Agama Yoga Colombia
- Sogamoso, Boyaca, Colombia
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Enter the paradise of the spiritual adventure
For many people who discover us, Agama is the fulfillment of a long-waited dream, a revelation and a pleasant surprise. Here you will experience Yoga in its most traditional and awakening form. We teach a holistic system of the most esoteric and potent form of Yoga from India and Tibet. The courses we offer can be anywhere from one day (free of course!) to several months. The teachings are guided by certified Agama teachers from all over the world set in a beautiful farm/hostel in the heart of the spectacular region of Sugamuxi or Valley of the Sun, in the department of Boyaca, Colombia.
Every new students to Agama Yoga starts with the First Level Intensive Yoga Course. This is a 4-week program that covers all the basics of Yoga and introduces you to the Agama Yoga System, which teaches a Tantric from of Yoga that is energy based. Our system is created in a way that it is perfect for beginners in Yoga, but proves just as beneficial for the experience Yoga practicioner or teacher. You will not only learn 20+ Asanas in detail, complete with energy flow awareness and healing benefits; but you will also receive in-depth knowledge about sach specialized topics as the Yamas/Niyamas, Purificaion and the Five Bodies.
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Felipe June 11, 2018
I enjoied a lot my stay in Agama Yoga Sogamoso (Colombia). I went to take a Tantra workshop and I liked so much that I stayed for the yoga workshop. The teachers are deeply commited to their path, and are warm and human. The peple working in the farm are very friendly. The farm is tranquil and beautifull, there are many flowers. In the yoga course we were 4 students, and we become very close. Sogamoso, the town is 15 minuts walking distance, and is very nice town, here you can find fruits, groceries, food, etc. I have very good remenberings of the relaxation sensation I felt after each yoga class. I would love to come back and practice more yoga.
Diana Nunez Giraldo June 03, 2018
Hola. Mi nombre es Diana Núñez. Enseño amor y sexualidad consciente en Colombia con mi marca SEXURERO y tuve la fortuna de participar en el taller de Tantra de Agama Yoga, impartido por Juan Ananda. En primer lugar, la finca y las instalaciones son increíbles, acogedoras, limpias y perfectas para aislarte del mundo y dedicarte a aprender. Luego, Agama Tantra me entregó bastante información teórica y claridad sobre el Tantra. De hecho recibí un libro con información generosa sobre el tantra y fue de alto valor para mí. Por otro lado, el maestro Juan Ananda, respira y vive el tema, es su misión de vida y lo hace de manera apasionada y contundente. Aprendí de él que aunque sea un maestro del tema, también debo comprender su naturaleza humana, entender su lado oscuro y su lado de luz, siendo su lado de luz tierno, vulnerable y lleno de sueños. Participar del taller, me dejó buenos amigos, muchas experiencias, bastante teoría para aplicar y ejercicios prácticos a profundidad. Por último, el YOGA de AGAMA es fascinante, de hecho deseo aprender mucho más y volvería al lugar para descansar y aprender de Yoga en este lugar. Tienen fundamentos y la misión de llevarle esto al mundo. Lo recomiendo especialmente para aquellas personas que quieren obtener información teórica y comprender los orígenes del tantra.
Samuel Kilby May 16, 2018
I arrived at Sogamoso expecting to be a volunteer in La Finca San Pedro and was extremely surprised when the owner, Juan Ananda, invited me to join the sacred sexuality course that he would be offering. I jumped at the chance, after having searched far and wide for more information about Tantra and Sacred Sexuality. The course was incredibly profound! I have now been practising and studying tantra for more than 3 years and still to this day I continue to apply the teachings of Agama Yoga in my daily life and sacred sexuality practice. During this course, I was extremely impressed by Juan's knowledge and dedication to Tantra. At the time, I didn't always connect with his teaching methods, as I like to learn with practice and visual supports. However, I have known Juan for over 3 years know and have taken more courses with him and I have seen him grow as a teacher. He has adapted his pedagogy to be more inclusive and active without losing the depth of the teachings that he is transmitting. I am eternally grateful to Juan Ananda, as tantra has changed my life. I also met my partner and now mother of my child in his tantra course. Thanks Juan.
Karolin Tsarski May 15, 2018
I spent 6 months in Agama Yoga Colombia. Initially my plan was to stay a little less, but in the end I just couldn’t leave, just something that is there that kept me til the very last minute. As Little Prince says that the most important things are not visible to the eye, but only to the heart. If you let it, this place really wins your heart. The warmth of the family, the kindness of the people, the sincerity of the teachers, the feeling of being home and being taken care of from the heart is something so rare and precious and invaluable to encounter. Juan as the main leading teacher is really passionate about sharing the knowledge and really give his all to push you along your spiritual path. He is also very sincere, open-hearted and always helpful, going out of his way to make you feel at home! I spent the 6 months teaching in Agama Yoga Colombia and this was something truly special and provided deep opportunity for growth as a teacher. This is greatly helped along by the settings- small groups of students and living all together. Such context provides a totally different dimension to you as a teacher, you are not teaching anonymous students just providing them with theory and guiding them through practice, which is generally the case in teaching in the West. You hear their stories, allowing you the opportunity to guide each and every one of them individually for deeper growth through yoga. You can immerse yourself into the role as not only yoga teacher, but help them also outside the class, be there for them and use your talents whatever they may be from healthy cooking, physiotherapy, or just listening and taking the role of a friend, mother or therapist:). You have the opportunity to also really look within yourself deeply, as the intimate settings cut out a lot of outside distractions and see your own shortcomings and aim to constantly set a daily example of yourself, as the students will be looking up to you at all times as a teacher. This speeds up your personal evolution a lot, if you choose to take the challenge. Such settings can be also intense emotionally, but in the most fulfilling way, as there is no greater satisfaction to see the students truly grow in front of your eyes. I definitely grew a lot as a teacher and person during my time in Agama Yoga Columbia!
Clara Delage May 12, 2018
The human size of Agama Colombia allows us to focus on our practice and dive deeper into the teachings. With the good vibes of La Finca and the warm welcoming of the team, I spend an intense and relaxing stay at the same time! It felt like a retreat, during which I could connect with the students of the other levels (I was doing level 3) and follow their evolution. I really enjoyed witnessing the same doubts and challenges that I met 2 years ago, while doing my level 1 in Thailand! The place is different, but the content is the same. With all the wisdom and the depth needed. I highly recommend this yoga course, especially because with less students you will be guided and helped on a daily basis more easily by the teachers. They all have their personality, which can trigger many things regarding that we basically live together! However, that was a very interesting and inspiring human and yogic experience.
Nicole Salmon May 08, 2018
I had been at the Finca San Pedro just short of a couple of weeks. Immersing myself into the yoga classes there and floating around the beautiful garden of Eden - the farm, lounging around and easing my self gently into travelling life. I connected instanly with the beautiful Dutch Yoga Teacher that was due to help teach the First Level One Intensive of Agama Yoga as a month long course. Waking up each morning to the sounds of the animals on the farm- there was chickens, a Goat called Aros, a wild and crazy flock of geese and ducks, some beautifully elegant peacocks, three rabbits, a yogini cat called Lunar! and four lovely dogs. It was such a gorgeous place to be and I was happy with my decision that I had came here. It was great to be surrounded by other travellers sharing stories of the road and making connections. The farm is owned and run by a local Colombia family- and a beautiful one at that! The place was just so homely and wonderful. Breakfast was served by the lovely chicas of the house- and travellers, volenteers of the farm, yoga teachers and guests all sat down like a big family for breakfast- I immediately felt right at home ❤ I stayed at Finca San Pedro for 2 months and my experience there was nothing short of extraordinary! I initially came with no plan and wanted to just flow, after travelling for a while I was looking for a place where I could really relax, purify and renew myself with yoga studies and practice. I ended up jumping into the Agama one month intensive course straight away, and was blow away by the teachings and practices, it wasn't long until I was literally glowing inside and out. Waking up in this little peice of heaven everyday was pure bliss. The teachers that I had where amazing. As I said before I actually became really close to one of the woman teachers and we are now lifelong friends! And this Finca brought us together, I am forver grateful. Juan the leading teacher was incredible, you can tell that yoga is a passion of his and his complete lifestyle and that really shows in his teachings. Very genuine and authentic, firm in his approach but also gental with a great sense of humour too, I had many laughs there and was definitely compelled listening to his lectures and his journey, he has unshakable focus in guiding you through asana practice and that really helps if you are new to yoga or a bit unstable in your own practice, his energy is very strong with centered enthusiasm, stable and genuine in the most positive ways, a true yogi, he really wants the best for his students. Agama Colombia set me on the path of tantric studies that totally changed my approach to life. I had a beautiful room in one of the house blocks right next door to the yoga hall, I had to walk up a ladder to sleep in it , it was like a little indoor tree house I loved it! So unique, like no where I stayed before. There are many things to do outside the Finca, and Juan is so hospitable, not only is he a teacher of yoga but he is also taking us outside to show us his home town and the village he lives in, he took us to play a traditional Colombian game in a bar with other travels, to dance salsa one other night, to amazing hot springs with healing mud, to a wise shaman to experience a sweat hut purification, a walk to a beautifulview point through some amazing forests, and also to another spiritual community to experience some rituals and practices that I had no idea even existed. Staying here has definitely been one of the most memorable experiences of my life on the road travelling. It was my first port of call in Colombia and it was my reason for staying as long as I did. I am infinitely grateful to Juan, his teachings of yoga, his hospitality, we became great friends and I will never forget my time I had here, the Finca San Pedro will always hold a place in my heart, it's growing constantly and I'm sure now there's even a sweat hut being built on the grounds it's self. If you stay here I can positively say that your experience will be nothing short of magical!! Whether your volentering, studying yoga or just simply going to relax, there's something for everyone here. You will definitely walk away inspired. 💓
Stefan Waldegger May 07, 2018
2 1/2 years ago, I absolved my training as a yoga teacher in Agama Yoga Thailand, which was an amazing and life changing time. After finishing my training, Juan Ananda invited me to teach Agama Yoga in his branch located in Colombia on the beautiful Finca San Pedro. Happily I accepted the invitation and moved over half the planet from Agama Yogas headquarter in Thailand to Juan's yoga center located in beautiful nature in 2800m height in the amazing country Colombia, surrounded by mountains and all the beauty nature has to offer. Soon I fell in love with the family like atmosphere on the Finca San Pedro where Agama Yoga Colombia is located and my career in teaching Yoga began. Juan played the role as a supportive big brother, father and also Guru in case of questions in my beginnings in teaching Yoga at his branch of Agama Yoga.
DIANA V May 06, 2018
When I met Agama yoga I just loved the place. La finca, -where agama is located- has a beautiful and calm energy surrounded by mountains, warm days and chilly nights. The first time I came to Agama Juan -the instructor- told me just "came with an open heart" so that was my attitude and I had a wonderful experience over there. Even when my path in tantra was initiated before, I realized it was for me in this lifetime with this agama tantra course. The course challenged me and my beliefs in many ways, emotionally and mentally and it was not easy see me trough all the experience but I was worth it and empowering in all these levels too. I made a really good friends over there, I had the oportunity to live in one week with an amazing woman and men who I admire and honor for what that are. The instructors, Sebastian, Ishvari and Juan taught the information in different ways, they are beautiful humans and really committed to their own process.
Leonardo Portilho May 04, 2018
I first met Agama Colombia in 2014 as a new born Tantra Yoga Teacher. After graduated in Thailand the previous year, Juan invited me to teach there. It was for me the kick off of my reall teaching experiences. Juan had such a warm and friendly hospitality, not only that but always concerned with the quality of my teachings. Although acknowledging his human limitations and shadowlike aspects it seemed to me that he took seriously his practice and spiritual life and that made me very comfort to estasblish a trusthworthy brotherhood relationship. I spent incredibly 3 months over there where everyone that spent sometime with us were pretty content and greatful with their experience.. The energy built around was constantly like a big family.. lots of fun and consciousness awakening, of all of us.. Indeed Juan was a senior teacher but I never found any behaviour of superiority towards none of us, on the contrary, two events that happened between us, were both acknowledged by him as a misunderstanding and mistaken but all concerned with the teachings quality. Afterthat we kept in contact regularly and met once more in Thailand where both of us were improving our practices and I could feel the same enthusiasm and dedication to his spiritual evolution. I definitely believe and recommend Agama Colombia as one of the greatest place not only in South America but in the world for those who truly wish to work on their holistic existence. As everyone should know before signing up into any sort of retreat, Agama is one of the unique Tantric school in the world where students have the chance to explore their full potential, including their sexuality. Therefore, its true that such topic is regularly present among students because its also a gateway to consciously awaken our spirituality, instead of supressing it as many other schools and traditions do, treating it as something inpure. I offer myself available to give any further information about Agama worldwide. Mind your mind
sean spoon May 04, 2018
My experience with Agama Yoga Colombia literally changed the direction of my life. Actually, you can read the full inspired account of my time there in the two subsequent books that I wrote: search for Planet Spoon Travel: Guiding Spirits (1) and Attention Focused To Perceive... (2) on Amazon and Kindle and you will find them. I found both the male and female teachers there to be very knowledgeable, supportive, passionate and compassionate on both the Level 1 Yoga Intensive, and most notably, on the two-week Tantra course that I initially attended. I resonated so much with what they were committed to and the evident benefits that I decided to ditch my plans to travel the rest of South America and instead flew to the other side of the world to continue studying at the school's headquarters in Thailand. I was particularly impressed with the way that Juan did his best to look after the group and give us the best experience possible. This included a trip to visit one of the local shaman families nearby, which was not on the original schedule, a chance to ride the local horses at a nearby stables, and he drove us all through the rain to the hot springs on my birthday, even though it was likely going to be a washout. The Finca is after-all a home, and after six weeks there it felt very much like that, and was hard to leave. I did leave my mark with a wall mural however, so much did the experience fill me with feelings fo abundance and creativity! I left there feeling full of joy and love and will no doubt return the next time I am in Colombia. You never know, it may even be a return to teach! Blessings all, Spoon, UK
Alice Dgv May 04, 2018
I arrived in the school with an open mind to this kind of yoga that was new for me. The teachers Djala and Juan welcomed me beautifully into their teachings so I decided to take the whole 1 month training. Day by day I saw a deep change in myself and a great opening in my spirituality. The course is very complete as you learn the philosophy of yoga, practice purifications, learn about Ayurveda, and do 4 hours of practice per day - while learning about each Asana (posture) you do. This is what I appreciated the most. Both Juan and Djala were great teachers, dedicated, patient and open to any questions. I also did the one week tantra course, which was just as interesting, professionally taught and deeply transformative. After these 5 weeks I felt like a different, wider person, passionate about yoga and spirituality and ready to further deepen my practice. These teachings have stayed with me ever since.
Stefanie O'Connor April 13, 2018
I was very excited and signed up for the month long course only to leave after less than a week due to Juan’s disgusting behavior. While he was hitting on me and sleeping with another girl, another woman came to visit that he introduced as a ‘friend’ that seemed to think that she was his girlfriend. It’s really disappointing! Furthermore, both me and another woman had money go missing while we were there. When I asked Juan about it, he treated me with a total lack of respect. My advice is not to go if you are a woman! These teachings are not authentic.
CM February 20, 2018
I'm writing this review to warn other women and to help keep the yoga community safe. Juan, the manager of Agama Yoga center at Finca San Pedro has approached me in a way that is unacceptable and inappropriate. He has touched me without my consent, and tried to hit on me by using my interest in yoga and tantra, abusing his position as a teacher. After rejecting him multiple times he continued telling me "I want to make love to your Shakti so that I can become a Shiva" and "I have this honest thought I want to share with you, I want to fuck you really hard", to name just a few of his comments. Once I updated the staff about the situation they told me they know 'Juan is very difficult with women' and that it was common for him to behave this way towards most attractive woman who arrived at the property (women of all ages). Juan has been harassing me and he finds it difficult to accept a loud and clear no as an answer, telling me that he is like Jesus and doesn't make any mistakes when I shared how his actions and words were making me feel. There are so many beautiful places in Colombia where you can enjoy nature, meditate and do yoga. Stay safe and don't go here. ******* Reply From The Center ****** Initially we sent an answer of this review to retreat.guru and this website decided to first consult the person who left the review, then this person changed her review, and we also had to modify our answer and put more precise details of what REALLY happened with this woman who left this review, from the first moment she contacted us until she left our premises, and of course we were mentioning in that answer her name, so whomever reads this review will know who did that, but then this website retreat.guru, refused to mention her name, which we find it not fare, because it means that anyone can actually come to this website and say whatever about us, but no one can actually know who wrote that review, which make us NOT TRUST THIS WEBSITE AT ALL anymore, because they don't take reviews seriously... Anyway, the fact is that on the top of this the woman who left this review, she was actually never an student of Juan Ananda and she was never a student of Agama yoga Colombia, so she has not right at all to leave reviews about Juan Ananda as a teacher or Agama Colombia as a Yoga school.. Still it is true that Juan met this woman outside the school and if anyone is interested to know precise details of what REALLY happened when Juan met this woman, starting from the email she first sent us, please write directly to us to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you THE COMPLETE STORY, together with her name and everything.. After this we asked retreat.guru to remove our profiles, because of course we don't want to be here anymore but they also didn't let us, so please be aware that any information about us in this website is not updated and is not real, so you better consult directly our website www.agamayogacolombia.com Thank you and we look forward to hear from you..