Classical Hatha Yoga
Yoga by Raah
from joy to happiness
classical hatha yoga training based in Holland and Russia
Classical hatha yoga
from the foothills of the sacred Indian mountains of Velliangiri
Certified Hatha Yoga Teacher
by Isha Foundation
    Classical Hatha Yoga school "Yoga by Raah" was founded by ISHA Hatha Yoga teacher Raah (Maria Otto). She was certified after 1750 hours of intense training followed by annual upgrades at ISHA Hatha Yoga school in Coimbatore/ South India).
    • Raah
      Maria Otto
    Raah shares: "By reading Indian philosophy and literature I discovered for myself ancient yogic tradition, which inspired me to learn more. It had taken many years of reading and searching before I travelled to India in 2010 and met Sadhguru (founder of ashram ISHA), since then I have gone through different intense programs and learned effective practices: Yoga Asanas, Meditations, Kriyas. They worked meraqously just the way I could have never imagined. In 2014 I joined Hatha Yoga Teachers Training in the ISHA Yoga cener because there I could experience Yoga not just as an exercise but as a profound technology of wellbeing.
    Learning Yoga in its purest form from Sadhguru, brachmacharies (monks) and teachers I realised that my own life became much more colorful, vibrant and energised, flexible and grateful. Just observing these people, the way they conduct every day life was a great inspiration.

    Through Yoga and yogis I began to tune with life and this amazing way to live I will be happy to transmit this dimention to everyone in this part of the World.

    A journey of 1000 miles begins with a first step. It doesn't matter how busy, how fit or how old you are. We can all benefit from a profound technology of tremendous antiquity called Hatha Yoga humbly kept in its purity by many generations of yogis for all of us."

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      The Isha Hatha Yoga School
      The word "Yoga" means union. When you are in yoga, you experience everything as a part of yourself and that is ultimate freedom.
      Sadhguru, founder of Isha foundation
      The Isha Hatha yoga school, founded by Sadhguru, is designed to revive the ancient but still relevant science of hatha yoga. The Isha Hatha yoga programs have been passed by millions of people around the world, including India, Great Britain, Singapore, Australia, China, Canada, United States and Russia.

      "In the yogic culture, Shiva is not known as a god, but as the Adiyogi or the first yogi – the originator of yoga. He was the one who first put this seed into the human mind. According to the yogic lore, over fifteen thousand years ago, Shiva attained to his full enlightenment and abandoned himself in an intense ecstatic dance upon the Himalayas."

      His first disciples were "seven celebrated sages who are today known as the Saptarishis, and are worshipped and admired in Indian culture. Shiva put different aspects of yoga into each of these seven people, and these aspects became the seven basic forms of yoga.

      The Saptarishis were sent in seven different directions to different parts of the world to carry this dimension with which a human being can evolve beyond his present limitations and compulsions. They became the limbs of Shiva, taking the knowing and technology of how a human being can exist here as the Creator himself, to the world.

      Whatever dimension of existence you are in right now, you can go beyond that – there is another way to live. He said, "You can evolve beyond your present limitations if you do the necessary work upon yourself." That is the significance of the Adiyogi." (Sadhguru "Adiyogi —the First Yogi")

      Sadhguru, founder of Isha foundation

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      Sadhguru (Jaggi Vasudev) is a founder of Isha foundation and Isha Hatha yoga school. He is a realized master, yogi, mystic and visionary. Sadhguru is profound mystic of our times, is a visionary humanitarian and a prominent spiritual leader. A contemporary Guru, rooted as strongly in mundane and pragmatic matters as he is in inner experience and wisdom, Sadhguru works tirelessly towards the physical, mental, and spiritual well-being of all. His mastery of the mechanisms of life, an outcome of his profound experience of the Self, guides in exploring the subtler dimensions of life.

      Considered among India's 50 most influential people, Sadhguru is a yogi, mystic, bestselling author and poet. Absolute clarity of perception places him in a unique space, not only in matters spiritual but in business, environmental and international affairs, and opens a new door on all that he touches. Probing and passionate, insightful, logical and unfailingly witty, Sadhguru's talks have earned him the reputation of a speaker and opinion-maker of international renown. He has been a lead speaker at the United Nations General Assembly, a regular at the World Economic Forum, and a special invitee at the Australian Leadership Retreat, Indian Economic Summit and TED. He has been conferred the Padma Vibhushan by the Government of India in 2017, the highest annual, civilian award, accorded for exceptional and distinguished service. His astute and incisive grasp of world affairs, as well as his unerringly scientific approach to human wellbeing have had a transformative influence at establishments such as the World Bank, House of Lords (UK), the World Presidents' Organization, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the London Business School, Google, and Microsoft, to name a few.With a celebratory engagement with life on all levels, Sadhguru's areas of active involvement encompass fields as diverse as architecture and visual design, poetry and painting, aviation and driving, ecology and horticulture, sports and music. Sadhguru has initiated Rally For Rivers, a nationwide campaign to revitalize India's severely depleted rivers, which has found great support among India's people and leadership. Sadhguru is also the founder of Isha Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the wellbeing of the individual and the world for the past three decades. Isha's social outreach activities support the education of over 150,000 rural children, have facilitated the planting of over 33 million trees, and include healthcare and community revitalization in 4600 villages to over 4.2 million people. The foundation's work is supported by 3 million full-time and part-time volunteers in 250 centers around the globe.
      Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Program, Isha Hatha School of Yoga, 12th July – 6th December 2014
      The only way to experience true wellbeing is to turn inward. This is what yoga means – not up, not out, but in. The only way out is in.
      Sadhguru, founder of Isha foundation


      • From the very beginning of my journey in yoga I was interested in "something profound" that is not told in ordinary classes. I was looking for the very knowlege that completely transforms a person as a being and ones life, as a path. It seems, I found the "this very knowlege". A path that will lead a person to a completely different level of development. Breathing, movement of the body, inner sensations - all become ONE in Surya Kriya.

        (program participant)
      • Surya Kriya works miracles! Suddenly, many asanas became profounder and today I accidentally discovered that I could fall into the twine (just recently coundn't reach 20-30 cm). Finally, i got a burst of strength and energy. I'm so glad I bumped into this practice. Thank you once again!
        (Iyengar-yoga teacher, program participant)
      • I like everything very much! After the first meeting feels like we are together forever)! The teacher Raah was very accessible and attentive. I am very pleased that the personal physical acquaintance with Isha Yoga began precisely with such a warm comfortable team in Moscow!!! A huge thanks to the organizers! Huge gratitude to the messenger of the ancient culture and philosophy. I thank you with all my heart.

        (program participant)
      • I am very grateful for the yoga classes I took Raah. It's amazing! I exercise every day. Often I understand the system of my body and experience joyful peace of mind. I have a lot more focus in my system. Namaste

        Chika Akujobi
        Trainer, ex professional soccer player Heracles Almelo
      We have great scale of programs designed by Sadhguru rooted in Classical Hatha Yoga in its depth and dimension.

      If you don't see programs scheduled in "Upcoming programs" or if you want to develop certain aspects of your life pls send your request. We will find optimal program and make it happen for you.


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