Yoga as a Lifestyle – How to change your brain and expand your mind
Thu., 25 July 2019 – Sun., 28 July 2019
With Cordula Interthal (Chandrika), gynaecologist, Ayurvedic therapist and Sivananda Yoga teacher, Munich.
For a long time and in ever greater numbers, modern scientific studies have been applied to the influence of yoga on our mental and physical health, as has always been handed down by the yoga masters and scriptures. It is no longer just yogic knowledge that the brain is able to change through our thinking, action and external influence: it can reorganize and change its structure and function.
In this course, we will explore the yogic and scientific foundations of mental and physical health, especially the effect on the brain, in practical workshops and vivid power point shows: new nerve cells develop, the connections between nerve cells become stronger, brain regions become larger and the brain is protected against aging processes. This strengthens our ability to cope with stress, concentrate, awareness, body awareness, recognition and control of our emotions, memory, compassion and empathy, and our immune system. In addition, we learn how classical yoga practices can prevent and alleviate diseases ranging from depression to cancer. The goal of this course is to inspire yoga teachers and practitioners to deepen their practice and broaden their horizons with knowledge of the scientific effects of yoga practice, which has already penetrated into health care.
Workshops with PowerPoint presentations
- How to change your brain
- Expand the mind
- Meditation and concentration
- Exercises in self-observation and self-knowledge
Thematic asana classes
- With extended pranayama practice and asanas
- Concentration: body awareness and the breath in the asanas
- Deep relaxation and visualization
In German with simultaneous translation into English
Chandrika is a gynaecologist and Sivananda Yoga teacher. She teaches anatomy and physiology in the Sivananda Yoga Teachers’ Training Courses in Europe and has a keen interest in scientific research on yoga.
|ACCOMMODATION & MEALS In a smoke-free eco-hotel|
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|
|8:00 – 9:30 am||Asanas and pranayama|
|10:00 am||Vegetarian brunch|
|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|
|7:30 – 9:00 pm||Evening meditation, mantra chanting, talk|
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.