Practice of the Month


Sago Chila 

–The Yoga Institute Sago Chila is rich in energy, gluten free and non-allergic. It has high nutritional value. It is less in calories, reduces weight. It is good for diabetic patients. It is high in protein, which helps in growth and maintenance of cells. It…

GMM celebrates International Day of Yoga 

Ghantali Mitra Mandal (GMM), Member Institute, IYA celebrated the International Day of Yoga with lot of enthusiasm and commitment. On the day GMM conducted various camps at different places, right from morning till evening. Approximately 8000 Yoga sadhaks participated collectively at workshops conducted by GMM…

Ammaji’s Birthday Celebrations: 

Exploring the Indian Cultural Ethos through Yoga, Natyam, Sangeetam & Samskrutam International Conference and Workshop on the theme “Exploring the Indian Cultural Ethos through Yoga, Natyam, Sangeetam & Samskrutam” was conducted on the September 16, 2023 at ICYER-Ananda Ashram, Pondicherry as part of the 6th…

Project ‘Life’ collaborates with Kaivalyadhama for PG Diploma 

Life Yoga Academy, Project ‘Life’, and Kaivalyadhama Lonavla are pleased to offer the “Weekend P.G. Diploma in Yoga Education” – a new innovative study in Yoga – for those wishing to become qualified Yoga Teachers to increase the outreach of this holistic practice in service…

Jharkhand SCC organises Yog Vani 

The Jharkhand Chapter of Indian Yoga Association, Jharkhand Neurosciences Society, IMA Ranchi and Rockfield Health came together to organise Yog Vani in IMA Hall, Ranchi. The event was marked with the presence of Dr HR Nagendra, Governing Council Member, IYA and Dr Ganesh Rao, Director…

An Online Meet with Associate Centres 

An online meeting with the Associate Centres was held on August 18, 2023 on Zoom. The meeting was chaired by the Shri Subodh Tiwari, Secretary General, Indian Yoga Association. It was attended by more than 80 Associate Centres. During the meeting, important information was shared…

MDVTI India organises YogTarang Mahotsav 

In a magnificent display of yogic excellence and unity, YogTarang Mahotsav marked the grand 11th anniversary celebration of MDVTI INDIA. Held at the prestigious International Baudh Shodh Sansthan in Lucknow on September 27, 2023 marked the presence of Yoga Teachers and Center Directors from more…

Rishihood University promotes holistic health through yoga 

Rishihood University, Associate Center of IYA is committed to the holistic growth of its students through yoga. By offering a blend of physical practice, mental discipline, and philosophical insights, the university is not only nurturing healthier individuals but also shaping future leaders with a well-rounded…

AYG Academy conducts a course on Mantra for Pregnancy 

AYG Academy organised a course on Mantra for Pregnancy from September 11–15, 2023. The course primarily focused on the potency and ancient practice of mantras. Vedic mantras, with their deep tones and vibrations, can relax both mother and baby, induce relaxation, reduce tension, and improve…

Sweet Potato Hummus 

Sweet Potato Hummus is rice in protein, fiber, vitamins and essential nutrients. Sweet Potato is a good source of vitamin A, C, and B6, potassium, copper and manganese. It promotes gut health. Olive oil used in the Hummus is rich in vitamin E and K…

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09 Dec 2023


Swami Mahadevananda ji

Swami Mahadevananda ji 

With profound grief and sorrow, IYA regrets to inform that Swami Mahadevananda ji, 81, left his mortal coil on August 30, 2021 in Chiang Rai, North Thailand, due to natural causes. He served the organisation for over forty years, including being Acharya for the Yoga Camp in Canada and Acharya for the centres in India. He was instrumental in developing SYVC centres in Canada, Italy, India, Thailand and Japan. His life was an example of guru bhakti for his guru, Swami Vishnudevananda ji, in whose name he served with complete faith until his last day.

Swami Mahadevananda joined Swami Vishnudevananda in 1968. In 1973, as one of his first students, he received the initiation into sannyas, the monastic order. He was the director of the Sivananda Yoga Center in Montreal for many years. In 1979, he went to India to direct the Sivananda Yoga Ashram in Neyyar Dam. He built the Indian Sivananda Organization – especially in South India.

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