August 19, 2008
Currently a student at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, I've spent 6 months at the Sivananda Ashram in Grass Valley, CA. where I completed my Teacher Training Course (TTC) in May 2008. Other interests include Qigong and Shamanism.
Maybe a little :) I'm pretty much a die-hard Sivananda Yoga practitioner; I don't practice other styles very often, although I do believe they are also beneficial.
I really found out what Yoga was all about starting in March of 2008 when I first visited an Ashram, which is basically a Yoga Monastery. It wasn't at all what I had been practicing through DVD's and the occasional gym "yoga" class.
Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm in Grass Valley, CA. I've been there multiple times for a total of around 6 months, and I highly recommend a visit for anyone interested in Yoga as more than a physical fitness routine.
"the beginnings of my non-profit organization to bring health and healing practices to everyone"
Trying to form a wonderful community of blessed souls interested in the classical practice of yoga in order that we may all help support the growth and learning of each individual. By helping others we help ourselves (separation is a trick of the ego) and hopefully we can help the whole world as well.
Hi Viecynt - Thank you for the warm welcome. :)
Hi Viecynt...Thanks for you message. Looking forward to meet with the group.
Drat ! I took a wrong turn and with traffic didn't have time to make it to class tonight. I'm so sorry.
Hello! Just joined today :) Didn't know there was a Sivananda group in Portland. I'm too far away to attend regularly, but look forward to stopping in. Are you planning a Satsang any time soon? I went to YTTC on Paradise Island about ten years ago, and currently teach modified at the senior center in McMinnville.
Hello Viecynt, Thank you for the greeting! I am curious if any people attend this yoga group? I noticed on the Meetup page that it says that there is only one attending. I'm thinking of attending tomorrow night's class. Thank you, Naomi.
I have yet to try a Sivananda Asana class. Thank you for the review. Was part of their yoga meetup group but then realized the classes are all the same time I teach. If one opens up that's not Tues night or Sun morning please let me know! Would love to join you in practice too :D
I am very much into Raja Yogi Philosophy, I have been looking for some form of Hatha yoga to enhance my meditating and I was able to follow your instruction with ease, I look forward to attending at least once a week if not twice weekly, thank you. Peace, Dawn
Oh, I have so much to learn and experience! Thank you for your kind greeting! Om Tat Sat!
Thank you for being so welcoming! I had a great experience. Your teaching techniques were very easy to follow and I thoroughly enjoyed the class. I'm looking forward to re-connecting myself with yoga and meditation again and I think I found the right place to do that. :)