Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Ashtanga Yoga)
Surya Vatsa is a RYT 200 Ashtanga yoga teacher from Russia. Born to an Indian father and Russian mother, she was lucky to discover yoga at a very young age. Her first formal yoga class was in 2000, when she fell in love with the practice. Finally, she knew that her life would be dedicated to yoga. At that moment she began looking at India as her second home. Surya teaches people of different levels. In her classes she is happy to see both a novice who has no idea about yoga and a strong practitioner, with whom she can share her third series experience.
Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Hatha Yoga)
B. Srinatha has 22 years of experience in teaching Iyengar yoga, He started practicing yoga when he was 12 years. He started learning yoga with Sri Gopalajeeyar. B.K.S. Iyengar and many other senior teachers in India to enhance his knowledge in yoga.He attended lots of State, National and International yoga championships and won lot of gold, silver and bronze medal since 1993. Srinath follows the Iyengar teaching method, which emphasizes systematic instruction in the fundamentals of body alignment in a variety of yoga poses.
Abhi holds a master degree in physical training and he has been teaching yoga for eight years now. He specializes in exercise physiology, anatomy kinesiology and bio mechanics, fundamentals of health and fitness, sport training (GTMT), and principles and practices of management. He is the founder of RE3 Command Fitness, The Next Step, and Cynthia’s Dance Studio.
Stella is from South America. She has experience in Andean shamanism practice, she also had personal transformation experiences by fasting, traveling induced by sounds of drums, lucid dreams, holotropic breathing (by Stanislav Grof), silence diet, meditation, gem therapy, circles of women, the circle of voices, Reiki, yoga and Ayurvedic massage. She lives in India, working and teaching Munay Ki, Reiki, Ayurvedic massage, mudras, mantra chants, kirtans, and yoga. She is also experienced in Hatha yoga and is a qualified Tantra yoga teacher.
Robin Taylor United Kingdom
I spent an enjoyable Month at Nirvana Yoga Shala on my recent TTC. I thought the teaching was excellent, made even better by the amazingly diverse group of students that were there. The standard of accomadation was excellent, the rooms clean and fresh with bedding and towels changed regularly. The staff were friendly and helpful and always smiling. The area of Mysore that the school is located in is a tranquil paradise, with many local restaurants to chose from if you fancy a change from the meals served in the school. The month I spent in Nirvana has definitely taken my practise to the next level!
man must have chance that India coming and meet amazing II Men, Shashi the manager of the school and Srinatha great yoga teacher. the first Shashi enormous and great for MEDITATION and PRANAYAMA , the best chance for rebels people. charitable,helpful ,hospitable,gentle,democratic,flow,knowlagable man, a Guru for people that are beyond of anything ,, i wish that every time coming to India definetly meet Shashi and really i like so much him and miss .... the India must to be proud that have people like as him.yes people like as buddha, saraha, krishna, patanjali....
and Srinatha the yoga teacher ,kind,merciful ,tender,amiable,good hearted,smiling,higher,awesome,excellent,spiritual person wow you must meet him,every 10 years maybe man have chance meet a great Yoga teacher.don't miss him! Gayathri ,she works in the office,a very kind lady with good manners and behaviour,amiable,smiling...dont worry Gayathri in the school!
Manju and Krishna are trustworthy ,smiling,helpful with discipline.your room always fresh and clean only ask one of them! Mahadeva the security guy that works in the mystic school,Shashi please take care him and his family! and finally mystic or nirvana school !I'M COMING AGAIN!!!
I just want to say... I have wonderful pranayama and meditation in this school... Wonderful teachers and Wonderful Manager.
I spent a week at Mystic School and thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. I did both styles, Iyengar and Ashtanga. Both teachers are friendly and very experienced with students of all levels. The classes were fairly small, around two to eight people for each session which is great because you get hands on adjustment from the teachers. The afternoon classes are fairly empty so if you're not familiar with Ashtanga yoga you can give them a go. I was the only one there for one of the classes; a private session - can't ask for more than that. Prices are a little high though at Rs. 500 per session. Accommodation is basic but clean and modern, and everything works as it should. Wi-Fi is fast and free everyday. There's a rooftop common area with a spa and hammock but I never saw anyone using this area. Gokulam is a cool place to stay too, plenty of great cafes and restaurants.
a traveler Hong Kong
Just finished my 200 hour Ashtanga teacher training at mystic school and had an amazing time! Classes with small groups and can see the improvement every week. As a part of TTC we also had pranayama, meditation, anatomy, philosophy and Ayurveda classes which gave me a much deeper understanding of what yoga really is. Highly recommend this TTC. The owner Shashi was super helpful during my stay and definitely became a good friend, I'm grateful for spending Christmas with this new group of friends. :)
a traveler Australia
Completed my Ashtanga TTC at Mystic School and was so pleased with the exceptional standard of everything, from the teachers to the management and the accommodation. Mystic has it all wrapped up into one and this balanced approach also comes through in the way they teach all aspects of yoga, including physical asana, pranayama, meditation, and the higher spiritual and philosophical background to it, leaving you with a well-rounded understanding of true yoga. The staffs are kind, warm and helpful and always willing to go the extra mile for their students. And the accommodation is modern, clean and tidy making you feel very comfortable and at home. I would highly recommend Mystic School and I will be returning there myself again in the near future to attend some more courses.
Dale C. Melbourne
I had simply the best yoga experience at Mystic School. After arriving in Gokulam and practicing with Jai Prakash I found out they were offering a 200-hour Ashtanga teacher training in four days time and luckily I was able to enroll in the course and move into a room there on site. Jai was just what I needed in a teacher, very direct clear instructions that followed the tradition of those teachers before him. He has such a great knowledge of the primary series, which I was studying, but I’m sure that he knows a great deal about the more advanced sequences from the small glimpses we got of seeing his own practice. I completed a Vinyasa teacher training a year earlier and this course certainly enhanced my teaching skills a lot! My own personal practice had never felt better and without doubt I advanced and continued to do so in the following couple of weeks following. Accommodation at Mystic was completely comfortable, I had my own kitchen and balcony to chill out in and being able to stay with my fellow classmates built lifelong friendships I will never forget.
Alex W. China
I recently stayed at the Mystic School for two weeks to do yoga practice. I didn't undertake any of their formal training, but mainly spent the time with a brilliant teacher, Balsundra Srinatha. If you get the chance to go to Mysore, or are looking to deepen your practice at whatever level, I highly recommend Mystic School to you.
What a great place to immerse yourself in yoga. I spent 21 days here and would return in a heartbeat. I stayed in an en-suited room with a kitchen and as a bonus there was a private balcony as well. The school is at walking distance from many great cafe's and other yoga schools. Enjoy your stay, namaste.
They have the best teachers with the greatest knowledge. Great cozy and friendly environment. You will feel like as if you were at home. It feels so good that you have the chance to learn philosophy and yoga sutras with the very best guruji pandaji, you are going to love him, and anatomy with Dr. Robert Lambert, great chiropractor. And last but not least the very best and amazing Ashtanga teacher Surya Vasta, half Russian- half Indian, who makes it really simple to understand everything. And of course, the owner of Mystic School and the best pranayama and meditation instructor Mr. Shashi Kumar, he is the main reason you will feel free and comfortable in his school. I am very thankful of all he has done for us.
I absolutely loved my experience at this school! Srinata is an excellent Hatha yoga teacher, he is so humble and knowledgable! Rob Lamport is an excellent anatomy teacher, very engaging and creative! Pandeji's teachings of sutra studies are amazingly influential and spiritually reviving! Shashi is an awesome character with deep understanding of his teachings, I consider him the Steve Jobs of yoga and a life long friend.
a traveler India
I did the 200-hour Hatha teacher training course at Mystic and strongly recommend it to anyone looking for a holistic training in yoga. The Asana training by Srinatha was exceptionally good. He made me do things I never imagined I could do. He has a deep understanding of the postures and is very creative with teaching. I could not have asked for a better teacher! The pranayama and mediation training taught by Shashi was fabulous. Being an Indian I thought I knew all about pranayama, but this is the first time I experienced the power of pranayama. We did several meditations as part of the teacher training course, both active and classical. The philosophy classes by Maharishi Pandeji and anatomy classes by Rob Lamport were superb and gave me a deeper understanding of yoga practice. Last but not the least, the accommodation is very comfortable and support staff friendly and helpful.
a traveler Vietnam
I did the Ashtanga teacher training course in September 2015. It was an amazing experience. As much of a cliché thing it is to say, it really was. If you are looking to deepen your yoga experience, that is learning asana, pranayama, and history, I think this place will create a very encouraging atmosphere and foster a chance for you to develop yourself, and look deeper within as a human being. The daily medication and pranayama classes really complimented each other. Teachers are really helpful and understanding to each students needs. Jai, the asana teacher, is both strict and kind. And also at times funny. You can really see the dedication Jai has to the practice and to sharing his knowledge to all students, body types and all skill levels. Shashi the owner is also very light hearted, funny and kind, and very knowledgeable in many meditation techniques. There was one time during a meditation session, I felt so comfortable, and stayed meditating longer, even when the session was over, and everyone had left. Shashi did not disturb me at all, and allowed me to stay in the room meditating longer, and he just did his own things. I felt a complete sense of peace and connection to something, that I couldn't describe. What ever is was, it was a very nice and amazing experience, that happened with the help the school. Just wanted to share an experience there which was very nice to me. Also one morning during asana class, my leg kind of left funny, and Jai was very understanding, encouraged me to take rest for the day, and recommended some oils for me to buy to rub on my leg. All and all, great experience. Om Shanti all.
a traveler China
I did four weeks the Ashtanga Vinyasa teacher training at Mystic school in September 2015. It was an amazing experience with good teachers and participants. Teachers are well experienced and knowledgable. I like the teachers that pay attention to everyone in the class and give great supports to everyone in different level. I also like the environment at Mystic School! Nice and clean accommodation and I felt very cozy. I like the jacuzzi and the steam room on the roof! It is a great place to hang out for social and make connection with friends. I am grateful to met the teachers and friends during the training. Now I am back to Mysore and continuing learning from there.
a traveler United Kingdom
I studied a 200-hour teacher training course at Mystic School last September. I thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of the course. I was looking to deepen my practice of Ashtanga but to also gain an insight into pranayama and meditation and course met all these requirements. The asana teacher Jai, was incredibly knowledgable and through his clear instructions, I learnt a lot, not only about the asanas but also various modifications and how to adjust others. He was also available to answer any questions at all that we had about our personal practice. Having not practiced much meditation in the past, the meditation classes gave a good introduction to various types of meditation including dynamic meditations which I personally enjoyed a lot. The school itself is very friendly and has a great rooftop jacuzzi to chill out on. I would recommend the course to anyone looking to deepen their own practice or thinking about teaching.
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