Three-week yoga break in Goa

I have once again followed the call of yoga and this time it has taken me back to Goa, Arambol – to the same place where I had  my first official yoga teacher training exactly seven years ago. I  wanted to use my momentary independence to delve a little deeper into yoga and came across […]

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Life and Yoga in Indian Ashrams

Three ashrams- three very different experiences. One Ashram and another Ashram can be 2 complete different things. If you plan to stay in one for a while in India, you should know exactly what to expect from an ashram stay in India and then make the right decision. I have published an article on the […]

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Yoga in an Indian Ashram in the middle of Rajasthan

Why everyone must have been in the Shri Jasnath Ashram at least once in their life! Yoga anytime, anywhere You can do yoga anywhere: in the studio, at home, on holiday – you don’t need a lot of space and equipment. A yoga mat is enough and your own yoga practice can begin! That’s what’s […]

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My trip to India and to myself- advice from a spiritual seeker

“A guest post by Lisa, who started her trip to India with a trek in the Himalayas with Chalo! Travels. Lisa did a yoga teacher training at Shri Jasnath Ashram, a small ashram in Rajasthan where Chalo-Travels offers yoga and Ayurveda retreats and Sarah teaches as a yoga teacher. In addition, Sarah met Lisa again […]

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Week 6 – Yoga teacher training in Rishikesh: Graduation

Yesterday, the end of the six incredible weeks at Anand Prakash Ashram was celebrated with a ceremonial closing ceremony. I can’t believe that this intense and instructive time is actually over. In addition to my further education as a yoga teacher, I was also able to develop as a yogini and to experience this in […]

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Week Four: Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh

Oooooohhhhmmmmmm, that was a week! On Monday we went directly with “empty stomach” for meditation at 5:20 am and then to the yoga class. For breakfast we had the infamous Kichidi with an extra banana for one last time. This brings the intestinal cleansing cum fasting cure from last weekend to an end. The following […]

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Third Week of The Yoga Teacher Course in Rishikesh

About Kundalini Yoga, Kichidi, the Bhagavad Gita and Intestinal Restoration The days are passing very quickly. I can’t believe that the third week of the course is already done! Half of the training is over. The ashram has actually become my temporary home. I feel really comfortable and while I’ve been exhausted many times in […]

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About cleaning methods, rituals and biscuits with chai

Second week of the yoga teacher training in Rishikesh So much has happened since last Sunday. It is a small challenge to describe the last week in words. I was allowed to spend my twenty-eighth birthday in a completely yogic way, tried to choke down  a metre-long cotton ribbon and stared into my counterpart’s eyes […]

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Report 1: 300 hours of yoga teacher training in Rishikesh

First week Today is Sunday, our day off and I actually have some time to reflect on the last week at the Anand Prakash Yoga Ashram and to share about my “Akhanda Yoga Teacher Training” while I sit in a nice café on the Ganges in Rishikesh. […]

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The best places in India to practice yoga

In the meantime, yoga has become popular all over the world. Many of us have integrated yoga firmly into our everyday life and visit a yoga class at least once a week. Yoga feels good, relaxes and keeps us physically and mentally in balance. […]

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In an ashram in Rishikesh

Start the day with meditation It’s pitch black when I sneak out of my room at 5:20 am and walk into the yoga hall on the higher floor. The hall is already well filled. But there is only silence. I find an empty space in the back corner and roll out my yoga mat on […]

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Kids Yoga – 9 Creative Kids Yoga Game Ideas

When I am at Shri jasnath Ashram in Rajastan, I regularly teach the village children in yoga. The 8 to 13-year-olds have a very different, everyday approach to yoga, because their upbringing is shaped by the Hindu religion and spirituality. In addition, unlike westernized teenagers, they have a very good body awareness – Chakrasana- the […]

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Yoga Ayurveda Retreat in Rajasthan

We all had a great time during our two-week yoga and Ayurveda retreat in the small Shri Jasnath Ashram in the desert city of Rajasthan. Beautiful yoga classes, pleasant Ayurveda treatments, delicious and healthy food, some spirituality, lots of peace and beautiful excursions. But read more about it on the Asanayoga.de blog. […]

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Mountaineering or Yoga?

A 15-minute complementary yoga program for trekkers, mountaineers, mountain bikers and climbers When the mountain sport season starts in Manali in April, my yoga mat disappears more and more often and is rolled up below my bed for longer periods. From October to March I am a diziplined and regular yoga practitioner. Hardly a day […]

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Children’s Yoga Camp in Rajasthan

I had the incredible opportunity to run a five-day yoga camp for Rajasthani children from the countryside at Shri Jasnath Ashram in Rajsthan! The holiday camp for the 20 girls and boys was free of charge for the 8 to 13 year old children! Although it is quite hot in Rajasthan in June with temperatures […]

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An ashram, a guru and the hot sun of Rajasthan

More than 2 hours teh bus takes over the almost straight road through the flickering heat of the Rajasthan sun. I sit sandwiched between an elderly gentleman with a goat on his lap and a young woman in a pink Rajasthani outfit and a long dark ponytail and beautiful face, both covered by a thin […]

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Goodbye Manali, Hello Indore!

Arrival at the Paramand Institute of Yoga Research and Science Yesterday, I had to say goodbye to Manali, the place that has finally become my home this year. It was tough and it’s still tough. Only the knowledge that I will come again makes the loss of this place and the people I leave behind  […]

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Living dreams

It was not an easy step to venture into a self-employment as a tour operator for tours in India. But despite my age, some objections of my family and many uncertainties I dared! The decision was 100% right. Time will tell how Chalo! Travels will do in future, but for now t I enjoy India, […]

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Relaxed Yoga Trek with cultural insights

Trekking in February Our first trek this year was something very special in many ways: 1. Never before have we had a trek so early in the year and yet it was warm like in summer! When Katja and Erik asked if trekking was possible in February, I had doubts. At this time in Manali […]

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