A Journey Into Excellence Meet Paula, a.k.a. Parvati, a young woman who decided to listen to her calling and make yoga teaching her life’s career. Parvati is a Sanskrit name and means ‘The Universal Mother and Great Goddess’ and that’s true for Paula who is moving into her greatness both personally and as someone who shares the profound teachings of yoga with others. She has completed her yoga teacher training course with the Himalayan Yoga Institute in April 2014 and has been teaching yoga in London ever since. Embarking on the yoga journey at the tender age of 14, she shares her beginnings, her courageous decision to travel to India at the age of only 18 and to make yoga the central focus of her life. How It All Began When I was 13 I had an amazing teacher at school. She taught us world religion and was one of […]
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.
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. […]
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 […]