Working somewhere away from home for no money hasn’t yet proved to be a very appealing holiday option for Russian travelers. However, many people in developed countries admit volunteering to be a wonderful way to travel cheaply, collect impressions and experience, get to know the culture of a country from within, at the same time proudly and feasibly contributing to making our world a better place to live.
Lyse Mai Lauren was born in Wellington, New Zealand. She studied flute at Sidney conservatory along with performing arts, osteophaty, folk medicine. At the age of 26 she first visited Tibet and Nepal. Since 1985 she was taught by lamas, like Kalu Rinpoche, Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Tulku Orgyen, and Chadral Rinpoche since 1991. Most of her time she spends in Darjeeling (India) and visits Tiruvannaamalai.
Fabio Andrico has been teaching Yoga internationally for over 30 years. He began his yoga career in the mid-seventies, when he studied Sivananda Yoga during a trip to India. In the following years, Andrico was exposed to many different yoga traditions. He ultimately met his teacher, Dzogchen Master Chögyal Namkhai Norbu, in 1977 and had the rare opportunity to learn the Tibetan tradition of Yantra Yoga directly from this lineage holder.
Chatral Rinpoche, Sangye Dorje (born in 1913) is a Dzogchen master in his mid-90s. He is a reclusive yogi known for his great realization and strict discipline. Rinpoche is one of the few living disciples of Khenpo Ngagchung and is widely regarded as one of the most highly realized Dzogchen yogis. In addition to his relationship with Khenpo Ngagchung,
Comparing to Indian yoga tradition that is being studied already for more than 100 years and is partly applied in the West, Tibetan yogic practices just started to be slightly revealed. Before the Chinese invasion Tibet was a secluded country, both due to its geographical position and local mentality, foreigners were not welcome here. In 1940s an Indian teacher of Hatha and Kundalini yoga sent his western disciple Theos Bernard to Tibet to perfect his knowledge. It took a lot of efforts for Theos “to gain confidence”.
Apart from the famous Thai resorts, there are several traditions that attract tourists from the West to this friendly country. First, it is the well-known Thai massage. Using the techniques visually reminding hatha yoga asanas, the massage therapist treats all the body. Such therapists can be found in special parlours or right in the streets, though the quality may differ.