The Oldest Upon the Globe. {Video}

Via The Global Yogini
on Apr 30, 2012
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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

Carolina Daza is a multi-faceted artist and globe-trotter spreading her love for yoga and the arts in a uniquely creative way. She completed her 500HR Ashtanga Yoga teacher training (Yoga Alliance) in Paris with Gérald Disse & Linda Munro at Ashtanga Yoga Paris and has been leading retreats for numerous years. Carolina has a Master's in Contemporary Arts from the Université Paris VIII and completed a second Master's of Arts at New York University (NYU). While her studies at NYU, she lived at the Bhakti Center prime ashram in the Lower East Side of Manhattan together with her teacher Divya Alter, founder of the Bhagavat Life. Carolina has studied with senior level Ashtanga Yoga teachers such as Chuck Miller, Ron Reid, David Garrigues and Kino MacGregor. Besides her artistic projects, she is also part of a worldwide community of creative wellness, organizing Yoga journeys and workshops around the globe. Currently she is based in Medellín, Colombia.


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