Introduction to the Three Doshas of Ayurveda

Before coming to Shree Hari Yoga School a month ago, I was admittedly a layman when it came to the topic of Ayurveda.  I was briefed on some basic facets of the subject in my yoga teacher training, but since then never dover deeper into it.  We were very fortunate to have a guest teacher…

Initiation

Things are getting really exciting over here at Shree Hari Yoga School! Just this past Monday we welcomed the 200 hour yoga teacher trainers, and now we are a full house with all of them, along with our 300 hour students and staff. In order to initiate the new students into their yoga teacher training…

We Miss You All Here in Dharamsala

There is undeniably something mystical about the mountain regions of the world, and Dharamsala is no exception.  Located in the foothills of the Himalayas, this area of India is the place where the Dalai Lama chose to live in exile, along with many other Tibetans.  This gem is also home to many Indians from many…

The Importance of Healing

If you ask the average adult, “what does healing mean to you?” Most answers would be limited to the general answer, “the process of getting well when one is sick”. But this answer reflects such a limited understanding of what we need as complex human beings to be well, in addition to a gross underestimation…

Sublime Sadhana

Hello!!  I am back after a very busy couple weeks and dealing with very s….l…..o…..w wifi in India.  Today it appears that I can actually upload photos and should be able to post this entry from Agra (fingers crossed).  I just arrived from a very long over night train ride from Varanasi–what should have been…

Life After Yoga Teacher Training

Last week I wrote a little bit about my yoga teacher training journey.  This week I thought why not I follow up with some reflections and share 3-5 ways in which this decision changed my life. But first, last week I mentioned that my yoga teacher training course required us to write down our goals…

My Yoga Teacher Training Story

Some of you just finished your 200 hour yoga teacher training with Hari Ji in Gokarna, India. I saw many incredible posts and photos during the training, and it made me think back on mine, reflecting on how auspicious it has been in my life since.  (The feature image pictured above is of the most…

My Journey To Home Self-Practice

I remember the good ol’ days living back in California where I could take a yoga class anytime and all the time. There was no need for me to practice on my own-I had plenty of opportunities to practice with a teacher, and I loved it. I loved being challenged and inspired. I loved turning…

Finding Beauty in Repetition

It can be safely assumed that our daily rituals are the foundation of our self growth. How we behave and the choices we make, however consciously or unconsciously, shape our path as we zig zag our way through the maze of life. Of course, epiphany-like AHA! moments do come sometimes, but the majority of our…

#yoga

This is the era of social media.  Facebook is full of people posting about the meal they just ate or the workout they just did; it is full of people sharing their lives online, bragging, complaining or sharing information and opinions about this that and the other.  There are countless of other social media platforms…

Reflecting on my Yoga Teacher Training Course

“Devote yourself here and now to the search for the Truth that is ever within you” -Sri Ramana Maharshi  Almost a year ago now, I was fortunate enough to fulfil one of my goals – to continue my own personal yoga journey and complete a Yoga Teacher Training Course in India. It was to be the…

The Limb By Limb Series

The Eight Limbs of Yoga–Part IX Welcome back to the Limb by Limb Series!  The Eight Limbs of Yoga, as written by the great Patanjali, outlines a way of living in order to achieve happiness and peace within.  Each limb offers a different approach, beginning with ethics and self-discipline, then the physical body and breath,…