It is a blessing to receive guidance and teachings within the context of living traditions which have their roots firmly planted in the ancient knowledge of India. I offer my humble thanks and gratitude to my teachers, as well as those who came before them, within both the Yogic & Jyotisha traditions.
I first met Swami Niranjan in 2006 while on a trip to India. His positivity, strength, and practicality have been an inspiration to me ever since.
I had the privilege and blessing to meet Swami Satyananda, Swami Niranjan’s teacher, also in 2006. It was at his ashram in India that I witnessed the generosity and vision of a true spiritual master come to fruition in the transformation of the surrounding villages from a state of poverty towards a state of contentment and abundance.
Although I was not able to meet Swami Sivananda (Swami Satyananda’s predecessor) in this lifetime I feel a deep gratitude for his instrumental role in the preservation and sharing of authentic yogic teachings. He emphasized the essential unity underlying all of the worlds’ true spiritual traditions, and taught that ultimately there is only one religion – the religion of Love.
I began studying with Penny in February of 2014, after she was recommended to me by her teacher, Hart deFouw. I am grateful for the knowledge she has so skillfully shared over the years.
I would also like to offer my deep-felt thanks and homage to Hart deFouw, and his teacher Krishan Mantri, for their dedication and commitment to the preservation of authentic Jyotisha knowledge.