International Yoga Day 2016 ~ Green Global Trek retrospective

Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India asked world leaders to adopt an International Yoga Day.  Addressing the 193 member UN General Assembly, Modi said “Yoga is an invaluable gift of our ancient tradition; it is not about exercise, but to discover the sense of one-ness with yourself, the world and nature. Yoga embodies unity of mind and body, thought and action, restraint and fulfillment, harmony between man and nature, a holistic approach to help and well-being”.

In keeping with this new International Yoga Day on June 21, we put together a collection of 21 photographs that celebrates our practice of yoga, internationally.



Phnom Penh, Cambodia.


Ometepe Island, Nicaragua.


Old Ranji Temple, Pushkar, India.


Natural Park, Algarve, Portugal.


An Bangh beach, Hoi An, Viet Nam.



Forest temple, Dalat, Viet Nam.


Goa Lawah Temple (bat temple), Padang Bai, Bali.


Quebradillas, Puerto Rico.


Playa de los Muertos, Almeria, Spain.


Yoga Barn, Ubud, Bali.



Cali, Colombia.


Koh Lanta, Thailand.


My Son, Viet Nam.


Pine forest, An Bang beach, Hoi An, Viet Nam.


Rural temple, Central Viet Nam.


Rural temple, Central Viet Nam.

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Temple, Northern Viet Nam.


Angkor Watt, Cambodia.


Temple, Chiang Mai, Thailand.


Angkor Watt, Cambodia.



22 thoughts on “International Yoga Day 2016 ~ Green Global Trek retrospective

    1. GreenGlobalTrek Post author

      Thank you.

      That sunset on Ometepe was one of the best sunsets EVER! The colors seemed absolutely unreal.

    1. GreenGlobalTrek Post author

      I used to look for yoga classes to go to, but now I just do yoga wherever we are, wherever we go!

      Thanks Caroline.


  1. GreenGlobalTrek Post author


    These pictures are beautiful, so happy you shared them!
    You and Ben look amazing, very impressed with your poses, you must have had a really good teacher.
    If you are in town for the summer I would love to see you guys.
    Love, Light and Happiness,


    1. GreenGlobalTrek Post author

      Thanks Stephanie!
      Oh yes, many wonderful teachers for sure…. Including one talented yogini Stephanie in H.P.
      Would love to see you too.

    1. GreenGlobalTrek Post author

      Thanks J.B. We definitely did celebrate…although every day is yoga day in my books! I do love that photo as well… The river was super crowded with people lower down but we kept walking and eventually the crowds subsided and we had a private spot of our own.


    1. GreenGlobalTrek Post author

      Thank you.
      Yoga has changed my life in very profound and positive ways.
      Glad you enjoyed the photos of poses across the globe.

    1. GreenGlobalTrek Post author


      Ben and I have incorporated yoga into our lives on a very regular basis. Our sons, dip their toes in occasionally. All of them have taken classes and enjoy it but on a less regular basis.


  2. Anita and Richard @ No Particular Place To Go

    As a pharmacist in my former life you’ll have to forgive me Peta for my more traditional view of medicine but I really do find the Eastern traditions and philosophies fascinating. I love yoga and it’s ability to make me feel more “in the moment,” calmed and energized, all at the same time. And, look at you! You’re the picture of flexibility and an inspiration! Anita

    1. GreenGlobalTrek Post author

      Anita thanks so much for your comments. I love the fact that you have a background as a pharmacist. Perhaps you can relate to the Chinese perspective that Western medical treatment is focused on specific ailments and specific treatment of that ailment, whereas Chinese treatment is more holistic. So for instance, I am not a fan of excessive antibiotics and have turned to Chinese herbal treatments as a way of prevention and first pass at trying to deal with the problem and trying to avoid antibiotics. It does not always work, such as when I had strep throat and clearly the appropriate treatment was antibiotics.

      Thanks for the compliments…

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