The Mother’s Integral Health Centre



Certificate course on Teaching Yoga (2017)

A Course for Aspiring Yoga Teachers

Learn Yoga with a difference!


The course was inaugurated on 2 August 2017,

and has 35 students on its rolls


Resource persons

Lead Facilitator: Prof. Ramesh Bijlani

Dr. Ramesh Bijlani is a medical doctor, writer, teacher, scientist, and above all a person committed to using his unique blend of talents for touching the hearts and lives of his fellow beings. Educated at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, where he did his MBBS and MD, and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge MA, USA, where he did a master’s course (SM) in nutrition, Dr Bijlani spent nearly 30 years on the faculty of AIIMS, teaching and conducting research on nutrition in relation to cardiovascular disease and diabetes. In 1992 he started going into the depths of yoga, specially the integral yoga of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother. His personal and professional life converged in the year 2000 when he initiated at AIIMS a patient care facility for providing lifestyle modification courses based on yoga for prevention and management of chronic disease. He took voluntary retirement from AIIMS in May 2005 to find more time for disseminating yoga. Prof. Bijlani was conferred an honorary doctorate in yoga by Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana (SVYASA), Bangalore in 2006. Besides his more than 200 research publications, he has written extensively for children, medical students and non-technical adult readers. He has to his credit 17 published books, more than 50 popular articles, and more than 200 blogs on spiritual subjects on the spiritual networking website, The Speaking Tree, managed by the Times of India group. His books include Back to Health through Yoga, Rupa Books, 2008, Essays on Yoga, Swami Vivekananda Yoga Prakashan, 2011, Eating Wisely and Well, Rupa Books, 2012, and A Primer on Yoga, NBT, 2015. He has been staying and working at Sri Aurobindo Ashram – Delhi Branch since 2007, where he gives talks, conducts yoga courses and workshops, and continues to write. For more about and by Dr. Ramesh Bijlani, you may visit and


The Guest Faculty is likely to include:

Dr. Surinder Katoch, a holistic health consultant with an M.D. in Ayurveda, has worked as a faculty member at Dayanand Ayurvedic College, Jalandhar, and Dhanwantri Ayurvedic College, Chandigarh, and as a medical officer at Moolchand Khairati Ram Hospital, New Delhi, and Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga, New Delhi. She has been associated with The Mother’s Integral Health Centre for about 10 years.

(As at the time of going to print: details subject to change)