Swami Saranyananda Saraswati
Founder of Yogasanteplus (Antonella Morun)
I started practicing yoga 17 years ago, after many years of suffering from digestive problems. I tried many alternative treatments and it was practicing yoga that my intestinal problems were gone; it was then that I knew that yoga would become part of my life.
I got certified as fitness instructor from the Montreal YMCA. I worked many hours a week in different gyms and at the same time I trained myself hard beyond my limits. I was looking toward to have a great fit body and reach higher physical performance, even a performance on my yoga postures. Some years later after too much physical stress and an inappropriate diet, I was diagnosed with chronic fatigue.
I had to take a long period of time to rest and recover and took my yoga practice once more as an alternative therapeutic treatment not realizing a whole new world would be opened up to me.
It was during this period that the practice of yoga has led me to realize that my way of life was not an ideal one and that I should include the yoga practice and its philosophy in my every day routine. Not only I completely recovered from chronic fatigue, I also found a different life perspective, a physical and emotional changes that strengthened my mind, my body an my immune system giving me an overall feeling of health and wellbeing.
During this process of healing and inner self transformation, I found my sense of being, who I was and what I wanted and would love to do in this world; I want to share this proven therapeutic system, this beautiful philosophy and way of life with others. I want to teach yoga and to embark myself on a personal lifetime commitment towards a spiritual journey and share the knowledge of the interaction between our body, thoughts and emotions.
I believe that when we are ready to change, life guides us where we need to be. During this period of my life I met my spiritual master Swami Premananda Saraswati (Herve Blondon) from the Satyam School of Hatha Yoga (Satyananda tradition of Nepal); since then he has being a light on my life. I completed with him the teacher training in Hatha Yoga level 1, the awakening of the chakras and advanced teacher training level 2.
I sussccefully completed a Yoga Therapy teacher Trainin with Yoga Master Sannyasi Vishnuswaroop (Mr. Thakur Krishna Uprety) at the Divine Yoga Institute Satyananda Yoga In Kathmandu Nepal, also took prenatal yoga with Lidija Segon at Satyam School and therapy yoga training with Isabelle Sarne at Gayatri center. Total hours by December 2012: yoga training hours 852 hrs, yoga teaching hours: More than 1000 hrs. To see all my studies and certificates visit RESUME page.
During 2011, under the guidance of my spiritual master Swami Premananda Saraswati, I also was initiated as Swami (Karma Sannyasa) Sivananda lineage, and it was in this initiation that he gave me a spiritual teacher name: Swami Saranyananda Sarawasti.
Yoga is part of my life, it is more than a discipline; it is a way of life. Yoga has led me to the pursuit of inner transformation, health and wellbeing.
My deep desire to help people and my community led me to complete a university degree in political science and finished my first year study of Human Resource Management at UQAM.
I have always been pasionate in helping others and making this world a better place.