Grand opening of The Yoga Institute’s Goa Retreat Centre at Viva Chorao

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Goa Khabar: The Yoga Institute (TYI), Mumbai India has been enriching and empowering the lives of millions around the globe for the past 100 years, a non-profit organisation spreading awareness of Yoga to all.

Goa centre at the Viva Chorao, owned by Mr. Antonio Salvador Fernandes and Mrs. Elizabeth Fernandes in a sublime location merely few hours’ picturesque drive from Panaji and 20 minutes relaxing ferry ride will be inaugurated in the presence of Dr. Hansaji Yogendra is currently the Director of The Yoga Institute, Mumbai, the world’s oldest organised Yoga centre, which is in its 100th year. The grand opening will be at the hands of Shri Shripad Yesso Naik, Honourable Minister of State for AYUSH on 13th October 2018 (photographs will be emailed to you).

Viva Chorao is ensconced on the banks of river Mandovi, and conveniently located at just 5 kms away from Panaji. The magical island is a bird’s watcher paradise. Mango laden trees, inviting infinity pool and winding rivers are mesmerizing. Enjoy an idyllic getaway and experience holistic yoga immersions with The Yoga Institute.

Viva Chorao will offer yoga Internationally recognized (QCI and Yoga Alliance) Teacher Training course – 200 hours and two days retreat residential program from 15th October 2018. Discover the bliss of nature’s beautiful bounty with The Yoga Institute classical yoga.

        Recently June 2018 TYI was honoured with the prestigious PM’s award for spreading the yoga goodness to all.

         The Yoga Institute is the first QCI (Quality Council of India) certified Yoga Teacher Training School in India.

        Also, more than 50,000 trained yoga teachers have been spreading the goodness of yoga throughout the world.

BACKGROUND OF VIVA CHORAO:The grit, determination and vision of Mr. Antonio Salvador Fernandes and Mrs. Elizabeth Fernandes had Saliz & Company being established in the year 1969 which has over the years grown to be a force to reckon with in the weighing machine industry.

Chorão Island, it’s serenity and progress has always been close to the Fernandes family heart, for which very reason they started their enterprise from the Island itself with an objective to provide employment to local youth and lend a helping hand in ways best possible for the betterment of the Island. That very same love also gave birth to Viva Chorão, an abode perched on a pristine hilltop, where nature is at its very best with abundant natural flora & fauna, enhanced further with planted fruit bearing trees, spices, herbs & medicinal plants, well complimented by the most scenic sunrise and sunset views. From meticulously planning the vast plantation to passionately nurturing them every aspect of the estate has been hand crafted and executed to detail. Viva Chorão is has always been the most amazing place to unwind and relax whilst the gentle breeze caresses your senses. The place is also a Bird Watchers paradise complimented by a thriving Bird Sanctuary in the neighbourhood. The infinity pool on location is an oasis designed to tickle ones senses. The artistic topography of the land has been Gods gift to us which has been retained in its serenity.

From humble beginnings of starting an enterprise, Saliz & Company to passionately creating an oasis of love, Mr. Antonio Salvador Fernandes, his wife Elizabeth Fernandes and their entire family have seen and lived it all.

Viva Chorao is ensconced on the banks of river Mandovi, and conveniently located at just 5 kms away from Panaji. The magical island is a bird’s watcher paradise. Mango laden trees, inviting infinity pool and winding rivers are mesmerizing. Enjoy an idyllic getaway and experience holistic yoga immersions with The Yoga Institute.

THE YOGA INSTITUTE- THE OLDEST YOGA CENTRE IN THE WORLD: Founded in 1918 by Shri Yogendraji, who is also known as the Father of Modern Yoga Renaissance, The Yoga Institute is the world’s oldest organized centre of Yoga.  The Institute promotes Classical Yoga for the householders and the common man in a holistic way. Spearheading the ‘Yoga for the Householder’ movement in the world, Shri Yogendraji has invaluably contributed to the holistic development of communities through proactive participation worldwide, keeping in mind economic, social, physical, ecological, intellectual and spiritual integration.

  • Promoting holistic health by creating the right attitude and a balanced state of mind, The Yoga Institute takes in account physical, mental, moral and spiritual health which sums up to the total health.
  • Transforming lives of millions with Yoga, three generations of Yogis have been relentlessly working to spread the knowledge of Yoga since 100 years.
  • The Institute continues sharing the practical applications of yogic ideals and making Yoga a way of life for all across the globe. Apart from being headquartered in India, the Institute’s presence is spread to over hundred countries.
  • This non-profit organization has been running on its own strength to spread the awareness of Yoga and stands tall on deep-rooted pillars of integrity, commitment, resourcefulness and simplicity.
  • The Institute’s significant contributions in areas like Yoga education, research, experiential learning and standardisation of Yoga practices has been widely recognized.
  • Renowned as the world’s oldest organised Yoga centre, The Yoga Institute is also the first QCI (QUALITY COUNCIL OF INDIA) certified Yoga Teacher Training School in India.
  • The Yoga Institute has been following the principles set by the Founder by working selflessly for people, society and country. In association with various NPO’s, the Institute designs exclusive programs to suit the needs of the target audience. This is implemented for free, in regular workshops and Yoga training sessions as per the requirement.
  • The Institute conducts various health care programs for underprivileged, special needs children (Physically and Mentally Challenged), marginalized communities especially women and children suffering from exploitation, abuse, malnutrition, HIV, AIDS, Juvenile programs, Women Rescue Programmes, Orphanages, bettering living of the slum inhabitants of Mumbai, clean beach transformation drive as well as wellness camps for various Government and Non-Government departments like employees of the Mantralaya, the Excise department, the University of Mumbai, Commissioner of Customs, Mumbai Police, Western Railways, Commando force and more. To improve fitness goals and enhance productivity, some of the programs include:
  • Commando Holistic Health and Wellness through Yoga
  • Municipal Staff Wellness through Yoga
  • Yoga for the Police Staff.
  • Yoga for BMC School Children
  • Yoga for Special Children

Yoga Guru Smt. Hansaji (Director- The Yoga Institute)An exemplary yogi and a scholar transforming millions of lives worldwideDr. Hansaji Yogendra is currently the Director of The Yoga Institute, Mumbai, the world’s oldest organised Yoga centre, which is in its 100th year. She is also the Chairperson of Yoga Certification Committee for Quality Council of India (QCI); President of International Board of Yoga; and Senior Vice President International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT). She is the leading face of householder Yoga and has conducted over 1,00,000 theoretical and practical sessions of Yoga till date.Her significant contributions in areas like Yoga education, research, experiential learning, and standardisation of Yoga practices have been widely recognized.

About Smt. Hansaji

  • Born on 8 October 1947 to Yogic Jain parents Shri. Jitendra Phulchand Patni and Shrimati Tara Patni of Indore, Hansaji’s life is an epitome of Yoga. Smt Hansaji right from her childhood days exhibited extraordinary inclination towards Yoga.

  • Early childhood days were spent in quiet meditative contemplation and reciting verses from Shrimad Bhagavad Gita that astounded her friends and family. A strong foundation based on Gandhian principles shaped her beliefs.

  • She was a science graduate. Then she when on to complete her Yoga teacher training course at The Yoga Institute as well as her law degree from the Government Law College, Mumbai. When she married Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra (President of The Yoga Institute,) it was a turning point in Hansaji’s life.

  • She brought about key revolutionary changes in the Institute. Her emphasis on spreading Yoga education especially for women led to the expansion of the Ladies Wing, more special classes for women, Pregnancy, Ante-natal and Postnatal camps, and the Menopause Women’s Camp. She learnt and taught yoga at a time when women were not considered a part of the Yoga fraternity.

  • She is well-known for her oratory skills and is quite popular amongst the national and international Yoga fraternity. Her capacity to engage the audience using real life incidences to convey Yoga Philosophy is remarkable. She gives her talks in English, Hindi, Marathi and Gujarati.

  • Smt.Hansaji- “First Lady of Yoga” made the nation proud by being the only lady yoga guru to share the stage alongside-Honourable Prime Minister of India-Shri Narendra Modiji at the ‘First International Yoga Day’ (21 June 2015-New Delhi)

  • She has inspired millions of people around the globe who wish to inculcate the yoga way of life!

  • Under her astute guidance, The Yoga Institute (TYI) became the first QCI (Quality Council of India) certified yoga teacher training school in India. Also at present, she is the Chairman of THE YOGA CERTIFICATION COMMITTEE-QCI
  • Recently, June 2018 recognising and honouring the philanthropic work done under Dr. Hansaji Yogendra’s guidance, The Yoga Institute won the prestigious PM’s award for spreading the yoga goodness to all since 1918.

Education

  • BSc. in Chemistry and Zoology from the Mithibai College, Mumbai.
  • LLB (G) from the Government Law College, Mumbai.
  • Yoga Teachers’ Training Course, The Yoga Institute Santacruz (E), Mumbai.
  • Nanavati Girls High School (Secondary education).
  • St. Xavier’s High School (Primary section).

Smt. Hansaji’s invaluable contribution to the Central Government

Smt. Hansaji is a charismatic leader who played a pivotal role in making key changes in the Central Government’s policies to further the cause of Yoga awareness and spread the message of holistic health and peace through Yoga for the wellbeing of humanity.

  • NCERT (NATIONAL COUNCIL OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH AND TRAINING) – In 1989 Smt. Hansaji was the committee member alongside Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra and helped design the syllabus for schools that was implemented throughout the country.
  • SMT HANSAJI continues to be on advisory board committee for 3 consecutive years viz- 2015, 2016 and 2017 to give her expertise to celebrate the International Yoga Day worldwide.
  • Member of Steering as well as the Technical Committee for Quality Council of India (QCI)– Smt. Hansaji’s invaluable contribution led to standardisation of Yoga practices as well yoga education protocol throughout the country.
  • Chairperson of the yoga certification committee of Quality Council of India (QCI) – Smt. Hansaji was elected as the Chairperson for the certification Committee of ‘Quality Council of India, Government of India’.
  • Smt. Hansaji was Co-chairperson of the 3 Technical Sessions during the International conference on ‘Yoga for Body and Beyond’ at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi on 22nd and 23rd June, 2016 to celebrate the International Day of Yoga by the Ministry of AYUSH.
  • Ministry of AYUSH – Smt. Hansaji is a member of the Academic Committee of Yoga and Naturopathy. Smt.Hansaji has worked towardsstrengthening of educational systems of yoga & naturopathy.
  • Ministry of AYUSH – Smt. Hansaji is a member of the Academic Committee of Yoga and Ayurveda. Smt. Hansaji has worked towardsstrengthening of yoga educational systems of Ayurveda division and expediting the enforcement of quality control.
  • Appointed as ‘Special Executive Officer’ by the ‘Government of Maharashtra’, on 20 June 2011.
  • MORARJI DESAI NATIONAL INSTITUTE of YOGA (MDNIY) Non-official member of the Governing Body and the General Body of ‘Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga, New Delhi.’ (MDNIY)

Research

  • The Yoga Institute conducted a special one month intensive residential research programme for training State Government school teachers, with a view to introducing Yoga in schools. Memorandum of Basic Guidelines drafted by the teachers of Classic Yoga and approved by The Yoga Institute, signed also by some enlightened members of the public was presented to the All India Seminar of Yoga, Science and Man, sponsored by the Ministry of Health Government of India, held in March 1975.

  • Study done on students of seventh and eight standards in a girls` school – Sarvodaya Balika Vidyalaya. It was found that when standardized courses of Yoga education are incorporated in school programmes, beneficial results do follow.

  • A scientific study of Asanas and the Locomotor System by Dr. L.N. Kurulkar, radiologist and Hansaji Jayadeva Yogendra. Journal of the Yoga Institute.

  • “Yoga and Nose” research report by Dr. P.B. Rajput and Hansaji on the effects of Yoga for allaying common nasal problems with case reports. Journal of   the Yoga Institute, (December 1984)

  • Substantial research work has been conducted by Smt. Hansaji on the treatment of Asthma, Diabetes, Orthopaedic disorders and Heart Diseases; the results of which have been published in the books. They are quite popular.

  • Smt. Hansaji’s research project on ‘Stress Management though Yoga for Mothers of Children Appearing for Competitive Exams’ was well received and the results were published in JAPI.

  • Research project How to By-pass the By-pass was conducted at The Yoga Institute and findings were published in “Yoga Daily Planner for Heart Care” had been released in four languages (English, Hindi, Marathi and Gujarati.) It reveals the findings of scientific study on 200 participants at cardiac camps. It is a practical guide on how to prevent heart ailments and for rehabilitating cardiac patients. (1990)

  • A benchmark research project of ‘Caring Heart’ was conducted at The Yoga Institute; where patients underwent intensive Yoga Lifestyle Training for a year. Study group and control group study was unique feature to this project. Results were a great success. On evaluation regression of coronary artery disease was discovered. The results were published in JAPI (Journal of Association of Physicians of India) in April 2004, and in the book How to Reverse Heart Disease The Yogic Way- Research, Facts and Programme. Findings were very well received worldwide.

  • Yoga training classes started in Mahindra and Mahindra, Automotive Division, Kandivali Plant in April 1992. The training consisted of 15 days, one hour per day, conducted after working hours. Training included research on the impact of cure and prevention of illness, development of concentration and memory, stress management and better coping with stress.

  • Yoga For Back and Joint Disorders (1995-1999) A Research Project conducted by Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra, Hansaji J. Yogendra and Dr. P. Mamtora. The results were published in the book Yoga For Back and Joint Disorders in three languages (English, Hindi and Gujarati.)

  • BMC Research: (2007) Yoga way of Life and Bhavas (attitudes) as the basis of an experiment in teaching Yoga to BMC school children; To evaluate the changes in the anxiety, self-concept and self-control levels of adolescents through the efficacy of Yoga education. The key concepts of the Bhavas were the same throughout the syllabus from Standard 1 to 12. The results were published in the special research issue of Yoga & Total Health in 2012.

Significant Contributions

  • Celebrated charismatic presenter of the popular television series ’Yoga for Better Living’, first aired in 1980 on DD (National Channel) It  was judged all time popular series of the time. This program was also christened by IIT Professors as one of the most Scientific and Logical TV Series.
  • As a Yoga Expert she was the consultant as well as the presenter for the ‘Yoga Sutra’ section programme aired on ZEE TV. The show was aired across the globe in 162 countries.

  • Smt. Hansaji’s varied articles on Yoga and education regularly appear in various newspapers (The Times of India, Maharashtra Time, Indian Express etc.), Journals (Journal of Association of Physicians of India etc) and Magazines (Yoga and Total Health, YogaSattva, Chitralekha etc) to name a few.

  • Social media front (Website articles, Mix-clouds, U-Tube etc.) has also seen release of many videos, cds, vcds, speeches, e-books authored by Smt. Hansaji. DVDs made on the Bhavas-The Bhavas relationship in the Yogasutra, through conceptual games, asanas through the Yogasutra explanations, of Hansaji Jayadeva Yogendra and how they can be incorporated in to daily life.

  • The National Council for Education Research and Training invited Smt. Hansaji and Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra to spearhead important project of designing and formulating Yoga education syllabus for schools nationwide.

  • Around the globe Smt. Hansaji has conducted several seminars and lecture tours on Yoga in India, Australia, Singapore, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, Canada, Pakistan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, the United States of America etc. She has also conducted talks at the BARC, IIT, as well as at many Rotary Clubs and Lions Clubs.

  • She inaugurated many Yoga Centres in Malaysia, Hong Kong, Kunchaman, Mumbai, Rajasthan, Goa etc. (to name a few) which are run by The Yoga Institute trained teachers.

Books Authored

  • Yoga Daily Planner – Heart Care (English, Marathi, Hindi and Gujarati)
  • Dincharya (Gujarati)
  • Yogic Life-Cure of Asthma and Bronchitis
  • Pregnancy, Parenthood and Yoga
  • Yoga for Back and Joint disorders (English, Hindi and Gujarati)
  • Values of Life
  • Recipes for Happiness
  • Yogic Life-Control of Diabetes
  • Yoga of Caring
  • Thoughts on the Gita
  • Insights through Yoga • Swadhaya Practical Tips—For self-development
  • Yoga for the Police (Marathi)
  • Hansaji has a regular feature on Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra and The Bhagvada

  Gita in the Journal of The Yoga Institute – Yoga and Total Health.

  • Editor in Chief Yoga Teacher’s Manual for School Teachers. Published by

Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga.

Books Co-authored with Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra

  • Yoga of Caring
  • Inspiration
  • Yoga Sutra of Patanjali

Book edited by Hansaji

  • How to Reverse Heart Disease the Yogic Way-Research, Facts and

Program…to name a few

Accolades

The shelves at the Institute are lined with awards and certificates, which bear testimony to the indefatigable efforts towards yoga and education field and holistic development of the community through proactive participation in terms of economic, social, physical, ecological, intellectual and spiritual integration, thereby providing a greater meaning to the life. Few have been shortlisted because list is endless!

  • Awarded by ‘Rotary Club of Bombay’ with a ‘Vocational Excellence Award’ in 1994

  • Selected as “Woman of the Year” in year 2000 by the ‘American Biographical Institute, USA’ for her outstanding accomplishment and the noble example she has set for all women and entire country.

  • Recognized for her contribution to Women’s Health through the award presented by ‘Society for the Promotion of Area Resource Centres –SPARC’.

  • Felicitated by ‘The Commissioner of Mumbai Police’, for her Guidance and Training of the Police Force in 2009.

  • Awarded by ‘The International Association of Yoga Therapists’ with a special award in recognition for pioneering work in Yoga Therapy, Yoga Education and Research in 2011. Currently, she is the senior ‘Vice President’ of ‘International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT)

  • ‘HDFC Ltd.’ conveyed their felicitation with a special award on the occasion of Teacher’s day in 2012.

  • She was awarded the prestigious ‘Yoga Tapaswini’ title at ‘Pune International Yoga Week’

  • The ‘Rotary Club of Bombay’ recognized Smt. Hansaji’s contribution in the educational therapeutic and research fields of yoga by conferring a Citation and Appreciation Award on 17 June 2015.

  • Poddar International School’ awarded Smt. Hansaji an appreciation Award of Excellence for her dedicated service in the field of Yoga Education.

  • Lions International Club’ recognized Smt. Hansaji’s notable contribution in the field of yoga and service to all strata of society by conferring Special Award on 21 June 2015.

  • Smt. Hansaji was invited as the key note speaker at ‘International Conference on Yoga’ for Holistic Health at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi on the topic ofContribution of Yoga for World Peace on 22 June 2015.

  • MORARJI DESAI NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF YOGA(MDNIY) She was invited as the Guest of Honour together with Sri Sri Ravishankar at the inaugural function of the ‘National Yoga’ Week on 12 Feb 2015 at ‘Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga, New Delhi’
  • Celebrated charismatic presenter of the popular television series ’Yoga for Better Living’, first aired in 1980 on DD (National Channel)
  • Smt. Sumitra Mahajan Hon. Speaker of Lok Sabha presented the prestigious award to Smt. Hansaji Jayadeva Yogendra for being the First Yoga School to be certified by Quality Council of India on 23 June 2016 under The Yoga School’s Certification Scheme launched by Minsitry of AYUSH, Government of India.

  • Rotary International Award 2017-Smt. Hansaji J Yogendra was felicitated by the Rotary International for her invaluable contribution to spread the awareness of Yoga. She was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017 for being an ambassador of yoga for peace and harmony, at the prestigious Annual Rotary International District conference; at Sahara Star Hotel, Mumbai.

  • Urja World Festival 2017-Urja World Foundation felicitates Smt. Hansaji J Yogendra for her exemplary efforts and remarkable contribution to the field of Yoga and betterment of lives of the millions across the globe.

  • Smt. Hansaji was the chief guest who spoke on the “qualities of yoga teacher” at Pune International Yoga Festival on 6th Jan 2018. Festival was at Chinmaya Vibhooti Ashram (Pune)

  • Rotary Discon Utsav Award 2018-Smt. Hansaji J Yogendra was felicitated with a Vocational Excellence Award for her amazing contribution in popularizing Yoga as a way of life at ‘Rotary Utsav 2018’ –Rotary International District 3141’s Annual District Conference (DISCON) on 4th February 2018Sahara Star Hotel, Mumbai

  • The Open International University for Complimentary Medicines in association with The Zoroastrian College conducted under the auspices of the ALL INDIA SHAH BEHRAM BAUG SOCIETY (for Scientific & Educational Research) An NGO in Special Consultative Status with the UNITED NATIONS Economic & Social Council conferred Smt. Hansaji Jayadeva Yogendra with Doctorate of Philosophy (Phd) given at Colombo on 3rd Feb 2018

  • Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji conferred the Divine Shakti Leadership Award to Dr. Hansaji Yogendra on International Women’s Day 2018 at Parmarth Niketan, International Yoga Festival.

 

  • June 2018 recognising and honouring the philanthropic work done under Dr. Hansaji Yogendra’s guidance, The Yoga Institute won the prestigious PM’s award for spreading the yoga goodness to all since 1918.

Media Appreciation

Smt Hansaji is perhaps one the most popular author and authority in writing Yoga column and articles for various print and social media. Her motivational tips on yoga philosophies and daily living yoga make her the first choice by many esteemed institutions, newspapers, TV Channels and publication houses to name a few. Doordarshan, Television series – 1980 Smt. Hansaji was “the celebrated charismatic presenter” of the popular television series ’Yoga for Better Living’, first aired in 1980 on DD (National Channel), Gujarat Times (4 Jan 1988), Times of India (1989, 2011, 2014), Freepress ( 1 Nov 1992), Dabang Duniya  (May 2014), Afternoon (Feb-Dec 2014), Prahaar (2014),  DNA ( 2015)Hindustan Times (2015), News (2015), ABP News (2015)Zee News (2015)India Today (2015) and Many more.

Social Service Initiatives

Lists of achievements are countless, yet yogic ideals of world peace, compassion and humility are intact. Smt. Hansaji showed the world the exemplary power of love transforming millions of lives. The Yoga Institute under the guidance of Smt. Hansaji has conducted many free social service initiatives for the betterment of society.

  • The Yoga Institute is associated with various organisations to conduct free yoga training and workshops to help the underprivileged and Special Needs Children (Physically and Mentally Challenged) to name a few organisations… GharkulReach Out, Ali Yavar Jung National Institute Of Speech And Hearing Disabilities (Bandra), Rangoonwala Foundation etc and many more such institutions
  • Gharkul– Free Yoga education is provided by The Yoga Institute to Gharkul-children; who are from the lower socio economic groups with special needs who were neglected and doubly disadvantaged due to lack of parent awareness about their needs, social stigma and poor financial access to special education and therapy.
  • Reach Out – The Yoga Institute specially conducted reach out camp for children with special needs. It is a strong step towards putting forward a helping hand to differently abled kids by teaching them yoga basics so as to make their world as comfortable, confident and colourful as ours. Conducting successfully yoga camps since 1997
  • Ali Yavar Jung National Institute Of Speech And Hearing Disabilities (Bandra) – The Yoga Institute regular conducts workshops and provides free yoga camps and training to the differently abled kids with speech and hearing disabilities.
  • Rangoonwala Foundation is a non-profit organization that conducts social service in various fields. Over the years, they have been sending a large number of students from their various schools to The Yoga Institute for exposure to The Yoga Way of Life. Been over a decade of self-less serving since 2005.
  • BMC Schools- For more than a few decades The Yoga Institute has been working closely with more than 50 BMC schools to provide free yoga education to thousands of  school’s students both secondary and higher secondary students. Over span of few decades millions of students have benefitted by the free yoga education and to name a few schools; St. John’s Universal School Goregaon (W); Swami Vivekanand International School and Junior college, Kandivali (W); Jamnabai Narsee School Juhu; Khar Pupils School, SV Road, CNM School Santacruz (E); Indian Education Society New English School Near Kherwadi police station, Bandra East; Swami Vivekanand International School and Junior college Gorai; Billabong Juhu etc
  • Free Counselling Services– The Yoga Institute’s Counselling Services are led by Yoga Guru Smt. Hansaji Yogendra, Director of the Institute. Smt. Hansaji has counselled thousands over the decades, helping them access their own inner reserves of strength, perseverance and wisdom to live successfully.
  • Free Police Yoga Camps– Free training and yoga workshops conducted for police officials since 2008. The Yoga Institute Program understands the holistic health requirement for the police force. We at The Yoga Institute teach “Time-tested” ancient practice of Classical Ashtanga Yoga that will help to improve fitness goals and improve productivity on all levels mind, body and soul.
  • Blood Donation Drive-Annually free blood donation drive is conducted to reach out to the people in need; especially kids suffering from blood disorders such as thalassemia.
  • CCDT (Committed Communities Development Trust) The Yoga Institute conducts free yoga camps to empower the most marginalised communities especially women and children suffering from exploitation, abuse, malnutrition, HIV, AIDS etc. and consequently facilitate sustainable social change.
  • Share Foundation –The Yoga Institute has been associated with share foundation to work towards creating a more equal world, where everyone has access to Gender Equality, Healthcare, and Education for underprivileged women and girl child.
  • Dignity Foundation– Free Yoga sessions and cultural programmes (free Satsang, Parisamvad etc), are conducted regularly for senior citizens. Seminars are arranged along with lectures on health, sanitation, etc. relevant to senior citizens.
  • Juvenile Homes- The Yoga Institute has worked closely with various juvenile homes. Free yoga sessions, health & hygiene through yoga education for providing the support, protection, rehabilitation and restoration of juveniles.
  • Slums – The Yoga Institute has developed an inclusive and integrated yoga sessions in such a manner, so as to contribute towards better learning, hygiene and living aspects of the slum inhabitants of the –Bandra, SantaCruz Mahim areas etc. to name a few.
  • Orphanages- The Yoga Institute has provided the required assistance is urgently needed to provide free yoga education, skill-training, sanitation, etc. to help the children in need.
  •  Women Rescue Programmes- The Yoga Institute have been involved with women rescue programmes since many decades and has worked tirelessly to provide  free counselling, food, hygiene and yoga  education and free health care to thousands of  women who were marginalised and abused.
  • Free medical check-ups – Every year free medical check-up camps are organised at The Yoga Institute to meet the immediate health care needs of people in need.
  • Free Yoga Women’s camp – On the eve of Smt. Hansaji’s and Mother Sitadevi’s birth anniversaries’ free yoga women camps are organised each year to help out with health, hygiene and wellness needs of women.
  • Various Government, Non-Government Staff, medical staff, medical colleges and schools children were given free yoga sessions to name a few…
  • Mantralaya Staff, The Excise and Custom dept. special yoga camp for 400 senior officials.
  • University of Mumbai Kalina; Staff
  • The Commissioner Of Customs (Gen), Air Cargo Complex, Sahar, Andheri (East);
  • The Pr. Accountant General (Audit)-I, Indian Audit and Accounts Department;
  • Rehabilitations of offenders- The Yoga Institute has supported the rehabilitations of offenders and free yoga sessions were conducted in Jail at various places to name a few Dongri Juveniles, Matunga David Saaoon etc.
  • Free Senior Citizen Camps- Annually free senior citizen yoga camps are organised to take care of their holistic health and wellness.
  • Free Women Camps- Annually 2 to 3 camps are organised to empower women with yoga education and provide free health and hygiene and yoga education.
  • Western Railways Staff Wellness Yoga Camps- The Yoga Institute has helped in knowledge co-creation programme for the wellness of western railways staff using Meditation, Yoga education and coun