Acharya Girish Jha
Online & English Town , NJ
" be in peace and help others to be in peace "
Services: Meditation, Dating / Relationship Coaching, Basic Computer Skills, Career / Personal Assessment Tests
- $3830 min
33 years of teaching, guiding , coaching
Rakesh S. March 15, 2011
"I came in contact with Guruji in 1996 when I attended his Five Days Workshop which changed my entire perspective about life. It gave me an entirely different meaning and opened a new vista of life. The workshop took me to experiential level of this new phenomenon, which till now I had only read. That was the beginning. Since then he has blessed me with many new learning.
The first noticeable change occurred was the freedom from Migraine Headache which was a curse in my life. Then I felt a new energy level in my body and mind. I started noticing new dimensions of my brain faculties opening up. I also learnt to have better control on my emotions and realized a new dimension of Love in his company. There are many things more which are difficult to express in words. One can only experience in his company through his programs and practices.
He is a source of Love, Wisdom, Hope and Energy. His knowledge, experience and dedication in spiritual life is astonishing. Just the presence of him brings you in peace. He devoted his life in sharing his learning with others to bring them out of human pains and sufferings though the teaching of the science of Yoga and Meditation. He is a true Yogi of Authentic Yoga of eastern wisdom.
Kristina R. March 3, 2011
"Everything happens for a reason. My first meditation with Gerish started me on a journey of self-discovery and reflection that caused a physical response in my body that was the first sign of change and growth. He unleashed within me endless tears that brought me to a deep place I had never been before. Words cannot describe the experience, yet the glow that everyone sees in my eyes, in my spirit can. His calm prescence, his encouragement and most of all, his SMILE that he encourages within yourself as well, were the elements that truly inspired me and helped to make it feel safe to trust his guidance. If you're ready to take action in your life from a centered place, from the depths of you soul, there is nobody else but Gerish to guide you!"
Terry K. February 26, 2011
"I first sought out Acharya Girish because I was at my wits end and at the end of my strength after living with a diagnosis of young onset parkinson (a movement disorder) for ten years. I was not an easy convert to yoga, but I am now certain of its virtues and benefits. It is a powerful tool for human evolution! Much needed by all in this peace-hungry world. Through private lessons and attending classes of Shanti Meditation and Breathing practice, I have improved. My emotional state is calmer. I have learned practical techniques for improving my breathing, ( I had often shortness of breath), for strengthening muscles as well as my will. I gained increased patience and faith in myself and in what is possible. I learned to respond to pain, fear, anxiety, discomfort, with positive practical mental and physical techniques which improve or lessen negative effects. My breathing, muscle tone, balance, physical and emotional equilibrium, and ability to cope have all improved. I am better able to resist illness and to care for myself, and to get along with others. My improved state was noticed by my neurologist who encourages me to continue practicing yoga. Dr. Jha's sincere concern for my wellbeing gives me comfort and encouragement. I feel better just knowing there is someone out there who can, has, and will help me. Acharya Girish is a great teacher, and excellent human being, a leader and a friend. I am grateful for his presence in my life and the gifts of knowledge and experience he has shared with me. I would recommend to anyone to go and see him without hesitation!"
Terry K. February 26, 2011
"Acharya Girish Jha is a unique teacher with a sincere mission to help the world by helping his students to improve their lives. His method is based in authentic Yoga (Truth) but it is a flexible teaching method that is creative and can be adapted to the individual needs of a student or group. He has an amazing ability to reach out to individuals and to meet them where they are, with insight, compassion and humor, and intelligence, and not to mention patience. His presence is a healing, calming and encouraging force. One is privileged to know him, one realizes, although he would never say such a thing. It is my opinion. The meditation, and physical practices combine to have a very strong effect on the student. Regardless of his/her level of experience, a student will be able to do the practice and will gain benefit. For myself it was the first time I have crossed over a barrier that had previously inhibited me from doing yoga, and the first time I personally experienced to power of the practice of breathing, relaxation, awareness. I was amazed at what I have been able to do that I never thought I could: mind over matter, emotional stability, evolved awareness and perceptions and a new understanding of yoga and of myself. I have experienced great happiness, calmness and spiritual renewal and newfound strength though the practices Acharya Girish Jha has taught me. (see also management of medical condition) I would recommend Girish's classes to anyone."
Sanjay S. February 6, 2011
"Please read this entire review:
I used to be a very depressed, down and out, self-destructive person. I had checked myself in for having suicidal tendencies, thoughts, and other dangerous behaviors of which had to be put into check. I had such an attitude problem as well, going from a high manic state down to a depressive state in a blink of an eye. I was heavily medicated on 3 different psychiatric medications to help stabilize my mood and to help keep me from being in a depressed state. In my own mind, I was the epitome of what I thought could be considered a "lost cause".
When I met Acharya, I had just been discharged about 2 weeks before from a mental hospital. I was iffy about whether I wanted to work with him. To be honest with you, I didn't think I'd ever want to. Glad I did. Through many hours of meditation and counseling, I was not only taken off of my 100mg of Zoloft and 10mg Abilify in October of 2009, but because I felt so happy and at peace, I even felt strong enough to make a crazy move and take MYSELF off of my 2500mg of Lithium, cold turkey, in June 2010. Through his wonderful guidance and knowledge of the human mind and the authentic Yoga of which he practices and preaches, I have become a much stronger minded person, I have begun to feel better about myself in all aspects of life, and I finally feel motivated to get back to school, though I have been a Neshaminy high school graduate since June of 2007. In a nutshell, my life has begun to come together, and I haven't felt this good since before September 29th 2006, when I first admitted to my guidance counselor that I was feeling suicidal.
The experience of Acharya's work unparalleled. There is no equal to this kind of sensation and peace and awakening and awareness that one feels after 1 hour of practices next to him or at a workshop. You feel no anger, no pain, no darkness in any way, shape, or form from any influence, internal or external. No matter what your circumstances are, your mind stays stronger than ever, and your peace eternal. You have no doubts, feel no fear or anger towards anyone or yourself. It is a state of pure bliss.
For everything that Acharya had done for me, all the hours and hard work and faith he had put into me, I truly feel gifted and privileged to have been able to work and study myself and Yoga. He is someone I will ALWAYS recommend to EVERYBODY who needs help with themselves and their lives because I know he is the best!
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Barbara K. February 6, 2011
Acharya Girish Jha classes have provided me with a true life changing experience.
When I leave his sessions I am totally calm and at peace. By continuing the practices
at home this state remains with me throughout the week. I have learned to react less
to the issues that disturb me and to remain in peace.
My eleven year old grandson has asthma and is attending sessions with Girish. He
leaves the sessions breathing much better and energized. I believe that there is
an overall improvement in him both emotionally and phyically.
Meryl G. February 4, 2011
"Acharya Girish Jha, Himalayan Master Teacher and Counselor, is such a gift and invaluable presence in my life. Although I have taken yoga classes over the years, I have never learned about authentic yoga and shanti meditation. His lessons and classes have enriched my knowledge and practice and given me the wonderful tools to use in my daily life. I always leave his class feeling relaxed, more conscious and aware, and at peace. As a therapist for over 25 years myself, his tools have been beneficial to my own work with clients but more importantly have given me the tools to feel more balanced and restored (hopefully enabling me to be a better practitioner). I feel so blessed to have met Acharya and to have the privilege to be one of his students of learning."
Dana K. February 3, 2011
"Dr. Jha represents the wisdom derived from the intersection of ancient yogic practice and modern medical science. A scholar of both, he teaches students short, simple practices while explaining their benefit in understandable terms. He offers his students extensive personal attention and customizes lessons to meet their health and lifestyle needs. You leave his class not only having learned new things, but with the feeling that you have made a friend. For, while Acharya is exceptionally and uniquely learned, it is his warm, humble, and affable demeanor that makes you feel privileged simply for having met him.
Melissa K. February 1, 2011
" Acharya Girish Jha is an insightful and inspirational teacher. Through the practice of Authentic Yoga and Shanti Meditation, with Acharya as my instructor, I am now enjoying some very positive changes in my life. For example, when I began working with Acharya, I was on two different high blood pressure medicines, Atenonol and Diovan. My blood pressure has improved so greatly that my doctor has told me to discontinue these medicines. Though that is something I owe to my yoga practice, I am even more grateful for the subtle changes that have taken place. I am calmer, more open and at peace than before. I feel more level-headed, creative, and charitable, and demonstrate these characteristics throughout all areas of my life. My family, especially, has reaped the reward of my improvements and actually encourage me to take part in this activity seeing how much joy it brings me.
Acharya's compassion and gracious attitude is contagious, I think, and the sharing of his knowledge in Yoga teachings and Meditation practice is a gift that he so generously gives.
"Long, Full breaths=A Long, Full Life""
Barbara K. January 30, 2011
"Acharya Girish Jha's classes are a true life changing experience. He takes the concept of
body, mind and spirit to a new level by providing methods of transcending the mind and
getting in touch with your inner self. After a session with Acharya I fell refreshed and renewed. A wonderful feeling of being both at peace and energized at the same time.
My grandson suffers from asthma and is attending Acharya's sessions. I feel that his breathing and energy levels has much improved as a result."
Ana D. January 28, 2011
"Acharya Girish Jha is a great teacher and leader. His kindness and clear insight have helped me a great deal. I look forward to our classes every week.
I am very grateful to have found such a great teacher and his teachings have greatly improved my life. "
Don C. January 28, 2011
"My work with Authentic Yoga and Shanti Meditation has given me valuable benefits in calmness, self-awareness and in merging the states of my mind and body. The mixed program of exercise and meditation is well suited to my own needs and looks to provide balance and personal growth in yoga capabilities. Achari's teachings and commentary enrich the sessions, as does the very pleasant companionship among the participants. I strongly recommend that anyone seeking such benefits to join the sessions and experience the growth that can result."
Anne H. January 27, 2011
"Acharya Girish Jha, Himalayan Master Teacher and Counselor, is the most amazing teacher I have ever met. He is the first and only one to teach Authentic Yoga and Shanti Meditation as a path to higher awareness. The simple yet powerful exercises are a synergy of breath,
body, brain and mind. These practices, based on 6000 years old tradition of yoga philosophy, have a most positiv impact on people's wellbeing as confirmed by modern science. Most practitioners reach complete relaxation already during the first session.
Some time ago I was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. After only a short while
of practicing Authentic Yoga with Acharya I felt a great improvement and now I am free of any symptoms. My family members and friends are grateful to Acharya for helping them to overcome stress, to resolve relationship problems and to reach a state of phsical and emotional wellbeing."