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Ananda Ashram Golden Jubilee e-Souvenir 2018

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Golden Jubilee of Ananda Ashram and Silver Jubilee of Yoganjali Natyalayam was celebrated on 5 August 2018 at Pondicherry, India. A special Jubilee Commemorative Souvenir was released on the occasion by the Chief Minister of Puducherry Sri V Narayanasamy.

The souvenir was compiled and edited by Yogacharya Dr Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani and Yogachemmal G Dayanidy, under the benevolent guidance of Ammaji, Yogacharini Meenakshi Devi Bhavanani. Efforts towards this were supported by the Jubilee Editorial Team comprising of Yogachemmal C Shanmugam, Yogachemmal Lalitha Shanmugam, Yogachemmal Dr Meena Ramanathan, Yogachemmal E Gajendiran, Yogachemmal Reena D Joseph, Yogachemmal Dr R Balaji, Selvi I Krishnaveni, and Selvi I Balasundari.

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Ananda Ashram Golden Jubilee e-Souvenir 2018

  1. 1. COMMEMORATIVE SOUVENIR
  2. 2. Y INTERNATIONAL GEMOLOGICAL INSTnUTE With Best Compliments from ~ l()J.~,-"<'''' V1JAYALAKSHMI NAGAI MAALIGAI 11.Gold ~~Silver ;1~Diamond f.ti. Antique W~Platinum 200, Bharathi Street, Pondicherry - 605001 © 2333955, 4210499, 9791733955
  3. 3. UI ANANDA 50ASHRAM 196~ - 201~ GOLDEN JUBILEE COMMEMORATIVE (o/~SOUVENIR ~~ 2018 UI YOGANJALI25NATYALAYAM 1993 - 2018 SILVE~ JUBILEE
  4. 4. DEDICATED with Love to the Greatest Guru in our Universe THE LION OF PONDICHERRY YOGAMAHARISHI Dr. Swami Gitananda Giri Guru Maharaj (24.07.1907 - 29.12.1993) A Modern Rishi Incarnate Who Protected the Purity of Rishiculture Ashtanga Yoga with His Mighty Roar of Truth. Everything we are today is only a result of his blessings. May we always be worthy!
  5. 5. lCY.I£R (196S - 201S) YOGNAT (1993 - 201S) The Gitananda Yoga Family Worldwide, :0:Cordially invltes you with family and [riends to the ezlzbretion of the :0: GOLDEN JUBILEE OF ANANDA ASHRAM IN PONDICHERRY, SILVER JUBILEE OF YOGANJALI NATYALAYAM, and 7SfllJAYANTHI OF OUR BELOVED AMMAJI. From 10.00 am, Sunday August 5 th 2018 At Kamban Kalai Arangam, Bussy Street, Pondicherry - 1. Hon'ble Chief Minister, Thiru. V. NARAYANASAMYAv1., ~ SPECIAL GUESTS ~ Hon'ble Ministerfor Public Works, Thiru. A. NAMASSIVAYAM Avl., Hun'ble Minister fur Welfare, Thiru. M. KANDASAMY Avl., .<5 :o:Hon'ble Minister for Health, Art & Culture, Thiru. MALLADI KRISHNA RAO Avl.P: ~ Hon'ble Minister for Revenue, Thiru. M.O.H.F. SHAHJAHAN Avl., ~ .0' Hon'ble Minister for Agriculture, Education, Thiru. R. KAMALAKANNAN Avl., ·6. 0 Hon'ble MLA Orleanpet, Thiru R SIVA Avl., Hon'ble MLA Uppalam, Thiru ANBHAZAGAN Avl., Puducherry Special Representative in Delhi, Thiru JOHN KUMAR Avl., c4j<?o-GUESTS :<E¥ONOUR-O-¢>~ Yogini Satyaprem Gibson, Representative of IYTA & AAYT Australia. Professor RL Bijlani Avl., Aurobindo Ashram, Delhi. Professor Madanmohan Avl., Director, CYS, AVMC & RC. Professor TM Srinivasan Avl., SVYASA, Bangalore. Muthamilrnamani Pulavar I Pattabiraman Avl., Valluvar Villisai Kuzhu. Thiru V Sivashanmugam Avl., Former Director Tourism Directorate. Thiru N Ardhanari Avl., Eminent Educationalist. Yogacharini Shobana Devi Avl., Gitananda Yoga, Czech Republic Rtn. Dr Vanaja Vaithianathan Avl., Medical Director, Jothi Eye Care. Kalaimamani SV Jagatheesan Avl., Director, Saradha Kala Mandir. Dr M R Vidhya Avl., Medical Director M.V.R Medical Center. Thiru K Thandapany Avl., Vijayalakshmi Nagai Maaligai Dr M Malayalathan Avl., Consultant Orthopaedic & Spine Surgeon. Dr. Shabnam Khan Avl., Consultant Gynaec & Fertility Specialist. Thiru S Pasupathy Avl., ABS Group .1:r Have kindly consented to attend and offer felicitations .1)' .'}/.2J 9-~ :c{ lJ: ~.q 'cr.... '2'?, o.~ .0- () ... -0 '0. ~'Q ~ CHIEF GUEST
  6. 6. PROGRAMME 10:00 AM: Invocation and Lighting of Kuttuvelakku by Guests, Alumni, and Faculty. 10 AM to 3 PM: FREE MEDICAL CAMP by MVR Medical Center, MVR Poly-clinic, CYTER of Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth, Center for Yogic Sciences & Mother Care Foundation. 10:20 AM: Chanting of Ganesha Pancharatnam & Siva Ashtakam led by Dhivya Priya Bhavanani. 10:40 AM: Musical presentations by students of Sri Thiyagarajar, Sri Muthuswamy Dikshitar, Sri Shyama Shastri, Sri Purandaradasar and Sri Srirengam Ranganathan sections, guided by Nadayoga Shironmani Smt Jyothirmayi Shastri, Smt Indumathi Bhanuchandar, and Sri S Veeramuni. 11:40AM: Prize distribution for YOGNAT points winners 12:00 Noon: Panel discussion on, "YOGNAT: The source of joy in our lives", moderated by Dr Vanaja Vaithianathan with participants from the Ladies classes, Parents and Alumni of YOGNA T. 2:00 PM: Welcome Banner Dance by junior students of YOGNA T. 2:20 PM: Dance and Yoga performances by YOGNAT students. Sharunuga Kowthuvam (Krishna lyer Group) Mallari (Rukmini Devi Group) - Gambeera Natai - Kandajathi Tiruputa Shivakumarane - (Meenakshi Devi Bhavanani Group) - Kummi Folk [athiswaram (Rukmini Devi Group) - Saraswathi - Adi Nalla Penmani (May Intensive) - Folk Parvathy Naayakane (Rukmini Devi Group) - Shanmugapriya - Adi Azhagu Raman (Rukmini Devi Group) - Saranga - Misra Chappu Kanden Kanden (Ponnaiya Pillai Group) - Revathi - Adi Ranganai Thuthiporku (Rukmini Devi Group) - Chakravakham - Adi Banner Dance and Yogasana demonstrations by senior students. Yoga Shakthi - A Yogasana Demonstration by YOGN AT Ladies 4:40 PM: Welcoming the Hon'ble Guests by Ammaji, Yogacharini, Smt. Meenakshi Devi Bhavanani, Director and Yogacharya Dr Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani, Chairman, YOGNAT and ICYER. Special Welcome "Natya Yoga" tableaux by students. Pancha Ratna Kriti of Saint Thiyagaraja - (Rukmini Devi Group) - Nattai - Adi Screening of YOGNAT & Me: A documental'}' shot by Krishnaveni Ilanthirayan, Tathagata Mitra, and team, tracing the journey and impact of YOGNAT through the past 25 years. 6:00 PM: Honouring of Esteemed Dignitaries, release of Golden Jubilee and Silver Jubilee Souvenir and Presentation of Awards to Eminent Personalities by Yoga [ivana Satsangha (International). 7:00 PM: Cultural performances by students Kowthuvam (Rukmini Devi Group) - Ananda Bhairavi - Chatusra Ekam Odi Villaiyadu Papa (Adyar K Lakshman Group and Dhananjayan Group(West Branch) Ka Va Va (May Intensive) - Varaali - Adi Neeye Gathi Endru (Adyar K Lakshman Croup) - Kalyani - Alii Samba Sadha Siva (Rukrnini Devi Group) - Sindhu Bhairavi - Adi Senthamizh Naadennum (May lntensive) - Classical-folkjugalbadhi Thappattam (Krishna Iyer Group) - Folk Thillana (Rukmini Devi Group) - Revathy - Adi Folk Dance (Rukmini Devi Group) 10: 00 PM: Vande Matharam and Shanthi Mantra
  7. 7. Y06ANJAU NAITALAYAM Members of Cultural Troupe Direction: Ammaji, Palkalai Poompozhil, Kalaimamani, Puduvai Shakti Yogacharini MEENAKSHI DEVI BHAVANANI Concept, Direction, Research, Music, Choreography, Nattuvangam and Vocal: Palkalaichemmal Yogacharya Dr Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani YOGNAT MUSICIANS: Choreography, Nattuvangam and Vocal: Yogacharini Devasena Bhavanani. Student Coordinator, Choreography and Assistant Direction: Selvi Krishnaveni lIanthirayan. Keyboard and Musical Guidance: Nada Yoga Shironmani Kalaimamani SV Jaqatheesan. Mridungam: Thalamamani Sri M Prasanna and Sri AS Anirudh, Violin: Kalai ILananmani Selvi J Shankari. Mogarsing and Special effects: Sri L Janardhanan. STAGE MANAGEMENTe COSTUMES: Yoga Chammal C Shanmugamfi Yoga Chemmal lalitha Shanmugam. RECEPTION COMMITIEE: Yoga Chemmal E Gajendiran, Yoga Chemmal Dr Meena Ramanathan, Yoga Chemmal Dr R Balaji. Smt. J Sridevi. Smt. M Tarnilsslvi Smt. MV Jayalakshmi. Yogasadhaki Jyothipriya. STAGE MANAGEMENT ASSISTANCE: Yoga Chemmal G Dayanidy, Yoga Chemmal Reena0 Joseph. Yoga Chemmal R Chandrasekar, Yogasadhaka Kiaan Gupta, Thiru S Sendil Coumar, Thiru C Saravananfi Thiru G Ramalingam, COSTUMES AND MAKE-UP: Yoga Chemmal Smt. S Kanimozhi. Smt R Sri Valli. Selvi. P Bhuvaneswari. Smt. R Gokila. Smt. R Bijal. Smt. V Sarulatha , Maniyan Tailors, Rajendiran Tailorsfi Kalaimathi Costumes. Sound eLight Arrangements: Dandapani Electricalsfi Puducherry Municipality Staff. Photos: Thiru S Velu, Photo Express. Video: Thiru G Sasi Kumar, NOS 24x7. Souvenir: Thiru J Selvakumar. Sarguru Printographs. YOGNAT ALUMNI ORGANIZING TEAM Sri S Tamilsengolan, Selvi D Lakshmi, Srnt. Dr Padma Prashanthini, Srnt, V RenukaDevi, Dr V Arnirtha, Smt Varalakshmi Kamalanathan, Sri S Sivasankar, Dr S Diwakar, Sri Sriram, Sri S Kaviarasan, Sri Swarooup Ramanan @ Prem Kumar, Sri Siddarthan, Sri G Surendiran, Sri Mohana Padmanabhan, Selvi S Anurupa. Sri Mouthu Pawankurnar, Selvi A Yuvarani, Selvi S Sahana Shankari, Selvi Ghayathri Sivakumar, Selvi S Samyuktha, Selvi N Poonguzhaly, Selvi S Shanmathy, Selvi D Preethika, Selvi V Roshini, Selvi Debolina Pal, Selvi Nevedha Karman, Dr 5S Lothikha, Sri Krishna Kumar, Selvi R Yamuna Devi, Smt. Vithiyalakshmi. STUDENTS SELECTED FOR BHARATA NATYAM AND BANNER DANCE: Rukmini Devi Section: Dhivya Priya Bhavanani, I Krishnaveni, S Devasena, J Sangavi, SVidyashankart, I Balasundari, Dr Sabarishree, G Swarnamalya, A Thamizhmalar, SNarchelvi, P Meenatchi, G Priyavathana, SSarvegna Lakshrni, Vismya Sanjay. V Sudarshini, V Swetha, P Meera Devi, G Cayathri, R Gayathiri, S Deepalakshmi, M Gomathi, P Saranya. P Kavya. Ponnaiya Pillai Section: SYogitha, A Krishna Priya, R Madhumitha, R Abhinaya, Selvadhivyaa, K Nivedini, D Divyaa, VSManjushri, R Deepthi Priya, J Dhatchayeni. V Vinodhika, V Saranya, R Priscilla Pauline, KB Kruthika, A Leelavathi, ---
  8. 8. Adyar. K. Lakshman Section: Aruna Bharadwa]. V Tejal, K Madhumedha, JK Dhivya Dharshini, M Dhamny Mayaa, S Mohana Priya, R Akshaya, T Dharshini, G Divya Darshini, S Hasini Devi, C Mirdula, S Charumathy, S Phoshicaashri. Krishna Iyer Section: E Yuvasri, B Sandhiyarany, K Lakshanaa, A Nithyasri, V [anani, S Nidhisha, A ivetha, S Priyanga.R Thamizh Mozhi, M Ranjana. VS Nithyasri. RS Harshini Priya, RV Sasmitaa Ronsard. Meenakshi Devi Bhavanani Section: AK [anani, C Sharika, P Yuvajothy, M Vaishnavi, R Magima, A Ebonitha, N Kaarunya, M Sadhana, S Saahithya Allbi, G Nivetha, V Subiksha, M Saseendra, B Samikshaa, R Seshavarthini, V Pooja, RS Harishini Priya. Dhananjayan Section (West Branch):VS Nikshita Sri, B Nirupama Sree.M Kamali Sri.M Kalaimani, A Vinsica, Ubika Rajesh, S Medini, R Rishmitha, MV Srushti. STUDENTS SELECTED FOR YOGA DEMONSTRATION AND CARNATIC VOCAL Anandraj Bhavanani, S Thanushkka, P Divyashri, R Supraja, T Sri Lakshmi, R Sourniya, U Iinisha, R Rakshana, M Rahitha, A Yazhini Annamalai, S Kanishka, SJ Magizhini, S Karunika, G Krishna, Sekha Seetal Krishna, P Yamini, G Monica Devy, G Nivetha, M Subiksha, P Saijayani, A Liya, Bhavatharini, K Pooranamithra, K Kalaivani, B Sai Prakash, A Rohith, V Nishanth, B Tanuj Balaji, Deganand Dayarine, M Uvarajan. V Ravendharan, M Indraesh Baalu, P Goverdhan, I Mrityunjay, V Logeshwaran, Ramyasri, M Aakash, SK Rupess, J Narendran, J Kabilan, R Thamizh Mozhi, S Vishnu, UB Kamalesh, M Logeshwaran, S Siralane Sriram, M Prithvirajan, A Vidyalakshmi, PJ Anish Raj, K Sanjai, N Eshwar @ Yogesh, S Madhannath, S Kishor Kumar, R Akshaya, R Ananya, GR Devadharshini, I Mrinali Akshita, GK Lathekka, A Aishwarya, K Umaiyasri, K Nakula, V Prasanna, Sidharth Kabhila, UB Kaamaesh, G Padrnasundari, K Nivedha, MG Lokesh Radj, MG Baladharshini, U Bavadharni, S Hariharasudhan, K Sivadarshan, KM Redhaunkabhila, E Anesh, S Medwin Kumar, P Janani, P Saijayani, BVedeshva Ram, V Sivaganesh, Unnati Singh, S.Kavya, Hasini Dayarin. LADIES DEMONSTRATION Dr Vanaja Vaithyanathan, BOuma Parameswary, Komala Vijayan, S Vidhyasri, R Uma, C Uma, M Valliarnrnal, A Anubala, S Suchitra.M Kalaivani, V Renuka Devi, V Sumathi, T Akhila, T Poorani, RS Shanmuga Priya, M Kiruthikka, G Poongodi @ Kavitha, R Kasthuri, A Mahalakshmi, S Gayathri, Vijayakumari Barani, Mary Stella, MV [ayalakshmi, K Umamaheshwari, D Parameswary. FREE MEDICAL CAMP lOAMto3PM M.V.R Medical Center & M.V.R Poly-Clinic with CYTER, CYS and Mother Care Foundation Dr M R Vidhya, MBBS, DNB (Internal Medicine) Chief Consultant Physician & Diabetologist, Medical Director M.V.R Medical Center & MV.R Poly Clinic, Pondicherry Dr M Malayalathan, M.D, D. Ortho Consultant Orthopaedic & Spine Surgeon Dr Shabnam Khan, MBBS, M.S (OG), FMAS, FRM, FALS Consultant Gynaec, Laparoscopic surgeon & Fertility specialist Dr R Balaji, MBBS, FCD, MD (AM), MPhil (YT);Dr S Lokesh Balaji, MBBS, FID; Dr V [ayalakshmi, MBBS. Dr S Rajalakshmi, BSMS, MSc(Y), Dr K Jayanthi, BSMS, Dr Zeena Sanjay, BNYS, MD (AM), Dr VR Vasundhara, BNYS, Sri S Artchoudane MPhil (YT), Smt A Mariangela MA, Sri Dhanushapnadeesh PGDYT, Selvi B Ghayatri.
  9. 9. fLY1NG TH~FLAG OF. , _J., . iAfll'~ JNrHAN CU~rJJtE ,jWl~.E /pJ:.OrlAL COMNU.,lN lTV ADMISSION OPEN: September - October sessions: Classes for Ladies, Gents, Childern & Working women Special Ten Lesson course for Tourists Private classes on request Yoga Therapy Consultation Available YOGANJALI NATYALAYAM No:25 II cross, Iyyanar Nagar, Pondicherry - 605 013. Ph: 04132241561,2622902,9842311433 Website: www.icyer.com, www.rishiculture.in Email: yognat®gmail.com
  10. 10. UI ANANDA 50ASHRAM 196~ - 201~ GOLDEN JUBILEE UI YOGANJALI25NATYALAYAM 1993 - 2018 SILVE~ JUBILEE
  11. 11. mwr If:fr Prime Minister MESSAGE I am pleased to know that a special Souvenir is being released on the joyous occasion of the 50th Anniversary of Anand Ashram and the 25th Anniversary of Yoganjali Natyalayam. Congratulations and best wishes to the whole fraternity on this proud moment. Anand Ashram has been radiating the wisdom inherent in our spiritual heritage and has played a critical role in making yoga an integral part of lives of millions of people. Following the visions of Dr. Swami Gitananda Giri, it has been espousing the beautiful confluence of the ancient and modem knowledge systems. I also appreciate invaluable contributions of Yoganjali Natyalayam towards training in classical arts, leveraging the power of yoga in unlocking our potential. Best wishes for the future journey of both the institutions. May their endeavours help the whole world grow towards self realization through the medium of yoga and arts. New Delhi 02 August, 2018 :C ~2 .. (Narendra Modi) Ms. Meenakshi Devi Bhavanani Director Yogacharini Yogamani Puduvai Kalaimamani Puduvai Shakti ICYER, 16-A, Mettu Street, Chinnamudaliarchavady Tamilnadu- 605104
  12. 12. ~ J1Iq~Cf)'( Prak_asfi Javaaek_ar ~ ~ ~ fctcm:r '+I"m'J fN Cf) I'1 MINISTER HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MESSAGE The world is increasingly looking towards India for guidance as a "Vishwa Guru" and due to the efforts of our Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi Ji, the International Day of Yoga is being celebrated all over the world since the past four years. This is the culmination of the Yoga Sadhana of the grand masters of Yoga, our Guru Parampara over the centuries and due to their blessings today Yoga has become a household word. Major Yoga traditions of India such as ICYER and others are today bringing hundreds of thousands of visitors to our country, seeking spirituality and bliss of life. It gives .me great pleasure to congratulate the founders and leaders of ANANDA ASHRAM at ICYER, Pondicherry on completing 50 years of Yoga Seva in Pondicherry. This is the real tribute to the spirit of the world-renowned Guru Yogamaharishi Dr. Swami Gitananda Giri Guru Maharaj, considered one of the five leading exponents of Classical Ashtanga Yoga in the 20th century and hailed as the "Father of Modern Scientific Yoga". It is heartening to note that Ananda Ashram has been serving the world Yoga community through it ICYER, its city centre Yoganjali Natyalayam as well as the spiritual and religious centre of Sri Kambaliswamy Matam. I once again congratulate the Ashram Acharya, Ammaji Yogacharini Meenakshi Devi Bhavanani, who has brought great honur to our country and the Chairman Yogacharya Dr. Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani, who is serving with distinction on numerous communities in the Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India. I wish the team of faculty, alumni and students all the celebrations. best for the jubilee fp~ (PRAKASH JAVADEKAR)
  13. 13. ~. ~cHlit, 'm. ~. ~. N. YUVARAJ, lAS ~~~ Ueqfo~~~ PRIVATE SECRETARY TO THE VICE-PRESIDENT OF INDIA ~~/NEW DELHI-110011 TEL.: 23016344/23016422 FAX: 23018124 ps-vps@nic.in MESSAGE The Hon'ble Vice President of India is happy to learn that International Centre for Yoga Education and Research (lCYER), Kottakuppam, Tamil Nadu is organizing a Gala Event of Celebrations on August 5, 2018 at Pondicherry to mark the zs" anniversary of its city centre Yoganjali Natyalayam. The Vice President extends his greetings and congratulation to management and all the staff members of the ICYER and wishes the event all success. ~~ ~<6 (N. YUVARAJ) New Delhi 29th May, 2018.
  14. 14. UO<Ili;ft (~lI"Irr) ~, 'IT'l'I ~ ~, '['IRI, ~ ~ W4M(~)~ 'Iffil ~ ~*SHRIPAD NAIK MINISTER OF STATE (INDEPENDENT CHARGE) FOR AYURVEDA. YOGA & NATUROPATHY UNANI, SIDDHA AND HOMOEOPATHY {AYUSH} GOVERNMENT OF INDIA ;ill ICI June. 2018 MESSAGE I am happy to note that International Centre for Yoga Education and Research (ICYER) is celebrating its SO years of completion of Yoga Seva for the local, national and international community and 25 years ofthe founding of its city centre Yoganajli Naryalayam. The ultimate goal of Yoga is the attainment of liberation (Moksha) from worldly suffering and the cycle or birth and death (Samsara). For the common man. who is far from enlightenment. Yoga can be a way of increasing one's spiritual awareness or cultivating compassion and insight. Experb of Yoga see daily practice as beneficial in itself', leading to improved health, emotional well-being, mental clarity andjoy in living, The rewards of Yoga are within the reach or anyone who pursues it. I am sure the ICYI':R will continue to do Yeoman Service in the field of Yoga in future too. I wish the all success for the 50111 year celebration. (Shrip d Naik)
  15. 15. v. NARAYANASAMY CHIEF MINISTER GOVERNMENT OF PUDUCHERRY ro Off' 0413-2333399.2335530 2335328 Fax: 0413-2333135 Res.: 5. Ellolommon Koil Street Puducherry-605001 ro 0413-2339099 e-mail: cm.pon@nic.ln oot» : 3U.U7.2018 MESSAGE Puducherry is known worldwide as a Punya Bhumi graced by the great spiritual penance of the master Siddhas of the past. This spiritual tradition continued with the arrival of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother at the beginning of the last century. In the past 50 years great strides have been made in the awareness of Yoga and the Indian cultural Arts. Thanks to the yeoman service of Yogamaharishi Dr Swami Gitananda Giri and Ammaji Yogacharini Kalaimamani Smt. Meenakshi Devi Bhavanani. The Puducherry Government has celebrated the International Yoga Festival from 4th to 7th January since 1993. This event was inspired by the great work of Swamiji and Ammaji and their son Dr Ananda Balayogi who continue to render service to the Department of Tourism in organizing the world famous event every ycar. Puducherry is a destination of spiritual tourism and major Yoga traditions of India such as ICYER and others are today bringing hundreds of thousands of visitors to our country, and to Puducherry seeking spirituality and bliss of life. It gives me great pleasure to congratulate the founders and leaders of ANANDA ASHRAM at leYER, Puducherry on completing 50 years of Yoga Seva in Puducherry. This is the real tribute to the spirit of the world-renowned Guru Yoga maharishi Dr. Swami Gitananda Giri Guru Maharaj, considered one of the five leading exponents of OassicaJ Ashtanga Yoga in the twentieth century and hailed as the "Father of Modern Scientific Yoga". It is heartening to note that Ananda Ashram has been serving the world Yoga community through ICYER, its city centre Yoganjali Naryalayarn as well as the spiritual and religious centre of Sri Kambaliswamy Matam. I once again congratulate the Ashram Acharya, Arnmaji Yogacharini Mccnakshi Devi Bhavanani, who has brought great honur to our country and the Chairman Yogacharya Dr. Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani, who is serving with distinction on numerous communities in the Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India. -s-:(V.NARA YANASAMY) >e '1hf .
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  18. 18. MALLADI KRISHNA RAO PUDUCHERRY MINISTER for Health & Family Welfare. Tourism & Civil Aviation, Fisheries, Housing, Sports & Youth Affairs. Art & Culture and Irrigation & Rood Control GOVERNMENT OF PUDUCHERRY bote : MESSAGE The world is increasingly looking towards India for guidance as a "Vishwa Guru" and due to the efforts of our Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modiji, the International Day of Yoga is being celebrated all over the world since the past four years. This is the culmination of the Yoga Sadhana of the grand masters of Yoga, our Guru Parampara over the centuries and due to their blessings today Yoga has become a household word, Major Yoga traditions of India such as ICYERand others are today bringing hundreds of thousands of visitors to our country, seeking spirituality and bliss of life, It gives me great pleasure to congratulate the founders and leaders of ANANDA ASHRAMat ICYER,Pondicherry on completing 50 years of Yoga Seva in Pondicherry. This is the real tribute to the spirit of the world-renowned Guru Yogamaharishi Dr. Swami Gitananda Giri Guru Maharaj, considered one of the five leading exponents of Classical Ashtanga Yoga in the twentieth century and hailed as the "Father of Modern ScientificYoga". It is heartening to note that Ananda Ashram has been serving the world Yoga community through it leYER, its City centre Yoganjali Natyalayam as well as tile spiritual and religious centre of Sri Kambaliswamy Matam. I once again congratulate the Ashram Acharya, Amrnaji Yogacharini Meenakshi Devi Bhavanani, who has brought great honur to our country and tile Chairman Yogacharya Dr. Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani, who is serving with distinction on numerous communities in the Ministry of AYUSH,Government of India. I wish the team of faculty, alumni and students all the best for the jubilee celebrations. With kind regards, M'~~ (MALLADI KRISHNA RAO) Health Minister
  19. 19. M.O.H.F. SHAHJAHAN MINISTERfor Revenue, Industries 81Commerce, Transport, Information Technology, Forest, Wakf Board and Minority Affairs GOVERNMENT OF PUDUCHERRY PUDUCHERRY Date: 2 0 JUL ZOl6 MESSAGE Yoga is regarded as one of the most effective methods of establishing a connection between the body minds by Indian sages since time immemorial. The dedicated practice of Yoga as a way of life is no doubt a solution for problems related to psychosomatic, stress related disorders helping us to regain our birth right of health and happiness. International Yoga festival is the culmination of the Yoga Sadhana of the grand masters of Yoga, our Guru Parampara over the centuries and due to their blessings today Yoga has become a household word. The contributions of Ananda Ashram at ICYER, Puducherry and others are today bringing hundreds of thousands of visitors to our country, seeking spirituality and bliss of life. r am very happy to hear that Ananda Ashram is completing 50 years of its Yoga Seva for the local, national and international community under the benevolent guidance of our beloved Ammaji Yogacharini Meenakshi Devi Bhavanani. I am also proud to know that Centre Yoganjali Natyalayam is organizing a Gala Event and releasing a souvenir on the occasion of celebrating its 25 th year on 5th August 2018. It is heartening to note that Ananda Ashram has been serving the world Yoga community through leYER, its city centre Yoganjali Natyalayam as well as the spiritual and religious Centre of Sri Kambaliswamy Matam. I congratulate the Ashram Acharya, Ammaji Yogacharini Meenakshi Devi Bhavanani, who has brought great honour to our country and the Chairman Yogacharya Dr. Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani, who is serving with distinction on numerous communities in the Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India. I once again wish the Chairman Yogacharya Dr. Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani and Ashram Acharya, Ammaji Yogacharini Meenakshi Devi Bhavanani & his followers all success in their endeavours. (M.O.H.F. S
  20. 20. R. KAMALAKKANNAN MINtlTER FOR Agriculture, .lectrlclty, IducaUon Including Collegiate Education, DRDA. Community Developmant, Fire .. ,.,Ice. and Sllnlk Wllfa,. GOVERNMENT OF PUDUCHERRY r26 PUDUCHERRV oaf.: MESSAGE The world is increasingly looking towards India for guidance as a ·Vishwa Guru- and due to the efforts of the Indian government with the support of thc United Nations, International Day ofYogais being celebrated on 21 June all ovcr the world since the past four years. This is the culmination ofthe YogaSadhana of the grand masters of Yoga, our Guru Parampara over the centuries and due to their blessings today Yoga has become:a household word. Major Yogatraditions of India such as Ananda Ashram at ICYl<:R,Pondicherry and others arc today bringing hundreds of thousands of visitors to our country, seeking spirituality and bliss oflife. In the past, opportunities to learn Yoga and the classical fine arts of Carnatic Music and Bharatanatyam were kept away from the downtrodden and socially backward classes of our society. It is only due to efforts by great personalities like Yogamaharishi Dr Swami Gitananda Girl and Amm~i Yogacharini Smt. Meenakshi Devi Bhavanani that all sections of our society in Puducherry have got the golden privilegeof learning and practicing their arts. In fact many of their students have now become professionals in these fields and are teaching allover the world. Their work for the past 50 years is highly commendable and I congratulate the founder Swamiji Gitananda Girl, the Director Ammaji and the Chairman their illustrious son Dr Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani on the occasion of the Golden Jubilee of Ananda Ashram and Silver Jubilee of Yoganjali Nalyalayam being celebrated on 5 August 2018. Mayyour service for the cause of all sections of Societycontinue forever. .,,' 2018
  21. 21. R. SIVA MEMBER LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY PUDUCHERRY r{) Off. : 0413-2332332 Res. :0413-2346371 CeH: 94431 17925 No.9, Kulakkaral Street, Calve Bungalow Govindasalai, Puducherry-605 011 19.07.2018 Date : .. Message It gives me great pleasure to congratulate the founders and leaders of ANANDA ASHRAM at ICYER, Pondicherry on completing 50 years of Yoga Seva in Pondicherry. I have known them since the past many years and been associated with their cultural institution Yoganjali Natyalayam since its inception in 1993. I have attended their grand cultural celebrations many times and am also a proud parent of the institution as my son Master Karthick studied there for a few years. - I offer my respects to Yogamaharishi Dr. Swami Gitananda Giri and Ammaji Kalaimamani Meenakshi Devi Bhavanani who have for the past 50 years served the socially down trodden communities of Pondicherry through Yoga, Classical Music and Bharatanatyam. I once again congratulate Ammaji, Dr Ananda 8alayogi and the faculty and students of YOGNAT who have brought great honur to Pondicherry through their wonderful service for the Indian classical fine arts and Yoga. With my best wishes for the grand celebrations. Your's .~~~ I_'IJ'~ ....~' i Member .:', ~ Legislat~ Assembly .••""'"~ P d h rry.....::.'~~ U l;lC e
  22. 22. A. ANBALAGAN MEMBER LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY PUDUCHERRY (l) Ofl. : 0413-2232412 2339464 Mobil.: 9843036874 664, Bharalhl Slr•• t Puduch.rry-606 001 23 July 2018 oat» : . MESSAGE I am pleased to know that Ananda Ashram at ICYER, Pondicherry is completing 50 years of their Yoga Seva in Pondicherry as well as the 25th Anniversary of its cultural wing Yoganjali Natyalayam on 5 August 2018. I have known of them since the past many years and witnessed their exceptional work in training the youngsters of Pondicherry in the fine arts of Yoga, Music and Bharatanatyam I salute the pioneering efforts of the Yogamaharishi Dr. Swami Gitananda Girl and Ammaji Kalaimamani Meenakshi Devi Bhavanani who have for the past 50 years served the socially down trodden communities of our region with distinction. I congratulate Ammaji, Dr Ananda Balayogi as well as the faculty, alumni and students of YOGNAT for bringing great prestige to Pondicherry through their wonderful efforts. Pondicherry is a spiritual destination and the work of YOGNAT and Ananda Ashram has contributed greatly to this world renown. On behalf of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK), I offer my best wishes for the grand celebrations.
  23. 23. A. JOHN KUMAR o Off. : 0413·2232330 0413·2232409 (P) 0413·2335887 Fax: 0413·2335886 ce« :97905 80961 9655680961 .·moll: 'ohnkumorotllce@gmaN.com all(jvr@gmall.com Special Repre.enlatlve lor Government 01 Puducherry at New Deihl GOVERNMENT OF PUDUCHERRY MESSAGE 2.1 01.2.018 Date.' : . I am happy to know that the Ananda Ashram at reYER, Puducherry is completing its SOyears of Yoga Seva in Pondicherry and 25th Anniversary of its cultural wing Yoganjali Natyalayam on 5th August 2018. I appreciate the SO years of meritorious service of Yogamaharishi Dr. Swami Gitananda Giri and Ammaji Kalaimamani Meenakshi Devi Bhavanani for the downtrodden communities. Their work for the past SOyears is highly commendable. I extend my warm greetings and felicitations to Dr. Ananda Balayogi as well as faculty, alumini and students of Yognat and wish them to be successful in all its future endeavours. With kind regards, A. JOHN KUMAR Special Representative for Government of Puducherry at New Oelhi Puducherry
  24. 24. S-VYASA (Deemed-to-be University) Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana Deemed University u/S of 3 of the UGCAct, 1956 The International Centre for Yoga Education and Research (ICYER) is celebrating its Golden Jubilee Year, having been founded in1968 founded by the great Guru and Ashtanga Yoga master Yogamaharshi Swami Gitananda Giri Guru Maharaj. Ever since inception ICYER is working towards its objective of prompting Ancient Traditional Yoga and with a view to reach Yoga to one and all, the institute is offering six months International Yoga Teachers Training since 1968, apart from One year International Diploma started during the millen- nium. The Institute under the guidance Dr. Swami Gitananda Giri, started promoting Bharatha Nat yam the traditional dance and Carnatic Music apart from Yoga since its inception and later on through its cultural wing of Yoganjali Natyalayam since 1993. The Institute is nurtured and guided by many leading Yoga exponents drawn from across the globe. The Institute has crafted many yoga masters for the welfare of the society. Yoga which was earlier confined to a small sect of people across the nation, has gained prominence across globe consequent to it being promoted by many eminent personalities drawn from various walks of life, by promoting the importance of Yoga and establishing scientific validations and thus making Yoga a relevant science. The United Nations declaring 21st June as International Day of Yoga on the recommendations of the Hon'ble Prime Minister Sri Narendra Modi Ji, yoga has become the talk and walk of life across globe, there by popularizing and placing yoga high. The ideology of ICYER and VYASA is to promote Yoga and Yoga way of life for the welfare of the society, I am pleased to convey my best wishes on ICYER celebrating its Golden jubilee celebrations and releasing an exclusive souvenir on this occasion. Trust ICYER will continue to serve the society for its wellbeing in the years ahead. With Love, Dr H R Nagendra, Chancellor-SVYASA President-VYASA & President-IYA
  25. 25. IIS,.a'lll The Yoga Institute (1100'~ ~ ~ ~. YEARS #' Greetings from The Yoga Institute. 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 for 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 of discipline, simplicity, natural living with solemn dignity. ICYER has forged a holistic tool which provides physical, psychological, social and spiritual benefits to help overcome the hurdles of modern lifestyle. ICYER has contributed in molding the personality of an individual to such a level that they can only do good to the world. This is a great service to humanity. We want to through this letter show our reverence and gratitude to Yogamaharishi Dr. Swami Gitananda Giri, the 'Father of Scientific Yoga', who combined the divinity of Yoga and science to device 'Gitananda Yoga'. We admire his spirited knowledge which he imparted so freely to so many of his students worldwide. We join him in his belief, 'Yoga is a way of life' and an integral part of Indian culture. We have very fond memories of when Swamiji had graced us with his visit, here at The Yoga Institute with Ammaji and Dr. Ananda who was very young at that time. He sang a beautiful song for us. Finally The Yoga Institute, would like to wish ICYER at Ananda Ashram, heartiest congratulations on the Gala Event of Celebrations on August 5th, 2018. We wish you all a rewarding and flourishing further 50 years ahead. Yours in Yoga, Smt Hansaji Yogendra The Yoga Institute, Shri Yogendra Marg, Prabhat Colony, Santacruz (E), Mumbai - 400055, India www.theyogainstitute.org lHRIE GINIRATIONS 01 '004 ........ YOGA A WAY OF LIFE'OR MllUONS ACROSS THE G.l.081.
  26. 26. 17 June 2018 Dr Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani ICYER Ananda Ashram Pondicherry INDIA so" Anniversary of ICYER Dear Dr Ananda, The International YogaTeachers Association (IYTA)sends hearty congratulate to yourself and your dear mother, Ammaji Yogacharini Meenakshi Devi Bhavanani on the so" Anniversary of ICYERwhich was founded by your esteemed father Yogamaharishi Dr Swami Gitananda Giri Guru Maharaj in 1968. Our Association has had a strong connection with your Centre and family since the early days. Our founder of IYTA,Roma Blair, first invited Dr Swami Gitananda to Australia back in 1975 when he and his wife participated in a seminar for IYTAmembers and students. We have also had the honour of hosting Dr Ananda for Australian workshops and Conferences in the last decade which are always well attended and appreciated. May your Centre ICYERcontinue to provide excellence in Yoga Teacher Training for many years to come as a leader in the science of Yoga as it spreads throughout the world. Kindest Regards, Astrid Pickup President International Yoga Teachers Association GPO Box 57, Sydney NSW, 2001 m: 0403 802 775 w: www.ivta.com.au e: president@iyta.com.au . t Ph 1800449 195 E enquiries@iyta.com.au www.lya.com.au GPO Box 57, Sydney, 2001 ABN 24402376251
  27. 27. • THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF I Bridging Yoga YOGA THERAPISTS and Healthcare Dear Friends at the Golden Jubilee Celebration of Ananda Ashram and the Silver Jubilee of YOGNAT, It is such a pleasure to witness all of the goodness that you have been offering to humanity for all of these years. We are put on this earth to help one another, to find ways of lifting each other out of suffering and to be kind to one another. I can see clearly that you have done all of these things with humility and strength over the years. You and your team performed these good acts when nobody was watching because it was the right thing to do. This, to me, is true karma yoga. I honor you on this day of celebration. I wish for your success and abundance going forward. I see the purity in your actions and would love to support you in any way that I can. It is a blessing for me to be in friendship with you. Amy Wheeler, Ph. D., C-IAYT Founder, Optimal State of Living Professor of Kinesiology, CSUSB President of Board, International Association of Yoga Therapists.
  28. 28. AUSTRALASIAN ASSOCIATION OF YOGA THERAPISTS Leadership. Education. Inte9ratlve Medicine July 16, 2018 The 50th Anniversary Golden Jubilee celebration of Ananda Ashram at leYER Dear Yogacharya Dr Ananda Balayogi Bhavanai and Ammaji Yogacharini Meenakshi Bhavanani, Please accept my greetings via my representative Satyaprem Gibson who is doing me the honour of conveying the Australasian Association of Yoga Therapists (AAYT) Committee's very best wishes to you in person on this most special occasion. The 50th Anniversary Golden Jubilee celebration of Ananda Ashram at ICYER and Silver Jubilee of Yoganjali Natyalayam is truly a joyous and momentous occasion and thank you for inviting the AAYT to take part in it. As President of the AAYT, I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate you for all that has been accomplished during these many years by your organisation first under the guidance of your esteemed father Yoga Maharishi Dr Swami Gitananda Giri and more lately by your mother Ammaji Yogacharini Meenakshi Devi and yourself. During these last 50 years of dedicated teaching, work and research, your organisation and latterly yourself have also provided a shining example of a true Yoga way of life instilling these values by example and experience in the many students and teachers who have benefitted from your teaching and your courses. I would also like to acknowledge and thank you for consenting to play an advisory role to the Australasian Association of Yoga Therapy (AAYT) and express my appreciation for lending your wisdom and experience in this field to our association. I look forward to your visit to Australia in 2019. I would like to wish the Ashram, Yoga Natyalayam, ICYER and yourselves many more happy years in continuing your valuable work well into the future. All blessings on this wonderful occasion. Warmest regards! Karine Shells hear President of AAYT president@yogatherapy.org.au +61 (0) 411850416
  29. 29. leYER represents all that is most noble within the Yoga traditions of India; it upholds the importance of a deep connection to India's heritage while remaining open to a wide range of perspectives. leYER holds a space for subtle teachings while bringing Yoga to the widest possible audience, including children and health professionals. leYER upholds the importance of in-depth study of Yoga philosophy and psychology while teaching with love and compassion from the heart Integrative Yoga Therapy is honored to receive the grace of of Dr. Ananda's participation in our programs, enriching us all with the wisdom of this ancient tradition. Namaste, Joseph Le Page Founder, Integrative Yoga Therapy. USA, Brazil & S. America.
  30. 30. AMITY UNIVERSITY --- UTTAR PRADESH --- DR. W. SELVAMURTHY, Ph.D., D.Se. FAMS, FABMS, FIMSA, FIANS, FlAY President Amity Science, Technology and Innovation Foundation (ASTIF), Director General, Amity Directorate of Science & Innovation Chancellor, Amity University Chhattisgarh and Chair Professor for Life Sciences (Former Distinguished Scientist and Chief Controller R&D(LSI,DROOl Tel: 91{O)120 4392045/91-9&71372441/91-981GG01028 E-mail: wselvamurthy@amity.edu MESSAGE It gives me immense pleasure to know that International Centre for Yoga Education and Research will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary on August 5th, 2018 at Ananda Ashram, Pondicherry. lCYER has come a long way since its inception in the year 1968 by Yogamaharishi Dr Swami Gitananda Giri Guru Maharaj. The center has further expanded its wings under the able guidance Ammaji Yogacharini Meenakshi Devi Bhavanani with more than hundred affiliated centres in nearly 30 countries. I want to pay my tribute to Dr. Swami Gitananda with whom I had interacted in Seventies. He is a visionary in promoting Yoga globally_ The tradition set by Swami Dr. Gitananda is being continued by Ammaji and Dr. Ananda. Yoga is a profound science of unfolding the infinite potentials of the human mind and soul which bestows perfect physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health to an individual. I am delighted to know that the lCYER is carrying on the tradition of promoting the spiritual awakening through Yoga which also aids in a healthy lifestyle. ICYER'has been offering a number of courses in the field of Yoga and reaching out to various cross sections of the society through propagating this Ancient way of life. I am glad to know that thousands of students from all over India and the world have been thoroughly trained in an intensive Yoga programme. The center has also made a mark in imparting traditional dance and musicof India through their programmes. I am sure that under able Chairmanshipof Yogacharya Dr. Ananda Balayogi Bhavananithe Centre will attain greater heights of accomplishments. My heartiest congratulations and best wishes to the entire Management of leYER and Yoganjali Natyalayam on reaching this important milestone.
  31. 31. D.R. Kaarthikeyan PADIVV SH RI Awarded by President of India Advisor: Lilli- - //III11(/n Righls, Respousibilitie» President: Foundationfor Peace, Harmony and C,'oodGovernance Age Care lndia Former Director-Central Bureau of Investigation Director General-National Human Rights Commission Director General-Central Reserve Police Force Chief of SIT CBI-Rajiv Gandhi Assassmation Case MESSAGE Ananda Ashram was founded by the Yogamaharishi Dr Swami Gitananda Gid Guru Maharaj at Pondicherry in the year 1968 and continues its service for society guided by Ammaj i Yogacha1"ini Meenakshi Devi Bhavanani through International Centre for Yoga Education and Research and Yoganjali Natyalayam. While Yoga and Natya have acquired International fame and growth now, since the last 50 years ICYER and YOGNAT have maintained the traditional purity and Integrity of Yoga, Natya, Music and Indian culture. With Pondicherry as the International Headquarters, ,this unique organization has more than hundred affiliated centres in nearly 30 cou ntries. ICYER publishes books on Yoga and Indian Cultural arts. Also brings out a valuable monthly International journal "Yoga Life" and offers a 52-Lesson Correspondence Course in Yoga. Their publications carry lot of authentic material for the health of the body, mind and spirit of everyone. By conducting the Six Month International Yoga Teachers Training Course, thousands of qualified yoga teachers have also been produced to serve all over the World. The Director of ICYER and Ashram Acharya Ammaji Yogacharini Meenakshi Devi Bhavanani, is one of the leading lights of modern Yoga and a Yogini par excellence. She is a role model for all young women who wish to balance the modern life with spiritual wisdom and grace. The Chairman Yogacharya Dr. Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani, is a qualified Medical Doctor, Bharatanatyam Artiste, Carnatic Classical Vocalist and Mridangam Artiste. A Cold Medalist in Medical Studies, he is ensuring the fulfilment of the vision of his illustrious parents in the most admirable manner by combining the best of the East with that of the West. Yogacharini Smt. Oevasena Bhavanani, wife of Dr. Ananda, is a professional Bharata Natyam artiste and Carn at ic classical vocalist, as well as a well-trained Yoga Teacher. Ilith the inspiration, guidance and direct supervision of such eminent personalities, the institution has acquired global recognition, acceptance and adrnirat ion. In the years to come the institution will acq uire more eminence and serve humanity both in yoga and other cultural activities. I convey my own appreciation and convey Iny congratulations on the Gala Event of 50th An n ivers ary Ce lebrat iorrs. 102, Ground FloOL Anand LOK. New Oelhi - 110049, India E-mail: drkaarthikeyan@gmaLi com tetephcre: +91-11-46013255.46013266. Fax: +91-11-46013277 websltes. www.llteposlttve.corn V'I ww.qoodqovemance.tn www.aqe-care-inura crq .:::0 ,() ( }__-,-::,~ o R K"'''rtl~~l ~_____ -
  32. 32. Dr. Pranav Pandya MD (Medicine) Chancellor Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya Head All World Gayatri Pariwar Director Brahrnavarchas Research Institute Editor Akhand Jyoti (Monthly Magazine in 8 Languages) DEY SANSKRLTL VlSHWAVlDYALAYA 9th May 2018 Atmiya Dr. Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani It is extremely heartening to note that International Centre for Yoga , Education and Research (ICYER) is going to celebrate its so" Anniversary at Ananda Ashram, Puducherry on 5th August 2018. The efforts and contributions of leYER for the promotion and propagation of the ancient wisdom of our sages are really praiseworthy. Please accept our sincere Best Wishes, and affectionate blessings of Mother Gayatri and our Revered Gurusatta for such noble endeavors of serving the humanity. Keep informing us about your well being and progress. We pray to Mother Gayatri for your continued progress and peaceful1ife. Yours Sincerely C))j i liB ~ (Dr. Pranav Pandya) Recognized by UGC, Accredited by NAACand an ISO 9001 :2008 Certified Institution Gayatrikunj - Shantikunj, Haridwar - 249 411 (Uttarakhand) Phone: +91-1334-260602.260309,260723, 261367 • fax: +91-1334-260866 Email: shanlikunjfsawgp.org • Website: www.dsvv.ac.in I 'vvww.awgp.org
  33. 33. Paramahansa Svami Yogananda Giri Founder of the Matha Gitananda Ashram, Italy. "Om Sri Gurubhyo Namah In the seventies, an impulse, a desire brought me to India and no desire was more blessed. Even if I didn't know it, that was the beginning of a radical rather than fast journey, like a wind that sweeps away the clouds and makes the sun shine. That wind was Guru Ji Pujya Swami Gitananda Giri Maharaja. A giant not only of Yoga, but of the power of the Spirit, that has always animated every action. Through Guru-kripa, he would give and still gives knowledge, just as nourishment is given to a newborn. Through Guru-shakti he models the bodies and minds of his shikshas to prepare them for Divine Consciousness. Guru Ji is always in our memory and in our hearts; all is accomplished in his name, because he has shown us the path. Guru Ji has left his body, but not life, his Shakti is light and love (anantajyoti) and lives through a great Yogini-Guru: Ammaji Yogacharini Meenakshi Devi Bhavanani. And, again, through a worthy and equally luminous Guru: Yogacharya Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani. A synthesis of the Guru's strength and Grace. In commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of the Ananda Ashram, marvelous expression of the work, dedication and love of this wonderful family of Siddha Yoghis." With these words flowing from the heart, Paramahamsa Svami Yogananda Giri Ji expresses his gratitude to the mother Ashram on its anniversary.
  34. 34. Dr. Ramesh Bijlani SRI AUROBINDO ASHRAM - DELHI BRANCH New Del h i 110016, INDIA E-mail: rambij@gmail.com 4 July 2018 MESSAGE It is a proud privilege to have this opportunity to congratulate the International Centre for Yoga Education and Research (ICYER), Puducherry, on reaching the milestone of the fiftieth anniversary. Founded by Swami Gitananda Giri, later guided by Yogacharini Meenakshi Devi, and now chaired by their son, Ananda Balayogi, ICYERhas a lot to show that is totally out of proportion even to its antiquity. Perhaps of the greatest significance are the earnest and sincere efforts that the Centre has consistently made to preserve the invisible spirit of yoga instead of letting it get subordinated to the visible techniques. The Centre has walked admirably and successfully the tightrope of idealism combined with pragmatism, tradition with innovation; and has thereby maintained its distinct position as one of the best known yoga institutions in the world. Besides yoga, they have also developed expertise in music and dance, the other expressions of the Indian culture. May the Grace of the Divine enable this centre to keep progressing further to make still more contributions to the improvement of the human consciousness at the globa I level. (Ramesh Bijlani)
  35. 35. Respected Sir I am very glad to know that you are celebrating 50 th anniversary of your Ashram on 05/08/2018. I really appreciate the work done by all of you in last 50 years and thank all of you for this work. I further give my best wishes for the prosperity and development of your work which is the need of the time. Thank you all. Dr. Vishwas Mandlik President, Yoga Vidya Gurukul, Trimbak, Nasik, India.
  36. 36. Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram Dear Ananda, It gives me great pleasure to know that ICYER is celebrating 50th year of establishment. ICYER established by one of the great Yogis of this Century, Yogamaharishi Dr Swami Gitananda Giri Guru Maharaj and nurtured by Ammaji Yogacharini Meenakshi Devi Bhavanani is doing yeoman service in the world of Yoga. Its uniqueness lies in maintaining the ancient tradition of the Siddhas in its purity and combining the modern science. You have been meticulously keeping the flow of this work. Completing half a century is a milestone which has to be celebrated. I pray to the lineage of Yoga Acharyas to bless you and this Institution on this happy occasion and wish all the best. With kind regards, Yogacharya S Sridharan Trustee ,Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram, Chennai.
  37. 37. I am delighted to know that International Center for Yoga Education and Research (ICYER) is celebrating 50th anniversary and Yoganjali Natyalayam 25th anniversary on 5th August 2018. I first met Yogamaharishi Dr. Gitananda Giri in 1977 and was instantly attracted by his magnetic personality and earthly wit and humor. Swamiji has made immense contribution to the spread of Yoga and Bharat Natyam not only in Pondicherry, but in many countries across the continents. It is a matter of great satisfaction that Ammaji Smt. Meenakshi Devi and Dr. Ananda are continuing the great work started by Swamiji. I have seen Dr. Ananda evolving since his childhood and am delighted to see him develop into an accomplished Yoga Acharya and holistic physician. I am sure that under the able leadership of Ammaji and Dr. Ananda, ICYER and Yoganjali Natyalayam will take yoga and Bharat Natyam to newer heights. My congratulations and best wishes for great success of the upcoming event. Dr. MADAN MOHAN MD, MSc, DSc, FlAY Emeritus Professor of Physiology and Director Center for Yogic Sciences, AVMC & RC.
  38. 38. S-VYASA (Deemed-to-be University) Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana Deemed University u/S 00 of the UGCAct, 1956 Dear Dr Ananda, It is a great occasion to celebrate 50th anniversary of ICYER founded by your father Yogamaharishi Dr Swami Gitananda Giri. I fondly remember the classes led by Swamiji that I had attended in Bangalore during one of his visits. We are proud that Ammaji and yourself have not only kept the torch alive but have lit the inner light of thousands of souls with added energy through inculcation of our Indian culture, holistic education and modern scientific research. We wish you all the best for the success of this celebration. May the Divine be with you for celebrating the Centenary Year with widely spread out wings round the globe. With thanks and regards Dr R Nagarathna,M.D FRCP, Dsc (Hons) Medical Director, Arogyadhama, VYASA www.svyasa.edu.in / www.svyasa.org Vision: Be and make Mission: Combine the Best of the East with that of the West
  39. 39. KAIVALYADHAMA MESSAGE I am pleased t.o know that lCYER is celebrating their 50th Anniversary on August 5th, 2018 in Pondicherry and heartily congratulate them OIl the same. The grand Yoga-Musical-dance extravaganza would be a delightful watch. We in India believe that Yoga, ,·rhich has been our strength from time immemorial, could become the strength of the whole world. On this occasion, I wish the celebration a grand success. I thank the Institute for their work and wish the readers of the Souvenir a delightful read.
  40. 40. T. M. Srinivasan, PhD., DSc., Honorary Senior Professor, S-VYASA Yoga University, Bengaluru. It is a great pleasure to acknowledge 50 years of service of ICYER which was founded by Yogamaharishi Dr. Swami Gitananda Giri Guru Maharaj and presently guided by Yogacharini Meenakshi Devi Bhavanani. I had the privilege of meeting Sri Swami Gitananda Guru Maharaj on several occasions and each time it is his fascinating personality and profound knowledge that inspired and led us in Yoga research and teaching. Sri Ammaji teaching of the ancient lore, especially the esoteric aspects taught by Sri Guru Maharaj is unique in Yoga education in India. Sri Guru Maharaj kept the tradition over many years dis- seminating this profound knowledge to deserving students. Dr. Ananda is the torch bearer of this tra- dition now and has remarkable career in Yoga, Modern Medicine and performing arts. Their ability to share this with the less fortunate is also an important contribution and service to Yoga itself. Yogacharini Smt. Devasena Bhavanani, wife of Dr. Ananda, is a well recognised Yoga teacher, Bharatha Nat yam artist, classical Carnatic vocalist and also a Sanskrit scholar. With dedication and devotion, this Institute has been teaching and propagating the profound knowl- edge and rishi culture that is unique to it. The ancient wisdom, as taught here has almost disap- peared; now however, Ammaji, Dr. Ananda and Smt. Devasena, have not only revived it, but has presented it to the World with research support and scientific data base. The role of leYER in propagating this wisdom and the arts to public is exemplary. Unless knowledge is shared, it will disappear in one generation. Hence, the work of this Institution is unique and unparal- leled. The books and other materials from this Institute are also of great importance to Yoga students world over. Special mention should be made to the book titled "YOGA Chikitsa: Application of Yoga as a Therapy" by Dr. Ananda. It is a unique book with scientific clinical basis for procedures in Yoga therapy. As a senior member of Yoga fraternity, I shower my blessings to all who have contributed to the success of this unique institution and my pranams to Guruji Sri Gitananda Giri Maharaj who was a great inspiration over many decades, to all of us working in Yoga.
  41. 41. AYOGAANUBHAVA 1jt1,p., rffl-UPMVp., '2'1&. ~'P.~. 11t.'D. (Phtt~t;J· 'D.Sd1f~4).1t(J9~' 16, Badrivishal Society, Tungarli, Lonavla - Dist.-Pune, 401403,M.S., India. bholevog@;~hotrnail.com. www.voganubhava.com, www.vogabhole.com Tel: 0091-2114-273384; Mob.: +919881315176 MESSAGE International Centre for Yoga Education and Research (ICYER), founded by Yogamaharishi Dr Swami Gitananda Giri Guru Maharaj in 1968 at Ananda Ashram, Pondicherry and presently guided by Yogacharini Meenakshi Devi Bhavanani respectfully and aptly called 'Ammaji' is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year under the Chairmanship of Yogacharya Dr Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani. I had the privilege of getting blessings from Swami Gitanandaji and to have lively discussions with him and Ammaji during various Yoga Conferences and Conventions held at Annada Ashram and else- where from time to time. Swami Gitanandaji awarded ''Taamra Padma" to me during the 3rd Decennial Convention of Vishwa Yoga Samaj World Wide Yoga Congress held in January 1989 in Pondicherry for Excellence in Session Moderations. Since its inception, Ananda Ashram has developed by leaps and bounds to great heights under the excellent guidance of Swami Gitanandaji assisted by Ammaji and presently successfully managed by Dr. Ananda Balyogi with support from team members. The magazine 'Yoga Life' and various publica- tions of the ICYER is a rich treasure house of knowledge and guidance for the Yoga students and practitioners. I wish big success for the Golden jubilee Celebrations of ICYER and a bright future for its multifarious activities under the stewardship of Dr. Ananda Balyogi and spiritual guidance from Respected Ammaji.
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  44. 44. KRISHNAMACHARYA HEALING AND YOGA FOUNDATION Namaste! The International Centre for Yoga Education and Research and Yoganjali Natyalayam, Pondicherry was founded by the great Yoga Guru Yogamaharishi Swami Gitananda Giri. Considered among the best Yogis of the 20th Century, he brought together the wonderful traditions of Yoga and Dance, both expounded by Lord Shiva, offered it to the modern day public. This parampara has been continued to the present day by his wife Ammaji Yogacharini Meenakshidevi Bhavanani and their son Dr. Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani, whose unlimited talents continue to keep the flag of the Gitananda Tradition flying high. In an era where commitment is a feared word and tradition is often ridiculed to embrace the false garb of modernity, the fiftieth anniversary of ICYER sends a strong message to modern day practitioners that there is a great value in being rooted to teaching traditions. I wish the Gitananda family all the very best on this auspicious occasion and appeal to the divine Lord to continue to shower auspicious blessings to this Yogic family. Dr. Kausthub Desikachar CEO & Chief Yoga Therapist Krishnamacharya Healing & Yoga Foundation The worldwide headquarters of the Viniyoga® tradition 60 (Old #79) Greenways Road Extension R A Puram, Chennai 600028, India Web www.khyf.net Phone +91 44 42066856
  45. 45. Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of ICYER at Ananda Ashram It is a great honour to be included in the celebrations of Rishiculture Ashtanga Yoga. I was part of the first teacher training intake in Pondicherry, in 1968. It was conducted by Dr Swami Gitananda Giri. I still believe it to be the best of all the intakes over the years! It also included Meenakshi Devi, who does not need an introduction to anyone. Dr Ananda Balayogi is another member of this illustrious trio. The family visited New Zealand three times in the 1970's and held seminars in all the main cities. They were a resounding success. In later years Dr Ananda came to continue this tradition. Members of the Mother Ashram in Pondicherry have welcomed those visiting from the Lotus Yoga Centre. Some have been to India and attended meetings on a number of occasions. The Tradition of Rishiculture Ashtanga Yoga has expanded worldwide. May the Light continue to shine. Yogacharya Eric Doornekamp Founder - Director of The Lotus Yoga Centre and Retreat New Zealand
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  47. 47. LOVING BLESSINGS FROM GREAT MASTERS ON DIFFERENT OCCASIONS Shrl Adyar K. Lakshman I am heartened to hear th.1t Yoganjali Natplayam i$ celebrating it~ Tenth MnlYelQry. This CefI~ fe)(Y~ and the Cultur~I Arts was founded by no other f)Cr1On than Yog;amtiharishi SW.1ImiGit.1lnand.1l Cirl In order to build up InlCr~ in youth fof Y~ .lIS well .1ISothef cultural .Arts III«: music and dance If dance and music are the univers.llilanguage of peace, Y~ is .11 pr.K1icc filled wIth the lansuage of the Un~fS.11 Sclf fe)(the Individual to tasre the unalloyed blISS and »SO hclpong us to 'IfC1W IntefMlty to be dose wIth ,hoc Eternal FOfCl:. The YogICdiscipline keeps u.s In contact with the Extern,,1 World WIth a view to the ~-clopment 01 objective ktlO'o'>~ and .Itthe Sime time. It draws In the senses 0( knowtedge towards the source so th.lt the ~~riy.tS e)( the Org.lns of Action 5e1VC Cod who IS within us WIth fIght ')CIlon and without any motive. II is a great pleasure fOfme to know th~ you are celebrating the Tenth Ann"~ry of Y~n,alo Natyalayam. May lotd PilItanJilIli,who wa.s aho a great dancer. bless the youth to develop 'motioo through dance' ..nd "action through Yop·. May Yoganjali ,nyabyam grow fr()(OstrcngUI WIththe ~ng of our ~ and pr~nt Ri~is. Padmabh~n B.K.S. lYE 'CAR, Rarnam')nl lyen8"r Memorial Y~ Inshtule. Pune, t.~harastr.1l The work of Yoganjali N<atyilliayam. under the able guidance uf Kalalm.)IllMl Mccn.k~, Oevi Shavanan; ~nd Or An.lnd.l 8.l1.lYog; Bhavllnanl. 's urry'"ll C)(1 I' nob~ tradition of the CtC.1ItGuru Yog.lmaharishl Or SWAmi Cllaoanda Ciri CII'" Mahl)raj. The blend or the ultimiUC: spirituill sdence or Voga with the.'cl3~".,1 urnatlc Pc:rforming Arts in such ~n extensive: manner .s .. ,rut setVicc: In " .lntitnt cultu~ of Mol~ India. The level 01 prolkieocy attamed by th~ In ~lt,,11 is of the highest possible st.ld"rd, even though WOfk'ng with young ch.ldren My ble$sint> arc JIw~~ with the YoganJ~lt N3ty~IaY.lm. May t~ 1000,lute continuc: • , P'Of)C' and fJout;~ In the deGldes to come SHRI AOYAl K LAKSHA . Bharal N.1ty.lm mJ~ler, Bh.lt.llh.l OlOOdam.lnl. (henna; I was happy to serve as Chief Judge of the Swami Citananda Giri 11"" Yoga Youth Award. August Sih and 61h. 2000 al ICYER Inmy Cap.3{II) as Director. Central Council for Research in Yoga and alurop.,It. Ministry of Health. New Delhi. I have travelled all over India viSitingYI» , Centres and Ashrams. but I have never seen anywhere such asplenel: I display or Yoga spirit and skill as I have seen amon~ the youngster .. , , Yoganjali Nacyalayam and leYER. Iwish you all the best in your work II all times to come. DR NARESH KUMAR BRAHMACHARJ (Swami Pran;wdnandd). D~redor, CCRYN (Now Retired), Moni5try of Health. New Delhi
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  49. 49. LOVING BLESSINGS FROM GREAT MASTERS ON DIFFERENT OCCASIONS Heartiest Congratulations to Yoganjali Natyalayam in its 10'" Anniversary! Whenever I stepped into Swamiji's abode called "Yoganjali Natyalayam" (and this year I was truly blessed being able to attend so many classes and dance presentations) my heart felt at ease and wonderfully nourished at the sight of hundreds of wonderful children, expressing each of them the Divine in its own unique and beautiful way. Bright, smart faces moving with respect, discipline, order, tremendous skillsand above all, an all embracing enthusiasm to do something "good",to do something worthy of a good child, learning how to create harmony, intelligence and beauty through their minds, bodies and emotions. Where in the modern world can you still find a place to do this? At Yoganjali Natyalayam all this is a "Living Truth", in spite of the cruel academic pressures even small children have to face now in India. Swamiji's and Amma's experience to guide and teach children goes decades back to 1970 at KambliswamyMadam with thousands of village children who in a rnodellic social work not only received food and clothing, but also sound Yoga teachings that shaped their lives to become a boon to the society, upgrading their lives in a great manner. All this experience of decades of dedicated teaching was poured into Yoganjali Natyalayam, so dear to Swamiji as it was to make available to the Indian children as well as to their parents their own unique and fabulous cultural heritage which is second to none over the whole world. Modern life tries its best to alienate Indians from their very own ancient and exquisitely beautiful splendour to convert them into mindless, mad consumers, eating up the world without hesitation, as it has become so fashionable, now. But the bright stars of Yoganjali Natyalayam bring a soft, sweet light into the very dreary modern scene of so much human ugliness, unhappiness and misery. No challenge seems too big for Amma, Dr. Ananda, Devasena and their heroic Yoga-trained young stage artists who truly create Divinity on earth, bringing into vibrant life all the ancient Indian saints and sages, king>and Gurus and all the marvelous human characters that with mastery show us life as it is, without the modern tortuous perversions, in an exemplified manner and show how to make right lise of the privilege of a human birth on this beautiful planet earth, to evolve happily and healthily into Divine Beings. Magic becomes something very real at YoganjaliNatyalayam. Youonly have to go there and see yourself the presence of the Divine. Satyam, Shivam, Sundaram blossom and flourish in their entire splendor in this unique school of Yogaand Bharatha Natyam, nourishing not only children and their parents, but also the lucky visitors who are fortunate enough to be drawn to this very special place. The whole morally and spiritually starving world finds a potential source of nourishment and rejuvenation at Yoganjali Natyalayam. May this fantastic school with all their children and parents continue to grow in Yoga, to grow into the Divine as a great example of Human Glorious Truth and set a luminous example to the whole world that "a way has been found", by the great Indian Rishis,out of all this darkness into a bright, happy and healthy future, even in this mad, mad times of war and destruction on all levels. My most humble respects and felicitationsto Divine Aruma, Dr. Ananda, Devasena and all the children and parents of Yoganjali Natyalayam. My hearty congratulations all the Tenth Anniversary of the founding of Yoganjali Natyalayam which has done a great service to society. I am happy that you are puhlishing a commemorative souvenir. This is an important landmark. From the way world affairsare going and the amount of violence and aggressionseen, there seems to be no doubt that for hurnanity to. survive. Yoga will be the only way which can bring peace; and societies can relearn to live together in harmony. The efforts of your institute are a great contribution towards this end.
  50. 50. LOVING BLESSINGS FROM GREAT MASTERS ON DIFFERENT OCCASIONS Receive my best wishes and congratulalions for the Tenth Anniversary of Yoganjali' Natyalayam. The great accomplishmetns you all have achieved during all these years are well known among the Yoga students in Italy and 'Argentina through the Yoga Life magazine, Also, hundreds of them have seen the performances of Yoganjali Natyalavarn during Dr, Anand. and Devasena's marriage, filmed and presented in all the centres in bot.h countries. The skill of all artists, as well as the artistic taste that impregnated all the performances left everybody really impressed. I always wonder at the amazing. huge work you have been dol ng all these years and at the great dedication you all put in this activity. Also, I congratulate you for the positive, enthusiastic response from cities and public reportecl in newspapers and magazines. This is the abundant harvest of the fantastic work Pujya Swami Gitananda and you, Yogacharini Srnt Mecnakshi Dcvi, had started so many years ago, devoting so much time and efforts educating youngsters through art and helping them grow in a Yogic context, in a Yogic way, lShri T.R, Krlshn "Yoganjali Natyalayam", the premier Institute of Yogaand Cultural Arts in Pondy has completed ten years of service in Pondicherry. It is not easy to run an institution for these many years, with grand success. All because of your team work you have had grand success. Also, it is encouraging that y.0u are honouring eminent cultural personalities of Pondicherry. My blessings for your future plans and may your team have a grand success. It is a great pleasure forrne III learn that Yoganjali Natyalayam is completing ten years of its' wonderful and unparalled service to the triune cause of Classical Music, Classical Dance and Classical Yoga. My memories of the fantastic Dance Drama Silappadikaram put up by the Natyalayam in September 2002 last year are still so fresh and vivid. Indeed, I had never witnessed before such a natural and beautiful fusion of Music, Dance and Yoga at their highest and most inspiring spiritual levels. The Natyalayam owes it beginning to the far-sighted synthetic vision of the charismatic Swami Gitanandaji and its steady growth over the years to numerous conscientious individuals, both students and' teachers. However, there is no doubt in my mind that this great and unique institution owes its exemplary growth to the care, dedication and efficiency of its inspired as well as gifted leader $rimati Meenakshi Deviji. May this veritable embodiment of Adi Shakti, combining the best of the East and the West, continue to fashion and guide the further growth of this now-famous institution to further glory and to name and fame at the international level, in the years to come!
  51. 51. LOVING BLESSINGS FROM GREAT MASTERS ON DIFFERENT OCCASIONS On behalf of Yoga Research and Education Center, USA, I am sending my best wishes on the Tenth Anniversary of Yoganjali Natyalayam founded by Dr. Swami Gitananda Giri. We have had the privilege of sponsoring under our International Scholarship programme a number of young students studying Bharatha Natyarn and Yoga under the able direction of Meenakshi Devi Bhavanani and her son Dr. Ananda Bhavanani and are greatly impressed with the dedication of both students and staff of Yoganjali Natyalayam, There has long been a connection between Bharatha Nat yam and Yoga, both being powerful expressions of the human spirit yearning for ultimate freedom and happiness, May the Anniversary Celebrations prove successful in further spreading traditional Tamil culture and thereby contributing to the spiritual upliftment of people. Yoganjali Natyalayam, which is part of International Centre for Yoga Education and Research (leYER), has done much to preserve ancient Indian and Tamil culture by offering the young generation the possibility of exposure to the ancient cultural and spiritual heritage of Tamil Nadu and India, Hari OM, Greetings of Peace from Salchidananda Ashram· Yogaville. Sweet Congratulations! We know that this Tenth Anniversary of Yoganjali Natyalayam will be a great successand will inspire and uplift the souls of all who participate in this glorious event. Through the divine beauty of the great Fine Arts of India all present will be brought closer to that One Consciousnessthat has become The Many. Our beloved Master, Sri Swami Satchidanandaji Maharaj, used to place great importance on the Fine Arts and particularly on the great Sharatha Natyam dance for the evolution of the spirit of man, All of us at Satchidananda Ashram - Yogaville, Virginia, are sending you our best wishes and are keeping you in our hearts and prayers. OM Shanthi. Ever Yours in Yoga. It was wit.h great'delight that I came to know that the 10th Anniversary of Yoganjali Natyalayam will be celebrated in mid-july this year. As a long time admirer of your steadfast dedication to Yoga and our Cultural Arts and your passionate interest in fostering their global growth, I have the most immense pleasure in conveying my very best wishes to you and Dr.Ananda for the glorious success of the celebrations, I am sure that by the Grace of the .Almighty' your institution will grow from strength to strength in the years to come. With very warm personal regards,
  52. 52. LOVING BLESSINGS FROM GREAT MASTERS ON DIFFERENT OCCASIONS It was a moment of great pleasure for me to meet Swami Gitanandaji for the first time in 1984 in Calicut. He was delivering his illuminating lecture on Indian Yoga- Culture. A brilliant star in the domain of Indian Culture, visa-vis, the profound science of Yoga, Swamiji was an inspiring spiritual leader. Amma and Dr. Ananda have continued Swamiji's work and made ICYER one of the best Yoga education centers in India. We bow our heads before them for their exr.elient performance during the International Yoga Festival organised by the Dept. of Tourism - Govt. of Pondicherry. Meenakshi Devi's firm faith in the efficiency and relevance of Yoga education today is superb, and her exposition on Yoga as a practical science of living is unique in every respect. Of particular interest is the fact that Meenakshi Devi Bhavanani and Yoganjali Natyalayam are concerned not ='!""'==:==~;;;;;;;;;'===C=""'C====i1 merely with certain physical postures like leg-lifting or twisting but with the -~~";;;;;;;';;";';';;;;:;;';';;~~~o=!Ill discipline of both body and mind in order for an integral development of human personality as was conceived by the Indian Sages. Man is not an animal, simply a man, but a Divine Being within the framework of physical existence. Euffitment of man lies ~ng that Divinity-becoming a Divine man. We are confident that by the blessings of Almighty, Yoganjali 'am will have glorious success in its efforts to establish Yoga as a living science of man today. It is a matter of great felicitation to note that Yoganjali Natyalayam is celebrating its Tenth Anniversary. This unique institution has not only attracted young children desirous to learn dance, but also acted as a powerful Center producing many National and International level Yoga Asana Champions and Ambassadors of Rishi Culture Yoga. Many students of this institution have evolved themselves as the "Ught House of Inspiration" to countless people throughout the world. Yoganjali Natyalayam has succeefully transformed Yogic postures into the classical dance. It is proving to be a wonderful nursery for the future Yogis and Yoginis. May God and Sri Gurdeva H.H. Sri Swami Jyotirmayananda bless this institution so that it may serve humanity in the best Yogic way for many-many years to come . ..!" YQgirat'1a.Dr;~~ii~S~l.P~~SHAN MIS~RA ,-.. lrite{~"<lfiona~~,¥g}J~~i;ty, GHaziabad. Salguru Bodinalha Veylanswami Ji Abundant blessings to all of those participating in the 10th Anniversary Celebrations of Yoganjali Natyalayam in Pondicherry. Yoganjali Natyalayam is certainly doing valuable work in teaching for over the past ten years the Hindu traditions of Yoga, Bharatha Natyam and Carnatic Music. May its mission of training youth in Hindu culture continue to nourish for many years to ~ome.
  53. 53. LOVING BLESSINGS FROM GREAT MASTERS ON DIFFERENT OCCASIONS We are very pleased to know that Yoganjali Natyalayam, is celebrating its Tenth Anniversary this year. The event is a milestone in the annals of an institution. Yoganjali Natyalayam under the wing of Ananda Ashram has performed yeomen service to the Classical Dance and Music traditions of South India. Naatya is a 'Sampoorna Yoga' (total Yoga) according to ancient scriptures and Smt. Meenakshi Devi Bhavanani's vision of integrating this concept and content have been truly the best contribution made to the art of Naatya. The charitable nature of the Ananda Ashram has benefited several talented and economically weaker sections of Pondicherry and Meenakshiji and her equally dedicated son Dr.Ananda have creditably continued to serve the cause envisaged and initiated by the great soul Swami Gitananda Giri. We really admire the discipline, devotion and dedication of the inmates of Yoganjali Natyalayam and offer our congratulations and felicitations on this auspicious occasion. We wish them all strength and sagacity to uphold the service to art and continue to serve the cause for many more years to come. Wishing you all a happy anniversary. God bless you all. Let the whole world be happy, healthy and peaceful. International Centre for Yoga Education and Research is one of the best centres for knowledge of Yoga and Spirituality in the world today. This centre under the guidance of Dr. Swami Gitananda Giri, Smt. Meenakshi Devi Bhavanani and Dr. Ananda BalaYogihas been offering training in Yoga for students, teachers, Bharatha Natyam students etc. Apart from this, the centre conducts various Conferences, Workshops, Competitions at National and International level which help in propagation of Yoga in a modern scientific manner. This Centre has trained many Yogic students who in turn have become messengers in spreading ideas of our Guru Swami Gitananda Giri. In addition to this another Jewel in the crown of ICYER is starting of Yoganjali Natyalayam which trains youngsters in Yoga and Bharatha Natyam and thereby disciplines their lives. This centre and especially Dr. Swami Gitananda Giri has been a source of inspiration and guiding power for my Yogic life and achievements. I always remember with gratitude Dr. Swami Gitananda Ciri, Smt. Meenakshi Devi -<1 Dr. Ananda BalaYogi for their encouragement in every stage of my Yogic life. We hope that this Centre further 0'pands in activities and creates many more messengers of Yoga who can helpLa propagate Yoga which is very tal for all sections of people in modern life.
  54. 54. LOVING BLESSINGS FROM LAKSHMAN SIR TO Dr. ANANDA IN 1987
  55. 55. LOVING BLESSINGS FROM SWAMIJI TO Dr. ANANDA IN 1991
  56. 56. LOVING BLESSINGS FROM SRI TKV DESIKACHAR TO Dr. ANANDA IN 2010 V't, ;4~a U a unttjue deUe9: nat o~ a ke tke ao« 0&one at tke moa u9nt6«:aa tpJ~ 0& ou't Ume dut aUo kaa to kta c'tedit a mode'tn education tk'tou9k kta medtcat detf!tee, ~e ta dao a t'tU~ 9iJted muatctaH, SUCk a ,ae~ et40 kaa add a a,atutuat keuta~, mode'tn educat~ Md Mttattc I!at't ta 'tMe tn todall a contem/UJJta'UfUmea, ~od m'l coeteatfuea Md '} ka()e kad netme'toua o~'ttUHittea to meet ~d tnte'tMt etdtk ktm, 8ack tUne, rtnaHda a keMt extenda out eo ev.a~ and akoev.ame tkat ke ka4 Uedeed emd'tMed tke 'teat meantH9 01 '109a tnto kU kea'tt, '} dteu ;4nMda to kMe a ton9 Md foU'tfo.oae~ tt6e aHd too~ &o'tev.Mdto man'l mo'te 0&kU c'teatwe endeMo'ta, - 7, ~,1/1)eu~ Founder KYM and KHYF, Chennai. I
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  58. 58. UI ANANDA 50ASHR_AM 1968 - 2018 GOLDEN JUBILEE, UI YOGANJALI 25NATYALAYAM 1993 - 2018 SILVER JUBILEE
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  61. 61. An I4£.o(kmy 0/ Yogo lind the Cornorfc Culrurol Arts at"6-30p.m. Saturday, morr:h 27.1993. at ANANDA ASHRAM orr CENTER 25, 2nd ~ Ayyanor Nagar (Nt!Of ~ T1Ieatr~)PondJch~rry 60S 013 Yogari.hi Dr. SWAMI GITANANDA GIRl Ind ••••••••••••••••••••* WI'" ., •• "".' ., _ .. y ltI>I *: 0 .... 'WAMI GITA"AHOA GIIII GV_V "AtlAlUfl, :; * TEACHERS .AND STUDENTS OF * : YOGANJALI NATYALAYAM : * POAdi,hM1" PHlllin lashlall af .. : 'I'O~A. el1AAAT NAT'I'AM AND CAIilHATIC MUll(: : • •• •* •• •* •• •• •* •• •• •• •• •* COI'dIoI'1j '''''', .. '1'_ .nmckJ~" tor 1M *: THII/D ANNUAl DAY CEllBRA7(ONS :: * "'IlJ"TlV"L OJ' YOGA. O"HC. AHO MUSIC .. -: (It 5·30 p..... Salurdmj-. N<M: 29th. 1996 :: * Ol ..,... '::AMI."" '::ALA' "'RANQA'" :- = 0_ ow ... 110"",. O... M .... '--'" * •••••••••••••••••••• ~]i.l"'~~ (..O~I!n.~~ """-Mut •••• "", $u ... " ..... "Y~ Bh.,.ti~ .. •• Pr~r:.t.<i;f,t'A.-l!.11~~~$~~MI A IJI, ... """ N:lIy.ltm Dance Dram .. '10.;3j"" J.""V(~':II~~I~1€..'IiI.fi~m/U:l~ OF YOGAMAHARI$HI DR. SWAMI GITANANDA GIRl GURUMAHARAJ VOGANJALI NATVALAVAM PRESENTS A Bruuala Na'y&m Dane& Drama
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  63. 63. The festival will include scintillating performances in Camatic vocal. instrumental music, acrcbattc natya karnes. Olympic standard yoga asanas, yoga asanas tabfeaus, yoga asana skits, classical Bharathanatyam, foil< dance etc. • The speQaJ item 01 the tenth anniversary celebrations is 'Natana Pujai Seivom', a mini dance drama using Sanchari Bhava and Nritta 10 summarize the 9 mejcr full length Bharathanatyam dance dramas which have been presented by Yoganjali Natyalayam since 1993. No doubt 'Natana Pulai Seivom' win certainly join the hit Jistof Yog Nat's Productions vtz.. Kannappan Nayarvnat (1994). Kataikal Amma;Y., (1995), Kamba Ramayana (1996), Nandanar Charitram (1997), Meenakshi Thirukalyanam (1 998), Andal Chaitram (1999), Nala Oamayanthi (2000), Silapaadikaaram (2002) and Ramavatara (2003). Scholarships and awards to the meritorious students of Vog Nat wal also be honoured during the 2-day celebration. It Govemor K A Malkani will be the chief ~~:.:,~:::~r~~:legislator S P Siva Kumar, Vog Nat Chennai director Padmashree K Lakshmanan. Chief Minister N Rangasamy will the chief'guest ot the second and final day in the presence of ~~i~~~~ ~~~rO~~~!~ R J Admission is free to one and 'If.
  64. 64. With Best Compliments from WITH 'A' GRADE DECLARED U/S 3 OF UGC ACT, 1956 SBV Campus, Pondicherry - Cuddalore Main Road, Pillaiyarkuppam, Pondicherry - 607402 Ph : 0413 - 2611807, 2611805, 2611809. www.sbvu.ac.in Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth, Deemed to be University, accredited by NAAC with A Grade is a young University, proud of its modernity, yet grounded in rich educational and cultural heritage. SBV ensures that its programmes are recognized internationally and its students appear for USMLE (USA), PLAB, MRCP/MRCS (UK), MCCQE (Canada), AMC (Australia), CGFNS/ NCLEX, USA (Nursing). The presence of Yoga and Music Therapy is an innovative step forward from Illness to Wellness. MoU signed by SBVfor a collaborative doctoral programme in Music Therapy with the IMC University of Applied Sciences,KREMS,Austria and MoU with Kaivalyadhama Yogainstitute for YogaResearchare noteworthy milestones. CONSTITUENT COLLEGES CENTERS CENTRE FOR YOGA THERAPV EDUCATION AND RESEARCH <CVTER) PG Certit=icate Progra ..........e, PG Diplo .....a, AII.Phil,PhD CENTRE FOR NlUSIC THERAPV EDUCATION AND RESEARCH <CNlTER) PG Diplo .....a, AII.Sc<AlIT>,PhD CENTRE FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONS EDUCATION <CHPE) PG Certit=icate Progra ..........e, PG Diplo .....a, AII.Phil,PhD I sov - NIRF RANKINGS 20"18 - 72 among the Universities in India. IVIGIVICRI - NIRF RANKING 20"18 - 23 among Top lVIedical Colleges in India.
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  70. 70. 144a MyfirstencounterwithDrSwamiGitananda'steachingwasthroughNandiniDevi (NancyHolt)whohadstudiedwithSwamijiatWalesandEscaponainSpain. By1980IwasmarriedtoAlanandhadababy, Alice,andwhenIfinallyarrivedatAnandaAshram Thattanchavady(SriKambaliswamyMadam)Swamiji wasstandingbytheMadamdrinkingcoffee,which, strangeasitseems,putuscomplstrangeasitseems,putuscompletelyatease.With thehelpofAmmaji(MeenakshiDevi)andAnanda beingSwamiji'sfamily,wesettledcomfortablyandeasilyintoAshramlife.Swamijitaught everyclassfrom5.30amtosometimes,10pm. ThepowerofSwami'steachingissuch thatnowasIcontinueinmySadhanahisvoice remainsstrongandconstant.IknowIcontinue togrowinalldimensionsofthehumanform. Itiswonderfultothinkthatthis50thcelebrationofSwamiji'steachingisbeingcelebratedthis year.IlookforwardtoenjoyingbeingwithTeam50. Duetoourprofessionsandexpanding family,itwas2000beforeImanagedtoreturn to the Ashram. However, that became somethingofanaddictionandfollowingthat,I continuetovisittheAshramyearly. Swamiji'sYogicteachingswasthestabilisinginfluenceonhowwelivedourlivesand ofhowwecontinuetolive. Alan'sfirstYogaexperiencewaswithSwamijiasteacher!Iam oftenaskedhowwe managedwithababyandIcannotremember,exceptthatwejustdid.Thisinfactwasapart oftheteaching,howtogrowasafamily,howtoliveagoodlifeandfollowone'sprofessionin theworldwelivein. Alicewasaperfectstudenthardlyevercausingdisruptioninclass.Ourfellowstudents wereconsiderateandkindtoournewfamily. TherewereIadmittimeswhensleepwouldcomesittingupandeyesopen! OnherreturnfromSpainshebegantoteach, thiswas1977.Nandiniwasaremarkableteacherand inspiredmetogotoIndiaandstudywithSwamiji.
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  75. 75. Feedback from Staff Members of Sept Securities attending Yoga Sessions through YOGNAT
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