Seminars

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:

August 2022

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

Mudra Teachers’ Training

Date:Aug 19-26 2022
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B220819-9
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 €662; double room €781; single room €901; dormitory/tent/caravan €568
 

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Tantra- Techniques for transformation and liberation

Date:Aug 19-21 2022
Location:North Sea
Register:N220819-1 
Title:Tantra- Techniques for transformation and liberation
Instructor:Chitra Sukhu

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

In the Vijnana Bhairava Tantra, Shiva expounds 112 techniques which enable you to 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. If these methods are done regularly you can transform your life; that’s how powerful they are. You will find yourself more aware and awake.

If you can experience life as it is, without elaboration, then you are there in the moment, in eternity. These techniques will refine your personality and transform your life. I would like to share this experience with everyone; this is my gift to you.

Shared room €201; double room €244; single room €288; dormitory/tent €170

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Ayurveda Marma Massage Training

Date:Aug 21-28 2022
Location:Westerwald
Register:W220821-3
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 €662; double room €781; single room €901; tent/caravan €568

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Movement of Chakras

Date:Aug 21-24 2022
Location:Westerwald
Register:W220821-4
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 €234; double room €284; single room €338; tent/caravan €195

 

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Theme Week: Indian Rituals and Recitations with Swami Nivedanananda

Date:Aug 21-26 2022
Location:Allgäu
Register:A220821-2
Title:Theme Week: Indian rituals and recitations with Swami Nivedanananda
Instructor:Swami Nivedanananda

Swami Nivedanananda will be our guest this week. Every day he will perform Indian rituals and recite powerful Vedic mantras. You will have the opportunity to experience these event and tune to the inspiring presence of an Indian master.

In addition, you can participate in daily yoga classes, meditation, guided walks, recitations, drawing of mandalas and much more. You can register for the entire week or only for a few days as an individual guest, booking your room only but having the option of attending talks and classes.

Monday-Friday (rate per day): 
Shared room €53; double room €69; single room €87

Weekend (Fri-Sun, 2 nights):    
Shared room €119; double room €153; single room €189

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

Date:Aug 21-26 2022
Location:North Sea
Register:N220821-2
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. Through his anecdotes, you can 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 €58; double room €78; single room €100; dormitory/tent €41
Weekend (Fri-Sun):    
Shared room €122; double room €174; single room €218; dormitory/tent €98. 

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 2022
Location:Westerwald
Register:W220824-1
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 €156; double room €191; single room €224; tent/caravan €130

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Ayurveda Marma Massage

Date:Aug 26-28 2022
Location:Westerwald
Register:W220826-1
Title:Ayurveda Marma Massage 
Instructor:Anantharavi Thillainathan

Learn about the Ayurvedic Marma Massage. There are a total of 108 Marma points located along the course from head to toe. The Marma massage serves to stimulate the internal organs in a positive way. It also serves to maintain and promote their positive health and to prevent and cure diseases. Learn more about the effects and application of the Marma massage here.

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

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Kriya Kundalini Yoga

Date:Aug 28-Sep 2 2022
Location:Westerwald
Register:W220828-2
Title:Kriya Kundalini Yoga
Instructor:Anantharavi Thillainathan

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 their effectiveness. Each posture has several stages, making them suitable for both beginner and experienced students. There will be more practice and less theory. Chanting and meditation complete the seminar.

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

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Meditation Retreat with Swami Saradananda

Date:Aug 28 -Sep 2 2022
Location:Allgäu
Register:A220828-1
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 €403; double room €487; single room €574

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September 2022

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 2-4 2022
Location:Allgäu
Register:A220902-1
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 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 €193; double room €228; single room €262

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Theme Week: Indian rituals and recitations with Swami Nivedanananda

Date:Sep 4-11 2022
Location:North Sea
Register:N220904-1
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 €53; double room €69; single room €87; dormitory/tent €39

Weekend (Fri-Sun, 2 nights): Shared room €119; double room €153; single room €189; dormitory/tent €93

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 4-9 2022
Location:Westerwald
Register:W220904-2
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 be direct you onto the liberating path tof independence of thinking. It brings a shift in your life by changing your vision. You experience greater joy and fulfilment.

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

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Self growth and self discovery with Swami Nityabodhananda

Date:Sep 9-11 2022
Location:Westerwald
Register:W220909-2
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 find 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 €180; double room €216; single room €251; tent/caravan €155

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Theme week: Prayer- Inner freedom with Swami Nityabodhananda

Date:Sep 11-16 2022
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B220911-2
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 €53; double room €69; single room €87; dormitory/tent/caravan €39

Weekend (Fri-Sun, 2 nights): Shared room €119; double room €153; single room €189; dormitory/tent/caravan €93.

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 16-18 2022
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B220916-5
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 €180; double room €216; single room €251; dormitory/tent/caravan €155

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Panchakarma Group Cure

Date:Sep 18-25 2022
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B220918-2
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 €647; double room €759; single room €872; dormitory/tent/caravan €560

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Navaratri

Date:Sep 26 - Oct 5 2022
Location:Westerwald
Register:W220926-1
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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The mystical significance of spiritual holidays – a joyous retreat

Date:Sep 30 - Oct 2 2022
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B220930-3
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 €193; double room €228; single room €262; dormitory/tent/caravan € 167

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October 2022

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

Kriyas: the Cleansing Power of Yoga with Swami Saradananda

Date:Oct 2-7
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B220819-9
Title:Kriyas: the Cleansing Power of Yoga with Swami Saradananda
Instructor:Swami Saradananda

In this seminar Swami Saradananda will introduce you to a wide range of cleansing practices to rejuvenate both your body and your mind. After special meditations and purifying pranayama, you will flow with a cleansing asana practice that focuses on the second chakra. This will awaken your creative power and encourage fluidity of the spine.

Morning talk and asana class with be with Swami Saradananda. Afternoons are for peaceful walks in the adjourning Silvatikum forest, followed by the open asana class of your choice. Each evening, Swami Saradananda will lead you in a special mind-clearing programme after the Satsang – so that you can sleep better and wake up feeling refreshed.

Everything you learn and practice can be done at home: from breath-work to space clearing. 

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

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Advanced yoga teachers' training- A7: Yoga Vasishta

Date:Oct 7-16 2022
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B221007-1
Title:Advanced yoga teachers' training- A7: Yoga Vasishta
Instructor:Swami Saradananda; Atman Shanti Hoche 

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

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 €724; double room €877; single room €1.034; dormitory/tent/caravan €602
 

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Advanced yoga teachers' training- F7 Intensive: Yoga Vasishta

Date:Oct 07-16  2022
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B221007-2
Title:Advanced yoga teachers' training- F7 Intensive: Yoga Vasishta
Instructor:Swami SaradanandaAtman Shanti Hoche 

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.

The Yoga Vasishta is one of the most important Jnana Yoga writings. Prince Rama is desperate about the suffering of the world and seeks a deeper meaning in life. So the wise Vasishta explains him the highest wisdom of Vedanta, the philosophy of Oneness. The work is full of incredible stories - sometimes funny, often surreal stories, in parallel universes and worlds - to show us the illusionary nature of this world and our usual notions of "me" and "world".

However, the Yoga Vasishta is not a work for scholars for the unworldly. Their basic message is: Realize that behind and in all whats relative there's one single absolute manifested Truth. Realize that you are in fact Brahman, pure consciousness and break free from all limiting identifications so that you can act imprisoned and free in this world. This is the way to overcome suffering and live happily.

Teaching techniques. Didactics. Individual corrections:
•    Teaching groups with mixed levels
•    meditation with children - what is possible and how
•    Yoga for teenagers
•    General principles of didactics and methodology
•    Fundamentals of motivation
•    How can I motivate participants to practice and challenge themselves?
•    Abstract meditation techniques in Hatha Yoga lessons for beginners
•    Pre-exercises and variations of the Yoga Vidya series for beginners

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


Shared room €724; double room €877; single room €1.034; dormitory/tent/caravan €602
 

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Principles of Comprehensive wellness in Bhagavad-Gita Online

Date:Oct 9-13 2022
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:L221009-4
Title:Principles of Comprehensive wellness in Bhagavad-Gita Online
Instructor:Gopi Venkateswara Prasad

Date: 09.10., 16.10., 23.10., 30.10., 06.11., 13.11.2022
Time: 10:00 – 11:30 h

English without translation.

Comprehensive wellness of human being includes the wellness of Body, Mind and Soul. A sound body with a sound mind and a pure soul is essential for a happy and peaceful life. Principles of comprehensive wellness can be found in ancient scriptures like Vedas, Sastras and Bhagavad-Gita. This seminar will highlight the principles of Sound Body in Bhagavad-Gita.

Participates can learn the essentials of personal wellness and importance of planet wellness according to Bhagavad-Gita. The universe and human body are made of same matter and driven by same energy.

This seminar presents the basis of human existence on earth. The three kinds of food and their influence on the human body. The three main characteristics of the human mind. The two broad ways of conducting life in the material world. The characteristics of a balanced consciousness. The cause and effect of mental stress.

For the seminar you need:

  • a quiet place
  • yogamat
  • Internet, Computer, Tablet, mobile Phone with Camera and microphone
  • Zoom App                                                                                                  

Online Price: € 52 

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Ayurveda Medicine: Advance Training

Date:Oct 14-23 2022
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B221014-1
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 €902; double room €1.054; single room €1.210; dormitory/tent/caravan €780

 

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Enlightenment and Energy Management: Yoga of The Three Gunas On Site

Date:Oct 16-21 2022
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B221016-28
Title:Enlightenment and Energy Management: Yoga of The Three Gunas 
Instructor:James Swartz

Enlightenment is freedom from dependence on objects, especially emotional states of mind that hinder our ability to accomplish our goals. The ancient Science of Energy Management is a sophisticated set of simple principles that allow anyone to eliminate the thoughts and emotions that inhibit our ability to live creatively and to cultivate the energies that ensure success in any endeavor.

The three universal energies that each of us experiences throughout the day are called ‘gunas,’ a Sanskrit word that means qualities. The technique that allows us to control them is called Triguna Vibhava Yoga. This Yoga originated in India several thousand years ago and is practiced, consciously or unconsciously, throughout the world today. Successful people in every field have to varying degrees mastered some aspect of this science. This seminar reveals the basic principles of the Yoga of the gunas and how to use them to transform your life, worldly or spiritual, into the life you always desired.

James Swartz is a disciple of Swami Chinmaya, a great Indian mahatma, who was awakened to his true nature by Swami Shivananda. He teaches Vedanta worldwide and is the author of many books on Self inquiry. His website, shiningworld.com, is the most comprehensive body of non-dual knowledge in English on the internet. Vedanta is a complete teaching that offers help to beginning, intermediate and advanced seekers.

Daily Routine:
08:05 Am – 09:00 Am Breakfast
09:30 Am – 12:00 Pm Morning Talk
12:00 Pm – 13:00 Pm Lunch
15:30 Pm – 18:00 Pm Afternoon Talk
18:00 Pm – 19:00 Pm Dinner
19:30 Pm – 20:30 Pm Evening Talk
Seminarstart: Sunday 19:30 Pm, Seminarend: Friday 11:00 Am

On Site Prices: Shared room €407; double room €495; single room €586; dormitory/tent/caravan €336

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Enlightenment and Energy Management: Yoga of The Three Gunas Live Online

Date:Oct 16-21 2022
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:L221016-2
Title:Enlightenment and Energy Management: Yoga of The Three Gunas Live Online
Instructor:James Swartz

Enlightenment is freedom from dependence on objects, especially emotional states of mind that hinder our ability to accomplish our goals. The ancient Science of Energy Management is a sophisticated set of simple principles that allow anyone to eliminate the thoughts and emotions that inhibit our ability to live creatively and to cultivate the energies that ensure success in any endeavor.

The three universal energies that each of us experiences throughout the day are called ‘gunas,’ a Sanskrit word that means qualities. The technique that allows us to control them is called Triguna Vibhava Yoga. This Yoga originated in India several thousand years ago and is practiced, consciously or unconsciously, throughout the world today. Successful people in every field have to varying degrees mastered some aspect of this science. This seminar reveals the basic principles of the Yoga of the gunas and how to use them to transform your life, worldly or spiritual, into the life you always desired.

James Swartz is a disciple of Swami Chinmaya, a great Indian mahatma, who was awakened to his true nature by Swami Shivananda. He teaches Vedanta worldwide and is the author of many books on Self inquiry. His website, shiningworld.com, is the most comprehensive body of non-dual knowledge in English on the internet. Vedanta is a complete teaching that offers help to beginning, intermediate and advanced seekers.

Daily Routine:
08:05 Am – 09:00 Am Breakfast
09:30 Am – 12:00 Pm Morning Talk
12:00 Pm – 13:00 Pm Lunch
15:30 Pm – 18:00 Pm Afternoon Talk
18:00 Pm – 19:00 Pm Dinner
19:30 Pm – 20:30 Pm Evening Talk
Seminarstart: Sunday 19:30 Pm, Seminarend: Friday 11:00 Am

For the Seminar you need:

  • quiet place
  • Yoga mat
  • Internet connection
  • Computer, Tablet or smartphone for zoom connection

Price Live Online Seminar: € 128

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Ayurveda Cooking for Autumn season with Dr. Devendra

Date:Oct 28-30 2022
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B221028-23
Title:Ayurveda Cooking for Autumn season with Dr. Devendra
Instructor:Dr. Devendra Prasad Mishra

Autumn is the season of mixture, warm periods alternate with a heat or cold, foggy weather. Therefore, Pitta or Kapha can get out of balance. With an adapted diet for this time of the year the doshas can be balanced. Ayurvedic cuisine offers great, healthy and delicious dishes for this.

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

 

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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.

Advanced Yoga Teachers’ Training Prana – scientific and spiritual with Harilalji

Date:Nov 11-18 2022
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B221111-2
Title:Advanced Yoga Teachers’ Training Prana – scientific and spiritual with Harilalji
Instructor:Acharya Harilalji

Modern diseases are rooted in the mind. Prana represents a bridge between body and mind, where the human immune system dwells. You cannot eradicate the human suffering completely, unless you have knowledge about prana and mind. Knowledge of prana is essential, if you want to gain a complete knowledge about mind.

This Teachers’ Training explains all about prana, theory of pranayama and prana channelising from the spiritual as well as the scientific point of view. We will discuss and practise different pranayamas with its therapeutical aspects and train you to teach prana channelising – a special technique from yoga therapy to channelise and harmonize your own prana. We will introduce different mudras useful in pranayama. Finally, we will explain the role of samskara and the subconscious mind.                                                                                                           

Shared room €574; double room €691; single room €813; dormitory/tent/caravan €480

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Ayurvedic Vegan Cooking Training

Date:Nov 13-20 2022
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B221113-1
Title:Ayurvedic Vegan Cooking Training
Instructor:Dr. Devendra Prasad MishraJulia Lang

(Part by Julia Lang in German, part by Dr. Devendra in English with German translation)

 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 and Julia. Based on their great experience and expertise they 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 €662; double room €781; single room €901; dormitory/tent/caravan €568
 

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Initiation into Babaji´s Kriya Yoga

Date:Nov 20-23 2022
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B221120-12
Title:Initiation into Babaji´s Kriya Yoga
Instructor:Marshall Govindan

Kriya Yoga is the alchemy in yoga - a sacred art and science that embodies the deep knowledge from the ancient tradition of the Yoga Siddhas (the mystical ageless great yoga adepts of India) and the teachings of the contemporary great world teacher Mahavatar Kriya Babaji. Especially the famous autobiography of Paramahamsa Yogananda made Kriya Babaji and Kriya Yoga known in the West.

Through their transformative power, Kriyas serve the awakening of consciousness, the unfolding of creative power, Kundalini, self-realisation, deep mysticism and becoming completely one with the source of life and divine truth, the purification and healing of body, mind and soul, the unfolding of our full human potential. 

Babaji's Kriya Yoga initiates a series of 144 Kriya yoga techniques in three consecutive intensive practice seminars. This first initiation includes the introduction to "Kriya Kundalini Pranayama" (Breath of Creative Power), Dhyana meditation techniques for manifestation and awareness training, an asana series, and a traditional initiation puja with a Babaji mantra. 

Prerequisites: Suitable for yoga students with prior knowledge of yoga and meditation, regardless of physical limitations or worldviews, as well as advanced long-time yoga practitioners who wish to familiarise themselves with this spiritual yoga tradition of Inner Alchemy and deepen and enrich their established yoga practice or knowledge.

In addition to registration with Yoga Vidya, personal admission by Babaji's Kriya Yoga is required for participation with the help of a fully completed and signed admission form, which will be sent upon registration. Admission to the seminar is reserved for Babaji's Kriya Yoga and the seminar leader.  

Note: Seminar in English with German translation.


Shared room €234; double room €284; single room €338; dormitory/tent/caravan €195
 

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

Date:Nov 20- Dec 2 2022
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B221120-2
Title:Yoga therapy training level II- yoga psychology and the immune system
Instructor:Harilalji

Yoga therapy advanced training is meant for Yogatherapists or for Yogateachers who want to dive deeper into this subject.
In all aspects of life – Yoga, Ayurveda, arts, science, society and politics, we always deal with mind. Without mind /psyche (intellect, conscious and not conscious parts) nothing can work out. Everything is determined by the mind, its skills and how it is shaped.

In this advanced training we collect the knowledge of past and present of mind, mood, psyche from various traditions and we will try to put it into a structure which is understandable by modern man.

Yoga therapists can get a deeper understanding of what they have learned in the previous course and they will get practical tools for their work as therapists. Yoga teachers will get a better understanding of the mind and psyche and the way they work.

The topics of this advandced course are:

  • Mental hygiene
  • Psychology of Yoga 
  • Relationship between body, mind and soul
  • The senses and the mind
  • Prana as a part of the mind
  • The 4 aspects of the mind
  • Causes, background information and effective dealing with autoimmune sicknesses
  • Training in details, theory and practical exercises: 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). The knowledge of the yoga model of the human mind is required. 

Certificate/exam: Upon completion and exam you will be awarded a Yoga therapy Training Certificate level 2 – “Yoga Psychology and the immune system”, Yoga teachers without the previous Yoga therapy Training Course will get a certificate of advanced training in “Yoga Psychology and the immune system”. 
Around 140 hours.

Shared room €1.089; double room €1.291; single room €1.502; dormitory/tent/caravan €928
 

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Marma points on the feet - effective treatment

Date:Nov 25-27 2022
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B221125-23
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 following aspect 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 €180; double room €216; single room €251; dormitory/tent/caravan €155

 

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

These are the prices of 2022. There will be a change for 2023.

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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

These are the prices of 2022. There will be a change for 2023.

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

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