H. H. Jagat Guru Amrta Súryánanda Mahá Rája, International Yoga Grand Master - Curriculum Vitae
 
H. H. JAGAT GURU AMrTA SÚRÁNANDA MAHÁ RÁJA
INTERNATIONAL YOGA GRAND MASTER
  H.H. JAGAT GUTU AMRTA SÚRYÁNANDA MAHÁ RÁJA
   

President of the Confederação Portuguesa do Yoga / Portuguese Yoga Confederation – PYC

- President of the European Yoga Confederation EU-YOC

President of the Confederação Ibérica do Yoga / Iberian Yoga Confederation

Founder and Honorary President of the Yoga Sámkhya Institute

Aggregated member of the Hindu Dharma Achárya Sabhá

- Member of the Board of Directors of the Council for Yoga Accreditation, International - CYAI

  
  - Preponent in 2001 of the International Day of Yoga – IDY, June, 21st, made official by the United Nations General Assembly of 2014, December, 11 
 

BIRTH DATE

1952 / Agust / 01  (1.08.52)


ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:

Honorific DLitt Degree by the University of Bengaluru (S-VYASA), India - 2014, January, 12. Distinction received together with the Grand Guru B.K.S. Iyengar Jí.

Superior Degree in Civil Engineering, by the ISEL (Superior Institute of Engineering of Lisboa)


AWARDS:

Padma Shrí Award – the Highest Distinction granted by the Government of India, and for the first time granted to a Portuguese, due to his meritorious work towards the Traditional Yoga of Bhárata / India in the World, by nomination of the Government of India, announced at the Republic Day of India – 2015, January, 26, and to be awarded by the President of India at the Presidential Palace (Rahstrapati Bhavan) – 2015, April, 8th (this Award was granted for instance to Mother Teresa of Calcutá)

Received the Matsyendranathá Award by the Ujjein Yoga Life Society – Ujjein, India - 2014, January, 11.

Has recently received as well an Honour Prize from the Sanyas Áshrama of Mumbai / Svámin Vishveshvaránanda, and a homage of the current India’s Ambassador to Portugal, his Excellency Dr. Jitendra Nath Misra, in Portugal on occasion of the Ceremonies of the International Day of Yoga 2014, in Portugal.


YOUTH INTERESTS:

As a youngster was a renowned gymnast and also a swimmer, skater and athlete runner (middle distance).

Was a studious of Astronomy, Philosophy, Mathematics, Physics, Anatomy, Physiology, Music, and Literature.

Was a renowned cook, and a devoted amateur painter.

Was a notorious student leader.


LINEAGE:

HH Jagat Guru Amrta Súryánanda Mahá Rája – International Yoga Grand Master, initiated the study and practice of the  Philosophy of Yoga in 1970, having learned Yoga from many of the main Yoga Masters of India at that time; it was however at the Shivánanda Áshrama in rshikesh / Divine Life Society, that he found the School of his heart; having received  Param-Pará in the beginning of the 80’s, from Shri Svámin Krshnánanda Ji, under the auspices of  HH Svámin Chidánanda Sarasvatí Mahá Rája, from the Lineage of HH Shrí Svámin Shivánanda Sarasvatí Mahá Rája.

His beloved Guru Ji – Krshnánanda Ji (who, mysteriously, right from the start distinguished and protected him), appointed Teachers who were specialists in several Yoga Technical Disciplines so they could,  in rshikesh, by the banks of the Sacred Gangá Nádí, teach and perfect him, such as:  

      

- Gaura Ji (from the School of Shri Iyengar Ji) who taught him Ásana, Pránáyáma, Kriyá, Bandha, etc;

- The fabulous Shrí Nádabrahmánanda Ji, with whom he learned Mantra (Kírtana and Jápa);

- Due to his great interest in Sámkhya Darshana, the veteran Sage Shrí Svámin Svárupánanda Ji was appointed to teach him, with whom he studied the Classics and learned all that he knows about Sámkhya, with his scholarled enlightened explanations;

He learned the initiation techniques of Meditation, which lead to Samádhi, with his Guru Ji, the enlightened Shrí Krshnánanda Ji Sarasvatí. He became a scholar of the Shástra, and of the  
Krshnananda Jí
Grand Classic Masters: Mahá rshi Patãnjali (Yoga Sútra), in Sámkhya – Mahá rshi Kapila, and Íshvara Krshna (Bhagavada Gítá), Ádi  Shankaracharya (Vivekachudámaní), also deepening the Gherandha Samhitá and the Hatha (Yoga) Pradípiká.
 

MAHÁ GURU

But his Internal Master is the Parama Mahá Guru – Lord Shiva, whom he serves and to whom he has devoted his whole life, and everything that he does, he places at his feet.  

He is also a fervent adept of the Mahá Shakti, and of her messages of Ahimsá, respect for Life and World Peace.  

He received inspirations in Fátima – Portugal’s Holy Place, where in 1917 the Mahá Shakti, in the form of a brilliant and resplendent Lady (announced by the Shánti Deva), made revelations about the need to establish World Peace, and the use of the Málá, to constantly practice Jápa.

Influenced by these inspirations and under the imperious command of the Ádi Guru Lord Shiva, he changed his Life, leaving his Áshrama (where he stayed for more than 30 years), and since 2001 he has travelled the World with that message of Peace, concord, forgiveness, and most of all the importance of the necessity to practice of Yoga.


INFLUENCES

 

He has also received  influences, in his Training, from, among others:

      

- HH Shrí Svámin Vivekánanda Ji; Shrí Aurobindo / Má; Svámin Vishnudevánanda;

- Svámin Satyánanda; Svámin Kuvalayánanda; the enlightened Rámakrshna, and from Shrí Iyengar Ji.

He received important influence, while under states of expanded consciousness, from the (non-living) Trilingam Svámin, valuing immensely those extraordinary revelations and initiations.  

More recently he received influence from Shrí Svámin Maheshánanda Ji (Keivalyadhama Yoga Institut - Lonavala), from HH Svámin Dayánanda Sarasvatí, and naturally from HH, the wise Dr. Nagendra Ji (S-VYASA - Bengaluru).

  
     

YATRA / PILGRIMAGES

 

 

He considers to be extremely important for his Philosophical evolution (and for his Shishya and his Sádhaka) the Yatra to Sacred and Historical Lands of  Bhárata, whether to perform Pújá to the Wise and Heroic ancestors, who have left us the Extraordinary Legacy, or to better feel the Vibration of this Grandiose past, reaching to achieve a temporal and supra momentary short-circuit, allowing him to experience those Historical and Civilizational Milestones, the greatest ones that Humanity has ever witnessed, or for a better understanding of the Shástra.

He has made Yatra / Pilgrimages to:

      

- All 7 Holy Cities – Sapta Puri (Varanasi / Kashi / Banares, Ayodhyá, Mathura, Haridvar, Ujjein, Dváraka and Kanchipuram);

- 9 of the 12 Holy Jyotir Lingam (Varanasi – Vishvanath, Somnath / Gujarat, Shrí Sheilam – Malikarjuna, Ujjein – Mahákaleshvar, Omkareshvar / Narmadá, Bhimashankar / Pune, Nageshvar, Tryambakeshvar / Nashik, e Grishneshvar / Mahárashtra / Ellora), Lands of Lord Shiva;

- To the Indus-Sarasvatí Civilization (Lothal, Dolavira, Rakhigarhi);

- Káladi – the Place of Birth of the Ádi Shankaracharya; having met with some of the Shankaracharyas;

- Mathura, Vrindávana, Govardana, and Dváraka – Lands of Lord Krshna;

- Bhopal – rshi Patãnjali;

- Ujjein – Matsyendra Nathá Siddha, and Gorakshanathá (and also the place of the first Meridian);

- Porbandhar, and Gandhinagar / Ahmedabad – Gandhi Ji;

- Whenever is possible, he takes part of the Kumbha Mela, having naturally made pilgrimages to those 4 Holy Cities - Haridvar, Illahabad (Allahabad), Ujjein, and Nashik;

- To the main Jantar Mantar;

- To the Sacred Nádí / Rivers of India – Gangá (and to the Prayág), Yamuná, Narmadá, Rávi; 

To the Historical Heritages and Caves, of Bhárata (Elephanta, Sanchi,Ellora, Ajanta, Udaigiri, and Karli Caves); and to the Main States of India and its Historical and Holy places.


EDITION OF LITERARY WORKS

 

 He wrote his 1st Book in 1980, having published it for the 1st time in 1984 “Chakra Sútra – the 7 Main Chakra in Yoga”, (bilingual edition, in Portuguese and English), sold out, and the 2nd Edition in 1999, Rei dos Livros, sold out. He dedicated that Work to Lord Shiva and to the Mahá Shakti.

He wrote and published his 2nd Book “Sámkhya, Cosmogenesis and Yoga – Beyond Hydrogen”, 1st edition in 1985, also sold out. He dedicated that Work to Íshvara Krshna, to the Correct Path, only possible to apprehend in True Discipleship, and to the teachings of Lord Krshna to his close Disciple Árjuna, to the inherent discovery of the Sádhaka’s abilities, and to the Mentalization / Creation, and Constitution of the Cosmos.

           

He is currently compiling a Samskrta / Portuguese didactical translation of the Book “Yoga Sútra”, of the Grand Master Patañjali, made in collaboration with his Samskrta Guru – Dr. Paresh Vagela (from Gujarat).

He has collaborated with his Samskrta Guru, Dr. Paresh Vagela (deceased), on the translation and Philosophical revision, from Samskrta to Portuguese, of the Book Vivekachudamaní, of the Ádi Shankara.

He is currently writing a grand Encyclopedia of Traditional Yoga.


EDITION OF CD’s, K7’s, and DVD's

 

In 1998, to celebrate the 500 years of the Portuguese’s arrival to India, by sea, but mostly, to remember the Worldwide importance of Bhárata’s Culture, he edited a CD of Kírtana / Mantra, in Samskrta, with musical scores (released by Mãe d’Água in Lisboa).

On the same year he also released a didactical K7 of Ásana.

Has on final stage the Edition 1 of a double Cd of Mantra Kírtana.

Edition of a DVD of Advanced Ásana demonstration.


FOUNDED INSTITUTIONS

 

- Founded and currently presides the Portuguese Yoga Confederation which aggregates 40 Áshrama from North to South of Portugal;

- In 2014, November, founded the European Yoga Confederation, which he presides, during the 1st European Yoga Congress, in Germany, Bad Meinberg.

- In 2008 founded the Iberian Yoga Confederation, which he presides, having since 2007 organized annually, in April / May, the Iberian Yoga Meetings, which are now on their 7th Edition, with 6 being held in Spain and one in Portugal.  

- The Iberian Yoga Confederation aggregates the main Yoga Institutions of Portugal and Spain, being the representative of Portugal, Portuguese Yoga Confederation (as well as its Federations, Regional and Sub Regional Associations); and from Spain the  FEYS – Spanish Federation of Yoga Sat Sanga (and its associates), the Sanatana Dharma, and ISKCON – Hare Krshna of Spain.

- Founded the Yoga Sámkhya Institute, of which he is Honorary President.

All these Institutions are non-profitable Institutions.

Besides the work made on the Iberian Peninsula, he has also traveled across the whole Europe spreading the Traditional Yoga from Bhárata, and the knowledge of the Grand Lineages of Yoga, with highlight to: France, England, Italy, Germany, Belgium, Poland, Russia, Greece, Cyprus, and Denmark.


FOUNDED DEPARTMENTS

 

- In 1982 founded the Choir Orchestra of Mantra – Omkára (initially named  Sankírtana), aiming to preserve the genuine Hindu Tradition, fostered the importation of Indian musical instruments, as well as the apprenticeship of its handling with adequate Teachers, and the perfectioning the Samskrta / Devanágari.

Dia Mundial do Yoga 2011

- In 1983 founded the Pashupati – Advanced Yoga Demonstration Group (initially named Tándava).

In 1985 founded the Group of Mediation Dhyána / Samádhi – Shankara;

In 1998, the Amateur Didactical Theater Group – Máyá, spreading the grand Works from India and the World.

He also founded:

- Shiva Rája – Sacred Traditional Hindu Dance Group, which is dedicated only to   Bharat Natyam.

- Medical Department and Ayurveda – constituted only by Medical Doctors, and other Health Graduates, who are also Yoga Teachers, and who have made intense learning and received training in India, at the Keivalyadhama Yoga Institute, and the S-VYASA of Bengaluru.

- Science and Research Department;

- Yoga for Children’s Department – which absorbs a great slice of the resources of the Portuguese Yoga Confederation;

- Youth Department – which promotes free initiatives of great penetration through the youth layers of the whole Country, namely in Universities, and high schools, from which we highlight their most relevant initiative, “Yoga and Stress-free Exams”.

- In 2009 he launched the Om Yess Magazine  (Yoga is health and Samádhi), the only publication specialized in Traditional Yoga, in Portugal, intended to divulge this Practical Life Philosophy, deeply and systematically, aiming to address the earnings of the Yoga specialists, but also reaching to a more broad public, with little or no  knowledge of Yoga.

         

- Yoga for Seniors Department;

- Yoga for Sports Department;

- Yoga for the Blind’s Department – with free activities;

- Yoga for the Armed and Security Forces Department;

- Astronomy and Astrophysics Department – where is encouraged the study of the Grand Cosmos (Macro Cosmos), and the micro particles that build it, and its Creating Energy (the power of Máya), within the context of understanding the Sámkhya, Purusha, and the Creating and sustaining OM, the Múla Prakrti, the Mahá Universal singularity, the Mahá Shakti, and the 24 Tattva.

- Social Solidarity Department – where he shows the most striking aspects of Yama e Niyama application. It is also a Department which promotes the donations for grand Institutions in India and the World, with noticeable and recognized social work


TEACHING THE TRADITIONAL 
YOGA

Teaches the Traditional Yoga from the Sacred Motherland, the Grand Bhárata, India, which he calls “Humanity’s Grand Reservoir of Knowledge and Spirituality”.

He learned from his Guru Ji the maxim of “never distort the true Yoga from India”, of “never add anything else to it” and “to constantly study the Shástra (Shruti and Smrti)”; but most of all to “constantly place it into practice, because only the practice, at the service of Knowledge, gives nobility and Enlightens the Human Being”.

His Sat Sanga / Sat Chakra to his class Shiva Chakra - composed by Masters, advanced Teachers, and Directors in charge of Áshrama, are an extremely demanding activity of his. 

He teaches Yoga Sámkhya (Bhakti-Shakti) with all its 14 Technical Disciplines of Yoga, and all the Techniques within each Discipline (including the Initiation Techniques – to his more advance Sádhaka); organizing the Technical Disciplines in the Mahá Sádhaná, as shown:

      

1 – Pújá – Energetic Retribution;

2 – Mantra - Domain of sounds, of vibration and Harmony;  Kírtana - Extrovert sounds;

3 – Nyása - Energetic Touch and Psychic Projection;

4 - Yantra – Concentrative Symbols with psychosomatic effect;

5 – Kriyá - Organic cleansing and strengthening;

6 – Ásana – Psycho-bio-physical positions;

7 – Yoganidrá - Physical, emotional and mental relaxation techniques;

8 – Pránáyáma – Energetic and neuro-vegetative breathing exercises;

9 – Bandha – Muscular and neuro-endocrinal dynamizations;

10 – Jápa Tala - Rythmic concentrative Sounds;

11 – Mudrá - Reflexive and energetic Gestures made with the hands;

12 – Dhyána / Samádhi - Meditation / Enlightenment, through the control of the brain wave’s frequency;

13 – Jápa Shesha - Continuous and Elevating Sounds;

14 – Mánasika - Mentalization, will strengthening and projection of the conscience;

The Yoga Sámkhya classes, which he ministers to the advanced Teachers he trained, with the 14 Technical Disciplines in 14 Anga (parts), have a length of about 4 hours; sometimes as alternative to these classes, he ministers throughout an entire day (from dawn to night) the Súrya Mahá Sádhaná, being in this case, the same 14 Anga, distributed throughout the 4 parts of the day: dawn, morning, afternoon and evening.  

Besydes the Mahá Sádhaná he also teaches more advanced Sádhaná such as the Chakra Mahá Sádhaná, directed to the main 7 Chakra and the Pránuthama (and rising of the Kundaliní), and also other types of Initiatic Sádhaná.

He also encourages the teaching of a reduced model of the Mahá Sádhaná, the Rája Sádhaná, for the Shishya (beginners).

Throughout his Philosophical and Diplomatic Travels he has ministered the Mahá Sádhaná all over the World.

 

TRAINING

 

He ministers Training Courses for Yoga Teachers, where he highlights the emphasis placed on the quality and Excellence in Training, because he defends that the teachers should be very well prepared for the complex, broadening and formative Teachings of Yoga.

Hence, he trains:

      

- Yoga Instructors (advanced) in 6 years, with  6.500h of Training;

- Yoga Professors (advanced) – in more 4 years (comprising a total of 6+4 = 10 years of Training), having those 4 years 6.000h of Training;

- And prepares Yoga Masters – in more 4 years of Training ( in a total of 14 years 6+4+4), having these final 4 years 9.500h of Training.

Due to the integration of the Portuguese Yoga Confederation in International Institutions of World Supervision of Yoga, he is currently preparing a new degree of basic level Training:

    

- Yoga Monitor (/Professor) - 3 years with 2.400h of Training.

On his Courses, the Exams and annual theoretical, practical, and Philosophical behavior analysis Evaluations are characterized by the highest quality standards, and levels of demand.  

Has formed many dozens of Credited Yoga Teachers throughout his life.

       

During Training, all Technical Disciplines are given with anatomy and physiology explanations and the respective psychic effects they have on the practitioners, naturally respecting all the Classical teachings.

Ásana - Teaches 90 Ásana with the respective variants, in which are included the levels of difficulty of Sukha, Ardha, Rája and Mahá, classifying them in a 1st  criterion concerning the action of gravity in Ásana: standing, semi-standing, sitting, lying down and head stand; and in a 2nd criterion, relating to balance, vertebral movement, and muscle action, in  Ásana: balance, side bending, rotation, frontal pelvic and side pelvic, abdominal and leg strength, arm strength, front bending and back bending; crossing these two criteria.

Pránáyáma - Teaches 40 types of Pránáyáma, 24 rhythms; and 5 sub-prána;

Kriyá - Teaches 16 types of Kriyá (including the Shat Karma), highlighting 27 types of  Trátaka in 2 groups;

Bandha - Teaches 12 Bandha;

Mudrá – Teaches 60 Mudrá and its variants;

Mantra / Kírtana – teaches 60 Kírtana, plus 17 Classic Mantra – always accompanied of genuine traditional instruments from India, besides Jápa on its many forms;

Pújá – Teaches the 17 Classic Uppachara;

Yantra – Teaches the small Yantra and the Mahá Yantra, and the connection between the micro Cosmos and the Macro Cosmos (also accordingly to the principles of the  Jantar Mantar);

Yoganidrá – Teaches the use of 6 stages throughout the whole relaxation process; and includes  150 points of induction, divided into 9 areas of the body; and also 77 “goals” for the Yoganidrá, divided in 10 macro groups;

Samyama - Dháraná / Dhyána / Samádhi – teaches the Meditation techniques grouped in  6 Levels, from the 6th level, more dense, to the 1st one, more subtle;

Mánasika – divided in 5 layers,  starting from the most basic, to be used by the beginning practitioners, up to the strongest, for the more advanced practitioners;

Niyása – divided in 2 levels – the denser and the more subtle.

He also teaches the Yama and Niyama, emphasizing always: Ahimsá, Shaucha, Svadhyáya and Íshvara Pranidhána, and the importance of the constant Service to others, and to devote our life to a Noble Universal Cause; highlights and deepens as well the Shástra, Sámkhya, Samskrta / Devanágari, the correct vegetarian and biological Nutrition, and the study of the main 7 Chakra (and the main secondary Chakra).

Highpoints and always insists on the importance of Pújá and Mánasika for the Disciple’s evolution, giving high importance to Pránáyáma, and to Dháraná / Dhyána / Samádhi.


ORGANIZATION
OF CONGRESSES AND NATIONAL, 
IBERIAN AND
INTERNACIONAL
YOGA MEETING

Organized 5 Portuguese Yoga Congresses, being the first in Oeiras (a city near de Lisboa), in 1988;

After these 5 Congresses he began to organize the National Yoga Meetings, also with annual periodicity, being held in late April, of each year, up to 2006, and from 2007 onward (the year of the 1st Iberian Meeting) the National Meetings were transferred to mid-November.  

 

Organized the 1st European Yoga Congress, 2014, November, in Germany, at the Yoga Vidyá facilities, presided by Master Sukadev Bretz.

Organizes annually the Iberian Yoga Meetings for Yoga Professors: 

      

- In 2007, in La Manga del Mar Menor – Spain;

- In 2008, in Santiago de Compostela – Spain;

- In 2009, Murcia / Almunhecar –Spain;

- In 2010, Tavira, Algarve – Portugal;

- In 2011, Córdoba – Spain;

- In 2012, Alta Mira / Santillana del Mar – Spain;

In 2013, Madrid / Guadalajara / Brihuega – Spain, this Meeting together with ISKCON / Hare Krshna, Madrid.

   

organized the following 5 International Yoga Meetings

   

2003 - Cabo Verde;

2006 – Madeira Island / Porto Santo;

2008 - Peru - Machu Picchu /Lake Titicaca/Nasca;

2010 - Egypt - Cairo / Abu Simbel / Tel-Al-Amarna / Luxor;

2011 - UK - London / Stonhenge / Edinburgh / Loch Ness;

   

INTERNATIONAL
DAY OF YOGA - IDY:
FOUNDAMENTALS
AND
CELEBRATION

Fruit of the constant Light which is co substantiated in guidance, of Lord Shiva, his Master, and of Mahá Shakti, he launched in 2001 a World appeal for the creation of the 1st Global Day of Humanity, during which everyone should practice Yoga - which he named International Day of Yoga – IDY, June, 21st, on the Day of the Light of Súrya and Purusha, the longest day of the Year in the Northern Hemisphere (where Humanity´s largest source of Knowledge is found).

The Solstice of June, the 21st – Day of Light and the Wisdom that should preside the Human Being, also the Day of Ahimsá, the doorway into Yoga, a day when for 24 hours no blood shall be shed, under any form, when we respect the Sacred Life that has been given to us (and which therefore we cannot create), which we preciously transport in the Vase which is our body; it is also the Day of the top of Yoga,  the Samádhi and the consequent Liberation.  

The Fundamentals of the International Day of Yoga are based upon the fact that the Yoga practice can save Humanity by bringing the Dawn of Light of the Satya Yuga to this Kali Yuga / Age of Darkness, forming Nucleus of Yoga practitioners at the Light of the Traditional Yoga from Bhárata / India, who can expand themselves and take Yoga to the Curricula of Every School in every Country, in every Continent.


COMEMORAÇÕES
DO DIA INTERNACIONAL DO YOGA – IDY, JUNHO, 21, NO SOLSTÍCIO

 

Organization of the International Day of Yoga Celebrations

      

Organized the 1st celebration of the International Day of Yoga in  2002, in Setúbal, Portugal, where 650 Yoga Teachers and practitioners gathered to practice  Yoga;

In 2003, the 2nd Celebration was held in Lisboa, Portugal´s Capital, counting with approximately 850 practitioners; in 2004 the Celebrations were made at the city of Porto (Capital of Northern Portugal), with about 900 participants; in 2005 the celebrations were held in Lisboa, where already around 1000 Yoga Teachers, adult practitioners, and children, were able to participate on this initiative; from 2006 therein, the annual Celebrations continued to have similar levels of participations.

Annually organizes these Celebrations, in odd years in Lisboa, and in even years in other cities of the Country (such as, besides Setúbal, Porto, Faro, Beja, Almada, Maia).

 

Congregates in these celebrations, besides the Grand Guru from India (and the World), the grand Religious Leaders from the 10 main Religions of the World: Hindus, Catholics – (Rome), Protestants, Buddhists, Muslims, Jewish, Sikhs, Jains, Sufis, and Baha’i Faith, who give their speeches together, and bless this International Day of Yoga, showing the possibility of their Faiths and adepts to coexist peacefully, towards the Common Creating Principle. 

Has added, due to the increasing popularity and level of participation of this International Day, the Day of Darshana, which is held on the day before the International Day of Yoga, where all the Masters (and scientists) from India and the whole World, teach about the Knowledge of the Darshana and the Shástra, as well as the most recent research made in Yoga (and in Ayurveda).

Has added still, to these two Days, on the day after the International Day of Yoga (as an option), the Yatra / Pilgrimage to  Fátima (114 Km North of Lisboa, 1 hour’s travel), the Holy Land of Portugal, where the Mahá Shakti dictated, to 3 innocent children, orders, prophecies and inspirations, with Worldwide reflections.


SUMMIT OF
BENGALURU EM 2011, DECEMBER,
4th AND 5th

 

Co-Organized, as the President of the Portuguese Yoga Confederation, the grand  Summit of Bengaluru, in collaboration with Shri Shri Ravi Shankar, President of the Art of Living Foundation, at the headquarters of this organization in Bengaluru, with the support and Presence of the main Lineages in India and their Grand Masters, which culminated with the well-known Proclamation of Bengaluru, declaring the International Day of Yoga, June, the 21st, on the Solstice of, and also the urgency of officializing it at the International Instances.

From that Proclamation is highlighted the purpose that Yoga should be included in the Curricula of the Teaching and Training of children and youth of all the Countries in the World.  

The few Yoga lineages who could not be circumstantially present, sub signed this Proclamation subsequently.

Has gathered, after this Summit, the support to the Proclamation of Bengaluru, in the form of Declarations issued by the Congresses and other Events that he has participated; highlighting: INCOFYRA, S-VYASA – Bengaluru, in 2011/December;  III International Seminar at Ujjein, in 2012/October; 7th International Yoga Conference – Yoga for Youth at Keivalyadhama – Lonavala, in 2012/December; International Yoga Festival, in rshikesh, in 2013/March; International Yoga Conference on “Yoga Nature & Holistic Living” at the Eternal University – Himachal Pradesh, in 2013/April.

Today the celebrations of the International Day of Yoga are a growing reality in India and throughout the World, and the most prestigious Yoga Lineages and Grand Masters of India and of the whole Planet supported it, and have been making a remarkable work in that direction.       Paises Apoiantes
     

INTER-
RELIGIOUS
WORK

Due to the Universalist nature of Yoga, has been developing a constant work with the main leaders of the main World Religions, leading them to support the International Day of Yoga and the global practice of Yoga, as a great good to Humankind, based upon the great principle that he often enunciates: “the true fundamentalism is the Respect for Life” which was given to us by the Grand Creating Spark. This Ecumenical action has been a remarkable success.

In 2011, January, 26, at the Vatican, Roma, met with HH The Pope Bennedictus XVI.

In 2014, February, 19, at the Vatican, Roma, had a meeting with HH The Pope Franciscus.


TRABALHO FILOSÓFICO / DIPLOMÁTICO

 

Has been making an extensive work with the political decision makers of Portugal, and India, and the whole World, highlighting the decision made, in June 2013, by the Parliament of the Portuguese Republic, to support the Creation of the International Day of Yoga, by unanimity of all the Political Parties.

Has also elaborated an open letter to the Presidents / Kings / Prime-Ministers, of the 38 most important countries in the World (besides India, 37 more Countries), relating to the creation of the 1st Global Day / International Day of Yoga - IDY.

Has been meeting with members of the state Governments regarding the creation of the International Day of Yoga, namely Uttarakhand, Mahárashtra, and Karnáthaka; and also with representatives of the Parliament and of the Government of India, from which we highlight, the Kashmira’s Mahá Rája, Dr. Karan Singh – advisor of the Prime Minister of India.

Has also been working at the UNESCO (Paris, France), and the United Nations, towards the officialization of the International Day of Yoga, which happened during the General Assembly, 2014, December, 11, with a Resolution proposed by 177 co-sponsors (of the 193 represented countries), and approved by consensus.

Maintains optimal relations with the Diplomatic Body, namely with the Ambassadors of India in Portugal, being the last 4, supporters of the International Day of Yoga Cause.


PARTICIPATION
IN EVENTS
AND 
CONFERENCES

 

Has been invited by the main Institutions of India to participate on the main Yoga Events of India (and the whole World), as guest of honor and speaker, we highpoint some of the more important - S-VYASA, Keivalyadhama Yoga Institute, Shánti Kunj Áshrama, and the Government of Uttarakhand. These participations usually include presentations of some of the Departments of the Portuguese Yoga Confederation.  

 

We highlight some examples: 

      

- In 2009 was invited to participate in the Parliament of the Wolrd's Religions, in Melbourne;

- In 2012, September, was invited by the S-VYASA to be part of the celebrations of the 150 years of the birthdate of HH Svámin Vivekánanda, in Palo Alto / San Francisco / USA;

 

- In September , 2012, also by Invitation of the S-VYASA, was invited to, in Singapore, minister a Lecture, a Yoga Class, and Yoga Demonstrations; 

- In 2012, September, was invited by the Board of the Parliament of the Wolrd's Religions to give a speech about the International Day of Yoga and the importance of World Peace, hence, on September the 11th, exactly 119 Years after the famous speech of Shrí Svámin Vivekánanda relating to the magnificent Culture of India, Yoga and World Peace, he visited that same historical room, having a meeting with the main religious leaders of that Parliament, concerning that subject, and about the importance and the range of the International Day of Yoga.

- In 2012, July,  he was invited by the European Parliament to give a speech about the influence of the India’s Culture on the formation of the modern European ideals.

- In 2013, June, was invited to be part of the grand celebrations of the 40-years Anniversary of the Shivánanda Áshrama in Madrid;

- In 2013, May, was Guest of Honor in the Congress of FEYS – Spanish Federation of Yoga Sat Sanga, in Santander.

   

MEMBERSHIP
IN REFERENCE

INSTITUTIONS
AMD INTER
INSTITUTIONAL
COLABORATIONS

In 2012, February, 13th, as the President of the Portuguese Yoga Confederation, he promoted, together with Dr. Nagendra Ji, President of the S-VYASA, a Memo of Strategic Understanding, of Philosophical and Institutional cooperation, on matters of Yoga.

Since 2012, he belongs to the CYAI, International (CYAI) – Council for Yoga Accreditation.

Is Member of the Board of Direction of this Institution, which aims to Accredit the International Yoga Institutions, which teach Traditional Yoga from India with high quality standards.

He also aims the Certification of the Yoga Teachers of these Institutions.

In June 2013 was made Fellow of the CYAI.

H. H. Jagat Guru Amrta Súryánanda Mahá Rája, International Yoga Grand Master - Curriculum Vitae
 
H. H. JAGAT GURU AMrTA SÚRÁNANDA MAHÁ RÁJA
INTERNATIONAL YOGA GRAND MASTER
  H.H. JAGAT GUTU AMRTA SÚRYÁNANDA MAHÁ RÁJA
   

President of the Confederação Portuguesa do Yoga / Portuguese Yoga Confederation – PYC

- President of the European Yoga Confederation EU-YOC

President of the Confederação Ibérica do Yoga / Iberian Yoga Confederation

Founder and Honorary President of the Yoga Sámkhya Institute

Aggregated member of the Hindu Dharma Achárya Sabhá

- Member of the Board of Directors of the Council for Yoga Accreditation, International - CYAI

  
  - Preponent in 2001 of the International Day of Yoga – IDY, June, 21st, made official by the United Nations General Assembly of 2014, December, 11 
 

BIRTH DATE

1952 / Agust / 01  (1.08.52)


ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:

Honorific DLitt Degree by the University of Bengaluru (S-VYASA), India - 2014, January, 12. Distinction received together with the Grand Guru B.K.S. Iyengar Jí.

Superior Degree in Civil Engineering, by the ISEL (Superior Institute of Engineering of Lisboa)


AWARDS:

Padma Shrí Award – the Highest Distinction granted by the Government of India, and for the first time granted to a Portuguese, due to his meritorious work towards the Traditional Yoga of Bhárata / India in the World, by nomination of the Government of India, announced at the Republic Day of India – 2015, January, 26, and to be awarded by the President of India at the Presidential Palace (Rahstrapati Bhavan) – 2015, April, 8th (this Award was granted for instance to Mother Teresa of Calcutá)

Received the Matsyendranathá Award by the Ujjein Yoga Life Society – Ujjein, India - 2014, January, 11.

Has recently received as well an Honour Prize from the Sanyas Áshrama of Mumbai / Svámin Vishveshvaránanda, and a homage of the current India’s Ambassador to Portugal, his Excellency Dr. Jitendra Nath Misra, in Portugal on occasion of the Ceremonies of the International Day of Yoga 2014, in Portugal.


YOUTH INTERESTS:

As a youngster was a renowned gymnast and also a swimmer, skater and athlete runner (middle distance).

Was a studious of Astronomy, Philosophy, Mathematics, Physics, Anatomy, Physiology, Music, and Literature.

Was a renowned cook, and a devoted amateur painter.

Was a notorious student leader.


LINEAGE:

HH Jagat Guru Amrta Súryánanda Mahá Rája – International Yoga Grand Master, initiated the study and practice of the  Philosophy of Yoga in 1970, having learned Yoga from many of the main Yoga Masters of India at that time; it was however at the Shivánanda Áshrama in rshikesh / Divine Life Society, that he found the School of his heart; having received  Param-Pará in the beginning of the 80’s, from Shri Svámin Krshnánanda Ji, under the auspices of  HH Svámin Chidánanda Sarasvatí Mahá Rája, from the Lineage of HH Shrí Svámin Shivánanda Sarasvatí Mahá Rája.

His beloved Guru Ji – Krshnánanda Ji (who, mysteriously, right from the start distinguished and protected him), appointed Teachers who were specialists in several Yoga Technical Disciplines so they could,  in rshikesh, by the banks of the Sacred Gangá Nádí, teach and perfect him, such as:  

      

- Gaura Ji (from the School of Shri Iyengar Ji) who taught him Ásana, Pránáyáma, Kriyá, Bandha, etc;

- The fabulous Shrí Nádabrahmánanda Ji, with whom he learned Mantra (Kírtana and Jápa);

- Due to his great interest in Sámkhya Darshana, the veteran Sage Shrí Svámin Svárupánanda Ji was appointed to teach him, with whom he studied the Classics and learned all that he knows about Sámkhya, with his scholarled enlightened explanations;

He learned the initiation techniques of Meditation, which lead to Samádhi, with his Guru Ji, the enlightened Shrí Krshnánanda Ji Sarasvatí. He became a scholar of the Shástra, and of the  
Krshnananda Jí
Grand Classic Masters: Mahá rshi Patãnjali (Yoga Sútra), in Sámkhya – Mahá rshi Kapila, and Íshvara Krshna (Bhagavada Gítá), Ádi  Shankaracharya (Vivekachudámaní), also deepening the Gherandha Samhitá and the Hatha (Yoga) Pradípiká.
 

MAHÁ GURU

But his Internal Master is the Parama Mahá Guru – Lord Shiva, whom he serves and to whom he has devoted his whole life, and everything that he does, he places at his feet.  

He is also a fervent adept of the Mahá Shakti, and of her messages of Ahimsá, respect for Life and World Peace.  

He received inspirations in Fátima – Portugal’s Holy Place, where in 1917 the Mahá Shakti, in the form of a brilliant and resplendent Lady (announced by the Shánti Deva), made revelations about the need to establish World Peace, and the use of the Málá, to constantly practice Jápa.

Influenced by these inspirations and under the imperious command of the Ádi Guru Lord Shiva, he changed his Life, leaving his Áshrama (where he stayed for more than 30 years), and since 2001 he has travelled the World with that message of Peace, concord, forgiveness, and most of all the importance of the necessity to practice of Yoga.


INFLUENCES

 

He has also received  influences, in his Training, from, among others:

      

- HH Shrí Svámin Vivekánanda Ji; Shrí Aurobindo / Má; Svámin Vishnudevánanda;

- Svámin Satyánanda; Svámin Kuvalayánanda; the enlightened Rámakrshna, and from Shrí Iyengar Ji.

He received important influence, while under states of expanded consciousness, from the (non-living) Trilingam Svámin, valuing immensely those extraordinary revelations and initiations.  

More recently he received influence from Shrí Svámin Maheshánanda Ji (Keivalyadhama Yoga Institut - Lonavala), from HH Svámin Dayánanda Sarasvatí, and naturally from HH, the wise Dr. Nagendra Ji (S-VYASA - Bengaluru).

  
     

YATRA / PILGRIMAGES

 

 

He considers to be extremely important for his Philosophical evolution (and for his Shishya and his Sádhaka) the Yatra to Sacred and Historical Lands of  Bhárata, whether to perform Pújá to the Wise and Heroic ancestors, who have left us the Extraordinary Legacy, or to better feel the Vibration of this Grandiose past, reaching to achieve a temporal and supra momentary short-circuit, allowing him to experience those Historical and Civilizational Milestones, the greatest ones that Humanity has ever witnessed, or for a better understanding of the Shástra.

He has made Yatra / Pilgrimages to:

      

- All 7 Holy Cities – Sapta Puri (Varanasi / Kashi / Banares, Ayodhyá, Mathura, Haridvar, Ujjein, Dváraka and Kanchipuram);

- 9 of the 12 Holy Jyotir Lingam (Varanasi – Vishvanath, Somnath / Gujarat, Shrí Sheilam – Malikarjuna, Ujjein – Mahákaleshvar, Omkareshvar / Narmadá, Bhimashankar / Pune, Nageshvar, Tryambakeshvar / Nashik, e Grishneshvar / Mahárashtra / Ellora), Lands of Lord Shiva;

- To the Indus-Sarasvatí Civilization (Lothal, Dolavira, Rakhigarhi);

- Káladi – the Place of Birth of the Ádi Shankaracharya; having met with some of the Shankaracharyas;

- Mathura, Vrindávana, Govardana, and Dváraka – Lands of Lord Krshna;

- Bhopal – rshi Patãnjali;

- Ujjein – Matsyendra Nathá Siddha, and Gorakshanathá (and also the place of the first Meridian);

- Porbandhar, and Gandhinagar / Ahmedabad – Gandhi Ji;

- Whenever is possible, he takes part of the Kumbha Mela, having naturally made pilgrimages to those 4 Holy Cities - Haridvar, Illahabad (Allahabad), Ujjein, and Nashik;

- To the main Jantar Mantar;

- To the Sacred Nádí / Rivers of India – Gangá (and to the Prayág), Yamuná, Narmadá, Rávi; 

To the Historical Heritages and Caves, of Bhárata (Elephanta, Sanchi,Ellora, Ajanta, Udaigiri, and Karli Caves); and to the Main States of India and its Historical and Holy places.


EDITION OF LITERARY WORKS

 

 He wrote his 1st Book in 1980, having published it for the 1st time in 1984 “Chakra Sútra – the 7 Main Chakra in Yoga”, (bilingual edition, in Portuguese and English), sold out, and the 2nd Edition in 1999, Rei dos Livros, sold out. He dedicated that Work to Lord Shiva and to the Mahá Shakti.

He wrote and published his 2nd Book “Sámkhya, Cosmogenesis and Yoga – Beyond Hydrogen”, 1st edition in 1985, also sold out. He dedicated that Work to Íshvara Krshna, to the Correct Path, only possible to apprehend in True Discipleship, and to the teachings of Lord Krshna to his close Disciple Árjuna, to the inherent discovery of the Sádhaka’s abilities, and to the Mentalization / Creation, and Constitution of the Cosmos.

           

He is currently compiling a Samskrta / Portuguese didactical translation of the Book “Yoga Sútra”, of the Grand Master Patañjali, made in collaboration with his Samskrta Guru – Dr. Paresh Vagela (from Gujarat).

He has collaborated with his Samskrta Guru, Dr. Paresh Vagela (deceased), on the translation and Philosophical revision, from Samskrta to Portuguese, of the Book Vivekachudamaní, of the Ádi Shankara.

He is currently writing a grand Encyclopedia of Traditional Yoga.


EDITION OF CD’s, K7’s, and DVD's

 

In 1998, to celebrate the 500 years of the Portuguese’s arrival to India, by sea, but mostly, to remember the Worldwide importance of Bhárata’s Culture, he edited a CD of Kírtana / Mantra, in Samskrta, with musical scores (released by Mãe d’Água in Lisboa).

On the same year he also released a didactical K7 of Ásana.

Has on final stage the Edition 1 of a double Cd of Mantra Kírtana.

Edition of a DVD of Advanced Ásana demonstration.


FOUNDED INSTITUTIONS

 

- Founded and currently presides the Portuguese Yoga Confederation which aggregates 40 Áshrama from North to South of Portugal;

- In 2014, November, founded the European Yoga Confederation, which he presides, during the 1st European Yoga Congress, in Germany, Bad Meinberg.

- In 2008 founded the Iberian Yoga Confederation, which he presides, having since 2007 organized annually, in April / May, the Iberian Yoga Meetings, which are now on their 7th Edition, with 6 being held in Spain and one in Portugal.  

- The Iberian Yoga Confederation aggregates the main Yoga Institutions of Portugal and Spain, being the representative of Portugal, Portuguese Yoga Confederation (as well as its Federations, Regional and Sub Regional Associations); and from Spain the  FEYS – Spanish Federation of Yoga Sat Sanga (and its associates), the Sanatana Dharma, and ISKCON – Hare Krshna of Spain.

- Founded the Yoga Sámkhya Institute, of which he is Honorary President.

All these Institutions are non-profitable Institutions.

Besides the work made on the Iberian Peninsula, he has also traveled across the whole Europe spreading the Traditional Yoga from Bhárata, and the knowledge of the Grand Lineages of Yoga, with highlight to: France, England, Italy, Germany, Belgium, Poland, Russia, Greece, Cyprus, and Denmark.


FOUNDED DEPARTMENTS

 

- In 1982 founded the Choir Orchestra of Mantra – Omkára (initially named  Sankírtana), aiming to preserve the genuine Hindu Tradition, fostered the importation of Indian musical instruments, as well as the apprenticeship of its handling with adequate Teachers, and the perfectioning the Samskrta / Devanágari.

Dia Mundial do Yoga 2011

- In 1983 founded the Pashupati – Advanced Yoga Demonstration Group (initially named Tándava).

In 1985 founded the Group of Mediation Dhyána / Samádhi – Shankara;

In 1998, the Amateur Didactical Theater Group – Máyá, spreading the grand Works from India and the World.

He also founded:

- Shiva Rája – Sacred Traditional Hindu Dance Group, which is dedicated only to   Bharat Natyam.

- Medical Department and Ayurveda – constituted only by Medical Doctors, and other Health Graduates, who are also Yoga Teachers, and who have made intense learning and received training in India, at the Keivalyadhama Yoga Institute, and the S-VYASA of Bengaluru.

- Science and Research Department;

- Yoga for Children’s Department – which absorbs a great slice of the resources of the Portuguese Yoga Confederation;

- Youth Department – which promotes free initiatives of great penetration through the youth layers of the whole Country, namely in Universities, and high schools, from which we highlight their most relevant initiative, “Yoga and Stress-free Exams”.

- In 2009 he launched the Om Yess Magazine  (Yoga is health and Samádhi), the only publication specialized in Traditional Yoga, in Portugal, intended to divulge this Practical Life Philosophy, deeply and systematically, aiming to address the earnings of the Yoga specialists, but also reaching to a more broad public, with little or no  knowledge of Yoga.

         

- Yoga for Seniors Department;

- Yoga for Sports Department;

- Yoga for the Blind’s Department – with free activities;

- Yoga for the Armed and Security Forces Department;

- Astronomy and Astrophysics Department – where is encouraged the study of the Grand Cosmos (Macro Cosmos), and the micro particles that build it, and its Creating Energy (the power of Máya), within the context of understanding the Sámkhya, Purusha, and the Creating and sustaining OM, the Múla Prakrti, the Mahá Universal singularity, the Mahá Shakti, and the 24 Tattva.

- Social Solidarity Department – where he shows the most striking aspects of Yama e Niyama application. It is also a Department which promotes the donations for grand Institutions in India and the World, with noticeable and recognized social work


TEACHING THE TRADITIONAL 
YOGA

Teaches the Traditional Yoga from the Sacred Motherland, the Grand Bhárata, India, which he calls “Humanity’s Grand Reservoir of Knowledge and Spirituality”.

He learned from his Guru Ji the maxim of “never distort the true Yoga from India”, of “never add anything else to it” and “to constantly study the Shástra (Shruti and Smrti)”; but most of all to “constantly place it into practice, because only the practice, at the service of Knowledge, gives nobility and Enlightens the Human Being”.

His Sat Sanga / Sat Chakra to his class Shiva Chakra - composed by Masters, advanced Teachers, and Directors in charge of Áshrama, are an extremely demanding activity of his. 

He teaches Yoga Sámkhya (Bhakti-Shakti) with all its 14 Technical Disciplines of Yoga, and all the Techniques within each Discipline (including the Initiation Techniques – to his more advance Sádhaka); organizing the Technical Disciplines in the Mahá Sádhaná, as shown:

      

1 – Pújá – Energetic Retribution;

2 – Mantra - Domain of sounds, of vibration and Harmony;  Kírtana - Extrovert sounds;

3 – Nyása - Energetic Touch and Psychic Projection;

4 - Yantra – Concentrative Symbols with psychosomatic effect;

5 – Kriyá - Organic cleansing and strengthening;

6 – Ásana – Psycho-bio-physical positions;

7 – Yoganidrá - Physical, emotional and mental relaxation techniques;

8 – Pránáyáma – Energetic and neuro-vegetative breathing exercises;

9 – Bandha – Muscular and neuro-endocrinal dynamizations;

10 – Jápa Tala - Rythmic concentrative Sounds;

11 – Mudrá - Reflexive and energetic Gestures made with the hands;

12 – Dhyána / Samádhi - Meditation / Enlightenment, through the control of the brain wave’s frequency;

13 – Jápa Shesha - Continuous and Elevating Sounds;

14 – Mánasika - Mentalization, will strengthening and projection of the conscience;

The Yoga Sámkhya classes, which he ministers to the advanced Teachers he trained, with the 14 Technical Disciplines in 14 Anga (parts), have a length of about 4 hours; sometimes as alternative to these classes, he ministers throughout an entire day (from dawn to night) the Súrya Mahá Sádhaná, being in this case, the same 14 Anga, distributed throughout the 4 parts of the day: dawn, morning, afternoon and evening.  

Besydes the Mahá Sádhaná he also teaches more advanced Sádhaná such as the Chakra Mahá Sádhaná, directed to the main 7 Chakra and the Pránuthama (and rising of the Kundaliní), and also other types of Initiatic Sádhaná.

He also encourages the teaching of a reduced model of the Mahá Sádhaná, the Rája Sádhaná, for the Shishya (beginners).

Throughout his Philosophical and Diplomatic Travels he has ministered the Mahá Sádhaná all over the World.

 

TRAINING

 

He ministers Training Courses for Yoga Teachers, where he highlights the emphasis placed on the quality and Excellence in Training, because he defends that the teachers should be very well prepared for the complex, broadening and formative Teachings of Yoga.

Hence, he trains:

      

- Yoga Instructors (advanced) in 6 years, with  6.500h of Training;

- Yoga Professors (advanced) – in more 4 years (comprising a total of 6+4 = 10 years of Training), having those 4 years 6.000h of Training;

- And prepares Yoga Masters – in more 4 years of Training ( in a total of 14 years 6+4+4), having these final 4 years 9.500h of Training.

Due to the integration of the Portuguese Yoga Confederation in International Institutions of World Supervision of Yoga, he is currently preparing a new degree of basic level Training:

    

- Yoga Monitor (/Professor) - 3 years with 2.400h of Training.

On his Courses, the Exams and annual theoretical, practical, and Philosophical behavior analysis Evaluations are characterized by the highest quality standards, and levels of demand.  

Has formed many dozens of Credited Yoga Teachers throughout his life.

       

During Training, all Technical Disciplines are given with anatomy and physiology explanations and the respective psychic effects they have on the practitioners, naturally respecting all the Classical teachings.

Ásana - Teaches 90 Ásana with the respective variants, in which are included the levels of difficulty of Sukha, Ardha, Rája and Mahá, classifying them in a 1st  criterion concerning the action of gravity in Ásana: standing, semi-standing, sitting, lying down and head stand; and in a 2nd criterion, relating to balance, vertebral movement, and muscle action, in  Ásana: balance, side bending, rotation, frontal pelvic and side pelvic, abdominal and leg strength, arm strength, front bending and back bending; crossing these two criteria.

Pránáyáma - Teaches 40 types of Pránáyáma, 24 rhythms; and 5 sub-prána;

Kriyá - Teaches 16 types of Kriyá (including the Shat Karma), highlighting 27 types of  Trátaka in 2 groups;

Bandha - Teaches 12 Bandha;

Mudrá – Teaches 60 Mudrá and its variants;

Mantra / Kírtana – teaches 60 Kírtana, plus 17 Classic Mantra – always accompanied of genuine traditional instruments from India, besides Jápa on its many forms;

Pújá – Teaches the 17 Classic Uppachara;

Yantra – Teaches the small Yantra and the Mahá Yantra, and the connection between the micro Cosmos and the Macro Cosmos (also accordingly to the principles of the  Jantar Mantar);

Yoganidrá – Teaches the use of 6 stages throughout the whole relaxation process; and includes  150 points of induction, divided into 9 areas of the body; and also 77 “goals” for the Yoganidrá, divided in 10 macro groups;

Samyama - Dháraná / Dhyána / Samádhi – teaches the Meditation techniques grouped in  6 Levels, from the 6th level, more dense, to the 1st one, more subtle;

Mánasika – divided in 5 layers,  starting from the most basic, to be used by the beginning practitioners, up to the strongest, for the more advanced practitioners;

Niyása – divided in 2 levels – the denser and the more subtle.

He also teaches the Yama and Niyama, emphasizing always: Ahimsá, Shaucha, Svadhyáya and Íshvara Pranidhána, and the importance of the constant Service to others, and to devote our life to a Noble Universal Cause; highlights and deepens as well the Shástra, Sámkhya, Samskrta / Devanágari, the correct vegetarian and biological Nutrition, and the study of the main 7 Chakra (and the main secondary Chakra).

Highpoints and always insists on the importance of Pújá and Mánasika for the Disciple’s evolution, giving high importance to Pránáyáma, and to Dháraná / Dhyána / Samádhi.


ORGANIZATION
OF CONGRESSES AND NATIONAL, 
IBERIAN AND
INTERNACIONAL
YOGA MEETING

Organized 5 Portuguese Yoga Congresses, being the first in Oeiras (a city near de Lisboa), in 1988;

After these 5 Congresses he began to organize the National Yoga Meetings, also with annual periodicity, being held in late April, of each year, up to 2006, and from 2007 onward (the year of the 1st Iberian Meeting) the National Meetings were transferred to mid-November.  

 

Organized the 1st European Yoga Congress, 2014, November, in Germany, at the Yoga Vidyá facilities, presided by Master Sukadev Bretz.

Organizes annually the Iberian Yoga Meetings for Yoga Professors: 

      

- In 2007, in La Manga del Mar Menor – Spain;

- In 2008, in Santiago de Compostela – Spain;

- In 2009, Murcia / Almunhecar –Spain;

- In 2010, Tavira, Algarve – Portugal;

- In 2011, Córdoba – Spain;

- In 2012, Alta Mira / Santillana del Mar – Spain;

In 2013, Madrid / Guadalajara / Brihuega – Spain, this Meeting together with ISKCON / Hare Krshna, Madrid.

   

organized the following 5 International Yoga Meetings

   

2003 - Cabo Verde;

2006 – Madeira Island / Porto Santo;

2008 - Peru - Machu Picchu /Lake Titicaca/Nasca;

2010 - Egypt - Cairo / Abu Simbel / Tel-Al-Amarna / Luxor;

2011 - UK - London / Stonhenge / Edinburgh / Loch Ness;

   

INTERNATIONAL
DAY OF YOGA - IDY:
FOUNDAMENTALS
AND
CELEBRATION

Fruit of the constant Light which is co substantiated in guidance, of Lord Shiva, his Master, and of Mahá Shakti, he launched in 2001 a World appeal for the creation of the 1st Global Day of Humanity, during which everyone should practice Yoga - which he named International Day of Yoga – IDY, June, 21st, on the Day of the Light of Súrya and Purusha, the longest day of the Year in the Northern Hemisphere (where Humanity´s largest source of Knowledge is found).

The Solstice of June, the 21st – Day of Light and the Wisdom that should preside the Human Being, also the Day of Ahimsá, the doorway into Yoga, a day when for 24 hours no blood shall be shed, under any form, when we respect the Sacred Life that has been given to us (and which therefore we cannot create), which we preciously transport in the Vase which is our body; it is also the Day of the top of Yoga,  the Samádhi and the consequent Liberation.  

The Fundamentals of the International Day of Yoga are based upon the fact that the Yoga practice can save Humanity by bringing the Dawn of Light of the Satya Yuga to this Kali Yuga / Age of Darkness, forming Nucleus of Yoga practitioners at the Light of the Traditional Yoga from Bhárata / India, who can expand themselves and take Yoga to the Curricula of Every School in every Country, in every Continent.


COMEMORAÇÕES
DO DIA INTERNACIONAL DO YOGA – IDY, JUNHO, 21, NO SOLSTÍCIO

 

Organization of the International Day of Yoga Celebrations

      

Organized the 1st celebration of the International Day of Yoga in  2002, in Setúbal, Portugal, where 650 Yoga Teachers and practitioners gathered to practice  Yoga;

In 2003, the 2nd Celebration was held in Lisboa, Portugal´s Capital, counting with approximately 850 practitioners; in 2004 the Celebrations were made at the city of Porto (Capital of Northern Portugal), with about 900 participants; in 2005 the celebrations were held in Lisboa, where already around 1000 Yoga Teachers, adult practitioners, and children, were able to participate on this initiative; from 2006 therein, the annual Celebrations continued to have similar levels of participations.

Annually organizes these Celebrations, in odd years in Lisboa, and in even years in other cities of the Country (such as, besides Setúbal, Porto, Faro, Beja, Almada, Maia).

 

Congregates in these celebrations, besides the Grand Guru from India (and the World), the grand Religious Leaders from the 10 main Religions of the World: Hindus, Catholics – (Rome), Protestants, Buddhists, Muslims, Jewish, Sikhs, Jains, Sufis, and Baha’i Faith, who give their speeches together, and bless this International Day of Yoga, showing the possibility of their Faiths and adepts to coexist peacefully, towards the Common Creating Principle. 

Has added, due to the increasing popularity and level of participation of this International Day, the Day of Darshana, which is held on the day before the International Day of Yoga, where all the Masters (and scientists) from India and the whole World, teach about the Knowledge of the Darshana and the Shástra, as well as the most recent research made in Yoga (and in Ayurveda).

Has added still, to these two Days, on the day after the International Day of Yoga (as an option), the Yatra / Pilgrimage to  Fátima (114 Km North of Lisboa, 1 hour’s travel), the Holy Land of Portugal, where the Mahá Shakti dictated, to 3 innocent children, orders, prophecies and inspirations, with Worldwide reflections.


SUMMIT OF
BENGALURU EM 2011, DECEMBER,
4th AND 5th

 

Co-Organized, as the President of the Portuguese Yoga Confederation, the grand  Summit of Bengaluru, in collaboration with Shri Shri Ravi Shankar, President of the Art of Living Foundation, at the headquarters of this organization in Bengaluru, with the support and Presence of the main Lineages in India and their Grand Masters, which culminated with the well-known Proclamation of Bengaluru, declaring the International Day of Yoga, June, the 21st, on the Solstice of, and also the urgency of officializing it at the International Instances.

From that Proclamation is highlighted the purpose that Yoga should be included in the Curricula of the Teaching and Training of children and youth of all the Countries in the World.  

The few Yoga lineages who could not be circumstantially present, sub signed this Proclamation subsequently.

Has gathered, after this Summit, the support to the Proclamation of Bengaluru, in the form of Declarations issued by the Congresses and other Events that he has participated; highlighting: INCOFYRA, S-VYASA – Bengaluru, in 2011/December;  III International Seminar at Ujjein, in 2012/October; 7th International Yoga Conference – Yoga for Youth at Keivalyadhama – Lonavala, in 2012/December; International Yoga Festival, in rshikesh, in 2013/March; International Yoga Conference on “Yoga Nature & Holistic Living” at the Eternal University – Himachal Pradesh, in 2013/April.

Today the celebrations of the International Day of Yoga are a growing reality in India and throughout the World, and the most prestigious Yoga Lineages and Grand Masters of India and of the whole Planet supported it, and have been making a remarkable work in that direction.       Paises Apoiantes
     

INTER-
RELIGIOUS
WORK

Due to the Universalist nature of Yoga, has been developing a constant work with the main leaders of the main World Religions, leading them to support the International Day of Yoga and the global practice of Yoga, as a great good to Humankind, based upon the great principle that he often enunciates: “the true fundamentalism is the Respect for Life” which was given to us by the Grand Creating Spark. This Ecumenical action has been a remarkable success.

In 2011, January, 26, at the Vatican, Roma, met with HH The Pope Bennedictus XVI.

In 2014, February, 19, at the Vatican, Roma, had a meeting with HH The Pope Franciscus.


TRABALHO FILOSÓFICO / DIPLOMÁTICO

 

Has been making an extensive work with the political decision makers of Portugal, and India, and the whole World, highlighting the decision made, in June 2013, by the Parliament of the Portuguese Republic, to support the Creation of the International Day of Yoga, by unanimity of all the Political Parties.

Has also elaborated an open letter to the Presidents / Kings / Prime-Ministers, of the 38 most important countries in the World (besides India, 37 more Countries), relating to the creation of the 1st Global Day / International Day of Yoga - IDY.

Has been meeting with members of the state Governments regarding the creation of the International Day of Yoga, namely Uttarakhand, Mahárashtra, and Karnáthaka; and also with representatives of the Parliament and of the Government of India, from which we highlight, the Kashmira’s Mahá Rája, Dr. Karan Singh – advisor of the Prime Minister of India.

Has also been working at the UNESCO (Paris, France), and the United Nations, towards the officialization of the International Day of Yoga, which happened during the General Assembly, 2014, December, 11, with a Resolution proposed by 177 co-sponsors (of the 193 represented countries), and approved by consensus.

Maintains optimal relations with the Diplomatic Body, namely with the Ambassadors of India in Portugal, being the last 4, supporters of the International Day of Yoga Cause.


PARTICIPATION
IN EVENTS
AND 
CONFERENCES

 

Has been invited by the main Institutions of India to participate on the main Yoga Events of India (and the whole World), as guest of honor and speaker, we highpoint some of the more important - S-VYASA, Keivalyadhama Yoga Institute, Shánti Kunj Áshrama, and the Government of Uttarakhand. These participations usually include presentations of some of the Departments of the Portuguese Yoga Confederation.  

 

We highlight some examples: 

      

- In 2009 was invited to participate in the Parliament of the Wolrd's Religions, in Melbourne;

- In 2012, September, was invited by the S-VYASA to be part of the celebrations of the 150 years of the birthdate of HH Svámin Vivekánanda, in Palo Alto / San Francisco / USA;

 

- In September , 2012, also by Invitation of the S-VYASA, was invited to, in Singapore, minister a Lecture, a Yoga Class, and Yoga Demonstrations; 

- In 2012, September, was invited by the Board of the Parliament of the Wolrd's Religions to give a speech about the International Day of Yoga and the importance of World Peace, hence, on September the 11th, exactly 119 Years after the famous speech of Shrí Svámin Vivekánanda relating to the magnificent Culture of India, Yoga and World Peace, he visited that same historical room, having a meeting with the main religious leaders of that Parliament, concerning that subject, and about the importance and the range of the International Day of Yoga.

- In 2012, July,  he was invited by the European Parliament to give a speech about the influence of the India’s Culture on the formation of the modern European ideals.

- In 2013, June, was invited to be part of the grand celebrations of the 40-years Anniversary of the Shivánanda Áshrama in Madrid;

- In 2013, May, was Guest of Honor in the Congress of FEYS – Spanish Federation of Yoga Sat Sanga, in Santander.

   

MEMBERSHIP
IN REFERENCE

INSTITUTIONS
AMD INTER
INSTITUTIONAL
COLABORATIONS

In 2012, February, 13th, as the President of the Portuguese Yoga Confederation, he promoted, together with Dr. Nagendra Ji, President of the S-VYASA, a Memo of Strategic Understanding, of Philosophical and Institutional cooperation, on matters of Yoga.

Since 2012, he belongs to the CYAI, International (CYAI) – Council for Yoga Accreditation.

Is Member of the Board of Direction of this Institution, which aims to Accredit the International Yoga Institutions, which teach Traditional Yoga from India with high quality standards.

He also aims the Certification of the Yoga Teachers of these Institutions.

In June 2013 was made Fellow of the CYAI.