Yoga Vidya is a nonprofit organization whose aim is to spread the knowledge (vidya) of holistic Yoga. Founded by Sukadev Bretz in 1992, Yoga Vidya now runs 4 ashrams, 100 Yoga centres in various cities and has trained more than 17.000 top-quality yoga teachers. This makes us Europe’s leading and largest yoga educational organization. We teach in the tradition of Swami Sivananda, welcoming people of all spiritual paths and traditions of yoga.
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Yoga Nidra relaxes body, mind and spirit. Dr. Nalini explains what Yoga Nidra is, how it works and how it developed. She speaks about her Master, Paramahamsa Satyananda, founder of Bihar School of Yoga. She talks about the different stages of the practice of Yoga Nidra. Dr. Nalini has been teaching Yoga for the last 30 years. Now she is teaching others how to teach Yoga Nidra, in Yoga Vidya Ashrams and Centers in Germany. https://www.yoga-vidya.de/english.html
Mudras, Bandhas, Meditation, Superconsciousness – these are the themes of the 3rd and 4th chapter of the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, the most important of Hatha Yoga Scriptures. Swami Atma speaks about these chapters of this most important Hatha Yoga scripture. Information on Yoga Vidya and seminars at Yoga Vidya Germany https://www.yoga-vidya.de/english/ More Info on Swami Atmaswaruparamananda on http://yoga108.org/
Prana, Purification, Kriyas and Pranayama – these are the main topics of the second chapter of the Hatha Yoga Pradipika. Prana means life force. Kriya means action, especially purificatory actions, cleansing actions. Pranayama are the breathing exercisres. Swami Atma talks about what this chapter is about. Most likely, the second chapter is the most important of this Hatha Yoga scripture. More Info on Swami Atmaswaruparamananda on http://yoga108.org/
Swami Atmaswaruparamananda explains the meaning of his long name. He talks about how he became a Swami, a Yoga monk. He speaks about his experiences as a monk. As he is a monk in the Sankaracharya order, he also talks about the Vedanta Philosophy. Swami Atma also talks about the challenges and joys of being a Swami living without the protection and restraints of an organisation.
Swami Atma speaks about how he got deeper into Yoga. What made him take a Yoga Teachers Training Course? How did he meet his Guru, Swami Vishnu-devananda? What made him dedicate his life to Yoga? Swami Atma is one of the most popular Yoga Teachers at Yoga Vidya Germany. He is born in France, took his Yoga Teachers Training Course at the Sivananda Yoga Ashram Kerala/India. He became a disciple of Swami Vishnu-devananda in the middle of the 1980s.
Swami Atma speaks why and how he started with Yoga. This is part of an interview that Sukadev from Yoga Vidya had with Swami Atma. Listening to how Yoga Practicioners came to Yoga is always inspiring. Swami Atma is born in France, took Yoga Teachers Training Course in Kerala/India, lived in the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers and Ashrams for many years, and is frequently giving Yoga Seminars and Training Courses at Yoga Vidya Germany. Swami Atma is founder of Advaita Yoga Ashrama. This Talk is available on Video also.
What are Yoga Ashrams good for? What can you expect to experience in a Yoga Ashram? Why can you make so good progress when living in an Ashram? Leela Mata, Yoga Master in Peaceful Valley Ashram Pennsylvania http://www.leelamata.com speaks about the spiritual Meaning of Ashram Practice. Leela Mata gives Seminars in Yoga Vidya Ashram Germany regularly http://y-v.de/leela-mata
Sukadev asks a question: What is Vedanta? Leela Mata speaks in this Yoga Podcast about Vedanta in a nutshell. Vedanta is the Philosophy of the Absolute. It is the Philosophy that claims absolute Oneness. You reach the Supreme by practicing all aspects of Yoga. Recording from Yoga Vidya Ashram Germany . This podcast is the Soundtrack of a Yoga Video.
Yoga in daily life – Yoga in relationships. In this Yoga Podcast, Narayani and Nalini speak about how to live Yoga and Spirituality in a longterm relationship. They share some personal experiences from their marriages and give precious insight. They don’t talk about Tantra Sex etc., but rather about developing respect and supporting each other. Nalini and Narayani are 2 female Yoga Teachers from Delhi and London – both teaching at Yoga Vidya Ashram Germany from time to time.
You can create your destiny – this is what Swami Sivananda states in many of his books. Leela Mata is teaching in the tradition of Swami Sivananda. In this Yoga Podcast she shows you how you can create your Karma: From Thought comes Action, from Action comes Habit, from Habit comes Character, From Character comes Destiny. Learn to overcome thought habits and unconscious impulses. Use your discrimination and thus create your destiny by thinking and acting accordingly. Leela Mata is director of Peaceful Valley Ashram Pennsylvania . This Yoga Podcast is part of an interview series of Sukadev and Leela Mata. This recording was done in Yoga Vidya Meinberg, where Leela Mata is giving seminars on the theme “How to Create your Destiny”.
A question of many sincere Yoga students: How can you continue with your Yoga Practice for many years? How can you stay motivated? In this Yoga Podcast, Narayani and Nalini give some very personal answers. Narayani lives in London, Nalini in Delhi. These two female Yoga Masters are teaching regularly in Yoga Vidya Ashram Germany . This Podcast is in English, and translated into German. It is a recording of an interview that Sukadev made with Narayani and Nalini during a Satsang afer Meditation in Yoga Vidya Ashram Germany.
Mothers and fathers sometimes wonder, how to find time to practice Yoga while raising children. And how do you lead your children to spiritual life? In the Yoga Podcast Nalini and Narayani speak about their experience about practicing and teaching Yoga while they were raising a child/two children. They give advice how to educate children in a spiritual way. Narayani and Nalini are two women Yoga Masters teaching in Europe, India and America. This podcast is part of an interview by Sukadev in Yoga Vidya Ashram German during a Satsang.
Short Podcast on Narada’s Bhakti Sutra. This classiscal text is of of the important texts on devotion, Bhakti . The essence is: All Lasting Joy comes from God. Awaken the inner love by devotion and knowledge by experiencing God. The study of the Bhakti Sutra helps to reach it. This Yoga Podcast is part of an interview of Sukadev with Leela Mata. Leela Mata gives Seminars on the Yoga Sutra at Yoga Vidya Germany.
Swami Vishnu-devananda lived 1927-1993. In this podcast Nalini and Narayani tell a few anecdotes about Swami Vishnu-devananda and Swami Satyananda. Narayani lived in the Ashrams and Centers of Swami Vishnu-devananda for nearly 20 years. Nalini is a disciple of Swami Satyananda, but has seen Swami Vishnu-devananda several times. Nalini and Narayani are Yoga Masters teaching in different countries and continents. They speak during a Satsang after Meditation in Yoga Vidya Ashram Germany