Ahymsin Newsletter: Yoga is Samadhi
  AHYMSIN Newsletter, Issue - Dec 2012  

November’s HYT-TTP Retreat

by Maryon Maass


Is the world getting smaller or are we just getting more familiar with each other? Seeing and meeting those we feel we have met before, becoming a larger family of conscious breathers in the Himalayan Yoga Tradition.

Our new group of TTP students bonded together. It is always interesting how many degrees apart we are from whence we have first heard of the tradition and to then becoming so at home with this practical material over the course of the two weeks.

We had the largest group of students in our TTP (Teacher Training Program) history during the teacher training retreat held 11th – 24th November at Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama (SRSG) in Rishikesh, India. Sixty students participated in all three levels of our 600-hour program. Thaniya Kevalee brought nine students from his new center in Bangkok, Thailand.

Both Level 1 and now Level 2 students are able to complete the home portion of the course online. They have access to a wealth of resources as well as the ability to upload their written assignments for their mentors to review.

Another feature of our online program is students can link together to form a Sangha. The members of the Sangha can work together and support each other. You can find students from your country or region by looking in your “Profile” section. Then you can sign up and join the rest of the “Community Board.”

This year, five Level 3 students spent a long day writing their onsite examinations. We are so proud of Madhavi Wessendorp, Geeta Currimjee, Pramod Sahoo, Geeta Bhoi and Pierre Lefebvre. Way to go! Next year we expect even more students to complete this hurdle to graduation. Now the five will be doing the Level 3 home study, completing the Take-Home Exam and teaching a demonstration class where senior teachers will observe and give feedback. This time next year or sooner there will be five more graduates added to the list of HYT-TTP teachers in India, Mauritius, Italy and Canada.

When you are ready to come to L3, do let Maryon Maass know. Write to [email protected] and she will assist in preparing you for your exam.

Many thanks to our dedicated, talented, generous faculty: Swami Ritavan Bharati, Swami Ma Radha Bharati, Ashutosh Sharma, Peter Fabian, Marilou Hermens and Michael Smith. We thank Swami Veda for his inspiration and love always.

These are our November 2012 TTP groups. Please note the names are in alphabetical order by first name. Enjoy their photos with Swami Veda Bharati on the night they received their letters of participation.

Level One Names and Country

Aditi Gaur (India), Akbar (Omid) Zarrin Pajouh (Holland), Andrew Grey (Australia), Anna Kluth (Germany),  Anne Both-Edin (Holland), Atma Aina Bonet Rigo (Spain), Austin David Boyd (USA), Bhaskar Nagarajan (India), Chanutta Tanchanpong (Thailand),Darunee Temeyajaraswong (Thailand), Garima Arora (India), Gorapin Pangnakorn (Thailand), Irina Fursova (Russia), Jaya Bhagat (India), Jean Arnold (USA), Jean White (Canada), Karoline Dagsland Vågane (Norway), Lynn Ling-Chao Lin (Taiwan), Marsha Ramnarine (Canada), Mayurachat Thanakitamnuay (Thailand), Natasja Corporaal (Holland), Paramita Limpanilchart (Thailand),Prakriti Bhasbhas (India), Pravin Kumar (India), Rabindra Sahu (India), Rogerio Peleski Banzai  (Brazil), Seonaid Lee (Canada), Sofia Foteina-Chatzikokoli (Greece), Soraya Weggers (Holland), Suman Anand (USA), Sumet  Nick Tat (Thailand), Supawadee Sutprachan (Thailand), Svetlana Breus (Thailand), Swami Prashant Bharati (India), Tamara Soru (Italy), Thaniya Kevalee (Thailand), Zarko Utjesinovic (Croatia)

Level Two Names and Country

Advaita Manohar (Canada), Beatrix Dekkers-Heezius (Holland), Burcu Uysal (Turkey), Daniela Citti (Italy), Dian Daniel Singh (Trinidad), Jim Fraser (Scotland), Joachim Volger (Holland), John Sellinger (UK), Kai Stenlund (USA), Levente Katula (Hungary), Komal Sharma (Qatar), Namita Sinha (India), Park Sung Woo (Korea), Rajini Prakash (UK), Sandeep Pandey (India), Shan Mei Tsai (Taiwan), Su Mei Yin  (Taiwan), Sukru Chaitanya (India), Svetlana Burkat (Russia), Tacson Fernandez (UK)

Level Three Names and Country

Geeta Bhoi (India), Geeta Currimjee (Mauritus), Madhavi Wessendorp (Italy), Pierre Lefebvre (Canada), Pramod Sahoo (India), Swami Tattvananda (India)
Others in the photo are Swami Veda Bharati, the teachers, Carolyn Hodges, Director, Maryon Maass, office manager

Himalayan Yoga Tradition – Teacher Training Program (HYT-TTP)

We invite you to visit the Himalayan Yoga Tradition – Teacher Training Program (HYT-TTP) website at http://www.himalayanyogatradition.com/  to learn more about our programs.  The next scheduled retreat at SRSG will take place 24th March – 6th April 2013.

Dear Students (Tips)

Here are some tips to help yourself and your mentor with your online assignments.

1). Document Name: You may want to try this way to name your assignments: Assignment_1_Name_date.   Then next Assignment_2_Name_date etc...

2). Heading in the document: Put your name, date, mentor’s name, the date, and even your location at the beginning.

3). Cut and Paste the assignment into the document so your mentor does not need to look up the question. An answer without the question is not as interesting and less convenient for the mentor to read.

4). Point: Keep the answers to the essence of the question. This will keep the papers shorter to read and it will be understood that you are progressing.

5). Multiple questions: Multiple questions in one assignment, need to be on ONE DOCUMENT. That is space saving and keeps the questions in sequence for the mentors to decipher.

6).Upload this document, your mentor will get an automated notification email from administration that his/her student has uploaded an assignment.