Love · Evolve · Awaken offers various yoga and meditation retreats, yoga teacher training courses, weekly kirtans, workshops, and intensive courses.
Yoga Retreats (2)
Arjuna Dharma Das
Arjuna has been studying and practicing eastern spiritual traditions in India, Thailand, and Europe for over 15 years. He started his path and deep soul journey in his early twenties when he discovered Theravada Buddhism and Vipassana meditation along with Sivananda yoga. Apart from practicing Hatha yoga and meditation, he is a fiery bhakta, immersed in devotional songs and chants most of the time. He aspires to bring awareness and love into every breath. From the heart, he would like to offer his deepest gratitude to all his beloved teachers across the world.
Arpita Kshama Devi
Arpita (MA Eastern Studies) is a dakini with many facets. Sometimes scholar, sometimes worshipper she combines wisdom traditions with devotional practices into One. In her late teenage years, she started a formal practice of yoga as a student in the Satyananda tradition, which inspired her with its traditional approach to the ancient science and wisdom of yoga. Her passion is to teach by example, to open her Heart to every moment and let it pass right through her until there is nothing left but Everything.
from United States, June 2018
"“Rest and Radiance”"
The ashram itself is so beautiful despite the bugs and the food was delicious and vegan. I loved the Friday Kirtan which was quite a fun and unique experience.
from United States, April 2018
"Start of a wonderful yogi journey "
I have been practicing yoga many years but had never delved deeper into the spiritual side of yoga. This amazing retreat opened me up to all of the dimensions of yoga with discourse and practice while also letting me live like a yogi for a week. The most delicious vegan food was prepared with love daily and the ashram itself is on the most beautiful piece of land surrounded by nature. Arupita and Arjena are two of the most amazing souls who really make you feel loved and welcome. A wonderful experience.
from United States, December 2017
"Love Love Love"
This was an experience of a life time. Arjuna and Arpita are beyond words fantastic. The ashram is beautiful and has everything you need to peacefully enjoy your retreat or yoga teacher training. Both Arjuna and Arpita are very knowledgeable and teach in ways that are easy to understand. The only problem was that I wanted to stay longer, maybe forever :)
from Canada, November 2017
"It will change your life ... "
This was an amazing experience. Arpita and Arjuna are both very special and they have created a beautiful and peaceful environment.
The karma yogis during my stay were great as well - Resa, Lauren, Carolyn, Chase and Jacob.
from United States, November 2017
"Let me lay it out for you"
if you're truly interested in being shaken to your core, are prepared to put forth an honest effort, are able to keep an open mind, and are apt to take what you learn in your short time abroad and apply it to your life long-term, then it is no coincidence you landed on this webpage. Mahadevi Ashram is a back-to-basics retreat center that removes all the distractions of the contemporary hustled life, and, under the guidance of two phenomenal, insightful teachers, Arjuna and Arpita, takes you on an internal journey to discover where you fit into this enormous, perplexing universe. By empowering students with the knowledge they need to develop all aspects of their yoga practice (as many as 8 branches if you're ambitious enough), the ashram takes you in wholeheartedly as a student, meets you where you're at spiritually, and gives you not just one, but a multitude of practices for you to experiment with and decide which customized combination best fits the unique person you are. Meanwhile, all this is done in a beautiful environment nestled away at the cusp of Lake Atilan complimented with positive energy from the karma yogi staff, delicious vegetarian food that you'll ask the recipe for nightly, and comfortable, living quarters that may or may not have the occasional insect visitor (nothing poisonous or unbearable). In a nutshell, if you're looking for long-term change more than a short break from the world, then this ashram may just be right for you.
Eva Van De Water
from Netherlands, May 2018
The ashram is a great place where you can find your rest.
You won't just be learning how to be a Hatha teacher here. Arjuna and Arpita will take you on an 800-hour journey through the self and ultimately spit you out a better person.
Kaivalya Yoga School was a 9/10 (200 RYS) Yoga Teacher Training. All of the bases of yogic philosophy were hit on, starting with the required and recommended reading, and finishing with the final discourse; all the while, culminating with a high-quality asana practice. To accompany the learning was an exceptional cuisine and some ancillary entertainment which made the experience completely grand and helped, even when people weren't feeling well due to health issues.