It was an unforgettable experience and brought my yoga practice onto a whole different level.
The school, located high up in the Himalayan mountains, is quiet and peaceful and is two steps away from Ganges river (don’t forget to take your swimsuit!). Also, it’s only a thirty minute drive from Rishikesh where you can enjoy shopping and sightseeing on your days off.
The teachers are young and bright, yet knowledgeable and experienced. Vinyasa flow teacher Ashish created unique yoga flows every day that strengthened your body and kept your mind engaged. He spoke a lot about mind-body connection and believing in yourself and inspired me to try all the challenging postures I’ve never done before. He professionally addressed all our questions and gave tons of advice on posture alignments. Ashtanga teacher Vivek taught us the sequence of postures as well as their Sanskrit names effortlessly and with a good sense of humor. Through his performance, he wowed us throughout all his classes and helped us master the ashtanga sequence.
Other classes, such as anatomy, philosophy, and meditation, were very useful and furthered my knowledge of yoga.
The food was tasty, somewhat repetitive, but it was very detoxifying and made your skin glow.
Also, I would like to mention my classmates: they were people from all over the world, which made for an extraordinary mix of cultures, languages, stories, emotions, and lots of laughter.
If there are happy places in the world, the Vinyasa Yoga Ashram is definitely one of them.
Everything will be YOGA!