The Oldest Upon the Globe. {Video}

Via on Apr 30, 2012

After hopping off a juggling rickshaw in Mumbai city, I was dropped off at The Yoga Institute (TYI), the birthplace of modern yoga, and the oldest yoga center in the world.

The Facts:

1918: On Christmas Day, 25th December, TYI was founded.

1933: First journal of TYI was published, continues to date and is now known as ‘Yoga and Total Health’.

1934: “Easy Postures for Women”, first book on yoga for women by Smt. Sitadevi Yogendra, wife of the founder Shri Yogendraji.

1952: Introduction of Yoga in Indian schools.

1958: TYI Teachers Training started under the supervision of of the Central Government of India.

1961: “Yoga in Modern Life” published by Dr. Jayadeva about 150 Yoga centers.

1987: The Yoga Cyclopaedia project started based on 70 years of Yoga experience.

1989: Founder Shri Yogendraji passed away.

1990: First pregnancy yoga book published.

1997: World Householder’s Yoga conference presided by His Holiness The Dalai Lama.

2001: Smt. Hansaji inaugurates The Life Management Yoga Center in Hong Kong.

2008: Mother Sitadevi Yogendra, wife of Founder Shri Yogendraji passed away.

2011: The International Association of Yoga Therapists recognized TYI as the oldest yoga institute in the world.

2012: Carolina Daza –The Global Yogini– visited TYI leaving a short film as legacy of the visit:

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About The Global Yogini

As a multi-faceted artist, Carolina Daza (The Global Yogini) travels the world sharing her Yoga Art in a creative way. Her inspiring yoga teachers are Linda Munro and Gérald Disse at Ashtanga Yoga Paris , where she completed her 500HR Yoga Alliance Teacher Training in Ashtanga Yoga. A native Colombian, she studied abroad as a Rotary Scholar and later completed her M.A. at New York University while working as Artistic Director at the TISCH School of the Arts. She has embarked on various yoga/cooking teaching and training tours throughout Europe, including the Helsinki Yoga community with Kylli Kukk’s Joogakoulu Shanti; as well as living in Copenhagen, while staging in the kitchen of NOMA, one of the world’s top restaurants. Carolina's yoga trips has taken her from medieval mystical Ethiopia where she taught Yoga & Ayurveda to the fiery sunsets of India where she taught at the Ashiyana Retreat Center in Goa, as well as deepen her yogic studies at The Yoga Institute in Santa Cruz—the oldest yoga center of the world.


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