Sattva Yoga Academy: Harmonising Physical, Mental and Emotional Health

Sattva Yoga Academy
Sattva Yoga Academy

India’s spiritual legacy is a timeless treasure that offers profound insights, practices, and wisdom for seekers of truth and seekers of the self. Its ancient scriptures, philosophical traditions, yoga and meditation practices, divine epics, sacred sites, and spiritual masters provide pathways to inner transformation, self-realization, and unity with the divine.

Exploring and embracing spirituality can lead individuals on a transformative journey, deepening their understanding of life’s purpose and nurturing their spiritual growth in the quest for ultimate truth and enlightenment.

The spiritual heritage of the world is the vast knowledge within the Himalayan Yog-Vedantic Tradition. The teachings of Sattva Yoga Academy are drawn from this marvellous source of wisdom. The integrative approach to the teachings of yoga encompasses Transcendental Wisdom, Sattva Yoga, Asanas, Hatha Vinyasa, Laya, Himalayan Kundalini Kriya, Mantras, Naad, Sattva Meditation, Sacred Rituals, and other Himalayan yogic practices, which are all embraced in the yoga practices taught at Sattva Yoga Academy.

This integrated approach impacts all aspects of one’s life and naturally leads to remarkable transformations in each student, enabling them to reach their highest potential. In recent times, Sattva began offering online courses to meet the need of the hour. The online courses have proven to be a very valuable adjunct for those who are unable to travel to India yet want to experience the Himalayan wisdom by studying the same Sattva courses online.

Maintaining the Integrity of the Timeless Teachings

Founder of Sattva Yoga Academy and Master Yogi Anand Mehrotra was born in Rishikesh into a very spiritual family who were students of the Himalayan Yogic Tradition. When he was born, his Master Ananda Svarupe, affectionately known as Maharaji, gave him his own name. And so, Anand Mehrotra spent the first 18 years of his life constantly studying and learning in the company of his Master.

By the age of 21, he was teaching with the vision of his Master to honour and maintain the integrity of the timeless teachings of Himalayan Yoga through the integrated approach. When he was asked what this form of yoga could be called, he named it Sattva Yoga. Nearly 20 years ago, he bought the property and developed it into the flourishing campus of Sattva Yoga Academy.

Many institutes teaching yoga today focus only on physical asana practices. Sattva Yoga Academy teaches that Yoga means unity. This is reflected in the integrated technology of Sattva Yoga. The foundation of all studies of Sattva Yoga is the Sattva Meditation Technique, a simple yet very effective kriya-based and mantra-based meditation technique.

The sole objective of this meditation technique is to enable the practitioner to experience silence because the greater the silence vibrating in one, the greater access that student has to the unchanging value of truth, to the potential for transformative growth and evolution of the state of consciousness.

Exploring the Rich Spiritual Legacy

Sattva Yoga Academy offers 200-hour, 300-hour and 500-hour Yoga Teacher Training courses. Master Teacher Training follows the basic courses, with options to continue in-depth studies of Ayurveda, Prenatal Yoga, Jyotish, Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, the Bhagavad Gita, the Isha Upanishad, the Chandogya Upanishad, Shankaracharya’s Saundarya Lahari and more teachings of the Himalayan Yogis.

Sattva Yoga is all-inclusive, meeting each student where they are at and guiding each one towards their infinite potential.

The Himalayan Yogic Tradition impacts all aspects of one’s life. Master Yogi Anand Mehrotra is a modern-day Rishi with a gift for presenting ancient wisdom in an elegant manner that is relevant to the current times.

His students are enabled to commit to taking radical responsibility for their own state of consciousness under his guidance.

Through the integrative approach of Sattva Yoga, the students benefit from overall health and wellness as evidenced by the transformations of body, mind, and spirit that they experience.

All students stay in residence on the campus of Sattva Yoga Academy at Sattva Retreat, where their needs are met with modern accommodations, including ensuite bathrooms and AC.

In addition, there is an onsite Ayurvedic Spa staffed by an Ayurvedic doctor and trained staff to support the well-being of the students with massage, Ayurvedic treatments, and a steam room. The healthy environment is conducive to contemplation, study, and practice, surrounded by the verdant nature of the Himalayan mountains. Ayurvedic meals are carefully prepared and served by the kitchen on campus, using organic produce from the nearby Sattva Farm.

Harmonising All Levels of Health

The entire technology of Sattva Yoga is focused on the benefits to be derived from a consistent practice of the timeless, proven, and powerful technologies of the Himalayan Yogic Tradition. Any student who commits to a daily practice will reap those benefits of body, mind, and spirit, harmonising all levels of physical, mental, and emotional health.

Each year, Sattva Yoga Academy introduces more and more advanced studies of the timeless wisdom of Yoga through many courses and retreats led by Master Yogi Anand Mehrotra. In addition, Sattva Yoga Academy offers courses and workshops in Ayurveda, led by Sattva Master Teachers and practising Ayurvedic Doctors, including Level 1-Concepts, Level 2- Advanced Applications and Level 3- Practicum, leading to certification as a Sattva Ayurveda Lifestyle Consultant.

Prenatal Teacher Training courses are also presented, which are open to yoga teachers and women who are or plan to be pregnant. The trained yoga teachers are then qualified to teach safe yoga practices to women during their pregnancy.

The trainings of Sattva Yoga Academy come directly from the Source. Master Yogi Anand Mehrotra grew up in the Himalayan Yogic Tradition and adheres to the vision of his Master to maintain the integrity of the Source teachings, which are drawn from the unbroken chain of master to student, master to student throughout thousands of years.

The Sattva Yoga teachings are drawn from the rich oral tradition of the Himalayan Yogis and from the written scriptures of the Vedas, the Vedangas, the Upavedas, the Tantras and Agamas, Itihaasa, Puranas, and Dharshanas.

Expanding the Roots with Technology

Master Anand Mehrotra is an enthusiastic entrepreneur whose many projects enhance the lives of others in win-win situations. He founded Sattva Connect, an online platform of teachings that includes the Sattva Yoga technology and practices and a wealth of Wisdom Talks, Meditations, Mantra, Kriyas, Asana, Pranayama, and Sacred Rituals. In addition, retreats and courses are also available on the platform to study and review. Sattva Connect is available to anyone in the world who has internet access and a willingness to evolve.

While still a teenager, Master Anand founded the Kushi Charitable Society to educate and support hundreds of at-risk children in Rishikesh. He also created the Sattva Foundation, which is actively involved in delivering food, medicines, and medical supplies to those in need in many nearby towns and villages. During the pandemic times, these efforts were intensified.

Other endeavours that Master Anand has initiated provide ongoing employment to local residents so that they can earn stable incomes for their families. To further support community wellness, the Sattva Farm, Sattva Retreat, and the Rasa Resort Properties employ a great number of local people in the kitchens, housekeeping, offices, and gardens, and in ongoing construction and maintenance to promote community wellness.

Introducing a Greater Understanding of Yoga

The success of Sattva Yoga Academy can be measured in part by the growing number of Sattva Yoga Teachers across the globe. Students who graduate from here are fully prepared to teach Sattva Yoga to a great diversity of students in a multitude of environments. The vibrant global Sattva Sangha strongly supports the Sattva Yoga Teachers reaching out within their own communities to share the teachings with more and more individuals who are thirsting for the powerful techniques taught here.

Sattva Yoga Academy offers an ever-evolving practice of the scientific technology of yoga, drawing on the timeless scriptures and introducing a greater understanding of the YogVedantic teachings. It continues to expand the range of courses offered for undiluted, authentic teachings of yoga.

Soon Sattva Yoga Academy will be launching a new comprehensive program, Sattva Yoga Global, where Sattva Yoga Academy 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training will be offered. The academy looks forward to expanding its reach by offering the opportunity to study the integrated approach to the ancient teachings of yoga to those who might not be able to travel to India.

These trainings will be taught by lead Master Sattva Yoga Academy Teachers who have trained at Sattva specifically to teach the full value of the Sattva 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training.

Thriving in the Yoga Capital

Sattva Yoga Academy has grown and prospered in Rishikesh, the yoga capital of the world. It is now a leading yoga destination for hundreds of students. It is where the Source of the Himalayan Yogic Tradition is honoured. When a student is willing to make the effort to learn the powerful technology of yoga without dilution, why go anywhere else?

Every individual who enhances their own state of consciousness is enhancing the consciousness of the collective. India is the source of the spiritual heritage of humanity that is a treasure to share with the entire world. As more Indians bring a vital understanding of yoga, of the understanding of unity, into their lives, India as a whole will stand as a stronger and healthier nation overall.

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