Yoga Satsanga Ashram is a registered Yoga Alliance and British Wheel training school and provides a home to learn and practice Rishiculture Asht-anga Yoga.
Yoga Teacher Training (2)
Yogachariya Jnanadev Giri
Surender Sani was born in India and lived there for the first 33 years of his life. He is also known as Yogachariya Jnandev. He studied yoga in both aspects, academically, and through his own experiences. Now he has established an ashram primarily based on Gitananda yoga, along with his wife Sally, in Wales, UK. Jnandev has studied yogic scriptures in their original language, Sanskrit. He comes from a Hindu family and holds the moral and ethical codes of yoga as vitally important. He believes that spiritual growth and evolution are the foundations of true yoga practice.
Yogacharini Deepika Giri
Deepika (Sally Saini) started her yoga practice back in 1993 and she became a full time yoga instructor later. She is married to Surender Saini. They met in India while she was doing an intensive teacher training at the International Center for Yoga Education and Research. She is also known as Yogacharini Deepika. Sally has also studied, practiced, and been involved in many other systems and techniques over the years in her spiritual seeking. Deepika is now one of the few people worldwide who hold a 3000hours advanced qualification from ICYER, Ananda Ashram.
Caroline is a very experienced chartered physiotherapist. She qualified as a physiotherapist in 1991, and gained a masters degree in health sciences in the year 2000. She is a member of the musculoskeletal association of chartered physiotherapists (MACP). She specializes in musculoskeletal physiotherapy, which involves helping people of all ages to manage a wide variety of both acute and longstanding musculoskeletal conditions.
Yogacharini Deepika studied Yoga Teacher Training at the International Centre for yoga Education and research (ICYER) in 2006 and completed more than 3000 hours authentic yoga study whilst at the home of Gitananda Yoga Ashram in India. Deepika is the 3rd teacher in the UK trained to this level from the Gitananda tradition. Deepika also returns to the Ashram in india every year now to teach part of the 6-month intensive YTT program.
Yogachariya Jnandev is a highly qualified and experienced authentic Yoga teacher from Rajasthan, India. He holds a Msc in Yoga and meditation from Jain Vishva Bharti University (top graduate). Also subsequently studied at ICYER for 6 months on the Yoga Teacher Training program. Has completed more than 7000 hours of study of authentic traditional Yoga in both institutional settings and ashrams throughout India
Some of his previous jobs have been a coordinator of a university women’s center, development manager of an international charity, and administrator for a school of Sufi studies. He has an MA in Counselling and Human Services and a BA in Sociology from Montclair State University (New Jersey). He has also been a Certified Hypnotherapist since 2002, and one of his specializations since coming to the UK has been in teaching the HypnoBirthing method to pregnant women.
from Greece, November 2020
"Such an amazing experience"
I booked this Yoga Teacher training because I wanted to learn from someone who was born in a Yoga culture and believe me this is the closest you can get to India in Europe.
Jandenv is such a great teacher and gurú, his knowledge about yoga and his skills as story teller made every day special and unique.
If you want to learn yoga from the best, this is a place to go.
I can't recommend it enough.
Thanks again to the whole team for making this experience unforgettable.
from Switzerland, November 2020
"Great classical tradition yoga course"
Living almost a month immersed in the beautiful nature of Portugal allows you to enter in deep contact with nature and simplicity.
Jnandev shares his experience and deep knowledge with heart, allowing you to start the path of yoga according to the classical tradition.
The food is good, cooked with love and everything is done to meet the needs of each participant.
I recommend to participate to all people who have a sincere desire and are ready for a simple and respectful lifestyle.
from Portugal, November 2020
"Wholesome and authentic Hatha Yoga teachings"
Words won't make justice to the experience I had at the Ashram.
I am beyond happy to have had the opportunity to meet Jnandev (and to a smaller extent his amazing colleagues and partners).
One of the things I have definitely appreciated most was the wisdom and respect for the classical teachings of Hatha Yoga, with all its different aspects and practices. In this sometimes hectic wellness world, this isn't something that should be taken for granted. The teaching approach, effort and love that was put in every session (whether it was Pranayama, or the physical practice, or the Satsangs) was amazing. Discipline is a very important part of the process, and by surrendering to it, one will be surprised with the benefits.
The Ashram's location is a pure gem in the midst of a beautiful forest area. By living so immersed and connected with nature, many of the teachings just start to settle in, effortlessly.
The meals were balanced and delicious, and most of all, cooked with love.
For those interested in serious teachings of Yoga, and moving deeper in one's personal evolutionary journey, I recommend signing up to the teacher training course.
from Belgium, February 2020
"Improvements need to be done"
Teaching of Hatha yoga, Bajhan and Satsang
Location in the middle of the forest
from Switzerland, November 2019
"Thank you for this experience!"
This ttc is made for everyone who enjoys a simple, off-grid, community life.
We were a small group of just 7 students, what was really nice because each one of us was able to ask all the questions they had, we made some special lessons for individual needs etc, it was very personal in general.
The students as a group got along really well, we had a great time together.
In our free time we were able to walk to the closest village or have a wonder around in forest and the neighbourhood.
The food was simple but very tasty, the ones who fancied cooking and learning about the Indian food, were able to participate in the cooking sessions.
In General I really enjoyed this yoga teacher training and really recommend this tradition, the Gitananda tradition because you really do learn a lot about the huge, ancient and traditional topic of yoga.
from Spain, June 2019
Beautiful area, very experienced instructors teaching classical yoga. Lots of theory to go along with the physical practice. Enjoyed my time there immensely.
from Belgium, June 2019
"A genuinely authentic yoga experience in a warm yoga-family!"
Authentic teachings, without traveling all the way to India. Great food, beautiful location (if you are looking to be in nature too). The ashram is unfolding, this was told to us from the start. This means basic facilities and every day a new step to the future is made - lovely to be part of the process. It helps to come closer to nature, life and of course, to ourselves, where yoga is all about, especially when you are living in the city. When there is some rain, you will have the pleasure of a sweet creek to cool down in. I slept in one of the tents which was very comfortable and for sure warm enough. Last but not least: delicious food!