Loving greetings from yoga vidya

Seminars

Yoga Vidya Ashram Westerwald - Yoga Vidya Ashram Bad Meinberg - Yoga Vidya Ashram North Sea - Yoga Vidya Ashram Allgäu

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 hired from the nearby "Havergoh" guesthouse for a fee. They also offer guided tours.), hiking in the adjoining forests and valleys, 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

Seminars by Month:

March 2024

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

Self-development and self-realisation from the perspective of Vedanta - Online Workshop

Date:March 17 2024
Location:Live Online
Register:L240317-2
Title:Self-development and self-realisation from the perspective of Vedanta - Online Workshop
Instructor:Swami Tattvarupananda

What is the secret of life? Are you living your potential? How can you make your contribution to this world? "Every soul is potentially divine," says Swami Vivekananda. "The goal is to manifest this divinity within..."

We find out what place yoga has on our path as a tool for self-development and how we can live more harmoniously and contentedly in this way, even if the goal is not self-realisation. Finding everyday happiness and inner peace by tackling current challenges is a good starting point to strive for higher happiness - self-realisation.

Only when I carry my practice from the yoga room into every area of my life can I truly call myself a yogi*ni. This workshop is not about yogic terminology and philosophical theories. Vedanta is a method that makes life fun when we combine yoga with our everyday life and are ready for the next step.

Swami Tattva's talks are lively and practical, borne by the wisdom of many years of practice and the ease of a master. His clear, humorous and loving presence alone is an inspiration.

English with German translation.

Programme:
10:00 - 11:15 a.m. Lecture
11:30 - 13:00 Yoga class
13:00 - 14:30 Lunch break
14:30 - 15:45 Lecture
16:00 - 17:00 Mantra recitation & meditation, tips for everyday spiritual life, Q & A

All you need for the workshop is:

  • a quiet room without disturbance
  • Yoga mat or carpet
  • stable internet connection
  • Computer or tablet (smartphone if necessary) with camera and microphone that you can use to dial in via Zoom

Time: 10:00 - 17:00

Live Online Price: 108 €

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Theme week: GNANA - Foundations of a healthy mind in the Bhagavad Gita

Date:March 17-22 2024
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B240317-9
Title:Theme week: GNANA - Foundations of a healthy mind in the Bhagavad Gita
Instructor:Gopi Venkateswara Prasad

The GNANA course highlights the "principles of a healthy mind" to achieve holistic well-being. It introduces the physical, social, professional, mental, emotional and spiritual dimensions of the eternal wisdom from the Shrimad Bhagavad-Gita. The first three dimensions describe the aspects of human endeavour in the material world. The next three dimensions describe the aspects of human development in the psychic world. In this course, participants will learn the following.

  • The three types of actions and the fruits of these actions.
  • The fourfold social order based on human character and action.
  • The three types of people based on their actions and determination.
  • The rigour of the mind and the three types of mind.
  • The factors of emotional balance.
  • The four forms of worship and three types of worshippers.

 

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

  • Monday-Friday (rate per day): Shared room € 58; double room € 76; single room € 95; dormitory/tent/caravan € 43
  • Weekend (Fri-Sun, 2 nights): Shared room € 130; double room € 167; single room € 207; dormitory/tent/caravan € 102 

Email for registration: rezeption(at)yoga-vidya.de

Prices for the whole week:

Shared room € 290

Double room € 380

Single room € 475

Dormitory/tent/caravan € 215

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Wisdom in everyday life - Lecture & yoga class - Online Workshop

Date:March 18 2024
Location:Live Online
Register:L240318-3
Title:Wisdom in everyday life - Lecture & yoga class - Online Workshop
Instructor:Swami Tattvarupananda

In the second chapter of the Bhagavad Gita, a profound message emerges that can touch us deeply in our everyday lives. The qualities of a sage, such as serenity and wisdom, act like shining stars in the darkness of our challenges. These teachings remind us that in the midst of chaos, there is an inner calm that we can cultivate. This serenity allows us to find calm certainty even in turbulent times. The wisdom of a sage shines like a ray of light that pierces through any confusion and gives the clarity to make wise decisions. In these teachings we find an emotional refuge that teaches us to live not only for ourselves, but also for others, and thus to discover a deeper meaning in our daily existence.

Swami Tattva's talks are lively and practical, borne by the wisdom of many years of practice and the ease of a master. His clear, humorous and loving presence alone is an inspiration.

English with German translation.

Programme:
18:30 - 20:00 Lecture, Q & A
20:15 - 21:15 Yoga class with mantras & reflections from the Gita
21:15 - 21:45 Gita recitation & meditation

All you need for the workshop is:

  • a quiet room without disturbance
  • Yoga mat or carpet
  • Stable internet connection
  • Computer or tablet (smartphone if necessary) with camera and microphone with which you can dial in via Zoom

Time: 18:30 - 21:45

Live Online Price: 45 €

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Free from anger, fear and self-doubt - Online Workshop

Date:March 20 2024
Location:Live Online
Register:L240320-3
Title:Free from anger, fear and self-doubt - Online Workshop
Instructor:Swami Tattvarupananda

Learn how to return to yourself in the midst of difficult emotions and find your inner anchor for peace and happiness - a process that is not easy, but definitely possible. Step by step, through systematic knowledge and stories about the art of living, you will receive answers to questions such as:

  • How do I manage to stop fighting against feelings, but to recognise them better and then let them go?
  • How do I create harmonious, appreciative relationships?
  • How do I deal with conflicts within myself and with others?
  • How do I free myself from self-judgements, my own limitations and recurring reaction patterns?

Get out of stress, sadness and isolation, free from anger, fear and self-doubt that prevent us from simply being happy and content.

Swami Tattva's talks are lively and practical, borne by the wisdom of many years of practice and the ease of a master. His clear, humorous and loving presence alone is an inspiration.

English with German translation.

Programme:
18:30 - 20:00 Lecture, discussion, Q&A
20:15 - 21:15 Gentle yoga practice with mantra recitation
21:15 - 21:45 Meditation, tips for everyday spiritual life, Q&A

All you need for the workshop is:

  • a quiet room without disturbance
  • Yoga mat or carpet
  • stable internet connection
  • Computer or tablet (smartphone if necessary) with camera and microphone that you can use to dial in via Zoom

Time: 18:30 - 21:45

Live Online Price: 45 €

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Meditations from Vijnana Bhairava Tantra

Date:March 22-24 2024
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B240322-6
Title:Meditations from Vijnana Bhairava Tantra
Instructor:Dr. Nalini Sahay

Sri Vijnana Bhairava Tantra is an ancient tantric text in the form of a conversation between Shiva and Parvati on meditation practices. The methods of the 112 techniques discussed expand the awareness and release blocked prana (energy). Vijnana Bhairava Tantra is a book of practices, not of philosophy. The methods are in their seed form and the entire book can be written on one long piece of paper. 

You will be taught these powerful practices in a simple and uncomplicated way, making it possible for you to attain higher level of spiritual development and inner contentment. The Vijnana Bhairava Tantra comes from the Kashmiri Shaivite tradition and forms a part of the Rudrayamala Tantra. Its techniques are all inclusive and the practices are for people of all ages; everyone can find a practice suitable for his or her level.

Shared room € 211

Double room € 249

Single room € 286

Dormitory/tent/caravan € 182

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Vedanta Course Training

Date:March 22 - 29 2024
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B240322-22
Title:Vedanta Course Training
Instructor:Vedamurti Dr.Olaf SchönertSwami Tattvarupananda

Deepen your knowledge of Vedanta and receive the tools to systematically introduce it to students. Do this by listening to Vedanta talks, asking questions, reasoning and giving talks on Vedanta to small groups. You will learn how to structure and run an eight-week Vedanta course. Scriptures tell us that everything is awareness. For many people this is an abstract statement that cannot be translated into everyday life. For thousands of years, Vedanta has been a means of knowledge to realize your true nature and actualize this knowledge in daily life. In this training course the basic teachings of Vedanta will be systematically unfolded. Step by step you learn to understand the basic principles of Vedanta: awareness, isvara and jiva. There will also be two satsangs (meditation and chanting) per day and an asana class. 

Contents and topics

  • Review of the basics of Vedanta: concepts, motivations, qualifications, the Self, isvara, karma yoga, dharma
  • Exemplary talks on Vedanta with questions and answers
  • You will give several talks on Vedanta to small groups, including feedback. By explaining the topics in the lectures and answering questions, you deepen your own understanding of the teachings.
  • Learn to teach a 10-week Vedanta course, build a study group, or present workshops on Vedanta.

The training is right for you if you

  • already have a basic knowledge of traditional Vedanta, as taught by Swami Chinmayananda and Swami Dayananda, as well as students in this tradition such as Chandra Cohen, Swami Tattvarupananda or James Swartz.
  • You see Vedanta as a means of knowledge to understand who you are
  • You want to grow and apply this knowledge in your life
  • You want to deepen and review your knowledge in a group of experienced students of Vedanta
  • You are interested in a systematic and traditional approach to learn Vedanta Texts.

Literature: This training will be based on James Swartz’s book "The Essence of Enlightenment".

Shared room € 722

Double room € 853

Single room € 984

Dormitory/tent/caravan € 621

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Vegan Indian Cooking with Nalini

Date:March 24-27 2024
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B240324-9
Title:Vegan Indian Cooking with Nalini
Instructor:Dr. Nalini Sahay

You will learn to cook delicious Indian food with simple spices and different flavours. The aim is to get the taste of the ingredients with minimum cooking.
Stir, steam and lightly fried; the choice is yours. Crisp and crunchy vegetables, and colourful lentils cooked with a variety of oils. Flavours of sesame, coconut, peanut and olive oils in the foods prepared. Different kinds of chutneys and raitas with soya yoghurt. Fragrant rice pulaos, tea time snacks and desserts. You will learn how quick it is to make vegan Indian food.

Shared room € 327; double room € 386; single room € 448; dormitory/tent/caravan € 280

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Advanced Yoga Teachers’ Training Intensive A1 – Jnana Yoga and Vedanta

Date:March 29- Apr 7 2024
Location:Westerwald
Register:W240329-1
Title:Advanced Yoga Teachers’ Training Intensive A1 – Jnana Yoga 
Instructor: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 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 helps you to get rid of all entanglements of your mind. This training will include 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 € 823; double room € 1.047; single room € 1.234; tent/caravan € 685

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Yoga Nidra Training for Yoga Teachers

Date:March 29 - Apr 5 2024
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B240329-6
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 € 671; double room € 808; single room € 950; dormitory/tent/caravan € 561

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Adjusting the asanas to your own body

Date:March 29 - Apr 1 2024
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B240329-17
Title:Adjusting the asanas to your own body
Instructor:Gauri

In this seminar you will learn to find a comfortable position in the asanas and take care of the parts of your body that sometimes send a warning.
Keeping in mind that not all bodies are the same, we can learn to use the yoga practice as a way to take care of ourselves and treat the body with respect and joy. Yoga practice is accessible to everyone. In this seminar, we will teach different variations that allow us to adapt the postures to the specific needs and abilities of each individual. Different tools will be used such as chairs, cushions, blocks, belts, blankets, etc. to help you improve your position and bring more joy to the practice.

Shared room € 317; double room € 377; single room € 439; dormitory/tent/caravan € 270

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Developing Self Acceptance and Unfolding inner potential

Date:March 29 - Apr 1 2024
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B240329-18
Title:Developing Self Acceptance and Unfolding inner potential
Instructor:Shanmug Eckhardt

Turn your weaknesses into strengths. Dare to discover and live your talents.

Shared room € 317; double room € 377; single room € 439; dormitory/tent/caravan € 270

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Theme Week: International Week - Celebrating Unity in Diversity

Date:March 29 - Apr 3 2024
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B240329-11
Title:Theme Week: International Week - Celebrating Unity in Diversity
Instructor:international guest teachers from India, USA and other countries

During this theme week, we open the ashram especially for non-German speakers. Alongside our standard German program, we will offer English yoga classes twice a day, as well as English satsang and meditation in the morning and evening. We will also host a number of international guests from India, the USA and other countries, who will give talks on various topics related to yoga and vedanta.

You can stay either for the whole week or just a few days. When registering online, please indicate how many days you would like to stay in the "Additional Comments" field under "Additional Information". Basend on that, the price for your stay will be calculated.

Overnight accommodation including full board, satsang, meditations, yoga classes and lectures etc.:

  • Monday to Friday per day: shared room € 62; double room € 81,50; single room € 102; dormitory/tent/caravan € 46
  • Weekend (Fri-Sun): shared room € 139; double room € 179; single room € 222; dormitory/tent/caravan € 109

Prices for the entire week:

Shared room € 325; double room € 423; single room € 526; dormitory/tent/caravan € 247

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April 2024

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

Hygiene for the Back: Education and Injury Prevention

Date:Apr 1-5 2024
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B240401-3
Title:Hygiene for the Back: Education and Injury Prevention 
Instructor:Gauri

In her 30 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 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 € 402; double room € 479; single room € 561; dormitory/tent/caravan € 338

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Improving your self-confidence and inner strength

Date:Apr 1-5 2024
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B240401-4
Title:Improving your self-confidence and inner strength
Instructor:Shanmug 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 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 € 417; double room € 498; single room € 581; dormitory/tent/caravan € 353

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Prana Healing: Advanced Training Course

Date:Apr 5-7 2024
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B240405-8
Title:Prana Healing: Advanced Training Course 
Instructor:Dr. Nalini Sahay

Advanced course for graduates of prana healing training. Intensive interactive pranic healing practice in the group.

Based on the teachings of Swami Sivananda and Swami Satyananda, Dr. Nalini Sahay has developed a system of prana healing that helps to release blocked energy; it opens the chakras and enables prana to flow smoothly. Just 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.

Topics:

  • Passing on Pranic Healing Techniques: How do I educate participants / students in Prana Healing?
  • Prana Awakening Advice and Dealing with Participants
  • Any issues that arise and frequent questions from participants and how to deal with them.

Prerequisite for participation: Prana Healing Basic Training Course

Prices:

Shared room € 222

Double room € 261

Single room € 300

Dormitory/tent/caravan € 191

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Asana intensive - lots of practice, with a bit of theory

Date:Apr 7-12 2024
Location:Westerwald
Register:W240407-4
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; learn advanced asanas in a playful and 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 € 448; double room € 558; single room € 657; tent/caravan € 373

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Tattwa Shuddhi Sadhana

Date:Apr 7-12 2024
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B240407-2
Title:Tattwa Shuddhi Sadhana
Instructor:Dr. Nalini Sahay

Tattwa Shuddhi Sadhana is a tantric system designed to purify your entire being on all levels; it prepares your mind and body for the development of a richer inner experience. It includes nyasa (consecration of the body), prana prathishta (installing life into a mandala), panchopara (five ingredients offered in worship) and mantra repetition.

This is a subtle sadhana that provides 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 € 484; double room € 583; single room € 685; dormitory/tent/caravan € 406

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In Harmony with Infinity - Bhagavad Gita for Everyday Life

Date:Apr 12-14 2024
Location:Allgäu
Register:A240412-4
Title:In Harmony with Infinity - Bhagavad Gita for Everyday Life
Instructor:Swami Tattvarupananda

Vedanta is not only the philosophy of universal unity, it is also called the philosophy of perfect freedom. In this seminar you will learn how to bring this freedom into your life and how it leads you more and more to yourself, to more happiness in life, true independence and inner peace. Swami Tattvarupa is a master of the Upanishads and conveys the knowledge in analogies and stories with profound humor. It is about freedom from self-judgment, from one's own limitations, from sadness and isolation, from desires and inner compulsions and finally from freedom in everyday thinking and doing. Yoga classes and meditation offer you space to reflect and internalize the knowledge so that it leads to practical Vedanta, lived wisdom.

Shared room € 253; double room € 299; single room € 322

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How to teach an English yoga class

Date:Apr 12- 14 2024
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B240412-21
Title:How to teach an English yoga class
Instructor:Kaivalya Meike Schönknecht

Learn to teach Yoga in English. You are a yoga teacher and would like to offer English yoga classes in an international context? Here you will get valuable tips and material with common vocabulary. You will take part in two English Yoga classes daily and receive templates for English Yoga Vidya style classes.

Shared room € 210; double room € 253; single room € 293; dormitory/tent/caravan € 181

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Sri Yantra - mysticism, symbolism and working with this most powerful symbol of Tantra

Date:Apr 12-14 2024
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B230428-3 
Title:Sri Yantra - mysticism, symbolism and working with this most powerful symbol of Tantra
Instructor:Dr. Nalini Sahay

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. Meditation and study of it is a type of spiritual pilgrimage. 
Sri Yantra represents the universe at the macro-cosmic level and the human body at the micro-cosmic level; each circuit 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.
•    Increased trust yourself
•    Take control of your life.
•    To access answers from your inner self.
•    Clear your karmas.

Shared room € 226; double room € 266; single room € 306; dormitory/tent/caravan € 195

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Asana intensive - lots of practice, with a bit of theory

Date:Apr 12-14 2024
Location:Westerwald
Register:W240412-7
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; learn advanced asanas in a playful and 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 € 448; double room € 558; single room € 657; tent/caravan € 373

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You are unique

Date:Apr 19-21 2024
Location:Westerwald
Register:W240419-5
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 € 210; double room € 260; single room € 301; tent/caravan € 181

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May 2024

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

Love what you are doing

Date:May 5-10 2024
Location:Nordsee
Register:N240505-3
Title:Love what you are doing
Instructor:Swami Tattvarupananda

Vedanta is not only the philosophy of universal unity, it is also often called the philosophy of perfect freedom. This seminar gives you techniques to bring this freedom into your daily life. Rightly understood, this freedom will lead you to find greater happiness, true independence and peace of mind. Do what you love, and begin to love whatever it is that you do – for absolute freedom in everyday thinking and doing.

Shared room € 470; double room € 572; single room € 676; dormitory/tent € 388

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Explore your reincarnation through past life journeys

Date:May 5-10 2024
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B240505-3
Title:Explore your reincarnation through past life journeys
Instructor:Darshanie Sukhu

Experience the Jiva, the embodied soul that moves on from one life to another to learn, grow and evolve. We will talk about the soul and the purpose of reincarnation. We will take guided journeys to slip into subtle states for a moment and experience this continuing part of ourselves. We will share our experiences and allow the idea of reincarnation to become a grounded and practical part of our understanding.

  • Lectures on Reincarnation
  • Guided journeys into past lives
  • Exchange and discussion about past life experiences

Shared room € 457; double room € 556; single room € 658; dormitory/tent/caravan € 378

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Yoga of Relationships

Date:May 12-17 2024
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B240512-7
Title:Yoga of Relationships
Instructor:Darshanie Sukhu

To be understood, to feel accepted, to be loved - that is what we are all looking for. It is the need to experience ourselves through the eyes of another, the desire for fulfillment and the union of the drop of water with the ocean.

Relationships are the path to open the heart and clear the way for spiritual connections and experiences. The desire for love is fundamentally a spiritual desire. It is the desire for oneness, for God, for our true nature. Opening the heart is an important milestone on our spiritual path.

This course will give you an understanding of the deeper emotional, mystical and spiritual dimensions of relationships so that you can use this area of your life to open your heart, experience love and grow spiritually.

Learn to make your relationships a spiritual path, a path of yoga.

Shared room € 457; double room € 556; single room € 658; dormitory/tent/caravan € 378

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The power of prayer

Date:May 17-22 2024
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B240517-16
Title:The power of prayer
Instructor:Darshanie Sukhu

Prayer is in every thought, in every feeling and in every word. We are constantly communicating with life, creation and universal intelligence. This interaction can be conscious and unconscious, but it is happening all the time.

  • Develop your connection with the Divine.
  • become conscious in your prayer

Through the power of prayer, we can consciously create our lives, become sovereign, and connect with nature. We can experience God, receive answers, find insight, help and strength, and open the door to conscious living.

Shared room € 488; double room € 585; single room € 688; dormitory/tent/caravan € 408

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Yoga and Meditation Pentecost Seminar

Date:May 17-20 2024
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B240517-28
Title:Yoga and Meditation Pentecost Seminar
Instructor:Swamiji

The spiritual path is said to be a mixture of personal effort and Divine grace. Grace comes by tuning to the Divine during 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 € 317; double room € 378; single room € 439; dormitory/tent/caravan € 270

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Connect with your soul

Date:May 26-31 2024
Location:Nordsee
Register:N240526-4
Title:Explore your reincarnation through past life journeys
Instructor:Darshanie Sukhu

Did you know that your soul is as individual as you are? What does your soul look like? Where does it come from? What are its gifts? What does it want to realise through you?
Connect with your soul and feel who you really are, connect with the deep desires of your soul, hear your inner wise voice, experience infinite and unconditional love in your soul.

Your soul is always trying to get in touch with you. It motivates you and guides you through your deepest desires. Connecting with your soul puts you on your path in life. This course helps you to experience your soul and develop a beautiful personal connection with it.

Shared room € 470; double room € 572; single room € 676; dormitory/tent/caravan € 388

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June 2024

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

Nadi Shuddhi Sadhana

Date:June 28-30 2024
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B240628-6
Title:Nadi Shuddhi Sadhana 
Instructor:Sudarsh Namboothiri

Through the systematic practice of pranayama, selected asanas, mudras and surya-namaskar you can purify the nadis within three months. This brings vigour, vitality, and stability to the body; it enhances clarity of thought and increases mindfulness. You will see positive results in all aspects of your life. Practice is based on traditional yoga texts: Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Siva Samhitha and Jabala Darshana Upanishad.

Shared room € 210; double room € 253; single room € 293; dormitory/tent/caravan/ € 181

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Theme Week: Nada Yoga with Ram Vakkalanka – the power of sound

Date:June 30 - July 5 2024
Location:Allgäu
Register:A240630-3
Title:Theme Week: Nada Yoga with Ram Vakkalanka – the power of sound
Instructor:Ram Vakkalanka

Ram Vakkalanka is a Sanskrit expert, talented sitar player and experienced meditation leader. Every morning Ram will present a Nada Yoga meditation on his sitar. Even without booking a 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!

In addition, you can participate in 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 € 58; double room € 76; single room € 95
  • Weekend (Fri-Sun, 2 nights): Shared room € 130; double room € 167; single room € 207

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(at)yoga-vidya.de

Prices full week: Shared room € 384; double room € 516; single room € 654

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Advanced Yoga Teachers’ Training with Harilalji

Date:June 30 - Jul 28 2024
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B240630-3
Title:Advanced Yoga Teachers’ Training with Harilalji
Instructor:Acharya Harilalji

Intensive training in all aspects of yoga in theory and practice. Systematic teaching methodology. Recognised certificate. This training is in English. Without German translation. However, the training leader has a good understandable English.                                                                                                     

Shared room € 2.815; double room € 3.358; single room € 3.922; dormitory/tent/caravan € 2.385

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Yoga holiday week - Bhakti, Homa and Puja

Date:Juni 30 - Jul 5 2024
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B240630-2
Title:Yoga holiday week - Bhakti, Homa and Puja
Instructor:Sudarsh Namboothiri

Sudarsh Namboothiri will be singing mantras and performing arati, homa and puja rituals which are especially powerful; these help to open in the heart. He will also be telling stories of Hindu mythology which contain great truths and are source of inspiration. This is a week for your spiritual heart to gain access to inner strength, peace and joy. Feel free to bring instruments.

Shared room € 384; double room € 486; single room € 587; dormitory/tent/caravan/ € 308

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Renovate your life

Date:Jun 30 - Jul 5 2024
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B240630-11
Title:Renovate your life
Instructor:Chitra Sukhu

Stop feeling like a victim of circumstances and take your life into your own hands. You are the creator of your destiny. In this extraordinary seminar you will learn how to access this creative power and how to use it consciously and purposefully. If you know certain natural laws and cosmic rhythms and vibrate in harmony with them, you can unfold your full potential, discover and live your very own destiny. Then your life will be light, playful and full of joy. We deal in particular with:

  • the law of attraction
  • the law of destiny
  • the law of cause and effect (karma)

Your unique gift will become clearer; you can use your energies purposefully and make a quantum leap.

“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

Shared room € 457; double room € 556; single room € 658; dormitory/tent/caravan € 378

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Ayurveda Home Remedies – Strengthen Your Health

Date:Jun 30 - Jul 5 2024
Location:Westerwald
Register:W240630-4
Title:Ayurveda Home Remedies – Strengthen Your Health
Instructor:Dr. Sivakaran Namboothiri

Ayurveda is the world's oldest holistic healing system. Ayurvedic treatment aims at balancing the Doshas to neutralize the disease process. By balancing the Doshas, the root of the disease process is cut off.

The basic rule is - whatever we can do for ourselves to improve our own health is more effective in the long run than what another person can do for us. As long as we are not living in harmony with our Prakriti (constitution) we cannot expect to be really healed by any method. Ayurveda emphasizes the importance of Ahara and Vihara (food and regimen) based on different Ritu kaalaas (seasons).Thereby maintaining a healthy state of body and mind.

Ayurvedic remedies work on a subtle internal level by correcting and improving the life force. Satwik or pure lifestyle gives peace and clarity of mind.

Our food ingredients like Ginger, Curcumin, Pepper, Cumin seed, coconut oil, sesame, coriander, Fenugreek, Garlic etc are the very powerful tools for many  disease conditions. 

As Taittiriyopanishad  says "Ahamannam,  Ahamannam,  Ahamannam,  Ahamannada" (I am food,  I am the eater of food and I eat  the eater  of food) and "Annam Brahma " (food  is Brahma).

 

Shared room € 457; double room € 572; single room € 676; tent/caravan € 378

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July 2024

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

Vedic horoscope – Understand your Karma and your mission in life

Date:Jul 5-7 2024
Location:Allgäu
Register:A240705-2
Title:Vedic horoscope – Understand your Karma and your mission in life
Instructor:Ram Vakkalanka

Ram Vakkalanka, an indian Sanskrit expert, talented sitar player and experienced meditation leader will be a guest at Yoga Vidya.

Vedic astrology can help you fulfill your full potential in your life! In this seminar you will learn basic knowledge of Vedic astrology and look at birth charts that will give you insights into Karma and Dharma. With valuable tips for analyzing birth charts that can help you and others recognize and fulfill their own responsibilities in life.

Shared room € 235; double room € 283; single room € 329

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Nature Yoga – for inner and outer Peace

Date:Jul 5-7 2024
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B240705-6
Title:Nature Yoga – for inner and outer Peace
Instructor:Swami Bodhichitananda

How can you bring your life back into harmony with nature and your true Self? 

In this seminar, we will explore our relationships with outer nature and our own 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 explore the newly emerging field of religious and spiritual naturalism and evolutionary cosmology of such modern pioneers as Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Thomas Berry, Michael Dowd and the Integral Movement. Updating our views to fit into the new comprehensive worldview, we will attempt to gain a greater understanding of our place within the Universe. Only by doing this can we truly find peace, for ourselves and all inhabitants of the earth.

Shared room € 226; double room € 266; single room € 306; dormitory/tent/caravan € 195

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Yantra, Meditation and Creation

Date:Jul 5-7 2024
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B240705-7
Title:Yantra, Meditation and Creation
Instructor:Sudarsh Namboothiri

According to the Tantra Shastra, yantra is the manifestation of the Universe itself. Yantra, Mantra and the deity are the same. Creation of the yantra or the chanting of the mantra creates the particular vibration of the deity, invoking its energy within and around us. It also elevates us to higher level of consciousness.

Yantra is the geometrical form of the particular deity, each yantra is different and it evokes different higher potentials and possibilities.

In this two day yantra-meditation programme, you will make a yantra with herbal powders and be introduced to all its components: dots, circles, squares, triangles and their effects on your system. Ultimately yantra meditation is the process of going back to the source of creation. Initiation into guided yantra meditation with visualisation techniques and chanting of mantra will complete this very special weekend.

Shared room € 210; double room € 253; single room € 293; dormitory/tent/caravan € 181

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Aradhana - Tantric Heart Prayers

Date:July 5-7 2024
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B240705-8
Title:Aradhana - Tantric Heart Prayers
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 develop your ability to see your 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 sattvic and creative abilities. This seminar is for all seekers who wish to become 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”.

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 € 226; double room € 266; single room € 306; dormitory/tent/caravan € 195

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Theme Week: A New View on Asana Practice with Shiva Shankar

Date:July 7-12 2024
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B240707-7
Title:Theme Week: A New View on Asana Practice with Shiva Shankar
Instructor:Shiva Shankar

Bestowing education is no doubt an art. The teacher has to understand the level of the student in order to impart it. From his early teaching phases, Shiva Shankar believed in building up the competence level of his students and so therefore chooses the subjects that he teaches according to the individual needs, interests, level of experience, capacity and intensity of his students. Experience the Asana in its deepness.

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 62; double room € 81,50; single room € 102; dormitory/tent/caravan € 46
  • Weekend (Fri-Sun, 2 nights): Shared room € 139; double room € 179; single room € 222; dormitory/tent/caravan € 109


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(at)yoga-vidya.de

 

Prices complete week:

Shared room € 310; double room € 407; single room € 508; dormitory/tent/caravan € 230

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Ayurveda in daily life

Date:July 5-7 2024
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B240705-22
Title:Ayurveda in daily life
Instructor:Chitra Sukhu

Ayurveda is a 5.000-year-old system of natural healing that has its origins in the Vedic culture of India. 

In this workshop for beginners, we will look at: Your “dosha” or specific mind-body type that will allow you to access more energy, sleep better, improve digestion and allow for better overall health. You will get tips for the specific food for your Dosha and daily exercises for more energy.

Shared room € 210; double room € 253; single room € 293; dormitory/tent/caravan € 181

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Meditation Retreat Made Easy

Date:July 07-12 2024
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B240707-2
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 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 start us with thorough instruction in the basics of meditation and pranayama, how to sit comfortably, with short sitting sessions, 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 € 484; double room € 583; single room € 685; dormitory/tent/caravan € 406 

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Mathruka Nyasam – tantric introduction and initiation to the practice of mantra

Date:July 7-12 2024
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B240707-3
Title:Mathruka Nyasam – tantric introduction and initiation to the practice of mantra
Instructor:Sudarsh Namboothiri

Tantric technique of purifying the pranic channels and depicting the 51 sanskrit letters in one’s body, which increase the capacity of annamaya kosha, pranamaya and manomaya koshas and brings clarity in vijnanamaya kosha and naturally leads to Ananda. This is the proper way to start the mantra sadhana. Then only it helps to absorb all the effects of the mantra properly.

Shared room € 457; double room € 556; single room € 658; dormitory/tent/caravan € 378

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Toxic Stress and Trauma management

Date:July 7-12 2024
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B240707-4
Title:Toxic Stress and Trauma management
Instructor:Dr. Nalini Sahay

Toxic Stress and Trauma management seminar will enable you to understand how to deal with toxic stress and trauma. You will identify the fight, flight, freeze response. You will learn to recognize the signs of toxic stress like physical pain or discomfort like headaches, muscle aches, gastrointestinal upsets, depression, ADD, diabetes, anorexia, obesity, asthma, blood pressure, and insomnia .

You will understand and identify the cause of  different traumas. You will find out what is the root source of your feelings of pessimism, self -blame, poor coping skills and rejection.What are the risk factors for this behavior pattern. You will be coached in handling the toxic stress and trauma and taught techniques to manage it. You will learn to be free from toxic Stress and trauma through Self Compassion.

Shared room € 452; double room € 545; single room € 640; dormitory/tent/caravan € 379

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Theme week: Introduction in classic Vedic Chanting

Date:July 7-12 2024
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B240707-15
Title:Theme week: Introduction in classic Vedic Chanting
Instructor:Dr. Sivakaran Namboothiri

Traditional Vedic Chanten, imparted from a „Samaveda Ratnam“, one of two persons worldwide who are still able to recite the Sama Vedas in the “Oth” Tradition. Traditional Indian flair, a tremendous treasure of knowledge und lived tradition can be expected in this course with many practical exercises.

Dr. Sivakaran Namboothiri is an ayurveda doctor with his own Ayurvedic clinic in Kerala. Other than classical university education in Ayurveda and some other university degrees, he has undergone a traditional Vedic ritual & chanting training due to his brahmin-medic family background. He bears the title “Samaveda Ratnam” which means that he is one of 2 people in the world who has memorised the whole of Sama Veda in ‘oth’ tradition.  He is the successor of his father as ‘Yajamana’ position (A kind of leader position in yajna) for the big ‘Yajnas’ restarted recent history. 

  • Monday-Friday (rate per day): Shared room € 62; double room € 81,50; single room € 102; dormitory/tent/caravan € 46
  • Weekend (Fri-Sun, 2 nights): Shared room € 139; double room € 179; single room € 222; dormitory/tent/caravan € 109

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(at)yoga-vidya.de

Prices for the whole week:

Shared room € 310; double room € 407; single room € 508; dormitory/tent/caravan € 230

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The Royal Path of Ashtanga Yoga

Date:July 12-14 2024
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B240712-4
Title:The Royal Path of Ashtanga Yoga
Instructor:Swami Bodhichitananda

The eight-limbed path of Patanjali’s Raja Yoga Sutras aims at controlling all thought-waves or mental modifications. When a raja yogi starts his sādhanā (spiritual practice) with the mind, a certain minimum amount of āsanas and prānāyāma are 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 will learn the yoga philosophy and psychology of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, as well as many concentration and meditation techniques, and obtains a more clear understanding of Raja Yoga and a daily practice of meditation. Main texts will be 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 € 226; double room € 266; single room € 306; dormitory/tent/caravan € 195

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Tantra – Techniques for transformation and liberation

Date:July 12-14 2024
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B240712-18
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 on 112 techniques that will help you go beyond ordinary consciousness. In this course we will explore a few of these techniques that will leave you with a feeling of expansion and presence. These methods are so powerful that, if practised regularly, you can transform your life. You will find yourself more aware and awake.

If you can experience life as it is, without elaboration, you find yourself in the moment, in eternity. These techniques will take you there, refining your personality and transforming your life. This experience is a gift; I would like to share it with everyone; this is my gift to you.

Shared room € 210; double room € 253; single room € 293; dormitory/tent/caravan € 181

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How to sustain High Energy Levels throughout the day

Date:July 12-14 2024
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B240712-9
Title:How to sustain High Energy Levels throughout the day
Instructor:Ram Vakkalanka

Ancient Yogis prescribed some simple yet very effective practices to sustain high levels of positive energy throughout the day. These practices begin from the moment you wake up in the morning and continue to when you go to bed at night. They enhance your awareness of how the day is flowing, promote mindful living and make every moment a joyful experience. Join us to learn these practices and enrich your experience of life!

Shared room € 210; double room € 253; single room € 293; dormitory/tent/caravan € 181

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Rituals to the ancestors - Shraddham

Date:Jul 12-14 2024
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B240712-5
Title:Rituals to the ancestors - Shraddham
Instructor:Sudarsh Namboothiri

According to the Vedic tradition there are 5 important duties in life which we have to perform, they are called Pancha Maha Yajnas (5 great acts or rituals). In all these 5 rituals Pitru Yajam (rituals to the ancestors) is considered to be the most important one and it must be practiced. 

Indian tradition contends that 21 past generations of ancestral genes are present in our bodies, and the last 3 generation of genes are still active in our system. Therefore remembrance of that lineage is very important for our worldly as well as our spiritual development.

In this course you learn about the science of SHRADDHAM and how to practice it in your life. 

Shared room € 210; double room € 253; single room € 293; tent/caravan € 181

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Improving your self-confidence and inner strength

Date:Jul 14-19 2024
Location:Allgäu
Register:A240714-3
Title:Improving your self-confidence and inner strength
Instructor:Shanmug 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 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 € 528; double room € 638; single room € 752

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Kundalini, Tantra & Yantra

Date:July 14-19 2024
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B240714-7 
Title:Kundalini, Tantra & Yantra
Instructor:Swami Bodhichitananda

Awakening the power of kundalini is the secret key to higher Yoga, increased energy, greater life fulfilment and spiritual enlightenment. We will learn 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 & emotional blocks.

Understanding and meditating upon Sri Yantra, the highest of all yantras is the secret to awakening Shakti. By raising Kundalini Shakti (Devi) at the base of the spine through the chakras to join Shiva at the crown of the head, Sahasrara Chakra, you will balance the masculine and feminine aspects of being, bring greater energy and balance to your Yoga practice and to your life.

Shared room € 484; double room € 583; single room €685; dormitory/tent/caravan € 406

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Prana healing: basic training course

Date:July 14-21 2024
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B240714-10
Title:Prana healing: basic training course
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 to 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 € 758; double room € 896; single room € 1.033; dormitory/tent/caravan € 652

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Theme Week: Indian rituals and recitations

Date:July 14-19 2024
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B240714-8
Title:Theme Week: Indian rituals and recitations
Instructor:Sudarsh Namboothiri

This week, you can experience the profound effect of Indian rituals every day, with Vedic recitations. These rituals allow inner collection, heart-opening and lots of inspiration for the spiritual path.

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 € 62; double room € 81; single room € 102; dormitory/tent/caravan € 46
  • Weekend (Fri-Sun, 2 nights): Shared room € 139; double room € 179; single room € 221; dormitory/tent/caravan € 109 

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(at)yoga-vidya.de

 

Prices for the whole week:

Shared room € 310; double room € 407; single room € 508; tent/caravan € 230

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The Yoga Highlight in Asana

Date: July 14-19 2024
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B240714-14
Title:The Yoga Highlight in Asana
Instructor:Shiva Shankar

Once we reach the summit, we can see where we have been and where we are going now. This is the time of celebration and joy.
The asanas reflect the elation and joy of feeling at home in a very special place. The specialness of life is reflected in the many and varied possibilities. If until now you had a plan and a recipe to find your way, now you realise that there are other ways. Because as you learn more advanced asanas, you experience that the end is also just a new beginning. Beyond that, however, everyone has to walk the path alone. Now, however, not only equipped with a plan, you can learn to create your own plans.

Shared room € 457; double room € 556; single room € 658; dormitory/tent/caravan € 378

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Awakening the Guru Within

Date:July 14-19 2024
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B240714-27
Title:Awakening the Guru Within
Instructor:Chitra Sukhu

This course will give you the tools and techniques to move through life with enhanced ease and grace. I know many of you would love a guidebook to this journey called life. Well, this is the next best thing!

I have learned to tune to the higher intelligence, known as “buddhi”, and am happy to share this knowledge with you. This will help you to see and feel things as they really are and give you access to the ‘big picture’ (macro perspective). In this way, you will come to know that everything is perfect as it is.

In this course you will:

  • Learn to purify all levels of being so that “Buddhi” is better expressed through your thoughts, words, and actions. “Buddhi” is your true guide, your inner guru.
  • Practice techniques to bring yourself into the present moment so that you can see and feel how “Buddhi” expresses itself in the world.
  • Go over practices to use in your everyday life to strengthen your connection to “Buddhi”
  • Learn how to communicate with “Buddhi” consciously. Ask questions and receive answers from your inner guru.
  • Understand and see that you are never really alone.

Shared room € 457; double room € 556; single room € 658; dormitory/tent/caravan € 378

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Hygiene for the Back: Education and Injury Prevention

Date:Jul 14-19 2024
Location:Allgäu
Register:A240714-4
Title:Hygiene for the Back: Education and Injury Prevention 
Instructor:Gauri

In her 30 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 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 € 528; double room € 638; single room € 752

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Heal yourself with Mantra Tantra Kriya

Date:Jul 14-19 2024
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B240714-17
Title:Heal yourself with Mantra Tantra Kriya
Instructor:Ram Vakkalanka

In this seminar you will learn how to heal yourself with mantra, tantra and kriya in Kerala Tantra style. Kerala Tantra is a powerful healing tradition that invokes cosmic energies through a mixture of mantras, mudras, kriyas (actions) and meditation. Tips on the correct pronunciation of Sanskrit mantras will be given if needed.

The seminar includes mudras and kriyas unique to the Kerala Tantra tradition. You will learn how to dispel negative energies, energise, rejuvenate and experience a sense of harmony in life. Recordings of the mantras will be provided to practice after the workshop.

Shared room € 457; double room € 556; single room € 658; dormitory/tent/caravan € 378

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Mathruka Nyasam – tantric introduction and initiation to the practice of mantra

Date:July 19-21 2024
Location:Westerwald
Register:W240719-4
Title:Mathruka Nyasam – tantric introduction and initiation to the practice of mantra
Instructor:Sudarsh Namboothiri

Tantric technique of purifying the pranic channels and depicting the 51 sanskrit letters in one’s body, which increase the capacity of annamaya kosha, pranamaya and manomaya koshas and brings clarity in vijnanamaya kosha and naturally leads to Ananda. This is the proper way to start the mantra sadhana. Then only it helps to absorb all the effects of the mantra properly.

Shared room € 210; double room € 260; single room € 301; tent/caravan € 181

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Harmonising your Chakras with sound, Mantras and Mudras

Date:Jul 19-21 2024
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B240719-9
Title:Harmonising your Chakras with sound, Mantras and Mudras
Instructor:Kaivalya Schönknecht; Ram Vakkalanka

Harmonising Asanas with the sounds of the Sitar, combined with powerful Mantras and Mudras. Cleasing, activating and opening your Chakras (energy centres) with an integral yoga practice can have transformational effects. Ram and Kaivalya will accompany you this weekend on your journey through the Chakras.

Shared room € 210; double room € 253; single room € 293; dormitory/tent/caravan € 181

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Master everyday life with awareness and mindfulness

Date:Jul 21-26 2024
Location:Nordsee
Register:N240721-3
Title:Master everyday life with awareness and mindfulness
Instructor:Shanmug

Mindfulness and meditation are important components of felt satisfaction in life.

With his extensive spiritual and psychotherapeutic knowledge E. Shanmug shows you in his lively, brilliant lectures the effect of mindfulness on recognizing, so that you can change obsolete patterns. You get a deep understanding of mindfulness and meditation in theory and practice.

Mindfulness is the focus of consciousness on the present moment. Mindfulness enhances the confrontation with the present and leads to a better understanding of how thoughts and feelings affect our health and quality of life. Mindfulness can be cultivated through the practice of meditation. Mindful meditation is formalized in programs such as Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), and Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP) as well as other programs. Mindfulness is an inherent human ability that has been experienced in meditation for millennia. What's new is the scientific interest in mindfulness and meditation in medicine, psychology, social work and economics.

You don’t meditate to “make a killing.” You do it so work doesn’t kill you. When I collapsed in April 2007, I was—by our society’s definition—very successful, but by any sane definition of success, I was not,” also says Arianna Huffington,founder of The Huffington Post . “As long as our culture defines success as money and power, we’re stuck on a treadmill of stress, sleep deprivation, and burnout.”

The statistics show that we do not know how to relax properly. And although meditation helps a lot,  42% of people listen to their mobile phone while on vacation. We take less vacation than we deserve. At the same time, according to a Gallup survey, 70% admit being overwhelmed at the workplace or having taken off the job. It's the hamster wheel of today: never checking out at the job, always just checking in.

Mindfulness can be a tool and meditation can be a way of teaching people to cope with their everyday routine, causing the problems that originally made them seek refuge in meditation. Real mindfulness needs to be connected with others, with the community and the wider environment. Meditation is not there to be successful. Meditation helps you to step out.

Every time we break our habits through mindfulness and meditation - whether we're checking our smartphone during a conversation, defensively responding to a colleague's comment, or something else-we weaken our conditioning. Through mindfulness and meditation we create new furrows, new nerve connections in the brain. In the future, we will less often fall into the old trap of settling for inefficient survival strategies that are not efficient. Mindfulness gradually improves not only our own work habits, but also our work environment.

20 reasons to practice mindfulness and meditation:

1. Mindfulness improves your health.
2. Increases the immune function.
3. Meditation reduces pain, reduces inflammation at the cellular level.
4. Meditation increases your happiness.
5. Increases positive emotions.
6. Mindfulness reduces depression.
7. Mindfulness reduces anxiety.
8. Reduces stress. It improves your social life.
9. Increases social skills and emotional intelligence.
10. Meditation makes you more compassionate.
11. Lets you feel less lonely. It boosts your self-control.
12.Meditation and mindfulness improve your ability to regulate your emotions.
13. Improves your introspection ability and positively changes your brain.
14. Strenghens the brain cells.
15. Enlarges the brain areas associated with emotional regulation, positive emotions and self-control.
16. Increases the thickness of the cerebral cortex related to attentiveness and productivity.
17. Increases focus and mindfulness.
18. Increases the ability to multitask.
19. Improves memory.
20. Improves your creativity and unconventional thinking. It makes you wise.

Daily yoga, meditation and mantra singing.

Shared room € 512; double room € 612; single room € 716; dormitory/tent/caravan € 430

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Stretch and relax- Asanas for relaxation and well-being

Date:Jul 21-26 2024
Location:Nordsee
Register:N240721-4
Title:Stretch and relax- Asanas for relaxation and well-being
Instructor:Gauri

Exhausted from everyday life? This seminar will enable you to regenerate in no time: Enjoy your body in motion and in relaxation. After each asana class you will feel like a new person - full of power and energy, joy and ease that will linger for a long time. You will get new ideas for your own exercise practice and, if you are a yoga teacher, for your teaching as well. With true Spanish vibrancy and warmth, Gauri leads you to new experiences and complete relaxation in the asanas.

Shared room € 512; double room € 612; single room € 716; dormitory/tent/caravan € 430

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Asanas Intensive with Sudarsh

Date:July 21-26 2024
Location:Westerwald
Register:W240721-6
Title:Asanas Intensive with Sudarsh
Instructor:Sudarsh Namboothiri

Is a perfect practise to cope with the day to day challenges of daily life. It includes breathing techniques for balancing the 5 pranas in the system thus enhancing one's awareness to a meditative state. It's practise focusses on the central nervous system, the chakras, and the glands.

The practice helps one to have a strong and at the same time a flexible body and a sharp awareness. Prana becomes naturally steady by the practise. Deep and long breathing (ujjayi) and different kinds of Kapalabhathi make the respiratory system strong. It is a traditional system of practise developed by Swami Bodhananda of South India. Acharya Chandran master is the current master of the system.

It's a practice for those who want to go the higher level of sadhana.

Shared room € 457; double room € 572; single room € 676; tent/caravan: € 378

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Kriya Yoga Intensive

Date:July 21-26 2024
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B240721-3
Title:Kriya Yoga Intensive
Instructor:Swami Bodhichitananda

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.

Swami Bodhichitananda will introduce you to the ancient and original Kriya Yoga tradition of Mahavatar Babaji, the deathless Yogi legend who has wandered the Himalayas for ages, and in modern times reintroduced the lost science Kriya Yoga for a new age of emerging higher consciousness.

Kriya Yoga is considered one of the easiest and fastest ways to gain control of the mind and prana, to develop strong concentration, peace of mind, and a great sense of “coming home” to one’s own self. Swamiji will give all the Yogic and Meditation practices necessary to begin a steady meditation practice, and preparation for initiation into Kriya Yoga as well as the Energization Exercises, a set of 39 Exercises developed by Paramahansa Yogananda for gaining control of the Prana(Life Energy), being able to direct it at will to various body parts for healing and revitalization, and gaining control of the restless mind.

Swami Bodhichitananda Saraswati is authorized as a Kriya Yoga Acharya in the lineage of Paramahamsa Yogananda by H.H. Swami Jnanananda Giri, a great Kriya Yoga Master of the Himalayas, and with blessings of H.H. Swami Chidananda, successor to Swami Sivananda.
 

Shared room € 484; double room € 583; single room € 685; dormitory/tent/caravan € 406

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Advanced Yoga Teachers’ Training – Pawanmuktasana

Date:Jul 21-26 2024
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B240721-4
Title:Advanced Yoga Teachers’ Training – Pawanmuktasana
Instructor:Dr. Nalini Sahay

Pawanmuktasana is a set of effective practices designed to make your mind and body suppleand relaxed. People of all ages can benefit mentally, emotionally and physically from regular practice.

They work on all aspects of the body to restore our balance and wellbeing. You will enjoy the seminar; its benefit is threefold: your body will become flexible, your prana (energy) will flow and your mind will be more focused.

 

Shared room € 457; double room € 556; single room € 658; dormitory/tent/caravan € 378

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Theme Week: Nada Yoga with Ram Vakkalanka – the power of sound

Date:Jul 21-26 2024
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B240721-9
Title:Theme Week: Nada Yoga with Ram Vakkalanka – the power of sound
Instructor:Ram Vakkalanka

Ram Vakkalanka is a Sanskrit expert, talented sitar player and experienced meditation leader. Every morning Ram will present a Nada Yoga meditation on his sitar. Even without booking a 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!

In addition, you can participate in 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 € 62; double room € 81,50; single room € 102; dormitory/tent/caravan € 46
  • Weekend (Fri-Sun, 2 nights): Shared room € 139; double room € 179; single room € 222; dormitory/tent/caravan € 109

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(at)yoga-vidya.de

 

Prices full week: Shared room € 310; double room € 407; single room € 508; dormitory/tent/caravan € 230

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Theme week: Swami Yatidharmananda talks about Swami Chidananda

Date:July 21-26 2024
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B240721-22
Title:Theme week: Swami Yatidharmananda talks about Swami Chidananda
Instructor:Swami Yatidharmananda

Swami Yathidharmananda, a direct disciple of Swami Chidananda talks about the life of his master. As a monk he travels around the world to share his knowledge and wisdom with yoga practitioners. His teachings bring together Jnana, Karma, Bhakti, Raja, Kundalini and Hatha Yoga as taught by his master. His Yoga classes are very inspiring. Come and join Swami Yathidharmananda and his teachings.

  • Monday-Friday (rate per day): Shared room € 62; double room € 81; single room €102; dormitory/tent/caravan €46
  • Weekend (Fri-Sun, 2 nights): Shared room €139; double room €179; single room €221; dormitory/tent/caravan €109

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(at)yoga-vidya.de

Prices full week: Shared room € 310; double room € 407; single room € 508; dormitory/tent/caravan € 230

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Practice meditation with Swami Yatidharmananda

Date:Jul 26-28 2024
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B240726-26
Title:Practice meditation with Swami Yatidharmananda 
Instructor:Swami Yatidharmananda

Experience that meditation is your own nature, totally independent of your actions. You will learn practices from the treasure of experiences of Swami Yatidharmananda to stabilize your own praxis and bring it to a deeper level, to extend your intuitive skills, to be here and now, to handle stress, anger and fear in daily life and to find clarity what you expect from your life, a personal transformation.

Shared room € 210; double room € 253; single room € 293; dormitory/tent/caravan € 181

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Rituals to the ancestors - Shraddham

Date:Jul 26-28 2024
Location:Westerwald
Register:W240726-2
Title:Rituals to the ancestors - Shraddham
Instructor:Sudarsh Namboothiri

According to the Vedic tradition there are 5 important duties in life which we have to perform, they are called Pancha Maha Yajnas (5 great acts or rituals). In all these 5 rituals Pitru Yajam (rituals to the ancestors) is considered to be the most important one and it must be practiced. 

Indian tradition contends that 21 past generations of ancestral genes are present in our bodies, and the last 3 generation of genes are still active in our system. Therefore remembrance of that lineage is very important for our worldly as well as our spiritual development.

In this course you learn about the science of SHRADDHAM and how to practice it in your life. 

 

Shared room € 210; double room € 260; single room € 301; tent/caravan € 181

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Kriya Yoga Advanced

Date:Jul 26-28 2024
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B240726-8
Title:Kriya Yoga Advanced
Instructor:Swami Bodhichitananda

This is continuation and deepening of Swamiji’s Kriya Yoga seminar for beginners, with more practice and support of the First Kriya Yoga Initiation. All who are initiated within the lineage of Lahiri Mahasaya’s Kriya Yoga are welcome.

Also, those who have been regularly practicing the preliminary practices of Hamsa and Om Technique, from the first seminar, can take Initiation into First Kriya at the beginning of this seminar, or on last afternoon of the first Kriya seminar, during the regular Initiation Ceremony.

Those who have regularly, i.e. daily, practiced the First Kriya for a minimum or one year can request Second Kriya Practices.

Shared room € 226; double room € 266; single room € 306; dormitory/tent/caravan € 195

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Shodasha Adharas - the 16 energy points in Siddha Yoga

Date:Jul 26-28 2024
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B240726-12
Title:Shodasha Adharas - the 16 energy points in Siddha Yoga
Instructor:Ram Vakkalanka

The Sanskrit word "Adhara" means foundation, base and support. The Siddha Yoga tradition, one of the oldest, though lesser known, yoga traditions, teaches the 16 (Shodasha) vital energy points in our body. Each of these 16 energy points has its location, centre, chakra (energy vortex), padma (purified chakra), tattva (energy principle), mantra (energy vibration) and bindu (point of infinity).

Seven of these adharas are called chakras in other yoga traditions, such as hatha yoga. In the Siddha Yoga tradition, however, the mastery of all sixteen adharas and their details is considered crucial. So much so that some ancient yoga texts declare that a yogi who does not know the sixteen adharas is a yogi in name only.

In this seminar Ram Vakkalanka will share ancient wisdom about the sixteen adharas. He will talk a little about the ancient Siddha yoga tradition, the source of this wisdom. Then he will delve into the sixteen adharas.... their location, their centre and the techniques of meditation on them. The seminar will include some basic yoga postures, pranayama and guided meditations.

Shared room € 210; double room € 253; single room € 293; dormitory/tent/caravan € 181

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Yoga Nidra Advanced - Yoga Teachers’ Training

Date:Jul 28 - Aug 4 2024
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B240728-6
Title:Yoga Nidra Advanced - Yoga Teachers’ Training
Instructor:Dr. Nalini Sahay

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 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 remain energized
  • How to experience complete relaxation
  • Practices of chidakasha dharana
  • Detailed practices of visualisation, including:
    • Psychic centre visualization
    • Psychic symbol visualization
    • Eyebrow centre/Om visualization
    • Asana Visualization
    • Rapid image visualisation
    • Aura visualization
    • Golden egg visualization
    • Story visualisation

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

 

Shared room € 671; double room € 808; single room € 950; dormitory/tent/caravan € 561

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Yoga holiday week – Bhakti, Homa and Puja with Swami Nivedanananda

Date:Jul 28 - Aug 2 2024
Location:Westerwald
Register:W240728-2
Title:Yoga holiday week – Bhakti, Homa and Puja 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 get a deep insight into Indian Bhakti Yoga and in the diversity of Indian rituals. 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! All this in conjunction with a variety of yoga classes, lectures and relaxation exercises.

Shared room € 384; double room € 499; single room € 604; tent/caravan € 308

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Yoga Nidra meets Meditation

Date:Jul 28 - Aug 2 2024
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B240728-24
Title:Yoga Nidra meets Meditation
Instructor:Swami Yatidharmananda

First relax completely, then meditate deeply. Swami Yatidharmananda from India guides you into deep relaxation at the beginning with Yoga Nidra. You can detach yourself
from everyday life in order to turn completely to the divine in the subsequent guided meditations.

After the meditation, there will be space for questions and discussion.

Swami Yathidarmananda's own depth, energy and enthusiasm can rekindle your inner spiritual fire, stabilise and deepen your meditation practice and expand your intuition.

 

Shared room € 457; double room € 556; single room € 658; tent/caravan € 378

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Yin Yang Yoga

Date:Jul 28 - Aug 2 2024
Location:Allgäu
Register:A240728-3
Title:Yin Yang Yoga
Instructor:Sudarsh Namboothiri

Yin yang yoga is a combination of static postures and movements of the body. Focussing on the deep tissues and the muscular system but getting over all benefit for the system. First heating up the body with rhythmic and repetitive movements then holding the posture and going deep into the asana.

It's a perfect practise to improve flexibility and strength. Yoga teachers may learn excellent techniques how to help others. Through the techniques of yin yang yoga one will be able to overcome the limitations of the physical body and eventually it helps to calm down the mind and prepare oneself to enter into deep relaxation.

Shared room € 512; double room € 624; single room € 738; without overnight stay € 424

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Prana Yoga and Psychic Healing

Date:Jul 28 - Aug 2 2024
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B240728-5
Title:Prana Yoga and Psychic Healing
Instructor:Swami Bodhichitananda

Prana, often referred to as life energy or vital force, is the key to gaining control of the mind, bringing health and vitality to the body. Pranayama is the practice of life force control, prana, in the Yoga System. There are two types of Pranayama, Hatha Yoga Pranayama and Raja Yoga Pranayama; Hatha Yoga being the physical manipulation of breath to bring the prana into the central channel of the spine, while Raja Yoga uses our own awareness, directing our Consciousness along the Psychic channels in the body. In other words, we use awareness to direct our prana at will. This brings greater prana into the system, energizing us with greater life force, greatly calms the mind for concentration and meditation, and can also be used for directing self-healing to various parts of the body.

By energizing our pranic body with greater amounts of life energy, we can also direct it to others for their healing of body and mind. This is the key to psychic healing of oneself and others. Swamiji will guide participants in theory and practice of the most subtle and direct forms of Raja Yoga pranayama, as well as the basics of Hatha Yoga pranayama.

"By control of prana, the mind can be easily controlled, because the mind is fastened to the prana, like the bird to the string. Just as the bird that is tied to a post by a string, after flying here and there, finds its resting place in the post, so also this mind-bird after running hither and thither, in various sensual objects, finds its resting place during deep sleep in prana." -Swami Sivananda-

Shared room € 484; double room € 583; single room € 685; dormitory/tent/caravan € 406

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Law of attraction

Date:Jul 28 - Aug 2 2024
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B240728-20
Title:Law of attraction
Instructor:Chitra Sukhu

"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 experience the world 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. The link between the inner reality and its outer manifestation. There will be practical exercises to affect change. 

We’ll explore the Law of Attraction and how to manipulate energy through meditation and mantras, and how to speak the language of the universe.
Set your intention for this workshop and join us to make your dream the reality.

Shared room € 457; double room € 556; single room € 658; dormitory/tent/caravan € 378

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Yoga Therapy Training: 4-Week Intensive

Date:Jul 28 - Aug 25 2024
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B240728-8
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 € 2.815; double room € 3.358; single room € 3.922; dormitory/tent/caravan € 2.385

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Yoga for hands and eyes

Date:Jul 28 - Aug 2 2024
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B240728-11
Title:Yoga for hands and eyes
Instructor:Swami Saradananda

In this seminar you will work with Swami Saradananda on the two most expressive parts of your body. You will learn to pay attention to the needs of your hands and eyes, which are too often overworked in everyday life. You will learn techniques to reduce strain and increase flexibility. This seminar is helpful for anyone who works at a desk and/or uses a computer. It promises to be unique in both its practical and theoretical approach.

Shared room € 457; double room € 556; single room € 658; dormitory/tent/caravan € 378

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Learning Harmonium and Kirtan in classical Indian Style

Date:Jul 28 - Aug 02 2024
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B240728-12
Title:Learning Harmonium and Kirtan in classical Indian Style
Instructor:Ram Vakkalanka

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 a must for the participants. You will learn how to play Harmonium, sing some mantras and chants in classical Indian style using Ragas and how to improvise in the Raga tradition. Sanskrit will be served on the side as necessary. You are welcome to bring any musical instrument(s) you are familiar with.

Shared room € 457; double room € 556; single room € 658; dormitory/tent/caravan € 378

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August 2024

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

Nadi Shuddhi Sadhana

Date:Aug 2-4 2024
Location:Allgaeu
Register:A240802-2
Title:Nadi Shuddhi Sadhana
Instructor:Sudarsh Namboothiri

Through the systematic practice of pranayama, selected asanas, mudras and surya-namaskar you can purify the nadis within three months. This brings vigour, vitality, and stability to the body; it enhances clarity of thought and increases mindfulness. You will see positive results in all aspects of your life. Practice is based on traditional yoga texts: Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Siva Samhitha and Jabala Darshana Upanishad.

Shared room € 235; double room € 283; single room € 329

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Shadow Work in the Light of Yoga with Swami Bodhichitananda

Date:Aug 2-4 2024
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B240802-6
Title:Shadow Work in the Light of Yoga with Swami Bodhichitananda
Instructor:Swami Bodhichitananda

A good understanding of our "shadows" and how to use the appropriate tools to work on them towards a more positive and healthy life is the requirement for shadow work.
You will learn to shed more light on your shadows through practices such as voice dialogue, experience of self-perspectives, special pranayama techniques and more.

Swami Bodhichitananda teaches the right understanding of the mind and psychological development from the beginning. Some practices such as Voice Dialogue with different sub personalities that often block our experience of our greater sense of self, the 3-2-1 exercise to experience different self -perspectives, keeping a diary for self/Self exploration and Pranayama practices specifically designed to clear blockages in the energy/Prana channels and chakras bringing a greater sense of health and wellbeing.

Shared room € 226; double room € 266; single room € 306; dormitory/tent/caravan € 195

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Chakra Teachers’ Training

Date:Aug 2-9 2024
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B240802-10
Title:Chakra Teachers’ Training
Instructor:Swami Saradananda

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”

Participation requirements: completed yoga teacher training (Yoga Vidya or SYVC training; others on request).

 

Shared room € 758; double room € 896; single room €1.033; dormitory/tent/caravan € 652

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Sound-Meditation – the healing sounds of the Sitar

Date:Aug 2-4 2024
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B240802-11
Title:Sound meditation - the healing sounds of the sitar
Instructor:Ram Vakkalanka

The healing sounds of the sitar, played by Ram Vakkalanka, will bring your meditation practice to a deeper level. You will learn different meditation techniques together with mantras and mudras. Music is a source of healing, especially for the nervous system; it increases energy and is also a way to progress in spiritual life. Ram will introduce you to the differences of sattva, rajas and tamas in music and the effects of Indian ragas on the body, mind and soul.

Shared room € 210; double room € 253; single room € 293; dormitory/tent/caravan € 181

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Holiday week with Swami Yatidharmananda

Date:Aug 4-9 2024
Location:Westerwald
Register:W240804-4
Title:Holiday week with Swami Yatidharmananda
Instructor:Swami Yatidharmananda

Swami Yatidharmananda will be our guest this week. You will have the opportunity to experience an authentic Swami and master. You can personally experience how inspiring the presence of an Indian master can be! All this in conjunction with a variety of yoga classes, lectures and relaxation exercises.

Shared room € 384; double room € 499; single room €604; tent/caravan: € 308 

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Clairvoyance Training Course

Date:Aug 4-9 2024
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B240804-21
Title:Clairvoyance Training Course
Instructor:Chitra Sukhu

Learn techniques to develop your sixth sense. 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. This will be a fun, practical, experiential workshop. Some topics we will explore and experiment with:

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 and techniques to develop the psychic sight.

• Chakras: what are they, how to see, feel and balance them.

• Automatic Writing: to tap into our higher self, communicate with our spirit guides; ask questions and receive answers.

• Auras: developing clairvoyance to see, interpret and balance them.

• Intuitive Practice: using tools, we’ll practice with others to develop and strengthen our intuitive abilities.

• Pendulum: learn to use the pendulum for easy answers to practical questions about life, health, partnership, jobs and decisions.

What to bring:

• journal

• pendulum

• picture of someone you would like to send love and healing to

• open-mindedness towards yoga and spirituality along with a desire to explore new areas of yourself

Shared room € 563; double room € 660; single room € 760; dormitory/tent/caravan € 485

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Theme Week: Indian Rituals and Recitations with Swami Nivedanananda

Date:Aug 4-11 2024
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B240804-13
Title:Theme Week: Indian Rituals and Recitations with Swami Nivedanananda
Instructor:Swami Nivedanananda; Sitaram Kube

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 event and tune to the inspiring presence of an Indian master.

In addition, you can participate in 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 € 62; double room € 81,50; single room € 102; dormitory/tent/caravan € 46
  • Weekend (Fri-Sun, 2 nights): Shared room € 139; double room € 179; single room € 222; dormitory/tent/caravan € 109

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(at)yoga-vidya.de

 

Prices for the whole week: Shared room € 449; double room € 585; single room € 730; dormitory/tent/caravan € 339

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Kriya Yoga Intensive

Date:Aug 4-9 2024
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B240804-4
Title:Kriya Yoga Intensive
Instructor:Dr. Nalini Sahay

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 stillness. 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 € 484; double room € 583; single room € 685; dormitory/tent/caravan € 406

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Sound relaxation and meditation accompanied by sitar

Date:Aug 4-9 2024
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B240804-10
Title:Sound relaxation and meditation accompanied by sitar
Instructor:Ram Vakkalanka

The sounds of the sitar accompany you in you deep relaxation and meditation. In this way you can solve blockages, reduce stress und refill your strength. You will also get information on ragas, the structure of classic indian music, and Mantras and Mudras. Experience an indian master of the sitar and let yourself be touched and inspired by his friendly and loving charisma.

Shared room € 457; double room € 556; single room € 658; dormitory/tent/caravan € 378

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Yoga, Spirit and Nature

Date:Aug 9-11 2024
Location:Westerwald
Register:W240809-4
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 € 210; double room € 260; single room € 301; tent/caravan € 181

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Mudra Teachers’ Training

Date:Aug 9-16 2024
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B240809-12
Title:Mudra Teachers’ Training 
Instructor:Swami Saradananda

You will learn to introduce your students to the practice of mudras and integrate them into a regular practice. Deepen your own understanding of these powerful gestures to direct psychic energy through the hands into specific channels of the subtle body for meditation and self-healing. This week-long training will look at the functions and benefits of hand positions that enable you to seal psychic energies into specific channels within your subtle body. Mudras are potent spiritual tools that can enhance the purification and good health of your physical, mental and psychic being. With regular practice, mudras help to restore balance within the microcosm and bring it into harmony with the macrocosm. As an advanced training for yoga teachers, this seminar is unique in its practical as well as theoretical approach to this much talked-about topic.

In this seminar, Swami Saradananda will inspire you to want to learn more about mudras and to encourage you to practise them. She is recognized as an international authority on Mudras and is the author of the popular book “Mudras for Modern Life”.

Topics to be covered include:

• What are mudras and how do they work

• Directing the flow of prana through the use of hand gestures

• Integrating mudras with chakras, meditation and breath work

• Using mudras to enhance the flow of psychic energy

• Mudras for physical health and well-being

• Integrating the practice of mudras into your daily life

 

Shared room € 758; double room € 896; single room € 1.033; dormitory/tent/caravan € 652

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Advanced Yoga Teachers’ Training – Yoga Nidra for Children

Date:Aug 9- 11 2024
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B240809-5
Title:Advanced Yoga Teachers’ Training – Yoga Nidra for Children
Instructor:Dr. Nalini Sahay

You will learn relaxation techniques specially adapted to the needs of children, enabling them to face the challenges of their lives with a positive attitude and spiritual strength.
Children today are often stressed, they sometimes cannot express themselves and we do not recognise the causes of their behaviour. They can be affected by traumatic experiences, nightmares, aggression, anger, anxiety, fear, bed-wetting to illness and pain - to name a few. Yoga Nidra can be used from the age of 5 and can also be taught in a group.

Participation requirements: Yoga teacher training/training minimum 120h or started yoga teacher training min. 200h teaching units or Yoga Vidya practice/course leader min. 108 teaching units as well as participation in a Yoga Nidra seminarPart 1.

Shared room € 210; double room € 253; single room € 293; dormitory/tent/caravan € 181

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Kriya Yoga Intensive

Date:Aug 11-16 2024
Location:Westerwald
Register:W240811-3
Title:Kriya Yoga Intensive
Instructor:Swami Bodhichitananda

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.

Swami Bodhichitananda will introduce you to the ancient and original Kriya Yoga tradition of Mahavatar Babaji, the deathless Yogi legend who has wandered the Himalayas for ages, and in modern times reintroduced the lost science Kriya Yoga for a new age of emerging higher consciousness.

Kriya Yoga is considered one of the easiest and fastest ways to gain control of the mind and prana, to develop strong concentration, peace of mind, and a great sense of “coming home” to one’s own self. Swamiji will give all the Yogic and Meditation practices necessary to begin a steady meditation practice, and preparation for initiation into Kriya Yoga as well as the Energization Exercises, a set of 39 Exercises developed by Paramahansa Yogananda for gaining control of the Prana(Life Energy), being able to direct it at will to various body parts for healing and revitalization, and gaining control of the restless mind.

Swami Bodhichitananda Saraswati is authorized as a Kriya Yoga Acharya in the lineage of Paramahamsa Yogananda by H.H. Swami Jnanananda Giri, a great Kriya Yoga Master of the Himalayas, and with blessings of H.H. Swami Chidananda, successor to Swami Sivananda.
 

Shared room € 457; double room € 572; single room € 676; tent/caravan € 378

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Theme Week: Indian Rituals and Recitations with Swami Nivedanananda

Date:Aug 18-23 2024
Location:Allgäu
Register:A240818-2
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 event and tune to the inspiring presence of an Indian master.

In addition, you can participate in 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 € 73; double room € 95; single room € 119
  • Weekend (Fri-Sun, 2 nights): Shared room € 167; double room € 209; single room € 257

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(at)yoga-vidya.de

 

Prices for the whole week: Shared room € 365; double room € 475; single room € 595

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Kundalini, Tantra & Yantra

Date:Aug 18-23 2024
Location:Westerwald
Register:W240818-3
Title:Kundalini, Tantra & Yantra
Instructor:Swami Bodhichitananda

Awakening the power of kundalini is the secret key to higher Yoga, increased energy, greater life fulfilment and spiritual enlightenment. We will learn 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 & emotional blocks.

Understanding and meditating upon Sri Yantra, the highest of all yantras is the secret to awakening Shakti. By raising Kundalini Shakti (Devi) at the base of the spine through the chakras to join Shiva at the crown of the head, Sahasrara Chakra, you will balance the masculine and feminine aspects of being, bring greater energy and balance to your Yoga practice and to your life.

Shared room € 457; double room € 572; single room € 6676; tent/caravan € 378

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Advanced Yoga Teachers’ Training Intensive I – Shiva Samhita

Date:Aug 18-27 2024
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B240818-20
Title:Advanced Yoga Teachers’ Training Intensive I – Shiva Samhita 
Instructor:Swami Saradananda, Kay Cantu

The Shiva Samhita – together with the Hatha Yoga Pradipika and the Gheranda Samhita – is one of the three major traditional classical hatha yoga texts. With her knowledge and decades of personal experience Swami Saradananda, in her clear and precise teaching style, will guide you through this often neglected yet important text. This is an especially attractive course for  yoga teachers who want to give their teaching and their own practice a new spiritual dimension and depth.

As in all hatha yoga scriptures, the regular practice of asanas, pranayama, mudras, bandhas, kriyas and meditation is advocated to lead you to higher knowledge and greater inner experience. Swami Saradananda will give you special introductions to chakra meditations, as well as special energy- and breathing techniques. She is the author of several books on these topics and she has been teaching yoga for almost forty years.

Hatha yoga and teaching techniques:

  • Structuring of hours
  • Better communication with participants
  • Yoga for Advanced students
  • Energetic effects of asanas, pranayama and other subtile aspects
  • Dealing with Kundalini experience, energy experience and expansion of consciousness
  • Guided chakra meditations
  • Deepening your chakra work and its application in asana classes

Required Book: Shiva Samhita

Participation requirement: Yoga teacher training/training min. 120h or started yoga teacher training min. 200 teaching units or Yoga Vidya practice/course leader min. 108 teaching units.

Shared room € 831; double room € 1.006; single room € 1.185; dormitory/tent/caravan € 690

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Asana Intensive with Narayani

Date:Aug 25-30 2024
Location:Westerwald
Register:W240825-4
Title:Asana Intensive with Narayani
Instructor:Narayani

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 € 563; double room € 675; single room € 774; tent/caravan € 488

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September 2024

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

Theme Week: Indian Rituals and Recitations with Swami Nivedanananda

Date:Sep 1-8 2024
Location:Nordsee
Register:N240901-2
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 event and tune to the inspiring presence of an Indian master.

In addition, you can participate in 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 € 64; double room € 84; single room € 104; dormitory/tent/caravan € 47
  • Weekend (Fri-Sun, 2 nights): Shared room € 143; double room € 184; single room € 228; dormitory/tent/caravan € 112

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(at)yoga-vidya.de

 

Prices for the whole week: Shared room € 463; double room € 604; single room € 748; dormitory/tent/caravan € 347

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Meditation Retreat with Swami Saradananda

Date:Sep 1-6 2024
Location:Allgäu
Register:A240901-3
Title:Meditation retreat with Swami Saradananda
Instructor:Swami Saradananda

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 € 528; double room € 638; single room € 752

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Ayurveda Marma Massage Training

Date:Sep 1-8 2024
Location:Westerwald
Register:W240901-2
Title:Ayurveda Marma Massage Training 
Instructor:Anantharavi Thillainathan

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 € 758; double room € 938; single room € 1.082; tent/caravan € 652

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Movement of Chakras

Date:Sep 1-4 2024
Location:Westerwald
Register:W240901-3
Title:Movement of chakras
Instructor:Nathiba Anantharavi

In this seminar you will learn the anatomy and energy movement of the major and minor chakras in your body and how they are connected to each other. In addition, you will learn how Nadis relate to the chakras and their sound vibrations. The technique of Vasi Yoga from the Siddha tradition awakens subtle energy. The framework of the seminar consists of meditation, satsang and yoga lessons.

Shared room € 273; double room € 341; single room € 407; tent/caravan € 228

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Siddha Yoga

Date:Sep 4-6 2024
Location:Westerwald
Register:W240904-1
Title:Siddha Yoga
Instructor:Nathiba Anantharavi

Deepen your yoga practice with the method of the Indian Siddhas. Activate your chakras and 12 main Nadis. Practice Siddha Pranayama combined with Mantra and Bija Mantra techniques to free you from physical and mental suffering. Learn the self massage technique of the Siddhas and harmonize and activate your energy centers.

Shared room € 182; double room € 230; single room € 270; tent/caravan € 152

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Mudras

Date:Sep 6-8 2024
Location:Allgaeu
Register:A240906-2
Title:Mudras
Instructor:Swami Saradananda

Learn to use your hands to direct psychic energy for meditation and self-healing. Mudras are hand positions that enable you to seal psychic energies into specific channels within your subtle body. They are powerful 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.

This weekend seminar will introduce you to the basic energetic concepts of working with mudras. It 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. You will also be encouraged to put this information into practice, using your own hands.

The morning asana classes will focus on hand health and flexibility. This weekend promises to be especially helpful for everyone who does computer work.

Shared room € 253; double room € 299; single room € 343

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Siddha Varma (self) Massage

Date:Sep 6-8 2024
Location:Westerwald
Register:W240906-5
Title:Siddha Varma (self) Massage
Instructor:Nathiba Anantharavi

Lerne die ayurvedische Marma Massage kennen. Es gibt insgesamt 108 Marma Punkte, die sich im Verlauf von Kopf bis Fuß befinden. Die Marma Massage dient dazu, die inneren Organe auf eine positive Weise zu stimulieren. Außerdem dient sie dazu, deren positive Gesundheit zu bewahren, zu fördern und Krankheiten vorzubeugen sowie auszukurieren. Erfahre hier noch mehr über die Wirkungen und die Anwendung der Marma Massage.

Shared room € 210; double room € 260; single room € 301; tent/caravan € 181

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Kriya Kundalini Yoga with Anantharavi

Date:Sep 8-13 2024
Location:Westerwald
Register:W240908-2
Title:Kriya Kundalini Yoga with Anantharavi
Instructor:Anantharavi Thillainathan

 

 

 

 

Kriya Kundalini Yoga, combined with mindfulness and concentration, helps to sublimate the energies. Yoga classes with different focuses: Chakra concentration, affirmations, mantra recitation. Kriya Hatha Yoga: 18 postures were compiled by Babaji, the teacher of Paramahamsa Yogananda, from the thousands of postures into a powerful series of exercises to rejuvenate the body and prepare it for the more subtle stages of Kriya Yoga.

Each posture consists of different stages, making them suitable for beginners and advanced practitioners alike. They are constructed in pairs or as counter-postures so that each sequence is followed by a natural relaxation phase. Integrated mudras and bandhas activate the Kundalini energy. Much practice, little theory. Chanting and meditation complement the seminar. Uplifting and energising!

Shared room € 457; double room € 572; single room € 676; tent/caravan € 378

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October 2024

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

Theme Week: International Week - Celebrating Unity in Diversity

Date:Oct 13-18 2024
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B241013-10
Title:Theme Week: International Week - Celebrating Unity in Diversity
Instructor:international guest teachers from India, USA and other countries

During this theme week, we open the ashram especially for non-German speakers. Alongside our standard German program, we will offer English yoga classes twice a day, as well as English satsang and meditation in the morning and evening. We will also host a number of international guests from India, the USA and other countries, who will give talks on various topics related to yoga and vedanta.

You can stay either for the whole week or just a few days. When registering online, please indicate how many days you would like to stay in the "Additional Comments" field under "Additional Information". Basend on that, the price for your stay will be calculated.

Overnight accommodation including full board, satsang, meditations, yoga classes and lectures etc.:

  • Monday to Friday per day: shared room € 62; double room € 81; single room € 102; dormitory/tent/caravan € 46
  • Weekend (Fri-Sun): shared room € 139; double room € 179; single room € 221; dormitory/tent/caravan € 109

Prices for the entire week:

Shared room € 310; double room € 407; single room € 508; dormitory/tent/caravan € 230

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December 2024

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

The hidden language of the Asanas

Date:Dec 22-27 2024
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B241222-8
Title:The hidden language of the Asanas
Instructor:Swami Sukhananda

Take a step beyond Hatha Yoga, listen to your inner intelligence. Use this opportunity to explore meditation in asanas sequences. Experience and deepen your knowledge of the true power and mystical potential of each pose. Use this knowledge to bring quality to your everyday decisions and experiences.

Shared room € 457; double room € 556; single room € 658; dormitory/tent/caravan € 378

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Renewing in the light

Date:Dec 27-29 2024
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B241227-6
Title:Renewing in the light
Instructor:Swami Sukhananda

How can you bring light in the dark of winter? The Divine Light Invocation is a powerful meditation for transformation, concentration and healing brought to the west by Swami Sivananda Radha. Whether learning it for the first time or renewing this practice, you can deepen your understanding of yourself and the world around you. In this workshop you explore the relaxation techniques, mantras and visualizations that can strengthen your meditation on Light. Use the potential of the Light within to build a bridge to your own inner wisdom.

Shared room € 210; double room € 253; single room € 293; dormitory/tent/caravan € 181

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Kundalini Yoga - Steps to Freedom

Date:Dec 29 2024 - Jan 3 2025
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B241229-5
Title:Kundalini Yoga - Steps to Freedom
Instructor:Swami Sukhananda

Kundalini Yoga provides you with a symbolic map of your mind. It shows how the practices of Yoga can help you to connect to your inner wisdom and move forward, whatever the situation might be. Explore that the power of Yoga transforms your life through a process of self-inquiry and meditation practices. Each choice you make, each step you take, can help you to overcome limitations and bring you closer to your potential. Suitable for all levels.

Shared room € 457; double room € 556; single room € 658; dormitory/tent/caravan € 378

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January 2025

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

Writing your life

Date:Jan 3-5 2025
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B250103-8
Title:Writing your life
Instructor:Swami Sukhananda

Open to your inner voice in this unique class that combines the practices of Yoga with writing. In a Hidden Language of Hatha Yoga process, you will be guided to reflect on how Hatha poses relate to your mind, body and spirit - and your life. Using Mantra and meditation you will explore the power of Saraswati to unlock your creative potential. Your reflections will then be the seeds of inspiration that blossom in writing exercises that reveal how the story of your life can evolve. Suitable for anyone, whether beginner or experienced with yoga and/or writing.

Shared room € 210; double room € 253; single room € 293; dormitory/tent/caravan € 181

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