Self-Realization through Yoga Meditation of the Yoga Sutras, the contemplative insight of Advaita Vedanta, and the intense devotion of Samaya Sri Vidya Tantra

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Traditional Yoga Studies
Distance Learning Courses
with Georg Feuerstein, PhD.

As I've written elsewhere in the website, my goal is "to present the ancient Self-Realization path of the Tradition of the Himalayan masters in simple, understandable and beneficial ways, while not compromising quality or depth." My focus in serving others is on how to do the practices rather than facilitating textual studies. However, while emphasizing practices is most important, the traditional studies of texts and history can be a very useful companion to those practices. I have personally found great value and enjoyment in such studies, and believe it can be of benefit and enjoyment to all aspirants, including those who are very clear about the primary importance of practice itself.

People often ask me how and where they can do more in-depth study of the traditional texts and history of Yoga. People also tell me that they have very busy lives and cannot spare the time or money to go to some ashram or school where they might live in residence for years of study. A superb alternative is the Distance Learning Courses of Georg Feuerstein, facilitated by Georg personally, along with his wife, Brenda. I personally have very high regard for Georg, both in regard to his level of knowledge and his passion for authentic Yoga. In our modern world of confusion about the true nature of Yoga, Georg is a rare gem. If you choose to work with Georg in this Distance Learning Program, you will find him personally available to you, which is a real gift.

Georg Feuerstein, himself both a practitioner and scholar, has published over 30 books, 200 articles, and 500 book reviews. He has been practicing, teaching and writing on Yoga for over 30 years. His work is highly regarded in the field of Yoga, and is used in many Hatha Yoga teacher training programs. He has literally, as the saying goes, "written the book" on Yoga, as his publications include "The Yoga Tradition: Its History, Literature, Philosophy and Practice," and the "Shambhala Encyclopedia of Yoga." In book reviews it has been said of Georg that he is "arguably today's foremost Yoga researcher" and "the foremost authority of Yoga today," as well as that "No one in our culture knows the ins-and-outs of Yoga better than Dr. Georg Feuerstein." (Biography)

In the spirit of openness, please know that this page on about Georg's programs is here as a result of correspondence between Georg and I. For those of you who have healthy skepticism, please also know that I am not receiving any compensation or commission from Georg for posting this here. It is totally out of respect for his knowledge and his deep dedication to authentic Yoga and service of others that I want to let you know of his programs.

In loving service,

Swami J




This site is devoted to presenting the ancient Self-Realization path of the Tradition of the Himalayan masters in simple, understandable and beneficial ways, while not compromising quality or depth. The goal of our sadhana or practices is the highest Joy that comes from the Realization in direct experience of the center of consciousness, the Self, the Atman or Purusha, which is one and the same with the Absolute Reality. This Self-Realization comes through Yoga meditation of the Yoga Sutras, the contemplative insight of Advaita Vedanta, and the intense devotion of Samaya Sri Vidya Tantra, the three of which complement one another like fingers on a hand. We employ the classical approaches of Raja, Jnana, Karma, and Bhakti Yoga, as well as Hatha, Kriya, Kundalini, Laya, Mantra, Nada, Siddha, and Tantra Yoga. Meditation, contemplation, mantra and prayer finally converge into a unified force directed towards the final stage, piercing the pearl of wisdom called bindu, leading to the Absolute.



Yoga Nidra Meditation CD by Swami Jnaneshvara
Yoga Nidra CD
Swami Jnaneshvara