Mikhail Baranov

 

Co-Editor, Author

Moscow, Russia
 
Studied at Jazz College “Zamoskvorechye” (bass-guitar). Took interest in yoga in 1995 and attended yoga-seminars of Andrey Sidersky (Kiev), and training courses, seminars and regular classes of other teachers. Practiced at Moscow AYC with Mikhail Konstantinov, Denis Zaenchkovsky and Olga Bulanova since 2000. Started teaching yoga in fitness-clubs. Has been teaching regularly in AYC since 2002. In 2004 accomplished a certification course of Andrey Lappa (teacher training, 1-2 grade). In 2002-07 practiced in India under the supervision of Bal Mukund Singh (Delhi), asana and sukshma-vyayama in the tradition of Drirendra Brahmachari and Doctor Madhavan (Tamil Nadu) – shatkarma, asanas and pranayama in the tradition of Swami Sivananda, as well as intensive training courses of Shandor Remete (Australia), held in Russia in 2004 and 2005. In 2008-2009 accomplished an extension course on the programme “Yoga and Ayurveda”.
 
Accomplished a course “Yoga and Ayurveda” by David Frowley (American Institute of Vedic Studies). In 2010 took a 40-hour course by David Svenson (certification course for Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga teachers).
 
Has been holding seminars in Russia and abroad since 2003, and teaching on regular pranayama courses in Moscow and at Moscow AYC teacher-training course. Certificates: “Universal Yoga – first & second levels” (A. Lappa), "Vivekananda Institute of Yoga Therapy" (Dr. M. Madhavan), “Yogatherapy and Ayurveda” (traditional health improvement systems together with AYC and the Institute of Integrative Psychology of Professional Development). Authorship and development of methodical programmes of hatha yoga teaching (“Ashtanga Yoga Centre Introductory Course”) and pranayama (“Methods of Preparation to Pranayama”).
 
Authorship of numerous instructional video programmes on hatha yoga practice since 2004.
 
Has been practicing Buddhist meditation, vipassana since 2001 (since 2007 – in the tradition of Thai Forest Sangha). Has been practicing pranayama and meditation in the yoga tradition of Lahiri Mahasai lineage (Guruji Shri Shailendra Sharma, Govardhan) since 2006.  
 
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