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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org....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 Hari...read more
Enlightenment is a process. – Shri Yogi Hari Name(required) Email(required) Website Message Name(required) Email(required) Website Message Copyright 2018 ...read more
Hellenthal, Germany July 2017 We had a wonderful time at our week-long Nada Yoga retreat in Hellenthal, Germany at the end of July, along with 40 students and disciples of Yogi Hari from all over Europe. As the theme of the week was Nada Yoga, the Yoga of Divine Vibration, each day was filled with workshops on chanting, lectures on Yoga and music, and several Hatha Yoga classes to choose from. During the afternoon workshops on Nada Yoga, students could choose from a beginner’s chanting workshop which focused on developing rhythm (tala) and melody (raga). More advanced students brought their harmoniums to the master class with Guruji where they reviewed various chants and learned how to play them on harmonium. The natural and peaceful environment of Hellenthal is the perfect place for a Yoga retreat and we all enjoyed the fresh air of the surrounding national forest and walks along the desolate country roads. The retreat was nurturing to all who attended and some even brought their families to participate in the week of divine association. One of the disciples arranged to several of the Satsangs professionally recorded. It was wonderful to have such a large and enthusiastic group of students chanting together with Guruji and the recordings came out very well. We are in the process of mixing and editing the recordings and are excited to have material for a possible Live Yogi Hari album to be released in the future. We look forward to spending another inspiring week in Hellenthal summer of 2018. Please stay tuned for the dates. Here are a few photos from the retreat, and you can see many more on our Facebook page. ...read more
By the grace of God, the Ashram and most of eastern South Florida was spared by the ferocious winds and water of recent hurricane Irma that tore through the Caribbean and up the west coast of Florida. We received many of your messages as we all watched the hurricane approach Ft. Lauderdale and we are grateful for your thoughts and prayers as we weathered the storm. Six of us stayed on at the ashram and experienced up to 80 mph winds on Sunday, September 10th. We lost power on Sunday morning and although we were without power for several days, we had a generator that helped us all stay comfortable and connected with friends and family. After a few days with no running water, we were elated when the pump from the well was working again, blessing us with much-needed showers. There are still many homes without power in South Florida and some people lost much more than only power and water. We are grateful that we were all safe and that we experienced such little damage during what could have been a disastrous hurricane. We lost many trees and limbs during the storm and are in the process of cleaning up the ashram as life returns to normal. If you could lend a hand to help us with storm cleanup, whether it’s a few hours or a few days, we would greatly appreciate the assistance. Give us a call or stop by if you’d like to help. Here’s a video and some photos of the ashram during and after Hurricane Irma: Roots of trees had no footing in waterlogged soil from all of Irma’s flooding. Our neighbors trees fell over and took their fence with them. The orchid tree fell but luckily didn’t land on any buildings. Banana trees didn’t stand a chance. We lost some papaya trees during the storm. The trellis didn’t stand up to 80 mph winds. The pond swelled to three times its size with all of Irma’s rain. Roberto clearing away branches and limbs Our big mango tree uprooted. We will trim it back and upright it again. Rasa and Krishna are exhausted after clearing branches all morning. Hauling away the downed limbs and branches…. and Rasa, too! Guruji trimming the big mango tree. Roberto with debris-lined Old Miramar Parkway as our neighborhood cleans up after the storm....read more