Introduction to Meditation
Fri., 25 September 2020 – Sun., 27 September 2020
4:00 PM - 2:00 PM
During meditation, the positive thoughts which prevail have a beneficial effect on the mind, nerves, sense organs and the entire body.
- Focus in the asana practice: posture, breathing and relaxation
- Hip-opening asana variations and workshop on the seated pose for meditation
- Meditative breathing through pranayama
- Meditative holding of the asana: firm and relaxed
- Focus on proprioception, the body’s deeper sense of touch
- 12 classical steps in the meditation experience
- Establishing a meditation practice at home
- Achieving mental and emotional balance with mantras
- Karma and mind: cause and effect in one’s own thought processes
- Meditation and yoga philosophy
- Concentration exercises using candlelight and uplifting images and objects
Meditation and Mantras, Swami Vishnudevananda
The Sivananda Book of Meditation, Sivananda Yoga Centres
|ACCOMMODATION & MEALS|
In a smoke-free eco-hotel
|Dormitory (for ladies only), from 15 May 2020:||€40|
|Dormitory (for ladies only), until 16 April 2020:||€39|
Minimum stay: 2 nights
Triple rooms on request for 3 people staying for the same dates.
All rates include VAT and are subject to a €1.80 visitor's tax per person per night.
|6:00 – 7:30 am||Morning meditation, mantra chanting, talk|
Occasionally the morning meditation takes place in the form of a silent walk
|8:00 – 9:30 am||Asanas and pranayama, sometimes a short talk on the health aspects of yoga follows the class|
|10:00 am||Vegetarian brunch|
|From 11 am||Time for an invigorating sauna visit, a relaxing massage, occasionally a walk or an excursion|
|2:00 – 3:00 pm||Lecture or workshop (sometimes a short lecture following the morning asana class)|
|4:00 – 5:30 pm||Asanas and pranayama|
|6:00 pm||Vegetarian dinner|
|8:00 – 9:30 pm||Evening meditation, mantra chanting, talk, sometimes by a guest presenter.|
Occasionally the evening meditation takes place in the form of a silent walk
Programmes are subject to change or cancellation.
Participation in the afternoon lecture/workshop is optional.
Donate your time: Many yoga vacation guests contribute to the community feeling in the Retreat House by volunteering during their stay. Ask at the reception desk for more information.
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.
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.