The International Yoga Day was celebrated on 21st of June, 2016 with great enthusiasm and fervor at T John College. The Auditorium was filled with yoga enthusiasts – teachers, staff members and above all, students. The session began with a welcome address to the gathering followed by a one hour practical session covering basic stretches and pranayam. A three member team comprising of Ms. Gauri R. Nair, Ms. Devi R. Nair and Ms. Divya Amuthan, all members and teachers of the Art of Living Foundation, took the gathering through a wonderful journey of yogasanas.
Ms. Gauri Nair is an international faculty of the Art of Living. She has been conducting Stress Management programs of the Art of Living for the last 17 years for people of all walks of life including students, business persons and professionals. She has traveled widely within India, Bhutan and Sri Lanka. A Commerce graduate, she has also done her management education from IIM Ahmedabad. Ms. Devi Nair has been a faculty of the AOL since 2009. She specializes in the Living well program which aims at managing lifestyle disorders such as hypertension & diabetes.
Ms. Divya Amuthan is a yoga trainer and well versed in AOL programs. The overall session lasted more than one hour with the final 15 minutes concentrating on methods of meditation and its benefits. Since all the participants were advised to eat a very light breakfast, the celebrations ended with refreshments for all. It was wonderful to see people of varied backgrounds and interest gather together a support the cause of creating awareness about holistic lifestyle. The session was an excellent experience. It offered spiritual solace and relaxation to the participants. The session was also instrumental in reducing stress and making the participants happy. The programme received a very enthusiastic response from the participants. This event was made possible by the tireless efforts of Dr. Shikha Tiwari, Principal T John College and Ms. Hemalatha Doddamani, Vice Principal, T John College.