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Ashtanga Yoga Holiday Retreat

Pranayama, Mysore style Ashtanga practice and sitting meditation in the evening will be practiced every day.

In the afternoons we will dive deeper into detailed Asana alignment to improve the depth of your Yoga practice.

Last but not least there will be time for your questions and we will discuss some of the ancient Yogic texts like the Bhagavad Gita or Yoga Sutra.

Banzendorfer Strasse 15, Lindow DE 16835
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Type of Event

  • Retreat

Yoga Styles

Levels

When

Jun 7 to
Jun 14
2014
10:00 amto03:30 am

Arrival Day (Saturday)
after 17:00 Arrival
18:00 - 19:00 Dinner
19:00 - 21:00 Introduction and Meditiation

Workshop (Sunday-Friday)
7:00 - 7:30 Pranayama
7:30 - 9:30 Mysore Style
9:30 - 10:30 Brunch
11:00-13:30 Asana Technique /
Yoga Philosophy
Alternatively this class can be held in the afternoon
19:00-20:00 Dinner
20:00-21:00 Meditation

Departure Day (Saturday)
7:00 - 7:30 Pranayama
7:30 - 9:30 Mysore Style
9:30 - 10:30 Breakfast

Price

550 €

Workshop and Food

The tuition for this workshop is: 550 € (including food).

As always please do not hesitate to contact us if you really wish to join our course but see no chance to afford it.
Accomodation
Accomodation type person /
week
Single room (if available) 300 €
Double room with attached bathroom 170 €
Double room with shared bathroom 140 €
Triple room with shared bathroom 120 €
In the Yoga hall (with mattress provided) 70 €
In one of our tents 70 €
In your own tent 40 €

Single occupancy is only available if there is enough room.
If more students register you'll need to share the room with another person.
If wish to stay in a single room we can help you find a hotel room nearby or you can always stay in a tent.

Full Description

= Wake up to your practice =

It is very natural that one's idea of what Yoga really is has many blind spots and will remain incomplete no matter how hard one tries to follow even the best of all routines.
In that context "Practice" is the re-opening of one's eyes to see the many subtle details that transforms whatever you do into a "Yoga practice".

In this workshop our aim is to provide an environment that helps re-awakening one's individual perception of Yoga practice and discover new facets of the wonderful Ashtanga Vinyasa system and Yoga in general.
= Yoga Practice Is Internal =

Working on the internal key aspects of the Ashtanga Vinyasa is the key to transforming it into a healthy and extremely interesting method. Yet too often they are being more or less completely neglected.

Just making a loud noise when breathing doesn't create Ujjayi Pranayama, "squeezing the anus" has not much to do with Moolha Bandha and seeing your navel at any cost is not the goal of Dristhi at all.

The constant observance and refinement of the external and internal processes in Yoga makes the real difference in the practice, not one forced pose after the next. As much as we all hope that it should be enough to just learn all the 6 Ashtanga series blindly to "get it"... it is not.

The difference makes how you practice, not what you practice!
= Non-attachment and Concentration =

The wonderful Ashtanga Vinyasa practice method of precisely sequencing postures and breathing normally helps focusing one's mind for quite some time - especially as long as one seems to be "progressing".

But what happens if your body looses it's abilities for whatever reason?
Suffering is guaranteed when we identify our happyness with a fully functioning body and our most beloved Yoga practice, because the body will grow old for sure. Therefore Patanjali Yoga Sutra states very clearly that you must practice, but with the outmost non-attachment!

The great news is that as long as you are alive there is always some practice available for you and ultimately Yoga practice does not even depend on any physical posture.
You can always practice Pranayama and meditation until the last moments of your life. So let's start!
= Yoga Philosophy =

Yoga practice is not physical exercise!
In Yoga we are ultimately trying to understand the essence of our existence by developing the ability to see the difference between the one and the many, the unchanging and the changing, the subject and the objects, the self and the

The vast body of classical Yoga philosophy provides a powerful addition to “enlighten” the background of whatever approach you chose as your Yoga practice. It provides the tool to realize the difference to a mere physical exercise program. Ultimately studying the scriptures and even the amazing grammar of the Sanskrit language can become a fascinating Yoga practice by itself.

In this workshop we won't cover a text at all but rather give an overview of the different philosophical tradtions and look at a few examples of the Updanishads, the Bhagavad Gita and Yoga Sutra.