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How We Define Yoga

Welcome to our yoga school, where we redefine the very essence of yoga to resonate with the needs of today’s world. In a fast- paced and demanding society, yoga has become a refuge for physical well-being and mental serenity. It has captured our attention as a powerful tool for fitness and relaxation, offering remarkable health benefits that rival conventional exercise methods. But yoga is much more than that.

Derived from the Sanskrit root ‘yuj, ‘ meaning union, yoga represents the profound connection between our limited consciousness and the expansive universal Consciousness. It is the gateway to self-realization, a transformative journey towards expanding our ordinary lives to embody the extraordinary.

Our approach to yoga is rooted in the present, addressing the challenges and aspirations of modern times. We understand that the practice of yoga goes beyond the mat, extending into your daily life, relationships, and personal growth. Our aim is to equip you with the tools and wisdom to navigate the complexities of the world with grace and resilience. Through the transformative power of yoga, we strive to cultivate not just physical fitness, but also compassion, mindfulness, innocence and a profound sense of interconnectedness.

Setting Up Yoga School

Saurabh is the founder and owner of Akshara Yoga School. He inherited the legacy of their third-generation agriculture farm and is one of the farm caretakers. For many years the farm had witnessed a continuous rotation of seasons, sustaining generations with its soil. As time passed, the farm’s caretakers began to feel a deep calling—a yearning to harmonize their agricultural heritage with a sustainable future. Driven by the passion for both the land and holistic living, the farm underwent a remarkable transformation.

Embracing the principles of sustainability, the farm caretakers adopted practices like crop rotation, tree planting, organic fertilizers, and animal husbandry (particularly cows and buffaloes) to enhance soil health, protect biodiversity, and minimize environmental impact. The farm has since become a thriving ecosystem, producing healthy food while safeguarding the environment for future generations.

With a master’s degree in yoga nestled securely within his heart, Saurabh dreamed of creating a yoga school on their sustainable farm, where he could guide others towards the path of happiness through the ancient practice that had touched his own life so profoundly. In the summers of 2015, he travelled to Mysore for further yoga training and it is then when Varvara entered Saurabh’s life. She, too, shared his unwavering belief in the transformative power of yoga and the need to create a sanctuary for genuine seekers.

Together, they built Akshara Yoga School – a modern Ashram that would not just be a school but a sanctuary where people could live, learn, and grow in a nurturing environment. This high-vibration modern Ashram embodies the union of yoga and sustainability, providing a tranquil oasis for those seeking inner peace and holistic well-being.

In this unique setting, students of the yoga school not only practice the ancient art of yoga but also experience firsthand the interconnectedness of all living beings and emerge in the Indian culture and tradition. The farm’s sustainable practices become an integral part of their daily routine, teaching them to live mindfully, respecting the environment, and cherishing the gifts of nature.

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Why We Teach Yoga

The passion that drive us on this transformative path is the cultivation of equanimity. Yoga, and indeed any spiritual path, is rooted in the aspiration to achieve a state of balance where we remain undisturbed by the ever-present dualities of life – the ebb and flow of good and bad, the pull of craving and aversion, and the spectrum of extremes that test our resilience.

From the Dhamma of Buddha to the Yoga of Patanjali, the highest value emphasized is equanimity. It is the jewel in the crown of spiritual growth, for when we attain this state of balance, often referred to as “samatva,” we ascend to the pinnacle of knowledge and action. This pinnacle is the compass that guides our journey towards happiness and well-being.

The essence of our mission as yoga teachers is to impart the wisdom and practices that lead to this sublime equilibrium. When your thoughts and actions transcend the dualities and extremes of life’s myriad situations, you are in a state of heightened awareness and profound balance. We teach yoga to empower you to discover the ease that arises when your thoughts and actions are grounded in the wisdom of equanimity, ultimately leading you to a life of real happiness and well-being.


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