My name is Petra Thomas and I am the founder of Yogadwara. My journey of Isha Hatha Yoga Teacher began with a "life misfortune". I lived the so-called "perfect life". You know, a developing career, long-term relationship, nice apartment, and great holidays. Then I started to be tired, not just physically but also mentally. I felt burnt out and depressed. I was deeply unhappy, but I did not understand why...
Life has its own ways of making you realize, even if you keep being ignorant. It pushed me. Down. Deep down. When I hit rock bottom I finally opened my eyes. A logical mind can be transformed only through one thing – experience. So, I left my perfect life and I went to India to study yoga.
When I started the 6-month long Hatha Yoga Teacher Training at Isha Ashram, I truly had no idea that my life would change forever. My physical and mental health improved dramatically as well as my disposition towards people, situations, and life itself. After training, I stayed in Ashram for a few more months as a volunteer. Then I travelled through the country and fell in love with India.
Hatha Yoga is not a body-bending business. It is an ancient science for inner transformation. It enables you to touch life on a different level. I did not read that in books or watched on YouTube. I know it because I am walking the Hatha path. I know it from my own experience.
Facts about Isha Hatha Yoga Teacher Training:
21 weeks of intensive training with no day off at Isha Yoga Center in Southern India.
Total of 1.750 classroom hours. Daily start at 5.30am & finish at 9.30pm.
Thorough assessments & examinations, final strict certification.
Except for the science of Hatha Yoga, the training also includes exposure to Anatomy and Physiology, Yogic Physiology, Science of Siddha Medicine, Yogic Diet and Yogic Principles & Lifestyle.
Designed by Sadhguru, the Hatha Yoga learning modules cover dimensions of Hatha Yoga that are not currently being taught anywhere else.
Isha Hatha School of Yoga was founded by Sadhguru in 2012. It also organizes annual teachers upgrades in Europe, USA & India.