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July 25, 2014

Marvellous South India – Our New Ashram Site

Written by Ganga Devi Visiting a model community in India Last year in autumn we went to visit Auroville in South India spending a few days in this fabulous community which inhabits people from more than 70 nations who have come to live here and build a model society. Auroville is an experiment and is based on the principle of ‘Unity in Diversity’, where people of all nations would come together to build a model society. Today some 2300 people live and work in Auroville, which used to be a desert but has today become a beautiful green oasis. Auroville is a universal city in the making for a population of up to 50,000 people from around the world. A goal which is gradually being achieved. What struck me the most is the fact that Auroville has been an experiment not just in human unity and consciousness, but also a […]
July 21, 2014

5 Essential Traits of A Yoga Teacher – Yoga Teacher Training in Himalayas

Good teachers will have the technical know-how, whereas great teachers won't settle but will build on technical skills by infusing them with their soul and heart. So, what exactly is it that establishes the difference? Sometimes it's hard to pinpoint or put into words. Yet, the qualities and energy that go into the craft of conducting a great class which will not only exercise the students' bodies and calm their minds but also cause a lasting positive transformation on a deeper spiritual level are distinguishable and recognizable.
July 8, 2014
Banyan Tree at Our Ashram in South India

Our Future Yoga Teacher Training Courses and Yoga Retreats in South India

Acquisition of a new site We are very happy to announce that we have now acquired a piece of land for our new ashram and healing centre in South India. It even has a huge beautiful banyan tree, which in India is the symbol of immortality. It’s located about 2 km from the beach, near the town Pondicherry, in Tamil Nadu, the Southern tip of India. We’ll keep you posted once we start developing the land and the construction of the ashram quarters. We plan to develop the land with beautiful landscaping incorporating elements of a Zen garden, which will provide the perfect setting for meditation and yoga practice. The idea is to create an oasis of peace in a green haven based on ecological architecture. Lots of emphasis will be given to the outdoors and the gardens, where we plan to have at least one pond with cascading waterfalls. […]
July 3, 2014

20 Ways to Re-Use Your Old Yoga Mats

The possibilities for recycling your worn out yoga mat are limited only by your imagination – don’t throw it away, do something useful with it! 1) Donate to homeless shelters for extra padding to sleep on 2) Donate your old mat to an animal rescue centre such as RSPCA. Most of these places need soft, durable mats, rugs, towels, & blankets to line crates 3) Use it on the beach instead of a towel 4) Draught excluder – plug up draughty windows and doors to save energy and keep warm 5) Door stop – cut bits out and fold over to fit the gap under your door 6) Old mats can be used for pet’s beds too – they insulate from a cold hard floor and protect the floor from any straying paws 7) Make waterproof cushions for outdoor events: Easy to store, lightweight, washable, reusable, and comfortable. Cut the mat into […]
June 23, 2014

Learn to Teach Yoga with Meditation Retreats

The yoga teacher training that we offer provides high level technical skill and cutting edge anatomical education, while at the same time offering a profound, life changing and transformative experience.  The courses and meditation retreats take place in two idyllic resort locations, ensuring maximum peace and tranquillity and allowing you to focus on learning. Our approach to yoga training has at its core the teachings of the eight limbs of yoga, Ashtanga Raja Dhiraja, including Vinyasa as well as Hatha, combined with the ancient esoteric systems for the awakening of our inherent Shakti, the energy within. While providing a strong and sound base in asana, mudra, bandha and kriya it probes beyond mere physical practice into the world of the spiritual aspect of yoga and meditation and works on awakening the subtle energies within ourselves. Our intensive yoga teacher training and meditation retreats are a unique, profoundly transformational and personal […]
June 16, 2014

Choosing the Perfect Yoga Retreat for Your Yoga Teacher Training

There are many benefits in undertaking additional yoga training, and these are not necessarily all related to the end result of becoming a teacher. Many of our trainees are interested foremost in the deepening of their own practice through a yoga retreat, and in doing so, learning about the many aspects of yoga, gaining a new perspective on their practice, and then ultimately teaching either full or part time. When I ask people about their motivation for becoming a teacher, they often say that it is because it has helped them so much in their personal life. So, whether yoga has helped them get over some physical problem, removed certain aches and pains they had, assisted in a speedy recovery from an accident, or relieved a psychological imbalance like depression, they have a very noble inspiration: to share the gift they have been given and become yoga teachers themselves. We […]
June 5, 2014

Discover Self – Improvement through Yoga

Yoga has been taught for thousands of years as a powerful tool for self-improvement allowing people to achieve inner peace, prosperity and happiness. Today many people come to yoga desiring to improve their physical well-being. Yoga Lessons offers many physical benefits, but the emotional and spiritual benefits are less well known. For regular yoga practitioners, the additional benefits are obvious and abundant and influence every aspect of the practitioner’s life. The first thing I usually hear from new students of yoga is that they quite simply feel better in every possible way, discovering their potential for self-improvement physically, mentally, emotionally as well as spiritually. The asanas, or yoga postures, when practised in a certain way, not only tone the muscles, increase flexibility and improve the posture through alignment, but they also have a profound impact on the endocrine glands, balancing the secretion of hormones and restoring psychic and emotional well-being. Great emotional […]
May 29, 2014

Yoga Retreats that will Help Transform Your Life

Although yoga can, and should ideally be practised on a regular basis, a great way to accelerate your learning and achieve rapid transformation in your practices is to attend a yoga retreat. Our yoga retreats can be enjoyed by anyone, and no previous experience of yoga is required. When you remove yourself from the stresses and strains of daily life and immerse yourself in an environment of complete tranquillity, your state of mind is also bound to change. Practising yoga in a serene, natural environment has a profoundly calming effect. Just the setting itself provides a stimulus to move within and find inner peace and clarity. The practice of meditation and yoga in a tranquil environment allows for reflection on the breadth and depth of the experience we call life. The deep peace and relaxation achieved by the end of a yogic retreat, will allow you to bring newly found […]