Centenary Celebrations 2017

Inauguration of Centenary Celebrations

24th December 2017, The Yoga Institute, Santacruz(E), Mumbai

As the institute enters its 100th year of existence, we feel overwhelmed and happy to share the auspicious occasion with the world. The event will be marked by the graceful presence of Honorable Vice President of India, Shri Venkaiah Naidu as Chief Guest and Governor of Maharashtra Shri C Vidyasagar Rao as Guest of Honor. Other guests at the occasion include Dr. D R Kaarthikeyan, Swami Chidanand Saraswati Ji, Sadhvi Bhagavati ji, Acharya Dr. Lokesh Muni and Dr. Ishwar Basavaraddi.


Yoga Exhibition (1:30 – 5:30 pm)



St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai

The grand Yoga exhibit will showcase the 100 year history of The Yoga Institute, its legacy, signature practices and significant researches for the general public to explore and understand the depth of the ancient science of yoga. The exhibit will serve as a source of inspiration for the modern people to adapt yoga as a way of living. It will revolve around the works of the great yogis and most importantly around Shri Yogendra ji, who taught the invaluable knowledge of yoga for the first time to the common man. His researches attracted many scholars, scientists and doctors from across the world. The way he treated his patients using his yogic techniques left the world amazed.


Samatvam (1:30 – 4 pm)



Free Open Medico Yogic Counselling Camp will also be organised where yoga experts and medical practitioners will examine and counsel patients for their optimum health.


International Yoga Seminar



25th December 2017, 4:00-5:30 pm

St. Xaviers College, Fort, Mumbai

Yoga is the union of individual with the divine consciousness. The ancient science leads us to a path to merge with the divine, which is the ultimate aim of life. A lot of interest has been developed in this age old lost science over past two decades. People have become curious to know about its various benefits on physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual levels. Also, the practitioners have accepted that it is the ideal way of life through which a person can maintain the balance at all levels of existence.

As a part of Inauguration of Centenary Year Celebrations of The Yoga Institute, an International Yoga Seminar will be organised with the theme; Yoga: The Culture of Tomorrow. We believe that the yogic knowledge should be passed on in its true form from one generation to the other and should be well preserved for the generations to come. We aim to begin the 100 th year of the oldest yoga school with this affirmation and further highlight the importance of yoga for human life.


With the seminar, we aim:

  1. To create awareness that Yoga is so much beyond asanas
  2. To elaborate the four paths of Yoga: Raj Yoga, Jnana Yoga, Bhakti Yoga and Karma Yoga
  3. To encourage the union with the divine using various yogic tools.
  4. To elaborate the importance of yoga for upcoming generations


The Keynote speakers for the event include:

  1. Dr. B.M Hegde, World Renowned Cardiologist and Medical Scientist
  2. Dr. Ishwar Basavaraddi, Director, Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga
  3. Sadhavi Bhagavati Saraswati, Founder, Divine Shakti Foundation, Hrishikesh
  4. Dr. Vineet Chander, Director, Coordinator, Hindu Life, Princeton University


Fusion Musical Concert (6:00 pm onwards)

Sufi Gayaan by Anurag Dhoundeyal

Peformance by Santoor Maestro Rahul Sharma and group