My Teacher Training with Parimukti #3 – Reflections after the training

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 … Read more

Uncover you impurities! Part 6

Uncover your impurities! This article consists of 6 chapters Introduction: uncover your impurities Avidya: ignorance Asmita: I feeling – the ego Raga: attachment to pleasure Dwesha: aversion Abhinivesah: fear of death + conclusion Today you can read part 6: Abhinivesah: Fear of Death We cling because we fear loss…. Let me introduce you to the … Read more

Analysing the self with transactional analysis – part 2

Written by Sophie Nusselder for Parimukti In this article I’ll introduce you to the transactional analysis. How do I apply this theory in life and how can a yogateacher apply this theory? Also you can read an interview with Angelica Macky; one of our teachers at Parimukti. What is the art of teaching according to … Read more

Meet Charlie Smeets – one of our new students in the Yoga Teacher Training

On Friday the 9th of Oktober I arrived in the beautiful village of Dharamkot, North-India. I flew in from Colombo, where my journey had started one month earlier, through Chennai and Delhi to finally arrive in Dharamsala. There a taxi driver would be waiting for me. Dharamkot is a small hillside village overlooking the Kangra … Read more

Connect to your inner child with yoga

Written by Sophie Nusselder for Parimukti When I discovered yoga in 2008, I almost instantly started to teach yoga to children. It was great as it is a very low profile way of starting to teach yoga. In the meantime very profound! As children learn and develop behaviour that forms much of their personality I … Read more

My First Impression of Parimukti TTC

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 … Read more

Hi. My name is Emily and I’m a pollster

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 … Read more

The challenges and rewards of a home practice

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. … Read more

Interview with Merel: ‘When queuing, it is survival of the fittest ‘

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 … Read more

A series on Karuna, Part 3: Compassion fatigue and our social identity

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 … Read more