I remember when I first saw Sri Dharma Mittra in New York, at the Dharma Yoga Center. I clearly remember his humble way of walking in to class, fixing everyone’s mats, making sure that everyone was fine. The whole “Yoga Bubble” that I was living in for years was destroyed in one second after seeing Dharma. I felt like I was practicing for the first time in my life.
His practice and teaching style have evolved a lot since that first meeting. His classes used to be much more dynamic, but now he likes to address his classes to everyone and not only to young and flexible students. He loves sharing his spiritual knowledge through Satsang, and – especially if one remains receptive – through psychic transmission. But with Sri Dharma, you never know how the next class will be and what he will change again. It’s always a mystery.
The Dharma’s method is different than anything else on the yoga market now mainly because Sri Dharma is still young and alive, and shares whatever he gained through all these years of experience with the same enthusiasm and joy every single day. His is a complete practice: Everything is in there and if you practice regularly, you feel that you going back “home”, where the main source is. To be studying with a teacher that still teaches almost every day makes a huge difference.
The biggest lesson I’ve learned through the years of practicing with Sri Dharma is to remain humble and receptive.
To accept, simultaneously, our vulnerability and our immense power to change whatever doesn’t serve us anymore.
And to remain receptive to the grace of the infinite love of the Divine Mother. I am doing my best to remain a medium so that his practices can travel all around the world and the maximum number of students out there can benefit from them. Many times I hear myself thinking “What Dharma would do in a situation like this?”
I am happy to say that Dharma Yoga has been received in the best possible way in Greece. Our students love the practice and many of them travel regularly to different places to practice with Sri Dharma and other senior teachers.
On his 80th birthday, I just want to express immense gratitude to Dharma-ji for the eternal light that he is and for all the Dharma crew that works for him that are always in service.
This post was written by Elena Mouratidou
Dharma Yoga LOAY 800 hour certified | Greece