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In our overactive and over stimulating life, it is common to place the action of worldly pursuits as inferior to the renunciation and seclusion away from it all. The great yogi, sitting spine erect in padmasana, detached and impartial to the mess

2017 - Refinement

In the new cycle of 2017, a fresh crisp energy to Refine. Show me, Yoga says – how much do you mean what you say? Align your 3 doors of Body (Action), Speech (Words) and Mind (Thought). May they be mirrors of reflections upon each other.


Sometimes, Many times, we mistaken More Thinking to Deeply Listening. We tire out from cycles of overthinking before the real work can begin. We justify, because the alternative would be to admit that all that effort put into More Thinking is useless.

Salutations to the Sun

Salutations to the Sun

 Anton on Sun Salutations, some things to consider and the particular version that he practices.

Video taken from the banks of the Ganges River in Rishikesh.

Seek For Me, Ask of Me

'Seek for Me, Ask of Me' it says.

'In the womb of Nature i rest,

in the Temple of Man i wait, 

Seek for Me

Ask of Me

Where Do You Walk?

Where do you walk, when you walk alone
What is your posture, when no one is looking...


ROY X YOGAHOOD : Who's YogaHood

Yogahood Australia is a non-profit organisation that brings the benefits of yoga to at-risk and underserved communities in Australia. Get into the mindset of the great women behind this powerful initiative.

The Craftsman Takes Action

We are intelligent beings, every single one of us. In each of us an inherent ability to shine brighter, stand taller, love larger, live true.  We are intelligent beings, every single one of us, with all our grand ideas living out their lives in our mind. 

The power of a Yes, The power of a No : Ahimsa

We all believe in the power of 'yes', that it relates to positive thinking. But saying yes, in many ways can be a means of quite the opposite. Well, Gandhi said no, that was his power.

Yoga Pilgrimage Retreat in Nepal

Back in Nepal once again, this time in the warm October sun and during the Festival of Lights. After starting crisp mornings in the heated comfort of the yoga room, we gather for a nutritious breakfast full of ...

Vairagya vs Abyasa & Arthur Ashe

A core principal in Yoga is the balance between Vairagya (Discipline, Practice, Effort) & Abyasa (surrender, non-attachment) - Ref The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (v1.12-1.16). While seemingly different, these two work hand in hand. 

Yoga Tree Studio Chiang Mai : 108 Salutation Charity Event


On Sunday the 5th of October, right before Yoga Tree Chiang Mai closes for a mini-break, we will be hosting a charity class of 108 Sun Salutations for Peace beginning at 2:00pm. The session is to promote world peace and will be led by two qualified yoga teachers, Daphne Charles and Anton Jager from Routes of Yoga.

All are welcome to come to this donation based event supporting The Stratton ABC Foundation Registered Charity no: C.M 310 Chiang Mai Registered in June 2010; The Foundation presently cares for 10 disadvantaged Thai Children. Your participation in this charity class will go a long way in supporting their work.

Charity Yoga Class at Yoga Tree Chiang Mai

The Practice of Hatha : 2 Sides to a Coin

'In order to develop love - universal love, cosmic love, whatever you would like to call it - one must accept the whole situation of life, as it is, the light and the dark, the good and the bad.'
- Chogyam Trungpa

Swami Satchidananda, The Yoga Sutras

'I feel we don’t really need scriptures. The entire life is an open book, a scripture...

- Swami Satchidananda Commentry on The Yoga Sutras