SWAMI ATMA

Swami Atma Jnanananda Giri is an Homeopathic doctor from Kerala, residing in Rishikesh from the past 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.