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YOGA GOT ME ALL HOOKED WHEN…

… I ENDED UP GOING TO NEW YORK CITY DURING MY BACHELOR’S DEGREE AND ALMOST WENT NUTS DUE TO THE INSANE WORKLOAD AMERICAN UNIVERSITIES TEND TO PUT ON THEIR POOR STUDENTS (NO OFFENSE, GUYS). AS PRETTY MUCH EVERY MORE OR LESS DESPERATE AMERICAN STUDENT AT THE TIME I COULDN’T HELP BUT IMMERSE MYSELF IN A VIGOROUS YOGA PRACTICE THAT BROUGHT ME (NEXT TO A COUPLE OF TORN HAMSTRINGS) AT LEAST A BIT OF MENTAL EASE AND HELPED ME WITH SOME NASTY ANXIETY ISSUES AT THE TIME.

FAST FORWARD ONE YEAR TO 2014, AND I SIT IN THE TROPICS, HAPPILY COMPLETING MY FIRST YOGA TEACHER TRAINING ON THE BEAUTIFUL ISLAND OF BALI, LEARNING THAT YOGA IS ACTUALLY NOT ABOUT PUTTING YOUR LIMBS IN STRANGE PLACES AT ALL. RATHER, IT’S A WAY OF LIVING AND NAVIGATING YOUR EVERYDAY MESS (AKA LIFE), BECOMING FULLY PRESENT, AND REALISING YOUR OWN POTENTIAL & REMEMBERING YOUR TRUE ESSENCE.

I LEARNT THAT YOGA IS NOT ABOUT PUTTING YOUR LIMBS IN STRANGE PLACES BUT A WAY OF LIVING AND NAVIGATING YOUR EVERYDAY MESS AND REALISING YOUR OWN AWESOMENESS

AFTER COMPLETING MULTIPLE YOGA TRAININGS (JUST WHAT YOU DO AS A YOGA TEACHER) AND FINALLY (HALLELUJA!) FINISHING MY MASTER’S DEGREE IN INDIAN STUDIES, I HAVE COME TO UNDERSTAND YOGA AS AN ANCIENT SCIENCE BASED ON A PRETTY AWESOME PHILOSOPHY OF LIFE (THROW SOME NON-SEXUAL TANTRIC WORLDVIEWS IN THE MIX, BABY! …MORE ON THAT IN MY WORKSHOPS). THIS WONDERFUL SCIENCE INCLUDES A TIME-TESTED, BADASS PRACTICAL SYSTEM THAT IS COMPLETELY ABLE TO TRANSFORM YOUR WAY OF THINKING, AND THEREFORE REALLY YOUR WHOLE LIFE. THROUGH PROPER PRACTICE YOU LEARN HOW TO CALM DOWN THE MONKEY IN YOUR HEAD AND CREATE MORE WELLBEING ON ALL LEVELS, TO THEN BE ABLE TO “TUNE IN” AND DIRECT YOUR ENERGY TOWARDS MASTERING AND ACCOMPLISHING THE THINGS IN LIFE YOU ACTUALLY GIVE A FUZZ ABOUT.

I CALL MYSELF LUCKY TO HAVE BEEN WORKING CLOSELY WITH (AND ABSORBING A WHOLE BUNCH OF WISDOM FROM) WELL-KNOWN YOGA ELDERS AND SCHOLARS SUCH AS A.G. AND INDRA MOHAN, THEIR SON GANESH MOHAN, MARK WHITWELL, DAVID GOULET, AND OCTAVIO SALVADO (THE PRACTICE BALI). IN ADDITION TO NUMEROUS YOGA TRAININGS, CERTIFYING ME ON THE 200HR AND 500HR LEVEL, I HAVE COMPLETED COURSES AND WORKSHOPS WITH AUTHOR, SPEAKER, AND SCIENTIST DR. JOE DISPENZA, OPENING ME FURTHER UP TO THE UNLIMITED POTENTIAL OF MEDITATION AND ONE’S OWN MIND. THE CONNECTION BETWEEN YOGA AND MIND IS ACTUALLY WHAT I GET MOST EXCITED ABOUT WHEN CONDUCTING WORKSHOPS, RETREATS AND YOGA CLASSES, OR SPEAKING AND PRESENTING AT EVENTS AND TEACHER TRAININGS.

THE CONNECTION BETWEEN YOGA AND MIND IS ACTUALLY WHAT I GET MOST EXCITED ABOUT WHEN CONDUCTING WORKSHOPS, RETREATS AND YOGA CLASSES

THIS IS HOW THE HATHA YOGA PROJECT WAS BORN IN 2017. THYP FOCUSES ON A RANGE OF WORKSHOP-IMMERSIONS IN DIFFERENT PLACES ALL AROUND THE GLOBE CONNECTING ANCIENT YOGIC KNOWLEDGE, PRACTICES, AND MODERN SCIENCE. THE WORKSHOP CONTENT ADDRESSES THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CONSCIOUSNESS AND THE MIND, AND HOW TO USE THAT ANCIENT KNOWLEDGE AND THOSE PRACTICES TO BOOST YOUR PERFORMANCE IN ALL AREAS OF YOUR LIFE, AND CREATE THE LIFE YOU’VE ALWAYS DREAMT OF .

BESIDES HOSTING A RANGE OF WORKSHOPS AND RETREATS ALL YEAR LONG I HAPPILY CONTRIBUTE REGULARLY TO MARK WHITWELL’S TEACHER TRAININGS IN BALI. MY WORK HAS BEEN FEATURED ON THE HEART OF YOGA WEBSITE, ZEIT ONLINE, INDOJUNKIE, AS WELL AS IN VEGAN GOOD LIFE MAGAZINE (@VEGANGOODLIFE).