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What's happening ...
We just arrived back home from a pilgrimage to Mount Kailash in Tibet and are full of creative juice and inspiration. These special power places on the earth have the potential to stir you in ways that are unimaginable and unknowable. Having landed and settled back into our tropical paradise jungle we can't help but reflect on how beautiful creation is.
We've just spent some time recording new yoga nidra MP3's for everyone - which we'd love to offer you as a free download - and putting together some special surprises that we hope you'll love!
200 hr Yoga Teacher Training
March 10 – April 4, 2013
-now more than half full!-
June 27 – July 23, 2013
Tuition: $2300 USD
Max: 16 new students
Highlights: Extensive Practicum, Vedic Studies, Anatomy Trains, Ayurveda & Deep Inner Transformation
We have just decided to open up the opportunity for 2 former students to re-attend our 200 YTT at 50% off the tuition. This will allow for a fuller integration of the techniques learned, provides continuity of yogic lifestyle and a deep retreat environment to surrender into the essence of yoga under loving guidance.
“Out of all the Yoga Teacher Training Courses offered around the world, choosing to attend The Blooming Lotus was without a doubt, the best decision I could have made. Right from the very beginning, it was clear that we were going to get much more than a Teaching Certificate. It was a complete life changing experience."
300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in 2014!
The long awaited, advanced 300 hr. YTT has finally arrived....the first training begins on July 7 – August 15.
We will be offering this advanced course every 2 years and accepting only 18 students. If you're interested in joining us please apply as soon as possible as space will be limited.
July 7 – Aug 15, 2014
$3000 USD - Old Students
$3250 USD - Early Registration; before Jan 7th, 2014
$3500 USD - Regular Tuition
Max: 18 Students
- Advanced Yoga Asana Practice and unique Vinyasa Flow Sequencing
Tantric Techniques of silent meditation to open and balance the chakras and awaken the energy within
A 7 day intensive yoga and silent meditation retreat at the nearby tropical paradise of Koa Sok National Marine Park, during the YTT
Practical applications of the philosophy of Yoga, Tantra & Vedanta through daily satsang
Complete Yoga Nidra training to empower teachers to guide Yoga Nidra sessions at the end of classes
Learning the Vedic Calendar to synchronize your life force with the cosmos and pranic rhythms
Learning the secret Ayurvedic recepies of the yogis for longevity and clarity of mind
Swara Yoga training to balance your breath and life force
Study of the classical yoga texts
…and boundless love, insight and bliss!
Here's What's New
10 Secret Yogic Teachings
Subscribe to our 10 Secrets of Yoga on-line learning course and receive some of the profound inner teachings of yoga each day. We will share some insights on how yogis live a long & exceptionally healthy life by tapping into the hidden power of the Sun and the radiance of the Moon...subjects also include Balancing the Breath (Swara Vidya), Backbends, How to Personalize your Practice, Ayurveda and other deep hidden gems.
Dharmony Healing Herbs
Our sister-site, Dharmony Herbs, is an excellent online resource for those wanting to learn more about the yogic healing system of ayurveda. Specializing in the ayurvedic super herbs, it offers numerous resources and the opportunity to access pure & organic natural medicine. The website is only half complete, but you can still get a sneak peek of all that we will be offering there.
Our friends at Namaste TV recently asked Lily to write about her experiences before and after yoga and how yoga has impacted her life. This insightful article on the transformational qualities of deep yoga practice can be found here...
The share the gift of yoga with our students is one of the most amazing and rewarding experiences that we are blessed to have. The transformation that we witness in people from the first time we meet them in class until the day we embrace goodbye is truly miraculous. Here Halley recounts her experiences during the time spent here in our last teacher training...
Halley's Reflections - July 2012
I know, now, why Lily named this studio Blooming Lotus, as I have both witnessed and experienced the beauty that blossoms in this training. I came here to become a yoga teacher and I have been given the greatest gift instead; my Self….I have learned more about who I am, love, suffering, change, letting go, and the essence of life than I could ever have discovered through a book or therapy.
Lily has done more than teach yoga; she embodies the essence of yoga, the truth of being present. This training has reconditioned so many negative behaviors/thoughts, so many conditions I didn’t know I held on to & helped me open my eyes and my heart to truly love and accept myself. This training has prepared me to be a better person and ground myself in the humble truth that the Universe allowed me to have the gift of this experience.
Words cannot describe my gratitude to Lily & Ramananda – they are the perfect team of love, of grace, of humble beauty. Their presence has been an absolute blessing in my life – a gift I will continue to cherish every day and hope I can share what they have given me. My words do no justice to what my heart feels for this training. I came to learn, to heal people & on the way – I healed myself.
I truly, honestly loved every lesson we learned. Everything was so cohesive, so fluid, and so interesting. The content was concise & straight forward but invited contemplation and a deeper understanding through discussion and self-exploration. The pace matched emotions and energy levels in an effortless way only such skilled teachers could predict & anticipate.
Lily teaches from pure love and passion. It is delivered in every meditation, every asana class, every lecture. She encourages questions, both training related and personal, and is so warm and nurturing in an environment that invites you to feel safe, loved and able to really embody and experience what you learn. Her presence is pure joy with the sense of security that she will support you in whatever you may need.
Ramananda’s teachings are a highlight of the day. Even late in the afternoon when energy is low his passion is contagious and his knowledge is so expansive you can’t help but want to soak up everything he shares. His experiences speak for themselves, but his patience, his pure joy and radiant demeanor make him the perfect complement to Lily. He really could have his own training on all the knowledge he divulges. He opens new insight, new paths for exploration & heightens your curiosity of the many natural wonders in life…to see the beauty he sees, that we have ignorantly overlooked.
I stayed at Bamboo Huts and the accommodations were the perfect complement to our training. The room is simple, removing any distractions. I am grateful for all the cold showers I took and didn’t miss air conditioning at all. I slept peacefully (most nights) though spent swaying in my hammock gazing at the stars through the palm trees. You are surrounded by beauty all day. The magical sounds of the tropical birds, the ocean-view that never fails to stop me in my tracks down to breakfast. Beach breaks pad your day with the most caring and compassionate staff you could ever dream of spending a month with. The food is incredible and I have been called a “picky-eater” once or a dozen times in my life. The array of choices actually encouraged my full vegetarian transition, and I haven’t looked back once.
I truly cannot wait to come back, and I haven’t even left. I didn’t leave the “area” once in the month, as I was beyond fulfilled with all the surrounding amenities. I feel completely catered to and so well taken for, like a spoiled house-guest among an international family that I know will be in my heart forever.
I could not have chosen a better location, or a better group of people to fall in love with; myself included. Lily & Ramananda have put all the pieces together with carful love and kindness, and anyone should feel honored to be chosen to be a part of this. My life is changed in every way for the best, and this experience is absolutely invaluable at any stage, on any path of life.
We are about to embark on yet another epic journey to South India to immerse ourselves in traditional ashram life under the guidance of our beloved teacher Amma Shri Karunamayi. We will likely emerge from this period of deep retreat early next year ready to share more wisdom and love in our courses and intensive retreats.
An Interview with Amma Shri Karunamayi
This short video was recorded 3 years ago in the U.S. and will warm your heart knowing that the only thing that matters in this life is to embody the pure & unconditional love that is our true nature