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Ashtanga Retreat and Teachers Intensive 23 – 30 May 2021

Ashtanga Intensive for enthusiasts

Every morning begins with with an intense Pranayama and Mysore Style class. In the workshop sessions we analyze all postures of the primary series in great detail and look at extremely elegant adjustments that are based on intelligence rather than force. You will understand the meaning of the bandhas in a way that it actually makes sense. By this you will become empowered to heal your body from the common defects of posture and Yoga practice.

Let us dive deeply into the fascinating world of the Yoga Sutra with an easy to understand explanation of the key Sanskrit terms and philosophical yoga related concepts.
Last but not least we will learn the correct pronunciation of the Sanskrit language and learn chanting some of the ancient philosophical poems in the traditional precise ṛg veda style.

This seminar takes place at the beautiful seminar house “Breitenteicher Mühle” near Berlin.

General Corona Information

Grischa’s intensives are recognized as a yoga teacher training. Therefore travel restrictions for touristic purposes do not apply.

So far all intensives in 2020 have been allowed to take place despite Corona. Of course if the situation changes all places can be cancelled and you will be reimbursed.

Ashtanga Retreat Program

This retreat contains all modules of Grischa’s trainings:

6:30 – 7:30Pranayama and Meditation
7:30 – 9:30Mysore Style
9:30Breakfast
11:00 – 12:30Yoga Sutra and Sanskrit
12:30 – 13:30Asana, Alignment, Practice Patterns
13:30Lunch
16:30 – 19:00Asana, Alignment, Practice Patterns
19:00Dinner
20:30 – 21:00Mantra and Meditation techniques

Arrival day (Sunday 23 May): Start at 16:30
Departure day (Sunday 30May): End after Breakfast (~10:00)

For those travelling from further away: You can arrive on Sunday evening if necessary upon request. All others should arrive on Monday morning around 10:30.

Language

This retreat will be taught in English unless all participants speak German.
Please contact us if you think this would be too difficult.
Grischa’s teaching is very precise and plastic. Also difficult phrases can always be translated to German.

Ashtanga Training Tuition (7 days)

Full training: 600 € (all sessions)
Until lunch*: 450 € (pranayama, mysore, morning intensive session, evening meditation)
Morning only*: 400 € (pranayama, mysore, evening meditation

* Packages may not be available.

Please note that it is highly recommended to join all sessions. It’s all doable by all practitioners with a regular Mysore Style experience and the workshop sessions are extremely helpful for all levels of practice.

  • Bildungsprämie
    If you earn less than 20.000€ per year you may get a 50% reduction with this (easy to apply!) program.
    You need the Bildungsprämie voucher before making a payment. Rather than making a booking now please contact to make a reservation.
  • Bildungsurlaub
    If you are employed in Germany you should consider applying for Bildungsurlaub (5 days extra paid holidays) for this training. Contact us for the registration document.
  • Low Income?
    You are an Ashtanga enthusiast with a small income? Contact us and we will make it possible for you.

Full rates for the Ashtanga Training

Prices below include yoga, board, accommodation and all taxes. Accommodation will invoiced separately by the seminar house about two weeks before the workshop.

The rooms are fully equipped with linen, towels etc. Two rooms share one bathroom.

7 days incl. food *
4 bed (+ 490 €)
3 bed (+ 525 €)
2 bed (+ 560 €)
single (+ 700 €)
4 bed jurte (+ 455 €.)
tent (385 €)
*all options subject to availability
**Total price per person including all taxes

Food

You will get three delicious mails per day. 100% organic, partly home grown – and simply amazing. All meals are vegan in addition to some dairy options. All cooks are really enthusiastic and really helpful with all sorts of special diet requests including raw food.

Breitenteicher Mühle

We have have been at the Breitenteicher Mühle a few times already. It is a wonderful Seminar house, all rooms are spacious and beautifully designed. You find all information about the seminar house on the website.

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