Thursday, August 4, 2016

The Yoga Institute, Santacruz, certified as the first authorized Yoga School to conduct Government certified courses


Mumbai, August 3, 2016: The oldest organized Yoga centre in the world, The Yoga Institute, Santacruz, has been certified as the first authorized Yoga School to conduct Government certified courses. In its attempt to standardise yoga certification all across the globe, Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India has launched a Yoga Certification Scheme managed by the Quality Council of India (QCI). The Yoga Institute has been evaluated and certified as the first authorised Yoga School to conduct Government Certified Courses.

The certification was awarded on June 23, 2016, at the International Conference organised by Ministry of AYUSH at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi. The certificate was awarded to the Director of The Yoga Institute, Smt. Hansaji Jayadeva Yogendra by the Hon. Speaker of Lok Sabha Smt. Sumitra Mahajan in the presence of Shri Adil Zainulbhai, Chairman of QCI and Shri Shripad Yesso Naik, Minister of AYUSH. Honourable speaker of Lok Sabha Smt. Sumitra Mahajan applauded the contribution of The Yoga Institute and Smt. Hansaji J Yogendra in the noble mission of spreading Authentic Yoga since the past 97 years.

Speaking about why the QCI certification is essential in any Yoga course, Smt. Hansaji Jayadeva said, “Yoga has definitely come up strong as a life style and its relevance and benefits are far reaching.  The importance of Yoga has been globally accepted in the form of International Yoga Day celebrated every year on 21st June. Our Hon'ble Prime Minister has desired to spread India's traditional knowledge worldwide with credible systems which shall provide India the leadership in assuring quality of Yoga practices across the world. And The Yoga Institute, Santacruz, which is the oldest Yoga Training Centre in the world, has adhered to the original and true principles of the Yoga way of life.”

“The Ministry of AYUSH in pursuance of the above and in the wake of declaration of International Day of Yoga recognizes there is a huge demand for Yoga experts at national and international level. The Ministry of AYUSH identified QCI to develop a Voluntary Scheme for Evaluation and Certification of Yoga Professionals recognising that QCI has expertise in developing such quality frameworks based on international best practices. We are proud and privileged that The Yoga Institute, Santacruz, has been evaluated and certified as adhering to best-in-class world class practices in Yoga,” Smt. Hansaji added.  

The focus of the Scheme for Voluntary Certification of Yoga Professional, as it is being called, is to certify the competence of Yoga Professionals who provide Yoga lessons/classes.
•           So, can you learn the art of Yoga from any centre of imparting Yoga Vidya?
•           Will you be an expert of this ancient integrated science by perusing any yoga course?
•           Can any institute give you the Authentic knowledge in the most undiluted form?
•           How can you be sure of the quality of information provided to you?

About The Yoga Institute
The Yoga Institute, Santacruz, the oldest organized Yoga Centre in the world, was founded on 25th December, 1918 by the Founder Shri Yogendraji. It found a permanent base in Santacruz, Mumbai, in 1948. Spread over one acre of land amidst nature, with three buildings dedicated to Yogic activities, this non-profit organization has been running on its own strength for 9 decades now. About 1000 persons visit the Institute every day for training, health benefits and consultations. The Yoga Institute, Santacruz, has spearheaded the “Yoga for the Householder” movement in the world. Over the last 9 decades, it has been in the forefront of spreading the benefits of classical Yoga to the common man. Its work includes significant research programmes on heartcare, hypertension, respiratory problems, diabetes, orthopaedic conditions and stress related problems. Over 1,000 people visit The Yoga Institute and various courses every day. It has also developed pioneering programmes for women including offering guidance for harmony in marital life, pregnancy ante-natal and post-natal classes. To make the practice of Yoga fit into today’s lifestyle milieu, it simplifies Asanas, Kriyas, Pranayamas, meditation, etc. It catalyzes the Yoga movement and makes the benefit available to large sections of the population, who cannot physically visit the premises.

For more information call: The Yoga Institute: Tel: 91-22-26122185/+91-22-26110506

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