When Buddha was dying, his last utterance in this world was,’APPO DEEPO BHAVA’ — ‘Be a light unto yourself.’ Don’t follow anybody. Anand was crying, weeping because Buddha was leaving the body and he said to the Buddha,’You are leaving and I have not yet become enlightened. What about me? What will happen to me? The world will be absolutely dark for me — you were the light. And now you are going. Have compassion on us.’ Buddha opened his eyes and said,’APPO DEEPO BHAVA. Be a light unto yourself, Anand, nobody can be a light for you.’
DIYA YOGA’s motto is “appo deepo bhava”. It’s about supporting one’s own inner strength and creativity and life source light. We always need teachers to guide us on the path, but in the end we walk alone on our path. Diya yoga gives many tools to be on the path. We are dedicated to looking in individual personality and work accordingly, we are all same and still we all have different ways, for some people sitting silently are meditations, maybe for others dancing is necessary. We all have the same goal, Inner peace, and Diya yoga is about finding your way to your own light thru different techniques e.g. Asana, Meditation(active or inactive), Yoga Nidra, Yogic philosophy, Yogic anatomy or Ayurveda. Supporting individual uniqueness and giving information and practice on different topics.
Meera the founder of Diya yoga shares her experience about her spiritual journey she says,
“I had different Teachers in my life, but One I was very attached to, then he passed away. I felt angry, sad and left alone, But actually his leaving body made me lose my dependence on him, But Keeping the connection and to find my own light within. We each have a light in ourself, We need just to clear out the junk that we have accumulated and allowed to cover it up. I am grateful for My Teacher, he gave me the tools I needed to be on the Path. But he could never give me the awareness of my own connection. He could point to it, help to shift my focus, but I had to come to the feeling of this connection on a very personal and real basis for myself. Until I did, it was always what he talked and not my experience. Today, I own what he taught thru my own experience.”
I remember a verse from Avadhuta Gita, which says:
“Salutations to you, O Sage (Avadhuta), Kindly tell us what Guru has given you the great knowledge which has made you perfect in wisdom, full of peace, and devoted to the good of all living beings.” Reply of the Avadhut: “One’s own Self is one’s, chief Guru. By the knowledge of the Self alone through perception, inference and mystic communion one obtains the great bliss.” We-soul-is the knower and we try to know itself….the self-realization is nothing but KNOWING THE KNOWER!”
One thing we guarantee that if you come to Diya yoga, you will experience what is shining inside you and you have not been able to allow it to come out. We have Yoga Teacher Trainings, Yoga retreats, Transformative Yoga Nidra Training.
We at Diya yoga believe in individuality, during our yoga teacher training, we support everyone as an individual, as during this multystyle teacher training, we teach, Hatha yoga, Vinyasa yoga, Yin yoga and restorative yoga asana classes, so the student can choose what is his/her style and can deepen the practice and teach what they like with more understanding, 200 hour yoga ttc students get to look in, find our what is there best way to teach, we also support meditation a lot,
Our Motto is “Be a light unto yourself” we support your inner teacher to come out and shine. we all are individual and we all have a different way to learn and teach. after this course, you will know what is your style and your way.
“DIYA” means an Oil lamp made out of clay. In spritual path mystics of india has call the body as a cup out of clay, the oil is prana, life is the cotton wick,and the flame which burns is our being. Diya Yoga is all about let that flame shine to its fullest potential.