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Welcome to the Personal Page of Deolal Mahabir
My name is Deolal. For those who find that it a challenge to pronounce, we will do it
phonetically...try "Day-O-Lahl", now put it all together and you get Deolal.
The title of 'Yogarishi' was given later based on certain criteria.
Over the past thirtyfive year I have worked as a Holistic Health
Consultant and Integrative Bodywork Therapist and a Lifestyle coach.
Serving on two levels as an instructor and practitioner. I now practice and
teach in Jacksonville, Florida for the past fifteen years,
after having lived in Buffalo, NY for over ten years. My work as an Integrative Bodywork Therapist combines Eastern and Oriental
Medicine and I have embraced other various form of Western Therapies. These altogether
form a very powerful tool that can and has been used for therapeutic
intervention on many pre-diagnosed and un-diagnosed conditions.
My training since I was a child and practice spreads across a
wide scope of disciplines which includes many techniques that are related to
Holistic Health, Rejuvenation and Longevity.I was born into a family of Yoga
practitioners who had been practicing for several generations. My mother was my
first teacher. After her,I have had many teachers and I was fortunate to have the tutelage
from only the top master in each field. These masters taught me, in various
practically designed ways I would either be put in a situation and had to
figure it out, or was taught various methods and skills that helped me understand not only
the physical but also the energetic, mental, intuitive and cosmic levels as my
My background spaned over the last forty-five years includes Yoga, Meditation,
Martial Arts, Tai Chi, Chi Gong, Gymnastics, Classical Vocal music,
Engineering Tech (both Electrical and
Mechanical), various modalities of therapy which include, Shiatsu, Zen-Shiatsu, Ohashiatsu, CranioSacral therapy, Myofascial Release, Reiki, Polarity Therapy, Thai massage,
Ayurvedic massage.Swedish Massage My main focus however, is in Yoga and Meditation, Zen-Shiatsu, CranioSacral Therapy as instructor and practitioner Lic # MA25282.
In the last ten years I have also developed many new protocols that I have
not given any name. I did not and could not see the need for more names for
healing techniques. In my seminars I offer these techniques. Some of these
materials have been written in manuals although much more advanced methods
cannot be put into written form because personal guidance is needed.
I have been privileged to practice techniques that takes an individual from
the body consciousness through the energy, the mind and beyond the mind, and as
a labor of love I am happy to offer many such secrets of the Himalayan Masters to whomever is ready for it.
Having been a therapist for over thirty-five years I have developed several
protocols to help people understand themselves on much deeper levels. I bring the same to you not by force, but as a
consequence of my own evolution.
Education and Development
Over the last thirty eight years of so, since 1972 I have been
deeply involved in holistic health first as a student and then
practitioner. I was introduced into this lifestyle as early as 1967. Over the course of time I gave up this intent because in that country
especially at that time, in order to be considered intelligent you either had to have a
degree in engineering, law or medicine, at least that was my impression at
that time. Financially medical school was way out of the
question. My shy nature had no room for debating and that ruled out Law. So my fascination with Engineering developed and grew. But alongside
engineering, my interests for knowing the "human person" also escalated in
periods of effort, sometimes exponentially. During this time also I spent many years in
monastic training developing a variety of skills. One influencial mentors
looked at me as I was then just a young boy and said,"Every experience is an
asset and never discount any of them."
In the course of time I have developed many protocol and refined
them for dealing with pains and miseries. I have been teaching folks how the break
the cycles of pain and miseries through various techniques and the deep
philosophies of the Yogic Science. True healing is not in the technique by
itself but in understanding oneself and removing destructive behavioral
Spirituality runs deep in my ancestry. My grandfather was a
'seer', my grandmother's brother was the 'Dharmacharya' or a particular sect
called 'Kabirpanthi-s', followers of the Saint Kabir. as a little boy I only
remember everyone referring to him as 'Mahant'. Their spiritual ancestry goes
back to India.
Honoring My Teachers
During the 70's and 80's I had the opportunity to study with
many world renowned teachers, amongst them were
Swami Dayananda Saraswati, who was the first to open
my understanding of Vedanta;
Dr. Swami Gitananda whose depth and mastery of
Classical Hatha Yoga still remains unmatched. A crossroad came when I was invited one fine August
to spend one month with Dr. Swami Gitananda in Cornwall, England and during
the same time I got an invitation to be with Swami Rama. At the time I could
not fund my journey to England and my elder brother in the tradition
Alakshindra Chaitanya could fund my visit. his choice was to go to Swami Rama. I presented my
dilemma to Swami Gitananda and he graciously said to me to go ahead and study with
Swami Rama. He further said to me, "you cannot serve two gurus, but I will
keep you on my list of International Yoga Teachers, under the auspices of
Sri Swami Rama", with his blessings I went to spend on six weeks with
Sri Swami Rama.
Sant Keshavdas who was always engrossed in
meditation and devotion that often he seemed unaware that there is a
Yogi Bhajan from who I learnt a system of kundalini
yoga. Yogi Bhajan treated me for some condition that I suffered at the time.
Pt. Prof. B. Bhattacharya, (author of "Saivism and the
Phallic World" - two volume set). I began studying sanskrit and 'the
Mahabharata' from Pt. Bhattacharya. It was he, who in the course of his
teaching made one sweeping statement comparing Dr. Usharbudh Arya (Swami Veda Bharati)
and Swami Chinmayananda and providing Sri Swami Rama as the tie
breaker, one of the greatest gurus of the time. He claimed that both
intellectual giants Swami Chinmayanand and Swami Veda (Dr. Arya) was only separated by
the fact that Swami Veda had Swami Rama as his Guru and Swami
Chinmayananda did not.
Prof. H. S. Adesh, through whom I came to know many
of the great facets of Indian culture and wisdom. He was in essence an
ambassador of Indian culture and knowledge. He was to me, Kula Guru
Dattatriya, for a brief moment as I was making my journey to
meet Sri Swami Rama.
Dr. Sri Swami Rama who took me "under his wings" nurtured
me, and gave me the opportunity to go to University and study my chosen
field of engineering. He was the only "guru" who never asked for anything
from me; or anyone as far as I know; he just gave and gave. One day I uttered a wish that that would like to be a
disciple and practice disciplines, and that it did not matter to me whose
disciple I was. Just that I become a disciple of someone, some great
teacher. He replied, with great depth of fatherliness and reverence in his
demeanor saying, I have already accepted you as my disciple. He is the one
who revealed to me, whatever depth of Yoga I have. There is a
relationship between the Guru and disciple that remains unbroken even after
the 'Embodied form of the Guru' is no longer existing, but it is not easy to
explain. Any true disciple would know what this is.
Swami Veda Bharati and Pt. Rajmani Tigunait
helped me to understand Swami Rama's teachings.
Both Dr. Swami Gitananda and Dr. Swami Rama guided me to an
experience that goes way beyond euphoria, and with Swami Rama the experience was
taken beyond eupsychia and eulogia. There is no way to compare the two, they were the twin banks of my life.
My latest project was working on the course
Yoga Neuro Reflexology. This is a unique
system of techniques which works on connecting afferent and efferent nerve
forces a harmonizing of the lobes of the lungs and the heart
Control of the enteric nervous system and
establishing proper orchestration of respiratory,
circulatory and eliminatory systems.
The effect of this practice extends
throughout the entire autonomic nervous system. This course is offered through home study
program. (in the process of acquiring ceu's approval for massage therapists,
presently in Florida). In higher levels of this study and practice the other
aspects of the nervous system. Some of the material coincides with the Advanced
Other Courses for Home Study are:
Breathing: The Science, Practice and Philosophy
Micromovement Rejuvenation Exercises is designed to be
used by anyone even confines to a chair, to work on the meridian system, the
glandular systems and all major joints and spinal segments.
Yoga Teachers Training through home study from the basics
to advanced training. The advanced training need personal guidance and has to be
monitored closely through my seminars or phone consultation. Studied and
practiced Yoga since 1964.
Essential Zen Shiatsu-This is a forging of over
forty years of working with many chronic pre-diagnosed conditions
Examining what works best for the individual in the most effective way.
This includes element of Yoga, Meditation, Sen Shiatsu, CranioSacral
Therapy,Chiropractice and various forms of bodywork.
Meditation Teachers Training
-Study and Practice via home study programs, for anyone wanting to study and
master meditation correctly and become instructor
as well. Three levels are offered Beginners, Intermediate
Advanced and Master Level. All levels are closely monitored even through the home
Certified Zen Shiatsu Instructor and approved provider
for 30 ceu's in the state of Florida. Studied and have been practicing Shiatsu since 1972.
It is these skills and experiences that I use in my everyday lifestyle and which I
have been sharing with other for over 35 years, and would like
to share with you. My own spiritual master taught, if you don't do the headstand (a
posture in Yoga) then don't teach it. Whatever I have presented here are things that I
have practiced at varying levels.
Come, let us explore the mind and beyond together
Here are Pictures of My Family, my wife Pratibha and our daughter Aditi
at 4 months old; the picture below includes our son Vivashwan
Photo by Wesley Lester
With Mayor Peyton of Jacksonville 2005
October 8th 2010 at Lauri Hitzig and Larry Wilson arts exhibit
Oct 11th 2010
Another toast to Your Health, Beauty, Rejuvenation and Longevity