Nalanie Harilela Chellaram

Nalanie Harilela Chellaram

Nalanie Harilela Chellaram is a modern spiritual teacher—a true soul doctor dedicated to selfless service. She travels the world to spread a message of wisdom, compassion, and love based on the philosophy of Yoga.

Nalanie attended university in the United States where she studied philosophy, psychology, and fine arts. Later, in 1986, she became a disciple of His Holiness Sri Swami Satchidananda “Gurudev”, one of the leading lights who brought Yoga to the West and who was also affectionately known as “the Woodstock Guru” after he gave the opening address at the famous Woodstock Music Festival held in New York state in 1969. Under His Holiness’ guidance Nalanie studied the science of Yoga while at the same time continuing her study of philosophy and psychology. She has been accredited by Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville in Virginia, USA to teach asanas, pranayama and meditation. She is also an accredited Integral Yoga teacher trainer and a Yoga therapist under the British School of Yoga and the International Association of Yoga Therapists.

Her popularity as a counselor has also increased in recent years and she now offers personal consultations worldwide for which she does not charge but rather prefers to work on a donation basis.

Nalanie currently serves as Chairwoman of the Integral Yoga Centres in Sotogrande Alto, Spain and Gibraltar, where she regularly gives talks (satsangs) on spirituality and the science of the mind. She frequently leads Raja Yoga teacher training courses and is becoming increasingly popular as a speaker both locally and internationally.

She is also the founder of the Service in Satchidananda (SIS) initiative, a nonprofit international collective of charities established in honor of Sri Swami Satchidananda and based on his core teaching of selfless service.

Nalanie is highly regarded as the first of a new generation of spiritual teachers. Her particular upbringing and education have given her a special insight into both Hinduism and Christianity, inspired by her beloved Gurudev. Her example as a wife, mother, businesswoman, and now grandmother, who has devoted her life to God and His service, has been a beacon to her students. She shows that it is not necessary to withdraw from life in order to find the “God within”.

In March 2008, Nalanie received an award in recognition of her services to humanity from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and in October of the same year she was also awarded a Humanitarian Award from Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville in Virginia, USA. In 2022 she received the Mayor’s Award for services to the community from the Mayor of Gibraltar.

Nalanie has also published several booklets dealing with different emotional subjects, a collection of affirmations and poems under the title Divine Grace, and a book entitled Loss, Life, Love that relays her personal journey through grief to love.

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nalanie-chellaram.com

yogagibraltar.com

sisproject.org

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Nalanie Harilela Chellaram
  • The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali: Book Two - Sutras 54-55

    Pratyahara (sense control) is the subject of this edition of the study. It includes a brief recap of pranayama, and how slowing the breath can help with pratyahara and panic attacks. Also included are non-attachment and how to deal with people who 'push your buttons!'

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  • The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali: Book Two - Sutras 49-53

    In this video, Nalanie explains 'pranayama," or breath control. It includes a recap of Book Two - Sutras 46 to 48, and a short meditation using the breath.

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  • How To Practice Truthfulness With Compassion: A Talk with Nalanie Chellaram

    Based on "Axiom Therapy" - a system of therapy utilising truthfulness and compassion developed by Nalanie Harilela Chellaram and grounded in Yogic tenets and teachings, and as practiced by her during her over 30 years as a counsellor, as a 'soul doctor.'

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  • Mastering Your Mind: Meditate on the Inner Joy

    In this, the next in the series entitled 'Mastering Your Mind,' Nalanie reflects on the joy to be found by turning inward, and the peace to be experienced when meditating on the true Self.

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  • The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali: Book One - Sutra 30 / Book Two - Sutra 46

    The main topic for this edition is 'Asana' - Yoga posture. However, Nalanie opens with a short talk about faith, continuing the theme of 'accepting pain for purification,' and in closing she demonstrates the power of the mind and gives some advice about relationships. Includes a recap of Book T...

  • The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali: Book Two - Sutras 41-44

    This edition includes going deeper into 'accepting pain for purification'; the difference between love and possessiveness; what is 'Isvara Pranidhanam' and some advice on what to do when Kundalini rises and you feel unwell.

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  • The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali: Book Two - Sutra 40-43

    Subjects covered include moderation, accepting pain for purification, purifying the mind and awakening the Guru within. This session includes a recap of Book Two - Sutra 39 (non-greed). Filmed at The George Harilela Yoga Centre, Spain on the 22nd November, 2023.

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  • The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali: Book Two - Sutra 38 & 39

    'Brahmacharya' is often considered as the practice of celibacy but more accurately it is the practice of moderation. In this episode Nalanie openly discusses moderation in sexual relationships and the use of energy in love. And what lies behind most of the world's problems? Greed. Nalanie then ...

  • Mastering Your Mind: Mantra & Prayer

    Mantras and Prayers can be so powerful. Nalanie explains how and why, and the importance of saying them both.

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  • Mastering Your Mind: Discriminative Discernment

    Nalanie asks: What is your goal? She explains how to achieve discriminative discernment in life, the wisdom to know when to act and when not to, and the importance of awareness and of 'being in the now.' And she uses a real incident, a warning, provided by one of her students to exemplify these...

  • Mastering Your Mind: Kriya Yoga - Pt 3

    In this class, Nalanie provides explanations of the Koshas and gives more details about the Chakras. It includes breathing exercises and visualizations.

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  • The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali: Book Two - Sutra 37

    Non-stealing. This edition continues to explore the Yamas and Niyamas, the tools to help you deal with the outside world while on the spiritual path, includes some useful affirmations, and concludes with a short meditation. Filmed at The George Harilela Yoga Centre, Spain on the 8th November, 20...

  • The Yoga Sutras Of Patanjali: Book Two - Sutras 34 & 35 (Recap) and Sutra 36

    Truthfulness in relationships, and the difference between inspiration and desire. This edition of the Study opens with a recap of Sutras 34 & 35 and a short discussion about non-violence, discusses the above and closes with the Power of the Mantra. Filmed at The George Harilela Yoga Centre, Spain...

  • The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali: Book Two - Sutras 30-35

    The Yamas and Niyamas, Pratipaksha Bhavanam, self-discipline, self-harming and 'know yourself' - these are the subjects covered in this edition of the study of The Yoga Sutras Of Patanjali. Filmed at The George Harilela Yoga Centre, Spain on the 25th October, 2023.

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  • The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali: Book Two - Sutras 28 to 50

    Here Nalanie talks about non-attachment and she explains the eight limbs of Yoga. This edition includes a recap of Book One, Sutras 2, 3 and 14, and a brief resumé of the different stages of Samadhi and different types of Karma. Filmed at The George Harilela Yoga Centre, Spain, on the 11th Octo...

  • 7 The Yoga Sutras Of Patanjali (S7). Book One - Sutra 18

    "The call to joy!" Following on from the sixth session Nalanie begins by giving a recap of the different stages of Samadhi and she quotes extensively from Robert Holden's book, "Higher Purpose" in which the author clearly expresses what the feeling of joy is and where it emanates from. Filmed ...

  • Mastering Your Mind: Kriya Yoga - Pt 2

    In this, the second in the series covering Kriya Yoga - the technique of controlling energy through pranayama (breath control) and meditation - Nalanie looks deeper into the practice of the Bandhas (energy locks) and how these can improve health. Included are two short guided meditations and exp...

  • Mastering Your Mind: Kriya Yoga - Pt. 1

    Continuing under the theme "Mastering Your Mind" Nalanie discusses Kriya Yoga - the technique of controlling energy through pranayama (breath control) and meditation. This includes a practical demonstration of 'Bhastrika' - 'the Bellows Breath' - and of the 'Bandhas," the energy locks which when ...

  • Mastering Your Mind: Non-Attachment in Relationships

    In the third video in the series "Mastering Your Mind" Nalanie discusses how it is possible to have, and the importance of having non-attachment in personal relationships. Filmed at The George Harilela Yoga Centre, Spain on the 12th October 2022.

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  • Mastering Your Mind: Non-Attachment with Nalanie Chellaram

    Continuing the theme of "Mastering Your Mind" Nalanie discusses the meaning and importance of non-attachment when seeking peace.
    Filmed at the George Harilela Yoga Centre, Spain, on the 5th October 2022.

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  • The Obstacles We Face On Our Spiritual Journey - A Talk By Nalanie Chellaram

    In this video Nalanie discusses the different states of mind we experience when we meditate - restlessness, dullness and dissipated - and how to overcome these 'obstacles' and build up willpower through control of the senses. Filed at Radiant Yoga, Marbella, Spain on 28th October 2021.

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  • The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali: Book One - Sutras 15-17

    In this edition Nalanie recaps Sutra 15 and non-attachment, and then goes on to discuss the different stages of Samadhi (contemplation). It includes advice on how to deal with addictions and a short story about the consequences of anger. Filmed at The George Harilela Yoga Centre, Spain, on the ...

  • The Pathways To Ananda with Nalanie Chellaram

    Do you know the way to find real and lasting peace in your life? In this talk, Nalanie explains the steps to be taken on the spiritual journey to 'Ananda.' As examples, she refers to her booklet, "Steps To Enlightenment" and her talk includes two Mantras and advice to a householder as given in ...

  • The Yoga Sutras Of Patanjali: Book 1 - Recap & Questions

    Non-attachment and sleep as a mental modification: In this session Nalanie recaps the study of Book One covered to-date, and puts the practice of non-attachment into perspective by quoting from both The Bhagavad Gita and The Upanishads. She also answers questions about sleep and how to change the...