Practice of the Month


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…

YVNites honored at KKSU 

In 12th Convocation of Kavi Kulguru Kalidas Sanskrit University, Ramtek on March 6, 2024, YVN trained teacher (33rd YTTC Dadar), Smt Vanita Mugdam felicitated with gold medal for standing highest in M. A. in Yogashastra through open and distance education (ODL) by scoring 86.5 %…

YVN to conclude Golden Jubilee Celebrations 

Yoga Vidya Niketan, Member Institute, Indian Yoga Association is celebrating its Golden Jubilee Year from March 2023 to April 2024. Concluding function of Golden Jubilee Year Celebration will be held on April 9, 2024, in between 4pm to 7pm, at Yoga Bhavan, the own structure…

YVN organises events to promote Yoga 

Annual Exhibition Yoga Vidya Niketan, Member Institute of Indian Yoga Association held one day program on Annual Exhibition cum lectures on January 14, 2024 at Yoga Bhavan, Vashi, Navi Mumbai. After floral salute to statue of Swami Kuvalayanand and founder of YVN late Yogacharya Padmashri…

J&K UTCC announces Scholarship Certification Program 

The Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory Chapter Committee in association with Swaraj Yoga Institute announced a scholarship certification program from various categories, border areas and BPL background. The announcement was made under the chairmanship of Dr Shreyansh Jain and Shri Anil Swaraj, Founder, Swaraj Yoga…

Chandigarh SCC organizes Yoga Camp 

Chandigarh State Chapter of Indian Yoga Association organized 5 Days Yoga Camp for a healthy Lifestyle at Government College of Commerce and Business Administration (GCCBA Chandigarh, a constituent college of the Panjab University), Sector 50, Chandigarh from February 26 – March 1, 2024. This boot…

Karnataka SCC conducts GBM at Art of Living Ashram 

Karnataka State Chapter Committee of the Indian Yoga Association organised its General Body Meeting on January 28, 2024 with the blessings of Gurudev Shri Shri Ravishankar, Chairman, Indian Yoga Association at the Art of Living International Center, Bengaluru. The event was attended by the members…

Chandigarh SCC celebrates Republic Day at Consulate General of India, Canada 

Glimpses of the Republic Day celebrations by Shri Ajit Handa, Chairperson, Chandigarh State Chapter Committee at Consulate General of India, Vancouver. He was on a vacation in Canada with is daughter.

SAHS and IYA celebrates International Mind Body Wellness Day 

The NSS unit, School of Allied Health Sciences, Salem, Vinayaka Mission’s Research Foundation (DU) in collaboration with Indian Yoga association celebrated International Mind Body Wellness Day on January 3. On the occasion an awareness programme was held at the Skill Lab Auditorium. Prof.Dr.B.Sendilkumar, Director, SAHS,…

Shree Kala Yoga organises Yoga Trainer Camp 

Shree Kala Yoga, Associate Centre, Indian Yoga Association in along with Gujarat State Yog Board organised Yog Trainer Camp in Gandhidham. As many as 35 trainee attended the 45 days long training camp that commenced on December 1, 2023. The camp culminated on January 16,…

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08 Apr 2024


Ammaji’s Birthday Celebrations:

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 Decennial Meet of Vishwa Yoga Samaj (Yoga Jivana Satsanga) celebrating Yogacharini Kalaimamani Meenakshi Devi Bhavanani Ammaji’s 80th birthday.

More than 60 national and international Yoga enthusiasts, students and teachers participated in this one day event that was conducted in hybrid mode. The program saw the presence of Padma Bhushan Shri VP Dhananjayan and Smt Shanta Dhananjayan along with Yogaratna Prof Madanmohan and Prof AR Srinivasan in the Divine presence of beloved Param Pujya Ammaji.

In his keynote address by Shri VP Dhananjayan highlighted upon the true essence of Bharatha and Natyam apart from pointing out the uniqueness of Sanathana Dharma. Shri Dhananjayan and Smt Shanta appreciated and honoured Ammaji for all the yeoman services rendered to the Bharatiya traditional arts for over five decades to the entire community.

Thereafter, in the plenary session Yogaratna Prof Madanmohan, the Hon Advisor of ISCM, expounded on the topic of Karma Yoga. This was followed by the scholarly presentation on Nada Yoga by Prof AR Srinivasan, the Registrar of SBV. Last but not the least was the Plenary session, the most enjoyable one on Bhakti Yoga by Dr Subramania Ananda Venkata (Subhu Bhaiya), Director Adyatma Yoga and Founder Bhakti Yoga Peetham, Bangalore.

This was followed by a panel discussion by the senior members of the International Yoga Community and the Indian Yoga Association. Yogacharini Devasena Bhavanani, General Secretary of YOGNAT explained the role of traditional fine arts in culturing the individual, highlighting the role of Natyam. Yogacharini Jnanasundari from France highlighted the role of Yoga as applicable to the people in this modern era. Yogacharini Deepika from UK pointed out how the cultural ethos affect the way in which Pranayama is practiced and highlighted upon the enhancement of mental and emotional health through Pranayama. Yogacharini Sangeeta from Italy threw light on the unique features of Nada Yoga in culturing of an individual and Shri M Madhava, Treasurer, Karnataka Chapter of IYA, Bengaluru shared his perspective on how the exploration of Indian Cultural Ethos through Samskrutam happens. Paper Presentations by research scholars and academic students were also held. Smt Deeya Girish Ramrakshani of USA and Yogacharini Padma of Canada were the juries for this.

Dr Meena Ramanathan was the event coordinator along with Smt Lalitha Shanmugam supported ably by the other members of the organising committee such as Sri G Dayanidy, Dr R Balaji apart from the volunteers Sri Nilachal, Dr Vasundhara, Ms Akanksha and others who enabled the smooth conduct of the event.

All this wouldn’t have been possible without the expert steering and overall supervision and guidance of Prof Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani, Chairman of ICYER and Director of ISCM, the dynamic and one-pointed energies of our Chinna Ammaji Dhivya Priya Bhavanani and also the cheerful and Divine presence of our beloved Param Pujya Ammaji.

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