Kaivalyadham , Lonavala

The_front_entrance_to_the_Kaivalyadhama_Institute_Kdham.JPG'Established in 1924 by Swami Kuvalayananda in Lonavla, Maharashtra, India,the Kaivalyadhama Health and Yoga Research Center (abbreviated Kdham) is a spiritual, therapeutic, and scientific research center with a specific aim to coordinate ancient yogic arts with modern science.

Set in 180 acres of beautiful parkland and gardens at Lonavla,the Institue offers an extensive range of yoga courses :
– 21 Days Basic Course in Yoga and Ayurveda.
– 21 Days Certificate Course for Yoga Teachers in Spa Therapies
– 21 Days Certificate Course in Traditional Texts in Yoga
– PG Diploma in Yoga Education
– Certificate Course
– PG Diploma in Yoga Therapy
– Advanced Teacher Training
– Teacher Training Course in Pranayama (NEW)

Kaivalyadhama yogic hospital in LonavlaThe campus consists of eight primary buildings which house its five departments: Scientific Research, Philosophical-Literary Research, Gordhandas Seksaria College of Yoga and Cultural Synthesis, Central Administration, and the Shrimati Amolak Devi Tirathram Gupta Yogic Hospital and Health Care Center. In addition, several buildings house students and visiting staff. Kdham can house up to 150 students at a time.

Two kitchens serve up daily Ayurvedic meals for students, faculty, and staff, often using locally-grown rice and on-site cows for milk. Meals are strictly vegetarian. A naturopathy center provides Ayurvedic spa-like treatments for patients and visitors. Extensive Ayurvedic gardens provide many of the naturopathic remedies. Several smaller buildings provide classroom spaces for asanas and lectures.

The Gupta Yogic Hospital and Health Care Center provides treatment facilities utilizing yoga, naturopathy and Ayurveda. It is open to both indoor and outdoor patients. For individuals who suffer from specific ailments, a tailor-made programme is designed with the most appropriate treament prescribed. A resident medical officer and visiting Ayurvedic physicians provide care and consultations. There are also facilities to handle the disabled and elderly.

155-lonar0082011a468x312Kaivalydham includes institutes such as the Philosophico-Literary Research Department(founded 1944 to explore the interpretation and translation of traditional yogic texts.) & The Gordhandhas Seksaria College Of Yoga and Cultural Synthesis(opened in 1951 to help train others in the theoretical and practical aspects of yoga).

In 1962, Kdham was declared an All India Institute of Higher Education by the Education Ministry.