Sannyasi Premananda (Shiva Basyal) is the first registered and certified yoga master and only Yoga Psychologist in Nepal. He is an M.A. in Yoga Psychology from Bihar Yoga Bharati (the First Yoga University in the World), India. He is the main Founder / instructor of Kathmandu School of Yoga (Govt. Regd. # 8509/202/063/064). He has been teaching Yoga since the last 20 years.
His main focus of teaching is based on Psycho Yogic Approach; that means working with the body using the mind (somato-psychic) and working with the mind using the body (psycho-somatic); for the complete renewal of your entire being. The techniques have been derived from different branches of Yoga. He has done a study on depressive symptoms of the adolescent students (about 1500) aged 14 – 19 and a research work using some pranayama practices on depression of the victims of drug addiction and HIV AIDS.
He has conducted various seminars and workshops armed with Psycho-yogic Approach on the fields of health (medical and nursing students/practitioners) and education (students/teachers). Such as at Shashid Gangalal National Heart Center, TU Teaching Hospital, Maharajgunj Nursing College, Himalayan Nursing College, and many more schools and colleges from Kathmandu valley and outside.
He has also worked in association with the Ministry of Home Affairs, among the jail inmates and the adolescent students to create awareness about the consequences of drug abuse and at the Save the Children Norway as a psycho – social consultant for the counselors working with the Children in Armed Conflict Program. He also teaches to Cornell University students, New York, at Cornell Nepal Study Program, Kirtipur.
He holds knowledge also on natural healing methods (naturopathy). He is initiated as Karma Sannyasin by his Guru Paramhamsa Niranjanananda Saraswati. Kathmandu School of Yoga; following the techniques systematized by Paramahamsa Satyananda Saraswati, the Founder of Satyananda Yoga (www.satyanandayoga.net); deals with different aspects of the interests and needs of the aspirants like spiritual growth, general health maintenance, chronic diseases, psycho-emotional disorders, pre/post natal care etc from where the aspirants from more than 40 countries have been benefited. He is also an M.A. in Sociology.
He is married to Saraswati and has a daughter, Shambhavi.