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Delegates from 'Sports for All' Federation

Delegates from ‘Sports for All’ Federation

“Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras” with Swami Vivekananda’s commentaries is released in April 2014
In April 2014, Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras with Swamiji’s commentaries is published, with the title ‘Yoga Science’ of Patanjali, Yoga Sutras.
With this latest publishing, we are proud to announce that all the major books of Swami Vivekananda and Sri Ramakrishna is published and available in Turkish language by our publishing house, Purnam Publishing.

‘Sports for All’ Federation visited our Yoga Center
Yoga is assigned to be regulated by the governmental federation ‘Sports for All’ and regulations about yoga instructors and yoga centers will be issued soon.

The president of the federation Prof. Dr. Erdal Zorba and the officer responsible of yoga Süleyman Gönülateş visited our yoga center to meet up with our team and students.

We presented our activities and discussed the issues and our suggested solutions for the yoga sector. Mr. Erdal Zorba introduced the federation to our YIC students and explained us how they want to carry yoga further in Turkey.

‘Yoga at Home’ series is expanding
We are building a strong yoga community practicing yoga at home.

So far, we published PET Audio CD, SMET book and Pregnancy Yoga book of sVYASA, under the ‘Yoga at Home’ umbrella brand.

We will continue expanding our series with the yoga therapy books of SVYASA by September 2014.

YIC Winter Batch is finalising, Summer Batch Admissions started
Our weekend YIC program (winter batch) is about to be finalised in June. We started introducing other disiplines to our YIC students with guest speakers. Psychology professor Dr. Davut Ibrahimoglu, who is also the founder of Quantum Learning and Positive Thinking Foundations gave a speech about Prana and Bioenergy to our YIC students.

The summer batch of YIC (weekday program) is about to begin in June 2014.

Pregnancy Yoga is started in 25 different State Hospitals
With the initiative of delivery nurse Gülhan Yılmaz, one of our YIC student we got an invitation to be a part of training series given by Istanbul City Health Office of Ministry of Health. This is the first time we got an invitation from Ministry of Health officially.

At Kartal Training and Research State Hospital, We made a half day pregnancy and yoga workshop for 50 delivery nurses working in 25 different State Hospitals. Delivery nurses train expecting mothers about how to have a healthy pregnancy and they will add practices we give at ‘Pregnancy and Yoga’ book to their recommendations.

Vivekananda Yoga University is recognised by Turkish UGC and it is registered as a Trademark in Turkey
Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana is officially recognised by turkish UGC as of January 2014. It is the first yoga university to be recognised by Turkish UGC.

We are also happy to announce that we reserve the brand rights of Vivekananda Yoga University in Turkey. The trademark registeration is completed as of May 9, 2014.

PGDYT of S-VYASA is ready to be launched in Turkish language!
With the tremendous efforts of Mrs. Ece Gökyar, one of our YIC students, 9 text books of PGDYT distance education of SVYASA is translated and edited into turkish language. We will be launching the first diploma program of Yoga in Turkey by August 2014.

For more see latest issue of Yoga Sudha – June, 2014