AYP Retreat, Seminarhaus Shanti, Germany

June 11th to 18th - 2023

The Venue

The retreat will be held at the Seminarhaus-Shanti retreat centre in Germany. The centre is a large venue where many yogic events take place. It is located on the edge of a forest, near Bad-Meinberg, which is about 80 Km from Hanover.

Seminarhaus Shanti

The Yoga

  • Deep Meditation
  • Spinal Breathing Pranayama
  • Samyama
  • Mudras and bandhas
  • Self inquiry

Practices will include Deep Meditation, Spinal Breathing Pranayama and Samyama. Full instructions on practice will be given. 

There will be no guided asana classes on this retreat, as we will be focussing on sitting practices and the study of the teachings. 

This retreat is suitable for people of all levels of ability. 

 

Topic

During the retreat we will be looking at the topic of advaita (non-duality). This is the stage in yoga where we move beyond identification with the mind and the sense objects, into the reality of existence.

We will look at the approach to advaita through the practices of yoga and at how advaita has been taught historically by different teachers.

Some of the lectures on this retreat will be filmed. 

Languages

This retreat will be led in English only.

Bhajans

We will hold regular optional bhajan (singing) sessions during the retreat in the Sanskrit language. No knowledge of Sanskrit is needed to take part in these sessions. The Sanskrit language has a vibrational resonance which has an effect on the body and mind, bringing about purification of the subtle nervous system. 

Teacher

Tristan Dorling

Tristan Dorling

Tristan has practiced yoga for around 47 years and has taught internationally for the last 13 years. He trained in Nepal, Thailand, Sri Lanka, India and in various monasteries in the U.K.

The yoga he teaches is full-scope, including all eight-limbs of yoga.

Food

The food served will be rich and delicious vegan cooking, which is designed to support a yoga and meditation practice. 

There will be two meals served each day (brunch and dinner) with teas available at various times of the day.

Cost and registration

The cost for attending the retreat is £250 (British pounds). This can be paid here by debit or credit card. 

You will also need to pay for your accommodation and food separately at the centre. This can be booked directly with Seminarhaus Shanti. Do this first, to make sure the accommodation you want is available. The accommodation charges are:

Mobile home/ Caravan/ Tent/ Sleeping off-campus: €204.75 (per person)

Dormitory (4 beds): €245.00 (per person)

Double/ Twin room: €309.75 (per person)

Single room: €430.50 (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).

Once your payment to Seminarhaus Shanti is made, and you have paid the retreat fee of £250 through this website, your place on the retreat will be confirmed.

Getting there

Travel directions are available from the centre’s website here:

Retreat schedule

Sunday 11th June

14:00-16:00 Arrival
16.30-17:30 Instructions on practice: Spinal Breathing Pranayama, Deep Meditation,  Samyama
18:00 Dinner
19:30 Evening lecture

Monday 12th June

07:00-07:50 Pranayama, meditation, samyama
08:00-08:50 Pranayama, meditation, samyama

09:00 – 10:00 Morning talk/ Q&A
10:30 Brunch
11:00-16:30 Free time/ walking/ personal practice
16:30-17:30 Pranayama, meditation, samyama
17:45 Dinner
19:30 Evening lecture

Tuesday 13th June to Friday 16th June

07:00-07:50 Pranayama, meditation, samyama
08:00-08:50 Pranayama, meditation, samyama

09:00 – 10:00 Morning talk/ Q&A
10:30 Brunch
11:00-15:30 Free time/ walking/ personal practice

15:30-16:20 Pranayama, meditation, samyama
16:30-17:30 Pranayama, meditation, samyama
17:45 Dinner
19:30 Evening lecture

Saturday 17th June

07:00-07:50 Pranayama, meditation, samyama
08:00-08:50 Pranayama, meditation, samyama

09:00 – 10:00 Morning talk/ Q&A
10:30 Brunch
11:00-16:30 Free time/ walking/ personal practice
16:30-17:30 Pranayama, meditation, samyama
17:45 Dinner
19:30 Evening lecture

Sunday 18th June

07:00-07:50 Pranayama, meditation, samyama
08:00-08:50 Pranayama, meditation, samyama
10:30 Brunch
11.15-12.00 Farewells and departure