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Yoga Name: Nishkamananda (Nishkam : Selfless; Ananda : Bliss )
Training Certificates or Qualifications: Hatha Yoga (RYS 300) and Yoga Nidra Level 3
Yoga Influences: Satyananda Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Meditation
Inspirational teachers: Swami Shantimurti Saraswati, Swami Atmalokananda Saraswati, my family and life in general
Background: I started early in my teens with Yoga and Meditation, but it was an intermittent journey. Stretches of advancing my yoga and meditation practice were followed by times of neglect. I have to thank my wife that - after moving to New Zealand - I found my teachers. Satyananda Yoga started to bring together the asana, the meditation and the spiritual side of yoga.
Why I practice: Yoga is my anchor, my retreat, my place of peace. Yoga improves my life physically, emotionally and spiritually.
Why I teach: I teach because I enjoy sharing with others and being the medium by which Yoga can enhance their lives.
If you do not find peace within, you will not find it anywhere else. The Goal of Life is the attainment of Peace and not the achievement of power, name, fame and wealth. - Sivananda
Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day. - Dalai Lama