The yoga vacation programmes
The morning and afternoon yoga asana classes consist of breathing exercises, Sun Salutation, basic postures, variations and deep relaxation under the guidance of an experienced instructor.
Individual corrections and detailed instructions allow participants to perform the exercises safely and in a relaxed manner.
Asanas are a fountain of spring for the entire body. They make the back stronger and more flexible and increase blood circulation.
Asanas enhance the flexibility of joints and muscles, tendons and ligaments. They massage and support the functions of the internal organs.
The system of asanas is comprehensive and the positive effects extend far beyond the physical level.
A state of rejuvenation and balance is attained.
The following vacation topics have their focus on different aspects of the asana practice.
Ayurveda – The Science of Life
Dating back over 5000 years, Ayurveda is considered to be the most ancient medical system in the world. Ayurveda, like Yoga, is part of the ancient Vedic knowledge of India. It offers immeasurable widsom for attaining physical and mental health. Ayurveda sees the daily diet as a potential source of healing and disease prevention.
Programmes on Ayurveda
- Ayurveda, Yoga & Health
- Ayurveda Nutrition Special with S.K. Kamlesh, Lucknow, India
- Ayurveda for the West with Sanjay and Anjani (MD) Kulkarni, Pune, India
- Healthy Cooking with Ayurveda with Sanjay and Anjani (MD) Kulkarni, Pune, India
- Ayurveda – The Science of Self-Healing with Angela Hope-Murray, Dip Ayur.Med., England
Health & Nutrition
"The first wealth is health. It is the greatest of all possessions. The first requisite in life is good health. You should have physical as well as mental health.
Even for spiritual pursuits, good health is the prerequisite. Without good health, you cannot penetrate into the hidden depths of the vast ocean of life within and attain the final beatitude of life." ~ Swami Sivananda
According to the Bhagavad Gita, a suitable diet for a yoga practitioner is that which enhances vitality, energy, vigour, health and joy, and that which is delicious, mild, nutritious and pleasant.
Yoga and Relaxation
Deep relaxation takes place at three levels – body, mind and spirit – and is the most natural way of re-energising the body. Regular relaxation is an excellent cooling system, comparable to that of an automobile. It helps store vital energy.
Experience the relaxing benefits of mountain nature.
Yoga and Meditation
The morning and evening meditation sessions are the most peaceful hours at the Retreat House.
The practical guidance for positive thinking and mental relaxation combined with concentration exercises gradually lead to inner peace. The chanting of Sanskrit mantras deepens the experience of peace.
Learn meditation or deepen your practice with the following yoga vacation themes:
Yoga and Spiritual Topics
Yoga is a way of life, a holistic system for developing body, mind and soul. It was practiced and perfected thousands of years ago. The yoga teachings are timeless, as they speak of universal truths. Yoga is not a religion; it is a practical application that can be practised by everyone.
Here are yoga vacation themes which look more at the spiritual components of yoga:
Yoga Teachers' Training Prep Course
- Asana and pranayama practice with individual correction
- Introduction to meditation and mantra chanting
- Overview of the TTC subjects
- Information about the certificate of completion and number of training units
- How to get there, daily schedule and rates
- Q&A; individual recommendations
- Travel and visa information
Here is an overview of the most important spiritual celebrations of the year.