Heart of India
Indian Classic Yoga - Heart of India is founded by Pinky More and Richard Slager. With our activities we bring ancient knowledge from India to Europa.
It is difficult to remain yourself in the hasty western lifestyle in which we currently live. We are consumed by what we consider the important things in our lives, but it does not make us any happier. Because of a fundamental cultural difference this happens less in India. The knowledge of umongst others Yoga and Ayurveda are part of their daily routine. By learning more about Yoga and Ayurveda we can learn more about ourselves, our body and the balance of body and mind. Only once we are balanced we can be truly happy.
With our activities we raise money for orphan girls in India. This way we give something back for the knowledge and wisdom we acquire.
Pinky More was born in India. Here she has completed an advanced teachers training Program at The Yoga Institute in Mumbai, the Oldest Organized Yoga Center in the World. After a few years of working and traveling over the world she has settled down in the Netherlands to introduce Indian Classic Yoga, the traditional style of Yoga.
In Kerala, India, Pinky has studied Ayurveda and started giving ayurvedic massages.
Since 2012 Pinky organizes Yoga retreats at Centre Lothlorien in France. In 2019 she started the affiliation between Centre Lothlorien and ‘The Yoga Institute’. Currently, besides leading her own Teacher Training Courses in France she teaches in several other European countries and participates to Yoga programs in Ghana and India.
Richard Slager is raised in the Netherlands. After years of working in the Hotel and Tourism Industry in different countries he sets a bridge between India and the western world.
Since the establishment of Centre Lothlorien in France in 2002, Richard has helped with the organisation of the centre has been organizing activities to familiarize young people with playing and living in nature.
In India, Richard has completed the Yoga Teacher Training Course at The Yoga Institute in Mumbai and has studied Ayurvedic herbs and medicins in Kerala. Now in France he teaches the practical uses of local herbs.
The Yoga Institute
Pinky More and a team of experienced teachers organise a Yoga Teacher Training Course in affiliation with The Yoga Institute in Mumbai, India, the oldest organised yoga center in the world. The Yoga Institute was founded over 100 years ago by Shri Yogendra, who learned yoga from a Saddhu. Shri Yogendra was the first householder Yogi and the first to bring the knowledge to the public. The teachings are based on Indian Classic Yoga, which has an holistic approach.
The director of the Yoga Institute, Hansaji Yogendra has visited our beautiful location in France in 2019, together with her son Hrishi Yogendra.
The retreats and Teacher Training Courses take place at Centre Lothlorien. Centre Lothlorien is an international guesthouse and course center in the North-east of France at a centerpoint of western Europe. It is situated in the rural areas of the Champagne-Ardenne region in a unique natural location surrounded by forests. The center itself lies in a valley and covers approximately 14 acres with hills, fieds and 2 lakes. This energetic and relaxing place is an ideal base to find peace and tranquility within yourself.
Centre Lothlorien is a Dutch initiative. At the center vegetarian meals are being prepared.