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TTP Level 3 Retreat

by Marjan Overgaag

TTP Level 3 Retreat: Inspiring, interesting and intense

We were with nine, from all corners of the world. From Dubai, Trinidad, Burkina Faso, Australia, Canada, Germany, Spain, and the Netherlands. Genuine, individual but yet intensively connected, through the tradition and each other – thanks to the life path we are all on. We were blessed by the guidance of wise teachers. What we learned was extensive.

A selection from the lesson program: Swami Ritavan took us deeper into meditation and the meditative voice; from Charles Crenshaw we learned new asanas (we loved his stories of the time he and Carol lived with Swami Rama); with Carol Crenshaw we did subtle relaxation practices like Om Kriya and Shitali Karana.

Pandit Priyadarshan (Pierre Lefebvre) taught us the details of the Sanskrit language, and Savitri Jugdeo devoted us to the adjustments in yoga for pregnant women. And then there were our presentations and group discussions with Sonia van Nispen, Tejaswini and Medha, lectures on the Bhagavad Gita, karma yoga, japa, swarodaya yoga and Vedanta contemplation; we practiced trataka and did the upper wash at 6 in the morning.

The retreat was intense, inspiring and interesting, with a smile and a tear. Grateful and with a certificate we closed the retreat and travelled home, to all corners of the world.

Editor’s Note:

Himalayan Yoga Tradition – Teacher Training Program (HYT-TTP) offers two training sessions annually at Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama (SRSG) in Rishikesh, India.

The future schedule includes:

  • Level I: March 10-23, 2019; November 10-23, 2019; and March 8-21, 2020
  • Level II: March 10-23, 2019; and March 8-21, 2020
  • Level III: November 10-23, 2019 - if the minimum enrollment is not met by May, the retreat will be cancelled.

For more information, please visit the website: himalayanyogatradition.com.



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