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We run accessible, nurturing yoga mindfulness meditation retreats for everyone, from complete beginners, to  those who may be a little more advanced. Mindfulness is a about focusing on the present moment, using techniques such as yoga, breathing and meditation. Find a relaxing position, a place of comfort, on cushions or a chair, with a comfortable but erect posture and close your eyes. The first minute is spent focusing on where you are now, the contact between your body and the seat and the sensations around your body. Inevitably, your mind may wander, you simply acknowledge where it went and gently bring your focus back to the breath without being critical about yourself. The third minute involves a deeper awareness from the breath and across the rest of your body, observing how it feels, but breathing, moment to moment. Our retreat includes small groups, allowing guests to make lasting frienships, many of which return year after year.
We are surrounded by environmental pollutants, toxins, non nutrient dense diets and constant stress which all affect our immune system causing it to weaken and be susceptible to disease.
Adding yoga into your life is an awesome way to build a strong defense system for your body.
There are specific yoga postures that can help cleanse your body and release toxins, germs and infections.
Our immune system consists of cells, tissues, and organs that work together to protect the body and fight off infections and diseases. The lymph nodes move through the body by muscle contractions, unlike blood, which is pumped naturally by the heart. Initially, the discipline of Hatha yoga—the physical aspect of yoga—was developed as a vehicle for meditation. Patanjali’s concepts were followed for a few centuries, but some yogis only concentrated on meditation and neglected the asanas. Up to this day, Yoga continues to escalate and spread its teachings, crossing cultural boundaries and language. Atri Yoga Centre by Swami Harish Chandra is situated in Rishikesh and the center offers various courses in Yoga.
Yoga being such a significant part of modern life, there are many institutes that provide Yoga training and teaching courses. Opting for a Yoga training and teaching as a profession not only provides you with a full body and soul transformation but also allow you to use this power in benefiting the lives of others.
No matter what, you will always be in the winning position with a treasure in store with you. After the completion of the course, the disciples are also felicitated with a Certificate, which qualifies them as a well trained ‘yoga guru’ and can pursue the practice of a yoga teacher. Yoga is the need of the World, and is the best way to bring peace in our lives in this World of turmoil. The Atri Yoga Centre, at Rishikesh, India, is at the forefront of imparting Yoga knowledge. At Atri Yoga Centre, the student has the option to choose a 200 hour yoga course, 300 hour yoga course or a 500 hour yoga teacher’s training, in order to be a qualified Yoga teacher. This is a chance to spread the magical knowledge of Yoga to the world, to make it a better place.
Yoga is indeed a gift for this generation, in the sense that even in these times of a blitzkrieg schedule, we can easily seek solace and physical uplifting.
The certified yoga school, Atri Yoga Center is situated in the yoga capital of the world, Rishikesh, India. Apart from the real art of teaching coming from our dedicated Atri Yoga Center, there is something for the traveller in you too. Apart from inspiring locations, India has given birth to many saints & sages that have spread the light of Yoga in the entire world.
Yoga Teacher Training course in India will not only help one to become a yoga instructor but to learn the art from the torch bearers themselves. Harish was conducting a yoga teacher training in Goa (a once off I think) when I arrived in town. Free ConsultationCall for a free 15 minute phone consultation to see if our therapy practice fits your needs? This exclusive & life-affirming retreat will to support you in facilitating personal and professional practical applications of yoga and meditation for deep and profound healing. This scientifically grounded training is designed for mental health professionals, healthcare workers, and all healers who offer help to those suffering from stress, trauma, and physical, social, and mental health challenges. Each Sacred Circle in this series unfolds organically based on the unique needs of the retreat participants.
The Living Consciously health retreats include a daily asana and pranayama class, yoga nidra (relaxation), meditation, group discussions twice daily and up to 4? hours of karma yoga – shared work in the activities of the ashram lifestyle. During the Living Consciously program, participants will discover, experience and analyze the methods by which yogic principles and practices can be applied in their daily lives. If you are longing for a heart-opening journey of transformation and meditation, a life-changing encounter with a dedicated yogic community and an authentic spiritual guide, if you yearn for inner stillness, for communion with Nature and for the realization of your eternal Self, then the Sat Yoga Ashram is where your pilgrimage will come to fulfillment and where your heart will find rest. You will return to innocence as you join in singing, dancing, and listening to heart-opening music.
You  will understand how it felt in the Garden of Eden as you taste the delicious vegetarian food, most  grown in our organic gardens and cooked superbly with love in our ashram kitchen. At a Sat Yoga retreat, you will receive soul-stirring insights with the power to free your mind from its fixations and open your heart to healing love.
The most ancient esoteric knowledge and the insights of current science are masterfully woven together by Shunyamurti, Sat Yoga’s founder and retreat leader. Shunyamurti’s teachings are spontaneous, inspired, and unique to each retreat—and each retreatant. Once the gates of your inner knowing are open, you will find yourself channeling wisdom from the same ultimate Source. Shunyamurti’s energy and affirmation of your divine Being will ignite the flame of eternal Truth. You will receive the precious opportunity to undergo an authentic shamanic rite of death and rebirth into the highest, most expansive, and most Real Pure Consciousness that is the essence of what the sages of every spiritual tradition have called the Presence of God, Buddha, the Tao, the Self Supreme. Whether you are an advanced yogi or just starting your inner journey, a Sat Yoga retreat offers an accelerated course in Self-realization. Our holy mountain of Arunachala, is named after the sacred hill of Shiva on which the sage Sri Ramana Maharshi dwelt in India, and whose gracious presence you can palpably feel when you are meditating here. You will greet the dawn in sublime peace after the first meditation of the day that begins at 4am.
And there is singing, both to listen to and to join in, that will open your heart as well as your voice in full invocation of joyous flights into ecstatic divine consciousness. Every retreat offers some combination of devotional singing, creative writing, improvisational drama games, and other forms of transformational artistic expression.


These activities enable us to let go of inhibition, to re-discover the freedom of creative play.
The founder and yogic research director of the Sat Yoga Institute, Shunyamurti, leads our advanced retreats. His wise words and compassionate presence can trigger extraordinary transformative unfoldments.
Karma yoga (egoless service in community chores) is not reflected on this sample schedule, but in general new participants contribute 3 – 5 hours during the week.
Karma yoga (egoless action, known in Taoism as wu-wei) performed mostly in meditative silence, free from concern for outcome or affirmation, is a wondrous medicine for the soul. Your ashram experience will be profoundly enriched by participating in communal maintenance activities in a state of sharing and synergy.
Radha Ma and her staff offer mouth-watering vegetarian and vegan meals that are integral to our ashram life and retreats. Dishes are created from organic produce grown in our own gardens or sourced from neighboring farms, or when necessary brought from the local feria (farmers market). Each simple, yet tastefully designed, room provides comfortable sleeping space for one to three, with private single rooms often available upon request for a supplemental fee.
Our accommodations offer pleasant and spacious shared bathrooms as well as private balconies and large windows that overlook the natural beauty of the surrounding forests and gardens.
Our booking process begins with an application form where you will be invited to tell us about yourself and share your motivation for participating in a retreat at the Sat Yoga Ashram. Please visit our Retreats FAQ’s page or use the adjacent form to send us any questions you may have before or during your application process. Advanced 7-day Retreat Led by Sat Yoga Spiritual Director, Shunyamurti Our hearts yearn to return to the womb of the Goddess.
Bend your elbows, keeping your hands under your hips, and press into the earth with your forearms, lifting your body from the floor. Send your heart upwards and backwards, creating a back bend in your thoracic spine, where your rib cage is. Imagining your neck as an extension of your spine, reach out from the crown of your head, perhaps finding the floor with A) the back of the head or B) the crown of the head.
To exit, draw your low belly in to activate your core, inhale and press into your forearms to gently lift your head from the earth.
The Indian sage Patanjali has given us the first systematic introduction of his classical work, in the second century on yogic philosophy.
Yoga in today’s times is associated with the postures and asanas which is only one aspect of yoga. The asanas of Hatha yoga prepare the body, and particularly the nervous system, creating the necessary physical strength and stamina that allowed the mind to remain calm and peaceful. It was studied as part of Eastern Philosophy and began as a movement for health and vegetarianism around the 1930’s.
It is produced out of dissatisfaction and dejection when there is negative interaction between the self-projection and the adverse internal as well as the external environmental conditions. By applying for a Yoga teacher training course you can get a full experience and knowledge of Yoga tradition. You can even work as a part-time yoga teacher, which will add to your savings plus act as a rejenuvation therapy in your life. By getting a yoga teacher training you become an expert in all the yoga techniques and also discover the healing powers of yoga. By choosing to become a Yoga teacher will not only benefit you but also qualify you to be able to benefit others with your power of Yoga, So, begin today towards an endless joy. A physical act, but one with the flair and grace of the fine arts, and at the same time, requiring the strength and agility of a decathlete. We believe in the principle that Yoga is a simple process of reversing the ordinary outward flow of energy and consciousness. Flowing through the journey of yoga teacher training course, our school will guide through the Indian rituals, required by the ‘to be certified teachers’ to follow. With exotic locations to explore, yoga teacher training in India is more than just practicing yoga. Internationally qualified to instruct in Traditional Hatha, Ashtanga, Pranayama, Meditation & philosophy.
It has definitely been hard at times but I have finally learned the meaning of discipline, real practice and real meditation.”everythings is possible” as it said Harish every morning. Our peaceful setting offers you a safe place to relax, check in with yourself, & practice some gentle self-care. Through individual & small group activities, experience ancient practices, poses, and pranayama shown effective by modern science to regulate mood, resilience, and an overall sense of well-being. Learn and practice skills to help deal with stressful situations and maintain inner resilience, so you can hold an open, compassionate space for your clients, while also taking care of yourself.
Give yourself a gift, a chance to really take care of yourself, a chance to explore your inner and outer life, and a chance to bond with some really fun and interesting people who will also be attending. Our website is still under construction and testing, so may appear a little messy and incomplete.
This is an opportunity to experience life at its purest and best, filled with creativity, joy, and grace; you will take many inner journeys via silent and guided meditations. Your deepest existential questions can finally be answered, and you will become an explorer of the subtle dimensions of consciousness.
At a Sat Yoga retreat, the inner invitation to attain samadhi—absorption in the God-Self—can, at last, be fulfilled. The serene atmosphere, filled with enlivening Shakti—a current of radiant divine energy—extinguishes the noise and chaos of the chattering mind and brings you to stillness, re-orders and revives the soul, and induces blissful awareness of the infinite vastness of consciousness and the sublime reality of Timeless Peace. We abide in outward silence until mid-day, sustaining a space of contemplation and augmented prana (life energy). Some retreats also include shamanic processes such as transcendental breathwork, meditative movement and dance, or pranic healing circles, designed to enhance your healing and transformative process. Part of its power comes from engagement in service to the community, done in the spirit of generosity and love, all fruits of saying Yes to karma yoga.
Ordinary chores such as preparing meals, harvesting fruits and vegetables, sweeping, setting tables, and washing dishes are transformed into magical moments in which to dissolve the illusion of separateness and feel the power of the living super-organism manifesting One Love that is the lifeblood of our spiritual tribe. With many raw options, Radha Ma’s Kitchen nourishes our Being with three hearty meals each day plus snacks. The soothing sounds of flowing water and sweet songs of native birds (and sometimes the awesome howls of monkeys!) provide the perfect conditions for meditation and relaxation. If you are inspired to help sustain goodness and life on our planet, please visit our donate page.


Living for today and not waiting for a special event in the near future, a week or more away. Now researchers have found that chronic psychological stress is associated with the body losing its ability to regulate the inflammatory response.
Lift each hip to allow your thumb and first few fingers to fit under your hip, placing your hips back to the earth.
Allow your pelvis to rock almost onto your sitting bones, accentuating the natural curve of the low back. Yoga Sutra is a collection of 195 sutras, which provides a philosophical guidebook for dealing with the challenges of being human. They conduct 200 Yoga course, 300 Yoga teacher training and 500 hours of Yoga teachers’ training in India program. With these raising levels of Depression and stress in individuals, it has become necessary to adopt a better, healthier way of living.
You are taught a various number of asanas, mudras, pranayamas, ranging from ancient to advanced yoga techniques. Yoga is important today, but it is soon to become a necessity in this modern and stress World.
For years, people around the globe have strived to master this beautiful activity, but seldom has anyone been successful. Yoga makes the mind a dynamic center of direct perception and it no longer depends upon the fallible senses, but becomes capable of actually experiencing the ‘Truth’. The 200 hour course familiarizes the practitioner with the essentials of Yoga and the basic knowledge of Anatomy, Physiology, Methodology and Philosophy of the human body. The yoga Sutras of Patanjali, speaks of the real tale of yoga, its origination & process. From the ancient customs to myths everything is brought out in open for discussion, so that the real knowledge and attention can be given to issues related to yoga. While you indulge in refining your body, you also get to visit the places only seen in photographs or heard about. Iyenger, Swami Rama and many more learnt this sacred art of Yoga and Ayurveda in India and then set out to spread this knowledge forth.
I have being practicing yoga for a few years, however I have only practiced in Australia before this, and I was very happy with Harish’s teaching. I gained lots of valuable experience which I can take home and continue on a good path.Harish is a great teacher, so caring and knowledgeable. Also, gain skills and confidence by practicing simple and highly effective yogic techniques proven by neuroscience to balance the mind, body and spirit. Learn strategies for balancing care for others with self-care, including developing a self-care plan. Your mind will be astonished and your heart opened by the profound teachings and group processes. You can find a list of our next retreats on the bottom section of this page, or you can visit our Calendar page. The research shows for the first time that the effects of psychological stress on the body’s ability to regulate inflammation can promote the development and progression of disease. They provide the yoga alliance certificate after the end of training and you will become a certified yoga teacher to teach all over the world. Yoga is the best and the most efficient way to deal with the negativity of the world and generate a positive energy in your very soul. As Yoga provides an overall fitness of the body and also improves mental and spiritual health, many people prefer Yoga over Gym. But now, we at the Atri Yoga Centre believe that the art is indeed one that can be taught, and we bring to you the opportunity to be a practitioner.
The 300 course is for those who wish to pursue deeper insights into the science of Yoga, and the healing powers of Yoga. Written by Saint Patajanli for the betterment of mankind, it is believed that the Lord Shiva was the first one to perform yoga. Yoga is a form of meditation and when the learning of such pristine art comes from the genuine certified yoga teachers of India, it becomes a blessing coming directly coming from the divine. From the robust Himalayan range to soothing river side and to small excursions in the vicinity, India will pacify your entire being.
Our school too is brimming with certified yoga teachers, who have learnt the real art of yoga in India itself. The proper way of meditation is very important to him this makes also easier for you to make progress. Your body will enjoy the physical yoga classes, the morning walks through sacred forests, and bathing in the clear mountain stream beside shimmering waterfalls. In our bungalows, (called bhavans), we are encouraged to be as quiet as possible, enabling each guest to enjoy the balm of undisturbed peace at every moment. The 500 hour course gives the participant an opportunity to be a fully trained, professional Yoga teacher in addition to a higher spiritual well being and physical optimization. From him, came the knowledge & wisdom of yoga, which allowed mankind to get a glimpse of the true divinity. The famous towns like Kerala, Dharamsala or metropolitan cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Goa, one can point a finger at the Indian map and choose the kind of life they want to enjoy during their stay in India. I was able to deepen my practice I came to India with and continue to challenge myself throughout the training. His sutras have a strong influence on most styles of yoga which is practiced in this day and age. At the end of all these courses, we provide the Yoga Alliance Certificate to each participant, which qualifies them as a Yoga Guru globally. Shiva being a revered lord & god of India, taking up Yoga Teacher training in India becomes a once in lifetime opportunity. Being brought up in the culturally rich tradition of India, these yoga gurus have dedicated themselves to this field and offer the best in class services for all to follow, learn & spread further.
Thanks to Harish and my fellow students, I have had an amazing and unforgettable experience. I'm thankful for the moments I thought I (physically) had reached my limit, but Harish knew I was able to go further. You need a teacher who brings the best out of yourself otherwise you might as well do it at home.



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