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Yesterday was the start of the 200 & 500hr teacher training course…we met everyone…there’s a total of 12 of us from all over the world: Japan, Thailand, Spain, Czech Republic, US, Argentina, UK & Italy….don’t ask me to name names because it’s a miracle i can remember my roommates’ name! Miyuki 🙂 At the introduction, we were basically given the schedule…i initially thought the first class started at 7.30am, but i found out that it actually starts at 6.30am(!), i also thought we had Sundays off….well not really…we do and we don’t…we still have Sundays where we do stuff: silent walks to a temple up the mountain, kriyas…. A usual day consists of getting up at 5.30am, 6.30-8am Pranayama, 8.30-10.30 Ashtanga Vinyasa Mysore, 11am-1pm Brunch, 1-2pm free until the 15th October, after that teaching practice, 2-3pm Yoga Nidra (cannot wait for this), 3.15-4.45 lectures/phylosophy/workshops, 5-6.30pm adjustments/workshops, 7-8.45pm dinner (eaten in total silence) and 9-9.30pm meditation – twice a week together as a group, and twice a week on our own. From the moment we finish meditating, we need to remain silent until we wake up the next day! Boy oh boy. So light it ain’t, but it’ll be good nonetheless…i will try to update you as i go along…i can only log on after our mysore practice which ends at 10.30am until about 1.30pm – before yoga nidra starts…however, i’d like to shower and eat so realistically i’ll only ever log on between 11.30am and 1.30pm…. On a lighter note….i went to the famous Ashram The Beatles stayed at when they came to Rishikesh…in 1968 The Beatles stayed at the now closed Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s ashram in Rishikesh. John Lennon recorded a song titled called ‘The Happy Rishikesh Song’. The Beatles composed nearly 48 songs whilst at the ashram, many of which appear on the White Album. I took a few pix for you guys. We snuck in so as not to pay the 200Rs. bakshish money! We snuck in thru the jungle…there was a snake, big spider webs, big spiders and lots and lots of insects….we had to sneak back out again! Tho this time it was much easier…if you’re wanting to sneak in, remember there’s a pathway to the left hand side of the main gate 🙂 On our way back, we walked past the Ayurvedic Cafe, had a drink and some food, Mung something rice with vegetables – yummy!!! And then i had to run to my ayurvedic massage….an hr of pure bliss…my whole body was covered in oil, from my hair to the tips of my toes….it was so good. And only 300Rs. This morning we began the course with 2hrs of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga from 8.30-10.30am – led by the amazing Yogi Kamal Singh…he helped me get into sirsasana c and then into scorpion pose….ahhhmazing!!! after that we had brunch and i bought a few books…will give you a rundown of the books i’ve bought so far just in case you’re interested! 😛 That’s it for now…i’ve tried attaching pix, but at the moment i can’t seem to! 😦 will try again tomorrow! Namaste x
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