When the work of Swami Kuvalayanandaji to investigate the effects of Yoga in a scientific way became well known, more and more number of people started coming to the institute at Lonavla with a desire to learn Yoga for the purpose of health and healing. Many amongst them were from Mumbai. As their number grew, they requested Swamiji to open the branch of the institute in Mumbai itself.
In response to these requests the Mumbai branch of the Kaivalyadhama was started on the 6th January, 1932. In the initial period the work was carried out at two centres in the suburbs of Mumbai. The Health aspect was handled by the centre at Santacruz and this Health Centre was known as Arogya Sharanam. The other centre at Borivali functioned as the spiritual centre and was known as Adhyatma Kendra.