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“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.” -Alvin Toffler


René David Alkalay (Yogi René) is a teacher, healer and author. He started his journey on the path to enlightenment as a student of yoga and meditation in 1958, studying with such outstanding teachers as Richard Hittelman, A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Satchidenanda, BKS Iyengar, K. Pattabhi Jois, and Srivatsa Ramaswami. He met his master, Sri Swami Rama in 1983 and was initiated into the Himalayan tradition by Swamiji in 1986. At his initiation, Swamiji revealed the personal mission that Yogi Renè was to fulfill, to teach and to transmit a tradition of meditation and interfaith understanding to future generations of spiritual aspirants.

Available books:

The Gentle Path

Meditation: A Practitioner’s Handbook

Moon Rites

A Little Style

Past Lives 

Meditation and Metaphysical Law: For self-transformation into a Life of Abundance and Joy

The Gentle Path -By René David Alkalay

A systematic approach to reclaim your flexibility, strength and vitality utilizing easy stretching postures that can be done by individuals at all stages of life.

Meditation: A Practitioner’s Handbook -by René David Alkalay

A guidebook to help the novice and a review for the experienced yogi to gain a deeper understanding of the practice of meditation.

Moon Rites -by René David Alkalay

A collection of poems in which Dr. Alkalay seeks the roots of physics and metaphysics in the more ancient symbols of moon-based earth-centered faiths.

A Little Style -by René David Alkalay

This book was written to stimulate the senses and to evoke a sincere desire to live life with a little style…by creating a positive impact in our lives and improving our relationships. In life, we often wear many hats and the characters inside this collection of poems illustrate this concept perfectly.

Past Lives -by René David Alkalay

In this collection of poetry, Dr. Rene delves into the mysteries of path-working.

“Path-working” is the art of clairvoyantly investigating the Paths of the Tree of Life. Path-working as a technique seems to have developed from the clairvoyant practices of Adepts in the Stella Matutina.

Path-working is a means of raising ones consciousness from a lower Sephirah, to a higher one. The actual Path-working consists of a “guided meditation,” and each of these poems is meant to be a guided or self-guided meditation that leads the reader or listener into deeper channels of the subconscious mind.

Meditation and Metaphysical Law: For self-transformation into a Life of Abundance and Joy -by René David Alkalay

Today, our science gives us corroboration of benefits that have been stated in various esoteric teachings.

The benefits of meditation are far reaching. When considering them, it appears at first that some of these could not possibly be benefits arising from the practice of sitting in stillness.

The benefits that are more easily understandable are the improvement of attention span, improvement of sleep patterns, a greater appreciation for life, a stronger sense of connection with self, others, and the world, improvement of brain function and mood, and a reduction of stress. Benefits that are not so obvious are the increase in immunity, a slowing of the aging process, and the actual addition of hours in our day.