Krishnamacharya was highly regarded as a scholar. He earned degrees in philosophy, logic, divinity, philology, and music. He was twice offered the position of Acharya in the Srivaishnava sampradaya, but he declined in order to stay with his family, in accordance with his guru’s wishes.Krishnamacharya told his pupils, including Iyengar, “an imagined history, it turns out, of thousands of asanas”. Mark Singleton and Tara Fraser note that he provided contradictory descriptions of the facts of his own life, sometimes denying tales he had told earlier, and sometimes mischievously adding new versions. According to one such tale, recounted by Mohan, during the vacations, which would last about three months, Krishnamacharya made pilgrimages into the Himalayas. Krishnamacharya claimed in his Yoga Makaranda that at the suggestion of Gaṅgānāth Jhā, he sought to further his yoga studies by seeking a master named Yogeshwara Ramamohana Brahmachari, who was rumored to live in the mountains beyond Nepal and had supposedly mastered 7000 asanas. For this venture, Krishnamacharya had to obtain the permission of the Viceroy in Simla, Lord Irwin, who was then suffering from diabetes. At the request of the Viceroy, Krishnamacharya travelled to Simla and taught him yogic practices for six months. The viceroy’s health improved and he developed respect and affection for Krishnamacharya. In 1919, the Viceroy made arrangements for Krishnamacharya’s travel to Tibet, supplying three aides and taking care of the expenses. After two and a half months of walking, Krishnamacharya arrived at Sri Brahmachari’s school, supposedly a cave at the foot of Mount Kailash, where the master lived with his wife and three children. Under Brahmachari’s tutelage, Krishnamacharya claimed to have spent seven and a half years studying the Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali, learning asanas and pranayama, and studying the therapeutic aspects of yoga. He was supposedly made to memorize the whole of the Yoga Korunta in the Gurkha language, though no evidence of that text exists. As tradition holds, at the end of his studies with the guru, Krishnamacharya asked what his payment would be. The master responded that Krishnamacharya was to “take a wife, raise children and be a teacher of Yoga”.Once a person began seeing Krishnamacharya, he would work with him or her on a number of levels including adjusting their diet; creating herbal medicines; and setting up a series of yoga postures that would be most beneficial. When instructing a person on the practice of yoga, Krishnamacharya particularly stressed the importance of combining breath work (pranayama) with the postures (asanas) of yoga and meditation (dhyana) to reach the desired goal.When Krishnamacharya was ten, his father died. At the age of twelve, he went to Mysore, then the largest city in Karnataka, where his great-grandfather, Srinivasa Brahmatantra Parakala Swami, was the head of the Parakala Matha. He continued his studies under his great-grandfather’s guidance and at Mysore University.
One of Krishnamacharya’s most distinctive teachings was about kuṇḍalinī. To him, kuṇḍalinī is not an energy that rises. Rather, it is a blockage that prevents prāṇa (breath) from rising.
Krishnamacharya’s students included many of yoga’s most renowned and influential teachers: Indra Devi (1899–2002); K. Pattabhi Jois (1915–2009); B. K. S. Iyengar (1918-2014); his son T. K. V. Desikachar (1938-2016); Srivatsa Ramaswami (born 1939); and A. G. Mohan (born 1945). Iyengar, his brother-in-law and founder of Iyengar Yoga, credits Krishnamacharya with encouraging him to learn yoga as a boy in 1934.Krishnamacharya was a physician of Ayurvedic medicine. He “possessed enormous knowledge of nutrition, herbal medicine, the use of oils, and other remedies”. Krishnamacharya’s custom as an Ayurvedic practitioner was to begin with a detailed examination to determine the most efficient path to take for a patient. According to Krishnamacharya, even though the source or focus of a disease is in a particular area of the body, he assumed that many other systems in the body, both mental and physical, would also be affected. At some point during or after an initial examination, Krishnamacharya would ask if the patient was willing to follow his guidance. This question was important to a patient’s treatment, because Krishnamacharya felt that if the person could not trust him fully there was little chance of his or her being healed.
In 1934, he wrote the book Yoga Makaranda (“Essence of Yoga”), which was published by Mysore University. In the introduction to Yoga Makaranda, Krishnamacharya lists the Sritattvanidhi, a 19th-century treatise containing a yoga section by Maharaja of Mysore, Krishnaraja Wodeyar III (1794–1868) as one of the sources for his book. In The Yoga Tradition of the Mysore Palace, Norman Sjoman asserts that Krishnamacharya was influenced by the Sritattvanidhi and by the Vyayama Dipika, a Western-based gymnastics manual written by the Mysore Palace gymnasts. Mark Singleton argues that he was influenced by the 20th century yoga pioneers Yogendra and Kuvalayananda, and that all three “seamlessly incorporate[d] elements of physical culture into their systems of ‘yoga’.”
Krishnamacharya claimed that he was invited to the coronation of the Rajah of Dikkanghat (a principality within Darbhanga), at which he defeated a scholar called Bihari Lal in a debate, and received rewards and honors from the Rajah. He stated that his stay in Banaras lasted 11 years. He further claimed that he studied with the yoga master Sri Babu Bhagavan Das and passed the Samkhya Yoga Examination of Patna, and that many of his instructors recognized his outstanding abilities in yoga, some asking that he teach their children.In 1931, Krishnamacharya was invited to teach at the Sanskrit College in Mysore. The Maharaja, who felt that yoga had helped cure his many ailments, asked Krishnamacharya to open a yoga school under his patronage and was subsequently given the wing of a nearby palace, the Jaganmohan Palace, to start the Yogashala, an independent yoga institution, which opened on 11 August 1933.
In 1940, Krishna Raja Wadiyar IV died. His nephew and successor, Jayachamarajendra Wadiyar (1919–1974), less interested in yoga, no longer provided support for publishing texts and sending teams of teachers to surrounding areas. Following political changes in 1946, around the time that India gained independence, a new government came into being and the powers of the maharajas were curtailed. Funding for the yoga school was cut off, and Krishnamacharya struggled to maintain the school. At the age of 60 (1948), Krishnamacharya was forced to travel extensively to find students and provide for his family. The yogashala in Mysore was ordered to be closed by K.C. Reddy, the first Chief Minister of Mysore State, and the school eventually closed in 1950.
Krishnamacharya’s students included many of 20th century yoga’s most renowned and influential teachers: Indra Devi; K. Pattabhi Jois; B. K. S. Iyengar; T. K. V. Desikachar; Srivatsa Ramaswami; and A. G. Mohan (born 1945).
According to the tale, Krishnamacharya then returned to Varanasi. The Maharajah of Jaipur called him to serve as principal of the Vidyā Śālā in Jaipur; but as he did not like being answerable to many people, Krishnamacharya shortly returned to Varanasi. In accordance with his guru’s wish that he live the life of a householder, Krishnamacharya married Namagiriamma in 1925. After his marriage, Krishnamacharya was forced by circumstance to work in a coffee plantation in the Hasan district. It was after a lecture on the Upanishads in Mysore town hall in 1931 that he attracted the attention as a learned scholar that eventually led to his employment at the palace.After leaving Mysore, Krishnamacharya moved to Bangalore for a couple of years and then was invited in 1952 to relocate to Madras (now Chennai), by a well-known lawyer who sought Krishnamacharya’s help in healing from a stroke. By now, Krishnamacharya was in his sixties, and his reputation for being a strict and intimidating teacher had mellowed somewhat. In Madras, Krishnamacharya accepted a job as a lecturer at Vivekananda College. He also began to acquire yoga students from diverse backgrounds and in various physical conditions, which required him to adapt his teaching to each student’s abilities. For the remainder of his teaching life, Krishnamacharya continued to refine this individualized approach, which came to be known as Viniyoga. Many considered Krishnamacharya a yoga master, but he continued to call himself a student because he felt that he was always “studying, exploring and experimenting” with the practice. Throughout his life, Krishnamacharya refused to take credit for his innovative teachings but instead attributed the knowledge to his guru or to ancient texts. Although his knowledge and teaching has influenced yoga throughout the world, Krishnamacharya never left his native India. Yoga Journal wrote:
What is the largest yoga studio chain in the US?
CorePower Yoga CorePower Yoga, based in Denver, Colorado, is the largest yoga studio chain in the United States with more than 220 locations across 22 states. In 2022, it opened seven new studios, with four new locations scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2023.
Krishnamacharya held degrees in all the six Vedic darśanas, or Indian philosophies. While under the patronage of the King of Mysore, Krishna Raja Wadiyar IV, Krishnamacharya traveled around India giving lectures and demonstrations to promote yoga, including such feats as apparently stopping his heartbeat. He is widely considered as the architect of vinyāsa, in the sense of combining breathing with movement; the style of yoga he created has come to be called Viniyoga or Vinyasa Krama Yoga. Underlying all of Krishnamacharya’s teachings was the principle “Teach what is appropriate for an individual.” While he is revered in other parts of the world as a yogi, in India Krishnamacharya is mainly known as a healer who drew from both ayurvedic and yogic traditions to restore health and well-being to those he treated. He wrote four books on yoga—Yoga Makaranda (1934), Yogaasanagalu (c. 1941), Yoga Rahasya, and Yogavalli (Chapter 1 – 1988)—as well as several essays and poetic compositions.
In 1926, the Maharaja of Mysore, Krishna Raja Wadiyar IV (1884–1940) was in Varanasi to celebrate his mother’s 60th birthday and heard about Krishnamacharya’s learning and skill as a yoga therapist. The Maharaja met Krishnamacharya and was so impressed by the young man’s demeanor, authority, and scholarship that he engaged Krishnamacharya to teach him and his family. Initially, Krishnamacharya taught yoga at the Mysore Palace. He soon became a trusted advisor of the Maharajah, and was given the recognition of Asthana Vidwan — the intelligentsia of the palace.
In 1914, he once again left for Banaras to attend classes at Queens College, where he claimed that he earned a number of teaching certificates. During the first year he had little or no financial support from his family. In order to eat, he followed the rules that were laid down for religious beggars: he was to approach only seven households each day and offer a prayer “in return for wheat flour to mix with water for cakes”. Krishnamacharya eventually left Queens College to study the ṣaḍdarśana (six darshanas) in Vedic philosophy at Patna University, in Bihar, a state in eastern India. He received a scholarship to study Ayurveda under Vaidya Krishnakumar of Bengal.
He also had extensive knowledge of orthodox Hindu rituals. His scholarship in various darshanas of orthodox Indian philosophy earned him titles such as Sāṃkhya-yoga-śikhāmaṇi, Mīmāṃsā-ratna, Mīmāṃsā-thīrtha, Nyāyācārya, Vedāntavāgīśa, Veda-kesari and Yogācārya.
Krishnamacharya, unlike earlier yoga gurus such as Yogendra, “severely criticized his students” including his young brother-in-law, B. K. S. Iyengar. He was equally bad-tempered at home with his family. In the view of the historian of yoga Elliott Goldberg, Iyengar “would never recover from or anywhere near comprehend the damage inflicted on him by Krishnamacharya’s abuse” during his teenage years.
Who is credited with advancing the practice of yoga in the United States in the 1960s?
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi spread his Transcendental Meditation across the United States in the 1960s, and then worldwide.
Krishnamacharya spent much of his youth traveling through India studying the six darśana or Indian philosophies: vaiśeṣika, nyāya, sāṃkhya, yoga, mīmāṃsā and vedānta. In 1906, at the age of eighteen, Krishnamacharya left Mysore to attend university at Banaras, also known as Vārānasī, a city of hundreds of temples and a highly regarded North Indian center of traditional learning. While at university, he studied logic and Sanskrit, working with Brahmashri Shivakumar Shastry, “one of the greatest grammarians of the age”. He stated that he learned the Mimamsa from Brahmasri Trilinga Rama Shastri.Krishnamacharya “believed Yoga to be India’s greatest gift to the world.” His yoga instruction reflected his conviction that yoga could be both a spiritual practice and a mode of physical healing. His style of yoga is now known as Vinyasa Krama Yoga. Krishnamacharya based his teachings on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and the Yoga Yajnavalkya. Whereas Krishnamacharya was deeply devoted to Vaishnavism, he also respected his students’ varying religious beliefs, or nonbeliefs. A former student recalls that while leading a meditation, Krishnamacharya instructed students to close their eyes and “think of God. If not God, the sun. If not the sun, your parents.” As a result of the teachings he received from his father and other instructors, Krishnamacharya approached every student as “absolutely unique”, in the belief that the most important aspect of teaching yoga was that the student be “taught according to his or her individual capacity at any given time”. For Krishnamacharya, the path of yoga meant different things for different people, and each person ought to be taught in a manner that he or she understood clearly.Tirumalai Krishnamacharya (18 November 1888 – 28 February 1989) was an Indian yoga teacher, ayurvedic healer and scholar. He is seen as one of the most important gurus of modern yoga, and is often called “Father of Modern Yoga” for his wide influence on the development of postural yoga. Like earlier pioneers influenced by physical culture such as Yogendra and Kuvalayananda, he contributed to the revival of hatha yoga.
You may never have heard of him but Tirumalai Krishnamacharya influenced or perhaps even invented your yoga. Whether you practice the dynamic series of Pattabhi Jois, the refined alignments of B. K. S. Iyengar, the classical postures of Indra Devi, or the customized vinyasa of Viniyoga, your practice stems from one source: a five-foot, two-inch Brahmin born more than one hundred years ago in a small South Indian village.Krishnamacharya was born on 18 November 1888 in Muchukundapura, in the Chitradurga district of present-day Karnataka, in South India, to an orthodox Telugu Iyengar family. His parents were Tirumalai Srinivasa Tatacharya, a well-known teacher of the Vedas, and Ranganayakiamma. Krishnamacharya was the eldest of six children. He had two brothers and three sisters. At the age of six, he underwent the educational sacrament of upanayana. He then began learning to speak and write Sanskrit, from texts such as the Amarakosha and to chant the Vedas under the strict tutelage of his father.
During the 1920s, Krishnamacharya held many demonstrations to stimulate popular interest in yoga. These included suspending his pulse, stopping cars with his bare hands, performing difficult asanas, and lifting heavy objects with his teeth. The Palace archive records show that the Maharaja was interested in the promotion of yoga and continually sent Krishnamacharya around the country to give lectures and demonstrations.
The community at WEYC is as unique as the surrounding suburb of West End with its endless supply of coffee and food. Come and play on a Saturday morning in either a beginner or Level 1 or Level 2 class. Follow up your practice with coffee with your teacher and peers before heading of to the infamous Davies street markets. What you’ll love and find at West End yoga centre is more then just a yoga class, you’ll get an experience of discovery and exploration into yoga, the body, the mind and the search for true self awareness and connection.It is a unique space with a light hearted feel, but a serious work ethic. All teachers at the studio are qualified in assisting you no matter what your aliment, age or ability. It is complete with authentic Iyengar rope walls and equipment to help and assist each student with the opportunity to fully express and experience postures that no other Brisbane yoga studio has the ability to show.
Who owns House of Yoga?
Savvas Giantsis Savvas Giantsis is the owner and founder of the House of yoga since 2007.
Click on the chat button on the bottom right of the screen to talk to one of our staff. Depending on your timezone, we’re not always able to respond to you immediately, so please be patient and we will respond as soon as we can!West End Yoga Centre opened in May 2014 by Jamie Denham. WEYC, as it is becoming fondly known, has slowly grown to encapsulate a beautiful community of beginners and experienced yoga practitioners. It is a hub for yoga teachers to learn key alignment and teaching techniques, and a place that has seen lives transformed by the hard work and dedication of its students.
Which country is the father of yoga?
Tirumalai KrishnamacharyaKrishnamacharyaDied28 February 1989 (aged 100) Madras, IndiaNationalityIndianOccupationYoga teacherKnown for”Father of modern yoga”
In April 2019, a class action lawsuit was filed against the company by more than 1,500 employees, alleging gross underpayment of wages — the fourth such lawsuit against the company.CorePower Yoga, based in Denver, Colorado, is the largest yoga studio chain in the United States with more than 220 locations across 22 states. In 2022, it opened seven new studios, with four new locations scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2023. The brand enrolled 170,000 new members in-studio in 2022, honing on its digital presence to continue to expand their reach. The company was founded by Trevor Tice in 2002. CorePower Yoga offers various formats of yoga, such as their signature C2 class, Yoga Sculpt, Hot Power Fusion, and occasional bootcamp style classes.
The reason for such a long payback is due to the fact that the investment cost ($397,000) is high vs. the profits you generate on average with a YogaSix franchise.
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This is the average sales per franchised yoga fitness studio for 74 of the 125 franchised yoga fitness studios that were open for all of 2021 (as disclosed in the FDD). Unfortunately, we found that YogaSix has a payback period of 11 years on average. In other words, you would need 11 years to repay all creditors (banks) and investors (including yourself) using the profits from the business. YogaSix franchises are doing very well in terms of revenue growth. Here is a chart showing the monthly average revenue per franchise throughout 2021. As you can see, revenue has been steadily increasing over the year, reaching $32,000 monthly revenue in December 2021.Whilst it’s not necessarily bad, it’s not the best payback among fitness franchises (8 years on average) and therefore not the best franchise investment.Indeed, you would have to invest an estimated $397,000 to open a new YogaSix studio which would make on average $302,000 in revenue per year. Yet is this a profitable business? Are the profits worth the upfront investment?In addition to the initial franchise fee of $60,000, which you must pay to the franchisor, you would also pay for leasehold improvements, insurance, signage, equipment, training expenses, etc.
How much does a Yoga Six franchise owner make?
We estimate the average YogaSix franchise makes $70,000 in profits per year. That corresponds to a 23% EBITDA margin.
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One of the fastest growing fitness franchises nowadays, YogaSix has added more than 150 studios in the US alone in just 5 years..! Despite the hype for yoga studios, should you really buy a YogaSix franchise?
East Meets West Yoga Center is a premier studio located in the Tysons Corner/Vienna, Virginia area. We provide a safe, tranquil, and supportive environment to practice, allowing individuals to open to the possibilities of what could be. East Meets West Yoga Center’s staff of teachers/educators is community of knowledgeable, dedicated yoga practitio… ners with years of experience. Our teachers are open to teaching a variety of yoga styles to allow each student to flourish. Knowing that each individual is unique and that not just one style of yoga fits all, we honor the differences and similarities. We celebrate the uniqueness of each student, where students’ requests are heard and responded to positively. We offer classes in Hatha, Vinyasa, Gentle, Prenatal and so much more.Read MoreEast Meets West Yoga Center is a premier studio located in the Tysons Corner/Vienna, Virginia area. We provide a safe, tranquil, and supportive environment to practice, allowing individuals to open to the possibilities of what could be. East Meets West Yoga Center’s staff of teachers/educators is community of knowledgeable, dedicated yoga practitioners with years of experience. Our teachers are open to teaching a variety of yoga styles to allow each student to flourish. Knowing that each individual is unique and that not just one style of yoga fits all, we honor the differences and similarities. We celebrate the uniqueness of each student, where students’ requests are heard and responded to positively. We offer classes in Hatha, Vinyasa, Gentle, Prenatal and so much more.Read More
Who owns West End yoga?
West End Yoga Centre opened in May 2014 by Jamie Denham.
Sunil is a certified yoga instructor with training in Hatha, Ashtanga and Iyengar Yoga. After completing his teacher training certification in 2016, he taught yoga in Mumbai for one year. He also taught for eight months in China and led yoga workshops in Indonesia. He currently teaches privately, and at yoga schools and ashrams in Rishikesh. Sunil has a B.A. in Sanskrit Grammar, and an M.A. in Yoga Science, both from Haridwar Sanskrit University. He is also an Astrologer and Vedic Priest and his hobbies are spiritual discussions, football and reading.In addition, as a result of the global pandemic, Yoga Alliance, USA, allowed the Teacher Training Certification Program to be taught online for the very first time since its inception. Kapil and Naraindra partnered to offer the Yoga Teacher Training program online, and in July 2021, 18 new Yoga Teachers successfully completed the program. A new training session starts in January 2022. Naraindra and Kapil are passionate about the ancient science of Yoga, focusing on blending traditional with modern, while sharing physical and mental health benefits. Megha Dabral was born and raised in Rishikesh, North India, where the Holy Ganges flows at the foot of the Himalaya mountains. She obtained her 200-hours teacher’s training certification from AATM Yogashala in 2018 and in 2020 she completed her masters in Yogic Science from Uttarkhand Sanskrit Uniiversity in Haridwar. Megha has been learning yogasana from her guru for many years; this is her passion, and she continues to keep herself up-to-date since she feels yoga is an infinite journey and learning is endless. She started teaching asanas in government schools in 2017, and after seeing her passion for yoga, her guru offered her an opportunity to teach at his yoga school where she is now one of the faculty members, leading yoga classes on a daily basis. During the Covid-19 pandemic and due to the lockdown, Megha was unemployed, however EMWY (East Meets West Yog) provided her with an opportunity to teach virtually. She continues to teach with EMWY and has also returned to ‘in-person’ teaching at her guru’s yoga school. Kapil Dev holds a Master’s Degree in Yogic Science from Uttarakhand Sanskrit University, Haridwar. He learnt Yogic sciences and traditions under the guidance of spiritual masters in Rishikesh, staying in ashrams, and gurukuls, completing intensive yoga philosophy, Vedanta, and Tantra studies. He is a graduate in English Literature, Economics and History from H.N.B. Garhwal University, Rishikesh, and also completed a Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW) from Uttarakhand Open University. In 2008, Kapil started teaching yoga and meditation at yoga schools in India and Europe. Since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, he has been teaching virtual yoga/meditation internationally. Kapil also serves as Principal for Khushi Charitable Organization, a school for underprivileged children in Rishikesh.
Our vision is a world of healthy, energized people, caring about each other, and especially the children— having food on the table, growing intellectually and achieving their educational goals, leading fulfilling lives, and in turn offering opportunities to others.
Sagar was born is Rishikesh—the world capital of yoga. After completing12th grade at S.P.N. Inter College, he began his Yoga journey. At age 18, Sagar went to PSKSD Sanskrit University, where he learnt Yogic lifestyle and completed his Yoga certification. He then connected with an ashram in Laxman Jhula, Rishikesh in order to deepen his knowledge in yoga; he learnt Yogasana and Pranayama, before starting to teach at the Ashram, as well as other yoga studios in Rishikesh. Sagar continued to further his education at an NGO, Khushi Charitable Society where he studied since the age of 7. He now enjoys volunteering and giving back to Khushi by sharing his knowledge and expertise with the younger children of Khushi. We offer a variety of virtual classes to individuals from every corner of the globe. We accommodate for various time zones, and classes are offered in a variety of styles described below, most of which include yogic warm-ups and pranayama: Prana is the Sanskrit word for vital energy or life force; the force which exists in all things, both animate and inanimate. It is more than just the air we breathe or the oxygen we take into the body. Read More… Pranayama utilizes breathing techniques to influence the flow of prana in the nadis or the energy channels of the energy body known as pranayama kosha. Ayama, the second part of the word pranayama is defined as extension or expansion of the dimension of prana. Therefore pranayama provides the method whereby the life force can be activated and regulated in order to go beyond one’s normal boundaries or limitations, and attain a higher state of vibratory energy. During the current pandemic it is important to strengthen and maintain the respiratory system and lungs. Since it is so important, we offer pranayama exercises to some degree in all of our classes.As part of our mission to provide educational opportunities for underprivileged children, we have chosen to support the Khushi Charitable Organization, and the Oaks of Righteousness organization—both of which we believe share our goal in helping children achieve academic education to lead more fulfilling lives that will allow them to offer the same opportunity to others in the future.
Gentle therapeutic movements and warm-up exercises, suitable for any age group. Helps you to develop awareness of your body by focusing on the joints and limbs, and appropriately stretching the muscles and Read More… connective tissues. Helps to relax the muscles and open up the major joints in preparation for deep relaxation and toning of the entire psycho-physiological structure, in preparation for more advanced practices.Monthly contribution for classes is $20 (Canadian or US currency) or 15 Euros. This allows you to participate in all classes that we offer per week. For contribution in other currencies please email us.
Kapil Dev Bist and Naraindra Prashad, founders of East Meets West Yog, both Yoga teachers, met in Rishikesh, India—the Yoga capital of the world. On Naraindra’s return to Canada from his Yoga pilgrimage in Rishikesh, he and Kapil Dev continued to stay connected through their love for Yoga. The inspiration of taking their Yoga classes online grew out of the COVID-19 health crisis, and to the growing demand they had to add more classes and more instructors.
Rajkumar Sharma was born in Rishikesh, North India. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna (H.N.B.) Garhwal University, and completed a naturopathy program as well as a yoga program, both from Khushi Charitable Society. Rajkumar is a Dance Instructor at the Khushi Charitable Society and choreographs and trains the children for dance competitions where they have always placed in the top three. Rajkumar is passionate about all styles of dance and incorporates yoga movements and postures in the cardio-dance classes.Ankit leads our monthly Bhakti Yoga sessions with kirtan and mantra chanting. At the tender age of 12 (7th grade) Ankit joined the Gayatri Ved Vidyalaya Gurukul where young boys study to become Vedic priests. A gurukul is an ancient Indian residential education system where the students live with or near the guru. Ankit then moved on to the Swami Narayana Ashram in the 9th grade where he had the opportunity to study music. Recently, he completed his Grade 12 at Punjab Sindh Kshetra Sadhu Mahavidyala Sanskrit University Rishikesh. Ankit has been gifted with a melodious voice and is very passionate about music and singing, his greatest hobby. He is well-known and well-respected in Rishikesh for leading and participating in the Aarti ceremony at Triveni wharf and Swami Narayana jetty; both popular places for visitors to Rishikesh. Ankit teaches music to the children at Khushi Charitable Society and is looking forward to his upcoming studies in Delhi, where he will be pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Classical Indian Music.
Paul completed his 200-hour teacher training through Rishikesh Yog Van school, registered with Yoga Alliance, USA. As a team member Paul currently provides advice, input and support for the general operations of East Meets West Yog. Paul is also a Certified Financial Planner.Through the inspiration of Ashtanga (Power) Yoga we guide you through the techniques of postures such as Virabhadrasana (Warriors) Utthita Parsvakonasana (Side Angle) Trikonasana (Triangle), and other more advanced asanas, as well as Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation) sequences.
Our Kids Yoga classes introduce yoga in a playful and gentle manner to promote confidence, discovery and friendship amongst kids of all ages and from all parts of the world. As they become more comfortable with Read More… their practice routine they are encouraged to continue expanding in their movements and asanas in a safely guided way. Although classes are geared toward children, we encourage parents, grandparents and the kids at heart to participate with or without the youngsters.
Naraindra is a certified yoga instructor (RYT) through the Yoga Alliance of Canada. He has an Applied Specialization in Mindful Meditation from the University of Toronto and has completed 50 hours of Pilates Teacher Training. He teaches yoga at fitness facilities and yoga studios in the Greater Toronto Areas. In 2019 he travelled to Rishikesh, North India, the Yoga Capital of the World where he stayed at the Yoga Niketan Ashram, participating in lectures and other activities in various ashrams, while absorbing the beauty and spirituality of the Himalaya Mountains and the River Ganges. He continues to stay current and informed by attending a variety of programs in yoga and yoga philosophy, as well as yoga conferences. Naraindra is also a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), and prior to his full-time involvement in ‘yoga life’ he held various roles in the corporate sector and educational institutions.Promote wellbeing and mindfulness by guiding yoga practitioners in performing asanas (poses) correctly and safely, and in learning the proper techniques of meditation
The word Hatha is derived from the Sanskrit “ha” meaning “sun” and “tha” meaning “moon”, and is understood to mean uniting and balancing of these two energies. Hatha yoga offers a total life philosophy, incorporating how Read More… we relate to external and internal experiences as a path to inner peace. The literal translation of hatha, however is “force” indicating the physical practice within this tradition. Our Hatha classes provide this physical practice through a sequence of slow/static postures that help to soothe the body and equip you with the “tools” to heal yourself. With consistent practice you prepare yourself for more advanced practices as taught in the Ashtanga Inspired classes.
Theos Bernard’s 1943 Hatha Yoga: The Report of a Personal Experience presented hatha yoga as a complex, difficult practice requiring serious commitment, and was the first to include a set of high-quality photographs of some 30 asanas. He was Pierre Bernard’s nephew, and contrary to his implication that he had learnt hatha yoga from a guru in India, his teacher was in all probability his father.
The practice of yoga as consisting mainly of physical postures began in 1919 when the pioneer of asana-based yoga, Yogendra, brought his system, influenced by physical culture, to the United States. From 1948, Indra Devi, a pupil of Krishnamacharya, brought yoga to public attention by teaching celebrity pupils in her Hollywood studio. A large variety of asana systems evolved, including the precise Iyengar Yoga and Pattabhi Jois’s energetic Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga and its Power Yoga spinoffs. Spiritual styles also flourished, including Transcendental Meditation and Integral Yoga. Despite this, American yoga has largely detached from its religious roots, becoming part of the cosmopolitan “global popular”.
Long before yoga arrived in the United States, pioneering thinkers began to assimilate Indian thought. Among the first was the poet and philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson. In 1857 he published a poem, “Brahma”, in the first issue of literary magazine The Atlantic Monthly, which he had helped to found. The work contained the lines “I am the doubter and the doubt, I am the hymn the Brahmin sings.” Emerson was expressing the Hindu philosophy of non-duality, Advaita. He had studied among other Hindu scriptures the Bhagavad Gita, in which Krishna instructs Arjuna in yoga. Emerson was mercilessly mocked, and 26 parodies of the poem were published within a month of its appearance; Americans were starting to engage with Hindu philosophy.In 1893, Swami Vivekananda gave several lectures at the Chicago World Parliament of Religions. The event effectively marked the start of yoga in the United States, and the birth of modern yoga as a transnational movement. It was followed in 1896 by his popular book, Raja Yoga. He taught a mixture of yoga breathwork (pranayama), meditation, and the distinctively Western idea of positive thinking, derived from the new thought movement. Like other high-caste Hindus and British colonial officers in India at the time, he explicitly rejected the practice of asanas and hatha yoga.
Another pioneer was Madame Blavatsky, co-founder in 1875 of The Theosophical Society in New York, her philosophy blending several Asian traditions. She repeatedly over the course of six years stressed the importance of Patanjali’s system of yoga, before travelling to India and Ceylon and astonishing the American public by suddenly converting to Buddhism, a tradition that Syman notes was even more deeply despised in the 19th century United States than Hinduism.Yoga asanas were brought to the United States in 1919 by Yogendra, sometimes called “the Father of the Modern Yoga Renaissance”, his system influenced by the physical culture of Max Müller; his Yoga Institute of America in Harriman, New York, operated for a few years. The following year, the Hindu spiritual leader Paramahansa Yogananda spoke about Kriya Yoga in Boston, and in 1925 he founded the Self-Realization Fellowship in Los Angeles, where he taught yoga, including asanas, breathing, chanting and meditation, to tens of thousands of Americans, as described in his classic 1946 book Autobiography of a Yogi. Ida C. Craddock became interested in yoga and tantra late in the 19th century, a time when Americans were questioning Christian orthodoxy while others were struggling to uphold it. As a woman, and the creator of a system of techniques to enhance sexual pleasure, she came under attack. Among her sources was the Shiva Samhita and in particular its account of Vajroli mudra, involving delayed ejaculation and the practised uptake of sexual fluids through the penis. She further enraged religious fundamentalists by asserting that God was a third partner in a sacralized sexual union, and in 1899 by creating a Church of Yoga. She was convicted and imprisoned in New York in 1902 for obscenity and blasphemy. The yoga scholar Andrea Jain comments that this marked the start of a split between a modern, physical yoga that celebrated the body, and a more traditional meditative practice that, like Vivekananda’s yoga, essentially shunned it. Yoga and meditation appear in Marguerite Agniel’s 1931 book The Art of the Body : Rhythmic Exercise for Health and Beauty, illustrated with studio photographs by John de Mirjian of Agniel sitting with eyes closed for meditation in Siddhasana, reclining in Supta Virasana, and inverted in Halasana, in each case dressed in a shining silver bikini with matching turban. Agniel wrote a piece for The Nudist in 1938 showing nude women practising yoga, accompanied by a text on attention to the breath. The social historian Sarah Schrank comments that it made perfect sense to combine nudism and yoga, as “both were exercises in healthful living; both were countercultural and bohemian; both highlighted the body; and both were sensual without being explicitly erotic.”
The historian Jared Farmer noted that if the yoga-practising population were a religious group, they would easily exceed the number of American Hindus, Muslims, atheists, Mormons, and Jews put together. Farmer identifies 12 general trends in yoga’s history in the United States from the 1890s to the 21st century:
Richard Hittleman launched his yoga television show, Yoga for Health, in 1961, enabling him to sell millions of copies of his books on yoga. He carefully minimised yoga’s esoteric aspects such as kundalini and the subtle body, though personally he believed the goal of yoga was indeed “pure bliss consciousness”. Both the show and the books presented yoga to a wide audience across the United States. Other yoga television shows followed, including Lilias Folan’s WCET series Lilias, Yoga and You!, which ran from the 1970s to the 1990s, helping to make yoga acceptable to the public throughout the country. In 1948, Indra Devi, a pupil of the modern yoga pioneer Tirumalai Krishnamacharya, opened her Hollywood yoga studio, teaching asanas to celebrities such as the actress Gloria Swanson. The effect was to make yoga glamorous and acceptable, especially to women. The Indian yoga guru and peace activist Swami Vishnudevananda came to San Francisco in 1958, going on to found the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres worldwide, with its headquarters in Montreal, Canada. His The Complete Illustrated Book of Yoga (1960) was the first major illustrated guide, showing and describing some 90 yoga asanas and numerous variations in 146 monochrome plates, many of them full-page. In 1975, the yoga teacher Judith Lasater and others founded Yoga Journal; from small beginnings it became American yoga’s journal of record. In the 1970s and 1980s, however, yoga was seen by Americans largely as just another form of exercise, alongside aerobics and jogging, and it was practised by a small minority. Its image changed when in 1989 the yoga teachers Sharon Gannon and David Life opened a New York studio for their explicitly spiritual Jivamukti Yoga. Asanas were practised in front of images of deities, accompanied by music. By 2009, Lisa Miller could write in Newsweek “We [Americans] are all Hindus now”. She quoted the scholar of religion Stephen Prothero’s description of America’s “divine-deli-cafeteria religion”, where people feel free to pick and mix yoga, Catholicism, and Buddhist retreats, if the combination works for them. The historian Catherine Albanese argues that American metaphysicals have constructed a “new and American yogic product” in which the body itself is a vessel for the spirit. The journalist Stefanie Syman notes that effortful yoga has a Protestant streak, as it is both “an indulgence and a penance.”
Henry David Thoreau, too, read translations of Hindu texts, quoting frequently from the Bhagavad Gita, and attempted meditation during his ascetic life – itself an indication of how strongly he was influenced by those texts – in the forest at Walden. Stefanie Syman argues that he deserved the title of Yogi.
peripheral to central; local to global; male to (predominantly) female; spiritual to (mostly) secular; sectarian to universal; mendicant to consumerist; meditational to postural; intellectual to experiential; esoteric to accessible; oral to hands-on teaching; textual to photographic representations of poses; contorted social pariahs to lithe social winners.
American yoga again took a turn towards the spiritual in the 1960s. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi spread his Transcendental Meditation across the United States in the 1960s, and then worldwide. The Indian spiritual master Swami Satchidananda came to the United States in 1966, founding the Integral Yoga institute in Virginia, and in 1969 opening the Woodstock festival. A Harvard professor, Richard Alpert, travelled to India as a pilgrim. He came back to the United States as a guru named Ram Dass, and in 1970 toured its university campuses, encouraging a lifestyle of spiritual search, supported by his book Be Here Now.
From 1918, Pierre Bernard and his wife Blanche DeVries ran yoga studios for women, offering a combination of spiritual practices including tantra, traditional Indian medicine, and Vedic philosophy. They influenced American perception of yoga for the next century, combining athleticism, the exotic, sexuality, and a willingness to separate religious practices from their source religions.The history of yoga in the United States begins in the 19th century, with the philosophers Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau; Emerson’s poem “Brahma” states the Hindu philosophy behind yoga. More widespread interest in yoga can be dated to the Hindu leader Vivekananda’s visit from India in 1893; he presented yoga as a spiritual path without postures (asanas), very different from modern yoga as exercise. Two other early figures, however, the women’s rights advocate Ida C. Craddock and the businessman and occultist Pierre Bernard, created their own interpretations of yoga, based on tantra and oriented to physical pleasure.
Who brought yoga to America?
Swami Vivekananda Swami Vivekananda introduced yoga to the United States in 1893 at the World Conference on Religions in Chicago (7).
Another controversial figure, Pierre Bernard, brought yoga to the notice of a suspicious American public, but despite persecution managed to attract a modest following of eccentrics, including his nephew Theos Bernard. He learnt yoga from a tantric yogi, Sylvais Hamati, a man of mixed descent who had managed to reach Lincoln, Nebraska, apparently from Calcutta. Hamati taught Bernard a combination of asanas including lotus position and headstand, purifications (shatkarmas) including dhauti, and breath control (pranayama). In a celebrated exploit, Bernard used his skill in pranayama to simulate death (Kali mudra): a physician, in front of a crowd of witnesses, was unable to feel his pulse. Bernard and Hamati created a Tantrik Order, shrouded in an exciting degree of secrecy, with seven levels of initiation involving mantras, asanas, pranayama, and doctrine. Offended onlookers described it as “lust, mummery, and black magic”. Eventually in 1918 Bernard moved to Nyack, New York, creating an “esoteric country club for ‘Tantriks'” supported by wealthy backers including some of the Vanderbilts. Club members learnt hatha yoga, which Bernard assured them would increase their enjoyment of life’s pleasures, and were treated to “opulent circuses” and other entertainments.In Lasater’s view, American yoga in the 21st century has lost “the gentleness, consistency, and direction of the practice”, replaced by ambition. Lasater believes that many Americans “have conflated asana with yoga.” Schrank, reviewing the literature in 2014, noted that the journalist William Broad’s The Science of Yoga, “lambasted mercilessly by the American yoga community”, however took yoga seriously as therapy for mind, body, and spirit. Schrank describes the situation of yoga in the United States as “a complicated dynamic between transnational history, cultural appropriation, and therapeutic science”. Schrank notes that none of the books she reviewed addressed the feminist, class, or racial aspects of American yoga, even though most practitioners are women and few are from minority ethnic groups.
By 2016, according to an Ipsos study, 36.7 million Americans were practising yoga, making the business of classes, clothing such as yoga pants, and equipment including yoga mats worth $16 billion, compared to $10 billion in 2012. Some 72 percent of practitioners were women.
Considering all these trends, Farmer stated that modern yoga as exercise belonged to Srinivas Aravamudan’s category of the “global popular”, which Farmer glossed as “a postcolonial realm of religious cosmopolitanism.”In 1966, another of Krishnamacharya’s pupils, his brother-in-law B.K.S. Iyengar, published his influential Light on Yoga, with unprecedentedly precise descriptions and illustrations of some 200 asanas in 600 monochrome photographs. His student Mary Dunn helped to set up the Iyengar Yoga Institute in San Francisco in 1978, and then the Iyengar Yoga Association of New York. Also in 1966, Amrit Desai began to teach yoga in Pennsylvania. He named his organisation the Kripalu Yoga Fellowship in 1974; it opened its current centre in Massachusetts in 1983, from where it teaches its own form of yoga, combining asanas, pranayama, and meditation.
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In the Buffalo area, 4 businesses in the “All Other Miscellaneous Schools and Instruction” industry received a PPP loan. These local businesses reported an average of 6 employees (compared to this company’s 15) and received an average PPP loan of $18,209 (compared to this company’s $15,000).
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East Meets West Yoga LLC is a limited liability company (LLC) located at 1738 Elmwood Ave in Buffalo, New York that received a Coronavirus-related PPP loan from the SBA of $15,000.00 in February, 2021.
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Who is the real founder of yoga?
Though Yoga was being practiced in the pre-Vedic period, the great Sage Maharshi Patanjali systematized and codified the then existing practices of Yoga, its meaning and its related knowledge through his Yoga Sutras.
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PPP recipients in this industry report an average of 9 employees, 40% lower than East Meets West Yoga LLC’s reported 15 employees, and received an average PPP loan of $53,666, 258% higher than this company’s loan of $15,000.Based on the standard PPP eligibility formula, it may be possible to estimate the payroll expenses represented by a company on their PPP application (see details above). In order to qualify for the PPP loan amount received, East Meets West Yoga, LLC’s 2019 payroll expenses are estimated to be at least $120,974.
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PPP recipients in this industry report an average of 7 employees, 72% lower than East Meets West Yoga, LLC’s reported 25 employees, and received an average PPP loan of $34,587, 37% higher than this company’s loan of $25,203.