Finding the ‘right’ Yoga for me

I began my yoga journey with the dynamic practices of power yoga, Ashtanga and Vinyasa-flow in 2003. After several years of this practice I came to a more classical and integral practice of Hatha yoga through the Sivananda tradition after visiting the Sivananda Ashram in the Bahamas, for a three week yoga vacation in 2007. It was at the Ashram that I deeply connected to the teachings of Swami Sivananda through the practice of Asanas (Postures), Pranayama (Breath Control), Vedanta (Yogic Philosophy) and Dhyana (Meditation).

Inspired by my stay at the Sivananda Ashram in 2007, I have since travelled to different Ashrams in order to expand my own knowledge and learning from the most experienced teachers within the organisation.

My Yoga Teacher Training

My aspiration to develop in the path of yoga and to gain a deeper understanding of the physiology and philosophy behind the practice led me to the Holy City of Vrindavan North India, where I completed the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Organisation Teacher Training Course (RYT 200).

Since my completing my training I have become a dedicated student of other yogic practices such as Dharma Mittra, Kundalini, Yin Yoga and Yogasana, with teachers Mark Kan, Stewert Gilchrist, Norman Blair and Sivaroshan Sahathevan.

Why Nadapriya?

On completion of the Sivananda Yoga Teacher Training I was proudly initiated as a teacher and given the name Nadapriya (Beloved of the Spiritual Sound that fills the Cosmos) and I have chosen this as the name of my yoga, healing and therapy practice as it encompasses all of these aspects.

Living a Yogic Life

Since completing this inspiring course I have continued to expand my personal yoga and meditation practice at Ashrams in the Himalayas (in Rishikesh, Haridvar and Uttarkashi), as well as the Uttarkhand region of India; and have learned to integrate the yogic knowledge into my daily life. It was my intention to deepen my own practice by gaining the knowledge of the teacher training course and as things have evolved I began teaching almost immediately after being encouraged by the Sivananda Organisation to teach at their London centre.

I am a lifelong learner and am therefore continuously looking for opportunities to develop my knowledge and experience as both a Sivananda teacher and practitioner. I strive to maintain a strong personal practice firmly rooted in the traditions of Classical Integral Hatha Yoga (through the teachings of Swami Sivananda). I also value the yogic influences of  Kundalini, Vinyasa and Ashtanga, and enjoy integrating elements of each into my own classes.

Additional Teacher Training

As a Yoga Teacher and practitioner I take responsibility for developing and enhancing my knowledge by attending regular professional development and training sessions which have:

  • Teaching Yoga in Pregnancy, Sivananda Centre, London.
  • Teaching Yoga to Children, The Special Yoga Centre.
  • Teaching Yoga to Teens, Teen Yoga, Charlotta Martinus
  • Sacred Sound (Sacred Sound and Mantra), Anne Malone
  • Experiential Anatomy for Yoga, Sadhaka Yoga Centre, Kimba Bridgeman

In addition to recognised and accredited courses, I  attend monthly supervision for yoga teachers with my mentor Norman Blair and regularly attend talks and lectures given by Indian and European Archaryas (Spiritual Masters) focused around the wider aspects of yoga, including Vedanta (Yogic Philosphy) and the practices of Mindfulness.






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