About Us

About Us

“Yoga has a complete message for humanity. It has a message for the human body, mind, and spirit.”

– Swami Kuvalayananda, Founder, Kaivalyadhama

Kaivalyadhama is located in the serene and spectacular Sahayadri mountain ranges of Lonavala, in Western India. In the midst of a scenic lush-green landscape and pristine flora, Kaivalyadhama enjoys a soothing climate and pleasant weather all year. The serene vicinity attracts a variety of birds, wild animals, and butterflies for nature lovers.

Purpose

Established by Swami Kuvalayananda in 1924, we at Kaivalyadhama follow the undiluted principles of traditional Ashtanga Yoga by Patanjali, the revered yogic seer of the eighth century. Kaivalyadhama was founded with the distinct purpose of merging yoga tradition with science, to make this knowledge relevant and accessible to the world.

Yoga is today globally recognised as a systematic meditative, therapeutic, and curative practice. There is an ever-increasing need and awareness for stronger immunity, steady recovery, and a balanced healthy lifestyle. At Kaivalyadhama, we combine Yoga and advanced science to create and innovate synergies across health, education, and research in Yoga.

Kaivalyadhama encourages and facilitates the effective practice of traditional Yoga for physical, emotional, and spiritual, well-being and healing. We believe that traditional Yoga has the answers for a holistic fulfilling life.

Kaivalyadhama encourages and facilitates the effective practice of traditional Yoga for physical, emotional, and spiritual, well-being and healing. We believe that traditional Yoga has the answers for a holistic fulfilling life.

Outreach

The warm and restoring environment at Kaivalyadhama and its eco-friendly campus, provide the right ambience for exploring the many benefits of Yoga by way of asanas (postures), pranayama (regulated breathing), and several other Yoga techniques. Diverse programs on our sophisticated online media platforms, ensure that this knowledge is made available across the globe, in the comfort of your home and convenience.

As one of the oldest and most pioneering Yoga institutes in the world, Kaivalyadhama has 16 worldwide centres at present: six in India and ten in international locations across Europe, Americas, and Asia. We continue to be guided by the valued wisdom of Swami Maheshananda, the Chairman and Spiritual Guide of Kaivalyadhama.

Kaivalyadhama publishes the oldest and most admired quarterly scientific journal on Yoga known as the Yoga Mimamsa, today recognised by the University Grants Commission – Consortium for Academic and Research Ethics (UGC-CARE-I), for its quality standards.

Outreach

The warm and restoring environment at Kaivalyadhama and its eco-friendly campus, provide the right ambience for exploring the many benefits of Yoga by way of asanas (postures), pranayama (regulated breathing), and several other Yoga techniques. Diverse programs on our sophisticated online media platforms, ensure that this knowledge is made available across the globe, in the comfort of your home and convenience.

As one of the oldest and most pioneering Yoga institutes in the world, Kaivalyadhama has 16 worldwide centres at present: six in India and ten in international locations across Europe, Americas, and Asia. We continue to be guided by the valued wisdom of Swami Maheshananda, the Chairman and Spiritual Guide of Kaivalyadhama.

Kaivalyadhama publishes the oldest and most admired quarterly scientific journal on Yoga known as the Yoga Mimamsa, today recognised by the University Grants Commission – Consortium for Academic and Research Ethics (UGC-CARE-I), for its quality standards.

Kaivalyadhama Tridhā – Three Ways to Yoga as a Way of Life

Kdham
Yoga and Health
Yoga and Education
Yoga and Research

Yoga and Health

The Health Care Centre (with SADT Gupta Yogic Hospital) offers customised and specialised programs for detoxification andrejuvenation, since 1960. It provides bespoke week-long residential packages with Yoga, Ayurveda, and Naturopathy.

The centre is fully equipped to administer guests with chronic problems, lifestyle-related diseases or for guests who wish to pamper the body and relax the mind. Tailored plans are recommended for people of all ages that include a saatvik vegetarian diet, treatment, massages, chanting, and therapy under close supervision of qualified medical practitioners.

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Yoga and Education

With the purpose of imparting secular and systematic traning and education in Yoga, the Gordhandas Seksaria College of Yoga & Cultural Synthesis extends theoretical and practical knowledge of Yoga. Established in 1951, it is recognised by the Indian government as an Institute of Higher Learning.

As the world’s first Yoga college, the college conducts full-time & residential programs in Degree, Diploma, Certificate, Specialist Courses and Training for Yoga Instructors. It organises special classes for military officers, police officers, judicial personnel, medical professionals, business executives, and school teachers.

Yoga and Research

Scientific Research Department (SRD)

SRD was established in 1924 to investigate the impact of yoga on various biochemical, physiological, and psychological parameters of the body. Recognised by the Scientific & Industrial Research, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, (SIRO), SRD has earned global repute through revolutionary experiments. Path-breaking research is conducted at SRD’s advanced labaratory including perceptible effects of Yoga on cancer, chronic diseases, gene therapy, and auto immune diseases. SRD not only aims to reinforce Yoga as a science, but also to make the world aware of its benefits.

Philosophico-Literary Department (PLRD)

PLRD focuses on in-depth qualitative research in Yoga philosophy and literature. Led by a highly authoritative and experienced team, PLRD engages collection, preservation, dissemination, analysis, and publication related to ancient and modern Yoga texts. By way of translation and academia, PLRD makes this wisdom accessible to all across the globe. With a library over 30,000 books and 240 Yoga manuscripts, PLRD is a comprehensive Yoga archive with a fully-digitised catalogue.

Yoga and Health

The Health Care Centre (with SADT Gupta Yogic Hospital) offers customised and specialised programs for detoxification andrejuvenation, since 1960. It provides bespoke week-long residential packages with Yoga, Ayurveda, and Naturopathy.

The centre is fully equipped to administer guests with chronic problems, lifestyle-related diseases or for guests who wish to pamper the body and relax the mind. Tailored plans are recommended for people of all ages that include a saatvik vegetarian diet, treatment, massages, chanting, and therapy under close supervision of qualified medical practitioners.

Kdham

Yoga and Education

With the purpose of imparting secular and systematic traning and education in Yoga, the Gordhandas Seksaria College of Yoga & Cultural Synthesis extends theoretical and practical knowledge of Yoga. Established in 1951, it is recognised by the Indian government as an Institute of Higher Learning.

As the world’s first Yoga college, the college conducts full-time & residential programs in Degree, Diploma, Certificate, Specialist Courses and Training for Yoga Instructors. It organises special classes for military officers, police officers, judicial personnel, medical professionals, business executives, and school teachers.

Yoga and Research

Scientific Research Department (SRD)

SRD was established in 1924 to investigate the impact of yoga on various biochemical, physiological, and psychological parameters of the body. Recognised by the Scientific & Industrial Research, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, (SIRO), SRD has earned global repute through revolutionary experiments. Path-breaking research is conducted at SRD’s advanced labaratory including perceptible effects of Yoga on cancer, chronic diseases, gene therapy, and auto immune diseases. SRD not only aims to reinforce Yoga as a science, but also to make the world aware of its benefits.

Philosophico-Literary Department (PLRD)

PLRD focuses on in-depth qualitative research in Yoga philosophy and literature. Led by a highly authoritative and experienced team, PLRD engages collection, preservation, dissemination, analysis, and publication related to ancient and modern Yoga texts. By way of translation and academia, PLRD makes this wisdom accessible to all across the globe. With a library over 30,000 books and 240 Yoga manuscripts, PLRD is a comprehensive Yoga archive with a fully-digitised catalogue.

Institutional Recognitions

“Yoga has a complete message for humanity.
It has a message for the human body, mind, and spirit.”

– Swami Kuvalayananda, Founder, Kaivalyadhama