Monthly Archives: September 2015

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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Last week, Merel was interviewed by the popular Dutch newspaper ‘het Parool’ for their column on former citizens of Amsterdam who have moved abroad. The article is based on a 1,5 hrs interview and written in Dutch by Anouk Vleugels. Below you find the translation. PS World weekly Skypes with a former citizen of Amsterdam who...
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This is a mini series on compassion. Written by Emily Curtis for Parimukti Part 3: Compassion fatigue and our social identity  When you engage with current affairs do you feel angry, sorrow, or exhaustion? The refugee crisis happening across the Middle East, income and racial disparity, abuse of our planet Earth? Or if you’re like me, and...
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This is a mini series on compassion. Written by Emily Curtis for Parimukti Part 2: The witness within When I find that I cannot be present to feel compassionate with the emotions that arise in my relationships, this is an indication of a potent story happening in me. Some people call this the emergence of the shadow,...
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This is the first part in a mini series on Compassion. Written by Emily Curtis for Parimukti What’s pity got to do with it? I’ve been meditating a lot on the nature of compassion in its numerous forms: self-compassion, compassion for other, for family, and compassion for societies and larger communities. It’s a big topic. I was...
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Written by Emily Curtis for Parimukti I attended a three-woman acapella theatre ensemble recently. It was a welcome surprise to see a guerilla theatre expression of young women in the Indian context. The space, a mix bohemian bookstore-library, boutique clothing retailer, café, was filled with a wide cross section of people. Notably exceptional, was to be the only...
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I have often been asked the question; Whats your favourite yoga style? I would initially think of my favourite school of practice-ashtanga yoga. Then yesterday I was with a friend that I haven’t seen in a long time. We decided to go and swim at the temple. I had never seen a female bathing there...
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Meet Doreen One of our lovely stiudents who joined our Yoga Teacher Training in Dharamsala this year. We love how varied people with varied background come together and end up making similar commitments and discovering a life of Yogic transformation in their own ways. It’s always inspiring to meet dedicated commited people who are transforming...
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Question: Why did you start practicing yoga? I used to be a horse back rider an when I stopped I felt I was losing my fitness an muscular strength. So I began yoga to try and build up my stamina again and regain my fitness. Q2: Do you still practice for the same reason? Yes but...
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