The Division of Yoga was started according to the vision and mission of Padmashree Dr. T M A Pai, the main architect of the worldwide famous Manipal Institutions. The Division was established in January 1980 at Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Manipal.

The aim of the division is to provide yoga practice to the public to improve health and Yoga Therapy to the patients who are suffering from various kinds of disorders along with all modern facilities of treatment available in the hospital.

It trains students to develop skills of Yoga Therapy, to serve the people of the society. It helps to fulfil the need of society to create individuals who are experts in the field. The division has started M.Sc. in Yoga Therapy, since 1998 onwards.

2005 onwards named as Division of Yoga and working under Centre for Integrative Medicine & Research (CIMR), MAHE, Manipal.


It aims to develop the skill to apply Yoga techniques in the treatment of health disorders along with proper classical knowledge of Yoga as well as laboratory studies. Students who are trained here may run their own Yoga centers, join hospitals or colleges to work as an expert in Yoga Therapy or as lecturer in Yoga Therapy. The course also concentrates on research in the field of Yoga science and Yoga Therapy.


1.      To improve teaching, therapy and research in the field of yoga.

2.      To spread the value based knowledge of yoga therapy.

3.      To propagate the importance of yoga for healthy living.

4.      To spread the potentialities of yoga and contributions of yoga for healthy living.

5.      To create public awareness about yoga therapy.



  • Classroom teachings, seminar, assignments and tutorials.
  • Patient interaction for assessment and application of yoga therapy.
  • Classical text, basic science and applied medical science.
  • Application of yoga as therapy with the basic text knowledge.
  • Sessional examinations, seminars and clinical studies.


Set up own yoga centres, work as yoga therapist and teach in colleges and universities.




Yoga Therapy Out Patient Department (OPD)

·         OPD Timings 7 A.M to 6 P.M

·         IP and OP Patients referred by various departments (Paediatrics, Medicine, OBG, Eye, Cardiology, Orthopedics & Psychiatry and other various departments of our Kasturba hospital) and other hospital & clinics.

·         Per each patient we will engage for 1 hour for 15 sessions/1-3 months

·         Per day number of patients average 40 – 45 (IP & OP patients)

·         Monthly number of patients average 850 to 900 (IP & OP patients)

·         General yoga classes for all. 

The Yoga Therapy Centre provides treatments for the following and many more chronic diseases.

Back ache




Paediatric asthma





Bronchial Asthma

Diabetes Mellitus

Varicose Veins

Hyper acidity


Allergic rhinitis


Thyroid disorder


Anxiety disorder


The Division has got the facility of

1.      Practical Hall

2.      Kriya Room

3.      Meditation Hall

4.      Yoga Therapy Hall