Spirit of Yoga offers quality in-depth Yoga teacher training programmes in classical yoga from India. Based in the Velez-Malaga area, Yogashala is an oasis of peace that honours the principle of yoga – “simple living and high thinking”. The teacher programmes are certified with the Yoga Alliance International and the Yoga Alliance International Europe, a prestigious organization founded by Swami Vidyanand, and highly respected throughout India, America and Europe. Whilst the programme is a professional training that equips students to be qualified yoga teachers, it also provides space for a personal journey of inner growth and realization. The programmes capture the essence of training in India, and groups are kept small so as to ensure plenty of personal attention and guidance. Manorama devi dasi (Maggie Levien) is the founder of Spirit of Yoga, with the blessings and support of her yoga teacher and mentor Yogi Yogendra Mishra of Rishikesh. Both Yogiji and Manorama trained at Kaivalyadham Yoga Institute in Lonavla, India, a well respected institute that conducts scientific research into the benefits of yoga. Kaivalyadham was founded by Swami Kuvalayananda in 1923, whose own yoga Guru was born in 1798 and lived to be 125yrs of age. Yoga Teacher Training courses are held bi-monthly in Spain and India. The course in Rishikesh, India offers the wonderful opportunity for practicing yoga in the home of its origin, and for students to meet with local Yogis, visit the Holy places and walk by the River Ganges. Rishikesh is situated in the foothills of the Himalaya mountains. Here the River Ganges runs crystal clear and the sound of temple bells can be heard every morning. Manorama has traveled to India over 18 times in the last 16 years, to study yoga, bhakti yoga and meditation in Rishikesh, Jaipur and Vrindavan.
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