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“CULT, Beware! Yikes !”
Review of Agama Yoga

Agama Yoga
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Owner description: Agama is the Yoga University on the paradise tropical island of Koh Phangan (Thailand). It is a place for spiritual seekers who are looking for Truth. We offer monthly Yoga courses and drop-in classes,Tantra workshops, meditation retreats, and specialize in Teacher Trainings. We also have an Ayurvedic & Holistic Healing Center. Our program consists of teachings and explanations of various techniques from many styles of Yoga, including Hatha Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Tantra Yoga, Kriya Yoga, Laya Yoga, Raja Yoga, Karma Yoga, Jnana yoga, Nidra Yoga, and Bhakti Yoga, altogether constituting a genuine example of "Integral Yoga" At Agama you can discover yourself, reveal your full potential and evolve spiritually. Together, we form a supportive community of interesting people from all over the world. We offer a special atmosphere, great teachings, and profound knowledge. We make an authentic form of Yoga based on Indian and Tibetan traditions available to you in a practical and comprehensible way which is easy to apply in your daily life. Our aim is to guide our students into a journey of self-discovery and process of self-development.
Oakland, California
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“CULT, Beware! Yikes !”
Reviewed November 1, 2013

These people have a reputation on the island for taking advantage of the young yoginis of the course. I've found many incongruencies and contradictions with their course. Often you'll overhear other patrons of agama quietly grumble in small groups, I found that when I approached and inquired more details of their disdain they would shush me or shun me.. Often afraid that I was "one of them" or that one of them was listening.

Visited June 2013
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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“great foundation of traditional yogic practise... (with flaws)”
Reviewed October 10, 2013

first level course is very good and helps all who attend...
so do the next 2 levels... after that the extra-curricular activites start
to interfere with the whole process...
I recommend to move on to somewhere else, eg. Ubud (Bali) or Chiang Mai...
for further spiritual development...

I have also watched the lives of many Agama students after they leave and have seen some major issues with this 'Cult' like environment.

Other yoga schools around the Gulf of Thailand and elsewhere benefit from post-Agama students who are often traumatised and in need of some serious rehab... the Agama method breaks down peoples values and rebuilds them into the people they want you to be...
so if you want to be a pee drinking, vegan, who eats twice a day and bless everyone you meet...

my advice: pass through, see it, and then leave... if you want the real thing head to an ashram in Southern India, after Agama's intro you'll be ready.

Visited November 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“it was grate, interesting spirit expiriense and magic:)”
Reviewed August 29, 2013

it was very spesial expiriense for me, i meet mistery and alot strange there.... i got nice body and good health... and continue knowing yoga as spiritual akt.
with my respekt.

Visited January 2013
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Miami, Florida
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Life changing”
Reviewed August 12, 2013

coming here was a critical changing point in the direction of my life. I have learned an exceptional amount of teachings in the short time I was there and can see the deep spaces of vulnerability that can come up because of it. Which is not a bad thing yet can be quite challenging. Be aware that this is strong stuff and certianly not for everyone. yet if you choose to move beyond the barriers of the mind and heart, this is the place for you.

Visited September 2012
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Bogota, Colombia
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Top yoga”
Reviewed August 7, 2013

This is a true form of yoga that can get you far if you re aspiration for self transformation is there, you ll have all the time to practice and receive teachings. Thats ideal and rare to find this combination , i came for the first month and since have been living in the island for the past 6 years. I really like my own independent practice and the support of the school at the same time. If you are serious about yoga , you will love it ...

Visited September 2012
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