Devanadi’s Traditions & Affiliations
Devanadi is a school of yoga, tantra and wellness studies that unites a community of holistic, life-loving and bright souls. We empower people with authentic and time-tested tools and teachings to help reach their highest potential. These offerings provide support to study, train/get certified and heal – ultimately bringing light and goodness to all corners of the world, at home and beyond.
Why Study a Tradition?
Here at Devanadi, we are strong believers in the wisdom, faith, and support that connecting with a living tradition brings to us. Parampara is a word often used to describe the thread of teachings that are transmitted from “one to another” when the dharma, or wisdom, is passed on with integrity.
We encourage you to ask questions and learn more. Keep in mind that our approach is to empower the individual’s highest potential, as opposed to belonging to a community that feels “cult-y” and limiting. We believe that the support gained through svadyaya (self study, self awareness), dharma (the teachings, right action), and sangha (community), help us shed the unwanted parts of ourselves. In turn, we become more like our True Selves; thus, the brighter, stronger and more uplifted all of society becomes.
Here’s info below on some of the traditions that we study and practice here at Devanadi. Again Devanadi means “sacred rivers.” Studying from a variety of like-minded traditions is what inspires us to merge into that great stream of consciousness that aligns our hearts and minds with the Universal One, and Universal Goodness.
Founded by Yogarupa Rod Stryker
ParaYoga is one of the most in depth and transformational schools of Yoga in the country, blending elements of Tantra, Classical Yoga and Ayurveda to create a powerful tool for living to one’s fullest potential. As our 235/500hr Yoga Teacher Trainings and Intensives are heavily rooted in this system, most of Devanadi’s teacher all connect and will teach from these amazing set of tools and share them with you! Our founder and director, Tanya Boigenzahn Sowards, is one of a select few teachers who has earned the ParaYoga Level 2 Certification, and is the first and only certified ParaYoga teacher in Minnesota. Many of our teachers are also on the path to becoming certified ParaYoga teachers as they continue their studies.
ParaYoga is a living link to the ancient sciences of yoga and tantra. Our mission is to serve these teachings by continuing to be a leading resource for the dissemination of their wisdom, power and capacity to positively affect all aspects of modern life.
Our unique approach is to emphasize the light of direct experience, combined with authoritative knowledge and accessibility so that students and teachers of all levels – and society as a whole – are uplifted by yoga and tantra’s time-tested practices, leading to ultimate fulfillment and freedom.
Want to learn the ParaYoga invocation or need a refresher? Stream the invocation for free and chant along.
Himalayan Institute (Honesdale, PA)
Devanadi is an Affiliate School with the Himalayan Institute and Yoga International. Many of our teachers continue their studies annual at this amazing modern ashram located in the Poconos of eastern Pennsylvania. Founded by Swami Rama, this humanitarian organization offers the best in meditation, tantra and Ayurvedic studies for the modern world with renowned teachers, many masters in their own right.
Get a discount on Yoga International’s PREMIUM Membership by using our Affiliate Code: HIDY812.
Click here for info or to sign up: http://yogainternational.com/membership-options
HI’s Mission Statement:
The mission of the Himalayan Institute is to offer knowledge, training, and the environment to realize one’s full potential and bring a qualitative transformation in ourselves and in the larger world of which we are integral part.
A leader in the field of yoga, meditation, spirituality, and holistic health, the Himalayan Institute is a non-profit, international organization dedicated to serving humanity through educational, spiritual, and humanitarian programs. The Institute and its varied activities and programs exemplify the spiritual heritage of mankind that unites East and West, spirituality and science, and ancient wisdom and modern technology.
Thai Healing Alliance International (THAI)
Bob Haddad, RTT – Founder/ Director
Devanadi hosts one of the world’s most comprehensive Thai Yoga Bodywork (Nuad Boran) Certification Programs in the United States and the world. Our director, Tanya Boigenzahn Sowards, guides a 300hr program for bodyworker, yoga teachers, and those aiming to serve in this amazing tradition linked to Ayurveda, Buddhist spiritual practice and healing. Tanya also serves on the THAI Executive Council since 2006, and hosts Bob Haddad, founder, regularly.
THAI’s Mission Statement:
Thai Healing Alliance International (THAI) is a non-partisan network of students, therapists and teachers around the world who adhere to basic guidelines for the safe and effective practice of nuad boran (traditional Thai massage) and other Thai healing arts.
- Himalayan Institute Affiliate School – see above for membership discount info – http://yogainternational.com/membership-options
- Yoga Alliance Registered School (RYS) at the 200/500hr level – http://yogaalliance.org/
- IAYT (International Association of Yoga Therapist) – http://www.iayt.org/
- Thai Healing Alliance International (THAI) – http://thaihealingalliance.com/
- Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals – http://www.abmp.com/home/
- Healing Touch International – http://www.healingtouchinternational.org
National Guests We Host
- Kathryn Templeton, MA, AYS, ERYT 500 – http://www.kathryntempleton.com/
- YogSadana, Dr Indu Arora – http://www.yogsadhna.com/
- YogAnatomy – David Keil – http://www.yoganatomy.com/
- Yoga Vidya – Lauren Toolin, ERYT 500 – http://www.laurenjaytoolin.com
- Karina Mirsky, MA, ERYT 500 – http://karinamirsky.com/
- Global Family Yoga – Mira Binzen, ERYT 500, ECYT – http://globalfamilyyoga.com/
- Rosen Wellness – Bernie Rosen, PhD, MBA, ERYT 500 – http://www.brwellness.com/