Ashtanga Retreat and TTC July 2023 (Brandenburg, Germany)
The Ashtanga Yoga Mysore practice can bring forth amazing initial changes and exciting experiences. But all this is nothing in comparison with the value of true Yoga practices as a fascinating tool for a deep mental transformation.
Over the past decades the meaning of the term "Yoga" has become totally distorted and raped as a capitalistic marketing concept. Let's not get fooled and learn to understand the meaning of Yoga on all levels: in ethics, self-study, asana, pranayama and mental techniques.
The yogic scriptures provide the missing link between practices and meaning. This retreat provides the missing link of translating the seemingly abstract und theoretical explanations of scriptures into extremely useful tools. Not only for your daily practice, but more importantly for your long-term yogic path. In a systematic way we analyze all components of our phenomenal Ashtanga method, as well as the meaning of pranayama and and the huge complex of the mind according to the ancient teachings.
Breitenteicher Mühle is the perfect location for an Ashtanga Yoga Retreat like ours, that's why we keep coming back since 2019. We can full concentrate on the practice. The property is surrounded by a forest like natural park, there is plenty of water (it's a water mill!), animals that you can hardly find anymore, all extremely calm and lush green. The ancient water mill has been reconstructed beautifully with traditional ecological materials such as clay and wood. The practice hall is very spacious and full of light, ideal for the Mysore Practice and the workshops all day. The team is super great and food ist phenomenal!
In this intensive we discuss the most important yogic text, Patanjalis famous Yoga Sutra, in addition to the core concepts of other texts such as the Bhagavad Gitag. This changes everything that you know about Yoga and fundamentally transforms all aspects of your practice.
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.
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.
Only good education matters, not numbers of hours, months or years. That’s how we all have learnt teaching. I will not press you into a teacher template or judge your teaching skills. I will not sell fake security in form of totally meaningless certificates. Your values as a teacher is yourself, your open heart and your experience. You can’t buy being a Yoga teacher.
7:30 mysore style
10:00 ashtanga alignment
11:30 yoga sutra
17:30 adjustment training (optional)
20:00 sanskrit and meditation
Arrival day starts at 16:30 (if Sunday) or 10:30 (if Monday).
Departure day ends after breakfast (ca. 10:00).
If space permits we offer a “holiday” package for the morning and evening sessions only (ashtanga mysore practice, pranayama, meditation).
We provide sponsorships for ashtanga enthusiasts who cannot afford the regular rates. Please call: +49.30.48496665
Price(s): 600 €
Accommodation & full board
The prices below include three vegan/vegetarian meals per day, paid directly to the seminar house.
All rooms at Breitenteicher Mühle are beautifully designed and built with excellent natural materials, lot’s of wood and clay.
You can choose from different room types (single, double, triple). All rooms are fully equipped with linen, towels etc. Two rooms share one bathroom.
A special highlight is the Mongolian tent in the garden.
Please contact us if you run on a very low budget and would like to sleep in your own tent.
The seminar house offers three delicious mails per day. 100% organic, partly home grown – and simply amazing. All meals are made with love! The food is mostly vegan in addition with some dairy options. All cooks are really enthusiastic and really helpful with all sorts of special diet requests including raw food.
The food is truly a highlight at the Breitenteicher Mühle!!!