After a such an amazing three months in Rishikesh, India doing a 500 hour yoga teacher training with Rishikesh Yog Peeth, here’s my trip in pictures. Thank you to everyone who shared these memories with me and my teachers at Rishikesh Yog Peeth. I’m so grateful for the opportunity. It’s been an incredible summer.
*Please don’t attempt any of these exercises without the guidance of a teacher as they could be dangerous* I remember reading about kriyas (yoga cleansing techniques) during my first trip to India and thinking how crazy some of them sounded…throwing up, swallowing cloth and sticking tubes down the esophagus… Originally, I thought they were just […]
I had no idea what to expect when I visited the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi ashram in Rishikesh — the ashram where the Beatles visited in the 60’s, but I’m so glad I had the chance to see it. The ashram was abandoned in the mid 90’s after being home to Maharishi Mahesh Yogi who developed Trancendental Meditation […]
When I’m being taught yoga, I love it when a teacher succinctly describes why we’re focusing on a particular part of our bodies. For example, rather than saying, we’re strengthening the soleus muscle, they instead would say why this is important, or give a quick benefit that’s easy to relate to. The muscle of the […]
The last time I did partner yoga I accidentally pulled one of the kitchen cupboards off the wall. I’m pleased to say that this time round, my balance was a bit better. It’s week four of my yoga teacher training at Rishikesh Yog Peeth and we’re having a week of being taught by the 300 hour students […]
As part of my Yoga Teacher Training at Rishikesh Yog Peeth, I’ve been doing a daily yoga purification technique called Jala Neti. It’s one of the six yoga kriyas or purification exercises that involves tipping your head to one side and pouring lukewarm salt water through one nostril so it comes out of the other. […]
“Ganga Aarti is a time in which we break free from the normal stresses and strains of everyday life and gather together in joy, reverence and peace.” — Mother Divine Last Sunday evening I went to a devotional non religious ritual on the Ganges at Parmarth Niketan Ashram as the sun was setting, which was […]
I’m not sure where to start in describing my experience so far doing a 500 hour yoga teacher training with Rishikesh Yog Peeth. It’s the end of the fourth day and I just feel so happy and grateful for the opportunity to be here — especially after having a bit of a headache for the […]
I’m writing this on my balcony in the holy town of Rishikesh — nicknamed the birthplace of yoga — and feeling excited to start my 500 hour yoga teacher training in a few days at Rishikesh Yog Peeth. Here are some photos of my first full day in Rishikesh.
This time tomorrow I’ll be in India, where I’ll be spending the next three months doing another yoga teacher training, accredited with the Yoga Alliance. It all feels a bit surreal right now but as I sit and write this I feel like I’m exactly where I want to be. Now it’s only a day […]