Hansa Yogendra

Hansa Yogendra (born 1947) is an Indian yoga guru, author and researcher and TV personality.[1][2][3] She is director of The Yoga Institute in Mumbai, founded by her father-in-law Shri Yogendra. It is a government recognized non-profit organization and the oldest organized yoga center in the world, founded in 1918.[4][5]

Hansa Yogendra
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Hansa Yogendra
Hansa Patni

(1947-10-08) 8 October 1947 (age 75)
EducationBSc., LLB
Alma materMithibai College
Government Law College, Mumbai
OccupationYoga Guru, Author, Researcher & Director of The Yoga Institute
OrganizationThe Yoga Institute
Known forYoga
TelevisionYoga for Better Living on DD National (1980)
Yoga Sutra on Zee TV
TitlePresident of The Yoga Institute
TermFebruary 2018-
PredecessorJayadeva Yogendra
SpouseJayadeva Yogendra
FamilyShri Yogendra (father-in-law)

She was presenter of the television series Yoga for Better Living, aired on DD National in 1980s.[6] She is the chair of the Yoga Certification Committee for Quality Council of India (QCI)[7] and President of the International Board of Yoga.[5] She is the Vice President of the Indian Yoga Association.

Early lifeEdit

Born on 8 October 1947 to Jitendra Phulchand Patni and Tara Patni, in a Jain family, she completed her graduation in science from Mithibai College. Later, she completed her Yoga teacher training course at The Yoga Institute. She holds a degree in Law from the Government Law College, Mumbai. She received a PhD. from The Open International University for Complementary Medicines in February 2018.[8]


In 1991, she and Jayadeva Yogendra advised the National Council of Educational Research and Training on a Yoga education syllabus for schools in India. She has conducted several seminars and lecture tours in India and in Canada, Pakistan, Europe, Hong Kong, Australia and the USA.[9]

Her book, Yoga For All (2018) was released by C. Vidyasagar Rao, the Governor of Maharashtra in January 2019.[10] It took her 3 years to finish the book, based on a hundred years of research by The Yoga Institute.[11]


  • Yoga Daily Planner - Heart Care, (1990) ISBN 978-8185053318
  • Yogic Life-Cure of Asthma and Bronchitis, (1992) ISBN 978-8185053325
  • Pregnancy, Parenthood and Yoga, (1991) ISBN 978-8185053257
  • Dincharya, (1997)
  • Yoga for Back and Joint disorders, (1997) ISBN 978-8185053363
  • Recipes For Happiness:Yogic lifestyle diet, (2002) ISBN 978-8185053561
  • Recipes for Happiness, (2001) ISBN 978-81-85053-56-1
  • Yogic Life-Control of Diabetes, (1992) ISBN 81-85053-33-2
  • Yoga of Caring, (1997) ISBN 978-8185053370
  • Thoughts on the Gita ISBN 9788185053493
  • Marriage A Spiritual Journey, (2010) ISBN 978-81-85053-80-6
  • Insights through Yoga, (2000) ISBN 978-8185053530
  • Swadhaya Practical Tips—For self-development, (2007) ISBN 978-81-85053-78-3
  • Yoga for the Police, (2011) ISBN 978-81-85053-82-0
  • Yoga for the Police - Tanmanachya Swasthya Sathi, (2011) ISBN 978-81-85053-82-0
  • Yoga of Caring, (2015) ISBN 978-93-84670-04-7
  • Inspiration, (2003)
  • Yoga Sutra of Patanjali, (2009) ISBN 978-81-85053-79-0
  • How to Reverse Heart Disease the Yogic Way-Research, Facts and Program, (2004) ISBN 978-8185053660
  • Values of Life, (2005) ISBN 978-81-85053-76-9
  • Growing with Yoga, (2008) ISBN 978-8185053448
  • Yoga for All: Discovering the True Essence of Yoga, (2018) ISBN 978-9353040857

Personal lifeEdit

She married Jayadeva Yogendra[12] in 1973. She is daughter-in-law of Shri Yogendra.[13][14]

Awards & distinctionsEdit

Further readingEdit


  1. ^ P. Warden (1994). Parsiana, Volume 17. the University of Virginia. p. 34.
  2. ^ India Today International, Volume 26. Living Media, the University of Michigan. 2001. p. 59.
  3. ^ "Taarak Mehta fame Disha Vakani seeks the blessing of Smt. Hansaji, writes a moving post". The Times of India. 3 April 2018.
  4. ^ Mishra, Debashree (3 July 2016). "Once Upon A Time: From 1918, this Yoga institute has been teaching generations, creating history". Indian Express.
  5. ^ a b Mishra, Vimal (14 June 2015). "बिन गुरु सधे न योग..." Navbharat Times (in Hindi). Mumbai.
  6. ^ Guha, Kunal (7 January 2018). "Relative value: A century of wellness". Mumbai Mirror.
  7. ^ "Composition of The Yoga Certification Committee of QCI" (PDF). Quality Council of India.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Dr. Hansaji Jayadeva Yogendra: On The Meaning of Life". Excellencereporter. 24 April 2018.
  9. ^ "Yogi of the Month" (PDF). Yoga Life International. Ujjain Yoga Life Society. 1 (2): 7. April 2015.
  10. ^ "Centenary celebrations of city yoga institute witnesses celebrity footfall". The Times of India. 2 January 2019.
  11. ^ Murdeshwar, Sachin (20 December 2018). "World's Oldest Organized Institute of Yoga to Mark 100th Year With Harmony Fest". APN News.
  12. ^ Guha, Kunal (17 February 2018). "Prominent yoga guru passes away". Mumbai Mirror.
  13. ^ Jhangiani, Diipti (22 November 2013). "Neighbourhood Haven The Yoga Institute". DNA India.
  14. ^ Mark Singleton; Ellen Goldberg (2013). Gurus of Modern Yoga. Oxford University Press. p. 73. ISBN 9780199938728.
  15. ^ Kumar, Ravindra (31 August 2019). "AYUSH, Yoga are two strong pillars of 'Fit India': PM Narendra Modi". DNA India.

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