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Loving Greetings  from Haus Yoga Vidya!

We invite you to stay in a peaceful environment where you can gain new insights, access to your intuition, and rediscover your inner resources of happiness. At Haus Yoga Vidya, the daily programme of yoga postures, breathing exercises, deep relaxation, chanting, meditation and vegetarian meals is designed to have an optimal effect on your body, mind and spirit.

Enjoy the rejuvenating tranquillity and closeness to Mother Nature as you replenish your energy and relax completely. In addition to lectures and workshops, there are two meditation sessions and two yoga exercise classes offered daily.

Haus Yoga Vidya also offers many leisure activities such as cycling (bicycles can be borrowed without charge), hiking in the adjoining forests and valleys, swimming, sauna, excursions that you can take to a variety of local points of interest. You are very welcome at Yoga Vidya throughout the year.

We are always happy to receive your suggestions, comments and registrations. Please send them to: info(at)yoga-vidya.de

List of Seminars:

Swami Sivananda

December 2016

Asana classes and guided meditations are usually in German. If you need translation for asana classes, please let us know when you register.

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Date:December 9 - 14
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B161209-4
Title:Ayurveda Marma Massage Training
Instructor:Leela Mata

Marmas are centres of the three bio-energies: vata, pitta and kapha, as well as the three basic qualities of Nature: sattva, rajas and tamas. By using soft circular movements on marma points, you can release toxins, compacted energies, and suppressed or blocked emotions. Learn how to use marmas to re-establish the harmonic flow of prana.

In this training, you will learn to locate the marma points and to work on them so that health in the various body organs may be re-established or maintained. Included are recognized elements of Ayurveda therapy training, holistic therapy training and holistic massage therapy training.

Shared room €443; double room €519; single room €598; dormitory/tent/caravan €382

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March 2017

Asana classes and guided meditations are usually in German. If you need translation for asana classes, please let us know when you register.

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Date:March 12 - 17
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B170312-2
Title:Asana Intensive with Narayani
Instructor:Narayani

Work intensively on your asanas and be inspired by talks and daily meditation. Narayani, co-author of the "Book of Yoga", has a way of teaching that is magical. She guides you in a playful manner and you may find yourself doing difficult variations and being amazed at how much is possible. As a result of her long and intensive asana practice and more than 30 years of teaching experience, Narayani can also give you excellent advice on your home routine. Her calm and joyful personality is always an inspiration! This programme includes little theory and longer asana classes.

Shared room €470; double room €549; single room €629; dormitory/tent/caravan €407

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Date:March 17 - 19
Location:Allgäu
Register:A170317-2
Title:Asana Intensive with Narayani
Instructor:Narayani

Work intensively on your asanas and be inspired by talks and daily meditation. Narayani, co-author of the "Book of Yoga", has a way of teaching that is magical. She guides you in a playful manner and you may find yourself doing difficult variations and being amazed at how much is possible. As a result of her long and intensive asana practice and more than 30 years of teaching experience, Narayani can also give you excellent advice on your home routine. Her calm and joyful personality is always an inspiration! This programme includes little theory and longer asana classes.

Shared room €201; double room €233; single room €265

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Date:March 17 - 24
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B170317-8
Title:Yoga Nidra Training for Yoga Teachers
Instructor:Dr. Nalini Sahay

This intensive seminar focuses on Yoga Nidra in the tradition of Swami Satyananda. Dr. Nalini's detailed explanations will enable you to have a clear comprehension of the subject. Through practice and discussion, you learn to be completely aware and effortlessly relaxed on the mental, spiritual, emotional and physical levels.

Shared room €533; double room €642; single room €756; dormitory/tent/caravan €446

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Date:March 24 - 31
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B170324-4
Title:Prana Healing: Basic Training
Instructor:Dr. Nalini Sahay

Based on the teachings of Swami Sivananda and Swami Satyananda, Dr. Nalini Sahay has developed a system of prana healing that helps release blocked energy; it opens the chakras and enables prana to flow smoothly. Like Reiki, these techniques have a profound impact on physical and mental health, both in self-healing and in the healing of others.

Dr. Sahay has been able to show the efficiency of these techniques in healing illnesses; she has used them in her work with AIDS victims and homeless people in the slums of Delhi. The techniques can also support drug addicts, alcoholics and others in overcoming their addictions.

You will learn to harmonize your energies to heal different levels of your being, as well as transmit prana healing energy to others. Dr. Sahay puts great emphasis on not accepting money for transmission of prana healing energy. The course includes valuable and easily applicable techniques for yoga teachers, health practitioners, social workers, psychotherapists, nurses and everybody who wants to help people who have problems. Dr. Sahay teaches in English with German translation.

Shared room €615; double room €725; single room €838; dormitory/tent/caravan €527

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Date:March 31 - April 2
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B170331-4
Title:Prana Healing: Basic Training
Instructor:Dr. Nalini Sahay

Sri Yantra

Sri Yantra

The Sri Yantra is the mother of all yantras; it contains the essence of all yantras. Meditation on it is said to vanquish any problems that may arise from anger, jealousy and other negative emotions. Its study is considered to be a kind of spiritual pilgrimage.

Sri Yantra represents the cosmos at the macro-cosmic level and the human body at the micro-cosmic level; each of the circuits corresponds to a chakra of the body. The spiritual journey from material existence to ultimate enlightenment is mapped in the Sri Yantra.

Effective and tested practices based on meditations on the Sri Yantra will enable you to:

  • Recharge your energy levels.
  • Detach yourself from negative feelings and emotions.
  • Cultivate inner silence.
  • Better trust yourself
  • Take control of your life.
  • Access answers from your inner self.
  • Clear your karmas.

Shared room €180; double room €212; single room €243; dormitory/tent/caravan €155

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April 2017

Asana classes and guided meditations are usually in German. If you need translation for asana classes, please let us know when you register.

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Date:April 2 - 7
Location:Westerwald
Register:W170402-1
Title:Asana intensive - lots of practice, with a bit of theory
Instructor:Swami Saradananda

This is a rare opportunity to make a breakthrough with your yoga practice! Work intensively on asanas in a relaxed atmosphere. Swami Saradananda's approach is concentrated and systematic. She makes even the most difficult and asanas seem possible to do. Learn special techniques to improve your flexibility, coordination, endurance and strength. The seminar includes 5 hours of asanas daily, as well as sessions of meditation and Sanskrit chanting.

Shared room €317; double room €396; single room €477; tent/caravan €255

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Date:April 2 - 7
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B170402-2
Title:Pawanamuktasana: Advanced Yoga Teachers’ Training
Instructor:Dr. Nalini Sahay

Dr. Nalini Sahay of the Bihar School of Yoga teaches th Pawanmuktasana series as she learned it from Paramahamsa Satyananda. These asanas coordinate the various bodily functions so that they work together more harmoniously. Pawanmuktasana indicates that there is a release of prana within the pose. Each group supplements the other, stimulating and encouraging a free flow of prana.

Shared room €364; double room €442; single room €523; dormitory/tent/caravan €301

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Date:April 9 - 12
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B170409-4
Title:Prana Healing: Advanced Training Course
Instructor:Dr. Nalini Sahay

This is an advanced training for graduates of “Prana Healing Basic Training Course”. It will include intensive interactive prana healing practice within the group.

Topics include:

  • Passing on the prana healing technique
  • Advice for dealing with participants in prana-awakening experience
  • How to deal with difficulties and frequent questions from participants

Prerequisite: Prana Healing Basic Training Course

Shared room €218; double room €265; single room €314; dormitory/tent/caravan €180

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Date:April 9 - 12
Location:Allgäu
Register:A170409-3
Title:Forgiveness, Healing, Transformation
Instructor:Swami Tattvarupananda

To heal yourself, and to make significant progress in your spiritual practice, you must be able to forgive. Past negative situations have an amazing power to positively transform your life when you learn to forgive.

During the weekend, Swami Tattvarupananda will lead you on a path of transformation using techniques of Yoga and Vedanta. You will learn new steps on the path to healing and wholeness.

Shared room €218; double room €265; single room €314

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Date:April 9 - 18
Location:Westerwald
Register:W170409-2
Title:Advanced Yoga Teachers’ Training Intensive A1 – Jnana Yoga
Instructor:Swami Saradananda

Your Instructor: Swami Saradananda

Swami Saradananda

Vedanta is the philosophy which is called the “end of knowledge“. It attempts to lead you to freedom and immortality by posing such questions as “Who am I?" "What is real?" What and where is happiness?”

The systematic analysis of these questions guides you in attaining true wisdom. Vedanta philosophy is based on the premise that your essential nature is pure consciousness, pure being, knowledge and happiness: Satchidananda. This insight can enable you to rid yourself of negative mental entanglements.

This training includes talks in English (with German translation) on Jnana Yoga and Vedanta, Indian scriptures and philosophical systems. The classes on hatha yoga teaching techniques, sports medicine, relaxation and stress management will be in German (remember to let us know if you need translation).

Shared room €673; double room €815; single room €961; tent/caravan €560

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Date:April 14 - 17
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B170414-6
Title:Meditations from Vijnana Bhairava Tantra
Instructor:Dr. Nalini Sahay

Sri Vijnana Bhairava Tantra is a tantric text from the tradition of Kashmiri Shaivism. It is written in the form of a conversation between Shiva and Parvati; they discuss 112 different meditation practices for expanding awareness and releasing the prana (energy) that is dormant in the body.

Vijnana Bhairava Tantra is a book of practices, not of philosophy. You will find methods that are suitable for you, regardless of your inclination or temperament. These are powerful practices, presented in a simple and uncomplicated manner. The 112 techniques of meditation are all inclusive; it is said that there is no meditation technique that is not covered in Sri Vijnana Bhairava Tantra.

Shared room €252; double room €300; single room €349; dormitory/tent/caravan €215

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Date:April 14 - 17
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B170414-5
Title:Hygiene for the Back: Education and Injury Prevention
Instructor:Gauri Agulla Castro Eckhardt

In her many years of practicing and teaching yoga, Gauri has developed an innovative method of combining traditional yoga asanas with exact anatomical corrections. She has a huge experience of various asana styles and has consulted world renowned back specialists; this enables her to give you fresh insight into the functioning and effects of asanas on your back. You will learn to strengthen your back, avoid back injuries, and how to rehabilitate your back from previous damage.

Shared room €252; double room €300; single room €349; dormitory/tent/caravan €215

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Date:April 14 - 17
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B170414-8
Title:Improving your self-confidence and inner strength
Instructor:Shanmug Westley Eckhardt

Think of how much time, energy and potential you waste because of self-imposed limitations. Shanmug, an experienced yoga teacher and psychotherapist, will help you to develop your full potential. This will enable you to free yourself from many of the restrictions caused by your internal and external conditioning.

He offers three steps that will assist you in achieving desired results:

  • accept yourself
  • know your potential
  • re-create your life

You will experience a new awareness and self-assurance that will enable you to begin to guide your life in a more positive direction. You will find yourself faced with fresh talents and possibilities.

Shanmug`s presence is in itself is a healing experience as a result of his deep understanding of human nature. He has a compassionate spirit and the ability to accept each individual for who he/she is. He will present you with useful exercises that will help to ensure your progress.

Shared room €252; double room €300; single room €349; dormitory/tent/caravan €215

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Date:April 16 - 19
Location:North Sea
Register:N170416-5
Title:Forgiveness, Healing, Transformation
Instructor:Swami Tattvarupananda

To heal yourself, and to make significant progress in your spiritual practice, you must be able to forgive. Past negative situations have an amazing power to positively transform your life when you learn to forgive.

During the weekend, Swami Tattvarupananda will lead you on a path of transformation using techniques of Yoga and Vedanta. You will learn new steps on the path to healing and wholeness.

Shared room €218; double room €265; single room €314; dormitory/tent €180

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Date:April 17 - 23
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B170417-1
Title:Kriya Yoga Intensive
Instructor:Dr. Nalini Sahay

chakras

7 Chakras

If you have been practicing asanas, pranayamas, mudras and bandhas regularly for two years or more, you may be ready to learn Kriya Yoga. These twenty powerful practices constitute a conflict-free, non-confrontational set of exercises for awakening your inner power. Kriya Yoga techniques enable you to open the chakras, purify the nadis, and awaken Kundalini Shakti.

After completing this course, it is suggested that you continue with the practice for thirty minutes daily, in the manner specified. The various practices harmonize the pranic forces within your body. They help you to attain bliss, peace, and tranquillity. Vipareeta karani, mudra amrit pan, mudras and bandhas regulate your system. The degenerative process is reversed as the sahasrara chakra is stimulated. This improves the functioning of all bodily organs, systems, mind and emotions.

Traditionally, these techniques were never taught publicly, but were communicated verbally from guru to disciple. Paramahamsa Swami Satyanandaji first taught these kriyas in the early 1960s because he felt that Kriya Yoga fulfils the needs of spiritual enlightenment in this millennium. Dr. Sahay is a direct disciple of Swami Satyanandaji, carrying on his teachings.

Shared room €459; double room €554; single room €652; dormitory/tent/caravan €385

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Date:April 21 - 30
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B170421-3
Title:Advanced Yoga Teachers’ Training Intensive A2/F2 – Wisdom of the Upanishads
Instructor:Swami Tattvarupananda

This training focuses on the Upanishads, the most important scriptures of classical jnana yoga. The Upanishads comprise the philosophical-metaphysical portion of the Vedas and form the basis of Vedanta, the philosophy of non-dualism. Swamiji will lead you in a fascinating analysis of the Upanishads, addressing basic questions of human existence, such as: Who am I? What is real? What is happiness? These are designed to lead you to the perception of your real nature, which is pure consciousness. This knowledge will help you to get rid of mental entanglements and show you the way to freedom.

The course includes a survey of Indian scriptures and systems of philosophy, main yoga scriptures, the six Schools of Classical Indian Philosophy, and the Upanishads.

A2: In addition there will be Hatha Yoga teaching and stress management techniques.

This seminar may alternatively be taken as Advanced Yoga Teachers’ Training Intensive F2 (), which includes additional Vedanta talks instead of the Hatha Yoga teaching and stress management techniques.

Shared room €673; double room €815; single room €961; dormitory/tent/caravan €560

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May 2017

Asana classes and guided meditations are usually in German. If you need translation for asana classes, please let us know when you register.

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Date:May 5 - 7
Location:Westerwald
Register:W170505-3
Title:You are unique
Instructor:Swami Tattvarupananda

Every human being is a jewel with special talents and duties. The focus of this seminar will be on discovering and optimizing your unique gifts and talents. Explore the practical wisdom of yoga to gain new inspiration in life. Obstacles on your spiritual path will gradually dissolve, leaving you feeling better harmonized with your true self and more insightful in your daily life.

Shared room €169; double room €201; single room €233; tent/caravan €144

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Date:May 12 - 14
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B170512-5
Title:Dream Yoga
Instructor:Leela Mata

Patanjali

Patanjali

In the Yoga Sutra, Patanjali states that by meditation on the knowledge gained through dream or deep sleep you can quiet your mind, improve your concentration and help you to reach a state of inner peace. In the course we will seek to understand dreams according to the principles of yoga and vedanta

  • The various states of consciousness and how to make the dreaming state a time of yogic growth
  • Using your lucid dreams, creative dreams and prophetic dreams as tools of transformation
  • Reconciling conflicts between the conscious and unconscious minds
  • Learn to decode and understand the messages of your dreams so that you can make healthier decisions concerning your life-style and relationships
  • Find your own unique dream symbols
  • Release suppressed emotions and memories in the sharing circle
  • Contact deeper levels of yourself that can guide you into healing, balancing and transforming your life
  • Journey into your deeper self and learn to contact the Masters, your Guru or Ishta Devata and make your dream state a time of Yoga Swadhyaya (self-study)
  • Meditation to enter into your own “Vishnu State” and be a witness to the Cosmic Dream

Shared room €190; double room €222; single room €254; dormitory/tent/caravan €166

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Date:May 14 - 19
Location:Westerwald
Register:W170514-4
Title:Asana Intensive with Narayani
Instructor:Narayani

Work intensely on your asanas and be inspired by lectures and meditation. Narayani is the co-author of the book "Yoga". Her way of teaching is magical; she will guide you in a playful manner. You will find yourself doing the most difficult variations and be amazed at how much is possible. As a result of her long and intense asana practice and more than 30 years of teaching experience, Narayani can give you excellent advice. Her calm and joyful personality is always an inspiration! This program includes little theory and longer asana classes.

Shared room €470; double room €549; single room €629; tent/caravan €407

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Date:May 14 - 19
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B170514-5
Title:A Guide to Happiness: Interpreting the Yoga Vasishta
Instructor:Leela Mata

The Yoga Vasishta is one of the most important jnana yoga scriptures. The sage Vasishta explains the highest wisdom of Vedanta to Prince Rama, who is desperate to understand the suffering of the world and to find a deeper meaning to life. This work contains unbelievable stories – sometimes funny, often surreal – about parallel universes. Their purpose is to show the illusionary nature of this world and of our conceptions of “I”.

However, the Yoga Vasishta is no work for ivory-towered scholars; in fact, the opposite is true. Its main statement is: realize that beyond the relative "reality" there is one unique and absolute Truth; realize that you are Brahman, pure consciousness. Free yourself from all limiting identifications and then act with detachment in the world. That is the path to overcome suffering and to live a happy life.

Shared room €417; double room €495; single room €576; dormitory/tent/caravan €354

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Date:May 19 - 21
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B170519-18
Title:Introduction to Yoga Therapy
Instructor:Acharya Harilalji

Knowledge of the therapeutic aspects of yoga can provide valuable aids to your teaching. This seminar introduces you to the theory of Comprehensive Yoga Therapy, including the concepts of Panchakosha Tattwa (five sheaths of existence), aadhi (stress), and vyadhi (disease).

Harilal discusses the indications and contraindications of the different tools (asana, kriya, pranayama, prana channelling, cyclic relaxation) from yoga scriptures and the Upanishads that are applicable in yoga therapy.

This seminar is useful for people from various backgrounds, including yoga teachers, yoga therapists, doctors and physiotherapists.

Shared room €169; double room €201; single room €233; dormitory/tent/caravan €144

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Date:May 21 - 28
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B170521-10
Title:Ayurveda Marma Therapy Training
Instructor:Dr. Devendra Prasad Mishra

Marma

Marmas are the meridian point system of Ayurveda, corresponding to organs, nerves, and bodily systems. Through manipulation of Marmas by means of Abhyanga (massage), Mardana (acupressure), Aromatherapy, Pranic healing, Herbs (lepa), Raktamokshan (blood letting), Marma puncture, and Agni karma, the Prana (life energy) can be directed to remove blockages and stimulate energy flow, thus resulting in a healthy state of body, mind and spirit.

The programme includes

  • Introduction of Marma Therapy
  • History of Marma Therapy
  • Marma and Chakra
  • Marma and constitutions
  • Marma and Pulse Diagnosis
  • Marma and Tongue Diagnosis
  • Types of Marma treatment
  • Psychological aspect of Marma therapy
  • Marma location and identification
  • Marma and disorders
  • Marma and Ayurvedic oils
  • Marma meditation

Shared room €615; double room €725; single room €838; dormitory/tent/caravan €527

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Date:May 21 - 30
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B170521-6
Title:Panchakarma with Leela Mata
Instructor:Leela Mata

Panchakarma, the well known ayurvedic treatment, is one of the most effective methods of cleaning the entire body. It regenerates and revitalises you, starting from the cellular level. Deep-seated blockages are released; the total organism is detoxified and regenerated. This process is especially effective when assisted by yoga, meditation and the singing of bhajans.

“Pancha” means “five” and “karma” means “techniques of cleansing”. The five techniques of cleansing are: Vamana (therapeutic vomiting), Vireka (purgation), Basti (oil enema), Nasya (cleaning of the nasal passages) and Rakta Mochana (using herbs to cleanse the blood). The process of deep cleaning strongly activates your powers of self-healing. This process will be assisted by daily abhyanga massages (3-4 massages by another participant in the workshop and 3-4 guided self-massages), exhalation therapy and a special diet.

Leela Mata will discuss the ayurvedic concept of constitution and give each participant a private consultation.

Shared room €817; double room €959; single room €1105; dormitory/tent/caravan €705

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Date:May 28 – June 4
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B170528-6
Title:Ayurveda Medicine Training: Basic Course
Instructor:Dr. Devendra Prasad Mishra

This systematic two-part training offers you the unique opportunity to study the time-honoured medical system of India - Ayurveda. You will be introduced to the theory and practice under the expert guidance of a traditional Ayurveda doctor.

Curriculum includes:

  • History of Ayurvedic medicine and its basic principles
  • Anatomy, physiology, pathology, preventive medicine
  • Nutrition
  • Practical training in treatment

This course is suitable for homeopaths, doctors, therapeutic practitioners, nutritional counselors, physiotherapists, masseurs and yoga teachers who would like to extend their range of knowledge. It is also for interested lay-people.

Those who want to continue their study may participate in the advanced course, which will take place in 2018.

Pre-requisite: basic knowledge of Ayurveda and yoga (for example: an Ayurveda weekend or yoga and meditation introductory weekend)

Dr. Devendra Prasad Mishra, M.S. (Ayurveda) Shalya, Banaras Hindu University, B.A.M.S., P.D.C.R., Dip.Yoga. Teaches and consults at various national and international institutions. He is trained in both traditional Ayurveda and Western Medicine. He is a master of Ayurveda Marma therapy and Pulse diagnosis. Dr. Mishra is the founder-director of the Kewalya Nature Care Society, which is working for the propagation and development of Ayurveda, Yoga and other Natural sciences.

Shared room €678; double room €789; single room €903; dormitory/tent/caravan €591

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June 2017

Asana classes and guided meditations are usually in German. If you need translation for asana classes, please let us know when you register.

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Date:June 2 - 4
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B170602-11
Title:Healthy Aging
Instructor:Leela Mata

To grow old with health and joy is a challenge we all invariably face. In this seminar we will find inspiration and practical tools in the ancient teachings of Yoga and Ayurveda, which can guide us into aging blissfully. Through profound understanding, and skilful living, we can face this challenging time with grace and ease.

Shared room €190; double room €222; single room €254; dormitory/tent/caravan €166

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Date:June 2 - 5
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B170602-16
Title:Yoga and Meditation Retreat with Swamiji
Instructor:Swamiji

rishikesh

Rishikesh / India

The spiritual path is tread using a mixture of personal effort and Divine grace. This grace may be obtained through satsanga, which literally means “being in the presence of people seeking wisdom and truth.”

Swamiji is a yoga master from Rishikesh, India. His mere presence is highly uplifting. He radiates profound peace and quiescence, causing you to connect with your true nature on a deeper level. Tensions seem to drop away by themselves; your mind turns inward of its own volition.

Shared room €252; double room €300; single room €349; dormitory/tent/caravan €215

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Date:June 4 - 9
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B170604-6
Title:AyurYoga Training
Instructor:Leela Mata

Ayur-Yoga integrates ayurveda and yoga with the aim of restoring and maintaining the individual’s internal and external balance. Harmony comes through a proper understanding of the doshas (bio-energies) and their relationship with asanas, pranayama and meditation.

Shared room €456; double room €535; single room €616; dormitory/tent/caravan €393

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Date:June 4 - 9
Location:Westerwald
Register:W170604-2
Title:Bhakti Yoga
Instructor:Swami Guru-sharanananda

You will be taken on a musical journey to India with very dynamic kirtan: spirited mantra-chanting with harmonium and tablas. Swamiji, with his warm and humorous style, will share episodes from the life of the great saint Ananda Mayi Ma. He will unlock the connection to the female aspect of the divine within each of us. In his Svakriya yoga classes you will feel an energy-emphasized dynamic practice with mantras.

Swamiji manages the Omkareshvar Ma Ashram in central India, where he also runs a school for underprivileged children.

Shared room €364; double room €442; single room €523; tent/caravan €301

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Date:June 16 - 21
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B170616-11
Title:Devi Sadhana Retreat - Dynamic and deep spiritual life
Instructor:Swami Guru-sharanananda

Swami Guru-sharanananda take you on a three-day inner journey to find new depths of spiritual experience. Kirtan, Swakriya Yoga, guided meditations, contact with the Divine Feminine and deep inner invocations unfold new ways, methods and inspirations to deepen and enliven your spiritual life. The Swami share from his own lifelong experience and work spontaneously and joyfully with the group. Experience a new dynamic in your Path to God!

Shared room €387; double room €466; single room €547; dormitory/tent/caravan €324

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Date:June 18 - 23
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B170618-5
Title:Clairvoyance Training Course
Instructor:Chitra Sukhu

Learn techniques to develop Clairvoyance. Everyone has the ability to be psychic. In this course you will learn techniques to develop your psychic senses. You can use this ability for your own personal development and also to help your students and clients.

Topics:

  • Using the platform of the Yamas and Niyamas of Raja Yoga as the foundation for psychic development.
  • Learning and practicing exercises to strengthen the aura, essential for all psychic work
  • Clairvoyance: internal visualization exercises to develop the psychic sight.
  • Chakras: what are they, how to see, feel and balance them.
  • Muscle testing: to sensitize yourself to your own energy field, and how to apply that technique with others
  • Auras: developing clairvoyance to see, interpret and balance them.
  • Psychic drawing: using pictures, symbols and colors to get information about a person.
  • Pendulum: learn to use the pendulum for easy answers to practical questions about life, health, partnership, jobs and decisions.
  • What to bring:
  • journal
  • colored pencils for drawing
  • picture of someone you would like to send love and healing to
  • pendulum
  • open-mindedness towards yoga and spirituality along with a desire to explore new areas of yourself

Shared room €456; double room €535; single room €616; dormitory/tent/caravan €393

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Date:June 18 - 21
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B170618-7
Title:Power of Words - Power of Mantras
Instructor:Leela Mata

Each word you utter is a unit of power; words convey strength and carve your destiny. Mantras are words of Divine Power that carry the force of the ''Big Bang''! They can create and they can destroy. Each has its literal meaning and mystic implications, through which you express your feelings.

Learn the art of mantra repetition and the power of initiation. Charge your mind with spiritual vibrations and experience yourself opening up to life. Use of mantras can enable you to gradually merge with Absolute Consciousness. In this seminar, we will delve into the science of sounds.

Mantras purify the mind and draw the Grace of God to you. Mantra repetition can bring healing on all levels of the personality. It expands and intensives your magnetism and your field of influence. Above all it leads you to Self Realization!

Shared room €255; double room €302; single room €351; dormitory/tent/caravan €216

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Date:June 23 - 25
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B170623-5
Title:Food for the Soul: Yoga Nutrition and its Impact on Spiritual Progress
Instructor:Leela Mata

Food for the Soul

The right kind of food can accelerate your spiritual growth; it can bring healing, peace, satisfaction and joy into your life. Understand how to fully nourish your body/mind/spirit complex. Recognize that all of the senses must be fed; learn to feed them. This seminar includes simple rituals to energize and spiritualize your food. Leela Mata’s knowledge is spiced with humorous and enlightening stories.

Shared room €190; double room €222; single room €254; dormitory/tent/caravan €166

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Date:June 25 - 30
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B170625-8
Title:Ayurveda Marma Massage Training
Instructor:Leela Mata

Marma points are the junctions where Vata, Pitta, and Kapha meet; where sattwa, rajas, and tamas meet; or where eternity and relativity meet. They may also be the junctions between the physical, astral, and causal bodies. In short, they are points that have great importance to the well-being of your body, mind and spirit.

  • You will learn traditional methods to locate Marma points and to work on them so that health in the various body organs may be re-established or maintained.
  • Marmas and Chakras
  • Dosha (Vata/ Pitta / Kapha); Marma Points
  • Dosha Marma Oils
  • Ayurvedic Oils - and which diseases they help
  • Using the mind to open your marma points
  • Facilitating communication between yourself and the patient through the flow of Cosmic Prana
  • Learn to build and activate the prana in yourself and the patient
  • Marma Regions and Main Corresponding Marmas
  • Marmas and the Five Elements
  • Yoga Asanas, Pranayama and Meditation for you, as a Marma Massage Therapist, to protect yourself from energy loss and to nourish yourself with prana
  • Marmas and the use of mantras

Prerequisite for certificate: you must attend the entire training programme, including meditation, chanting and yoga classes.

Shared room €456; double room €535; single room €616; dormitory/tent/caravan €393

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Date:June 25 - 30
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B170625-4
Title:Renovate Your Life
Instructor:Chitra Sukhu

“Nature’s rhythm pulses through every cell of our being. When you are in harmony with this rhythm the universe becomes a symphony..." - Chitra Sukhu

When you are aligned with your higher purpose, you'll find that your life is effortless, playful and contains moments of extreme joy. In this course we will explore the universal laws of attraction, destiny and karma. This will help you to shift your perspective, take charge of your life and stop being a victim of circumstance.

In this workshop you'll learn to uncover your unique gift and better manage your energy. You will probably notice that you life is flowing more purposefully.

Shared room €364; double room €442; single room €523; dormitory/tent/caravan €301

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Date:June 25 – July 23
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B170625-9
Title:Yoga Therapy Training: 4-Week Intensive
Instructor:Acharya Harilalji

This advanced course is designed for those who wish to deepen their knowledge of yoga and yoga therapy. Students will learn the basic concepts of Panchakosha Tattwa (the five sheaths of life), aadhi (stress), vyadhi (disease), and aadhija vyadhi (psychosomatic ailment). They will be introduced to the techniques used in Yoga Therapy and Yogic Physiotherapy: breathing movements, asanas, pranayamas, shat kriyas (cleansing exercises), cyclic relaxation, prana channeling, and various meditation techniques.

Yoga therapy works on many levels to erase psychosomatic ailments and alleviate such diseases as asthma and allergy, back pain, knee pain, headache and migraine, arthritis, anxiety and depression, and muscular dystrophy. After consultation with the patient, the therapist recommends and teaches various techniques. The patient then practices on his/her own until the illness is controlled or cured.

Yoga Vasishta, Taitariya Upanishad, Prasna Upanishad, Yoga Sutra, Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Gheranda Samhita, and Bhagavad Gita are among the traditional texts that provide the theory, as well as the practices, used in Yoga Therapy. This course places emphasis on experiencing the wisdom of yoga, rather than merely acquiring information

Shared room €2.281; double room €2.722; single room €3.178; dormitory/tent/caravan €1.933

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July 2017

Asana classes and guided meditations are usually in German. If you need translation for asana classes, please let us know when you register.

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Date:July 2 - 5
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B170702-8
Title:Ayurveda for Women
Instructor:Leela Mata

Shakti

Each woman is a reflection of the Divine Mother, the universal Shakti (energy) who creates the universe. As the microcosm, she reflects the cosmic rhythms of nature (the macrocosm).

In this seminar we will explore the rhythms and cycles of creation in order to understand the complexities of a woman's bio-physical, psychological and spiritual makeup. Understand your constitution and what it takes to keep your unique mind/body system in balance.

Begin to work with your body's healing intelligence to correct underlying imbalances and help you feel better. You will gain a new understanding of puberty and menopause, and how to pass through these events comfortably and joyfully

Leela Mata will suggest some simple habits to support your self-healing; she will also give you some profound anti-aging secrets.

Shared room €255; double room €302; single room €351; dormitory/tent/caravan €216

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Date:July 7 - 9
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B170707-6
Title:SO HAM
Instructor:Leela Mata

Put words and theories aside! This is a practical and experiential course in living Vedanta.

So Ham is the key to entering the extraordinary space of Advaita. Leela Mataji guides you through the different practices and techniques that will bring So Ham alive and make it applicable in your daily life.

So Ham brings Advaita Vedanta down to earth and is a bridge that enables you to cross over into transcendental awareness.

Shared room €190; double room €222; single room €254; dormitory/tent/caravan €166

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Date:July 9 - 12
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B170709-6
Title:Let go of fear / Welcome an open heart
Instructor:Leela Mata

Fear is like a thick, dark cloud hovering over your heart; it separates you from the joy that you are and blocks the light of reason. Fear says NO to LIFE and keeps you from moving forward. Fear holds LOVE a prisoner and keeps you in isolation and desperation, robbing you of your freedom.

With the compassionate guidance of Leela Mataji, find ways to clear away the dark cloud of fear. Begin to understand yourself and your relationship to fear. We will meditate to dissolve the cloud of fear and let the light of the Self shine through, helping you to bring new awareness to every situation. Be inspired into finding a fulfilling life; be open to the wholeness of love and the freedom that is your birthright.

Shared room €255; double room €302; single room €351; dormitory/tent/caravan €216

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Date:July 9 - 14
Location:North Sea
Register:N170709-4
Title:Spirituality and Big Mind
Instructor:Swami Bodhichitananda

In this seminar we explore the newly arising field of Integral Spirituality and its expanded worldview that is born from the convergence of world spiritual traditions and multiple fields of human knowledge. This convergence has created a new worldview and a Universal Spirituality that shows the future of evolution for both individual spiritual practice and collective, cultural awareness.

The first half of the seminar will include theory and discussion; in the second half we will practice of Big Mind, using both Western psychology and non-dual direct perception. This is one of the most powerful and entertaining ways to directly experience one’s own divinity.

Shared room €385; double room €464; single room €544; dormitory/tent/ €322

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Date:July 9 - 14
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B170709-4
Title:Meditations for Manifesting peace, love, happiness, health and success
Instructor:Chitra Sukhu

Learn and experience ways to manifest peace, love, happiness, health and success in your life. We will explore our creative selves and the positive energies that can enrich our lives.

To develop positive qualities we'll focus on heart opening guided meditations, mantra meditations to harmonize the whole system and connect with the Divine, and Chakra meditations to unfold your full potential. Starting with the outer world, experiment with awareness; with practice you will find yourself naturally moving inward.

Shared room €364; double room €442; single room €523; dormitory/tent/caravan €301

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Date:July 14 - 16
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B170714-8
Title:Law of Attraction
Instructor:Chitra Sukhu

Universe Hill

"The universe is constantly listening to your thoughts and answers… every moment of every day you are in a dialogue with life... Look at your life and you will know your thoughts… life is your thoughts solidified..." - Chitra Sukhu

You are conditioned to see with your physical senses, but the subtle senses are needed for the inner journey. Using the outer world as our laboratory, we will experiment with awareness.

In this seminar we'll explore the Law of Attraction and the link between the inner reality and the outer manifestation. There will be practical exercises to effect change. Learn how to manipulate energy through meditation and mantras, and how to speak the language of the universe.

In Set your intention for this workshop and come join us as we make your dream the reality.

Shared room €169; double room €201; single room €233; dormitory/tent/caravan €144

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Date:July 14 - 16
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B170714-7
Title:Meditations from the Tantra
Instructor:Dr. Nalini Sahay

Based on the teachings of Swami Satyananda Saraswati, this seminar includes ajapa japa, antar mouna, and chidakasha charan sadhanas. These practices enable you to re-programme your mind to lead a healthier and more spiritual life. You are bound to feel rejuvenated as your prana is balanced.

Shared room €180; double room €212; single room €243; dormitory/tent/caravan €155

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Date:July 14 - 16
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B170714-13
Title:Raja Yoga Meditation
Instructor:Leela Mata

The Royal Science as outlined in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra offers proven techniques to achieve an esteemed, elevated and successful life. For most of us the mind is the master and we are the servant. This can be turned around. The moment you master your mind, you become the master of your life.

To master your world you must master your mind. Leela Mataji will share with you simple techniques on how to make the mind your friend and obedient servant.

Shared room €190; double room €222; single room €254; dormitory/tent/caravan €166

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Date:July 14 - 23
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B170714-5 / B170714-6
Title:Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Intensive A6/F6 – Aparoksha Anubhuti – Direct Self-Realization
Instructor:Chandra Cohen

Direct-Self-Realization

This seminar is based on the "Aparoksha Anubhuti", or the "direct intuitive experience of God." This is a concise brilliant work of 144 verses that unfolds the teachings of Shankaracharya, the great philosopher and master of Vedanta, jnana yoga and the direct path to achieve Oneness.

"Here, the agent is described, which can be Aparoksha Anubhuti, the direct realization attained, so as to achieve the final liberation ..." (verse 2)

This is a bold promise. You may not reach full self-realization in this seminar, but the great message of Vedanta revolutionizes your thinking, as well as your understanding of yourself and of the world. You will be inspired to question previous ways of thinking and patterns of behavior, and to overcome them. The process of debate, questioning, and meditating on the highest metaphysical truths guides you step by step to an ever clearer understanding of the essential unity of all, your true nature as pure being, knowledge and bliss.

A 6: includes lectures on anatomy, physiology, stress management

F6: includes additional Vedanta lectures on Aparoksha Anubhuti instead of anatomy, physiology, stress management

Prerequisite: Completion of Yoga Teacher’s training

Shared room €673; double room €815; single room €961; dormitory/tent/caravan €560

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Date:July 16 - 19
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B170716-7
Title:Ayurveda Meditation Techniques
Instructor:Leela Mata

In Ayurveda, meditation is considered to be a prerequisite for experiencing harmony in body, mind, senses and prana.

In this seminar, you will learn:

  • preparatory exercises and aids to meditation
  • mantra, yantra and ritual meditation techniques for each of the doshas (basic body constitutions)
  • herbs, nutrition and life-style for achieving purity and depth of meditation
  • practical highly effective meditation techniques

Shared room €255; double room €302; single room €351; dormitory/tent/caravan €216

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Date:July 16-19
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B170716-4
Title:Dharana Darshana
Instructor:Dr. Nalini Sahay

Dharana practices are cited in yoga texts, as well as the Tantras and Upanishads. These concentration and visualization exercises are designed to help you purify the nadis and chakras.

In this seminar, you will hear stories to enable you to understand the symbols. You will learn the full steps of Kaya Stairyam, the basic concentration on the stillness of the body. You will practice Chakra Shuddhi Dharana, after it has been explained in minute detail – then Ajapa Dharana to equalise the apana and prana.

Bahyakasha, the exploration of space or ether, will be conducted in a meditative way. We will experience ourselves as a part of the great cosmos. This will be followed by Antarakasha, the exploration of the inner space that forms our core.

All the practices are spiritually rewarding and meant for sincere seekers. Dr Sahay is a long time-student of Swami Niranjananand. All of these teachings come from his vast knowledge of the Tantras and Upanishads.

Shared room €239; double room €286; single room €335; dormitory/tent/caravan €201

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Date:July 16-21
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register: B170716-3
Title:Meditation Retreat Made Easy
Instructor:Swami Bodhichitananda

A well balanced daily practice of yoga, pranayama, and meditation is essential to emotional healing, mental clarity, success, focus in career and overall good interpersonal relations, as well as a sense of inner self-contentment and meaning in life. Having practiced yoga and meditation for more than 35 years and studied with some of the greatest Himalayan yogis and spiritual minds, Swami Bodhichitananda is well qualified to help any level of beginner, intermediate or advanced practitioner. In this Meditation Retreat, Swamiji will bring us thorough instruction the basics of meditation and pranayama, how to sit comfortably, with short sitting sessions of 20 minutes, and gradually through the week increase the length of meditation until you can sit comfortably for one hour at a time. You may sit on the floor or in a chair for this Retreat. Personal attention will be given and all your questions answered. Swami Sivananda’s book “Concentration and Meditation” will be the text.

Shared room €385; double room €464; single room €544; dormitory/tent/caravan €322

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Date:July 16-23
Location:North Sea
Register:N170716-3
Title:Bhakti Yoga with Swami Guru-sharanananda
Instructor:Swami Guru-sharanananda

During this special week you will be taken on a mystical musical journey to India with dynamic Kirtan: spirited chanting accompanied by harmonium and tablas. Swamiji, with his warm and humorous style, will share episodes from the life of the great saint Ananda Mayi Ma. He will unlock the connection to the female aspect of the divine within each of us. In his Svakriya yoga classes you will experience an energy-intensive dynamic practice, accompanied by mantras.

Swamiji manages the Omkareshvar Ma Ashram in central India; he also runs a school for underprivileged children.

You can be there for the entire programme or only a few days.

Price per day: Shared room €54; double room €73; single room €93; dormitory/tent €38

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Date:July 19 - 23
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B170719-2
Title:Hatha Yoga Workshop
Instructor:Maheshwari Cohen

Maheshwari enables you to deepen your asana practice while staying centred. She offers you an array of variations to the classical poses; she gives you techniques to ease into intermediate/advanced asanas.

Each session will have a different focus, such a: forward bends, backbends, twists and balances. This seminar is recommended for intermediate and advanced practitioners with an experienced practice. Yoga classes are from 8.30-10.30 in the morning and from 4.00-6.00 in the afternoon. In between classes you will have enough time for excursions or to rest.

Shared room €315; double room €377; single room €442; dormitory/tent/caravan €265

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Date:July 21 - 23
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register: B170721-3
Title:Nature Yoga – for inner and outer Peace
Instructor:Swami Bodhichitananda

How can we bring our lives back into harmony with nature and our own true Self? In this seminar, we will explore our relationship with outer nature and our own inner nature. We will spend as much time as possible outdoors, practicing yoga and meditation. Our practice will include various meditations on nature as discovered by forest yogis.

We will also explore the newly emerging field of religious and spiritual naturalism and evolutionary cosmology of such modern spiritual pioneers as Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Thomas Berry, Michael Dowd and the Integral Movement. Updating our views to fit into the new comprehensive worldview of reality, we will attempt to gain a greater understanding of our place within the Universe. Only by doing this can we truly find Peace, not only for ourselves, but also for humanity and all of Earth’s inhabitants.

Shared room €180; double room €212; single room €243; dormitory/tent/caravan €155

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Date:July 21 - 23
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B170721-8
Title:Rasa Yoga – tasting the Divine nectar of the Gopis
Instructor:Leela Mata

The Gopis, the cow-herding women of Vindravan, experienced the highest form of devotion for Lord Krishna. Through their unconditional love they experienced the Divine union of Yoga in the mystic dance known as the Rasa Leela (Sweet Play).

In this seminar, we will explore the deep secrets of the Rasa Leela to understand its implications in this modern age. This programme is bound to have positive, uplifting impacts on your life and relationships.

Shared room €190; double room €222; single room €254; dormitory/tent/caravan €166

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Date:July 21 - 23
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B170721-5
Title:Tantra – Techniques for transformation and liberation
Instructor:Chitra Sukhu

"Most of us are sleeping but we don't know that until we wake up"- Chitra Sukhu

In the Vijnana Bhairava Tantra Shiva expounds 112 techniques to go beyond ordinary consciousness. Chitra will lead you in an exploration of a few of these powerful methods; if you practice them regularly, you can transform your life. You will find yourself more aware and awake, and better able to experience life as it is, without elaboration.

These techniques will enable you to refine your personality and transform your life. In sharing this experience, Chitra gives you a valuable and rare gift.

Shared room €169; double room €201; single room €233; dormitory/tent/caravan €144

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Date:July 21 - 28
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B170721-4
Title:Yoga Nidra Advanced - Yoga Teachers’ Training
Instructor:Dr. Nalini Sahay

Yoga Nidra Advanced - Yoga Teachers’ Training

In this seminar, you will learn to bring yourself to a deep state of relaxation and meditation – and how to bring your mind out of this state gradually and effectively. You will practice Nyasa, Pratyahara and Chidakasha Dharana, which facilitate an internalization of the mind. The end result is a highly developed state of awareness and relaxation.

Yoga Nidra is one of Swami Satyananda Saraswati’s major contributions to modern-day spiritual life. He derived the practice from the Tantras, where it is defined as psychic and dynamic sleep. It is a method of relaxing by creating one-pointedness of mind. The seminar leader, Dr. Nalini Sahay, trained with Swamiji at the Bihar School of yoga

Yoga teachers will learn to give detailed explanations of Yoga Nidra, ensuring that they are clear in their comprehension of the subject. With practice, participants will learn to be completely aware and effortlessly relaxed.

Course content

  • How Yoga Nidra works at the yogic and scientific levels
  • How to remain aware
  • What is Nyasa? How is it applied in Yoga Nidra?
  • How pratyahara is practiced in Yoga Nidra. Antar Mouna will be taught
  • How to become focused and concentrated
  • How to remain energized
  • How to experience complete relaxation
  • Detailed practices of visualization include
    • Psychic centre visualization
    • Psychic symbol visualization
    • Eyebrow centre/Om visualization
    • Asana Visualization
    • Movement in time
    • Rapid image visualization
    • Aura visualization
    • Golden egg visualization
    • Story visualization
    • Practices of chidakasha dharana

Prerequisite: Yoga Teachers’ Training + 7-day Yoga Nidra 1 course

Shared room €533; double room €642; single room €756; dormitory/tent/caravan €446

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Date:July 23 - 28
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B170723-2
Title:The Secret of Mind Control
Instructor:Swami Bodhichitananda

“To control the restless mind and perfectly still all thoughts and cravings is the greatest problem of a human being. If he has subjugated the mind, he is the Emperor of emperors. For gaining mastery over the mind, you have to know what it is, how it works, how it deceives you at every turn and by what methods it can be subdued.” - Swami Sivananda

In this seminar, Swami Bodhichitananda, will lead you in an exploration of Swami Sivananda’s writings, teachings of other yogis, and developments in psychology and neuroscience to explore the nature of the mind. We will also look at how the ego manipulates thought and time to hijack us from our highest ideals. You will learn how to use yoga, pranayama and meditation to gain greater self control, inner freedom, and direction in your life.

Shared room €385; double room €464; single room €544; dormitory/tent/caravan €322

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Date:July 23 - 28
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B170723-18
Title:Adhyasa Bhashya – Continuing Vedanta Course with Chandra Cohen
Instructor:Chandra Cohen

All the Vedanta-texts proceed with the sole aim of completely destroying the false apprehension which is the root of all evil for the attainment of knowledge of the One Self.” - (Adhyasa Bhasya of Adi Sankaracharya)

We are the One Self – it does not require practice, physical or mental. We are One without a two, Nondual. Yet we mistakenly perceive ”I” as subject and everything else as object. Recognizing this error and discriminating the truth - knowing That which is beyond the senses, is the whole purpose of Vedanta and will be the aim of the seminar.

The text we will study is Sankara’s defining, Introduction to Brahma Sutras. Though only four pages in length, over the centuries it has received more commentary than any other writing attributed to Sankara. Its importance as a spiritual guide is held in the highest esteem in the Advaita tradition.

This seminar is restricted to Yoga Vidya teachers that have previously attended Chandra’s 9 days’ Advanced Teachers’ Training Jnana Yoga course. Other interested students with comparable backgrounds may also apply.

Shared room €385; double room €464; single room €544; dormitory/tent/caravan €322

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Date:July 23 - 27
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B170723-6
Title:Heal your emotions and awaken to freedom
Instructor:Leela Mata

When uncontrollable emotions can be a devastating factor in our lives; we are paralyzed and cannot move forward to enjoy our innate freedom. Leela Mata's loving guidance will help you to understand the source of your negative emotions, and to tune into a state of deep Self-awareness. She will present you with a key to dissolving the emotional sludge that has accumulated throughout many life times.

You will learn meditation techniques to help you dissolve deep emotional blocks and awaken to the freedom of your soul. Embrace your emotions, and allow your bio intelligence (prana) to heal them.

Take this opportunity to experience your emotions as expressions of cosmic energies; be free to live and enjoy ease in your life.

Shared room €327; double room €390; single room €455; dormitory/tent/caravan €273

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Date:July 24 - 28
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B170724-1
Title:Theme Week: Theory and practice of Mantras - explanations and backgrounds
Instructor:Acharya Harilalji

“All the Vedanta-texts proceed with the sole aim of completely destroying the false apprehension which is the root of all evil for the attainment of knowledge of the One Self.” (Adhyasa Bhasya of Adi Sankaracharya)

We are the One Self – it does not require practice, physical or mental. We are One without a two, Nondual. Yet we mistakenly perceive ”I” as subject and everything else as object. Recognizing this error and discriminating the truth - knowing That which is beyond the senses, is the whole purpose of Vedanta and will be the aim of the seminar.

The text we will study is Sankara’s defining, Introduction to Brahma Sutras. Though only four pages in length, over the centuries it has received more commentary than any other writing attributed to Sankara. Its importance as a spiritual guide is held in the highest esteem in the Advaita tradition.

This seminar is restricted to Yoga Vidya teachers that have previously attended Chandra’s 9 days’ Advanced Teachers’ Training Jnana Yoga course. Other interested students with comparable backgrounds may also apply.

Shared room €364; double room €442; single room €523; dormitory/tent/caravan €301

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Date:July 28 - 30
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B170728-24
Title:Rare Glimpses of Vedic Psychology
Instructor:Acharya Harilalji

Rare Glimpses of Vedic Psychology

In Vedic science, the mind is viewed as the product of the Soul; it was formed to enable you to experience this world. The sense organs are the facets of mind that deal with the outside world. To better understand the mind, it is important to be aware of the workings of its four aspects: manas, buddhi, ahamkara and chitta.

The knowledge of mind is contained in many ancient texts. This seminar aims to give you a glimpse of the psychology contained in Vedic scriptures.

Shared room €169; double room €201; single room €233; dormitory/tent/caravan €144

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Date:July 28 - 30
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B170728-4
Title:Aradhana Sadhana: Yoga of the Heart
Instructor:Dr. Nalini Sahay

Aradhana Sadhana, based on the teachings of Swami Sivananda and Swami Satyananda Saraswati, aims to bridge the gap between your spiritual practice and daily life. Its objective is to awaken intuition and enable you to develop your ability to see your own reflection in others.

The practice of Aradhana Sadhana includes:

  • Becoming steady and equipoised
  • Enhancing the benefit of asanas with the chanting of mantras
  • Pranayamas to balance your nadis
  • Pratyahara practices
  • Meditation practices
  • Having a sense of dedication while doing daily tasks
  • Developing awareness and experience of the divine in your daily life
  • Being aware of the presence of the divine in all beings

Aradhana Sadhana brings peace and strength. It improves your quality of life, behaviour and thinking patterns, and enhances your creative abilities. This seminar is for all seekers who wish to become more intuitive and connected.

Dr. Nalini Sahay is a direct disciple of Swami Satyananda Saraswati; she is guided by the motto “serve, love, give, meditate and realize”.

Shared room €180; double room €212; single room €243; dormitory/tent/caravan €155

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Date:July 28 - 30
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B170728-3
Title:The Royal Path of Ashtanga Yoga: its philosophy, psychology & practice
Instructor:Swami Bodhichitananda

The eight limbed path of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras aims at controlling thought-waves, or mental modifications. A rāja yogi starts his sādhanā with the mind, a certain minimum of āsanas and prānāyāmas are usually included as a preparation for meditation and concentration.

In this seminar, Swami Bodhichitananda takes you through the eight steps of Raja Yoga for gradually withdrawing the mind from worldly entanglements to pure Self-awareness and absorption. You learn the yoga philosophy and psychology of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, as well as many concentration and meditation techniques, and obtain a more clear understanding of Raja Yoga and a daily practice of meditation.

The main texts used are Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, the Kashmiri text Vijnana Bhairava, and Swami Sivananda’s Mind: It’s Mysteries and Control.

“Every thought, feeling, perception, or memory you may have causes a modification, or ripple, in the mind. It distorts and colours the mental mirror. If you can restrain the mind from forming into modifications, there will be no distortion, and you will experience your true Self.” - Swami Satchidananda

Shared room €180; double room €212; single room €243; dormitory/tent/caravan €155

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Date:July 28 - 30
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B170728-8
Title:The art of making Decisions and the “Psychology of Choice“
Instructor:Leela Mata

Have you ever asked yourself “how can I make positive decisions in the midst of a world that is always changing, with its variety of options”? Normally, the mind is in a state of confusion, alternating between restless activity and inertia. For reasonable decision-making, you need a clear and fully conscious mind. Clarity comes when you are aware of your goal and your present position.

  • Understand your duty and responsibilities in society and in the world
  • Act self-confidently in your social surroundings
  • View your goals in life from a higher perspective
  • Create a physical and mental environment that will assist you in making better decisions

  • This seminar can enrich your life and help you to release your dormant potential!

    Shared room €190; double room €222; single room €254; dormitory/tent/caravan €166

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    Date:July 30 – August 2
    Location:Bad Meinberg
    Register:B170730-15
    Title:Bhava Yoga
    Instructor:Leela Mata

    Bhava is the inner feeling, mental disposition, or attitude that is the result of purity of thought. In this workshop we will examine the different Bhavas of the Bhakta.

    They are

  • Shanta Bhava, the peaceful attitude of the rishis
  • Dasya Bhava that shown by the Lord Hannuman
  • Sakhya Bhava, as shown by Arjuna
  • Vatsalya Bhava, as depicted by Yasoda
  • Madhura Bhava. as Portrayed by Radha
  • Tanmaya Bhava, the attitude that God is present everywhere
  • Brahma Bhava of the Vedantins

  • Some time will be devoted to the exploration of each of these states of mind as inspiration in our everyday relationships and as training for the development of the Supreme Bhava.

    Shared room €255; double room €302; single room €351; dormitory/tent/caravan €216

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    Date:July 30 - August 4
    Location:Bad Meinberg
    Register:B170730-11
    Title:Kriya Yoga Intensive
    Instructor:Swami Bodhichitananda

    Meditation

    This is an introduction to Kriya Yoga, the “meditation practice of a higher era”, revived by the deathless Himalayan Yogi Babaji. Experience for yourself the theory, tradition and practice of Kriya Yoga. Swami Bodhichtitananda will teach the basic techniques:

  • Meditation based on breathing and the practice of Hamsa
  • Anahata Shabdha: the power of OM and sound in meditation
  • Spinal Breathing meditation for purifying and releasing psychic blockages, gaining control over your life force, and developing deeper concentration.
  • Complementary asana classes
  • Kriya Yoga Initiation: this will be offered on the last day for those who have participated fully in the seminar, felt a real connection with the practice and are ready to continue with a daily practice of the techniques.
  • Shared room €385; double room €464; single room €544; dormitory/tent/caravan €322

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    Date:July 30 – August 4
    Location:Bad Meinberg
    Register:B170730-10
    Title:Tattwa Shuddhi Sadhana
    Instructor:Dr. Nalini Sahay

    Tattwa Shuddhi Sadhana is a tantric system designed to purify all levels of your being; it prepares your mind and body for the development of a richer inner experience.

    Tattwa Shuddhi includes nyasa (consecration of the body), prana prathishta (installing life into a mandala), panchopara (five ingredients offered in worship), and mantra repetition. It is a subtle sadhana that provides the necessary links to higher practice and leads to the regeneration of tissues and cells. The chakras and nadis are cleared of blockages. Tensions and preconceived notions drop away because of the balanced prana and resulting harmony

    The course is taught by Dr. Nalini Sahay, a direct disciple of Swami Satyananda Saraswati. The source of the sadhana is the Srimad Devi Bhagvatam, translated and restructured by Swami Satyananda Saraswati.

    Shared room €385; double room €464; single room €544; dormitory/tent/caravan €322

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    Date:July 30 - August 27
    Location:Bad Meinberg
    Register:B170730-22
    Title:Yoga Teachers Training TTC in English
    Instructor:Acharya Harilalji

    This intensive 4-week training introduces all aspects of Yoga theory and practice. You will learn systematic methodology of teaching and will receive an accepted diploma. This training will be held in English without German translation. The seminar can only be booked as a package.

    Shared room €2.281; double room €2.722; single room €3.178; dormitory/tent/caravan €1.933

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    Date:July 30 - August 6
    Location:Bad Meinberg
    Register:B170730-9
    Title:Theme Week: Indian Rituals and Recitations with Swami Nivedanananda
    Instructor:Swami Nivedanananda

    Swami Nivedanananda will be our guest this week. Every day he will perform Indian rituals and recite powerful Vedic mantras. You will have the opportunity to experience these events with an authentic Swami and master.

    You can also participate in daily yoga classes, meditation, guided walks, chanting, drawing of yantras and much more. You may choose to register for the entire week or only for a few days as an individual guest, booking your room only but having the option of attending talks and classes.

    Monday-Friday (rate per day): Shared room €49; double room €65; single room €81; dormitory/tent/caravan €36

    Weekend (Fri-Sun, 2 nights): Shared room €111; double room €142; single room €175; dormitory/tent/caravan €86.

    Please register as an individual guest, indicating the number of days you wish to stay and which type of room you prefer.

    Email for registration: rezeption@yoga-vidya.de

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    August 2017

    Asana classes and guided meditations are usually in German. If you need translation for asana classes, please let us know when you register.

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    Date:August 4 - 6
    Location:Bad Meinberg
    Register:B170804-9
    Title:Katha Upanishad - Conquering Death
    Instructor:Leela Mata

    In conquering Death we gain clarity and instill wisdom into life. In the Katha Upanishad, Death himself is the teacher and the student is a teenage boy. Through detailed reading and analysis, we will come to appreciate the need to develop a philosophical outlook and attitude of renunciation in order to live successfully.

    In this course we will consider the questions, what happens at the time of death? What happens after death? How do we continue the existence? This will give you a new understanding of life, by enabling you to free yourself from the fear and embrace Death as your friend.

    Shared room €190; double room €222; single room €254; dormitory/tent/caravan €166

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    Date:August 4 - 13
    Location:Bad Meinberg
    Register:B170804-3
    Title:Advanced Teachers’ Training Intensive H - Gheranda Samhita
    Instructor:Swami Saradananda

    Anuloma Viloma

    Gerandha Samhita is an ancient hatha yoga text postulating seven stages to perfection. It views your body and mind as the vessels of your soul.

    This seminar is practical as well as theoretical in its approach to hatha yoga. Through the regular practice of kriyas, asanas, mudras, bandhas, pranayama, pratyahara and dhyana, you are led to access your intuition and gain higher experiences. The training includes chakra meditations, breathing techniques and advanced energy-focusing practices. Swami Saradananda is the perfect teacher with whom to study these techniques, as many of them are reflected in her recent books "The Power of Breath", "Chakra Meditation", "The Essential Guide to Chakras" and “Mudras for Modern Life”.

    Shared room €673; double room €815; single room €961; dormitory/tent/caravan €560

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    Date:August 4 - 6
    Location:Bad Meinberg
    Register:B170804-4
    Title:Yoga, Spirit and Nature
    Instructor:Swami Bodhichitananda

    How can we bring our lives back into harmony with nature and our own true Self? In this seminar, we will explore our relationship with outer nature and our own inner nature. We will spend as much time as possible outdoors, practicing yoga and meditation. Our practice will include various meditations on nature, these were discovered by forest yogis.

    We will also explore the newly emerging field of religious and spiritual naturalism and evolutionary cosmology of such modern spiritual pioneers as Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Thomas Berry, Michael Dowd and the Integral Movement. Updating our views to fit into the new comprehensive worldview of Reality, we will attempt to gain a greater understanding of our place within the Universe. Only by doing this can we truly find Peace, not only for ourselves, but also for humanity and all of Earth’s inhabitants.

    Shared room €180; double room €212; single room €243; dormitory/tent/caravan €155

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    Date:August 4 - 11
    Location:Westerwald
    Register:W170806-2
    Title:Yoga Holiday Week: Bhakti, Homa and Puja
    Instructor:Swami Nivedanananda

    Swami Nivedanananda will be our guest this week. He will perform daily rituals and recite powerful Vedic mantras. You get a deep insight into live Bhakti Yoga as a living tradition, and in the diversity of Indian rituals. You will have the opportunity to experience these events with an authentic Swami and master.

    In additional to the rituals and chanting, you can take part in the daily ‘open’ yoga classes, meditations, guided walks and lots more.

    Shared room €306; double room €385; single room €467; tent/caravan €244

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    Date:August 6 - 9
    Location:Bad Meinberg
    Register:B170806-5
    Title:Indian Vegetarian Cooking and Yoga
    Instructor:Dr. Nalini Sahay

    Food maintains your body; it also influences your thinking and actions in subtle ways. Yogic cuisine is simple, pure, harmonious, healthy and delicious. When you practice yoga, such nutrition is essential to balance the flow of energy in your mind and body; it provides you with prana, vital life energy.

    Dr. Sahay will share her insights into the yogic teachings on nutrition plus her knowledge of Indian cuisine, which is among the most delicious and varied in the world.

    You will learn:

  • to plan a balanced meal
  • the effect of various spices and how to combine them
  • to prepare dishes with vegetables and legumes: salads, chutneys and desserts. You will get valuable advice for everyday cooking, as well as for special occasions and for professional cooking in restaurants and retreat centers.
  • Shared room €260; double room €307; single room €356; dormitory/tent/caravan €223

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    Date:August 6 - 9
    Location:Bad Meinberg
    Register:B170806-11
    Title:Meditation Sadhana
    Instructor:Leela Mata

    This spiritual retreat is a unique opportunity; you are invited to practice in the company of a renowned Master of Yoga. Remove yourself from everyday life, bask in the energetic atmosphere of the Ashram; it will assist you in diving deeply into your meditation practice.

    Besides the guided practice, there is free time from 11 AM to 4 PM, when you can relax and let your insights settle.

    Shared room €255; double room €302; single room €351; dormitory/tent/caravan €216

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    Date:August 6 - 11
    Location:Bad Meinberg
    Register:B170806-6
    Title:Theme week: Experiences as a Swami Living with the Himalayan Yogis
    Instructor:Swami Bodhichitananda

    Swami Bodhichitananda

    Swami Bodhichitananda

    Swami Bodhichitananda, our guest teacher of the week, shares his personal experiences. He will speak about how he came to spiritual life, how he came to India, became a Swami, and his various experiences with saints and yogis in India. He will show photo slides and video footage of Gurudev Swami Sivananda, which is not readily available.

    Weekend (Fri-Sun): Shared room €111; double room €142; single room €175; dormitory €86.

    Monday – Friday: Shared room €49; double room €65; single room €81; dormitory €36.

    Please register as an individual guest, indicating the number of days you wish to stay and which type of room you prefer.

    Email for registration: rezeption@yoga-vidya.de

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    Date:August 11 - 16
    Location:Bad Meinberg
    Register:B170811-6
    Title:Mysticism of Divine Incarnations
    Instructor:Leela Mata

    God incarnates as is necessary in the different ages:

  • For the protection of the virtuous.
  • For the destruction of the wicked.
  • For the establishment of Dharma (righteousness).
  • This seminar will take a penetrating look into the stories of the Divine personalities in order to reveal the subtle philosophical implications that are hidden from the casual student.

    The Incarnations reveal the intricate relationship of jiva-atma and Param-atma and the evolution from microcosm to macrocosm.

    We will specifically deal with the different incarnations of Vishnu, touching on the incarnations of Rama, Krishna, Buddha, Jesus Christ and others.

    You will definitely feel transported into a Divine realm where the stories come alive with sublime and uplifting energies.

    You will gain a profound understanding of your relationship with God and have supreme confidence that God is always with you, leading you through the experiences of life to Oneness with Him.

    You will be inspired to reach for blissful union with the Divine and your sadhana will become imbued with love and devotion.

    Through the unique insights and inspirations gained by these explorations, the afflictions of ignorance, egoism, attachment and fear of death will fade.

    Shared room €440; double room €519; single room €600; dormitory/tent/caravan €377

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    Date:August 13 - 18
    Location:Bad Meinberg
    Register: B170813-2
    Title:Asana intensive - lots of practice, with a bit of theory
    Instructor:Swami Saradananda

    Asana intensive

    Vrischikasana (Scorpion)

    A rare opportunity to make a breakthrough with your yoga practice!

    Work intensively on asanas in a joyful and relaxed atmosphere. Swami Saradananda's approach is concentrated and systematic. She makes even the most difficult asanas seem do-able. Learn special techniques to improve your flexibility, coordination, endurance and strength. The seminar includes 5 hours of asanas daily, as well as sessions of meditation and Sanskrit chanting.

    Shared room €317; double room €396; single room €477; dormitory/tent/caravan €255

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    Date:August 13 - 18
    Location:Westerwald
    Register:W170813-3
    Title:Kundalini, Tantra & Yantra
    Instructor:Swami Bodhichitananda

    Awakening the power of kundalini is the secret to the higher experiences of yoga; it brings increased energy, greater fulfillment in life and spiritual enlightenment. This seminar focuses on both the theoretical and practical aspects of kundalini: the pranic channels (nadis), how to awaken and stabilize higher centers of thought and feeling, the chakras and yantras, and how to visualize and meditate upon them to remove karma and emotional blocks.

    We will try to understand and then meditate on Sri Yantra, the highest of all yantras; it contains the secret to awakening Shakti. By raising Kundalini from the base of the spine through the chakras to join Shiva at the crown chakra, you will balance the masculine and feminine aspects of being; you also bring greater energy and balance to your yoga practice and to your life.

    Shared room €385; double room €464; single room €544; tent/caravan €322.

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    Date:August 13 - 18
    Location:Allgäu
    Register:A170813-3
    Title:Theme week: Indian Rituals and Recitations with Swami Nivedanananda
    Instructor:Swami Nivedananda

    Swami Nivedanananda, our guest of the week, will perform Indian rituals and recite powerful Vedic mantras. This is a rare opportunity to personally experience the inspiring presence of an Indian master! You can also participate in daily yoga classes, meditation, guided walks, chanting, drawing of yantras and much more.

    Choose to register for the entire week or only for a few days as an individual guest, booking only your room, but having the option of attending talks and classes. Indicate the number of days you wish to stay and which type of room you prefer.

    Monday-Friday (rate per day): Shared room €49; double room €65; single room €81

    Weekend (Fri-Sun, 2 nights): Shared room €111; double room €142; single room €175

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    Date:August 13 - 18
    Location:Bad Meinberg
    Register: B170813-3
    Title:Yoga practices for the management of Depression
    Instructor:Dr. Nalini Sahay

    In this seminar, Dr Nalini Sahay, a psychologist and teacher from the Bihar School of Yoga, discusses ways to examine your mind and energise the systems of your body.

    She will guide you in yoga practices specifically related to issues of depression. Cleansing exercise, such as kunja kriya, dynamic asanas, stimulating pranayamas, bandhas and mudras will be explained in this context. Meditative practices, which enable pro-active behaviour, will be practiced. You will encouraged to include them in your daily practice; they are powerful techniques to handle symptoms such as loneliness, anxiety, agitation, insomnia, loss of appetite, memory loss, inertia and excessive worrying.

    Depression, one of the most common illnesses, often remains undiagnosed for years. It is equally common in men and women, and it presents itself in diverse ways. Many people deny that they are depressed as they do not feel sad. But, depression has numerous symptoms. It can present itself as a physical illness, which is vague and difficult to explain on a purely physical basis.

    Modern treatment is usually based on anti-depressant drugs and psychotherapy.

    However a combination of drug management and yoga therapy can help your mind remain consistent and uplifted. By doing yoga practices, continuous inner healing will take place restoring balance and harmony.

    Shared room €385; double room €464; single room €544; tent/caravan €322

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    Date:August 18 - 20
    Location:Bad Meinberg
    Register:B170818-6
    Title:Mudras for Modern Life
    Instructor:Swami Saradananda

    Learn to use your hands to better direct your energy to enhance your meditation and self-healing. Mudras are hand positions that enable you to seal psychic energies into specific channels within your subtle body. They are potent spiritual tools that can enhance the purification and good health of your physical, mental and psychic being. With regular practice, mudras can sharpen and expand your spiritual wisdom. They help to restore balance within the microcosm and bring it into harmony with the macrocosm.

    In this seminar, Swami Saradananda introduces you to the basic energetic concepts of working with mudras. The weekend promises to be unique in its practical as well as theoretical approach. You will learn about the subtle energies in the hands and each finger. They will also be encouraged to experience putting this information into practice, using your own hands.

    The morning asana classes will focus on hand health and flexibility. This programme promises to be especially helpful for everyone who works at a computer.

    Shared room €180; double room €212; single room €243; dormitory/tent/caravan €155

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    Date:August 18 - 20
    Location:Bad Meinberg
    Register: B170818-7
    Title:Sadhana - the path of Self Transformation
    Instructor:Dr. Nalini Sahay

    Denis in Meditation

    Sadhana’ is a term that includes various yoga techniques. We do sadhana to remove imperfections of the personality, to perceive our highest potential and to find inner peace. Sadhana frees us to overcome self-imposed limitations.

    This weekend focuses on developing empathy and addressing such questions as:

  • What is the meaning of existence
  • How can I awaken my full potential
  • How to have more fruitful internal communication
  • How to reach the inner temple
  • How to develope the witnessing principle.
  • Shared room €180; double room €212; single room €243; dormitory/tent/caravan €155

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    Date:August 18 - 20
    Location:Bad Meinberg
    Register: B170818-17
    Title:Vedantic Meditation
    Instructor:Leela Mata

    This course gives a snapshot into the sublime discipline of Vedanta, which literally means the “goal of wisdom”; to practice meditation in this path, the student must prepare through the various preliminary steps of Karma, Bhakti and Raja Yoga.

    Vedanta declares that our true Self is the supreme Truth. The same consciousness that resides at the core of our being pervades the entire universe. Contemplation and meditation; we will examine and practise both of these aspects of Vedanta. We will use the great saying "Aham Brahmasmi" (I am Brahman) as a guide and for our enquiry.

    If you have the desire to know your Self, to know what is the reality that sustains this world of changes, then this course can be illuminating. Don't miss it!

    Shared room €190; double room €222; single room €254; dormitory/tent/caravan €166

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    Date:August 20 - 24
    Location:Bad Meinberg
    Register: B170820-8
    Title:Ayurveda for Women
    Instructor:Leela Mata

    Each woman is a reflection of the Divine Mother, the universal Shakti (energy) who creates the universe. As the microcosm of the macrocosm, she reflects the cosmic rhythms of nature.

    In this seminar we will explore the rhythms and cycles of creation in order to understand the complexities of a woman's bio-physical, psychological and spiritual makeup. Understand your constitution and what it takes to keep your unique mind/body system in balance.

    Begin to work with your body's healing intelligence to correct underlying imbalances and help you feel better. You will gain a new understanding of puberty and menopause, and how to pass through these events comfortably and joyfully.

    Leela Mata will suggest some simple habits to support your self-healing; she will also give you some profound anti-aging secrets.

    Shared room €327; double room €390; single room €455; dormitory/tent/caravan €273

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    Date:August 20 - 27
    Location:Bad Meinberg
    Register: B170820-2
    Title:Chakra Teachers’ Training
    Instructor:Swami Saradananda

    The Chakras

    The 7 Chakras

    Introduce your students to the concept of chakras and how they relate to yoga practice, as you deepen your own understanding. This seminar will look at the functions and reciprocal influences of the chakras on each other and on the unconscious and conscious minds. As an advanced training for yoga teachers, it is unique in its practical as well as its theoretical approach to this much talked about topic.

    Adapt your yoga practice to move energy upward to higher consciousness. Access the equally important “step-down” work of these swirling vortexes of subtle energy. This seminar looks at ways that you and your students can use the chakras to manifest your ideas and dreams into a more creative embodiment.

    Swami Saradananda is recognized as an international authority on chakras. Her books include “Chakra Meditation”, “The Essential Guide to Chakras”, “The Power of Breath” and “Mudras for Modern Life”.

    Shared room €615; double room €725; single room €838; dormitory/tent/caravan €527

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    Date:August 20 - 27
    Location:Bad Meinberg
    Register:B170820-3
    Title:Yoga Nidra Training for Yoga Teachers
    Instructor:Dr. Nalini Sahay

    This intensive seminar focuses on Yoga Nidra in the tradition of Swami Satyananda. Dr. Nalini's detailed explanations will enable you to be clear in your comprehension of the subject. Through practice and discussion, you will learn to be completely aware and effortlessly relaxed on the mental, spiritual, emotional and physical levels.

    Shared room €533; double room €642; single room €756; dormitory/tent/caravan €446

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    Date:August 20 - 25
    Location:Bad Meinberg
    Register:B170820-11
    Title:Nada Yoga: the Power of Sound
    Instructor:Ram Vakkalanka

    Our guest speaker of the week is Ram Vakkalanka, Indian Sanskrit expert, talented sitar player and experienced meditation leader. Every morning, Ram will present a Nada Yoga meditation on his sitar. Without booking a specific seminar, you can participate to open workshops on Sanskrit, mantras, chakras and mudras. Ram will also give a kirtan concert in which you can experience the heart-opening and healing power of sound!

    Also you can take part in the daily yoga classes, meditations, guided walks and lots more. You may choose to spend the entire week or only a few days as an ‘individual guest’, booking only your room, but having the option to attend talks and classes.

    Weekend (Fri-Sun): Shared room €111; double room €142; single room €175; dormitory €86;

    Monday – Friday: Shared room €49; double room €65; single room €81; dormitory €36.

    Please register as an ‘individual guest’, indicating the number of days you wish to stay and which type of room you prefer. Email for registration: rezeption@yoga-vidya.de

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    Date:August 25 - 27
    Location:Bad Meinberg
    Register: B170825-6
    Title:Get your sleep and live your happiness
    Instructor:Leela Mata

    Leela Mata

    Leela Mata in meditation

    Sleep recharges, restores, harmonize, and refreshes you, enabling you to live a vibrant and happy, relaxed and fulfilled life. In this seminar, Leela Mataji will give you a profound understanding of this process and how it is related to your Self-unfoldment.

    Mataji will share with you her own unique method of "Sleep Sadhana". It is not the length of sleep but rather the quality of sleep that matters. To sleep less, but to attain greater benefits, you will be taught the technique of withdrawing the mind and senses (not yoga nidra) into the sleep centre and surrendering it to the Divine Self.

    Shared room €190; double room €222; single room €254; dormitory/tent/caravan €166

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    Date:August 27 - September 1
    Location:Bad Meinberg
    Register:B170827-15
    Title:Learning Harmonium and Kirtan in classical Indian Style
    Instructor:Ram Vakkalanka

    The Chakras

    This is a great seminar for those who want to learn kirtan and mantra chanting in classical Indian style using the harmonium. Knowledge of the fundamentals of music would be an asset but not essential for participants. You will learn how to play the harmonium, sing and chant in classical Indian style using ragas – also, you will be introduced to improvisation in the raga tradition. You are welcome to bring any musical instrument(s) you are familiar with.

    Shared room €364; double room €442; single room €523; dormitory/tent/caravan €301

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    Date:August 27 - September 1
    Location:Bad Meinberg
    Register:B170827-5
    Title:Healthy Happy life with Ayurveda
    Instructor:Leela Mata

    Here is a course packed with practical ayurvedic wisdom that you can use to achieve a life filled with good health and happiness.

    Understand your unique constitution and how to apply this understanding to each and every aspect of your life: food/ spices/ herbs, relationships, daily routines, yoga, meditation, marmas, chakras, massages, and much more.

    Have your individual questions answered and doubts cleared. Leave feeling empowered to experience a fulfilling and joyful life.

    Shared room €417; double room €495; single room €576; dormitory/tent/caravan €354

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    Date:August 27 -September 1
    Location:Bad Meinberg
    Register: B170827-2
    Title:Meditation Retreat
    Instructor:Swami Saradananda

    The Chakras

    This is a unique opportunity to explore new spiritual depths and enjoy the satsang of an internationally renowned teacher of yoga and meditation. Remove yourself from your everyday life; immerse yourself in the spiritual energy of meditation. Dive deep into your practice; gain new inspiration and insights.

    Swami Saradananda is an inspiring teacher who will help you to deepen and refine your practice. Her extended meditations, combined with daily periods of silence, will lead you to an integral experience and a heightened state of awareness.

    Shared room €374; double room €453; single room €534; dormitory/tent/caravan €312

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    Date:August 27 - September 3
    Location:Nordsee
    Register:N170827-6
    Title:Theme Week: Indian Rituals and Recitations with Swami Nivedanananda
    Instructor:Swami Nivedanananda

    Swami Nivedanananda, our guest of the week, will perform Indian rituals and recite powerful Vedic mantras. This is a rare opportunity to personally experience the inspiring presence of an Indian master!

    You can also participate in daily yoga classes, meditation, guided walks, chanting, drawing of yantras and much more. You may choose to register for the entire week or only for a few days as an individual guest, booking your room only but having the option of attending talks and classes.

    Monday-Friday (rate per day): Shared room 54; double room €73; single room €93; dormitory/tent €38.

    Weekend (Fri-Sun, 2 nights): Shared room €124; double room €160; single room €202; dormitory/tent €90.

    Please register as an individual guest, indicating the number of days you wish to stay and which type of room you prefer. Email for registration: rezeption@yoga-vidya.de

    Email for registration: rezeption@yoga-vidya.de

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    September 2017

    Asana classes and guided meditations are usually in German. If you need translation for asana classes, please let us know when you register.

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    Date:September 1-3
    Location:Allgäu
    Register:A170901-2
    Title:Emulation of Hanuman’s Skills
    Instructor:Dr. Nalini Sahay

    Balanced prana (life force) enables you to lead a more fulfilling life. Hanuman, also known as Prana Devata, is the son of Vayu (wind god). He sits on your lips as you inhale and exhale.

    The aim of the Hanuman skill set is to be spiritual and strong. In this seminar, we will attempt to understand and practice eight skills: commitment, patience, kindness, honesty, respect, selflessness, forgiveness, and humility.

    The techniques practiced will include pranayama and meditation practices from the Tantras, to empower us with Shakti-strength. There will also be stories from the Ramayana and Hanuman Chalisa.

    The seminar is conducted by Dr. Nalini Sahay of the Bihar School of Yoga.

    Shared room €180; double room €212; single room €243; dormitory/tent/caravan €155

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    Date:September 1 - 10
    Location:Bad Meinberg
    Register:B170901-3
    Title:Advanced Yoga Teachers’ Training Intensive F4 - Viveka Chudamani and Asana Intensive
    Instructor:Narayani and Sukadev Bretz

    Rare Glimpses of Vedic Psychology

    Sankaracharya with devotees

    Viveka Chudamani (The Crest-Jewel of Discrimination), Sankaracharya's masterpiece of Advaita Vedanta philosophy, provides the central theme of this course. Shankara composed many sub-texts from the Upanishads and Bhagavad Gita, which are called Prakarana Granthas, with the objective of bringing the message of the Vedas and Upanishads to lay people. Viveka Chudamani, as the name implies, is the crowning achievement of these texts.

    Narayani, one of our favourite and most experienced yoga instructors, enhances the course with intense and precise asana practice.

    Shared room €673; double room €815; single room €961; dormitory/tent/caravan €560

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    Date:September 3 - 8
    Location:Bad Meinberg
    Register:B170903-6
    Title:Asana Intensive with Narayani
    Instructor:Narayani

    Work intensely on your asanas and be inspired by lectures and meditation. Narayani is the co-author of the book "Yoga". Her way of teaching is magical; she will guide you in a playful manner. You will find yourself doing the most difficult variations and be amazed at how much is possible. As a result of her long and intense asana practice and more than 30 years of teaching experience, Narayani can give you excellent advice. Her calm and joyful personality is always an inspiration! This program includes little theory and longer asana classes.

    Shared room €470; double room €549; single room €629; dormitory/tent/caravan €407

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    Date:September 3 - 8
    Location:Bad Meinberg
    Register:B170903-13
    Title:Theme Week: Karma Yoga – the yoga of action
    Instructor:Chandrashekhar Pandey

    Our guest teacher will speak about chapter 3 of the Bhagavad Gita and its relation to your everyday life here and now.

    Also, you can take part in daily yoga classes, meditation, guided walks, chanting, yantra drawing, and lots more. You may choose to spend the entire week or only a few days as an ‘individual guest’, booking your only room but having the option of attending talks and classes.

    Weekend (Fri-Sun): Shared room €111; double room €142; single room €175; dormitory/tent/caravan €86.

    Mon-Fri: Shared room €49; double room €65; single room €81; dormitory/tent/caravan €36.

    Please register as an ‘individual guest’, indicating the number of days you wish to stay and which type of room you prefer.

    Email for registration: rezeption@yoga-vidya.de

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    Date:September 3 – October 8
    Location:Westerwald
    Register:W170903-1
    Title:Theme Week: Indian Rituals and Recitations with Swami Nivedanananda
    Instructor:Swami Nivedanananda

    Puja

    The Elephant god Ganesha

    Swami Nivedanananda will be our guest this week. Every day he will perform Indian rituals and recite powerful Vedic mantras. You will have the opportunity to experience these events with an authentic Swami and master. You can personally experience how inspiring the presence of an Indian master can be! In addition, you can participate in the open-class activities: daily yoga classes, meditation, guided walks, recitations, drawing of mandalas and much more. You can register for the entire week or only for a few days as an individual guest, booking your room only but having the option of attending talks and classes.

    Monday-Friday (rate per day): Shared room €49; double room €65; single room €81; tent/caravan €36

    Weekend (Fri-Sun, 2 nights): Shared room €111; double room €142; single room €175; tent/caravan €86.

    Please register as an ‘individual guest’, indicating the number of days you wish to stay and which type of room you prefer.

    Email for registration: rezeption@yoga-vidya.de

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    Date:September 8-12
    Location:North Sea
    Register:N170908-3
    Title:Asana Intensive with Narayani
    Instructor:Narayani

    Your Instructor: Narayani

    Narayani in half spinal twist pose

    Work intensively on your asanas and be inspired by lectures and meditation. Narayani is the co-author of the book "Yoga". Her way of teaching is magical; she will guide you in a playful manner. You will find yourself doing the most difficult variations and be amazed at how much is possible. As a result of her long and intensive asana practice and more than 30 years of teaching experience, Narayani can give you excellent advice. Her calm and joyful personality is always an inspiration! This program includes little theory and longer asana classes.

    Shared room €400; double room €463; single room €527; dormitory/tent €350

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    Date:September 10 -13
    Location:Allgäu
    Register: A170910-2
    Title:Discovering your purpose – Creating your destiny
    Instructor:Leela Mata

    Have you ever asked yourself: Why am I here? What am I meant to be doing? What is life all about? To assist you in answering these questions and more, Leela Mata will help you connect to your heart and to trust your feelings.

    Finding your true purpose brings joy and fulfillment to every aspect of your life. Learn to make internal changes that reflect positively on your outer world. Tune in to daily inspiration and stay on track. Move through life with deeper focus and greater clarity.

    You are a unique expression of Divine Consciousness, with unique gifts, a unique purpose and a unique destiny. In this course you will learn to open yourself to Divine Guidance and discover your true purpose in life.

    Shared room €255; double room €302; single room €351

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    Date:September 15 - 24
    Location:Westerwald
    Register: W170915-2
    Title:Advanced Yoga Teachers` Training Intensive D1 – Raja Yoga
    Instructor:Leela Mata

    Raja Yoga, Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra, meditation, teaching techniques, Sanskrit, asana variations, shankprakshalama, Kundalini Yoga. This seminar investigates how, in his landmark scripture on classical yoga, Patanjali approaches eternal psychological, philosophical and spiritual questions. You will find that there is much more there than the usual focus on the eight limbs of Raja Yoga.

    Shared room €673; double room €815; single room €961; tent/caravan €560

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    Date:September 17 - 24
    Location:Bad Meinberg
    Register: B170917-8
    Title:Panchakarma Group Cure
    Instructor:Dr. Devendra Prasad Mishra

    Panchakarma, the well known ayurvedic treatment, is one of the most effective methods of cleansing the entire body. It regenerates and revitalises you, starting from the cellular level. Deep-seated blockades are released; the total organism is detoxified and regenerated. This process is especially effective when assisted by yoga, meditation and the singing of bhajans.

    “Pancha” means “five” and “karma” means “techniques of cleansing”. The five techniques of cleansing are: Vamana (therapeutic vomiting), Vireka (purgation), Basti (oil enema), Nasya (cleaning of the nose), and Rakta Mochana (cleaning the blood using herbs). The process of deep cleansing activates your power of self-healing. This process will be assisted by daily abhyanga massages (either by another participant in the workshop or by guided self-massage), exhalation therapy and a special diet. Dr. Devendra will also discuss the ayurvedic concept of constitution.

    Shared room €602; double room €706; single room €811; dormitory/tent/caravan €520

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    October 2017

    Asana classes and guided meditations are usually in German. If you need translation for asana classes, please let us know when you register.

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    Date:October 1 - 6
    Location:Bad Meinberg
    Register:B171001-11
    Title:Ayurveda Marma Massage Training
    Instructor:Leela Mata

    Marmas are centres of the three bio-energies: vata, pitta and kapha, as well as the three basic qualities of Nature: sattva, rajas and tamas. By using soft circular movements on marma points, you can release toxins, compacted energies, and suppressed or blocked emotions. Learn how to use marmas to re-establish the harmonic flow of prana.

    In this training, you will learn to locate the marma points and to work on them so that health in the various body organs may be re-established or maintained. Included are recognized elements of Ayurveda therapy training, holistic therapy training and holistic massage therapy training.

    Shared room €456; double room €535; single room €616; dormitory/tent/caravan €393

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    November 2017

    Asana classes and guided meditations are usually in German. If you need translation for asana classes, please let us know when you register.

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    Date:November 3 - 5
    Location:Bad Meinberg
    Register: B171103-11
    Title:Ayurveda for Women Experiencing Menopause
    Instructor:Dr. Aruna Rajendran

    In this seminar you will learn about the symptoms of menopause and how you can approach the resulting challenges from an ayurvedic perspective. Through practicing yoga, ayurveda and meditation, your doshas will be harmonized. Dr. Aruna, can give you many helpful tips resulting from her many years of experience.

    Shared room €169; double room €201; single room €233; dormitory/tent/caravan €144

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