NAMARUPA, Categories of Indian Thought, is a journal that seeks to record, illustrate, honor, as well as  comment on the many systems of knowledge, practical and theoretical, that have originated in India. Passed down through the ages, these systems have left tracks, paths already traveled, which can guide us back to the Self    the source of all names [NAMA] and forms [RUPA]NAMARUPA presents articles that shed light on the  incredible array of DARSHANAS, YOGAS and VIDYAS that have evolved over thousands of years in India’s  creatively spiritual minds and hearts. The publishers have created this journal out of a love for the knowledge that it reflects, and desire that its content be presented clearly and inspirationally, but without any particular agenda or sectarian bias. The aim is to permit contributors to present offerings that accurately represent their own traditions, without endorsement or condemnation. Each traditional perspective on reality is like a different branch on a vast tree of knowledge, offering diverse fruits to the discerning reader.

“Just as a big Banyan tree sprouts from a tiny seed, so the wide universe with names & forms sprouts forth from the Heart.” Sri Ramana Maharishi

Publishers & Editors: Robert Moses and Eddie Stern {Please see below for Out of Station Schedules}

Robert Moses grew up in South Africa where he studied architecture. He met his guru, Swami Vishnudevananda in Israel in 1972 and served, studied under, and lived with Swamiji until his passing in 1993. Robert then married and worked in the outdoor retail industry as a photographer, maintaining daily sadhana and teaching Yoga and Vedanta. Swamiji told him to “Take people around India” which he does to this day. He lives in New Hampshire, USA with his wife Meenakshi, raising their children Satya, Tejas and Sita.

Eddie Stern and his wife Jocelyne are the co-founders of Ashtanga Yoga New York, the Brooklyn Yoga Club and the Broome Street Temple. They studied under Ashtanga Yoga master Sri K. Pattabhi Jois from 1991 until his passing in 2009. Eddie has published several books on Pattabhi Jois and Astanga Yoga, including a translation of Pattabhi Jois’s 1960 treatise, Yoga Mala. Jocelyne and Eddie continue to study with Pattabhi Jois’s grandson and successor, Paramaguru R. Sharath Jois, and his daughter, Saraswati Jois.

Production, images and accounts:
NAMARUPA LLC, Robert Moses, P.O. Box 271, Dublin, NH 03444, Tel. 603.933.0266, Skype. robertmoses
Editorial, letters and submissions:
NAMARUPA LLC, Eddie Stern, 206 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205, Tel. 646.509.4174

Dr. Robert Svoboda is the first Westerner ever to graduate from a college of Ayurveda and be licensed to practice Ayurveda in India. During and after his formal Ayurvedic training he was tutored in Ayurveda, Yoga, Jyotish, Tantra and other forms of classical Indian lore by his mentor, the Aghori Vimalananda. He is the author of twelve books including Prakriti: Your Ayurvedic Constitution and the Aghora series, which discusses his experiences with his mentor during the years 1975 – 1983.

Website by:
Roberto Maiocchi

Out of Station Schedules 2018
Robert Moses
February 24 – 25
Ritual & Puja in Daily Life

Ashtanga Yoga New York, Brooklyn, New York
March 17-18
Introduction to Sivananda Yoga
Yoga East, Louisville, Kentucky

May 19-June 17
Yoga Teachers Training Course – Level 1

China-Yantai – with Sivananda Yoga Vidya Peetham. Email sivanandapeetham@gmail.com for details.
August 11- September 9
Yoga Teachers Training Level 2
TapovanKuti, Uttarkashi, Himalayas, India with Sivananda Yoga Vidya Peetham
August 12- September 28
Hatha Yoga Intensive

TapovanKuti, Uttarkashi, Himalayas, India with Sivananda Yoga Vidya Peetham
October 2 – October 10
Synthesis of Yoga Retreat
Aalia Resort, Haridwar, India
October 13-28
Ashtanga Yoga Yatra
Rishikesh and Himalayas with Paramaguru R. Sharath Jois

Eddie Stern
January 11th-14th
Moscow, Russia
Dima Yoga
February 1-5
Stockholm, Sweden
Feb 1 Science + Yogi Evening
Feb 2-5 Workshop at Yoga Shala Stockholm
February 24th & 25th
Ritual and Puja Weekend Workshop
with Robert Moses and Eddie Stern
June 14-17
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Workshop at Delight Yoga
August 24-30
Quarna Sopra, Italy
Retreat at Mandali Retreat Center
October 5-7
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
InnerPeace Conference
October  15-28
Ashtanga Yoga Yatra, India
Oct 15-20: Retreat with Sharath in Rishikesh
Oct 21-28: Himalayan Yatra
December 1-5
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Calu Yoga

 Dr. Robert Svoboda
Feb 9 – 11: Stockbridge, MA
Dr. Svoboda and Dr. Claudia Welch will teach Ayurvedic Seasonal Routines at Kripalu Center. More info here.
Mar 24 – 25: Tokyo, Japan
Dr. Svoboda and Dr. Claudia Welch will teach on Dinacaryā & Rtucaryā, and having a healthy and purposeful progress through life. Caryā means to move, wander or roam about. When we adopt the ancient Ayurvedic practice and concept of dinacaryā we learn how to move through our days following a specific daily routine that can profoundly benefit our lives. Rtucaryā similarly allows us to tailor and adjust those daily routines as seasons change.  When we add knowledge of pañca, indriya, or the five senses, we can explore how smell, taste, vision, touch and sound can enhance, influence or infuse mental-emotional experience, as well as our routines. When we apply these age-old principles in our modern context, dinacaryā and ṛtucaryā can assist us to better navigate our karmas (actions), stages of life, and personal natures. Join Dr. Robert E. Svoboda and Dr. Claudia Welch this weekend as they explore the fundamentals of daily and seasonal routines and the wisdom that enlivens them. You can contact info@marifukuda.com or see this website for more info.
Apr 13 – 15: Berkeley, CA
Dr. Svoboda will teach a workshop on “Shiva & Shakti: The Power of Transformation” with Scott Blossom. More info tbd.
Apr 20 – 22: Plano, TX
Dr. Svoboda will speak at the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA) conference entitled “Ayurveda for a Healthy World”. More info here.
July 27-29: Pagosa Springs, CO
Dr. Svoboda will teach with Scott Blossom and Chandra Easton on Embodied Awakening: Cultivating Prana in Spiritual practice. More info here.
Sept 1: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Dr. Svoboda will give a keynote at the Cansurvive Conference at Brickfields Asia College, Petaling Jaya.
Oct 5-7: Haridwar, India
The Yoga of Synthesis Retreat (Oct 2 – 10): Dr. Svoboda will teach with Robert Moses and Swami Govindananda, with kirtan led by Radhakunda das, with homa by Swami Nivadananda. This retreat provides an opportunity to experience a Yoga of Synthesis, combining meditation, kirtan, asana, pranayama, and homa, and the science behind these disciplines. More info and registration here.