22 students from University of South Florida, Tampa had a 10 day educational tour to India under the leadership of Dr Ann C DeBaldo, Professor Emeritus of the university. The tour was jointly organized by Yoga Bharati and FAITHS, Bangalore as a part of their course on “Indian Healing Traditions”. The places of their visit included Bangalore, Mysore, Shravanabelagola, Beur-Halaibedu, Kushal Nagar, Coorg and Mudukkuthurai forests. The team was given orientation and exposure to Yoga and other healing traditions by eminent faculty like Prof Raghuram, Dr Nagendra, Dr Nagarathna, Dr Shirley Telles and Dr Naveen KV. They had exposure to Yoga Therapy at S-VYASA, Naturopathy at Jindal Nature Cure, Ayurveda at JSS Mysore along with an introduction to Tibetian medicine and music therapy as well. FAITHS team led by Dr Naveen organized the health dimensions and YB team led by Subbu guided them on aspects of Indian Culture and Spirituality. The students also experienced Yoga sessions guided by Subbuji and Dr Namrata. The students along with their mentors Dr Ann and Daniel were all fascinated to go around India with such cultural and natural beauty and appreciated the concepts of “Vasudaiva kutumbakam” and Unity in diversity. The team thanked Dr Naveen and team for the wonderful arrangements and making the trip a life time memory.
For more see latest issue of Yoga Sudha – June, 2014