APR 10 – MAY 07, 2016
OCT 30 – NOV 26, 2016
JUN 05 – JUL 02, 2016
JAN 29 – FEB 25, 2017
JAN 14 – JAN 16, 2016
JUN 02 – JUN 04, 2016
The Kundalini Yoga Retreat is designed for yoga practitioners who would like to take their existing yoga practice to the next level. The course aims to successively increase the level of energy with potent practices. It broadens the practical experience and theoretical understanding of Prana & Kundalini Shakti and helps to amplify the awareness of the present moment.
We teach authentic Indian Kundalini Yoga which works with subtle energies, chakras and the fundamental life force Kundalini Shakti. Kundalini energy is considered to be an extremely potent energy which is dormant present in all of us. Real transformation of consciousness is due to the awakening and rising of this powerful energy.
The practice of asana (body posture) is a fundamental tool to balance and purify the energy system. It is as an essential preparation for a harmonious and gradual awakening of Kundalini Shakti. The asana practice is based on a series of 20 asanas including standing and sitting postures as well as inversions, touching all seven chakras in a sequential way. This creates a wave of energy from down upward guiding the energy towards the most refined levels of our being.
Pranayama is a yogic practice of breath control which works with the subtle force Prana. It is a highly potent tool to calm the mind, to balance the emotions, and to purify the energy & nervous system. Pranayama thereby creates the proper conditions for deeper states of consciousness. During the retreat we will teach next to alternated breathing the stronger & advanced forms of Pranayama. Those are combined with the three classical Bandhas (energy seals), which are facilitating the control over Prana and are fundamental for the controlled rising of Kundalini Shakti.
The course offers two different types of meditation: music mediation and spiritual heart meditation. Music meditation is an easily accessible tool which we use to increase the practical experience of the different qualities of the chakras.
Spiritual heart meditation is a silent mediation which is based on heart centering, breath awareness, simple techniques to quiet the mind, and the method of self enquiry. This marvelous mixture enables beginners and advanced practitioners alike to increase the awareness of the present moment.
The day is divided into two sessions: The 3-hour morning session is dedicated to practice only, containing asana, pranayama and meditation. The first part of the 4-hour afternoon session is another block of practice, which is followed by an evening lecture on yogic topics complementing the practice of the day. Many practical sessions include a short presentation of potent yogic techniques.
The course is certified and serves as a valuable education for Yoga teachers, and supports all aspirants on the spiritual path. Please click here to find all details about dates and venues.
The Kundalini Retreat is lead by the founders of the Akasha Yoga Academy Burkhard & Kirsten who have been dedicating their lives to the spiritual path since more than a decade. They studied hatha & kundalini yoga with Swami Vivekananda Saraswati (Thailand) and Reinhard Gammenthaler, and they received private pranayama teachings from BNS Iyengar in Mysore (India).
Burkhard & Kirsten are advanced teachers of the international Yoga Alliance. They inspire their students with an authentic & enthusiastic style of teaching & being. Read more about them here.