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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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Written by Sophie Nusselder for Parimukti Ever since my childhood I remember having a natural desire of physical movement. Born and raised in the Dutch countryside, I loved to ride my bike and hike in nature. Another great passion of mine is dance: practicing classical ballet opened my emotional life – I learned to allow...
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Hi! I’m Sophie Nusselder; 34 years old and in Dharamkot since two days. For the next two months I will be volunteering for Parimukti Yoga & Meditation. From now on you can read my columns in this blog which will be about psychology, anatomy, physiology, philosophy and other topics related to yoga. During the last...
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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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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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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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Months feel as short as a week on a teacher training. Time goes so quickly. I came in April and its now September. It was cold and wet, now its like a european summer. Bursting blue skies with a crisp breeze. Nature is really gifting us here and it has helped me a lot this...
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