The first week of September included quite a different kind of experience for the trainees, as they attended the Isha Gramotsavam, a celebration of village life that showcases the essence of rural Tamil Nadu. Through an elaborate display of rural art, drama, dance, music and food specialties, the event highlights the role of sports in rural life.

The hatha yoga teacher trainees were part of the 60,000-strong crowd that attended this mega event. Once the proceedings were over, they had a chance to do their daily hatha yoga practices on the grounds.


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Krishna Janmashtami, a celebration of Krishna’s birthday took place in the ashram the next day, with games, songs and dance. The trainees were an enthusiastic part of the festivities and the day was memorable for them in many ways.




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Editor’s Note: Isha Hatha Yoga programs are an extensive exploration of classical hatha yoga, which revive various dimensions of this ancient science that are largely absent in the world today. These programs offer an unparalleled opportunity to explore Upa-yoga, Angamardana, Surya Kriya, Surya Shakti, Yogasanas and Bhuta Shuddhi, among other potent yogic practices.

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