Pat Markovina

Pat Markovina

Pat Markovina

Characteristic

Name: Pat Markovina
Place: Betty’s Bay

I started attending yoga asana classes at Ananda Kutir with Yogeshwari, about 25 years ago,because I had an ulcer and thought yoga would help me to overcome tensions in my life.  It did, and gradually I moved further into the ashram and discovered the Outreach Project, making food for TB clinics in the townships.   I joined the Wednesday sandwich  group in about 1990 and discovered wonderful like-minded women, who were living the teachings of Swami Sivananda – Serve, Love, Give, Meditate, Realise.   This involvement led me to the Yoga Philosophy discourses given by Swami Parvathiananda, also on Wednesdays, and now, all these years later I live about 90 kilometers away from Ananda Kutir, but still drive to the ashram every Wednesday to refresh my soul with the company of these warm and dedicated people who have added so much to the quality of my life.  The ashram is growing as more and more young people discover that the love and compassion that is at the core of Ananda Kutir, enriches their daily lives in perhaps unexpected ways.

Pat and Damyanti @ Ashram

Pat and Damyanti @ Ashram

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