I was recently at Shri Kali. I had a very enriching experience at Shri Kali Ashram… very little of it came form the actual ashram and teachers itself though. I learned some great lessons (some about following my instincts… they were right about Shri Kali, I kinda thought something sounded a bit off about the school and I was right about that), and some life changing experiences.
Met some wonderful people there and saw a bunch come and go. BUT, if you are looking for a yoga teacher training program there are a lot of other ones out there… this one failed miserably. I suggest you think twice before taking this one.
I recently spent some time there. The “ashram” is not all that it appears to be on their web site. Run out of a guest house, it has no yoga shalla (most of the pictures on line are from when they were in Thailand). You did yoga on the roof or wherever there was room depending on weather.
I was hoping to become a Yoga teacher. The program did not do any teacher instruction. Students were given one opportunity to teach a part of one class during the entire month. I was shocked that was all we did for actual teacher training. You are basically paying for the piece of paper (certificate) rather than the education. I was really hoping for the education.
We did a lot of yoga on a daily basis and some pranayama and some ayervedic walking massage. You were lucky if you got 7 hours of lecture a week on random topics. There was no structure to the lectures or the program for that matter. It was VERY disappointing from the perspective of someone wanting to do a yoga teacher training. It was almost fraudulent from that perspective as they did not follow Yoga Alliance guidelines and actually invested a fair amount of energy in talking bad about Y.A…
They sure love to talk down on Yoga Alliance (the certifying body that they advertise on their website) for that matter, they talked down on “western yoga” in general. Broad sweeping statements discrediting western yoga and students just interested in doing asanas etc.I was just shocked at how opinionated and non yogic the school was by spending so much time discrediting and speaking badly of things they were making broad generalizations about and clearly knew very little about. They spoke badly of other yoga schools and bodies on numerous occasions, rather than being positive and showing their own way without having to discredit and talk down on others. All in all a very disappointing teacher training program and facilities.
Agonda on the other hand is a wonderful little beach with some great places toe eat, nice people and quiet pace. Would suggest Agonda to anyone.