Yoga Summer Days
Mon., 29 July 2019 – Sun., 4 August 2019
Certificate of participation for 60 training units (of 45 minutes each)
Bhagavata Saptaha – The Philosophy of Devotion
A seven-day journey towards the meaning of life, with spiritual discourse and live music. With guest of honour Sri Venugopal Goswami, Bhakti Yoga Acharya, Vrindavan, North India.
Mon. 29.7 – Son. 4.8 / 8 pm
Meditation concert on Sat. 3 August 2019 / 8 pm
Daily storytelling, poetry, music and philosophy from the classical yoga scripture Bhagavatam.
With live music: harmonium, vocals, bamboo flute, shanai oboe and tabla.
You can also participate on a day-to-day basis.
Sri Venugopal Goswami is a spiritual teacher in a tradition which has nurtured the flame of Bhakti Yoga since the 16th century. He received his musical training from the great Indian vocalist master Pandit Jasraj. The spoken word, the mantra recitations, the subtle tones of the Ragas and the uplifting Bhajans are a deep source of ancient yogic wisdom.
Inspiring Morning Workshops
Fascia – the fabric that connects everything.
Practical Workshops with Swami Sivadasananda, Yoga Acharya, Europe.
Tue. 30.7 – Sun. 4.8 / 8 am
Expand your strength and flexibility with asanas:
- Rejuvenate your connective tissue using gradual stretches
- Intensive body awareness via the fascia
- The large lumbar fascia
- The expanded ribcage
- Lateral flexion and rotation
- Asanas, acupressure and fascia
Swami Sivadasananda, senior student of Swami Vishnudevananda, has taught at workshops and Yoga Teachers’ Training Courses around the world for many years. He is a dynamic, precise and knowledgeable instructor. He is the author of the books Sivananda Beginner’s Guide to Yoga and Yoga – Your Home Practice Companion.
The Power of Asanas
Practical workshops with Swami Narayanananda, the co-director of the Sivananda Yoga Centre in Munich.
Mon. 29.7 – Sun. 4.8 / 4 pm
- The flow of vital energy
- Pose and counterpose
- Balance your energy by longer holding of the pose
- Concentration and positive thinking
- Deepen the asana with your breath
- Asanas and willpower
- Asanas and inner peace
Levels of the Mind in Yoga
Lectures with Swami Mangalananda, staff at the Sivananda Yoga Centre London.
Tue. 30.7 – Sun. 4.8 / noon
- The inner potential of the mind
- Harmonizing your thoughts
- Attraction and aversion
- The subconcious mind
- I and mine
- Intellect and intuition
- The mirror of the soul
Further Education Course: Take your Asana Practice to the Next Level
With Prema (Karina Bonansea), Taiwan.
For people with a regular asana practice and for yoga teachers.
Yoga and Thought Power
Tue. 1.8 – Sun. 4.8
Positive thoughts are threefold blessed: they elevate the thinker, they create positivity in the person they are addressed to, and they enhance the overall thought atmosphere.
- Asanas and pranayama are the optimal foundation for goal-oriented, flexible thinking.
- Exercises for developing thought power; guided contemplation and visualisation.
- The world of thoughts and creative life management.
- The laws of higher thinking and cultivating higher emotions like courage, love and contentment.
|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.