Om Ji ( Amit Raina)
Born in Srinagar, Kashmir, India in a Brahmin family . His grand father was disciple of Swami Ram Ji who is from the lineage of Abninavagupta . His mother Krishna is a master in Sanskrit and father Dwarka Nath is a great follower of lord Shiva. Being born in the Kashmir Shaivism Tradition and having interest in spirituality from young age, he grew around great shaivite masters. Knowing that there is more to life than what you see with your eyes and what you perceive with your mind,he started practicing meditation and yoga from young age. In the city of Pune while working as an Engineer in a deep meditation he had a strong vision after which he left the comforts of his life and traveled all over the Himalayas and stayed in various ashrams
He is graduated from Gurukula Kangri Vishwavidyalaya, in the sacred city of Haridwar at the faculty of Oriental Studies where he studied the traditional philosophy of Hatha yoga ,Asana ,pranayama and Shatkarmas, then he went to Bihar School of Yoga in Munger and receive the certificate in Yogic Studies, were he studied Satyananda yoga, Yoga Nidra , Practice Karma Yoga & Jnana Yoga
He is certified by the late B.K.S Iyengar as an Iyengar Yoga teacher & is a student of the yoga institute in Pune for more than fourteen years,were he learnt body alignment, the proper use of props, correct postures and pranayams ,Om Ji in the last years has been practicing and sharing part of his cultural background of Kashmir Shaivism philosophy and meditation path in his family lineage. He also studied Tantra and various scriptures at the feet of various masters to whom he bows his head with deep respect and practicing the meditations as prescribed by the scriptures of Agamas and Hatha yoga. Amit also hold studies in different aspects of energetic holistic healing.
He has incorporate the wisdom of Kashmir Shaivism with the practices of yoga and has been teaching yoga through out the world, at the same time knowing the importance of his heritage he is spreading the real meaning of Tantra.
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E-RYT 500, E-RPYT ( Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher) recognized by the Yoga Alliance
Born in Colombia, South America, is a graduate in Anthropology from the University of the Andes, Bogota. Experienced Yoga Teacher at Kashmir Shaivism School of Yoga .Lina is a Qualified Iyengar Yoga Teacher by Guru Ji B.K.S Iyengar, certified in Pune- India. Lina is also certified Yoga Instructor by Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana, a Yoga University specializes in yoga therapy in Bangalore India having a background on Integrative Yoga, alignment and Therapy.
Lina studied for several years Yoga Philosophy & Jnana Yoga and as an Anthropologist she has dedicated to live and share in different cultures of India and South America the dynamic and traditional practices , for a combined living research. As part of her graduate work at Department of Human Sciences she worked in different Indigenous communities in the rainforest of Colombia writing articles of Shamanism Medicine,herbs, social situation, body movement and worked as a cultural researcher on projects for education. In India she has been studying with the Kashmiri pandit community the Kashmir Shaivism Tradition. Lina is bringing yoga as a tool for social change and is currently dedicate to the project of Restorative yoga for Women registered international with the yoga alliance, she teaches Prenatal , childbirth and postnatal Restorative Yoga based not only in her studies but as well in her own experience as a mother bringing her knowledge, preparation and life experience of the homebirth and lotus birth of her daughter . Lina is certified Pre & Post natal Yoga teacher, Baby, Kids and teens professor ,and have taken workshops with physiotherapists , midwifes - doulas and South American indigenous midwifes
She is a yoga practitioner for more than 16 years. Her search took her to India where she lives and teach part of the time, she is also currently teaching in different parts of the world. She continues to study in Pune (Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute) . Lina also practices Vipassana and have studied Vajrayan Buddhism and sufi meditations, understanding the oneness that different cultures and mystical paths brings
Colombian Iyengar Yoga Teacher
From Kashmiri Pandit tradition Krishna is a Sanskrit scholar and guest faculty of KSSOY; she is a graduate in Sanskrit and has masters in Hindi and Master in education from the University of Kashmir.Founder & Program CoDirector of KSSOY
Having teaching experience of over 40 years , Krishna is our guide in linguistic pronunciation sanskrit and in Bhakti Yoga chants
Dr Rohtas Singh
He is a Physician (MBBS, MD) from the Government College of medical Sciences, Rohtak, Haryana, , and specializes in neurology Dr Rothas is guest faculty of KSSOY in anatomy and physiology.
He is also a yoga practitioner and supports KSSOY in medical guidance