Randall OLeary

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Randall O’Leary (Ram Giri Baba) is the co-director and co-founder of Swara Yoga Academy.
A dedicated explorer of yoga since 1991, alongside his studies of classical Hatha Yoga, Randall has studied a variety of styles including Iyengar, Jivamukti and Viniyoga.
He began teaching at The Sanctuary Thailand in 1995 and has devoted more than 20 years of his life to sharing this knowledge through classes, workshops and teacher trainings worldwide.

On the mat, Randall’s teaching style is primarily focused on cultivating an asana practice that builds & sustains a high level of Prana – our life force energy.

His emphasis on developing a Sustainable Yoga practice begins with the breath.
Within each training Randall shares a unique approach to Pranayama. Inspired through his studies of Tai Qi and Viniyoga, this system gradually deepens into Advanced Pranayama sequences which allow his students access to a comprehensive, embodied understanding of the infinite power within the breath.

Randall’s expression of Asana initially works to ground each student into a solid foundation, emphasizing structural alignment while honoring the unique expression of each individual body. His approach is inspiringly simple, yet offers incredible depth. From this strong foundation, Randall is capable of directing his students toward a full spectrum of deep asana. He supports each student to move toward their individual goals, while simultaneously encouraging them to abandon the need to achieve anything and embrace their breath wherever they are.

Tags: breath mantra meditation philosophy pranayama tantra vinyasa yoga

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