Author of “The Way of Oneness” and “Awakening the Bliss of Being,” Ramananda Mayi has inspired the awakening of the spiritual heart of thousands of students through the wisdom traditions of Yoga, Tantra & Vedanta. A natural-born mystic, he is the founder of Blooming Lotus Yoga and Bali’s yoga lifestyle magazine Bliss! Bridging the gap between the wisdom of the ancient sages with the modern age, Ramananda is an advocate of selfless service, devotion, meditation and contemplation as a means of promoting world peace. He currently spends most of his time in his jungle hermitage in Bali or in the ashrams of South India and emerges out only twice a year to teach intensive yoga training courses and silent meditation retreats at Blooming Lotus Yoga.
Ramananda Mayi Interview
- Tell us a little bit about yourself
After spending many years traveling through India learning from various masters of yoga and meditation, I was guided to Bali where the profoundly spiritual culture of this island welcomed me with open arms. I now teach yoga & meditation to help others find inner peace & greater balance in their lives.
- What led you to open Blooming Lotus Yoga?
My soul-mate Lily and I founded Blooming Lotus Yoga with the intention of sharing the ancient wisdom of yoga in the modern age in a simple and easy to understand way. Our aim is to empower every person that comes to us to learn asana, breathwork, meditation & yogic philosophy as a means to purify the body/mind so that the remembrance of their own Divinity may awaken.
- Who is attracted to your yoga center?
Blooming Lotus Yoga attracts yoga lovers from around the world. Our yoga retreats are for both beginner and intermediate students that wish to deepen their practice, while the yoga teacher training courses are more for intermediate or advanced students that wish to share the gift of yoga with others.
- Where did the name Blooming Lotus Yoga come from?
The lotus flower is an ancient symbol of enlightenment and represents the opening of the human heart to its fullest potential. In our spiritual and holistic approach to yoga, postures are just the beginning of a journey towards self-discovery that ultimately leads to the development of wisdom and compassion for all living beings.
- The Yoga Retreats caught our judges’ attention. What was the idea behind them?
The Bali yoga retreats were designed to help students develop the skills they need to practice yoga with confidence on their own once their retreat is over. In the yoga retreats, we share transformative techniques that can help students develop mastery over the body and mind so that they can live healthier and happier lives
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