Shri Om Prakash Tiwari is Chairman, Kaivalyadham S.M.Y.M. Samiti, Lonavala, and one of the world’s leading authorities in Pranayama. Shri. O. P. Tiwari is the direct disciple of late Swami Kuvalayanandaji, founder of Kaivalyadhama, the world’s pioneer institute in the field of scientific research in yoga. He is also currently the President of the Council of Yoga Accreditation International. He is a member of the Governing Body of the Central Coucil of Research in Yoga and Naturopathy under the Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India.
Tiwariji’s entry into the field of Yoga came in 1958 when he enrolled at Kaivalyadhama as a student for a two year course. One of six students studying directly under Swami Kuvalayanandaji, Tiwariji had direct exposure to not only the philosophical and practical aspects of Yoga but also the scientific research that was being propagated by his teacher. Continuing under his tutelage for many years thereafter,
Swami Kuvalayanandaji appointed Tiwariji Secretary General of Kaivalyadhama in 1965. Upon being appointed, Tiwariji was initially tasked with the duty of developing the institute and growing its Yoga College, Gordhandas Seksaria College, the first Yogic college of its kind. Concurrently, Tiwariji served as one of the primary representatives for Yoga education, physical culture, and policy within many committees for the Government of India.
In total, he has more than fifty years of experience in Yoga therapy, teaching and policy. He has dedicated his life to the practice, teaching and promotion of Yoga throughout the globe. His goal is to selflessly pass on the deep philosophical and scientific understanding as well as practice of Yoga.