About Ahimsa Yoga Ashram and your Teacher

Come and explore

A Different Way of Being

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Magic in the making...

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Away from everything

Unplug and submerge yourself in nature

Intentional, Conscious, Yogic Community lifestyle

Live with and be supported by like minded people

Discover a Yoga behind the Scenes

A Yoga that is never taught in the studio.

Open, Change, Evolve

Be inspired to transform your life and Yoga practice
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The Ahimsa Yoga Ashram1 sits nestled in a beautiful 12 acre piece of jungle, river and waterfall land in the Mountains outside of San Rafael del Sur, central western Nicaragua.
It is a magical quiet retreat away from the noise of towns and cars, we offer uniquely inspiring Yoga programs, powerful immersions and Yoga Teacher Trainings for those students who REALLY wish to learn Yoga.
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At the Ashram I crated my ideal world. A world of beautiful conscious people who want to learn, and who are open and excited to submerge themselves into the vast unknown world of Yoga.
A yoga behind the scenes, a Yoga that is never taught in the studio. A yoga that will change your way of looking at the world, yourself, your relations, your very existence. A yoga that will OPEN your body, put a little bit of MAGIC into your life and a SMILE onto your face.
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Everything about the Ashram is different to your usual Yoga school. We are not just a school. The Ashram is a tiny intentional, conscious, transient Yogic community, created with every retreat.
Here I realized my vision to share my sacred life-principles, vast knowledge, deep life long experience and fascinating fun projects and activities, with like-minded people, while living in a loving and inspiring group environment.
We learn, laugh, share, cook and so much more.
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Every second of my life, I live and breathe what I teach. Nothing I teach are just stories, what I just read somewhere, or just heard from somebody else. Everything I learned, I practiced extensively, experimented with, questioned, changed and applied to my every day life. By coming here and sharing our space, I invite you to do the same.
Our Educational program was designed to reflect this. It’s a wonderful mixture of deeply profound, life changing teachings, rooted in Yogic and other ancient traditions, balanced with a variety of many fun and enjoyable workshops and activities.
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You don't come here to a fancy resort, but to a school to learn and share our simple Yogic life style. Close to nature and full of magic.
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I don’t just teach you a yoga class, I teach YOGA. I teach what you always wanted to learn in a Yoga class and never did!
We have classes, workshops, lectures, demonstrations, Question and Answer time, and lots and lots of personal attention for each student.
I have worked with complete beginners, stiff people, old and young, people with injuries and scoliosis, as well as established Yoga teachers; each leaves the Ashram astonished and surprised that this information is not more widely available. It’s so simple, yet life and yoga practice changing for everyone. It’s like a wonderful magic tool that has just been rediscovered!
Come and join us!
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By coming here you make a commitment to Awareness, Consciousness, Change, Openness and Evolution

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A commitment to take responsibility for your actions, relations and communications. You come here to learn.
Learn why Yoga is more than you ever imagined, why it is exciting and profound and beautiful and how to apply yogic philosophy and teachings into your every day life.
Here you will experience this way of life every day. Allow yourself to be transformed. Be open and prepared to throw yourself in. We cannot to this work for you, but we will be here to guide, assist and hold you every step of the way.
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♥ The Ashram is a place you always hoped to be true, but never dreamed to be real ♥ By coming here you will be part of something special

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If you haven't watched our wonderful introduction video on our homepage yet, you can watch here.

Come and discover Yoga as LIFE

Meet Your Teacher Xian

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Academy Founder

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Xian is an internationally trained and certified Hatha Yoga Teacher, AcroYoga teacher, Public Speaker, Reiki Master, psychic, acrobat, circus performer, trapeze artist, clown, fire dancer and Author of the book “Why You Don’t Need Shoes” (which deals with how to let go of the Mind and Emotions playfully and achieve higher states of Consciousness).

Her longstanding practice of supporting her students’ spiritual development and physical radiance, makes her a unique teacher and mentor. Her 25 year Yoga practice, which she taught all over the world, focuses strongly on correct alignment principles to open the energetic and spiritual body, as well as practical life application of Yoga Philosophy.

Xian’s teachings are soundly based on her extensive study of Yoga and many other spiritual disciplines, martial arts, ancient scriptures and techniques as well as countless years of dedicated self study, questioning, experimentation and practical life application of Yogic subjects. Nothing in her studies has ever just been theory.

Her teachings encompass a wide range of fascinating and empowering practices, which she shares with directness, love, insight and a touch of magic.

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1 Traditionally, an AHRAM (Sanskrit/Hindi: आश्रम) is a spiritual hermitage or a monastery. Additionally, today the term ashram often denotes a center of Hindu cultural activity such as yoga, music study or spiritual instruction (Wiki)