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Unfortunately, due to Covid 19, some of the seminars cannot currently take place. If you are interested in one of the seminars, please contact the respective ashram in which the seminar is to take place.


Loving Greetings from Haus Yoga Vidya!

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

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

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

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

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Online Seminars

August 2020

Kundalini Introductory Seminar

Date:Aug 7-9 2020
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B200807-18
Title:Kundalini Introductory Seminar
Instructor:Sven

This introductory course will provide a basic understanding of the practice of Kundalini Yoga in the tradition of Swami Sivananda. These practices include: asanas and pranayama (breathing exercises) using simple variations of bandhas and mudras, as well as Energy Meditations.

All these techniques are intended to raise the energetic level and to extend the awareness.

The course is in English without translation.

Shared room €145; double room €177; single room €212; dormitory/tent/caravan €117

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The mystical significance of spiritual holidays – a joyous retreat

Date:Aug 16-21 2020
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B200816-4
Title:The mystical significance of spiritual holidays – a joyous retreat
Instructor:Swami Saradananda

Holidays remind us of the deeper meaning of life. They cheer us up while providing mental and physical relaxation. They relieve the tedium of daily routine and give us something to look forward.

Join Swami Saradananda on a mystical journey to understand the timings, significance and philosophy of many of yoga’s observances and festivals. This retreat will inspire you and give you a greater sense of connection to the higher purpose or meaning in life. It will enable you to be doing the right thing, in the right place, at the right time – and can add untold depth to your yoga practice.

Shared room €397; double room €481; single room €566; dormitory/tent/caravan € 331

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Mudras

Date:Aug 21-23 2020
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B200821-9
Title:Mudras
Instructor:Swami Saradananda

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 potent spiritual tools that can enhance the purification and good health of your physical, mental and psychic being. With regular practice, mudras can sharpen and expand your spiritual wisdom. They help to restore balance within the microcosm and bring it into harmony with the macrocosm.

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. They will also be encouraged to experience putting this information into practice, using your own hands.

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

Shared room €191; double room €225; single room €258; dormitory/tent/caravan €165

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Unravel Your Personal Myth – yoga and writing retreat

Date:Aug 23-28 2020
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B200823-2
Title:Unravel Your Personal Myth – yoga and writing retreat
Instructor:Swami Saradananda

Join Swami Saradananda for a retreat of introspection, story-telling and dream-manifestation. This is an opportunity to work with your body, mind and creativity to find innovative ways to unravel and recreate your personal myth.

Write to access your unconscious; deepen your experiential understanding of the connections between yoga movements, breath and the written word. Use this retreat to create a safe space for yourself as you delve into and transform your own story. This is a time to find ways to turn your life-journey in a fresh direction.

Bring a notebook and pen. We will use the techniques of journalling, story-telling, dream-logging and myth-making.

Shared room €397; double room €481; single room €566; dormitory/tent/caravan €331

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Meditation retreat with Swami Saradananda

Date:Aug 30- Sep 04 2020
Location:Allgäu
Register:A200830-4
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 €397; double room €481; single room €566

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September 2020

October 2020

Mantra- Yantra- Mandala

Date:Oct 11-16 2020
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B201011-7
Title:Mantra- Yantra- Mandala
Instructor:Swami Saradananda

Your body is a subtle and powerful antenna that is continually receiving energy and also transmitting it. Swami Saradananda introduces you to ways of using the powerful spiritual techniques of sound (mantra), mudra and form (yantra and mandala) to purify your physical, mental and psychic bodies. With regular practice, these methods sharpen and expand your spiritual wisdom. They help you to restore balance within the microcosm and bring it into harmony with the macrocosm. They support your meditation practice and aid you in finding inner peace.

Shared room €397; double room €481; single room €566; dormitory/tent/caravan €331

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Navaratri

Date:Oct. 16-25 2020
Location:Westerwald
Register:W201016-1
Title:Navaratri
Instructor:Swami Nivedanananda

In the time of Navaratri we worship the Divine Mother for nine days. Daily Puja, chanting, Homa and Karma Yoga.

Price: on request or on Karma Yoga basis.

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Advanced yoga teachers' training- A7: Yoga Vasishta

Date:Oct 16-25 2020
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B201016-6
Title:Advanced yoga teachers' training- A7: Yoga Vasishta
Instructor:Swami Saradananda; Rama Schwab; Ramashakti Sikora

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 and hatha yoga

  • 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

Required text:

"Yoga Vasishta" (Eng. Edition, published by Yoga Vidya Verlag)

Shared room €714; double room €865; single room €1.020; dormitory/tent/caravan €594

 

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Advanced yoga teachers' training- F7 Intensive: Yoga Vasishta

Date:Oct 16-25  2020
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B201016-5
Title:Advanced yoga teachers' training- F7 Intensive: Yoga Vasishta
Instructor:Swami Saradananda; Rama Schwab; Ramashakti Sikora; Mohini Christine Wiume

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 main topics in this seminar are the same as in the intensive A7 training (see description above), but there are additional Vedanta lectures from 2pm-3:45pm and other teaching techniques. This course is for those who have already attended an A-training.

Required text:

"Yoga Vasishta" (Eng. Edition, published by Yoga Vidya Verlag)

Shared room €714; double room €865; single room €1.020; dormitory/tent/caravan €594

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Ayurveda Marma Therapy Training

Date:Oct 18-25 2020
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B201018-4
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 and its history
  • Marma disorders and types of treatment
  • Marma and Chakra
  • Marma and constitutions
  • Pulse and tongue diagnosis
  • Psychological aspect of marma therapy
  • Different meridian systems of marma therapy
  • Marma location & identification
  • Marma & ayurvedic oils
  • Marma meditation

Shared room €653; double room €770; single room €889; dormitory/tent/caravan €560

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Ayurveda medicine: advance training

Date:Oct 25-Nov 03 2020
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B201025-3
Title:Ayurveda medicine: advance training
Instructor:Dr. Devendra Prasad Mishra

In this second part of Ayurveda Medicine Training you will learn:

  • Ayurvedic Diagnosis (Vikrti)
  • Etiology and symptoms (Nidana)
  • 10-indication-diagnosis, including pulse diagnosis
  • Mutual analysis of constitution considering pulse, tongue, skin, eyes, etc.
  • Process of treatment in Ayurveda
  • Regenerative Treatment (Samana chikitsa)
  • Purification Treatment (Panchakarma: Vamana, Virechana, Vasti, Sirovireca, Raktamoksha)
  • Specific diseases and their treatment
  • Overall understanding of the basic principles of Yoga and Ayurveda
  • Spiritual and philosophical aspects in Yoga
  • Yoga as daily routine

Prerequisites: successful and complete participation in Part 1 or Ayurveda Health Consultant (BYV) or another Ayurveda Training Course recognized by BYVG. Parts 1 and 2 (Basic and advanced) may be taken together and are also valid as a replacement to the Ayurveda Health Consultant Training.

Certificate: If you participate in all units of parts 1 and 2 and pass the exam, you’ll obtain a certificate of "Ayurveda Medicine" from the Professional Association of Ayurveda Health Consultants. This training does not authorize you to practice medicine within the European Community if you are not a physician or recognized health-care provider.

 

 

 

Shared room €889; double room €1.039; single room €1.194; dormitory / tent / caravan €770

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November 2020

Yoga therapy training level II- yoga psychology and the immune system

Date:Nov 08-20 2020
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B201108-7
Title:Yoga therapy training level II- yoga psychology and the immune system
Instructor:Harilalji

Yoga therapy advanced training is meant for Yoga therapists and Yoga teachers who want to delve more deeply into this subject. Yoga therapists can get a deeper understanding of what they have learned in the previous courses; they will get additional practical tools for their work as therapists. Yoga teachers will get a better understanding of the mind and psyche and the way they work.

We focus on the models of mind, mood and psyche in various traditions, attempting to put ithem into a structure which is understandable to a modern person. We will deal with the mind (intellect, conscious and sub-conscious) in all aspects of life: yoga, ayurveda, arts, science, society and politics. We will observe how things are determined by the mind, its skills and how it is shaped.

Topics covered:

  • Mental hygiene
  • Psychology of Yoga
  • Relationship between body, mind and soul
  • The senses and the mind
  • Prana as a part of the mind
  • The four aspects of mind
  • Causes, background and effective dealing with auto-immune diseases
  • Theory and practical exercises for dealing with fear, depression, stress management, strengthening of the immune system
  • Special yoga exercises for various disorders
  • Mantra relaxation techniques in several sequences
  • Prana guidance - relaxation technique

Requirements:

  • Yoga therapy training or Yoga teacher training (min. 200 hours).
  • Knowledge of the yoga model of the human mind

Certificate will be awarded upon completion and exam:

  • Yoga therapists will receive a Yoga therapy Training Certificate level 2: Yoga Psychology and the immune system
  • Yoga teachers without the previous Yoga therapy Training Course will receive a certificate of advanced training in “Yoga Psychology and the immune system”.

Around 140 hours.

Shared room €1.074; double room €1.273 single room €1.481; dormitory/tent/caravan €915

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Bhagavad Gita course training

Date:Nov 13-20 2020
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B201113-23
Title:Bhagavad Gita course training
Instructor:Neema Majmudar; Vedamurti Dr. Olaf Schönert

Deepen your knowledge of Vedanta as you learn to systematically structure and teach an eight-week Bhagavad Gita course. This goal will be achieved by listening to Vedanta talks, asking questions and reasoning, and giving talks on the Bhagavad Gita in small groups.

The Gita reveals the highest truth (brahmavidyā) while preparing the mind to understand this knowledge (yogaśāstra). The text teaches Karma and Bhakti Yoga as means to resolve likes and dislikes by focusing on īśvara. The Gita describes appropriate methods to get a clear mind, with explanations from different perspectives. The challenges of Arjuna can be found in everyone’s life. Therefore these teachings can help us to see and live our lives from an objective point of view, to take responsibility and to live our lives in freedom.

Contents and topics

  • Theory and practice of conducting a Bhagavad Gita Course 
  • Exemplary talks on the Bhagavad Gita with questions and answers
  • You will give several talks on Vedanta in small groups and receive feedback. By explaining the topics in your lectures and answering questions, you deepen your own understanding of the teachings.
  • Learn to give support to members of courses and groups.

The training is right for you if

  • You already have a basic understanding of traditional Vedanta. This may be through the teachings Swami Chinmayananda, Swami Dayananda, or students in this tradition, such as Chandra Cohen, Swami Tattvarupananda, Neema Majmudar and Surya Tahora, James Swartz, Maheshwara Illgen or Vedamurti Schönert.
  • You want to grow and apply this knowledge in your life.
  • You want to deepen and review your knowledge of the Bhagavad Gita in a group of experienced students of Vedanta
  • You are interested in a systematic and traditional approach to learn the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita

Required text: this training will be based on Swami Dayananda’s book, “The teaching of the Bhagavad Gita”.


Shared room €653; double room €770; single room €889; dormitory/tent/caravan €560

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December 2020

With dedication to compassion

Date:Dec 20-25 2020
Location:North Sea
Register:N201220-3
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 €386; double room €469; single room €555; dormitory/tent € 319
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The hidden language of the Asanas

Date:Dec 27(2020) - Jan 01(2021);
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B201227-3
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 €386; double room €469; single room €555; dormitory/tent/caravan €319

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January 2021

The Divine Feminine - discovering the power within

Date:Jan 01-03 2021
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B210101-4
Title:The Divine Feminine - discovering the power within
Instructor:Swami Sukhananda

We can meet her in our daily actions, on our speech, in our caring and in our growing awareness. We can meet her in the Yoga Asanas through a gentle and meditative approach. Listen to the intelligence within.

In this workshop you will explore the Divine Feminine through a variety of Yoga poses, using personal reflections, meditations and vizualisations to discover their hidden messages. She offers us challenges and also liberation from our limitations. Her nature is compassionate: always opening the way for us to try again and again. How can I deepen my relationship to Her? How can I become more receptive to her presence in my life?

These are the prices of 2020. There will be a change for 2021.

Shared room €178; double room €213; single room €248; dormitory/tent/caravan €153

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Kundalini yoga- steps to freedom

Date:Jan 03-07 2021
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B210103-1
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 draw on your inner wisdom draw 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.

These are the prices of 2020. There will be a change for 2021.

Shared room €308; double room €375; single room €445; dormitory/tent/caravan €255

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Yoga Vidya Westerwald

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Yoga Vidya Nordsee

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