BlogIf you would like to write blog posts, which will appear on our YogiHari.com web site and quite possibly our social media platform, we would be delighted. Here are some ideas:
- Reinspire best practices learned during ttc, remind each other of your time. Keep the community going.
- Write to YogiHari.
Everyone gets the benefits: students of communication while the ashram is being talked about and remembered. Not to mention, writing is theraputic, if you get all of your thoughts down on paper and work toward mind clarity this can help you in your path towards meditation.
Yoga teaches you that You are Divine, that you are much more than the body, senses, mind, intellect, and ego. Through the practice of Yoga, you get to appreciate the underlying Divinity that pervades all of creation. This understanding, that everything and everyone is Divine, removes the limiting concepts of racism, superiority between religions, and hatred based on fear and ignorance. It is this fundamental self-knowledge, knowing the truth of “Who am I?” that is so desperately needed by humanity. We have reached the threshold of the awakening of consciousness, where humanity is crying out for social and economic reform. Let us use this opportunity to continue to rise above racial injustice and uplift the consciousness of humanity. The world is slowly recovering from the shock of a global pandemic, the threat of extinction from the microcosmic level of existence. During that time, we had a glimpse of this Divine intelligence that pervades all of creation. On the viral level, a microscopic being brought great nations to a halt. On the human level, we experienced the ingenuity of human intelligence to formulate ways to coexist and neutralize the effect of a pandemic. During this time of legislated isolation, we are forced to live a life of discipline, awareness, and behaving in a way that does not threaten other people. Wise people yearn for such an opportunity to live in seclusion, allowing time for introspection and contemplation. At the ashram, we have used this time to study and do Sadhana. After months of quarantine and restriction comes the tragedy of the senseless murder of George Floyd. We now find ourselves in global social upheaval. Nations around the world are protesting injustice and waking up to demand equality. I grew up in Guyana in a very poor condition. I lived through the shift out of the slave-based economy of my grandparents. I was able to gain an education and extricate myself from the exploitation of the British system. From this perspective, I would like to propose some solutions to these seemingly insurmountable problems of injustice and inequality. The conditions in which many impoverished people are forced to live are deplorable and stifle their opportunity to improve their lives. Just to cope with the suffering and stress of poverty, many people resort to drugs like tobacco, alcohol, medication, and worse, resulting in addiction and enslavement. There is little hope for people to rid themselves of these expensive and destructive habits, which is where social and governmental programs can assist. In many lower-economic neighborhoods, there are numerous vacant lots that could be donated to a trust, organization, or their city. This land can be subdivided into lots and given to families, along with a low- or no-interest loan to build a house. The incentive of ownership, the ability to own property and a house, and the opportunity to have a job to provide for their family will help to motivate people to commit to rehabilitating themselves and gain freedom from substance abuse. The schools in these neighborhoods should be upgraded and renovated, to give children the education and confidence to succeed. Many successful people of color, including myself, have attested to the necessity for access to education which was enough to give them opportunities to excel and become financially independent. In our prison system,...read more
Virtual Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Course Registered with Yoga Alliance at the 300-hour Level 3 weeks live-streamed Yoga teacher training with Shri Yogi Hari and disciples July 3 – 24, 2020 To get acquainted with Sampoorna Yoga and Shri Yogi Hari, check out our videos of Hatha Yoga classes, chanting, and lectures online. We hope this inspires you to study Sampoorna Yoga and complete your 300-hour teacher training with us! The Sampoorna Yoga Advanced Teacher Training Course is a virtual course and is registered with Yoga Alliance (just like the Virtual 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Course). In three weeks time, you receive 300 hours of training. It is open to any student who has completed a certified 200-hour course and wants to deepen their knowledge and practice and complete the 500-hour training. The course is taught by English speakers and it is advised that participants have a reasonable knowledge of English. In this advanced course, you will be building on the foundation that was laid in the 200-hour course. We will go deeper into all of the aspects of Yoga, as is outlined in the curriculum below. You will also experience tremendous transformation in your life and practice from the teachings and presence of a master. The Yoga Teacher Training Course (200 hours) together with the Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Course (300 hours) is registered with the Yoga Alliance at 500 hours level. This virtual training will be held simultaneously with the residential 300-hour Sampoorna Yoga Advanced Teacher Training Course occurring at the ashram. Each day, you will join the ashram community remotely using Zoom and follow the same schedule (see below). Curriculum Main texts: Hatha Yoga Pradipika and Yoga Sutras of Patanjali “How to Know God”. Asanas (Yoga postures): Advanced practice and teaching techniques. Pranayama and Breathing Exercises: Mastery of Prana or vital energy. Mudras and Bandhas. Meditation, Mantra & Japa Yoga: Use of Divine sound vibration for healing on all levels. Vedanta Philosophy: Study of the Universe, Self & Truth. Karma & Reincarnation. Astral body, Nadis & Chakras. Raja Yoga: The study and control of the mind. Jnana Yoga: Self Knowledge, inquiry into the question “Who am I?” Bhakti Yoga: The path of devotion and love for God, including the practices of chanting, worship and self-surrender. Nada Yoga: Study and application of sound vibration as a tool for healing and uplifting the emotions and the mind. Karma Yoga: The path of right action and selfless service. Bhagavad Gita: Study and its application to life. Anatomy & Physiology: In relation to Hatha Yoga. Proper Diet: For optimum health and peace of mind. Yoga Kriyas: Cleansing techniques and their practical application. Ayurveda: Basic introduction to this ancient healing art. Daily Schedule Times indicated are on Eastern Standard Time (EST) as Yogi Hari’s Ashram is near Miami, Florida. 5:30 a.m. – Wake up 6:00 a.m. – Meditation, Nada Yoga, Lecture (Virtual Live Stream) 8:00 a.m. – Asanas, Pranayama (Virtual Live Stream) 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Break for brunch, Karma Yoga, and personal study time (On your own) 2:00 p.m. – Main Lecture (Virtual Live Stream) 4:00 p.m. – Asanas, Pranayama (Virtual Live Stream) 6:00 p.m. – Dinner (On our own) 7:30 p.m. – Meditation, Nada Yoga, Lecture (Virtual Live Stream) Why a virtual program? Complete your 300-hours...read more
What is Gurukula? The 29th of June marked the beginning of Gurukula at Yogi Hari’s Ashram, a one-year course for qualified disciples of Shri Yogi Hari. This unique opportunity offers an intense time to immerse in Sampoorna Yoga. Sampoorna Yoga is the intelligent integration of the six main systems of Yoga – Hatha, Raja, Karma, Bhakti, Gyan, and Nada Yoga. For the first three weeks of the program, the Gurukula students participated in the Sampoorna Yoga Advanced Teacher Certification Course (ATCC). This proved a beneficial way to review important knowledge and to make sure everyone had the same base for the lectures and practices to follow during the year. A Day in the Life at the Ashram Ashram life means following a disciplined schedule, living a life of moderation and sharing this experience in a community of like-minded individuals. The day begins at 6:00 a.m. with Satsang, following the structure of meditation, chanting, and a lecture by Shri Yogi Hari. Hatha Yoga Class comes next, waking up the body and releasing tension from sitting during Satsang. At 10:00 a.m. breakfast is ready, time to enjoy homemade Kitcheri or tasty oatmeal with fruits from the garden. Afterward, everybody is involved in Karma Yoga (selfless service). This might be cleaning the house, working in the garden, improving the ashram or whatever project is needed for the day. After Karma Yoga, students have time for self-study, followed by a delicious, vegetarian dinner. To finish the day everybody comes together for an evening Satsang. Hatha Yoga Studies The first 7 weeks have passed and so far we have been reviewing, practicing and teaching Hatha Yoga. We are using Shri Yogi Hari’s DVD series, Yoga at Home with Yogi Hari as a model to refine our teaching. We started with the Level 1 Beginners Class, Open Class and Intermediate Level 1 Class, now moving on to Intermediate Level 2 and the Advanced Level 1 classes. After studying the video, we practice teaching a class to our fellow students. We exchange feedback and constructive criticism which helps us to improve our personal teaching style, how to give corrections and to become more aware of our own postures and practice. We also enjoy the positive effects of daily Hatha Yoga practice, sometimes twice a day. Exploring the Bhagavad Gita During the lectures, the main subject of our program is the Bhagavad Gita, one of the most famous scriptures of the Hindu religion. This complete manual for enlightenment is one of the most referenced and cherished texts in history and contains essential knowledge on many aspects of life. To really understand the deeper meaning of the sometimes abstract verses, an enlightened Guru is necessary to explain their relevance to us in our daily lives. The Guru is able to shed light on such questions as the true nature of this world and reality, what is our duty and how to do it effectively. To put the Bhagavad Gita in its proper context, we are involved in watching the Mahabharat film. This 90-hour movie describes the account of events which led up to the Divine teachings of the Gita. During our daily Satsangs, Shri Yogi Hari reads passages from the Gita and offers us insight into the deep knowledge presented...read more
Gurudev Shri Amritji Visiting Yogi Hari’s Ashram We are honored to welcome this Yoga master to our ashram this weekend for a special Satsang event. Learn about the Healing Miracles of Yoga Nidra with internationally renowned shaktipat master Gurudev Shri Amritji. Yogi Amrit Desai is one of the few remaining living yoga masters who originally brought the authentic teachings of yoga to the West in the early 1960s. Learn more about Gurudev’s Amrit Yoga Institute. Date: Sunday, April 15th, 2018 Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Location: Yogi Hari’s Ashram, 12750 SW 33rd St, Miramar, FL 33027 Registration: Sign up online or call 954-399-8000. Questions? Please call 954-399-8000, text 608-772-6558 or email...read more
The Grace of God is like an ever blowing breeze. You only need to raise your sail in order to catch it. – Shri Yogi Hari | Copyright 2018...read more
When the world does not impress you, it depresses you. Then you enter the first stage of spiritual awakening. It is called Dispassion – Shri Yogi...read more
Enlightenment is a process. – Shri Yogi Hari [contact-form][contact-field label=”Name” type=”name” required=”true” /][contact-field label=”Email” type=”email” required=”true” /][contact-field label=”Website” type=”url” /][contact-field label=”Message” type=”textarea” /][/contact-form] [contact-form][contact-field label=”Name” type=”name” required=”true” /][contact-field label=”Email” type=”email” required=”true” /][contact-field label=”Website” type=”url” /][contact-field label=”Message” type=”textarea” /][/contact-form] Copyright 2018...read more