We believe that Yoga is a way of life and not merely a set of physical postures as is generally understood. We believe that the simple philosophy behind the techniques can and should be applied to improve our day-to-day lives.
The body affects the mind and the mind also affects the body. At the Institute, we teach our students to balance body and mind with the help of diet, exercise, attitude-building, recreation, and the cultivation of a positive outlook. A calm, steady and focused mind—a quality often overlooked by those who treat yoga as mere physical exercise—is a vital tool to help glide smoothly over the ups and downs of life. In fact, it is this that the yogi truly seeks and asanas are only a means to this end.
We at The Yoga Institute have been committed for over 100 years to help those who wish to help themselves become healthier and happier individuals.
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“Yoga is the soft power of the world, which can bring together people, communities and nations. Yoga is the most valuable gift that India has given to humanity and the world. On the occasion of the 100th year celebration of The Yoga Institute, I wish this historic institution and everyone connected with it, all the best in their efforts to spread the goodness of Yoga for the benefit of the people.”
"While assuring the organisation full support of the state government said: “Harmony is a big strength of Yoga, which cleanses the body, mind and soul, and brings an individual closer to nature. I congratulate The Yoga Institute on completing 100 years and celebrating it with the Harmony Fest.”
“Mumbai’s hardworking, struggling people often fail to live life fully, people have heart attacks, diabetes etc. The Institute is amidst the maya nagri is doing a good job to treat ailments and teach people about the Yoga way of life."
“I congratulate the Cornerstone of Humanity and the great Yoga Institute who have worked selflessly for the welfare of people, society and country at large” Honourable Mayor of Mumbai Shri Vishwanath Mahadeshwar".
“Ministry of AYUSH has taken several initiatives for the promotion and propagation of yoga alongside many great institutions such as The Yoga Institute. I wish The Yoga Institute and all the yoga aspirants the very best on their journey of self-improvement. It has been an honour to have been here at this great institution of learning. My heartfelt wishes for the grand success of the next Centenary Celebrations.”
“Ben Hansaji (sister Hansaji) is heading a very important legacy. Householder yoga is uniting many people. I wish the best for more such programmes like the harmony fest. I wish them more success for many decades to come."
“The message of peace & harmony, and re-establish human value & harmony the Institute is doing very good work for hundred years. I wish them the best for the next centenary celebrations."
“The Institute guidelines for householders on how to infuse correct values or samskaras into the children is the need of the hour. Today people ask what’s in it for me? Children need to be taught- what through me for others? The right kind of yoga is taught at the Institute."
"Explained asana is not about body bending it’s all about mind-bending and flexibility. “I congratulate the Institute for the great work done for 100 years to educate the householders about Ashtanga yoga."
“The Harmony Fest is rightly named as practising yoga brings the mind, body and soul in harmony with the nature. I wish the Institute another 100 years of success!”
“Practical ways to detachment and the journey of being a part of the process fully without overthinking about the results; ways to a better living are taught at the Institute. 100 years requires lot of sattva guna, which the Institute has; I congratulate them on their tremendous efforts and hard work done."
“The Indian traditional nutritious foods, which The Yoga Institute has been serving in its kitchen for the past 100 years we need to revisit our aharveda wisdom. I thank Hansa ma my association and foundation started here when I did my 7 Days camp at the Institute."
“May the 100 years become a billion! The Yoga Institute of SantaCruz Eternalized."
“Remarkable day for The Yoga Institute celebrating 100 years of yoga education, research and yoga for all."
“I congratulate the Institute and its Harmony healing yoga centre in Mumbai empowering people to transform every aspect of life including health, relationships, business etc. I wish them great success for their yoga and harmony fest."
“It is a privilege and great honour that on the festive 100 year celebrations I got the opportunity to perform for a great Yoga Institute. I applaud the hard work done and wish them many more such successes.”
“ Harmonious sattvic foods help to transform health just like the yoga way of life taught at The Yoga Institute. Wishing them the very best on their centenary celebrations.”
“I've moved to a more spiritual fitness experience. For over a year now, I begin my mornings with half an hour of yoga. At the Institute, yoga is a way of life. Congratulations to the Institute on completing 100 years.”
I’m a proud student of The Yoga Institute. I joined the institute in late 1960’s when people weren’t aware about Yoga & thought it was close to being a Sanyasi. The Yoga Institute has changed my perspective towards Yoga i.e., it is not only about Asana but it is a much deeper subject. Yoga has become an essential part of my life. Dr. Saab’s teachings have really helped me in my life & I consider myself to be fortunate enough to learn Yoga from him. This spiritual abode brings in happy memories & you get to experience peace within. I will always remember this quote of Dr. Saab “Less is More”.
I joined The Yoga Institute four years back and since then there is no looking back. Joining The Yoga Institute has been the wisest decision of my life. Smt. Hansaji has helped me replace disturbances in my life with sheer happiness. It has not only helped me in my singing career but as an individual also. It's been a great experience & now Yoga has become an essential part of my life.
The Yoga Institute has a very positive vibe to it. I came to this institution seeking relief from stress and anxiety. The ambience of this place is very homely and inviting. The Yoga teachers, staff, hostel facility, a Sattavic kitchen and volunteers are of great help. It was a great opportunity to meet Smt. Hansaji and get guidance about Yoga in daily life. A sublime human being with so much wisdom; I am in awe of this place and her teachings. Smt Hansaji taught me how to get satisfaction from work as well as balance enjoyment of domestic life. I feel blessed to be associated with an institute that is almost a hundred years old.
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 am training with a teacher from The Yoga Institute. My experience with learning and training in Yoga has been marvelous. The quality of the teaching and the teacher surely makes the difference as it not only includes my training but it has also made me aware of the benefits of practicing every posture. Yoga is not only a workout pattern, it is a life changing process. Many thanks to The Yoga Institute for all the help.
Thousands of people visit The Yoga Institute daily, with problems ranging from minor to life threatening health issues, weight loss, family discords, professional tensions, depression, etc. All are helped without discrimination. It was my good fortune to get associated with The Yoga Institute. Dr. Jayadeva and Smt. Hansaji exemplify householders’ Yoga way of living. Impressive positive vibes and humility is palpable as soon as you enter the gates of this institution that is almost a hundred years old. The atmosphere is full of reverence and humility without indulgence of tooting the horn of Yoga knowledge or media wisdom for display.
The Yoga Institute has been so crucial in the making of my film on the institute. Smt. Hansaji was the first person I interviewed when I started the film and her wisdom, compassion and support has influenced the film greatly and myself personally in my own spiritual growth. The Institute is a special place and a sacred place. It has great vibes.
This is a spiritual place. A place that has taught me how to live a life as I live a practical life. To be able to incorporate spirituality into my daily life has been a great gift to me.I have learnt a lot from The Yoga Institute. It is a beautiful place to be yourself. I thank Smt. Hansaji for all that I’ve learnt from her.