Following up on the last blog entry with a personal note;
Of course it is always nice to receive compliments and appreciation for that what flows from your heart, and what you feel that is what you are suppose to here. When your students start teaching on their own and giving their own way to the teachings it brings “santosha” (contentment) to a whole different level. Yoga is not about receiving benefits (but you will), it is not about expecting fruits (but they will be sweet), it is all about sowing seeds, to nurture and to nourish, so life can continue to blossom. And from there, letting go (aparigraha).
Happy to see my yoga students Kadek and Echa growing into yoga teachers themselves.
Kadek and Echa will continue their morning classes at the ashram whenever they are able to, their schedule allows and bale yoga available. Ahimsaka will cover the days when they are not able to teach, when regular sessions for guests are planned (Wed, Thur, Fri). On other mornings Ahimsaka will continue together with Kadek and Echa to develop their teaching and yoga practice.
from the H2A & Ashtanga Vinyasa workshops
It was a beautiful workshop, I will always be grateful to have met you Ahim. Thank you.
Rosa Torres, Orlando, U.S.
As we are on our way back to Ubud we would like to thank you for listening and taking care of us so we could have an unforgettable experience in Candi Dasa. Your communication with Ahim and his willingness to help our accommodation situation was key for us to stay and do the yoga workshop which ended up being one of the most wonderful experiences in our lives. Ahim’s dedication, experience, passion and kind spirit made us get the best out of the H2A workshop. Words cannot express how thankful we are to both of you for taking care of us in all levels.
Rosa Torres and
Corinne Wüthrich, Zurich Switzerland.
The time with you was great and I thank you for ALL…. Since you I am able to do my yoga practice daily on my own….
All the best for you and very kind of regards to all in the Ashram.
Lots of peace and love
Ecco. Consulting in Cultural Competence
Orono and Greenville Junction, Me.
, I still practice Yoga every day, mostly ashtanga and sometimes yin or just something that I make up in my mind. I will have an hour with a teacher every now and then and I am curious about yoga therapy for trauma patients, because it would combine my psychologist – counselor skills with yoga.
I have never felt so good in my life. It is such a gift. Thank you.
Sanjay Baghia, U.S.
“after your classes and all the personal attention you gave us, yoga barn seems like a big illusion. something just does not feel right. your daily schedule and choice to be away from all of this are very inspiring to me as is your yoga practice. Sometimes i feel depressed about my injuries and feel that it will be difficult to move forward- so i really appreciated how you tried to instill in us that the practice is about observation without judgement of where you are from day to day.”
Sarah Downs Blueys Yoga, Australia.
I would like to express my heartfelt thanks for the opportunity to stay at the ashram and deepen my yoga practice.
I feel you and the ashram team are providing a unique experience – one that is no longer easily accessible to a westerner but ironically more essential than ever at this time when demands on our attention are at an all-time high.
Ahimsaka’s teaching exceeding my expectations and really challenged my practice. I would love to have the opportunity to work with him on an annual basis. I certainly feel like I have come away with plenty to play with in my home practice.
Julianne Fook, Singapore.
Thank you so much for sharing unreservedly and teaching us all the various techniques into getting the more difficult poses and for reconnecting me to Ayuverda. I have since upon my return signed up for a talk and another workshop to learn more about Ayuverda. Serendipity or destiny! I have been searching for quite a long time for something to do, on top of my yoga practice, but just don’t seem to find anything that can arouse my interest. A holistic healthy lifestyle is something that I hold close to my heart and ayuverda complements my yoga practice, why didn’t I think of it before?? Maybe that’s why out of so many retreats, I picked Gedong Ghandi Ashram because it is my destiny that I have to meet you!
Thank you Ahim. You may not be aware but you have done so much for us, giving us more than what the workshop entails. Now it rests upon us to take what we have learned further. It was your mindfulness about food that triggers me to rethink real hard of my own habits and lifestyle.
I have always wanted to find my guru but what you said is so true, we can be our own teacher and guru and can learn from everything around us, not necessary a human form.
Yes, I am starting to self practice in the morning at home instead of going to the studio, self practice cum meditation. Now I am learning to appreciate a practice that focus more on controlled movements with breathworks.
You are a great teacher with your own unique style of teaching and connecting with the students. You are one of those who have found your path, blessed you.
Hope our paths will cross again sometime in the future,
Peperino Le Phew.
Greetings ! Wanted to say Thankyou for a really special class you led last week on focus and acceptance . I was only able to stay at the ashram a few days and I don’t think we even introduced properly but I will not forget that practice in a hurry nor the importance of timing for me. Love and blessings x
“Thank you again for making me believe I can actually do it!”