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Premadasa Gangadeen


Premadasa dipped his toe into the vast ocean of yoga in 1998, beginning his journey to explore the roots of his cultural heritage. Through immersion into various lineages of hatha yoga, a thirst to learn more about classical ashtanga yoga developed. His interest in the philosophy, practice, and spiritual devotion of ashtanga yoga brought him into contact with Yogananda’s Autobiography of a Yogi, a book of tremendous spiritual significance for the 20th century. He resolved to learn more about becoming initiated into Kriya yoga, which he did in 2002 and he has since been initiated into the 144 Kriyas of Babaji’s Kriya Yoga and a certified graduate of the Teacher Training program of Babaji’s Kriya Hatha Yoga in Eastman, Quebec. Premadasa has additionally studied with renown and lesser-known teachers to better understand and apply the teachings of several lineages of yoga to better serve students of varied age and experience. He became a student and a counsellor of Ayurveda (the science of life) to gain a deeper understanding of yoga for practice and teaching. The practical sciences of Yoga and Ayurveda gave Premadasa the empowering experience of gaining control and independence over his health which provided the inspiration to start his own business known as PLAY. Pure Life Ayur Yoga (PLAY) aims to educate, promote, and encourage total health and wellness through the practice of Yoga and Ayurveda. www.playuyoga.com