From May 13 – May 17, 2015
A retreat is a stay at a location where one can dedicate oneself to techniques serving the personal advancement without being disturbed by the challenges of everyday life. This way it is possible to refuel with energy and to save it for our daily life, one becomes calm and maybe even peaceful. In this atmosphere Ashtanga yoga will develop its depth effect on body, breath and spirit especially well.
Apart from bodywork, which is always exercised in two sessions per day, we recite original texts and mantras, practice pranayama and meditate. The soft landscape of the Eifel, with its deep volcanic lakes has always been a source of peace and recreation, and invites to go for walks and contemplate, where a discussion appears worthwhile.
We exercise on 2 levels which makes the retreat suitable for beginners as well.
For the yoga teachers who were trained in the Ashtanga Yoga Studio there is a wish list which may range from adjustments to new texts or new aspects. The wishes can be expressed prior to or during the retreat.
10 lessons for the A Documentation Book; as an alternative 1 missed weekend of training is recognized
Ashtanga yoga is the oldest form of Hatha yoga, rediscovered in the library of the University of Calcutta by Krishnamacarya, the teacher of Pattabhi Jois. Through movements (vinyasa) accompanied by breathing (ujjayi) the predetermined asanas (poses accompanied by breathing) are linked. The concentrated bodywork can be compared to a dynamic meditation. Cardiovascular training, building up strength and stretching are equally important. The energy work effects a combination of refreshment and reassurance which can hardly be achieved by other means. An energy potential is being built up. Stress recovery, together with the Ashtanga yoga philosophy, and the meditation based on it, is the most important goal of the dynamic bodywork which will gradually lead all joints, the spine, the muscles, the sinews and ligaments, as well as the respiratory system and the spirit to complete recovery.