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    Happy Earth Day!

    The Himalayan Institute is committed to sustainability as an expression of yoga in action. Read more about our commitment here. This commitment to sustainability stems from the understanding that we are interconnected with the natural world and caring for the environment really is in our best …

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    Growing Healing Herbs in Cameroon

    The Total Health Center at the Himalayan Institute Cameroon, focuses on treating diseases and health problems specific to the local population in Bui, Cameroon. This is a region in a country that is still developing, produces very little for domestic consumption, and imports almost everything. The irony …

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    Our Humanitarian Footprint Series: Meet Rosine

    Rosine Makanaky is a woman with an extraordinary vision and an equally powerful determination. Rosine’s comprehensive, personal approach to caring for disabled children stems from her experiences and education; what makes her extraordinary is her willingness to return to this area to bring about social …

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    Quarterly Humanitarian Roundup

    We’ve made a lot of progress over the last quarter and wanted to share a few highlights with you. We’ve Launched The Health Revolution Challenge The Really Big News is that The Total Health Revolution has begun and we have launched a fundraising Challenge to …

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    Public Health Education: Spreading the Health Revolution

    In 2013, our Humanitarian Team expanded the outreach of the Total Health Education Program with a widespread public health education campaign. This campaign radiated out from the Total Health Center in Kumbo to the people in the surrounding region, called Bui. Building health awareness, and introducing …

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    We Love Seva Circles

    Last week we launched our Total Health Revolution Challenge and asked people to create Seva Circles. Seva Circles are created by social activists who put their yoga into action and fundraise for our Total Health Program in Cameroon. We already have twelve Seva Circles registered who are taking …

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    Introducing our Health Revolution Challenge

    Excitement is building here at the Himalayan Institute as we launch a fundraising challenge. This challenge gives you an opportunity to join us in Cameroon with Pandit Rajmani Tigunait and see the efforts of your hard work firsthand. Our Total Health Program in Cameroon now has …

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    A Modern Take on Traditional Medicinal Oil

    The “Oil Boil” One afternoon, Pandit Rajmani Tigunait demonstrated this traditional method of making medicinal oil at the Himalayan Institute campus in Khajuraho, India. We happily share these warm summer memories with you at this time for a distraction from the severity of winter. The best location …

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    Our Humanitarian Footprint: Meet Assan

    Assan decided to generate electricity for a town called Dumbo, a town without power in the Bui region of Cameroon. He envisioned a way of using the high-pressure flow of water coming downhill through pipes from a spring catchment to power a mini-turbine generator. He …

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    Our Health Center in Kumbo

    “Our health is our wealth” is a phrase the humanitarian team overhears when they make site visits to Cameroon, West Africa. The Total Health Program, part of Himalayan Institute Cameroon, serves an impoverished, rural population in an English-speaking area in and around Kumbo, Cameroon. In …

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