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The Meaning of AomA
'AomA' is the Korean transliteration of 'A'- 'U'- 'M'-, which are the utterance of a Sanskrit mantra(holy words)
'Aum'. It can be interpreted into Korean language "A-reum-dap-go O-myohan Maeum", the meaning of
which is 'beautiful and profound mind' which can revive each other and is based on win-win philosophy of yoga. And the word 'AomA(我悟??)' in Chinese language means 'Am I enlightened?" and also it can be interpreted
into 'Academy Of Meditation Arts' in English.
 
The Objectives of the Establishment
The objectives of the establishment of AomA Yoga Academy are :
[1] to spread the scientific yoga of Kaivalyadhama tradition of India after receiving it independently and
    critically according the real situation of Korean society.
[2] to improve right understanding of the body, mind and the beyond of human being.
[3] to help mankind to live harmonious life together by reducing conflicts between the different religions,
    philosophies, ideologies, races, cultures etc... through the research and practice of cultural synthesis.
[4] to help men to become free from the problem of suffering of human being by groping and practising
    the way to slove it fundamentally.
 
The Key Projects
[1] The systematic education and support for yoga teachers and researchers.
[2] The researches and practices of the techniques for yoga and meditation /
    cultural synthesis and value education.
[3] Professional service and research of yogic psychotherapy and counselling,
 
About the Departments
[1] Yoga Teachers' and Researchers' Education Department.; The systematic education and support
    for yoga teachers and researchers.
[2] Yoga, Meditation and Cultural Synthesis Department ; The researches and practices of the
    techniques for yoga and meditation / cultural synthesis and value education.
[3] Yogic Pychotherapy and Counselling Department ; Professional service of yogic psychotherapy &
    counselling and the private lesson of yoga for CEOs.
The Philosophy of AomA
The philosophy of AomA is the one which considers the improvement of happiness of every human being and
living being in the first place.

[1] Truth : The Realization of Truth => Scientific Right Knowledge
[2]
Sincerity : Sincere Practice => Sincere Practice and Life
[3]
Love : The Love of Living Being => Love, Service and Devotion
 
Ten Big Projects of AomA
[A] Research

1) A project for the research and practice of yoga & meditation techniques and theories.
2) A project for the translation, analysis and verification of the scientific yoga journal 'Yoga Mimamsas.'
3) A projcet for the research of cultural synthesis to synthesize the different religions, philosophies and ideologies.
 
[B] Education, Propagation and Healing

4) A project for the education & discharge, the re-education and support of yoga teachers and researchers
who have ability, personality and international sense.
5) A project for the yoga education and propagation to experts and CEOs.
6) A project for the research and service of yogic psychotherapy and counselling.
7) A project to promote the connection with important institutes for yoga, meditation and education.
 
[C] Service and Participation in Public Affairs

8) A project for the active public participation and service : The free yoga class for (breast) cancer patients etc...
9) A project to provide a scholarship to the spiritual youngsters.
 
[D] Earning Projects

10) A project for earning profit to support the project to spread yoga.
About Faculty members and Researchers
[A] Professors of Yoga Teacher Training Courses
① Mr. Kim, Je-Chang / Director
   * B.A. and M.A. of western music composition at Seoul National University
   * Foreign professor of Andong National University
   * Foreign professor of YoungNam University
   * Graduated of Kaivalyadhama Yoga College of India
   * Obtained Diploma in Yoga Education of Kaivalyadhama
   * Concurrent professor of yoga department of ChoonHae College in WoolSan
   * Foreign professor for the students majored in yoga therapy of Seoul
     Post Graduate University of Buddhism
   * Awarded M.Phil. degree of philosophy of Pune University of India
   * Submitted a thesis for Ph.D. degree of philosophy of Pune University of India
   * At present)- Director of AomA Yoga Academy /
                 - Korean representative of Kaivalyadhama Yoga Institute of India
                 - Inquiry member of Lonavla Yoga Institute of India
                 - Foreign professor of yoga department of HoWon University

② Mrs. Kim, Soon-Jong / Psychotherapy Counsellor

   * Executive secretary of InCheon YWCA
   * Section chief of planning affairs of Growth Counselling Institute
   * Graduated of Kaivalyadhama Yoga College of India
   * Obtained Diploma in Yoga Education of Kaivalyadhama
   * Awared M.A. degree in psychology department of Pune University
   * President of the MyeongLyoon-Dong branch of AomA Yoga Academy
   * At present)- Head of Yogic Psychotherapy Research Institute attached in AomA Yoga Academy
                 - Special member for counselling of Seoul Women's Phone
                 - Foreign professor of SunMoon University (small group teaching / group counselling)

[B] Teachers of Common People Yoga Courses
③ Teachers of Common People Yoga Courses

   * B.A. in children welfare of South Seoul University
   * Graduated Kaivalyadhama Yoga College
   * Obtained Diploma in Yoga Education of Kaivalyadhama in Inida
   * M.A. in philosophy of Pune University of India
   * At present)- Concurrent researcher of AomA Yoga Academy
                 - Teaching staff fo basic asana course and applied asana course
                 - Doing M.Phil. degree course in philosophy of Pune University in India
                 - < Thesis > "Philosophical Analysis of Anatta Theory in Early Buddhism"

The History and Development of AomA
Paramil center in which Mr. Kim, Je-Chang, the present director of AomA, started teaching yoga since June of
1992 in front of Seoul National Univerisity of Education, was the first beginning of AomA Yoga Academy.
After it he was working at SungNam with the name of 'Opened Yoga Room AomA'; working at KangNam-gu of
Seoul with the names of 'Music Meditation Yoga Center AomA', 'Music Counselling Yoga Center AomA' etc...
And finally he joined yoga teacher training course which gives 'Diploma in Yoga Education' of Kaivalyadhama
yoga college, which has become the opportunity to have relation with this tradition.


Mr. Kim, Je-Chang and his wife Mrs. Kim, Soon-Jong obtained 'Diploma in Yoga Education' issued by Kaivalyadhama yoga college and recognized by Indian government at July of 1997 and they were first Korean
people who awared 'D.Y.Ed.' After that he returned to Korea and taught yoga at GwangJang-dong center from
time to time while studying in India. They opened the branch of AomA Yoga Academy in MyeongLyoon-dong
at the October of 2001 and conducted systematic yoga courses until 2005. And they re-opened
AomA Yoga Academy in a enlarged form at the August of 2005 and are conducting systematic yoga teacher
training courses, professional yoga and psychotherapy counselling program,
private yoga lesson for CEOs and the research and practice of cultural synthesis etc...

 
Certified Yoga Teachers who were trained in AomA(till October of 2008)
▶ Yoga Teachers who did the course for studying abroad in India at AomA Yoga Academy and finished
   the yoga teacher training course in Kaivalyadhama Yoga College at Lonavla of India.
   * Certificate course in Yoga Education : Miss Shin, Chung-Hee, Mrs. Kim, Ock-Boon,
   Mrs. Chun, Seon-Soon etc...
   * Diploma course in Yoga Education : Miss Lee, Sun-Ha, Miss Lee, Ji-Eun, Mr. Lee, Kyung-Kyoo,
   Miss Moon, Hye-Joon, Miss Park, Mi-Sook, Miss Kim, Soo-Yeon
   (Yoga teacher of the 3rd batch of AYTTC 1) etc...

1. The 1st Batch of the Real 3rd Grade Yoga Teachers of AomA(18 teachers)
   Miss Kang, Hee-Sun, Miss Gwak, Hyun-Jeong, Mrs. Gwon, Yoo-Sim(Jin-Hee), Mr. Kim, Young-Se,
   Mrs. Kim, Eun-Sook, Miss Kim, Hyo-Jeong, Mrs. Shim, Young-Seop, Miss Oh, Seung-Jin, Mrs. Yoo,
   Seong-Hwa, Mrs. Yoon, Eun-Shim, Mrs. Lee, Song-Min, Mrs. Lee, On-Hee, Miss Lee, Eun-Ju Dr. Lee,
   In-Sook, Miss Lee, Ji-Yeon, Mrs. Chang, Yoo-Jin, Mrs, Jeong, Yoon-Joo Mrs. Jin, Mi-Seon

2. The 2nd Batch of the Real 3rd Grade Yoga Teachers of AomA(16 teachers)
   Miss Kang, Ji-Won, Mrs. Kim, Soo-Yeon, Miss Kim, Seung,Jin, Miss Kim, Young-Nam, Mr. Kim,
   Hyo-Jin, Mr. Do, Chang-Won, Miss Shim, Ye-Joo, Mrs. Shim, Jeong-Hee, Miss Yeo, Cheong-Ja,
   Miss Lee, Ji-Yeon, Miss Yim, Yeon-Mi, Mrs. Jang, Hye-Ran, Miss Jeon, Jeong-Hyang, Miss Choi,
   In-Sook, Mrs. Choi, Boon-Tae, Mrs. Choi, Hee-Jin

3. The 3rd Batch of the Real 3rd Grade Yoga Teachers of AomA(12 teachers)
   Mr. Kim, Myeong-Seung, Miss Kim, Soo-Yeon, Miss Kim, Yeong-Seong, Miss Park, Mi-Ock, Mr. Lee,
   Kyoo-Yong, Miss Lee, Yeo-Young, Miss Lee, Hee-Jeong, Mrs. Chang, Yoo-Kyeong, Mrs. Jeon, Young,
   Miss Choi, Kyeong-Hye, Mrs. Choi, Keum-Sook, Miss Choi, Joo-Young

4. The 4th Batch of the Real 3rd Grade Yoga Teachers of AomA(5 teachers)
   Miss Kim, An-Na, Miss Baek, Kyeong-Sook, Miss Song, Hye-Kyeong, Mr. Lee, Eun-Jae,
   Miss Jeong, Hee-Jeong

5. The 5th Batch of the Real 3rd Grade Yoga Teachers of AomA(11 teachers)
   Miss Kang, Hee-Soon, Miss Kim, Kyeong-Yeon, Miss Kim, Eun-Kyeong, Mrs. Kim, Hyeon,
   Mrs. Seong, Myeong-Soon, Miss Ock, Ji-Yoon, Miss Yoon, Yeong-Gyeong, Miss Lee, Kyeong,
   Mrs, Chang, Bok-Lye Mrs. Cho, A-Reum, Mrs. Chi, Soo-Gyeong

6. The 6th Batch of the Real 3rd Grade Yoga Teachers of AomA(4 teachers)
   Mr. Kim, Deok-Hoon, Miss Na, Bit-Na, Miss Park, Joo-Hee, Mrs. Han, Mi-Jeong

7. The 7th Batch of the Real 3rd Grade Yoga Teachers of AomA(7 teachers)
   Miss Kang, Yoon-Sook, Miss Kim, Jeong-Ae, Miss Moon, Kyeong-Mi, Miss Min, Kyeong-Jin,
   Mrs. Park, Man-In, Miss Won, Shi-Ra, Miss Chang, So-Yeon

8. The 8th Batch of the Real 3rd Grade Yoga Teachers of AomA(8 teachers)
   Miss Kang, Soo-Yeon, Mrs. Kang, Eun-Sook, Mrs. Kwon, Hee-Jeong, Miss Park, Jeong-Eun, Mrs,
   Seo, Hee-Yoon, Mrs. Oh, Min-Sook, Mrs. Lee, Ji-Hyeon, Mr. Cha, Jong-Kyoo

9. The 9th Batch of the Real 3rd Grade Yoga Teachers of AomA(7 teachers)
   Mrs. Lee, Eun-Joo, Miss Oh, Hee-Seon, Mrs. In, Jeong-Sook, Miss Chang, Hye-Jin, Miss Kim,
   Seon-Hwa, Miss Hong, Maria, Miss Lee, Min-Young

10. The 10th Batch of the Real 3rd Grade Yoga Teachers of AomA(3 teachers)
   Mr. Min, Gwang-Hoon, Miss Jeong, Hyeon-Jeong, Mr. Lee, Ho-Eun
   (Three students are doing the course now.)

11. The 11th Batch of the Real 3rd Grade Yoga Teachers of AomA
   The 11th Batch of the Real 3rd Grade Yoga Teachers of AomA