H.H. Jagat Guru Amrta Súryánanda Mahá Rája, International Yoga Grand Master - Curriculum Vitae
 
H. H. JAGAT GURU AMrTA SÚRÁNANDA MAHÁ RÁJA
INTERNATIONAL YOGA GRAND MASTER
  H.H. JAGAT GUTU AMRTA SÚRYÁNANDA MAHÁ RÁJA
   

- President of the European Yoga Confederation

- President of the Portuguese Yoga Confederation

- President of the Iberian Yoga Confederation

- Founder and Honorary President of the Yoga Sámkhya Institute

- Aggregated Member of the Hindu Dharma Achárya Sabhá

- Member of the Steering Committee of the Quality Council of India - QCI, a committee that aims to create and establish quality standards and standards in the Training of Yoga Professionals, in all the World

  
 

- Proponent in 2001 of the International Day of Yoga – IDY, June, 21st, made official by the United Nations, in the General Assembly of 2014, December, 11th

- He proposed at the beginning of 2015, to the Government of India and Portugal, that Yoga should be declared by UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, which eventually happened by initiative of India in 2016, October 5th, in Adis Abeba, Ethiopia.


BIRTH DATE

1952 / Agust / 01  (1.08.52)


ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:

Honorific DLitt Degree by the University of Bengaluru (S-VYASA), India - 2014, January, 12. Distinction received together with the Grand Guru B.K.S. Iyengar Jí, 96 years-old - considered the greatest Yoga Master of today, meanwhile deceased.


AWARDS:

Padma Shrí Award – the Highest Distinction granted by the Government of India, and for the first time granted to a Portuguese, due to his meritorious work towards the Traditional Yoga of Bhárata / India in the World, by nomination of the Government of India, announced at the Republic Day of India – 2015, January, 26, and to be awarded by the President of India at the Presidential Palace (Rahstrapati Bhavan) – 2015, April, 8th (this Award was granted for instance to Mother Teresa of Calcutá)

Received the Matsyendranathá Award by the Ujjein Yoga Life Society – Ujjein, India - 2014, January, 11.

Has recently received as well an Honour Prize from the Sanyas Áshrama of Mumbai / Svámin Vishveshvaránanda, and a homage of the current India’s Ambassador to Portugal, his Excellency Dr. Jitendra Nath Misra, in Portugal on occasion of the Ceremonies of the International Day of Yoga 2014, in Portugal.


LINEAGE:

He intensively learned Yoga at the Shivánanda Áshrama - rshikesh (Divine Life Society) with Svámin Krshnánanda Jí, under the auspices of HH Svámin Chidánanda Sarasvatí Mahá Rája, from the Lineage of HH Shrí Svámin Shivánanda Sarasvatí Mahá Rája.


MAHÁ GURU

His Internal Master is the Parama Mahá Guru – Lord Shiva, whom he serves and to whom he has devoted his whole life, and everything that he does, he places at his feet.  

He is also a fervent adept of the Mahá Shakti, and of her messages of Ahimsá, respect for Life and World Peace


YATRA / PILGRIMAGES

He makes frequent Yatra to the Sapta Puri, to the Jyotirlingam, to the cities and places of Lord Krshna, and also to the Archeological places of the Most Ancient Civilization of the Indu / Sarasvatí – performing Pújá to the Glorious and Wise Ancestors.


PUBLICATION OF LITERARY WORKS

 

In the beginning of the 80’s, he wrote his first book “Chakra Sútra – the 7 Main Chakra in Yoga”, and “Sámkhya, Cosmogenesis and Yoga – Beyond Hydrogen”.

           

In the beginning of 2015 he also wrote the Photographic Chronicle "1st Global Day of Humanity / International Day of Yoga - IDY, June, 21st - The Golden Odyssey".

He is currently writing a grand Encyclopedia of Traditional Yoga.


FOUNDED INSTITUTIONS

 

- Founded and currently presides the Portuguese Yoga Confederation which aggregates 40 Áshrama from North to South of Portugal;

- In 2014, November, founded the European Yoga Confederation, which he presides, during the 1st European Yoga Congress, in Germany, Bad Meinberg.

- In 2008 founded the Iberian Yoga Confederation, which he presides, having since 2007 organized annually, in April / May, the Iberian Yoga Meetings, which are now on their 7th Edition, with 6 being held in Spain and one in Portugal.  

- The Iberian Yoga Confederation aggregates the main Yoga Institutions of Portugal and Spain, being the representative of Portugal, Portuguese Yoga Confederation (as well as its Federations, Regional and Sub Regional Associations); and from Spain the  FEYS – Spanish Federation of Yoga Sat Sanga (and its associates), the Sanatana Dharma, and ISKCON – Hare Krshna of Spain.

- Founded the Yoga Sámkhya Institute, of which he is Honorary President.

All these Institutions are non-profitable Institutions.

Besides the work made on the Iberian Peninsula, he has also traveled across the whole Europe spreading the Traditional Yoga from Bhárata, and the knowledge of the Grand Lineages of Yoga, with highlight to: France, England, Italy, Germany, Belgium, Poland, Russia, Greece, Cyprus, and Denmark.


FOUNDED DEPARTMENTS

 

- In 1982 founded the Choir Orchestra of Mantra – Omkára.

Dia Mundial do Yoga 2011

- In 1983 founded the Pashupati – Advanced Yoga Demonstration Group.

In 1998, the Amateur Didactical Theater Group – Máyá, spreading the grand Works from India and the World.

He also founded:

- Shiva Rája – Sacred Traditional Hindu Dance Group, which is dedicated only to   Bharat Natyam.

- In 2009 he launched the Om Yess Magazine  (Yoga is health and Samádhi), the only publication specialized in Traditional Yoga, in Portugal, intended to divulge this Practical Life Philosophy, deeply and systematically, aiming to address the earnings of the Yoga specialists, but also reaching to a more broad public, with little or no  knowledge of Yoga.

         

TRAINING

 

He Ministers superior Yoga Courses, considered to be the most extensive and complete in the world, where he forms Teachers of Yoga with World Excellence, in which he uses all 14 Yoga Technical Disciplines and the six complementary disciplines (in a total of 20), as well as the learning and in-depth study of the Shástra.

Hence, he trains:

      

- Yoga Instructors (advanced) in 6 years, with  6.500h of Training;

- Yoga Professors (advanced) – in more 4 years (comprising a total of 6+4 = 10 years of Training), having those 4 years 6.000h of Training (total of 12.500h);

- And prepares Yoga Masters – in more 4 years of Training ( in a total of 14 years 6+4+4), having these final 4 years 9.500h of Training (total of 22.000h).

He created (for Portugal) the basis for the structure and regulation of the Yoga Curricula, defining the Yoga Professors’ Training Program – the levels of Monitor, Instructor, Professor, Master and also of Grand International Yoga Master – their evaluations, and updates, and also the quality and contents of the ministered Yoga classes, always with the highest Technical and Philosophical quality standards.


INTERNATIONAL
DAY OF YOGA - IDY, ON THE SOLSTICE, JUNE 21st 

In 2001, he proposed to the United Nations and to the UNESCO the Creation of a World Yoga Day (WYD) – Candidate to be the 1st Global Day of humanity – in an Inter Ethnic, Inter Religious and Inter Cultural Day, celebrated in the Summer Solstice, June 21st (a Cosmic Auspice) – to promote the Global Yoga Practice, the Personal Development, Ahimsá (not to kill, non-aggression), the respect for the ecosystems, and for a Fair Globality, Humanities’ Enlightenment, and the strengthening of the hyper Human-Cosmic Connection


SUMMIT OF
BENGALURU EM 2011, DECEMBER,
4th AND 5th

 

In 2011, December, 4th and 5th, in Bengaluru / India, he co-organized with Shrí Shrí Ravi Shankar, a Summit, were the Grand Yoga Lineages from India and all their Grand Masters and Representatives were gathered (at the installations of the Art of Living Foundation), were all Proclaimed the World Yoga Day, on the Solstice – June, 21st – the Day of Light and the Wisdom associated to it. An impressive Summit, were what had never been done before was accomplished, the gathering of the Grand Yoga Masters from India, and their powerful and multiplied Mánasika, for a future of Golden Peace, Respect and Concord, among all People and Nations.


INTER-
RELIGIOUS
WORK

Due to the Universalist nature of Yoga, has been developing a constant work with the main leaders of the main World Religions, leading them to support the International Day of Yoga and the global practice of Yoga, as a great good to Humankind, based upon the great principle that he often enunciates: “the true fundamentalism is the Respect for Life” which was given to us by the Grand Creating Spark. This Ecumenical action has been a remarkable success.

In 2011, January, 26, at the Vatican, Roma, met with HH The Pope Bennedictus XVI.

In 2014, February, 19, at the Vatican, Roma, had a meeting with HH The Pope Franciscus.


TRABALHO FILOSÓFICO / DIPLOMÁTICO

 

Has been making an extensive work with the political decision makers of Portugal, and India, and the whole World, highlighting the decision made, in June 2013, by the Parliament of the Portuguese Republic, to support the Creation of the International Day of Yoga, by unanimity of all the Political Parties.

Has also elaborated an open letter to the Presidents / Kings / Prime-Ministers, of the 38 most important countries in the World (besides India, 37 more Countries), relating to the creation of the 1st Global Day / International Day of Yoga - IDY.

Has been meeting with members of the state Governments regarding the creation of the International Day of Yoga, namely Uttarakhand, Mahárashtra, and Karnáthaka; and also with representatives of the Parliament and of the Government of India, from which we highlight, the Kashmira’s Mahá Rája, Dr. Karan Singh – advisor of the Prime Minister of India.

Has also been working at the UNESCO (Paris, France), and the United Nations, towards the officialization of the International Day of Yoga, which happened during the General Assembly, 2014, December, 11, with a Resolution proposed by 177 co-sponsors (of the 193 represented countries), and approved by consensus.

Maintains optimal relations with the Diplomatic Body, namely with the Ambassadors of India in Portugal, being the last 4, supporters of the International Day of Yoga Cause.

H.H. Jagat Guru Amrta Súryánanda Mahá Rája, International Yoga Grand Master - Curriculum Vitae
 
H. H. JAGAT GURU AMrTA SÚRÁNANDA MAHÁ RÁJA
INTERNATIONAL YOGA GRAND MASTER
  H.H. JAGAT GUTU AMRTA SÚRYÁNANDA MAHÁ RÁJA
   

- President of the European Yoga Confederation

- President of the Portuguese Yoga Confederation

- President of the Iberian Yoga Confederation

- Founder and Honorary President of the Yoga Sámkhya Institute

- Aggregated Member of the Hindu Dharma Achárya Sabhá

- Member of the Steering Committee of the Quality Council of India - QCI, a committee that aims to create and establish quality standards and standards in the Training of Yoga Professionals, in all the World

  
 

- Proponent in 2001 of the International Day of Yoga – IDY, June, 21st, made official by the United Nations, in the General Assembly of 2014, December, 11th

- He proposed at the beginning of 2015, to the Government of India and Portugal, that Yoga should be declared by UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, which eventually happened by initiative of India in 2016, October 5th, in Adis Abeba, Ethiopia.


BIRTH DATE

1952 / Agust / 01  (1.08.52)


ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:

Honorific DLitt Degree by the University of Bengaluru (S-VYASA), India - 2014, January, 12. Distinction received together with the Grand Guru B.K.S. Iyengar Jí, 96 years-old - considered the greatest Yoga Master of today, meanwhile deceased.


AWARDS:

Padma Shrí Award – the Highest Distinction granted by the Government of India, and for the first time granted to a Portuguese, due to his meritorious work towards the Traditional Yoga of Bhárata / India in the World, by nomination of the Government of India, announced at the Republic Day of India – 2015, January, 26, and to be awarded by the President of India at the Presidential Palace (Rahstrapati Bhavan) – 2015, April, 8th (this Award was granted for instance to Mother Teresa of Calcutá)

Received the Matsyendranathá Award by the Ujjein Yoga Life Society – Ujjein, India - 2014, January, 11.

Has recently received as well an Honour Prize from the Sanyas Áshrama of Mumbai / Svámin Vishveshvaránanda, and a homage of the current India’s Ambassador to Portugal, his Excellency Dr. Jitendra Nath Misra, in Portugal on occasion of the Ceremonies of the International Day of Yoga 2014, in Portugal.


LINEAGE:

He intensively learned Yoga at the Shivánanda Áshrama - rshikesh (Divine Life Society) with Svámin Krshnánanda Jí, under the auspices of HH Svámin Chidánanda Sarasvatí Mahá Rája, from the Lineage of HH Shrí Svámin Shivánanda Sarasvatí Mahá Rája.


MAHÁ GURU

His Internal Master is the Parama Mahá Guru – Lord Shiva, whom he serves and to whom he has devoted his whole life, and everything that he does, he places at his feet.  

He is also a fervent adept of the Mahá Shakti, and of her messages of Ahimsá, respect for Life and World Peace


YATRA / PILGRIMAGES

He makes frequent Yatra to the Sapta Puri, to the Jyotirlingam, to the cities and places of Lord Krshna, and also to the Archeological places of the Most Ancient Civilization of the Indu / Sarasvatí – performing Pújá to the Glorious and Wise Ancestors.


PUBLICATION OF LITERARY WORKS

 

In the beginning of the 80’s, he wrote his first book “Chakra Sútra – the 7 Main Chakra in Yoga”, and “Sámkhya, Cosmogenesis and Yoga – Beyond Hydrogen”.

           

In the beginning of 2015 he also wrote the Photographic Chronicle "1st Global Day of Humanity / International Day of Yoga - IDY, June, 21st - The Golden Odyssey".

He is currently writing a grand Encyclopedia of Traditional Yoga.


FOUNDED INSTITUTIONS

 

- Founded and currently presides the Portuguese Yoga Confederation which aggregates 40 Áshrama from North to South of Portugal;

- In 2014, November, founded the European Yoga Confederation, which he presides, during the 1st European Yoga Congress, in Germany, Bad Meinberg.

- In 2008 founded the Iberian Yoga Confederation, which he presides, having since 2007 organized annually, in April / May, the Iberian Yoga Meetings, which are now on their 7th Edition, with 6 being held in Spain and one in Portugal.  

- The Iberian Yoga Confederation aggregates the main Yoga Institutions of Portugal and Spain, being the representative of Portugal, Portuguese Yoga Confederation (as well as its Federations, Regional and Sub Regional Associations); and from Spain the  FEYS – Spanish Federation of Yoga Sat Sanga (and its associates), the Sanatana Dharma, and ISKCON – Hare Krshna of Spain.

- Founded the Yoga Sámkhya Institute, of which he is Honorary President.

All these Institutions are non-profitable Institutions.

Besides the work made on the Iberian Peninsula, he has also traveled across the whole Europe spreading the Traditional Yoga from Bhárata, and the knowledge of the Grand Lineages of Yoga, with highlight to: France, England, Italy, Germany, Belgium, Poland, Russia, Greece, Cyprus, and Denmark.


FOUNDED DEPARTMENTS

 

- In 1982 founded the Choir Orchestra of Mantra – Omkára.

Dia Mundial do Yoga 2011

- In 1983 founded the Pashupati – Advanced Yoga Demonstration Group.

In 1998, the Amateur Didactical Theater Group – Máyá, spreading the grand Works from India and the World.

He also founded:

- Shiva Rája – Sacred Traditional Hindu Dance Group, which is dedicated only to   Bharat Natyam.

- In 2009 he launched the Om Yess Magazine  (Yoga is health and Samádhi), the only publication specialized in Traditional Yoga, in Portugal, intended to divulge this Practical Life Philosophy, deeply and systematically, aiming to address the earnings of the Yoga specialists, but also reaching to a more broad public, with little or no  knowledge of Yoga.

         

TRAINING

 

He Ministers superior Yoga Courses, considered to be the most extensive and complete in the world, where he forms Teachers of Yoga with World Excellence, in which he uses all 14 Yoga Technical Disciplines and the six complementary disciplines (in a total of 20), as well as the learning and in-depth study of the Shástra.

Hence, he trains:

      

- Yoga Instructors (advanced) in 6 years, with  6.500h of Training;

- Yoga Professors (advanced) – in more 4 years (comprising a total of 6+4 = 10 years of Training), having those 4 years 6.000h of Training (total of 12.500h);

- And prepares Yoga Masters – in more 4 years of Training ( in a total of 14 years 6+4+4), having these final 4 years 9.500h of Training (total of 22.000h).

He created (for Portugal) the basis for the structure and regulation of the Yoga Curricula, defining the Yoga Professors’ Training Program – the levels of Monitor, Instructor, Professor, Master and also of Grand International Yoga Master – their evaluations, and updates, and also the quality and contents of the ministered Yoga classes, always with the highest Technical and Philosophical quality standards.


INTERNATIONAL
DAY OF YOGA - IDY, ON THE SOLSTICE, JUNE 21st 

In 2001, he proposed to the United Nations and to the UNESCO the Creation of a World Yoga Day (WYD) – Candidate to be the 1st Global Day of humanity – in an Inter Ethnic, Inter Religious and Inter Cultural Day, celebrated in the Summer Solstice, June 21st (a Cosmic Auspice) – to promote the Global Yoga Practice, the Personal Development, Ahimsá (not to kill, non-aggression), the respect for the ecosystems, and for a Fair Globality, Humanities’ Enlightenment, and the strengthening of the hyper Human-Cosmic Connection


SUMMIT OF
BENGALURU EM 2011, DECEMBER,
4th AND 5th

 

In 2011, December, 4th and 5th, in Bengaluru / India, he co-organized with Shrí Shrí Ravi Shankar, a Summit, were the Grand Yoga Lineages from India and all their Grand Masters and Representatives were gathered (at the installations of the Art of Living Foundation), were all Proclaimed the World Yoga Day, on the Solstice – June, 21st – the Day of Light and the Wisdom associated to it. An impressive Summit, were what had never been done before was accomplished, the gathering of the Grand Yoga Masters from India, and their powerful and multiplied Mánasika, for a future of Golden Peace, Respect and Concord, among all People and Nations.


INTER-
RELIGIOUS
WORK

Due to the Universalist nature of Yoga, has been developing a constant work with the main leaders of the main World Religions, leading them to support the International Day of Yoga and the global practice of Yoga, as a great good to Humankind, based upon the great principle that he often enunciates: “the true fundamentalism is the Respect for Life” which was given to us by the Grand Creating Spark. This Ecumenical action has been a remarkable success.

In 2011, January, 26, at the Vatican, Roma, met with HH The Pope Bennedictus XVI.

In 2014, February, 19, at the Vatican, Roma, had a meeting with HH The Pope Franciscus.


TRABALHO FILOSÓFICO / DIPLOMÁTICO

 

Has been making an extensive work with the political decision makers of Portugal, and India, and the whole World, highlighting the decision made, in June 2013, by the Parliament of the Portuguese Republic, to support the Creation of the International Day of Yoga, by unanimity of all the Political Parties.

Has also elaborated an open letter to the Presidents / Kings / Prime-Ministers, of the 38 most important countries in the World (besides India, 37 more Countries), relating to the creation of the 1st Global Day / International Day of Yoga - IDY.

Has been meeting with members of the state Governments regarding the creation of the International Day of Yoga, namely Uttarakhand, Mahárashtra, and Karnáthaka; and also with representatives of the Parliament and of the Government of India, from which we highlight, the Kashmira’s Mahá Rája, Dr. Karan Singh – advisor of the Prime Minister of India.

Has also been working at the UNESCO (Paris, France), and the United Nations, towards the officialization of the International Day of Yoga, which happened during the General Assembly, 2014, December, 11, with a Resolution proposed by 177 co-sponsors (of the 193 represented countries), and approved by consensus.

Maintains optimal relations with the Diplomatic Body, namely with the Ambassadors of India in Portugal, being the last 4, supporters of the International Day of Yoga Cause.