The breath is something that we often take for granted, even though we wouldn't have life without it.
But by paying attention to the breath, slowing it down, and deepening it, we can slow the mind down and enter into a state of healing rest and meditation. We can also connect the breath to the mind and the body so that everything else fades away except the present moment, thereby releasing tensions and reconnecting with the spirit that resides within each and every one of us and that connects us to each other, to Nature, and to the whole Universe. The main focus for this intensive is to become more conscious with our breathing, sounding and our relationship to the spirit that gives us this gift of breath for personal transformation.
This training includes practice of Asana, Pranamaya, kriyas, Mudras, Bandhas, Yoga Nidra, Meditation, Chanting, Nada Yoga and teachings on overall Yogic Philosophy. THE BREATH AND SOUND: Sound is intrinsically connected to the breath and to the spirit. Ancient sounds, in the form of mantras, are vibrations that affect us on a very deep level, resonating within and actually stimulating certain areas of the brain and the body. Therefore, when you tune into your breath and recite mantras or sing, you relax your mind and allow natural healing to take place throughout the body. THE SACRED BREATH AND SOUND INTENSIVE: Those who have already participated in our Sacred Breath and Sound Intensive have referred to it as transformative. This retreat will, indeed, assist you on your path towards positive personal transformation. You'll become more conscious of each breath, raise your personal vibration, and shift your awareness to the present moment. Connect with Nature, Connect with the Breath.
OBJECTIVE To deepen your understanding about breath, body and spirit connection. To develop a personal practice of breathing exercises, pranayama. To experience more consciousness to the subtle bodies of vibration. To understand the health benefits of pranayama (expansion of life force energy. To create a personal pranayama practice. To experience not so common pranayama techniques. To eliminate disease from both gross and subtle body. Insight into subtle bodies, chakras, and human respiratory system. Connect to the sacred of the elements. Learn more about Mantras and the transformational power of sound, toning and singing.
6:30 – 09:30 – Meditation, Chanting, Asana and Pranayama, kriyas
9:30 – 11:00 – Silent Breakfast and Rest
11:00 – 13:00 – Theory (Philosophy and Anatomy) 5 days a week
13:00 – 14:00 – Lunch
14:00 – 17:00 – Free time and personal study/ some optional asana classes ;
17:00 – 18:00 – Pranayama
18:00 – 19:00 – Mix of nada yoga and yoga nidra
19:00 – 19:30 – Light dinner
* some evenings ceremony, sound healing and meditations will be offered
VENUE: Is simply amazing. After being in India for many years i have not found a place as special as Anand Lok http://www.anandlok.info/ Is clean, quite and grows organic food. The restaurants view is of the holy ganga river. The land is big and flowers are growing every where. There are two yoga halls. Coming soon is a building designed with sacred geometry called the peace centre. Each rooms have hot water. The place is hard to rent because every one simply books in for the next year.
If your interested to join us hotel and taxis can be arranged for you upon your arrival in India .
Join us for two inspiring and calming weeks in Nature, where we will build a daily practice of breathing, also known as pranayama. We will also meditate together, learn sacred mantras, and perform yoga asanas that will teach you how to connect your breath to every movement your body makes. Awakening consciousness with your breath into body and mind.
Sequoia and Safah will teach and gently guide you so that you can use these tools in your daily life and bring these practices into your daily life, and personal practice.