Ramdev was born as Ramkishan Yadav in Alipur, in the Mahendragarh district, Haryana. After studying till the eighth standard, he quit school and joined a yogic monastery (gurukul) in Khanpur village. There, he started studying Sanskrit and Yoga. Soon, he lost interest in the worldly desires, renounced the world and entered into Sanyas (monastic living). At that point of time, he assumed the name Swami Ramdev. It is believed that he traveled the Himalayas for several years before he settled in Haridwar.
Baba Ramdev established the Divya Yog Mandir Trust in 1995 at Kankhal, Haridwar. The headquarters of the trust set up by Swami Ramdevji is at the Kripalu Bagh Ashram of Haridwar.
The Mission Statement of the Trust is to "Establish a learning center wherein it will be the prime objective to foster education based on modern scientific learning; to promote a healthy mind and a vibrant body enabling facilitation of spiritual development to rejuvenate latent noble virtues in children so that their lives epitomize the values of beauty, dedication, and rationalism thereby engendering a world of harmony friendship, brotherhood, peace, and prosperity." --- Mission Statement
Swami Kripaludevji Maharaj established Kripalu Bagh Ashram, in the year 1932. Baba Ramdev is the disciple of his successor, Swami Shankardevji Maharaj. Baba Ram Dev mainly teaches yoga at the Kripalu Bagh Ashram, situated in the holy city of Haridwar. Followers of Swami Ramdevji, visit Kripalu Bagh Ashram in large numbers to learn yoga from him.
Baba Ramdev teaches pranayama, a form of yoga, to his followers. The program that he teaches consists of the following six key breathing exercises in a sequence...
Dehradun airport is the nearest to Haridwar.
Haridwar railway station has direct train services to almost all the major cities in India.
Haridwar is connected with the other cities in Uttaranchal as well as the rest of the country through a good road network.