Empowering You to Realize -
The Power of Your Own Healing Potential
Body & Mind Healing School
In the Heart of Chiang Mai, Thailand - For Peace, Health and Well Being
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Chiang Mai-Web Site Created & Designed by Rod Savvides
Teacher & Founder
Hi all and welcome to Chiang Mai.
Please let me introduce
myself, my name is Rod.
I have been interested in the holistic fields
since the 1980's, and this is where my journey began, to
improve my life and health, which in in turn, lend me me to learn to help others in there search for improving
and healing themselves. As you can see I have been busy learning many
different ways of balancing and healing, body and mind. It has been a lot of
fun, hard work and sacrifice, though the rewards for my efforts have paid
off tremendously, especially for improving my overall quality of life and
allowing me to tune into my natural teaching and healing abilities.
My experience in Yoga, began in 1995, when I started
to study and practice the spiritual teachings of
Paramahansa Yogananda, the great
spiritual teacher and master from India, I studied his teachings for 6 years and
I still continue to incorporate this practice in my life everyday. In
year 2000, I wanted to deepen my
Meditational practices, so I started to learn and
I studied and practiced Yoga asana in India, USA, England, Spain, Scotland, Thailand and Italy and was privileged
to study with many experienced Yoga
teachers, such as John Scott (UK), Sheshadri(India) and Richard Freeman
(USA) (Ashtanga Yoga),
Godfrey Devereux (UK) (Dynamic Yoga), Karen O'Bannon
(US) and Bijoo Metha (India) (photo
left) (Iyenger Yoga), Tara Fraser (UK) (Vini Yoga), Mataji
(India)(Nada Yoga & Yoga
Nidra), and the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda (Kriya Yoga).
embarked on a
career in Yoga in 2002 and have completed over 1000 hours of teacher
training, initially I enrolled in the British wheel of Yoga, 6 months
teachers foundation course, with Tara Frazer (Vini Yoga). In
2003, I continued my studies with Godfrey Devereux (Dynamic Yoga) and
completed, my Yoga teacher training with him in 2004. I then travelled to
India in 2004 and I studied with Iyenger Yoga teacher Karen O'Bannon intensively in the Parmarth Niketan Ashram in Rishikesh
India for 3 months, were I completed another 489 hours Yoga certified
teacher training course. Along the way I studied with many excellent Yoga teachers. Petra Mitidieri (Ashtanga Yoga) was my first
asana teacher and her teaching in the Ashtanga full primary series, was
great fun, a challenge and very inspirational.
I have been studying the Chinese arts since 1993 and Wudang Tai Chi Chuan and Chi Kung since
2000, first with Tai Chi UK run by Sufi Michael Jacques, 3 times world champion of Tai Chi pushing
hands (Tai Chi training technique). In 2002 I received level 7 Tai Chi Chuan
and Chi Kung, holistic certification and
during this period I taught my first Chi Kung and tai Chi class in London. Sifu Michael Jacques trained under, master Sifu
Dan Docherty with 30+ years experience in Tai Chi, also another world champion and
fore runner in the UK and Internationally in the system of
Wudang Tai Chi Chuan.
Having completed my training with Tai Chi UK, I then continued to study with Sifu
Dan Docherty to perfect my skills in the art of
Tai Chi Chuan.
Before leaving the UK for good in 2004, I had manage to learn the Wudang Tai Chi Chuan, short and long forms, plus
the sword, sabre and spear weapons forms, which are part of the Wudang Tai
Chi Chuan system. I am currently certified by Dan Docherty, as a level 4
Intermediate Tai Chi Chuan and Chi Kung Instructor. Tai Chi Chuan like Yoga is a life long practice, in perfecting your
technique and of course yourself.
While I was in India, I was initiated and trained into Usui Shiki Reiki,
by Rohini khatri. I also studied Usui Reiki with David Swann & Uma Sharma (photo
I am a Reiki Shinpiden and teacher and have
helped over 500 students, from all over the world.
Paramahansa Yogananda was a great inspiration for
me, in the realms of working with healing energy and since 1995, I has been
practicing a remote healing technique taught by the Great Yogi. I also had the privilege to
study Mantra (Nada Yoga) and Yoga Nidra (Yogic sleep) with
Mataji (Sadhvi Abha Saraswati) a well known teacher in Rishikesh-India.
I also had the opportunity to study with Mantak Chia in 2002, while he was in London.