Teacher Training (500 Hrs) - PYC
Master Training(500 Hrs) - ParaYoga
Certified Tantra Practitioner
Certified Reiki Master
Master Training Modules
1. Vinyasa Krama
2. Tantra Shakti
3. Prana Shakti
4. Four Desires
5. Yoga Sutra
9. Yoga Nidra
10. Guru Parampara
11. Sri Vidya
12. Gheranda Samhita
**Yoga as Therapy**
Vishwa Kumar is an avid yoga practitioner and a certified & registered yoga teacher (RYT 2-500) with Yoga Alliance. Vishwa is dedicated to disseminating the practice and wisdom of yoga. He was born and raised in India, later moved to the United States and currently lives in Marietta, GA.
Vishwa began his journey with yoga as a teenager seeking answers. He found his first answers in Swami Vivekananda’s books on the philosophy of Yoga and Vedanta. Vishwa’s father then introduced him to the physical practice of sun salutation. Through daily asana practice and further academic study of yoga, he won the high school yoga competition at the district level.
After reading about the blissful state of Samadhi which Vivekananda’s wrote about, Vishwa deeply desired to experience it for himself. Vishwa began to meditate sporadically, occasionally on the image of the Divine Mother, Durga and experienced unexplainable bliss. Later, in 2002, he was formally initiated into an effortless meditation technique. Since then, he has maintained a daily meditation practice.
Vishwa continued to study and practice the tantric techniques of yoga, pranayama, kriya and meditation as taught by Swami Satyananda Saraswati, founder of the Bihar School of Yoga and Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, founder of the Art of Living Foundation. It was at this point that Vishwa began formally yet infrequent teaching to private students and in group settings.
Challenges arose in Vishwa’s personal life which threatened his health. While he tried modern medicine for almost a year, this did not help. Later, a Swami of Sivananda’s ashram showed him the way into deeper practices of yoga. These yoga practices helped him to heal and recover naturally within a month. This was the turning point that made him decided to dedicate himself to sharing his studies and practices and began teaching regularly.
Vishwa completed 500 hours certification at Peachtree Yoga Center in Atlanta and additional 500 hours master training program with Yogarupa Rod Stryker, the founder of ParaYoga.
Vishwa enjoys studying scripture and modern books on philosophy. He also deepens his studies in person with senior teachers. He has attended over 2500 hours of courses and workshops from respected teachers of the Sivananda, Krishnamacharya and Himalayan Lineages. Also, he is a Certified Tantra Practitioner, Reiki Master, and Pranic Healer. He has taught classes/workshops in India, Europe, United States, and Latin America.
Vishwa classes/workshops are inspired by his own life experiences. He is passionate about sharing the tantric yoga tradition and lifestyle with his students. He believes in strengthening the connection between mind, body and higher Self. He uses the skills of hatha yoga, tantra, and meditation to conduct inviting and purposeful classes, with a balanced approach that fosters an invigorating, centering, grounding and healing the environment.
In his free time, Vishwa enjoys Latin dancing, traveling, and outdoor activities.