Biography


The Shivam Yoga System


The Shivam Yoga System is in a philosophical and behavioral school. The System was structured by Arnaldo de Almeida, who, since 1976, has been working on the Path, having studied Yoga in Brazil and having get some training in India. A few years ago, has had the support of the Indian Mukesh Kumar Sonee, from the city of Khajuraho, who is in Brazil and in the Shivam Yoga Ashram since 1998 and of Edilayne Santos, the Administering of the Shivam Yoga Ashram.


Biography – Master Arnaldo de Almeida


Master Arnaldo began his journey on the Path in 1976, when he became a vegetarian and began his practice of Yoga in his house by himself. In 1988, he began – the autodidactics way – to teach Yoga classes in Ouro Preto- MG. In 1999, he founded, with assitance of Mukesh Kumar Sonee and Shivam Yoga instructors, the Shivam Yoga System and ASSY – Shivam Yoga System Association. In 1992, Master Arnaldo de Almeida established in UFOP (Federal University of Ouro Preto), the Project Shivam Yoga at UFOP. In 2009, began ministering training course Shivam Yoga at UFV (Federal University of Viçosa) and this training was continued in 2011.

Master Arnaldo in a sunrise in the Ganga River – Varanassi city in the India

Master Arnaldo began his journey on the Path in 1976, when he became a vegetarian and began his practice of Yoga in his house by himself. In 1988, he began – the autodidactics way – to teach Yoga classes in Ouro Preto- MG. In 1999, he founded, with assitance of Mukesh Kumar Sonee and Shivam Yoga instructors, the Shivam Yoga System and ASSY – Shivam Yoga System Association. In 1992, Master Arnaldo de Almeida established in UFOP (Federal University of Ouro Preto), the Project Shivam Yoga at UFOP. In 2009, began ministering training course Shivam Yoga at UFV (Federal University of Viçosa) and this training was continued in 2011.

The matrix of the System is the “Shivam Yoga Ashram” – expression that literally means “Shiva’s Yoga School” and this matrix is located in the city of Ouro Preto – Minas Gerais State – Brazil.

Mestre Arnaldo has been training instructors in Shivam Yoga since 2000, as well as massage therapists. Many of these instructors and therapists follow Shivam Yoga method and work in this area in their Shivam Yoga Centers or special spaces for this type of work in several Brazilian cities and in Europe (Dublin – Ireland).

Master Arnaldo has published books about Yoga and Indian Massage, articles in newspapers and magazines, develops program on Radio UFOP (Federal University of Ouro Preto) about Hinduism and Mantras and offers workshops about Yoga and Massage Therapy in UFOP and in Shivam Yoga Centers and public and private institutions.

Join this work, attending the Shivam Yoga Ashram and Shivam Yoga Centers throughout Brazil and abroad. When you enroll our courses, in addition to become an instructor and a massage therapist, you can also develop to a large degree, self-knowledge. Will be participating in a research study of Traditional Indian Yoga and Traditional Indian Ayurveda.


About Master Arnaldo

Name: Arnaldo de Almeida

Date of birth: 16 de maio de 1952

He has born in Bicas city in Minas Gerais State – Brazil

He lived in Bicas city until 05 years old. After this date, he lived in a grand father small farm, where he lived until 30 years old. He, in this period, work in this farm. In 1982, he changed to Ouro Preto city, where he has lived until this moment.

Academic Journey

1986 – Graduation in Portuguese and English by Federal University of Ouro Preto – MG – Brazil.

1987 – Bachelor in English by Federal University of Ouro Preto – MG – Brazil.

1998 – Specialist in Boroque Art by Federal University of Ouro Preto – MG – Brazil.

2013 – Administration Master by Novos Horizontes Faculty of Belo Horizonte – MG – Brazil

 

Yoga Journey

1976 – With 24 years old, he begun to practice the Anna Yoga (Vegetarian Food Yoga). In this period he also begun to study and practice Yoga in the farm house of your parents – This farm was located in Bicas – Minas Gerais State – Brazil.

1982 – He changed to Ouro Preto city – Minas Gerais State – Brazil, to work and to do academic studies.

1988 – In Ouro Preto, he begun to practice Yoga as common student in a small Ouro Preto Yoga Scholl.

1988 – This Ouro Preto Scholl is closed and Master Arnaldo decided to minister Yoga Class and to this he criated a small private Yoga Institute.

1991 – He begun to participate of the an Instructor Yoga Course in the Belo Horizonte city – Minas Gerais State – Brazil.

1992 – He begun to participate of the an Instructor Yoga Course in the Curitiba city – Paraná State – Brazil. He dicided to associate to this Curitiba Yoga Scholl and he continued associated to this School during seven years.

1992 – He criated the Shivam Yoga Project in the Federal University of Ouro Preto – Minas Gerais State – Brazil. He coordenated this Project of the 1992 to 2016. In 2016 he get retired.

1996 – He published the book: Manual Prático de Yoga: ouvindo a sua música interior. Ouro Preto: Editora UFOP. Translation: Practice Yoga Book: Listening your Inner Music.

1998 – He did his first travel to India to know the Hinduist culture and Yoga scholls.

1998 – Receive in Ouro Preto city, by his invitation, a indian people – Mukesh Kumar Sonee. Then, after this time, Mukesh and Master Arnaldo work together in the Shivam Yoga Ashram.

1999 – He closed your assotiation with the Curitiba Yoga Scholl and, then, with Mukesh and the students of Yoga criate the Shivam Yoga System and found the Shivam Yoga Ashram.

2000 – He begun to minister the Shivam Yoga Instructor Course and Therapist Courses (Massage, Acupunture, Tarot and others) in the Shivam Yoga Ashram and some Univesities, as Federal University of Ouro Preto – MG and Federal University of Viçosa – MG.

2001 to the resent date – With Mukesh Kumar Sonee, he has take your students to travel to India, Nepal and other countries.

2002 – Found, with your disciples, the ASSY – Shivam Yoga Association.

2007 – He published the book: Shivam Yoga: autoconhecimento e despertar da consciência. São Paulo: Editora Lemos. Translation: Shivam Yoga: Self-Knowledge and Consciousness Awake.

2008 – He published the article: Marga: a senda  espiritual  tântrica – Série Cadernos de Yoga – Florianópolis: Editora Coan, 2008. Translation: Marga: the Spiritual Tantric Path.

2013 – He published the article: Qualidade de vida e combate ao estresse por meio do Yoga: um estudo de caso. In: CONGRESSO ENANGRAD – ENCONTROS DOS CURSOS DE GRADUAÇÃO EM ADMINISTRAÇÃO, 24. Florianópolis, setembro de 2013. Translation: Quality of Life and faith to stress by Yoga practice – A Academic Study.

2013 – He presented your Master Dissertation: Qualidade de vida no trabalho: estudo com servidores técnico-administrativos de uma instituição de ensino superior federal no Estado de Minas Gerais. Belo Horizonte: Faculdade Novos Horizontes, 2013. Translation: Quality of Life in the Work – a Study with employers of a Federal University in the Minas Gerais State.

2013 – He published the book: Um toque espiritual – Massoterapia Indiana segundo o Sistema Shivam Yoga. Ouro Preto: Editora Graphar. Translation: A Spiritual Touch: Massage according to Shivam Yoga System.

2016 – He work in your book: Índia e Shivam Yoga: Potencializando os Sentidos, um ensaio foto-poético. Translation: India and Shivam Yoga – Improving the Senses – a Foto-Poetic Essay.

2016 He presents the Shiva Om Program in the UFOP Radio – This program is presented since 1999.

 

TRAVELS TO INDIA, NEPAL AND OTHERS ORIENT COUNTRIES

Since 2001, Master Arnaldo and Mukesh Kumar Sonee organize, all the year, travels to India, Nepal and other Orient countries.

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

1996 – Book: Manual Prático de Yoga: ouvindo a sua Música Interior. Ouro Preto: Editora UFOP. Translation: Practice Yoga Book: Listening your Inner Music.

2007 – Book: Shivam Yoga: Autoconhecimento e Despertar da Consciência. São Paulo: Editora Lemos. Translation: Shivam Yoga: Self-Knowledge and Consciousness Awake.

2008 – Article:  Marga: a Senda  Espiritual  Tântrica – Série Cadernos de Yoga – Florianópolis: Editora Coan. Translation: Marga: the Spiritual Tantric Path.

2013 – Article:  Qualidade de vida e combate ao estresse por meio do Yoga: um estudo de caso. In: CONGRESSO ENANGRAD – ENCONTROS DOS CURSOS DE GRADUAÇÃO EM ADMINISTRAÇÃO, 24. Florianópolis, setembro de 2013. Translation: Quality of Life and faith to stress by Yoga practice – A Academic Study.

2013 – Master Dissertation: Qualidade de vida no trabalho: estudo com servidores técnico-administrativos de uma instituição de ensino superior federal no Estado de Minas Gerais. Belo Horizonte: Faculdade Novos Horizontes. Translation: Quality of Life in the Work – a Study with employers of a Federal University in the Minas Gerais State.

2013 – Book: Um Toque Espiritual – Massoterapia Indiana segundo o Sistema Shivam Yoga. Ouro Preto: Editora Graphar. Translation: A Spiritual Touch: Massage according to Shivam Yoga System.

2016 – In this year he will publish the book: Índia e Shivam Yoga: Potencializando os Sentidos, um ensaio foto-poético. Translation: India and Shivam Yoga – Improving the Senses – a Foto-Poetic Essay.


 

 

OTHERS ACTIVITIES

. Publisher of the  Nataraja Journal (Jornal Shiva Nataraja).

. Publisher of the articles in Journals, Magazines, etc. about Yoga and Indian culture.

. Producer and presenting of the  Shiva Om – Program in the Radio UFOP (Federal University of Ouro Preto – MG – Brazil).

. Creator and coordenator of the Project Shivam Yoga na Federal University of Ouro Preto – MG – Brazil.

. Director of the Shivam Yoga Coreographie Group.

 

SISTEMA SHIVAM YOGA

The Shivam Yoga System has its philosophic bases in the Samkhya e Tantra philosophies.

 

ASHRAMS – Ouro Preto city – Minas Gerais State – Brazil

. Shivam Yoga Ashram 1 – Street: São José, 21-A – District: Center

. Shivam Yoga Ashram 2 – Steet: Achiles Gonçalves Coelho, 89 – District: Bairro Nossa Senhora de Lourdes.

. Directors: Mukesh Kumar Sonee e Edilayne Santos

. Master: Arnaldo de Almeida. Memberships: Shivam Yoga Instructors