Dr. Gopal Ji (Founder President)
Yogshiromani Gopal Ji initiated the Global Yog Alliance as a thrust of the ephemeral principle of वसुधैव कुटुम्बकम् the foundation of which was laid down by Late Yogiraj Shri Dhyandhar Ji. Dhyandharji belonged to the lineage following the principles of Maharshi Vashisht through the Sanatan Guru Parampara (सनातन गुरु परम्परा) and was the disciple of Baba Haridasji Maharaj of Ayodhya. It was the vision of वसुधैव कुटुम्बकम् which motivated Yogiraj to establish the Sadhana Niketan Yogashram (साधना निकेतन योगाश्रम) as the first योगाश्रम of independent India in 1947.
Gopal Ji was initiated into the परम्परा (Parampara) at the tender age of 4 years and was trained as a Yogi (योगी). The principle adopted for training of a Yogi (योगी) entails the trainee to excel in multiple facets of life – योगः कर्मसु कौशलम् and it has been exhibited by the Yogshiromani as a national gymnastic champion, a trained classical Kathak dancer, a theatre exponent, leader and advisor of the largest youth network (N.S.S.) of the world. He has been awarded and commemorated with multiple National and International Awards for his outstanding contribution in forming and guiding the youth of the nation and his spearheading leadership towards the development of Yog as a Scientific Pursuit.
Gopal Ji is currently the Honorary Director of Sadhana Niketan Yogashram, President, NISHTHA – Global Network of Volunteers, along with being the Founding President of Global Yog Alliance.