Sanyamatma first encountered yogis while traveling around India in 1998. Soon after, he bought a 'round the world ticket' and spent a year immersing himself in yoga, living in ashrams and experiencing yogic lifestyle. First he attended a course at the world renowned Bihar School of Yoga, India; where the disciplined daily structure, practical training and spiritual discourses had a profound impact, transforming his outlook on life. He then spent several months in Ashrams in Australia and New Zealand before returning to the Bihar School of Yoga, India on his return journey to Scotland.
Over the following years, Sanyamatma has attended many additional courses in India and elsewhere and visits the main ashrams in NE India as often as possible to offer seva (service to the ashram’s mission) and receive guidance from his Guru, Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati.
From 2003-2005, he underwent extensive Satyananda Yoga teacher training with Swami Pragyamurti, during which time he lived and worked in the Satyananda Yoga Centre in London.
Sanyamatma continues to be amazed by the transformative power that yogic techniques and lifestyle changes can have on health, mental attitude and energy levels. It is his hope and aim to inspire students in their own transformations and provide the yogic tools to aid this ongoing process.
He has a passion for the meditation techniques of trataka (candle gazing) and mantra japa, and runs a business designing and manufacturing specialist yoga products.
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