Kandanat G Nandakumar is our Meditation Teacher at Dhyanavidya Web School.
Nandakumar, “Nanda” for short, was born in a family where “Yoga” was a daily routine. His father was late Yogacharya Govindan Nair , who was a journalist, author and an established Yoga Acharya of his times. His mother too was a devout Yoga Practitioner. Nanda grew up imbibing the ancient values of Ashtanga Yoga which was always a subject of inspiring passion for him throughout.
He was initiated into the daily practice of Meditation in 1997 by an Arab gentleman when he was working in the middle east, validating the ancient understanding that Meditation is beyond religion or race or national boundaries. This initiation coupled with his Asana-Pranayama background gave him the impetus for passionate meditation practices.
Nanda is a disciple of Yogananda Paramahansa (Author of all time spiritual classic “Autobiography of a Yogi” ) and he is on the path and tradition of Kriya Yoga. Here is the link to “Autobiography of a Yogi” – an all time spiritual classic, translated into 45 languages worldwide.
Nanda is a Science Graduate, with Masters degree in Metaphysics, with Consciousness Studies as his subject of specialization. He us a Certified Ananda Meditation Teacher from The Ananda School of Yoga & Meditation, 14618 Tyler Foote Rd, Nevada City, California 95959, based on the tradition of Yogananda Pramahansa.
Nanda has worked in various roles and responsibilities as Sales Representative, Sales Manager, Regional Manager and Managing Director in a career that spanned 42 years. He has worked both in India as well as outside India, where most of his career period was spent.
Currently he lives with his wife in Tripunithura – an ancient suburban town near Kochi, South India – practicing meditation and assisting other aspirants who want to learn to meditate.