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JULI 2017

JIVAMUKTI YOGA FOKUS DES MONATS: HINGABE AN SHRI KRISHNAJivamukti Focus of the Month

Jeden Monat gibt es bei Jivamukti Yoga einen Fokus, den du in den Yogastunden wiederfindest. Immer wieder neue Inspirationen helfen den Blickwinkel auf den Weg des Yoga zu verändern um so neue Erkenntnisses zu gewinnen.

▲▼ DER AKTUELLE JIVAMUKTI FOCUS OF THE MONTH AUF ENGLISCH:

DEVOTION TO SHRI KRISHNA

bhaktyā tv ananyayā śakya aham evamvidho arjuna
jñātum drashtum ca tattvena praveshtum ca paramtapa.


Only by unalloyed devotion can one actually see and understand the form and reality of Krishna.
—Bhagavad Gita XI.54

The primordial nature is Shri Krishna. He is the supreme Being. Etymologically, krish means "being," and na means "bliss." Shri Krishna is the "all-attractive One," and He tells Arjuna in the Gita, "O Arjuna, nothing is superior to Me ...I am even greater than that impersonal form of Brahman."

Shri Vallabhacharya says, "The Supreme Brahman is Shri Krishna alone." Shri Krishna is the Supreme Person and eternally manifests all divine qualities. Shri Krishna is also ras (pure nectar), and can respond to the loving devotion of His bhaktas (devotees).

Shri Krishna is a dancer, a player, an actor, a husband, a cow herder, a friend, and a lover, as well as a flute player. He is an expert in abhinaya, that is, in exhibiting the meaning of what He depicts. He is so good that anyone who has contact with Him or His lila (divine drama) has an unforgettable experience. Love, attachment and obsession are the results.

Shri Krishna and his worship is pure divine drama (lila). He plays and directs at the same time, all for an awakening in those whose time has come. His bhaktas have various constitutions, yet share the common virtue of attachment. Their hearts are fired by His melody and contain the rush of His ras. It is all consummated in Vrindavan, where Shri Krishna plays his flute.

It is Shri Krishna's sheer confidence that allows Him to establish overwhelming attachment to Himself in whoever He chooses. In Vrindavan everything is a combination of Him. Trees and animals fall under His spell and become enlightened. In Vrindavan everything manifests for the blissful purpose of lila. Shri Krishna sounds His flute to awaken the woods.

Shri Krishna is proficient in appearing and appealing to the bhaktas, all according to their individual temperaments. Shri Krishna comes here and manifests sacred creation. Lila makes Shri Krishna comprehensible. Some bhaktas are sattvic (pure in nature), some are rajasic (passionate) while others are tamasic (obstinate.) Bhaktas of every disposition are accepted by Shri Krishna. Once every virtue is directed towards Him, then every emotion can be useful in His worship. The bhakta's dispositions are but various devotional fuels that propel him or her to God. Since it is too difficult of a journey, Hari descends into the world of matter and plays with the soul according to it's nature.

Concerning practice, Shri Vallabhacharya is concise: "The attainment of Shri Krishna can never be dependent upon any formula. If God could be captured by a particular formula, that prisoner could not be God. Shri Krishna, whose mood is always perfect, is attained through the precise emulation of those who have already attained Him." And so, as the gopis of Vrindavan are the ones who attained Shri Krishna, they are the grace-filled gurus of the path of grace.

The practice of devotion to Shri Krishna is transforming. Like gutter water that spills into the Ganga becomes Ganga, similarly in the path of grace, once all things are offered, they become like Shri Krishna: free of bondage. In the devotional process, everything leads to the Blessed Lord. First, there arises the subtle and blessed understanding that Shri Krishna is Brahman, and therefore, he deserves ultimate adoration. Then, a desire for a specific relationship with Him arises, followed by practice. When Shri Krishna responds, the fruit is attained.

Shyam Das (excerpted from The Path of Grace pages 51–54)

—Selected by Sharon Gannon


Sanskrit audio pronunciation of Bhagavad Gita verse XI.54 provided by Rima Rani Rabbath.

▲▼ DER AKTUELLE JIVAMUKTI FOKUS DES MONATS AUF DEUTSCH:

HINGABE AN SHRI KRISHNA

bhaktyā tv ananyayā śakya aham evamvidho arjuna
jñātum drashtum ca tattvena praveshtum ca paramtapa.


Nur durch pure Hingabe kann man tatsächlich Krishnas Gestalt und Realität verstehen.
—Bhagavad Gita XI.54

Shri Krishna ist die ursprünglichste Natur. Er ist das höchste Wesen. Sprachwissenschaftlich heißt krish "Wesen", na bedeutet "Glückseligkeit". Shri Krishna ist der "all-anziehende", und Er sagt Arjuna in der Baghavad Gita "Oh Arjuna, nichts ist absoluter, höher als ich... ich bin sogar größer als diese körperlose Form von Brahman."

Shri Vallabhacharya sagt "Der Absolute Brahman ist Shri Krishna allein." Shri Krishna ist die höchste Person und verinnerlicht alle göttlichen Eigenschaften in Ewigkeit. Shri Krishna ist auch ras ("reiner Nektar"), und kann der liebevollen Hingabe seiner Bhaktas (Verehrer) entsprechen.

Shri Krishna ist Tänzer, Spieler, Schauspieler, Ehemann, Kuhhirte, Freund, Liebhaber, und auch Flötenspieler. Er ist Experte in abhinaya, darin, das zu zeigen, was Er darstellt. Er ist so gut, dass jeder, der Kontakt zu Ihm oder Seinem lila (göttliches Spiel) hat, eine unvergessliche Erfahrung dabei macht. Daraus entstehen Liebe, Verbundenheit und Besessenheit.

Die Verehrung von Shri Krishna ist ein reines göttliches Spiel. Er spielt und leitet gleichzeitig, all das für das Erwachen jener, deren Zeit dafür gekommen ist. Seine Verehrer sind in ganz unterschiedlicher Verfassung, aber sie teilen alle die gemeinsame Kraft der Verbundenheit. Ihre Herzen werden durch den Rhythmus Seiner Melodie angetrieben und enthalten den Rausch Seines ras.

All das findet in Vrindavan statt, wo Shri Krishna Seine Flöte spielt.

Es ist Shri Krishnas reines Vertrauen, welches Ihm erlaubt eine überwätligende Verbundenheit zu Ihm selbst – in welcher Form oder Gestalt auch immer Er zu sein wählt – zu schaffen. In Vrindavan ist alles eine Verbindung zu Ihm. Bäume und Tiere verfallen Seinem Zauber und werden erleuchtet. In Vrindavan erscheint alles zu diesem glückseligen Ziel von lila, dem göttlichen Spiel. Shri Krishna lässt Seine Flöte ertönen, um die Wälder zu erwecken.

Shri Krishna kann Seinen Bhaktas je nach ihrem individuellen Temperament erscheinen und sie anziehen. Shri Krishna kommt hierher und offenbart die heilige Schöpfung. Lila macht Shri Krishna verständlich. Manche Bhaktas sind sattvisch (rein in ihrer Natur und ihrem Wesen), manche sind rajassisch (temperamentvoll), und manche sind tamasisch (starrsinnig, unbelehrbar). Alle Bhaktas jeder Neigung werden von Shri Krishna angenommen und akzeptiert. Sobald alle Energie auf Ihn gerichtet wird, kann jede Emotion hilfreich in Seiner Verehrung sein. Die Neigungen des Bhaktas sind nichts als verschiedene Antriebe der Hingabe, die ihn zu Gott treiben. Da das ein sehr schwieriger Weg ist, kommt Hari in die materialisierte Welt und spielt mit der Seele in ihrer ursprünglichen Natur.

Wenn es um Praxis geht, ist Shri Vallabhacharya präzise: "Das Erreichen (und Verwirklichen) von Shri Krishna kann niemals von einem Muster abhängen. Wenn Gott bzw. das Göttliche durch ein bestimmtes Muster erreicht werden könnte, könnte dieser gefangene Anwärter nicht Gott sein. Shri Krishna, dessen Stimmung immer perfekt ist, wird durch genaue Nachahmung derer erreicht, die Ihn bereits erreicht haben." Und da die gopis von Vrindavan diejenigen sind, die Shri Krishna erreicht haben, sind sie die von Gnade und Anmut erfüllten gurus des "Wegs der Anmut".

Die Praxis der Hingabe an Shri Krishna transformiert. So wie Schmutzwasser, welches in den Ganges strömt, zum Ganges wird, so ähnlich wird auf dem Weg der Anmut alles wie Shri Krishna, sobald Ihm alles gewidmet wird: frei von Gefangenschaft. In diesem Prozess der Hingabe führt alles zu dem heiligen Gott. Zuerst kommt das unterschwellige und wohltuende Verständnis auf, dass Shri Krishna Brahman ist, und deshalb höchste Verehrung verdient. Dann kommt der Wunsch nach einer besonderen Beziehung zu Ihm auf, darauf folgt die Praxis. Wenn Shri Krishna reagiert, ist die Frucht reif.

Shyam Das (auszugsweise von The Path of Grace pages 51–54)

—Ausgewählt von Sharon Gannon


Sanskrit audio pronunciation of Bhagavad Gita verse XI.54 provided by Rima Rani Rabbath.

Copyright Deutsche Übersetzung: Jivamukti Berlin GmbH
Der englische Originaltext findet sich unter http://jivamuktiyoga.com/focus

AUGUST 2017 - WOODSTOCK, NY

12.-19. & 20.-27.08.2017:
Jivamukti Yoga founders Sharon Gannon & David Life + Jivamukti Berlin director Anja Kuehnel

THE 2017 JIVAMUKTI YOGA WILD WOODSTOCK INTENSIVE RETREAT@ WOODSTOCK, NY (USA)
Jivamukti Venice Retreat

For the third time in a row, Jivamukti Yoga Berlin humbly presents The 2017 Jivamukti Yoga Wild Woodstock Intensive Retreat at the Wild Woodstock Forrest Sanctuary in Woodstock, NY (USA) taught by Jivamukti Yoga co-founders Sharon Gannon & David Life and Jivamukti Yoga Berlin director Anja Kuehnel as well as selected guest teachers and presenters.

Do not miss this great opportunity to experience one or two weeks of close and intensive study and practice with living masters and Jivamukti Yoga co-founders Sharon Gannon and David Life at their home in Woodstock, NY (USA). Here they have established the magical Wild Woodstock Forest Sanctuary which also holds a beautiful intimate yoga shala right next to their house where all yoga classes and events of this retreat will be held.

THE 2017 DATES:
Week I: Sat. August 12, 3pm – Sat. August 19, 2pm

Week II:
Sun. August 20, 3pm – Sun August 27, 2pm

NEW HALF WEEK SPOTS AVAILABLE FOR THESE DATES:
(1)
Sat. 08/12, 5pm–Tue. 08/15, 7pm  
(2) Tue. 08/15, 5pm–Sat. 08/19, 7pm 
(3) Sun. 08/20, 5pm–Wed. 08/23, 7pm 
(4) Wed. 08/23, 5pm–Sun. 08/27, 2pm

RETREAT LANGUAGE: English (Anja teaches in English but also speaks German for individual tips/assistis/questions)

Registration FormREGISTRATION AND PRICES:
Prices start at 1008 EUR/1170 USD per week without accommodation or 1395EUR/1620USD with accommodation. There is a immediate payment discount of up to 108 EUR/126 USD (until July 27st), as well as a special discount for registered Jivamukti Yoga teachers of up to 108 EUR/126 USD.

NEW: Special Flat Fee Flight Deal to NYC for just 630EUR/720 USD.

Please check out the registration form for detailed prices and options.

In order to register you need to download the registration form (click on the little image to the left), fill it in and fax or scan-email to +49-30-48491950 or info@jivamuktiberlin.de. We kindly recommend to use the free iPhone/Android App “Adobe Fill & Sign”!

PLEASE NOTE: Spaces are strictly limited due to the size of the intimate yoga shala at the Wild Woodstock Forest Sanctuary which also guarantees participants a very intimate experience with the teachers in a comparatively (in relation to the usual size of their classes) very small group. Please book early to avoid frustration.

TRIP CANCELATION AND TRAVEL INSURANCE: Since we have to charge you a cancellation fee in case you cannot come to the retreat due to illness or similar causes (details see registration form), we advise you to book a Trip Cancelation Insurance for this retreat, which you can do by clicking clicking here (starts from ca. 40 EUR; one of the three best travel insurers as of a German consumer tests institute)

=> Unfortunately the insurance booking form is only in German. Drop us an email and we can help you with booking the insurance for you or give you tips.

▲▼ BIO AND MORE INFO ON THE TEACHERS OF THIS RETREAT: SHARON GANNON, DAVID LIFE & ANJA KUEHNEL

Luminous Shabda Retreat

"MEET THE INNOVATORS...SHARON GANNON AND DAVID LIFE" (Yoga Journal, USA)
Jivamukti Yoga founded by Sharon Gannon and David Life, is one of the fastest growing and most highly regarded modern approaches to the ancient art of yoga. Sharon Gannon together with David Life have certified hundreds of students to teach the Jivamukti method through the intense one month residential 300 hour Teacher Training course which is offered each year in the US, Costa Rica and/or Europe/India. With their Yoga DVDs and the books "Jivamukti Yoga" (also translated into German, Russian & Italian), "The Art of Yoga", "Yoga and Vegetarianism", "Cats and Dogs are People, too!", "Simple Recipes for Joy", Sharon and David are changing the way that people view spirituality, life, themselves, each other, animals and the environment.

Sharon Gannon David LifeSHARON GANNON started her quest for liberation upon her birth on July 4th in Washington, DC. Sharon views art as a means for uplifting the soul and her artistic pursuits enriched the community by educating and inspiring. In 1984 she shifted her main focus from the performing arts to teaching yoga in the hope of giving practical methods that would benefit people more directly and immediately. Sharon has studied yoga since 1976 with many teachers around the globe, most notably with Shri Brahmananda Saraswati, Swami Nirmalanada, Shri K. Pattabhi Jois, Swami Shankarananda, Shyam Das and Bhagavan Das. She brings a rare blend of scholarly study, artistic pursuits and a highly disciplined asana and meditation practice to her offerings as a teacher.

DAVID LIFE: Bios are hard for me to digest. The idea that a picture could be painted of me with some little list of factoids is untenable. The only thing that gives me credibility as a yoga teacher is the graceful association with my teachers. Sometimes I like to read bios because it tells me things about a person that I didn't know and to that end, here is a list of all the significant jobs that have come my way over the past 60 years, in order: Lawnmowing and snowshoveling, Paper delivery, Beer and Wine store stockboy, Forklift driver in Corrugated box company, Phone order taker, Dishwasher, Cafeteria manager, Welder in Steel MIll, Apartment building super, Silk screen production and designer, Graphic designer, Illustrator, Artist, Poet, Life Cafe owner, Yoga teacher, Bio writer!

JIVAMUKTI YOGA, founded by Sharon Gannon and David Life, is one of the fastest growing and most highly regarded modern approaches to the ancient art of yoga. Both have certified hundreds of students to teach the Jivamukti method through the intense one month residential 300 hour Teacher Training course which is offered each year in the US, Costa Rica and/or Europe/India. With their Yoga DVDs and the books "Jivamukti Yoga", "The Art of Yoga", "Yoga and Vegetarianism", "Cats and Dogs are People, too!", "Simple Recipes for Joy", Sharon and David are changing the way that people view spirituality, life, themselves, each other, animals and the environment.

Anja KühnelANJA KÜHNEL has been a devoted student of Sharon Gannon and David Life since she first met them while temporarily living in New York. She has been directing the two Berlin Jivamukti Yoga Centers and their Jivamukti Apprenticeship Teacher Training program since 2008. After 15 years of study with Sharon and David, Anja is more than grateful for all she has learned and all that she is still going to learn. Anja has been practicing yoga with teachers of various yoga styles and has traveled the world to do so. But in her heart, Anja knew immediately after her first Jivamukti class, that it was where she belonged. She teaches at her two Berlin Jivamukti Yoga Centers, is regularly invited as a guest teacher worldwide and leads the 800-hour Jivamukti Apprenticeship Teacher Training Program in Berlin. She has also been a regularly invited to mentor at the international Jivamukti Teacher Trainings and co-faclitates the June 2017 Costa Rica Jivamukti Teacher Training together with David Life and Rima Rabbath.

"The only thing that gives me credibility as a yoga teacher is the graceful association with my teachers." - David Life

Everyone is talking about Sharon & David's Jivamukti Yoga method….
“Sharon Gannon und David Life who founded their own yoga method called Jivamukti Yoga in the late 80ies and, with it, made Yoga for the first time ever socially acceptable for western urban dwellers. Among their students are Sting, Madonna, Christy Turlington and basically all other non-overweight famous american actors and musicians. Many speak about them as Gurus. With their mixture of old Indian tradition and modern lifestyle like rock music they were the ones who were majorly responsible for the Yoga boom, which from New York has long spilled over to Germany: Three million Germans are said to regularly practice Yoga these days ... in Berlin-Mitte it appear to be two million alone.'
--Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, Germany
"David Life looks like Iggy Pop, is widely tatooed, has an incredible power in his stringy tiny arms and the great luck to have a woman on his side who has a delphine blue streak in her black hair and who is radiating a mild wisdom that makes one want to start crying immediately as soon as she opens her mouth. With their headsets, the two contrive to get every hall to boil.... – Oh My Guru!"
--DIE WELT, Germany
“..holistic vision extending to strict vegetarianism and hard-core animal rights activism'
--Vanity Fair USA
“David and Sharon have inspired and encouraged us to think of yoga not just as a system of exercises but also as a door to the infinite.”
--Sting
"It has the full package, more than just exercise. I always learn something at Jivamukti; they really educate the students."
-- Christy Turlington
“Without Sharon and David, yoga in the US would still be the obscure practice of a few devotees.”
--The New York Times, USA
“The pioneers of yoga in the United States, inspire us to appreciate life’s depth and breadth.”
--25, Japan
“Jivamukti Yoga offers the tantalizing promise of not only a well-toned body, but salvation too.”
--Hinduism Today, USA
“Es handelt sich dabei um eine kraftvolle Praxis, die Körper und Intellect stimuliert und zu spirituelleum Bewusstsein führen möchte.”
--Yoga Aktuell, Germany
“Meshing the spiritual and psychological elements of yoga with the physical ones, Jivamukti yoga forces students to confront both their bodily and emotional limitations.”
--Harpers and Queens, UK
“Lean, flexible, vegetarian, poetry writing, theosophist, celestial American yogis…their salutes to the sun are done by the stars.”
--Sunday Morning Post, Hong Kong
"These two pioneers, (Sharon Gannon and David Life) are consummate showmen as well as shamans, injecting yoga with a healthy dose of New York Chutzpah along the way."
--Vanity Fair USA
“Meet the innovators, David Life and Sharon Gannon are American originals who are shaping yoga today. Looking for a highly meditative but physically challenging form of yoga? Try jivamukti.”
--Yoga Journal, USA
“The shape of things to come.”
--London Observer, UK
“Lo yoga e uno stile di vita: fatto di meditazione, di posizione, di musica, canti, letture.”
--Corriere Della Sera, Italy
"There's a level of spiritual activism here. It's not just what you do on the mat. You are surrounded by it the second you walked into the door, and it's infectious."
--Yoga Journal USA
"Once you make Jivamukti yoga part of your life, you will look different to the world and the world will look different to you"

- -Yogi Times USA

"Gannon and Life work hard to show that yoga is not just about health and fitness, and that spirituality can be congruent with the high-energy, vibrant lifestyle of New York."
--Yoga Journal
"Jivamukti Yoga (which means "liberation while living") fuses Dynamic vinyasa, music, chanting, and the embodied commitment to yoga's ultimate goal, enlightenment."
--Fit Yoga USA

 

Interview with Sharon Gannon & David Life @ JYB in 2009:

SHARON GANNON IN BERLIN 2010 on Vimeo.

 

▲▼ MORE INFO ON THE RETREAT LOCATION AND ACCOMODATION

Wild Woodstock Retreat

OUR LOCATION FOR THE YOGA CLASSES AND EVENTS:
Jivamukti Yoga co-founders Sharon Gannon and David Life open part of their home in Woodstock, NY (USA) for this special retreat. Here they have established the magical Wild Woodstock Forest Sanctuary which also holds a beautiful intimate yoga shala right next to their house where all yoga classes and events of this retreat will be held.

The Wild Woodstock Jivamukti Forest Sanctuary is a magical 125-acre sanctuary established in 2003 and located in the beautiful Catskill Mountains near Woodstock in upstate New York (about 2 hours north of New York City and 3.5 miles from downtown Woodstock).

The Sanctuary serves as a safe haven and unpolluted habitat for diverse plant and animal communities, including white tail deer, black bear, foxes, porcupines, possums, raccoons, turkeys, as well as a large variety of wild birds, fish, snakes and other reptiles and amphibians. In present culture, the word wild is usually used to mean "chaotic" or "disorganized," but the word actually means "living true to one's nature; not restrained, controlled or tamed by others." The quest for enlightenment is a quest for wildness—to return to the natural state in which we know ourselves as one with all that is and we live that truth fully.

Sharon Gannon often teaches that we can have anything we want so long as we are willing to provide it to others first. She and David Life live that teaching by having established and by maintaining the Wild Woodstock Jivamukti Forest Sanctuary, which is the country ashram for the Jivamukti Yoga School.

Wild Woodstock Retreat

YOUR ACCOMMODATION DURING THIS RETREAT will be provided in handpicked high quality properties/houses in the Woodstock area. All houses are shared (2 to 5 twin/double or single rooms in one property), i.e. you will share a common living area, a fully equipped self-catered kitchen and 1 to 3 bathrooms with up to 4-10 other retreat participants (depending on the size of the house, number of single rooms booked etc.). All properties and rooms are individual with their special treats so it is hard to compare them. We also offer a number of optional upgrades to the standard accommodation to better suit your individual requirements. Check registration form for details.

Wild Woodstock Retreat

BOARD DURING THIS RETREAT: All houses come with well equipment self-catered kitchens and are strictly vegan, i.e. no diary, egg or meat products may be brought into any of the houses.  The idea of this retreat is to also create a Satsang experience by cooking together delicious vegan meals in groups of likeminded vegan yogis. All houses will be equipped with a copy of Sharon Gannon’s cookbook “Simple Recipes for Joy”. For days/nights out, there are also some very nice vegan restaurants in Woodstock.

Sharon Gannon David Life Woodstock Retreat

▲▼ GENERAL INFO ON THE YOGA PROGRAM & OTHER ACTIVITIES

Sharon Gannon David Life Woodstock Retreat

BEING WILD, the underlying theme of this first of its kind retreat, in present culture, is usually used to mean "chaotic" or "disorganized". But the word actually means "living true to one's nature; not restrained, controlled or tamed by others". The quest for enlightenment is a quest for wildness - to return to the natural state in which we know ourselves as one with all that is and we live that truth fully. Reaching this state actually requires the oposite of "chaos" and "disorganization": A regular intensive yoga practice, not only asana wise but also by studying the other legs of yoga and having satsang with other like minded yogis and most importantly, your teachers.

 

Sharon Gannon David Life Woodstock Retreat

This is why we have designed this one of a kind Jivamukti Yoga Intensive Retreat in Woodstock in order to provide you the opportunity to immerse for up to two weeks in intensive dalily study and practice right from the source with the founders of the Jivamukti Yoga method. Every morning of this retreat, Sharon Gannon and/or David Life will teach a 4 hour intensive Jivamukt Yoga workshop from 10am to 2pm (ca. 3 hour asana practice and ca. 1 hour yoga philosophy teachings). These workshop style morning classes will be complemented by daily 2hour Jivamukti Yoga Open XL classes with Jivamukti Yoga Berlin director Anja Kuehnel and occassionally also other international Jivamukti Yoga teachers in the late afternoon and, occasionally Satsangs, Kirtans and other special events with Sharon Gannon, David Life, Anja Kuehnel and other presenters.

Sharon Gannon David Life Woodstock Retreat

Special Bonus Events: Approximately 1-2 times per week, we hope to offer special events in the late afternoon/evening, such as Satsangs or Kirtans or Yoga Philosophy lectures with Sharon Gannon, David Life and other presenters, which in some cases due to time constraints will be offered INSTEAD of the afternoon Open XL class (i.e. sometimes no Open XL class on special events days). Once during each of the two weeks of this retreat, we invite you to a Karma Yoga session to benefit the Wild Woodstock Forrest Sanctuary area. Exact daily schedule TBA at the retreat venue.

Sharon Gannon David Life Woodstock Retreat

Please note for your planning: On the arrival days there is NO morning class nor Q&A conference with Sharon Gannon and/or David Life, i.e. the first class on your arrival day is the afternoon class with Anja. This also applies if your arrival day is August 20 even though Sharon and David teach on this day in the morning, as this class is only for the people who also booked Part I of the retreat. On August 19 and 27 (final days), there is no evening class with Anja, last class on August 19 and 27 is the morning workshop with Sharon Gannon and/or David Life from 10am-2pm. If you booked both weeks, August 19 in the evening and August 20 in the morning provides a welcome opportunity to take "a day off" and explore Woodstock and its surroundings. For instance, you could visit Ananda Ashram or the Farm Sanctuary. Or go swimming.

As normal with renowned teachers like Sharon Gannon and David Life, the practice space included in this retreat strictly is the size of one regularly sized yoga mat (ca. 0,65x1,8m) only. All practice spots are marked and mats must be placed within the markers. You should bring your own yoga mat as there are only a limited number of rental mats. The yoga room has blankets and straps for your use. It also has a limited number of blocks. If you anticipate using blocks, please bring your own, as we cannot guarantee to have enough for everyone.

 

Yoga philosophy talk by David Life at the Wild Woodstock Forest sanctuary (recorded, we have to admit, on someones iphone).

Posted by Jivamukti Yoga Berlin on Sunday, August 10, 2014

 

Sharon Gannon David Life Woodstock Retreat

▲▼ TBA IN JULY 17: WELCOME LETTER BY ANJA FOR THE RETREAT + DETAILLED SCHEDULE + TRAVEL INFO

Dear Wild Woodstock Retreat participants!

Please find below a personal message for you from Anja along with an outline of the official schedule.

In case you booked shuttle services through us, please do get back to me at studentsupport@jiivamuktiberlin.de with your arrival time and arrival location where you would like to be picked up.

In case you booked housing through us (i.e. no discount for no-accommodation), please tell us your expected arrival times in Woodstock so we can organize the checkin schedule. Please note that checkin generally is at 3pm but we can maybe plan around that a bit if we know everyone's expected arrival time. Once we have this information, we will get back to you with further information on checkin.

This year, we are planning to also do a little bit of Karma Yoga in the Wild Woodstock Forrest in order to give back. For this, please bring with you a pair of suitable protective shoes and gloves (e.g. flimsy flip-flops or open-toed sandals, and bare hands would not be protective for someone hiking in the woods or picking up trash e.g. glass, garbage etc.)  

To get in touch with other retreat participants (for example for car-sharing), you can use our Facebook events page: https://www.facebook.com/events/200185857004686/283448268678444

Remember to ensure that you fulfill the necessary requirements for entering the USA if you are travelling from abroad. I.e. you probably have to obtain a US Visa or ESTA Authorization before you travel. If you booked housing through us and are asked for an address in the US, you may just state the adress of the Wild Woodstock Sanctuary which is 3651 Route 212, Shady, NY 12409

Many greetings
Anne-Christine

Message from Anja

अोम् ।। सह नाववतु । सह नौ भुनक्तु
सह वीर्यं करवावहै ।
तेजस्वि नावधीतमस्तु । मा विद्विषावहै ।।
अों शान्ति: शान्ति: शान्ति: ।।

Accept us both together, protect us both together, may our knowledge and strength increase together, may we not resent each other.

Dear ones,

I am thanking all of you for making an effort to create the time and space to be together! We hold precious and dear in our hearts whatever we put our energy into. It is 100% up to us. Life is pulling us in all these different directions. It is wonderful that we are all meeting here at Sharon ji's and David ji's beautiful home and at the sanctuary they have created for the animals, plants and us human people, and that all of us together get the chance to immerse into our practice in this beautiful natural environment which is supporting us on all levels.
Let us put all of our love into what we do! Let us always remind each other that this is what truly matters in life. To uplift each other, to enjoy each other's company, to learn from each other, to see the beauty in each moment and to be grateful for the gift of life. Putting our prāṇa in what we truly care about: to be as natural and loving as one can possibly be, taking rest in our true nature, to truly be free and to serve with each breath.

लोका: समस्ता: सुखिनो भवन्तु ।।
May all beings everywhere be happy and free and may the thoughts, words and actions of my own life contribute in some way to that happiness and to that freedom for all.

Love.
Anja

THE 2016 WILD WOODSTOCK INTENSIVE RETREAT - SCHEDULE

Normal Daily Schedule
10am-1pm: Morning workshop with Sharon ji/David ji
1pm-2pm: Q&A with Sharon ji/David ji
5pm-7pm: Afternoon class with Anja

Arrival and Departure Days Special Schedule:
Mon., August 15=Week I Arrival Day: There will be a welcome class taught by Anja with Sharon ji/David ji present at the usual afternoon time, i.e. from 5 pm - 7 pm.
=> Morning workshops with Sharon ji/David ji start on Tuesday, August 16 if you booked Week I
=> The 10am-2pm class with Sharon ji/David ji on Mon. August 22 is the last class for Week I only participants. You have to check out of your room before coming to that class if you booked accommadtion through us
Tue., August 23=Week II Arrival Day: There will be a welcome class taught by Anja with Sharon ji/David ji present at the usual afternoon time, i.e. from 5 pm - 7 pm.
=> Morning workshops with Sharon ji/David ji start on Wednesday, August 24 if you booked Week II
=> The 10am-2pm class on Tue. August 30 is the last class of this retreat. You have to check out of your room before coming to that class if you booked accommadtion through us.

Special Afternoon Events:
Thu., August 18: 6pm-8pm Full Moon Satsang with David-ji (no 5pm afternoon Asana class with Anja on this day)

Sat., August 20: 2pm-4:30pm Wild Woodstock Karma Yoga Session I (no 5pm afternoon Asana class with Anja on this day): We team up to clean up the Wild Woodstock Forrest for ca. 1.5 hours under the guidance of David-ji/Banka-ji. We start right after Q&A and includes a lunch break, so please bring some vegan lunch to class. Please also bring with you a pair of suitable protective shoes and gloves (e.g. flimsy flip-flops or open-toed sandals, and bare hands would not be protective for someone hiking in the woods or picking up trash e.g. glass, garbage etc.)  
Sat., August 20: 5pm-10:30pm Anja and Christian invite you to join them at the Krishna Das concert in Wappinger Falls. Krishna Das is playing a benefit kirtan at the Kagyu Thubten Choling Monastery. Ca. 1hour drive by car. Suggested to organize rides among retreat participants and buy benefit tickets (USD 40) in advance as it might be sold out soon. http://krishnadas.com/event/kirtan-krishna-das-benefit-maitreya-center/

Mon., August 22: Free Afternoon: Anja+Christian invite you to visit the Catskill Animal Sancturary with them (ca. 20mins by car). Suggested to organize rides among retreat participants.

Tue., August 23: Free Morning: 7:00am-3pm: Anja invites you to visit Ananada Ashram with her and take part in the morning ceremony there. (5-7pm afternoon class in Woodstock with Anja is also taking place)

Thu., August 25: 6pm-9pm Lecture with "Lady" Ruth Lauer-Manenti: Scripture contains philosophy and stories. As students, when we learn about philosophy, we use it to reflect on our own lives. At the same time, when we reflect on our stories, we can find all the philosophical themes we study in scripture. The joining between stories and philosophy will be the subject of this lecture which will include a reading from Lady Ruth's new novel „Fell In Her Hands“ and a book signing.

Fri., August 26: Yogeswari teaches the 5-7pm afternoon class

Sat., August 27: 6pm-8pm Bhakti Satsang with Sharon ji including Kirtan/chanting with Anja/The Jivamuktis feat. Martin Brading+more

Mon., August 29: 2pm-4:30pm Wild Woodstock Karma Yoga Session II (no 5pm afternoon Asana class with Anja on this day): We team up to clean up the Wild Woodstock Forrest for ca. 1.5 hours under the guidance of David-ji/Banka-ji. We start right after Q&A and includes a lunch break, so please bring some vegan lunch to class. Please also bring with you a pair of suitable protective shoes and gloves (e.g. flimsy flip-flops or open-toed sandals, and bare hands would not be protective for someone hiking in the woods or picking up trash e.g. glass, garbage etc.)

Mon., August 29: 6pm-8pm Singer-Songwriter evening at Wild Woodstock with Woodstock legend Paul MacMahon http://paulmcmahon.tv/music/

Be a yogi be on time!

Changes of the schedule will be announced before the morning class.
Be in the moment!

▲▼ MORE INFO ON THE VENUE/LOCATION OF THE DAILY CLASSES - WILD WOODSTOCK FOREST SANCTUARY

Wild Woodstock Retreat

THE VENUE FOR THE DAILY CLASSES OF THE RETREAT:
Jivamukti Yoga co-founders Sharon Gannon and David Life open part of their home in Woodstock, NY (USA) for this special retreat. Here they have established the magical Wild Woodstock Forrest Sanctuary which also holds a beautiful intimate yoga shala right next to their house where The 2016 Jivamukti Yoga Wild Woodstock Intensive Retreat will be held.

The Wild Woodstock Jivamukti Forest Sanctuary is a magical 125-acre sanctuary established in 2003 and located in the beautiful Catskill Mountains near Woodstock in upstate New York (about 2 hours north of New York City and 3.5 miles from downtown Woodstock).

The Sanctuary serves as a safe haven and unpolluted habitat for diverse plant and animal communities, including white tail deer, black bear, foxes, porcupines, possums, raccoons, turkeys, as well as a large variety of wild birds, fish, snakes and other reptiles and amphibians. In present culture, the word wild is usually used to mean "chaotic" or "disorganized," but the word actually means "living true to one's nature; not restrained, controlled or tamed by others." The quest for enlightenment is a quest for wildness—to return to the natural state in which we know ourselves as one with all that is and we live that truth fully.

Sharon Gannon often teaches that we can have anything we want so long as we are willing to provide it to others first. She and David Life live that teaching by having established and by maintaining the Wild Woodstock Jivamukti Forest Sanctuary, which is the country ashram for the Jivamukti Yoga School.

Doors open 30mins before the classes. Please respect the Wild Woodstock Forrest Sanctuary and its inhabitants by keeping the noise level down during checkin and by not arriving much earlier than the doors open. Please bring your own mat if possible, other props (blocks etc.) are available in limited quantity. Please make sure to park your car properly and follow the instructions of the parking attendant.

DIRECTIONS to Wild Woodstock Forest Sanctuary From NYC BY CAR:
The Wild Woodstock Jivamukti Forest Sanctuary is approximately 2.5 hours from New York City
Address: 3651 Route 212 Shady, NY 12409

Take George Washington Bridge top level (from West Side Highway)
Exit right at end of bridge to Palisades Parkway North(Alternately, you could drive up I-87 North to exit #19 Kingston)
Exit #9W to 87 North toward Albany(NOT exit #2 to Route 9W)
Stay on I-87 North (New York State Thruway) TOLL ROAD
Take exit #19 Kingston, Woodstock
After paying toll at Kingston exit, exit right onto Route 28, Pine Hill.
After about 7 min. turn right onto route #375 toward Woodstock (there is a clear sign at the intersection)
After about 5 min. you will come to a stop sign. Turn left toward "Bearsville.". You are now on Route 212.
You will drive through the town of Woodstock. Stay on the same road, Route 212. You will come to "Bearsville" (look for small 212 roadside sign on right or Bear Cafe on left)
Just after the Bear Cafe, turn right, following the signs for Route 212.
In about 5 min. you will reach 3651 Route 212. Driveway is on the left.
Details:
When the road gets curvy, you will see a road called Church Road (on the right). Just past Church Road is one more "S" curve. You will see a red barn on the right, near the road, with a red mailbox that has a carved wooden cat on top. The driveway to the Sanctuary is directly opposite the barn and mailbox. YOU WILL SEE "LIFE/GANNON" NEXT TO DRIVEWAY, AS WELL AS A SIGN THAT SAYS "YOGA." pull into the driveway and find a parking spot in the wooded parking area marked with the sign: "yoga parking"

The 2015 Wild Woodstcok Chant Weekend

The Wild Woodstock Forest Sanctuary by BUS:

2 hours 20 minutes from Port Authority, NYC.

Pine Hill /Adirondack Trailways
www.trailwaysny.com (tickets can be pre-purchased online)
1-800-858-8555
Call or check online for fares and schedule. Check the schedule before traveling, as there may be seasonal and holiday changes!

Woodstock Taxi phone# 845-679-7766
The bus from NYC can take you to Woodstock (10 minutes from the Sanctuary) or to Kingston (20 minutes from the Sanctuary). Then you would have to take a taxi to the Wild Woodstock Forest Sanctuary (3651 route 212, Shady, NY) or to the location you will be staying at.

Some buses from NYC go all the way to Shady, which is where the Wild WDST Forest Sanctuary is, but you have to purchase your ticket in NYC to Shady, then you have to let the bus driver know where to let you off when you ask him or her to stop. Tell the driver, "in Shady, just past Church Road, near an old red barn."

The old red barn will be on the right side of the road just after the first curve of an "S" curve past Church Road. There will be a red mailbox with the numbers 3651 and a black & white painted wooden cat on top of the mailbox, the cat is pointing across the road to our driveway. Next to our driveway at the entrance to the sanctuary will be a tall pole with a winged Siamese cat on top and a sign that says "LIFE/GANNON." Also look for a white and black painted sign that says "YOGA" Walk all the way to the top of the driveway.

We suggest for first time visitors that you take the bus to Woodstock and call the taxi to bring you to the Sanctuary and not tell the bus driver to take you to Shady as you may get lost.

Sharon Gannon David Life Woodstock Retreat

SEPTEMBER 2017

23.-30.9.2017/4.10.2017:
Anja Kühnel + Martyna Eder
A remote organic farm right on the beach

on a small island off the coast of Africa (Canary Islands)

THE 2017 JIVAMUKTI YOGA ISLAND INTENSIVE RETREAT

Gomera Retreat

Join Advanced Certified Jivamukti Teachers ANJA KÜHNEL (Director of Jivamukti Yoga Berlin and Jivamukti Teacher Training Facilitator) and MARTYNA EDER (Jivamukt Yoga Berlin+Munich) in the early fall of 2017 (September 23 to 30/October 4) for THE 2017 JIVAMUKTI YOGA ISLAND INTENSIVE RETREAT on the Spanish Island of La Gomera, part of the Canary Islands off the northwest coast of Africa.

From the biggest Jivamukti Yoga schools outside of the US, two Advanced Certified Jivamukti Yoga Teachers are joining forces for this Jivamukti Intensive Retreat in Africa. As strange as this might sound, La Gomera is situated just off the coast of the African continent (guaranteeing perfect tropical climate, as it is known as the Island of Everlasting Spring), yet we are technically staying in Europe, as the Canaries belong to Spain. La Gomera is dubbed the Island of Everlasting Spring guaranteeing perfect tropical climate and a great way to extend your summer while it is already getting cold again in mainland Europe.

CORE DATES: Sat., 23.09.2017 - Sat., 30.09.2017 (8 days, 7 nights)

OPTIONAL EXTENSION: Sat., 30.09.2017 - Wed., 04.10.2017 (5 days, 4 nights) Optional 4 night small group extension until 4.10.2017 in another valley of La Gomera to take benefit of the German public holiday and to explore other parts of the island.

BOOKING/REGISTRATION: Please download our registration form (click here), fill in all fields, sign and return it to us (further detals are on the form). Due to the very limited number of spots and in order to let you book cheap flights well in advance, we strongly advise to book as early as possible

Registration FormREGISTRATION AND PRICES:
Please check out the drop-down menus below as well as our registration form for detailed information, prices and rooming options and how to register.

What you need to do in order to register is to download the registration form (click on the little image to the left), fill it out and fax or scan-email to +49-30-48491950 or info@jivamuktiberlin.de

MOST PHOTOS BELOW ARE FROM THE 2013 JIVAMUKTI ISLAND INTENSIVE RETREAT: Check out this great Facebook Album here with hundreds of photos taken at this simply amazing retreat.

 

 

▲▼ BIO AND MORE INFO ON ANJA KUEHNEL & MARTYNA EDER

Anja KühnelANJA KÜHNEL
is director of the two Jivamukti Yoga Berlin centers and has been practicing and teaching Jivamukti Yoga for many years all over the world. Her inspiration comes from her teachers Sharon Gannon and David Life who opened up a way to access the yogic path and who made the ancient yogic techniques accessible and understandable in a modern, practical and relevant way by emphasizing the importance of a meaningful and mutually beneficial way of life with all of nature. It is the feeling of interconnectedness in one's own heart and the importance to deepen one's understanding through practice that inspires her every day as a student and teacher of yoga.

Anja especially is interested in the ancient yogic scriptures and vedantic teachings which offer a path to experiencing one's true nature as limitless and free by taking away all the limitations we have put upon ourselves.

In addition to her long time experience as a yoga teacher and yoga center director in Berlin, she is often teaching Jivamukti Yoga workshops worldwide and has been teaching Jivamukti Yoga Intensive Retreats worldwide for the past 7+ years, often in collaboration with internationally renowned teachers like Sharon Gannon, David Life, Manorama or Dechen Thurman.

Anja leads the 800-hour Jivamukti Yoga Apprenticeship Teacher Training program in Berlin and is regularly invited as faculty or board member to the international Jivamukti Teacher Trainings and Jivamukti Advanced board tests. In June 2017, Anja will co-facilitate the 300-hour Jivamukti Yoga Teacher Training in Costa Rica together with Jivamukti Yoga co-founder David Life and Rima Rabbath (NYC).

Vera Christopeit MARTYNA EDER
is an 800hrs+ Advanced Certified Jivamukti Teacher and an actress. She graduated from the Jivamukti Yoga Teacher Training in Rhinebeck, New York, in 2011 and then apprenticed with her mentor Petros Haffenrichter. Since then, she has been teaching classes at Jivamukti Berlin and Jivamukti Munich as well as workshops and retreats all over the world. Martynas biggest inspiration is the tireless animal rights and environmental activism of her teachers, Sharon and David, which she makes her priority to pass on to her students by imparting a loving and compassionate behavior towards all living beings and by practicing nonviolence in thoughts, words and actions as the first- and most important step of all yoga practices. Martyna bows down in love and gratitude to her teachers Sharon Gannon, David Life, Petros Haffenrichter and Rolf Naujokat.

 

▲▼ MORE INFO ON THE RETREAT CENTER AND ACCOMODATION

Anja KühnelTHE LOCATION:
Already for the 5th time in a row, we are returning to a very special and remote place right on a secluded private beach on the Atlantic, meaning that we can jump into the ocean directly after yoga and can take our meals right one the beach everyday.

Nestled in one of the most beautiful valleys of La Gomera, defined on both sides by hilly slopes, the finca expands down to a beach of 500 metres length.

It is an idyllic retreat with a magic of its own and many lively contrasts. There is the elemental force of nature – we are situated right by the Atlantic whose rushing waves make up the finca's "sound-track". In the morning, you can enjoy the sunrise over the sea, in the evening the setting sun turns Mt. Teide on the neighbouring island Tenerife to gold – at 3718m it is Spain's highest mountain.

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We will be staying in neatly restored old farmers' houses which were originally part of an old and remote banana plantation, that today has been converted to an organic farm which operates solely to provide the guests of the venue with fresh organic produce.

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Surrounded by 10 hectars of organic plantation (actually the first recognized biological enterprise on La Gomera), most of the vegetables, herbs and fruits needed for feeding the guests are grown right on site. The hundreds of organically grown plants make sure that our fruit buffet is filled all year round with bananas, papayas, mangoes, mameys, dates, oranges, melons, avocados and strawberries – all these according to their different seasons. When the harvest surpasses the demand, juices and jams are produced.

We can eat outside during the entire retreat. One dining terrace is situated directly by the sea, the other one within the finca amongst mango trees and date palms. At mealtimes you help yourself to delicious dishes prepared by the Gomeran catering team with fresh products mainly from the Finca. Vegan dishes will be served throughout the week.

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The vegetable garden supplies cucumber, tomatoes, courgettes, cabbage, potatoes, carrots, lettuce, rucola, aubergines, pumpkins, green beans, red and green peppers, etc. More sensitive plants grow in our three large greenhouses.
This is only a small excerpt from the horticultural world of the finca. You can learn more about the history, the organisation, plants and trees on an optional botanical tour offered.

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The best part, however, is the peaceful and remote location...the plantation can only be reached by boat or a 2 hour walk, which means that there are no roads, no hurry -- only the singing of birds, the whispering of the wind and the murmur of the waves of the Atlantic Ocean.

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The journey to the plantation, which with multiple boat rides is itself a lot of fun, easily affords time for reflection. Immerse yourself! Guests arrive and depart exclusively in our own launches – our workforce also travel in this manner. Since the only other way is a narrow path which leads hikers to San Sebastian in about 2 ½ hours we are protected from unbidden guests. There is no road access. This means, our guests and their children can move freely and safely around the large Finca. Because of its remote situation it has always been necessary to install all essentials. The development from plantation to holiday village has raised the standard but the self-sufficient character remained, on an equally high standard.

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▲▼ MORE INFO ON THE JIVAMUKTI YOGA PROGRAM & OTHER ACTIVITIES

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THE JIVAMUKTI YOGA PROGRAM: Advanced Certified Jivamukti Yoga Teachers Anja Kühnel and Martyna Eder will teach one intensive 2 to 3 hour Jivamukti asana class each morning and each afternoon/evening. These will be intensive, in-depth workshop style classes with changing themes and focuses, where we will explore and experience different aspects of Jivamukti Yoga (asanas, kriyas, pranayama, yoga history). Also, each morning there will be led meditation and every other evening satsang, meditation, kirtan or yoga philosophy lectures. On arrival day (Sept. 23) only welcome satsang and on departure day (Sept. 30) only early-morning program. The class language is English, i.e. Anja and Martyna teach their classes in English but they both also speak German for individual questions and assists.

OptionalOPTIONAL ACTIVITIES:

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▲▼ MORE INFO ON THE OPTIONAL EXTENSION SEPT. 30 - OCT. 4

 

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If you book the optional extension from Sept. 30-Oct. 4, we are moving locations on Sept. 30 to a beautiful secluded fishing village on La Gomera where we are staying in a house very close to a super-cool beach with a natural seawater pool. The whole scenery is like Planet of the Apes or the like could have been shot here. The group size is limited to much less students so we can work in a even more detailed, almost 1 on 1 way. Perfect to make use of the German bank holiday on Oct. 3.

Shared 3-bed apartment                                                       +495 EUR p.P.
shared beautiful apartment with 3 single beds and its own bathroom and kitchen

Shared 2-bed apartment                                                       +666 EUR p.P.
shared beautiful apartment with 2 single beds and its own bathroom and kitchen
Please inquire for single room/apartment options on the extension days.

As these optional extension days are also aimed at having some time to explore the island a bit more and/or to have some more time to relax, the group will decide on a day to day basis if there will be a 2nd class that day or whether we skip one of the daily classes. Food is also included for the extension days, HOWEVER, it will NOT be prepared buffet-style food.  Instead, if we are not on excursions, we as a entire group will cook and eat all our meals together as a group at our beautiful retreat headquarter house. This means JYB will buy and pay all groceries/food/drinks (vegan and non-alcoholic) needed to prepare delicious meals throughout the day, but there will be no designated cook nor maid onsite who will cook or do the dishes for us. So all retreat participants (teachers, students and staff alike) will do this together as a team effort and taking turns. Focus will be on fresh, tasty, healthy vegan food and we will bring Sharon Gannon's cookbook Recipes for Joy but everybody is welcome to come with their own recipe ideas. Preparing, offering and serving delicious food is a well known yoga practice in India and will form a integral part of this yoga retreat. If we are doing excursions/trips and stopping by a restaurant, everyone pays for their own restaurant bill.

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▲▼ MORE INFO ON PRICING & HOW TO SIGN UP

BOOKING/REGISTRATION: Please download our registration form (click here), fill in all fields, sign and return it to us (further detals are on the form). Due to the very limited number of spots and in order to let you book cheap flights well in advance, we strongly advise to book as early as possible.

BASE COSTS WITH CATEGORY 1a/1b ACCOMMODATION:

Base rate
:1,008 EUR p.P. with our super-saver early bird price valid through June 30, 2017.

Optional extension for 4 extra nights: 495 EUR

This price is per person based on shared* double or triple room occupancy in a category 1a/1b room. It includes all yoga and yoga activities (see above), accomodation (see above) and three daily meals (light self-service breakfast before class, brunch and dinner; only dinner on arrival day, only breakfast and brunch on departure day).

LOYALTY BONUS: 18 EUR discount per JYB retreat you have been on in the past. Another 54 EUR discount if you are a registered Jivamukti Yoga teacher and/or have a Jivamukti Yoga Berlin Unlimited contract valid through September 2017.

OPTIONAL ROOM UPGRADES AVAILABLE: The base price is per person based on shared* double or triple room occupancy in a category 1a/1b room. Other room categories as well as single room upgrades can be booked as described in the registration form. Limited number of rooms in all categories so make sure you book as early as possible to get the room of your choice.

*Shared room means that we may assign roommates to your room up to the maximum mentioned capacity of the room booked. We will of course honor requests if you want to share a room with a friend.

OPTIONAL TRAVEL SERVICES NOT INCLUDED IN PRICE:

TRIP CANCELATION AND TRAVEL INSURANCE: Since we have to charge you a cancellation fee in case you cannot come to the retreat due to illness or similar causes (details see registration form), we advise you to book a Trip Cancelation Insurance for this retreat, which you can do by clicking clicking here (starts from 35 EUR; one of the three best travel insurers as of a German consumer tests institute)

=> unfortunately the insurance booking form is only in German. Drop us an email and we can help you with booking the insurance for you.

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