About Shri Yogendra Shri Yogendra was the founder of 'The Yoga Institute' situated in Santa Cruz, Mumbai. A firm believer of yoga, he founded the institute to promote the science of Yoga throughout the world. He was also credited with the revival of the classical yoga ideals. Read this biography further to know more about Shri Yogananda.
The life history of Sri Yogendra tells us that he was born on 18th
November 1897. When his met Guru Paramahamsa Madhavadasaji, he was still
in college. The meeting with Paramahamsa Madhavadasaji made Yogendra a
devoted believer of Yoga. He joined Paramahamsa Madhavadasaji's ashram
in Malsar city of Gujrat and started studying Yoga sincerely. After
completing his training, he decided to leave the ashram, in order to
propagate the benefits of Yoga amongst the masses. Shri Yogendra left
the world in 1989, passing on his legacy to his son, Dr. Jayadev.
Establishment of 'The Yoga Institute'
Shri Yogendra was also a brilliant poet. Mr. Masani, an influential
person from Mumbai, once came across is poetry. Impressed with Shri
Yogendra, he invited him to his home in Versova, Mumbai. Mr. Masani
offered him his own house as an ashram. This laid the foundation of The
Yoga Institute of Mumbai.
About The Yoga Institute
One of the oldest organized Yoga enters in the world, The Yoga Institute
of Mumbai is a non-profit organization. It aims at helping people in
physical, moral and psychic development, with yoga as an aid.