WELCOME seekers of wellbeing in Los Angeles
I'm Yoga Praveena Vishnu Das, and I've been walking a path towards greater physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing since as far back as I can remember. I am sure you have come to this page for similar reasons and I applaud you for taking this step. We all have our stories of struggles, pains, and hardships, and I am here to tell you that this great and rare practice of Bhaktivedanta Yoga can help you. It has and continues to help me find greater balance, health and union (yoga) of body, mind, heart, and soul.
I was diagnosed with major depression at the age of 19 and took anti-depressants for over 5 years, hardly able to bring myself to get out of bed in the morning. Now, thanks to this practice, I find joy and meaning in even the smallest things and am now able to see and experience love and beauty in myself and others.
Let me guide you through these transformational and time tested yoga practices with private yoga lessons or yoga classes in West Hollywood and Los Angeles. I promise you will not regret the day you make this commitment to better yourself.
In class you will learn and practice postures that will heal and strengthen your body both externally and internally, alleviating chronic pains and emotional ailments like depression. Deep breath work will melt away all of your anxiety and stress. You will be brought into profound states of relaxation while serenaded by the singing of healing mantras and devotional songs (bhajans) accompanied by the heavenly sounds of harmonium (portable organ). Yoga classes will always have a soothing, healing, and meditative mood. All of this awaits you.
Join me for yoga classes at Dharma Yoga Los Angeles, Swerve Studio, and Century Day and Night Spa. I teach morning and evening classes throughout the week, and day classes on weekends. For those who need a more personalized experience, please contact me to arrange a private lesson consultation. I am happy to teach students of all ages.
Yoga Praveena Vishnu Das Bio
Born in New Haven, Connecticut in 1981, Vishnu Das was raised in a home environment that emphasized the balance of body, mind and spirit. At the age of 19, he began attending hatha yoga classes in Cambridge, MA. After many years of practicing casually, Vishnu Das met Sri Dharma Mittra in New York City and began with him an intense 3 month period of study at the Master Class level. After this period, Sri Dharma Mittra gave him the blessing to teach his Shiva Namaskara Vinyasa, also known as Dharma Yoga.
One year later in November of 2008, Vishnu Das encountered the great Yoga Master, Prabhuji, founder and Acharya of the Bhaktivedanta Mission in New York. After being accepted as a monastic disciple by Prabhuji in 2008, Vishnu Das was instructed and guided in the practices of Karma Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Raja Yoga, Tantra Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Jnana Yoga or Vedanta, Mantra Yoga, Kriya Yoga, Nada Yoga, Purna Yoga, and Guru Yoga. During a period of 1 1/2 years of living within the ashram and serving Prabhuji’s mission, including teaching Hatha yoga classes to the general public, Vishnu Das was graciously awarded and certified by Prabhuji with the following titles: Yoga Shiromani, Yoga Ratna, Maha Yogeshwara, and Yogi Raj.
In the recent years, he has also been honored by the titles: Mahashaya and Yoga Praveena, being fully authorized to teach Bhaktivedanta Yoga in all of its four aspects of devotion, action, wisdom, and meditation. Over the past 7 years, he has taught in various locations in New York, Florida, Spain, and Los Angeles. The honorary spiritual name of Vishnu Das was granted to him by Prabhuji in May of 2011. He currently resides in West Hollywood and offers yoga classes and private yoga lessons to sincere students who wish to experience the deep healing benefits of Bhaktivedanta Yoga.