Books have to be taught for examinations. But it is the atmosphere you create that gives real education.

Swami Kuvalayananda

Why a conference on
Yoga for Higher Education?

True education goes beyond career success, aiming to cultivate a well-rounded personality. Integrating yoga seamlessly into education systems fosters physical vitality, emotional stability and intellectual sharpness. Join us in Mumbai along with best minds from the world of education, corporates, psychologists, policy makers and Yoga to explore the multifaceted role of yoga in higher education. Let’s collectively overcome roadblocks and transform education through the timeless wisdom of yoga.

Conference Objectives

Provide a forum to explore the ways of incorporating Yoga in to enhance higher educational practices

Foster multidisciplinary research on yoga in higher education

Facilitate the exchange of best policies and practices (including the educational aspects) for implementing yoga in higher educational systems

Facilitate the exchange of best policies and practices (including the educational aspects) for implementing yoga in higher educational systems

Provide a forum to explore the ways of incorporating Yoga in to enhance higher educational practices

Foster multidisciplinary research on yoga in higher education

Conference Objectives

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Facilitate the exchange of best policies and practices (including the educational aspects) for implementing yoga in higher educational systems

Provide a forum to explore the ways of incorporating Yoga in to enhance higher educational practices

Foster multidisciplinary research on yoga in higher education

Conference Objectives

Schedule

Conference Themes and Sessions

Yoga in National Education Policy (NEP) ... Navigating challenges and embracing opportunities

The integration of Yoga into the New Education Policy (NEP) represents a transformative approach to education, serves as a platform to engage in meaningful discussions, share experiences, and chart a path forward for the seamless integration of Yoga into education. By addressing challenges and leveraging opportunities, we can pave the way for a more holistic and enriching educational experience for the learners of tomorrow.

  • The plenary discussion will host eminent speakers, important policy makers, leading educationists and yoga experts to
  • Discuss the challenges faced by institutions in providing the necessary infrastructure and resources
  • Examine the cultural and societal perceptions surrounding Yoga in education and strategies to address potential resistance,
  • Explore how Yoga can enhance the existing curriculum, offering a unique approach to subjects and fostering creativity and critical thinking.
  • Discuss the need for comprehensive teacher training programs to equip educators with the knowledge and skills to integrate Yoga seamlessly into the learning environment.

Empowering human development through yoga education

The panel discussion promises to be a beacon of wisdom, featuring distinguished speakers who are trailblazers in the realm of corporate world, acclaimed psychologists, renowned Yoga experts and prominent public personalities.

As the panel discussion unfolds, we anticipate a rich exchange of ideas and experiences, offering a panoramic view of how Yoga can be a potent tool in empowering human development through education. This gathering of eminent speakers promises to be a source of inspiration for educators, policymakers, and practitioners alike, illuminating the path toward a more harmonious and empowered society through the integration of Yoga into our educational systems.

  • Shri. Samir Somaiya: Chairman and Managing Director, Godavari Biorefineries Ltd; President of Somaiya Vidyavihar and Chancellor of Somaiya Vidyavihar University
  • Shri. V. N. Rajasekharan Pillai: Vice Chancellor of Somaiya Vidyavihar University and Prof. Chemistry of Somaiya Vidyavihar & Somaiya Ayurvihar
  • Shri. Nanik Rupani: Founder & Chairman Emeritus, Priyadarshni Academy | Chairman, Roopmeck Electricals Pvt. Ltd.
  • Shri. Subodh Tiwari: Hon Secretary | CEO, Kaivalyadhama
  • Dr. Pallavi Nalawde Jambhale: Associate Professor, K. J. Somaiya Institute of Dharma Studies

Yoga in National Education Policy (NEP): Navigating challenges and embracing opportunities

The integration of Yoga into the New Education Policy (NEP) represents a transformative approach to education, serves as a platform to engage in meaningful discussions, share experiences, and chart a path forward for the seamless integration of Yoga into education. By addressing challenges and leveraging opportunities, we can pave the way for a more holistic and enriching educational experience for the learners of tomorrow.

The plenary discussion will host eminent speakers, important policy makers, leading educationists and yoga experts to

  • Discuss the challenges faced by institutions in providing the necessary infrastructure and resources
  • Examine the cultural and societal perceptions surrounding Yoga in education and strategies to address potential resistance
  • Explore how Yoga can enhance the existing curriculum, offering a unique approach to subjects and fostering creativity and critical thinking
  • Discuss the need for comprehensive teacher training programs to equip educators with the knowledge and skills to integrate Yoga seamlessly into the learning environment

Speaker

  • Dr. Ganesh Rao: Chief Advisor – Academics and Training, Kaivalyadhama
  • Dr. Ishwar V. Basavaraddi: Former Director of Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga (MDNIY), Ministry of AYUSH Government of India

Empowering human development through yoga education

The panel discussion promises to be a beacon of wisdom, featuring distinguished speakers who are trailblazers in the realm of corporate world, acclaimed psychologists, renowned Yoga experts and prominent public personalities.

As the panel discussion unfolds, we anticipate a rich exchange of ideas and experiences, offering a panoramic view of how Yoga can be a potent tool in empowering human development through education. This gathering of eminent speakers promises to be a source of inspiration for educators, policymakers, and practitioners alike, illuminating the path toward a more harmonious and empowered society through the integration of Yoga into our educational systems.

Speakers

  • Prof. Ashish Pandey: Professor Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay in Mumbai
  • Dr. Praseeda Menon: Research Officer & Assistant Professor, Kaivalyadhama
  • Mr. Sunit Mehra: Partner – Hunt Partners (Leadership Emergent India) | Board Advisor, Social Entrepreneur | Practices - Private Equity & Alternate Investments, Consumer & Tech and CSR & Non-Profits.

Moderator

  • Ms. Renu Jain: Yoga Professional, Kaivalyadhama

A unique session to share opinions, discuss ideas and give opportunity to every participant to vote and voice their point of view.

Yoga on a chair

At times, the demands of a busy schedule and lifestyle can create obstacles for practicing yoga on a mat or attending classes. To address this, we've devised a chair yoga routine that can be easily performed anywhere, even during work breaks, to enhance your overall well-being.

Facilitator

  • Shri. Dileep Dauneria: Yoga Professional and Faculty at Kaivalyadhama, Mumbai
  • Shri. Suresh Prabhu: Chairman, Centenary Committee, Kaivalyadhama | Former Cabinet Minister, Chancellor - Rishihood University
  • Shri. Nanik Rupani: Founder & Chairman Emeritus, Priyadarshni Academy | Chairman, Roopmeck Electricals Pvt. Ltd.

Our Guests

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Shri. Samir Somaiya

Chairman and Managing Director, Godavari Biorefineries Ltd; President of Somaiya Vidyavihar and Chancellor of Somaiya Vidyavihar University


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Shri. V. N. Rajasekharan Pillai

Vice Chancellor of Somaiya Vidyavihar University and Prof. Chemistry of Somaiya Vidyavihar & Somaiya Ayurvihar


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Shri. Nanik Rupani

Founder & Chairman Emeritus, Priyadarshni Academy | Chairman, Roopmeck Electricals Pvt. Ltd.


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Shri. Subodh Tiwari

Hon Secretary | CEO, Kaivalyadhama, Lonavala


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Dr. Pallavi Nalawde Jambhale

Associate Professor, K. J. Somaiya Institute of Dharma Studies


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Shri. Suresh Prabhu

Chairman, Centenary Committee, Kaivalyadhama | Former Cabinet Minister, Chancellor - Rishihood University


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Our Speakers

  • 10:00 am

    Inaugural Function

  • 11:00 am

    Tea break

  • 11:30 am

    Plenary Session

  • 12:45 pm

    Lunch

  • 2:00 pm

    Panel Discussion

  • 3:15 pm

    Tea break

  • 3:45 pm

    Experiential / Practical Session

  • 4.45 pm

    Concluding / Valedictory Function

  • 5.30 pm

    Vote of thanks

  • 10:00 am

    Inaugural Function

  • 11:00 am

    Tea break

  • 11:30 am

    Plenary Session

  • 12:45 pm

    Lunch

  • 2:00 pm

    Panel Discussion

  • 3:15 pm

    Tea break

  • 3:45 pm

    Experiential / Practical Session

  • 4.45 pm

    Concluding / Valedictory Function

  • 5.30 pm

    Vote of thanks

  • Provide a forum to explore the ways of incorporating Yoga in to enhance higher educational practices

  • Foster multidisciplinary research on yoga in higher education.

  • Facilitate the exchange of best policies and practices (including the educational aspects) for implementing yoga in higher educational systems

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Dr. Ganesh Rao

Chief Advisor – Academics and Training, Kaivalyadhama


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Dr. Ishwar V. Basavaraddi

Former Director of Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga (MDNIY), Ministry of AYUSH Government of India


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Dr. Ashish Pandey

Professor Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay in Mumbai


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Dr. Praseeda Menon

Research Officer & Assistant Professor, Kaivalyadhama, Lonavala


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Mr. Sunit Mehra

Partner – Hunt Partners (Leadership Emergent India) | Board Advisor, Social Entrepreneur | Practices - Private Equity & Alternate Investments, Consumer & Tech and CSR & Non-Profits


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Shri. Dileep Dauneria

Yoga Professional and Faculty at Kaivalyadhama, Mumbai


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Moderator

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Ms. Renu Jain

Yoga Professional, Kaivalyadhama


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Who should Attend this Conference?

Who should Attend this Conference?

  • College Principals, Board Members, Professors and Teachers
  • Policymakers
  • Educationists
  • Students
  • Yoga teachers

Registration

Embrace the transformative power of yoga in Education and embark on a journey of personal and professional growth.

Join us ONSITE in Mumbai for an insightful day filled with enriching discussions, practical sessions, and inspiring insights. Onsite registration fees includes refreshments, lunch and conference kit.

In case you are not able to join us onsite, you can also join the event LIVE Online.

Onsite

Registration fee
500
  •  

Online

Registration fee
500
  •  

Registration

Embrace the transformative power of yoga in Education and embark on a journey of personal and professional growth.

Join us in Mumbai for an insightful day filled with enriching discussions, practical sessions, and inspiring insights.

You can join the event Online too.

Onsite

Registration fee
500
  • Fee includes:
  • Refreshments, lunch and kit

Online

Registration fee
500
  •  

Programme Schedule

Conference Convenor

Ms. Renu Jain

For Enquiries

Email us at educon@kdham.com

Conference Convenor

Ms. Renu Jain

Brochure

For Enquiries

Email us at educon@kdham.com

Conference Convenor

Ms. Renu Jain

Brochure

For Enquiries

Email us at educon@kdham.com

Certificate of Participation

  • An e-copy of ‘certification of participation’ will be provided on the registered email-id. 
  • Please register with the name you would like to have it on the certificate.
  • Kindly note that requests for change of name will not be entertained after the certificate has been issued.

No Refund Policy

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Shri. Samir Somaiya is a distinguished leader with a remarkable portfolio encompassing diverse sectors. As Chairman and Managing Director of Godavari Biorefineries Ltd., he drives the company’s sustainable solutions for renewable chemicals and biofuels. Additionally, he holds key positions as the Chancellor of Somaiya Vidyavihar University and President of Somaiya Vidyavihar. He also holds the position of President, Indian Chamber of Commerce, advocating for economic growth and trade. Samir Somaiya has been recognized with numerous prestigious awards throughout his career, showcasing his exceptional contributions and achievements. He serves as the Chairman of K. J. Somaiya Trust, K. J. Somaiya Medical Trust, K. J. Somaiya Institute of Applied Agriculture Research, and The Girivanvasi Pragati Mandal. founder of the Research Innovation Incubation Design Laboratory (riidl), a Business Incubator that supports young entrepreneurs and fosters innovation. A Master of Public Administration from Harvard University, an MBA, Master of Chemical Engineering, and Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University, Samir Somaiya stands as an accomplished leader, leaving a positive impact on various spheres of society.

Shri. V. N. Rajasekharan Pillai has been at the helm of affairs of many higher educational and scientific research establishments for the last 47 years of service as a teacher, researcher, professor, and Executive Head of Education, Science and Technology establishments in the country and abroad.

Every now and then we see an entrepreneur who has the remarkable ability to channel his business acumen and philanthropic endeavours to make positive changes in society. Shri. Nanik Rupani, as Chairman of Roopmeck Electricals Pvt. Ltd. and Founder & Chairman Emeritus of Priyadarshni Academy, a renowned non-profit organisation based in Mumbai, exemplifies this unique journey. A pioneer in bringing new technology and video conferencing services to India, Shri. Nanik Rupani’s visionary leadership has not only addressed national needs but has also generated business opportunities, created new jobs and revolutionized telecommunication in the country.

Shri. Subodh Tiwari was born in the yogic atmosphere at Kaivalyadhama, Lonavala. At a young age he received spiritual initiation from Swami Digambarji, the Director and Spiritual Head of Kaivalyadhama Yoga Institute. In 1997 he decided to devote his life to the Kaivalyadhama Yoga Institute and to serve it.

Dr. Pallavi Nalawde Jambhale has been associated with the K. J. Somaiya Centre for Buddhist Studies, Mumbai for nearly two decades and is currently engaged as Head, Centre for Buddhist Studies. She is involved in teaching undergraduate and postgraduate courses related to Buddhist studies and Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology. She has presented various papers at national forums as well as international forums which included ‘Buddhism in Deccan during 2nd C.B.C. to 2nd C.A.D’ and ‘Syncretism in South and Southeast Asia; Adoption and Adaptation’ among others. A member of the Board of Studies, AIHC and Buddhist Studies, also an invitee member of Board of Studies, Department of History, Ferguson College, Pune, undertakes study tours for students for hands-on practical experience at various Buddhist sites such as Nashik, Kanheri, Kuda, Ajanata and Ellora among others. Her primary areas of teaching, interest and focus remain – specialization in rock-cut architecture, ancient Indian history and culture and Buddhist art and architecture.

Shri. Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu is a renowned Chartered Accountant, Banker, Cooperator, Policy Maker, Strategist, Change Leader, Senior Politician, and Former Senior Parliamentarian of India.

Over the course of 30 years, Mr. Suresh Prabhu has held 10 important cabinet portfolios at the federal level in the Government of India, including Industry, Power, Environment & Forest, Railways, Civil Aviation, Commerce and industry, and Fertilizers & Chemicals. Additionally, he has served as the Prime Minister’s Sherpa to the G7 and G20, playing a crucial role in shaping the official agenda of the Government of India on critical issues for the G7 and G20 Summits.

Dr. N. Ganesh Rao is a highly acclaimed and inspiring name in the field of Yoga in India having conducted till date more than 19000 sessions of Yoga covering all its aspects, theoretical and practical. He has to his credit a Doctorate in Philosophy and is a Professor and Ph.D. Guide in Yoga and Philosophy. His other qualifications include Master of Commerce (M.Com.), Master of Arts (M.A. in Philosophy), Diploma in Management Studies (D.M.S.), Diploma in Naturopathy (D.N.), Diploma in Yoga Education (D.Y.Ed.), Madhyama Yoga Siksha Certificate and Specialist Instructor in First Aid and Home Nursing. Dr. Rao is an Advisor to and Member of Board of Studies of Kaivalyadhama, a Member of Board of Studies of Sri Sri University, Bhubaneshwar, a Visiting Faculty in K. J. Somaiya Institute, Mumbai University, Yoga alliance (USA) and ITM (for Western Philosophy). He has served as Secretary of Certification Committee and Technical Expert (Yoga) with QCI, a Member of Selection Panel with ICCR.

Dr. Ishwar V. Basavaraddi, a renowned Yoga Scientist, Philosopher, and Master with 35+ years of teaching and research, is celebrated for developing specialized Yoga protocols for various health conditions and demographics. He has trained countless Yoga enthusiasts and teachers, and is a key figure behind the Common Yoga Protocol (CYP), practiced globally. He has hosted International Day of Yoga (IDY) events since 2015, marking his significant impact on the world of Yoga.

Prof. Ashish Pandey is the Professor with Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay in Mumbai and visiting Professor at IIM Ahmedabad where he teaches courses related to Organization Development, Human Resource Management, Self-Management and Leadership. Prof. Ashish is the Management Committee Member of NBA (National Board of Accreditation) and Council Member of Indian Council of Philosophical Research. Prof. Ashish has designed and conducted more than hundred consulting and long-term training projects for the organization and leadership development across industries and for institutions of higher education in last 15 years. He has published more than fifty research articles in the field of Yoga and positive psychology, spirituality at workplace, mindfulness, business and society interface, shared leadership and responsible leadership in globally reputed journals including Journal of Management, Journal of Business Ethics, Personnel Review etc. He has co-edited the volume on Indigenous Indian Management published by Palgrave MacMillan. His research is recognized with awards and fellowships at forums held at Indian Academy of Management, Academy of Management, USA, Fowler Centre of Case Western University, Indian Institute of Sciences etc. Prof. Ashish is a co-founder of IKS based platforms like www.dharmawiki.org and www.panchkoshawellbeing.in.

Dr. Menon brings over a decade of expertise in studying yoga’s psychological aspects. She is committed to inclusive education, introducing yoga to children with special needs, educators, and caregivers. As an Assistant Professor at the G. S. College of Yoga & Cultural Synthesis, she supervises PhD students at the college’s research center affiliated with Kavikulaguru Kalidas Sanskrit University, Ramtek, Nagpur. Her credit also includes a substantial body of well-published research and contributions to conferences.

A Partner at the firm, and a born leader who is adept at keeping an eye on the tree and the forest, Mr. Sunit Mehra specializes in Corporate Governance, among other things. He has worked with a large number of corporate boards and is an advisor to several Indian business houses on Corporate Governance. He has co-authored the India Board Report, India’s foremost research paper on Corporate Governance, in conjunction with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). In the past, he has held the position of Vice Chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce, Mumbai, and of Treasurer of the Wharton Alumni Association of India. Has earned his business degree in Marketing Management from the Wharton School of Business, as well as a degree in Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.

Shri. Dileep Dauneria had the opportunity to learn yogic wisdom from a variety of respected teachers throughout his 18 years of residency at Kaivalyadhama Yoga Institute, where he was born and raised. He has been working in the field of yoga since 2011 and has been associated with Kaivalyadhama, Mumbai as lecturer since 2016. Presently Pursuing Ph.D. from Mumbai University. Working as a Board member and Visiting faculty in the yoga department for HSNC Univeristy, Mumbai. Working as visiting faculty at Mumbai university Kalina. He holds a degree in BE( electronics and telecommunications), Certificate course in Yoga and Diploma in yoga education, Masters in Yoga Philosophy, NET qualified, Pursuing PhD. He represented Kaivalyadhama for workshop at Indian Army Camp, Dokhlam, Sikkim for the Indian Army officers. Invited by Mahidhol University, Thailand for lecture on Patanjali Yoga Sutras.

Ms. Renu Jain is a dedicated Yogic Lifestyle Coach with a Masters in Yogshastra from Kaivalyadhama. The unique blend of science and tradition learnt at Kaivalyadhama has inspired Ms. Renu to develop and deliver programs which help individuals discover a healthier and happier circle of life by developing complete self-awareness and leading an enriched and productive life. Participants from across the world have benefitted from her workshops and retreats focused on managing autoimmune and other lifestyle-based disorder. Ms. Renu is also the founder of Arka Yoga mats – one of the leading Yoga themed designer cotton mats along with being a member of Yoga Sectional Committee of Bureau of Indian Standards. Besides delivering Yoga programs, she is a passionate photographer and a badminton player who believes in living life to the fullest and empowering others to embrace yoga as a constant source of joy and a way of life.

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