About The Teacher
Yogi Ashokananda is an expert and pioneer as a practising master of yoga and meditation and a speaker on humanity and spiritual philosophy. Raised in India, he has been practising yoga since early childhood when his Grandfather was his first teacher. He is also a Reiki Master. Over many years Yogi Ashokananda has been fortunate to develop his teaching, experience and education of yoga under some of the great, remote, Indian masters and siddhas. He has taught the teachings of the Bihar School of Yoga, the Sivananda Ashram, hatha yoga and meditation at the Shri Ved Niketan Ashram, Rishikesh and the Yogamaya Ashram in Vrindavan. Now he teaches a number of his own profound disciplines and insights which have their roots in ancient, sacred Indian tradition.
Residing mainly in the UK, Yogi Ashokananda teaches classes, workshops and retreats extensively throughout Europe and internationally. He is a registered senior teacher with Yoga Alliance UK and runs teacher trainings through his registered yoga school, Yogi Ashokananda School Yearly retreats and teacher training are also run at The Ashok Tree, Tiruvannamalai, India.
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. His yoga is strong yet supportive and works through the entire body, cleansing and revitalising through special sequencing with a combination of sukshyam vyayam (subtle energy body exercise).
With a vast experience of meditation, Yogi has established some of the most simple and effective meditation techniques to accept, transform and embrace the material and spiritual aspects of ourselves. 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.
Yogi Ashokananda is regularly invited to give talks, discussions and satsang at many institutions and renowned organisations. The various topics of interest include “Enlightenment and all it entails”, “Addiction and Freedom of Mind”, “The misconception of spirituality”, “Yoga and Modern Life”, “The Power of Relaxation” among others.
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