Ganga Devi is the founder/director and principal teacher of the Himalayan Yoga Institute. She has spent many years in India, devoting herself to the in-depth study of the physic-psycho-spiritual aspects of yoga and meditation, Eastern metaphysics, philosophy, Sanskrit, several living Indian languages, Indian classical dance and music.
Today she lives in London and devotes her time to serious seekers, advanced students as well as beginners. During the nineties she was the director of the yoga centre Ananda Dhiira in Northern California, USA, offering yoga to youth, adults and children and was involved in community service projects, teaching yoga to inmates. She has led yoga and meditation retreats, taught classes, workshops and seminars on yoga, diet and lifestyle in USA, India, Germany, Croatia and the UK for more than two decades. In 2007 she founded the Himalayan Yoga Institute, providing yoga education, personal development and yoga retreat holidays in Europe and India all year round.
She adapts the style of yoga (Rajadhiraja, Hatha, Vinyasa Flow, Restorative, Sivananda Yoga) to individual needs and is also a successful spiritual life coach.
She is very well respected and sought after as a teacher and has developed a unique style of teaching which is the result of a wealth of knowledge and experience gained throughout many years of practice and teaching yoga to a variety of people with different needs and levels of ability. Her approach is down-to-earth while at the same time inspirational, uplifting and infused with bhakti.
In her own words:
"When I was introduced to the practices of meditation and yoga I embarked onto a marvellous and deeply revealing journey into my own Self. In the early years of my practice I experienced deep healing, beauty and grace. And a deep love for all awakened the desire within me to share this precious gift with others. Thus the desire to teach meditation and yoga was born.
My vast experience in meditation, yoga, the Indian arts and the opportunity to learn from genuine masters, have helped me to greatly deepen my practical as well as intuitive understanding of the art and science of yoga and the spiritual mysticism inherent in it."