I was born in India, growing up in the middle of the yoga and mindfulness culture. I started my spiritual education in early childhood, first trying to distract my mother from her daily practice :), going through a long path of learning and practicing under the guidance of great spiritual mentors from the tradition of Bihar School of Yoga/Satyananda Yoga. After continuing my spiritual practice in parallel with the academic studies in Electronics & Telecommunication, I chose another type of engineering to be my purpose in life –’spiritual engineering’.
Since then I spent my time in finding ways to inspire people increase their wellbeing from within. Combining the knowledge and long practice from important Eastern disciplines (traditional yoga, Ayurveda, reflexology) I am currently conducting wellness & mindfulness programs in organisations and for the past 15 years I have been offering traditional yoga & meditation classes for students of different nationalities during his stay in Hong Kong, Macau, Philippines, China, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Mauritius, India, Portugal & Romania.
I live in Romania where I’ve founded ‘Prakriti School of Yoga’ and “Conscious Living Romania”, offering regular yoga classes & corporate workshops in Romania (Bucharest, Timisoara & Cluj-Napoca) and other countries.
My guidance comes mainly from my spiritual masters, directly descending from lineage of Swami Satyananda. I am also trained with various body-mind teachers and in various approaches, including Non Violent Communication, Transactional Analysis and meditation.
Every year I am going back to India to be inspired directly by the great masters in adapting the ancient science of the balanced life to the needs and understanding of the modern western world. Join me in my next spiritual expedition!
(Sn. Kanti Rupa)
I started practicing Satyananda Yoga in 2011 with Sn. Mangaldharma (Avi). Right from the first class I new that this path will be one to follow.
With dedication and determination I continued my journey of exploring yoga through trips to the Satyananda Yoga Ashrams in India every year, where I participated in yoga classes and I lived the yogic lifestyle. In 2012 I got mantra initiation from Swami Niranjanananda.
In 2016 I followed the Satyananda Yoga Instructor course in the Satyananda Ashram from Greece, where I imbibed the values of the Satyanada Yoga system. In 2017 I got initiated in Karma Sanyasa.
Now, I am spreading the knowledge that I have accumulated in all these years in the various classes that I am teaching in Timisoara, for adults but also for parents and kids.
The kind and mindful Satyananda way of yoga was just what I was looking for when I first joined Avi’s classes in 2010. Slowly but steadily, a whole world of practices and approaches opened up, proving beyond doubt the benefit of this ancient pursuit in our modern way of life, in all aspects: physical, emotional, mental and beyond, because the search for meaning and truth is a timeless calling of the human spirit.
My love for philosophy makes me a life-long student in the subject of human potential and my passion for meaningful travel guided me to India (3 times so far, and counting!).
As an instructor in training, I started teaching by offering short yoga sessions during lunchtime breaks and afterwards continued since 2018 with longer evening classes in the welcoming atmosphere of Prakriti School of Yoga in Dumbravita.
My classes focus on self-observation and uplifting through basic yoga practices, which, done regularly, can take any person a long way.
In 2014, I attended the Yogic Studies Course for 6 months, coordinated by Satyananda Yoga Academy Europe, which was a deep and enriching experience. Since then, I’ve been volunteering in Prakriti School of Yoga to support in various yoga seminars and retreats.
In 2016 I felt a great need to reconnect with the positive energy of the mantras. I attended the Mantra, Havan and Swara retreat in Rikhiapeeth Ashram – India. The experience was so rewarding that in November 2017 I returned to Rikhiapeeth to live an Ashram lifestyle for 4 months. With gratitude I can say that this yogic lifestyle made me understand Yoga as the science that can reveal the hidden human potential.
Now, I continue my service/seva by coordinating the Mahamritunjaya mantra chanting in Timisoara, the universal healing mantra for the peace and wellbeing. The practice is part of the Mantra Yoga and helps us to channel our thoughts and feelings in a positive way. This class is on donation basis, half of the donations reaches Sivananda Math and the other half supports local NGO projects for children in need.
I have started practicing yoga in 2008, being a regular at Sn. Mangaldharma’s classes beginning with 2010.
It started as a curiosity, physical practice I wanted to try. Being predominantly a rational guy who needed to understand everything with the mind, I was reluctant at first to get deeper into yoga sciences, but gradually, as I experimented the benefits, something changed.
I visited India in 2013, for World Yoga Convention. I followed an inner impulse and got my mantra initiation from Swami Niranjananda. Since then I have returned for another two or three times, to complete courses such as Raja Yoga 1 or Yoga Chakra and to experience ashram life. Step by step a whole ocean of knowledge unfolded just before my eyes and I was left with one question: how do I make all this approachable by every day individual, such as myself and others? Since then I am striving to include yoga as a life style, first of all for myself and for anybody interested in such journey. It is always about a balanced and simple set of practices with maximum positive effects.
As instructor in training I structured my classes around a central theme, such as relaxation or physical improvement, keeping in mind the accessibility for everyone, the needs and the benefits for our current lifestyle.