We looked all over India for a yogi, some- one we felt connected to. The moment we met Bhooma, we knew our search was over. For us, his two hour yoga classes were like a journey through the wildernesses of our own bodies and spirits. The whole sequence has a flow and rhythm to it that we had never before experienced (nor have we since). The breathing exercises at the end of the class are amazing, relaxing, and centering. He knew when to let us struggle and when to support and show us the baby-steps.
I was fortunate to meet Bhoomaji, and his genuine approach to yoga, at the right time of my life. I ended up staying many months to follow his teachings and learned so much - not only about techniques but mostly about myself, as Bhoomaji was the perfect mirror in which I could see how far from "yoga" I was, even after about 5 years of daily practice. Still today his words or his silence resonate in me every time I step on my mat.
I practiced yoga at Yoga Vidya Peetham in 2008 and again went back there for my teachers training in 2009. Thanks to very sincere and helpful teachers. I was able to do many hours of genuine training which helped me much on my spiritual life and of course physically and mentally also.
I am so thankful for the opportunity to study yoga with Bhoomaji in India. He has a vast knowledge of yoga and the very thought of him helps me to achieve many things in my practice as well as in life. It's life changing to have him as my teacher. I would highly recommend to study yoga with Bhoomaji if you really want to know what yoga can do for you
Bhooma Ji was the first yoga teacher in my life and I hope he will remain the only one. The training I received from him was complete: the serenity of prayers and the energy of Sun salutations, the integrity of the traditional Hatha Yoga asanas and the deep relaxation, and the healing power of the pranayamas... His style of teaching and personal conduct is both awesome and inspiring.
I have just completed my Yoga Teacher Training with Yoga Vidya Peetham. I feel the curriculum has been thoughtfully designed to capture the philosophical and spiritual essence of yoga, as well as covering those areas which are essential for me to teach yoga in the West. The teachers are knowledgeable, warm hearted and personable. All in all, I had a hugely enjoyable, memorable and life changing month in a peaceful and idyllic location and the ayurvedic food was delicious...
We went to India without big expectations regarding the course but we left there with tears in our eyes and with the promise we will be back. Meeting Bhooma was the moment we needed in our lives at the time. He is the best yoga teacher we had and also the best example as human being. His incredible energy kept us going throughout the course and beyond. He gave us the confidence we needed to start our own studio, which we did almost right away after we came from India. We left our past behind and everytime when facing dilemmas or having doubts about our actions we remember his calm smile and his advice: " Do your practice everyday and everything will be fine". Being with him around for the course was more than yoga practice. His presence filled us with peace and harmony and gave us the impulse to realize our dreams. Thank you Bhooma for everything. We'll see you back in Kerala.
I am privileged to have been under the expert instruction of Bhooma Chaitanya over a period of 3 years from 1998-2001. Bhooma is truly a master of Hatha Yoga; his vast knowledge has become alive and real by his disciplined and intensive daily self-practice of Hatha Yoga and meditation over many, many years. To be in Bhooma's Asana class is to experience the power and purity resulting from his own practice. Bhooma's knowledge of many healing methods through Asana practice, pranayama, mantra repetition and herbal remedies impressed me greatly as a medical doctor. I have seen many people (including myself) over the years comforted and helped by his gentle guidance and healing. Bhooma shares the teachings and his wealth of experience with a sense of fun and enthusiasm, but also with a gentle compassion and deep sinceritity.
"I can warmly recommend the great yogi Bhoomaji due to his deep dedication to yoga and integrity from his own disciplined practice. His teachings are authentic and traditional with roots in Sivananda yoga. Smoothly and with kindness he will guide you through the course and lead you on the yogic path, which can be highly transformative"