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Tuscany Yoga Retreat

Tuscany Yoga Retreat

with Gregor Maehle & Monica Gauci

26 July - 2 August, 2014

BOOKED OUT!!!

Join Gregor and Monica for a week of Yoga in enchanted Tuscany, Italy!

In this one-week retreat you will be introduced to the entire 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 2.5 hour morning asana class that focuses an alignment, anatomical precision, core engagement, rhythmic breath and mantra.
  • A 2.5 hour afternoon class that covers kriya, pranayama, meditation, yoga sutra, chanting, asana technical enquiry, rehabilitation and therapy.

The venue is Villa Benvenuti, a fully restored 17th century villa converted into a stylish retreat centre. Nestled in the hills of Lucca and surrounded by forests and woodlands, Villa Benvenuti sits high on a hillside overlooking a panorama of olive graves, truit trees and vineyards. Only 30 mins from Pisa and less than one hour from Florence...

The price of the retreat includes:

  • All Yoga tuition over 8 days
  • Free pick up from Lucca to Villa Benvenuti
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 3 delicious vegetarian meals per day (excludes one dinner)
  • Fresh detox juice at breakfast
  • Unlimited fruit, water and herbal teas throughout the day
  • A celebratory farewell dinner at the Villa
  • Use of all facilities within the grounds of the Villa including the swimming pool, yoga room and all yoga equipment
  • Guided hike (2-4 hours) to hill top village with a picnic lunch
  • Assistance and advice in arranging optional excursions

This will be an intimate retreat and learning experience.

Please contact us for an application form.

Saturday, 26 July– Saturday, 02 August 2014
  1. Deposit: $400
  2. Price: $1580 Remainder (less deposit) for share bathroom rooms
  3. Price: $1925 Remainder (less deposit) for ensuite bathroom rooms
Berlin Workshop, Germany

Berlin Workshop, Germany

with Gregor Maehle & Monica Gauci

9 - 15  August, 2014

An Intensive Yoga Workshop for experienced yoga practitioners.

Asana, kriya, pranayama, mantra, meditation & philosophy taught in two modules:

Module A: Weekend Intensive

Saturday 9 August 7:00 - 9:30

Pranayama & Kriya Techniques

Saturday 9 August 14:00 - 16:30 Yoga Philosophy - Patanjali Yoga Sutra
Sunday 10 August 6:30 - 9:00 Technical talk-through class with anatomical details
Sunday 10 August 14:00 - 16:30  Meditation techniques


Module B: Mysore Style Workshop

Sunday to Friday 6:30 am, includes Pranayama, Technical talk-through, Mysore Style and Vinyasa Count






For more details contact: Ashtanga Yoga Berlin.

Saturday, 09 August– Friday, 15 August 2014
09:00am–09:00am
Tokyo Workshop

Tokyo Workshop

with Gregor Maehle

Module 1 - Weekend Intensive 

25 - 26 October, 2014

Saturday

9.30am - 12.30pm: Pranayama & Kriya Techniques 

3.00 - 6.00pm: Yoga Philosophy - Patanjali Yoga Sutra

Sunday

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

Saturday, 25 October– Friday, 31 October 2014
Kirtan music concert

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.  

Sunday, 26 October 2014
04:00pm–05:30pm
  1. Price: $25
Bali Yoga Retreat

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.

Saturday, 01 November– Friday, 07 November 2014
04:30pm
  1. Deposit: $400
'The Transcendental Jewel' - Yoga Meditation & Kundalini

'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


Saturday, 22 November 2014
08:30am
  1. Price: $700