any course with Yogi Sivadas will be life-changing for each
and every spirit. Before arriving in McLeodganj, I understood
the yoga teacher training course would be a transformative
experience but had little idea on how my life would be impacted.
I still recall Yogi Sivadasji telling us, "A leader is
not someone who teaches his students to follow him or even
someone who asks her students to join an organized group...A
leader shows her students the path to their own liberation."
From the Yoga Teacher Training to the Ayurvedic Massage Course
to the Sound Healing Treatment, Sivadasji truly helped me
discover how I can take charge of my path towards liberation.
Further, what you will get out of Yogi Sivadas is the experience
of a true Guru. He will not attempt to sell a particular brand
of yoga; instead, he claims that when yogis truly commit themselves
to the spiritual path of yoga, they're able to realize how,
at its core, yoga has no brand. He encourages his students
to work at a steady and comfortable pace, always reminding
us that while yoga does challenge us, it also exists to relax
our body, mind and spirit.
In addition to practicing yoga in a physical form, we had
a daily routine of discovering and practicing yoga in its
devotional, philosophical and service-related aspects. Because
the Western world has a history of appropriating spiritual
practices and detaching these practices from their roots,
you will receive an authentic and thorough understanding of
yoga with Yogi Sivadas. I am incredibly grateful for Yogi
Sivadas's teaching of yoga as a means for individuals to understand
their dharma (or duty in life) as socially and environmentally
conscious human beings. Namaste.
Philadelphia, PA, USA
did the Advanced Yoga Teacher Training and my experience was
great. I think Yogi Shivadas brings the best from yoga according
to the international standards.
Living at the Himalayas is a wonderful experience and the
yoga hall is perfect for practicing, learning and sharing.
I highly recommend it and certainly would come back.
Isis Montemayor Garza
Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
in McLeod-Ganj I didn't know what to expect. I had ideas of
a crazy yogi putting me into a pretzel and attaining "perfection"
in every asana. As soon as I met Yogi Sivadas and heard his
big laugh I was put at ease and felt at home. No he didn't
put me in a pretzel! He taught me more than I expected. He
taught me to have patience in my practice. He taught me it
isn't about perfecting a pose esthetically, its about honoring
where your body is at and being there, practicing from that
He helped me connect to the divine within. His deep knowledge
in philosophy and history of yoga were astounding. Not to
mention his ability to have a sense of humor! If you are thinking
of coming to train with Yogi Sivadas, stop thinking and just
do it! You won't regret it, and you'll walk away a changed
|Yogi Sivadas is a true guru! The knowledge
gained throughout the course has opened my eyes to a new way
of seeing.I have now have even more respect for the human body
and feel truly blessed to have had Yogi Sivadas guide me through
my yoga awakening.
time at kailash school of yoga has been fantastic. The asana
classes happen at a really good pace. You are taught to listen
more to the flow of your own body, not to over push and over
stretch as it common in western yoga practises. I have seen
a huge improvement on my physical strengh and flexibility
over my month of TTC.
Yogi Sivadas is the real deal, completely honest, open and
full of so much beautiful wisdom, it has truly been a blessing
to be part of his course. It was really amazing to study the
true origin and purpose of yoga, studying patanjalis yoga
sutras and Indian philosophy has really opened my eyes to
a new way of thinking.
Thank you Sivadas for creating such a wonderful course.
|I enjoyed Yoga with you very much! The Advanced
Yoga Teacher Training (ATTC) course gave me everything I had
hoped for and so much more! Not only am I more strong and flexible
than ever before but I have received the knowledge to understand
more about what yoga is : Yoga chitta vritti nirodha ( Sutra
1.2 of Pantanjali ). You really did change my whole outlook
of yoga, and completely converted me to its benefits.
I also liked very much that you were able to demonstrate the
asanas so well and explained what we can do beyond our own limits.
I also appreciated your chanting. The time passed so fast in
the lesson because you made it so interesting
I feel privileged to have received all that I have from this
course and I really look forward to being able to share it with
other in future.
H. Mohanlal ( RYT 500 )
Founder : Hatha-Yoga-Eindhoven
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Brooke and I came to McLeod Ganj in the
Fall of 2009. After meeting with 3 Yoga teachers and speaking
with many students in the area, we were happy to begin our
Yoga Teacher Training retreat with Yogi Sivadas. I remember
appreciating his candor and disciplined approach immediately.
I was also impressed with his personality and realistic, gradual
curriculum. “No over pushing!”
We enjoyed the consistency of practice and the variety of
subject areas, especially the chanting and singing, memorization
of Sutras, and the two Asana practices each day. I think my
mind and body have been changed for the better based on this
practice, but as Sivadas points out the practice of Yoga is
always ongoing. Overall I would say this experience has opened
me to a world of experience and consideration that had been
somewhat veiled before.
During our month of practice, we also had Tuesdays free
to explore the Himalayan Foothills and to enjoy the different
cultures of Northern India.
Lastly, the Yogi Cottages are a quiet, comfortable place to
stay. The good atmosphere made it easy for us to focus on
the Yoga practice, but we were always able to visit the town
when we wanted. It was also great to have dozens of Golden
Eagles soaring above our back balcony almost every day!
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appreciated Sivadas' emphasis on taking it easy and practicing
at a reasonable pace without over-extending, knowing that
this actually helps us to progress much more quickly.
I enjoyed the weaving of contemporary environmental/nutritional/socio-political
awareness into the context of yogic practice. I think that
touching on these subjects is very important, for it provides
perspective and motivation to lead a dedicated practice in
Sivadas' good-natured sense of humor was always present to
keep things yogic. I can see that it serves him well and I
will remember it as I go on to teach others.
Thank you Sivadas! You're a great teacher.
journey I started for the YTTC on 01st March and ended on
29th March 2011 was for me an extravaganza voyage within 4
weeks I traveled from the Indian Mythology, Indian Philosophy,
Patañjali Yoga Sutras, Ayurveda to Yoga Anatomy and
the Modern World. On this path I had a great Teacher Yogi
Shivadas who shared all these knowledge with me and the other
The daily chanting, practice classes, theory and discussions
created a moving and soothing balance of physical and meditative
learning that have changed my yoga practice and my everyday
life in unexpectedly meaningful ways.
With Yogi Shivadas my practice changed; it became more mindful
and focused you made me think more about myself and less about
what everyone else was doing.
I will never be the same person again because of the joy,
wisdom and balance Yogi Shivadas shared.
Namaste (OM Shanti)
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learnt a lot from Yogi Sivadas both in terms of asana practice
and philosophy. I not only learnt about yoga but also a lot
about life. Plus I got to live in a very beautiful part of
Dr. Namit Katoria
Doing my 500 hour teacher training at
the Kalaish tribal school was an awesome experience for me
as a teacher and a person. The accommodations are modest but
more than adequate, clean and comfortable. The instruction
was thorough and Yogi Sivadas shared a wealth of knowledge
that effected not only the way I saw yoga but also the world.
I learned so much during teacher training that I extended
my stay to take the Reiki, Ayurveda massage and sound healing
courses. I have been pleased with each of them so far. I am
excited to return home to continue teaching and I have a ton
to share with my students from this experience.
Dia Johnson Age 37
Georgia - USA
followed the 200 hr YTTC with Yogi Sivadas. Situated in serene
and scenic Dharamsala, Kailash Tribal Yoga School is perhaps
the cleanest and most comfortable studio in McLeod Ganj. Yogi
Sivadas encourages his students to recognize their own limits
at the intelligent edge of ego, and teaches a gentle practice
that is suffused with compassion and which encourages the
practitioner to invoke the strong determination necessary
to complete such an intensive course while at the same time
always respecting physical limitations.
I recommend this training for any self-motivated practitioner
who is interested in all 8 limbs of yoga, not just asana practice.
Yogi Sivadas is also an amazing chanter! The Bhakti yoga was
a wonderful way to start each day of practice.
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TTC with Yogi Sivadas is a great expirience, to learn the
teachings for childs, beginners & advanced students in
Hatha & Ashtanga Yoga.
The lessons about Yoga Philosphy, Indian Traditions &
Anatomie are very complete and I had a graet time at this
wonderfull place. Thank you again very much Yogi Sivadas for
all your inspirations.
Kiran TTC Nov.2010
Taking Yoga Teacher Training with Sivadas
at the Kailesh school was a fabulous, mind expanding experience.
The asana classes helped to solidify my personal practice
and the daily lectures taught me all the ways in which yoga
is more than a physical activity. I will always be grateful
to Sivadas for opening my eyes!
Brianna Sloan, RYT 200 . Canada
in the Himalayas at Kailash School of Yoga is about so much
more than becoming a certified yoga teacher. Yogi Sivadas is
a humble, learned mentor, whose compassionate attitude permeates
your practice and life outside the yoga studio. I cherish the
experience and friendships cultivated there.
Dr. Stephanie Alice Baker
Sivadas is a great teacher with much wisdom to offer, I learnt
so much about myself and the world during the 200 hr training.
It really did change my life. I think differently, eat differently,
practice differently...I feel like the work I did during that
course was a major turning point in my life and I am have
so much gratitude because of it.
Om Shanti, Anita ( Liana Yip ), Canada
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experiences in India studying for my advanced teacher training
(AYTTC) under Yogi Sivadas were phenomenal. I grew so much
as both a yoga teacher and a person. Sivadas has a well rounded
program that challenged my mind and body. His studio is beautiful
with an unreal view of Mcleodganj (often including large eagles
swooping by and monkeys hanging out on the porch).
ot only did I learn yoga from Sivadas, but I also had the
opportunity to take classes in Ayurvedic massage, sound healing,
and Reiki. My absolute favorite thing that Yogi Sivadas has
to offer is amazing guided meditations. Overall, I learned
so much at Kailash School and would highly recommend any of
Yogi Sivadas' classes.
Ann Swanson (RYT500)
went to India to learn more about the philosophy and psychology
of yoga from an Indian teacher. I also wanted to improve my
own physical practice. Sivadas gave me all of that and more.
He is a warm and welcoming man with experience and knowledge
which he shares through his well-told stories.
I was challenged and supported equally. My experience at
Kailash Tribal School was perfect. I would recommend it and
consider going back for additional training in the future.
Kris Slugg, USA
Thank you for an amazing AYTT. Your lectures
on Yoga philosophy and Patanjali's Sutras were extremely thorough...exactly
what I was looking for.
I really appreciate the care and concern you had for my
health and well-being throughout the course.
Lori Manske, USA
Sivadas will implore you to challenge your every assumption,
to question your every expectation, to rediscover the very
freedom from hegemony and ideology that is your godgiven birthright.
To study with Sivadas is to uncover the self, the self that
millenia of cultural brainwashing has laboured and laboured
to sunder from every one of us. Yogi Sivadas will frustrate
you, and anger you.
He does this so that you can finally be you. To join his
programme and to follow it diligently is to receive the greatest
that one can: the freedom to discover a self free from the
culture that systematically and nefariously has replaced any
sense of unfiltered truth. Yogi Sivadas is generous and kind.
But he is not easy.
He makes a virtue of difficulty in order to deprogram his
students from the constrictions we erroneously take for granted.
Actualization is not easy. But Yogi Sivadas will show you
how to embark on this difficult path. A path that every one
of us owe's ourselves. Trust him and he will show you how
to trust yourself ethically, to trust yourself like you never
thought you could."
All Best, & Namaste,
Dr. Jason S Polley
Dept of English Language & Literature
Hong Kong Baptist University
Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
Yogi Sivadas brings a lifetime of study
and seemingly many lifetimes worth of real-world experience
to bear on questions both universal and personal. It's not
just a series of yoga classes or a set of yoga teacher instruction
manuals, it's a complete physical, philosophical and spiritual
guide to life. You'll return home with the wisdom to apply
his teachings in your own life and, better still, you'll have
all the tools necessary to teach others. I can't imagine a
better, more inspiring, or more practically valuable training
Charlie Coglianese (Dinesh)
29, New York
The 28 day program was a challenging
and life changing event, the amount of knowledge I learned
really helped me to not only learn more about the philosophy
of yoga but about myself, learning to meditate and pranyama.
Yogi Sivadas was an excellent teacher who is very knowledgeable
in the philosophy of yoga and taught me the patience I needed
for myself in my own practice and thus helps me to be patient
when teaching others. I would recommend this course to anyone
who is interested as you will be about to begin a new and
exciting phase of your life.
McNulty, Brian (MGS)
I have studied with Yogi Sivadas Reiki
Master Degree and Ayurvedic massage. I was inspired by his
wide knowledge of Ayurveda and Meditation. He lives his life
in Himalayas, being focused on spreading his amazing knowledge
and skills. I have also attended to some of his Yoga classess,
in beautifully located school in Mcleod Ganj. I was always
very rejuvenated and relaxed after those sessions, which taught
me the real meaning of Yoga, the presence and awareness. Sivadas
classes are very versatile, everybody can find spirituality
in his school. Thank you Sivadas.
If you find your here and now intolerable
and it makes you unhappy, you have three options: remove yourself
from the situation, change it, or accept it totally.Then accept
the consequences. No excuses. No negativity. No psychic pollution.
Keep your inner space clear. Eckhart Tolle.
physiotherapy & bodywork
joined YTTC200 in March.2011. Really it was great experience
for me I learnt a lot of things from Sivadas. Nobody teach
me yoga philosophy, Patanjali's Sutra before. I liked his
class so much and it was with nice members as well I never
forget that. I can start bright new life Thank you Yogi Sivadas.
I will have own Yoga class soon and I will visit Dharamsala
every year for improve my skill. I would love to join kailash
tribal school again. Dhalamsala is my second home town now.
I really appreciated.
completed the 200 hour YTT at Kailash Tribal School in March
2011, and can easily recommend it to anyone who is looking
to go deeper in their understanding of the history and tradition
of yoga, the philosophy, and practical application. Yogi Sivadas
is a well studied wealth of information, eager to empower
people to practice in a way that is practical and sustainable
for their individual bodies and lifestyle. I definitely feel
like a more well rounded yogi after having completed the course,
and am grateful for the teaching I received there. Not to
mention the beauty of Dharamsala, what an incredible place
to spend a month.
Lacey Dumler. USA.
It's hard to put into words my experience
at the Kailash Tribal Yoga School. The transformation that
happened during my advanced yoga teacher training program
was both physical, mental and spiritual. Yogi Sivadas provided
the most informative, inspiring and fun environment that allowed
all of the students to work and live to their highest potential.
One of my fellow trainees said he will forever hear our teacher's
voice in his head when challenging times in yoga and life
come up and I second that! It's been a gift to be surrounded
by the mountains, by such an incredible community of students
and of course to be led by our wonderful teacher, Yogi Sivadas.
I am so excited to bring all that I've learned and the love
and light from India back to my students.
chose Kailash school of yoga for my 200h teacher training
mostly based on intuition, and it turned out to be the best
choice I could have made. The studio has the same good vibes
as I expected from looking at the photos, which is a reflection
of the atmosphere of the whole course. Yogi Sivadas is not
only very knowledgeable of all things yoga, but also open-minded,
kind and he has a great sense of humour. During the course
I learned a lot and also laughed a lot.
I felt that the size of the group was ideal to maximize learning.
We quickly gained the confidence to teach and had the chance
to ask any question on our minds, and we got plenty of personal
corrections to our asana practice. In addition to this personal
attention I also appreciated the balance between the different
elements of the course. What Yogi Sivadas teaches is yoga
far beyond fitness, but at the same time his knowledge of
anatomy is very precise. I really hope to return to Mcleodganj
Cora S. (Norway)