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Namito-portrait-2From an early age Namito has been on his path of yoga, learning from teachers and masters that most only ever read about with awe and reverence. Living and growing up in the state of Bihar, he witnessed Swami Satyananda practicing yoga on one of his visits and was captivated by the ancient allure of yoga. At the age of seven Swami Satyandanda began teaching Namito asana and pranayama practices after discovering his immense ability and potential. From an early age Namito began translating books form English to Hindi and spoke about his ability to witness his mind, watching his thoughts move across the ceiling as he lay on his bed, detachment from his mind a natural ability. Namito began his schooling years at the Krishnamurti boarding school, learning from the enlightened master throughout his early education. Seeing his potential and interest, Krishnamurti suggested that Namito should go and learn from B.K.S Iyengar. Studying with Iyengar personally for a few years, Namito also got opportunity to study with Pattahbi Jois for one year.

After this Namito traveled to Norway, where being encouraged by both his father and his master, B.K.S Iyengar, he pursued his career and taught Yoga.

Throughout this time, he continually came back to India to continue learning from his Master Iyengar, and after living many years abroad in 2010, Namito came back to India to visit his Master Iyengar who asked him to move back to India, start intensive practice and assisting in his medical and therapeutic yoga classes. In 2013, Iyengar directed Namito to start his own yoga school in India, which is how Abhinam Yoga School was created, first in Dharamsala, and then in Goa.

The desire to make people aware “of their inner being, the source of their life energy” is what drives Namito every day in his work. He observes that through this awareness of body (Asana Practice), breath (Pranayama), mind (Pratyahara), heart and being (Dharana & Dhyana) all of life’s problems are dissolved (Samadhi), and he sees this as the answer to many of the world’s wider problems. He calls this the “in-volution of mankind”, using yoga as his tool, with his mottos of “alignment to enlightenment” and “fitness for the witness”.

Namito perceives he is “a vehicle for the divine”, having become empty with no thoughts, he says he is doing the work that has been given to him, with the goal of “transforming the human consciousness”. Every student who comes to study with Namito will be transformed by his childlike and energetic approach to life, and will gain a deeper spiritual understanding of themselves and yoga through his insightful teachings. If you find yourself at Abhinam Yoga, you know you have made it to the right place and that you have created some good karma in your past life to have met such a great teacher in this life.

Our Teaching Team

Shunyo

Shunyo-MakiShunyo 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. She was fascinated by the various uses of different yoga props and became aware of their significance in teaching yoga to people with physical limitations. Shunyo’s teaching style is a fusion of her experience of Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga of Patanjali with Iyengar style and her close contact with nature and meditation. She is currently Guest Lead teacher at Abhinam Yoga School. With her serene individuality she motivates her students to approach yoga with humbleness and devotion…Know more about Shunyo

 

Deepika

Abhinam Yoga Teacher DeepikaDeepika had a great shift of career from working for corporates into transforming herself in learning and teaching Yoga. The love towards the fitness since childhood took her on the path of physical practice of yoga.  She started practicing yoga in a marketplace like Mumbai. The thirst towards learning different styles of yoga made her do various certification courses from different yoga schools in Mumbai. She didn’t stop herself practicing Hatha yoga but aspired her knowledge in Ashtanga Vinyasa style by pursuing 500hrs  Yoga Teacher Training Course in Dharamsala with Abhinam Yoga. She says, it was the time of her life when the journey towards inner world flourished. Since then she continued her yoga journey with Abhinam Yoga.
She feels grateful to get a direct training from Swami Yog Namito. She is teaching Ashtanga Vinyasa flow with a correct alignment by the use of props as well as Pranayama and philosophy under the guidance of Yog Namito. She enjoys teaching and finds herself a divine messenger to connect people to their consciousness.