RYT – Kriya Hatha Yoga
Premadasa first dipped his toe in the ocean of yoga in 1998 as he began his journey to explore the roots of his cultural heritage. Resulting from immersion in the various lineages of hatha yoga, Premadasa developed a thirst to learn more about classical ashtanga yoga. His interest in the philosophy, practice, and spiritual devotion of ashtanga yoga brought him into contact with Paramhansa Yogananda’s Autobiography of a Yogi, a book of tremendous spiritual significance for the 20th century. He realized that within its pages Babaji, the spiritual fountainhead of kriya yoga could quench his thirst and shortly thereafter he resolved to learn more about becoming initiated into kriya yoga.
Kriya is a Sanskrit term with several meanings. A kriya is known to be a cleansing or purification technique in addition to action with awareness. Babaji’s Kriya Yoga is a five-fold path to the scientific art of God, Truth union and Self-Realization. He has been initiated into the 144 Kriyas of Babaji’s Kriya Yoga and he is a certified graduate of the Teacher Training program of Babaji’s Kriya Hatha Yoga in Eastman, Quebec as taught by Marshall Govindan Satchidananda and Durga Ahlund.
As a result of a car accident several years ago, he tested and tried several traditional and holistic modes of therapy to regain his previous health before turning to Ayurveda, the science of life. Feeling the connection between yoga and ayurveda, a natural transition toward becoming a student of ayurveda . He eventually became a counsellor of ayurveda in order to serve the community in a positive, natural, and holistic way. By using the practical sciences of yoga and ayurveda, his personal experience of gaining control and independence over his health was empowering to the point of providing the inspiration to PLAY – Pure Life Ayur Yoga. PLAY’s aim is to educate, promote, and encourage total health and wellness through the practice of yoga and ayurveda.
By returning to the roots of body-mind-spirit health and wellness, it is possible to achieve lasting peace and happiness. To be able to share this information with others is a true blessing and descent of Grace.
Hari Om Tat Sat