I came to the 200 hrs yoga teacher training with precise intentions: I wanted to learn and experience yoga in a suitable way for me: within a small group of people, with an inspiring and dedicated teacher and within a peaceful set up. To start with it, all of the above worked out, but so much more as well that I could not have dreamed of. The month spent at Kailash Tribal School of yoga and holistic healing with Yogi Sivadas and 11 beautiful fellow students, was one of the most rewarding ones in my life. It was truly an experience; a journey within that gives you a taste of your true nature and the tools to create your own sattvic life in a holistic way that unifies the body, the mind and the spirit. On a practical level: If you enjoy having open discussions about all questions of life, yoga or whatever the syllabus is inspiring you to think about in an open-minded environment, then Yogi Sivadas' school is the place for you. He is such a knowledgeable person that lives to share his wisdom - a wisdom worth being shared in the world! Thank you so much! Michal Antonovich, Berlin, Germany <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I have finished my 200 hour yoga teacher training at Kailash Tribal Yoga School in Mcleodganj in the Himalayas.
Yogi Sivadas is a divine blessing to this world. Sharing his seemingly infinite knowledge in a comfortable environment filled with humor and respectful expectancy of the individual. He patiently encourages his students to become their own gurus, by enlightening us with such valid ancient wisdom to be at peace with ourselves during every moment of our lives.
Come here and you will wake up every morning to a symphony of birds, stepping out onto your personal balcony to the majestic Himalayan Mountains silhouetted by the rising sun, many eagles soaring in celebration of the new day.
I enjoyed practicing asanas in the bright airy classroom, learning to practice with patience and given the proper guidance to self heal the injured back I had arrived with. The uniforms were comfortable, an unexpected welcome change to the western yoga pants I had grown custom to. I will miss being lulled into Shavasana at the end of every class by the transcendent voice of Yogi Sivadas.
The surrounding area has everything a person could need. Although I had my own kitchenette, which was a welcome luxury at times, there are so many cafes around with a variety of cushions at such affordable prices, I ended up only making tea and eating fresh local fruit at home. A reliable fast laundry service is just above the stairs, if you don't feel like hand washing.
I am wishing and encouraging every one of my friends and family to come and have this experience as I have. The world would be a better peaceful place, starting with peace coming internally from each individual.
Namaste - Yogini Tara, Grand Marais, Minnesota, USA, email@example.com
I have spent the last few years of my Yoga practice wondering what it is about Yoga which makes me feel the way I do. I could never put these feelings into words and even after the Yoga teacher training I took in Rishikesh, I was just as clueless by the end of it.
The advanced course has allowed me to finally understand the relationships between my body, mind, spirit and breath. I now, more than ever, feel connected to the world around me and my true self. It is thanks to your modern, scientific and spiritual approach that I was able to make sense of Vedic philosophy and integrate it into my practice and teaching.
Just like words cannot describe our connection to greater things, I find myself unable to express how much the Advanced teacher training Course has brought to my life.
I am forever grateful for what you have taught me.
THANK YOU! Om Shanti!
Jean Itier firstname.lastname@example.org
"I came to the Kailash school of Yoga and Holistic healing for the 200hr course and realized pretty soon that I'd made the right decision to choose this school. Yogi Sivadas is a very knowledgeable teacher, patient with a lot of humor, and with a practical and down to earth approach to yoga, and life in general, that I really resonated in me. The month spent at Yogi Cottage was a truly transformational experience and I would recommend this course to anyone who wants to embark on the journey to become a yoga teacher or just deepen their own practice."
With love, Driva Louise Leyonmarck from Sweeden email@example.com
"I had a very satisfactory experience with Yogi Sivadas. He is very well knowledgeable in all the aspects of Yoga and many other things that are important for a Yogic lifestyle. A nice to mention thing is the view of the Himalayan mountains from the classroom :) "
Jeanne Karle (Yogini Nanda) USA firstname.lastname@example.org
In March 2015 I have followed the 200h YTTC at the Kailash Tribal School to improve my yoga practice, open up some locks in my body and mind and learn more about the philosophy of yoga and its therapeutic values. But thanks to yogi Sivadas' teachings and approach the yoga teachers training goes way beyond that. His course leads everyone who takes it on a journey towards a new way of life; a life that focuses on self-respect and a healthy life-style, on respect of others, the nature and the whole universe. Yogi Sivadas is good hearted man and a talented teachers who spreads his immense knowledge with passion, intelligence and humor. On a more practical side, the school is located in a very charming little town, Mcleod Ganj and the room at Kailash Tribal School are very cosy, clean and well equipped.I am happy to share my experience with more details by email : email@example.com. Alline Dillinger (Yogini Ekata)
Happy Chinese New Year! ?? ????
This huge city is almost empty, and even quieter than any other years before, now im sitting down in front of PC and facebooking haha
I have been teaching Yoga for 8 months, over 500 classes(90min/class) + 100 private = almost 600 classes...
Huge city, huge amount of yoga teachers out there, I needed to do my best to survive in this industry, and that made me step up more, started with minimum pay and I needed to handle classes as many as I could handle every day, sometimes 5 classes a day, each class 90min, at the beginning, I just felt my body tired, and as a new teacher, I demonstrated a lot, make people get used to my style of yoga, and some Chinese who don't understand English, and they don't do anything if I don't do anything, they just copy my every moves lol
Now they are getting used to my class and I don't need to do much as before,
Yes, it is like yoga machine, that is how Chinese works,
And I learnt a lot through that period of time, 8 months....
Now I even can read some people's mind little bit, some people come to class and just want to be lazy, practice without intention basically.
I taught so many people, and I really like to have that experience, I have met someone who has lower back problems, and I saw the progress through yoga, and I'm really satisfied with it.
If I talk about all the students i have, and the happenings in last 8 months, it might take a day to write all of it. haha
But now I'm realizing one thing is being Yogini and being Yoga teacher is 2 different things, looking at myself now, do I follow yogini life? Almost, I'm trying but it's little bit hard to follow yogini daily routine, I'm totally living as a yoga teacher, less practicing yoga, more teaching, more talk, (from start class until finish never stop talking lol) I can feel my energy is releasing through talking, anyway, my point is teacher needs to observe student, student's level, and mood, body condition etc, so the teacher can modify or change sequences as they need.
I learnt advanced level of yoga asanas, but barely I teach that now in my class... that means most people are beginners, I think the teacher need to guide them how to let them improve more, figuring out which way, and how to practice more effectively and let them into advanced level without damage their body.
One thing is admiring, keep saying good job, beautiful, cheer them up more, and say "it's ok" even though they couldn't make it.
Many people are afraid of their flexibility, some people think they can't attend class if their bodies are not flexible, especially men lol so I reduce stretching poses in class with male members (one time I had a class only with men, they were almost competing with each other, because I gave them all the hard and strengthen poses lol they loved it!) and the other thing is let them be careful of their body, heal your body through yoga rather than damage yourself through yoga.
More and more thinking about these kinds of stuff and more and more less practice yoga for myself. Now the asanas is not important to me anymore, I was searching for yin yoga, flow yoga, ashtanga yoga, anti aging, back and spine therapy yoga, whole bunch of yogas in this world, but conclusion is, asana is asana, make own program/session of yoga class for specific people, that was it.
And now I am realizing "self awareness, spirituality, discipline mind" those kind of things...
Actually your mind can control your body easily, but your body doesn't control your mind, so my point is how to discipline people's mind more stronger??
When I was having a hard time last year, I was doubting about my job, many people can download yoga videos, and they can practice by themselves, but now I know, they need my energy and my care, they can't have that from videos.
Talking about yoga, I can talk with you whole day haha
Thinking about my last 8 months, it is amazing, I didn't get what my master said last year at my yoga school, www.yogatribe.org now I reveal it myself one by one haha
One of my Chinese yoga teacher friends, asked me, "Aren't you happier than before you become a yoga teacher?" Actually yes!! Yes I'm happier, happy now even though my salary is lower than before, I'm happy from my heart
Jiyoung Alice Lee (Yogini Deepa) Korea & Shanghai China (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The intention that moved me towards the 500 hours teacher training course at Kailash Tribal School was not really the idea of becoming a teacher one day, but a strong desire to learn more about that fascinating art, from which I had experienced some amazing therapeutic benefits in the emotional field. The outcome was way beyond my expectations. Without knowing it, I embarked on a powerful journey of self-discovery and, to my surprise, by the end I found myself free from a long list of physical health complaints that I had presented to Yogi Sivadas just before our first day of class. The course is perfectly structured, Yogi Sivadas uses different media to transmit his knowledge and profound wisdom. Classes are not comprised solely of theoretical and practical lessons, discussions, readings and videos, students are also invited to embody yoga into their daily routine - we breathe yoga, we live yoga.
Yogi Sivadas has a special talent to guide his students through a discovery of their own path, respecting individual pace and empowering each one of us to find, to develop and be loyal to our independent personal style and beliefs. As he says: “be a practitioner, not a follower”. This course was definitely one of the most amazing experiences I had in my whole life, and I would highly recommend it not only for those wishing to teach, but for anyone who has a genuine interest in learning more about life, meaning and themselves.
If you are looking for a place to learn how to heal yourself and others, you are at the right stop. Yogi Shivadas has an unbelievable experience teaching yoga as well as excellent expertise on a topic. He is very good at dicing complex philosophical theories into basic language, so anyone can understand. He is also very verse in all kinds of practices beyond yoga – such as reiki, sound therapy and Ayurvedic medicine. Besides that, yogi Shivadas and his awesome staff (Aneesh and Madam Alice) are very welcoming and supportive during the whole journey of one becoming a yoga teacher. They go beyond what is necessary to make you feel able and achieve your goal of becoming better person and great yoga teacher. This is the school you want to go through with your yoga training! Thank you Yogi Shivadas and Namaste! Tereza Stratilova email@example.com (Yogini Abhaya) from Czech Republic"
I feel thankful to have had to opportunity to experience what I did during my 200-hour course at the Kailash Yoga Tribal School with Yogi Sivadas. I’ve gained insight and understanding into the yogic and Ayurvedic lifestyle and the positivity that these ways of living can bring towards ones health, and subsequently to their lives. Over the course of this month I’ve broadened my awareness and my perspective in ways I hadn’t considered before. It gave me the space and time to appreciate the subtleties of my life and I am now motivated to continue to live in a healthy, content, mindful and balanced way both mentally and physically. Through the ever-present journey of self-discovery I have realised the personal importance of patience, meditation, physical and emotional individuality and universal oneness. Sophie Beecher from Australia firstname.lastname@example.org