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Gitananda Yoga

25, Iyyanar nagar , Puducherry- 605013
Pondicherry , India  India


Mon - Fri 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

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Gitananda Yoga - Puducherry

Yoga Jivana Satsangha is an International Organisation founded in 1968 with 135 Centres in twenty-two countries ICYER, the International Centre for Yoga Education and Research, is the two acre residential complex of Yoga Jivana Satsangha, where Six Month International Yoga Teachers Courses are held each year from October 2nd to March 25th annually for thirty-five years since 1968.

Pondicherry Yogasana Association founded by Yogamaharishi Dr Swami Gitananda Giri in 1975 has been in the forefront of the Yoga Sport movement and Swamiji is hailed as one of the founding fathers of this concept. Since 1975 the Pondicherry Yogasana Association has held 26 Annual Pondy State Yogasana Championships with more than 600 competitors from 30 institutions participating in these championships in recent times.

City Centre of ICYER is called Yoganjali Natyalayam and Yogamaharishi Dr. Swami Gitananda Giri established it on March 29, 1993. The flourishing Centre of Yoga, Bharata Natyam and Carnatic Music with more than 500 actively enrolled students and more than 10,000 alumni is located in Central Pondicherry, behind the New Bus station. It caters to the needs of the local populace as well as providing special individual and personally tailored lessons for passing Tourists and those visiting Pondicherry on a short-term basis.

Yoganjali Natyalayam has developed a very popular Bharata Natyam troupe, which specializes in performance of the difficult acrobatic Natya Karanas, which are essentially a form of Yoga Asanas. The Centre presents a full three-hour length Bharata Natyam Dance Drama each year in July - August to celebrate the birthday of Yogamaharishi Dr. Swami Gitananda Giri. Its Annual Day is held in June each year and is a feast of spectacular music, dance and Yoga demonstrations with more than 400 children appearing on stage.

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Yognat conducts Summer Intensive Yoga and Bharata Natyam Courses every year in May that also features a 3 day Residential Camp at ICYER for selected students. This gives the children an opportunity to practice Yoga in a natural setting on the beach at sunrise and sunset as well as to enjoy the pleasure of a bonfire on the beach under the moonlight.

Classes, games and group discussions help the children to learn about Yoga as a way of Life. Yoga Based Therapy is offered by prior appointment with our Chairman and Consultant Yoga Therapist, Yogacharya Dr. Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani who is Honorary Advisor of the International Association of Yoga Therapists, USA and Patron and Cultural Ambassador of various International Organizations all over the world.


Yoganjali Natyalayam is the local cultural wing of Yoga Jivana Satsangha (International), an International Organization founded in 1968 with nearly 150 Centres in 30 countries and with its headquarters at the International Centre for Yoga Education and Research ( Yogamaharishi Dr. SWAMI GITANANDA GIRI Guru Maharaj, one of the greatest yoga masters of the past century established Yognat on 27, March 1993. With the blessings of Pujya Swamiji who was hailed by many as the Father of Scientific Yoga, Yognat has brought national and international fame to Puducherry.

The immense interest locally in Yoga, Bharata Natyam and the Carnatic Music is largely due to the efforts of Swamiji and Ammaji, Kalaimamani MEENAKSHI DEVI BHAVANANI over the last five decades. Yognat is the continuation of the Sri Kambaliswamy Yoga and Fine Arts Programme for Youth started by Swamiji and Ammaji in 1975. More than 15,000 youth of Puducherry have received training in Yoga and the Fine Arts freely and have benefited from this programme.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Tamil

Payment Options

  • Cash
  • Check

Treatments For:

  • Back Pain
  • Muscle Cramp
  • Muscle Disorders
  • Pain

Consultation Type: Direct ConsultationAll patients have to come to the practitioner's location.

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