My Yoga Journey – Neha Gahlot

I started yoga in 2016 at Dhriti center, I attended the sessions for a few months and due to some other reasons like relocation, personal commitments I stopped my practice. It was only when I moved to the US that I felt to take a class again. They say you don’t know what you have until it’s gone, and I can’t agree more. I was missing the center and wished I had continued my abhyas. Nevertheless, I tried few classes here but it didn’t resonate with me at all, things were nowhere close to what I had experienced at Dhriti. Honestly, classes over here were more like stretching and the practices lacked luster. Even though I attended the classes at Dhriti for only a few months in 2016, but it had such a lasting impact.
Because of the current ongoing situation of the COVID-19, I got to know that Dhriti is offering online classes, and at that moment I genuinely felt blessed to have the opportunity to learn from Mata Ji and Prabhu Ji again.
Through online classes, it did not take me long to connect with myself again. while practicing any asana, I would visualize myself sitting at the center, at the same place where I used to practice 4 years back 🙂
so that’s why I said above, that it had a lasting impact.

I would like to share why I feel Dhriti is different and stands out from the rest of the places:

1)Teachers are very knowledgeable and helpful. Everyone is very friendly and you experience a warmth when you’re around them. They help you out with any kind of concerns you have.

2)Here you learn a lot of new things every day, for example, you learn about Yamas: Mana Prasad and Kshama, Niyamas: Japa and Namaskara, Shatkarmas: cleansing techniques, different variations of Yoga Nidra, the importance of different mantra’s that are chanted on different occasions. You also learn the spiritual side of yoga that certainly helps in deepening our faith and hence every class is very refreshing and different. This is a perfect place if you want to learn traditional authentic yoga.

3)Discipline is one of the important factors when it comes to yoga, we have a uniform at the center that not just promotes discipline but also helps in focusing on our abayas. No time wasted on deciding what to wear.

4)There are many business-minded centers with a passion for yoga, But Dhriti is not about making money.
Just to put it in simple words – when I joined the classes again after 4 years, to my surprise there was no change in the fee structure.

Lastly, I’m very thankful for all the guidance, help, and support received from Prabhu Ji’s and Mataji Ji.

—  Neha Gahlot

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