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First Week Living in an Ashram

Namaste everyone 🙏🏼

It has now been a week since I “checked-in” to the Ashram and I can’t believe it’s only been a week. So much has happened, I’ve learned so many new things and I’ve met so many new people that it feels like this week has been a whole month. I wanted to update the blog sooner but our days are packed with Yoga and Teacher Training so I honestly haven’t had time. As soon as I get a break it’s time to study the Asanas (poses) we’ve learnt or read about the Yoga Philosophy.

The days here are incredible. We wake up at 04.45, go for 30 minutes guided meditation, 1.5 hour Yoga class, Fire Puja ritual with chanting for healing, breakfast, then we learn Yoga Philosophy, then we have techniques class and then we have philosophy and techniques again. Then it’s dinner and two night a week we have a chanting Kirtan for healing and tonight we got a guided Full Moon Meditation on the rooftop. We go to bed around 8.30-9.00pm to be able to get up early.

The Ashram is magical, it’s a big yellow house with 7-8 floors and a rooftop. The energy here is incredible and indescribable. Vishva-ji, our Yoga Guru, has the most beautiful energy I’ve ever seen and is the kindest person I’ve ever met. He’s all about healing, happiness and kindness and it shows on all the guests of the Ashram.

The Yoga Teacher Training is really above expectations. I’ve learnt more in a week than I thought we would learn over all. We learn all the asanas, poses, their benefits, precautions and how to teach them. Then we get to teach in front of the whole group, we are 33 people in the group, and it’s been so much fun. I thought I would be more nervous but it’s actually more fun than scary.

The other day I was a bit tired after a very intense day from 05.00-20.00 but then I talked to my roomie, Natalia who is also Swedish and who I love, and she said something so beautiful “I actually don’t remember the last time I had this much fun, everything we are learning more about it what I love doing and my passions. A couple of weeks ago I was stuck at work and felt so depressed.” I could not agree more, I feel so lucky to have long days learning about Yoga and Meditation. Making so many new friends already and meeting people from everywhere in the world.

Beyond grateful and lucky for this life-changing experience.

Thank you for reading ❣️

Namaste 🙏🏼

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