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Grandmaster Ngoc Xuan Nguyen, known to Americans as "Master Adam", is a descendant of Quang Trung Nguyen Hue, 18th century Vietnamese emperor and yoga master. For centuries, the Nguyen clan has practiced Raja (or royal) Yoga, passing the art down through generations.


Grandmaster Adam began teaching in his native Vietnam in 1967. After settling in Virginia Beach, VA he began his 25-year relationship with Wareing's Gym, where runs his International Yoga Institute. As the art of yoga was passed to him, he hopes to pass on his knowledge to others, that they might enjoy the health and wellness advantages that have kept him agile, in shape and uninjured for a lifetime.

Grandmaster Adam was initiated into the practice of yoga at the age of f ive and began studying with Grandmaster Ly Xuan Cuong at Temple Village in Saigon, Vietnam in 1957. Today, he is a world-class Grandmaster who has dedicated his life to practicing and teaching yoga, meditation and karate do through his International Yoga Institute. Based on his training in Raja Yoga and over 50 years of experience, the Grandmaster has developed his own unique and innovative system of yoga.