What does yoga mean?

Yoga is a way of life; it is not only Asanas & Kriyas, as opposed to popular belief. Practical applications of yoga in daily life includes the simple philosophies behind the techniques of yoga that contributes better living.


The techniques of yoga aim at removing the cause of the physical illness if any, after that improving the mental attributes on having a calm mind (concentrated and steady) thereby realizing one’s own spiritual self and one’s purpose in life.

What is the minimum age to start yoga?

It is always good to inculcate the philosophy of yoga and yoga asanas early in life, when the mind is still developing. One can start doing simple yoga asanas at the age of 5, pranayamas not before 12.


Do learn about our children’s classes and camps.

What are the benefits of doing yoga?

Yoga is a way of life. By practicing yoga in-depth, you will benefit not only in its physical aspects, but mentally and spiritually as well; it will bring you peace and clarity. Yoga asanas will help you improve flexibility, enhance your breathing capacity and improve your posture among several other benefits.


Learn about our courses to learn about yoga here or learn about our classes here.

I want to lose weight. Can yoga help me?

Yes, it can! Yoga asanas are structured in such a way that it works on each muscle, strengthening them and burning fat. You may be seen losing more on inches than on the weighing machine, but with regular practice, you can lose weight. ​


The Yoga Institute conducts Weight Management Camps from time to time. Sign up to join.

I have a medical condition. Can I still do yoga?

You will adviced techniques, depending on your medical condition. In all our Health camps, participants are taught simple techniques, variations of asanas which are safe for them to practice. We believe that Yoga is for everyone: men and women, young and old, sick and healthy, people of all communities, in all parts of the world.


Come and meet our counsellors and empanelled doctors for consultation at our weekly session of Samatvam on Saturdays at 4:30 pm. Read and sign up here.


We also conduct camps for people with different medical conditions. Click here to know more.

Should I have to be a vegetarian to practice yoga?

Not necessarily but we recommend a Satvik vegetarian diet.

How many students are there in each course? Will there be personal attention and personal interaction with the teachers?

The class strength varies from time to time but there may be anything between 20 to 60 students in a class.


There is always personal attention given no matter how big the class is. Our teachers do meet students individually in case they have any doubts or problems.

Can I enroll online?

Yes you can – enroll for a course here.

Does the Institute have internet access?

Yes. The Institute has a computer room that residential students have access to.

Can I bring outside food to the Institute?

At the Institute, we believe in following a Satvik aahar (food). Outside food is not allowed, except for fruits or vegetables.

How do I subscribe to the newsletter/magazine?

You can click on this link, and follow the directions for subscription.

Could I be connected to one of TYI’s current students to learn about the course?

Yes you can speak to our students. Email us and we can refer you to our alumni.