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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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12 Apr 2024

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Kaivalyadhama Yoga Institute and ISCM join hands for TTP for Special Educators
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Kaivalyadhama Yoga Institute and ISCM join hands for TTP for Special Educators 

Kaivalyadhama Yoga Institute, Lonavla and Institute of Salutogenesis and Complementary Medicine (ISCM) of Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth, Pondicherry, Member Institute and Associate Centre of Indian Yoga Association respectively came together for a Teachers Training Programme (TTP) consisting of a series of five intensive workshops conducted for the ‘Special Educators’, dealing with the children with special needs. This is a collaborative activity was supported by the Ministry of AYUSH and sponsored by the Dalal Family Foundation, USA. The first two TTPs were conducted at Kaivalyadhama, Lonavla in October 2023 (5th to 7th and 9th to 11th).

The third TTP was organized and conducted by the ISCM of SBV from 4th to 6th December 2023. It was an extremely successful program with 31 participants from in and around Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu, Bengaluru and Trivandrum participating enthusiastically in this 3 day intensive TTP led by the Chief Facilitators Prof Dr Meena Ramanathan (Vice Principal, School of Yoga Therapy, ISCM, SBV) who planned and conducted all the Yoga Therapy sessions focusing on autism spectrum disorder – ASD and intellectual disability- ID; along with Dr Praseeda Menon, the Research Officer at the SRD of Kaivalyadhama who is the other counterpart incharge of the research extensional activities.
The inaugural ceremony was graced by the presence of the Vice Chancellor of SBV Prof NR Biswas, along with Prof. A.R. Srinivasan (Registrar), Prof. Ananthakrishnan (Dean Faculty), Prof. AK. Das (Dean Academics) and Mrs. Asha Suresh Babu (GM, Admin). Two e-Books compiled and created by the ISCM team were released by the Prof Biswas. These e-Books are the translated Tamil versions of the Yoga therapy for Care Seekers and Music therapy for Care Seekers books. Three eminent personalities who have been serving in the field of Special Education were honoured during the inaugural along with the Chief Facilitators.

The joy filled, jubilant and active practical yoga sessions provided by Prof. Meena Ramanathan in combination with the educative and interesting sessions on Yoga Research by Dr. Praseeda Menon provided an enriching and knowledge gaining hands on experience to the participants who interacted enthusiastically all through this productive program.

The final part of the 3 day TTP was an open discussion and feedback session in which all the participants were given an opportunity to express their thoughts and valuable suggestions and feedback regarding their future needs in this regard, were positively accepted and noted by the chief facilitators.

This successful 3 days program concluded with a valedictory ceremony in which Prof. Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani, the Director of ISCM congratulated the participants on having effectively completed the 3 day intensive training. He also wished them for successfully taking forward the research study in their respective schools and gave away the certificates to the Chief Facilitators of the TTP as well as the participants.

This is our small effort to reach out to these divine children through their teachers as an attempt to enhance their lives by inculcating regular Yoga Therapy in their school curriculum along with their other regular activities. We are planning to have regular follow-up programs in the future to update on the Yoga therapy protocols along with planning of more multi-centric research studies to be undertaken in this population.

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