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Passed from the lips of the Guru to the spiritual aspirant, so lives the practice of Yoga.

 
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Within the practice of Yoga, lineage is of the utmost importance. Through the Guru's grace, the disciple is able to perceive their latent spiritual power that lies within. He reveals the doorway to the spiritual path. Andrew found his teacher, Rameen Peyrow, who he graciously studies under and serves. Read on to learn more about the lineage that lies at the heart of Andrew's teachings.

Rameen Peyrow

 
 
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Rameen Peyrow is a yogi, teacher, father, and entrepreneur whose life accomplishments reflect his calling to the path of self-inquiry. His mission is to aid in the liberation of body and mind for each individual. He is the founder of SATTVA Yoga, an authentic practice of yoga steeped in ancient lineage and wisdom, and owner of the SATTVA School of Yoga and SATTVA Online, a center and online platform dedicated to developing yoga practitioners and teachers. He is also the founder of Science of Self, an organization with the mission to usher in a modern movement of meditation.

Rameen developed and founded the SATTVA Ananda Meditation method, a repertoire of meditation techniques designed to guide an individual all the way to full realization. He is the founder of the Inner Peace Project, a charitable organization committed to giving the tools and benefits of yoga back to the broader community. Rameen was also, at the age of 21, the youngest teacher authorized in the world at the time by Shri K. Pattabhi Jois.

Today, Rameen lives and breathes through meditation; if there is a question, meditation provides the answer. 

AdiYogi

In yoga, Shiva is not seen as a God, but as the first yogi, Adiyogi, and the first Guru, the Adi Guru. 

 
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In yogic lore, Shiva is know as the Adiyogi or the first yogi – the originator of yoga.  It was the Adiyogi who ignited the light of Shiva in the human mind over fifteen thousand years ago when he attained his full enlightenment and abandoned himself in an intense ecstatic dance upon the Himalayas. His ecstatic dance took him beyond movement, until he’d became utterly still.

People came and were mystified and curious, but ended up uninterested in the being who seemed to be absolutely oblivious of them. However, the Adiyogi was simply absorbed in the ecstasy of his intense stillness and with that, all but seven people left.

These seven people saw in this being something that they could not walk away from, so they begged for his teachings. The more he ignored them the more they pressed on until one day the Adiyogi pointed out their foolish ways and how this “knowing” is not attainable without austere preparation. It demands a perfected mind and a surrendering of entertaining delusions.

Out of this their Sadhana was born, as an offering to Shiva they renounced everything to devote themselves fully to their practices.  And for 87 years they were completely ignored. Their level of devotion was so pristine that one day it finally caught the attention of the master. Adiyogi looked at these seven people and saw they were no longer carrying the weight of their foolishness and that they had become cleansed and ready to receive. The connection was formed and the channel was opened for all humanity to receive the light of the Guru. They became the Saptarishis (the first students) and he became the Adi Guru, the first Guru.


I humbly practice, serve and wait as those who stayed in contemplation of this magnificent being. I surrender to my inevitable arrival.

- Andrew Misle