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Suddha Anand Yogshala

Suddha Anand Yogshala are truly passionate about yoga and provide a very high standard of education. They offer workshops, yoga retreats, and teacher training.

Reviews 14

Livia Brixova

from Slovakia, November 2017

Yoga Teacher Training at Suddha Anand Yogshala was a great mental, physical and cultural experience all in all. I had a unique opportunity to meet people from all over the world, which made the whole experience even more inspirational. The staff was helpful and friendly, the food was nice and the location surpassed my expectations. The Yoga shala was very large and full of light. It's a beautiful place to practice yoga, surrounded by trees and birds of all kinds, you can easily not want to leave the place ever again.

Sachins knowledge of the asanas and his ability to demonstrate them was very impressive. His way of teaching pushed me further and made me stronger than ever before. Sharas caring personality was a great addition to the whole experience and made the ashram a nourishing and warm place for all.

Overall I’m very happy with the course. I would totally recommend this course to anybody who is interested in learning about the self and Indian culture. My personal practice has improved immensely and my knowledge of the asanas has grown dramatically. It was a transformational journey and I want to thank everyone at Suddha Anand Yogshala for sharing their time, experience and knowledge with all of us.

Namaste,

Lívia.

Anonymous

from United States, September 2017

"Not as expected but during off season"

Alignment and adjustment emphasis by the Asana instructor. Mantra and philosophy classes were very informative.

Ajeng

from Indonesia, April 2017

"Once in a lifetime experience"

First of all,let me just share how grateful I am for the experience at Suddha Anand Yogshala.To be able to be a part of something so empowering and humbling at the same time.Thankful for the knowledge that I harvested,the new family that I made,and a once in a lifetime story that I create.I met some of the most genuine and kindhearted human beings in this journey of Yoga that I took and it changes me for the better. I learned not just about Yoga,but also about myself.The journey inward is something that I didn't know would be the hardest part of the experience,especially for me,the "control freak and no let go" me. Yoga for me is a new beginning, and this course giving a very good grip and guidance of where to go next on my lifetime journey of Yoga.

Anonymous

from Great Britain, June 2017

"Not as expected"

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Julia Roos Switzerland

Suddha Anand Yogshala Facebook page

After five months in dirty and polluted, but beautiful and holy Varanasi, I felt like I entered another world when I came to the Suddha Aanand Yogshala in the beginning of February 2017: Shara and Sachin welcomed me in the beautiful ashram. From the first moment I was so glad to be there because I loved the positive energy of this two wonderful souls. The ashram is a pretty and simple house with a few rooms for the students. I shared a room with a wonderful girl from the Netherlands, who made my stay even nicer. The ashram is surrounded by growing green energy: there are lots of palm-, mango-, jack-fruit- and cashew trees on the property. What I loved the most was the beautiful Yoga-Shala, which was on top of the sleeping-rooms: It is outside, so we could always hear the birds and the sound of the ocean, but also the barking dogs, while we practiced yoga, pranayama or meditation. In the evening, we saw the beautiful sunset. The energy up there is incredible. If you like porridge and fresh fruits for breakfast and sabji (vegetables and potatoes) with dal and roti for lunch and dinner, you will love the food here. Aunty prepares everything fresh and the food is satvic-based, what means without spices, garlic and onions. During the yoga classes with Sachin and Shara I could not only deepen my personal practice, I also learned the main points of the asanas, to align others and most of all I learned to be honest with myself (Ahimsha!). Guruji, the philosophy-, pranayama- and meditation-teacher gave me an insight in the real, traditional yoga-culture. I’m so grateful, I got the chance to see behind the western yoga-courtain and learn about the source of yoga.

I would love to go on this adventure again!

Happy Easter! :)

Love, Julia

Aubrey Babcock USA

Suddha Anand Yogshala Facebook page

There was no better way to start of 2017, and my six months abroad than with a YTT in Varkala. The combination of the home cooked food, the tranquil beach, the lessons with GuruJi, and the physical practices with Sachin and Shara contributed to a lot of self reflection, and self growth. Not only was I was introduced to different styles of yoga that I would not normally have chosen to practice, I learned how much I needed and enjoyed them. But, this training isn't just about the physical practice. Aside from learning the correct alignment (which I just want to express how great of a job Sachin and Shara did with that), yoga is actually not about that. Yoga is about so much more than postures. I discovered how my own definition of yoga paralleled the philosophy we were taught, helping to really bring everything full circle for me.

If you're looking to expand your practice, in whatever capacity that means to you, and want to do it in a beautiful place that's steeped in culture, this is the place for you. If you find the Western influence is something that really resonates with you and aren't as willing to embrace and embody the Eastern philosophy, you may find yourself more comfortable at a studio closer to home. So, be prepared to sweat a lot, face the mosquitos, and let go of expectations influenced by the Western way of life for 28 days!

Carolina Meridian Spain

Suddha Anand Yogshala website

First of all, I want to express my gratitude for all the work you did trying to make this course an unforgettable and nourishing experience. I really enjoy the classes and I found it was a really good mix between the Indian side of Sachin, and the western side of Shara. I was really happy with the yoga classes, the alignment lessons, the Guru Ji lessons. This was an intense and nourishing experience in all the aspects.

The ashram was really nice and has a incredible location. The food was really good, Auntie cooked always with love.

Finally I would like to give a personal opinion about each teacher.

Sachin: It was really interesting to learn yoga from the source, from someone that practice since his childhood. I think you transmit really well the Indian yoga style.

Shara: I consider you are an excellent teacher. I can appreciate you love your work, and this is a key for students to learn. You transmit very well your passion for yoga. I find you are really honest and sincere.

Guru Ji: I really enjoy your classes. You are really interesting with your stories and always trying to make jokes to make the class easy. Guru Ji is a loving person and a good teacher: honest, sincere, patient and humble. I really appreciate the time for making questions he always offer us.

Svenja Adamek Germany

Suddha Anand Yogshala website

I just came home from my 200 hour YTT in Varkala. Being full of impressions and inspirations I am deeply thankful for that special time and the Yoga family I found there! Next to helping me grow my own practice and my teaching skills, Shara and Sachin supported my personal growth. Shara is always doing a great job organizing everything, which I already noticed during our fist emails before the course. I admire her positive attitude, her lightness and her shining. Very special was getting to know and being taught by Guru Ji. His knowledge, wisdom and humanity were impressive to me. Last but not least the beautiful surroundings in Varkala were ideal for the training.

Zana Van Dorp New Zealand

Suddha Anand Yogshala website

I was searching for many months looking for a YTT and Suddha anand yogshala caught my eye instantly. I couldn’t be any happier with what i gained from Shara, Sachin & Guruji. A wealth of knowledge and complete confidence in teaching my own yoga class. The satvic vegetarian meals were delicious and the ashram was a gem hidden away in the trees yet only 5 minutes walk to the beach! The rooms were comfortable and the yoga shala was soo peaceful! Guruji was a one of a kind guru with such a great sense of humour and filled with wisdom. Shara and Sachin were very professional and passionate about Yoga and the yogic way of living. During the lunch breaks we were given a lot of freedom to do as we wish. I recommend this place highly to aspiring yoga/meditation/pranayama teachers as i can guarantee you will be a confident teacher after living in this ashram for a month ! Thank you soo much and Namaste!