YOGA RATNA AWARD – The Oscars of Yoga

Today we all feel proud of the fact that Yoga originated in India. However, we hardly pay any heed to the fact that the reason why yoga is still accessible to us is because of the relentless efforts of numerous yoga schools, yoga gurus and yoga enthusiasts. They are the ones who have continued spreading the light in a world that’s enveloped with anger, hate, stress, problems and what not. To make sure these wonderful contributions do not go unnoticed, Shwaasa Yoga School has taken the initiative to recognize these contributors by felicitating them with the ‘Yoga Ratna’ award. We are committed to paying tribute and respect to all those, who have given the ancient science a way to reach out to each and every individual on the planet.

Making this highly prestigious award ceremony a part of the ‘International Yoga Day’ celebrations (on 21st June), we conduct the award ceremony on the night of 20th June. There are different nomination categories and the winner of each category is awarded with the Yoga Ratna statuette, a yogi in Garudasana pose along with other prizes.

We started this felicitation program when 21st of June was declared the International Yoga Day by the United Nations. So far, numerous eminent personalities have been awarded by Shwaasa for their significant contributions to yoga.

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Award

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Sri H.D Deva Gowda
Former Indian Prime Minister
Yoga Ratna 2015 H. D. Deve Gowda – Wikipedia
HH Sri Vishweshwa Theertha Swamiji

Pejavar Mutt, Udupi

Yoga Ratna 2015 Vishwesha Teertha – Wikipedia
Sri Yogaraj Bhat Yoga Samman 2015 Yogaraj Bhat – Wikipedia
Ms. Pranita Subhash

Sandalwood Actor

Yoga Samman 2015 Pranitha Subhash – Wikipedia
Amma V. Nanammal
World’s Second Oldest Yoga Teacher
Yoga Ratna 2016 Nanammal, the 98-year-old yoga instructor, on her the secret of her
Ms. Bipasha Basu
Bollywood Actor
Yoga Ratna 2016 Bipasha Basu – Wikipedia
Sri H.F Naikar Yoga Samman 2016 Rajkumar was a great yogi, left his body eight times: Yoga teacher
Sri Oscar Fernandez
Former Union Minister
Yoga Samman 2016 Oscar Fernandes – Wikipedia
HH Sadhvi Saraswati Yoga Samman 2016 Pranitha Subhash – Wikipedia

Lance Naik Hanumantappa  
(Posthumous Honour)
Yoga Samman 2016 8 Facts You Need To Know About Braveheart Lance Naik
Ms. Henriett Tunyogi
Hollywood Actor
Yoga Samman 2016 Home – Henriett Tunyogi – Official Website
Mahayogi Sri Pilot Baba
Mahayog Foundation, New Delhi
Yoga Ratna 2017 Pilot Baba – Wikipedia
Tao Porchon Lynch

World’s Oldest Yoga Teacher

Yoga Ratna 2017 Tao Porchon-Lynch – Wikipedia
Yogacharya Sri K. Pattabhi Jois     

      (Posthumous Honour)

Yoga Ratna 2017 K. Pattabhi Jois – Wikipedia
Sri Prahlad Joshi Yoga Samman 2017 Pralhad Joshi – Wikipedia
Sri Jagadananda Das Yoga Samman 2017 Jagadananda Das | Facebook
LE` Yogi Coudoux Yoga Ratna 2018
Victor Truviano Yoga Samman 2018
Jorge Bidondo Yoga Samman 2018
Swami Sacchidanand Yoga Samman 2018

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