Bihar School of Yoga (BSY) was set up in 1964 as the headquarters of International Yoga Fellowship. It aims to impart yogic training to householders and sannyasins alike. Since 1968 when the first Yoga Teacher Training courses were held in the school, it has grown into a reputable international training centre.
The yoga school is situated at Ganga Darshan, which is built over a large hill overlooking the Uttara Vahini Ganga. Bere, amid an atmosphere of natural beauty, scenic gardens, green paddy fields and a majestic 180 degree sweep of the river Ganga a new vision of yogic life is inspired.
The technique of integral yoga taught here is a synthesis of all approaches to personal development. Courses are conducted by trained sannyasins on group or individual basis, for day as well as life residential students.
BSY has always been known for its excellent sannyasa training and was one of the first institutions to initiate and train female and overseas sannyasis an a large scale.
Ashram Graphics, its modern printing press, prints all BSY publications. It has a wide range of equipments and is managed by the sannyasins and disciples of the ashram who do everything from typesetting to dispatch.
Conventions, tours, seminars, workshops and lectures, organized at the school as well as at places within and outside India, help spread the yogic message throughout the world.
Paramhamsa Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati, in reder to preserve and regenerate the total scope of yogic science by combining academic and scientific methodology with a spiritual vision, established Bihar Yoga Bharati (BYB) as a charitable educational institution at Munger in the year 1994.
BYB offers scholars, scientists, doctors and yoga aspirants from all over the world, an opportunity to work together and formulate a scientific basis for the growth, expansion and rapid integration of yoga into modern society.
It is the first university of its kind to impart a comprehensive yogic education with courses in yoga ecology, yoga philosophy, yoga psychology and applied sciences.
The combination of academic training and residential ashram lifestyle ensures that along with an intellectual yoga education, each student imbibes the spirit of seva (selfless services), samarpan (direction) and karuna (compassion) for fellow humans.