Smriti Yoga http://smritiyoga.com Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:09:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.5 A Transformative Journey – Yoga Teacher Training in Goa http://smritiyoga.com/200-hour-yoga-teacher-training/ http://smritiyoga.com/200-hour-yoga-teacher-training/#comments Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:33:53 +0000 http://smritiyoga.com/?p=1469  A Transformative Journey – 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Goa A Journey of Self Exploration Embark on a journey you always wanted to take to unravel the great mystery that you are. Our mindfully chosen venue, organic food and pure environment provides the most suitable ambience for […]

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 A Transformative Journey – 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Goa

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A Journey of Self Exploration

Embark on a journey you always wanted to take to unravel the great mystery that you are.

Our mindfully chosen venue, organic food and pure environment provides the most suitable ambience for yoga studies.

Reconnect with your Inner Wisdom

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Start Living your Dream

Our phenomenal academic curriculum and daily practice with extremely passionate and experienced teachers will bring about a holistic transformation in your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well being.

 

Become a Successful Certified Yoga Teacher

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Inspire others and be a part of global transformation

Start teaching immediately and take back a sustainable habit for regular home practice to create a healthy and vibrant life.

 

Bonus

More reasons to join our yoga teacher training in Goa

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Ayurveda Workshop

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Elemental Yoga Workshop

 

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We look forward to welcome you on this amazing journey of 200 hours yoga teacher training in Goa :)

 

 

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Yoga Teacher Training in India http://smritiyoga.com/yoga-teacher-training-in-india/ http://smritiyoga.com/yoga-teacher-training-in-india/#comments Sun, 27 Oct 2013 11:12:29 +0000 http://smritiyoga.com/?p=964 Yoga Teacher Training in India Are you looking for more than just a regular yoga teacher training? Is your desire to immerse in a month long intensive not just to get certified but to experience a transformative journey by reconnecting with your inner wisdom? If yes, then […]

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Yoga Teacher Training in India

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Are you looking for more than just a regular yoga teacher training? Is your desire to immerse in a month long intensive not just to get certified but to experience a transformative journey by reconnecting with your inner wisdom? If yes, then this is the teacher training retreat you have been looking for.

Our mindfully chosen venue, organic food, pure environment, phenomenal academic curriculum and daily practice with extremely passionate and experienced teachers will bring about a holistic transformation in your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well being and you will take back a sustainable habit for regular home practice to create a healthy and vibrant life.

Smriti yoga is situated in a beautiful village Netravali in the rainforest of Western Ghats in India. The retreat center is set up amidst a 25 acre working organic farm. Netravali is a paradise for nature lovers. One can discover the joy of trekking, bird watching, bathing in a waterfall and a tour of organic spice farm and a mystical bubble lake.

The accommodation is provided in an ecological rest house with pristine silence. Eco villas are constructed with mud providing insulation keeping them cool in summer and warm in winters and the mud floor acts as a shock absorber or like cushion for human body. Villas offer beautiful view of plantations with chairs and mud sofas in the balcony. Another unique thing is different variety of plants which act as mosquito repellant.

The plantations are totally organic. Guests can see and learn how natural organic farming is maintained. For example to protect vanilla crop from bacteria we depend on a particular species of ants which eat the bacteria. Nature has given everything. There is perfect balance; all we need is to harness it. There is natural honey produced in the farm and one can learn how to use these organic spices in cooking or for medicinal use.

The restaurant is made up of bamboo and coconut leaves to maintain ecological and organic feel. The food is freshly cooked with organic spices grown in our farm. One can also enjoy pure raw cacao smoothies.

We look forward to welcome you :)

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A Yogi in the making http://smritiyoga.com/a-yogi-in-the-making/ http://smritiyoga.com/a-yogi-in-the-making/#comments Tue, 01 Oct 2013 15:35:07 +0000 http://smritiyoga.com/?p=921 A Yogi in the making This is Stanzin who trained with us for two weeks in our Yoga Plus initiative. He is quirky and funny most times but a quick learner nonetheless — at Ladakh

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A Yogi in the making

This is Stanzin who trained with us for two weeks in our Yoga Plus initiative. He is quirky and funny most times but a quick learner nonetheless — at Ladakh

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Types of Yoga http://smritiyoga.com/types-of-yoga/ http://smritiyoga.com/types-of-yoga/#comments Mon, 08 Jul 2013 23:25:29 +0000 http://smritiyoga.com/?p=73 Types of Yoga If you’re new to the ancient science and practice of Yoga, you could feel over whelmed with the various choices and Types of Yoga being offered out there. So, it’s important to find out which type you should begin with or suits you best. […]

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Types of Yoga

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If you’re new to the ancient science and practice of Yoga, you could feel over whelmed with the various choices and Types of Yoga being offered out there. So, it’s important to find out which type you should begin with or suits you best.

Here is a quick introduction to some of the most common and popular types of Yoga. We hope this information on the various styles can assist you in making a choice that is best suited for your mind, body and soul.

Hatha Yoga – Hatha Yoga is the root all of styles of yoga. The word Hatha means willful or forceful as it requires a lot of physical effort. Hatha is also translated ‘Ha’ meaning “Sun” and ‘Tha’ meaning “Moon” bringing union to the pairs of opposite. Hatha yoga influences our two sides of the brain and brings balance of masculine aspects like (active, hot or sun) and feminine aspects – (receptive, cool or moon) within all of us to merge from the opposite to the harmony of oneness. Hatha Yoga is a powerful tool of transformation and the practitioner develops a balance of strength and flexibility. The focus is on the asanas and breath control while holding the posses for longer duration. These classes incorporate the mind, body and spirit through various practices like Asanas, (postures) Pranayama (breathing) and Kriyas, (internal cleansing). It is not fast flowing and is recommended for beginners as it’s much gentler then an Ashtanga class. 

Sivanada Yoga – This style is based on teachings of Swami Sivanada and is a non-proprietary form of Hatha Yoga which emphasizes on twelve basic postures with focus on preserving health and wellness of the practitioner. Unlike Ashtanga, Sivananda training revolves around frequent relaxation. This yoga practice is based on the philosophy of Swami Sivananda of Rishikesh, India, who taught disciples to “Serve, Love, Give, Purify, Meditate, and Realize”. There are over 80 centers all over the world. Sivananda yoga teachers are all graduates of the Sivananda yoga teacher training

Ashtanga Yoga – Although Ashtanga in English means eight limbs and is named after the eight limbs of yoga mentioned in the yoga sutras of Patanjali. Ashtanga is transmitted to the modern world and popularized by K Pattabhi Jois and is usually termed as Ashtanga Vinyasa. This method of yoga involves synchronizing breath and movement through a progressive series of postures. This systematic set of breath and movements turns static asanas into a dynamic flow. The length of one inhale and exhale dictates the length of time spent transitioning between asanas. This process produces intense internal heat and profuse purifying sweat that detoxifies muscles and organs resulting in improved circulation.

Iyengar Yoga - Iyengar yoga named after and developed by B.K.S Iyengar is a form of Hatha Yoga with emphasis on alignment, detail and precision in the performance of asanas (postures) and pranayama (breath expansion). B.K.S Iyengar has systemized over 200 classical yoga poses and 14 different types of pranayama ranging from basic to advance. At 80 years old, he continues to teach thousands of students from all over the world, encouraging them to penetrate deeper into the experience of each pose. Iyengar yoga can be great for physical therapy. In an Iyengar class, poses (especially standing postures) are typically held much longer than in other schools of yoga, so that practitioners can pay close attention to the precise muscular and skeletal alignment this system demands. Also the use of props, including belts, chairs, blocks, and blankets, to help accommodate any special needs such as injuries or structural imbalances.

Kundalini Yoga - Kundalini refers to the potential energy lying latent in the form of a coiled serpent residing in Muladhara, the Root Chakra. Kundalini Yoga also known as Laya Yoga is based on a 1935 treatise by Swami Sivananda Saraswati. The focus in this yogic practice is to awaken the dormant energy through regular practice of meditation, pranayama, mantras and repetition or holding a movement for 2 to 5 minutes. Practitioners call it yoga of awareness as the primary objective is to awaken and cultivate the full potential of human awareness to uphold values, speak truth and focus on compassion.

Vinyasa Yoga - Vinyasa Flow began as Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga by a Yogi named Sri Tirumala Krishnamacharya. He was given a place to teach yoga and eventually taught a young boy named Parrabhi Jois his learnings on the power of breathing. Vinyasa means “breath-synchronized movement,” and Vinyasa yoga is a series of poses that will move you through the power of inhaling and exhaling. Vinyasa movements are smoothly flowing and almost dance-like, which explains why it is sometimes referred to as Vinyasa Flow or just Flow.

Bikram Yoga - Bikram Yoga is a system of yoga that Bikram Choudhary synthesized from traditional Hatha Yoga techniques and popularized in the 1970’s. Classes run for 90 minutes and consist of the same series of twenty six asanas (postures) and 2 breathing exercises in 105 degree Fahrenheit with 40% humidity.

Anusara Yoga - Anusara yoga is a modern school of Hatha Yoga started by American born yoga teacher John Friend in 1997. Anusara is epitomized by ‘the celebration of the heart’. The Anusara style emphasizes a set of universal principles of alignment which underlie all of the physical asanas and are connected to philosophical aspects of the practice. The practice of Anusara Yoga is broadly categorized into three parts known as three A’s (Attitude, Alignment and Action) It is a new system of Hatha yoga that can be both spiritually inspiring and yet grounded in a deep knowledge. It can be therapeutically effective and physically transformative.

Restorative Yoga - Most suited for those with hyper-active lifestyle and work very hard and while we may sleep but not rest at all. Hence as the name suggests this form of yoga seeks to achieve physical, mental and emotional relaxation. When the pace of life is fast, our minds move fast too hence we’re mostly over stimulated and our nervous system takes a beating. Restorative yoga balances a fast lifestyle and has an enormous capacity to heal physical and mental symptoms that are stress related. Practicing restorative poses is a great help to anyone who is chronically ill or recovering from some injuries.

Jivamukti Yoga - Jivamukti Yoga is a proprietary style of Yoga created by David Life and Sharon  Gannon in 1984. It is mostly practiced in NYC and is a mix of Vinyasa flow sequencing infused with chanting. A very demanding class physically, and interweaves, mantas, pranayama and meditation. Their core philosophy is expressed through five tenets which form the foundation of Jivamukti Yoga. The Five tenets are Ahimsa, Bhakti, Dhyana, Nada and Shastra.

Prenatal Yoga – If you’re an expectant mother looking for ways to relax or stay fit, then you may be considering Prenatal Yoga. A typical prenatal yoga class may include deep slow breathing, gentle stretching, postures with props with cool down and relaxation.  Some say that Prenatal is one of the best types of exercise for moms-to-be as it improves sleep, reduces stress and anxiety, increase strength and flexibility, decrease lower back pain and decrease the risk of preterm labor and pregnancy induced hyper-tension.

 

 

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Benefits of Yoga http://smritiyoga.com/benefits-of-yoga/ http://smritiyoga.com/benefits-of-yoga/#comments Mon, 08 Jul 2013 22:24:48 +0000 http://smritiyoga.com/?p=57 Benefits of Yoga Here, we look at the top 10 benefits of regular yoga practice. 1. All-round fitness. You are truly healthy when you are not just physically fit but also mentally and emotionally balanced. As Sri Sri Ravi Shankar puts it, “Health is not a mere absence […]

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Benefits of Yoga

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Here, we look at the top 10 benefits of regular yoga practice.

1. All-round fitness. You are truly healthy when you are not just physically fit but also mentally and emotionally balanced. As Sri Sri Ravi Shankar puts it, “Health is not a mere absence of disease. It is a dynamic expression of life – in terms of how joyful, loving and enthusiastic you are.” This is where yoga helps: postures, pranayama (breathing techniques) and meditation are a holistic fitness package.

2. Weight loss. What many want! Yoga benefits here too. Sun Salutations and Kapal Bhati pranayama are some ways to help lose weight with yoga. Moreover, with regular practice of yoga, we tend to become more sensitive to the kind of food our body asks for and when. This can also help keep a check on weight.

3. Stress relief. A few minutes of yoga during the day can be a great way to get rid of stress that accumulates daily – in both the body and mind. Yoga postures, pranayama and meditation are effective techniques to release stress. You can also experience how yoga helps de-tox the body and de-stress the mind at the Sri Sri Yoga Level 2 Course.

4. Inner peace. We all love to visit peaceful, serene spots, rich in natural beauty. Little do we realize that peace can be found right within us and we can take a mini-vacation to experience this any time of the day! Benefit from a small holiday every day with yoga and meditation. Yoga is also one of the best ways to calm a disturbed mind.

5. Improved immunity. Our system is a seamless blend of the body, mind and spirit. An irregularity in the body affects the mind and similarly unpleasantness or restlessness in the mind can manifest as an ailment in the body. Yoga poses massage organs and stregthen muscles; breathing techniques and meditation release stress and improve immunity.

6. Living with greater awareness. The mind is constantly involved in activity – swinging from the past to the future – but never staying in the present. By simply being aware of this tendency of the mind, we can actually save ourselves from getting stressed or worked up and relax the mind. Yoga and pranayama help create that awareness and bring the mind back to the present moment, where it can stay happy and focused.

7. Better relationships. Yoga can even help improve your relationship with your spouse, parents, friends or loved ones! A mind that is relaxed, happy and contented is better able to deal with sensitive relationship matters. Yoga and meditation work on keeping the mind happy and peaceful; benefit from the strengthened special bond you share with people close to you.

8. Increased energy. Do you feel completely drained out by the end of the day? Shuttling between multiple tasks through the day can sometimes be quite exhausting. A few minutes of yoga everyday provides the secret to feeling fresh and energetic even after a long day. A 10-minute online guided meditation benefits you immensely, leaving you refreshed and recharged in the middle of a hectic day.

9. Better flexibility & posture. You only need to include yoga in your daily routine to benefit from a body that is strong, supple and flexible. Regular yoga practice stretches and tones the body muscles and also makes them strong. It also helps improve your body posture when you stand, sit, sleep or walk. This would, in turn, help relieve you of body pain due to incorrect posture.

10. Better intuition. Yoga and meditation have the power to improve your intuitive ability so that you effortlessly realize what needs to be done, when and how, to yield positive results. It works. You only need to experience it yourself.

Remember, yoga is a continuous process. So keep practicing! The deeper you move into your yoga practice, the more profound are its benefits.

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