aBOUT TIME MEDITATION
Inspired by The Mother & Sri Aurobindo, TIME meditation means Transformational Integral Meditation Education. It combines physical meditation, prana meditation, mind meditation and psychic meditation as well as other techniques aimed at transforming oneself and connecting one with the higher Self. TIME Meditation leads to a permanent shift in consciousness that is moving and transcending continuously towards the larger truths of life.
TIME Meditation focuses on creating full awareness of each of our four bodies, to bring awareness of our true inner nature.
TIME Meditation is an exponent of Transformational Yoga® which was created by Swami Vidyanand in 2004. Since, there have been over one thousand teachers trained in this system and several thousand practitioners world wide.
Who am i? What is my aim?
TIME Meditation is instrumental in providing clarity on these key questions that propel one in the right direction in our spiritual journey on earth.
To enable this realization, we need to clear blockages and purify our bodies. We learn about the seven chakras and their relationships to our five bodies, whilst identifying and clearing blockages in the chakras.
TIME Meditation is a very practical and simple technique that has profound effects on the practioner. It is an experience that one has to have contact with, not just a technique or philosophy. It is something that must be experienced first under the direct guidance of a competent teacher, followed by sincere and dedicated practice of the prescribed measures.
Traditionally, meditation is a part of Raja Yoga. Over the years, yogis have tried to achieve enlightenment of the mind through meditation. But in order to bring a truly permanent and definitive Transformation, one has to look beyond just the mind. Simply meditating on the thoughts, breath, sound or senses, or just plain silence is not enough. TIME Meditation helps us discover ourselves beyond the mind, body and vital (energy). One has to dive into the depths one’s being and try to truly understand who we are and what is our purpose. This cannot be done only by a one aspect of meditation.
TIME Meditation uses:
This system of purification focuses on intensive cleaning of the four lower chakras – our ‘false’ un-transformed (apara) self. This enables the energy to be released to the four higher chakras – our pure, transformed (para) soul, and thereby the connection to be made to the higher self.
Created by Swami Vidyanand, TIME Meditation synthesises techniques of a variety of yogic systems to bring about rapid transformation. It aims to awaken all five bodies and seven chakras in order to experience a continuous state of physical health and stamina, emotional balance, higher mental guidance, unconditional love, faith and spiritual bliss consciousness.
It brings forth the clarity of our pure being and an understanding of the aims and goals set for us by the Divine, transcending space, time and the conditions of the body, energy and mind.
“It provides the methodology for a fast-track and multidimensional self-purification, at the core of which is the theory that underpins the practice. To yoga practioners, some of this will be familiar, and some will be new.
TIME Meditation enables direct connection with the higher self, bringing true wisdom and enlightenment. During this time, your focus is on you inner self. The practice is simple and can be followed by people of all ages and body types.
It is very important that one tries to focus on the innerself, as it will soon follow, that after this cleaning, your ‘external life’ will also benefit. This is the development of true inner wisdom which adds to your personal presence and magnetism. For most people, the practice takes 10-40 days to complete, depending on the individual practioner and their state of readiness. The method is of course, only the starting point – after that it is up to the individual to make this happen, and it will take discipline, time, concentration and hard work.”
- Swami Vidyanand
Sri Swami Vidyanand is a renowned Yoga Guru from India who created Transformational Yoga and is the Founder of Yoga Alliance International and Meditation Alliance International, Yoga Alliance India, Yoga Alliance Europe – organizations devoted to nurturing authentic Yoga traditions throughout the world and foster a community of Authentic Yoga & Meditation teachers, schools and practitioners. Transformational Yoga®️ was created by Swami Vidyanand in 2004. Since, then there have been over one thousand teachers trained in this system and several thousand practitioners worldwide.
A devotee and Yogi inspired by The Mother and Sri Aurobindo, Swami Vidyanand was born in a family of renowned Bhakti Yogi’s of an unbroken tradition of over 500 years, Swamiji received his initiation into the Spiritual and Yogic practices at an early age and was trained in the traditional Indian way, through apprenticeships under enlightened Yoga Masters such as Paramhansa Satyananda Saraswati (Founder of the Bihar School of Yoga), and was also initiated in White Tantra from Paramhansa Pitambara Peeth. His first guru was his father, Sri Harihar Goswami, a highly respected Traditional Indian Yogi who taught the Vedas, Ramanyanana, The Upanishad and Sacred Texts and he has also learnt from other known and unknown Himalayan and Tibetan Masters.
Swamiji lives simply, is humble, joyful and deeply knowledgeable. He is generous with his teachings and shares freely the knowledge and practices that help people expand their consciousness and transform their lives. His teachings allow people to understand the wisdom and knowledge of Yoga in a simple, easy, scientific and practical manner. Renowned for Guiding Masters and teachers, His presence, compassion and radiant energy are a testimony to his own spiritual achievement – something that has been experienced by all the lives that he has touched. He is now based in Kottakuppam, near Auroville and Pondicherry in India, where he works and teaches Yoga & Meditation Teachers and seekers from all over the world.
Camille Gicquel Chairperson, Yoga Alliance International, France Camille was born in the West of France and got introduced to Yoga thanks to her Mom, an experienced practitioner, who convinced her to attend a class of Hatha yoga thinking that it may help channelize her energy and anxious nature, and it was a revelation! However, after studying a diversity of fields and working in a lot of others, something was still missing in her life for her to be truly happy. Her love for travelling and her thirst for discoveries, encounters and new experiences finally took her to India, the ancestral place of traditional yoga. Her encounter with Swami Vidyanand and his system of Transformational Hatha Yoga have then totally convinced her that she wanted to live her life following the path of Yoga. Camille is a Yoga Alliance International Certified Yoga Teacher for 500 hours level, Master in Transformational Yoga and Meditation. She studied under the guidance of Swami Vidyanand in New Delhi and Auroville. She is also the Chair Person of Yoga Alliance International France and in charge of SriMa School Auroville branch.
Utkarsh is a Grand Master of Hatha Yoga, Administrative Director Worldwide of SriMa International School of Transformational Yoga and Director of it's New Zealand Branch. Having studied and taught in the Bihar Tradition of Swami Satyananda, he went on to learn Transformational Yoga directly under the guidance of Swami Vidyanand. Painter, Photographer, Graphic Designer, Writer and Musician, his life transformed when he got introduced to Yoga. A series of experiences led him to quit his corporate job and he began to explore the traditional science of Yoga & Meditation. Utkarsh is now an established and experienced Master & Therapist, based in Auckland, New Zealand channelizing his energy towards exploring and sharing this beautiful ancient science with people from across world.
Ambassador, United States of America
Melissa’s yoga journey began close to forty years ago. It began as a way to control her breath and exercise while living with severe asthma. Yoga has made her stronger, mind, body and soul. Since an early age, Melissa has always been drawn to meditation.
Melissa completed her 200- and 300-Hour Yoga Teacher Trainings through The Yoga and Ayurveda Center under Steph Ball-Mitchell. She is also certified in restorative yoga, chair yoga, yin yoga and curvy yoga. Melissa is registered with Yoga Alliance as an ERYT-200, RYT-500 and YACEP; and certified as a 500-Hour Yoga Teacher with World Yoga Federation. Melissa is certified as a Grand Master of Meditation through Meditation Alliance International after studying under Swami VIdyanand. Melissa has the honor of being an International Ambassador of the Meditation Alliance International and Ambassador-United States of America for TIME Meditation. Melissa is an Usui Reiki Master and received her attunement at 4 Hands Spiritual Healing.
Melissa works with Steph Ball-Mitchell at the Yoga and Ayurveda Center and founded Zen with Zegley with her husband. Zen with Zegley offers reiki, yoga and meditation-with and without sound offerings, as well as workshops. Off the mat, Melissa enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, being outdoors, gardening, paddle boarding and kayaking.