The Yoga Institute

Definition - What does The Yoga Institute mean?

The Yoga Institute is a non-profit yoga center and organzation based in Mumbai, India. It was founded in 1918 and is reported to be the oldest dedicated yoga center in the world. Its founder, Shri Yogendraji, was a central figure in the popularization of Hatha yoga and founded The Yoga Institute on his values of inclusivity and access, believing yoga was not just for spiritual recluses, but for the everyday householders living in towns and cities.

The Yoga Institute is now run by Dr. Hansa Yogendra. It is known to have published more than 500 works and scientific studies. It is recognized by the Indian government as an authorized Yoga School that can provide government-certified courses.

Yogapedia explains The Yoga Institute

The Yoga Institute is described by some as a “life school.” This means that its teachings are about more than addressing physical ailments, extending to guidance on how to live a happy, balanced and healthy life in the very real challenges of the modern world. It aims to promote yogic living and transformative change to attitudes, mindsets and approaches that go beyond the learning of specific techniques.

The Yoga Institute engages with many people across the world by offering Yoga Teacher Training courses, consultations, specialist trainings, workshops and yoga education books. These are on a range of subjects including asanas, pranayama, ethics, traditional scripture and couples’ counseling.

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