Gopal was born in a small village in the Himalaya. His real yoga practice started after a turning point in his life in 2006. Due to a strong illness he got a near death experience. After surviving this particular moment, he decided to bring his Yoga Practice to another level. Along the way he met his Guru Swami Hanuman Giri and is practicing under his guidance since then.
Gopal got his Master Degree in Yoga from the Sanskrit University in Haridwar.
He is himself a sincere yoga practitioner and has been sharing his teachings in yoga, meditation and philosophy for over the last 8 years.
At first I was stunned by pretty much everything about this place, Ram, which runs the place, welcomed me and showed me to my room. He instantly made me feel welcome and seen. The rooms are clean and good, all comforts and unlimited supply of tea (good kinds) Since I was gonna spend a month doing the teacher training it is pretty important that I felt good in the surroundings, which I did. The YTT itself, wow, where to start.
It was ALOT more about me then I thought it'd be. At first this bothered me, I wanted more physical asanas and more challenges (pitta). But when I slowly accepted things as they where, I felt that this was, and is, exactly what I needed, and I'd like to go out on a limb and say, what everyone needs. This place will teach you the true meaning of yoga, in all it's aspects. If you want 75% or the course to be asanas you can show-off, this isn't the place for you, but if you want a journey deeper into yourself while learning about yoga, food, the body and much more, it is.
- Stefan (Sweden) -