Choosing the right ashram for me

#1 Aug 8th, 2011, 18:09
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Hello! I've been visiting IndiaMike for the last 6 months off and on and I have appreciated all of the helpful posts but I am having a hard time finding what I'm looking for and I hope some people who were once in the same position could help me. I will be heading to India soon (in about a month) and I would like to stay in an ashram for one of the months that I am there.

This is what I am looking for:
- A Yoga/meditation ashram that is legitimate.
- Someone that has pleasant staff (is that the correct term for people who are senior people there?).
- Location is up in the air, if it's amazing, I'm willing to travel to it.
- A place that offers decent food and is relatively clean.
- A place to stay for the month I am there.

Sorry, I don't know how many of those are implied. I'm not quite sure what to expect. Also, should I be looking at a place which charges? Is that normal? I don't mind paying to stay in a great place, and if I do, what is a fair amount to pay?

Thank you for any help, I'm hoping this will be a good introduction to life in India for 3 - 4 months. Any stories and experience is also appreciated!
#2 Aug 9th, 2011, 17:33
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Originally Posted by MikeyAndTheCity View Post Hello! I've been visiting IndiaMike for the last 6 months off and on and I have appreciated all of the helpful posts but I am having a hard time finding what I'm looking for and I hope some people who were once in the same position could help me. I will be heading to India soon (in about a month) and I would like to stay in an ashram for one of the months that I am there.

This is what I am looking for:
- A Yoga/meditation ashram that is legitimate.
- Someone that has pleasant staff (is that the correct term for people who are senior people there?).
- Location is up in the air, if it's amazing, I'm willing to travel to it.
- A place that offers decent food and is relatively clean.
- A place to stay for the month I am there.

Sorry, I don't know how many of those are implied. I'm not quite sure what to expect. Also, should I be looking at a place which charges? Is that normal? I don't mind paying to stay in a great place, and if I do, what is a fair amount to pay?

Thank you for any help, I'm hoping this will be a good introduction to life in India for 3 - 4 months. Any stories and experience is also appreciated!

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#3 Aug 29th, 2011, 04:31
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Thanks Nomad, I will definitely good Mysore and try and find something that matches my description - any particular recommendations?
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Originally Posted by MikeyAndTheCity View Post Thanks Nomad, I will definitely good Mysore and try and find something that matches my description - any particular recommendations?
Google Pattabhi Jois & BKS Iyengar , also there are a lot of other well known yoga guru's / masters with a slew of certifications, pick one that suits you . ..
#5 Aug 29th, 2011, 14:38
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Should see Tulasidalam yogashram if it is more about personal yogic evolution. It's in Kerala,south India. Not just a certificate course, its life time guidance and community.
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Originally Posted by jamin6 View Post Should see Tulasidalam yogashram if it is more about personal yogic evolution. It's in Kerala,south India. Not just a certificate course, its life time guidance and community.
Yes, yes, this has been re-iterated many times in other topics as well ...

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You can try Art of Living as well. The headquarters is in Bangalore
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Originally Posted by Flash Gordon View Post You can try Art of Living as well. The headquarters is in Bangalore
Read this first though;
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