Biography

To quote one of Ahimsa-ka’s Hawaiian yoga teachers; “yoga has a beginning, it doesn’t have an end”. Ahimsa-ka’s ‘beginning’ with yoga was in 2002, when a colleague introduced him to a ‘power-yoga’ class at a gym, for a ‘good work-out’. Cycling back home afterwards, the feelings of openness in the upper-back and freedom in-between the shoulders were strong and clear. It was an entirely new sensation yet it felt like something that should be felt naturally. The immediate benefits from that 1.5 hour of asana practice were so apparent that Ahimsa-ka set off on the path of yoga.
It took another 8 years to establish a regular asana practice of  3-4 times a week. Inspired by two women, who during their travels through Asia carried their yoga mats with their backpacks and practiced on their own every morning, Ahimsa-ka started his own asana practice from what he remembered from yoga classes, and later on learned from the “Asana, Pranayama, Bandha, Mudra” yoga book of the Bihar School of yoga. He developed a little asana sequence of about 45 minutes that kept him sane and healthy while living a busy life with a high-paced job. With little time to attend regular yoga classes, the benefits received from the self-practice were enormous.
The call to deepen his practice and devote completely to a yogic way of living became stronger over the years and finally Ahimsa-ka left his job and moved to The Big Island, Hawaii to do “seva” (sanskrit for “selfless service”) as a volunteer on a community run yoga retreat. Ever since arriving at the retreat, Ahimsa-ka has been practicing asana for about 3 to 7 hours daily. While in Hawaii he studied various styles of yoga from vinyassa, yin, kundalini, restorative, ashtanga, to classic hatha yoga. He also began exploring vegetarian, vegan and raw food diets, as well as aryuveda, meditation and various types of healing. It was also here that Ahimsa-ka was introduced to Ashtanga (vinyassa) yoga, by authorized teacher Shae Bryant of the Shri K Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute in Mysore, India. Impressed and inspired by the practice he adopted the Ashtanga sequence and added it to his practice.
After a year’s service in Hawaii Ahimsa-ka completed a 21-day vipassana (insight meditation) course at Wat Doi Suthep in Chiang Mai, Thailand. From there he travelled to Mysore, India, to study and develop his Ashtanga practice, at the Shri K Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute. To deepen his own practice and further his knowledge of yoga and the eight limbs in general, he also completed a 300 hour yoga teacher training course with a yoga therapeutic background. He visited many yoga shalas and teachers around India, before travelling back to Thailand to complete a further 10 days of vipassana at Wat Suan Mokkh, Chaiya.
Having gathered a great deal of information and experience, Ahimsa-ka settled in a Gandhi Ashram in Bali, to dedicate time to seva again, and to start putting everything he had learned into practice. Soon after his arrival at the Ashram he started teaching yoga asana classes. After 8 months of teaching, he returned to India to study more about the (inward) science of yoga for his own practice as well as his teachings. Upon arrival in India, he came across a simple shala with a strong energy,  and the teacher himself radiated  the same strong, calm and vibrant energy. Impressed by the teaching, Ahimsa-ka stayed there for the rest of his 3 month stay. After India, with another 10 days of silent meditation vipassana at Wat Suan Mokkh in between, Ahimsa-ka returned to the Ashram in Bali to continue teaching and sharing.
Ahimsa-ka continued his study and practice in India during the winter season and spends the remaining part of the year studying and sharing his practice with yoga workshops, retreats, daily yoga asana classes, pranayama, pratyahara and meditation.

Per 2014 at the Gedong Gandhi Ashram in Bali, with the ashram members, guests and visitors.

Per 2015 Ahimsa-ka fully engaged himself at the Ashram, extending his teachings into workshops twice a month. (check the postings under schedule&updates).

Per 2016 Ahimsa-ka’s home base is Dili, East – Timor and will conduct his classes at Dili Wellness and Ocean View .

http://diliwellness.blogspot.in/?m=1

And still continue to do several workshops and retreats in Bali, at the Gedong Gandhi Ashram.

(check the postings under schedule&updates)

deep respect & blessings to all my  teachers , and their teachers,  that have influenced the journey, are influencing the  journey and will be crossing my path in the future.

 

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DILI WELLNESS, Dili, East – Timor.

http://diliwellness.blogspot.in

MARCH ONGOING

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back bend intensive by Sukesh Kumar

at Mysore Mandira Yoga Shala

January  and February 2016

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http://www.sheshadri.com/

PAVY, Patanjala Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Shala, Mysore.

Teacher; Shesyadri & Harish

January  2016 

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http://kpjayi.org/
Shri K Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute, Mysore.

Teacher; Saraswathi Jois

December  2015 

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http://ashramgandhi.wordpress.com/
http://www.baliashramyoga.com/
http://www.ashramgandhi.com/
candidasa, east-bali indonesia
volunteer yoga teacher

yoga group and private classes, retreats and workshops

March 19 2014 to November 2015,

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http://www.baluashtangayoga.com/
Balu Ashtanga Yoga, Arambol, Goa, India (ashtanga)
balu thevar

November 01  2013 to February 28 2014
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http://ashramgandhi.wordpress.com/
http://www.baliashramyoga.com/
http://www.ashramgandhi.com/
candidasa, east-bali indonesia
volunteer yoga teacher

April 20  – October 12 2013 ,
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http://www.suanmokkh-idh.org/
10 vipassana meditation, suan mokkh monastry , chiaya, surat thani, Thailand

April 01 – April 11 2013
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http://www.baluashtangayoga.com/
Balu Ashtanga Yoga, Arambol, Goa, India (ashtanga)
balu thevar

November 28  2012 to February 5 2013
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http://www.hiyogacentre.com/
himalaya iyengar yoga institute, arambol, goa, India (iyengar)
Anand Sagar (sharat arora)

November 29 to December 20 2012
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http://www.sunshine-massage-school.com/
Thai Yoga Massage training, Chiang Mai, Thailand

November 2012
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http://ashramgandhi.wordpress.com/
http://www.baliashramyoga.com/
http://www.ashramgandhi.com/
candidasa, east-bali indonesia
volunteer yoga teacher

March 28  – November 2012
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http://www.suanmokkh-idh.org/
10 vipassana meditation, suan mokkh monastry , chiaya, surat thani, Thailand
March 01- March 11 2012
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http://www.iyengaryoga.in/index.htm
Omkarananda Ganga Sadan Guesthouse/Ashram, Rishikesh, India
Usha Devi
February 8th to February 15th , 2012
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http://goastanga.com/http://goastanga.com/
Reghina Ehlers (ashtanga)
Ajuna, Goa, India
January 26th to February  04th, 2012
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http://www.sthalam8.com/
Sthalam 8 (ashtanga)
Teacher Ajay Kumar

January 16 till January 22, 2012
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http://www.sukhashanti.net/
Noah Mckenny
anatomy courses and hatha yoga

January 2012
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http://kpjayi.org/
Shri K Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute, Mysore.
Teacher; Sharath Jois

October 16, 2011 till January 15, 2012
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http://www.yogadarshanam.org/
300 hours yoga teacher training, yoga therapy,
yoga alliance
Yogadarshanam, Mysore provides yoga from beginners to advance level using both classical and contemporary methods. It is an integrative approach developed by Founder, Yogacharya Santhosh Kumar based on different ashramas and universities of India, B.K.S Iyenger, Shivananda, Ashtanga, Ashtanga Vinyasa approach.
Teacher; Santhosh Kumar

september 2011
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http://www.fivethousandyears.org/
21 vipassana meditation at Wat Doi Suthep, Chiang Mai, Thailand,
International Meditation Center
May 2011 to June 2011
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http://centerforsilence.com/
Center for Silence and Restoration
The Center for Silence and Restoration is a non-profit organization founded by Lino Laure. The center is designed to provide a space where individuals can learn meditation, experience group meditation and opportunities to access different types of holistic healing modalities from Vedic tradition. Currently, the Center for Silence and Restoration is a virtual establishment. Fundraising continues as two centers will be created, one in the United States (Hawaii) and another in Asia (Philippines).

5-Day Yoga/Meditation Retreat/Workshop
Kalani Retreat Center, Big Island Hawaii US
March 7-12, 2011

5-Day Meditation Retreat/Workshop
Kalani Retreat Center, Big Island Hawaii, US
Oct. 4-9, 2010
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http://www.kalani.com/
Kalani Retreat Center, Big Island Hawaii, US
For over 37 years, Kalani has been a volunteer run non-profit educational village and retreat center that celebrates Hawai’ian culture, wellness and spiritual growth.

July 06 2010 , – May 17 2011

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