Creating a sacred space for teaching yoga

By Sophie Nusselder When we teach yoga we want to create a safe space where people can experience themselves in the moment. I have been teaching in beautiful well-lit cosy and warm yoga studios but also cold gymnasiums, public school classrooms, dark basements and dusty small rooms in community centres. These experiences got me thinking … Read more

Power of Touch – The Art of Manually Adjusting

I feel it is incredibly important to be aware of the ‘power of touch’. You can give so much by doing an adjustment in an asana, but giving an adjustment without awareness or the right intention, can have a desastreus effect. Being a professional dancer and dance teacher for many years, taught me a lot about … Read more

Building a relationship with the self – # 2

This article consists of 4 parts. This is part 2. Written by Sophie Nusselder Building a relationship with the self Building a relationship with the self. Manjeet Manthur; one of the teachers of Parimukti is exploring this in meditations done by 2 persons. Marina Abramović and Ulay Marina Abramovic and Ulay Marina Abramović (Belgrado – … Read more

Our beautiful hall in Goa is ready :)

Slowly, slowly we are getting ready for the upcoming season in Arambol, Goa. Thanks to the hard work of our teachers… uhm… Mandi actually 😉 the hall is ready. Very beautifully located in a quiet area in Arambol, in the fields behind ‘Double Dutch’ restaurant, for the insiders. As we build the hall on a rooftoop … 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

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

Announcing Parimukti Yoga Therapy Training

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 … 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

A series on Karuna, Part 2: The witness within

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, … Read more