About us

Swami Kuvalayananda (30 August 1883- 18 April 1966) Founder, Kaivalyadhama, Lonavala, Maharashtra.
Padma Shri Yogacharya Sadashiv Nimbalkar Founder-Director, Yoga Vidya Niketan

“My revered Guru Swami Kuvalayananda who kindled in me a love for Yoga Shastra”
– Sadashiv Nimbalkar!

Yoga Vidya Niketan (YVN) was founded in 1974 by a small group of Yoga lovers under the dynamic leadership of Padma Shri Yogacharya Sadashiv P. Nimbalkar, who is the Founder-Director.

The main objective of YVN is to reach our ancient heritage, the Yoga Shastra, to every door step and spread the knowledge and the technique of performing Yoga Practices for attaining and maintaining positive health and personality development irrespective of any caste, creed, age, sex or religion. Starting from the modest beginning, YVN’s activities have grown manyfold and rapidly over the years.

Our specially designed, easy-to-perform yogic courses are based on the ancient principles of yoga, blended with the modern tenets of Physiology, Bio-chemistry, Health, etc. and tailor made to suit every individual’s needs. The courses presently conducted are:

Diploma in Yogic Education (Teachers’ Training Course);
Diploma in Yogic Therapy and
Diploma in Natural Living and Naturopathy.

Regular classes for the above courses are conducted at the Dadar and its own premises “Yoga Bhavan”, at Vashi. Besides regular classes are conducted predominantly at different parts of Mumbai and Navi Mumbai for the good health of common man and to cater to the need of ailing people with tailor-made Yogic Practices. In addition, special programmes are conducted at other cities in Maharashtra (like Pune, Satara, Nagpur, etc.), in our country and even in USA, Canada, Thailand and Singapore.

Our team with Hon’ble President Shankar Dayal Sharma & his wife