Monday, July 30, 2012

A Yoga and Meditation Teacher Training Course in Rishikesh, India

Meditation Teacher Training Course in Rishikesh
Meditation Ashram in Rishikesh
Last March I completed a Yoga and Meditation Teacher Training Course at the Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama Ashram in Rishikesh, India. The official name of the course is actually Himalayan Yoga Tradition Teacher Training Program (HYT-TTP) but I prefer to call it Yoga and Meditation Teacher Training Course since we not only learn to teach yoga but also meditation which the main emphasis on the Himalayan Yoga Tradition, and that's exactly what I love about it. Sure we do learn how to teach Hatha Yoga and at a very deep level but keeping always in mind that the goal is to purify the body and make it fit for meditation. The regular daily schedule at the ashram includes two meditation sessions of one hour each and also a morning and afternoon hatha yoga practice.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Sadhana Mandir Yoga Ashram: An ideal meditation spot in Rishikesh, India

Sadhana Mandir Ashram Rishikesh

Rishikesh is such an amazing place, it is like the yoga capital of the world, the place to be when it comes to yoga. But if you've ever been in Rishikesh you know how overwhelming it can be sometimes. With so many ashrams and yoga teachers all around the place and thousands of spiritual seekers everywhere it can be a bit hard to find a really peaceful place to actually relax and meditate. Luckily I did found such a place at Swami Rama's Ashram called Sadhana Mandir.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Birthday Celebration of Yogis at Santosh Puri Ashram in Haridwar, India

"You are very lucky to have arrived in such an auspicious day" everybody at Santosh Puri Ashram kept telling me this again and again. Indeed I was very lucky, I had arrived at the ashram in Haridwar the same day of the celebration of Mataji's and her daughter Mandikni's birthday. Mataji (Narvada Devi Puri Ma) is the guru or spiritual guide of Shri Santosh Puri Ashram.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Shri Santosh Puri Yoga Ashram in Haridwar, India

Santosh Puri Ashram Haridwar

While I was still living in Europe, about two years ago, and planning my journey to India to study and practice yoga and meditation my dear friend Virginie recommended me to spend some time at Shri Santosh Puri Ashram in Haridwar. She and my buddy Xavier (both French) had stayed at this ashram for a yoga therapy course and they both had very positive remarks about this place so I decided to include it in my plan.