October 15, 2019

Student Reviews

Nada Hamdan (Anubhava Yoga TTC, Class of 2017)

“My time at Arya Marga Yoga Institute has been so surreal.  It has been really comforting and exciting to know that we are learning true yoga from the source – the Naga lineage, which is where yoga came from in the first place.  The Institute’s focus on Raja Yoga and Kundalini yoga has been important for me since I am more spiritually inclined.

It has been so interesting to learn about the system of the 5 Elements and I have learnt so much about myself and others that way. You will not find this kind of approach in any other TTC and it is very important as each person has a different combination of elements and so we can offer them a tailored package of asanas, pranayama, mudras, and meditations accordingly.

My favorite parts are Yoga Psychology (including personality types, Dream Yoga and many meditations) and the meditation retreat in Spiti where we put our new knowledge into more intensive practice.  You will go through so many changes as is the case of true healing and spiritual evolution, and you will learn how to help others achieve changes as well, so it is definitely worth it.

The Aryamarga team members are so helpful, caring and accommodating, so I can assure you that you are in good hands if you join this 5 months program.”

Pragna Yeraballi (Anubhava Yoga TTC, Class of 2018)

Pragna Yeraballi

I was looking for a yoga course that does not end in a month but instead continue for a longer duration giving me a chance to immerse in it completely. I found Aryamarga 5 month TTC course to be the best fit. Coming here, It took only a few days before we were completely mesmerised with how the course is arranged. PTAK sequence felt like the right balance of asanas with psychological and physiological changes showing up within few weeks of practice. Raja yoga classes gave a whole new level of understanding yoga in its complete essence and laid way for future growth. Overall the course has been a holistic approach of understanding the yogic sciences in theory and practice.

Mohit Gautam (Anubhava Yoga TTC, Class of 2018)

Mohit Gautam

I amusingly call myself a perpetual escapist. Driven by my whims, I left my 13th job (in 8 years), looking for yet another escape. That’s when I discovered the 5-months TTC course offered by Aryamarga. Coming here, I knew exactly what I’d been escaping from, all my life and how to finally confront it.

Call it serendipity, I found myself being a part of this close-knit circle of brilliant Yoga teachers and like-minded aspirants from around the globe. Because of the limited number of students, everyone gets enough room for self improvisation, getting a grip on the fine nuances of yogic practices, be it asanas, pranayama or kriyas.

What really got me hooked though were Roshan Ji’s philosophical elaboration on original Yogic texts – Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra, Vijnanabhairava Tantra and Mandukya Upanishad – it’s rich, unconventional and unexpectedly humorous! His teachings inculcate you with wisdom and reverence without compromising on playfulness.

Full of adventure and surprises, the fortnightly trips to the uncharted territories of Himalayas are something to look forward to.

Half-way through the course, I am realizing this is not a yoga TTC course per se. It’s more like an off-the-mat guidance to knowing yourself, and others, more intimately, making more meaningful connections, and hence be able to navigate through life most skillfully — turning your very whims into your greatest strengths. Coming from the very fountainhead of the original Natha lineage, the teachings help you explore the deserted nooks and corners of your own psyche — the way psychedelics never can.

Manuel Hoegl (Anubhava Yoga TTC, Class of 2018)

Manuel Hogl

Beautifully located in the Himalayan foothills – bestowing energy, focus and clarity upon this place – the AryaMarga TTC offers a unique opportunity to experience an integrative approach of traditional and authentic teachings of yoga, embedded in the context of modern life.

The caring warmth of the teachers, their dedication and compassion carried me through an as intense as insightful experience, gaining deeper knowledge and understanding of yoga – in personal practice and in theory – and the processes of life itself, while establishing a more balanced and harmonious state of being.

A definite recommendation for all practitioners and teachers, who want to dive deeper,  strive for insight and are willing to spark their inner fire.

Sabra Surkis (Anubhava Yoga TTC, Class of 2019)

Overall, I found the 5 Month TTC to be a unique and enlightening experience. I arrived with a relatively basic knowledge of Yoga and was greatly impressed with the comprehensive course schedule. The breakdown of the program into four modules is well structured and enables students to focus on various aspects of Yoga independently and/or consecutively. With its range of classes, this program was exactly what I hoping for to expand my understanding of Yoga and set me on a path to deepen my personal practice and share with others. I found the level and quality of teaching to be exceptional, with multiple instructors from varying backgrounds greatly adding to the depth of the material. I am also especially appreciative for the opportunity to pursue part of the course in Tabo, Spiti Valley which served to heightened our practices. I am genuinely impressed with the initiatives being pursued by AryaMarga Society. It is an honour to have had this opportunity and I feel privileged to have been a part of this program. of yoga, embedded in the context of modern life.

Lucas A (Anubhava Yoga TTC, Class of 2019)

Personally I would highly recommend the five month course because it gives you a rare chance to study and focus intensely. I noticed that I was able to rapidly build on the foundations of the 45 day course and then develop and refine my understanding of key ideas in further modules. Every student who completed the five month course, including myself, underwent visible physical and psychological transformations.

Ashray Sood (45 day P-TAK Course, Class of 2019)

This module sets the foundation for the entire 5 months and it is definitely well structured: 3-4 hours of physical asanas (1 and half in the morning, 1 and half in the evening), 1 and half hours of pranayama, and 4-5 hours of theory a day. This is not for the faint hearted. Your true intention behind learning yoga is really tested in these 45 days. It really tests your mental, physical and emotional grit but that is what you need for deep and genuine transformation. If one makes it past these 45 days, the rest of the course becomes a little easier to take on. One has to be on their toes from day one to make the most of this course, doing the asanas and then going back EVERY night to revise and absorb what they have learnt and perhaps even meditate on it. I came with a life-threatening bacterial infection called staph infection which resulted in major boils and eczema throughout my
body, but despite that I pulled through it. This made me realize what a human being is capable of when pushed beyond the limits the mind/body sets on itself.
Beyond the terror and torture lies freedom and bliss. It establishes the foundation towards living the lifestyle of a Hatha Yogi (self-willed evolution). Because one realizes that yoga is not just physical stretching, twisting and bending. It is a lifestyle, it is a way of being, is a fundamental way to get in touch with, befriend and transform your mind, body, emotions and the very energy that you carry deeply.

Marta Castello Branco (45-day P-TAK Course, Class of 2018)

Marta Castello Branco

Aryamarga’s 45-Day-Yoga-Course is an excellent way to deepen both practice and knowledge on Yoga, helping to find the essential connection between them. As a complete path that includes the physical yogic activity and the unfolding of cognitive faculties, it promotes internal balance and naturally leads to higher states of consciousness. Asana and Pranayama Kryias are intense and provide a rich basis to self-practice. The study of fundamental texts of the Lineage is completely based on translations and commentaries developed in the institute. It clearly reflects the high level of authentic Yoga practice that has being made here. All the teachers are honestly committed, supportive and extremely generous. There is a lot of knowledge here and also the means to transmit it in a comprehensive way are thoroughly developed. I strongly recommend Aryamarga Yoga. May it benefit as many people as possible!   

Lucas A (Yogic Psychology Course, Class of 2019)

The psychology course was a fascinating opportunity to explore the connection between the prana body and the mind. I enjoyed studying how prana flows – or does not flow – through chakra petals and how this manifests as specific psychological traits and emotions. Blockages of prana can be removed with art and movement therapies and it was a blessing to explore and experiment with some of these techniques. It was also useful to revisit the core theory of the Yoga Sutras in the context of both therapy and self-willed evolution.