April 30, 2012

The Oldest Upon the Globe. {Video}

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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Editor: Kate Bartolotta

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