About Universal Yoga Center
Universal Yoga Center is a Yoga Alliance USA certified Registered Yoga School for 200, 300 and 500 hours. The center imparts quality and traditional yoga system. It regularly conducts in Dharmshala and Goa - yoga teacher training courses, Week long courses and daily drop in yoga classes. The yoga courses are imparted by experienced yoga teacher Vijay, having decades of practice and experience as a yoga teacher.
Our Yoga teacher
Vijay Amar, born in 1956, has been practising Yoga for more than 45 years and teaching for over 20 years.
He is also an E-RYT 500 hours with Yoga Alliance USA.
Vijay graduated as a Hatha yoga teacher in April, 1993 from Bihar School of Yoga in Munger, India. Immediately after, he started The Universal School of Yoga in Mamallapuram in Tamil Nadu. In 1998, he was invited by his students to Dharamshala and since then he is imparting his knowledge and wisdom to the students, who come from across the world.
Vijay did his Teacher Training course in Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga with Mr. Jean Claude Garnier- Belgium. Thus he expanded his understanding and ability into the realm of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. With his experience in these two systems he improvised and also focused on the methodology to improve the flexibility and strength. Intermittently he used to visit Mamallapuram to pursue his passion of imparting the knowledge to others.
Vijay also did Teacher Training course with B N S Iyengar – Mysore.
Since 2004, Vijay has been invited to teach in USA, Russia, Mexico, Israel, Kazakhstan and Thailand. He regularly teaches in Goa, Rishikesh, Mysore and his present home in Dharamsala as a teacher in all of these disciplines.
The fruit of many years of study in different schools of Yoga and his personally devised system of Universal Hatha Yoga gives the student a depth in understanding, relaxation and self-healing. This style of Yoga utilises physical postures (asanas), breathwork (pranayama) and meditation techniques to liberate the vital energy of the body and mind.
Stress, depression, worry, an unhealthy environment and impure food can all contribute to the build up of blocks in the pranic body which destroy our natural vitality and lead to illness. The system of Universal Hatha Yoga aims to remove these blockages by purifying the body and its internal organs through physical and spiritual techniques. Muscular tension is released and the entire nervous system is revitalised. At the physical level, Universal Hatha Yoga calms the mind and prepares the practitioner for a deeper meditative experience. All traditions speak of the need to cleanse the mind and body before realisation can occur. The Universal Hatha Yoga offers a safe and tested means to achieve this.
Universal Hatha Yoga leaves one feeling balanced and energized, and takes one towards the psycho-spiritual and biological unity that we are. Heal yourself profoundly using your own mind and body.