In commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the Mahasamadhi of Swami Rama on 13th November, HIHT sponsored a 3-day international seminar from 10-12 November. The seminar was entitled “A Holistic Approach to Health and Healing Based on the Teachings of Swami Rama.”

The purpose of the seminar was to introduce the main concepts of holistic health and self-healing. The main topics were the 4 core modalities of holistic health: diet, exercise, breathing and meditation. These topics were thoroughly covered in both theoretical lectures and practical sessions. The practical sessions included sessions in hatha yoga, breathing, relaxation and meditation and inspired the participants to ask for continuing courses.

Holistic meals were prepared from organic products for the participants and served in the dining hall of our newly remodeled guest house.

All courses were taught by long-time students of Swami Rama who have been teaching and practising yoga and meditation for many years under his guidance. Those who came from abroad to assist in this joyous occasion include Susan Craig, Dr John Clarke, and Carol and Charles Crenshaw. Our HIHT teachers who gave lectures and practicums included Dr V Chauhan, Dr Prakash Keshaviah, Savitri Jugdeo, Joy Craighead and Dr Barbara Bova.

The seminar was greatly appreciated by all who attended. It is our hope that this seminar will signal the beginning of a long tradition of holistic health at HIHT.