This is a guest blog post by Laura Heggs I recently completed a 300-hour yoga teacher training in Rishikesh, India. The training was packed into a 30-day period, and the days were long and intensive. I learned what every teacher should in a training: alignment, anatomy, and philosophy, as well as a few unexpected things. […]
After an incredible three months of learning yoga, meeting wonderful people and absorbing myself into life in Rishikesh, I couldn’t have ended my time here in a better way. I feel incredibly grateful to have been able to experience a spontaneous free sound healing session with Tibetan singing bowls after meeting Sanjay Tiwari from Maaya International Healing School and […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
“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.
Beside my bed I have a set of prayer beads that I bought when I was in Rishikesh in northern region of India on an environmental project along the Ganges. The beads are called japa mala, and they are meant for meditation. Whenever I look at them it invokes silence, solitude and calm. It sits there […]