Brahmananda (Narendra Bharwaney)

Brahmananda has been involved with yoga since the age of 17 and has been teaching for 20 years. He was initiated into karma sannyasa by his guru, Swami Satyananda and since then has regularly spent time in ashrams in India attending programs and immersing himself in karma yoga and yogic lifestyle, imbibing the practices and traditions of yoga.

He was director and course coordinator of the Satyananda Yoga Academy Europe for ten years, until recently stepping down.

His working life was as a special needs educator and mental health social worker for over 15 years. During this period, he employed yoga and meditation techniques to help address the spectrum of needs in this environment.

He runs regular courses and programs in the UK and abroad, on various aspects of yoga; meditation, yoga psychology and yantra drawing and painting. Exploring yantra’s deeper transformative effects on the personality is his main area of interest and expertise at present.

Brahmananda’s down to earth approach and deep understanding of yogic principles, combined with his Indian heritage and English humor, makes his teachings unique, being extremely clear, of high level and, at the same time, accessible.