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amritaHaving done online research for about a month before finally deciding on Kailash Tribal School, I now know I have made the best choice. Not only was Yogi Sivadas forthcoming with answers to my queries, but his replies reverted so quickly even at odd hours ( I soon learnt that he does not sleep much)! Thoroughly grateful for deciding to undertake the 10 week 500hr YTTC, as the additional time spent here has made me much more grounded, centred and just peaceful. The breadth and depth of knowledge that Yogi Sivadas possesses is most astounding; and I was much impressed by the spiritual integrity that was the basis for every aspect of the course. In the 10 (short) weeks that I’ve experienced Kailash Tribal School, I have felt a shift in my inner being. YTTC is more than learning to teach yoga, it is about learning to live your yoga. This unique course has given me a much deeper understanding of yoga and myself. I have learnt how to use yoga as therapy to aid various chronic disease and physical ailments, and also how to incorporate Ayurveda into tailoring a yoga programme for different individuals’ physiological, mental, emotional needs. I have also gained a deeper understanding and respect for Patanjali’s sutras, through the many weeks of intensive lectures. Yogi Sivadas as a teacher is always approachable, forever open to any questions big or small, deep or ridiculous; and as a fine and gifted teacher with the most dedication of any YTTC I’ve researched on. I am extremely satisfied with the cleanliness of the rooms and compound, safe and well maintained. Yogi Sivadas maintains standards with complete professionalism; the course was thorough and I really feel well prepared to begin teaching as soon as possible…Having been blessed with numerous chances to practice instructing. Thank you for orchestrating the course and putting in the tremendous effort to share the wisdom of life, the universe, body mind and soul. Spread the love and light! I will most definitely return again to be immersed in the school’s welcoming energy and valuable teachings. Gwendolyn Kam (Yogini Amrita) Singapore, Sydney, Sri Lanka Gwendolyn.kam@gmail.com
padma2Dear Yogi Sivadas, I'd like to thank you soooooo very much for a wonderful experience while at your school! I've learned so much from you, not only about yoga but about life! I deeply admire your determination to make a dream come a reality in your life and how that inspires other people who visit your place! Above all I admire your integrity and respect for your students! Looking forward to learn lots more from you and to be amused by your stories! I wish you all the best life has to offer! Om Shanti! (Yogini Padma) From Kuwait.Ivanna Khorramshahgol ivannashahgol@hotmail.com.
padmaI attended Kailash Tribal School of Yoga & Holistic healing because I wanted to learn more about yoga and how to teach it to others. I think that the way Yogi Sivadas teach the art of becoming a teacher yourself is very dedicated and personal. For me the yoga teacher course have been a process of personal transformation which I contribute to the style of teaching at the school. YTTC 200.


alenaThat was my second trip to India and the second TTC I took with Sivadas. Still feel that there are so many things to explore and to learn! Coming from Russia, living in Sweden and travelling around the world enlarged my scope a lot, but the deeper understanding of life and the meaning of the knowledge acquired I got when being in India and learning yoga not as a fitness, but as a style of life. One should experience this, as it's impossible to describe all the transformation processes going on inside after philosophical discussions and practices that the course involves. The fact that I came back to study at the same school means that there is much more to learn and to explore about self and the world around, and I truly enjoyed this time devoted to self, being far from the usual routine and learning how to live life fully and being present in each moment. After the course I continued my traveling in India and Nepal, and once when heard the phrase "If you meet Buddha on your way, kill him", was a bit confused how to interpret it, but then found out the direct link of this phrase to the course I took at Kailash Tribal School. The meaning of this phrase is that whatever Buddha says to you, take it with, but don't identify yourself with this and don't think that this is the only true knowledge. One should process things in own way without copying others, but learning things and defining what works for oneself". This is about the course I took - I learnt a lot and got a good guidance, and now feel like having a good base for building my life in own way based on deeper understanding and awareness of how things work for me. I believe that one can take a lot from the course and raise the quality and enjoyment of life. Happiness, peace and love! Alena Ipanova (Russia/Sweden; email: alena.ipanova@gmail.com)
daraI can easily say that the 200 hours yoga teacher training at Kailash Tribal School in May 2013 was the best month of my life - at no point during the entire month did I want to be anywhere else or any other time past or future. I was fully present because I loved and was fascinated by everything we covered from the morning chanting, the thorough practice (Hatha and Ashtanga), the lectures on various topics going from the yogic philosophy, the yoga sutras, the yogic lifestyle, diet, ayurveda, the human anatomy, you name it! Yogi Sivadas is a true yogi, full of knowledge and wisdom from ancient times that he knows exactly how to expose and relate to our contemporary world. And the icing on the cake is the beauty of the yoga hall, overlooking the slopes of the Himalayas, birds chirping away, cows, goats, monkeys hanging out outside in the fresh, pure air of the mountains. Priceless..." Perrine Renard perrinerenard@yahoo.com
harita2 years ago in July 2011, after feeling the gentle nudges from my ancestors, I decided to embark on the YTT journey with Yogi Sivadas. I came away from the 200-hour training a transformed spirit! Yogi Sivadas encouraged me to embrace yoga not simply as a physical fitness program but as a way of life. Yogi Sivadas truly serves as a vessel of the universe’s magnificent lessons, for he showed me how to honor yoga as a liberating and an ancestral, life-affirming practice! Since leaving the Yogi Cottage, I’ve been able to nourish and grow these initial seeds of wisdom into abundant, healing trees by applying them to my own life. I’ve allowed myself to experience a deeper sense of self-awareness and balanced control over my happiness. In that way, the course was an ongoing experience that never ceased for me; honestly, this training carries the same potential for you too! Such is why I knew I needed to return for a second round—for the advanced course in 2013. Once again, Yogi Sivadas planted seeds of spiritual wisdom. His advice on how to practically apply spirituality to the modern world is grounding. Yogi Sivadas is a living example of how yogis/yoginis can live as spiritual beings in a society that lacks spiritual balance. I truly enjoyed learning more about myself, yoga as a philosophy, Ayurvedic therapy, and how to use Yoga and Ayurveda to heal and treat illnesses and diseases. The Reiki and Sound Healing courses aligned perfectly with the training. Also, Yogi’s stories are so captivating and entertaining that I never get tired of hearing them! Guruji, I cannot thank you enough for this journey! I have a great deal of respect for you and the work that you do for society. May Kailash Tribal School continue to be blessed with abundance, wonderful students and life-giving energy and vibrations! Aum Shanti Shanti Shanti! Yogini Sheena “Harita” Sood shantisheena@gmail.com
Yogi Sivadas' blend of contemporary scientific knowledge and ancient mystical knowledge made this course really special. He goes into detail on the history and philosophy of yoga and also talks about modern scientific ideas related to yoga and health. Yogi Sivadas is open to questions and makes learning fun. He teaches us to be moderate in our practice and develop yoga classes that are beneficial to everyone. McLeod Ganj, where the school is located, is a beautiful town in the Himalayas that is special in and of itself. I thoroughly enjoyed my 200 YTT and I learned a lot! - Ivy Goldstein, YTTC May 2013, goldsiv@gmail.com

shashiJust returned to the States after completing the RYT200 course with Yogi Sivadas at Kailash Tribal Yoga School in McLeod Ganj. Truly one of the most special months of my life. Yogi Sivadas offers decades of experience, abundant wisdom, and most important to me a complete lack of hypocrisy - a problem I was running into here in the States. I wanted to study with someone who offered knowledge of the original precepts of yoga and lived his/her life accordingly. I found that in Yogi Sivadas. Additionally, the incredible beauty of the Himalayas that surround McLeod Ganj is a daily inspiration. Leaving the U.S. to study in India afforded me a level of solitude and peace that would have been difficult to achieve at home where so many distractions exist. I highly recommend Kailash Tribal Yoga School and Yogi Sivadas.Tami Cilk tamicilk@gmail.com
jyotiMy month in Mcleodganj surpassed my expectations. I come to Kailash Tribal school confused by life, tired, stressed, anxious and generally feeling a mess. Having only done yoga ever in the gym with fitness being the main goal I was totally unaware that yoga was a whole way of life and potential to help me through all the things I saw as issues or problems. I am able to leave feeling 100% satisfied, excited about life in the present and find out what the future holds. Thank you for opening my mind.Luclucyabbs@gmail.com Lucy Abbs YTTC 200.

divyaAcharya Yogi Sivadas, Thanks for a very special month of yoga lifestyle training and guidance. I believe I was destined to join this specific course at this time as it really matched perfectly with where I am on this extraordinary journey in life. It has been very affirming and it was fantastic to gain such an in depth insight into Philosophy, the Yoga and Ayurveda connection and so much more. I will continue on my path better for this wonderful experience of the past month, enjoying the journey itself, living in the present, appreciating every moment, from the most simple things to the ad hoc adventure (like paragliding). I will continue to strive to ‘be the change I want to see’ and maintain a positive energy. Sincere wishes for the continued success of the Kailash Yoga School and may your own journey bring happiness and adventures. Louise O'Rourke YTTC 200.louiseorourke7@gmail.com
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