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East-West Yoga Society

Following the Himalayan Tradition of Yoga and Meditation

To make the world a better place by increasing Self-awareness through the practices of yoga and meditation.


The Association of Himalayan Yoga Meditation Societies

The Association of Himalayan Yoga Meditation Societies (AHYMS) is a non-profit charitable, educational and scientific corporation incorporated for the following purposes:


The Meditation Center

For over 33 years The Meditation Center has been teaching yoga and meditation in the context of the 5,000 year-old Himalayan Tradition that explores the unique philosophy and science of Raja-yoga or the Royal Path. This is a systematic and experiential path to integrate body, breath, mind and spirit through progressive levels of relaxation, breathing, postures and meditation, which promote well-being.

Swami Veda Bharati

There are many who are keepers of the ancient wisdom of the tradition of yoga and the Vedas, each with his/her own grace. Swami Veda Bharati was known from the age of nine years as a foremost exponent and expert of the Tradition, its texts and practices. For the past 55 years he has been an international teacher, lecturer and writer. In this time he has gained much insight and shares the same freely. He was initiated by his spiritual Master Swami Rama of the Himalayas.

The Himalayan Yoga Meditation Centre

The Himalayan Tradition is an unbroken stream of spiritual knowledge flowing from the great sages of the Himalayan Cave Monasteries. The initial purpose of the Tradition is to fully awaken the divine flame that lies within every human being and emphasizes purification of thoughts and emotions. Meditation is a way of making the unconscious; conscious, the unknown; known and the Infinite Truth realized.

Pandit Hari Shankar Dabral, Ph.D is the Spiritual Director of The Himalayan Yoga Meditation Centre (HYMC) in Calgary, and is an experienced teacher in the Himalayan Tradition who is capable of bringing the authentic teachings of the yoga masters to all types of students. Panditji offers classes, workshops, full moon meditations, and retreats in Calgary, as well as leading an annual Pilgrimage to India. He is also a Vedic Astrologer and a fourth generation priest. Panditji travels internationally to teach and perform ceremonies.

The Yoga Association of Alberta

The Yoga Association of Alberta is a non-profit organization that offers activities to the public for the purpose of providing self-development opportunities. The Association provided coordination and support througout the province through its own activities and in cooperation with groups practising all recognized yoga disciplines.

Swami Rama Dhyana Gurukulam

A residential 3 to 5 year intensive study program at Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama Ashram in Rishikesh, India.