HEAD OF INSIGHT : MINDFULNESS, MEDITATION, EASTERN WISDOM & SPIRITUALITY
As the Head of Insight at Eclipse, Swami Vishweshwaranand is in charge of conducting all mindfulness & meditation practices. He is an expert in the ancient wisdom of Yoga & the Eastern Traditions & their translation into modern life practices. Born in a Brahmin family of scholars, Swami Vishweshwaranand left his home at the young age of 7 years & started his spiritual journey under the benign guidance of Param Tapaswi Baba Shri Kalyan Das Ji of Amarkantak. On the banks of Narmada he received divine Diksha of Shri Krishna & got the esoteric Vidya of Vedas & Gita in a mystic manner. Â He traversed most of India with his master at a very young age & got versed into various Indian Vedic scriptures. At the age of 10 he was sent to Nainital for his elementary education & later on received his university education from Pune & Varanasi. Due to his deep understanding of life & dedication, the epithet yogi was bestowed upon him in his early days & he then started teaching Dhyan Praveshika – entrance into meditative state, a technique based on the Pranava Naad Sadhna of Udasin tradition. He was also fascinated by the mystical aspects of philosophy & therefore was trained under the mystic Kashmir Shaivite Pt. Kamlakar Mishra of Varanasi. As a result, Swami Vishweshwaranand started teaching at Shri Kalyanika Himalaya Devasthanam & has been a key leader in various institutions of the Matha, nestled in the Himalayas. Known as a natural scholar, the Swami has edited various journals & books; he has played a vital role in structuring ancient texts. He is passionate about seeing people connect with their true self & is driven to put all his energy to support others into thriving in their life’s journey.
Gaurav was born in Rishikesh, India & spent his childhood living nearby the ashram of the great Yogi Baba Shri Neem Karoli Ji Maharaj. From an early age he got exposed to the world of yoga practices & embarked on finding his truth through this path. Gaurav earned his master’s degree in Yogic Science from the University of Patanjali, founded by Swami Ramdev & Acharya Balkrishna & is a member of the association of Indian universities. Upon completion of his Master, he participated in various yoga workshops with many renowned yoga schools in Rishikesh. He enriched his knowledge while studying ancient yogic scriptures & practicing meditation under the guidelines of many scholars & later on completed his 200hrs Yoga Teacher Training course in his birthplace. Gaurav’s core strengths lie in the science of asanas, pranayama, mediation & yoga philosophy. He joined Rishikesh Yog Kendra where he was teaching Shatkarma (purification of the body), Traditional Hatha Yoga & Yoga philosophy. Gaurav is passionate about traditional Hatha Yoga & Flow, Vinyasa Flow & Power Yoga and his classes at Eclipse vary from beginner level to intermediate or advanced