Learning yoga in India has been one of the most satisfying things
I've ever done. After practicing yoga for the last 7 years in Australia,
I thought I had some pretty good knowledge up my sleeve. My friends
would call me 'yoga girl' and would always ask me to teach them
what I knew, which was really only some basic asana that I learnt in
class. But how much did I really know? Turns out, not a lot.
A few months before starting the teacher training course at "THE
YOGAGURU", I had hired a yoga teacher to come to my house once
a week. One of the biggest shocks was how different yoga was taught
here than what it is in Australia and even in the US, where I lived for
a short period of time.I noticed in Australia, yoga is more'westernized'. In other words, there are only certain aspects of yoga taught. There is a lot of
emphasis on asana only and perfecting a posture; taught in a much more systematic way. However,since starting classes at The Radisson with Yogaguru and through the teacher training program,I have learnt so much more than what I thought I would.
For example, it was my first time in experiencing, practicing and learning the benefits of
Pranayama. Honestly, previously all I knew is that it had something to do with breathing! One of
the other things that surprised me was learning that chanting 'OM' after practice was a must. I
have also gained a better understanding of the benefits if each posture and how it effects our
body. I can now understand why so many foreigners travel all the way here to learn yoga.
Sometimes foreigners are so dumbfounded by the Indian culture and all its intricacies. There is
so much history, so much culture, so much to learn that a foreigner, like myself becomes so
intrigued and fascinated.
My take on it: If you could eat Swiss chocolate in Switzerland, you would. If you could see the
Mona Lisa in its real form, why would have a print out copy of the painting? It's the same with
yoga: why learn yoga somewhere else other than its Motherland? All I say is that I can now put
a big tick against "Learn yoga in India" on my 'To Do' list- And couldn't be more grateful to be
I have travelled a lot in India. But I never gave a try for yoga
classes although I recognized yoga is good for health. That was
because I was not interested in yoga and I also had prejudices
yoga is a mysterious magical thing for only Hindu people to
perform. Accidently, I had to have a teacher training class for
yoga this summer vacation. So I came to India again. It was not
for myself but for my students who are majoring Child Education
in my college and working in an elementary school as a teacher at the same time. They asked me
to teach them how to deal with P.E. combining yoga which has been in fashion in Korea in every
corner of educational field.
To go on to the main issue, I had this Yogaguru teacher training class. It was really difficult and
weird for me. I had to take few theoretical tests as well. Some sorts of things were written in
unknown words like Sanskrit. I was a bit depressed. But I decided to have a go for it. Now, you
can imagine what happened to me. I really started to enjoy yoga and finally fell in love with
yoga, which made me fell light in my body and happy in my soul and especially took me out of
strong headache. I cannot describe how many benefits yoga has... It could be more than you
know. I want to emphasize and recommend Pranayama who has hot tempers and headaches like
me and Savasana for depressed people because of some worries.
To have a 2nd trial I am planning to go to India this winter so that I could have all the benefits I
mentioned and I could adopt many doctrines and principles from yoga teachers course into my
real class. Well... I still remember the friends I met in this course and I also miss Yogaguru
Mohan who gave me holy lectures for medical issues and yogic science, Yogaguru Shailendra
who has a strong will like a white tiger to give a technical power yoga lesson every early in the
morning and Deepti who gave a basic yoga class with cares every evening. I strongly thank
them and still miss them. They are my guru forever.
Life changing story of Apurva Saxena
My journey with The Yoga Guru began in March 2010, when I was
recovering from my bad health and migraine issues. It was almost
impossible for me to shed my weight. I was 75kgs at the age of 22.
It was not just a matter of worry for me, but depressing as well. But
when I joined "The Yogaguru" my weight in four months without
dieting got down from 75kgs to 66kgs. Apart from the weight issue,
I got rid of my migraine, my life had started changing as the
instructors helped me and guided towards a happy and healthy life
As a student, I found great interest in Yoga and always wanted to learn more and get trained in it professionally. Thankfully, Yogaguru Mohan guided me about the Teachers Training program and I
enrolled for it. It was an amazing experience, the Teachers Training course is an extensive theoretical as well as practical course which enables you train physically and mentally as well.I got a chance to become a yoga teacher and conduct classes after the course as well.
The Yogaguru academy was a blessing for me and the warm and loving teachers are not just gurus. They are the 'coolest' gurus ever.
I have learnt and a lot and this course has been
a life changing experience.
I was associated with Yogaguru for over a year as a student in their Teacher training program as well as a regular practitioner of yoga. The course was very well thought out and had covered all aspects of yoga including theory, the human body and its functioning, asanans, pranayamas and their benefits and contraindications. The teachers
were very helpful and knowledgeable. Apart from the daily practice
sessions, the weekend instructor’s class was extremely useful where we practiced advanced postures and had our theory sessions. These classes gave us ample opportunity for doubt clearance and discussions on yoga. I have learnt and a lot and this course has been a life changing experience for me!
Thank you Yoga guru!!
Corporate Trainer Bangalore, India
The teachers have sound knowledge of their field which they
pass on to their students in a graceful way.
Last year in October 2011, I joined the teacher training course in "THE
YOGA GURU" and got to learn the various aspects of yoga in a friendly
environment. The teachers have sound knowledge of their field which
they pass on to their students in a graceful way. I like their natural way
of teaching in this centre. And I have thoroughly enjoyed the course,
Thank you so much for teaching us and for being so patient with us.
Neelu Bahel (Physiotherapist)
My foundation, not just as a Yoga trainer but also as a student,
a yogi and a learner, was laid at The Yogaguru (TYG).
"It is rightly said that the foundation of a building determines its fate
throughout its life. If the foundation built is strong, firm using the right
kind of material and detailed attention than the rest of the work becomes
a lot easier and smoother.
My foundation, not just as a Yoga trainer but also as a student, a yogi
and a learner, was laid at The Yogaguru (TYG). Every single day, I
grew as a person with TYG. I was truly blessed to have found mentors
like Shailendra sir and Dr. Mohan sir. They not just instilled great
Yoga knowledge in me but helped me become a better person above
all. I owe every inch of what I am today to The Yogaguru, and shall
Thank you TYG
The Teachers Training program was really great and unforgettable
The Teachers Training program was really great and unforgettable.
The association we had in my class still reminds me. I wish I would be
there in Noida again so that I would join those classes again. But this
is the professional hazards with us. In my opinion yoga can only be
continued in group. Alone it is difficult to keep pace. I will also join
your new website: www.tygyoga.com.
I thank all my friends in Yogaguru as well.
I've started teaching with great success Rate.
My experience with Yogaguru is really good and learning is never
ending journey. I want to remain student whole life. Even though I
started Yoga in Year 1986 but started serious practice from year 2009
when we went to Mussorrie for Yog retreat with Yogaguru.
After Certification I have started teaching from April 2012 and satisfied
with yoga teaching as it is a really Noble profession. My students are
cured from many diseases and life style disorders like cervical, back
pain, Cholesterol and also many people get rid of excess fat and weight
loss from 6-7 kgs in three four months time.
Now, I m addicted to Yog and some of my students are also expressing same feeling. I've
dedicated myself to spread yoga addiction in positive note to more and more people in coming