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Yoga Training Reviews

Fon Lim

My First Experience with Spirit Yoga Foundation is Remarkable.

"My first experience with “Spirit Yoga Foundation” was remarkable. It offers a unique class of yoga, meditation & ayurveda. I am thankful to Yogi Simant for giving in-depth training of meditation process including various breathing methods.

Initially my body was adapting a great inflow of oxygen intake. It is my first time feeling all my nadis are vibrating. My whole body is filled with energy. I began to go deeper into my meditation. An intense heat or energy goes up my spine and began to feel my subtle body. Besides yoga and meditation, every day I have a philosophy class by Mr. Sandeep on yoga. Its very enlightening to know the origins and concepts of various yoga methodologies. Each morning, Yoga Instructor Sanjay personalised coaching on Hatha yoga. My body has transformed from a stiff body to a flexible body. Now, I am feeling my body getting lighter and lighter each day.

Ayurveda class is another great experience to me to learn about the theories of our body system and various treatments and function of the herbs. Thanks to Dr Chandra and therapist Viswas having the patience to explain in details. Every evening, I was coached my Yoga Instructor Sanjay in Astanga yoga. Initially, it’s very difficult for me. As the day goes by, my muscles began to grow stronger. This unique inward journey has indeed very enlightening and transformational, not only on the physical aspect but also on the mental and the soul level. It’s a detoxify and purification of the body, soul and mind, reaching to a higher stage of consciousness. It was an inward journey of self-discovery. Once again, appreciate all teachers who have guided me in this sacred journey that will always remain indelible in my heart."

Fon Lim
Founder of The Shambhala Singapore

Sonja Morrison

"My name is Sonja Johnson, and I came to Rishikesh in hopes of expanding my knowledge of Yoga and Ayurvedic medicine. Having competed my 200hr yoga teacher training (Astanga) in Canada, my expectation was that I would learn more about the ancient form of Hatha Yoga, from which our more modern modalities originated. My husband and I had been thrilled to find the Spirit Yoga Foundation, which offered a 15 day Hatha Yoga/Ayurveda course in the Himilayan mountains, and were armed with our bit of knowledge of this traditional Indian medicine and open minds.

Little did we know that we would learn so much more than we’d hoped, and have and experience of a lifetime.

The course’s main focus was yoga...mind, body and consciousness. Developing harmony between the 3 and accessing our conscious minds can only be done through meditation. Meditation is a technique that is completely different from what I’d understood before I came here. It is a combined practice of cleansing the body through breath, breathing exercises, purification techniques and concentration of the mind. Some of these are not for the faint of heart, and I found that over the 2 week period, my body and mind went through highs and lows that I could never have imagined. The first week was euphoric. My energy was amplified, my stamina was through the roof, and my clarity of mind was incredible. Then it took a turn and for nearly 4 days I felt almost as though I was having an out of body experience...as if I was walking through a dream. Having suffered from anxiety in the past, my brain kicked into panic mode and I backed off of the intensity of the breathing exercises, finding solace in the gentle practice of Nadi Shodun (nostril breathing) and meditation. All the while, Yogi Simant was there, holding our hands through it all and guiding us into the practice that would be best suited to each of us individually. At day 10, I found balance and started morning pranayama/meditation in peace. The anxiety subsided, and the world looked clear again.

I will take these practices and my experience home to Canada in hopes of teaching and expanding the understanding and practice of meditation in my home country."

Yours in light and love,
Sonja Johnson, Canada
14 October, 2017

Chris Johnson

"When my wife and I planned our trip to Rishikesh, India, we weren’t entirely sure what to expect. Our intention was to take a course on Ayurveda with some secondary Yoga training. Having heard so many stories about India (some good, some not so good), we trusted that the Spirit Yoga Foundation would provide us with a positive experience.

The next 15 days were some of the most transformative of my life. We learned everything we came to learn, but on top of that: the philosophy and true meaning of Yoga, advanced breathing techniques and various forms of meditation. For me, the meditation was the most magical. I had meditated at home, but had only scratched the surface of what is possible under proper guidance.

Yogi Simant, Talik (yoga and philosophy), Anita (yoga), Dr. Biswas Barthwal (Ayurveda massage), and Dr. Chandan Parmar (Ayurveda medicine and nutrition) provided my wife and I with an unforgettable experience. All of our expectations were exceeded.

I am excited to share this knowledge with my clients in Canada and abroad."

Chris Johnson, Canada
CEO Advanced Genetics
Gaia Fitness Co-Founder
Holistic Nutritionist, IFBB Pro
14 October, 2017

"I’m Li Nuo from china, as a foreigner coming to India was an amazing experiences. The yoga that was thought to me was truly an out of this world feeling. It thought me to calm and to have patience and discipline. My health got batter and I feel light on my feet.

The meditation technique to help to my mind and the berating (Pranayam) excises make me totally relaxed and I feel have more energy. The yoga practise was so organized and the teacher we kind and well trained in yoga. They trained and thought us with all their heart and soul.

The food served was very health .there was lot of fresh fruit .the training centre was clean and had a very professional outlook. The place is truly worth your time and money. My best wish to spirit yoga foundation."

Li Nuo, China
09 October, 2017

I did the Inner Manthan Meditation Course. It gave me inner strength which comes with spirituality. As a government official it allows me to easily handle the pulls and pressures of office and home. It’s imperative to remain mentally relaxed in stressful situations; instead of reacting psychologically a peaceful mind can solve problems logically.

Govind R Jaiswal
4 January, 2016

I was well versed in Hindu scriptures. I was pleasantly surprised at the accuracy of pronunciation of chanting powerful ancient Mantras. At Spirit Yoga Foundation I experienced the tremendous energy that was released by the chanting of holy mantras. Spirit Yoga Foundation follows the right satvik practices so its atmosphere always radiates bliss. I found it to be an excellent way to connect with inner consciousness and experience inner peace.

Mrs Vartika Pundir
9 December, 2015

The 200 hours Teacher Training Course has given me a slimmer better toned body and enhanced my health. Due to enhanced fitness level I am able to work for longer hours in a better manner. The Teacher training course has improved my patience level so I am able to perform seemingly tough tasks without getting hassled. I am able to teach my children in a better manner. The bonding in our family is high and we support each other quite well.

Mrs Himani Chauhan
22 December, 2015

As a student I wanted to improve my concentration and score well in my exams. The 200 hours course with Spirit Yoga Foundation sharpened my concentration and allowed me to focus on the task at hand without getting distracted by other events. I am preparing for competitive exams. I have the zeal to succeed and serve my country.

Rinita Saklani
22 December, 2015