Elke Witthuhn

In November 2015 I spent a great time in Varkala at Shiva-Rishi-Yoga School. For greeting we found some flowers in our nice and clean room. Our Yoga holidays startet with a puja. That gives a nice atmosphere to the group. The yoga lessons were perfectly explained and instructed. Shiva and Philipp did it with a lot of inspiration and enthusiasm. Very interesting were the philosophy classes, where we learned to understand why yoga works like it works. The guys took us through different kinds of Yoga, such as pranajama (breathing), asanas (physical work out), chakra balancing, mantra chanting. The yoga holidays included some trips through South India. We saw a lot of typical Indian life, ate tasty Indian food and heard many storys about Indian philisophy and culture from Shiva. We had a lot of fun by traveling with public buses and trains. The hotels were different, some with high standard, other really local but with a great view over the mountains (Munnar). One of the highlights was the houseboat trip. So at the end I can say, it was a very enriching time for me and I plan to go back to Shiva Rishi Yoga School in Varkala as soon as possible.

Felix Kaltner

I did a 200hour Yoga Teacher Training with Siva and I really enjoyed the time! Espcially the Philosophy it let me once more understand that yoga is way more than physical exercises. Also I became very flexible, my body relaxed and mind calm. The various kind of breathing techniques balanced my mind to a higher state of concentration for meditation. I recommend Siva as a good teacher and great Yogi, sharing the acient and secred knowledge with us students.
  • Philipp Meyrahn

    It's been an unique experience to study at shiva rishi yoga school. Siva is a very professional and honest teacher who is devoting all his life to yoga and spirituality. Also Madeleine takes very good care of the guests, staff and hotel which contributes to the lovely atmosphere.

    AL. Bailly

    J'ai passé un séjour extra entre yoga ancestral, massage et discussions avec mes hôtes, Madeleine et Shiva. La maison est colorée et agréable, emplie d'une énergie positive. Shiva est un excellent professeur de yoga. Je recommande :-)
  • Lyudmila Izmesteva

    Прекрасный веб-сайт, отображающий жизнь в Варкале на любой вкус! Я провела здесь незабываемые 3 недели, зарядилась энергией на занятиях йоги, насладилась увлекательными путешествиями по прекрасной Керале. Рекомендую всем воспользоваться предложениями организаторов трипов! Честное слово - не пожалеете!!)))
    Great website showing the life in Varkala for every taste! I spent an unforgettable 3 weeks, a boost of energy at yoga classes, enjoyed an exciting ride through the beautiful Kerala. I recommend everyone take advantage of the offers of the organizers of the trip! Honestly - you will not regret!!)))

    Svetlana Kuzmina

    If you are searching for really deep knowledge of Yoga - you should come here. Shiva is not just a teacher, he is the guide from ignorance to knowledge, from darkness to light... And he is Yogi, first of all. Guest house is such a beautiful place to stay! Always so clean, net, smell of flowers and insenses is in the air... And such a lovely people you will meet here! Definetely, one big piece of my heart was left there. Thank you Shiva and Madeleine for warm hospitality, love and for the fruitful yoga practice that we shared!

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