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International Yoga & Music Festival - November 7-13, 2020
After a few years sharing Reiki as a hobby I found a passion for sound-healing and so I decided to make a career change. It was then when I travelled to Nepal, where I had the chance to be part of a sherpa community in the Himalayas and to serve at the Buddhist Pema Choling Monastery. After that, I went to explore India and became a Hatha Yoga instructor. Captured by the beauty and the benefits of the singing bowls and other shamanic instruments I was then able to connect all my interests together. Upon my return to Mexico I decided to start an entrepreneurial adventure aimed at making meditation and sound-healing an affordable practice for everyone. Honored and grateful to life for being able to share space with great yogis in this edition of the International Festival of Yoga and Music!
Después de unos años compartiendo Reiki como hobby, encontré una pasión por la sanación a través del sonido y decidí hacer un cambio de carrera. Fue entonces cuando viajé a Nepal, donde tuve la oportunidad de ser parte de una comunidad de sherpas en los Himalayas y de servir en el monasterio budista Pema Choling. Después de eso, fui a explorar la India y me convertí en instructor de Hatha Yoga. Capturado por la belleza y los beneficios de los cuencos tibetanos y otros instrumentos chamánicos, a mi regreso a México, decidí emprender una aventura empresarial destinada a hacer de la meditación y la sonoterapia (sanación con sonido) una práctica asequible para todos. Honrado y agradecido con la vida por poder compartir espacio con grandes yoguis en esta edición del Festival Internacional de Yoga y Música!
I recently achieved a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Business Management from Oxford Brookes University. This nurtured my interest in the fields of Ethics and Environmentalism. Although I have practiced Yoga since childhood it has been in these recent years that I have connected with the influence that spirituality can have on our daily lives, and ultimately, on how we run the world. Which is why last year, I ventured to India to become a Hatha Yoga instructor. Upon my return to the UK I decided to start an entrepreneurial adventure called Greenfluencing where all these interests converge and come to live! And I feel very honored and grateful to life for being able to share space with great yogis in this edition of the International Festival of Yoga and Music!
Recientemente obtuve una licenciatura en Relaciones Internacionales y Administración de Empresas de la Universidad de Oxford Brookes. Esto alimentó mi interés en los campos de la Ética y el Ecologismo. Aunque he practicado Yoga desde pequeña, ha sido en estos últimos años que me he conectado con la influencia que puede tener la espiritualidad en nuestra vida diaria y, en definitiva, en cómo manejamos el mundo. Es por eso que el año pasado me aventuré a la India para formarme como instructora de Hatha Yoga. Regresando a Reino Unido decidí emprender una aventura empresarial llamada Greenfluencing donde todos estos intereses convergen y ¡cobran vida! Y me siento muy honrada y agradecida con la vida por poder compartir espacio con grandes yoguis en esta edición del Festival Internacional de Yoga y Música!
Sanj Hall is a traveling gong yogi, sound artist and a gong teacher, who has taken the divine order to spread the positive vibrations of gongs and holistic resonance to the world. He has been conducting gong baths, meditative concerts, therapy sessions, gong and sound healing workshops in over 80 countries across Europe, Middle East, Asia and North America. He also performs meditative “free spiritual jazz” concerts worldwide both as a solo artist as well as in collaboration with other sound artists, whether its an ancient instrument or modern electronic music, fusing healing sounds of nature and man-made, inspiring the inner Nada.
His formal journey began about 28 years ago. Sanj started studying cognitive theories and techniques, which further evolved to “feeling” and “intuitive” schools and then delving into realms of spiritual practices. He has learned and worked with many spiritual masters and teachers and continues to add sound healing practices from different cultures, religions, and regions . He also spends a considerable time in ashrams and monasteries in India with yogis, deepening and widening his own practice in Sound Healing and Nada Yoga - the union of the individual mind with cosmic consciousness through the flow of sounds.
He loves to collaborate, both with ancient wisdom elders, as well as the scientific community, bringing the best of East and West, as well as, bridging ancient, contemporary and futuristic sound visions. Research, travel, learning and teaching are four key parts of his sound healing life, with current projects on lithophone and gong rocks. He has founded an international sound healing academy, inviting other key teachers, as well, helping create more sound healers and teachers.
Roopali started practice of yoga twenty years ago which inspired her to apply to undergo formal study of yoga with a certificate programme at Yoga Sadhana Ashram, Ahmedabad in 2005. She went on to pursue Advanced Yoga Teacher Training at Kaivalyadhama, Lonavala, India in 2006.
Her interest in yoga, especially Karma Yoga during a course at the Bihar School of Yoga, Munger and the study of Vedantic thought at the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Forest Academy at Rishikesh in 2010 led to pursuit of a yogic lifestyle at the banks of the Ganga.
This furthered her spiritual goals to undertake the intensive practice of Kriya Yoga at the Bihar School of Yoga, Rikhiapeeth in 2015. A keen herbalist and trained by her grandmother and mother in natural living, she applies the combined principles and wisdom of YogaVedic living to her teachings. She also holds a certification in the foundation of yoga and Ayurveda from Kaivalyadhama.
She is passionate about the true message and wisdom of yoga integrated into the Indian tradition and inspired to pass it on to people of all cultures.
Raul Trella Rios is a Naturopathic Osteopath and Kinesiologist, with more than 15 years of experience as a teacher in the field of joint biomechanics.
Instructor of Hatha Yoga, pranayama, and meditation that collaborates with different schools in Spain teaching applied anatomy for yoga teacher training. Considered fascial therapist includes yoga asana in his rehabilitation sessions with his patients.
Neha is an Internationally certified Yoga therapist from Yoga Alliance and Post Graduate in Yoga and Naturopathy from Indian Institute of Yoga and Naturopathy. She has been practicing Yoga since an early age of 12 years under the guidance of Yoga guru Sri Balmukund ji. Furthermore, she has also specialized in 'Medical Yoga' therapy a unique yoga practice designed and developed by internationally reputed Dr. Deepak Sachdeva where he has amalgamated the ancient wisdom of yoga with principles modern medical science
With a strong background in yoga practice Neha has been teaching yoga therapy and training to obesity, thyroid, hypertension, arthritis, depression, anxiety, postnatal patients and clients.
She has worked with children with visual disability at Saksham school for children with disability and helped them in building body confidence and understanding multiple instructions via yoga practice.
She has been a yoga and fitness consultant at Delhi International School where the children significantly reduced stress and anxiety levels, developed flexibility and learned the basics of yoga philosophy under her guidance.
She worked with AyurYoga Eco Ashram as a yoga trainer and asana alignment teacher and has worked with corporates Accenture, CII, AFS, Boutiqaat and more
My practice of yoga started many years ago and in 2016 opened my own homebased studio in rural South Cayuga. The studio is a registered CYA-RSGOLD designation as well as personal designation for yoga and CYA-Ayurveda. I am a certified yoga and meditation teacher, Ayurveda massage therapist and nutritional councillor. I have had the privilege of teaching yoga in most places i have travelled to world wide. Ayurveda, Yoga and massage are the three modalities offered at the studio as they each in turn support one another. My education is every evolving and over the last 6 years have continued my studies in all three modalities in Canada, US, Ecuador and India . We offer 200/300 hour YTT programs and certification programs in different areas of Ayurveda . I look forward to sharing what I know as well as learning from each of as we are all students and teachers.
Psicóloga y master en musicoterapia que después de trabajar 10 años y participar en el primer programa en Chile y latinoamerica que brindaba terapia a personas con discapacidades que habían sufrido abusos, se fue a recorrer Asia en busca de nuevas herramientas de sanacion. Así se convirtió en instrctora de Hatha yoga y se quedó en India por tres años, explorando en el sonido y la sanación.
Psychologist and master in music therapy who after working 10 years and participating in the first program in Chile and Latin America that provided therapy to people with disabilities who had suffered abuse, went to explore Asia in search of new healing tools. So she became a Hatha yoga instructor and stayed in India for three years, exploring sound and healing.
Henry Krishna is a musician, sharing his musical expressions of the joys of union through sound and song under the banner of “OmniBlossom.” This term is used to describe a particular aspect of divinity that is the continuous driving force working to bring every atom in creation to the fullest expression of its own nature. OmniBlossom can be best experienced as sound emerging from silence in the present moment.
Since she was a child, she was drawn to spirituality and to follow her dreams even if she had to fly for that. After graduating as a Commercial engineer, he felt a strong call to start in the practice of Aero yoga to teach flying based on trust, love, and respect to all his apprentice yoginis. Then her spiritual search takes her to India where she is trained as a Hatha yoga instructor, putting her whole being at the disposal of India as a master country. He returns to Chile at the end of 2018 creating the Titali Community where he helps all those who want to beat their wings to follow their dreams; starts aero yoga classes, Hatha Yoga, and workshops on energy centers and spirituality.
Mira suffered from many health problems that caused her to experience anxiety and depression. She arrived at a crossroads where she was forced to make a decision: either to be drowned in her suffering or swim to another shore where total freedom from suffering was possible. At that point, she discovered the Naturality programs, which brought a sense of relief for Mira and opened the door for healing. Meditation and Naturality teachings provided her with the most authentic path towards living a meaningful and wholesome life. Since 2008, she is teaching a variety of meditation and spiritual courses, including a meditation facilitator training program in Canada.
Dr. Harsh is an Ayurvedic doctor practicing in Rishikesh, India. Besides treating and supporting patients through his Ayurvedic hospital, Vardan Ayurveda Nilayam, Dr. Harsh is teaching Ayurveda worldwide. He is an expert in pulse diagnosis and has plans to demonstrate Ayurveda using scientific principles and facilitated research.
Since Joshita was a child, the word Meditation always intrigued her. The roots and foundation given by her mother, she started to practice Yoga and Meditation at a very young age.
Joshita began to learn in depth knowledge of Hatha Yoga at The Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre in Delhi in 2013. After finding its profound benefits with the daily practice of Asanas, Pranayama, Meditation and Karma Yoga, it completely changed her perspective of the body, mind, energy and spirituality. She then completed the Teacher Training Course with The International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre at Dhanwantari Ashram in Neyyar Dam, Kerala.
The call for sharing this knowledge was so deep in her that she started to teach Hatha Yoga, Pranayama and Meditation at their centre in New Delhi.
Her curiosity to explore different aspects of Yoga led her to Rishikesh and Asian Countries where she studied and still continues to learn by intensively participating in different forms of Yoga, workshops and courses.
She is a certified Yoga Nidra Facilitator and also offers Yoga Nidra workshops. Joshita has been teaching Yoga and Meditation (theory with practice) at Nada Yoga School in Rishikesh, India.
She loves to bring enthusiasm and dynamism to her classes and finds teaching Yoga and Meditation the most fulfilling path as it helps her to know herself in so many ways.
Deepak is known for his ability to provide authentic understanding of Yoga and believes in a systematic approach to the practice of asanas and pranayamas. He has been teaching at several yoga teacher training programs since 2015.
Deepak teaches with special attention on body alignment and adjustment and always emphasizing on subtle breathing along with deep practice and he is an excellent teacher to give basic comprehension of how body should work in each pose. Humble, modest and very competent in yoga asana, Yogacharya Deepak possesses all the qualities of a true teacher of yoga. Deepak strongly believes that the practice of yoga eliminates our ego and impurities and provides a path towards wisdom and humanity.
Denise’s Yoga and meditation practice started back in 2013 when she turned to Buddhism to help her deal with stress and anxiety. Since then she started to explore different ways to deal with these issues and found Yoga, a complete practice that taught her how to improve her general physical and mental health.
Certified Yoga teacher in Kundalini and Hatha, Certified Meditation Teacher, Certified Holistic Counsellor and Holistic Coaching, her purpose now is to help people to improve their quality of life and health through natural ways like yoga asana, meditation, pranayama, and practical techniques that assist people to identify, eliminate or minimize stress in their lives.
Yogi Prakash is a young, energetic yoga instructor specialising in Hatha Yoga and alignment.
He has been living with holy and saintly people since his childhood. He was brought up in a place where spirituality is the home atmosphere, the science of yoga comes naturally to him.
From a very young age, he started gaining training on the basics of yogic science.
His teaching is based on theory, discussion and demonstration. He has been teaching at Rishikesh since 2015.
Born in a Vedic family, Yogacharya Mohan Panwar began the path of yoga at the age of 15. He completed his P.G.D.Y from H.N B. Garhwal University and M.Sc. in yoga from Uttrakhand Open University. He is the master of Hatha Yoga with 7 years of teaching experience all over India.
His deep understanding of body alignment and asana makes him an excellent teacher to give basic comprehension over the human body.
Yogacharya Mohan’s classes are an amalgamation of professionalism, competence, strictness with considerate softness and a good sense of humor, which makes his classes extremely effective and enthusiastically balanced. He is a passionate teacher with zeal to discover something new in each and every student…. He is a motivating master, professional teacher, an incredibly awesome person by heart.
Swami Atma Jnanananda Giri is a Homeopathic doctor from Kerala, residing in Rishikesh since 11 years. He learned yoga meditation from Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama ashram, Vedanta (knowledge of Indian Philosophy) from Dayananda ashram, and is currently leading students on the path of yoga and meditation. He offers insightful lectures on these topics as well as philosophy, and draws his inspiration of enlightenment practices from the Mandukya Upanishad. The students are guided to a state of relaxation through Yoga Nidra and are taught exercises to optimize the functioning of joints and glands and purification of the nadis, to help the prana flow throughout the body. The Bhagavad Gita is presented as a scripture beyond religion and its relationship to yoga is explored. Learners are brought to an understanding of yoga as a way of life and a means of achieving balance within themselves in a stressful and fast-paced existence, rather than exclusively as physical exercise.
Yogi Yogendra Mishra is a senior Yoga Master he has more than 30 years of experience in yoga teachings.
He holds a master's degree in Philosophy from Agra university & a degree in physical education science from Amravati University.
He has also participated in various yoga research projects related to benefits associated with yoga.
On special invitation, he has visited many countries across the globe such as Japan, Canada, Russia, Germany, and the USA to teach yoga and share his yogic wisdom and experiences.
People remember him as a great human being and a compassionate yoga master. We are honored to take him as a part of a teaching panel of Rishikesh yoga home.
He visited the U.S. several times between 2007- 2017. He has contributed in spreading the awareness about yoga in the life of the U.S. people.
He has visited Canada in 2008, 2009 and 2013.he has conducted many seminars and yoga retreat classes there. He has also telecasted many Radio and Television shows in Canada
He has also visited the U.K. He acted as a Motivational Speaker in several International Seminars. He is a Pioneer, founder and promoter of Yoga globally.
He visited Japan in 2007, 2011 and 2012. He was instrumental in promoting Yoga in Japan. He has innovated several Yoga Techniques
He has visited many countries of Europe like Austria, Germany, Poland, Russia and Kazakhstan from 1998 till now many times.
He has helped in spreading yoga awareness and consciousness in all of them. He is truly an unparalleled master of yoga. A Yoga teacher beyond comparison.
At present, he is living in the region of Himalayas at Tapovan, Tehri Garhwal, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India.
Yogi Tara Ji was born in Kumaun “Himalaya”. He has studied and practiced Raja, Hatha, Sivananda yoga and Vedic Sanskrit. He has a Master’s Degree in Specialization in Yogic Science & Vedic Philosophy at Sanskrit University, Haridwar.
He has been teaching at Nada Yoga School since the start of the first teacher training at Nada Yoga School, specializing in the field of yoga asana and Sanskrit mantra chantings.
He is imparting his knowledge to the students of Nada Yoga School which aims to develop human mind, better lifestyle and spread love, peace, happiness everywhere.
A native of the Greater Himalayas, with a Master’s degree in Yoga from the Uttaranchal Sanskrit University (Haridwar campus), Bhuwan Chandra is a recognized professional Indian Classical Musician and nada yogi. In 2008, he founded the Nad Yoga Trust to spread his knowledge on nada yoga and then began to organize the annual International Yoga and Music Festival. He has participated actively participated in yoga festivals, seminars and music concerts all over India and abroad. Enriched by with this experience and having understood the intricate connection of between music and the body chakra mechanism, he has created a holistic approach to yoga through the science of music (Nada), thus bringing a fresh approach to the yoga sequences. Through intensive research on Nada Yoga, he has developed various new techniques to enrich the yogic experience. His Sitar performance can incite the innermost sentiments and invigorate the nadis (nerve centers): Bhuwanji is one of the few qualified guides able to conduct you through the practical elements of Nada Yoga.
Jivasu’s (Pradeep Kumar) teachings are called as Naturality or Sahajta. Naturality is to ‘to live according to our nature’ and ‘walk our own path’. His teachings explore the fear of death (and life) and freedom from that fear. He experienced his first awakening during his stay in Sivananda Ashram, Rishikesh, which culminated in the realization that death is not the end of life. Only body and mind die but the consciousness is immortal.
He found his Guru in Shirdi Sai Baba. For him, Baba is the perfect embodiment of Naturality and Sanatan Dharma (timeless spirituality).
Born in 1956, Jivasu was trained as a pediatrician in India. He with his wife Karen served as voluntary medical doctors in the remote villages of Uttarakhand Himalayas. Currently, Jivasu is teaching Naturality programs in Canada, India and other countries.
He is the author of many books including: Sai Sadhna, Meditation: A Path of Relaxation, Awareness, and Expansion of Awareness, Naturality, Science of Naturality, From Death to Immortality.