Nataraj Chaitanya (Jimmy Burgio) recently moved to Chicago from New York City and has been teaching yoga since 2006. He has directed yoga teacher trainings and retreats worldwide. His classes are a rich combination of alignment-focused pose work, pranayama, mantra, and meditation.
A devoted mantra meditator from the age of 13, Nataraj has steeped himself in yogic and the tantric philosophy of Kashmir Shaivism, and weaves the wisdom of yoga throughout his classes. He strives to create an environment where students can experience the fullness of their own Being. Nataraj has lead retreats, workshops, kirtans, and has directed teacher training programs worldwide. A devoted shiva yogi, his love of teaching is evident in the enthusiastic manner in which he leads his classes.
He is a founding member of Embodied Philosophy, an online yoga philosophy resource dedicating to bringing the wisdom of yoga to life in the everyday. In January 2019, he was initiated into Chaitanya Diksha and became a lineage holder of the meditation tradition of Bhagavan Nityananda of Ganeshpuri by Mahamandaleshwar Swami Shankarananda, one of Swami Muktananda’s senior disciples.
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