"Baba Prem is one of the best trained and most articulate spokesmen of Hindu Dharma born in the West. He brings to his teachings a deep study and practice of Yoga, Ayurveda and Jyotish as well as a clear understanding of the principles of Sanatana Dharma and the cultural heritage of India."--Vedacharya Vamadeva Shastri (Dr. David Frawley)
Yogi Baba Prem brings over 30 years of experience and an expansive understanding from a variety of systems providing one of the most comprehensive system available.
Yogi Baba Prem Yogi Baba Prem has a broad exposure to and study of several traditions of India. While teaching, he often moves toward a teaching that is most beneficial for the student. He, at times, does teach from the perspective of Kashmir Shaivism, and always has a heavy emphasis on the Vedic tradition. He brings a level of study, practice and direct perception that is not commonly seen in western society. He favors the Rishi traditions, as well as Samkhya, Jyotish and Ayurveda. He teaches yoga and often has a focus on preparation for the kundalini awakening or higher states of consciousness through Vedic Yoga. While he personally focuses on esoteric aspects of yoga, he always takes time to help students with the mundane issues of life. He often says, "until one deals with the basic concerns of life, those conerns will consume the mind and interfere with the potential for greater understanding, so they have to be addressed."--Yogi Baba Prem His latest work has been introducing yoga systems that are relatively unknown in the west. He is also one of the few practitioners of Vedic Yoga and Rishi Yoga, an ancient and little known system of study dating back at least 8500 years. Due to the complexities of these systems, he only teaches Vedic and Rishi yoga to a limited number of student's. Some of his latest work has involved decoding the Sapta Rishi's from an astrological perspective, revealing lost sadhanas of astrological yoga and examining seals from the Indus Valley civilization. He is involved in research into unlocking secrets of ancient Hindu/Yogic teachings and has put forth several theories regarding the Vedas and other important teachings. Who studies with Yogi Baba Prem? Yogiji has taught to all sectors of professions and ages ranging from doctors and PhDs to construction workers and unemployed. His position has always been that the atman (soul) is clothed in all individuals and social position has no relevance to spiritual potential. Universal Yoga Universal Yoga was founded by Yogi Baba Premacharya. He is one of only a few westerners to be recognized in the traditional systems of India. He was accepted by Mahavatar Babaji as his student (shishya) and is one of only a handful of direct student's of Mahavatar Babaji. His study and teaching practice spans over 30 years. He has received the traditional title Yogacharya. He is one of the few westerners to have received the title of Veda Kovid (2003) meaning proficiency in the Vedas, and then Veda Visharada (2006) meaning comprehensive knowledge of the Vedas in the traditional Indian Gurukual (one on one) system. After immersion in a variety of Vedic fields and over 30 years of Vedic study, research and work, Yogi Baba Prem was recognized (2018) as a Master Vedic Counselor in the Integral Vedic Tradition through his Vedacharya Vamadeva Shastri (David Frawley.) This recognition is based upon knowledge of Dharma, Vedas, Vedic Philosophy, Ayurveda, Jyotish and deeper mantric Vedic studies. Yogi Baba Prem spent several years at one of Babaji's sacred etheric locations performing sacred rituals with Babaji, and he communicates with Babaji on a regular basis. He has received the darshan (vision) of Shiva, Ganesh, Kali, Sarasvati, Durga, Gayatri, Ushas as well as Prana Shakti.
"Baba Prem is one of the best trained and most articulate spokesmen of Hindu Dharma born in the West. He brings to his teachings a deep study and practice of Yoga, Ayurveda and Jyotish as well as a clear understanding of theprinciples of Sanatana Dharma and the cultural heritage of India."--Vedacharya Vamadeva Shastri (David Frawley)
"Humble yourself and serve mankind." --Mahavatar Babaji during their first meeting circa 1989.
"I rarely meet a westerner like him."--Shivabalayogi
While having been born in the west, he is recognized as one of the leading western spokesmen for Hindu Dharma. His writings have offered insight and tackled some of the more difficult issues facing Hinduism and students of spirituality. Currently he is working on projects that address areas of confusion amongst western students of eastern spirituality. He also writes addressing historical myths about India and addressing what he refers to as ahistorical transgenerational trauma caused by historical inaccuracy in India. He is also writing extensively on the Vedas and their relevance within each person's life and spiritual practice. In the book, 'A Tribute to Hinduism' Yogi Baba Prem was included amongst the 500 most significant intellectuals contributing to Hinduism in approximately the last 400 years. Yogi Baba Prem has numerous books published with several being published in India. Additionally, he has performed editing for several important books on Sanskrit, Yoga, Hinduism and Vedic Studies.
Yogi Baba Prem has been published in:
Hindu Human Rights.
The Chakra News.
OmPlace Published in 2010-2017. Yogi Baba Prem was a regular contributor.
He is teh author of numerous books including, "From Earthto Heaven: Secrets of Yoga, Goddess and Spirituality". "Yogic Secrets of the Vedas" and many more.
He has been published in India:
New Global Indian Magazine--with readership in 16 countries. Published 2010.
Tattva for Hindu Youth (HSS, Hindu YUVA) Published 2010.
Bimonthly, his articles appeared in the online magazine for the American Institute of Vedic Studies.
Vedic Astrology Magazine in India.
His book, "Understanding the Kundalini" has been published in India. Listed in the top 100 books on the kundalini by Ramesh Chandra Shukla. This book is also carried at the Smt. Hansa Mehta Library.
Yogi Baba Prem has given hundreds of lectures and taught thousands of people over the years. He teaches one of the most authentic and spiritually compelling forms of yoga and spirituality available outside of India. Providing a practical western approach to a vast and complicated system of eastern spirituality. This approach allows 'the Yogi' as some students call him to teach beginner students and advanced students through understanding their unique needs and perspectives toward spiritual growth.
Yogi Baba Premacharya has studied Sanskrit (the language that many of the ancient texts of yoga and Ayurveda are written in).
He has completed over 3400 hours of study through the American Institute of Vedic Studies. His Vedic studies have included areas such as Tantra, Vedic history, Vedic texts, Ayurveda, Vedic astrology, select Brahmanas, Aranyakas, Upanishads, select Puranas, and related fields.
He is also knowledgeable in some forms of Puja, Homas, and Yajnas.
He has studied Ayurveda through programs offered by and Dr. David Frawley and Dr. Vasant Lad. He has received certificates from the American Institute of Vedic Studies crediting him with over 600 hours of Ayurvedic study and served as a Diplomat with the American Ayurvedic Association prior to its merging with another organization. He was also awarded the title of Ayurvedic Practitioner.
He is qualified in Vedic counseling, as a Vedic educator, Vedic yoga, and to teach Vedic philosophy. He is recognized as teaching mantras, and yoga practices in an authentic Vedic manner. He is also available to provide insight into the relationships between classical Vedic teachings and Ayurveda (Indian health science), Yoga, and Vedic astrology. He serves as a spiritual teacher for many student's globally, as well.
His spiritual study has been primarily through the traditional gurukula system (a ratio of one teacher to one student,) which emphasizes direct contact and guided instruction with the teacher. Such a traditional study of Vedic knowledge is at a practitioner level and provides a level of instruction much deeper than mere academic studies of the subject.
Formally recognized as a Master Vedic Counselor in the Integral Vedic Counseling tradition.
Awarded Seminary Religious Degree of ThD (Religious Doctorate Hindu Theology) This was awarded under his birth name and not his spiritual name as he is commonly known as. This is a seminary degree that focuses on specialized study and is quite different from programs in a mainstream university.
Ordained as a Hindu Spiritual Minister.
Formal recognition as a Yogacharya.
Formally recognized as an Acharya in Babaji's Vedic lineage by Mahavatar Babaji.
Credited with over 3400 hours of Yogic/Vedic study.
Received title of Veda Visharada (Comprehensive Knowledge of the Vedas.)
Received title of Vedakovid (Proficiency with the Vedas.)
Certificate in Vedic Astrology, 200 hours of study.
Certification in Ayurveda, 600 hours of study.
Certificate in Ayurveda, additional 250 hours of study.
Certificate in Ayurveda.
Certificate in Shakti Healing.
Recognized as master of Naad Yoga by Babaji Maharaj.
Diploma with a study emphasis on Karma, Bhakti, Hatha, Raja and Kundalini yoga systems. (At the time this was a program recognized with a University.
Completed one-year Yoga Philosophy immersion.
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