Practical Consciousness Certified Teachers
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There are almost forty certified teachers of Practical Consciousness in eight countries worldwide (see list of teachers below.) All of us are long-term practitioners who have had significant benefits from applying Practical Consciousness. We are here to support you in achieving a more peaceful, happy and conscious life.
Ingvar Villido Ishwarananda: Founder of Practical Consciousness
Ingvar Villido, a spiritual teacher and yogi from Estonia is the founder of Practical Consciousness and trainer of the certified teachers. He has taught the practical use of consciousness since 1992. More than 30,000 people worldwide have attended his lectures, events, and courses.
Practical Consciousness system teaches people to live without disturbing thoughts and emotions, to access the qualities of consciousness, and live in a state of flow. Ishwarananda’s teachings also go deeper into the mysteries of Kriya Yoga and Ishwarananda Yoga, for the full flowering of human potential. He wrote Practical Consciousness: Freeing Yourself from Emotional Addiction to Live A More Joyful Life to help people find emotional freedom on their journey of transformation.
- Estonian, English, Russian
Practical Consciousness Certified Teachers
The teachers listed below are certified by Ingvar Villido as teachers of Practical Consciousness.
Aigi led a glamorous, fast-paced life as a marketing and PR manager, TV presenter, and journalist Read More…
Aigi led a glamorous, fast-paced life as a marketing and PR manager, TV presenter, and journalist before getting into self-development. She dealt with intense stress, insecurity, and the fear of not being enough, which she treated with addictions to food (bulimia) and other substances. However, she was able to completely overcome her addictions using Practical Consciousness. Aigi has dedicated herself to empowering others to break their bad habits and discover their true selves.
I studied art in school and am now employed in the private sector. Practical Consciousness Read More…
I studied art in school and am now employed in the private sector. Practical Consciousness has given me a new lease on life and the ability to manage myself without help from others. I’ve conquered my fear of death, as well as my other doubts and limitations. I teach Practical Consciousness because I see human suffering and want to help. As a new mother, I realize that parents aren’t skilled at listening to their inner voices and are desperate for helpful guidance. What a difference it will it make when parents and families use Practical Consciousness!
USA and Ireland
For years, I battled depression, anger, anxiety, and alcohol. One morning, I’d had enough and Read More…
For years, I battled depression, anger, anxiety, and alcohol. One morning, I’d had enough and started my journey to get rid of the pain. I went to many retreats and courses, but I still didn’t know where these problems came from or how to get rid of them. In 2018, I took a Practical Consciousness class to understand my inner world and release my emotions. My life has never been the same. I am much happier, and when problems arise, I release their associated emotions and concepts and am free of the problems. I teach Practical Consciousness to relieve suffering and see the classes improving people’s lives. I am excited about teaching in the US and Ireland.
I am a medical doctor and a holistic medicine practitioner who specializes in homeopathy. Read More…
I am a medical doctor and a holistic medicine practitioner who specializes in homeopathy. I’ve spent decades researching and integrating western and alternative medicine. But in every way, I’ve been put to the test as a professional over the last two years. I am grateful for the Practical Consciousness techniques, particularly those for recognizing true self and releasing emotions. With them, I am able to keep calm with my mind sharp and my actions consistent. I want everyone to have this knowledge in order to improve their lives.
Macedonian, German, English
I am a senior nonprofit executive who leads multidisciplinary Read More…
I am a senior nonprofit executive who leads multidisciplinary and multicultural teams. I am also the mother of two adolescents. Good relationships, effective communication, understanding, and flexibility are essential in both of these roles. I’ve seen the benefits of Practical Consciousness on all levels since incorporating it into my life. It is simple and straightforward but has had a major impact on me and what I do. I’ve chosen to share my experiences with people to assist them on their journeys.
I’ve worked in the real estate business for twenty-five years, rising through the ranks to become a Read More…
I’ve worked in the real estate business for twenty-five years, rising through the ranks to become a business manager. Along the way, I searched for the best expertise for recruiting and training. Practical Consciousness is for people who wish to achieve serenity, happiness, and balance. It keeps me calm and focused in the fast-paced world of business life. The door to wisdom is open. I guarantee that your growth will be rapid, powerful and effective.
I have worked as a legal counselor for over 15 years. I had a successful career, a beautiful home, Read More…
I have worked as a legal counselor for over 15 years. I had a successful career, a beautiful home, and a wonderful family, but still wasn’t happy. Internally, I was empty and broken, and caused tension and stress for others. Now I’m vibrant and free since started using Practical Consciousness. I have a life beyond my dreams and I want the same for you. I teache this knowledge to inspire others through my experiences.
German, English, Danish
I am a professional pianist and a music and yoga teacher. I use Practical Consciousness to overcome the Read More…
I am a professional pianist and a music and yoga teacher. I use Practical Consciousness to overcome the pressure, stress, and stage fright that professional musicians face. It has not only increased my energy, focus, and access to creativity, but also brought about remarkable changes in my health. These changes also affect my surroundings, resulting in beautiful relationships with those around me. As I move forward in life, I’m grateful to share the opportunity of Practical Consciousness with others.
I have spent the majority of my adult life as a CEO. The use of Practical Consciousness Read More…
I have spent the majority of my adult life as a CEO. The use of Practical Consciousness totally transformed me. I changed from an overworked CEO into a consciousness driven person who has clarity, flow, and extreme efficiency. Now I help others determine a clear vision in life. I’m fully inspired by the simplicity and uniqueness of Practical Consciousness, and its rapid and lasting effects.
I am an MD who specializing in mental health issues, burnout and mental wellness. Routledge Press Read More…
I am an MD who specializing in mental health issues, burnout and mental wellness. Routledge Press published a paper by me on the role of consciousness in mental health in 2018. To me Practical Consciousness is a significant step toward the positive qualities all humans want to experience. I have witnessed that a cure for mental illness is truly available only when a person uses their consciousness and becomes free of their habitual emotional and mental reactions. Today I am emotionally balanced, joyful, and full of energy. I can switch between tasks quickly, concentrate without difficulties, and I have transcended burnout at work. I use Practical Consciousness to achieve what psychotherapy has considered impossible: freedom from the human autopilot.
I’ve worked for seventeen years as a coach and currently lead Estonia’s Beach Volleyball team. Read More…
I’ve worked for seventeen years as a coach and currently lead Estonia’s Beach Volleyball team. I’ve always been fascinated by how the human body works. Due to Practical Consciousness, I can understand the big picture while noticing the connections between thoughts, emotions, and the physical body. My life has become clear, engaging, and thrilling. I am more effective at work and at home, and my health is much better, thanks to this knowledge.
I am a stove master and natural building teacher with a natural science background. After a Read More…
I am a stove master and natural building teacher with a natural science background. After a successful business career, I became a craftsman and an eco-rebel who wanted to make the whole world “green.” But I was seeing the world through the prism of disappointment. Practical Consciousness helped me out of this misery. My opposition to modern society was only because emotions urged me to do so. I am now calmer, more benevolent and no longer fight against injustice.
I work as a marketer and freelance writer. My work life, relationships, and health are all better as a Read More…
I work as a marketer and freelance writer. My work life, relationships, and health are all better as a result of Practical Consciousness. I’ve always been a seeker and unsure of my place in the world. But when you let go of who you aren’t, you discover your genuine self. Rather than relying on my feelings and thoughts, I now use intuition and the present moment to guide my actions. I teach Practical Consciousness because it is a proven way to become a practical, realistic, and grounded person.
For the past two decades, I’ve worked as a veterinarian. Practical Consciousness has become a Read More…
For the past two decades, I’ve worked as a veterinarian. Practical Consciousness has become a natural way of living for me, allowing me to better comprehend and control my life. I know how to transform myself and make it last. This inspires me to share what I’ve learned with others. Practical Consciousness knowledge is simple to grasp, logical, and matches the laws of nature. This simplicity and practicality are its greatest advantages.
Estonia and USA
I have been working as an architect in New York City for twelve years, designing high-rise buildings Read More…
I have been working as an architect in New York City for twelve years, designing high-rise buildings and large commercial developments across the world. During this time, I have seen constant overworking around me and the stress caused by the lack of balance between work and private life or by worries about deadlines, burnouts and fear. I discovered Ingvar Villido and his Practical Consciousness (PC) techniques nine years ago while looking to solve my problems. While participating in the courses for the first time and applying the acquired knowledge, I discovered human abilities completely unknown to me. I learned to use the properties of my consciousness and began to see both the causes of life situations as well as their possible future. Then I learned how to clear my inner world and subconscious of this life-directing emotional “baggage”. With the help of the knowledge I learned in the PC course, I have now become extremely efficient, I have a very good focus and I feel joy in my work! It’s hard to imagine where I would be today without Practical Consciousness techniques.
Estonian, German, English
After working as a manager in the public sector and finishing my PhD Read More…
After working as a manager in the public sector and finishing my PhD in sociology, I have worked for as a sustainability researcher, lecturer and consultant. Thanks to Practical Consciousness I overcame burnout and personal crises and transitioned from a world-saving idealist to a realist, maintaining inner clarity and ease regardless of circumstances. It enables me to live my best life, expand my comfort zone, and be a better partner, colleague, parent and educator. I teach Practical Consciousness to help people dealing with personal and professional issues achieve higher levels of awareness, self-mastery, and quality of life.
Practical Consciousness has brought true self-understanding into my life. I have learned to Read More…
Practical Consciousness has brought true self-understanding into my life. I have learned to identify obstructive patterns and remove them with precise techniques, replacing dissatisfaction with inner peace and clarity. As an interior architect and photographer, I have virtually eliminated my uncertainty that hinders my work and as a teacher, got rid of the freezing anxiety in public speaking. Through my experience I’m excited to impart this knowledge to people who are ready to change their lives.
Finland and Estonia
As a lawyer, tensions at work were frequently high. Even when I was at home, I was constantly Read More…
As a lawyer, tensions at work were frequently high. Even when I was at home, I was constantly thinking about the job. When someone questioned my work, I would become frightened and angry. However, I overcame both a difficult divorce and my work-related stress with Practical Consciousness. I am now completely at peace. I needed time and dedication to overcome my fear, but I am now positive, light, and fearless. My lightness grows daily, and I desire to share these possibilities with others.
I have a Master’s degree in Chemistry and am a homeschooling mother, yoga teacher, and Read More…
I have a Master’s degree in Chemistry and am a homeschooling mother, yoga teacher, and entrepreneur. After healing my shame and self-esteem, I launched a business that helped me express my creativity. I was able to achieve peace, happiness, and close relationships with my kids. I see children for who they really are and help them develop their natural learning abilities. I have discovered a painless way of learning so that a child does not lose his or her natural interest and joy in learning. I also know the key to sincere and peaceful motherhood. I have found that all family members benefit from Practical Consciousness. My mission is teaching people how to improve their health and relationships while also getting rid of pain and trauma.
I am a designer who has worked in theatre production for more than twenty-five years. In a deep Read More…
I am a designer who has worked in theatre production for more than twenty-five years. In a deep professional and personal crisis, Practical Consciousness helped me find my way to freedom. Today, I have a wonderful relationship with my husband, participate happily in theater projects, and am free of my despair and suffering. Outwardly, my life may seem the same, but much has changed under the skin. Through Practical Consciousness, you will see that happiness starts with you and make that happiness a living reality.
I have worked in TV and magazines, as well as IT and communications at the University of Read More…
I have worked in TV and magazines, as well as IT and communications at the University of Tartu. For the past decade, I’m working as a communications manager at Rewilding Europe NGO, which promotes innovative and practical ways to recover natural processes and wildlife. Through the Practical Consciousness techniques, I have greatly reduced my reactivity. In “negative” situations, I stay focused without anger, frustration, or self-pity. Practical Consciousness helps me be efficient, open, and intelligent anytime and anywhere. It is a unique and effective way to improve your life. I am excited to share these skills so you have more options in life and the courage to pursue them.
I have been a leader throughout my professional life. As my career progressed, my Read More…
I have been a leader throughout my professional life. As my career progressed, my responsibilities and pressures increased, creating many emotions and tensions. Though I could control myself externally, I had no inner peace or stability, which I compensated for with hobbies and sports. I asked others to change but couldn’t change myself. Practical Consciousness is very practical, helping me have clarity and to understand myself. I am aware, confident, and balanced, using the techniques in relationships and at work. In crises, I keep my inner peace, which leads to effective decisions. I can’t imagine going back to my old way of life.
I have been a teacher for 30 years, and a principal for over 20 years. As a Foundation for Future Education Read More…
I have been a teacher for 30 years, and a principal for over 20 years. As a Foundation for Future Education board member, I head the “Practical Consciousness for Schools” programs for teachers and students and research their impacts. When convoluted thoughts and emotions brought me doubt and fear before important events, I wondered how to manage my life. Then I experienced Practical Consciousness and found the answers to: Who am I? What is my purpose? and more. I discovered my true nature and my potential! Now I peacefully deal with the complicated and sometimes unbelievable life of being an educator.
I am a mechanical design engineer and have worked as a CAD support specialist. I know the Read More…
I am a mechanical design engineer and have worked as a CAD support specialist. I know the obstacles IT people face and am familiar with procrastination and concentration issues. Using Practical Consciousness since 2017 has given me excellent concentration and ended my procrastination. I work in a constant state of flow, am the master of my thoughts and I no longer need to wait for the right “feel to do” as I have no emotions to suppress. The greatest advantage of Practical Consciousnesses is creating happiness through constant, exciting changes – like having that joy in every moment which you get only after concluding a difficult project. I have personally seen and felt the benefits of Practical Consciousnesses and am inspired to teach it to others.
I am an accountant, beekeeper and hatha yoga teacher. Practical Consciousness Read More…
I am an accountant, beekeeper and hatha yoga teacher. Practical Consciousness techniques helped me to get rid of worry, anxiety and stress. Changes started when I decided that I no longer wanted to suffer. I teach Practical Consciousness method to help people to get rid of bad habits, difficulties to concentrate and to overcome laziness. It is practical knowledge how to become better parent, a better co-worker and how to build up better relationships in the family.
I earned my university degree while having a family and raising my children. I then taught Read More…
I earned my university degree while having a family and raising my children. I then taught kindergarten and elementary school, including special needs classes, and formed a successful NGO. All of this generated stress but Practical Consciousness helped me love my kids, stay calm with difficult students, and heal my traumatic childhood. Now I’m simply happy. I love my family, teaching, being creative and being effective at work. My irritability has become peace, critical thinking understanding, and ideas action. I’ve always desired to change the world, and it has changed: because I changed myself. I now want to give this ability to the world.
I have lived in many countries, which has allowed me to observe and adopt multiple cultures, Read More…
I have lived in many countries, which has allowed me to observe and adopt multiple cultures, customs, and beliefs. I stand for non-violent communication between people and groups regardless of their differences. Practical Consciousness gives me valuable knowledge about my inner world and why people suffer. Releasing my limiting emotions and concepts helped me discover the endless happiness and joy already inside me. Daily practice and further study of Practical Consciousness opened the possibility for me to teach this knowledge to others in need.
I am an IT engineer and implement business software solutions. Learning Practical Consciousness Read More…
I am an IT engineer and implement business software solutions. Learning Practical Consciousness highlights one’s deeper potential and abilities. My feelings no longer depend on external circumstances. I can manage my inner world to have a full and happy life. I have realized my true nature and want to share that possibility with others. Practical Consciousness brings out the inner nature of people, like caterpillars transforming to butterflies.
I have spent the majority of my adult life in universities as a graduate student, researcher and Read More…
I have spent the majority of my adult life in universities as a graduate student, researcher and lecturer. I reached the point in my life where following the pre-determined model of success and academic career path didn’t satisfy my need for a meaningful life. My life has changed dramatically since I began practicing Practical Consciousness. I got rid of my insecurities, resolved my co-dependency, and accepted full responsibility for all my decisions. Now I am free to do only things that are close to my heart and I contribute to projects that improve human and environmental well-being. I want to help people find their way to a meaningful and fulfilling life.
I have worked as an IT specialist in a private and public sector for over 18 years. Read More…
I have worked as an IT specialist in a private and public sector for over 18 years. From an early age, I have been a spiritual seeker. In 2015, I participated in the Practical Consciousness course with the master teacher Ingvar Villido Ishwarananda. For the first time I realized that what I had been looking for – the truth. Something that is fundamental and lasting. I apply the Practical Consciousness techniques on a daily basis and as a result I have begun to understand my true nature and potential. My journey continues, but I am experienced enough to pass this knowledge on. The changes that have taken place in my life as a result of the application of the techniques have been incredible and that is why I want to help others to live up to their their true potential as well.
For the last 30 years, I have been an entrepreneur. As a senior executive, I’ve dealt with stress, Read More…
For the last 30 years, I have been an entrepreneur. As a senior executive, I’ve dealt with stress, burnout, and chronic pain. My emotions caused me and those around me to suffer, as well as experience muscle strain and discomfort. Using Practical Consciousness, I am now free of all of this and much more. The techniques and knowledge have become profoundly integrated into my life. My changes help me inspire others to make positive changes in their own lives. Effort can one bring success, but using awareness brings peace along with success.
Having been in business for more than ten years, I realized that buying another apartment or a Read More…
Having been in business for more than ten years, I realized that buying another apartment or a car didn’t inspire me anymore. I wanted to be able to manage myself and my mood, instead of sitting in a rollercoaster seat and completely surrendering to someone else’s scenario of events. For a couple of years, after studying various books in the field of psychology and personal growth, I managed to move forward a little. The overall picture was still messy and missing a lot of pieces. And then, magically, on my life path, I met Ingvar Villido, on whose course I ended up in autumn of 2017. At that moment, the magic of understanding the essence of what I was looking for finally happened. I received answers to many questions and radically changed my direction in life. I have already sold all the businesses I had, my life schedule has changed dramatically, my priorities and interests have changed. And most importantly, I understood how to get out of the ride and become an outside observer of the roller coaster without getting involved into the process itself. Now I live a much happier life than before I got acquainted with this teaching. In the last years of running businesses, I was a coach for my employees, so I am very familiar with transferring knowledge to other people, especially when they are ready for it.
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