Teacher and President
Teaches meditation, yoga philosophy and yoga related topics/practices.
Anil started meditating in college, and later met Swami Rama of The Himalayas. He studied with, and was initiated by Swami Rama. He has been a student of Swami Veda Bharati for fifteen years.
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Name: Charlotte Mogensen
Where were you trained Himalayan Yoga and Meditation Center located in Palatine, IL.
Teaching yoga:Part time at Himalayan Yoga & Meditation Center
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After many years as a Dental Hygienist I had acquired repetitive motion injuries. Hearing from Physicians and Physical Therapists that yoga would benefit me, I came to HYMC looking for answers to help me with my back and neck issues. The energy at the Center was warm and welcoming and after taking several classes I decided to enroll in the Teachers Training Program. I was delighted to find many answers, relief and a new lifestyle for myself. I am able to move forward pain free. I now love to teach yoga.
As a teacher, my focus is teaching with mindfulness, working into each asana slowly and methodically, and bringing breath awareness into each pose. My goal is to help students have a nice relaxing class, leaving with a feeling of serenity and peace!
Diane is an E-RYT500 certified yoga teacher and Director of the Himalayan Yoga & Meditation Teachers Association (HYMTA). She is also the Director and Teasurer for Himalayan Yoga and Meditation Center (HYMC).
Diane attended Widner University in Chester, PA majoring in Business Management and graduated from Blue Sky Educational Foundation, in Grafton, WI as a massage therapist. She is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association, Nationally Certified by NCBTMB, a practitioner of Cranial Sacral Therapy, a Certified Zero Balancing Practitioner and she is a Reiki Master. She received her certification in 1993 as an instructor in Hatha Yoga from the Himalayan International Institute.
As a body worker, Diane owns her own business “Journey to Wellness” and practices in Wauconda at Serenity Health Resources and Palatine at Himalayan Yoga and Meditation Center. For an appointment please call 847-540-5712. She offers the following modalities: CranioSacral Therapy, Visceral Manipulation, Lymphatic Drainage Massage, Neuromuscular Therapy, Stress Reduction Massage, Spinal Touch Therapy, Zero Balancing, Myofascial Release Therapy and Reiki.
Dr. Buegel has practiced and taught hatha yoga and meditation for 35 years in seminars and in his practice of complementary medicine and psychiatry. Contributing author to Yoga International and Himalayan Path magazines, he has illuminated such topics as breath mastery and sacred connections of the heart. His expertise in the fine points of yoga techniques and in the use of simple, sequential steps for mastering advanced yoga practices have earned him the respect and appreciation of students in the U.S. and abroad. He is a faculty member for the Kanyakumari school for yoga teachers training and ayurveda in Milwaukee.
Paul Emerson PhD. began his practice of hatha yoga in 1969 and started teaching in 1975 through the Meditation Center in Minneapolis-MN at the behest of Swami Veda Bharati. Having spent 8 years in the Physiology department during his graduate studies, he currently holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota where he also teaches part time. Paul has worked in various positions as a research scientist, a manager of clinical research with a major biomedical company and a software engineer. He holds patents on breath sensor applications in pacemakers and ventilators and has a special interest in the application of breath in behavioral medicine.
Shashi Saigal, MD is an initiate within Himalayan Yoga and Meditation tradition of Swami Rama. She is a meditator and a student within the Himalayan tradition. She is a physician and practices family medicine in Palatine. Dr. Saigal teaches anatomy and physiology to TTP students. She also teaches workshops on holistic living for physical and mental well being, and fundamentals of Indian cooking.
Stephen Parker Psy.D. specializes in counseling psychology and serves on the teaching faculties of several Universities in Minneapolis-St. Paul area. He studied Sanskrit at University of Minnesota under Swami Veda. Dr. Parker has been a teacher of yoga and meditation for over 30 years and is a grandparented Registered Yoga Teacher at the 500 hour level of the Yoga Alliance. A member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists, he serves on the faculties of the Meditation Center in Minneapolis and the Sadhanamandir and Sadhaka Gram ashrams in Rishikesh, India. He is also a senior faculty member of the International Himalayan Yoga Teachers’ Association. He has lectured on yoga, meditation and spiritual practice throughout the U.S. and Canada as well as in Carribean countries, Holland, South Africa, Korea, Hong Kong and India. In 2004 he helped originate and teach the first course on yoga in an American medical school at the University of Minnesota Academic Medical Center. He is a Sanskrit scholar, and has been the chief editor of Swami Veda’s commentaries on Yoga Sutras.
Dr. Parker was initiated in the Himalayan Tradition in 1971 by Swami Veda Bharati (formerly Dr. Usharbudh Arya), and was given the initiate name Stoma. He served for a year in the ashram at the Meditation Center in Minneapolis, MN. He is among the first teachers certified by the Himalayan International Teachers’ Association H.I.T.A., and he began teaching hatha-yoga in 1974.
Gary Gran, CYT, DAy. is a certified yoga teacher and Ayurvedic educator trained in the Himalayan tradition. Initiated in 1979, he received his teaching certificate from the Himalayan Institute Teachers Association in 1988. Since then, Gary has received certification as an Ayurvedic educator from the Ayurvedic Institute of Albuquerque in 1991 and from the American Ayurvedic Association in 2000. He writes the Ayurveda column for Yoga Chicago Magazine and is co-director of Annapurna Holistic Services. His blog can be found at ayurvedalessons.com.
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