YOGA IN DAILY LIFE ™ (YIDL) is a holistic system of health, encompassing the science of body, mind, consciousness and soul.· It has been developed and offered to the public in the western world for over 40 years by a traditional yoga master from northern India, His Holiness Mahamandaleshwar Paramhans Swami Maheshwarananda, respectfully known as Swamiji.
The heart of Yoga in Daily Life's spiritual teaching is selfless service. Swamiji has inspired the creation of thousands Yoga in Daily Life™ Centres world-wide, where Yoga and Meditation is taught on a voluntary basis by professionally trained teachers. Classes and courses are conducted for the general public and specific groups such as community organisations, hospitals, schools, retirement homes, drug rehabilitation centres and companies.
Yoga in Daily Life™ activities are aimed to serve humankind by fostering health, world peace, humanitarian aid, protection of the environment and all creatures, as well as tolerance, respect and freedom amongst religions, cultures and nations.
Yoga in Daily Life™ has had a presence in the UK since the early 1980's and regular classes have been available in London since September 2001. The UK national centre was inaugurated in London in May 2004 as the Sri Swami Madhavanandaji Ashram, and is located in Queens Park NW6. January 2008 saw classes beginning in Edinburgh, Scotland and the Mahaprabhu Deep Ashram opened there in August 2009, then reopened after extensive refurbushments in January 2010. Classes began in Birmingham, in the West Midlands of England, in April 2008 and the Mahaprabhu Deep Ashram opened in the Jewellery Quarter, close to Birmingham city centre, in September 2009 and although it quickly became known as a haven of peace for the local community, it closed in July 2011.
National weekend Yoga Retreats have been conducted in Epping Forest, the Lake District and the Highlands of Scotland, bringing together teachers and students from all three centres to enjoy the benefits of a yogic lifestyle surrounded by the energy and nourishment of nature.
Volunteers from each of the centres also regularly take part in local community festivals and events promoting healthy and sustainable lifestyle, such as: the Yoga Show; Mind Body Spirit Festivals; Veggie Pride; Cruelty Free Fairs; Edinburgh Meadows Festival; Midlands Vegan Festival; Queens Park Day; the Tree Of Life Festival; and the Changing Lifestyles Exhibition.
The annual UK Tour of His Holiness Swamiji especially creates the opportunity for volunteers from around the UK to work together in organising a comprehensive series of programmes, offering a variety of means for British-based spiritual seekers and yoga aspirants to benefit from the wisdom and experience of a true Yoga Master from India.
"My mission is to help people to understand themselves, to understand others, to love and protect all living beings and ultimately to realise God. "
His Holiness Swamiji
Swamiji's mission is achieved through the humanitarian work of Yoga in Daily Life™ that is based on the following principles:
We welcome you to these web pages and look forward to sharing yoga with you at our Yoga Centres, Ashrams and Events around the UK.