Dr.Yogi Devraj


Founder of Swamy Vivekananda Yoga Research and Holistic Health Trust (R) Vice Chancellor, Yoga University of The Americas In India

Qualification: M.A (Eco), B.Com, LLB, CAIIB, YICC, DAT, NDDY, PGDHRM, LMICAS, M.Sc (Yoga),  Jyothishi visharada,M.D (AM), M.Phil(Yoga), Ph.D (Yoga)


Joined State Bank of Mysore as a cashier/clerk with 10th and +2 qualification, got 3 promotions to become a senior manager and took voluntary retirement during 2007, after serving 32 years.

Joined SVYASA University Arogya dhama in 1997. Did Yoga Instructor Course (YIC) in 1997 and started teaching yoga in 1998, completed M.Sc (Yoga) in 2007 from SVYASA University with blessings of Dr.H.R.Nagendraji and Dr.Nagarathnaji. Did M.phil yoga from Global Open University, Nagaland. He was awarded an Honorary doctorate in yoga in 2017.

Yoga life:

Founded Swamy Vivekananda Yoga and Holistic Health Trust in 2005.

Organized state level conference on Yoga and Naturopathy in 2009.

Stop Diabetes Mellitus Program (SDM) in 2009 and 2010 on behalf of Govt of India through SVYASA Yoga University.

International Conference on Yoga, Naturopathy (ICYN) in 2012 with 5500 delegates from 30 countries in palace grounds, Bangalore.

Organized an international conference on Yoga Ayurveda and Spirituality in 2013.

Conducted many yoga teachers training programs on behalf of our own trust, SVYASA University, Hindu University of America (YUVA) Florida, USA, and Yoga-Samskrutham University.

Conducted a lot of FREE yoga camps to create awareness.

Designed and conducted “Atma Dharsana Yoga” (ADY) in 85 batches for 10000+ persons in many countries including many cities in the USA.

  • Singapore, Bali (Indonesia), Malaysia, Srilanka, Egypt, Jordan, Israel, Trinidad, St.Lucia, Nepal, and Tibet.
  • Designed and conducted “Integrated AYUSH Therapy and Counseling Programme (IATCP).
  • Attended Hindu Mandir Executive Conference (HMEC) in Atlanta USA in 2016 and in Indianapolis. USA in 2017.
  • Attended World Hindu Summit in Bali Indonesia in 2012.
  • Attended URI International Conference at Stanford University CA USA in 2019
  • Attended NAVIKA International Conference in Cincinnati Ohio USA in 2019


Personal Achievements:

  • Walked from Kanyakumari, Tamilnadu to New Delhi around 3000 kilometers to create awareness of the benefits of Interlinking Rivers and Yogic Life.
  • Visited Mount Kailash/Manasarovar in 2004.
  • Received “Kempegowda award” in 2011 for promotion of yoga.
  • Attended AKKA Conference in Atlantic city, New Jersey, USA in 2016 and in Dallas, Texas, USA in 2018.
  • Attended World Hindu Conference In Chicago, IL, USA in September 2018.
  • Attended International Interfaith Conference at George Washington University, Washington DC in July-Aug 2018.
  • Attended many national and international conferences in India and abroad on Yoga, naturopathy, health and wellness.
  • Written and Published “Pearls of Vedic wisdom to succeed”  book to millions of people to understand “the self”.


Future plans

  • Increase the student strength from  5000 to 10000 students at the yoga center
  • Planned to organize IATCP in many Cities, States and Countries.
  • Planned to conduct FREE “Maneyangaladalli yoga” (taking yoga to every house).
  • Providing a series of yoga teachers training courses, Diploma, Master’s and Doctorate from Different Universities
  • To Conduct “Yogasapthaha” programs to promote Yoga.
  • To Support the interlinking of rivers in Karnataka.
  • To conduct a series of “Atma Darshana Yoga” (ADY) programs around the world.