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Swami Santhiprasad | Indian Spiritual leader, Yoga Master and Yoga Guru | School of Santhi Yoga School, Kerala, South India



School of Santhi
Yoga Teacher Training School in India & Europe


Yoga School in India
for spiritual seekers
guided by
Swami Santhiprasad


Santhis teachings
are very basic
and essential for
effective living
and does not
pertain to any

Santhis teachings
talks about the
essence of
human living.
It is the sum and
substance of all

"Love is the
source and is in
every one of us"

Santhi addresses
to the spirit of
the heart.

to meet Santhi!


"When Santhi
guide you into
meditation or
speak about
Siva Raja Yoga,
Kundalini Yoga,
Swara Yoga,
Tantra Yoga,
Karma Yoga,
Bhakti Yoga,
Raja Yoga,
Prana or reveal
the deeper and
truer aspects of
the Chakra
natures ...

... when he
explain the Yoga
Sutras of Patanjali
or gives you
practical guidance
in proper Yoga
asanas, breathing
or pranayama ...

... it is guided,
in every moment
of the instruction,
from the love and
devotion of a true
Spiritual Yoga


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School of Santhi Yoga School in India and Europe

Swami Santhiprasad has formulated his own system of spiritual practice in Siva Raja Yoga based on the essence of Samkhya philosophy, Kundalini Yoga, Swara Yoga, Raja Yoga, Jnana Yoga and his own experience. He has delineated his own system of Yoga Counseling and Yoga Therapy.

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Siva Raja Yoga - The essence of Yoga

Yoga is not a practise - it is the life itself.
Masters have lived it. Their teaching was part of their living. Of course all beings are born with it but loose contact with it in the course of living as life and living have become different especially to the modern man.

Those who have lived their life fully moment by moment to the fullest possible extent were the known Masters of the east. There lived many and are still living many unnoticed.

The most spectacular thing with such great souls is that they do not feel anything special in them. They remain in their ordinariness. Whatever they handle will have that natural spontaneity whether it is hard labour, music, art, dance or meditation.

They lived fully by becoming one with life and its base silence and hence they were full and complete beings. That state of completeness, complete ordinariness, and seeing perfection in all seemingly imperfect units of creation are the basis of beauty in them. Life for them is beautiful. That beauty they radiated in their vicinity. They lived it. They left their mortal abode with the same beauty. That beauty is still continuing in the minds of those who moved with them while they lived, and still live with those pure beings who are inherited from them.

Siva Raja Yoga is such an inherited tradition from rare beings like Thiru Moolar. The Basic text of Siva Raja Yogam is Thiru Mandiram written by Thiru Moolar who was a contemporary of Maharshi Patanjali who lived 2600 years ago.

In the South of Kerala there lived a
great saint named Thycaud Ayya Swamikal.

Thycaud Ayya Swamikal - Siva Raja Yoga

Thycaud Ayya Swamikal was born in 1814 and merged with the ultimate in 1909 who was an exponent of Siva Raja Yoga. He had many great disciples such as Chattambi Swamikal, Shri. Narayana Guru Dev, Yogi Padmanabha Bhagavatha etc.

Ayya Swamikal, was considered as a great Saint after the time of Adi Sankara, the originator of Adwaita Philosophy.
He never kept any records or left any marks after him except mending few pure beings. Their valuable teachings are in the sacred memories of those disciples. They neither claimed mastery nor discipleship but they preserved this secret art of consiousness.

Always the essence of yoga remains hidden beyond the realm of mind! It may continue to remain hidden so far we human beings are looking towards Yoga as a means to fulfill our needs. Here comes the relevance of Siva Raja Yoga. Yoga means Freedom. Freedom means peace. Siva Raja Yoga is:

The dynamic Union with
conciousness. It is Yoga of Silence!
The Yoga of Peace!

Maharshi Patanjali says - "Yogascitta vrutti nirodha", which means Yoga is the ceasing of fluctuations of consciousness. Ceasing of activities of the consciousness is consciousness beyond conscious activities of the mind. Mind has different layers of existence. The peripheral surface layer is called the Conscious level by spiritualists and psychologists. Subtler and deeper than that is the Subconscious layer and deeper than that is the Super Conscious layer.

When the so-called conscious level operates, the mind operates with the senses to the sensory world. It undergoes experiences, generates knowledge and converts knowledge to concepts, believes, ideals etc. It generates thoughts from the memories. The stimulus presented before the senses is analyzed with the support of the backlogs in the memories.

If the intellect could discriminate appropriately, it synthesizes knowledge. This knowledge further transforms into concepts. These concepts are held tightly by the individual and generate the personality as a superimposition to the self. These superimposed personality is falsely identified as the real self and the individual tries to live that personality and seek acceptance and recognition from the society to derive pleasure by boosting up of image that is a corollary to the personality.

All these processes are enabled by subtle changes in the cellular chemistry. The chemistry of the body changes according to this process. But the chemistry of the body is not known to the conscious mind. It is under the control of the intelligence which operates even when the conscious mind is puts off.
It is understood that the pure intelligence is connected with the subconscious mind that operates even in deep sleep.

In Siva Raja Yoga techniques of practicing Yoga Asana, the conscious mind is put to high alert to canalize Prana to the highly activated nucleus points of the body with respect to particular Asanas. The highest activated regions of the body are carefully spotted with alertness and activation of Prana is effected in these regions by visualized Pranic canalization.

Swami Santhiprasad has identified through Siva Raja Yoga practices the basic causes of psychological suffering which leads to sickness. The difficulty in seeing, that which is presented before the mind, as it is, is the cause of false knowledge and false knowledge is the cause of suffering.

Human beings attribute their past into all the appearances presented before them under the guise of knowing, deflect the appearance to something that is unreal. The dreams or fantasies based on the needs and conveniences and likings of individual will be projected over the appearance and compare the dreams with that of the appearance and suffer the collapsing of their own dreams.

The reality is what it is. And is unalterable and it continue to unravel all the time according to the time and placement of the individual.

However, human beings continue
to compare
with their own created dreams with the reality and suffer the falling of their own created fantasies and dreams. In this process, the cellular chemistry changes drastically and it creates a new condition which is not conducive for healthy living. The cells gradually cannot work properly and become week. To purify the cells the basic requirement is to suspend the activities of the conscious mind. There comes the relevance of Yoga.

Temporary suspension of the conscious mind is Samadhi. In Sabeeja Samadhi new seeds of transformation are planted to change the Samskara of the individual which intercepts with the old Samskara and in course of time a new Samskara is formed, a Samskara that allows the natural intelligence to operate without intervention with the conscious conflicting desires.

In Siva Raja Yoga, Asanas, Kriyas and Bandhas are placed in high pedestal as it gives the possibility to purify, refine, and transform the basic components of the body, the cells.

Cells are the basic unit that generate energy through the process of oxidation. By intense concentration and alertness and careful canalization, the Pranic flow is activated in specific Chakras and pass on to specific points and organs that are coming under the respective Chakras for correction of the physiology.

In Siva Raja Yoga Kriyas are of great significance. Maha Bandha, Sakthi Chalanam, Udyanam, Jalandharam, Yoni Mudra, Maha Mudra, Kevala Kumbhakam etc. are included in Kriyas. With these Kriyas the Kundalini is activated.

The subtle energy concentration points that pulsate are scattered over the body and concentrated on the Adharas of the body are identified by following the Yogic System of Bhaskara Pillai Swamikal.

Decoding the languages of the pulsation is part of the system of practise delineated by Bhaskara Swamikal. Re-balancing of elemental composition through activation of Chakras and nourishing the inner organs are its celebrated hidden techniques.

At the same time Siva Raja Yoga believes that practice is not the be all and end all of everything with respect to spiritual development. Siva Raja Yoga believes in life and living. Life itself is the path and the goal.

Swami Santhiprasad is the grand son of
Yogi Padmanabha Bhagavathar who was disciple of Thycaudu Ayya Swamikal. He explored Siva Raja Yoga Tradition in depth for better living with least conflict or no conflict and for transforming the life into one of great joy.

The Samkhya philosophy
Samkhya is one of the oldest philosophies in the world propounded by Maharshi Kapila. Samkhya means numbering. Maharshi Kapila has enumerated the basic principles that involved in the process of creation and hence is known as Samkhya.

Ultimately there are two aspects. One is Purusha the witness consciousness and the other, Prakriti, the Nature. During the final dissolution Purusha merges with ultimate consciousness and Prakriti dissolves into the fundamental nature, which we call as Moola Prakriti.

There are three principles rather qualities (Gunas) evolved at the beginning not all at the same time but one after the other.

The first evolved quality is Satwa quality. From Satwa Rajas quality evolved and from Rajas Tamas evolved. From qualities (Gunas) elements (Bhutas) evolved.

The first evolved element was Ether. From Ether, Air evolved. From Air, Fire evolved. From Fire, Water evolved and from Water, Earth evolved. From the elements five senses, five sense organs, five work organs and five Pranas evolved.

An inner sense, the mind, evolved from the senses. On the basis of the difference in function, the mind is differentiated into mind and Intellect. The five senses, the five sense organs, the five work organs, the five Pranas, mind and intellect together constitute the subtle body or Sukshma Sarira or Seed body.

Samkhya says these seventeen principles with five elements and three qualities, together 25 principles, constitute the basis of manifestation. Samkhya gives a clear picture of the subtle constitution of a man as well as the universe of which we humans are a part.

Samkhya was adopted
by almost all the rest of Indian philosophies as its main base. Without the knowledge of Samkhya our knowledge of Yoga and its application would certainly remain incomplete.

Kundalini Yoga
The kundam means 'pond'. It also means 'cave'. It also has another meaning 'hidden'. Kundalini means that which is hidden. The power that is hidden under all material manifestation is called Kundalini.

Our body as well as all other objects that we see in this world is composed of atoms. Atoms are the minutest particles of existence. Atom is a pack of energy. So ultimately the objective reality exists in the form of energy though it appear as matter, which also includes liquids and gases in this context. Kundalini is the atomic power that is hidden in all material manifestation.

When we are talking about Kundalini Yoga we are talking about the psychical energy of man. All our actions are based upon thoughts. Thoughts come from memory. Thoughts may either remain as thoughts or burst into action. In either case there involves a lot of chemical reactions to enable this program of the mind. As a result of this process one will get a chance to experience ones life. The knowledge that comes out of the lifes experience is converted into concepts, believes and ideals which in turn is stored into the memory. These memories operate as the backdrop of further thoughts and actions. This is a cycle that is constantly going on in us.

These process of conversion of psychical energy into physical and physical into psychical is happening all the time in the body and that is done in special energy conversion centers that we call Chakras in Kundalini Yoga that has parallels with the endocrine system. In Kundalini Yoga one will study the whole program of the mind and the operations of the Chakras.

The practitioner of Kundalini Yoga will come to the final understanding of ones own nature by studying in details the different motivations and emotions corresponding to each and every psychical centers and master it fully that he understands the two distinct aspects in him, the witness within and the awareness that is the cause of his own nature. The cause of Manifestation of the body is a great power, which is called the Sakti beyond that is the, witness, the Shiva.

Through the program of Kundalini Yoga, the awareness of a person will expand to the maximum possible extent that he will realize the Nature and Consciousness are not different and he establishes integration with his witness consciousness.

Swara Yoga
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Raja Yoga
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Jnana Yoga
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Bhaskara Pillai Swamikal
Santhi´s spiritual Master and teacher

In 1980 Swami Santhiprasad met
Bhaskara Pillai Swamikal on Guro Pournami Day, devoted to the Masters and from that moment was Santhi´s search and need for a Master over.

In due course with the blessings and guidance of Bhaskara Pillai Swamikal, Swami Santhiprasad formulated his own system of spiritual practice based on the essence of Samkhya philosophy, Kundalini Yoga, Swara Yoga, Raja Yoga and Jhana Yoga and delineated his system of Yoga therapy.

Swamikal explored the hidden and forgotten areas of spirituality, which was once very prevalent among the great Saints of ancient times.

Swamikal was always alert day and night. No one have ever seen him sleeping. With his great alertness Swamikal could see all the subtle movements in his own energy channels and chakras. He has elaborately studied the science of psychical energy. According to him absolute alertness is what an aspirant needed.

Swamikal had no personal Master. His Master was the consciousness itself. He was a completely surrendered man simple to the core.

Swamikal lived very simple not showing any signs of extraordinariness. His spiritual search was so subtle and hidden that even people who were very near to him didn't know him as a great Master.

Swamikal left his body January 5, 1999. After his usual morning job of driving he sat down at 9.40 and left his mortal abode.


exists before the word.
The word exists in silence.

Being in silence and witnessing
the words is the essence
of Satsang.

Spell out the words and allow them
to withdraw into silence.

Satsang happens in an
atmosphere of love and compassion.

This is an
evening meditation session.

Swami Santhiprasad | Indian Spiritual leader, Yoga Master and Yoga Guru | School of Santhi Yoga School, Trivandrum, Kerala, South India

I have committed myself to be available always for all of you and share whatever I have understood during the course of journey of my life, both in the Indian spiritual Yoga traditions and beyond, as a seeker if it is of help for you. What we need in this world is few individuals who could commit themselves to explore their own inner world! It is really difficult to find few of them. However, I commit myself to be available always!
Love Swami Santhiprasad
Spiritual leader, Yoga Master and Yoga Guru
School of Santhi Yoga School, Kerala, South India

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Yoga Teacher Training
TTC 200 Student
Leslie Anne Franklin:
 One day I decided to change my life and do something for myself after rearing 4 children that had grown up and moved on with their own lives. So I packed up my house and flew to India to join the School of Santhi. 

When I sat in front of Swami Santhiprasad I felt as though all the questions I had ever needed to know about life had been answered

Not only was I given a

professional Yoga Teacher Training

but I was able to unlock deep spiritual gifts inside of me that I never knew existed.

The course taught
me how to live in an authentic manner

and see through the many veils of illusion that were inhibiting my spiritual growth. 

The day the course ended in India, I flew back to Australia and started immediately to teach.

The course gave
me confidence and a professional manner of teaching

I was able to impart to all of my students the 'Spirit of Santhi'. The training made it possible for me to hold successful workshops on Yoga, Meditation and the Kundalini chakra system in Australia and Bali, Indonesia.

I thoroughly recommend the
course to any aspiring Yoga Teachers
Spiritual Yoga Student
Pekka Ronkainen:

 School of Santhi,
the best Yoga Teacher Training School in India

Have the most
amazing Yoga Master and spiritual teacher Swami Santhiprasad

I hope everybody interested in Yoga will be able to meet him.

It is a blessing that Santhi with his long experience of Yoga still is around teaching classical Yoga.

Santhi is always interesting to listen to. He is so fun. He is so experienced. He is so inspiring.

We all need Swami Santhiprasad's words
of wisdom.

We all need
to be blessed with Santhi's smile

I am the first to recommend Swami Santhiprasad and School of Santhi Yoga School in India  

Yoga Teacher Training
TTC 200 Student
Christina Yap:

 I am delighted and most grateful to have completed my teacher training with the School of Santhi.

The organization behind the teaching was splendid
and the delivery was superb.

Absolutely everyone involved in the process from the master, visiting teachers, cooks, cleaners, to the supporting and administrative staff delivered their service with passion, enthusiasm, love and pure commitment.

This was sustained consistently throughout the month. It is best summed up by a fellow student when asked by a stranger about her experience of the course:


I had heard from a previous student that Master Santhi is a great teacher - yet I was absolutely astounded to have experienced it first hand:

Santhis teachings show a great depth in insight, knowledge, experience and sensitivity

which in totality is, quite simply, mind-blowing. He is the best story teller I have ever come across: we all enjoyed Santhi's truly inspirational lectures, often underpinned by personal accounts, shared with much humility, grace and humor  

Yoga Teacher Training
TTC 200 Student
Marc Shackman:
 My experience at
the School of Santhi once again reassured me of how you attract the experiences in your life that you need at the perfect moment.

I was open to bringing a deeply inspiring adventure into my life and a deeply inspiring adventure is exactly what I received.

The location was perfect.

Natural. Beautiful. In the mountains and forests. By a healing river. Trees. Birds. Close to the elements.

What more could I ask for?

The teachings were perfect

clear and well structured; enlightening should I say.

All the Santhi staff and helpers were open, transparent and friendly.

The food was healthy and well balanced.

The school was professional

with everyone always greeting you with a smile.

The Yoga Asana practice pushed me to my limits and I really feel the difference!

You are treated as a unique individual with the School of Santhi. It really felt like you were a part of a small family, and everyone was welcomed with fresh, open arms.

If you are
looking to be challenged on all levels then the School of Santhi is a great place

to continue your own serious (but not too serious!) personalized journey to oneness.

The course gave me the traditional interpretation of the true nature of Yoga

and showed me how truly deep it’s roots go, and how it relates to all aspects of life!

It was truly a great introductory course that is packed to the brim with information and opportunities for growth, self healing, self realization and self-discovery.

Santhi passes
over his wisdom in a very down to earth, personal and
unique way

so that you can truly understand and relate to his words with your own life experiences, through the honest revealing of Santhi’s own life experiences and HIS own human journey!

He was always open to questions and easily approachable.

I am a changed man!
I am not the same person as when
I came  
Yoga Teacher Training
TTC 200 Student
Kristen Slater:

 I enjoyed my month in Kallar terribly.

The training
far exceeded my expectations

and even being home, I am frequently reminded of all I learned and experienced during my time at the School of Santhi.

Prior to coming to the program, I had hoped to increase my knowledge related to yoga as well as an opportunity refine and improve my asanas.

All that was accomplished but
I also left with a very personal shift in perspective.

The training has changed me in very meaningful ways and
I believe it has put me on a path to continue my spiritual journey.

I am amazed that all this could have taken place in such a short amount of time.

I would like take a minute to thank Swami Santhi, Kannan, Kumar and all the support staff who made the training and the time in Kallar so wonderful.

Swami's method of presenting information was so engaging and came from a place of truth and it made it easy to be in long lectures every day.

I was always exited for Swami's discussions

because I knew that the information he was giving us was such a special and unique gift and his delivery was so effortless and personal that it never felt like a class or a chore.

asana classes were wonderful

and now that I am back in my regular practice, I am able to notice the vast improvement in my practice.

fearlessness in challenging students could only be successfully accomplished because of his

knowledge of
how the body works and where the limit is for each individual.

Having Kumar on site daily was also such a gift. I always felt taken care of and was so appreciative to have someone to go to if anything was needed.

Kumars energy
and bright spirit was
felt throughout the
house every day.

My month at
School of Santhi was an experience I will never forget  
Yoga Teacher Training
TTC 200 Student
Christine Dinsmore:
 Words can not begin to express the gratitude that I felt towards the two of you. I began my spiritual journey 8 years ago and it has led me to School of Santhi!

Little did I know that the knowledge, wisdom and kindness that you have been gracious enough to share with me this past month, is what I have been truly searching for.

I will leave here knowing two things:
One, that

I now have
the tools I need
to create my own happiness and live my life the way I have always desired to.

And two, that there is nothing I can do to ever repay you.

You are two shining spirits who have profoundly .....  


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