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:

November 2022

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

December 2022

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

With dedication to compassion

Date:Dec 18-23 2022
Location:North Sea
Register:N221218-2
Title:With dedication to compassion
Instructor:Swami Sukhananda

How to remain compassionate when the world around us seems to demand the opposite of us? It takes warmth and the willingness to have compassion with oneself, one's loved ones and the world around us. How can you deepen your understanding of yourself and others so that caring, kindness and mindfulness can grow? Experience the gift of an open heart through the hidden language of the Hatha Yoga Asanas, your imagination,  meditation and your inner fire of love.

Shared room €391; double room €476; single room €563; dormitory/tent €323


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The hidden language of the Asanas

Date:Dec 25-30 2022
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B221225-19
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 a range asanas. 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 €391; double room €476; single room €563; dormitory/tent/caravan €323

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Renewing in the light

Date:Dec 30 2022 – Jan 1 2023
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B221230-8
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 open to deepening your understanding of yourself and the world around you. In this workshop you explore the relaxation techniques, mantra and visualizations that can strengthen your meditation on Light. Harness the potential of the Light within to build a bridge to your own inner wisdom.

Shared room €180; double room €216; single room €251; dormitory/tent/caravan €155

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January 2023

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

Kundalini Yoga: Steps to Freedom

Date:Jan 1-6 2023
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B230101-2
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 draw on your inner wisdom and move forward, whatever the situation. Explore the power of Yoga to transform your life through a process of self-inquiry and meditation practices. Each choice you make, each step you take, can help you overcome limitations and bring you closer to your potential. Suitable for all levels.

Shared room €407; double room €495; single room €586; dormitory/tent/caravan €336

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Writing your life

Date:Jan 6-8 2023
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B230106-2
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 €187; double room €225; single room €261; dormitory/tent/caravan €161

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Panchakarma Group Cure

Date:January 8-22 2023
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B230108-5
Title:Panchakarma Group Cure
Instructor:Dr. Devendra Mishra

Panchakarma, the well known ayurvedic treatment, is one of the most effective methods of cleansing the entire body. It regenerates and vitalizes you, starting from the cellular level. Deep-seated blockades are released; the total organism is detoxified and regenerated. This process is especially effective when assisted by yoga, meditation and the singing of bhajans.  “Pancha” means “five” and “karma” means “techniques of cleansing”. The five techniques of cleansing are: Vamana (therapeutic vomiting), Vireka (purgation), Basti (oil enema), Nasya (cleaning of the nose), and Rakta Mochana (cleaning the blood using herbs). The process of deep cleansing activates your power of self-healing. This process will be assisted by daily abhyanga massages (either by another participant in the workshop or by guided self-massage), exhalation therapy and a special diet. Dr. Devendra will also discuss the ayurvedic concept of constitution.

Shared room €1.340; double room €1.586; single room €1.841; dormitory/tent/caravan €1.143

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Ayurvedic foot reflex zones basic seminar

Date:Jan 27-29 2023
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B230127-11
Title:Ayurvedic foot reflex zones basic seminar
Instructor:Dr. Devendra Mishra

Foot reflexology treatment is a special form of Foot massage with the stimulation of certain zones in the feet which further stimulate the related organ system. And as a whole it will balance the energy and circulation in the respective organ system. During this seminar you will learn about:
•    Ayurvedic concept of foot massage
•    Marma points of feet
•    Various oils for Massage and Reflexology therapy
•    Reflex points chart of feet and respective organs
•    Practical foot reflex zones massage

Shared room €187; double room €225; single room €261; dormitory/tent/caravan €161

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February 2023

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

Ayurveda cooking for winter season with Dr. Devendra

Date:Feb 3-5 2023
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B230203-10
Title:Ayurveda cooking for winter season with Dr. Devendra
Instructor:Dr. Devendra Prasad Mishra

Winter is the time when our body's energy stays inside, therefore our digestive fire, Agni, is heightened in winter. We can digest heavy or fatty foods better in winter than in other times of the year. 

Ayurvedic cuisine offers delicious and varied delicacies for this special time of the year.

Shared room €187; double room €225; single room €261; dormitory/tent/caravan €161

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Ayurveda and Pregnancy

Date:Feb 10-12 2023
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B230210-8 
Title:Ayurveda and Pregnancy
Instructor:Dr. Devendra Prasad Mishra

According to Ayurveda, being a mother is a rejuvenating experience and has a positive influence on the personality of a women’s life. However there are many ups and downs during this journey. Ayurveda always gives more importance to proper care during pregnancy and preparation for delivery and care after delivery.  During this weekend seminar you will learn these different aspects from an Ayurvedic perspective and how Ayurvedic recommendations can help during pregnancy, after delivery and during the recovery period with focus on diet, behavior, activities, herbs and therapies.

Shared room €187; double room €225; single room €261; dormitory/tent/caravan €161

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Ayurvedic Lymph Massage Training

Date:Apr 19-24 2023
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B230219-11
Title:Ayurvedic Lymph Massage Training
Instructor:Dr. Devendra Prasad Mishra

Lymph in Ayurveda is known as Rasa, which is one of the Dhatu (Tissue), which is known for providing nutrition to further Dhatu (Tissue). Production of good lymph and its uninterrupted flow is necessary for health. Many illnesses occur because of stagnant Lymph. During this education you will learn how to let our body produce good Lymph and how to do lymph massage to unlock the blockage of Lymph.

Topics:
•    Anatomy and Physiology of Lymph
•    Concept of Rasa In Ayurveda
•    Lymph, Dosha and elements
•    Lymph and Immune system
•    Lymph massage techniques
•    Different oils for lymph massage
•    Yoga and exercises for lymph flow

Shared room €510; double room €599; single room €690; dormitory/tent/caravan €440

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March 2023

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

Panchakarma Group Cure

Date:March 12-19 2023
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B230312-4
Title:Panchakarma Group Cure
Instructor:Dr. Devendra Mishra

Panchakarma, the well known ayurvedic treatment, is one of the most effective methods of cleansing the entire body. It regenerates and vitalizes you, starting from the cellular level. Deep-seated blockades are released; the total organism is detoxified and regenerated. This process is especially effective when assisted by yoga, meditation and the singing of bhajans.  “Pancha” means “five” and “karma” means “techniques of cleansing”. The five techniques of cleansing are: Vamana (therapeutic vomiting), Vireka (purgation), Basti (oil enema), Nasya (cleaning of the nose), and Rakta Mochana (cleaning the blood using herbs). The process of deep cleansing activates your power of self-healing. This process will be assisted by daily abhyanga massages (either by another participant in the workshop or by guided self-massage), exhalation therapy and a special diet. Dr. Devendra will also discuss the ayurvedic concept of constitution.

Shared room €673; double room €790; single room €907; dormitory/tent/caravan €582

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Traditional indian yoga for inner peace

Date:March 26- 31 2023
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B230326-1
Title:Traditional indian yoga for inner peace
Instructor:Dr. Tanu Varma

Master your mind and achieve inner peace. The mind is difficult to control and it is filled with many questions regarding: Who am I? What is a purpose of life? How can I be happy? Where can I find peace? How to get inner peace?

This programme will help you to learn how to control your mind and find what is your real aim in life. Everything is already inside of you: happiness, peace, you only need to find a way to access it. That path is shown in Traditional Indian yoga.

Shared room €407; double room €495; single room €586; dormitory/tent/caravan €336

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Silence for inner peace

Date:March 31 - Apr 2 2023
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B230331-5 
Title:Silence for inner peace
Instructor:Dr. Tanu Varma

All human beings are in search of the inner peace, which already exists deep inside. Through the practise of Meditation and Yoga you can better deal with distracting emotions and find inner peace.

This seminar presents a peaceful approach to life and joy and the heart will open up to new perspectives.

Shared room €187; double room €225; single room €261; dormitory/tent/caravan €161

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Vedanta Course Training

Date:March 31 - Apr 7 2023
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B230331-4
Title:Vedanta Course Training
Instructor:Vedamurti Dr.Olaf Schönert; Swami Tattvarupananda; Alexandra Rohlje; Katrin Nostadt

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 €688; double room €812; single room €937; dormitory/tent/caravan €591

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April 2023

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

Traditional Henna Painting

Date:Apr 2-7 2023
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B230402-1
Title:Traditional Henna Painting
Instructor:Dr. Tanu Varma

Traditional Henna Painting includes spiritual symbols such as OM, the sun, moon, peacock and flowers. These symbols are said to help one to “awaken the light within”. From a scientific standpoint Henna is used to release excess body heat. In this workshop you will learn about the history and philosophy of henna painting and how to express your emotions through your own designs. This is a technique used to find your inner balance, to heal, meditate and increase your ability to focus.

Shared room €407; double room €495; single room €586; dormitory/tent/caravan €336

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Meditations from Vijnana Bhairava Tantra

Date:Apr 7-9 2023
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B230407-2
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 €201; double room €237; single room €272; dormitory/tent/caravan €174

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Hygiene for the Back: Education and Injury Prevention

Date:Apr 7-10 2023
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B230407-3
Title:Hygiene for the Back: Education and Injury Prevention 
Instructor:Gauri Agulla Castro Eckhardt

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 €282; double room €336; single room €390; dormitory/tent/caravan €240

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Improving your self-confidence and inner strength

Date:Apr 7-10 2023
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B230407-4 
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 €282; double room €336; single room €390; dormitory/tent/caravan €240

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Advanced Yoga Teachers’ Training Intensive A1 – Jnana Yoga

Date:Apr 7-16 2023
Location:Westerwald
Register:W230407-1
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 €753; double room €912; single room €1.075; tent/caravan €626

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Free from anger, fear and rage

Date:Apr 7-9 2023
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B230407-14
Title:Free from anger, fear and rage
Instructor:Swami Tattvarupananda

Freedom from anger, fear and rage: With systematic knowledge and stories about the art of living you will find answers about yourself, God and the world. How do I make my relationships, encounter conflicts and save myself from the dependence on all what I think I "need"?

This seminar is about freedom from self-judgment, from the limitations of your own sadness and feelings of isolation, of desires and internal constraints. This also means freedom from the frustrations and reactive patterns which stop you from being simply happy and satisfied.

Shared room €187; double room €225; single room €261; dormitory/tent/caravan €161

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Indian Vegetarian Cooking and Yoga

Date:Apr 9-12 2023
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B230409-3 
Title:Indian Vegetarian Cooking and Yoga
Instructor:Dr. Nalini Sahay

Food not only maintains your body, it also influences your thinking and actions in subtle ways. Yogic cuisine is simple, full of purity and harmony, healthy and delicious. When you are practicing yoga, such nutrition is essential because it balances the flow of energy in mind and body; it provides you with prana, the energy of life. 

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

  • to plan a balanced meal
  • the effect of various spices and how to combine them
  • to prepare various dishes with vegetables and legumes: salads, chutneys and desserts.

You will get valuable advice for everyday cooking, as well as for special occasions and for professional cooking in restaurants and retreat centres.

Shared room €292; double room €344; single room €399; dormitory/tent/caravan €250

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Theme Week: Inner peace and harmony

Date:Apr 9-14 2023
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B230409-4
Title:Theme Week: Inner peace and harmony
Instructor:Dr. Tanu Varma

Yoga can give you the positive energy to deal with emotions such as happiness, sadness, anger and fear. This week will provide you with the necessary tools to practice independently or enhance your current yoga practice. We will examine traditional aspects of yoga to gain an in-depth knowledge and understanding of this ancient system.

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 €55; double room €72; single room €90; dormitory/tent/caravan €41

Weekend (Fri-Sun, 2 nights): Shared room €124; double room €159; single room €197; dormitory/tent/caravan €97

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

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Advanced Yoga Teachers’ Training Intensive A2/F2 – Wisdom of the Upanishads

Date:Apr 9-18 2023
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B230409-1 / B230409-2
Title:Advanced Yoga Teachers’ Training Intensive A2/F2 – Wisdom of the Upanishads  
Instructor:Swami Tattvarupananda, Atman Shanti Hoche,Ramashakti Sikora

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

 The course includes a survey of Indian scriptures and systems of philosophy, main yoga scriptures, the six Schools of Classical Indian Philosophy, and the Upanishads.
A2: In addition there will be Hatha Yoga teaching and stress management techniques.

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

Shared room €753; double room €912; single room €1.075; dormitory/tent/caravan €626

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Developing Self Acceptance and Unfolding inner potential

Date:Apr 10-14 2023
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B230410-4 
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 €353; double room €429; single room €505; dormitory/tent/caravan €294

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Yoga Nidra Training for Yoga Teachers

Date:Apr 14-21 2023
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B230414-1
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 €597; double room €719; single room €846; dormitory/tent/caravan €499

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

Date:Apr 16-21 2023
Location:Westerwald
Register:W230416-1
Title:Asana intensive – lots of practice, with a bit of theory
Instructor:Swami Saradananda

This is a rare opportunity to make a breakthrough with your yoga practice! Work intensively on asanas; 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 €419; double room €507; single room €597; tent/caravan €349

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Mudras

Date:Apr 21-23 2023
Location:Nordsee
Register:N230421-4
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 €201; double room €237; single room €272; dormitory/tent/caravan €174

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Prana Healing: Advanced Training Course

Date:Apr 21-23 2023
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B230421-3
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 €201; double room €237; single room €272; dormitory/tent/caravan €174

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Love what you are doing

Date:Apr 23-28 2023
Location:Nordsee
Register:N230423-2
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 €407; double room €495; single room €586; dormitory/tent €336

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Meditation Retreat with Swami Saradananda

Date:Apr 23-28 2023
Location:Allgäu
Register:N230423-4
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 €419; double room €507; single room €597

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Tattwa Shuddhi Sadhana

Date:Apr 23-28 2023
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B230423-1
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 €431; double room €519; single room €609; dormitory/tent/caravan €361

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Sri Yantra Seminar by Dr. Nalini Sahay of the Bihar School of Yoga

Date:Apr 28-30 2023
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B230428-3 
Title:Sri Yantra Seminar by Dr. Nalini Sahay of the Bihar School of Yoga
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 €201; double room €237; single room €272; dormitory/tent/caravan €174

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May 2023

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

You are unique

Date:May 05-07 2023
Location:Westerwald
Register:W230505-3
Title:You are unique
Instructor:Swami Tattvarupananda

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

Shared room €187; double room €225; single room €261; tent/caravan €161

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Ayurvedic Feet Reflex Therapy Training

Date:May 7-14 2023
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B230507-6
Title:Ayurvedic Feet Reflex Therapy Training
Instructor:Dr. Devendra Prasad Mishra

Well-founded training led by a competent Indian Ayurveda doctor.

Ayurveda is a science of life, which believes in balancing our life energies in order to live healthy.

There are many therapies mentioned for that purpose in Ayurveda. Regular feet massage is one of them. It is known as Pada-Abhyanga in Ayurveda. There are many Marma points situated in and around the feet, which are reflex points. So massaging the feet directly or indirectly stimulate these Marma points and start a series of chain reactions for balancing our life energies. Eastern healing therapies also mentioned that our feet have respective zones for our whole body-organ system, which can be harmonized by stimulating these respective zones in the feet. 

During this seminar you are going to learn theory and the practical aspect of:

•    Anatomy and physiology of feet
•    Ayurvedic anatomy and physiology of feet
•    Pada-abhyanga basics
•    Oil mentioned for Pada-abhyanga according to Dosha
•    Marma points of feet
•    Different ways of stimulation of Marma points of feet, like pressure, gentle massage, Agnikarma etc.
•    Preparation of feet for massage
•    Reflex points chart on feet
•    Practical and clinical aspect of feet reflex massage
 

Shared room €688; double room €812; single room €937; dormitory/tent/caravan €591

 

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Forgiveness, Healing, Transformation

Date:May 19-21 2023
Location:Allgäu
Register:A230519-2
Title:Forgiveness, Healing, Transformation
Instructor:Swami Tattvarupananda

To heal, we need to learn to forgive. Past situations may seem like a big load that affects your present life, but these experiences become a transformative power when you learn to forgive. During this weekend, Swami Tattvarupananda will lead you on a path of transformation using Yoga and Vedanta. You will learn new steps on the path to healing and wholeness.

Shared room €187; double room €225; single room €261

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How to awaken your inner energies and realize your full potential

Date:May 26-29 2023
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B230526-3 
Title:How to awaken your inner energies and realize your full potential
Instructor:Ram Vakkalanka

We are all bundles of wonderful energies. However, these energies remain dormant in most people. Awakening these inner energies is necessary for the realization of our full potential and achievement of our goals and dreams in life. It is also important to harmonize our inner energies with the Universal Energies to attain peace and happiness. 

In this seminar, you will learn about these sacred inner energies as well as some ancient yogic practices to awaken them including pranayama techniques, mantras and mudras. 


Shared room €270; double room €323; single room €379; dormitory/tent/caravan €228

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Yoga and Meditation Retreat with Swamiji

Date:May 26-29 2023
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B230526-20 
Title:Yoga and Meditation Retreat with Swamiji 
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 €282; double room €336; single room €390; dormitory/tent/caravan €240

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Panchakarma Group Cure

Date:May 28 -Jun 4 2023
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B230528-4
Title:Panchakarma Group Cure
Instructor:Dr. Devendra Mishra

Panchakarma, the well known ayurvedic treatment, is one of the most effective methods of cleansing the entire body. It regenerates and vitalizes you, starting from the cellular level. Deep-seated blockades are released; the total organism is detoxified and regenerated. This process is especially effective when assisted by yoga, meditation and the singing of bhajans.  “Pancha” means “five” and “karma” means “techniques of cleansing”. The five techniques of cleansing are: Vamana (therapeutic vomiting), Vireka (purgation), Basti (oil enema), Nasya (cleaning of the nose), and Rakta Mochana (cleaning the blood using herbs). The process of deep cleansing activates your power of self-healing. This process will be assisted by daily abhyanga massages (either by another participant in the workshop or by guided self-massage), exhalation therapy and a special diet. Dr. Devendra will also discuss the ayurvedic concept of constitution.

Shared room €673; double room €790; single room €907; dormitory/tent/caravan €582

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Theme week: Vibhisana Gita mit Shekar Pandey

Date:May 28 - Jun 2 2023
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B230528-1
Title:Theme week: Vibhisana Gita mit Shekar Pandey
Instructor:Shekar Pandey

Most of us are familiar with Srimad Bhagvad-gita, however, there may be only few who have gone through Vibhisana-gita, which is much akin to the Bhagvad-gita - both premised in the background of battle-filed. Sri Rama teaches Vibhisana-gita to the great devotee and Ravana’s brother Vibhisana on the battle field in the famous Sri-Rama-Ravana battle.

In this battle, symbolizing the war between righteous and unrighteous, Ravana was armed to the teeth, well protected with armour and shield on his battle chariot. Vibhisana, deeply in love with Rama wondered and lay worried how his Lord without any chariot or armour and with only bow and a quiver of arrows would fight the mighty Ravana.Sri Rama explains to Vibhisana the strategy of triumph. He describes in Vibhisana-gita how well he was equipped with inner values, which alone guarantee lasting success and happiness. The teachings of Sri Rama hold good even in modern times, as we are tempted to fulfill our worldly ambitions at any cost, often comprising on true values of life.

Monday-Friday (rate per day): Shared room €55; double room €72; single room €90; dormitory/tent/caravan €41
Weekend (Fri-Sun, 2 nights): Shared room €124; double room €159; single room €197; dormitory/tent/caravan €97 

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

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Sound relaxation and meditation accompanied by sitar

Date:May 29 - Jun 2 2023
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B230529-1
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 €324; double room €395; single room €469; dormitory/tent/caravan €269

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June 2023

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:June 2-6 2023
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B230602-3
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 €187; double room €225; single room €261; dormitory/tent/caravan €161

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Geriatric care with Ayurveda

Date:June 16-18 2023
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B230616-6
Title:Geriatric care with Ayurveda
Instructor:Dr. Devendra Prasad Mishra

Ageing is a process of physical, psychological and social change in multi-dimensional aspects and as we grow, there are chances of easily getting sick and the main reason for that are degenerative changes in our body. Is there a possibility to change these changes before they start to show symptoms?  Keeping these objectives in mind, Ayurveda has a unique system known as Rasayana Treatment, which is also known as Rejuvenation therapy. During this weekend seminar you are going to learn about how to take care of these age related changes from an Ayurvedic perspective with the help of food, herbs, cleaning therapies, and other life style modifications.

Shared room €187; double room €225; single room €261; dormitory/tent/caravan €161

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Meditations from the Tantra

Date:June 23-25 2023
Location:Westerwald
Register:W230623-4
Title:Meditation from the Tantra
Instructor:Dr. Nalini Sahay

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

Shared room €201; double room €237; single room €272; tent/caravan €174

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Nature Yoga – for inner and outer Peace

Date:June 23-25 2023
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B230623-4
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 €201; double room €237; single room €272; dormitory/tent/caravan €174

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Advanced Yoga Teachers Training Course Intensive A6 – Aparoksha Anubhuthi – The direct realizing of your true Self

Date:Jun 23 - Jul 2 2023
Location: Bad Meinberg
Register:B230623-2
Title:Advanced Yoga Teachers Training Course Intensive A6 – Aparoksha Anubhutli – The direct realizing of your true Self
Instructor:Chandra Cohen; Mahavira Wittig,Fernando Machado Silva

Jnana Yoga, Vedanta and the direct means to self-realisation. „Aparoksha Anubhuti“, “direct intuitive God-realisation”, with its 144 Sutras is a concise and brilliant work. We will use it to unfold the teachings of Shankaracharya, the great philosopher and master of Vedanta. „Here the means to reach Aparoksha Anubhuti, direct self-realization, for final emancipation, are explained…“ (Verse 2) 

A bold promise – The great message of Vedanta will revolutionize your thinking, your understanding of yourself and of the world. It will inspire you to question and overcome certain determined ideas and conceptions. Examining, debating, challenging, meditating on highest metaphysical truths will lead you step by step to a clearer understanding of the essential unity of everything, of your true nature as pure Sat-chid-ananda. 

The text gives concrete exercises to directly understand this highest reality. These practical meditations show Shankaracharya’s Jnana Yoga interpretation of the 8 ashtangas in Raja Yoga - Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana and Samadhi - though in a much broader metaphysical sense than Patanjali's Raja Yoga.A unique seminar for the sincere spiritual aspirant which will aid you to highly evolve in your spiritual development.

With an overview of classical Indian scriptures and Darshanas. Other Indian scriptures, systems of philosophy and techniques will also be integrated. In addition: Stress Management and Stress Psychology, Musculoskeletal System: Anatomy and Physiology, Hatha Yoga Teaching techniques.


Shared room €753; double room €912; single room €1.075; dormitory/tent/caravan €626

 

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Advanced Yoga Teachers Training Course Intensive F6 – Aparoksha Anubhuthi – The direct realizing of your true Self

Date:Jun 23 - Jul 2 2023
Location: Bad Meinberg
Register:B230623-3
Title:Advanced Yoga Teachers Training Course Intensive F6 – Aparoksha Anubhutli – The direct realizing of your true Self
Instructor:Chandra Cohen; Mahavira Wittig,Fernando Machado Silva

Jnana Yoga, Vedanta and the direct means to self-realisation. „Aparoksha Anubhuti“, “direct intuitive God-realisation”, with its 144 Sutras is a concise and brilliant work. We will use it to unfold the teachings of Shankaracharya, the great philosopher and master of Vedanta. „Here the means to reach Aparoksha Anubhuti, direct self-realization, for final emancipation, are explained…“ (Verse 2) 

A bold promise – The great message of Vedanta will revolutionize your thinking, your understanding of yourself and of the world. It will inspire you to question and overcome certain determined ideas and conceptions. Examining, debating, challenging, meditating on highest metaphysical truths will lead you step by step to a clearer understanding of the essential unity of everything, of your true nature as pure Sat-chid-ananda. 

The text gives concrete exercises to directly understand this highest reality. These practical meditations show Shankaracharya’s Jnana Yoga interpretation of the 8 ashtangas in Raja Yoga - Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana and Samadhi - though in a much broader metaphysical sense than Patanjali's Raja Yoga.A unique seminar for the sincere spiritual aspirant which will aid you to highly evolve in your spiritual development.

With an overview of classical Indian scriptures and Darshanas. Other Indian scriptures, systems of philosophy and techniques will also be integrated. In addition: Stress Management and Stress Psychology, Musculoskeletal System: Anatomy and Physiology, Hatha Yoga Teaching techniques.


Shared room €753; double room €912; single room €1.075; dormitory/tent/caravan €626

 

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Meditation Retreat Made Easy

Date:June 25-30 2023
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B230625-3 
Title:Meditation Retreat Made Easy
Instructor:

Swami Bodhichitananda

A well balanced daily practice of yoga, pranayama, and meditation is essential to emotional healing, mental clarity, success, focus in career and overall good interpersonal relations, as well as a sense of inner self-contentment and meaning in life. Having practiced yoga and meditation for more than 35 years and studied with some of the greatest 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 €433; double room €521; single room €612; dormitory/tent/caravan €363 

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Pranic wellbeing

Date:June 25-30 2023
Location:Westerwald
Register:W230625-3  
Title:Pranic wellbeing
Instructor:Dr. Nalini Sahay

The Pranic Wellbeing yoga programme uses two simple practices: ujjayi pranayama and khechari mudra. You will learn to restore balance in your life by clearing the ida, pingala and sushumna nadis, awakening your chakras, practicing ujjayi pranayama using the mantra “soham”, and by having a psychic symbol. 

Dr. Sahay has been teaching this programme for eight years and has found it to be very effective in assisting people in connecting with their inner selves and with others. It empowers people who are seriously ill. It helps to centre practitioners and restores balance and calmness to their daily lives.

Shared room €431; double room €519; single room €609; tent/caravan €361

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

Date:June 25-30 2023
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B230625-1
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 €55; double room €72; single room €90; dormitory/tent/caravan €41
Weekend (Fri-Sun, 2 nights): Shared room €124; double room €159; single room €197; dormitory/tent/caravan €97 

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

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Chakra Meditation Seminar

Date:June 30 - Jul 2 2023
Location:Westerwald
Register:W230630-2
Title:Chakra Meditation Seminar
Instructor:Dr. Nalini Sahay

Each chakra is represented by a lotus and signifies your spiritual growth from the lower to higher states of consciousness. Simple practical step-by-step techniques can enable you to understand and develop deeper awareness of the chakras. They involve pranayamas, bandhas, mudras and meditation. As you connect more with the chakras, they will help you maintain your spiritual, mental, emotional and physical well-being. 

Shared room €201; double room €237; single room €272; tent/caravan €174

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Harmonising your Chakras with sound, Mantras and Mudras

Date:June 30 - July 2 2023
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B230630-3
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 €187; double room €225; single room €261; dormitory/tent/caravan €161

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The Royal Path of Ashtanga Yoga

Date:June 30 - July 2 2023
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B230630-6
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 €201; double room €237; single room €272; dormitory/tent/caravan €174

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Nadi Shuddhi Sadhana

Date:June 30 - July 2 2023
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B230630-4
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 €187; double room €225; single room €261; dormitory/tent/caravan/ €161

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July 2023

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

Yoga holiday week - Bhakti, Homa and Puja

Date:July 2-7 2023
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B230702-5
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 €342; double room €432; single room €523; dormitory/tent/caravan/ €274

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Kundalini, Tantra & Yantra

Date:July 2-7 2023
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B230702-8 
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 €433; double room €521; single room €612; dormitory/tent/caravan €363

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Renovate your life

Date:July 2-7 2023
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B230702-11 
Title:Renovate your life
Instructor:Chitra Sukhu

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

When you are in alignment with your higher purpose you'll find that your life is effortless, playful and contains moments of extreme joy. In this course you will uncover your unique gift. We will explore the universal laws of attraction, destiny and karma.

This will help you to shift perspective and renovate your life. We are all creators; the question is how many of us are creating consciously? Stop being a victim of circumstance and take charge of your life. It's time to reclaim your authentic self... By uncovering your gift and energizing your natural motivation you'll be in the flow of life, in this space you'll be clear and purposeful.  In this workshop you'll learn to uncover your unique gift and better manage your energy.

Shared room €407; double room €495; single room €586; dormitory/tent/caravan €336

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Theme week with Swami Yatidharmananda - Stories, Yoga Nidra, Mantras

Date:Jul 2-7 2023
Location:North Sea
Register:N230702-3
Title:Theme week with Swami Yatidharmananda - Stories, Yoga Nidra, Mantras
Instructor:Swami Yatidharmananda

Swami Yatidharmananda will be our guest this week. As a student of Swami Chidananda he talks in his unique and humorous way about his experiences with his master and tells little anecdotes. 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.

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 €55; double room €72; single room €90; dormitory/tent €41
Weekend (Fri-Sun):    
Shared room €124; double room €159; single room €197; dormitory/tent €97. 

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

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Advanced Yoga Teachers’ Training Intensive A9 - Upadesha Sahasri

Date:July 2-11 2023
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B230702-1
Title:Advanced Yoga Teachers’ Training Intensive A9 - Upadesha Sahasri
Instructor:Chandra Cohen, Kay Cantu, Ramashakti Sikora

The only authentic independent writing attributed to Sankara. All the others are comments from Shankra to classical works. The first chapter of the prose section (available in German), “How to Enlighten the Pupil” contains valuable lessons on the guru and the student. The final chapter is a special meditation for the sake of the Oneness of the Self.  The Verse section includes topics such as the ‘I-notion’, ‘the Nature of Pure Consciousness’, ‘Subtlety’, ‘Negation’, ‘In the Sunlight’, etc. We will discuss all these topics and more as essential components of jnana yoga – the method to Self-Knowledge.  

Shared room €753; double room €912; single room €1.075; dormitory/tent/caravan €626

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Advanced Yoga Teachers’ Training Intensive F9 - Upadesha Sahasri

Date:July 2-11 2023
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B230702-2
Title:Advanced Yoga Teachers’ Training Intensive F9 - Upadesha Sahasri
Instructor:Chandra Cohen, Kay Cantu, Ramashakti Sikora

The only authentic independent writing attributed to Sankara. All the others are comments from Shankra to classical works. The first chapter of the prose section (available in German), “How to Enlighten the Pupil” contains valuable lessons on the guru and the student. The final chapter is a special meditation for the sake of the Oneness of the Self.  The Verse section includes topics such as the ‘I-notion’, ‘the Nature of Pure Consciousness’, ‘Subtlety’, ‘Negation’, ‘In the Sunlight’, etc. We will discuss all these topics and more as essential components of jnana yoga – the method to Self-Knowledge.  

Shared room €753; double room €912; single room €1.075; dormitory/tent/caravan €626

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Yantras- how you can awaken your self-healing power with holy energies

Date:July 2-7 2023
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B230702-3
Title:Yantras -how you can awaken your self-healing power with holy energies
Instructor:Ram Vakkalanka

This is a magnificent course to learn more about yantras, the holy geometries of healing energies, and to know better the different manifestations of the cosmic energies contained within these geometric structures. Visual techniques will be accompanied by mudras and the chanting of mantras, to make this course a powerful, healing experience. Knowledge of visual meditation techniques is advantageous, but not necessary.

Shared room €407; double room €495; single room €586; dormitory/tent/caravan €336

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Yoga Peak in the Asana

Date:July 2-7 2023
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B230702-4
Title:Yoga Peak in the Asana
Instructor:Shiva Shankar

At the summit we can see where we have been and where we are going now. That is the time for celebration and expression of joy. The poses reflect the exhilaration and bliss of feeling at home in a special place. The peculiarity of existence is reflected in the many and various possibilities. Having used a map and formula to find our path we now see that there are other ways. Yet the end is just another beginning as here we see the introduction to advanced asana. Beyond this the individual must travel alone but now not merely equipped with a map we can learn to make our own maps.

Shared room €407; double room €495; single room €586; dormitory/tent/caravan €336

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Ayurveda in daily life

Date:July 7-9 2023
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B230707-9
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 €187; double room €225; single room €261; dormitory/tent/caravan €161

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Aradhana Sadhana: Yoga of the Heart

Date:July 7-9 2023
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B230707-2
Title:Aradhana Sadhana: Yoga of the Heart
Instructor:Dr. Nalini Sahay

Aradhana Sadhana, based on the teachings of Swami Sivananda and Swami Satyananda Saraswati, aims to bridge the gap between your spiritual practice and daily life. Its objective is to awaken intuition and 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 €201; double room €237; single room €272; dormitory/tent/caravan €174

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Practice meditation with Swami Yatidharmananda

Date:Jul 7-9 2023
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B230707-6
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 €187; double room €225; single room €261; dormitory/tent/caravan €161

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Ramayana - the essence of Yoga and the yoga of essence

Date:July 7-9 2023
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B230707-3
Title:Ramayana - the essence of Yoga and the yoga of essence
Instructor:Ram Vakkalanka

The Ramayana, by Valmiki, is one of the great epic poems of India. It invites you to expand your understanding of yoga beyond the mat. Ramayana shows that life is yoga, and yoga is life! 

Ramayana teaches the essence of yoga in the form of a story…the story of our lives. Its characters represent various aspects of our being. Ramayana throws light on the purpose of life, advocating a life of purpose. We can find guidelines of Raja Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Jnana Yoga as well as Karma Yoga in Ramayana. Join us to explore this wonderful ancient text. 

Shared room €187; double room €225; single room €261; dormitory/tent/caravan €161

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Yantra, Meditation and Creation

Date:July 7-9 2023
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B230707-4
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 €187; double room €225; single room €261; dormitory/tent/caravan €161

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Learning Harmonium and Kirtan in classical Indian Style

Date:July 9-14 2023
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B230709-2
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 €407; double room €495; single room €586; dormitory/tent/caravan €336

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Vegan Indian Cooking with Nalini

Date:July 9-12 2023
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B230709-1
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 €292; double room €344; single room €399; dormitory/tent/caravan €250

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Kriya Yoga Intensive

Date:July 9-14 2023
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B230709-7
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 €407; double room €495; single room €585; dormitory/tent/caravan €337

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

Date:July 9-14 2023
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B230709-4
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 €407; double room €495; single room €586; dormitory/tent/caravan €336

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Theme Week: A new view to the Asana practice with Shiva Shankar

Date: July 9-14 2023
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B230709-3
Title:Theme Week: A new view to the 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 55; double room €72; single room €90; dormitory/tent/caravan €41

Weekend (Fri-Sun, 2 nights):
Shared room €124; double room €159; single room €197; dormitory/tent/caravan €97

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

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Theme week: Swami Yatidharmananda talks about Swami Chidananda

Date:July 9-14 2023
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B230709-6
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 €55; double room €72; single room €90; dormitory/tent/caravan €41
Weekend (Fri-Sun, 2 nights): Shared room €124; double room €159; single room €197; dormitory/tent/caravan €97

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

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Bhakti Yoga

Date:July 14-21 2023
Location:North Sea
Register:N230714-2
Title:Bhakti Yoga
Instructor:Swami Gurusharanananda; Sitaram Kube

You will be taken on a musical journey to India with dynamic kirtan: spirited mantra-chanting with harmonium and tablas. Swamiji, with his warmth and his humorous style, will share episodes from the life of the great saint Ananda Mayi Ma. He will unlock the connection to the feminine divine aspect in us. In his Svakriya yoga classes you will feel how your energy is strengthened during a dynamic practice with mantras.

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

Shared room €656; double room €809; single room €972; dormitory/tent €547

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Sound-Meditation – the healing sounds of the Sitar

Date:July 14-16 2023
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B230714-3
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 €187; double room €225; single room €261; dormitory/tent/caravan €161

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Kriya Yoga Advanced

Date:July 14-16 2023
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B230714-6
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 €201; double room €237; single room €272; dormitory/tent/caravan €174

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Prana healing: basic training course

Date:July 14-21 2023
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B230714-2 
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 €688; double room €812; single room €937; dormitory/tent/caravan €591

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Tantra – Techniques for transformation and liberation

Date:July 14-16 2023
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B230714-11
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 €187; double room €225; single room €261; dormitory/tent/caravan €161

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Advanced Teachers’ Training Intensive H - Gheranda Samhita

Date:July 14-23 2023
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B230714-1
Title:Advanced Teachers’ Training Intensive H - Gheranda Samhita
Instructor:Swami Saradananda; Christian Bliedtner

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

This seminar is practical as well as theoretical in its approach to hatha yoga. Through the regular practice of kriyas, asanas, mudras, bandhas, pranayama, pratyahara and dhyana, you are led to access your intuition and gain higher experiences. The training includes chakra meditations, breathing techniques and advanced energy-focusing practices.

Swami Saradananda is the perfect teacher with whom to study these techniques. Many of them are reflected in her recent books "The Power of Breath", "Chakra Meditation" and "The Essential Guide to Chakras".

Shared room €753; double room €912; single room €1.075; dormitory/tent/caravan €626

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Rituals to the ancestors - Shraddham

Date:Jul 14-16 2023
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B230714-4
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 €187; double room €225; single room €261; tent/caravan €161

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Awakening the Guru Within

Date:July 16-21 2023
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B230716-8
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 €407; double room €495; single room €586; dormitory/tent/caravan €336

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Sound relaxation and meditation accompanied by sitar

Date:Jul 16-21 2023
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B230716-4
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 €407 double room €495; single room €586; dormitory/tent/caravan €336

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Prana Yoga and Psychic Healing

Date:July 16-21 2023
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B230716-7
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 €407; double room €495; single room €585; dormitory/tent/caravan €337

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Theme Week: Indian rituals and recitations

Date:July 16-21 2023
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B230716-5
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 €55; double room €72; single room €90; dormitory/tent/caravan €41

Weekend (Fri-Sun, 2 nights): Shared room €124; double room €159; single room €197; dormitory/tent/caravan €97 


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

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How to sustain High Energy Levels throughout the day

Date:July 21-23 2023
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B230721-3
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 €187; double room €225; single room €261; dormitory/tent/caravan €161

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

Date:July 21-23 2023
Location:Westerwald
Register:W230721-1
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 €187; double room €225; single room €261; tent/caravan €161

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Shadow Work in the Light of Yoga with Swami Bodhichitananda

Date:July 21-23 2023
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B230721-5
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.

English with German translation

Shared room €201; double room €237; single room €272; dormitory/tent/caravan €174

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Mindfulness (Detachment / Mindfulness, Cognitive Mindfulness, Mindfulness and Cognitive Psychology)

Date:July 23-28 2023
Location:North Sea
Register:N230723-5
Title:Mindfulness (Detachment / Mindfulness, Cognitive Mindfulness, Mindfulness and Cognitive Psychology)
Instructor:Shanmug Eckhardt

Mindfulness is a quality of human consciousness characterized by an accepting awareness of and enhanced attention to the constant stream of lived experience. Being mindful increases engagement with the present moment and allows for a clearer understanding of how thoughts and emotions can impact our health and quality of life. Mindfulness can be cultivated through meditation practice. Mindfulness meditation practices have been 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. Although mindfulness is an inherent human capacity that has been examined introspectively for millennia, scientific interest in mindfulness is burgeoning in the fields of medicine, psychology, social work, and business, as well as other areas.

You don't meditate to "make a killing." You do it so work doesn't kill you.

"When I [Arianna Huffington] collapsed in April 2007, I was—by our society’s definition—very successful, but by any sane definition of success, I was not," Huffington said, "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 suggest we don't know how to turn off. Forty-two percent of people check their phones on vacation. We're taking fewer vacation days than we're allotted. And at the same time, a Gallup Poll shows that 70% of us also admit to having "checked out" or "actively disengaged" at our jobs. It's the work hamster wheel du jour: never checking out from our jobs, but barely checking in.

Mindfulness can turn into a tool to teach people to cope while they continue on the same old course that caused the problems they sought meditation to address in the first place. In order for mindfulness to be genuine article, it has to be connected to others, to the community, to the larger environment.

You don't meditate for success. Meditation helps you keep your edge.

Each time we stand up against a habit—whether it’s checking our smartphone during a conversation or reacting defensively to a co-worker’s passing remark—we weaken the grip of our conditioning. We lay down new tracks in the brain and fashion new synaptic connections. We become less likely in the future to default to patterns that can trap us into being satisfied with ineffective and outmoded strategies. We take steps to improve not only how we are at work but the work environment itself.

20 reasons to practice Mindfulness

It Boosts Your HEALTH
1 - Increases immune function 
2 - Decreases Pain 
3 - Decreases Inflammation at the Cellular Level 
It Boosts Your HAPPINESS
4 - Increases Positive Emotion 
5 - Decreases Depression 
6 - Decreases Anxiety
7 - Decreases Stress 
It Boosts Your SOCIAL LIFE
8 - Increases social connection & emotional intelligence 9 - Makes you more compassionate 
10 - Makes you feel less lonely 
It Boosts Your Self-Control
11 - Improves your ability to regulate your emotions 
12 - Improves your ability to introspect It Changes Your BRAIN (for the better)
13 - Increases grey matter 
14 - Increases volume in areas related to emotion regulation, positive emotions & self-control 
15 - Increases cortical thickness in areas related to paying attention 
 It Improves Your Productivity
16 - Increases your focus & attention 
17 - Improves your ability to multitask 
18 - Improves your memory 
19 - Improves your ability to be creative & think outside the box (see research by J. Schooler)
20. It Makes You WISE(R)

Shared room €447; double room €544; single room €655; dormitory/tent €370
 

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Toxic Stress and Trauma management

Date:July 23-28 2023
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B230723-25
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 €431; double room €519; single room €609; dormitory/tent/caravan €361

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Asanas Intensive with Sudarsh

Date:July 23-28 2023
Location:Westerwald
Register:W230723-4
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 €407; double room €495; single room €586; tent/caravan: €336
 

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Holiday week with Swami Yatidharmananda

Date:July 23-28 2023
Location:Westerwald
Register:W230723-5
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 €342; double room €432; single room €523; tent/caravan: €274 

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Stretch and Relax- Asanas for relaxation and well-being

Date:July 23-28 2023
Location:North Sea
Register:N230723-4
Title:Stretch and Relax- Asanas for relaxation and well-being
Instructor:Gauri Agulla Castro Eckhardt

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 €447; double room €544; single room €644 

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Theme Week: Yoga for the hands

Date:July 23-28 2023
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B230723-1
Title:Theme Week: Yoga for the hands 
Instructor:Swami Saradananda

Hands have their needs too! This workshop series is helpful for anyone who works at a desk and/or uses a computer. The exercises will help improve hand movements for all everyday activities and for keyboard and mouse work. You will learn techniques to put less stress on the joints and muscles of the hands. Swami Saradananda will also introduce you to basic energetic concepts of working with mudras. You will learn about the flow of prana in the hands and how to put this knowledge into practice with your own hands. The workshops are mainly practical, with a little bit of theory.
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.

English with German translation

Monday-Friday (rate per day): Shared room €55; double room €72; single room €90; dormitory/tent/caravan €41

Weekend (Fri-Sun, 2 nights): Shared room €124; double room €159; single room €197; dormitory/tent/caravan €97 
 

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
 

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Law of attraction

Date:July 28-30 2023
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B230728-12
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 €187; double room €225; single room €261; dormitory/tent/caravan €161

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Introdution to Ayurveda (with pulse diagnosis and Dosha analysis)

Date:July 28-30 2023
Location:Westerwald
Register:W230728-4
Title:Introdution to Ayurveda (with pulse diagnosis and Dosha analysis) 
Instructor:Dr. Sivakaran Namboothiri

After an introduction to the basics of Ayurveda, your Doshas will be determined. Based on that you will receive advice for your health on all levels, for appropriate nutrition and how to improve your quality of life and live in accordance with the law of nature.
You will learn to work with the self-healing powers of the body, to even out disharmony and keep your mind and body in balance.    


Shared room €187; double room €225; single room €261; tent/caravan €161
 

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Rituals to the ancestors - Shraddham

Date:Jul 28-30 2023
Location:Westerwald
Register:W230728-3
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 €187; double room €225; single room €261; tent/caravan €161

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Yoga Nidra Advanced - Yoga Teachers’ Training

Date:July 28-Aug 4 2023
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B230728-8
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 €597; double room €719; single room €846; dormitory/tent/caravan €499

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Chakra Teachers’ Training

Date:July 30 - Aug 6 2023
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B230730-3
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”

Shared room €688; double room €812; single room €937; dormitory/tent/caravan €591

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

Date:July 30 - Aug 4 2023
Location:Westerwald
Register:W230730-2
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 €342; double room €432; single room €523; tent/caravan €274
 

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Kriya Yoga Intensive

Date:July 30 - Aug 4 2023
Location:Westerwald
Register:W230730-1
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 €431; double room €519; single room €609; dormitory/tent/caravan €361

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Yin Yang Yoga

Date:July 30 - Aug 4 2023
Location:Allgäu
Register:A230730-2
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 €407; double room €495; single room €586

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Yoga Therapy Training: 4-Week Intensive

Date:July 30 - Aug 27 2023
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B230730-4
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 €2.553; double room €3.046; single room €3.557; dormitory/tent/caravan €2.163

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August 2023

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 4-6 2023
Location:Allgaeu
Register:A230804-3 
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 € 187; double room € 225; single room € 261; dormitory/tent/caravan/ € 161

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Advanced Yoga Teachers’ Training – Pawanmuktasana

Date:Aug 4-9 2023
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B230804-2
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 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 theseminar; its benefit is threefold: your body will become flexible, your prana (energy) will flow and your mind will be more focused.

Shared room € 434; double room € 521; single room € 612; dormitory/tent/caravan € 363

 

 

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Yoga, Spirit and Nature

Date:Aug 4-6 2023
Location:Westerwald
Register:W230804-4
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 € 201; double room € 237; single room € 272; tent/caravan € 174

 

 

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Ayurveda Marma Therapy Training

Date:Aug 6-13 2023
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B230806-10
Title:Ayurveda Marma Therapy Training
Instructor:Dr. Devendra Prasad Mishra

Marmas make up the meridian point system of Ayurveda, they correspond to organs, nerves, and bodily systems. Through manipulation of marmas by means of abhyanga (massage), mardana (acupressure), aromatherapy, pranic healing, herbs (lepa), raktamokshan (blood-letting), marma puncture, and agni karma, blockages in prana (life energy) can be removed and energy flow stimulated, resulting in a healthy state of body, mind and spirit.

The workshop includes:

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

Shared room € 688 double room € 812; single room € 937; dormitory/tent/caravan € 591
 

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Clairvoyance Training Course

Date:August 6-11 2023
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B230806-5
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 € 510; double room € 599; single room € 690; dormitory/tent/caravan € 440

 

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Kundalini, Tantra & Yantra

Date:August 6-11 2023
Location:Westerwald
Register:W230806-1
Title:Kundalini, Tantra & Yantra
Instructor:Swami Bodhichitananda

Awakening the power of kundalini is the secret key to higher Yoga, increased energy, greater life fullfilment 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 € 431; double room € 519; single room € 609; dormitory/tent/caravan € 361

 

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Mudra Teachers’ Training

Date:Aug 6-13 2023
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B230806-4
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 € 688; double room € 812; single room € 937; dormitory/tent/caravan € 591

 

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Theme Week: Indian Rituals and Recitations with Swami Nivedanananda

Date:Aug 6-11 2023
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B230806-1
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 € 55; double room € 72; single room € 90;dormitory/tent/caravan € 41

Weekend (Fri-Sun, 2 nights): Shared room € 124; double room € 159; single room € 197;dormitory/tent/caravan € 97

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

 

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Kriya Yoga Intensive

Date:Aug 11-16 2023
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B230811-4
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 € 431; double room € 519; single room € 609; dormitory/tent/caravan € 361

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Yoga, Writing and Meditation

Date:Aug 13-18 2023
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B230813-5
Title:Yoga, Writing and Meditation 
Instructor:Swami Saradananda

Through the key practices of yoga, writing and meditation, you will awaken your creativity and strengthen your inner voice to find new forms of self-expression and your inner peace. This writing workshop is a holistic experience for which you do not need any writing experience.

In this experimental retreat, alongside group-Satsang and Yoga sessions, there will be special meditations and writing workshops to help release inner barriers and help you find new ways to express yourself. To support the process of discovery, we will engage in times of voluntary silence (mouna) to unleash your creative energy and listen to your inner voice. Your writing and meditation tutor, Swami Saradananda, is a published author and experienced yoga teacher.

Shared room € 403; double room € 487; single room € 574; dormitory/tent/caravan € 335

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Yoga for the gently ageing "human vehicle" with Narayani

Date:Aug 13-18 2023
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B230813-10
Title:Yoga for the gently ageing "human vehicle" with Narayani
Instructor:Narayani

"It is difficult to attain a human birth, so try your best to realise yourself in this birth". As Swami Sivananda continues in this chant, .... we do a little asana, a little pranayama and a little meditation to achieve this. We do these things every day with great regularity. With age and the condition of the body, the practice changes. Wisdom and acceptance......preparation for the next great adventure now perfect the practice.
You can enjoy this course with your "body vehicle".....it really doesn't matter if it's an old model or a new one, come anyway.

As Swami Chidananda said, "Come, let us realise. Joy is eternal, it will never die. Suffering is illusory, it will never live."

Shared room €597; double room €719; single room €846; dormitory/tent/caravan €499

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Yama Niyama Training

Date:Aug 18-25 2023
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B230818-5
Title:Yama Niyama Training
Instructor:Swami Saradananda

In the most famous section of the classical Yoga Sutra, Patanjali prescribes ethical guidelines known as Yama and Niyama. These are not strict rules, but an in-depth description of human potential. They offer you a path to a life of deeper awareness, integrity, and joy.

The Yama-Niyama training will give you the inspiration and guide you to deepen your personal practice on many levels, to integrate the yamas and niyamas into your daily life, and how to pass on the ethical guidelines of yoga to your students.

The goal of the course is to help you understand the ancient teachings in a way that is relevant to modern lifestyles. The training is suitable for yoga teachers and serious students of yoga and includes guidance on meditation.

In this training you will learn to:

• To treat yourself and others with kindness

• Calm your mind

• Choose gratitude and moderation in daily life

• To judge yourself and others less

• Understand the nature and function of the mind

• How the mind and body interact in meditation

• The effects of lifestyle and diet on meditation

• To help students make meditation an integral part of daily life

• How to encourage students in their meditation practice

Participants will receive a comprehensive manual as well as an extensive bibliography with suggested further reading.

Shared room € 688; double room € 812; single room € 937; dormitory/tent/caravan € 591

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Asana Intensive with Narayani

Date:Aug 20-25 2023
Location:North Sea
Register:N230820-5
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 € 526; double room € 614; single room € 704; dormitory/tent/caravan € 456

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Ayurveda Marma Massage Training

Date:August 20-27 2023
Location:Westerwald
Register:W230820-2
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 € 688; double room € 812; single room € 937; tent/caravan € 591

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Movement of Chakras

Date:Aug 20-23 2023
Location:Westerwald
Register:W230820-3
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 € 243; double room € 295; single room € 352; tent/caravan € 203

 

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Theme Week: Indian Rituals and Recitations with Swami Nivedanananda

Date:Aug 20-25 2023
Location:Allgäu
Register:A230820-1
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 € 55; double room € 72; single room € 90; dormitory/tent/caravan € 41

Weekend (Fri-Sun, 2 nights):

Shared room € 124; double room € 159; single room € 197;dormitory/tent/caravan € 97

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

 

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Siddha Yoga

Date:Aug 24-26 2023
Location:Westerwald
Register:W230823-1
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 € 162; double room € 199; single room € 233; tent/caravan € 135

 

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Ayurveda Marma Massage

Date:Aug 25-27 2023
Location:Westerwald
Register:W230825-2
Title:Ayurveda Marma Massage 
Instructor:Anantharavi Thillainathan

 

 

 

 

Learn the ayurvedic Marma Massage. We have 108 marmas from head to toes. 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. Marma Massage is stimulating the inner organs, prevents and helps to cure sickness.

Shared room € 187; double room € 225; single room € 261; tent/caravan € 161

 

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Panchakarma Group Cure

Date:Aug 27-Sept 3 2023
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B230827-2
Title:Panchakarma Group Cure
Instructor:Dr. Devendra Prasad Mishra

Panchakarma, the well known ayurvedic treatment, is one of the most effective methods of cleansing the entire body. It regenerates and vitalizes you, starting from the cellular level. Deep-seated blockades are released; the total organism is detoxified and regenerated. This process is especially effective when assisted by yoga, meditation and the singing of bhajans. “Pancha” means “five” and “karma” means “techniques of cleansing”. The five techniques of cleansing are: Vamana (therapeutic vomiting), Vireka (purgation), Basti (oil enema), Nasya (cleaning of the nose), and Rakta Mochana (cleaning the blood using herbs). The process of deep cleansing activates your power of self-healing. This process will be assisted by daily abhyanga massages (either by another participant in the workshop or by guided self-massage), exhalation therapy and a special diet. Dr. Devendra will also discuss the ayurvedic concept of constitution.

Shared room € 673; double room € 790; single room € 907; dormitory/tent/caravan € 582

 

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Kriya Kundalini Yoga

Date:Aug 27 - Sep 1 2023
Location:Westerwald
Register:W230827-1
Title:Kriya Kundalini Yoga
Instructor:Anantharavi Thillainthan

This seminar can provide a breakthrough experience for your yoga practice! It is for advanced yoga students and those who want to make more rapid progress. There will be extended holding of the positions, combined with mindfulness and concentration. The yoga classes will have different priorities: Chakra Concentration, affirmations and mantra recitation.

Kriya Hatha Yoga includes 18 postures selected by Babaji (guru of Paramahansa Yogananda) to form an efficient system for rejuvenating the physical body and preparing it for the more subtle phases of Kriya Yoga. The immortal Himalayan master is living proof of theireffectiveness. Each posture has several stages, making them suitable for both beginners and experienced students. There will be more practice and less theory. Chanting and meditation complete the seminar.

Shared room € 407; double room € 495; single room € 586; tent/caravan € 336

 

 

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Meditation Retreat with Swami Saradananda

Date:Aug 27 - Sept 1 2023
Location:Allgäu
Register:A230827-2
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 € 419; double room € 507; single room € 597

 

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September 2023

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

Mudras

Date:Sep 1-3 2023
Location:Allgäu
Register:A230901-2
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 € 201; double room € 237; single room € 272

 

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Theme Week: Indian rituals and recitations with Swami Nivedanananda

Date:Sep 3-10 2023
Location:North Sea
Register:N230903-2
Title:Theme Week: Indian rituals and recitations with Swami Nivedanananda
Instructor:Swami NivedananandaSitaram 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 € 55; double room € 72; single room € 90; dormitory/tent/caravan € 41

Weekend (Fri-Sun, 2 nights): Shared room € 124; double room € 159; single room € 197; dormitory/tent/caravan € 97

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

 

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Vedanta in a stressful everyday life

Date:Sep 3-8 2023
Location:Westerwald
Register:W230903-2
Title:Vedanta in a stressful everyday life
Instructor:Swami Nityabodhananda

Modern life seems offer no escape from the stress of continuous sensory input. The study of Vedanta can help you to solve the problem by encouraging you to shift your focus from your busy life to your inner self. This can direct you onto the liberating path of independence of thinking. It brings a shift in your life by changing your vision. You experience greater joy and fulfilment.

Shared room € 407; double room € 495; single room € 586; tent/caravan € 336

 

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Self growth and self discovery with Swami Nityabodhananda

Date:Sep 8-10 2023
Location:Westerwald
Register:W230908-2
Title:Self growth and self discovery with Swami Nityabodhananda
Instructor:Swami Nityabodhananda

Swami Nityabodhananda has deep Vedantic knowledge; his stories about self-growth and self-discovery enable you to find your own path. In doing so, you will learn that even serious obstacles in your life can aid your growth. By recognising behavioural patterns and practising self-observation, you will be able to take important steps along the spiritual path.

Shared room € 187; double room € 225; single room € 261; tent/caravan € 161

 

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Theme week: Prayer- Inner freedom with Swami Nityabodhananda

Date:Sep 10-15 2023
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B230910-5
Title:Theme Week: Prayer – Inner Freedom with Swami Nityabodhananda
Instructor:Swami Nityabodhananda

Prayer, devotion and practice help you to free yourself from being dependent on external circumstances for your happiness. In this week you will learn how prayer can lead you to inner freedom.

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 € 55; double room € 72; single room € 90; dormitory/tent/caravan € 41

Weekend (Fri-Sun, 2 nights): Shared room € 124; double room € 159; single room € 197; dormitory/tent/caravan € 97

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

 

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What I really want

Date:Sep 15-17 2023
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B230915-9
Title:What I really want
Instructor:Swami Nityabodhananda

One has a certain discriminative knowledge with reference to what one wants. Because I seem to want a lot of things to achieve fullness, happiness ... I need to see the fact that the sense of lack centered on the 'I' can never be removed by anything outside of 'I'. Seeing this fact is the beginning of spirituality!

Shared room € 187; double room € 225; single room € 261; dormitory/tent/caravan € 161

 

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Jiva Pariksha - Ayurveda Tongue Diagnosis

Date:Sept 29 - Oct 1 2023
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B230929-20
Title:Jiva Pariksha - Ayurveda Tongue Diagnosis
Instructor:Amarjeet S. Bhamra

In Ayurveda, the Jiva or tongue is not only an organ of speech and taste, but also a powerful tool for diagnosis. The tongue represents the location of the various organs and is a diagnostic tool that provides information about the patient's condition. The surface of the tongue is a reflection of our internal environment, and if you look at it regularly, you will notice how often it changes. At the beginning of the digestive tract, it serves as a window to see how well you are digesting your food and whether toxins are accumulating. By beginning to see the colour, moisture, coating, size, shape, contours, surface and edges of the tongue, you can assess your client's current state of health and get the first clues as to what the tongue reveals. This analysis is still practised by Ayurvedic doctors today.

Health professionals, traditional/complementary massage therapists and newcomers to naturopathy.

Basic knowledge of anatomy and physiology

Shared room € 187; double room € 225; single room € 261; dormitory/tent/caravan € 161

 

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October 2023

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: Ayurveda

Date:Oct 1-6 2023
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B231001-22
Title:Theme Week: Ayurveda
Instructor:Amarjeet S. Bhamra

5 days for the health of the back, shoulders, abdomen and the beauty of the face. Amarjeet, a master of all Ayurvedic bodywork systems, teaches in a spirit of pleasant practical exploration. You will receive valuable tips from Ayurveda for your back and abdominal health and learn to make your beauty shine from within.

Monday-Friday (rate per day): Shared room € 55; double room € 72; single room € 90; dormitory/tent/caravan € 41

Weekend (Fri-Sun, 2 nights): Shared room € 124; double room € 159; single room € 197; dormitory/tent/caravan € 97

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

 

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Kriyas: the Cleansing Power of Yoga with Swami Saradananda

Date:Oct 1-6 2023
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B231001-5
Title:Kriyas: the Cleansing Power of Yoga with Swami Saradananda
Instructor:Swami Saradananda

Purifying pranayama and a cleansing asana practice focusing on the 2nd Chakra, as well as special meditations, will lead to the rejuvenation of body and mind, awaken the creative power within you and promote flexibility in your spine. After morning talks with Swami Saradananda and an asana practice led by her, the afternoons are set aside for relaxing and peaceful walks in the forest as well as another open yoga class. After the Satsang a special mind-clearing programme awaits you for a good night's sleep and a refreshed wake-up in the morning. Everything you learn you can do at home afterwards: from breathing work to space clearing.

Shared room € 419; double room € 507; single room € 597; dormitory/tent/caravan € 349

 

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Nuh Pariksha - Ayurveda Nail Diagnosis

Date:Oct 6-8 2023
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B231006-24
Title:Nuh Pariksha - Ayurveda Nail Diagnosis
Instructor:Amarjeet S. Bhamra

Nuh Pariksha is a unique diagnostic tool. From the condition of the nails, vitamin and mineral deficiencies are identified, the need for detoxification and a sense of the health of the internal organs, as well as the condition or imbalance of Vata, Pitta and Kapha, the presence of toxins and the need for detoxification are understood. You will learn to perform Nuh Pariksha at a professional level. After the age of 40, the body generally becomes rigid, Vata increases in our body and we experience degeneration. White patches on the nails indicate calcium and zinc deficiency. Bitten nails indicate nervousness and mineral deficiency. Hanging nails show a lack of proteins and vitamins. Brittle nails show a deficiency of iron/vitamin A. Split nails show a deficiency of Agni in the stomach.  Yellowish nails indicate an imbalance of the liver. Bluish nails indicate an imbalance of the lungs and heart. Pale nails indicate poor circulation and anaemia.

Health professionals, traditional/complementary massage therapists, manicure and pedicure therapists and beginners in naturopathy.

Basic knowledge of anatomy and physiology

Shared room € 187 double room € 225; single room € 261; dormitory/tent/caravan € 161

 

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Advanced Yoga Teachers' Training A7/F7 - Yoga Vasishta

Date:Oct 6-15 2023
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B231006-1 / B231006-2
Title:Advanced Yoga Teachers' Training A7/F7 -  Yoga Vasishta
Instructor:Swami Saradananda

The Yoga Vashishta is an unbeatable guide to happiness in the midst of all the vicissitudes of life! Look forward to a very special, once-in-a-lifetime seminar. The highest philosophical wisdom will be sensitively, intuitively and wisely interpreted and explained.The Yoga Vasishta is one of the most important Jnana Yoga texts. Prince Rama fees despair because of the suffering he sees in the world; he seeks a deeper meaning to life. His guru, the wise Vasishta, explains to him the highest wisdom of Vedanta, the philosophy of Oneness. The work is full of incredible stories - sometimes funny, often surreal, in parallel universes and worlds - to show us the illusionary nature of this world and our usual notions of "me" and "world".

But the Yoga Vasishta is not a work solely for scholars and world-renouncing ascetics. Its basic message is: realise that behind the seemingly relative world there is an absolute manifested Truth. Realise that you are in fact Brahman, pure consciousness and break free from all limiting identifications. This is the way to overcome suffering and live happily.
 

Teaching techniques:

  • Lesson design, didactics and individual corrections
  • Beginners: corrections and assistance
  • Intermediate: corrections and assistance
  • Yoga Therapy. Yoga for special problems. Mutual exchange.
  • Yoga for the Heart (Ornish Programme)
  • Yoga for the back 
  • Yoga for joint problems
  • Yoga for breathing problems (asthma and others)
  • Yoga for psychosomatic complaints
  • Yoga in a wheelchair. Gentle variation of the Yoga Vidya series for people with physical ailments.
  • Teaching relaxation workshops.
  • Responding to individual questions from your teaching practice

Hatha Yoga

  • Learn advanced techniques
  • Shankh-prakshalana: cleansing the entire digestive system
  • Hatha Yoga and Sports Medicine; structure of the muscles. How the muscles are influenced by the practice of yoga?
  • Yoga as an endurance, flexibility, strength and coordination training
  • Relaxation and stress management
  • Scientific research on the effects of yoga
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Mental training
  • Yoga and health
  • Yoga in daily life
  • Health insurance and yoga

Alternatively, also as F7 bookable: With additional Vedanta lectures (instead of stress management and training theory). F7 also has other teaching techniques.

Required literature:

"The Yoga Vidya Asana Book", "Yoga Vidya Yoga Teacher Handbook", "Yoga Vasishta" (Eng. Edition, published by Yoga Vidya Verlag)

Shared room € 753; double room € 912; single room € 1.075; dormitory/tent/caravan € 626

 

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Ayurveda Medicine Training: Basic Course

Date:Oct 15-22 2023
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B231015-6
Title:Ayurveda Medicine Training: Basic Course
Instructor:Dr. Devendra Prasad Mishra

This systematic two-part training offers you the unique opportunity to study the 5,000 year old time-honoured medical system of India – Ayurveda. You will be introduced to the theory and practice under the expert guidance of a traditional Ayurveda doctor.

Curriculum:

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

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

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

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

Shared room € 759 double room € 883; single room € 1.010; dormitory/tent/caravan € 663

 

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November 2023

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

Ayurvedic Vegan Cooking Training

Date:Nov 12-19 2023
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B231112-9
Title:Ayurvedic Vegan Cooking Training
Instructor:Dr. Devendra Prasad Mishra

Enter the secrets and basics of the Aryuvedic kitchen - In a proven combination of theory and practical cooking workshops under the expert guidance of Dr. Devendra. Based on his great experience and expertise he will acquaint you with the intricacies of Ayurvedic kitchen which you won’t be able to find easily in cookbooks.

  • The theoretical part of the Ayurvedic Vegan Cooking Training you will be about:
  • The significance of different flavours in Ayurveda
  • The energetic effects of the different foods and methods of preparation
  • The effects on the Doshas (constitution, bioenergy)
  • The effects of foods and their preparation on mind and body
  • The most appropriate arrangement of menus according to the constitution (Doshas): Which foods and which combinations are beneficial for which Dosha and in which situation.

The practical part consists of cooking vegan Aryuvedic and Indian dishes in a group setting according to the Aryurvedic principles. You will learn how to…

  • find the matching flavours for your dishes,
  • arrange the dishes so they have a harmonizing and balancing effect,
  • make your dishes unfold certain healing effects.

The main target group for the Ayurvedic Vegan Cooking Training are Aryuvedic health advisors, who offer Ayurvedic nutrition counselling or Ayurvedic cooking workshops themselves or who want to learn more details about the Ayurvedic kitchen. The training is also suitable for “hobby chefs” and professional chefs who want to include vegan Aryuvedic dishes in their range.

Requirements: Experience in cooking

Shared room € 688; double room € 812; single room € 937; dormitory/tent/caravan € 591

 

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Marma points on the feet - effective treatment

Date:Nov 24-26 2023
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B231124-6
Title:Marma points on the feet - effective treatment
Instructor:Dr. Devendra Prasad Mishra

Marma points are secret points located throughout the body. Feet massage is one of the daily routine mentioned in Ayurveda to keep our self healthy. It is not only preventive in nature but also curative in nature. During this education you will learn the following aspects of Marma Massage on feet:

  • Marma meaning and historical background
  • Marma and Chakra
  • Types of marma points
  • Anatomical location of Marma points on feet
  • Self Marma feet massage
  • Different methods of Marma therapy on feet
  • Different oils used for Marma therapy on feet

Shared room € 187; double room € 225; single room € 261; dormitory/tent/caravan € 161

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December 2023

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

Panchakarma Group Cure

Date:Dec 1-10 2023
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B231201-9
Title:Panchakarma Group Cure
Instructor:Dr. Devendra Prasad Mishra

Panchakarma, the well known ayurvedic treatment, is one of the most effective methods of cleansing the entire body. It regenerates and vitalizes you, starting from the cellular level. Deep-seated blockades are released; the total organism is detoxified and regenerated. This process is especially effective when assisted by yoga, meditation and the singing of bhajans.  “Pancha” means “five” and “karma” means “techniques of cleansing”. The five techniques of cleansing are: Vamana (therapeutic vomiting), Vireka (purgation), Basti (oil enema), Nasya (cleaning of the nose), and Rakta Mochana (cleaning the blood using herbs). The process of deep cleansing activates your power of self-healing. This process will be assisted by daily abhyanga massages (either by another participant in the workshop or by guided self-massage), exhalation therapy and a special diet. Dr. Devendra will also discuss the ayurvedic concept of constitution.

Shared room € 866 double room € 1.016; single room € 1.166; dormitory/tent/caravan € 749

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With dedication to compassion

Date:Dec 17-22 2023
Location:North Sea
Register:N221218-2
Title:With dedication to compassion
Instructor:Swami Sukhananda

How to remain compassionate when the world around us seems to demand the opposite of us? It takes warmth and the willingness to have compassion for oneself, one's loved ones and the world around us. How can you deepen your understanding of yourself and others so that caring, kindness and mindfulness can grow? Experience the gift of an open heart through the hidden language of the Hatha Yoga Asanas, your imagination, meditation and your inner fire of love.    

Shared room € 407; double room € 495; single room € 586; dormitory/tent € 336


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The hidden language of the Asanas

Date:December 25-29 2023
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B231225-1
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 € 324; double room € 395; single room € 469; dormitory/tent/caravan € 269

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Renewing in the light

Date:Dec 29-31 2023
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B231229-3
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 € 187; double room € 225; single room € 261; dormitory/tent/caravan € 161

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Kundalini Yoga - Steps to Freedom

Date:Dec 31 2023-Jan 5 2024
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B231231-1
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 € 407; double room € 495; single room € 586; dormitory/tent/caravan € 336

 

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