Dr.Samprasad Vinod - Life Profile

Dr.Samprasad Vinod - Life Profile

- Life profile

Thirty years of rich experience in the training, treatment and research in Yoga.
Rich spiritual heritage from his father, the Late Maharshi Nyayaratna Vinod, who was a great Spiritual Master, who traveled the world over as the 'World Peace Ambassador'.

His mother the Late Maitreyi Vinod was also a great Sanskrit scholar and an Educationist.

He is wedded to Dr. Rujuta and they have two sons - Samanvay and Sanatan.
About his family


He blends Indian Spiritual Wisdom with the Modern Scientific Knowledge through different activities related to Yoga.

Has toured extensively across India, Europe and U.S.A. for addressing Research Conferences, holding Seminars, providing Spiritual Guidance and Training in Yoga.

Has worked as the Main Resource Person in a collaborative research project on 'Yoga and Psychosomatic Disorders' at Berlin University, Germany.

Has been invited to several National and International events in Yoga, as a Chief Guest, Main Speaker, Chairperson and Chief Resource Person.

Originator of the most unique concept of ‘Shavasan-Meditation’
Originator of another unique concept of ‘Swanand Sahayog Sadhana’
( S –3 Model for Individual and Social Growth and Well Being).

Has been conducting Stress Management workshops on in India and abroad
Has been holding Personality Development Programs for the youth, that are very successful and are highly appreciated by them.

Has written a large number of popular as well as research articles in the leading national and international journals and newspapers.

At present, running a highly appreciated Sunday Column on 'Yoga and Mind', in 'Sakal', the largest circulated daily a leading newspaper from the state of Maharashtra, India.

Has appeared on Radio and Television in India, as well as B. B. C. of Northern Ireland and France.

Written books on Shavasan-Meditation, Mental Health and Peace of Mind, Royal Way to Fulfillment of Aspirations, Being Happy and sharing it With Others’ and ‘Basic Principles in Sharing’ All these books are in the process of being translated into Indian and foreign languages.

The Watkins Publishing, UK, has published his book 'Nine Secrets of Successful Meditation'. This book is well received in the international markets.

Recipient of a coveted 'National FIE Foundation Award' for his outstanding contribution to the field of yoga.

Recipient of ‘Vijayshri Award’, which was also given to Mother Teressa, Former Vice President of India, Mr. B. D. Jatti, Sarod Player Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Former Chief Justice of India Mr. B.N. Bhagavati, Election Commissioner G.V.G. Krishnamurti and Sunil Gavaskar.


Important positions in India and abroad -

Founder, Mg. Trustee of Maharshi Vinod Research Foundation, a registered Public Charitable Trust and a Society (Pune University and Govt. of Maharashatra approved Institute of Research and Training in Yoga)

Honorary Advisor - Samanvay Yoga Association, Reunion, France

Patron Member - The Yoga Fellowship of Northern Ireland and
Yoga Therapy Ireland, Dublin, Ireland

Associated with - the British Wheel of Yoga and The Yoga For Health Foundation, UK

Member – Advisory Committee and Subject Expert Committee of National Naturopathy and Yoga Convention-2000

Member – Research Committee, Third World Congress On Yoga and Ayurveda, held in Italy (1989), under the auspices of World Federation of Yoga.

Member – Research Committee, Kaivalyadhama Institute of Yoga, Lonavala, India

Member – Platinum Jubilee Celebrations Committee of Kaivalyadhama Institute of Yoga

Founder – ‘Sahavasan Meditation Internationale (SMILE), U.S.A.

Member – International Federation of Heilpraktiker, Germany.

Member – Association of British Scholars, British Council

Advisor- Lonavla Yoga Institute


Has conducted a special training program for the Ranjee Cricket Team of Maharashtra State, India. This program was held in 1995, on behalf of the Mahareshtra Cricket Association, in co-ordination with the Official Coach and the Captain of the team.

Chaired the Scientific Session of the 'National Seminar on Sports Medicine ', organized by the Indian Medical Association, in May 1993.

Featured Speaker on 'Yoga & Sports'. Also presided over one session during the ' State Level Seminar – On Issues Related to Sports '. It was organized at S. P. College, Pune, in 1996.


Dr. Vinod's special program on Yoga has been strongly recommended by the following dignitaries from the field of cricket.

Mr. D.C. Agashe, Chairman - Maharashtra Cricket Association; Vice Chairman – Board of Cricket Control In India.
Mr. Chandu Borde, Former Captain, All Rounder Test Cricketer of India (Played 55 test matches); Chairman, All India Cricket Selection Committee.


Date of Birth : 8 July 1949
Address : ‘Shanti-Mandir’, 2100 Sadashiv Peth, Pune – 411030, Maharashtra, India.
Tel./Fax: 0091-20-24338120, 0091-20-24330661.
Cell - 09373686537