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What is KaivalyaDhama ?

Virtually a university of Yoga, with many limbs.


The Kaivalyadhama Ashram is the spiritual heart and focus of the Institute, and it is under this influence that the various departments does function.


The Scientific Research Department, to study the quantitative Physiological, Radiological, Psychological, Sportive, Biochemical and Neurological contexts of Yoga.


The Philosophico Literary Research Department, the qualitative Learned Analysis, Textual, Reconstructive, Bibliographical and Encyclopaedic contexts of Yoga.


The Gordhandas Seksaria College of Yoga and Cultural Synthesis, theoretical and practical training for Certificate, Diploma, Advanced Teacher Training, Yoga Therapy and Specialist Courses for Management Development.


The Srimati Amolakdevi Tirathram Gupta Yogic Hospital and Healthcare Centre; Yoga, Diet, Ayurveda and Naturopathy Treatment Centres, all under Medical Supervision.

Spreading the word

The Yoga Mimamsa Press disseminates the Institute’s learned output through books, audio visuals, and a quarterly journal.

There’s nowhere quite like it!

Kaivalyadhama is not just one of the oldest Yoga Institute in the world, but it is one of the most comprehensive. It doesn’t just teach, but since 1924 it has carried out substantial and innovative studies into almost every aspect of Yoga’s practice.

Swami Kuvalayananda founded Kaivalyadhama in 1924 after being guided and inspired by his Guru’s philosophy that spirituality could uplift society. Above all his many skills, Swami Kuvlayananda was a great visionary who foresaw immense scope for the application of Yoga in all the spheres of life.

Kaivalyadhama’s specific aim is to bring together traditional Yoga with modern science, as neither is thought to be complete without the other. The Swami’s view was that society had lost its way, and only a new and happy ‘marriage’ between the two disciplines could help to regenerate and build a better life for all.

Kaivalyadhama has continued to grow and thrive. In 1951, the training college was inaugurated; in 1965, a unique Yogic Hospital opened its doors; followed by satellite institutes appearing in India and other places. Now there are plans to change the institute’s status into a university. The Institute is graciously supported by the Indian Government, and is a not-for-profit charity in which about 80 persons in total are employed. So many ground breaking firsts continue to keep Kaivalyadhama at the forefront of Yoga practice as a whole both in India and across the world.

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