We believe Yoga is a way of life and does not comprise of only physical culture, as generally understood. Our practical applications of yogic ideals in daily life include the simple philosophies behind the techniques of yoga that contributes to better living.
The techniques taught in our Institute aim at removing the cause of the physical illness if any, and thereafter enhancing the mental attributes (leading to a calm, concentrated and steady mind) thereby realizing one’s own potential and spiritual development.
We at The Yoga Institute, imbued with the true spirit of Yoga, have been instrumental in bring about a positive change in the communities associated with us, for over 97 years.
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So far the experience at this institute has been overwhelming. I have met people from different walks of life come here for the same purpose and that is to connect with the supreme energy. The institute has a very positive vibe all the time and the mentors have been really kind and generous in helping us overcome our issue.
I felt that the institute has a positive vibe & feels good when I walk in.
I have enjoyed the experience of the one month Teachers Training Course. The course is holistic and covers all aspects of yoga and will help very participant to become a confident Yoga Instructor.
After joining the 1 month yoga Institute course I feel my flexibility has been better than what I had, Feel positive & energetic after eating satvik food & doing asana, This place has got good vibes & shall recommend it to my family & friends.
The learning of acceptance from Hansaji & the path of Astang yoga for my own self. It’s a wonderful feeling.
It’s been ten days since I have been attending my one month TTC and I already feel that I am going to miss coming to this Institute after my course. That‘s because my life has become balance discipline and very positive. The knowledge of yoga right from its base has an enriching effect of learning. The effect of asanas has made me calm, peaceful and in a balance state of mind. Thank you Yoga Institute.
Experience here it has been a pleasant one, a lot to learn and certainly the environment created is conductive to learning well. Calmness has been experienced over the last few days looking forward to finding out more.
The Yoga Institute course has helped me deepen my learning about the philosophy and history of yoga. I realized how yoga is a way of life and not just asanas. Teacher are knowledgeable both, who are taking asana classes and those taking theory and philosophy classes. Food at the kitchen is very good too, overall it’s been a pleasant experience.
After joining this institute I am feeling very happy, relaxed. I am trying to understand myself. The surrounding of institute is very energetic. I saw here all the people are very peace minded. All are very efficient in their work. No one is tired or restless. This institute is very good for self-realization.
After coming here the most important thing that I realised is that even when there is chaos around you, still you can maintain your calmness by being in the moment. Awareness is what, I have learnt.
I love the surrounding of the Institute. You feel like you have entered a sacred place. I have become so much happier just in 10 days. Learnt to control my anger and negative emotions.
I came to the first day of the course with a recently prominent mental disturbances. Coming to the institute in the peaceful and beautiful surrounding has had a calming effect on me since day one. I have learnt to be more in tune/ aware of my body and mind. I feel empowered.
It is almost two months now since I have been coming to The Yoga Institute in the evening batch for men. I must say it has benefited me a lot health wise. I was suffering from IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) and it is much better now. Yoga has helped me shape many things in life, physically and mentally. This is one activity I will never leave in my life. I have really found some peace of mind with a few Asanas and breathing techniques taught here. The teachers of the Institute are very experienced in this domain and the best part is that they know how to teach. They strike the right balance with exercise time and verbal discourse. The benefits of each Asana are explained explicitly and with simplicity and the most important - with a lot of humility. The technique of teaching Shavasana is very soothing and peaceful. I also do enjoy the Parisamvad sessions that take place in the evenings. My good wishes and prayers are with the Institute to keep up the noble work. There needs to be some place in this world to maintain the sanity.
I joined Harry Sequeira’s yoga class in Spain in 1978 and waited for almost forty years to come to The Yoga Institute. I found the Institute a great place for my spiritual development. This is a place where teachers live a yoga life. I found my life changing here. I hope to encounter my soul with your help. You are doing a great humanitarian job and I wish you best of luck.
Though I was a resident of Santacruz since years, at the age of 42 I decided to do the Yoga Teacher Training Course. Regular Asana practice has given me life without physical pains and aches. Imbibing and practicing yoga philosophy, mainly Ahimsa, at thought level has reduced my emotional pain to a great extent. Life experiences have strengthened the Yogic concepts within me. I first practice, then preach. I try to make yoga practices experiential for my students too by repeatedly telling them to be mindful, inward and absorbed in the practices. Students believe me when I have conviction in what I teach. I wish to learn till my last breath and give my students happy and pain free life.
This is the first time I am doing yoga and I am enjoying it a lot; I feel really relaxed. My teacher from The Yoga Institute makes the whole process quite simplified and fun for me. I am in my last week of pregnancy and I regret not starting yoga before. I might continue my yoga lessons even after my delivery. Thank you for this great experience.
I had attended the diabetes camp at The Yoga Institute and the experience was very enriching. The talks especially about linking the personality traits to the disease and about details regarding the food chart were very helpful.
The article by Ajay Kalra in the October 2016 issue was an eye opener. One can never gauge the challenges someone is facing, and the transformation by the end of the yoga course shows that it all comes down to the efforts put in by the individual. The course can be life changing.
Thanks for your cooperation and hospitality. Our visit to The Yoga Institute was a great experience for me and my team.
I wish to appreciate the August 2016 issue of Yoga and Total Health. Right from the cover which depicts ‘Om’ the symbol of godliness, to all the articles within, the journal is impressive. Smt. Hansaji’s article, ‘What is yoga’ is very concise, yet subtly expresses the meaning of yoga. I am also much impressed by the articles ‘Four Satsangs’ and ‘From the Archives of Yoga and Total Health – Yoga, A way of life both, which have a very enriching matter to present! I look forward and await the next issues of the journal.