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Shiva Dancing School of Yoga
Centrul Morningstar - Yoga, meditatie, qigong si masaj in Bucuresti Sector 1, Strada Almaș 16, Sector 1
București, Bucharest, Romania

About Shiva Dancing School of Yoga

We are Dedicated to producing high quality, competent and confident yoga/meditation teachers who are devoted to service and the enjoyment of yoga and their own lives. Based on the Ananda Marga system of Rajadiraja yoga, we incorporate asanas and meditations from a number...

We are Dedicated to producing high quality, competent and confident yoga/meditation teachers who are devoted to service and the enjoyment of yoga and their own lives. Based on the Ananda Marga system of Rajadiraja yoga, we incorporate asanas and meditations from a number of other styles as well. Classes are fun, insightful, informal, and brilliantly educational. We pay specific attention to each trainee's needs, including personal instruction in meditation and the creation of personal asana practice. Our graduates teach successfully in private studios, gyms, prisons, and churches. In addition to asana and meditation practice, we hold regular kirtans, and trainees are taught the basics of musical instruments, including drum, harmonium, and guitar. 

First Registered April 2007

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  • 5 out of 5
    By: Dorit Galante Mar 01, 2022

    The Shiva Dancing School Of Yoga 200 TT course was recommended to me by Didi Amanda Shamita from Australia one day before it started - I did not have time to prepare, but decided to dive in - and I’m so so happy I did! The course is taught mainly by Dr. Steven Landau, aka Dada Pashupati, who is a family acharya of Ananda Marga, a global, socio-spiritual organization founded by Prabhat Ranjan, known as Shri Shri Anandamurti in 1955. Pashupati style of teaching is wonderful. Warm, inviting, inclusive and engaging. His knowledge of the relative materials is vast and his excitement and enthusiasm are contagious - everyone feels welcome and loved. All subjects are thoroughly covered and you will end up being a better version of yourself and ready to share this authentically with others. Pashupati even taught us how to play the guitar, so we will be able to hold live Kiirtan (chanting) in our classes. If you think there is something you can not do - think again! With his guidance you will achieve your goals and have lots of fun on the way - highly recommended.

    • General Comments

      The Shiva Dancing School Of Yoga 200 TT course was recommended to me by Didi Amanda Shamita from Australia one day before it started - I did not have time to prepare, but decided to dive in - and I’m so so happy I did! The course is taught mainly by Dr. Steven Landau, aka Dada Pashupati, who is a family acharya of Ananda Marga, a global, socio-spiritual organization founded by Prabhat Ranjan, known as Shri Shri Anandamurti in 1955. Pashupati style of teaching is wonderful. Warm, inviting, inclusive and engaging. His knowledge of the relative materials is vast and his excitement and enthusiasm are contagious - everyone feels welcome and loved. All subjects are thoroughly covered and you will end up being a better version of yourself and ready to share this authentically with others. Pashupati even taught us how to play the guitar, so we will be able to hold live Kiirtan (chanting) in our classes. If you think there is something you can not do - think again! With his guidance you will achieve your goals and have lots of fun on the way - highly recommended.
    School response
    Shiva Dancing School of Yoga
    Mar 01, 2022
    Dorit, aka Dhara, has been a wonderful addition to our commjunity. She has an excellent style of teaching and demonstrating, and favored us with a superb seminar introducing the topic of Trauma Sensitive Yoga. I learned much from her and expect to do so even more in the future.
  • 4.5 out of 5
    By: rajendra prasad singh yadav Apr 28, 2021

    Dada Pashupati and Didi Ananda Diipika have provided an authentic and wonderful experience while I was going through training. Dada Pashupatiji has shared his vast expertise in the field of anatomy, physiology, psychology and yoga philosophy of the classical Ashtanga Yoga and Ananda Marga schools of yoga.An additional advantages I got is to get my thirst for spirituality quenched here. Dr. Stiven Landou Being a doctor by profession we trainee had added advantage to understand anatomy physiology and get answers to our full satisfaction.Didi Ananda Diipika has taught me all the asanas thoroughly, providing an alternative version for each asana along with contraindications. Safety aspects and do and don't in asanas class taught was excellent.They are full of wisdom, relevant experience which they share abundantly with we students. I feel privileged and happy to be their student and I look forward to pass this knowledge of self-realization and service to my students. I highly recommend Shiva Dancing School to all dedicated and serious aspirants of yoga. Thank you , Yours sincerely Rajendra

    • General Comments

      Dada Pashupati and Didi Ananda Diipika have provided an authentic and wonderful experience while I was going through training. Dada Pashupatiji has shared his vast expertise in the field of anatomy, physiology, psychology and yoga philosophy of the classical Ashtanga Yoga and Ananda Marga schools of yoga.An additional advantages I got is to get my thirst for spirituality quenched here. Dr. Stiven Landou Being a doctor by profession we trainee had added advantage to understand anatomy physiology and get answers to our full satisfaction.Didi Ananda Diipika has taught me all the asanas thoroughly, providing an alternative version for each asana along with contraindications. Safety aspects and do and don't in asanas class taught was excellent.They are full of wisdom, relevant experience which they share abundantly with we students. I feel privileged and happy to be their student and I look forward to pass this knowledge of self-realization and service to my students. I highly recommend Shiva Dancing School to all dedicated and serious aspirants of yoga. Thank you , Yours sincerely Rajendra
    School response
    Shiva Dancing School of Yoga
    May 05, 2021
    Rajendra is an excellent student and trainee. He took the trouble to video individual poses by himself as we went through the training to make sure he had them done right, and always asked intelligent questions. I believe he will make an excellent teacher. When asked what of our deficiencies caused him to give us 4.5 stars instead of 5, when his review was so full of praise, he replied, "I thought There is always scope but will take care in future. I was a mistake. Namaskar dada" This is the mark of a true learner, who is always striving to improve and help others to improve.
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Nikolai Afanasev Feb 04, 2021

    Dada Pashupati and Didi Ananda Diipika have created an authentic and unparalleled experience for me when I was going through my training. Dada Pashupati has offered my their vast expertise in the field of anatomy, physiology, psychology and yoga philosophy of the classical Ashtanga Yoga and Ananda Marga schools of yoga. Didi Ananda Diipika has taught me all the asanas thoroughly, providing an alternative version for each asana along with contraindications. They are full of wisdom, relevant experience which they share abundantly with their students. I feel privileged and happy to be their student and I look forward to pass this knowledge of self-realization and service to my students. I highly recommend Shiva Dancing School to all dedicated and serious aspirants of yoga. Thank you kindly, Nirmal

    • General Comments

      Dada Pashupati and Didi Ananda Diipika have created an authentic and unparalleled experience for me when I was going through my training. Dada Pashupati has offered my their vast expertise in the field of anatomy, physiology, psychology and yoga philosophy of the classical Ashtanga Yoga and Ananda Marga schools of yoga. Didi Ananda Diipika has taught me all the asanas thoroughly, providing an alternative version for each asana along with contraindications. They are full of wisdom, relevant experience which they share abundantly with their students. I feel privileged and happy to be their student and I look forward to pass this knowledge of self-realization and service to my students. I highly recommend Shiva Dancing School to all dedicated and serious aspirants of yoga. Thank you kindly, Nirmal
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Ruthe Antoine Dec 06, 2020

    Although the sudden shifting from physical to online instructions caught the entire country of guard, Pashupati, the Yoga instructor of Shiva Dancing School had made it possible for everyone to gain the full knowledge required by the course. His flexibility, tenacity, dedication, and professionalism could only be named "top shelf and amazing." He had diligently provided one on one practice to each and every single student. With the diversity of the group, he managed to accommodate everyone so they get the full extent of the course. I will recommend Shiva Dancing School of Yoga to anyone who would to attend.

    • General Comments

      Although the sudden shifting from physical to online instructions caught the entire country of guard, Pashupati, the Yoga instructor of Shiva Dancing School had made it possible for everyone to gain the full knowledge required by the course. His flexibility, tenacity, dedication, and professionalism could only be named "top shelf and amazing." He had diligently provided one on one practice to each and every single student. With the diversity of the group, he managed to accommodate everyone so they get the full extent of the course. I will recommend Shiva Dancing School of Yoga to anyone who would to attend.
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    Shiva Dancing School of Yoga
    Dec 06, 2020
    Ruthe (aka Radha) is a wonderful singer, an enthusiastic student, and a mild-mannered Superwoman. She will go far in the yoga world, and I aim to watch her shine.
  • 4.5 out of 5
    By: Kate Kazony Nov 19, 2020

    The teacher training at Shiva Dancing School of Yoga was an excellent experience and one that I highly recommend for the following reasons • Steven Landau (also known as Dada Pashupati) is a warm and engaging teacher who personalises the course to each student, with humour, encouragement and dedication. • As Dada has professional knowledge of anatomy, the classes are seeped in deep understanding of how best to teach yoga to students who may be requiring posture modifications. • The zoom room is well utilised for large and small group work, with every student having time to practice, display and then teach each of the postures. • Classes on the different classical yoga teachings were sensitively compared and explored to enhance the spiritual background to Yogic lifestyles. * A rigorous enquiry into essential breath, glandular and hormonal balance and mental harmony was woven throughout the course, which enabled students to consider the many benefits of correct yoga practice for our bodies, emotions and mind. • Over the course of 200 hours, Dada's enthusiasm for imparting his many years of yogic practice and love of life generated keenness and earnestness amongst the class members that resonated into kindred friendships. We felt like one connected global family with genuine care and interest in each others learning. • Dada has many additional skills of music, singing, public speaking, life coaching and meditation teaching that contributes to a well rounded and rich course. This Yoga teaching course is beneficial for both those beginning to anchor their practice into a deeper understanding of the purpose behind asanas, and the more seasoned teacher, looking for genuine guidance on how to reach the next level in Yoga.

    • General Comments

      The teacher training at Shiva Dancing School of Yoga was an excellent experience and one that I highly recommend for the following reasons • Steven Landau (also known as Dada Pashupati) is a warm and engaging teacher who personalises the course to each student, with humour, encouragement and dedication. • As Dada has professional knowledge of anatomy, the classes are seeped in deep understanding of how best to teach yoga to students who may be requiring posture modifications. • The zoom room is well utilised for large and small group work, with every student having time to practice, display and then teach each of the postures. • Classes on the different classical yoga teachings were sensitively compared and explored to enhance the spiritual background to Yogic lifestyles. * A rigorous enquiry into essential breath, glandular and hormonal balance and mental harmony was woven throughout the course, which enabled students to consider the many benefits of correct yoga practice for our bodies, emotions and mind. • Over the course of 200 hours, Dada's enthusiasm for imparting his many years of yogic practice and love of life generated keenness and earnestness amongst the class members that resonated into kindred friendships. We felt like one connected global family with genuine care and interest in each others learning. • Dada has many additional skills of music, singing, public speaking, life coaching and meditation teaching that contributes to a well rounded and rich course. This Yoga teaching course is beneficial for both those beginning to anchor their practice into a deeper understanding of the purpose behind asanas, and the more seasoned teacher, looking for genuine guidance on how to reach the next level in Yoga.
    School response
    Shiva Dancing School of Yoga
    Nov 19, 2020
    Kate (aka Kanika) is a yogini of much experience, warmth and capability. She has a gentle manner tempered with a quick wit, and is a pleasure to interact with. I was glad to have her in the class.
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Dada Sep 28, 2020

    That experience l did with the Shiva dancing school of yoga was wonderful and still remains a great story for every participant from a different region around the world. l do believe there is more l can learn with this team. Gratitude.

    • General Comments

      That experience l did with the Shiva dancing school of yoga was wonderful and still remains a great story for every participant from a different region around the world. l do believe there is more l can learn with this team. Gratitude.
    School response
    Shiva Dancing School of Yoga
    Sep 28, 2020
    Dada is a most enthusiastic proponent of yoga, and an excellent practitioner of asanas. His knowledge of philosophy is deep, and he continues to expand and enlarge it. Best wishes for a great career!
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Santia Lindor-Blanc Aug 16, 2020

    The teacher was very patient with students and explained the materials very clearly. I will recommend this teacher to anyone i know that would like to take Yoga training classes.

    • General Comments

      The teacher was very patient with students and explained the materials very clearly. I will recommend this teacher to anyone i know that would like to take Yoga training classes.
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    Shiva Dancing School of Yoga
    Aug 16, 2020
    Santia Lindor-Blanc is an excellent student and very disciplined. She has good humor, moves well, and uses her dance experience to good effect. She is very musical and inspires the people around her to greatness.
  • Review: It puts me in a holy upheaval in my journey of transformation and life. For more than 20 years ago in the year of March 1999 I had my first Yoga & Meditation training experience at Global Basic Training Canter, Bangalore, and since then it accompanies my life in different ways. I was working as Yoga instructor in different parts of India. In the year of 2015 I came to Bali, Indonesia, I came to know that Yoga has a great demand here. Many foreign nationals visit as tourists and are interested to learn Yoga & Meditation. So I joined a YTT course at Bali as well. From that course I learnt so many practical aspects of Yoga. But I wanted to know more, deeper, Scientific and Special authentic knowledge about Yoga Philosophy and Psychology, Anatomy and Physiology and I decided to join the 200 hr YTT course at Shiva Dancing School of Yoga (RYS YOGA ALLIANCE). I am very thankful to my dear friend who recommended this online Yoga Training Course, USA for me. It was the best short-term on line course I could attain and I highly recommend it for all who want to deepen their journey in Yoga or may just be interested to do a drop in class and have a spark of it. I am a social worker of Ananda Marga International Organization and an Acarya for yoga Meditation as professional, and I can really say out of my experiences that Shiva Dancing School of Yoga is an amazing training course. The scientific explanation and deeper understanding of Ananda Marga Yoga Philosophy and Practises and a lot of information on physiology, anatomy, and psychology was included in the course. The syllabus is structured in a nice way. A few words for my respected Trainer: STEVEN LANDAU MD ERYT, Acarya Pashupati is an excellent all-round Trainer. His sincere efforts, love and affection to students and technique of sharing knowledge inspired me a lot. His structured and confident teaching style testifies to a high level of competence. I was mesmerized of his knowledge on Ananda Marga Philosophy, Physiology, Anatomy, Psychology. Acaryaji’si commitments to Yoga are unique and highly appreciated. I am really grateful to A’ca’rya Pashupatijii who organized online course for me. With deep gratefulness, inspired and in the enriching holy upheaval, Namaskar. Damayantin Verma (Av. An. Diipika A’c.)

    • General Comments

      Review: It puts me in a holy upheaval in my journey of transformation and life. For more than 20 years ago in the year of March 1999 I had my first Yoga & Meditation training experience at Global Basic Training Canter, Bangalore, and since then it accompanies my life in different ways. I was working as Yoga instructor in different parts of India. In the year of 2015 I came to Bali, Indonesia, I came to know that Yoga has a great demand here. Many foreign nationals visit as tourists and are interested to learn Yoga & Meditation. So I joined a YTT course at Bali as well. From that course I learnt so many practical aspects of Yoga. But I wanted to know more, deeper, Scientific and Special authentic knowledge about Yoga Philosophy and Psychology, Anatomy and Physiology and I decided to join the 200 hr YTT course at Shiva Dancing School of Yoga (RYS YOGA ALLIANCE). I am very thankful to my dear friend who recommended this online Yoga Training Course, USA for me. It was the best short-term on line course I could attain and I highly recommend it for all who want to deepen their journey in Yoga or may just be interested to do a drop in class and have a spark of it. I am a social worker of Ananda Marga International Organization and an Acarya for yoga Meditation as professional, and I can really say out of my experiences that Shiva Dancing School of Yoga is an amazing training course. The scientific explanation and deeper understanding of Ananda Marga Yoga Philosophy and Practises and a lot of information on physiology, anatomy, and psychology was included in the course. The syllabus is structured in a nice way. A few words for my respected Trainer: STEVEN LANDAU MD ERYT, Acarya Pashupati is an excellent all-round Trainer. His sincere efforts, love and affection to students and technique of sharing knowledge inspired me a lot. His structured and confident teaching style testifies to a high level of competence. I was mesmerized of his knowledge on Ananda Marga Philosophy, Physiology, Anatomy, Psychology. Acaryaji’si commitments to Yoga are unique and highly appreciated. I am really grateful to A’ca’rya Pashupatijii who organized online course for me. With deep gratefulness, inspired and in the enriching holy upheaval, Namaskar. Damayantin Verma (Av. An. Diipika A’c.)
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    Shiva Dancing School of Yoga
    Jun 27, 2020
    "Didi" Ananda Diipika is a marvelous student and an inspiration. Her glorious peformance of asana sequence left us in awe. She led us through a profound demonstration of Sam'skrta pronunciation, always maintaining good humor, humility, and an elevated degree of diligence. It is my pleasure to welcome her to the ranks of RYT's, now that she has already completed 20 years of work with Ananda Marga as a Sanyasini (yogic nun), and also to welcome her to the Shiva Dancing School of Yoga team of lead trainers internationally,
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Dada Shubhacetanananda Jun 27, 2019

    It was my pleasure to complete teachers training certification course with the Shiva Dancing School of Yoga (RYS-200) Yoga Alliance in the Ananda Marga/Rajadhiraja Yoga style by Pashupati Steven Landau MD at Greensboro, NC, U.S. I like the way he incorporated anatomy and physiology with yoga and meditation science. He gave practical classes, such as Children’s Yoga and Seniors’ Yoga with children and elders, which was fun. I appreciate his service and dedication to community. I highly recommend people to join his teachers training courses.

    • General Comments

      It was my pleasure to complete teachers training certification course with the Shiva Dancing School of Yoga (RYS-200) Yoga Alliance in the Ananda Marga/Rajadhiraja Yoga style by Pashupati Steven Landau MD at Greensboro, NC, U.S. I like the way he incorporated anatomy and physiology with yoga and meditation science. He gave practical classes, such as Children’s Yoga and Seniors’ Yoga with children and elders, which was fun. I appreciate his service and dedication to community. I highly recommend people to join his teachers training courses.
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Didi Ananda Devapriya Feb 21, 2019

    This was quite an intensive training - going into great depth and packed with information and practices. It was a real boost to my personal practice. I really appreciated that as Pashupati is a medical doctor, he was able to give us quite thorough lessons on anatomy and physiology. But it was his boundless energy, positivity and dynamism that impressed me the most, always punctuated with light doses of humour to keep everyone laughing and enjoying the process.

    • Learning Objectives

      Average 5 = Entirely
      Shiva Dancing School of Yoga’s 200-hour teacher training prepares its trainees to begin teaching the principles and techniques of yoga safely and competently.

      Entirely

    • General Comments

      This was quite an intensive training - going into great depth and packed with information and practices. It was a real boost to my personal practice. I really appreciated that as Pashupati is a medical doctor, he was able to give us quite thorough lessons on anatomy and physiology. But it was his boundless energy, positivity and dynamism that impressed me the most, always punctuated with light doses of humour to keep everyone laughing and enjoying the process.
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    Shiva Dancing School of Yoga
    Mar 04, 2019
    Didi Ananda Devapriya was one of the highlights of the course, with her enthusiasm and boundless ability to give examples from her prior teaching experience. She will make a great ERYT, as she is already an experienced and capable yoga teacher.
First Registered April 2007

School Reviews

Total Reviews: 17

By Dorit Galante E-RYT® 500

Mar 01, 2022

The Shiva Dancing School Of Yoga 200 TT course was recommended to me by Didi Amanda Shamita from Australia one day before it started - I did not have time to prepare, but decided to dive in - and I’m so so happy I did! The course is taught mainly by Dr. Steven Landau, aka Dada Pashupati, who is a family acharya of Ananda Marga, a global, socio-spiritual organization founded by Prabhat Ranjan, known as Shri Shri Anandamurti in 1955. Pashupati style of teaching is wonderful. Warm, inviting, inclusive and engaging. His knowledge of the relative materials is vast and his excitement and enthusiasm are contagious - everyone feels welcome and loved. All subjects are thoroughly covered and you will end up being a better version of yourself and ready to share this authentically with others. Pashupati even taught us how to play the guitar, so we will be able to hold live Kiirtan (chanting) in our classes. If you think there is something you can not do - think again! With his guidance you will achieve your goals and have lots of fun on the way - highly recommended. Full Review

By rajendra prasad singh yadav RYT® 200

Apr 28, 2021

Dada Pashupati and Didi Ananda Diipika have provided an authentic and wonderful experience while I was going through training. Dada Pashupatiji has shared his vast expertise in the field of anatomy, physiology, psychology and yoga philosophy of the classical Ashtanga Yoga and Ananda Marga schools of yoga.An additional advantages I got is to get my thirst for spirituality quenched here. Dr. Stiven Landou Being a doctor by profession we trainee had added advantage to understand anatomy physiology and get answers to our full satisfaction.Didi Ananda Diipika has taught me all the asanas thoroughly, providing an alternative version for each asana along with contraindications. Safety aspects and do and don't in asanas class taught was excellent.They are full of wisdom, relevant experience which they share abundantly with we students. I feel privileged and happy to be their student and I look forward to pass this knowledge of self-realization and service to my students. I highly recommend Shiva Dancing School to all dedicated and serious aspirants of yoga. Thank you , Yours sincerely Rajendra Full Review

All Reviews (17)

Teaching Staff

Pashupati Steven Landau MD

E-RYT® 500, YACEP®

Dada Shubhacetanananda

E-RYT® 500, YACEP®

Didi Ananda Devapriya Didi Ananda Devapriya

E-RYT® 500

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