Andrey Lobanov, the founder, rector and leading teacher of classical yoga, meditation and psychic self-regulation

Medical education

  • 1975-1981 - Nizhny Novgorod State Medical Academy, specialization in pediatrics.
  • 1981–1982 – internship in pediatrics.
  • 1983 – specialization in cardiology.
  • 1984 – specialization in reflexology.
  • 1985–1987 - clinical residency in neuropathology.
  • 1987 – specialization in exercise therapy and massage therapy.
  • 1989 – specialization in psychotherapy and work in Nizhny Novgorod clinical psychoneurological hospital №1.
  • 1997 – specialization in herbal therapy in Nizhny Novgorod State Medical Academy
  • 1997 – specialization “Modern issues of healthy nutrition. Biologically active additives.” in I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University.

Education in the sphere of traditional health systems

In 1978 started studying oriental health systems (karate, yoga, Zen, Chi Kung), human organism reserve capacities, various philosophical systems.

In 1980 began a thorough and substantive self study of classical yoga. In 1981-1982 he practiced under guidance of Moscow yoga teacher Gennady Statsenko.

In 1988 became first legal yoga teacher in USSR.

In 1990 participated in B.K.S.Iyengar yoga seminar in Moskow.

In 1990 completed course of Osho meditation practices conducted by Puna Shree Rajneesh Ashram teachers.

In 1990-1991 had been studying in Shi Radjagopalan Classical Yoga Institute (Madras, India).

In 1993-1994 had been getting practical training in classical yoga with direct disciple of great yogi Babaji Haidakhan Lucy Hill Paramananda (USA).

In 1997 participated in Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche retreats in Moskow.

1978 – present day – constant individual practice and research.

Achievements

  • Founded the first legal yoga school in USSR (1983)
  • Became the first to legitimate yoga in USSR (1988)
  • Founded the first yoga teachers training school in USSR (1989)
  • Founded the first yoga therapy department in Russia in Semashko State Regional Clinical Hospital (1991)
  • Introduced yoga therapy educational courses in curriculum of leading medical universities in Russia - Nizhny Novgorod State Medical Academy (1985), Nizhny Novgorod Institute of Rehabilitation (1993), Nizhny Novgorod Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education (1998).
  • Founded the first state-licensed educational institution in the field of traditional systems of health care and human development (2002).

Worked out more than 30 therapeutic, health care, educational and developing programs based on traditional and modern systems:

  • 12-level original classical yoga program
  • Yoga therapy programs for locomotion system (“Sparkling Spine”), respiratory and endocrine systems, gastrointestinal tract, psychosomatic diseases.
  •  “Health by one’s own hands”
  • “Stress Management”
  • Yoga for Elderly People
  • Yoga for Pregnancy
  • Psychic Self-Regulation programs
  • Ecological Rehabilitation
  • Ecology of Consciousness
  • Ecology of Childhood
  • and others.

State-licensed educational courses

  • Complete course of Classical Yoga (614 academic hours)
  • Complete course of Traditional Health Systems (640 academic hours)
  • Yoga therapy (381 academic hours)
  • Chi Kung Therapy (381 academic hours)
  • Classical Hatha Yoga (201 academic hours)
  • Classical Raja Yoga (200 academic hours)
  • Chinese Recreational Gymnastics and Chi Kung (208 academic hours)
  • “Health by one’s own hands” (200 academic hours)
  • Traditional Health Systems in Rehabilitation Medicine (181 academic hours)
  • Classical Hatha Yoga Advanced Training (80 academic hours)
  • Chinese Recreational Gymnastics and Chi Kung Advanced Training (96 academic hours)
  • Classical European Massage (72 academic hours)
  • Psychological Trainings for Stress Control in Traditional Health Systems (72 academic hours).

 

Ekaterina Lazareva, prorector of the “Academy”, classical yoga teacher

Certified high-skilled yoga teacher with 9-year experience, the head of Curriculum & Instruction Department, participates in developing of training aids.

In 1996 graduated from the faculty of computational mathematics and cybernetics of Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod.

Ekaterina have been practicing yoga and other traditional system of health care and human development since 2000 in Andrey Lobanov Yoga School.

She completed 2 educational courses in “Academy of traditional systems of health-improvement and human development”: “Classical Hatha Yoga” in 2003 and “Classical Raja Yoga” in 2010.

Having become a skilled certified instructor in 2003, Ekaterina started conducting hatha-yoga classes in Andrey Lobanov Yoga School.

Since 2004 she has been teaching classical yoga in “Academy of traditional systems of health care and human development”, specializing on asana and kriya-yoga.

 

Svetlana Lobanova, classical yoga teacher

Svetlana is a certified classical yoga teacher of high qualification with 6-years teaching experience.

She graduated from Nizhny Novgorod Medical College with the speciality in nursing care and from University of Russian Academy of Education with the speciality in psychology.

Svetlana has been practicing yoga since childhood.   

Having completed “Classical Hatha Yoga” course in “Academy of traditional systems of health care and human development” in 2005, she started conducting classes in Andrey Lobanov Yoga School.

In 2008 she took a course of aromatherapy in the center of aromatherapy “IRIS” (Moscow).

In 2010 completed “Classical Raja Yoga” course in “Academy of traditional systems of health care and human development”.

Since 2007 has been teaching classical yoga in “Academy of traditional systems of health care and human development”, specializing on asana, pair yoga and yoga therapy.

 

Andrey Mitin, classical yoga teacher

Andrey Mitin is a certified classical yoga teacher of high qualification with 13-years of practice and 7-years of teaching experience.

Andrey graduated from Nizhniy Novgorod Radioelectrotechnical College.

Andrey started practicing yoga in 1997. In 1998-2001 he was studying in International center of traditional medicine and parapsychology.

In 2003-2004 Andrey was taking course of Chung Yuan Chi Kung in Sui Mintan School.

In 2004 Andrey started practicing yoga in Andrey Lobanov Yoga School.

Having chosen classical yoga as a priority in professional and personal development, Andrey completed courses “Classical Hatha Yoga” (2006), “Classical Raja Yoga” (2010) and “Classical European Massage” in “Academy of traditional systems of health care and human development”.

At the present moment Andrey teaches classical yoga in the “Academy” specializing in pranayama.

 

Maria Sutygina, classical yoga teacher

Certified high-skilled yoga teacher with 9-year practice and 6-years teaching experience.

In 1998 graduated from the faculty of computational mathematics and cybernetics of Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod.

Maria has been practicing yoga since 2003. She completed 3 educational courses in “Academy of traditional systems of health care and human development”: “Classical Hatha Yoga” (2006), “Classical European Massage” and “Classical Raja Yoga” (2010).

Having become a certified instructor in 2003, Maria started conducting hatha-yoga classes in Andrey Lobanov Yoga School.

At the present moment she teaches classical yoga in “Academy of traditional systems of health care and human development”.

 

Dmitry Ivanov, Chi Kung Teacher

Dmitry is highly-qualified certified teacher of Chinese traditional systems (Chi Kung, Chinese recreational gymnastics) with 20-years practice experience.

He graduated from the State Linguistic University of Nizhny Novgorod with speciality of intercultural communication.

Dmitry has been practicing Chi Kung since 1992. He was learning Chi Kung and Chinese traditional medicine from Chinese Chi Kung master Li Huei Min and Chinese traditional medicine doctor Lu Yan, Russian folk healer A.I.Tsibizov, Chi Kung and Taichi specialist V.I.Volkov.

Dmitry also took courses of Tibetan spiritual practices in Anatoly Demidov Golden Lotos School (Tibet) and oriental massage techniques in Robert Ilyinkas School (Saint-Petersburg).

In 2004 Dmitry completed the courses of Classical Hatha Yoga and Chi Kung in “Academy of traditional systems of health care and human development”.

At the present moment Dmitry is senior Chi Kung teacher in the “Academy”.

 

Roman Kuzmichev, anatomy and classical massage teacher

Roman is a physician, manual therapy and therapeutic massage specialist with 17-years experience.

He graduated from Institute of Rehabilitation of Nizhny Novgorod State Medical Academy with specialties of therapeutics, neurology, manual therapy and classical massage.

Since 1995 Roman has been working as a massage specialist and manual therapist in “Academy of Human Ecology” which is a clinic of yoga therapy and alternative medicine headed by Andrey Lobanov.

In 1999-2002 he was working as a physician in Semashko State Regional Clinical Hospital.

Since 2002 Roman has been teaching courses “Human anatomy and physiology” and “Classical European Massage” in “Academy of traditional systems of health care and human development”.