“Discovery of Human Potential – A Yoga Yatra” conducted by Swami Niranjan in February 2007.
We got the mandate from our Guru Swami NiranjananandaSaraswati to organise a Yoga Yatra to South India. Satyananda Yoga Centre arranged its first program “Discovery of Human Potential – A Yoga Yatra” conducted by Swami Niranjan in February 2007. Thousands of people attended the morning & evening programs and basked in the divine presence of the great Yogi. Swamiji Spoke on several topics for discovery & awakening of the human potential. Swamiji also initiated about 700 people into mantra Sadhana. This program was a memorable event.
Discovery of Human Potential – Swamiji Visits DAV School
In February 2007, we had the privilege to invited Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati to the DAV Girls Senior Secondary School, Chennai as part of a larger program in which Swamiji was doing a yoga yatra in South India.
Students of the school were fortunate to have a direct session with Swamiji. A lecture, Kirtan and distribution of prasad to every student was organized. Swamiji shared with students an interesting and a powerful message of how one’s personality can be totally awakened through the system of Yoga.
Swamiji even shared with them his experience from his age eleven, when he was sent to the Americas to enhance the mission of his Guru. Children were awe struck by the details that they came to know on that day.
Swami Arundhati Saraswati visits Chennai – March 2008
The only time when Swami Arundhati Saraswati, Canada, visited Chennai, was when we were blessed with an opportunity to host her program in Chennai, for the education system, for children, for teachers.
They were stupendous days of utter inspiration! Everyone who participated were swept by the creativity and energy that Swami Arundhati could manifest effortlessly at the age of eighty.
We organized programs for students of DAV Girls Senior Secondary School, their teachers, parents in Chennai and for yoga teachers from our own tradition. Two programs were organized
- Yoga Education in Schools
- Yoga for Positive Parenting
Swami Arundhati Saraswati is the founder and director of “YES – Yoga Education in Schools” an organization that has pioneered in taking yoga to schools in Canada. She has over sixty years of experience teaching yoga.
She is the author of Yoga Education for Children – Vol 1&2. An authority of introducing yoga to children in the most interesting and enjoyable manner. Her books have been published by Yoga Publications Trust. They have been a source of guidance for thousands of teachers over the last five decades.
It was indeed a blissful experience to host Swami Arundhati, whom Swami Niranjan respects and treats as his mother!
Children Yoga Festival – Celebrating A Bal Yogi – Aug 2008
The first CHILDREN YOGA FESTIVAL was celebrated in August 2008 in Chennai, to the honour our Guru, Paramahamsa Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati. Since then CYF has been celebrated to make yoga an enjoyable involvement for children.
The first program was conducted at New Woodlands Hotel, thanks to the generosity of Shri.Murali Bhat, the event attracted 450 participants from 38 schools in Chennai. The winning participants were taken on a fully sponsored flight trip to our ashrams in Bihar and Jharkhand!
It was an experience of a lifetime for all the children who made the trip to ashrams. They had a holistic experience of yoga, not as a matter of something to be done on a mat for few minutes, but an attunement of every moment of life. A life time learning from a trip of a life time!
Every year children were taken on sponsored trip to both our ashrams. What started of with 16 children in 2008, grew to as many as 200 children visiting ashram every year.
Everyone involved in the Children Yoga Festival were blessed with bliss divine. Swamiji and sannyasins of both ashrams we’re delighted to receive children from Chennai.
We had the greatest good fortune of presenting the grand finale of Children Yoga Festival on 14th February 2014, on the very Bal Yoga Divas in the most graceful presence of Swamiji on his birthday.
We can surely say that it was indeed one of the greatest moment in all our lives, to bring delight to Swamiji’s heart! This is what Swamiji said after being part of the grand finale of Children Yoga Festival!
Swami Anandkumar five days in Chennai – Jan 2009
Swami Anandkumar Saraswati, David Behrens, from Brimhingam, UK, attended Teacher Training Course at Mangrove Yoga Ashram in 1981. Met Sri Swami Satyananda in 1983, in Australia.
Swami Anandkumar met Swami Niranjananada Saraswati in 1992 in Munger. Taped in 1999 to Bihar School of Yoga and stayed for the next eight years. Swami Anandkumar frequents Thiruvannamalai and teaches yoga with a focus on meditation.
Sn Shivarishi met Swami Anandkumar in 2003 when he attended the yogic studies course and had further interactions when Swami Anandkumar conducted Kriya Yoga course in 2005!
With the blessings of Swami Niranjan, Sw.Anandkumar was invited for a five day visit to Chennai. Mornings were planned for visiting several schools in Chennai to inspire students to try yoga in their lives. Over thousand students attended the sessions and felt the efficacy and power of yoga.
Evening sessions were conducted at Chinmaya Heritage Centre. Introduction to meditations from Satyananda Yoga were introduced by Swami Anandkumar!
Swami Nirmalananda Saraswati visits Chennai – May 2009
Swami Nirmalananda a Medical Doctor, has been the coordinator of Yoga Research work at Yoga Research Foundation, Lecturer of Applied Yogic Science in BYB, author of YOGIC MANAGEMENT OF CANCER, was invited to Chennai by Sn Shivarishi to observe the research work at cancer institute, Adyar, Madhuram Narayan Centre and DAV Group of Schools, in Chennai.
We had the good fortune of hosting programs for mothers and special educators of Madhuram Narayan Centre and public on Yogic Management of Health Disorders.
All the three programs were quite rewarding and well appreciated by all participants. The interactions and programs paved way for three research activities in Chennai, under the guidance of Yoga Research Foundation.