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VISHWA YOGA

Elemental Yoga Teacher Training

( RYT 200 )

While Traveling

India

Fall 2 0 2 4

Exact Dates Announced Soon!
Amazingly Good Early Bird Specials

for those who sign up within 2023
w/ Salwat, Kyle, Will
& other local and international teachers

 

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Includes:
Opportunity to Continue journeying onward to 
Bali, Indonesia 

For Our RYT 300
Vishwa Ayurveda

Elemental Yoga Therapy Training

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" This is indeed India; the land of dreams and romance, of fabulous wealth and fabulous poverty, of splendor and rags, of palaces and hovels, of famine and pestilence,

of genii and giants and Aladdin lamps,

of tigers and elephants, the cobra and the jungle, the country of a thousand nations

and a hundred tongues, of a thousand religions and two million gods, cradle of the human race, birthplace of human speech,

mother of history, grandmother of legend,

great-grandmother of tradition, whose yesterdays bear date with the mouldering antiquities of the rest of the nations

—the one sole country under the sun that is endowed with an imperishable interest

for alien prince and alien peasant,

for lettered and ignorant,

wise and fool, rich and poor, bond and free,

the one land that all men

desire to see,

and having seen once,

by even a glimpse,

would not give that glimpse

for the shows of

all the rest of the globe

combined. "

                                         —Mark Twain, 

Following the Equator, 1897

 

"20 Years from now,

you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones

you did do.

 

So throw off the bowlines.

Sail away from the safe harbor.

 

Explore.

Dream.

Discover!

  Sincere inquirers should view this site from a laptop rather than a smartphone.

Y o g a  T r a i n i n g  &  J o u r n e y  O v e r v i e w :

You've come a long way! You are in !ndia. It's like the other side of another world! Were you planning to visit this other world for the classic "Yoga in India" experience -all at one cushy resort- and then just leave? Or were you thinking to maybe stick around and actually see a bit of this surreal sub-continent ...on your own! ~ Sure, it seems like a great idea, but Pleasetake it from someone who actually tried to do just that! Going to India without experienced help is... well... You see that monkey on the right hanging on to that train? Oh, the stories I could tell! But this page is not about those wild stories. This page is about making the most of a deep ayurvedic yoga training in India, while making the most of traveling in India, by combining it with a deep yoga training in India.

  

The Vishwa Yoga Journey: Powerful Ayurvedic Yoga Teacher Training

Incredible Tour of South India & Bali, Indonesia

!COMBINED!

The Training:

5 Elements,  Ayurveda &  The Meridians:

This unique and powerful yoga teacher training is based upon what the Indian system of Ayurveda refers to as the Panch Maha Bhuta (Five Great Elements) as well as the "Elemental Wisdom" in Traditional Chinese Medicine and other congruent "Medicine Wheel" methodologies found throughout the world. However, it is not enough to simply read and discuss the elements to realize their healing and edifying powers. They need to be experienced! Thus, we have conjoined an experiential "tour" {for lack of a better word] of the Panch Maha Bhuta via five magical locations. 

What follows is more about the touring aspects of the training. Please go to This Page for more about the curriculum.

This training is not about touring India while practicing  Yoga.

This is about Experiencing India and the 

Five Great Elements, 

As Yoga!  

Yes, this is an infauxmercial, but It really gets at the spirit of our work!

The Journey:

The surroundings themselves are an integral part of the curriculum. 

Goa Though there are many great things we can say about all of the places we visit, I think the thing many people that are escaping a cold northern winter will be happy enough to know is that our first destination is that of a warm tropical beach! Here we will have a rest from our long travel to India and a detailed orientation to Goa, to India, to the training, and to one another. Goa is a great for this, as it welcomes adventurous yogi-travelers from around the world. It will ease you into India comfortably, as opposed to what could be a shocking plunge elsewhere in the country.  And, speaking of plunges, it is in Goa that we Study and experience the Water Element

Bhakti Kutir is a unique eco lodge, just one beautiful hiking minute from Goa's famous Palolem Beach. Here you can experience the luxuries of nature. Here the trees are not removed to build huts. The huts are built around the trees. Literally, some huts have trees growing right up thru them, and some (not all) have outdoor showers that, though still enclosed and private, allow you to shower under the sun or stars. (However, you can also opt for a more "normal", less adventurous, room).

The food is also amazing, with many delicious vegetarian, vegan and raw food choices. BK has its own organic farm from which the food comes; including a green smoothie bar!

Study nature, love nature,

stay close to nature. It will never fail you.

~ Frank Lloyd Wright

Please Note:

All lodging throughout the tour is single person and eco-friendly. However, you may opt to find a roommate to split the cost of the rooms and receive a discount. 

Dudh Sagar (Milk Sea) is a 2-3 hour (optional) excursion from Goa. Yes! thats a train going in front of the falls! We will be taking that train to Hampi...

HAMPI

One of our many Earth Element classrooms

Training / Adventour 

is NOT for everyone!

If you know you are  prone   to complain often ~ though knowing it probably  isn't going to change anything;  

if inconvenience & moderate  discomforts disturb you to no end; 

if you literally need air-conditioning;

if a dozen ants at the entrance of your bamboo hut can keep you from entering; if mosquito's throw you into conniption fits; if sleeping overnight on a rickety train sounds like punishment for a lifetime of bad karma; if using a squat-toilet illicit's a sense of horror in you; 

if you're a shop-a-holic and cannot pass a great bargain, even though you already have more than you can carry alone;  If barking dogs, crowing roosters, heat, traffic, crowds...

...you get the idea!  

And all of the above is inherent in the nature of this experience: 

the challenge, the unexpected,

the unknown,

stepping outside your comfort zone. 

This is not a vacation!

Nor is this simply a tour.

We really mean it when we say Training;  and we really mean it when we say Adventour!

Also, this training should not be used as an opportunity to attempt a detox. Drugs, Alcohol, Tobacco, Vaping & similar products are not permitted. Students who break these rules will be asked to leave the training and no refund will be provided. 

"Hampi is located within the ruins of the city of Vijayanagara, the former capital of the Vijayanagara Empire. Predating the city of Vijayanagara, Hampi continues to be an important religious centre, housing the Virupaksha Temple and several other monuments belonging to the old city. The ruins are a UNESCO World Heritage Site." (Wikipedia). Legend also declares it as the birthplace of Hanuman, the monkey god. 

 

It is at Hampi that we will find our greatest classroom for studying and experiencing the Earth Element. 

Pyramid Valley is home of the worlds largest meditation pyramid. Though the pyramid has symbols for all 5 of the great elements, a pyramid primarily represents the transformative power of the Fire Element  (as the word Pyramid comes from Pyr (fire)  Amid (in the midst). Here we will practice learn and practice Vipassana Meditation for 3 days in silence. However, if after clicking this link on Vipassana Meditation it seems a bit overwhelming for you, it can be enough just to Be Here on the pyramid grounds enjoying the peace and silence! As one Trip Advisor commenter put it: 

Every time I visit this place I realize my mind is running 100 times faster than i ever imagined. This place gives me time to interact with my inner conciousness, most of the problems are solved when you find a solution within. Life runs real slow here... If you are troubled with lots of thought, this is a definite visit, to meet yourself, yes yourself! The Calm meditation gives you space [which kindles fire] to escape from a rushing life, slow down a little bit, and clear your mind of clutter. This place is worth visiting again and again.

 

For more information about pyramid valley and the power of meditation in a pyramid go to:  www.pyramidvalley.org

Besides ancient stone ruins, Hampi is also considered the world's Mecca for Bouldering (a type of Rock Climbing). Therefore we had to make it an option. Nevertheless, it is entirely optional!  If so, our guide is  likley to be Vikas. Since I met him back in 2010 (when he was only 16) he has become a rock climbing rock star. We knew he was potentailly a great climber even back then -before he was discovered-  and back when he did it with bare feet!            

        Meet Vikas....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Climbing OPTION   (...on your day off!)

Though climbing is an incredible root chakra (earth & space element) practice, overcoming fears & building confidence; with every movement being an intensely focused asana; that naturally evolves into intense meditation; that inevitably cultivates into blissful exhilaration; and probably the closest to NIrvana most people will ever come, our climbing excursion is, nevertheless, just an option. You could take an awesome hike or do many other amazing things instead. However, you might want to watch the video anyway just to get a feel for the amazing landscape!

Mysore Palace

is another optional excursion but still a very important place of pilgrimage for the asana-inspired yogi. In fact, the palace is where Sri Krishnamacharya taught asana and declared it as a form of yoga; attracting students from around the world who would in turn spread this form of yoga to the world.

(And for those on our journey from Cincinnati, you might be interested to know that Mysore is our sister city!)

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