How Yoga Works – The Scientific Perspective

With Cordula Interthal (Chandrika), gynaecologist and Sivananda Yoga teacher, Munich

 

Lecture for yoga vacation guests:

23 – 26 July 2018

 

Chandrika

Chandrika

Lectures for yoga vacation guests

 

  • Combining yogic understanding with western scientific methods
  • Physiological effects of yoga (asanas, pranayama, meditation, relaxation and yogic diet)
  • The four yoga paths in the light of science
  • The effects of yoga on health and disease (heart disease, diabetes, stress, chronic pain, back pain, mental health, cancer, effects on the brain, longevity, and much more)
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    Language

    In German with simultaneous translation into English

     

    Rates

    The daily rates for yoga vacation apply

     

    Register for the yoga vacation programme

     

    Short biography

    Chandrika teaches anatomy and physiology in the Sivananda Yoga Teachers' Training Courses in Europe and has a keen interest in scientific research on yoga.

    Daily schedule

    Arrival day, Monday, 23 July (arrival between 2 and 3:30 pm)

    • 4 pm Asana and pranayama class
    • 6 pm Vegetarian dinner
    • 8 pm Evening meditation, mantra chanting, talk

     

    Tuesday and Wednesday, 24/25 July

    • 6 – 7:30 am Morning meditation, mantra chanting, talk
    • 8 – 9:30 am Asana and pranayama class
    • 10 am Vegetarian brunch
    • 12 – 1:30 pm Lecture
    • 4 pm Asana and pranayama class
    • 6 pm Vegetarian dinner
    • 8 pm Evening meditation, mantra chanting, talk

     

    Departure day, Thursday, 26 July

    • 6 – 7:30 am Morning meditation, mantra chanting, talk
    • 8 – 9:30 am Asana and pranayama class
    • 10 am Vegetarian brunch
    • 12 – 1:30 pm Lecture
    • Departure from 2 pm

     

    Individual programmes are subject to change or cancellation.

    Accommodation and meals

    Accommodation and meals are in the non-smoking eco-hotel serving wholesfood organic vegetarian meals.
    All guest rooms have wooden floors and furniture, health mattresses, shower, toilet, hairdryer, telephone and radio. Most rooms have a balcony. more

    What you will need for your stay

    A meditation pillow for the morning and evening meditation sessions is recommended. A meditation shawl is also advantageous. 

     

    To practice the yoga poses you will need a non-slip yoga mat or wool mat. You will need a blanket to cover yourself at the end of the yoga class during the so-called final relaxation.

     

    Pillows, shawls, blankets, mats and much more can be purchased in our online shop or in our boutique after arrival.

     

    For your stay you should bring comfortable clothing, slippers, walking shoes, rain gear, torch (flashlight), bathing suit and towels. Eyeglass wearers should bring a hard case for safe storage during the yoga classes.