I am so proud to have a friend and teacher like Jogi Bhagat. I met him over 5 years ago at the YMCA in Buda, where he was teaching Yoga. I went to my first class and thought, " What a wonderful teacher! I feel AMAZING!!!! " I continued to attend his classes and every time class ended, I was in a total state of BLISS! Jogi teaches gentle yoga and has all ages in his class. He is very conscientious of every student. My 13 year old son even attended a few times. It isn't just the yoga poses that make his class magical. It is the spiritual connection Jogi has with his students. Anyone can do yoga, but Jogi is very intentional with his energy. Jogi often spoke of his travels to India. He visits there every year to see his family, and practices yoga and meditation at a retreat. Listening to his travels peaked my interest. I always had a desire to travel to India. Little did I know I would travel to India with him in 2012. My trip to India was incredible. We visited the Taj Mahal, Jaipur, Agra, Delhi, Rishikesh and more... It was a life changing experience. Jogi's family was so warm and proud to share their native country with us.
After attending his yoga class for several years, Jogi invited me to the Om Shanti Yoga Retreat. He decided to organize a retreat for people who could not travel to India but, wanted to enjoy a peaceful place away from the chaos and noise of the city. When I attended in the past, I met such wonderful people, ate incredible vegetarian food, and practiced various kinds of yoga.
I just participated in his retreat last weekend. I was acting as both a participant and a practitioner. It was wonderful doing massage with the participants because, I got to get to know people on an intimate level. I felt so connected to each of them and could share in their life experiences. Jogi also invited many guest speakers to talk about spiritual interests and, an internationally acclaimed dancer, Anurahda Naimpally from Austin Dance India to perform traditional Indian dance. I highly recommend attending the Om Shanti Retreat next year! It is a magical experience and Jogi makes everyone feel welcome and wanted.
Jogi Bhagat practices yoga in various locations in Austin,TX and offers a Spiritual India Trip, and the Om Shanti Yoga retreat annually. For more information about Jogi visit www.medicinalyoga.com or his facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Yogasolutions.