EASTER YOGA RETREAT

Friday, 19 April – Monday, 22 April 2019

 

In-depth yoga practice, new energy for body and mind.

Relax and enjoy the fresh mountain air, silent walks, light organic meals and a variety of yoga topics.

 

Certificate of participation for 30 training units (of 45 minutes each)

 

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Swami Durgananda

Swami Durgananda

Lecture with Swami Durgananda, Yoga Acharya

Sat. 20.4 / noon

 

  • Karma – how destiny is created. A mental process, not a muscle exercise.

 

Swami Durgananda is a senior disciple of Swami Vishnudevananda and director of the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres in Europe. Her practical and intuitive style of teaching is the result of intensive practice and over 45 years of teaching experience.

 

Swami SivadasanandaSwami Sivadasananda

Yoga Inspiration

Morning Satsangs with Swami Sivadasananda, Yoga Acharya

Sat. 20.4 – Mon. 22.4 / 6 am

 

  • Conscious waking, dreaming, sleeping
  • Asanas: mobility, flexibility and strength
  • Activity & rest in the hemispheres of the brain

 

Yoga – Your Home Practice Companion

Practical workshops with Swami Sivadasananda, Yoga Acharya.

Sat. 20.4 – Mon. 22.4 / 8 am

 

  • Asanas and pranayama improve sleep, appetite and biorhythm
  • Deep relaxation
  • Improved holding of posture and breath
  • Mind, nervous system, musculature

 

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.

 

Narayani

Narayani

Energetic Asana Variations

Three workshops with Narayani

Fri. 19.4 – Sun. 21.4 / 4 pm

 

  • Forward Bend from the toes to the neck
  • Stimulation of the internal organs
  • Asanas for a strong back

 

Narayani, staff at the Sivananda Yoga Retreat House, has an excellent asana practice & demonstrates and teaches with ease & detail.

 

Beginner's Guide to Yoga

Yoga Asanas – Easy!

With senior teachers of the Sivananda Yoga Retreat House. With plenty of time to
answer your questions.

Fri. 19.4 / 4 pm – Mon. 22.4 / daily 8 – 9:50 am & 4 – 5:50 pm

 

Practice

  • Basic yoga poses with preparatory exercises and deep relaxation
  • Abdominal breathing, full yogic breathing and simple pranayama
  • Better flexibility with the Sun Salutation

 

20 minutes of theory at the end of the yoga classes

  • How asanas work
  • Breath training
  • Relaxation step by step
  • Yogic diet
  • Positive thinking and meditation
  • Yoga@home

 

Swami Gokulananda

Swami Gokulananda

Meditation – The Next Step

Three lectures with Swami Gokulananda

Fri. 19.4, Sun. 21.4 and Mon. 22.4 / noon

 

  • The subtle workings of thought
  • Reasons for failure in meditation
  • Know Thy Self

 

Swami Gokulananda is the director of the Sivananda Yoga Centre in Berlin.

 

Yantra

Yantra (meditative picture)

South Indian Temple Meditations

Daily Pujas with a priest from India

Fri. 19.4 – Mon. 22.4

 

With their colours, sounds, aromas and gestures, traditional temple ceremonies (Pujas) help clear the mental atmosphere, creating a strong meditative vibration.

  • Yantras (meditative images)
  • Classical scripture recitations (Mantras)
  • Symbolic hand gestures (Mudras)

 

Chandrika

Cordula Interthal

Ayurveda Clear and Simple

Lecture series with Cordula Interthal (Chandrika)

Sat. 20.4 – Mon. 22.4 / 2 – 2:45 pm

 

  • Introduction to the body constitutions Vata, Pitta, Kapha
  • Agni: healthy digestion, healthy immunity
  • Tips and home remedies for constipation.

 

Chandrika is an obstetrician and gynaecologist, Ayurvedic therapist and teaches yoga at the Sivananda Yoga centres. She is co-author of the new Sivananda Ayurveda book Practical Ayurveda and offers holistic Ayurvedic consultations. Rates will be available at the reception.

 

Easter walk

Easter Walk for Everyone

Sun. 21.4 / 1:30 – 3 pm

 

Padma Julia Descroizilles

Padma Julia Descroizilles

Further education: Biomechanics of Yoga

Posture, flexibility and anatomy with Padma Julia Descroizilles, experienced physiotherapist.

Fri. 19.4 – Mon. 22.4

 

Asanas expand the range of movement of the joints and gradually improve a poor posture, especially in the lower and upper back. 

» More details on the schedule and costs

 

Daily schedule

  • 6 am: Meditation, mantra chanting, lecture (90 min)
  • 8 am: Asanas and Pranayama (90 min)
  • 10 am: Vegetarian brunch
  • 11 am: Karma Yoga (selfless service)
  • Noon: Workshop, lecture or free time
  • 4 pm: Asanas and Pranayama (90 min)
  • 6 pm: Vegetarian dinner
  • 7:30 pm: Meditation, mantra chanting, lecture (90 min)

 

Programmes are subject to change or cancellation.

 

Daily rates

Daily rates for yoga

Yoga: €51

 

Accommodation and meals:

Room 
Dormitory: €37
Shared room: €43
Double room: €58
Single room: €70

 

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.

 

Online registration and online payment for yoga
The registration is valid upon full payment of the yoga costs.

 

Prices valid from 7 January 2019 until 31 December 2019

 

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.