IMG_0643_edited-1 (2)Classical Pranayama

Over the past few years my yoga journey has been a journey of healing – physically, mentally, and spiritually. Living with Traumatic Brain Injury I have spent many hours self-practicing and adapting my practice to serve and expand even in the face of injury.

I have also experienced and developed an enormous respect for the powerful energetic force that is the practice of Classical Prᾱṇᾱyᾱma. Without it my level of functioning after brain injury diminishes greatly. It is my rock , my foundation, my root.

It is part of me. Even more profoundly, it is a gift. A gift we hope to humbly share through its teachings. If you are interested in learning more about Classical Prᾱṇᾱyᾱma and our practice offerings we look forward to hearing from you.

OPT-e1387704820447My Teacher, Tradition & Lineage

Sri Om Prakash Tiwari was born in North India in 1933.

He is the direct student and disciple of the late Swami Kuvalayananda. Sri O.P. Tiwari has dedicated his life to the practice and teaching of Yoga. For over forty years he has been head of the Kaivalyadhama institute. Established by his Guru Swami Kuvalayananda in 1924, the institute has been a pioneer in scientific research related to Yoga.

Tiwariji is one of the few remaining Hatha Yoga Masters in the world, teaching Pranayama practice with a classical technique, where the scientific outlook harmonizes with traditional wisdom. He is a humble man who does not try to prove anything or seek recognition, but with integrity, and sincerity passes on the practice of Yoga in the traditional way.

He has also served on several government committees, working to bring Yoga into the education and health system of India, and created an Encyclopedia of Yoga for the Indian government.

He has written several books on these subjects, including Asana: Why and How, which was awarded “book of the year” by the government of India in 1987.

Tiwariji is a highly respected teacher of all Pranayama and Hatha Yoga practices, and embodies this living tradition with utmost devotion and humility. A selfless servant of humanity, this devoted yogi lives a life dedicated to continuous practice, teaching from a place of deep knowledge and knowing, undiluted over time.

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