Diwali / Deepavali / Festival of Lights – Teaching Toolkit for Yoga Teachers

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Theme Overview

In this curation, we introduce Diwali, including its meaning and significance, and ways to honor this observation.


Become familiar with themes, teachings and activities associated with Diwali (also known as Deepavali and Festival of Lights).


Give the popular name for Diwali and explain the length of time this observation is celebrated. Explain the central theme or meaning behind Diwali, and provide additional themes that might be associated with it. Describe activities or practices you might consider for honoring Diwali.

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