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Nirbhaya, a graduate from the 2012-2014 Yoga Teacher Training Course, reflects on the penultimate day of the course which she describes as one of the most unique, uplifting and profound days of her life.

Insights into Healing Addiction Through Yoga

I discovered yoga over 10 years ago. Initially, I used to go to a class intermittently depending on how motivated I felt or what else there was around to distract me. This went on for a number of years, but with a growing interest, I started going to workshops and retreats, spending a little more time diving deeper into my self. Gradually the practice of yoga began to fill my life more and more.

Inaugural Yoga Therapy Course October 2014

Conducting the Yoga Therapy course at the Mandala Yoga Ashram was a big privilege and an opportunity to share with fellow yoga practitioners.
It was my first course at the Ashram and I was very much touched by the enthusiasm, sincerity and openness of all 26 participants. I was very honoured by the interest shown in the course and the fact the many people came from so far away even as far as Holland and Spain!


• Number of Beads and their Symbolism. The most common mala consists of
108 beads, although those of 27 and 54 are also used. In Yoga, 108 is considered a sacred
number. The reason is as follows:
The number 1 represents Oneness, Unity, Perfection and Totality.
The number 8 symbolises Nature, the manifest universe, as well as the individual personality.

Yoga in Wales by Kirsty Wood, current ashram resident

Twelve years of living in London and I knew it was time for a change.  I had recently graduated from a yoga teacher training programme and the course had stimulated my interest in aspects of yoga other than postures and breathing.  I felt I had a lot to learn.
A serendipitous click of the mouse on a webpage link led me to Mandala Yoga Ashram in Carmarthenshire.  I thought I’d go for a couple of days to see if a longer stay – perhaps a month or so – would be suitable.

Swami Gyan Dharma Satsang

Swami Gyan Dharma gives a talk to students towards the end of their teacher training course, discussing the value of regular sadhana and explains how yoga can brought into daily life.


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