AyurYoga Eco Ashram Mysore is an 18-acre riverside Organic Farm in peaceful countryside between Mysore and Kerala. AyurYoga Eco Ashram offers 200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training and 300 Hours Advanced Yoga Teacher Training. Ashram also organizes the spiritual retreats, taught by traditional teachers of Hatha Yoga, Pranayamas, Meditation, Philosophy, Ayurveda, Ecology. AyurYoga Mysore four week Yoga Teacher Training is accredited with Yoga Alliance, two week Yoga Immersion Retreats for Beginners and two weeks Yoga Intensive for Intermediate/advanced students regularly.
Firstly, we are not a big established ashram or organization, nor run by Gurus or donations. AyurYoga Eco 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. AyurYoga Eco Ashram 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.
AyurYoga Eco Ashram does 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.
AyurYoga Eco Ashram does 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.
AyurYoga Mysore offers the following services:
1- Yoga Retreat
2- Ayurveda Retreat
3- Yoga Teacher Training
4- Advance Yoga Teacher Training
5- Ayurveda Therapy For Stress Management
6- Rasayana Rejuvenation Therapy
7- Panchakarma Detox
8- Ayurveda Weight Management
AyurYoga Mysore gives 300 hours of Advanced Yoga Teacher Training in India is meant for students and yoga teachers who completed 200 hours of yoga teacher training from a recognized school already. Advanced Yoga Teacher Training inAyurYoga Mysore ashram helps to deepen the understanding of advanced asanas, pranayamas, kriyas, yoga Nidra. This advanced yoga instructor training helps to improve both self-practice and ability to teach advanced poses and sequences, which are not covered in 200 hours yoga teacher training certification courses. Practically, they prefer the students who completed 200 hours teacher training with us to come for this course. However, if you have completed your previous training in a different school or style, please email us your yoga teacher training certificate and syllabus of what you learnt, to ensure that you are prepared for our highly challenging Advanced Teacher Training, in both self-practice and teaching careers.
AyurYoga Mysore provides The Weight Management Therapy at AyurYoga Eco-Ashram includes specific ayurvedic treatments to increase the element of Fire and decreasing anabolic metoblism. This program includes several powder massages and steam, along with ayurvedic oral medications to increase pitta (fire) which will improve the catabolic metabolism of the body. In addition to Ayurveda treatments and medications, healthy diet and lifestyle in mother nature at our ashram, yoga, pranayamas, meditation etc. can be very helpful in maximizing the effect of this ayurvedic therapy for weight loss. The Ashram don’t give you any specialized diet during this therapy. You will be eating healthy and yummy food like all other guests in the ashram, twice a day and fruits once. We will not compel you to eat less or more – unlike many other weight management programs. We may suggest reducing the amount of rice or bread. Nevertheless, most of our diet consists of vegetables, curries and lentils, along with salads and a separate fruit meal. So, there is not much negative impacting nutrients (such as excessive fats, sugars, etc) in our diet, in case if you are wondering why we don’t restrict your diet. From our experience, starving is not a solution, instead we want you to eat healthy.
AyurYoga Mysore provides Ayurvedic therapies relieving the stress from the brain and nerves, proper diet, yoga, pranayamas, meditation and lifestyle changes offer a holistic approach. The peaceful atmosphere and mother nature at our ashram not only nurture your body-mind but also reset your physical bio-rhythms and mental equilibrium. The stress management therapy offered at AyurYoga ashram has a multi-approach to work on various aspects of the body-mind through gradual stages:
1- To relieve stress from different organs in the Physical body at a deeper level.
2- To improve the Cardio-Respiratory System (Blood Circulation and Lung Capacity).
3- To improve the Nervous System and Nadis in the Pranic body.
4- To improve the Endocrine Glands / Hormonal Balance, which is closely connected to emotional balance in the mind.
AyurYoga Mysore offers 200 hours of Yoga Teacher Training in India, to experience the intensive practice of traditional Hatha yoga in a peaceful environment. Half of the course content is focused on training new teachers with detailed practice and teaching methodologies of the asanas. While another half of the course content is focused on improving Pranayamas, Meditation and practical philosophy to combine the physical practice Yoga with traditional spirituality and Yogic lifestyle for yoga students living in a competitive stressed life in modern society. So, this yoga teacher training Retreat in India is not only for would-be yoga teachers but also for anybody wanting to make a transformational shift in their body-breath-awareness and trying to find a meaningful purpose in life. This Yoga Teacher Training covers all the basic techniques and skills to get started on the noble path of sharing your practical knowledge of yoga – both physical & intellectual – in a professional way.
AyurYoga Mysore provides the wooden cottages (private rooms) contain a single bed, a desk and chair, a wardrobe, a western-style bathroom (toilet, hot water shower and sink), a pantry area with a second sink, and a balcony with a chair overlooking the river.
AyurYoga Mysore provides cottages made of hollow mud bricks to keep the rooms cooler. The eco-cottages are furnished with two beds, a desk and chair, a wardrobe, a western-style bathroom (toilet, hot water shower, and sink), a pantry area with a second sink and a balcony with a chair overlooking the river.
AyurYoga Mysore offers a room made of laterite compressed bricks. The deluxe rooms are the most spacious and comfy rooms in the ashram. Generally, they give these rooms for Ayurveda guests who are undergoing treatments. With better granite flooring and tiled bathrooms, these rooms are furnished a bit better than other rooms. Solar hot water and western toilets and showers are common to all rooms.
AyurYoga Eco Ashram serves Indian vegetarian food suitable for the sensitive western tummies. Other than nutritional value, AyurYoga Mysore loves to serve the tasty food with Indian spices, to give a truly Indian experience. Most of the guests go back home with inspiration to eat healthy and vegetarian.
All meals come with either herbal hot drinks or fruit juices at noon. Tea is served only once a day along with brunch. Coffee is not available due to its acidic nature, which may not go well with ayurvedic medication. Filtered drinking water is available at four different locations in the ashram. AyurYoga Mysore does not serve meat, fish, eggs. All food is prepared with filtered water in the clean and spacious kitchen, where they gives utmost importance to hygiene. Some of the foods are grown in their own garden, without the use of any chemicals or pesticides. Both brunch and dinner include salads, vegetables, lentils/beans, rice/wheat items, soups/hot drinks, and desserts occasionally. So in AyurYoga Mysore, there is enough variety to choose from. All meals are served in Buffet-style and you can take as much as you want.
Bangalore International Airport (BLR), Karnataka:
The nearest International Airport, also known as Bengaluru (BLR), is at about 200 km away and it takes about 4 hours drive to AyurYoga Eco Ashram, depending on the traffic. With day time traffic in the city it can take up to 5 hours. Bangalore Airport is well connected with all cities in the world. Most of our students arrive and depart from BLR. We organize airport transfers, which can be shared with other students arriving/departing around the same time.
Mysore Airport (MYQ):
We do have a small airport in Mysore, about 45 minutes drive from AyurYoga Eco Ashram. However, there are limited flights:
1) Bangalore (14.00 pm) – Mysore (14.50 pm), which is great if you are landing in Bangalore late morning or at noon. It takes at least one to two hours to clear the immigration and collect bags, before check-in to a domestic flight to Mysore. There is a daily direct flight from Mysore to Bangalore Airport departing at 08.30 am.
2) Hyderabad-Chennai-Mysore flight one to two times daily depending on the day of the week. There is usually one morning flight and one evening flight.
3) Goa-Mysore once daily departing Goa at 17.20 pm and arriving to Mysore at 18.50 pm.