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About Shree Hari Yoga School

At Shree Hari Yoga School, you will experience a holistic training in all aspects of yoga, from yoga asana to philosophy. We aim to guide you as you deepen your practice, develop your confidence and feel the transforming effects the yogic lifestyle can bring.

Shree Hari Yoga School was founded by Hari Pawali who began his yogic path at the age of 16. Hariji is passionate about sharing the knowledge he has gained on his Yogic path with his students. Learn more about Hariji in the ‘Our Teachers’ section.

Our centres are in the mystic Himalayas of Dharamshala and the coconut groves and beaches of Gokarna, India and Koh Chang, Thailand.

We offer Teacher Training Courses, Yoga Retreats and Drop-In Classes.




Courses

Why Shree Hari Yoga ?

Regular yoga practice has many long-term therapeutic benefits. Physically, it strengthens the immune system, fortifies muscles and joints in the body and prevents diseases. Psychologically, negative effects of a modern lifestyle, such as anxiety and depression, can be prevented, reduced or even healed. With the increased awareness and clarity that yoga brings, your day-to-day life (and as a consequence, those you share it with) can be positively transformed.

For any level, we aim to provide you with the tools for you to develop your own yoga practice, enjoying and sharing the benefits of the philosophy for years to come.

    • TRADITIONAL HATHA:In Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Swatmarama introduces his system as preparatory stage for physical purification that the body practices for higher meditation or Yoga. It is based on asanas (postures) and pranayama (breathing techniques).

 

    • ASHTANGA:Ashtanga yoga is a system of yoga recorded by the sage Vamana Rishi in the Yoga Korunta, an ancient manuscript “said to contain lists of many different groupings of asanas, as well as highly original teachings on vinyasa, drishti, bandhas, mudras, and philosophy”. This dynamic, physically demanding practice synchronizes breath and movement to produce an internal heat designed to purify the body. Ashtanga yoga, with its many vinyasas, is great for building core strength and toning the body.

 

    • VINYASA FLOW:Vinyasa means “breath-synchronized movement,” and Vinyasa yoga is a series of poses that will move you through the power of inhaling and exhaling. Vinyasa movements are smoothly flowing and almost dance-like, which explains why it is sometimes referred to as Vinyasa Flow or just Flow.

 

    • THERAPEUTIC YOGA:Therapeutic Yoga blends restorative yoga (supported postures), gentle yoga, breathwork, hands-on healing, and guided meditation techniques combined in such a way that it is an excellent choice for those who need something gentle yet effective for bringing the body into balance and reducing stress.At each school we offer daily drop in yoga and meditation classes available mainly in English but some classes are available in Hebrew. Follow our Facebook page for updates of one off classes with special teachers who are visiting the school. To learn more about out Yoga Teachers who offer the drop in classes see below. Teachers at Shree Hari Yoga School pay special attention to the posture of the students as they do their asanas. Guru Hari himself inspects the progress of every student and identifies the right time when a student is ready for more complex asanas and excelling to the next level within yoga. Students interested in getting to know the philosophical aspect of yoga can do so in special sessions held by Guru Hari

 

  • IYANGAR YOGA:By paying close attention to anatomical details and the alignment of each posture, Iyengar Yoga is the practice of precision. Poses are held for long periods and often modified with props. This method is designed to systematically cultivate strength, flexibility, stability, and awareness, and can be therapeutic for specific conditions. B.K.S. Iyengar founded Iyengar Yoga.

      

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Shree Hari Yoga Activities

By closely observing the lifestyles and needs of people in the Shree Hari Yoga the ancient wisdom of yoga into basic principles that could easily be incorporated into one’s own lifestyle to provide the foundation for healthy living. It is around these principles that the activities at the Shree Hari Yoga Centre are based.
  • Open House – a free introduction to yoga
  • Advanced Yoga Class.
  • Pensioners Yoga Class.
  • Pregnancy Yoga Class.
  • Children’s Yoga Class.
  • Beginners’ Yoga Courses.
  • Intermediate Yoga Courses.
  • Advanced Yoga Courses.
  • Meditation and Yoga Philosophy Courses.
  • Satsang – group meditation, chanting and talk on the philosophy of yoga.
  • Saturday Workshops including Positive Thinking, Prana the Vital Energy,
    Finding Purpose in Life, Mantra and Kirtan (chanting) plus others.
  • Special Programmes with guest speakers.

     

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The program offers a strong foundation in traditional Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga and Vinyasa Flow Yoga, concentrating on the correct alignments of the postures. While your course you practice traditional Hatha Yoga in the morning time and take part at Ashtanga Led Classes in the afternoon. Your teacher will guide you through the full Primary Series with modifications. While your practice your teacher will constantly check your alignments, help you to deepen the postures and, if appropriate, adjust you in the postures.
The course syllabus follows Yoga Alliance standards, and includes learning the asanas of the Ashtanga Vinyasa Primary Series with an emphasis on how to teach in an injury free way to all age groups. This course will also have elements of therapeutic yoga as devised by MR. BKS Iyengar.
  • Proper Exercise(Asanas) – acts as a lubricating routine for the joints and muscles and other parts of the body by increasing circulation and flexibility. The asanas not only produce physical benefits, but are also mental exercises in concentration and meditation, promoting optimum good health.
  • Proper Breathing (Pranayama) – connects the body to the solar plexus, where tremendous potential energy is stored. Through specific breathing techniques this energy is released for physical and mental rejuvenation.
  • Proper Relaxation (Savasan) – is a vital part of keeping the body and mind healthy.
    Yoga teaches three levels of relaxation – physical, mental and spiritual.
  • Proper Diet (Vegetarian) – is eating with awareness. A yogi takes food which has the most positive effect on the body and mind and the least negative effect on the environment.
  • Positive Thinking and Meditation (Vedanta and Dhyana) -pir relieves stress and replenishes energy. Meditation is well-known to improve concentration and to bring peace of mind and situal strength. Meditation is beneficial for everyone, especially those with a hectic, stressful life.


Guru Hari Ji

Guru Hari Ji

Guru Hari( Best Yoga Teacher in Dharamsala and Goa) was raised by Nepalese Father and Indian Mother in a cross cultural context near Rishikesh. His birthplace is between the Indian States Uttrakhand and Banbasa near the border of India and Nepal. From a young age he was drawn to a spiritual life from his mother Tara Devi, a Bhakti Yoga Guru and devotee of Lord Shiva. From an early age Hari rejoiced in and sung Mantra. He fast every Monday in honor of Mahadeva (Shiva) and performed other forms of Yoga with eagerness. Ready to set out from home at an early age of 11 years. In addition, he attended high school at Vishwavidyalaya vrindavan mathura in Gurukul, near Vrindavan Mathura.

According to the ancient text, of the Mahabharata, this is Lord Krishna’s birthplace. At age 16 after high school graduation he surrendered himself to his guru Ji “Tiger Baba” in Pashupatinath, Kathmandu, Nepal.

There “Tiger Baba” helped him for his initiation into the Nath family and pursued to live in cave for3years. During this time Hari focused on spiritual learning. He served many Gurus who came into his life and influenced and molded his thinking and lifestyle. (Anadi Baba, Anup Nath Yogi, Silent Baba, and world renowned Dudhari Baba). Time came to get foot loose and leave his humble abode and travel throughout India, Nepal, Austria, Netherlands, Italy, Germany, as a wandering ascetic. Realizing the need for the ancient scientific and spiritual system of Yoga in this modern day, finally he found the international yoga fellowship in 2012 and established “Hapi Hari Yoga Shala” in 2013 – Dharmshala set amidst the Himalayas, and Gokarna a peaceful beach town.

Presently Shree Hari Yoga teaches a traditional Hatha Yoga combined with classical knowledge, experiential understanding and wisdom, as well as a modern outlook. Best Yoga Teacher in Dharamsala and Goa. This style of Yoga teaching by “Shree Hari Yoga” is essentially a Nath Lineage tradition. This passed down through initiations by masters such as Gorakhnath and Patanjali Maharishi since the 9th Century. Guru Hariji’s also a Chef of Ayurvedic Food which’s known in Yogi terminology, as Sattvic Food.

Andi Baba Ji

Andi Baba Ji

Baba Andi ji was born in Madhya Pradesh, a state of middle India. He pursued his education from one of the University in Madhya Pradesh. Later he joined himself with the life of a monk at a very early age. Since that time he is staying in Himalayas.

At present, he is taking occasional lecture and singing sections of Bhajan, Kirtan, Mantra at various places. Babaji lives in upper Himalayas since twenty years. He keeps a vast knowledge in Vedanta and Yoga. In our current generation, getting a chance to listen to lectures of a person who has experienced a Yogic Journey or has been through a yogic life is very rare. His Kirtan section ( holy singing) has to be one of an unforgettable experience as he plays tabla and sing divine mantras with a classical touch. Students seem to enjoy his class all the time.

Above all, baba ji lived many years as a spiritual seeker with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in Himalayas. He is one of an absolute expert in basic aspects of transcendental meditation.  Baba ji learned Sanskrit, Chanting of Mantras and Vedic rituals from Maharishi Mahesh yogi ashram. Since 15 years he stayed in upper mountains. Which is near to dharmashala and Uttarkashi. Mostly in natural caves in open forests indulging in yoga practices.

Babas section includes Vedanta Philosophy, Mantra Chantings, Holy Kirtans, as well as a five day transcendental Meditation Program. Get to experience one of the best Holy singing session in Dharamshala. Study Philosophy, Mantra Chanting, Holy Kirtans & Meditation with Yogis and Yoginis around in Shree Hari Yoga School.
Anup Nath Ji

Anup Nath Ji

Learn Hatha Yoga – Mantra :: Anup Nath Ji

Anup Nath Baba Ji is a Balayogi. Being a Balayogi generally refers to his life where in he chose the path of renunciation. He has experienced a yogic Journey in his life since childhood. Learn Hatha Yoga – Mantra :: Anup Nath Ji.

Baba Anup Nath Ji is a close friend to Guru Hari Ji. In their teenage, they used to practice sadhana (spiritual practice) in the Himalayas, in Nepal together. They both have seen the Initial Journey of yogic life with each other in the same location. They have created bunch of memories together in Himalayas being a good friend.

After a long 10 years of separation, they have met again in Dharamshala rejoicing their childhood. Hariji extended his hands of Gratitude towards Anup ji to join hands with him so as to recreate their memories. Being in an emotionally attached with a Pure relation of Friendship, he accepted the offer. And finally he started to teach with Guru Hari Ji in Gokarna and Dharamshala.

Anip Baba Ji’s section Include Mantra and Hatha Yoga.

Jadu Baba

Jadu Baba

Learn Philosophy, Anatomy, Pranayama

Jadu Baba is an ordained Naga sadhu. He has been traveling all over India sharing the knowledge of yoga with all and sundry. He believes in teaching his students whole heatedly. Learn Philosophy, Anatomy, Pranayama. Providing them with immense knowledge so that he gets the best out of every student present or attending his class.

Jadu ji has been taking philosophy, Anatomy and Pranayama classes. He has been taking Lectures in various yoga centers and Yoga Teacher Training Schools for many years. He has a master’s degree in English literature from Mysore University and worked as a lecturer in various colleges before embarking the great journey of yoga.

Join our Shree Hari Yoga Family to experience the best of Yoga Training Teaching class. He is a calm as well as gentle and fun loving person. He would make all the possible efforts to bring the best out of every student.

Jadu ji’s Section include Philosophy, Anatomy, Pranayama in Dharamshala as well as in Gokarna.

 

 

Stefanie Härtwig

Stefanie Härtwig

Raja Yoga Practice – Stefanie – Shree Hari Yoga School

Stefanie is a self-practicioner of Hatha Yoga since 2012 . She finished her Yoga teacher training from Bangalore (India) in Dec 2015. After she studied for 15 month Yoga Therapy (PGDYT in S-VYASA University).

Stefanie Ji’s section include Raja Yoga and Yoga Therapy in Shree Hari Yoga School. Get one of the best Learning experiance with our Yog Guru.

Make learning in fun with Stefanie Ji’s Class. She applies the quote in her class of “Learn as you play and play as you learn”.

Katie Martynowicz

Katie Martynowicz

Katie Martynowicz is incredibly thrilled to be a part of the Shree Hari Yoga School in Dharamsala, India. 2 years ago she met Hari Ji at his yoga school in Gokarna Beach. Since then, she has been dreaming of the day when she will be back again to practice under him. The great news is that, not only she got to continue her learning process as a student here. She has also been provided with the opportunity to teach at the school.

Katie Ji is truly honored to be teaching the Beginner Yoga class at Eleven in the morning everyday. It has already been more than rewarding for her and the students this far. She is looking forward to what the coming weeks will bring! In addition, she helps in writing the Shree Hari Yoga Blog.

With 6 years of teaching yoga under her belt and even more years to come for teaching and writing to young adults. She has been a good asset to Shree Hari Yoga School and is always humbled to be able to share her knowledge as well as to gain more through the great practice of yoga and all the great things that come with it!

Beginner level Yoga Practice – Katie – Shree Hari Yoga School

 

Akira Beatrice Katayanagi

Akira Beatrice Katayanagi

Learn Yoga Therapy in Shree Hari Yoga School With Akira Beatrice.

Akira Beatrice Katayanagi was born in Italy in 1987 in a multicultural Italo-Japanese family. During her childhood, she started her journey towards Yoga, energy healing and Eastern philosophy learning naturally from her mother. After completing her formal education and working for few years in Europe and Japan, in 2009, following her dream, she travel for the first time to Ladakh, in the Himalayans region of India. One year later, leaving her work, friends and family behind, she decided to move definitely to India to start a deep and genuine journey of self-healing and learning in the field of Yoga, holistic practices and meditation.

Mainly devoted of her self-practice, she tried to understand and develop her knowledge about yoga through daily practice, and self-learning.

Besides that, she has also been taken certified formal training as yoga teacher and yoga therapist in traditional Indian school Internationally recognized (200hours at Yoga Institute of Mumbai, 300hours with Domenique Renucci, founder of Yogayantra and 400hours at Atmavikasa Yoga Centre). During her journey, facing several illnesses she also deepened her knowledge about Ayurveda and self-healing techniques. Living in India, gave her the opportunity to meet, learn as well as be inspired by great Indian teachers and practitioner coming from different traditions and specialized in different fields. She has been certified as Reiki teacher, studying with Dr. Beena Rani and Dr. P.S.Lalitha. She completed one year training as Past Life Regression Therapist with Dr.Newton from Life Research Academy.

In 2014, guided by the unconditional love of her first spiritual Teacher, Mata Amritanandamayi. In order to deepen her understanding of meditation practice and silence, she decided to join an intense retreats in a Theravada Buddhist monastery in Thailand. There she learned meditation practice coming from Ven. Mahasi Sayadaw lineage. In the same year, back to Ladakh, she received her first initiation from DalaiLama and since that time she decided to go deeper in the study of Buddhist philosophy and practices, focusing mainly in Tibetan Buddhism. Since that time, she has received precious teachings attending several retreats with great Tibetan Lamas, recognizing all of them as her precious Gurus (Lama Zopa Rinpoche,
Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche, Khamtrul Rinpoche, 102nd Ganden Tripa, Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo).

As a perfect Yantra, her journey brought her back to the Himalaya, where she has undertaken a two-year intensive retreat study in Tibetan language and Buddhist philosophy.

As Swami Vivekananda taught “Hinduism cannot live without Buddhism, nor Buddhism without Hinduism”. So, she also deeply believes that both the tradition completes each other. Therefore, rooting herself in both philosophy teachings, she is trying daily to devote herself with pure attitude to the study and practice of Yoga.

In 2013 she started to offer healing treatments, guided meditation as well as yoga classes between Italy and India.

“I wanted to see the Light. The Light within. I wanted to learn how to look inside. For this reason I come here. This is the purpose of my journey, learning how to look inside, seeing beyond space and time. I wanted to see the real Truth, beyond any illusion, beyond any self-imposed limitation. The Truth that abides beyond the mind. I wanted to reach that state, because I couldn’t lie to myself anymore.”

2011/02 meditation retreat at Wat Ram Poeng (Theravada Buddhist monastery), Thailand
2012 /02 200hrs TTC at Yoga Institute of Mumbai
2012/10 – 2013/02 reiki I and II level with Dr.Beena Rani, Belgaum
2013/12 reiki III level with Dr.P.S. Lalitha, Chennai
2013/04 – 2014/06 one year training Past Life Regression Therapy with Dr.Newton
2013/05 general study of Ayurveda, Rishikesh
2014/05 one month meditation retreat at Wat Chom Thong (Theravada Buddhist monastery), Thailand
2014/09 one month retreat at Kopan Buddhist Monastery, Kathmandu
2014/12- 2015/01 300hrs TTC with Domenique Renucci (modern Vinyasa), Rishikesh
2014/06- 08 teaching and retreat with Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche, Italy
2015/10- 2017/10 two years intensive Tibetan language course, Dharamsala
2016/03 teaching and retreat with Lama Zopa, Singapore
2016/06 teaching and retreat with Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche, Italy
2016/10-12 400hrs Yoga Therapy Teacher Training at Atmavikasa (traditional Hatha), Mysore

Marla Braden

Marla Braden

Learn Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Acroyoga, Multi Style Hatha Yoga.

While Marla Braden visited Maysore, she accidentally walked into a Mysore style ashtanga yoga class one day. As soon as she met the teachers and  started her practice, she immediately fell in love with the Learning. The focus, dedication, and meditative quality apparent in the students worked as a Booster. After developing her own daily personal practice, she soon found increasing joy that she wished to share with others. She traveled to Mysore, India to study with her teachers. Teacher’s guided her to deepen her practice. At present, Marla takes a visit to the place yearly. She completed her teacher training course in Dharamsala, India, where she is now based.

With Shree Hari Yoga Family, she volunteers teaching yoga to local recovering drug addicts, as well as studying philosophy and meditation through classes and retreats in the local Tibetan community.

Marla Ji’s section include, Ashtanga Vinyasa, Acroyoga, and Multi Style Hatha Yoga, with focus on the possibility for dynamic meditation for all bodies and minds.
*Please note that the spaces for our YTTC’s are limited to 15 students.
This is to ensure that our students receive the appropriate attention from our main teachers and best quality lectures
We offer different price tiers depending on when you sign up.  Look for our early bird prices to save money.  Sign up for our mailing list to hear about discounts and promotions. We offer the freshest, healthiest food available. Our meals are always vegetarian based.  Most dinners in restaurants have fish options if you want, and they are always cooked separate from the other food.  Any dairy, gluten or seafood meals are always separate.
You will get an extremely high quality of welcomed into a community of people who choose a healthy, playful, creative lifestyle. We hope you will be inspired to bring this home with you!