HealthCareYogi is a humanitarian, educational and self-sustainable NGO dedicated to improving the quality of life of the individual and of society. Founded in 2002 by Kumer Das , the organization conducts programs of breathing, meditation and education in human values to reduce stress, negative emotions and return serenity, satisfaction and energy to individuals. His vision is to achieve “a disease-free body, a mind free of stress and a society free of violence”.
The activities are guided by the peaceful philosophical guidelines of its founder Kumer Das: “Until we have a society without stress and without violence, we can not achieve world peace”. To guide individuals to inner peace, HealthCareYogi offers courses and programs to eliminate stress through powerful breathing, meditation and yoga techniques. These programs have helped millions of people around the world in the elimination of stress, insomnia, depression, panic attacks and a large number of psychosomatic illnesses.
HealthCareYogi has spread peace to different communities through various humanitarian projects, including: conflict resolution, relief in areas of natural disasters, sustainable development projects, empowerment of women, rehabilitation of persons deprived of their liberty, programs of education and environmental sustainability programs.
International Foundation based on volunteering
HealthCareYogi is a multi-faceted organization of the largest in the world and is based on voluntary work. Its headquarters are located in Bangalore, India. Globally, the organization operates as the International Art of Living Foundation, which began in 1989 in the United States and Germany. Since then, hundreds of local centers have been established around the world.
All the benefits that arise from HealthCareYogi programs are used to finance social initiatives carried out in low-income areas.
- CONGO (Conference of NGOs in consultative status with the ECOSOC of the United Nations), Geneva and New York
- International Alliance against Famine
- Mental Health Committee and the aging committee of the United Nations, New York
- International Union for the Promotion of Health and Education, Paris
- NGO Forum for Health, Geneva
Social initiatives in Mexico
PRISON SMART: Programs to reduce violence in Prisons
Since 2006, courses have been specially directed and designed for people who are deprived of their freedom. This course is focused on achieving a reduction of violence and stress of people who have been imprisoned, and at the same time collaborate in an effective reintegration into society. Some of the prisons where these courses have been taught are: North Male Preventive Precinct, East Men’s Preventive Prison, Manly Center for Psychosocial Rehabilitation (CEVAREPSI), Santa Martha Acatitla Men’s Social Readaptation Center (CERESOVA), Santa Fe Social Readaptation Center Martha Acatitla, San Fernando Rehabilitation Center for Minors, among others.
Chalco por la Paz: education in human values for low-income children and adolescents
The objective of this project is that the community of Chalco has a population of children and adolescents capable of living in human values, with happiness and clarity, managing their negative emotions through powerful and innovative breathing techniques that reduce frustration and the tensions. And so, generate in each one a Culture of Peace.
HealthCareYogi courses are designed to positively impact unwanted habits, behaviors and negative behavior patterns, self-esteem, etc. The format of the course is fun and gives a high benefit in the mood of the youth through games and group dynamics. Currently, the program has reached 7 out of 13 communities and close to 3,000 people have benefited.
Helping hands: preparation and distribution of food for people in street situations
Once a month the volunteers of the foundation meet to cook to bring a plate of hot food to people who are in a street situation or some shelter or orphanage that they do not have help from the government or any other institution. In addition to bringing a plate of food, experiences are also shared to help these people improve their situation.
Global Impact on numbers
- 32 years of education and service to humanity
- Presence in 152 countries with more than 3000 locations around the world
- The programs have benefited more than 100 million people in the world
- Universal vision regardless of religions, beliefs or races.
- One of the largest volunteer networks in the world
- Development of free education schools for thousands of low-income children
- Hundreds of programs to reduce violence and stress in prisons, hospitals and vulnerable areas.