"The month I spent with Ajarya Yoga Academy was the most incredible month of my life - so intense and exhausting but really inspirational. We had 5.30am starts, six days a week. We had a two hour yoga class and an hour of Pranayama before breakfast, then classes on Indian philosophy, Sanskrit, the schools of yoga and the Hindu scriptures before breaking for lunch. We'd spend the afternoon learning about anatomy, physiology, meditation, prayers and teaching methodology, then lead classes ourselves before dinner. After dinner we'd have assignments, research projects, essays, revision for tests, etc, so we'd only manage about five hours sleep a night. Then on our day off, we'd be in reception for 7am for various excursions, like trekking, visiting temples for Arti ceremonies and white water rafting down the Ganges. It was literally non-stop! The food was delicious - we were fed vast amounts of the freshest, healthiest Indian food three times a day. The Academy is in the foothills of the Himalayas and the whole town felt like a very spiritual place. We had daily teachings from a Swami who guided us with meditation, the Bhagavadgita and other scriptures, and the spiritual principles of yoga. I would say I learned a lot more about the spiritual side of yoga by doing the course in the foothills of the Hilmalayas than I would have done doing the course elsewhere."