Hello Goa India! So nice to meet you.
Taking a break from work, snowy weather and Christmas preparations. Spending a month in Goa India to study Ashtanga Yoga, where I am attending a 200 TT ( teacher training) course. I want to become better in my own practice, inspire and teach others! It`s intense, inspiring and so interesting. I`m here with 20 amazing people from so many parts of the world, all here for the same purpose: learn more about ashtanga yoga, alignment, breathing / pranayama, teaching, the meaning of yoga and how yoga becomes a lifestyle. Learning about ourselves and society are subjects too. We are being reminded of what we already have inside us. Because of society, conflict, stress etc. we often forget our true being, and get distraced! Well. We are in the middel of our Thief week. One and a hald week left! We do spend alot of time in out outdoor `shala`, training and studying, It`s amazing to have Patnem India right outside with all it`s culture, sounds, scents and nature. It`s an experience.
It`s a lot of training and studying of yoga history and philosophy too. We have to learn all the Ashtanga asanas (poses) in their sankrit and english names (picture below). Challenging! Will learn the Norwegian names later. But we have Sundays off and often go to the beach nearby and study….Can`t believe it`s snowing home in Norway! It`s round 31 degrees celsius here in the daytime, round 27 at night :-). It`s a dream!
Must admit Patnem Goa is one of the friendliest places I have every been! Never been here? GO!
Here are some pictures of our yoga shala at Abhinam yoga and Patnem beach, Goa.
From India with love.
Beach & postcard picture by Britni Paige. Yoga shala pictures by Abhinam Yoga.
My clothing from Run & Relax. (except my grey shorts).