AYP Retreat, Seminarhaus Shanti, Germany

17th - 24th April 2020

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This retreat will be led in English with German translation.

The Venue

The retreat will be held at the Seminarhaus-Shanti retreat centre in Germany. The centre is located on the edge of a forest, near Bad-Meinberg, which is about 80 Km from Hannover.

Seminarhaus Shanti

The Yoga

  • Deep Meditation
  • Spinal Breathing Pranayama
  • Samyama
  • Mudras and bhandas
  • Asana
  • Self inquiry

Practices will include Asanas, Meditation, Spinal Breathing Pranayama and Samyama, as well as other yoga practices. 

The focus of the retreat will be on the cultivation of inner silence, peace-fullness and inner purification.

 

The theme of the retreat will be samadhi (transcendence of the mental fluctuations of the mind) and we will be looking at the Samadhi teachings from the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.

This will include:

● The process of the cultivation of the witness and inner silence in meditation

● Entry stage samadhi

● The different layers of samadhi

● The ways in which samadhi is viewed in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

● The relationship between samadhi and enlightenment

This retreat is suitable for people of all levels of ability. Full instructions on practice will be given.

Teacher

Tristan Dorling

Tristan Dorling

Tristan has been practicing yoga and meditation for around 30 years and teaching internationally for the last 10 years. He trained in Nepal, Thailand, India and Sri Lanka.

He specializes in the teaching of meditation, pranayama and the philosophy of yoga. 

Food

Food will be vegetarian . The food served will support a yoga and meditation practice. 

There will be two meals served each day (brunch and dinner) with tea available all day.

Cost and registration

To book onto this retreat, you will need to book your accommodation directly with Seminarhaus Shanti, and also pay the retreat fee of 210 Euros to Bernd, who is organising the retreat. The accommodation charges are:

Mobile home/ Caravan/ Tent: €188.50 (per person)

Dormitory (4 beds): €225.25 (per person)

Double/ Twin room: €286.50 (per person)

Single room: €398.50 (per person)

To book your accommodation, contact Gastgruppen at Seminarhaus Shanti directly. Their email is:

gastgruppen (at) yoga-vidya.de

Let them know that you are wishing to attend the AYP Yoga retreat. Accommodation includes two meals a day (brunch and dinner) and tea.

You can then pay the retreat fee to Bernd on his website by clicking on the link below.

Once both payments are made, your place on the retreat will be confirmed. Travel instructions for getting to the centre will be emailed to you once you have confirmed your registration with Seminarhaus Shanti.

Retreat schedule

Friday 17th

14:00-16:00 Arrival
16.30-17:45 Instructions on practice: Asana, pranayama, meditation
18:00 Dinner
19:30 Evening talk: course introduction

Saturday 18th

07:30-09:00 Asana, pranayama, meditation, samyama
09:20-10:10 Pranayama, meditation, samyama
10:30 Brunch
11:00-15:45 Free time/ walking/ personal practice
15:45-17:30 Asana, pranayama, meditation, samyama
17:45 Dinner
19:30 Evening talk/ questions and answers

Sunday 19th to Wednesday 22nd

07:30-09:00 Asana, pranayama, meditation, samyama
09:20-10:20 Pranayama, meditation, samyama
10:30 Brunch
11:00-15:00 Free time/ walking/   personal practice
15:00-16:30 Asana, pranayama, meditation, samyama
16:40-17:30 Pranayama, meditation, samyama
17:45 Dinner
19:30 Evening talk/ questions and answers

Thursday 23rd

07:30-09:00 Asana, pranayama, meditation, samyama
09:20-10:10 Pranayama, meditation, samyama
10:30 Brunch
11:00-15:45 Free time/ walking/ personal practice
15:45-17:30 Asana, pranayama, meditation, samyama
17:45 Dinner
19:30 Evening talk/ questions and answers

Friday 24th

07:30-09:30 Asana, pranayama, meditation, samyama
10:30 Brunch
11.15-12.00 Farewells and departure

Friday 24th

07:30-09:30 Asana, pranayama, meditation, samyama
10:30 Brunch
11.15-12.00 Farewells and departure

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