Naam yoga

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Naam Yoga
Founders Joseph Michael Levry
Established 2006
Derivative forms Shakti Naam Yoga, Naam Yoga Therapies
Practice emphases
Meditation, Pranayam, Movement, Asana, Music

Naam Yoga is a proprietary style of yoga introduced by Joseph Michael Levry in 2006.[1][2] The Shakti Naam Yoga method is part of the Naam Yoga technique. [3]


Naam yoga was founded by Joseph Michael Levry, who was born in the Ivory Coast.[4]

In 2011 he opened Naam Yoga Los Angeles, a 501c3 non-profit organization in Santa Monica, California,[5][not in citation given] which has since been the main headquarters for the organization. Naam Yoga LA has an outreach program for the area of Santa Monica, known as Giving Naam.[6]

Levry has led three global Naam Yoga Superclasses in Mexico City which are free public meditations dedicated for peace: Zocalo (12,000) in 2011,[7] Revolution Monument (15,000) in 2012[8] and the Angel of Independence (21,000) in 2014.[9][10][11]


Rootlight, the publishing arm of Levry's Naam yoga, has published 36 meditation music CDs which are designed as tools to be used within Naam Yoga classes.[citation needed] Levry has written six books about his yoga techniques, most of which are published by Rootlight.


  1. ^ "NAAM YOGA Trademark of Universal Force, Inc. - Registration Number 3433107 - Serial Number 78851253 :: Justia Trademarks". 
  2. ^ "Naam Yoga Hosts Massive Yoga Session For Peace". LA Yoga Magazine Online. 
  3. ^ "Healing With A Prayer, A Master & A Chair". 
  4. ^ Assis, 2009. "...Levry se recusa a dar detalhes muito precisos de sua vida pessoal, para além do fato de que nasceu na Costa do Marfim..."
  5. ^ Wise, Brandon (1 November 2014). "AJSDHGLKJH" (PDF). Santa Monica Daily Press. p. 1. Retrieved 15 April 2015. 
  6. ^ "Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce Business Guide 2014" (PDF). Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce. p. 22. Retrieved 14 April 2015. 
  7. ^ Reporter Alexandra J. Gratereaux. "Mexico City Is Setting for World's Largest Yoga Class, Says Group". Fox News Latino. 
  8. ^ "Super Om!". Daily Concepts. 
  9. ^ Reforma Corazon de Mexico Lunes 27, Enero/2014 Mexico DF
  10. ^ "Thousands Attended Naam Yoga Super Class at the Monumento a la Independencia Angel with Naam Yoga Founder Dr. Joseph Michael Levry, Mexico City Jan. 26". 
  11. ^ "Naam Yoga LA Takes Part In A Global Celebration Of Love, Peace & Light".