Do you follow any certain lineage?

Q: Do you follow any certain lineage?

A: I began with the practice and study of hatha yoga which emphasizes posturing, body alignment and pranayama (breathing techniques) in the lineage of Swami Vishnu Devananda, a disciple of Swami Sivananda. I received training, myself, from disciples of Swami Vishnu Devananda while studying at an Ashram in Paradise Island, Bahamas. Here we practiced the “Five Basic Principles”: proper exercise (asanas), proper breathing (pranayama), proper relaxation, proper diet, and positive thinking (deep philosophy) and meditation. I also have been trained in the lineage and teachings (and regularly invoke the presence) of Babaji Nagaraj, through Paramahansa Yogananda, and Osho. Babaji, was born in India in 203, was an initiate and teacher of Kundalini and Kriya yogas. Osho, one of the greatest modern tantrics, taught about sexual energy and the need for integration utilizing this primal energy and the need for emotional release. Osho emphasized the heart rather than the mind. He believed in a more spontaneous way of being, and we have much to learn from him! I suggest Osho’s books and deck of divination cards. His energy is fun and teachings, insightful. I also have had some training in Shamanism (study of beliefs and practices whereby one connects with the spirit world, energetically). I have received the Munay Ki Rites (9 rites of initiation into shamanic power) and have traveled to Peru, learning with a well known Shaman and experiencing initiations there. I have also danced with the divine feminine and guided tantric breath kriyas while in my travels to Egypt.

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