Retreat

This article is written by Emily Curtis for Parimukti and consists of two parts. Today part 2  So in the previous post I introduced you to my idea for re-defining currency. How? Imagine if we all came from the lens of equality, and were encouraged to trade our unique values from that base. This would make how...
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Indians keep surprising me with the wisdom they are able to share in one single sentence at moments that you least expect it. I was reminded today about a conversation I had one day in Rishikesh, about three years ago. It was in a chai shop along the street. Around that time, in several places...
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Every day after breakfast we had art of teaching class. This subject underlines a complete explanation of all the asanas, alignment, physiology and also covers the method of teaching in general. We started the training with basic information and we worked our way through all the asana poses. It’s very nice to get to know every pose, step by...
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To work at his best, the mind and the body need to be balanced. According to Ayurveda, disease comes from imbalances and are psychosomatic. That means body and mind are always involved both, working together and have to be considered as a whole in the process of healing and health. Our senses and our actions are oriented...
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Poetry is a bridge between the language of the mind and the language of the soul. Today I have selected some inspiring  texts, poems and quotes expressing the heart of yoga, reflecting its wisdom, its blessing and answering the age-old questions: ‘Who am I?’, ‘What is my true nature?’, ‘What is my purpose?’ ~ How to...
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The first words that come to mind when I think about last month are: intensive, reflection and a steep learning curve in a warm and welcoming surrounding. What a month it has been! Transforming into a yoga teacher foremost teaches you about yourself. The magic of being a yoga teacher is that you become a...
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This is part one of a two-part series on Intuition. Written by Emily Curtis for Parimukti   Part 2: The initiate takes the plunge Have you been in a yoga class where the instructor has said, “be your own teacher?” They’re telling us to find and be guided by our own inner wisdom. Not to mimic...
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This is part one of a two-part series on Intuition. Written by Emily Curtis for Parimukti Part 1: Addicted to wanting to know When learning a trade, a language, or perhaps when we’re next in line to carry the torch of a lineage such as yoga, or other spiritual tradition, it makes sense to have a...
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Written by Emily Curtis for Parimukti I live in a yoga class desert in Goa. There are lots of teacher training programs, but as far as I know, the closest public asana class is 40 minutes away, at 7am, twice per week. Unfortunately for me, I find it difficult to maintain a personal daily asana practice....
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I am very happy to finally announce the new Parimukti Yoga Therapy Training for yoga teachers and health professionals. Many people over the years have come to me asking to treat them for migraine, or pain or some other problems which they were not completely happy treating with western medicine. While we continue offering Level 1, 200hrs Yoga...
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