Meet our Teachers
All our teachers are recognised by the British
Wheel of Yoga (UK governing body affiliated with the Sports Council)
and by the Bihar
School of Yoga, India. Several of them also provide in-service training
to the British Wheel of Yoga and run yoga teacher training courses.
Swami Pragyamurti has been Director
of the Satyananda Yoga Centre (London) for over thirty years. Her
interest in the spiritual path began in the sixties when she came
into contact with the teachings of the Bihar School of Yoga and
its founder, Swami Satyananda Saraswati. On Swamiji’s instructions
she started teaching yoga in 1971 at her house in south London,
which we now know as the Satyananda Yoga Centre.
Over the last twenty years Swami Pragyamurti's main areas of work have included the establishment and teaching of a two year Yoga Teacher Training Course, working with people living with HIV/AIDS, and teaching yoga in prison where she feels strongly about the importance and relevance of yoga and meditation to the inmates. Her warmth and wisdom demonstrate how the Indian tradition of Sannyasa can be integrated successfully with life in a busy Western city.
has been practising Satyananda Yoga for over thirty years and trained directly under the guidance of Paramahamsa Satyananda Saraswati
at his ashram in India. She has been teaching for over twenty years and teaches in Adult Education,
Mental Health, Teachers, One-to-One, Workshops and is passionate in passing on her knowledge gained over the years.
has been teaching yoga since 1985, having studied with Swami Satyananda
over several years in India. She has deep insight into the Satyananda
yoga & meditation practices and teaches them in a supportive
way, with clarity and joy. Her interests include working with nada (sound)
as a means of healing and harmonising, with prana (the
life force) for balance, and with mantra (sacred syllables).
Swami Vedantananda now lives in Portugal, contactable at:
Poio do Acor,
Altura Das Corchas
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Bharwaney) first became involved with Satyananda Yoga in
1987, and in the years since then he has returned to India many
times to continue his yogic studies. He has been teaching full time
since 2003 in adult education, special needs, schools & colleges,
and one-to-one. He is a Director of Satyananda Yoga Academy (Europe) and involved in administering and delivering the Yogic Studies Courses, currently being run in Bulgaria.
Katyayani (Kerry Gallagher) has
been practising yoga since 1998 and teaching since 2003. Her commitment
to Satyananda Yoga takes her to India regularly. Her experience as a secondary school teacher has given
her an insight into the needs for the development of the whole personality
in children and adults alike. She is a Director of RYE
UK, and has taught in adult education, schools (both teachers
& students), and colleges.
I came to yoga when my gym and swim class closed,
and immediately knew that the combination of asana, pranayama and
yoga nidra was what I had been looking for. I particularly value
the inclusivity of the Satyananda tradition and the way we are encouraged
to go at our own pace and ability. I enjoy teaching young people and am awed by their
abilities; but I also have a special empathy for the older generation
who, like me, have so much more to unlearn.
Parrott) has been practising yoga since 1995 and completed
her Satyananda yoga teacher training in 2000. She completed the
BWY Yoga for
Children Module in 2001 and recently became one of the Directors
of RYE UK (Research on Yoga in Education). She teaches children's classes at the Satyananda Yoga
Centre and also a gentle class for students with medical conditions
such as ME and MS.