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Spend 21 days of your life to unlearn old habits and life styles, re-learn a new way of thinking, and discipline and manifest a new life style for yourself. All life is yoga and yoga is a way of living your life. So in this 21 days, 200 hours of dedication and discipline will not only add a new skill to your self, but become an instrument in spreading the love and joy of yoga to others in the world. Your body, mind, and heart will feel refreshed by nature and create life long friends from different parts of the world.
Adishakti Laboratory for Theatre Arts and Research has several heritage style guesthouses and a guest cottage - 14 rooms in all with double occupancy. All homes have Wi-Fi, a kitchenette, friendly housekeepers, and laundry service.
The Laurie baker’s mud construction methods ensure that you have a pleasant stay in all seasons. Every room is fixed with hot and cold water shower, air-conditioning, and single beds on a double occupancy basis.
The entire guest house is completely covered in a canopy of trees, making it an ideal place to go for a leisure stroll. It is located very close to a motorable highway and at the entrance of Auroville.
This three-week intensive yoga course not only gives you a solid foundation if you aspire to be a yoga teacher or you just want to deepen your practice and understanding of yoga. It also gives you confidence to work towards your own unique expression of yoga as you evolve in your practice.
This course will familiarize you with the basics of yoga philosophy. It will help you intensify and master yoga asanas. You will understand the effect of the asanas on the body through study of anatomy. Daily pranayama and meditation practice along with chanting will help you experience their strengthening and balancing properties.
This will add to a unique mode of relaxation, personal fulfillment and comfort which enables someone to work harder, concentrate better, feel physically, emotionally, and mentally balance and share that sense of well-being with their community.
The program follows a tight schedule where almost each of the six to seven training hours in the day are assigned to some aspect of yoga.
On the first Sunday, a bus will be arranged after breakfast to take the batch to Mahabalipuram group of monuments which is 70 kilometers away form the guest house. Mahabalipuram is a 7th century monument by pallava kings and was a major seaport. All expenses of entrance, food, and beverages will be shouldered by the participant.
Balaganesh Sivaprakasam, shortly Bala, born in a village very close to Auroville, grew up in Chennai to become an Import and Supply Chain Manager, got his first experience in yoga while he was living in Amsterdam. After his return to India and practicing with wonderful teachers in Auroville, he has decided to do 200-hr TTC in Sivananda style of Hatha yoga. He has been teaching yoga classes in Auroville since then. Besides Sivananda style, Bala has been practicing Ashtanga and Vinyasa himself for a few years. He believes the discipline of both body and mind is the only way to live a yogic life.
Hailing from Nepal, Purnima has done 200-hour Hatha yoga in Sivananda Ashram in Kerala, in 2017. Purnima started volunteering by teaching yoga for special children. From yogasanas, pranayama, dhyana, yamas, and niyamas, every aspect of yoga is life for her. She gained the opportunity to acquire yogic wisdom with authenticity straight from its origin in India. She is recognized as a great yoga instructor of ideal standards and spread the message of yoga across the globe. She practices living a life of authenticity, courage, and mindfulness. She has traveled to many countries.
Name - Sivaprakasam Chokkalingam DoB - 01/08/1949 Languages -Tamil, Sanskrit, and English 1. Able to independently conduct daily rituals and festivals in the temple and Hindu family residences. Broader understanding of traditional Hindu rituals and festivals of various regions of India. 2. Able to communicate fluently - Tamil, Malayalam, and English 3. Able to perform all the following services: Jathakarma, Namakaranam, Annaprashanam, Aksharaabhyasam, Vivaham (wedding) Seemantham, Bhoomi Poojan, Gruhapravesham, Upaakarma (Thread changing ceremony), Nishchayathartham (engagement).
Rebecca is from Spain and has traveled to the length and breadth of the world. She did a five-year course at university level to become a specialist in physiotherapy. She now lives and practices physiotherapy, and teaches yoga in Auroville, Pondicherry, India. She is a specialist in the human anatomy and the functioning of the human body. She did her 300-hour TTC in Asana Andiappan School of Yoga in Chennai, India. She is a level 2 certified Reiki healer and Vedic healer too. She is part of the sacred feminine circle and helps women to achieve balance.
The union territory of Puducherry (formerly Pondicherry; generally known as ‘Pondy’) was under French rule until 1954. The city retained its French look with hits wide roads and splendid colonial houses. The internationally famous Sri Aurobindo Ashram and its offshoot just north of town, Auroville, drawing large numbers of spiritually minded visitors.
Pondicherry is famous for its colonial-era ville, more bohemian-chic, New Age-meets-Old World hang-out on the international travel trail. The older 'French' part of town is full of quiet, clean streets, lined with bougainvillea-draped colonial-style townhouses numbered in an almost logical manner. Newer Pondy is typically, hectically South Indian.
Auroville, 'the City of Dawn', is a place that anyone with idealistic leanings will find compelling. It's an international community dedicated to peace, sustainability and 'divine consciousness' where people from across the globe, ignoring creed, color, and nationality, work together to build a universal, cash-free, nonreligious township.
Some 12 kilometers northwest of Puducherry, Auroville was founded in 1968 by 'the Mother', co-founder of Puducherry's Sri Aurobindo Ashram. Tucked into the jungle are more than 100 scattered settlements, with about 2500 residents of 52 nationalities - some 60% of Aurovillians are foreign.
Visiting offers a glimpse into this self-styled utopia, where you can bliss out on the peaceful setting, the oddly beautiful Matrimandir and the easygoing friendliness. What's more, you'll find some excellent restaurants and cafes within Auroville and surrounding villages.
Your accommodation is just at the entrance of Auroville, making it ideal for you to experience an alternate lifestyle along with practicing yoga.
During this training, your daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included in the price. Drinking water, tea, and coffee are also available in your room.
Its also possible not to go on the trip to Mahabalipuram and enjoy the swimming pool and visit Auroville. All Sundays are free days. For this day, you will be provided with breakfast, but lunch and dinner are on your own. Bicycles / mopeds can be rented to go around the town area.
Adishakti is situated very close to the intriguing Auroville International Township, home to a number of interesting spaces to visit. Visitors could experiment with surfing lessons at the Kallialay Surf School of India or learn horse-riding at the much-acclaimed Red Earth Riding School.
There are several unique community enterprises built with the sole idea of sustaining and liberating local communities. While at Adishakti guests can also make spiritual and cultural day trips to Chidambaram, Pitchavaram, Mahabalipuram, the Gingee Fortress, and Vailankani.
Chennai International Airport
Transfer available for additional US$45 per person
Please book your flight to arrive at Chennai International Airport (MAA). From there, a taxi is the best option. Bala Yoga School can send taxis on direct pay basis for approximately 40 EUR one way.
There are many public buses between Chennai to Pondicherry. You might have to go to CMBT bus terminal from the airport through metro / buses / tuk tuk / taxi. From CMBT, take a bus to Pondicherry in Byepass Route. Ask for Auroville and get down at Moratandi Toll gate. it will take five to six hours in bus to Auroville.
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