Yogi Sivadas is a great teacher in many aspects of life besides yoga. In the asana classes and philosophy lectures, I felt comfortable learning things that are very new to me, and found the pace of the school to be very productive. After researching Sivananda and other popular yoga schools, I found that there is virtually no personal attention from the instructors because the classes are so gigantic. Ashram life is also very time-restrictive and for most of us, Indian food 3 times a day will be tiring on the stomach. At Yoga Tribe, you can have as much personal attention as you need, enjoy the beautiful green Himalayas, and eat a variety of international cuisines at the local restaurants. Don\'t think about it too much! Check out Yoga Tribe without hesitating. U S A.