About Hym-La

Tax Status:

Hym-la (Himalayan Yoga Meditation Society of Los Angeles) is a California non-profit charitable organization.  The California RCT Registration number is EX610435, and the California Corporate number is 2877734.  Hym-la is recognized by the IRS as a tax exempt, public charity under Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3).  The FEIN is 204978940.

All Donations made to this organization are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.  Hym-la is officially recognized by, and affiliated with, the Association of Himalayan Yoga Meditation Societies International (AHYMSIN).  AHYMSIN and its affiliates are dedicated to imparting the teachings and training in Yoga and Meditation, in the Himalayan Tradition of Yoga Meditation, as interpreted by Swami Rama Bharati of the Himalayas.

How Hym-la came into being

Yoga For Service was the germinal idea for hym-la.  In the early 2000’s the idea came to me to teach yoga and use all proceeds earned from the teaching to help people, i.e., for service.  Over the years this idea took root in my mind and heart, becoming the Himalayan Yoga Meditation Society of Los Angeles.

Since that time, I’ve been teaching yoga classes through Hym-la, mostly at my home, and we’ve (the Board of Directors) started supporting a charitable school in Orissa State, in India, Nava Prabhat Ashram.

Our current goal is to provide sufficient monthly gifts to support the basic needs of Nava Prabhat Ashram.  Recently, we began providing support to two other charitable school projects in India, one that provides nourishment and education to children of lepers, and another that provides vocational training to the very poor people living in the villages in the Garhwal Himalayas.

Click HERE  for information on the charitable projects we support and how you can help.


09 Oct 2022;
07:00PM - 08:00PM
Full Moon Meditation 2022
08 Nov 2022;
07:00PM - 08:00PM
Full Moon Meditation 2022