The Japan Yoga Therapy Society was established in 2003. Our mission
is to improve the physical, psychological, social and spiritual health
of the general public by promoting yoga therapy and research, which is
based on traditional yoga practices from India and informed by modern medicine
and psychology .
Collaboration with Scientific Yoga Institutions in India
- Yoga therapy had its beginnings in the 1920’s, when yoga-related scientific
research began with the establishment of the Kaivalyadhama Yoga Research
Institute in Lonavla, Maharashtra State in India.
- Since then, more than 30 universities established yoga departments, including
8 colleges of yoga and naturopathic medicine.
- Among them was the academic wing of the Swami Vivekananda Yoga Research
Foundation, which was recognized by the Indian government as a yoga university
in May 2002 and named the Swami Vivekananda Anusandhana Sansthana (SVYASA)
. Masters and doctorate degrees can be obtained there.
- The above Foundation has a yoga therapy facility with medical doctors,
treating more than 10,000 people with psychosomatic disorders every year.
- Since 1987, we have had close ties with SVYASA, offering yoga therapist
trainings, as well as ongoing education and seminars to promote research
and awareness about yoga therapy, especially in Japan.