Teacher of the month: Yogi Ashokananda

Yogi Ashokananda was raised in India and has been practising yoga since early childhood when his grandfather was his first teacher. Over many years he has developed his teaching, experience and education of yoga and meditation under some of the great remote, Indian masters as well as having taught the teachings of the Bihar School of Yoga at the Sivananda Ashram and the Shri Ved Niketan Ashram. He is also a Reiki Master.
He is the founder of Himalayan Hatha Yoga and Prana Kriya Yoga, practices which reflect his strong respect for yoga as a complete holistic system in itself and which are based on ancient, traditional principles. With a vast experience of meditation, Yogi has established some of the most simple and effective meditation techniques. These include the Science of Relaxation active Meditation and Atma Meditation, as well as having developed and taught his own practices of Kriya, Tantra and Kundalini meditations.

His philosophy “without engaging the vehicle, you cannot make any journey” applies to the engagement of the physical, emotional, mental and psychological aspects of oneself through the practices of yoga and meditation. The spirit or soul, he says, does not need healing as it is already whole and complete; it is the consciousness, the awareness around the soul and the mind which yoga and meditation can help to clear giving you access to the spirit or soul. The aim of the practices is to bring you to the centre of yourself so that you can transform you and your life from this authentic place within you.

Residing mainly in the UK, Yogi Ashokananda holds satsangs, teaches classes, workshops, teacher trainings and retreats internationally. He is a registered senior teacher with Yoga Alliance UK. Yearly retreats and teacher training are also run at The Ashok Tree Ashram, India. For more information, visit yogiashokananda.com 

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