Yogastha (meaning "established in yoga") is Wellness Club as an institute body under students'
Gymkhana at IIT Bombay.
Since its' inception on 1st International Day of Yoga (21st
June 2015), the club is working towards a stress-free, peaceful campus community covering all wellness aspects as physical, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, etc.
Since then the club is actively conducting weekly sessions and other events.
The club conducts Yoga and Meditation training cum practice sessions every week on Monday,
Wednesday and Friday mornings.
Well trained yoga practitioners from the campus lead the sessions.
To break from the routine, we invite a professional trainer to conduct a specialized sessions once in every 2-3 weeks.
The aim of conducting free regular sessions is to inculcate basic traditional yoga practices among
the campus community.
In these regular sessions, the core team members themselves lead and offer training to the learners
There are no prerequisites for attending the regular sessions and anyone from the campus is welcome
to join anytime.
The timing and day of the session may vary depending on the other Yogastha activities.
Any changes in timing is notified in the Yogastha google group and facebook page.
The special sessions are conducted to celebrate special occasions or short yoga workshops on certain
aspects significant to our campus community.
One such session was the Mother’s day special focusing on yoga for women which had huge
participation from the ladies in our campus.
Further, Surya namaskar (sun salutation) sessions focused on Surya namaskar are conducted in preparation for the 108 surya namaskar challenge during International yoga day celebrations. Another session chair yoga and neck and spinal cord focused on improving the sitting posture and taught a few table top asanas which can improve our working efficiency.
On the occasion of Teacher's day (5th Sept) special session was conducted for our highly talented teachers. This session focused on asanas and pranayams which can be easily incorporated within their busy schedules and practiced inside office environment.
Yogastha conducts Lecture Series on Yoga where guest lectures/talks by eminent researchers and practitioners in the field of yoga are organized to obtain detailed and well researched information about yoga and its benefits. Dr. S. D. Bhalekar, Dr. Shikha Sharma, Dr. Shirley Telles and Dr. Ganesh Rao have been our recent distinguished speakers.