Co-founder of Yoga Sadhana, Malaysia. Louis Lim or Ramana (name initiated by his Guru), is an International Teacher Trainer and has been learning Yoga since 2008 under the tutelage of his Guru, Acharya Shri Parveen Nair. He is now co-teaches with his Guru, conducting both 200 and 300 hours Yoga Teachers Training Courses, Yoga Workshops and Retreats internationally. Louis also had the opportunity to study directly under the late Guruji BKS Iyengar and his family, the late Geeta Iyengar & Prashant Iyengar in Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute (RIMYI) in Pune, India.
In 2015, Louis was honoured to be invited by the Indian High Commissions and AYUSH, the Ministry of Indian Government for Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy representing the Association of Malaysian Yoga Teachers to participate and witness the 1st International Yoga Day inaugurated by the Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi in New Delhi on 21st June.
His consistent yoga practice over the past 14 years with his guru has developed his strength and flexibility in the asana practice while cultivating a calm and steady mind. He has found the integration and discipline beneficial. His innate interest in the spiritual aspect of Yoga has brought him to study the Advaita Vedanta Philosophy, the Yoga Sutra and the Bhagavad Gita. Louis now pursues his studies in the ancient Vedic studies in Yoga, Ayurveda, Mantra & Meditation with the American Institute of Vedic Studies under the guidance of Pandit Vamadeva Shastri, Vedacharya Dr. David Frawley, from the USA.
“Understanding function not anatomy” is the essence of Louis’s teaching in Anatomy & Physiology. As fascinated by the subject, he has systematically developed a unique teaching methodology integrating his knowledge on human anatomy, physiology and biomechanics into his trainings. To better help his students to understand the subject, he focuses on the musculoskeletal system; he teaches its form and its function.
To Louis, movement is not an intellectual process, and nor is meditation. Both are heart-felt practices of a being in a body, this includes the thinking body, the moving body, the instinctive body and the emotional body, with all its sensory awareness to experience embodiment, making his classes educational , experiential and fun. Louis has co-trained and certified more than 100 qualified Yoga instructors both locally and internationally. Whether your interest is therapeutic or dynamic, for strength or stillness, Louis believes there is far more to the art of yoga than a series of exercises or shapes-in-space on mat.