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Our approach to training is mostly individual, one-to-one as the way Yoga meditation and contemplation has been traditionally been taught for thousands of years. Personal coaching is available by appointment most days around 9:30am or 2:30pm (These are windows of time that naturally occur due to the timing of our four daily meditations.). Please call or write to schedule a time. Be sure to look at the books / handouts for the self-study program and the systematic method of practices.

Such an approach has been called student-centered-learning:
  • Student-centred-learning is focused on the student's needs, abilities, interests, and learning styles with the teacher or coach as a facilitator of learning.
  • This teaching method acknowledges student voice as central to the learning experience for every learner.
  • Teacher-centred-learning has the teacher at its center in an active role and students in a passive, receptive role.
  • Student-centred learning requires students to be active, responsible participants in their own learning.
The coaching sessions may be about learning the systematic process of meditation, exploring self-awareness, yogaasanas, pranayama/breathing, and meditation itself. It may be about facilitating learning by helping to elaborate on your self-study program, or it may be about discussing life issues and planning in the context of yoga psychology. Yoga coaching is personalized to the individual person. Although we often have small group sessions as well, these are conducted with the same closeness and personal touch as are the totally private sessions. All are in the spirit of satsang, which is coming together (sanga) in the spirit of being in, and seeking of Truth (sat).

Coaching is available with any of the four members of the Coordinating Committee of the ashram, as well as others of the ashram. One of the easiest ways to start to connect with us is through the Abhyasa Ashram Satsang group on Facebook. You are also welcome to join us in the Online discussions.
  • Swami Jnaneshvara ("Swamiji" or "Swami J") 
  • Swami Ma Tripurashakti ("Ma Tri" pronounced Ma "Tree") 
  • Phillip Ellis (Vice President)
  • Leela Lisa Marie Patterson (Vice President)