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26/10/2014

About us

Brief Bio-Sketch of the Founder
H.H. Swami Ramdevji

H.H. Swami Ramdevji is has an extraordinary following in India and outside India, as a well known proponent of Yoga including pranayama. A disciple of Pujya Swami Shankerdevji Maharaj, Pujya Swami Ramdevji is the Founder and Head of Patanjali Yogpeeth in Haridwar, north India. He teaches and reaches out to several hundred thousand people per month through his very well attended yoga camps as well. Also each day Swamiji’s yoga practice sessions are aired on satellite television and viewed both nationally and internationally. These programs are extremely popular as Swamiji keeps people of all ages, occupations, and from both urban and rural areas, interested and enthusiastic throughout the yoga sessions. Swamiji is well versed in Sanskrit grammar, Ayurveda and Vedic Philosophy and is a strong proponent of Indian cultural values. Swami Ramdevji is the Chancellor of the University of Patanjali-Haridwar, for life. This is a University established by an Act of State legislature. Through the Bharat Swabhiman movement Swamiji has spread values to transform society for the better, in camps conducted all over India. This has made a tremendous impact on people across the country..

Brief Bio-Sketch of the Co-founder
H.H. Acharya Balkrishnaji

Acharya Balkrishna is the Chairman of Divya Pharmacy, the Ayurvedic wing of Divya Yog Mandir and Patanjali Yogpeeth. The Ayurvedic treatment and research both in Yoga and Ayurveda are being carried on under the supervision of Acharya Balkrishnaji. Acharyaji is a post graduate from Sampurnanand Sanskrit Vishvavidhalaya, Varanasi, in Sankhya-Yog & Ayurveda. Acharya Balkrishnaji has studied in depth the ‘Charak Samahita’, ‘Ashtang Hriday’, ‘Bhaysajya Ratnavali’ and other such Ayurvedic compositions. Over several hundred thousand people annually receive treatment from Acharya Balkrishnaji. Acharyaji is the General Secretary of Divya Yog Mandir Trust and Patanjali Yogpeeth Trust, and the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Patanjali. Acharya Balkrishnaji’s television programs on the use of commonly found plants to treat common ailments are extremely popular, as are his discourses on ayurveda. Through these programs Acharyaji has revived the interest in using plants for medicinal purposes and also the interest in ayurveda throughout India and in other countries as well..

Brief Bio-Sketch of the Director
Dr. Shirley Telles

Shirley Telles completed M.B.B.S. from Goa Medical College (Goa) and subsequently M.Phil. in Neurophysiology and Ph.D. in Neurophysiology from the National Institute of Mental Health & Neurosciences [NIMHANS], Bangalore, India. She is the Director of research at Patanjali Yogpeeth, Haridwar, India and the Head, Indian Council of Medical Research Center for Advanced Research in Yoga and Neurophysiology at Bangalore. She has 114 research publications related to yoga research in journals indexed in international bibliographic databases [e.g., Medline], 12 chapters in books and 3 published books. She received an award from The Indian Council of Medical Research (for excellence in biomedical research), from the John Templeton Foundation (www.templeton.org), U.S.A. (January, 2002), for an essay on ‘Creative research ideas in neurobiology’ and a Fulbright Fellowship (J.William Fulbright Foundation, U.S.A) to study “Functional magnetic resonance imaging in meditators” at the Dept. of Radiology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL., U.S.A..

Mr. Naosekpam Nilkamal Singh

Nilkamal Singh completed his Master of Science in Yoga from Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anushandhana Samsthana (SVYASA), Bengaluru, Karnataka in 2006. He Joined the Department of Yoga Research, Patanjali Research Foundation, in June 2008 as a Senior Research Fellow. Since then he worked on projects such as "Yoga for flood survivors in Bihar" and "Effect of Kapalabhati on heart rate variability and energy expenditure". At present he is working as a Senior Research Fellow in a project entitled “Effect of Yoga on Physical, Cognitive and Emotional Development in Children” funded by the Central Council for Research in Yoga and Naturopathy (CCRYN), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India. He has published 5 research papers in Pubmed/PsycInfo indexed journals. He represented Patanjali Yogpeeth in the Sixth World Congress of Biomechanics, 2010, Singapore and in the International Heart Conference, China, 2011. His main area of research is to study the effect of yoga on metabolism..

Mr. Sachin Kumar Sharma

Sachin Kumar Sharma completed his Post-Graduation in Yogic Science (2009-2011) from Uttarakhand Sanskriti University, Haridwar, India. He has been working in the Department of Yoga Research, Patanjali Research Foundation, since 2008. At present, he is working as a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Yoga Research in a Central Council for Research in Yoga and Naturopathy (CCRYN) funded project entitled “Effect of a yoga program on anthropometric and biochemical measures in obese person”. He has published one research paper in Pubmed indexed journals. His area of research is to study the effect of Pranayamas on autonomic variables..

Mr. Abhishek Kumar Bhardwaj

Abhishek Kr. Bhardwaj completed his post graduation in Clinical Psychology (2005-2007) from Dev Sanskriti University, Shantikunj, Haridwar, India and PG Diploma in Yogic Science (2007-2008) from H.N.B. Garhwal University, Garhwal, India. At present, he is working as a Junior Research Fellow in a project entitled “Effect of Yoga on Physical, Cognitive and Emotional Development in Children” funded by Central Council for Research in Yoga and Naturopathy (CCRYN), Department of AYUSH, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India since March, 2010. He is also involved in a project on “Yoga and herniated lumbar disc”, a joint trial of Patanjali Research Foundation, Haridwar, India and the Yoga Biomedical Trust, U.K. His main area of research is Yoga and psychological health. He has registered for Ph. D. in Clinical Psychology (“The effect of Pragya Yoga Sadhana on adolescents’ Psycho-Immunity”) at Dev Sanskriti University..

Ms. Arti Yadav

Arti Yadav completed her post graduation in Yogic Science and Holistic Health (2007-2009) from Dev Sanskriti University, Shantikunj, Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India. She joined Patanjali Research Foundation in 2009. At present, she is working as a Junior Research Fellow in a project entitled “Effect of Yoga Program on Anthropometric and Biochemical measures in Obese Persons” funded by Central Council for Research in Yoga and Naturopathy (CCRYN), Department of AYUSH, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India since March, 2010. Her main area of research is Yoga and Neuropsychology..

Mr. Ram Kumar Gupta

Ram Kumar Gupta completed his post graduation in Clinical Psychology (2008-2010) from Dev Sanskriti University, Shantikunj, Haridwar, India. He joined the Department of Yoga Research, Patanjali Research Fopundation, in November 2010 as a Junior Research Fellow. Currently he also is working on a project entitled “Yoga and herniated lumbar disc”, a joint trial of Patanjali Research Foundation, Haridwar, India and the Yoga Biomedical Trust, U.K. His main area of research is yoga and neurophysiology..

Ms. Shivangi Pathak

Shivangi Pathak completed her post graduation in Yogic Science and Holistic Health (2008-2010) from Dev Sanskriti University, Haridwar, India. She joined the Department of Yoga Research, Patanjali Research Foundation, in November 2010 as a Junior Research Fellow. Currently she is working in a project entitled “Effect of Right Nostril Yoga Breathing and Breath Awareness on Energy Expenditure”. Her main area of research is to study the effect of yoga on metabolic variables..

Mr. Ankur Tyagi

Ankur Kumar Tyagi completed his post graduation in human consciousness and yogic science in 2009 from Gurukul Kangri University, Haridwar, India. He is working as a Yoga Teacher in a CCRYN, New Delhi funded project entitled “Effect of Yoga on Physical, Cognitive and Emotional Development in Children” since March, 2010, he has also been teaching yoga for patients with back pain in a project entitled “Yoga and herniated lumbar disc” a joint project of Patanjali Research Foundation, Haridwar, India and the Yoga Biomedical Trust, U.K..

Mr. Prabhat Mishra

Prabhat Kumar Mishra completed his graduation 1994 -1996 from Ram Manohar Lohia Awadh University, Faizabad, India. He is working in the Department of Yoga Research, Patanjali Research Foundation since 2008 as an office assistant..