdom talks and deep peace meditation.

Plus a great lineup of exciting market stalls. Last year’s event was so amazing and inspiring and we’re planning an even better event this year so follow us on facebook for regular updates!

Expect Heaps of Fun

Yoga Asanas

Flow through fun, creative sequences for all levels and rock your asana with great music and good vibes.

Trance Yoga!

Super fun, slightly challenging flow class that will shake up an asana world that sometimes takes itself a little too seriously. This will be practiced to trance music and morph off into a joyful trance dance with popular band Moonfire.  

Tribal Flow Yoga Dance Fusion

A dynamic, flowing yoga/dance fusion practised to the healing vibrations of the Didgeridoo and drumming, guaranteed to boost your energy levels, wipe stress from your body, put a smile on your face and leave you feeling amazing!


Take a break and learn to meditate at our 'Meditation Booth', there'll be classes all day long!

Trance Dance

Giving you the complete experience that is known as "Trance Experience". It’s the Beat for your feet, Mantras for the soul, Melodies from the heart, but overall it is a complete and immersive experience that could be summed up as ‘party naturally’, and ‘dance till you drop’, ‘sing along if you want to’ and ‘let the music and mantras take you away’. This is Moonfire the Trance Experience.


Otherwise known as pranayam will get the breath flowing deep into the lungs, expanding every cell and filling your whole body with life-giving energy.


Lie back while we guide you through an oasis of deep relaxation that will transport you to a place of pure relaxation of body, mind and heart.


The ancient chants of India to the melodies, beats and rhythms of the modern world. Get your mantra on with awesome kirtan bands Pralad 'n the Chants, Soul Sistas and West End Kirtan Collective and be part of an amazing interactive muscial experience known as Kirtan.


Explore the deep truth and beauty of yoga philosophy with inspiring yoga wisdom talks at our  'Wisdom of Yoga ' speakers lounge.

Family Fun Yoga

Free Kids yoga adventures, yoga dance, songs and yoga games.  Colour in a beautiful mandala and make your own meditation craft to take home.


Deliciously nourishing vego/vegan whole foods plus decadent treats. Stay tuned for all the details.


Enjoy the company of like minded individuals and feel the difference we can make when we come together in a supportive, uplifting way.

Exciting Market Stalls

Shop til you drop with our amazing array of market stalls. Relax with a soothing back massage, get an Indian henna tattoo, grab a beautifully hand designed yoga mat or deck yourself out at the many yoga clothing stalls, it's all at Yoga Day Festival.


Main Stage

10.00am   Registration
10.30am   Namaste Opening Ceremony
10.50am   Sacred Sound Meditation Journey - Soul Sistas
11.10am    Go with the Flow - Vinyasa with Stephanie Palmer
11.50pm   Mellow Chill Chant - Soul Sistas
12.10pm   Alive Forever - Wai Lana
12.15pm   Prize Draw
12.20pm   Tribal Flow Yoga Dance Fusion - Gopali and Tribal Flow
1.00pm   Rock your Asana - Pralad 'n the Chants
1.20pm   Prize Draw
1.25pm   Stretch it Out - Hatha Yoga Asana with John Balaam
2.05pm   Deep Peace - Guided Meditation with Gayatri
2.45pm   Chant for Peace - Pralad 'n the Chants 
3.05pm   Move to the Beat - Trance Yoga with Amara Cauci
3.45pm   Mantra Trance Dance - Moonfire
4.25pm  Prize draw

Wisdom of Yoga Speakers Lounge

11.00am  The Yoga of Love - Madana Mohana dasi
12.00pm Discover Your Dosha - Ayurveda with Dr Pradeep Neupane
1.00pm  Finding the Joy Within - Ananta das
2.00pm How to Eat for Your Dosha - Ayurveda with Dr Pradeep Neupane
3.00pm Beyond Astanga Yoga - Jayasri dasi


Our MC

Samantha Doyle


Samantha Doyle is a passionate yoga teacher who whole heartedly believes in the power of yoga for social change. Determined to make a difference in the world, Sami is a mother of 4, with a business, and a background in yoga, Ayurveda and fitness. After undergoing her own life changing transformation through embracing the yoga lifestyle, she has dedicated her life to helping people across the globe reclaim their best state of health, from the inside out.

Connect with Samantha via Facebook and Instagram.

Our Bands

Pralad 'n the Chants


Pralad and The Chants deliver a unique and individual kirtan experience. Their driving rhythm and infectious melody, intertwined with sacred sounds makes their kirtan a powerful yet fun interactive experience.

Tribal Flow


Tribal Flow is a dynamic, flowing yoga dance fusion practised to the healing vibrations of the voice, didgeridoo and tribal percussion, guaranteed to boost your energy levels, wipe stress from your body, put a smile on your face and leave you feeling amazing!

Soul Sistas


With their beautiful four part harmonies and simple, melodious tunes, interwoven with powerful transcendental yoga mantras, the Soul Sistas will take you on an inward journey to place of peace and joy far beyond this material realm.



"Trance Experience" is the Beat for your feet, Mantras for the soul, Melodies from the heart and overall a complete and immersive experience that's summed up as ‘party naturally’, and ‘dance till you drop’, ‘sing along if you want to’ and let the music and mantras take you away.

Our Yoga Asana & Meditation Teachers

Stephanie Palmer


Stef is calm, serene, yet strong and flexible with a dance background, Stef exudes a passion for yoga. “I first came to the mat as a teenager struggling with insomnia and frustrated with dance injuries. Yoga has been such a powerful anchor through the tides of life that I have naturally found more and more time and energy to devote to my practice.



John, a popular yoga teacher has been with ASMY for many years and started practicing asanas well over 30 years ago. Needless to say he is strong, flexible and agile. John will be teaching the last class of the day which will be a wonderful combination seated poses to stretch out our muscles, release body tension and increase flexibility.



Join Gopali Dasi and the Tribe for flowing dance moves, groovy tunes, fun, freedom and flow. This experience is open to all and it can be adapted to whatever you need…. we always encourage all those who come to come with an open mind but to also enjoy the experience.



Gayatri is one of the Yoga Day Festival organisers and a long time practitioner of yoga and meditation.  Because this path has transformed her life in such a positive way, her passions lie in passing on the wonderful gift of yoga and meditation to others.  Gayatri will be teaching the Deep Peace Meditation on the Main Stage.

Amara Cauci


The only thing I love more than Yoga, is sharing it with others! And making it fun!!! And that's what ive been trying to do now for over 10 years. Yoga has brought so much happiness and joy into my life - that's what I try to share on and off the mat. At Yoga Day Festival I'll be teaming up with Moonfire for an innovative and electric class led by mantra trance with a focus on fun, freedom and flow. You'll be in your element!

Our Yoga Wisdom Teachers

Madana Mohana dasi


Madana first began her journey into meditation and yoga over twenty years ago. Today she teaches yoga in her role as a special education teacher and has taught meditation and life improvement workshops  over the years in various cities across Australia. She is a mother of four children ranging in age from 10 to 21.  Marie attributes the ability to be able to balance a demanding job with many of the other roles she has, with her daily meditation practice.

Ananta das


Ananta das started practicing bhakti yoga in the late 1990’s while still a teenager - as a kid growing up he felt a growing dissatisfaction with the plan his school teachers and parents had for his life and began searching for something more. This search led him to eventually meet his teacher Jagad Guru Siddhaswarupananda, who is a Self Realised Vaisnava spiritual master. Studying under him for the next 18 years he learned and applied the ancient science of bhakti yoga to his life and experienced great happiness and fulfilment.

Jayasri dasi


Jayasri's journey with yoga and meditation has been a long one. She first practiced asana with her mother in the 1970’s but this very soon turned to meditation and this has remained her central interest.  As the years go by, Jayasri finds herself being drawn more into passing on the jewels of yoga philosophy and meditation.

Event Details

When: Sunday 18th June, 10am-4.30pm

Royal International Conference Centre Brisbane Show Grounds,
600 Gregory Terrace,
Bowen Hills QLD 4006,

Valley Metro Car Park has a special offer for Yoga Day Festival attendees. $5 all day if booked online. See details here. Parking is also available in abundance at $13 flat rate for the whole day at the RICC carparks.

Transport:  See Translink for best options.

Contact: Gayatri on 07 3844 8441 or 0404499593. brisbane@asmy.org.au


Save money by purchasing your tickets online and ahead of time. Tickets purchased at the door will cost more.


Besties Week, Party With Your Friends - One Week Sale!

What's a party without friends right? So bring your besties to Australia's biggest yoga party and save!
Two for $45 each
Three for $41.50each
Four for $38.75each
Five for $35.60each

General Admission

Online price: $50
Door price:

Includes full Yoga Day Festival program, Speakers Lounge and Meditation Booth. Tickets are non-refundable but are transferable.


Online price: $40
Door price:

Includes full Yoga Day Festival Program.

Family Ticket (2 adults and up to 4 kids)

Online price: $100
Door price:

Includes full Yoga Day Festival Programs and use of 'Little Yogi's Kids Space'

Kids (under 12)

Online price: $12
Door price:

Includes use of Little Yogi's Kids Space


What Our Fans Have To Say

Helen Vann

I missed the first Yoga Day Festival held at Roma Street Parklands because I was overseas, so I was extra excited about being in town and able to attend the 2016 event - a day out in the park with hundreds of other yogis is my kind of way to spend a glorious sunny Brisbane winter day.

Unfortunately, Mother Nature had other ideas and I was a little disappointed to when the event had to be moved indoors. How wrong I was proved to be.  Being in the renovated, magnificent old showbag pavilion at the Ekka showgrounds safe, dry and cozy in the company of thousands of yogis and yoginis was one of the best days I can remember.

Everyone was so happy to be there and it was great to see old friends from all walks of my yoga journey, many of my students, and the opportunity to make new friends in the spirit of yoga.  Can't wait for this year's event!  Looking forward to seeing you all there in June.

Jacqui Cook

Yoga Day 2016 was great! Lots of people still came despite the rain, so there was an energetic atmosphere. There were great workshops on meditation, beautiful kirtan, and yoga classes, including yoga-dance fusion, meaning lots of guided exploration of your physical, mental and spiritual spaces.

There were also some lovely food and stalls. I bought some amazing yoga tights from a fantastic lady making them locally at the Gold Coast! It was so nice to spend the day with interesting and motivated people - good vibes!

Bronwyn Smith

You don't have to travel to some exotic location to find your inner bliss. Just come to Australian School of Meditation and Yoga's International Yoga Day Festival. The inaugural festival in 2016 was so amazing. Can't wait to join this global celebration again this year. Namaste everyone and peace!

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