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Before and After Rishikesh, India

One year ago I decided to leave my country to explore the world doing Yoga. Ive been practicing asana since I was 15, but had never thought I’d ever study to become a yoga teacher. When I started the trip I didn’t know exactly what countries I wanted to visit or how this was going to play out, I just had some clues, ideas, a mental map of what I wanted to do. A MUST was going to India to do a Yoga TTC.

In my mind, I had planned to do this in December 2016, but in the middle of the trip I was in Hawaii and I decided I wanted to leave to India right at that moment (September 2016). It was something I can’t explain as a mental process, it was just a call from destiny that I had to take. One month later I was arriving in New Delhi, the capital of India. I cannot lie, at the beginning it was a real shock for me…everything. The noise, the heat, so many people, everything so crowded, the food, I was not the kind of girl that immediately falls in love with India, it was something that came with the process; in the end, I liked it that way because slowly but surely, you fall in love with things much deeper than when it’s just a crush.

Finally I was there, living one of the most intense experiences of my life. Everyday we woke up at 5:30 am and started practicing Hatha Yoga, then Pranayama; after 3 hours being up, we finally had breakfast, and then the day went on, class after class. At 8:30 pm more less, we were done, but it was really intense each day, not only because of the obvious things, but also because you are living your own process, and at the same time 15 more people like you are living their own process too; that deep journey inside yourself, a lot of intense, hard stuff comes out. In the third week, the magic happened and I was feeling much better; my ashtanga practice was improving a lot and I felt I was unstoppable; I felt I never wanted to stop practicing. Every time I went to a cafe with my friend, I could hear everybody talking about the same, even though they studied in different schools; everyone had the same issues and concerns, and I, who felt my feelings were so special, was actually feeling much the same as everybody else! ( hehe)

 

Anyway, I don´t want to talk so deeply about the TTC exactly but about what happened inside after living that experience in that part of the world with those teachers. Rishikes, India is a small city 230 kms away from New Delhi; it is a sacred city, the world capital of Yoga and it is one of the most special places I’ve been to; surrounded by the Himalayas, separated by Maa Ganga, and full of Yoga schools, Babas, Gurujis and all of us; westerners trying to learn from the source and the root. This place is pure magic, they don´t sell alcohol, or meat, and everything closes at around 9-10 pm.

Those days in that place, after that experience I wrote: How can you be the same after your eyes have seen the most beautiful and the ugliest both outside and inside yourself… I still don’t know if I’ve found my destiny but it feels like something very profound. I’m not the same person that arrived back a month ago; something has changed; priorities are not the same. I truly feel lighter inside, and I’ve finally understood what really matters in life for me. I don’t want to argue anymore with people just to be right. I want to be more patient everyday. Sitting at the banks of Mother Ganga taught me so much about letting things and people go, about having complete certainty in the process and timing of things. This doesn’t mean I never feel things anymore or that I’m a Hipster-Hippie, it means I feel things deeply in my heart but everyday the distance between my feelings, the reaction and the letting go of the control is shorter, and that is priceless. It is not all about India, but Rishikesh helped a lot. ( I think Alanis Morrissette also felt that way when singing “Thank you India”)

In my opinion, it is really important to find a School – an Ashram to study and stay where you feel like you’re at home for that month or 2 months that you´ll be living there. To this end, I can totally recommend the place where I studied: Anadi Yoga Centre, not only because of the incredible Indian Teachers with a lot of teaching experience, but they are also very concerned about sharing the Yoga knowledge in a very professional and passionate way, instilling in you the wish to do and give your best everyday, and always very open to addressing all your doubts and concerns. ( Trust me, there are many, many schools that are just businesses )

My connection with this place is so deep that I decided to go back to study more, and to live there so I could experience it in a different way this time. Totally worth it. Rishikesh, India is a place that I can also call Home, because there I feel nearer to myself, to the true being that I am.

Namaste

 

 

 

Fiorella is a Chilean Wanderlust Yogini & Travel Blogger. Her personal seal is to share about everything that has made her a happier and healthier person. Her beliefs: Kabbalah, Her Life Philosophy: Yoga. // www.fioreyogini.com @fioreyogini

Events

200hr Hatha Yoga Teacher Training in Guatemala

☾ 𝙹𝚄𝙽𝙴 𝟸𝟺𝚃𝙷 – 𝙹𝚄𝙻𝚈 𝟸𝟸𝙽𝙳 𝟸𝟶𝟸𝟶
𝟸𝟶𝟶 𝙷𝚁 𝙷𝙰𝚃𝙷𝙰 𝚈𝙾𝙶𝙰 𝚃𝙴𝙰𝙲𝙷𝙴𝚁 𝚃𝚁𝙰𝙸𝙽𝙸𝙽𝙶

Be brave, rip yourselves out of your routine, jump into the cold water and study with Diamond Heart Yoga. It will be a chance ‘to empty the cup’ and refill it with a new potion including new seeds of love, joy, peace and wisdom. While we provide a safe space, you will also have the opportunity to discover insights by yourself, find a new outlook, and untangle the snarls in your psyches. We will have fun stretching, become stronger, celebrate life and learn how to share authentic wisdom from your heart.

What’s included
◊ 28 nights Accomodation
◊ Daily Asana, Meditation & Pranayama
◊ Dynamic lectures & philosophy classes
◊ Certificate of completion
◊ Eligibility for registration with Yoga Alliance
◊ Ecstatic dance
◊ Opening and closing ceremony
◊ Optional excursions to local attractions
◊ Daily nutritious vegan meals including breakfast, lunch, and dinner
◊ Music jam sessions
◊ Special gift at the completion of the training
◊ Chiropractic adjustments
◊ Cacao ceremonies
◊ Sauna

Dates:
Arrive June 24th – Depart July 22nd 2020
(28 nights)

Location:
Lake Atitlán, Santiago, Guatemala

​MYSTICAL YOGA FARM
https://mysticalyogafarm.com/

PRICES
Single bed in shared room
$3500

Private Room
$3900

Our Itinerary
06:00 – 06:30 Meditation
06:30 – 08:00 Asana practice
08:00 – 09:00 Breakfast
09:00 – 13:00 Morning lecture
13:00 – 16.00 – Lunch and relaxing time
16.00 – 18:00 Lecture and teach backs
18:00 – 19:00 Dinner
Evening: free time for journalling, fire circles, jam sessions, relaxation

ABOUT MYSTICAL YOGA FARM
The Mystical Yoga Farm is an off-grid retreat center, permaculture farm, and a spiritual living community. Focused on self-sustainability and organic connection with the environment, we strive to live in harmony with this sacred land. Our desire is to heal the earth and its inhabitants through connection with nature and Spirit, the source of all of creation.

MYF is home to an ever-changing, international thriving group of volunteers, work-traders, staff and our local team, all gently and intentionally brought here. Together we form a small, conscious nomadic community dedicated to living the intentions of the Yogic path. We begin our days with meditation, yoga asana and breakfast blessed and eaten together. We enjoy bringing a depth of intention to our work during the day and reflect on our personal growth and community experience through our evening fire ceremonies, temezcal, song circles, and Satsang gatherings. We create the playground of our dreams, utilizing the space to share skills and rotate hosting workshops, dances and events for our core team, guests and/or friends. Life on the Farm is a rare opportunity to slow down, get inspired and activated, co-create with epic humans, make everyday a work of art, and appreciate the true essence of what it means to be alive.

More information:
http://www.diamondheart.yoga
http://www.mysticalyogafarm.com

200H Ancient Hatha Yoga Teacher Training, Tulum, Mexico

22 Day Ancient Hatha & Tibetan Buddhism Yoga Teacher Training

May 1st – May 21st, 2020

Be brave, rip yourselves out of your routine, jump into the cold water and study with Diamond Heart Yoga. It will be a chance ‘to empty the cup’ and refill it with a new potion including new seeds of love, joy, peace and wisdom. While we provide a safe space, you will also have the opportunity to discover insights by yourself, find a new outlook, and untangle the snarls in your psyches. We will have fun stretching, become stronger, celebrate life and learn how to share authentic wisdom from your heart.

Starting May 1st to May 21st. This 200 hr Training emphasizes the core tenents of a Teacher Training Program. Included in this program we will study the deeper meanings of the 8 Limbs of Yoga, we will study in its entirety, verse by verse Master Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, functional anatomy, lifestyle, nutrition, teachings from traditional Chinese medicine and Tibetan Heart Yoga.

🌟What will you get out of this training?

🌐 We will give you the tools to be able to travel the world or go back to your hometown and confidently teach a yoga class.

🌐 You will have an in depth knowledge of the Yoga Sutras and an introduction of Tibetan Buddhism and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

🌐 You will leave with a working foundation of anatomy and functional anatomy which is how the body functions in yoga poses.

Included:
∞ 21 nights Luxurious beach front Accommodation
∞ Daily Asana, Meditation & Pranayama
∞ Dynamic lectures & philosophy classes
∞ Certificate of completion
∞ Eligibility for yoga alliance registration
∞ Closing ceremony
∞ Beach front access
∞ Daily nutritious meals including breakfast, lunch, and dinner
∞ Special gift at the completion of the training
∞ Chiropractic adjustments
∞ An internationally recognized yoga teacher certification from accredited Yoga school
∞ ​The confidence to teach Advanced Hatha Yoga, Philosophy and meditation to your students, effectively and efficiently.

Dates:
Arrive May 1st
Depart March 21st, 2020
(21 nights)

​Location:
Tulum Wellness Academy
Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila
Punta Piedra,
Tulum, Mexico

​PRICES
Single bed in shared room with ensuite
$2950

Queen Bed in shared room with ensuite
$3250

Queen bed in Twin room with ensuite
$3990

Private Room with ensuite
$4590

King Private room with ensuite & ocean view
$5590

Meals and accommodations are included in the Training.

More information:
https://www.diamondheart.yoga/tulum200hryttmay2020
https://www.tulumwellnessacademy.com/200-hoursytt

About Tulum Welness Academy
TULUM WELLNESS ACADEMY IS LOCATED AT THE SOUTHERNMOST TIP OF THE RIVIERA MAYA ON A STRETCH OF WHITE SAND AND TURQUOISE WATER THAT BORDERS THE DENSE YUCATAN JUNGLE.

WE HAVE PROFOUND RESPECT FOR THE LAND UPON WHICH WE BUILD OUR ACADEMY AND COMMUNITIES. WE ARE INSPIRED BY THE LOCAL HERITAGE AND HISTORIES OF TULUM. WE EMBRACE NOT ONLY THE LOCAL CULTURE BUT ALSO THE ANCIENT TRADITIONS AND FORGOTTEN WISDOM OF THE REGION.

TODAY THE RUGGED, PRISTINE COASTAL REGION IS HOME TO SOME OF MEXICO’S BEST PRESERVED RUINS, MYSTICAL CENOTES, UNDERWATER CAVES, AND THE LARGEST PROTECTED COASTAL AREA IN MEXICO, THE SIAN KA’AN BIOSPHERE RESERVE.

WE CELEBRATE THE RICH HERITAGE OF THIS ANCIENT CULTURE WITH YOGA AND HOLISTIC CANNABIS PROGRAMING, WELCOME CEREMONIES, RITUALS, TRADITIONAL CUISINE, THAT HIGHLIGHTS THE SACRED WISDOM OF THIS LAND. WE WISH FOR TULUM TO REMAIN A UNIQUE PARADISE, WHERE THE MAGIC, CULTURE AND MYSTIQUE OF THE ANCIENT MAYA CAN BE WITNESSED AND FELT.

Inspired Yoga Living 200-hour YTT

Are you ready to grow?
The Inspired Living Yoga Teacher Training is a course meant to encourage growth in body, mind, and soul. The 200-hour training program is broken down over 9 weekends designed to properly prepare the teacher to teach using the tools, principles, and philosophy of Hatha Vinyasa yoga, anatomy and physiology, and the Yoga Sutras. In this training, you will learn the art of sequencing (more than a pre-set series of postures) which enables you to safely, effectively, and intelligently teach ANY posture to ANY body.

More importantly, you will be encouraged to creatively express who you are as a unique individual as the program uplifts and inspires you to share your personal gifts through yoga!

This training is Yoga Alliance accredited and exceeds their requirements for course content.