SOCIAL INITIATIVES

The Yoga Institute has been following the principles set by the Founder by working selflessly for people all over the world. The International Board of Yoga serves as our charitable branch under which our social welfare initiatives are conducted.  In association with various NPO’s, we design programs to suit the needs of many. Our programs are provided at no cost to offer aid to all who seek our support.  We are constantly growing our support structure to offer a better way of life to communities across the globe.

Yoga for Women:

We have been involved with women’s rescue programs for decades now, and have worked tirelessly to provide free counseling, food, hygiene, and yoga education as well as free healthcare to thousands of women who have been through trying times. Free yoga camps for women are organized every year to empower them with yoga education and to assist them with health, hygiene, and wellness.

Yoga for Senior Citizens:

Free yoga programs are conducted regularly for senior citizens.  Seminars are arranged along with lectures on health, sanitation, etc. relevant to senior citizens. Yoga camps for Dignity Foundation, etc. are organized regularly to take care of their holistic health and wellness.

 

http://www.dignityfoundation.com

Yoga for Special Children:

We empower special, differently-abled children with basic yoga practices.  These children, with special needs, and from lower socio-economic groups, are neglected due to lack of parental awareness about their needs, social stigma, and poor financial access to special education therapy.  Children from Gharkul, Ali Yavar Jung National Institute of Speech and Hearing Disabilities, Rangoonwala Foundation, Reach Out, etc. are all duly exposed to the yogic way of life.

 

http://www.gharkul.org

http://ayjnihh.nic.in/

http://www.rangoonwala.org

http://reachoutindia.org

Free Medical Health Camps:

 

Every year, free medical check-up camps are organized at The Yoga Institute to meet the immediate health care needs of people in need.  By providing basic healthcare at no cost to these persons, we are able to extend the long-term health of those in our community.

Blood Donation Drive:

A free blood donation drive is conducted every year to reach out to people in need, especially children suffering from blood disorders such as thalassemia.

Military and Police Holistic Health and Wellness through Yoga:

We understand the holistic health requirements for those who deal with terror, anti-social elements, and other disturbing situations on a daily basis. Paying tribute to their indomitable spirit, we have provided these special task forces with free yoga sessions for over a decade. We have trained over 10,000 personnel in yoga techniques through these programmes to enhance their ability to manage and eventually overcome PTSD and similar psychological and physical ailments.

Municipal Staff Wellness through Yoga:

This regularly conducted program ensures that the municipal staff in our community are healthy, empowered to face changes, and give their best effort to every endeavor which in turn benefits them as well as the overall efficiency of the government.

Western Railway Staff Wellness Yoga Camps:

We have helped in the knowledge co-creation programs for the wellness of Western Railways staff using meditation, yoga education, and counseling.  Thousands of employees of the Western Railways benefit from the free yoga training and wellness camps conducted.

Yoga for transgender

Yoga for Transgenders:

Transgender people are at increased risk for certain types of chronic diseases, cancers, hormone issues, and mental health problems. They face stigmatization, discrimination, and also lack of access to quality care.  Yoga encourages them to derive enormous benefits and experience a sense of well-being for a lifetime.

Yoga for oppressed people (slum kids)

Yoga for Oppressed People:

We conduct free camps to empower the most marginalized communities, especially women and children suffering from exploitation, abuse, malnutrition, HIV, AIDS etc., in order to facilitate sustainable social change and reduce disparities. We have worked closely with Share Foundation, Committed Communities Development Trust, etc. for the benefit of the underprivileged.

 

http://www.sharefoundations.org

Yoga for empowering youth

Empowering Youth with Employment Skills: 

We are educating and empowering eligible underprivileged children with yoga teacher training courses.  The Yoga Institute’s various Teachers Training Programs are designed to enhance the students’ mental and physical growth as well as enable them to earn their livelihood.

Yoga for School Children:

It’s never too early to learn yoga!  Children, irrespective of age, caste, race, creed, and status need a firm foundation to grow into responsible citizens of tomorrow.  Along with other lessons learnt at home and school, knowledge of yoga is vital for the balanced and holistic development of children. We have been imparting yogic knowledge to children in a large number of local community schools.

Yoga awareness

Yoga Awareness:

The Yoga Institute often teams up with various hospitals like KEM, Cooper, Hinduja Healthcare Specialty Hospital, etc. to combine therapy and preventive measures in the form of yoga for their patients.  Additionally, campaigns are conducted during the Equal Streets, The Walk for Health, and Mumbai Car-Free Days etc. for public awareness.

 

https://www.facebook.com/equalstreetsday/

https://www.walkforhealth.in

http://www.kem.edu

http://hbtmc.edu.in

http://www.hindujahealthcare.com

Tree plantation

Trees Plantation Drive:

We are aware of the immediate need to protect our environment.  Campaigns are conducted throughout the year for public awareness and multiple initiatives are undertaken to plant more trees and to expand the green cover.  Through these efforts, we raise awareness locally and work to preserve our environment for generations to come.

We are always looking for new ways to improve the lives of those in need.  If you have any ideas or suggestions please feel free to contact us by way of [email protected]

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