Mumbai is well know as the “City of Dreams”, because people from all over India move here to make their dreams come true.
Heart of Bollywood, it is the most cosmopolitan city in India.
- When to visit Mumbai?
June to October is the famous monsoon season in Mumbai which sees continuous rainfall, while November to February winter months are the most pleasant in Mumbai.
The Yoga Insitute
The Yoga Institute is oldest organised yoga center in the world. It was founded on 1918 by Shri Yogendraji. It located in Mumbai spread over one acre of land amidst nature. About 1000 persons visit the Institute every day for training, health benefits and consultations..
Their 1 month Yoga TTC is really cheap (around 140€ and 340 € if you want it with food and accommodation). Their Yoga practice is really authentic, but may not meet the western expectations as it is focuses more on philosophy and very little on asana practice.
Jivamukti Yoga has a global community of almost 1800 teachers worldwide teaching at centers and studios throughout the world. Founded by Sharon Gannon and David Life in 1984, Jivamukti Yoga is one of the 9 recognized methods of Hatha Yoga in the world and its teacher training program is world renowned.
The Jivamukti Yoga TTC in India takes place the the Govardhan Eco-Village, a sustainable eco community founded by HH Radhanath Swami.
The Jivamukti Yoga TTC focuses not only on the physical postures, but also on how the postures evolved. They explore yoga’s ancient sacred texts and five-thousand-year-old traditions, as well as the psychotherapeutic benefits that develop with a steady practice, and the spiritual power that is set free when energy flows throughout the heart, body, and mind.
The program produces strong, confident and knowledgable teachers that are able to go out into the world and use their creativity and practices to be activists and advocates for living a compassionate life.
The Jivamukti Ashram is a thriving center for “simple living and high thinking” and has programs and initiatives that include: sustainable farming practices, soil biotechnology, animal care, rural empowerment programs, waste management, rural healthcare, alternative energy development and conservation.
Their comprehensive month long residential training includes: Asana Study, Hands-on Assists, Kriya Yoga techniques, Sanskrit, Anatomy, Pranayama practices, Meditation and Shastra (study of ancient scriptures).
Open to both dedicated beginners, intermediate and advanced practitioners or long time teachers, the Jivamukti Yoga Teacher Training provides a blueprint for incorporating the physical, psychological, spiritual, and mystical aspects of yoga into modern life, without losing sight of the universal goal of the practice: liberation.
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