What to expect from an Yoga Ashtanga Class?

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The term Ashtanga Yoga refers to two different things. First, it refers to a highly spiritual ancient practice that is explained in Yoga Sutras. Second, it refers to a modern style yoga practice that has a strong physical aspect. The ancient path of Ashtanga systematized by Patanjali and it is called the Raja yoga. The […]

Tips on Handling Suffering, from the Yoga Sutra

Tips on Handling Suffering

Tips on Handling Suffering The Yoga Sutra is a collection of aphorisms and it was written by the great sage, Patanjali. These aphorisms are regarded as one of the most important texts on yoga. They cover the eight limbs of yoga, as well as wisdom on living a yogic life. The first sentence of the […]

Asteya: non-stealing (giving)

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Where does the desire to steal come from? Yoga suggests that it is born of a feeling of not having enough. When we look at the ‘eight limbs of Raja Yoga’; a system outlined by the Sage Patanjali some two thousand years ago, this question is explored through the principle of asteya. Asteya is the […]



2022: BEST YEAR EVER TO BECOME A YOGA TRAINER Yoga is seeing phenomenal surge in popularity on a global level these days. Such has been its meteoric rise that even the Indian Prime Minster is active in promoting yoga internationally as an aspect his country’s global “soft power”. When there is demand for any product […]

Satya – truthfulness | Yoga Teacher Training

Truth is a relative term. We each see the world through a different set of eyes and so we cannot say that truth is absolute. Rather, our job as humans is to dive deep enough into our own consciousness that we can answer the question, ‘what is my truth?’. Yoga Teacher Training This too is subjective. […]

The 8 Limbs of the Yogic Path of Raja Yoga

The 8 Limbs of the Yogic Path of Raja Yoga

The 8 Limbs of the Yogic Path of Raja Yoga When we hear the word yoga, most of us think of mats and studios, stretching and balancing. And that’s a part of it, sure, but yoga is a lot deeper than that. Deeper and broader, touching every part of the human experience and giving us […]

What is Raja Yoga?

nataraja What is Raja Yoga

What is Raja Yoga? Raja Yoga, or ‘royal yoga’, is the term most commonly given to the system of yoga proffered by Patanjali in the Yoga Sutras. This path is characterized by eight steps or tenets that take the practitioner from ethical guidelines and personal observances that allow for a more harmonious experience of being […]

Reflections on my Shades of Yoga 200 HR RYT

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I arrived in Ubud, Bali 36 hours after departure with perfect timing to make my 7:45am introductory RYT course. I encouraged my brother who had never tried yoga to come with me for the day just to kill time.  After the first day, he too decided to join the ‘path of enlightenment’ and spend the next […]