Mani Raman is a dynamic, inspirational teacher of Yoga and meditation who
brings his wisdom, high energy and humor to every class he teaches. Growing
up in India, where he met and learned from many Yogis, saints and spiritual
teachers, Mani developed a strong foundation deeply rooted in the Vedic
tradition. He took to the practice of Yoga at the age of 12 and continued
with Eastern philosophy and religious studies. After his wandering time in
the Himalayas and a short stay at the Divine Life Society, Rishikesh in
1996, Mani devoted himself full-time to Yoga and joined the gurukula of the
International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres at the age of 21. For almost
two decades, Mani studied and taught in the tradition of Swami Sivananda
and Swami Vishnudevananda, guiding thousands of graduates in many
international Teacher Training Courses at the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta
Dhanwantari Ashram in Kerala/India, and travelling extensively worldwide
for courses and workshops, mainly in North America and Asia.
For more than 12 years, he directed the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Nataraja Centre in New Delhi, and was the director of the Centres in Tokyo/Japan and Bangkok/Thailand. He is a recognized senior teacher for the international Teacher Training Courses and Advanced Teacher Training Courses. Mani teaches Hatha Yoga (asanas, pranayama, kriyas, bandhas) and meditation, and gives inspiring discourses on Vedanta philosophy and the Bhagavad Gita. Holding a M.Sc. in Western Psychology, and having studied many systems of Eastern philosophy, meditation and Ayurveda, Mani responds to each student’s individual condition with profound understanding and insight. Much loved by students from beginners to advanced, he teaches appropriately on any level from gentle to challenging. Mani’s unique strength lies in fusing the traditional yogic teachings with practical examples from modern life to allow his students to access the ancient messages with ease and incorporate them into their daily lives. On a regular basis, he conducts yoga and meditation courses, workshops and retreats all over the world.
He can be reached at www.maniraman.org | email@example.com