ABOUT BOGAR AND SYLVIE
Bogar Nagaraj, creator of the Kriya Vajra Yoga lineage, has been involved in psycho- spiritual work for over 15 years. He is son of the late Indian Yogi S.A.A. Ramaiah, master of Kriya Yoga. His mother and stepfather, Jennifer and John Welwood, are well-known American psychologists and teachers in the psycho-spiritual field.
In addition to his yogic background, Bogar was raised in a Buddhist household. He has been trained in Vajrayana Buddhism by Lama Tharchin Rinpoche and in the Shambhala tradition of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. He holds a Master’s Degree in Transpersonal Psychology from Naropa University, and is a certified shamatha meditation teacher.
Brought up in San Francisco, Bogar has lived more then ten years in India and Europe, and currently resides with his wife in France. As the product of both Indian and Western culture, Bogar has a deep understanding of the struggles Westerners experience on the spiritual path. His aim is to offer an integrated approach that combines the spiritual wisdom and practices of the East with the psychological wisdom of the West.
Sylvie Coromina Nagaraj is a certified teacher of Prana Vinyasa Yoga. She has been practicing yoga since 1999, has lived in India, and has studied with some of the foremost teachers of yoga asanas today, including her main teacher Shiva Rea, Acharya Venkatesh from Mysore, India, John Friend, and Richard Freeman among others.
In addition to the practice of Yoga Asanas, she has immersed herself in the traditions of Kriya Yoga, Vajrayana Buddhism, and Shambhala. She has a strong interest in earth based shamanic traditions.
Currently, her style of teaching and practice is Prana Vinyasa Yoga. The emphasis in this tradition is embodiment through attunement to the life force. Rather than attempting to achieve asana through a force of will, one aligns oneself with the natural flow of prana, and expresses one's practice from that space.
She is the head asana teacher in the Kriya Vajra Yoga Lineage.