hargobind

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Teacher of kundalini, vinyasa, sculpt, bikram, pilates and more. Or as my father would say, average at many things. Learn more at hargobind.net/about

Yoga retreat schedules change lives

The reason I think teaching on yoga retreats is more effective than in a studio is because of the schedule. In my early days of learning yoga, it was never just about the class. In the ashram, we would have meals together. There was music. There was community. So many of the lessons were conveyed off the mat.
When you host a yoga retreat, you have that same ability to make each moment of the day special. In the podcast here I get into the schedules I like and how to create peak transformational moments.

Hero’s Journey is what’s driving the yoga retreat market

Click on the link below if you want to hear the podcast instead. I want to talk about the underlying psychology that’s fueling the growth in the yoga retreat business. It’s actually important to understand from 100,000 feet. The best reason I have found for why this is a billion dollar industry comes from Joseph Campbell and his books on Mythology. The one that I’m reading; Hero With A Thousand Faces talks about what’s called Hero’s Journey. I summarize this in 6 steps The yearning for change Adversity Transformation The Guide aka you Rebirth Return home People go on yoga retreats because they yearn for positive change. And yoga retreats deliver the goods. There is a method to it. The closer you follow the method, the greater impact and success you’ll have. Hero’s journey shows up in many familiar stories. You see it with Moses in the Bible. Arjuna and…

Trusting big time, knowing why you’re there and when to get out

Trust leads to success. You can’t be successful without the support of a large section of the population. Ultimately we all have a people problem. We need to serve more people and trust more people. Yet most people get burned once and take away the wrong lesson. That people can’t be trusted. Thats basically agreeing to never succeed. Here I suggest an approach to really trust and be crystal clear and bold when people break your trust.

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