Actress Amrita Rao greets Smt. Hansaji Jayadeva Yogendra, Director of The Yoga Institute, Santacruz, on her birthday


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Actress Amrita Rao met Smt. Hansaji Jayadeva Yogendra, Director of the oldest organized Yoga centre in the world, The Yoga Institute, Santacruz, on the occasion of the latter’s birthday. Amrita acknowledged the contribution of Smt. Hansaji Jayadeva Yogendra, who has been at the forefront of the yoga movement in the last four decades, as a teacher, teacher-educator, an excellent communicator in the Television medium, and as an author of several books on Yoga.

Amrita Rao said, “Hansaji lends a patient ear to anyone who takes his/her problem to her and provides an insight which helps the person to get a grip and find a satisfactory solution. She is a caring counsellor too.”

Born in 1947, Smt Hansaji was a frequent visitor to The Yoga Institute even while she was studying for B.Sc. and later, for a degree in Law. When she married Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra, it was a turning point in Hansaji’s life. With her innate charm and capacity, she brought about dramatic changes in the Institute. The ladies’ wing was expanded and she enthused a dynamism and radiance to all the activities. She took over as the Director at The Yoga Institute in the year 1997. Hansaji brings a special energy wherever she goes and is a popular orator throughout the country. She has authored several Yoga books in English and Gujarati. The television serial, ‘Yoga for Better Living’ has been aired three times on the National network and is very well appreciated. She, together with her illustrious husband has travelled widely and shares her knowledge with all selflessly and with grace. She is the President of International Board of Yoga.

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