Few words from the founder
“From time to time people ask me why I decided to dedicate my life to yoga for older people.
I came up with this idea during my childhood. Actually, what I had in mind at that time was rooted in very natural feelings: I was enjoying and even seeking the company of elders. I loved listening to their stories and views on life. Nothing could make me happier than being asked for help by someone of that age.
Traditionally in India we are taught to respect elders, listen to them, sit next to them and benefit from what they share with us.अभिवादनशीलस्य नित्यं वृद्धोपसेविनः ।
चत्वारि तस्य वर्द्धन्ते आयुर्विद्यायशोबलम् ।।
A person with good temper, showing respect to elders, with love, care and dedication, lives a long life, and becomes wise, famous, strong and powerful.
With time, I developed an even deeper interest in understanding elders and getting closer to them.
Step by step, I started thinking about their condition in our modern society and how lonely they become when family bonds are lost, younger generations turning more individualistic.
Since my late teens I have met many elderly people and I always tried to expand my knowledge of their needs and expectations. Frankly, I was ashamed to notice how selfish and ungrateful we often are after having relied on their kindness and guidance for so many years, and then putting them aside and neglecting them.
Well, there are of course NGOs and a lot of good people who are addressing this unfortunate situation. My ambition is, through my specific field of expertise and using my own methods, to give back to our elders a part of what they have done for us over the years.
This is why I am constantly analyzing the role Yoga can play in promoting rejuvenation of the mind and body.
It is an undisputed fact that the aging process cannot be reversed but my humble opinion is that it may be slowed down significantly so that people, even in their 80s, continue to feel good and keep a dynamic character.
Therefore, In a friendly spirit, I invite you to consider joining us. Be assured that you will receive a warm welcome and our long-lasting personal attention.”