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GMM promotes yoga to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee Year 

Ghantali Mitra Mandal (GMM), Member Institute of Indian Yoga Association has entered the Diamond Jubilee Year of its foundation. All at GMM are giving relentless and selfless service to society to make Yoga maximum applicable. On the eve of new year, a grand function of…

RV Institute of Management curates a certification course for senior citizens 

In a groundbreaking move, the RV Institute of Management (RVIM), Associate Centre of Indian Yoga Association has curated a month-long certification course tailored specifically for senior citizens, focusing on the Common Yoga Protocol. This innovative course is designed to cater to the unique health and…

SRD Girls Degree College organises Workshop 

SRD Girls Degree College, Hathras, Uttar Pradesh conducts 7days yoga workshop for the post graduate students in association with Indian Yoga Association (IYA). Yogacharya Sumit Kumar Singh, Member, Uttar Pradesh State Chapter, IYA was instrumental in organising the workshop.

Yog Sports Association of Bengal hosts awarness programme 

Yog Sports Association of Bengal, Associate Centre of Indian Yoga Association organises yoga awarness programme in the remote villages of West Bengal in Megha Yoga Club & Vyamagar in association with Indian Yoga Association. The awareness programs were also conducted in Darjeeling & Coochbehar for…

Jharkhand SCC conducts the 89th day celebration of Yoga Mahotsav 

On the 89th day of the ‘100 Days Countdown Yoga Mahotsav of International Yoga Day 2024,” an event sponsored by the Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga (MDNIY), New Delhi, under the Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India, took place in two sessions at Dani…

Anjali Acupressure Therapy and Yoga Center celebrates Holi 

The Anjali Acupressure Therapy and Yoga Center, Associate Centre of Indian Yoga Association, recently marked the occasion of Holi Milan at Nehru Bal Udyan with vibrant celebrations. Participants joyously engaged in the festivities, adorning each other with flower petals and applying colorful gulal tilak. Amidst…

TNSCC and GTN Arts College organises International Conference 

Tamil Nadu State Chapter of Indian Yoga Association and GTN Arts College (Autonomous), Dindigul jointly held a 2-day International Conference on Physical Education and Yoga recently. The inauguration was presided over by Dr P Balagurusamy, Principal of GTN Arts College. Dr. R. Durai, Director, GTN…

NIRAMAYA offers free training 

NIRAMAYA, Associate Centre of Indian Yoga Association continues to promote yoga and the motto of the Association to uplift the rural sector of the society. Under the rural project Yog-Chetana and Yogabhishek, NIRAMAYA is offering free yoga training to the students. In March, 2024 about…

Yoga & Happiness organises felicitation ceremony 

Yoga & Happiness, Associate Centre of Indian Yoga Association on March 24, 2024, hosted a memorable convocation and certificate distribution ceremony, honoring over 150 candidates who successfully completed their training and received prestigious certificates from both the Yoga Certification Board (YCB) and IYA. The event…

Flax Sesame Crackers 

Flax Sesame Crackers are a healthy light wheat cracker with good quantity of sesame seeds and flax seeds. Oats used in the dish are rich in antioxidants, lowers cholesterol, improves blood sugar. Flax seeds are a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids reduces inflammation and…

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State Chapter  Committee Meetings – 2022
State Chapter Committee Events

State Chapter Committee Meetings – 2022 

Kaivalyadhama organises 10th International Conference on Yoga and Mental Health

IYA also participated in the 3-days International Conference

The 10th International Conference on Yoga and Mental Health by Kaivalyadhama saw a successful arrival of participants in 2021 as it aimed to initiate a forward-looking debate and discussion on integrating traditional Yogic science with modern psychological systems.

The conversations addressed a range of mental well-being issues from routine conditions to chronic ailments. The conference was inaugurated amongst dignitaries like Chief Guest Honourable Shri. Justice Supreme Court Abhay Oka, Shri Justice (Retd.) B.N.Srikrishna, Guest of Honour Shri Justice Ramesh Dhanuka along with Dr O.P. Tiwari, Member, Governing Council, Indian Yoga Association.

Commenting about the conference, Sh. Subodh Tiwari CEO of Kaivalyadhama, Vice President, IYA said, “With this 3-day conference, we have spread global consciousness through systematic agendas and provided long-term solutions to the world for managing and promoting mental health as well as emotional health with the help of yoga. This 3-day conference was not only focusing on giving theoretical knowledge but gave practical experience as well through its workshops and the attendees thoroughly enjoyed it.” In the Valedictory function, Guest of Honour DIG Sh. Sandeep Patil (Gadchiroli) shared his experiences on how yoga and meditation have helped him throughout his career in maintaining his composure in the toughest of situations. He recommends meditation for daily recharging of body and mind to face any challenges in life.

Swami Kuvalayananda, founder of Kaivalyadhama, had a firm conviction that Yoga is an indispensable tool for evolving human consciousness and for social welfare. The conference was successfully concluded with the participants pledging to spread the message of holistic living through Yoga and work towards a peaceful and healthy world.

Even, Justice C V Bhadang said that we identify so much with our physical body that we forget about our higher practices and mentioned this conference theme of Yoga and Mental Health is apt for our current times. While Dr. Sat Bir Singh Khalsa shared his findings on how yoga interventions have helped reduce anxiety in children, Dr Shivarama Varambally shared his insights on the futuristic evolution of Yoga in promoting and managing mental health.

Every three years, Lonavala witnesses a flurry of renowned doctors, scientists, dignitaries and delegates to attend Kaivalyadhamas International Conference in the last week of December. With the current pandemic situation, the 10th International Yoga Conference was back at Lonavala in a hybrid format – with limited members enjoying the on-site experience and thousands attending the conference virtually through live streaming on and Youtube.

HPSCC meets Online

Himachal Pradesh State Chapter of Indian Yoga Association met online on December 14, 2021 at 7pm under the chairmanship of Smt Lakshmi Dutt Sharma.

During the meeting it was decided that the SCC members would meet online every month and physically every third month. Members will organise events with IYA banner and share reports with the secretariat.

The Yoga and Naturopathy Advisory Board has been constituted by the SC and its meeting was held on December 21, 2021. The points discussed in the meeting included commencement of yoga classes at school level, creation and filling up the posts of yoga teachers and engagement of trained yoga teachers at the wellness centres as yoga volunteers after YCB Level 12 certification.

Yogamaya Yuvadhan:
Gujarat SCC celebrates its 2nd Anniversary

Gujarat State Chapter of Indian Yoga Association virtually celebrated its 2nd Foundation Day on December 26, 2021. The main objective of the entire event is to make the youth aware of yoga. Youth is like wealth for any nation. The development and prosperity of the nation rests in the hands of the youth. It is the moral responsibility of all of us to keep Yuvadhan safe and healthy. Through yoga, not only values can be developed in the youth but they can be kept healthy physically, mentally, emotionally. Through yoga, they can be imbued with moral values by introducing them to the Indian Yoga tradition.

The celebrations commenced with prayers by Shri Rajeev Kumar Mishra after which he welcomed the dignitaries. Thereafter, Pujya Acharya Lokesh Muniji Founder, Ahimsa Vishwa Bharati, Delhi spoke on Yoga for Youths. Dr HR Nagendra, President, IYA and Chancellor, VYASA in his address spoke about the Need of Yoga Education for Youths. This was followed by Dr. Ishwar Basavaraddi’s, Member, Governing Council, IYA and Director, MDNIY, Ministry of AYUSH, Govt. of India talk on Importance of Yoga for Youths. Shri Subodh Tiwari, Vice President, IYA and CEO, Kaivalyadhama Yoga Institute shared his views on Yoga for Well-being.

Dr. Anand Balyogi Bhavnani, Director, Standing Publications, Publicity and PR Committee – IYA and Director, Balaji Vidya Peeth spoke on Yoga for youth according to yogic scripture and Dr SP Mishra, Vice President and CEO, PrCB on Yoga & Value Education for Youths, Dr. Arpan Bhatt
Professor & HOD, Swasthavrutta and Yoga, Institute of Teaching & Research in Ayurveda Jamnagar on Importance of Yoga for youth in day to day life.

Dr. Rajnish Sharma Yoga Expert, IYA discussed in detail on Personality development through Yoga and Smt Meetal Koticha Shah, Vice Chairperson Gujarat Chapter, IYA & Joint Executive Trustee, Project ‘Life’, Rajkot spoke about on Yogamay Yuvadhan. Acharya Birju Maharaj Chairman, Gujarat Chapter, IYA concluded the event, Shri Kamlesh Udasi, Secretary, Gujarat Chapter, IYA gave the Vote of Thanks.

Indian Yoga Association was founded by Padma Vibhushan Yogi Dr. b.k.s Iyengar ji in which Pujya Sri Sri Ravi Shankarji, Pujya Yoga Rishi Swami Ramdevji Maharaj, Dr. Pranav Pandyaji, Sadguru Jaggi Vasudevji, Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, Swami Bharat Bhushanji, Shri O. P . Tiwariji, mother Dr. Hansaji Yogendra, Pujya Kamlesh D. Patel (Daji), Dr. Ishwar Basavreddyji, Guruji Dr. H. R . Nagendraji, Smt. Kamlesh Barwalji and many yoga gurus of the country are associated, with the blessings of all of them, a campaign is going on to make yoga world-wide and reach the masses.

It is good fortune for all of us that in today’s program, the all dignitaries yoga gurus are present here to bless all of us. First of all, I bow to all the yoga gurus and want this blessing that their blessings always remain on all of us. Today’s program is organized under the title ‘Yogamaya Yuvadhan’, whose

The main objective of the entire event is to make the youth aware of yoga. Youth is like wealth for any nation. The development and prosperity of the nation rests in the hands of the youth. It is the moral responsibility of all of us to keep Yuvadhan safe and healthy. Through yoga, not only values can be developed in the youth but they can be kept healthy physically, mentally, emotionally. Through yoga, they can be imbued with moral values by introducing them to the Indian Yoga tradition. Youth have limitless power and abilities and they are capable of facing any challenges, but the concern is that today’s young generation is deviating from their goals and becoming victims of drugs and bad habits. Its solution is possible through yoga and yoga can teach them a way of living. By inspiring them to walk on the path of yoga, youth wealth can be made capable and empowered for the coming future.

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