Bharati Yoga Dhama (BYD) is an Indian organization dedicated to preserving the teachings and wisdom of ancient Indian arts, sciences and Sanskrit language. BYD conducts summer yoga camps for Indians, regional outreach projects in neighboring villages, and adult education courses and seminars throughout the local region.
At its core, BYD aims to uplift and preserve Samskrita language with the intention of imparting its wealth of knowledge to the modern world. It also seeks to foster within students an appreciation for living a healthy and balanced lifestyle which supports contentment, happiness, and peace.
In service of this mission, BYD houses it’s teachers and conducts seminars on a quiet parcel of land, just south of Mysore, at the foot of the sacred Chamundhi Hill. Here, a herd of original-breed Indian cows provide immense benefits through the influence of their presence, while producing wonderful dairy products and fertilizer.
Thousands of Indian native plant species and trees have been planted in recent years with the intention of studying their yogic and ayurvedic properties. Through rigorous scientific study, BYD teachers and researchers hope to uncover many of the hidden secrets and medicinal benefits mentioned in ancient Samskrita texts associated with these species.
New research projects have begun on updating the Indian astrological calendar, including the construction of a Jantar Mantar, a Jaipur-style observatory for studying the movement of the stars.
Bharati Yoga Dhama receives no government funding. All expenses related to its educational programs, ongoing research, library, publications, site development, and staff are met through contributions from private donors. BYD is extremely thankful for all their continued dedication and support.