About Niroga Institute

Niroga Institute is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that strives to foster health and well being for individuals, families, and communities through the practice of Mindful Yoga. The Sanskrit word, Niroga, means 'freedom from disease' or integral health - health of body, mind, and spirit.

The healing benefits of Mindful Yoga have been shown to extend to our physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual well being. The practice of Mindful Yoga induces positive transformation in a natural, holistic, organic, and integrated way. Its health and fitness benefits extend to all our major physical systems, and leads to increased flexibility, endurance, balance, and strength. Its psychological benefits include stress reduction, anger management, enhanced self-esteem and increased self-confidence. Its spiritual benefits include self-awareness, mindfulness, and introspection, with increased ability to act rather than to react, and that too from a principled conscience.

The purpose of Niroga Institute is three-fold:

  • Direct Service - through Yoga CorpsTM, bring the benefits of Yoga to underserved communities, including children with special needs, at-risk youth, and the elderly.
  • Yoga Education - develop and disseminate Yoga Therapy protocols and educational materials for chronic medical conditions, including chronic back pain, asthma, arthritis, osteoporosis, and repetitive strain injuries (RSI).
  • Yoga Therapeutics Research - scientifically document the health benefits of Yoga for chronic medical conditions, and understand the underlying principles of Yoga Therapeutics based on science.

Niroga Institute is a 501(c)(3) CA-registered nonprofit, IRS tax-exempt.

Learn more about Niroga's Programs by watching this brief video introduction:

Niroga Program Highlights Video