Experience the Benefits of Yoga
Our Yoga Center, a non-profit organization, offers completely FREE yoga and meditation sessions. Our sole mission is to facilitate the opportunity for members to find, accept and love themselves through the practice of Yoga Asana (postures), devotional mantra chanting and deep philosophical insight. Come experience the benefits of yoga with us!
Types of yoga
There are many types of yoga. Hatha (a combination of many styles) is one of the most popular styles. It is a more physical type of yoga rather than a still, meditative form. Hatha yoga focuses on pranayamas (breath-controlled exercises). These are followed by a series of asanas (yoga postures), which end with savasana (a resting period).
The goal during yoga practice is to challenge yourself physically, but not to feel overwhelmed. At this "edge," the focus is on your breath while your mind is accepting and calm.
Meet Our Instructors
With Love and Devotion
Yogesh candra das
He began practicing different types of yoga and meditation at a very early age. His need to deepen his spiritual knowledge took him to India, where he traveled extensively with his spiritual teacher. He has trained many international level practitioners in Hatha and Mantra Yoga meditation for the past 30 years, dedicating his selfless service to others. On his metaphysical path, he has always been committed to providing everyone with the opportunity to discover the spiritual self through yoga. With this in mind, he co-founded the Houston Chapter of the Devanand Yoga Center in 1993 as an independent non-profit organization. He is the driving force behind this organization, having created a unique yoga center in the United States. Currently, he guides the Kirtan or Mantra chanting segment of our evening yoga classes. Yogesh also teaches classes in Vedic philosophy and meditation.
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION: Research fellow in Department of Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgery, King George’s Medical University UP, Lucknow under the research project titled “Effect of Yogic Intervention on Essential Hypertensive Biomarkers-A Randomized Controlled Trial”. Assisted for the research at King George’s Medical University UP, Lucknow under the project titled “Effect of Yogic Intervention on QOL & Immunological Profile in Breast Cancer Patients Undergoing Chemotherapy & Radiotherapy-A Randomized Control Trial.”. M.A. in Human Consciousness and Yogic Science from Lucknow University. P.G. Diploma in Naturopathic Science and Yoga from Lucknow University. B.Sc. (Bio) from Lucknow Christian Degree College, Lucknow EXTRA QUALIFICATION: Certified Yoga Professional by Yoga Certification Board, Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India. Member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) Lifetime member of Indian Yoga Association as Yoga Prashikshak. Expert in computer with a good typing speed. Efficient knowledge of internet. Expert in Yoga Therapy, Naturopathy, Acupuncture, Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Neurotherapy, Herbal Medicine, Dietary Consultation, and other alternative medicines.
Co-founder of this non-profit organization and yoga instructor. He dedicates his knowledge to biological sciences and applies it to the science of yoga and movement. Rafael has been practicing yoga and vegetarianism for 25 years. He dedicates his life to spiritual discovery through the practice of Bhakti and Hatha Yoga.
Our Yoga Center is a service to the community of Houston
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Our center is an organization recognized by the IRS as a 501.c.3 non-profit organization. Although we welcome any donation, it does not matter the amount, but the intent. It will help us to maintain the center's payment and profits. All of us volunteer at the center, and we donate our time. On the contrary, we all support the maintenance of the center with our financial contribution. Your support is important and appreciated.
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