Several yoga camps were conducted for women in the Himalayan villages of Dunda in Uttarksh, and Jabri, Agastyamuni, Ukhimath, and Guptkashi in Kedar Valley.

The women in these villages are known for doing all the work at home and in the fields. Twice a day, they carry extremely heavy bundles of grass out of the jungles which they have cut for use in their homes and villages. Special yogasanas that focus on the lower back and knees were developed and were taught to the women to help ease the physical stress of their labors.


Women of all ages participated in the camps with enthusiasm – many expressing that because of their responsibilities, they have not been able to care even for themselves.

– Sandhya