Wednesday, July 20, 2011

What is a Teacher?

By Gerald Grow
Division of Journalism
Florida A&M University

To a mind of flint, the teacher must be iron, and strike sparks.
To the empty pitcher, the teacher becomes a well.
To the fallow mind, a planter of seeds.
To the cluttered mind, a gardener to weed, shape, and clear a space for growing.

To the lens, the teacher is light, and to the mind of light, a lens.

To the sleeper, the teacher is the wake-up call of birds at sunrise.
To clay, the teacher is potter, sculptor, and trainer in self-shaping.
To the wanderer, the teacher is a knowing guide.
To the developed mind, the teacher is colleague, listener, friend.

To all, the teacher is a mirror that shows not only the self but the path and its choices, the task and its demands--the difficulties, the joys.
To all and from all, the teacher is a learner, a person--and a prism through which the ordinary continuously reveals itself to be miraculous.

Thanks Ziggy for sharing with us !!
Keep it up !!

Daniel & Jeenal
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Yoga in Bali

Dear Yoga Enthusiasts,

Join us for Yoga in Bali!

Early bird discount for Yoga Teacher Training in BALI - Pay USD 2990 instead of 3600 - Book before 1st March 2012! Only for 12 persons
Includes - Course, course material, breakfast, lunch & dinner, accomodation in twin sharing basis with private bathroom and hot shower at the beautiful resort Shanti Loka situated on lovely Lovina beach in North Bali. Check

Click here to book :

About the Teachers:
Jeenal & Daniel are Yoga couple from India who are trained in the Tradition of Shri Yogendraji from the world's oldest Yoga organization - The Yoga Institute of Santacruz in India. In India they have trained thousands of Yoga aspirants and conducted several Yoga Teacher Training Courses in the past few years and are currently conducting Yoga Teacher Training Certification Programs and Workshops in India, Brazil and Thailand.

Jeenal has experience with Yoga Therapy and Yoga for Teenagers & Childrens. Daniel is an Yoga Alliance 500 hours Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 500). Both of them have also experience in teaching Yoga Concepts, Principles & Techniques to the corporate sector.

About WLYA
Wise Living Yoga Academy conducts Yoga Teacher Training Courses (200 hours) imparting ancient & traditional Yoga education know as Classical Yoga or Patanjali Ashtanga Yoga. Please check for Course Structure. The course is recognized by The International Board of Yoga - India and accredited by Yoga Alliance - USA (RYS-200 Level).

Please follow the links to know more about our YTT course 240 hours in 2012:

Yoga Teacher Training Course in Minas Gerais, Brazil
Yoga Teacher Training Course in Bali, Indonesia
Yoga Teacher Training Course in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Graduates of Yoga Teacher Training Chiang Mai
200 hours, 4th June to 2nd July 2011

For more information please contact us at:

Or contact us in Indonesia:
Phone: +62 812 18121304 (Stefano Notarbartolo)

Have a look at our previous workshop in Bali below:

Yoga IN Bali - The 5 Koshas
- 5 Days - 40 hours Certificate Workshop & Retreat

Date: From 24th to 28th August 2011
Location: at Ashram Munivaara - Ubud - Bali - Indonesia

Our 5 days Yoga Workshop fuses the power of Yoga Science & Nature to develop wisdom and self-healing restoring inner calmness & balance. In this Yoga retreat you will experience the ancient living wisdom of the traditional Yoga of Patanjali. Experience physical, mental & spiritual wellbeing as you practice meditation during sun rise, inner cleasing with asanas, pranayamas and kriyas and the deep Yoga Philosophy to open up your heart and experience joy & peace.

- Practices for the 5 Koshas/Bodies

The daily routine will include:
- Asanas & Kriyas for Physical Body
- Pranayamas & Relaxation for Energy Body
- Bhavana Training for Mental/Emotional Body
- Yoga Philosophy for Intellectual Body
- Meditation & Mantras for Blissful Body

Daily Routine & Time-Table

24th Tuesday (1st Day)
- Morning Check In
- 12:30 - Lunch
- 13:15 - Relaxation Session
- 14:00 - Introductory Session
- 15:30 - Kriyas (Jalaneti)
- 16:30 - Practices - Asanas/Pranayamas
- 18:00 - Dinner
- 18:45 - Meditation/Mantra
- 19:00 - End of day

25th to 27th
- 06:30 - Meditation/Mantra
- 07:00 - Practices - Asanas/Pranayamas
- 08:30 - Breakfast
- 10:30 - Lecture/Theory/Group Dynamics
- 12:30 - Lunch
- 13:15 - Relaxation Session
- 14:00 - Lecture/Theory/Group Dynamics
- 15:30 - Kriyas (Jalaneti)
- 16:30 - Practices - Asanas/Pranayamas
- 18:00 - Dinner
- 18:45 - Meditation/Mantra
- 19:00 - End of day

28th Sunday
- 06:30 - Meditation/Mantra
- 07:00 - Practices - Asanas/Pranaymas
- 08:30 - Breakfast
- 10:30 - Lecture/Theory/Group Dynamics
- 12:30 - Lunch
- 13:15 - Relaxation Session
- 14:00 - Ending session and delivery of certificates


See you in Bali. Namaskar !!
Wise Living Yoga Academy Team

Monday, July 4, 2011

Certification Day of 240 hours Yoga Teacher Training in Chiang Mai

Dear Yoga friends,

So finally the 240 hours International Yoga Teacher Training Certificate Course in Chiang Mai, Thailand was successfully completed. The days spent here by all the participants from different parts of the world were not any ordinary days, but these were the days of deep knowledge, contemplation and hard work for personal development and Yoga teaching skills.

The selected group of students of Wise Living Yoga Academy comprising of Khim, Nadine, Romy, Elena and Hannah of June batch, Chiang Mai - Thailand received their certificates from Jeenal and Daniel upon successful completion of the course, assignments and examination.

From right to left : Nadine (Germany), Romy (Germany), Hannah (USA), Daniel (Headmaster of WLYA), Jeenal (Director of WLYA), Elena (Russia) and Khim (Canada)

The group of students presented a beautiful performance by singing the Imagine song of John Lenon to bid farewell with a positive and peaceful note.

Hannah from USA receiving Yoga certificate from Jeenal and Daniel

Remembering the Yoga Asana practice early in the mornings

Romy from Germany receiving the Yoga Certificate from Jeenal and Daniel

Everybody will miss those beautiful days with YOGA!!!:-)

Jeenal with some of the Yoga participants

The month was filled with intensive Yoga practice and theory, assignments, lesson planning and presentation. Healthy food habits, disciplined routine, meditation and chanting of Yoga Sutras and of Shanti Mantras supported the group for their spiritual practice.

We are glad that the ancient knowledge of Patanjali Ashtanga Yoga or the Classical Yoga will be carried forward by our students and will be spread all around the world. We wish them all the best for their spiritual journey of life. With peace and blessings of the Divine!

PS : 2nd batch in Chiang Mai from 14th July to 9th August 2011. Click here to know more.

Jeenal and Daniel