YTT Experience & Feedback

Why Tirisula?

My journey to Yoga and the decision to persue my 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training came rather spontaneously. I had about 1 month of annual leave to clear before the end of March and given travel restrictions, I started thinking about ways to spend my free time in Singapore. My friend Quitterie had completed the 200YTT and greatly recommended Tirisula. She spoke highly of Master Sree and suggested I look into it. After taking a few classes (advanced Hatha and Ashtanga primary series with Master Sree) I felt more strongly about this path. I researched a few other YTT programs in Singapore and in the end decided that Tirisula was the best fit for me. In the end it came down to the choice of teacher – I wanted someone with whom I felt a certain connection and from whom I could learn beyond the physical practice. I found Tirisula unique as the school offers a truly holistic approach to YTT, focusing on philosophy, anatomy and spirituality as much as – if not more – than the physical aspects of Yoga. Whilst I was not found of the idea of spending all my mornings in a closed studio with limited sunlight and fresh air, I took a leap of faith and decided to go for it. In the end, I am so happy I did as the program, teacher and other students have brought so much insight and light into my life in such a short amount of time.

My experience Thus Far…

We are now more than halfway through the program and I feel I am only scraping the surface of yoga. The more I learn, the more I realize how little I know. It has been a wonderful, eye-opening, at times overwhelming, but always humbling experience. Everyday, I wake up with a smile looking forward to meeting my peers and Master Sree for another day of learning new concepts, un-learning old conceptions and challenging myself both mentally and physically. It has truly been food for the soul. Master Sree is profoundly knowledgeable and leverages his experiences to explain complicated concepts in laymen’s terms. He often uses examples from nature, animals and everyday life to illustrate philosophical concepts that would otherwise seem inaccessible. He is an expert storyteller with depth of experience to back up the fundamental concepts.

In a nutshell…

The YYT has been a life changing experience, another step towards the inward path of yoga. It has reminded me of multiple things I always knew to be true. Part of me wishes I had come to Tirisula 200YTT earlier in life, but Master Sree would probably tell me my karma did not allow it. Everything happens at the right time, at the right place, with the right connections.