Amit Raina ( Om ji)
- Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, India
Born in Srinagar, Kashmir, India in a Brahmin family . His grand father was disciple of Swami Ram Ji who is from the lineage of Abninavagupta . His mother Krishna is a master in Sanskrit and father Dwarka Nath is a great follower of lord Shiva. Being born in the Kashmir Shaivism Tradition and having interest in spirituality from young age, he grew around great shaivite masters. Knowing that there is more to life than what you see with your eyes and what you perceive with your mind,he started practicing meditation and yoga from young age. In the city of Pune while working as an Engineer in a deep meditation he had a strong vision after which he left the comforts of his life and traveled all over the Himalayas and stayed in various ashrams
He is graduated from Gurukula Kangri Vishwavidyalaya, in the sacred city of Haridwar at the faculty of Oriental Studies where he studied the traditional philosophy of Hatha yoga ,Asana ,pranayama and Shatkarmas, then he went to Bihar School of Yoga in Munger and receive the certificate in Yogic Studies, were he studied Satyananda yoga, Yoga Nidra , Practice Karma Yoga & Jnana Yoga
He is certified by the late B.K.S Iyengar as an Iyengar Yoga teacher & is a student of the yoga institute in Pune for more than fourteen years,were he learnt body alignment, the proper use of props, correct postures and pranayams ,Om Ji in the last years has been practicing and sharing part of his cultural background of Kashmir Shaivism philosophy and meditation path in his family lineage. He also studied Tantra and various scriptures at the feet of various masters to whom he bows his head with deep respect and practicing the meditations as prescribed by the scriptures of Agamas and Hatha yoga. Amit also hold studies in different aspects of energetic holistic healing.
He has incorporate the wisdom of Kashmir Shaivism with the practices of yoga and has been teaching yoga through out the world, at the same time knowing the importance of his heritage he is spreading the real meaning of Tantra.
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E-RYT 500, E-RPYT ( Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher) recognized by the Yoga Alliance