I really appreciated to get a chance to participate in the contemplative yoga weekend here in Stonetown. For me, just getting to know a bit about yoga, it was a great introduction to the different ways in how yoga can be practised in daily life. I will continue to apply the SWAN method and use the spiritual diary, as I am sure it will help me when making decisions in future. Thank you very much for teaching us these methods, it will definitely help to get more awareness about different aspects of daily life.
Practicing yoga with Marcelo has deepened my knowledge of yoga considerably, his great knowledge about the ancient yoga practices, his gentle and calm personality, and him being a living example of yoga life, has inspired me tremendously. Working together on spreading the knowledge through Yoga Pura Vida, is a beautiful gift for which i am very grateful
My expectations were that it would be quite physical however the emotional, mental and psychological efforts were required more. This experience gave me a greater insight into 'yoga' and it rejuvenated a passion that is within me, a passion that I live and breathe, which is to be a sharing, caring, loving and supportive person that listens, tries, falls down, gets back up and gives in so many ways. It reminded me to look after myself before I can share with others and that being super flexible is not the aim of yoga.
I left each day with a spring in my step and noticed a distinct difference in my outlook, perspective and not forgetting comfortable bowl movements from the delicious food!
Marcelo really spun back onto me an aim I was trying to achieve which was essentially unachievable and it knocked me for six, however, in the process I realised that I could still achieve my aim if I looked at it in a different way. This has brought me calm and joy for which I am grateful.
I thoroughly enjoyed my 3 days with Marcelo and our group and if you are wanting to exercise the inner mental, emotional, spiritual and physical you then this will be a great opportunity to start with.
During the months that Marcelo spent in Tanzania, I attended one of his workshops and numerous hatha yoga classes. His teaching style created a gentle balance of mental, spiritual and physical learning which changed my personal yoga practice as well as my everyday life. Marcelo shared the wisdom of the great yogic tradition that he has studied over the past two decades. He grounded the spiritual with the practical, offering tools to live an empowered and joyful life. Marcelo’s extensive knowledge and passion of yoga ignited many aspects of myself
When I first met Marcelo at the ashram in India I was struck by his quiet confidence when teaching and communicating. He is goal focused but not forceful and I was very excited when he agreed to come to South Africa to help me set up my Yoga Projects here. Marcelo was able to show me how a Yogic lifestyle can be achieved without having the ashram influences around me. He supported my practice, boosted my confidence and directed my vision. Two months of Marcelo ’s influence has been a life changing experience and I look forward to learning even more from him in the future.
I always feel wonderfully cleansed, healthy and relaxed after Marcelo’s workshops, and that’s why I look forward to them so much. He is extremely knowledgeable about every aspect of yoga, and unlike most, he really does live the humble life of a yogi, so speaks from personal experience. Marcelo’s workshops are relaxed and comfortable yet well organised. They are suitable for beginners as well as advanced students, Marcelo will adjust practices within his class to suit each individual. He is warm; welcoming and totally non-judgemental, so that everybody feels comfortable and accepted in his classes. His workshops are popular and I would recommend them to anyone.
I want to thank you for a brilliant and inspiring workshop. It was food for my soul to learn more in depth about the art of yoga, prana and shatkarma. It gave me a chance to learn and grow with a greater understanding of my practice.
It was very enlightening and inspiring experience, as I was able to view my life with a new perspective and admiration by using the SWAN meditation. I left full of excitement about the prospects of my future and the ability to deal with any challenges that I may face. Since the course, I have been filled with joy and light from this new found esteem! In Our modern days, we so rarely take the time for introspection - and this weekend provide us that opportunity in a safe and secure environment. I highly recommend the workshop to anyone - at any point in their lives because I believe the teachings, the message and technique to be helpful globally. Thank you marcelo and Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati for sharing the ancient knowledge and traditions to help us cultivate inner peace and guide us to greater happiness- within and for society!