with Gregor Maehle
Module 1 - Weekend Intensive
25 - 26 October, 2014
9.30am - 12.30pm: Pranayama & Kriya Techniques
3.00 - 6.00pm: Yoga Philosophy - Patanjali Yoga Sutra
9.30am - 12.30pm: Technical talk-through of the Primary Series with anatomical details
3.00 - 6.00pm: Meditation Techniques
Module 2 - Morning Mysore-style
27 - 31October, 2014
Monday - Friday
6.30 - 9.00am: Pranayama & Mysore-style
For more details contact: http://www.tokyo-yoga.com/event/detail.php?event_id=539
Kirtan music concert
with Devaraje & Scott Mitchell
Share in the meditative sounds, sacred mantra and chanting in the traditional Kirtan style of call and response. With the exotic sounds of the sitar, harmonium, guitar and celestial vocals of Devaraje, we will be immersed in the healing power of mantra.
Devaraje is a singer and songwriter from Israel. She has travelled extensively through India where she has spent many years in the practice of Bhakti Yoga and immersing herself in the Indian music culture. Scott Mitchell is a sitar player, multi instrumentalist and music producer. A regular performer in the Perth music scene, Scott has been playing sitar for 16 years as a soloist and recording artist. Since 2010, Devaraje and Scott have been offering their audiences an intimate musical experience of meditation, spiritual rejuvenation and celebration seeped in the richness of Sanskrit mantra and sacred songs.
Bali Yoga Retreat
with Gregor & Monica
1 - 7 November, 2014
Our last retreat for at least a couple of years.... at the ultimate retreat destination... Gaia Oasis in Tejakula, Bali.
In this one-week retreat you will be introduced to the broad bandwidth of Gregor and Monica's teachings, which they have each accrued through 35 years of dedicated yoga practice and study.
Each day will include
- A 3 hour morning asana class that focuses an alignment, anatomical precisio, rhythmic breath and mantra.
- A 2 hour afternoon class that covers kriya, pranayama, meditation, yoga sutra, chanting, asana technical enquiry, rehabilitation and therapy.
In your free time relax and rejeuvenate with Gaia's very affordable spa facilities or watch the dolphins play in the calm waters of the Pacific...
Each uniquely designed Balinese-style bungalow is located right on the seafront, with open-air bathrooms and a daybed on the verandah. http://www.gaia-oasis.com/pantai-beach-resort/
Includes a 'Melukat', a traditional Balinese cleansing ceremony at the nearby Ponjok Batu Sea Temple with an introduction to Balinese prayer.
On our last evening we will share Kirtan with local artists as well as a farewell barbeque.
Also includes 3 delicious freshly prepared meals each day as well as afternoon tea, all day hot beverages, fruit and filtered water.
Gaia Oasis works to better the lives and environment of its local community. Come and enjoy the tranquility and serenity...
Prices include all classes and ceremonies, accommodation, food, drinking water, tea and coffee and afternoon tea.
Single bungalow: $1550
Twin Share bungalow: $1225 double bed, $1125 single bed, per person
Please contact us for an application form and timetable.
'The Transcendental Jewel' - Yoga Meditation & Kundalini
with Gregor Maehle
In this workshop Gregor gives a precise step-by-step description of the meditation technique at the heart of yoga but also puts it into context with all other yogic techniques and how they contribute to the break-through to spiritual freedom.
Yogic meditation derives its power from the fact that it systematically suspends the entire processing capacity of the subconscious mind and diverts it towards meditation. The processing power of the subconscious mind is a multiple of that of the conscious mind. Simply watching breath or watching awareness involves only your conscious mind. For quick and effective concentration the entire power of the subconscious mind has to be harnessed. This is the secret of yogic meditation.
Kundalini is the coiled life force. If left resting at the base of the spine we are enslaved by our urges and desires. If, however, it is lifted through the various energy centres (Chakras), we can express ourselves as a successful person, a fully integrated human being, a genius, or recognize the Divine within us, respectively. Once the higher Chakras are reached meditation (Dhyana) will occur effortlessly.
Gregor also introduces us to the Chakras and leads us through guided meditations aimed at raising Kundalini.
Perth: 22 & 23 November and 29 & 30 November