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Ashtanga Intensive (+ Bhagavad Gita) Retreat May ’23

Experience the magic of daily practice with Grischa, the founder of Ashtanga Yoga Berlin in 2004. His retreats are known to be very intensive and transformative.

Full Ashtanga Intensive

The foundation of this Ashtanga retreat is the daily practice of all key aspects of Yoga practice. Mysore Style, pranayama, meditation, sanskrit and yogic wisdom. We will explore the finer aspects of the Ashtanga Vinyasa system which make a dramatic difference. Learn the deeper meaning of breath and bandhas to understand the inner alignment principles which awaken your inner teacher and totally transform your teaching skills. Most importantly you will understand how all the components of practice are interconnected and how only a complete approach can truly make a difference.

Bhagavad Gita Special

In this retreat we will take the time for diving deeply into the meaning of Yoga as it is laid out in the famous Bhagavad Gita. Day by day we'll unfold the riddles in this fascinating dialog, the framework in which it is embedded and the meaning of Krishna. We will understand how this approach compares to other texts such as Yoga Sutra. Yet most importantly we will see why Yoga practices must remain empty and aimless without the color of wisdom.

Yoga Price

Price-Range: 450, 600 €

If available you can choose different packages of sessions for this retreat.

It is strongly recommended to join the full retreat as all layers of practice are deeply connected.

Accomodation Price

In addition to the Yoga you need to select your preferred accommodation option. Three organic vegan / vegetarian meals are included in the following prices.

3+ bed + 502,20 €
2 bed + 535,20 €
single + 643,20 €
All prices include vat and local tourist tax

For practitioners

This retreat is open for all practitioners with prior Mysore Style experience. The deep understanding of breath, bandha and good alignment taught in this training will transform every single asana and your whole practice. You will understand the root causes of all major difficulties and injuries in Yoga practice and how to overcome them with ease.

For teachers

Learn all about the practice and teaching on asana,  pranayama, philosophy and meditation. You will learn how practitioners can be assisted in a safe and precise way. You will understand how I recognize and improve various alignment patterns from the beginner to the most advanced practitioner. Every morning you can try out the patterns for yourself, integrate it with your personal background and refine your teachings skills.

Riederalp Practice space

Seminarzentrum Riederalp

This seminar takes place at the seminar house “Riederalp” in the beautiful Allgäu area in Southern Germany, about 2 hrs from Munich.

Accommodation

Clear mountain air to breathe deeply. The seminar and retreat center Riederalp in Oberallgäu is located in a beautiful secluded location on the Mittagberg at an altitude of 800 m directly above Immenstadt. The view of the impressive mountain scenery and the wonderful mountain air make your stay an experience away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The house is ideal for concentrated seminars and workshops, as well as for spiritual conferences and international retreats. The dining room with up to 46 seats is heated in winter by a cozy stove. Many hiking trails around the house and in the region provide relaxation in your free time.

Food

Three freshly prepared vegetarian meals per day.
All ingredients are bought regionally and seasonally whenever possible. The “all-inclusive full board” includes a drinks buffet and fruit.

Daily Schedule

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Language

This retreat will be in English
6:30 pranayma
7:30 mysore style
9:30 breakfast
10:00 ashtanga alignment
11:30 bhagavad gita
13:30 lunch
16:00 bhagavad gita
17:30 ashtanga workshop
18:30 dinner
20:00 sanskrit and meditation

Arrival day start: 10:30

Departure day end: after breakfast (ca. 10:00).

Impressions from Grischa's past Intensives

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