My first experience of Yoganjali Natyalayam was during their Annual Day celebrations in 1999, and I was fortunate enough to meet Ammaji that day. I was sitting two rows behind an orange-clad attractive Tejasvi lady and had been admiring her charismatic presence, and as luck would have it, was introduced to her and she said, “You have to take up to Yoga”. It was like the sacred commandment for me after which I joined Yognat. Started enjoying the Asanas and Pranayamas and my body felt like never before- so refreshed and rejuvenated, yet there was a nagging sense of incompletion… Read more “Yognat: Homecoming”
Dr. Meena Ramanathan
Associate Professor & Deputy Director, CYTER of Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth, Pondicherry.
We at The Yoga Institute, take a lot of joy and delight in wishing you on the 50th Anniversary of ICYER at Ananda Ashram. Your pursuit of teaching yoga along with art and culture of our country has touched our hearts. We thank you especially; Ammaji Yogacharini Meenakshi Devi Bhavanani and Yogacharya Dr. Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani, for sharing the divine knowledge of yoga to help people understand the culture of a Guru Kula. We want to acknowledge, ICYER for the 50 years of contribution to the lives of their many disciples and the society for spreading the yogic and cultural message… Read more “Ananda Ashram – A Great Service to Humanity!”
To begin with, I am deeply grateful to God for being given the opportunity to be a part of this great institution, somewhere I must have done something good to deserve this. The awareness factor and the self-realization has been blooming consistently in me and pushing me in the right path of evolution. I just hope that I am forever worthy of such love and pure positive energy that envelops each and every soul that enters here.
Yognat is not a place, it’s a people. It is not the brick and mortar, and marble and tiles, it’s the cries of joy, show of affection, the outpouring of love and the sense of fulfillment. There is no specific day or time that I can pinpoint and say that “Ah, that changed my life.” Because we are not in a Rajnikanth movie where things change in the matter of a five-minute song. It takes a lifetime to become an individual with self-worth, self-respect, values, and ideals and Yognat gave me space and freedom to become that individual. The fifteen years… Read more “Yognat – A Nurturing Paradise”
Frankly speaking, I don’t know anything till I join Yognat, My Guru Dr. Ananda Balayogi is role model for me, he taught me how to combine Modern Medicine & Yoga together & to apply it has a holistic therapy to the society. Am working on it currently. Yognat is like my home, it’s a blessing for me in this lifetime to be a student of Ammaji & Dr. Sir. Today if I have some identification it’s because of Yognat. I try my best to expand Yoga & Yoga therapy to another level, hope I will a part of 100-year celebration… Read more “Yognat is My Home!”
Yognat has given me a new lease of life by pulling me out of a deep void. Made me understand that Yoga is not just a set of practices and techniques and it is much much more beyond words. Yognat gave me the kick-start, an ignition to propel me forward…. never to look back again!