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Pune: In a bid to provide a dynamic and inclusive platform for individuals, to deepen their Yoga practice and to explore various aspects of yoga and related disciplines, city-based Maharashtriya Mandal’s Chandrashekhar Agashe College of Physical Education in association with Yoga and Ayurveda Prabodhini and The Physical Education Foundation of India is organizing a two days international conference on Yoga. It is being organized as part of the centenary year celebration of the Maharashtriya Mandal, informed Rohan Damle, General Secretary, Maharashtriya Mandal.

Capt. Shivrampant Damle established Maharashtriya Mandal in 1924 with a focus on empowering youth to embrace physical fitness and train them towards enlisting it in the defense forces. This international conference on Yoga will take place at Sakal Lalit Ghar, Maharashtra Mandal Educational Complex at Mukund Nagar on February 16th and 17th between 7:00 am and 5:30 pm on both days.


“Yoga plays an important role in the holistic well-being of an individual and has an important place in physical education and sports. Thus, to facilitate interaction between teachers and experts, to discover new practices, and explore various Yoga styles we decided to organize this international conference on Yoga as a part of 100th-year celebrations of Maharashtriya Mandal. The theme of the conference will be Mat to Mind”, said Rohan Damle.

The conference will be inaugurated on February 16th at 9:30 am. The inaugural function will have the keynote addresses from Yoga Guru Dr. H. R. Nagendra, President of Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana University (S-VYASA University) and Dr. Ananda BalaYogi, Director of the Institute of Salutogenesis and Complementary Medicine (ISCM) and Professor of Yoga Therapy at the Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth University, Pondicherry. Currently, Dr H R Nagendra is the Chairman, IDY (Internal National Day of Yoga) Experts Committee, Taskforce of AYUSH (Ministry of Health &Family Welfare), SAC of CCRY (CENTRAL COUNCIL FOR RESEARCH IN YOGA AND NATUROPATHY), Government of India. Dr. Ishwar Basavaraddi will grace as the Chief Guest for the closing ceremony of the conference. Dr. Ishwar Basavaraddi was the former Director of the Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga (MDNIY) for more than 18 years.

Some of the eminent speakers who would share their knowledge about Yoga include Dr. Ranjeet Bhogal, Dr. Manmath Gharote, Yogacharya Abhijata Iyengar, Master Kamal, Dr. Renu Mahtani, Eirik Henningsen, Dr. Mandar Mandalik, Sucheta Kadethankar, Dr. Mandlecha, Dr. Vishwajeet Chavan, Dr. Rupesh Thopte, and Dr. Pallavi Kavhane.

The conference will offer multi-faceted experience, combining workshops, hands-on practice, practical sessions, informative displays, engaging exhibitions and paper presentations. Participants can immerse themselves in a wide range of interactive workshops and hands-on experiences, enhancing their practical knowledge of Yoga. The conference features informative displays and exhibitions showcasing the latest developments in the Yoga World. Additionally, there are opportunities for in-depth exploration and scholarly engagement through paper presentations. These papers may also find a platform in UGC Care Listed Journals, adding an academic dimension to the conference. It aims to cater to diverse learning preferences and scholarly interests within the Yoga Community.

Many workshops in this conference do not have any participation fee. For registration, one can email on [email protected] or [email protected]

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