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Loving Greetings from Haus Yoga Vidya!

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

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

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

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

Seminars by Month:

October 2021

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 - Level 2 - Live Online Series

Date:Oct 16 - Nov 11 2021
Location:Live Online via Zoom
Register:L211016-4
Title:Vedic Horoscope - Level 2 - Live Online Series
Instructor:Ram Vakkalanka

Our life is shaped by the choices we make. Most of the time we make choices based on deep rooted past tendencies rather than full awareness of the present. In a way, we are prisoners of our own past and knowingly or unknowingly allow the past to determine our present and influence our future.

Understanding yourself is the key to breaking out of the prison of negativity and limitations created by your past, living in the present and making choices without the blinders of the past affecting your full vision of life. Such enlightened choices can lead to the unfolding of your fullest potential and realization of your aspirations and dreams.

Jyotisha or Vedic Astrology is a powerful tool that can help you understand yourself deeply and profoundly. Jyotisha is a Vedic science that throws light on the path of your life, makes you aware of which direction you are heading in, where are the dangerous curves, speed bumps and ditches on the path and how to avoid them so that life sails smoothly. It can help you understand the Karmic tendencies deeply buried within your psyche that drive your thinking and behavioural patterns. It can help you liberate yourself from the past and unleash your fullest potential.

Astrology offers a useful method for scrutinizing relationships also. It helps improve your relationships by helping you understand why your spouse/children/friends behave the way they do. It helps you in professional life by giving insights into the behaviour and motivation of your co-workers. Apart from those interested in Astrology, teachers and/or practitioners of Yoga, Feng Shui, Reiki, Ayurveda as well as other alternative medicinal systems will also find Vedic Astrology useful in many ways in their professions. 

Join us in this series of workshops by Ram Vakkalanka to gain insights into your past karma through your birth chart. Basics of karmic principles as well Vedic Astrology will be explored at this workshop.

For the workshop you only need:

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

Course dates:

  • 16.10.2021
  • 23.10.2021
  • 30.10.2021
  • 06.11.2021
  • 13.11.2021
  • each time: 9am-12pm

English with german translation

Price: 92€

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Ayurveda Marma Therapy Training

Date:Oct 17-24 2021
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B211017-6
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 €662; double room €781; single room €901; dormitory/tent/caravan €568

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The Essence of Vedanta - The Sat Chid Ananda Self

Date:Oct 17-22 2021
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B211017-29
Title:The Essence of Vedanta - The Sat Chid Ananda Self
Instructor:James Swartz

Once the wonderful intimate relationship between the teachings of Yoga and the teachings of Vedanta have been explained, this important seminar reveals the nature of the true eternal always-experienced innermost Self.

It discusses the non-dual Self from three points of view:

(1) as our own innermost Awareness or Consciousness

(2) as the Being that we love so much we want to live forever, and as

(3) the steady current of Bliss shining eternally in our hearts.

The doubt free knowledge that happens when Vedanta reveals the true nature of the Self removes the suffering that comes from thinking of one’s self as a limited, incomplete, inadequate entity and frees us to live rich, joyful, authentic lives.

Time schedule:

Sunday

19:30 Uhr - Introduction

Monday-Thursday

09:30 - 12:00 Uhr
15:30 - 17:30 Uhr
19:30 - 21:00 Uhr

Friday

9:00 - 11:00 Uhr

Incl. breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Teaching share on donation basis.
Lessons in English without translation.

Shared room € 220; double room € 267; single room € 360; dormitory/tent/caravan € 190

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The Essence of Vedanta - The Sat Chid Ananda Self Live ONLINE

Date:Oct 17-22 2021
Location:Live ONLINE via Zoom
Register:L211017-6
Title:The Essence of Vedanta - The Sat Chid Ananda Self Live ONLINE
Instructor:James Swartz

Teachings in English without translation.

Once the wonderful intimate relationship between the teachings of Yoga and the teachings of Vedanta have been explained, this important seminar reveals the nature of the true eternal always-experienced innermost Self.

It discusses the non-dual Self from three points of view:

(1) as our own innermost Awareness or Consciousness

(2) as the Being that we love so much we want to live forever, and as

(3) the steady current of Bliss shining eternally in our hearts.

The doubt free knowledge that happens when Vedanta reveals the true nature of the Self removes the suffering that comes from thinking of one’s self as a limited, incomplete, inadequate entity and frees us to live rich, joyful, authentic lives.

Time schedule:

Sunday

19:30 Uhr - Introduction

Monday-Thursday

09:30 - 12:00 Uhr
15:30 - 17:30 Uhr
19:30 - 21:00 Uhr

Friday

9:00 - 11:00 Uhr

For the seminar you need:

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

Live ONLINE Price: € 128 

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Chakra Meditation - Online course series

Date:Oct 28 - Dec 09 2021
Location:Live Online via Zoom
Register:L211028-4
Title:Chakra Meditation - Online course series
Instructor:Swami Saradananda

Dates: 7 x on thursday: 28.10., 04.11., 11.11., 18.11., 25.11., 02.12., 09.12.2021
Time: from 19:00 – 20:00 p.m.

In English without translation.

Join Swami Saradananda, author of the best-selling books “Chakra Meditation” and “Essential Guide to Chakras”, for meditation practice and simple, pragmatic tools to help you integrate the practice of Chakra Meditation into your daily life.
Chakra Meditations are powerful techniques that can aid you in developing inner poise and keeping your life in balance. With regular practise these meditations can enable you to tap into your vast reservoir of potential psycho-spiritual energy.
Swami Saradananda presents a down-to-earth approach to inner peace. Many of the exercises aim at eliminating negative emotions associated with each chakra.

For the course you need:
• a quiet room without interference
• Yoga mat or carpet
• stable internet connection
• Computer or tablet (smartphone if necessary) with camera and microphone, with which you can dial in via zoom  

Live ONLINE Price: € 87

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November 2021

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

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Unravel Your Personal Myth - ONLINE

Date:Nov 08 - Dec 06 2021
Location:Live ONLINE via Zoom
Register:L211108-4
Title:Unravel Your Personal Myth - ONLINE
Instructor:Swami Saradananda

Dates: 5 x on Monday: 08.11., 15.11., 22.11., 29.11., 06.12.2021
Time: from 18:30 – 20:00 p.m.

In English without translation.

A 5 week yoga and writing course with Swami Saradananda.

Zoom with Swami Saradananda for a weekly retreat of introspection, story-telling and dream-manifestation. This is an opportunity to work with your 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 time 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 daybook-writing, story-telling, dream-logging and myth-making.

For the course you need:

  • a quiet room without interference
  • notebook and pen
  • Yoga mat or carpet
  • stable internet connection
  • Computer or tablet (smartphone if necessary) with camera and microphone, with which you can dial in via zoom

Live ONLINE Price: 52 €

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

Date:Nov 12-19 2021
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B211112-3
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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Advanced Yoga Teachers’ Training Prana – scientific and spiritual with Harilalji Live ONLINE

Date:Nov 12-19 2021
Location:Live ONLINE Bad Meinberg
Register:L211112-10
Title:Advanced Yoga Teachers’ Training Prana – scientific and spiritual with Harilalji Live ONLINE
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.   

Daily schedule:
Friday
20:00 - 21:00 Satsang (Yoga Vidya YouTube Live channel)
21:05 - 22:00 Welcome lecture Zoom
Daily schedule on day 2 - 7
07:00 - 08:00 Satsang (Yoga Vidya YouTube Live channel)
08:05 - 09:00 Lecture/Workshop Zoom
09:15 - 11:00 Yoga class (Yoga Vidya YouTube Live channel)
14:00 - 18:00 Lecture/Workshop Zoom (except Monday)
20:00 - 21:00 Satsang (Yoga Vidya YouTube Live channel) (except Tuesday)
21:05 - 22:00 Lecture/Workshop Zoom (except Saturday and Tuesday)
Friday closing day
07:00 - 08:00 Satsang (Yoga Vidya YouTube Live channel)
08:05 - 09:00 Final workshop Zoom
09:15 - 11:00 Yoga class (Yoga Vidya YouTube Live channel)
Daily 45 minutes of Karma Yoga.

For the training you will need:
- a quiet room without disturbance
- yoga mat or carpet
- stable internet connection
- Computer or tablet (smartphone if necessary) with camera and microphone with which you can dial in via Zoom dial in.                                                                                                  

ONLINE Price: € 299

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Online Lecture: Yoga and Ayurveda for Immunity

Date:Nov 19 2021
Location:Live Online via Zoom
Register:L211119-11
Title:Yoga and Ayurveda for Immunity
Instructor:Dr. Devendra Prasad Mishra

Yoga Congress: "Yoga in the Light of Science"

Time: 3:30 - 4:15 p.m.

In English with German translation.

For the lecture you only need:
- a quiet room without disturbance
- a stable internet connection
- A computer or tablet (smartphone if necessary) with a camera and microphone that you can use to dial in via Zoom. 

Online Price: 12 €

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Vedic Horoscope - Level 3 - Live Online Series

Date:Nov 20 - Dec 18 2021
Location:Live Online via Zoom
Register:L211120-5
Title:Vedic Horoscope - Level 3 - Live Online Series
Instructor:Ram Vakkalanka

Our life is shaped by the choices we make. Most of the time we make choices based on deep rooted past tendencies rather than full awareness of the present. In a way, we are prisoners of our own past and knowingly or unknowingly allow the past to determine our present and influence our future.

Understanding yourself is the key to breaking out of the prison of negativity and limitations created by your past, living in the present and making choices without the blinders of the past affecting your full vision of life. Such enlightened choices can lead to the unfolding of your fullest potential and realization of your aspirations and dreams.

Jyotisha or Vedic Astrology is a powerful tool that can help you understand yourself deeply and profoundly. Jyotisha is a Vedic science that throws light on the path of your life, makes you aware of which direction you are heading in, where are the dangerous curves, speed bumps and ditches on the path and how to avoid them so that life sails smoothly. It can help you understand the Karmic tendencies deeply buried within your psyche that drive your thinking and behavioural patterns. It can help you liberate yourself from the past and unleash your fullest potential.

Astrology offers a useful method for scrutinizing relationships also. It helps improve your relationships by helping you understand why your spouse/children/friends behave the way they do. It helps you in professional life by giving insights into the behaviour and motivation of your co-workers. Apart from those interested in Astrology, teachers and/or practitioners of Yoga, Feng Shui, Reiki, Ayurveda as well as other alternative medicinal systems will also find Vedic Astrology useful in many ways in their professions. 

Join us in this series of workshops by Ram Vakkalanka to gain insights into your past karma through your birth chart. Basics of karmic principles as well Vedic Astrology will be explored at this workshop.

For the workshop you only need:

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

Course dates:

  • 20.11.2021
  • 27.11.2021
  • 04.12.2021
  • 11.12.2021
  • 18.12.2021
  • each time: 9am-12pm

English with german translation

Price: 92€

 

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Siddhantha, Advaita and Yoga – film, guided meditation and Q & A

Date:Nov 20 2021
Location:Live Online Bad Meinberg
Register:L211120-16
Title:Siddhantha, Advaita and Yoga
Instructor:Marshall Govindan

Siddhantha refers to the body of teachings of  Indian Yogic or Tantric adepts, known as “Siddhas,” those who have attained some degree of perfection or divine powers known as “siddhis.”  They emphasized the practice of Kundalini Yoga to realize one’s potential divinity in all five planes of existence. This presentation will explore many questions related to it, key concepts in their Tamil language literature, comparisons with Advaita and Patanjali’s Yoga, and how it has informed Babaji’s Kriya Yoga.  It will be illustrated with many photographs and illustrations.

A guided meditation which will illustrate why Patanjali says in Yoga Sutra 1.32 that “The concentration on a single object is the best way to prevent the obstacles and their accompaniments”

Live ONLINE Price: € 15

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Online Lecture: Science and Metaphysics in the Vedas

Date:Nov 21 2021
Location:Live ONLINE via Zoom
Register:L211121-4
Title:Science and Metaphysics in the Vedas
Instructor:Harilalji

Yoga Congress: "Yoga in the Light of Science"

Time: 07:40 - 08:25

In English with German translation.

For the lecture you only need:
- a quiet room without disturbance
- a stable internet connection
- Computer or tablet (smartphone if necessary) with a camera and microphone with which you can dial in via Zoom. 

Live ONLINE Price: 12 €

 

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Marma points on the feet - effective treatment

Date:Nov 26-28 2021
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B211126-24
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 2021

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

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The hidden language of the Asanas

Date:December 26-31 2021
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B211226-4
Title:The hidden language of the Asanas
Instructor:Swami Sukhananda

Take a step beyond Hatha Yoga, listen to the intelligence within. Use this opportunity to explore meditation in a range of Hatha Yoga poses. 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 31 2021 – Jan 2 2022
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B211231-5
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 2022

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

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Kundalini Yoga: Steps to Freedom

Date:Jan 02-07 2022
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B220102-1
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 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

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Writing your life

Date:Jan 7-9 2022
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B220107-5
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 €180; double room €216; single room €251; dormitory/tent/caravan €155

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Panchakarma Group Cure

Date:Jan 09-16 2022
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B220109-2
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 €647; double room €759; single room €872; dormitory/tent/caravan €560

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Ayurveda cooking for winter season with Dr. Devendra

Date:Jan 21-23 2022
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B220121-27
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 at other times of the year. 

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

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

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Ayurvedic foot reflex zones basic seminar

Date:Jan 28-30 2022
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B220128-28
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 certain organ system. And as a whole balance the energy and circulation in respective organ system. During this seminar you will learn about:
•    Ayurvedic concept of foot massage
•    Marma points of feet
•    Different oils for Massage and Reflexology therapiy
•    Reflex points chart of feet and respective organs
•    Practical foot reflex zones massage

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

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March 2022

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 13-20 2022
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B220313-3
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 €647; double room €759; single room €872; dormitory/tent/caravan €560

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Traditional indian yoga for inner peace

Date:March 27- Apr 01 2022
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B220327-2
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?

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

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

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April 2022

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

Silence for inner peace

Date:April 01-03 2022
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B220401-4 
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, joy and heart opening up to new perspectives.

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

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Traditional Henna art

Date:April 03-08 2022
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B220403-3  
Title:Traditional Henna art
Instructor:Dr. Tanu Varma

Traditional Henna art includes spiritual symbols such as OM, the sun, moon, peacock and flowers. These symbols are said to help one “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 €391; double room €476; single room €563; dormitory/tent/caravan €323

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Ayurveda cooking for spring season with Dr. Devendra

Date:Apr 08-10 2022
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B220408-29
Title:Ayurveda cooking for spring season with Dr. Devendra
Instructor:Dr. Devendra Mishra

Springtime is the time when Kapha begins to melt, making the body feel heavy.

 Colds are very common at this time of year. Ayurvedic Spring Cuisine offers delicious dishes that balance Kapha and help us to get through the flu season well and to start fit into spring.

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

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Advanced Yoga Teachers’ Training Intensive A1 – Jnana Yoga

Date:Apr 08-17 2022
Location:Westerwald
Register:W210326-1
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 €724; double room €877; single room €1.034; tent/caravan €602

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Meditations from Vijnana Bhairava Tantra

Date:Apr 08-10 2022
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B220408-2
Title:Meditations from Vijnana Bhairava Tantra
Instructor:Dr. Nalini Sahay

Sri Vijnana Bhairava Tantra is an ancient tantric text on meditation. It is a conversation between Shiva and Parvati on meditation practices. There are 112 techniques discussed by Shiva. The methods explained are for expanding the awareness and thereby releasing the prana (energy) locked in the physical body. Vijnana Bhairava Tantra is a book of practices and not of philosophy.

You will learn practices suitable for you no matter what your inclination and temperament may be. You will learn through the realm of your experience. The methods are in their seed form and the entire book can be written on one long piece of paper. However you will be taught these powerful practices in a simple and uncomplicated way. It will be possible for you to understand the meditative techniques and attain your level of spiritual development and inner temperament.

The Vijnana Bhairava Tantra is a text on Kashmir Shaivism and forms a part of Rudrayamala Tantra. It means the tantra of union between Rudra and Shakti which represents the union of consciousness and energy. The 112 techniques of meditation are all inclusive and there is no meditation technique which has not been covered in Sri Vijnana Bhairava Tantra.

The practices are for people of all ages and everyone can find a practice suitable for his or her own level.

Shared room €193; double room €228; single room €262; dormitory/tent/caravan €167 

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Vedanta Course Training

Date:Apr 08-15 2022
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B220408-3
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 systematically 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 learning Vedanta Text:

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

Shared room €662; double room €781; single room €901; dormitory/tent/caravan €568

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Indian Vegetarian Cooking and Yoga

Date:Apr 10-13 2022
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B220410-1 
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 €280; double room €331; single room €383; dormitory/tent/caravan €240

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Theme Week: Inner peace and harmony

Date:Apr 10-15 2022
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B220410-4 
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 €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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Free from anger, fear and rage

Date:Apr 15-17 2022
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B220415-7
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 €180; double room €216; single room €251; dormitory/tent/caravan €155

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Yoga Nidra Training for Yoga Teachers

Date:Apr 15-22 2022
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B220415-1
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 €574; double room €691; single room €813; dormitory/tent/caravan €480

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Hygiene for the Back: Education and Injury Prevention

Date:Apr 15-18 2022
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B220415-4
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 €271; double room €323; single room €375; dormitory/tent/caravan €231

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Improving your self-confidence and inner strength

Date:Apr 15-18 2022
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B220415-3 
Title:Improving your self-confidence and inner strength
Instructor:Shanmug Eckhardt

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

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

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

You will experience a new awareness and self-assurance that will enable you to begin to guide your life in a more positive direction. You will find yourself faced with fresh talents and possibilities.
Shanmug`s presence is in itself is a healing experience as a result of his deep understanding of human nature. He has a compassionate spirit and the ability to accept each individual for who he/she is. He will present you with useful exercises that will help to ensure your progress.

Shared room €271; double room €323; single room €375; dormitory/tent/caravan €231

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

Date:Apr 17-22 2022
Location:Westerwald
Register:W220417-2
Title:Asana intensive – lots of practice, with a bit of theory
Instructor:Swami Saradananda

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

Shared room €341; double room €426; single room €514; tent/caravan €275

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Ayurvedic Lymph Massage Training

Date:Apr 17-22 2022
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B220417-19
Title:Ayurvedic Lymph Massage Training
Instructor:Dr. Devendra Prasad Mishra

Lympha 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 €490; double room €576; single room €663; dormitory/tent/caravan €423

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

Date:Apr 17-26 2022
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B220417-1/ B220417-2
Title:Advanced Yoga Teachers’ Training Intensive A2/F2 – Wisdom of the Upanishads  
Instructor:Swami Tattvarupananda, Atman Shanti Hoche,Ramashakti Sikora,Kay Cantu,Ravi Ott

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

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Mudras

Date:Apr 22-24 2022
Location:Nordsee
Register:N220422-1
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; dormitory/tent/caravan €167

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Prana Healing: Advanced Training Course

Date:Apr 22-24 2022
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B220422-1 
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 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.

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

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Love what you are doing

Date:Apr 24-29 2022
Location:Nordsee
Register:N220424-3
Title:Love what you are doing
Instructor:Swami Tattvarupananda

Vedanta is not only the philosophy of universal unity, it is also often called the philosophy of perfect freedom. This seminar gives you techniques to bring this freedom into your daily life.

Rightly understood, this freedom will lead you to finding 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 €391; double room €476; single room €563; dormitory/tent €323

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Tattwa Shuddhi Sadhana

Date:Apr 24-29 2022
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B220424-1
Title:Tattwa Shuddhi Sadhana
Instructor:Dr. Nalini Sahay

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

Tattwa Shuddhi 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 €414; double room €499; single room €586; dormitory/tent/caravan €347

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

Date:Apr 29 - May 01 2022
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B220429-2 
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.
•    Better trust yourself
•    Take control of your life.
•    Access answers from your inner self.
•    Clear your karmas.

Shared room €193; double room €228; single room €262; dormitory/tent/caravan €167

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How to teach an English yoga class - Live online

Date:Apr 29 - May 01 2022
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B220429-15
Title:How to teach an English yoga class
Instructor:Kaivalya Meike Schönknecht

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

Shared room €193; double room €228; single room €262; dormitory/tent/caravan €167

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Tinnitus Management with Ayurveda – training for yoga teaches

Date:Apr 29 - May 01 2022
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B220429-32
Title:Tinnitus Management with Ayurveda – training for yoga teaches 
Instructor:Dr. Devendra Prasad Mishra

Ringing, noise, unpleasant sounds in the ear - how can I help people with tinnitus as a yoga teacher?

Tinnitus is a symptom for many imbalances. According to Ayurveda, Vata Dosha is the main reason for tinnitus.  There are as well many psychological reasons which are connected to tinnitus and will result in a Vata Dosha imbalance. 

During this training for yoga teachers you will learn about: 

•    Anatomy and physiology of the ear 
•    Ayurvedic anatomy and physiology of the ear 
•    Reasons for tinnitus 
•    Different methods to treat tinnitus 
•    Methods to prevent tinnitus 
•    Yoga and exercises for handling tinnitus 
 

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

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May 2022

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

Ayurveda Medicine Training: Basic Course

Date:May 01-08 2022
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B220501-2 
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 counselors, physiotherapists, masseurs and yoga teachers who would like to extend their range of knowledge. It is also for interested lay-people.

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

Shared room €730; double room €849; single room €971; dormitory/tent/caravan €636

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You are unique

Date:May 06-08 2022
Location:Westerwald
Register:W200522-2
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 €180; double room €216; single room €251; tent/caravan €155

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Forgiveness, Healing, Transformation

Date:May 20-22 2022
Location:Allgäu
Register:A220520-2
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 €180; double room €216; single room €251; dormitory/tent/caravan €155

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Theme Week: Sthitaprajna – A constantly balanced mind

Date:May 29-June 03 2022
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B220529-1
Title:Theme Week: Sthitaprajna – A constantly balanced mind
Instructor:Prof. Dr. Chandrashekhar Pandey

Attaining a state of ‘Sthitaprajna’ – (a state when the mind has become balanced, steady & unruffled and yet active) is seen as the ultimate fruition of yogasadhana of a Karma-Yogin. What is the sthitaprajna state? How does the sense of balance attained by the sadhaka in his inward absorptional state impact his interactional life in the world outside?

This important spiritual and philosophical goal is dealt with in Sankhya Yoga – Chapter 2 (Verse 54 – 72) of the Bhagawad Gita.This important spiritual and philosophical goal is discussed in a lucid manner. The learning premised in the verses can guide one to live a life of serene dynamism in ‘this world’.

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 €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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June 2022

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

How to awaken your inner energies and realize your full potential

Date:June 03-06 2022
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B220603-1 
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 weekend 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 €260; double room €311; single room €364; dormitory/tent/caravan €219

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Yoga and Meditation Retreat with Swamiji

Date:June 03-06 2022
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B220603-36 
Title:Yoga and Meditation Retreat with Swamiji 
Instructor:Swamiji

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

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

Shared room €271; double room €323; single room €375; dormitory/tent/caravan €231

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Sound- Meditation- the healing sounds of the Sitar

Date:June 06-10 2022
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B220606-1
Title:Sound meditation - the healing sounds of the sitar
Instructor:Ram Vakkalanka

The healing sounds of the sitar, played from 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 introduction 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 €312; double room €380; single room €451; dormitory/tent/caravan €259

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Vedic Horoscope – Understand your karma and your dharma - Online Course

Date:June 10- 12 2022
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B220610-4
Title:Vedic Horoscope – Understand your karma and your dharma
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 to better fulfill your potential! You will learn the basics of Vedic Astrology and look at the horoscopes, which provide an inside into Karma and Dharma. Valuable tips for the analysis of horoscopes, to help you and others to discover the own tasks and fulfill them.

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

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Meditation Retreat Made Easy

Date:June 19- 24 2022
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B220619-1  
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 €414; double room €499; single room €586; dormitory/tent/caravan €347 

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Meditations from the Tantra

Date:June 24-26 2022
Location:Westerwald
Register:W220624-1
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 €193; double room €228; single room €262; tent/caravan €167

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Kundalini, Tantra & Yantra

Date:June 26-July 01 2022
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B220626-3 
Title:Kundalini, Tantra & Yantra
Instructor:Swami Bodhichitananda

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

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 €414; double room €499; single room €586; dormitory/tent/caravan €347

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Panchakarma Group Cure

Date:June 26-July 03 2022
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B220626-1
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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Pranic wellbeing

Date:June 26-July01 2022
Location:Westerwald
Register:W220626-1 
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 €414; double room €499; single room €586; tent/caravan €347

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Theme Week: Indian rituals and recitations

Date:June 26-July 01 2022
Location:North Sea
Register:N220626-1 
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 much inspiration for the spiritual path.

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.

Shared room €53; double room €69; single room €87;tent/caravan €39

Weekend (Fri-Sun, 2 nights): Shared room €119; double room €153; single room €189; /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@yoga-vidya.de

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July 2022

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

Chakra Meditation Seminar

Date:July 01-03 2022
Location:Westerwald
Register:W220701-1 
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 €193; double room €228; single room €262; tent/caravan €167

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The Royal Path of Ashtanga Yoga

Date:July 01-03 2022
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B220701-5 
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 €193; double room €228; single room €262; dormitory/tent/caravan €167

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Nadi Shuddhi Sadhana

Date:July 1-3 2022
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B220701-4
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 €180; double room €216; single room €251; dormitory/tent/caravan/ €155

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Advanced Yoga Teachers’ Training Intensive A9 - Upadesha Sahasri

Date:July 1-10 2022
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B220701-2
Title:Advanced Yoga Teachers’ Training Intensive A9 - Upadesha Sahasri
Instructor:Chandra Cohen, Rama Schwab, 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 Deutsch), “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 €724; double room €877; single room €1.034; dormitory/tent/caravan €602

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Yoga holiday week - Bhakti, Homa and Puja

Date:July 3-8 2022
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B220703-2
Title:Yoga holiday week - Bhakti, Homa and Puja
Instructor:Sudarsh Namboothiri

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

Shared room €329; double room €415; single room €503; dormitory/tent/caravan/ €263

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Kriya Yoga Intensive

Date:July 3-7 2022
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B220703-3
Title:Kriya Yoga Intensive
Instructor:Swami Bodhichitananda

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

Swami Bodhichtitananda will teach the basic techniques:

  • Meditation based on breathing and the practice of Hamsa 
  • Anahata Shabdha: the power of OM and sound in meditation 
  • Spinal Breathing meditation for purifying and releasing psychic blockages, gaining control over your life force, and developing deeper concentration. 
  • Complementary asana classes

Kriya Yoga Initiation: this will be offered on the last day for those who have participated fully in the seminar, felt a real connection with the practice and are ready to continue with a daily practice of the techniques.

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

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

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

Shared room €339; double room €413; single room €486; dormitory/tent/caravan €283

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Renovate your life

Date:July 3-8 2022
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B220703-6 
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 €391; double room €476; single room €563; dormitory/tent/caravan €323

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Yoga teachers training TTC in English (intensive, 4 weeks)

Date:July 3-31 2022
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B220703-1
Title:Yoga teachers training TTC in English (intensive, 4 weeks)
Instructor:Acharya HarilaljiFernando Machado Silva

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

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

Shared room €2.455; double room €2.929; single room €3.420; dormitory/tent/caravan €2.080
 

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Theme Week: Nada yoga - The power of sound

Date:July 3-8 2022
Location:Allgäu
Register:A220703-1
Title:Theme Week: Nada yoga - 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 €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(at)yoga-vidya.de

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Yoga Peak in the Asana

Date:July 3-8 2022
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B220703-5
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 €391; double room €476; single room €563; dormitory/tent/caravan €323

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Ayurveda cooking for summer season with Dr. Devendra

Date:July 8-10 2022
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B220708-20
Title:Ayurveda cooking for summer season with Dr. Devendra
Instructor:Dr. Devendra Prasad Mishra

Summer is the time when our digestive fire (Agni) is very weak.  Heavy, fatty foods are difficult to digest during this time. Ayurvedic Summer Cuisine offers light, delicious dishes, quickly prepared, to stay energized.

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

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Ayurveda in daily life

Date:July 8-10 2022
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B220708-6
Title:Ayurveda in daily life
Instructor:Chitra Sukhu

Ayurveda is a 5000-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 €180; double room €216; single room €251; dormitory/tent/caravan €155

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Aradhana Sadhana: Yoga of the Heart

Date:July 8-10 2022
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B220708-1 
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 €193; double room €228; single room €262; dormitory/tent/caravan €167

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Kriya Yoga Advanced

Date:July 8-10 2022
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B220708-3 
Title:Kriya Yoga Advanced
Instructor:Swami Bodhichitananda

This is continuation and deepening of Swamiji’s beginning Kriya Yoga seminar, 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 first seminar, can take Initiation into First Kriya Proper 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 €193; double room €228; single room €262; dormitory/tent/caravan €167

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Vedic Horoscope

Date:July 8-10 2022
Location:Allgäu
Register:A220708-1
Title:Vedic Horoscope
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 €180; double room €216; single room €251

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Yantra Meditation and Creation

Date:July 8-10 2022
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B220708-2
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 it’s 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 €180; double room €216; single room €251; dormitory/tent/caravan €155

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Vegan Indian Cooking with Nalini

Date:July 10-13 2022
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B220710-1
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 €280; double room €331; single room €383; dormitory/tent/caravan €240

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

Date:July 10-15 2022
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B220710-2
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 mantra properly.

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

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Prana Yoga and Psychic Healing

Date:July 10-14 2022
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B220710-3
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. There are two types of pranayama, the practice of controlling the prana, Hatha Yoga Pranayama and Raja Yoga Pranayama. The Hatha Yoga technique is to physically manipulate the breath to bring the prana into the central channel of the spine.

Raja Yoga uses awareness, directing 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. It greatly calms the mind for concentration and meditation, and can also be used for directing self-healing to various parts of the body.

In addition to energizing our bodies with greater amounts of life energy, we can also direct prana to others for their healing of body and mind. This is the key to psychic healing of oneself and others. Swamiji will guide course participants in both theory and practice of the 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 the prana.

- Swami Sivananda -


Shared room €339; double room €413; single room €486; dormitory/tent/caravan €283

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

Date: July 10-15 2022
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B220710-5
Title:Theme Week: A new kind of 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 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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Bhakti Yoga

Date:July 15-22 2022
Location:North Sea
Register:N220715-1
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 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 €631; double room €778; single room €935; dormitory/tent €526

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Nature Yoga – for inner and outer Peace

Date:July 15-17 2022
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B220715-3
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 of Earth’s inhabitants.

Shared room €193; double room €228; single room €262; dormitory/tent/caravan €167

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Prana healing: basic training course

Date:July 15-22 2022
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B220715-1 
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 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 €662; double room €781; single room €901; dormitory/tent/caravan €568

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Rituals to the ancestors - Shraddam

Date:July 15-17 2022
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B210716-5
Title:Rituals to the ancestors - Shraddam
Instructor:Sudarsh Namboothiri

According to the Vedic tradition there are 5 important duties in life which we have to perform, they 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 €180; double room €216; single room €251; dormitory/tent/caravan €155

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Tantra – Techniques for transformation and liberation

Date:July 15-17 2022
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B220715-5
Title:Tantra – Techniques for transformation and liberation
Instructor:Chitra Sukhu

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

In the Vijnana Bhairava Tantra, Shiva expounds 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 €180; double room €216; single room €251; dormitory/tent/caravan €155

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

Date:July 17-22 2022
Location:Allgäu
Register:A220717-1
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

  1. Increases Positive Emotion
  2. Decreases Depression
  3. Decreases Anxiety
  4. Decreases Stress

It Boosts Your Social Life

  1. Increases social connection & emotional intelligence
  2. Makes you more compassionate
  3. Makes you feel less lonely

It Boosts Your Self-Control

  1. Improves your ability to regulate your emotions
  2. Improves your ability to introspect It Changes Your BRAIN (for the better)
  3. Increases grey matter
  4. Increases volume in areas related to emotion regulation, positive emotions & self-control
  5. Increases cortical thickness in areas related to paying attention It Improves Your Productivity
  6. Increases your focus & attention
  7. Improves your ability to multitask
  8. Improves your memory
  9. Improves your ability to be creative & think outside the box (see research by J. Schooler)
  10. It Makes You WISE(R)

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Awakening the Guru Within

Date:July 17-22 2022
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B220717-7
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 €391; double room €476; single room €563; dormitory/tent/caravan €323

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Stretch and Relax- Asanas for relaxation and well-being

Date:July 17-22 2022
Location:Allgäu
Register:A220717-2
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 €414; double room €499; single room €586  

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Theme week: Indian Rituals and Recitations

Date:July 17-22 2022
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B220717-2 
Title:Theme week: Indian Rituals and Recitations
Instructor:Sudarsh Namboothiri

This week, you can experience the profound effect of Indian rituals every day, accompanied by Vedic recitation. These rituals promote heart-opening and much inspiration for the spiritual path.

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.

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@yoga-vidya.de

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Theme Week: Nada yoga - The power of sound

Date:July 17-22 2022
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B220717-1
Title:Theme Week: Nada yoga - 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 €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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Ayurvedic Foot Reflex Zones Therapy Training

Date:July 22-29 2022
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B220722-27
Title:Ayurvedic Foot Reflex Zones 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 feet directly or indirectly stimulate these Marma points and start a series of chain reaction 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 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 zones massage


Shared room €662; double room €781; single room €901; dormitory/tent/caravan €568
 

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Harmonising your Chakras with sound, Mantras and Mudras

Date:July 22-24 2022
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B220722-2
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 will cleanse, activate and open your chakras (energy centres) with transformational effects. Ram and Kaivalya will accompany you this weekend on your journey through the chakras.

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

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

Date:July 22-24 2022
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:W220722-1
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 Kosha 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 mantra properly.

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

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Advanced Yoga Teachers’ Training – Yoga Nidra for Children

Date:July 22- 29 2022
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B220722-1
Title:Advanced Yoga Teachers’ Training – Yoga Nidra for Children
Instructor:Dr. Nalini Sahay

You learn relaxation techniques to deal with the issues concerning the children and these can be ranging from traumatic episodes, events, nightmares, aggression, anger, anxiety, fears, illnesses, pain and bed wetting to name a few. Children wake up refreshed.

My personal experience has led me to understand that our children are very stressed. Sometimes they cannot express themselves and we attribute it to different motives. Children are our future and we owe it to them to be able to connect to their inner selves and connect with the universe. As parents and teachers we must enable our children to face the challenges that come in their lives with a positive attitude and spiritual strength.

It is possible to work with a group of children. It can be given  from 5 years onwards. One needs to attend the Yoga Nidra 1 to learn how to incorporate Yoga Nidra for kids.

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

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Asanas Intensive with Sudarsh

Date:July 24-29 2022
Location:Westerwald
Register:W220724-2
Title:Asanas Intensive with Sudarsh
Instructor:Sudarsh Namboothiri

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

The practice helps one to have a strong at the same time a flexible body and a sharp awareness, prana become naturally steady by the practise. Deep and long breathing (ujjayi) and different kinds of Kapalabhathi makes the respiratory system strong.

It's 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 €391; double room €476; single room €563; tent/caravan: €323
 

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Holiday week with Swami Yatidharmananda

Date:July 24-29 2022
Location:Allgäu
Register:A220724-1
Title:Yoga holiday week with Swami Yatidharmananda
Instructor:Swami Yatidharmananda

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

Shared room €329; double room €415; single room €503

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The Secret of Mind Control

Date:July 24-29 2022
Location:Nordsee
Register:N220724-1
Title:The Secret of Mind Control
Instructor:Swami Bodhichitananda

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

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

Shared room €430; double room €523; single room €619; dormitory/tent €357

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Clairvoyance Training Course

Date:July 24-29 2022
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B220724-3
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 €490; double room €576; single room €663; dormitory/tent/caravan €423

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

Date:July 24-29 2022
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B220724-1
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 €391; double room €476; single room €563; dormitory/tent/caravan €323

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Yoga for you!

Date:July 24-29  2022
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B220724-15
Title:Yoga for you!
Instructor:Kaivalya Meike Schönknecht

Enjoy a week of inspiring yoga classes, meditations, lectures and workshops at Germany’s largest yoga centre. You will take part in daily asana classes and have the opportunity to dive deeper into your practice by using mantras, mudras and pranayama techniques. Recharge your batteries by purifying body and mind with an integral yoga practice. Set at the edge of beautiful woodlands, the Yoga Vidya ashram combines Indian flair with simple modern amenities. Prices include all yoga classes and two delicious organic vegetarian meals per day. In English without translation.

Shared room €329; double room €415 single room €503; dormitory/tent/caravan €263

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Introduction in Ayurveda

Date:July 29-31 2022
Location:Westerwald
Register:W220729-1
Title:Introduction in Ayurveda
Instructor:Dr. Sivakaran Namboothiri

Learn about the „Science of Life“ – Ayurveda. You will get an overview about the bio-energies (vata, pitta, kapha) and how they appear in the human psyche and body. You will also get to know about therapeutic options and learn more about the ayurvedic nutrition. There will also be a massage workshop and you will get many helpful tips for your every day life.

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

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Ramayana - the essence of Yoga and the yoga of essence

Date:July 29-31 2022
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B220729-2
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 strands of Raja Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Jnana Yoga as well as Karma Yoga in Ramayana. Join us to explore this wonderful ancient text.

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

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Rituals for the ancestors: Shraddam

Date:July 29-31 2022
Location:Westerwald
Register:W220729-2
Title:Rituals for the ancestors: Shraddam
Instructor:Sudarsh Namboothiri

According to the Vedic tradition there are 5 important duties in life which we have to perform, they 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 €180; double room € 216; single room €251; tent/caravan €155

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Advanced Yoga Teachers Training Course Intensive B - Hatha Yoga Pradipika

Date:July 29-Aug 7 2021
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B220729-3
Title:Advanced Yoga Teachers Training Course Intensive B - Hatha Yoga Pradipika
Instructor:Swami Saradananda, Ananta Heussler, Kay Cantu

Hatha Yoga presents a stairway to aid in the attainment of inner peace. Practicing asanas without connecting them to their spiritual roots frequently results in loss of inspiration. Inner peace is the aim of yoga. The main tools are asanas, pranayama, kriyas, mudras, and bandhas to control the mind and prana. Good health, a flexible body and higher stress resistance are positive side effects.

This 9-day seminar will include detailed discussion of the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, one of the important classical foundations of Hatha Yoga practice. It contains precise, yet coded, instructions as to how the latent energy potential may be utilized dynamically by Sadhana (spiritual practice).

We will cover yogic cleansing techniques for body, mind and prana. The course is recommended for yoga practitioners, wishing to attain a deeper understanding and perspective. A particularly attractive course for Yoga teachers wishing to convey a new spiritual dimension and depth to their classes and their own practice.

It is part of a 3-year cycle focusing on root texts of Hatha Yoga.

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

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Yoga Nidra Advanced - Yoga Teachers’ Training

Date:July 29-Aug 5 2022
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B220729-11
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 €574; double room €691; single room €813; dormitory/tent/caravan €480

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

Date:July 31-Aug 5 2022
Location:Westerwald
Register:W220731-1
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 will get a deeper insight into lived Indian Bhakti Yoga and in the diversity of its rituals. Experience for yourself the inspiring presence of a Master! Take part in the rituals in conjunction with a variety of yoga classes, lectures and relaxation exercises.

Shared room €329; double room €415; single room €503; tent/caravan €263

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Learning Harmonium and Kirtan in classical indian style

Date:July 31 - Aug 5 2022
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B220731-4
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.

Course Content:

  • Introduction to classical Indian music, Ragas and Harmonium
  • Practice of some basic scales of Indian music on Harmonium
  • Introduction to Indian Ragas and Rhythms
  • Introduction to Mantra, Mantra repetition and chanting
  • Practice of some Ragas and Mantra chanting using Ragas
  • Introduction to Healing aspects of Indian music
  • How to create your own melodies for Mantra chanting in classical Indian style
  • Presentation aspects of Kirtan, stage presence etc.
  • Participants present Kirtan sessions

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

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Kundalini, Tantra & Yantra

Date:July 31-Aug 5 2022
Location:Westerwald
Register:W220731-2
Title:Kundalini, Tantra & Yantra
Instructor:Swami Bodhichitananda

Awakening the power of kundalini is the secret key to increased energy, greater life fulfilment and the spiritual enlightenment associated with the higher yoga. This seminar focuses on theoretical and practical aspects of kundalini: pranic channels (nadis), awakening and stabilising higher centres of thought and feeling. We will use chakras and yantras, learning how to visualise and meditate on them to remove negative karma and emotional blocks.

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

Shared room €414; double room €499; single room €586; tent/caravan €347

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Introdution to Ayurveda (with pulse diagnosis and Dosha analysis)

Date:July 31- Aug 5 2022
Location:Westerwald
Register:W220731-3
Title:Introdution to Ayurveda (with pulse diagnosis and Dosha analysis) 
Instructor:Dr. Sivakaran Namboothiri

After an introdutction to the basics of Ayurveda, your Doshas will be determined. Based on that finding you will receive advice for your health on all levels, for appropriate nutrition – 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 €391; double room €476; single room €563; tent/caravan €323
 

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Theme week: Swami Yatidharmananda talks about Swami Chidananda

Date:July 31 - Aug 5 2022
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B220731-6
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 €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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Yin Yang Yoga

Date:July 31 - Aug 5 2022
Location:Allgäu
Register:A220731-4
Title:Yin Yang Yoga
Instructor:Sudarsh Namboothiri

Yin yang yoga is a combination of  static postures  and movements of the body . Same time 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 for going deep into the asana.

It's a perfect practise for whom wanted to improve their flexibility and strength. And teaching excellent techniques how to help other person (for yoga teachers). 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 one to enter into deep relaxation.

Shared room €391; double room €476; single room €563

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Yoga Therapy Training: 4-Week Intensive

Date:July 31 - Aug 28 2022
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B220731-3
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 €2.455; double room €2.929; single room €3.420; dormitory/tent/caravan €2.080

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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.

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Law of attraction

Date:Aug 05-07 2022
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B220805-5
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.

We’ll explore the Law of Attraction and the link between the inner reality and its outer manifestation. There will be practical exercises to affect change. Learn 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 €180; double room €216; single room €251; dormitory/tent/caravan €155

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Sound- Meditation- the healing sounds of the Sitar

Date:Aug 5-7 2022
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B220805-2
Title:Sound meditation - the healing sounds of the sitar
Instructor:Ram Vakkalanka

The healing sounds of the sitar, played from 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 introduction 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 €180; double room €216; single room €251; dormitory/tent/caravan €155

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Practice meditation with Swami Yatidharmananda

Date:Aug 5-7 2022
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B220805-6
Title:Practice meditation with a Swami
Instructor:Swami Yatidharmananda

Experience meditation as your natural state, totally independent of your actions. Swami Yatidharmananda will share his wealth of experience. Learn techniques to stabilise your practice and bring it to a deeper level. Extend your intuitive skills; be more present; better handle stress, anger and fear in daily life. You will find clarity as to what you expect from your life, and you will find yourself undergoing a personal transformation.

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

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Nadi Shuddhi Sadhana - Nadi Cleansing

Date:Aug 5-7 2022
Location:Allgaeu
Register:A220805-6 
Title:Nadi Shuddhi Sadhana - Nadi Cleansing
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 €180; double room €216; single room €251

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Advanced Yoga Teachers’ Training – Pawanmuktasana

Date:Aug 5-10 2022
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B220805-1
Title:Pawanmuktasana
Instructor:Dr. Nalini Sahay

Pawanmuktasana is a set of effective practices designed to make your mind and body supple and 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 the seminar; its benefit is threefold: your body will become flexible, your prana (energy) will flow and your mind will be more focused.

Shared room €417; double room €501; single room €588; dormitory/tent/caravan €349

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Yoga, spirit and nature

Date:Aug 5-7 2022
Location:Westerwald
Register:W220805-3
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 €193; double room €228; single room €262; tent/caravan €167

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Ayurveda Marma Therapy Training

Date:Aug 7-14 2022
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B220807-10
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 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 €662; double room €781; single room €901; dormitory/tent/caravan €568 

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Holiday week with Swami Yatidharmananda

Date:Aug 7-12 2022
Location:Westerwald
Register:W220807-2
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 €329; double room €415; single room €503; tent/caravan €263

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Sound- Meditation- the healing sounds of the Sitar

Date:Aug 7-12 2022
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B220807-1
Title:Sound Meditation - the healing sounds of the Sitar
Instructor:Ram Vakkalanka

The healing sounds of the sitar, played from 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 introduction 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 €391; double room €476; single room €563; dormitory/tent/caravan €323

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Kriya Yoga Intensive

Date:Aug 7-12 2022
Location:Westerwald
Register:W220807-4
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 €414; double room €499; single room €586; tent/caravan €347

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Yoga, Writing and Meditation

Date:Aug 7-12 2022
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B220807-7
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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Dream Yoga

Date:Aug 7-10 2022
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B220807-6
Title:Dream yoga
Instructor:Chitra Sukhu

Do you recall your dreams? How aware are you when dreaming?
The dream state of consciousness is rarely explored, yet it contains the key to many secrets of your waking life.
In this course we will:

  • Explore the 4 states of consciousness (waking, dreaming, deep sleep and turiya)
  • Discuss the history and benefits of dream yoga.
  • Understand what lucid dreaming is and survey its practices.
  • Practise techniques to move through the various states of consciousness
  • Discover how to tap into inspiration, creativity and higher intelligence
  • Learn to purify the koshas (layers of your being) to access higher states of consciousness.

If your mind is scattered, unfocused and unstable during the day, you will tend to experience scattered unfocused and distorted dreams at night – or have no dream recall. If your mind is clear, focused and stable during the day, your dreams will probably reflect that; you’ll be able to penetrate to deeper layers of mind and have better recall. Your dreams will have more meaning and greater impact when you are awaken. You’ll be able to guide your dreams and understand how they work. This may enable you to meet with beings of light and encourages communication with your higher self. We will also explore Yoga Nidra and the deep sleep state.

I have been able to cycle through different states of consciousness for as long as I can remember; I can show you how. Please join me as we dive deeply into our conscious, subconscious and unconscious minds – and go beyond the mind to the 4th state of consciousness: turiya.

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

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Theme week: Indian Rituals and Recitations with Swami Nivedanananda

Date:Aug 7- 14 2022
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B220807-2
Title:Theme Week: Indian Rituals and Recitations with Swami Nivedanananda
Instructor:Swami Nivedanananda; Sitaram Kube

Swami Nivedananda 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/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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Theme week: Introduction in classic Vedic Chanting

Date:Aug 7-12 2022
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B220807-3
Title:Theme week: Introduction in classic Vedic Chanting
Instructor:Dr. Sivakaran Namboothiri

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

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

Monday-Friday (rate per day):
Shared room €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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Chakra Teachers’ Training

Date:Aug 12-19 2022
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B220812-6
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 €662; double room €781; single room €901; dormitory/tent/caravan €568

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How to sustain High Energy Levels throughout the day

Date:Aug 12-14 2022
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B220812-2
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 €180; double room €216; single room €251; dormitory/tent/caravan €155

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Kriya Yoga Intensive

Date:Aug 12-17 2022
Location:Bad Meinberg
Register:B220812-1
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 €428; double room €513; single room €600; dormitory/tent/caravan €360
 

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Introdution to Ayurveda (with pulse diagnosis and Dosha analysis)

Date:Aug 12- 14 2022
Location:Nordsee
Register:N220812-1
Title:Introdution to Ayurveda (with pulse diagnosis and Dosha analysis) 
Instructor:Dr. Sivakaran Namboothiri

After an introdutction to the basics of Ayurveda, your Doshas will be determined. Based on that finding you will receive advice for your health on all levels, for appropriate nutrition – 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 €201; double room €244; single room €288; dormitory/tent €170

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Renovate Your Life

Date:Aug 14-19 2022
Location:North Sea
Register:N220814-1
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 €430; double room €523; single room €619; dormitory/tent €357

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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.

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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.

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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

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 €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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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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