Joy Prema Padma
Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
studies of Anthropology and Language/Literature/Cultural Anthropology
seminars in tibetology, study of buddhism, indigenous tribes of
native America, studies of european ethnology
seminar thesis in how to build healing biotopes
for the new earth paradigm and planetary culture
(based upon the example Tamera, Portugal)
2017 - 2020
Mentorship with Rudolf Büchner
spirit healer,energy medicine, shaman, kinesiology
Coaching and Training “The wolves lodge”,
introduction to Native American medicine wheel
with Gabrielle Scharnitzky
shaman, transformations-and consciousness coach
200h Teacher Training Lotos Yoga Berlin
Hatha Yoga, Philosophy, Yoga Nidra, Prenatal Yoga, Meditation
300h Teacher Training Anand Prakash Ashram
with Himalayan Master Yogrishi Vishvketu (PhD), Rishikesh, India
Akhanda Yoga Intermediate, Ayurveda Basics, Philosophy,
Hatha Raja, Five Koshas, Pranayama, Prenatal,
Restorative Yoga, Transformational Experiences,
leading Kirtan Chanting, Agnihotra Vedic Fire Ceremony
Reiki Energy Healing 1&2, International Healing School, Rishikesh, India
with Maayaa, holistic healer
Breath Medicine Teacher Training
with Daisy Kaye
Healer, Universal Tao Instructor, Breathwork Facilitator, bodyworker, herbalist
healing and integration of trauma and stress, 5 Element Theory
including 5 Element Massage and Dance, Chi Nei Tsang (Chinese belly internal organ massage)
In deep gratitude towards all the masters, teachers and healers that crossed my path. I honor, respect and love you.
I am deeply grateful for your presence in my life and the wisdom you passed onto me.
RECEIVING HER NAME
During that time when she was living,studying and teaching at the Himalayan Ashram Anand Prakash she was initiated in a big ceremony with the name Prema Padma meaning
‘Love of the Lotos'.
With the initiation follows a responsibility and purpose to fulfill.
Yogrishi Vishvketu spoke the words
"Be steady and be grounded, and you will blossom like a lotos flower".
Prema is a Sanskrit word meaning "love" or "affection" and refers to a divine love or higher love, related to God or some form of spiritual pursuit. Feeling divine love is one of the many spiritual benefits that can be gained from yoga practice. Deep meditation, Bhakti Yoga, Mantra chanting in Kirtan and controlled breathing are among the techniques used
to advance toward this special kind of love.
Padma is the Sanskrit word for lotus. This aquatic flowering plant plays an important symbolic role in yoga and many Indian religions including Hinduism and Buddhism. It is often referred to as the “sacred lotus.”
The blossoming of the lotus is like the promise of the spiritual path; it represents the possibility to bloom even from the muddiest waters and find beauty and bliss through enlightenment.
In Hinduism, the gods, Vishnu and Brahma, and the goddesses, Lakshmi and Saraswati, are often depicted with lotus flowers or are associated with them. Vishnu, for instance, is sometimes described as the “lotus-eyed one.” Brahma is often depicted in padmasana, blooming from the petals of a lotus flower, with the unfolding petals symbolizing the expansion of the soul.
Many of the chakra symbols of yogic philosophy feature the lotus, and draw on it as a representation of purity and divine beauty. Padma is also one of the eight auspicious symbols of Buddhism, representing primordial purity.
Padma grows from out of the mud, but blooms in perfect beauty above the surface of the water. Thus, it is often seen as a symbol for those who overcome ignorance and suffering in order to find enlightenment and Self-realization. It can be seen as representing purity of body, mind and speech, as it rises above attachment and desire, liberated and full of bliss.
"Dearest Joy, thank you immensely for being this fairy-angel in my life and the life of so many other people. You'll carry bliss with you wherever you go and all creatures will be enlightened by your presence. Thank you for holding space for me, for inspiring me and showing me me the way by your words, your example and your magnificent energy."
"Dearest Prema Padma, Wow what a fantastic experience with all the great women it was on Monday! Thank you so much for hosting this with your love, energy and holding safe space. I'm very much interested to go on this adventure as it felt incredibly freeing. I hope I can join your full moon ceremony as well! Best wishes!"
"I attended a New Moon ceremony led by Joy. She introduced us to concepts of womb healing and divine feminine and guided us in an energetic practice of Chinese healing sounds, breathing exercises and mantras. I felt very safe in the space she held and discovered a new connection to my womb. At the end of the evening my period pains were gone, magic!"
"Dear Joy, I have now been practicing with you the last months nearly daily from Monday to Friday at 6.30 AM with Green Yoga Online and I am so happy that it became a great routine for my life. 1-2 Hours in the early morning just for myself. My body feeling became way better, my mind is more calm, I can always recall on the breath exercises you taught me. It has become a part of me and I am sooo happy about that. And that is just the beginning, as there is so much more to discover. I also like your being as a teacher a lot, you teach calm, relaxed, traditional, powerful, loving and you offer a holistic experience with breath work, meditation, mantras and asanas. I thank you SO much. <3"
my back-pain determined my days, before I started practicing with with you in our vitalizing morning yoga class. It was a holistic experience.
Thank you for your quiet and motivating way of guidance through the asanas with all your helpful explanations regarding ayurveda, breathwork and meditation.
For the first time in my yoga history, I felt the ability to connect with my breath during the complete session and due to your individual support, I am pain-free now and feel better balanced not only in my body, but also in my emotions.
I hope, you can guide me along a little further... love, Desiree"
"Dearest Prema, meeting you is such a precious gift to my yoga journey in India. There is so much healing energy when I hear the kirtan music from you. And the talks with you brought me so much inspiration that was like a light helping me see more in the darkness. I will carry all this healing energy from you and the ashram back to china to try live my life in a more balanced way. I will always love to bring the influence from you along with me. My heartful thanks and love."
- Silvana, China
"Joy Prema Padma is an amazing yoga teacher. Her classes of Yoga have been the perfect morning routine for me in the last weeks of the corona crisis. With a strong focus she is guiding through sequences of Pranayama, Asanas and guided Meditations. Her voice is the caring anchor in these sessions that are rich in variety with a strong focus on connecting to the here and now through the breath. Joy’s holistic approach to yoga doesn’t end with the yoga class. She has an impressive knowledge about the ancient philosophy of yoga and shares valuable information during and after her classes. A strong focus hereby is also on the wholesome nutrition through Ayurveda. These classes are more then just a workout. Jenny wants her students to grow and to support their personal process of healing. And after all Prema Padmas strong devotion to her work is exceptionally inspiring and catching. Just after my first class with her it gave me the energy to start my own daily social media show. Highly, highly recommendable!"
"It was so lovely to meet you at Anand Prakash ashram in Rishikesh last year. You are such a beautiful soul and skilled yoga teacher and healer. It is rare to meet people like you with such an amazing positive energy and zest for life. I absolutely loved your yoga classes, your full moon circles and our inspiring conversations! You are a true inspiration and it is a true joy to be around you. Hope to meet you again somewhere soon!
-Vanessa, South Africa
"Prema :-), I can't tell you how much your voice has moved me while you were chanting mantras. I hope you believe me when I say that your singing helped to change my life. You are an amazing human being. Thank you for the privilege of your healing. You are a big reason I'm going back to do my teacher training and you were instrumental in helping me to shift my life. You are beautiful inside and out."
"Dearest Joy, thank you for being so welcoming and wonderful and for making my time at the ashram full of wisdom,inspiration and joy. You have a beautiful soul and you are a brilliant yoga teacher".
- Katie, UK
"Joy has calm and steady energy and able to direct it toward people around her. She is open and truthful to herself and to her teaching that she presents. Combination of youth, bouncy, depth and authenticity create a very unique environment and experience in breathwork..and i miss it."
"Prema Padma teaches an uplifitng mixture between asana, pranayama, mantra and mudra. They do honor to her name, Joy, and reflect the holistic vision of her Indian teacher, Yogrishi Vishvketu."
"Prema is such an incredible source of light! I had the opportunity to participate in some of her healing circles and moon-ceremonies while we were both staying at an ashram in Rishikesh, India. I am so happy to know Prema, as she has an incredible intuitive knowledge of the subtle and energetic fields, as well as an unbelievably beautiful and bright heart. I highly recommend Prema for any type of spiritual work."