Dr. Ishwar V. Basavaraddi is the Director of Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga (MDNIY), an autonomous organization of Ministry of AYUSH, Govt. of India, since June 2005. Earlier, he has worked as an Instructor/Lecturer/ Head of the Deptt. of Yoga Studies, Karnatak University, Dharwad, Karnataka for 16 years. He has more than 25 years of professional experience in Yoga education, therapy and research. He has imparted Yoga training and therapy to more than Seventy thousand people of diverse sections of the society.