Ramonet’s (Ram) Story
I was first introduced to yoga in 2006, practising Kundalini Yoga from the Bhajan tradition. In 2008, I moved to Tasmania, it was here I was introduced to Satyananda Yoga.
Looking to develop my yoga practice further and expand my knowledge of different yoga traditions, in 2012 I headed to India. During the six months I was there, I travelled throughout the country deepening my yoga practice visiting different ashrams and schools of yoga. I completed a 250hr yoga teacher training in Hatha Vinyasa with Atmayaan Yoga Academy, Mysore Ashram, India.
Here I learnt with masters across different schools of yoga including Ashtanga Vinyasa, Satyananda and Sivananda Yoga. This gave me a foundation to instruct different styles of asana classes, combining with other important aspects of yoga, such as pranayama, Yoga Nidra, and basic meditation.
Continuing my studies further, in 2014 I began the highly respected two-year (1600hr) Diploma of Satyananda Yoga in Australasia. During this period, I was living in Cambodia balancing my time between my studies, instructing Hatha yoga at Otres Beach and working with NGO’s building sustainable buildings for the local community.
In 2017, I returned to India, to begin the three year Kriya Yoga Course at the Bihar School of Yoga. Here I was initiated into Kriya yoga by Swami Niranjananda Saraswati. It is a very strict and serious sadhana ( spiritual practice) that required me to return to Bihar each year to receive further instructions for the year ahead.