What Is Ashram?

What Is Ashram?

Literally, Ashram means a place where a group of people live and work together with Spiritual Growth / Self Realization as a common goal. In modern times, ashram can be a great place where people recharge their spiritual batteries, away from all the distractions of the busy, and materialistic, lifestyle in society. The peaceful nature of the ashram, combined with yoga and meditation, can help us to calm down our stressed body-breath-mind.

Here on February 14th I will start the Yoga Teacher Training, my journey into the  philosophical and spiritual aspects of yoga, along with intense practice of Asanas and Pranayamas of Hatha Yoga. I will be immerged in Mother Nature From the Yogic understanding, humans are brainwashed continuously in society and are compelled to lead an automated robotic lifestyle, which can sometimes be shallow and meaningless. A secluded space and energy of like minded people in an ashram helps us to take time off from these compulsive behaviors, attitudes, habits, schedules, obligations of the society and challenge our own beliefs/values that guide our lifestyle. Here, we dare to ask: What am I doing with my life? Why? What do I really want? What is the purpose of Life? How can I live a meaningful and fulfilling life? Not only ask, but practice the techniques to reset our body-mind for a fresh restart.

About AyurYoga Eco-Ashram

Firstly, we are not a big established ashram or organization, nor run by Gurus or donations. AyurYoga Ashram is a dream of a few simple yoga teachers to live a quiet life in nature, to practice and teach to a small number of committed, advanced students.

Unlike many other ashrams in India, what is taught here is non-sectarian and non-religious. Our teachings are based on universal principles of Love, Peace and Wisdom to live a healthy peaceful life in a challenging modern lifestyle. We consider that all beings are Divine and have the potential to live an amazing life under any external circumstances.

We do not represent any particular traditions/styles/ideas/gurus. The majority of our teachers are monks based on ancient spiritual traditions in India and they have their own gurus/traditions in their personal lives. However, we are strict about the principle of not imposing any single path/tradition/cult, but to present the best wisdom from all traditions. We love all spiritual practices from all places, both ancient and modern. We believe each human being is unique and needs to find his/her own path – so we don’t teach you what is Truth – but help you to find out your own Truth.

We do not promise Nirvana (enlightenment), or deep spiritual experiences, nor do we bang you with some abstract spiritual philosophies. We are not Gurus to change you or your life. We are just spiritual seekers on the path and want to share a few simple and safe techniques to help you better manage your body-breath-mind and also talk about the things that impact our life: Food, Sleep, Sex, Fears, Work, Relationships, Self-esteem (Ego), etc.