WYC Speaker

Sri Subodh Tiwari

Joint Director-Administration Kaivalyadhama Yoga InstituteLonavla, Pune

Sri Subodh Tiwari was born in the yogic atmosphere at Kaivalyadhama Lonavla. At a young age he received spiritual initiation from Swami Digambarji, the Director and spiritual head of Kaivalyadhama Yoga Institute, and began yoga practice under the guidance of his father Shri OP Tiwari. From 1987 to 1997 he pursued higher education in Bombay, where he completed his degree in Law. He pursued a Diploma in Human Resource Management and is presently pursuing a Masters degree in Human Resource Management. In 1992 he completed his Certificate Course in Yoga.

In 1997 he decided to devote his life to the Kaivalyadhama Yoga Institute and to serve it. He joined as the Administrator of the SADT Gupta Yogic Hospital and Health Care Centre and also shouldered the responsibility of administration of the institute, implementing improved systems. Being a nature lover at heart, he has implemented many environmentally friendly practices. He has also been the editor of the Institute’s Newsletter since 1997.

Sri Subodh Tiwari initiated and coordinated programs to train school teachers in yoga for Navoday Schools, Kendriya Vidyalays and for schools in the state of Maharasthra. He was the coordinator on behalf of the institute for the scheme of Promotion of Yoga in School by the Ministry of Human Resources Development. He was also the Coordinator of the scheme Yoga in School Health under the Department of AYUSH, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Through his initiative, institutes state-wide came together and formulated the Module of Yoga for Higher Education, for which he served as editor.

Sri Subodh Tiwari has been Organizer and Convener of various international conferences organized by Kaivalyadhama Lonavla. He has spoken at various national and international conferences, and has visited the USA, Canada, Macau, Mauritius, Germany, France and Italy to conduct yoga workshops.

Sri Subodh Tiwari is also the Secretary of the Lonavla Khandala Citizens forum, a non-governmental organization working for the betterment of the twin towns. Various positive measures have been initiated for enhancing the local infrastructure and making it more environmentally friendly.

His goal is to qualitatively enhance the life of an individual through the practice of yoga and enhance the quality of environment through human efforts.