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Summary on Devaprasad Swami


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Email: swami19@gmail.com
Mobile: (613) 355-1791
Web Site: www.yogawithdev.com
Styles: Ashtanga Yoga, Gentle Yoga, Hatha Raja Yoga, Hatha Yoga (All Levels), Hatha Yoga (Beginner), Hatha Yoga (Intermediate), Kids Yoga, Meditation, Postnatal Yoga, Power Yoga, Prenatal Yoga

About Devaprasad

From 1979, a decade of initiation, orientation and specialization under different Yoga masters and schools of thought in various parts of India helped Dev (Devaprasad Swami) to find the beauty of this life and to experience the strength of the Spirit within. Two year Diploma Course in Indian philosophy further rooted him in this new way of accepting yogic life. From 1988 onwards, he began training people in Yoga in various institutions in India, Germany and Canada. He considers himself a life-long student of Yoga. Continuity and stability are essential in yogic practices.

In 1979 he received formal initiation to yoga from his first Yoga Guru Swami Puthuran and inspired him to make yoga as an integral part of his life. End of 1980 he left home in search of Indian yogic spirituality and lived in an Indian ashram. There he had various chances to learn more about yoga philosophy. In 1983 he met Yogi Swami Amaladhas and lived with him for a few months to learn the art and spirituality of yoga.

In the beginning of 1989 he completed Yoga Teachers Training at Sivanada Yoga Center, Kerala, which enlightened him further on yoga. From 1989 March he began his journey to North India up to Himalayas, to visit Gurus (Spiritual Masters), Ashrams and holy places. During this time he attended a yoga certificate course in Benares Hindu University. In 2008 I did Yoga Instructors Course (YIC) at Vivekananda Yoga University in Bangalore to widen his knowledge.

From 1990 to 1993 Dev did a course on Theology. During this four year time period he was giving yoga sessions in BCM College, Amalagiri College and Mahatma Gandhi University. 1992 He started to write articles on yoga for a magazine. In 1993 I wrote four articles on healing power of yoga in English for Yoga and Health magazine publish from England.

From 1988 onwards Dev is teaching different yoga modules in various institutions, universities, colleges, schools, and corporate sector in India, Germany and Canada.

In November 2005, he was appointed as the Yoga Instructor and Lecturer for the entire Jain Group of Institutions (JGI). In 2009 these JGI education institutions got the recognition as Jain University. October 2010 he came back to Canada.

To drive the concept of Yoga deep into people's mind, and to popularize it through media, he published three books on yoga in 1995, 1998 and 2010. ‘DEVA YOGA is his latest book.

He offers different Yoga modules such as: Deva Yoga - Meditative Yoga (Smooth blending of Raja Yoga and Hatha Yoga), Therapeutic Yoga, Yogic Stress management, Yoga for Executives - Corporate yoga, Work-life Balance, Yoga for Seniors, Yoga for Children, Relaxation and Meditation for healing, Power Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Prenatal Yoga and Video Yoga Sessions. He is organizing classes, courses and workshops in different places/studios and giving private lessons for individuals and groups in Ottawa. Also teaching with the City of Ottawa and YMCA.

My Quotations

YOGA means UNION

Union within oneself(between Body mind and spirit), with all humanity, with nature, and with the Supreme Spirit.

Private Sessions

Private Yoga sessions includes various modules such as: Deva Yoga - Meditative Yoga (Smooth blending of Raja Yoga and Hatha Yoga), Therapeutic Yoga, Yogic Stress management, Yoga for Executives - Corporate yoga, Work-life Balance, Yoga for Seniors, Yoga for Children, Relaxation and Meditation for healing, Power Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Prenatal Yoga and Video Yoga Sessions. Private Sessions are for individuals and groups. Face-to-Face Online Yoga sessions.

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