Abhinam Yoga Center presents a holistic vision of yoga which addresses the body, mind, and the innermost being.
Sw.Yogananda Namito (Rakesh Ranjan) started studying yoga at the age of seven under Swami Satyananda, the founder of Bihar School of yoga and a direct disciple of Swami Shivananda. Later in his life, he studied with great masters of yoga and spirituality such as B.K.S Iyengar and J.Krishnamurti. It was Krishnamurti who inspired him to travel to Iyengar Institute Pune, India and meet Mr. Iyengar in order to learn yoga on deeper level and learn more about the effect of yoga on human body, mind, and being.
Shunyo has been learning and practicing yoga for many years in its various forms like Ashtanga, Iyengar, Hatha, and Shivananda. She studied theology at the Doshisha University in Japan. She has a strong foundation of practice in Ashtanga Vinyasa flow. During her yoga study at Iyengar Institute Pune, India, she developed a strong feeling that yoga is for all types and age groups of people.
Anniina’s path with yoga started through dance. Working as a dancer and dance teacher she enjoyed yoga as a self practice and a way to tune in. Over the years she explored various styles of yoga but as a dancer was always drawn to vinyasa flow. The passion towards the art of yoga kept growing and she decided to attend teacher training at Abhinam. Her course with Abhinam yoga opened her eyes to see the beauty of the alignment in Ashtanga Vinyasa as she experienced the benefit one gains in the correct use of props. This understanding has brought a new depth to her practice.
from Germany, November 2018
I was in the Goa location. The location is 5 minutes’ walk from the beach (if you are in the main building, that it is single rooms. If you are in the Mango Villa, shared rooms and outdoor Yoga-Shala, it is 15 minutes walk from the beach). Arambol is about 10 Km. Renting a Scooter cost 300 rupees per day. The food can be quite repetitive, and I eat outside (as the other students) time to time. Eating outside cost around 300 rupees. As it is India, you have to be prepared for shortcuts, etc. The instructors (Abi, Deepika) are great! They corrected everything in my asanas. I find the teachers and the methodology the best of my stay. The methodology is a combination of Ashtanga Yoga with alignment from Iyengar Yoga. I will recommend the school to all that really want to learn Hatha Yoga. If I comeback to India for Yoga, I will choose this school again (maybe in Dharamshala to change the location).
Felix Siljebäck Larsen
from Sweden, January 2018
Namito was a true bliss to have met. He was kind caring and so helpful
Elias Daniel Rompani
from Argentina, July 2017
Obtuve la orientación que estaba buscando, no solo como practicante del yoga, sino también métodos para la enseñanza en lo físico y lo filosófico. Todos los conocimientos tienen ahora un respaldo teórico y la metodología una finura que me ayudara muchísimo profesor.