In the Infinite Universe
who can say
which is the top or the bottom?
the left of the right?
in front or behind?
important or useless?
OF THE WORLD COMMUNITY OF I.C.&T.D.
H.H. Mahamandaleshwar Swami Yogacârini Pandit Gayatri Devi (Emy Blesio)FOUNDER and PRESIDENT
President of: Suryanagara - Milan, The World Community of Indian Culture & Traditional Disciplines, CUIDY Italian Official Confederation of Yoga , WIN Women International Network, International Yog Confederation of Delhi, in association with Ministry of DoNER Government of India. UPF (reconized ONU) Ambassador of Peace, has an experience from 1965 in the field of Yoga and spirituality, and she is training the International Yoga Teachers Courses to her Italian and western students. Since 1965, in addition to lectures, seminars, symposia, she is in charge of spreading the philosophy, science and culture in India. She has published six books and is preparing the seventh. Since 1998 Emy Blesio teaches Yoga in Italy and abroad and organizes events to propose the Culture and Art of India and the deep science of Yoga as a way of life. In 2002 she created the Festival " MiticaIndia ," and the Symposium of Spirituality " Rays of A Unique Light" , she later started the project " contaminate all with the ' PAX -VIRUS ' the only virus that does not needs antidotes " and the " Summit of the Multi Diversity " , events that resulted in various locations in Italy and around the world. In 2010, at the Darshan Smriti, Gandhi Memorial in Delhi, India, Emy Blesio was honored of the " Simplicity Feroz Gandhi Award 2010" for her efforts in spreading the Culture and Peace in the World .
Emy Blesio has codified the Yoga Paripurna (using, as a basis, the Sanaatana Dharma and Sutra of Patanjali Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga) some thirty years ago after a previous course of about twenty years of research in the field of philosophical science of Yoga, and bringing together the teachings (parampara) of three traditional initiatory lines: Sarasvati, Bharati, Giri, Nath. She is Co-founder of European Yoga Federation, World Movement for Yoga & Ayurveda and World Movemend for Indian Fine Arts.
Emy Blesio also teaches in Suryanagara-Ashram, Milan.
H.H.Mahamandaleshwar Swami Suryananda Saraswati (Amadio Bianchi) Italy
Vice-President Co-Founder & Ambassador
Vice-President co-Founder and Ambassador of The World Community of Indian Culture & Traditional Disciplines and co-Founder of European Yoga Federation and World Movement for Yoga & Ayurveda. President of World Movement for Yoga. Vice President of the Italian Official Confederation of Yoga.
President of the International School of Yoga & Ayurveda C.Y. SURYA. Founder Member of World Movement for Indian Fine Arts and TheWorld Community of Indian Culture & Traditional Disciplines.
Teacher of Philosophy & Hindu Culture, Ayurveda, Ayurvedic Therapy, Yoga & Meditation.
He gives courses, lectures and organize meetings worldwide.
Sri Vijay Tiwari Ji, New Delhi - INDIAAdviser WTC
President of I.E.C.S.M.E. and General Coordinator of Indian Public Relations of The World Community of Indian Culture & Traditional Disciplines, President of Yog Confederation of India, recognized by the Indian Government, Secretary General of International Yog Confederation, Advisor of The Global Open University, Nagaland National Coordinator, RBH,MoPR Government Of India, Director, A.V.K. Consultants Pvt. Ltd. Advisor of Women International Coordinator of Indian Public Relation, India, of The World Community of I.C.&T.D.
Smt. Laxmi Devi Ji (Laxmi Thakur Singhal) - New Delhi - INDIA
P.R. & General Secretary
Indian Pubblic Relations, Princess and Secretary of Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee, Indian Pubblic Relations of World Movement for Yoga and Ayurveda, National Coordinator of Women International Network, Coordinator (Delhi State) of Yog Confederation of India, President Delhi State of World Religious Parliament, Director AVK Consultants Pvt. Ltd, Indian Public Relations of The World Community of I.C.&T.D.
National President of Hindustan Scouts and Guides
Shriman ARUN K. KHANNA - Delhi - India
Adviser on the EARTH CHARTER COMMISSION
Hails from an internationally renowned family of industrialists with varied other business interests. He is a third generation free lance multinational trade & business facilitator.
A Protector of Human Rights under U.N. Charter & Promoter of Global art, culture & heritage.
A student of Spiritualism, Philosophy, sustainable lifestyles & development alternatives, including holistic healing, organic farming, green architecture, environmental & educational issues.
He enjoys reading, writing, music, dance, humor, sports, health & fitness & is a non drinking/nonsmoking, committed and disciplined, bachelor.
Son of Late Lt. Col. Ravi K. Khanna (Dick, Brigade of Guards,Indian Army) & Mrs Amrit Kumari Khanna (Wendy Patiala).
Scion of the Royal House of Patiala, Punjab, India, through his mother, Mrs Amrit Kumari Khanna being the youngest princess (daughter) of the late, His Highness Maharaja Adhiraj Sir Bhupinder Singh of Patiala, himself an enormously eminent figure in modern Indian and World history. Adviser of EARTH CHARTER COMMISION.
Members - Correspondents
Bharat Bhushan Mishra, Jamalpur Bihar (India)Former Vice-President
Former Vice-President of The World Community of Indian Culture & Traditional Disciplines, Representative in Italy of the Shriram Sharma Acharya from Gayatri Pariwar Shantikunj Ashram, Haridwar, India.
By profession he is an Engineer specialized in offshore installation activities.
He is employed with an Italian Company and working as Project Engineering Manager.
In Italy he is the point of reference for whom is interested to the Indian Spirituality and ceremonies.
D. R. Kaarthikeyan
President of Life Positive magazine and Former Director of Central Bureau of Investigation - India
High Commissioner for Human Rights
D. R. Kaarthikeyan, is well known for his amazing “Life List” of accomplishments. He has held many prestigious positions in the democratic framework of our country. He was the Chief of Investigation of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, Director-General of Central Reserve Police Force, Director of the prestigious Central Bureau of Investigation and Director General of National Human Rights Commission. In addition to his professional achievements he has also authored a bestseller "Triumph of Truth-Rajiv Gandhi Assassination-The investigation."
He says, “Spirituality, after all, is not just about rituals and visits to places of worship, but about character building, imparting of values, responsibility, caring and sharing.”
Dr. Corrado Malanga, Italy
Vimanika Shastra expert
Commissioner of Science Research Department of The World Community of Indian Culture & Traditional Disciplines born in La Spezia in 1951 is teacher and researcher of Organic Chemistry in Pisa University since 1983.
He published about 50 articles on International magazines and he is teaching in several courses in his field.
His interest about UFO and E.T bring him to collaborate in writing two encyclopedias about that arguments and founded the Stargate Group.
Author of the ‘I fenomeni BVM’ (Mondadori) with R. Pinotti, ‘Gli Ufo nella mente’ (Bompiani) and the latest “Alieni o Demoni: la battaglia per la vita eterna” Ed. Chiaraluna. The most his important research was about the fenomenon of the Crop Circle, the protoufologia and Vimana (the flying machines) described in the Vaimanika Shastra, Mahabharata and Ramayana, the Hindu epics
Swami Manjulanand (Dr. Manjul Kant Dwivedi) is a Spiritual Guru and a world renowned Vastu expert, knowledge of “Vastu” and the power to communicate with the deep energies. Swami Manjulanand was born in a Brahman family of Hardoi (U.P, INDIA), which falls within the influence area of ‘Namisharanya’, a great center of pilgrimage where 88 thousand sages had practiced penance for knowledge and liberation. He provides Vastu and Holistic Therapy services all over the world. He was accorded Ph.D. degree from Colombo for his work on the subject of “Good Health through Vastu Shastra”. Swami Manjulanand has propounded a system of meditation called ‘Vibrational Meditation’, a practice that purifies and energizes.
Krishna Das - India & Italy
Responsable head Himalaya office
Ambassador of Peace of The World Community of Indian Culture & Traditional Disciplines and of World Movement for Indian Fine Arts Krishna Das is a master of Nada Yoga and Mantra Yoga. He is a master of Sitar and other Indian musical instruments, such as Surbahar, Saranghi, Harmonium etc. President , widely known and appreciated both in India and in Europe, where he gives concerts during six months per year, he devote his life to music, transfusing in it a deep sense of joy and inner enchantment. He is a connoisseur and an interpreter of the ancient Veda philosophy. He is a composer of transcendental music.
Awarded " Artist for Peace - Assisi 2002 " by United Artists for Peace.
Yogamata Madâlasâ Saraswati (Mayte Criado)
Madrid, Spain Correspondent
Representative of Madrid of The World Community of Indian Culture & Traditional Disciplines aDirector of the INTERNATIONAL YOGA SCHOOL in Spain; President of Spanish Professional Yoga Federation; founder of ENCUENTROS DE YOGA "SURYA" and the "Studies of Sound, Yoga & Hindu Music Association". Member of the Executive Board of the World Movement of Yoga. Spain's General Secretary of the World Community of Indian Culture & Traditional Disciplines. Trainer of Yoga teachers. Musician and Singer of Hindu chants. Specialized in Nada & Mantra Yoga.
Marbella, Andalucia (Spain) and Morocco Correspondent
Representative of Andalucia, South Spain for The World Community of Indian Culture & Traditional Disciplines and Director of the Escuela Andaluza De Yoga in San Pedro de Alcantara, Spain, he is specialized in IYengar and Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga.
European Champion as body bilder, left this discipline to dedicate completely to Yoga and its Philosophy and Science.
He is collaborating with The World Community in organizing events in Spain.
Bhai Hari Singh Khalsa
Rome - Italy Correspondent
Founder of Community Yoga Dharma,
Bhai Hari Singh Khalsa.With over 40 year practice and over 30 year teaching experience,
Hari Singh Khalsa is worldwide recognised as one of the most knowledgeable and skilled expert on yoga,
meditation and tantra.
He is the founder of the ComUnità Yoga Dharma jointly with Bibi Guru Inder Kaur and also known as Bala Yogi.
Dr. Ramananda Prasad
California (U.S.) Correspondent
Representative of California of The World Community of Indian Culture & Traditional Disciplines , 1959 Engineering graduate of the Indian Institute of Technology at Kharagpur, India, obtained his M.S. degree from the University of Toronto, and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois. He has his roots in Bihar (India) near Bodh Gaya. He has worked in research, teaching, several Consulting Engineering firms, as well as State and Federal Governments in the U.S.A.
He is a professor emeritus of Civil Engineering at the San Jose State University and an adjunct professor of Religion and Psychology at the Graduate College of the Union Institute of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. Dr. Prasad is the founding member of several non-profit organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area such as the Vedic Dharma Samaj, Ramayan Sabha, and the Universal Yoga Center of San Francisco. He founded the International Gita Society in 1984 whose aim is to serve the humanity through the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita and other non-Hindu scriptures, and to establish harmony between all cultures, races, religions, and faith of the world through the immortal teachings of all great masters, and major scriptures. His work on Gita has been translated into 14 world languages. An authentic translation in Italian language will be appreciated.
Gerald Lopez - LLB, Dip. Ayurvedic Medicine
- NEW ZELAND - Correspondent
Gerald is a New Zealand-trained Ayurveda and Yoga consultant, running clinics and workshops in various parts of New Zealand and the Pacific. He is president of the New Zealand Ayurvedic Association; and chairman of the Natural Health Council (NZ), a national organisation representing modalities such as Ayurveda, Naturopathy, Medical Herbalism and Homeopathy. Gerald is active in promoting Ayurveda to the public and to the government; and in promoting Integrative Medicine as the sustainable health system of the future.
Gerald has written articles on Ayurveda and Yoga in international magazines, such as the peer-reviewed Light On Ayurveda Journal (LOAJ). He also promotes Ayurveda and Yoga via the Internet - on his website/blog, on ezines, and on various forums. He is a member of the Academic Advisory Board of Wellpark College of Natural Therapies, which is developing a Bachelor's Degree in Ayurveda. www.ScienceOfLife.co.nz
H.H. Jagat Guru Amrta Suryananda Maha Raja
President of the Yoga Portuguese Confederation, and Yoga Sámkhya Institute;
Yoga practitioner for over 41 years; is the author of Chakra Sútra - the 7 main
Chakra of Yoga (1985), and Sámkhya, Cosmogenesis and Yoga – beyond Hydrogen
(1986). Founder of OMKÁRA - Choir and Orchestra of Mantra, and PASHUPATI -
Advanced Traditional Yoga Demonstrators. His Grand Internal Yoga Master is the
Adi Guru Lord Shiva; the live Master that most influenced him was Svámin
Krshnánandaji Sarasvatí of Shivánanda Áshrama – rshikesh; and his other big
reference is the Mahá Shakti who unveiled herself in1917 in Fátima, Portugal -
the Bright Lady transmitted the urgent stop of bloodshed amongst the
Humanity.Mahá Rája is the head of the Yoga Teaching Graduation Program, always
with a high stand of world excellency, and teaches the
complete Yoga Training Program for Yoga Instructors in 6 years = 4.500 training
hours, Yoga. Teachers in 10 years, and Yoga Masters in a total of 14 years. In
2001, he proposed to UN and UNESCO the creation of the First Global Day–
Ecumenical Day, Inter Ethnic, Inter Religious, and Inter Cultural - on the
Solstice, June 21st – which is also the Yoga World’s Day – a Fraternal. Day -
24 hours without bloodshed in the whole World, a Day for the Enlightenment of
Humanity, for the preservation of the Ecosystems, and the human-Cosmic
Prof. Igor Cucoch - Italy
Sanskrit C.U.I.D.Y. method (easy sanskrit) Creator of CUIDY EASY SANSKRIT for the students of the Confederazione Ufficiale Italiana Di Yoga and teacher in Suryanagara International School in Milan, Italy
PRADEEP SHASTRA Foundation - Sri Lanka
Dancer, teacher, choreographer founder of Pradeep Shastra Foundation associated of The World Community in Milan, Italy
Geetanjali Community of Mauritius Islands
Mauritian Community presidents
are associated at The World Community of Indian Culture & Traditional Disciplines
Sameer - Bashir Ahmed Bhat
Jammu & Kashmir (India) Correspondent
Coordinator Public Relations of Jammu & Kashmir of The World Community of Indian Culture & Traditional Disciplines has a very deep knowledge in tradition, arts and handcrafts in his State. He was the promoter of The World Community of Indian Culture & Traditional Disciplines delegation trip to bestow the Governor and the Functionaries of the Government of J&K of the "Orange Omkara" award for the distinct achievement in the field of the Culture.
He is organizing a big event on behalf of The World Community of Indian Culture & Traditional Disciplines in Srinagar on August 2013
Gabriele MANDEL Khân
Former Vicar (Khalyfa) for Italy of the Sufi Confraternity (Taryqa) Jerrahi-Halveti - Turkey
Commissioner of "Rays of an Unique Light" Department, Four degrees, three specializations, a doctorate of research, two Honoris Causa degrees. He plays violin and flute. Diploma of pictorial techniques at Fine Arts Academy in Paris.
He wrote 206 books published by Rizzoli, Mondadori, Franco Maria Ricci, Rusconi, Bompiani, “Zaman”, Edizioni San Paolo-Famiglia Cristiana, DeAgostini, UTET, and others.
A version of Coran protect by the UNESCO and a version of the Mathnawì (6 books) by the Municipality of Konya and Direction of the Mevlevi with the patronage of the Turkish Government, and in Italy by the Bompiani. Honorary Secretary of the Stampa Diplomatica; he is responsible director of two magazines.
As etched and ceramist he attended to the XXVª Biennale of Venice, to the Modern Art Museum in Paris, and in the Museums of San Paulo de Brazil, Tokyo, New Delhi, Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnica of Milan, Lodi, Ankara, Konya, Abu Dhabi, ‘Amman.
Teacher or Director in the University of Turin, Milan, Cordoba, Bruxelles and Islamic University âlBarî.
He earned a lot of awards from the Italian Government
R P Jain
India Publishing Curator - Delhi
Vice-President – International Research & Resource Foundation for Indian Heritage incorporating World Academy for Vedic Mathematics; India Consultant – Jain Spirit magazine, London; Honorary Advisor for Research – American Biographical Institute, USA; Associate Member – India International Center, New Delhi; Life Member – International Center, Goa
Uday V. Deshpande
Mumbai India Correspondent
Chief Coach & Hon. Chief Secretary of Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir, Dadar. Imparted personal training in Mallakhamb to about 60 Foreign Nationals, hailing from different countries, since 1988, and at about 20 places outside India viz usa, Uk, Germany, Singapore, Japan etc. Worked as International Referee in Gymnastics and officiated in the IX Asian Games 1982 and Junior Asian Gymnastics Championships, 1992 at New Delhi. Is a recepient of several prestigious awards viz Shiv Chattrapati award, dadoji Kondevv award.
Yogi Shyamanath Aghori Yogaguru Chhatrapati Arunodaya Singh
Patna - India - Tantra expert
Was born on 12thOctober 1938 in Benga (District: 24 Pargana). He was born in the Brahmana Caste and belongs to the traditional lineage of Guru Gorakshanath. When he was 26 years old he was initiated into the Aghori Community and he follows the Yogi Shyamanath Aghory’s creed: The World is Nothing.
He has done many Sadhana(Penance), including: Yog-Sadhana, Samshan Sadhana, Sara Sadhana and Shana Sadhana.
Pandit Radheshyam Mishra
Director and founder of Ujjain Yoga Life Society
Monk Ven. Mahauswewe Gnanathilaka
guide of Theravada Buddhism Sambudu Viharaja Temple, Srilankan Ayubowan, Genova -
was ordained in the Theravada tradition at the age of 12 in the year of 1990.
Mr. Pathmakumara De Silva.S
Founder and President of International Sri Lanka Forum
the international Sri Lanka Forum ISF voluntary association based in Milan that
works ondifferent projects and activities. Firstly,the organization strives to
preserve and hand down sri lankan culture and traditionl among new generations
of migrants who live far away from their oen motherland.another important
point, is the
organization of public demonstrations to increase international publicawareness of
theserious nature of sri lankan problems, such as poverty, hunger, war and
Baha El Awar - Lebanon
Architect Bahaa El Awar, the representative of the commissionar of the Lebanese Government at the Milan Expo 2015 he represent Lebanon as Ambassador for Peace
Sarat Paikray - Sr.Reporter at ETV
Orissa - India - Corrispondent
Mahatma Brahmachary Krishananda
World-wide Presiden of Arya Hindu Brahmo Shanga and Brahmavidya Ashram Argentina, President of the: Parlamento Argentino de Religiones, Gurudiksha of Gauranga Yoga Ashram, Gran Collar of the Augusta Orden Bonaria, President for Latin America of Amma Mission Argentina
(Spiritual Mission of Charity and Social Protection).
Gandhidas Sonajirao Lavekar
Delhi, India - Corrispondent
Former Director General of CCRAS apex body of India for research in Ayurveda & Siddha Traditional Health Care Sciences,
Expertise in Ayurvedic / Herbal drug/formulation development in life style related diseases & Nutra, Cosmetics etc.
Yogacarya Jadranko Miklec
Miklec, Vicepresident of European Yoga Federation, started practicing yoga and
martial arts from childhood and 1978 he started to teach yoga and karate.
Jadranko Miklec is autor of five books and DVD on yoga. Books and DVD are
accepted by library of Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga, India (An
autonomus organisation under Deptt. Of AYUSH, Ministry of Health & Health
&F.W., Govt of India). Jadranko Miklec practices and teaches Yoga in Europe
and other continents (India – Kanpur) already for 30 years, he is also master
of Martial arts (karate). For 27 years he is teacher of Transcendental
Meditation and for 16 years teacher of
Maharishi Vedic Science. Jadranko was organizing and conducting many
International World Peace Assemblies in Croatia. Knowledge about Yoga Jadranko
gained from Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, A.G. Mohan – direct disciple of Shri T.
Krishnamacharya, Maharishi Swami Dev Murti, other Yogacharyas and his own
insights which he gained trough the long practice and discovering deeper understanding
of Yoga. Jadranko has also experience with the application of Yoga and Ayurveda
to sport and he was yoga trener of one of the most popular tenis player in the
world. Also Jadranko was teaching yoga to companies in Croatia like IBM and
Ericsson Nikola Tesla. For
teaching yoga Jadranko is cooperating with Maharishi Akademie Für Vedische
PORTUGAL - Corrispondent
President of Portuguese Yoga Federation since 2000. Director of the Formation of Yoga Teachers, of PYF Practitioner and teacher of other oriental Arts (AiKiDo, IAiDo, Ten-Chi Tessen). Ayurveda Practitioner.
Regular attendant in “satsangs”, seminaries and conferences, in Portugal and other countries, being in contact with renowned masters, also due to his frequent visits to India and other spiritual centres. Founder of several Yoga Associations.
Director of the 3rd European Yoga federation Congress 2007.
Roberto Milletti & Francesca Cassia- Yoga Contemporaneo
Roberto’s first approach to oriental arts began with Japanese martial arts in 1973.
Only in 1979 he became acquainted with Yoga and he soon devoted himself to this discipline.
After some year of practice with Master Edoardo Granone (who was in turn a direct pupil of SELVARAJAN YESUDIAN – 1st patriarch of Yoga in Europe) he became its first instructor, by individually training himself in Hatha Yoga. He also deepened other branches of Yoga during his stays in Orient. In particular:
- BAKTHI YOGA in 1985 at Vrindavana, India.
- RAJA YOGA in 1990 at the school of the abbot Tellambure Ananda Thero, Sri Lanca.
- in Austria at the SHIVANANDA centers, in 1993.
Beside, the Zen in the MYORENJI monastery of Kyoto, Japan.
At the end of Nineties, thanks to his background and to his experience, he founded the Contemporary Yoga.
her journey into Yoga since 1985 with Hatha and Raja Yoga (Master
Edoardo Granone, direct student of Selvarajan Yesudian, first patriarch
of Yoga in Europe, and Master Roberto Milletti, Odaka) and from 2003
she chosen Yoga Contemporaneo with Master Roberto Milletti.
B. Gaur - Rishikesh - India
- Rishikesh - India
Given lectures on Srimad Bhagvat Geeta, Hinduism and Various philosophies to Indian and Foreign Delegates visiting Rishikesh time to time. He has students across the world in more than 25 country in the field of Yoga, Acupressure, Ayurveda, Reiki and else. Many of them successfully running there business and teaching others and healing world holistically. He also organized Divine Rituals, Vedic Marriage, ash immersion and other programs for Indians and Foreign Nationals.
Yogacârya Mimoun Abdel-Lah
Spain - Morocco - Corrispondent
Co-Founder of European Yoga Federation. President of "Asociacion de Profesores de Yoga Comunitarios".
Adviser & founder member of the Spanish Federation of Proffesional Yoga.
Founder of the National Sakuratakekan Association.
Yogacârya & Karate Master(Sensei 9° Dan)
Director of the 2nd Federation Yoga Congress - 1st Ayurveda Congress -1st Fne Arts Congress in Salamanca, Spain
Maria Toffoletti - Venice - Italy - Corrispondent
After her work in the field of the western dance as dancer and teacher, she study Indian classical dance.
Her love of dance carried her to a full involvement in the field of the expressive arts as photographer.
Her subjects are exclusively on dance, and the world around it.
Being ex dancer she has a particular view and her photos have the delicate breathing and the fascination of Indian Fine Arts.
Surya - Bharata Natyam dancer - psycholigist
Rome, ITALY - Corrispondent
She did her very first Bharata Natyam dance steps at the age of 4 under the guidance of some of the greatest Indian teachers as Smt. Ambika Buch, P.T. Narendran.
She has performed in numerous events in Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, Rumania, Slovenia, Croatia, Argentina, Egypt, India etc.
And for Italian television stations, as Canale 5, Tg Tre, Tg1, Rete4, etc. The most important newspapers and magazines have written about her and her dancing: ViviMilano - Corriere della Sera has featured her on the front cover etc.
She performed in the arena of the great Festival of India, FORUM, Assago, Italy and was a true revelation of this festival. She taught Indian Dance in Italy, Argentina, Rumania etc.
She received the Arangetram in August 2003 and join Kalakshetra Academy, Chennai in July 2006
Rajendra R. Nyathi
Hong Kong Correspondent
Bharatanatyam and Kuchipudi artiste from Hyderabad, India.
He received his training under eminent gurus as Professor CV Chandrasekhar, Padmashree Leela Samson,
Padmabhushan Swapna Sundari, and Dr. Adayar K. Kakshman. He runs his own dance school,
Natya Yoga and is actively teaching in Hong Kong and India
Viji Rao - Bharata Natyam Dancer choreographer, teacher
California (U.S.) Correspondent
Rao has over a decade of experience as a Bharatanatyam dance artist,
choreographer, and teacher. Professionally, Rao emerged as a
infusing her Bharatanatyam practice with the body conditioning demands
traditional Indian martial art forms Chhau and Kalaripayattu. Eleven
years as a
professional dancer and choreographer based in the U.K. (Rao has worked
Chitraleka Dance Company, Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company, Moby Duck,
Sampradaya Dance Company, and Arangham Dance Company), coursework at
School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance, and training in other forms,
aerial and ballroom dancing, further enriched her work.
Sharmila Sharma - Kathak Dancer choreographer, teacher
Paris - France - Corrispondent
She established herself in Paris in 1993, where she started teaching Kathak and continues to do so.
She conducts workshops and gives Kathak recitals on a regular basis.She travels and performs, flitting between Europe and India, where her art is appreciated by connoisseurs and by the general audience.Sharmila is constantly on the look out to find new ways of developing her creativity in beauty, with her intelligence and delicate sensitivity. Quoting her: “I like to paint new pictures and sculpt new figures in space with my dance”. She cannot imagine her life without dance, an art that she considers as her “life partner” and the essence of her existence.
Bharata Natyam Dancer choreographer, teacher
Chennai, INDIA - Corrispondent
He is one of the best male dancers in India and principal dancer at the prestigious Fine Arts Academy Kalakshetra, Chennai (the unique reference institution for Indian dance). After having been awarded the post-graduate diploma with first class honours, he spent the next ten years teaching at Kalakshetra.
He is a lucky pupil of Smt. Rukmini Devi, the founder of the prestigious academy, who has been not only working with classical Bharatanatyam but, also modern dance projects from Kalakshetra to Rudra Bejart Ballet.
As a freelance Bharatanatyam dancer, choreographer and teacher, he has given solo dance recitals, lecture demonstration and work-shops all over the world. He has toured not only in India but, also in Australia, Malaysia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Mauritius, Reunion Island, South Africa, Kuwait, Russia, Spain, Portugal, Germany, France, Switzerland, Holland, England and recently in Italy at Suryanagara, Milan. He also work as a visiting dance teacher at Rudra Bejart Ballet, Lausanne and Principle dancer at Kalakshetra Chennai.
Padmashree Dr. Ileana Citaristi - Odissi Dancer choreographer, teacher
Italy - India, Puri - Corrispondent
Padmashree Dr. Ileana Citaristi holds a Doctorate in Philosophy with a thesis on ‘Psychoanalysis and eastern mythology’. She has come to Indian dance after years of experience in the traditional as well as experimental theatre in Europe. Ileana has been living in Orissa, India, since the year 1979 in close contact with the people, their language and culture. She has by now performed in all the major festivals in India and also in Italy, Argentina, Poland, France, Germany. Holland, Denmark, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Japan, USA, Australia, Israel, Canada and South Korea. ‘A’ grade artist from Cuttack Television, Ileana has been awarded the prestigious title ‘Leonide Massine for the art of dance’ and the ‘Raseshwar’ award by the Sur Singar Sansad, Bombay, in December 1994. In 2006 she has been awarded with the title of Padmashree for her contribution to Odissi dance by the President of India.
Manasi Sharad Pandya - Odissi Dancer choreographer, teacher
Baroda, Gujarat (India) - Corrispondent
had her training in Bharatanatyam and Odissi since her childhood. Her teachers Guru Sharad, Niru Pandya, Guru Gangadhar Pradhan, Jaya Chandrashekhar.
She has achieved many awards and honors. Her performance has also been presented in the Discovery channel’s ‘Fantastic Festivals of the World series’. She has performed in India, Mauritius, Pakistan, France and Spain.
Journalist about Indian classical dance, has done her Masters in Bharatanatyam Odissi dance. She knows English, French and Sanskrit. She is the winner of National Scholarship for dance form the Central Government of India, New Delhi and the youngest and only artist to be invited to perform thrice in Pakistan.
Shifu Shì-Héng-Dìng (Maria Noemi Regalia)
Shi-Heng-Ding (Maria Noemi Regalia) nasce a Milano (Italia) nel 1974. Discepola del Gran Maestro e Venerabile Shì-Yán-Dá è stata nominata discendente della 35° generazione monaci guerrieri Shaolin. Divenuta insieme a Shifu ShiHengChan “Educatore Sociale in Arti Marziali, Sport da Combattimento, Discipline Orientali” della Regione Lombardia” e, tramite l’organizzazione del Viaggio Studio “Shaolin Culture Experience” all’interno del Tempio Shaolin e di importanti iniziative socio-educative-culturali-
Shifu Shi-Heng-Chan Rohininandana Das
34th Generation VAISNAVA and SHAOLIN MONK, Yoga Master in Hatha-yoga, Bhakti Sastri, Shaolin Master, World Champion Shaolin Kung-Fu 2000, WTKA Kung-Fu Master 6th Dan, Social Educator of Lombardy Region in Martial Arts, Combat and Oriental Disciplines with Quality and Ethics Certification UNI-EN-ISO 9001 according to the International Educational Standard Jitakyoei. President and Technical Director of SHAOLIN MONKS ®, Vice-President of E-MAA (E-Motion Arts Academy- Milan). World Technical Director Taijiquan and Shaolin Sector WTKA Italia Kung-Fu e WTKA International. President Federazione WTKA Italia Yoga (F.I.W.Y). Honorary Member of European Yoga Federation, Honorary Correspondent of World Movement for Yoga and Ayurveda. Author of numerous books on Yoga and Author of the 1th SYSTEMATICS ENCYCLOPEDIA in Italian - with translation from the original texts - on history, philosophy, spirituality, psychology, internal/external tecnique and cultural back-ground of SHAOLIN WARRIOR-MONKS, Supporter of the desire of the Shaolin Temple Abbot Shi-Yong-Xin thatShaolin, as historic site and cultural tradition, may soon be elevated to the UNESCO World Heritage Status
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