Kaivalyadhama

NATIONAL CONFERENCE

Integration of Yoga in School Education:
Manifesting the thought in the system

NATIONAL CONFERENCE

Integration of Yoga in School Education:
Manifesting the thought in the system

NATIONAL CONFERENCE

Integration of Yoga in School Education:
Manifesting the thought in the system

Be it any subject a teacher should emphasise on inculcation of ethical values amongst students while planning out the subject matter to be taught.

Swami Kuvalayananda

There is a growing interest among educational agencies in ‘school-based yoga’. The New National Educational Policy 2020 has suggested incorporating yoga into physical education, in addition, incorporating yoga-based value education is crucial for fostering harmony between oneself, society, and nature.

The idea of incorporating Yoga into school education is a recent development, though compelling research in this field is increasingly available. While Yoga has yielded benefits for one’s physical well-being, such as correcting posture and enhancing immunity, it is acknowledged that it can also positively impact cognitive and emotional learning. Yoga can help students navigate emotional and social obstacles within the school environment by developing self-regulation.

Programme Schedule

TimeTopics
10.00 amInaugural Function
11.30 amPlenary Session #1
Yoga over 100 Years - The Ancient Knowledge and the Modern Perspective
12.50 pmLunch Break
1.45 pmPanel Discussion #1
Yoga in Schools - Strengths and Challenges
3.05 pmTea Break
3.30 pmPanel Discussion #2
Fostering Cultural Synthesis in a School Environment
5.00 pmYoga Workshop
7.00 pmEntertainment Programme
8.00 pmDinner
TimeTopics
6.30 amYoga Workshop
7.30 amBreakfast
9.30 amPanel Discussion #3
Inclusion of Yoga in Teachers’ Training Syllabi - A Need for Holistic Wellness
11.00 amTea Break
11.30 amPanel Discussion #4
Yoga and Competitive Sports
12.35 pmLunch Break
1.30 pmPlenary Session #2
Personality Development – Role of Yoga
3.00 pmYoga Flow
Performance by students of Gordhandas Seksaria College of Yoga and Cultural Synthesis
3.10 pmClosing Recommendations
3.30 pmValedictory Function
3.50 pmVote of Thanks & Closing Address
TimeTopics
3.30 pmInaugural Function
Inauguration By
Smt. Droupadi Murmu
Hon’ble President of India
6.00 pm

Workshop
Yoga for Teachers: Holistic Techniques for Occupational Challenges
Facilitator: Ms. Mamta Bisht & Dr. Rajanish Sharma
Duration: 60 minutes

8.00 pmDinner
TimeTopics
6.30 amWorkshop
Yoga: Empowering Affective Development of Personality
Facilitator: Prof. Ravindra Bodhe & Shri. Neeraj Singh
Duration: 60 minutes
8.00 amBreakfast
9.30 amPlenary Session #1
Yoga over 100 Years - The Ancient Knowledge and the Modern Perspective
Panellist: Dr. Shirley Telles & Dr. Srijan Pal Singh
Chairperson: Smt. Manisha Verma IAS
10.45 amPanel Discussion #1
Yoga in Schools - Strengths and Challenges
Panellist: Mr. Vikram Singh, Ms. Sona Seth & Cdr. Abhijit Kumar
Chairperson: Dr. Satbir Bedi
12.30 pmLunch
2.00 pmPanel Discussion #2
Fostering Cultural Synthesis in a School Environment
Panellist: Bishop Dr. Thomas Dabre, Dr. Shailesh Shirali & Dr. N. D. Joshi
Moderator: Ms. Bharati Kawade
3.45 pmPanel Discussion #3
Inclusion of Yoga in Teachers’ Training Syllabi - A Need for Holistic Wellness
Panellist: Prof. Santosh Panda, Prof. Hrushikesh Senapaty & Dr. Bhagwan Balani
Moderator: Ms. Anjali Deshmukh
5.30 pmWorkshop
Harmonising Mind and Body with Kriya Yog
Facilitator: Dr. R. S. Bhogal
Duration: 60 minutes
7.00 pmCultural Programme
8.30 pmDinner
TimeTopics
6.30 amWorkshop
Chakra Meditation Techniques - Experience the vibrations
Facilitator: Dr. Santosh Pandey
Duration: 60 minutes
8.00 amBreakfast
9.30 amPlenary Session #2
Personality Development – Role of Yoga
Panellist: Dr. Praseeda Menon & Dr. Aditi Kaul
Chairperson: Dr. R. S. Bhogal
10.45 amPanel Discussion #4
Yoga and Competitive Sports
Panellist: Dr. Ishwar Basavaraddi, Ms. Suchitra Pareekh, Ms. Vasanti Iyer & Shri. Umang Dawn
Moderator: Ms. Aarti Pal
12.00 pmValedictory Function
Chief Guest: Shri. Arif Mohmad Khan, Hon'ble Governor of Kerala
1.00 pmLunch
TimeTopics
3.30 pmInaugural Function
6.00 pmWorkshop
Developing spiritual and emotional quotient through Yama Niyama
8.00 pmDinner
TimeTopics
6.30 amWorkshops
8.00 amBreakfast
9.30 amPlenary Session #1
Yoga over 100 Years - The Ancient Knowledge and the Modern Perspective
10.45 amPanel Discussion #1
Yoga in Schools - Strengths and Challenges
12.30 pmLunch
2.00 pmPanel Discussion #2
Fostering Cultural Synthesis in a School Environment
3.45 pmPanel Discussion #3
Inclusion of Yoga in Teachers’ Training Syllabi - A Need for Holistic Wellness
5.30 pmWorkshops
7.00 pmCultural Programme
8.30 pmDinner
TimeTopics
6.30 amWorkshops
8.00 amBreakfast
9.30 amPlenary Session #2
Personality Development – Role of Yoga
10.45 amPanel Discussion #4
Yoga and Competitive Sports
12.00 pmValedictory Function
1.00 pmLunch

विद्ययाऽमृतमश्नुते
Knowledge Leads to Immortality

The essence of education is the concentration of the mind. Education is the training of the mind to focus on an object of knowledge uninterruptedly. In this age and era of information and technology, it is a big challenge for children to have clarity and focus on real learning. In order to excel in any field, it is crucial to possess a stress-free state of mind and maintain good physical health. Yoga, an age-old practice that encompasses both the body and mind, offers an effective solution to address this very concern.

The idea of incorporating Yoga into school education is a recent development, though compelling research in this field is increasingly available. While Yoga has yielded benefits for one’s physical well-being, such as correcting posture and enhancing immunity, it is acknowledged that it can also positively impact cognitive and emotional learning. Yoga can help students navigate emotional and social obstacles within the school environment by developing self-regulation.

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There is a growing interest among educational agencies in ‘school-based yoga’. The New National Educational Policy 2020 has suggested incorporating yoga into physical education, in addition, incorporating yoga-based value education is crucial for fostering harmony between oneself, society, and nature.

Yoga has been recommended for inclusion in school and higher education curricula for over a decade, but it has yet to be widely and fully implemented. Stakeholders involved in incorporating yoga into school curricula have faced various challenges in effectively implementing policies. One potential solution for this challenge is utilizing the well established Yoga compendium. However, other challenges still exist in implementing yoga-based learning in schools.

TimeTopics
3.30 pmInaugural Function
Chief Guest: Smt. Droupadi Murmu, Hon’ble President of India
6.00 pm

Workshop #1
Yoga for Teachers: Holistic Techniques for Occupational Challenges
Facilitator: Ms. Mamta Bisht & Dr. Rajanish Sharma
Duration: 60 minutes

8.00 pmDinner
TimeTopics
6.30 amWorkshop #2
Yoga: Empowering Affective Development of Personality
Facilitator: Prof. Ravindra Bodhe & Shri. Neeraj Singh
Duration: 60 minutes
8.00 amBreakfast
9.30 amPlenary Session #1
Yoga over 100 Years - The Ancient Knowledge and the Modern Perspective
Speakers: Dr. Shirley Telles, Dr. Srijan Pal Singh, Smt. Manisha Verma
10.45 amPanel Discussion #1
Yoga in Schools - Strengths and Challenges
Panellists: Dr. Satbir Bedi, Dr. Ishwar Basavaraddi, Commander Abhijit Kumar, Shri. Subodh Tiwari
12.30 pmLunch
2.00 pmPanel Discussion #2
Fostering Cultural Synthesis in a School Environment
Panellists: Shri. Bernard Britto, Dr. Shailesh Shirali,
Dr. N. D. Joshi, Ms. Bharati Kawade
3.45 pmPanel Discussion #3
Inclusion of Yoga in Teachers’ Training Syllabi - A Need for Holistic Wellness
Panellists: Prof. (Dr) Hrushikesh Senapaty, Dr. Elangovan, Dr. Bhagwan Balani, Ms. Anjali Deshmukh
5.30 pmWorkshop #3
Harmonising Mind and Body with Kriya Yog
Facilitator: Dr. R. S. Bhogal
Duration: 60 minutes
7.00 pmCultural Programme
Kathak Recital
Artist: Ms. Gauri Swakul and Team
8.30 pmDinner
TimeTopics
6.30 amWorkshop #4
Chakra Meditation Techniques - Experience the vibrations
Facilitator: Dr. Santosh Pandey
Duration: 60 minutes
8.00 amBreakfast
9.30 amPlenary Session #2
Personality Development – Role of Yoga
Speakers: Dr. Praseeda Menon, Dr. Aditi Kaul, Dr. R. S. Bhogal
10.45 amPanel Discussion #4
Yoga and Competitive Sports
Panellists: Ms. Suchitra Pareekh, Smt. Vasanti Iyer, Dr. Ishwar Basavaraddi, Mr. Umang Dawn, Shri. Nishant Jain
12.00 pmValedictory Function
Chief Guest: Shri. Arif Mohmad Khan, Hon'ble Governor of Kerala
1.00 pmLunch

What are the Challenges and
How can they be Addressed?

Vision

Furthering Swami Kuvalayanandaji’s ideologies of introducing yogic values in children at an early age we promote the integration of yoga in school education nationwide and to contribute to the overall well-being and holistic development of students

Mission

To bring together a group of specialists in education and yoga to create a comprehensive approach that caters to the needs of the entire school community, fostering a nurturing and enriching educational environment, marking the 99th Foundation Day and initiate centenary celebrations of Kaivalyadhama

Goal

Explore innovative methodologies that encourage experiential learning of yoga, and promote mindful practices to enhance concentration, focus, and memory retention in students and focus on holistic development, promoting physical, mental, and emotional well-being for all stakeholders in the education system

Join Us

In this important endeavour to shape the future of education and empower our
schools with the transformative power of yoga.

Programme Schedule

Time Topic
10.00 am Lighting of the lamp by Chief Guest; and Vandana by the students of KVN
10.10 am Welcome Speech by Dr. O. P. Tiwari Ji
10.20 am Inauguration of the Conference by the Chief Guest
10.25 am Speech by the Chief Guest
10.45 am Flow yoga by visually and hearing impaired children and children of Anand Ashram
11.15 am to 12.00 pm Inaugural Session Key note address by Swami Atmapriyananda - Developing spiritual and emotional quotient through Yama Niyama – integrated value education
12.00 to 12.45 pm Lunch Break
Time Topic
1.00 to 2.00 pm Session 1: Plenary Session Integration of ancient knowledge and modern research – Effective adaptation
2.00 to 3.00 pm Session 2: Panel Discussion - 3 Speakers Yoga in Continuous Professional Development (CPD)
3.00 to 3.30 pm Session 3: Presentation Inclusive yoga practices through cultural synthesis
3.30 pm Tea Break
4.00 to 5.00 pm Yoga Workshop
6.30 to 7.30 pm Entertainment Programme followed by dinner
Time Topic
6.30 to 7.30 am Yoga workshop
7.30 to 9.00 am Breakfast
9.30 to 11.00 am Session 1: Technical Session - 4 speakers Evidence based curricula – K to 12
11.00 to 11.30 am Tea Break
11.30 am to 12.30 pm Session 2: Panel Discussion - 4 speakers Yoga and competitive sports
12.30 to 1.30 pm Lunch Break
1.30 to 2.00 pm Session 3: Presentation Personality Development – Role of Yoga
Time Topic
2.00 to 3.00 pm Session 4: Concluding Session Challenges faced by Educational Institutes in implementation of Yoga curricula
3.00 pm Yoga flow by the students of Gordhandas Seksaria College of Yoga and Cultural Synthesis
3.10 pm Closing recommendations
3.30 pm Valedictory Speech
3.50 pm Thank you address by Shri. Subodh Tiwari
4.00 pm Closing prayer
Time & DurationSession & Topics
9.30 am
(10 Minutes)
Session: Inaugural Ceremony
Topic: Lighting of the lamp by Chief Guest and Vandana by the students of KVN
9.40 am
(10 Minutes)
Session: Inaugural Ceremony
Topic: Welcome Speech by Dr. O. P. Tiwari Ji
9.50 am
(30 Minutes)
Session: Inaugural Ceremony
Topic: Inauguration of the Conference by the Chief Guest and speech
10.30 am
(15 Minutes)
Session: Tea Break
10.30 am
(30 Minutes)
Session: Key Note
Topic: Developing spiritual and emotional quotient through Yama Niyama
11.00 am
(75 Minutes)
Session: Plenary Session 1
Topic: Yoga over 100 years - The ancient knowledge and the modern perspective
12.15 pm
(45 Minutes)
Session: Lunch Break
Time & DurationSession & Topics
1.15 pm
(75 Minutes)
Session: Plenary Session 2
Topic: Relevance of Yoga in Schools and challenges in implementation
2.45 pm
(45 Minutes)
Session: Presentation 3
Topic: Inclusive Yoga practices through Cultural Synthesis
3.30 pm
(30 Minutes)
Session: Tea Break
4.00 pm
(60 Minutes)
Session: Yoga Workshop
6.30 pm
(60 Minutes)
Session: Entertainment Programme followed by Dinner
7.30 pmSession: Dinner
Time & Duration Session & Topics
6.30 am
(60 Minutes)
Session: Yoga Workshop
7.30 am
(75 Minutes)
Session: Breakfast
9.30 am
(90 Minutes)
Session: Panel discussion 4
Topic: Common yoga protocol for school children
11.30 am
(75 Minutes)
Session: Plenary Session 5
Topic: Impact of Yoga in better teaching practices
1.30 pm
(60 Minutes)
Session: Panel discussion 6
Topic: Yoga and competitive sports
Time & Duration Session & Topics
2.30 pm
(30 Minutes)
Session: Plenary Session 7
Topic: Personality development – Role of Yoga
3.00 pm
(10 Minutes)
Session: Yoga flow
Topic: Performance by students of GS sakseria College of Yoga and cultural synthesis
3.10 pm
(20 Minutes)
Session: Closing recommendations
3.30 pm
(20 Minutes)
Session: Valedictory Speech
3.50 pm
(10 Minutes)
Session: Vote of thanks and closing address

Call for Papers

Poster Presentation
Abstract Submission Deadline: 15th November 2023
Email: educon@kdham.com

Chief Guest of Valedictory Function

Shri. Arif Mohammed Khan Hon'ble Governor of Kerala

Shri. Arif Mohammed Khan, an accomplished politician, began his career as a student leader at Aligarh Muslim University. He served in various parliamentary roles, including as a Member of Parliament and Union Cabinet Minister. Khan authored "Text and Context: Quran and Contemporary Challenges" in 2010 and is known for his writings and lectures on religious reforms. He represented India at international conferences, including the Non-aligned Information Ministers Conference in 1982 and the World Economic Forum in Switzerland in 1990.

    Our Speakers

    Shri. Subodh Tiwari Hon. Secretary & CEO, Kaivalyadhama

    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. Being a nature lover at heart, he has implemented many environmentally friendly practices. His goal is to qualitatively enhance the life of an individual through the practice of yoga and enhance the quality of environment through human efforts.

    Dr. Srijan Pal Singh Founder - Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam Foundation

    Dr. Srijan Pal Singh, IIM-A Gold Medalist, is a renowned author, speaker, and education innovator. He worked as advisor to President Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam and now serves as CEO and Co-Founder of the Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam Centre, dedicated to advancing Dr. A.P.J Kalam’s vision through integrated missions.

    Smt. Manisha Verma IAS Principal Secretary & Managing Director Maharashtra State Finance Corporation

    Smt. Manisha Verma is a seasoned Indian Administrative Service officer and an alumnus of Harvard Kennedy School and IDS Sussex. She has held prominent positions in various sectors including Finance, Education, Tribal Development, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship. Her dedication to sustainable, inclusive and innovative programs has earned her numerous accolades. She is an expert on social development, leadership training, public policy and management.

    Commander Abhijit Kumar INS Shivaji, Naval Base Lonavala

    Cdr. Abhijit Kumar was commissioned into the engineering branch of Indian Navy in Jan 2008. An alumni of prestigious Defence Services Staff College, Wellington, he has completed his Masters in Defence and Strategic Studies from Madras University. A trained yoga enthusiast he is presently posted at INS Shivaji and is carrying out the duties of Training Commander since June 2020.

    Dr. Satbir Bedi IAS (Retd) Chairperson of the Punjab School Education Board

    Dr. Satbir Bedi is a retired IAS officer from the AGMUT cadre (1986), with a distinguished career spanning over three decades. With extensive experience in leadership positions across sectors including education and health, she has worked with the United Nations in Afghanistan. She holds a PhD in Psychology and is a Master Trainer for Department of Personnel & Training, Government of India.

    Shri. Bernard Britto Sr. Manager, Ashram, Kaivalyadhama

    Shri. Bernard Britto began his journey with the Salesians of Don Bosco as an Educator, Priest then he transitioned into administration with more than Over 25 years of vast experience in conceptualizing, training, planning, executing various initiatives in the fields of Human Capital, Administration, Communication and Public Relations. Initiating, leading & coordinating various initiatives in sync with the organizational charter. Further he had the enhanced privilege to work working in two acclaimed conglomerates viz., Larsen & Toubro and The Sahara India Parivar. Now he is working as a Senior Manager in Ashram.

    Dr. Shailesh Shirali Director of Sahyadri School (KFI) in Pune

    He holds a degree in Physics from St. Stephen's College (Delhi University), an MBA from the IIM, Ahmedabad, and a PhD in Operations Research from the University of Texas at Dallas, USA. A former Principal of Rishi Valley School, and now a trustee of the Krishnamurti Foundation India (KFI), he has been dedicated to KFI schools since the early 1980s. Dr. Shirali has deep interest in ancient Indian mathematics and is committed to fostering inquiry into fundamental issues among high school teachers and students.

    Dr. N. D. Joshi Director, Kaivalya Vidya Niketan

    Dr. N. D. Joshi, a highly respected educator with over four decades of experience, has dedicated his life to education. His illustrious career, marked by accolades like the 2011 National Award, includes roles as the Principal of 6 Kendriya Vidyalayas and Kaivalya Vidya Niketan. Driven by a passion for sports, he organized Regional, National and SGFI events, fostering the well-being and fitness of students. Additionally, he served on the CBSE panel, inspecting schools in India and abroad.

    Ms. Bharati Kawade Principal at Kaivalya Vidya Niketan

    Ms. Bharati Kawade is a dedicated educator with a strong commitment to children’s well-being. She excels at building relationships with students, parents, and colleagues to foster independence and self-esteem. A lifelong learner, her passion and enthusiasm in working with children are evident in her approach.

    Prof. Hrushikesh Senapaty Professor of Education, Former Director, NCERT

    Prof. Senapaty is a distinguished education expert with over 30 years of experience in teaching, research, development, training, in the realm of school and teacher education. Former Director of NCERT, Prof. Senapaty has made significant contributions to initiatives like "NISHTHA", benefiting 4.2 million teachers and school heads. His leadership also fostered international collaborations in the field of teacher education. Prof. Senapaty received an honorary D.Lit (Honoris Causa) degree from Ravenshaw University, Cuttack, Odisha.

    Dr. Bhagwan Balani Principal at Bombay Teachers Training College

    Dr. Bhagwan Balani serves as the Registrar and Dean of Faculty of Humanities at HSNC University, Mumbai. He’s also the Principal of Bombay Teachers Training College. With a doctorate in teacher education quality assurance, he’s a recognized teacher of the University and brings 19 years of teaching experience to B.Ed. programs. He has presented research papers, conducted workshops, and guided students in various research projects and assignments. He’s also led courses on e-learning and outcome-based education.

    Ms. Anjali Deshmukh Kaivalyadhama Pune

    Ms. Anjali Deshmukh, a devoted Yog Sadhak and Sevak, passionately supports individuals, including cancer patients, special children, and senior citizens from marginalized backgrounds. She leads a team dedicated to improving physical and emotional well-being through yogic practices. Ms. Anjali also guides yoga training courses at Savitribai Phule Pune University and oversees Kaivalyadhama’s Pune center for yoga-based studies.

    Dr. Praseeda Menon Research Officer & Assistant Professor · Kaivalyadhama Yoga Institute, Lonavala

    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.

    Dr. Aditi Kaul Sri Aurobindo Ashram

    She holds a Master's and PhD in Psychology specializing in Indian Integral Psychology. Her primary focus is on integrating self-knowledge into education and psychology, advocating for an integral way of living. Dr Kaul serves as a guest faculty for Integral Psychology at AURO University, Surat, and offers online courses and workshops through the NAMAH platform under the Sri Aurobindo Society, Pondicherry. She actively contributes to the YES (Yoga, Education, and Spirituality) project managed by the YESpirituality Trust.

    Dr. R. S. Bhogal Joint Director Research at Kaivalyadhama

    Dr. R. S. Bhogal, brings over 30 years of experience in meditation research and teaching. He’s the former Principal of Gordhandas Seksaria College of Yoga and Cultural Synthesis, Editor-in-Chief of Yoga Mimamsa, and authored seven books. He has numerous scientific papers and has received both national and international awards.

    Ms. Suchitra Pareekh Author, Yoga Educator

    Ms. Suchitra Pareekh is a Samkhya Yoga educator and author. She believes that yoga is the culture of the subconscious, and the practice of yoga techniques is meant to bring about a change that is more Sattvic, resulting in greater steadiness, better balance, and improved concentration. Appropriate guidelines for selecting appropriate techniques in the right sequence and doing them regularly bring about the necessary experience.

    Ms. Vasanti Iyer CEO and Director of Sri Sri School of Yoga, Program Director, Art of Living

    The Art of Living is the world's shadow of peace with 25,000 teachers and high impact programs. As CEO and Director of Sri Sri Yoga, Ms. Vasanti continues to lead directionally as she has for over 23 years across India and its borders through its varied programs and initiatives. She has over the years held positions of responsibility as an opportunity to contribute be it as a National Teachers coordinator or as Vice President of Sri Sri Tattva Panchakarma or any other role. Guided by a moral compass that is unconditional she plays a pivotal role in driving its essence.

    Dr. Ishwar V. Basavaraddi Former Director of Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga (MDNIY) Ministry of AYUSH Government of India

    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.

    Shri. Umang Gopalbhai Dawn President ( Yoga Players Association)

    He is a prominent figure in yoga and sports management, specializing in advancing Yogasana as a competitive sport and advocating for its inclusion in the Olympics. Winner of many National and international Gold Medals in Yogasana, he currently serves as the Technical Director of Yogasana Bharat, a National Sports Federation recognized by the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, GOI. Shri. Dawn has also worked with International Organizations to promote Yoga Asana Championships in the USA, UK, Greece, Russia, Malaysia, China and more.

    Shri. Nishant Jain Project Director - Anand and Core Team Member Ashram, Kaivalyadhama

    Shri. Nishant Jain is a yoga enthusiast and an entrepreneur who has led diverse businesses related to environment protection, industrial solutions, and consulting for the last 23 years. He has been instrumental in growth and development of organizations through strategy building, innovation, and creative thinking. He was recognized by the Economic Times as a “Promising Entrepreneur of India”, for being a leader in bringing disruptive change. Shri. Nishant Jain is also the Project Director for the upcoming “M. L. Pendse Centre for Cancer Survivors & Lifestyle Conditions” at Kaivalyadhama and a core team member of the Kaivalyadhama Ashram trust. He leads a simple life inspired by Yogic philosophy and is a passionate squash and football player.

    Ms. Mamta Bisht Faculty and Senior Yoga Teacher at GS College of Yoga and Cultural Synthesis

    Ms. Mamta Bisht has passionately taught yoga for 6 years in schools, institutes, and corporate environments. Her journey into yoga commenced during her pursuit of an M.A. in Philosophy in 2015. Subsequently, she attained a postgraduate diploma in Yoga Education from Kaivalyadhama and achieved a master's degree in the same field from Uttarakhand University. Mamta's background in theater, radio, and Indian Classical Dance - Kathak, has been instrumental in shaping her exploration of yoga's philosophy and practice.

    Dr. Rajanish Sharma Senior Yoga Teacher and Faculty Member at the GS College of Yoga and Cultural Synthesis, Kaivalyadhama

    Dr. Sharma’s academic achievements include M.A. in Education, an MSc, and a PhD, within the field of Yoga. He brings extensive experience to the realm of yoga education, having taught at institutions like Navodaya Vidyalaya and Kendriya Vidyalaya. Additionally, he has served as an examiner for the Yoga Certification Board, a body under the Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India. Actively engaged in various national and international organizations, Dr. Rajanish's true passion lies in imparting the wisdom of Yoga.

    Prof. R. K. Bodhe Former. Asst. Director, Pilosophico-Literary Research Department, Kaivalyadham, Lonavala

    Prof. R. K. Bodhe is a M.A. (Philosophy & Sanskrit), M.Phil. (Philosophy), he is associated with Kaivalyadhama for 30 years. He is invited for delivering talks, workshops at several universities and institutions. In his career Prof. Bodhe has authored several research papers in Traditional Yoga and co-authored several Volumes. He is also working as the Associate Editor of Yoga Mimamsa. His areas of interest include Yoga Philosophy, Applied aspects of Traditional Yoga, Value Education and Philosophical bases of esoteric sciences.

    Shri. Neeraj Singh Senior Yoga Teacher of Kaivalyadhama Yoga And Research Institute, Lonavala

    Shri. Neeraj Singh is a science graduate with deep interest in yoga. He completed his Diploma in Yoga from Kaivalyadhama and has wide experience of teaching. He is popular with the international groups, who love his very quite and peaceful demeanor, his clarity and simplicity.

    Dr. Santosh Pandey Consultant Naturopath in Health Care Center and Lecturer in Kaivalyadhama Yoga Institute, Lonavala

    He has completed B.N.Y.S, MBA (Hospital Administration), FCSW, PhD scholar; he is also Reiki Grand master level 12, Advance Pranic Healer, certified psychotherapist, PGDIA, and PGDIN. He has been awarded the President’s National award, and has also earned a Gold medal in Yoga and Naturopathy in 2005 awarded by the International Naturopathy Organization in New Delhi, India. He has over 24 years of Clinical experience in treating various diseases by way of Naturopathy, Yoga, and Acupressure & Acupuncture. He has over 35 years of experience in Chakra meditation. Dr. Pandey has participated in the International Conference on Yoga, Naturopathy and Arogya expo-2012 at Bangalore, AYUSH Ministry.

    Dr. Elangovan Professor (Retd), Secretary, Tamil Nadu State Chapter Committee - Indian Yoga Association

    Done M.Sc (Yoga)., M.A(Psy).,M.A(His).,M.Ed., M.P.Ed., M.Phil.,Ph.D., D.Litt(Hon)., DSYM., NSNIS(cert). Having more than 39 years of teaching experience in schools, colleges and universities. Having more than 33 years of experience in Colleges and Universities alone and same for administrative experience. Served as the member of VC’s convener committee, Registrar (i/c), Finance Officer (i/c), Controller of Examinations (i/c), Director (i/c) of Distance Education and Member Syndicate twice, Finance Committee (twice), Senate, Governing Board, Steering CommitteeCo-ordinator of NAAC, TNPESU, Principal, SSPE, Professor & Head, Yoga, TNPESU& MAHER.

      Cultural Programme

      Ms. Gauri Swakul Kathak Exponent

      Ms. Gauri Swakul, a dedicated disciple of Kathak Guru Pandita Maneesha Sathe, holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in Kathak dance and an Alankar degree, ranking as a top performer in India. She received specialized training from Pandit Suresh Talwalkar and is an ICCR empaneled artist, a Graded artist of Doordarshan, and holds various prestigious titles. Gauri also serves as an Honorary Guru at multiple universities and excels as a professional anchor.

        Fees & Registration

        Delegate Fees

        Registration Fees Per Person
        5000
        • Delegate fee includes:
        • Accommodation: 2-night stay (sharing). Check-in on 29th November 2023, 10 am and check-out on 1st December 2023, at 10 am
        • Meals: Inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner
        • Access: Entry to all sessions and workshops
        • Delegate Kit and ID Card
        • Participation Certificate

        Student Fees

        Registration Fees Per Student
        1500
        • Student fee includes:
        • Accommodation: 2-night stay in the dormitory with check-in on 29th November 2023, at 10 am, and check-out on 1st December 2023, at 10 am
        • Meals: Inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner
        • Access: Entry to all sessions and workshops
        • Delegate Kit and ID Card
        • Participation Certificate

        Delegate Fees

        Registration Fees Per Person
        5000
        • Delegate fee includes:
        • Accommodation: 2-night stay (sharing). Check-in on 29th November 2023, 10 am and check-out on 1st December 2023, at 10 am
        • Meals: Inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner
        • Access: Entry to all sessions and workshops
        • Delegate Kit and ID Card
        • Participation Certificate

        Student Fees

        Registration Fees Per Student
        1500
        • Student fee includes:
        • Accommodation: 2-night stay in the dormitory with check-in on 29th November 2023, at 10 am, and check-out on 1st December 2023, at 10 am
        • Meals: Inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner
        • Access: Entry to all sessions and workshops
        • Delegate Kit and ID Card
        • Participation Certificate

        Delegate Fees

        Registration Fees Per Person
        5000
        3000 Early Bird Offer
        • Before 31st Oct 2023: ₹3,000
        • After 1st Nov 2023: ₹5,000
        • The fee is inclusive of meals, delegate kit and accommodation for all conference days

        Organising Committee

        Shri. Subodh Tiwari

        Organising Chairman

        Dr. N. D. Joshi

        Organising Secretary

        Ms. Anjali Deshmukh

        Conference Convener

        Shri. Subodh Tiwari

        Organising Chairman

        Dr. N. D. Joshi

        Organising Secretary

        For Enquiries

        Email us at educon@kdham.com

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