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Jivamukti Focus of the Month

SEPTEMBER 2018

JIVAMUKTI YOGA FOCUS OF THE MONTH: It’s Not That Easy Bein’ GreenJivamukti Focus of the Month

Each month Jivamukti Yoga has a special Focus of the Month, which is reflected in our yoga classes. Ever changing new inspirations help to change your perspective on the way of Yoga so you can come to new conclusions on your yoga practice.

▲▼ THE CURRENT FOCUS OF THE MONTH IN ENGLISH:

Hari bol Hari bol, Hari Hari bol, mukunda madhava Govinda bol Hari bol Hari bol, Hari Hari bol, Kheshava madhava Govinda bol

Yeah! To the one who grants liberation by removing all suffering, to that sweet-faced child of the divine ancestors, the one with the long flowing hair who thrills his devotees with delight, yeah!

Haribol means, “chant the name of the Lord.” Bol means to chant or speak. Hari means, “He who steals away the distresses of his devotees and ultimately steals their heart/minds by His excellent transcendental qualities.” Hari is a name for Vishnu-Krishna, Narayana, It is found in Vishnu sahasranama.

In the context of Vaishnavism, Hari has found an identity as the remover of troubles blockages, pain, and bondage. Monier-Williams Sanskrit/English Dictionary defines हरि hari in over two pages, beginning with meanings like yellow or golden, green, fawn colored, reddish brown, brown tawny, pale green, and greenish. Krishna is blue/black while Hari can be green or red or yellow or gold and Hari seems to find it difficult being just one color. The brown of Hari is like the brown of the deer, the green of Hari represents growth and abundance, while the golden Hari represents the effulgent light of the sun and the Cosmic Self.

It’s not easy bein’ green

Having to spend each day the color of the leaves

When I think it could be nicer being red or yellow or gold

Or something much more colorful like that

It’s not easy bein’ green

It seems you blend in with so many other ordinary things

And people tend to pass you over because you’re

Not standing out like flashing sparkles in the water

Or stars in the sky

But green’s the color of Spring

And green can be cool and friendly-like

And green can be big like an ocean or important

Like a mountain, or tall like a tree

When green is all there is to be

It could make you wonder why, but why wonder why

Wonder, I am green and it’ll do fine, it’s beautiful

And I think it’s what I want to be

This song is associated with identity and the important journey of finding self worth. We could also associate it with racial inequality based on skin color. By the end of the song Kermit the Frog embraces his greenness. This is a struggle that each of us endures—to understand the circumstances of our birth, the family that we have joined, the culture that we call our own, and the time we live.

Hari can also mean green frog, as well as many other species and things; sun, moon, monkey, horse, lion, jackal, parrot, peacock, goose, snake, wind, and fire.2 Hari’s desire is to be all things to all people, and His identity should be defined as unlimited. We discover Hari in all living beings and things, and not just the murti or statue in the temple. aham uccāvacair drvyāih kriyayotpannayānaghe naiva tusye ‘rcito ‘rcāyām bhūta-grāmāvamānina.3 “My dear Mother, even if they worship with proper rituals and paraphernalia, a person who is ignorant of My presence in all living entities never pleases Me by the worship of My Deities in the temple.” Although this verse from the Bhagavatam seems quite egalitarian in its assertion of the presence of Hari in all beings, it is followed by many verses constructing an argument for “all are equal, but some are more equal” based on ridiculous comparisons of number of legs and senses between species.

Human beings have extended this tradition and constructed equally absurd hierarchies based on species, religion, ancestry, gender, and skin color. We find second, third, and fourth-class members in all cultures. These beings suffer economic, educational, and other deficiencies based on arbitrary delineations. In India, the darker the shade of skin has a direct relationship to caste. In the States, African Americans and Hispanics comprise approximately 32% of the total population but a disproportionate 56% of incarcerated people.4 Every country has its lower class members, and worldwide women and children are victimized with alacrity. We could cite many more examples: Albinos, Indians and Pakistanis in Sub-Saharan Africa; Muslims in China; Catholics, African Americans and Native Americans in the U.S; Kurds in Turkey and Iraq; Jewish people in Muslim countries; Palestinians in Israel (and elsewhere); Women and girls in Muslim countries; Handicapped/crippled/disabled people everywhere; But at the very bottom of these completely arbitrary discriminations live the insects, animals, and fish.

The animals that have been segregated to become food for human beings suffer the worst indignities and deprivation of all. Their suffering is ignored or classified as a necessary evil. Dogs and cats are loved as family members and sometimes quickly abandoned when the family moves. People who fish say that fish do not have sensation around their mouths and do not feel pain. Of course this is ignorance, but it is the same kind of insidious, intentional denial that accuses races of human beings as functionally incapable of literacy, or compassion.

When I step on a bug I do not feel like I am killing a person. But why don’t I feel that way? These feelings are confusing to me. Some decisions are clear, like black and white. But most of our ethical decisions are multi colored. Vegans take the lives of plants to support their living, but cause less suffering than meat eaters. By “less suffering” I am drawing a line between those plants and beings with a nervous system and their ability to feel pain. But is this an arbitrary line? Other people draw their lines in different places than me, according to different criteria. Are those people wrong, ignorant, or unconscious, or are these divisions ingrown over millennia by humans who try to scramble to the top of the heap by any means possible? To come to right decisions and proper actions we have to ask what is our desired result.

If our desired result is to create a world where the green ones can live as free as the yellow ones and the red ones, we need to proceed carefully—one step at a time to untangle the confusion and ignorance that underlies much of the life we share on this Earth with infinite beings, who are all holy temples of an infinite Hari. Eventually, we can come to the knowledge that “otherness” itself, is avidya –misknowing. We will become aware of the ways to sift through the important ethical decisions we make every day and be sure that we do not act unconsciously with biases wired invisibly and arbitrarily into our nervous system by each other, and the larger culture. As we make the important decisions that each of us need to make, we must pray for the grace to make the right decision, the conscious choice: to be kind and compassionate.

David Life

https://jivamuktiyoga.com/fotm/not-easy-bein-green/

▲▼ THE CURRENT FOCUS OF THE MONTH IN GERMAN:

Es ist nicht so einfach, grün zu sein

Hari bol Hari bol, Hari Hari bol, mukunda madhava Govinda bol Hari bol Hari bol, Hari Hari bol, Kheshava madhava Govinda bol

Yeah! Dem, der uns befreit indem er alles Leid beseitigt, dem schönen Kind der göttlichen Vorfahren, dem mit dem langen fließenden Haar, der seine Verehrer mit Freude begeistert, yeah! Hari bol bedeutet „singe den Namen des Herrn“. Bol bedeutet singen oder sprechen. Hari bedeutet „Der, welcher die Not seiner Verehrer von ihnen nimmt und schließlich ihr Herz/ ihren Geist durch seine außergewöhnlichen transzendentalen Qualitäten zu sich nimmt.“ Hari ist ein Name für Vishnu-Krishna, Narayana; er findet sich in Vishnu Sahasranama.


Im Vishnuismus findet Hari eine Identität als der Erlöser von Problemen, Blockaden, Schmerz und Zwängen. Monier-Williams Sanskrit / Englisch Wörterbuch definiert हरिhari auf mehr als zwei Seiten, beginnend mit Begriffen wie gelb oder golden, grün, rehbraun, rotbraun, gelbbraun, blassgrün und grünlich. Krishna ist blau / schwarz, während Hari grün oder rot oder gelb oder golden sein kann und es Hari schwer zu fallen scheint, nur eine Farbe zu sein. Das Braun von Hari ist wie das Braun des Wildes, Haris Grün steht für Wachstum und Fülle, während Haris Gold das glänzende Licht der Sonne und des kosmischen Selbst repräsentiert.

Es ist nicht einfach, grün zu sein

Jeden Tag in der Farbe der Blätter zu verbringen

Wenn ich denke, es wäre schöner, rot oder gelb oder golden zu sein

Oder etwas viel farbenfroheres als das

Es ist nicht einfach, grün zu sein

Man scheint mit so vielen anderen gewöhnlichen Dingen zu verschmelzen

Und Menschen tendieren dazu, dich zu übersehen, weil du nicht wie funkelndes Glitzern im Wasser auffällst

Oder wie Sterne im Himmel

Aber grün ist die Farbe des Frühlings

Und grün kann kühl und freundlich sein

Und grün kann groß sein wie ein Ozean oder wichtig

Wie ein Berg, oder hoch wie ein Baum

Wenn grün alles ist was es zu geben scheint

Könntest du dich fragen, warum? ; aber warum nach dem warum fragen

Warum nach dem warum fragen, ich bin grün und das genügt, es ist schön

Und ich glaube, es ist was ich sein will

In diesem Lied geht es um Identität und den wichtigen Weg auf der Suche nach Selbstwert. Wir könnten es auch mich Ungleichheiten aufgrund von Hautfarbe in Verbindung bringen. Am Ende des Liedes nimmt Kermit der Frosch seine Grünheit an. Das ist ein Kampf, den jeder von uns austrägt – um die Umstände unserer Geburt, die Familie, derer wir ein Teil sind, die Kultur, die wir unsere nennen und die Zeit unseres Lebens zu verstehen.

Hari kann grüner Frosch bedeuten, genauso wie viele andere Spezies und Dinge; Sonne, Mond, Affe, Pferd, Löwe, Schakal, Papagei, Pfau, Gans, Schlange, Wind und Feuer. Haris Wunsch ist es, alles für alle zu sein und seine Identität sollte als unendlich definiert werden. Wir entdecken Hari in allen Lebewesen und Dingen und nicht nur in Götterbildern oder Statuen im Tempel. aham uccāvacair drvyāih kriyayotpannayānaghe naiva tusye ‘rcito ‘rcāyām bhūta-grāmāvamānina.3 “Liebe Mutter, auch wenn sie Mich mit angemessenen Ritualen und Dingen ehren, eine Person, die sich Meiner Präsenz in allem Lebenden nicht bewusst ist, erfreut mich nie durch die Verehrung meiner Gottheiten im Tempel.“ Obwohl dieser Vers aus dem Bhagavatam ziemlich egalitär scheint in seiner Beschreibung von Haris Präsenz in allen Wesen folgen ihm zahlreiche Verse, die für ein ‚alle sind gleich, aber manche sind gleicher‘ sprechen, basierend auf lächerlichen Vergleichen der Anzahl von Beinen und Sinnen zwischen Spezies.

Menschen haben diese Tradition erweitert und gleichermaßen absurde Hierarchien begründet auf Spezies, Religion, Herkunft, Geschlecht und Hautfarbe erschaffen. Wir finden zweit-, dritt- und viertklassige Mitglieder in allen Kulturen. Diese leiden unter ökonomischen, Bildungs- und anderen Nachteilen aufgrund willkürlich geschaffener Trennungen. In Indien hat die Dunkelheit der Hautfarbe eine direkte Verbindung zur Kaste. In den Staaten machen Afro- und Hispanoamerikaner ungefähr 32% der Gesamtbevölkerung aus und gleichzeitig überproportionale 56% der Menschen in Gefängnissen.4 Jedes Land hat seine eigenen Unterschichten und weltweit werden Frauen und Kinder besonders benachteiligt. Wir könnten viele weitere Beispiele nennen: Albinos, Inder und Pakistanis im subsaharischen Afrika; Muslime in China; Katholiken, Afroamerikaner und Indianer in den USA; Kurden in der Türkei und im Irak; Juden in muslimischen Ländern; Palästinenser in Israel (und anderswo); Frauen und Mädchen in muslimischen Ländern; Behinderte/Verkrüppelte/Kranke Menschen überall; Aber am untersten Ende all dieser willkürlichen Diskrimination leben Insekten, Tiere und Fische. Die Tiere, die getrennt wurden um Nahrung für Menschen zu liefern, erleiden die schlimmsten Demütigungen und Elend. Ihr Leid wird ignoriert oder als ein notwendiges Übel angesehen. Hunde und Katzen werden als Familienmitglieder geliebt und schnell wieder abgegeben, wenn die Familie umzieht. Menschen, die angeln behaupten, Fische haben kein Gefühl um ihren Mund herum und spüren keinen Schmerz. Natürlich ist das Unwissenheit, aber es ist auch die gleiche Art heimtückischer, absichtlicher Leugnung, welche bestimmten Personengruppen die grundsätzliche Unfähigkeit zu Lesen und zu Schreiben oder Mitgefühl zu empfinden unterstellt. Wenn ich auf ein Insekt trete habe ich nicht das Gefühl, einen Menschen umzubringen. Aber warum? Diese Gefühle verwirren mich. Manche Entscheidungen sind klar – schwarz und weiß. Aber die meisten unserer ethischen Entscheidungen sind bunt. Veganer nehmen Pflanzen das Leben um sich zu ernähren, aber schaffen weniger Leid als Fleischesser.

Mit „weniger Leid“ ziehe ich eine Linie zwischen diesen Pflanzen und Wesen mit einem Nervensystem und deren Fähigkeit, Schmerz zu empfinden. Aber ist das eine willkürliche Linie? Andere ziehen ihre Linie an anderen Stellen als ich, entsprechend verschiedener Kriterien. Liegen sie deswegen falsch, sind unwissend oder unbewusst? Oder sind uns diese Unterteilungen über Jahrtausende eingewachsen durch Menschen, die auf jede mögliche Art an der Spitze sein wollen? Um zu richtigen Entscheidungen und angemessenen Handlungen zu gelangen müssen wir uns fragen, was unser gewünschtes Ergebnis ist. Wenn dieses gewünschte Ergebnis ist, eine Welt zu schaffen, in der die Grünen genauso frei leben können wie die Gelben und die Roten, müssen wir vorsichtig sein – Schritt für Schritt die Verwirrung und die Unwissenheit auflösen, die Vielem des Lebens zu Grunde liegt, welches wir mit unzähligen Wesen auf dieser Welt teilen, die alle heilige Tempel eines unendlichen Hari sind.

Schließlich können wir dann erkennen, dass „Andersheit“ selbst Avidya – falsches Wissen ist. Wir werden uns der Wege bewusst, mit denen wir unsere wichtigen ethischen Entscheidungen, die wir jeden Tag treffen, klarer sehen können. Und sicher, dass wir nicht unbewusst handeln aufgrund von Neigungen, die unsichtbar und willkürlich durch uns gegenseitig und durch unsere Kultur in unser Nervensystem eingebrannt wurden. Wenn wir die wichtigen Entscheidungen treffen, die jeder von uns treffen muss, müssen wir für die Gnade beten, die richtige Entsc Es ist nicht so einfach, grün zu sein Hari bol Hari bol, Hari Hari bol, mukunda madhava Govinda bol Hari bol Hari bol, Hari Hari bol, Kheshava madhava Govinda bol Yeah! Dem, der uns befreit indem er alles Leid beseitigt, dem schönen Kind der göttlichen Vorfahren, dem mit dem langen fließenden Haar, der seine Verehrer mit Freude begeistert, yeah! Hari bol bedeutet „singe den Namen des Herrn“. Bol bedeutet singen oder sprechen. Hari bedeutet „Der, welcher die Not seiner Verehrer von ihnen nimmt und schließlich ihr Herz/ ihren Geist durch seine außergewöhnlichen transzendentalen Qualitäten zu sich nimmt.“ Hari ist ein Name für Vishnu-Krishna, Narayana; er findet sich in Vishnu Sahasranama. Im Vishnuismus findet Hari eine Identität als der Erlöser von Problemen, Blockaden, Schmerz und Zwängen. Monier-Williams Sanskrit / Englisch Wörterbuch definiert हरिhari auf mehr als zwei Seiten, beginnend mit Begriffen wie gelb oder golden, grün, rehbraun, rotbraun, gelbbraun, blassgrün und grünlich. Krishna ist blau / schwarz, während Hari grün oder rot oder gelb oder golden sein kann und es Hari schwer zu fallen scheint, nur eine Farbe zu sein. Das Braun von Hari ist wie das Braun des Wildes, Haris Grün steht für Wachstum und Fülle, während Haris Gold das glänzende Licht der Sonne und des kosmischen Selbst repräsentiert.

Es ist nicht einfach, grün zu sein Jeden Tag in der Farbe der Blätter zu verbringen Wenn ich denke, es wäre schöner, rot oder gelb oder golden zu sein Oder etwas viel farbenfroheres als das Es ist nicht einfach, grün zu sein. Man scheint mit so vielen anderen gewöhnlichen Dingen zu verschmelzen Und Menschen tendieren dazu, dich zu übersehen, weil du Nicht wie funkelndes Glitzern im Wasser auffällst Oder wie Sterne im Himmel Aber grün ist die Farbe des Frühlings Und grün kann kühl und freundlich sein Und grün kann groß sein wie ein Ozean oder wichtig Wie ein Berg, oder hoch wie ein Baum Wenn grün alles ist was es zu geben scheint Könntest du dich fragen, warum? ; aber warum nach dem warum fragen, Warum nach dem warum fragen, ich bin grün und das genügt, es ist schön Und ich glaube, es ist was ich sein will1 In diesem Lied geht es um Identität und den wichtigen Weg auf der Suche nach Selbstwert. Wir könnten es auch mich Ungleichheiten aufgrund von Hautfarbe in Verbindung bringen. Am Ende des Liedes nimmt Kermit der Frosch seine Grünheit an. Das ist ein Kampf, den jeder von uns austrägt – um die Umstände unserer Geburt, die Familie, derer wir ein Teil sind, die Kultur, die wir unsere nennen und die Zeit unseres Lebens zu verstehen. Hari kann grüner Frosch bedeuten, genauso wie viele andere Spezies und Dinge; Sonne, Mond, Affe, Pferd, Löwe, Schakal, Papagei, Pfau, Gans, Schlange, Wind und Feuer.2 Haris Wunsch ist es, alles für alle zu sein und seine Identität sollte als unendlich definiert werden. Wir entdecken Hari in allen Lebewesen und Dingen und nicht nur in Götterbildern oder Statuen im Tempel. aham uccāvacair drvyāih kriyayotpannayānaghe naiva tusye ‘rcito ‘rcāyām bhūta-grāmāvamānina.3 “Liebe Mutter, auch wenn sie Mich mit angemessenen Ritualen und Dingen ehren, eine Person, die sich Meiner Präsenz in allem Lebenden nicht bewusst ist, erfreut Mich nie durch die Verehrung meiner Gottheiten im Tempel.“ Obwohl dieser Vers aus dem Bhagavatam ziemlich egalitär scheint in seiner Beschreibung von Haris Präsenz in allen Wesen folgen ihm zahlreiche Verse, die für ein ‚alle sind gleich, aber manche sind gleicher‘ sprechen, basierend auf lächerlichen Vergleichen der Anzahl von Beinen und Sinnen zwischen Spezies.

Menschen haben diese Tradition erweitert und gleichermaßen absurde Hierarchien begründet auf Spezies, Religion, Herkunft, Geschlecht und Hautfarbe erschaffen. Wir finden zweit-, dritt- und viertklassige Mitglieder in allen Kulturen. Diese leiden unter ökonomischen, Bildungs- und anderen Nachteilen aufgrund willkürlich geschaffener Trennungen. In Indien hat die Dunkelheit der Hautfarbe eine direkte Verbindung zur Kaste. In den Staaten machen Afro- und Hispanoamerikaner ungefähr 32% der Gesamtbevölkerung aus und gleichzeitig überproportionale 56% der Menschen in Gefängnissen.4 Jedes Land hat seine eigenen Unterschichten und weltweit werden Frauen und Kinder besonders benachteiligt. Wir könnten viele weitere Beispiele nennen: Albinos, Inder und Pakistanis im subsaharischen Afrika; Muslime in China; Katholiken, Afroamerikaner und Indianer in den USA; Kurden in der Türkei und im Irak; Juden in muslimischen Ländern; Palästinenser in Israel (und anderswo); Frauen und Mädchen in muslimischen Ländern; Behinderte/Verkrüppelte/Kranke Menschen überall; Aber am untersten Ende all dieser willkürlichen Diskrimination leben Insekten, Tiere und Fische.

Die Tiere, die getrennt wurden um Nahrung für Menschen zu liefern, erleiden die schlimmsten Demütigungen und Elend. Ihr Leid wird ignoriert oder als ein notwendiges Übel angesehen. Hunde und Katzen werden als Familienmitglieder geliebt und schnell wieder abgegeben, wenn die Familie umzieht. Menschen, die angeln behaupten, Fische haben kein Gefühl um ihren Mund herum und spüren keinen Schmerz. Natürlich ist das Unwissenheit, aber es ist auch die gleiche Art heimtückischer, absichtlicher Leugnung, welche bestimmten Personengruppen die grundsätzliche Unfähigkeit zu Lesen und zu Schreiben oder Mitgefühl zu empfinden unterstellt. Wenn ich auf ein Insekt trete habe ich nicht das Gefühl, einen Menschen umzubringen. Aber warum? Diese Gefühle verwirren mich. Manche Entscheidungen sind klar – schwarz und weiß. Aber die meisten unserer ethischen Entscheidungen sind bunt. Veganer nehmen Pflanzen das Leben um sich zu ernähren, aber schaffen weniger Leid als Fleischesser.

Mit „weniger Leid“ ziehe ich eine Linie zwischen diesen Pflanzen und Wesen mit einem Nervensystem und deren Fähigkeit, Schmerz zu empfinden. Aber ist das eine willkürliche Linie? Andere ziehen ihre Linie an anderen Stellen als ich, entsprechend verschiedener Kriterien. Liegen sie deswegen falsch, sind unwissend oder unbewusst? Oder sind uns diese Unterteilungen über Jahrtausende eingewachsen durch Menschen, die auf jede mögliche Art an der Spitze sein wollen? Um zu richtigen Entscheidungen und angemessenen Handlungen zu gelangen müssen wir uns fragen, was unser gewünschtes Ergebnis ist.

Wenn dieses gewünschte Ergebnis ist, eine Welt zu schaffen, in der die Grünen genauso frei leben können wie die Gelben und die Roten, müssen wir vorsichtig sein – Schritt für Schritt die Verwirrung und die Unwissenheit auflösen, die Vielem des Lebens zu Grunde liegt, welches wir mit unzähligen Wesen auf dieser Welt teilen, die alle heilige Tempel eines unendlichen Hari sind. Schließlich können wir dann erkennen, dass „Andersheit“ selbst Avidya – falsches Wissen ist. Wir werden uns der Wege bewusst, mit denen wir unsere wichtigen ethischen Entscheidungen, die wir jeden Tag treffen, klarer sehen können. Und sicher, dass wir nicht unbewusst handeln aufgrund von Neigungen, die unsichtbar und willkürlich durch uns gegenseitig und durch unsere Kultur in unser Nervensystem eingebrannt wurden. Wenn wir die wichtigen Entscheidungen treffen, die jeder von uns treffen muss, müssen wir für die Gnade beten, die richtige Entscheidung zu treffen, die bewusste Entscheidung: freundlich und mitfühlend zu sein.

David Life

Copyright Deutsche Übersetzung: Jivamukti Berlin GmbH. 

Die Originalfassung findet sich unter:  https://jivamuktiyoga.com/fotm/not-easy-bein-green/


 

22.-29.9.2018/3.10.2018:
Anja Kühnel + Martyna Eder
A remote organic farm right on the beach

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

THE 2018 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 2018 (September 22 to 29/October 3) for THE 2018 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., 22.09.2018 - Sat., 29.09.2018 (8 days, 7 nights)

OPTIONAL EXTENSION: Sat., 29.09.2018 - Wed., 03.10.2018 (5 days, 4 nights) Optional 4 night small group extension until 3.10.2018 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.

THE 2-STEP REGISTRATION PROCESS FOR THIS RETREAT: For registering, we have a 2-step registration process:

STEP 0: Download the registration form (click on the little image to the left), and make sure the offering, dates, prices and terms are agreable for you.

STEP 1: Make the applicable non-refundable sign-up deposit to hold your spot in the retreat and initiate the registration process. See below for payment options and instructions for the sign-up deposit.

STEP 2: Fill in and sign the registration form you downloaded in Step 0. We kindly recommend to use the free iPhone/Android App “Adobe Fill & Sign”! Alternatively, you can also print it out and fill and sign it and then either snail mail, or fax it to +49-30-48491950 or scan and email it to info@jivamuktiberlin.de. Download Adobe Fill&Sign for iPhone/ipad here and for Android here

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. She is a mentor at the 800hours Jivamukti Teacher Training Apprenticeship Program and at the 2018 Jivamukti Teacher Training in Germany.

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 6th 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. 22) only welcome satsang and on departure day (Sept. 29) 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. 29 - OCT. 3

 

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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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▲▼ SIGN UP HERE ==> MORE INFO ON PRICING & HOW TO SIGN UP

THE 2-STEP REGISTRATION PROCESS FOR THIS RETREAT: For registering, we have a 2-step registration process:

STEP 0: Download the registration form (click on the little image to the left), and make sure the offering, dates, prices and terms are agreable for you.

STEP 1: Make the applicable non-refundable sign-up deposit to hold your spot in the retreat and initiate the registration process. See below for payment options and instructions for the sign-up deposit.

STEP 2: Fill in and sign the registration form you downloaded in Step 0. We kindly recommend to use the free iPhone/Android App “Adobe Fill & Sign”! Alternatively, you can also print it out and fill and sign it and then either snail mail, or fax it to +49-30-48491950 or scan and email it to info@jivamuktiberlin.de. Download Adobe Fill&Sign for iPhone/ipad here and for Android here

PLEASE NOTE 1: Spaces are limited due to our contingent of rooms. Please reserve you spot early to avoid frustration.

PLEASE NOTE 2: Your sign-up deposit is non-refundable, if you later change your mind and/or cannot come and/or cannot pay the full retreat price, however, you may find another person to take the retreat instead and who did not pay the sign-up deposit yet and transfer your deposit to this person.

MAKE YOUR FIRST STEP TOWARDS THE 2018 JIVAMUKTI ISLAND INTENSIVE RETREAT ADVENTURE: Secure your spot now by sending us your non-refundable sign-up deposit. These are your payment options and instructions:

Attention: We give you 18 EUR discount on your final retreat invoice if you send your sign-up deposit AND your final retreat payment by bank transfer or Transferwise to our German or US bank account using options 4-6 below.

The sign-up deposit is 234 EUR.

OPTION 1= 18 EUR DISCOUNT=EUR BANK TRANSFER:
Send the signup deposit of 234 EUR by bank transfar in EUR to our German bank account as follows (ATTENTION: This only makes sense if you have a German or European bank account that does not charge you nor Jivamukti Berlin extra bank fees for the bank wire):

IBAN #: DE66700222000020011610
BIC/SWIFT#: FDDODEMMXXX
Account holder: Jivamukti Berlin GmbH, Brunnenstr. 29, 10119 Berlin
Bank: Fidor Bank AG, Sandstr. 33, 80335 München, Germany
Payment note: Sign up Deposit Detox + The Sea Retreat
Deposit amount to send: 234 EUR-

OPTION 2= 18 EUR DISCOUNT=TRANSFERWISE.COM:
Send the the signup deposit of 234 EUR to our German bank account with Transferwise.com. Best option if you do do not have a EU bank account as Transferwise fees are much lower than bank fees and their exchange rates are much better than the banks'. If you are new to Transferwise, get your first transfer for free if you click on this link to sign up for Transferwise. When sending your payment to Jivamukti Yoga Berlin with Transferwise, just enter info@jivamuktiberlin.de as the recipients email, alternatively, you could also manually enter either of our bank account details specified unter no. 2 above

OPTION 3=18 USD DISCOUNT = USD BANK TRANSFER:
Send a sign up deposit of 270 USD to our US bank account as follows (ATTENTION: THIS ACCOUNT ONLY MAKES SENSE IF YOU SEND A WIRE OR ACH PAYMENT FROM A US BANK ACCOUNT, BUT NOT FROM NON-US BANKS!! If you want to wire from a non-US and non-EU bank account please use Transferwise as described in option 3 above):

Account Number: 8310007894
ACH Routing Number: 026073150
Wire Routing Number: 026073008
Account Holder & Address: Jivamukti Berlin GmbH, c/o TransferWise, 19 W 24th Street, New York 10010 USA
Payment note: Wild Woodstock Week 1/2/both

OPTION 4=No Discount:
Pay your 234 EUR Signup deposit in EUR by Visa or Mastercard through our Mindbody Booking System by clicking here

OPTION 5=No Discount:
Pay your 234 EUR sign up deposit in EUR via Paypal with all major credit cards (also works if you do not have a Paypal account, just click on Create an Account and then it gives you the option to make a GUEST CHECKOUT)

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BASE COSTS WITH CATEGORY 1a/1b ACCOMMODATION:

Base rate
:1,008 EUR p.P. with our super-saver early bird price valid through July 31, 2018.

Optional extension for 4 extra nights starts at: 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 for certain payment methods (like bank transfer) 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 2018.

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 4% of the retreat fee; one of the three best travel insurers as of a German consumer tests institute)

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OCTOBER 2018

16., 18. + 19.10.2018:
SHUBHRAJI: Footsteps to Freedom Trilogy with Shubraji

Vedānta Teachings from Kaivalya Upaniṣad

A Trilogy of Yoga Philosophy Evenings with Shubhraji (Woodstock, NY)

We are extremely happy to have Shubhraji teach at Jivamukti Yoga Berlin for the second time. Anja is always greatful to meet Shubhraji in Woodstock every year to ask her personally to come to Berlin. It is a very rare opportunity because there are not many Advaita Vedanta teachers who can teach this ancient philosophy of non-dualism. Do not miss this very special trilogy of yoga philosophy evenings with this famous Advaita Vedanta scholar from Woodstock, NY.

VEDANTA TEACHINGS FROM KAIVALYA UPANISAD: Revered as sacred revelations, the text of the Upaniṣads (4-5000 B.C.) are said to contain the key to life. This Yoga Vedanta philosophy trilogy presents the contemplative teachings on Self – Knowledge and its relevance to our own lives in a systematic way. Kaivalya Upaniṣad belongs to the Atharvaveda. It gives a complete picture of the state of inner freedom achieved through meaningful renunciation. The Upaniṣad teaches us effective techniques to meditate and gives a clear understanding of how to carve out a spiritual path in everyday life. Shubhraji shares with us the entire Kaivalya Upaniṣad verse by verse, interspersed with stories from the Vedāntic tradition.  

Shubhraji, who is originally from India, is a close disciple of renowned Vedantic Master H.H. Swami Chinmayananda and studied with him for twenty years. 
Using original Sanskrit texts such as the Bhagavad Gita and the Upanishads, Shubhraji lectures on a diverse range of topics. Shubhraji brings earthy, good-humored exposition to her teachings. She travels internationally, teaching extensively in several academic institutions like St John's College in New Mexico, Harvard Business School in Boston, London Business School in London, UK and many yoga studios as well as addressing yoga festivals across the world.

WORKSHOPSPRACHE: Englisch. Participants should have a basic level of understanding English. The lectures will not be translated into other languages.

TAGE & ZEITEN:
Tue. Oct 16, 20:15-21:45 @ Jivamukti X-Berg:
A tool of Self-Knowledge: The Kaivalya Upaniṣad- An Introduction
Thu. Oct 18, 18:15-20:00 @ Jivamukti Mitte: Footsteps to Freedom with the Kaivalya Upaniṣad
Fri. Oct 19, 17:00-18:30 @ Jivamukti Mitte:
The Healing Power of Kaivalya Upaniṣad based Meditation

Please note it is possible to book single sessions even though we recommend booking all three for a broader holistic experience. Still every single lecture is unique and it is not neccessary to attend one by one in order to understand the topics. You are free to choose booking 1, 2 or 3 sessions.

▲▼ BUCHUNG + GENAUE BESCHREIBUNGEN DER EINZELNEN KLASSEN DER TRILOGY

Tue. Oct 16, 20:15-21:45 @ Jivamukti Kreuzberg: A tool of Self-Knowledge: The Kaivalya Upaniṣad- An Introduction
The Kaivalya Upanishad (Sanskrit: कैवल्य उपनिषत्) is an ancient text attached to the Atharvayeda. The question, 'Who Am I?' can be discussed through Shiva's journey of aloneness and rennounciation. Looking into Atman (Soul, Self) and its relation to Brahman (the Unchangeable), and Self-knowledge as the path to kaivalya (Liberation) we will develop an understanding of the path to Self-Knowledge. In this talk, Shubhraji presents an overview of the Kaivalya Upanisads with an introduction to Vedantic philosophy.

Thu. Oct 18, 18:15-20:00 @ Jivamukti Mitte: Footsteps to Freedom with the Kaivalya Upaniṣad

We will study the threefolded path of yoga with emphasis on the third path towards freedom. The First Path (Karma Yoga) is the Path of altruistic Action related to our inner personality and everyday life. The Path of Devotion (Bhakti Yoga) as the second Path is asking to open oneself to heart consciousness.
Knowledge (Gyana Yoga) is the third and final path. The non-dualistic (Advaita) philosophy of Vedanta gives us intellectual and true intuitive knowledge about the Self and releases us from limitations. This path helps us to discover our own dormant potential and come to live with a new resourcefulness in life.

Fri. Oct 19, 17:00-18:30 @ Jivamukti Mitte: The Healing Power of Kaivalya Upaniṣad based Meditation
How can the Kaivalya Upanisad help us to use meditation effectively to guide us through our everyday life, as well as a tool of Self-Knowledge and connection to the Divine? Shubhraji's teachings center on logic and technique of Vedic meditation. She teaches different approaches to slowing the vrittis (thoughts) which, when accomplished, allows one to rediscover and abide in one's true being of – Truth, Consciousness and Bliss. There is also guided meditation.

Pricing: 18 EUR per evening, 15 EUR reduced with student ID or Berlin Pass*. 
Special price for the entire trilogy can only be pre-booked by October 15: 45 EUR/40,50 EUR reduced*.

* NB: For reduced prices you need to present your student ID/Berlin Pass to the class for checkin or else you need to pay the difference.

RESERVATION PROCEDURE: Due to the limited number of spaces available for workshops we only accept binding reservations with full pre-payment of the workshop fees. With full payment of the workshop fee your are firmly booked for the workshop (we reserve the right to turn down registrations in case an event is sold out; in this case the date/time of receipt of the full payment is relevant). In case you cannot come, you can name another person who can come instead of you.

By booking workshops with us, you are accepting our standard booking conditions for workshops and seminars. You can read these conditions by clicking here. Please note: Once we received your payment your spot at the workshop is firmly booked and the workshop fee cannot be refunded. However, if you are prevented to come, you can name a replacement person, who has not yet registered with us, who can come instead of you. In case the workshops sell out, spots will be given in the order the payment is received. We suggest to reduce your financial risks that you cannot come to a workshop you booked by buying a workshop- and seminar insurance, which you can buy for little money by clicking here.

FOR A BINDING RESERVATION WITH ADVANCE PAYMENT WE OFFER THE FOLLOWING OPTIONS:

1. Directly at the Jivamukti Yoga Loft Berlin with cash or all major debit and credit cards.

2. By sending the applicable amount (see above) to our bank account as follows:

Jivamukti Berlin GmbH
IBAN #: DE66700222000020011610
BIC/SWIFT#: FDDODEMMXXX
Fidor Bank AG
Payment note: Shubhraji + name of the student+ classes booked

* NB: For reduced prices you need to present your student ID/Berlin Pass to the class for checkin or else you need to pay the difference.

3. With your credit card, direct debit etc. via Paypal using the menu/buttons below. Also works if you do not have/open a Paypal account! If you want to sign up for multiple sessions or workshops this is also possible. Then just enter the different intems into the Paypal cart one after the other and pay everything at once at the end.

Shubhraji at JYB

 

4. By Sofort Überweisung, GiroPay and all major Credit Cards directly through our MindBody registration system:
=> Just click SIGN UP next to the class you want to sign up for

20.10.-27.10.2018 @ Mitte
KHALSA WAY 80HR. CONT. EDUCATION: PRENATAL TEACHER'S TRAINING+IMMERSION
with GURMUKH KAUR KHALSA + Sarah Kamrath (USA)Wild Woodstock Retreat

We recommend early booking, not only for the super early bird discount (available until the end of August), but also because spots are limited.

This 85-Hour Khalsa Way Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training Program, developed by Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa and based on Kundalini Yoga and Meditation as taught by Yogi Bhajan, is in its 30th year and is designed for yoga teachers, students of all yogic disciplines, pregnant mothers, midwives, doulas, doctors, and health and childbirth educators. We warmly welcome those wanting to become pregnant and any woman who wants to deepen her knowledge of conscious conception, pregnancy and motherhood. Come discover the power of this ancient, grace-filled, time-tested practice.

DATE: Saturday, 20.10.18 - Saturday, 27.10.18 every day from 5:00 - 17:00 (with breaks)

LOCATION: Jivamukti Yoga Berlin (Mitte), Brunnenstr. 29, 10119 Berlin

85 HOURS IMMERSION - YOGA ALLIANCE CERTIFIED.

REGISTRATION: More information on the program etc. in the drop-down menus below. We recommend early booking, not only for the super early bird discount, but also because spots are limited.

LANGUAGE: English.

▲▼ THE GENERAL CONTENT AND DESCRIPTION OF THIS 85-HOUR COURSE:

Registration FormWe welcome you to join us in one of our most important roles as women — helping women become conscious mothers. This is perhaps the greatest way we can help bring peace to the world.

The womb-life and first three years of life set the entire life’s course. Through conscious pregnancy, birthing and early parenting, we set the foundation for life-long health and happiness in a child. Yoga and meditation may be the strongest offering that we can give to pregnant women. To actively move her body, to learn to breath properly, to close her eyes, to meditate, to go inside where her baby is – from this she will come to know her own truth.

This 85-Hour Khalsa Way Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training Program, developed by Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa and based on Kundalini Yoga and Meditation as taught by Yogi Bhajan, is in its 30th year and is designed for yoga teachers, students of all yogic disciplines, pregnant mothers, midwives, doulas, doctors, and health and childbirth educators. We warmly welcome those wanting to become pregnant and any woman who wants to deepen her knowledge of conscious conception, pregnancy and motherhood. Come discover the power of this ancient, grace-filled, time-tested practice.

You will learn how to support a woman over her nine-month pregnancy as she experiences the enormous physical, emotional and spiritual changes that prepare her to create and welcome another human being into the world. If a woman is living in calmness, radiance, joy and good health, this is the atmosphere in which her baby will enter the world.

Over the years, Khalsa Way Yoga and Meditation has touched the lives of thousands! Please come join our worldwide family and step into your destiny by helping create a more loving and peaceful world … one mother, one baby, one family at a time.

Kundalini Yoga and Meditation, as taught by Yogi Bhajan, are the cornerstones of this Teacher Training. All aspects of pregnancy and the first 3 years of a child’s life are studied.

This training is a wonderful opportunity to share experiences with other women in the fields of childbirth and parenting. It is an opportunity to expand your network, both personally and professionally. Over the course of the last 30 years, women’s lives have changed as a result of The Khalsa Way. The Khalsa Way has touched hundreds of women, children, and families all over the world!

 

 

▲▼ THE 85-HOUR IMMERSION: WHAT IS COVERED + WHAT YOU GET:

OVERVIEW: This complete Prenatal Certification Course offers you the necessary skills and training to teach Khalsa Way Prenatal Yoga and Meditation classes. You will learn the precautions and modifications necessary to put together a safe, empowering prenatal class suitable for all stages of pregnancy. You will be able to share powerful, ancient breathing techniques, mudras, mantras and asanas specifically designed for a pregnant woman so that she may experience a pregnancy and birth filled with consciousness and confidence. Sharing these transformative methods with mothers and babies will prove to be some of the most rewarding work of your life!

WHAT IS COVERED:

WHAT YOU GET WHEN COMPLETING THE COURSE: The Khalsa Way Prenatal Teacher Training course fulfills Yoga Alliance’s 85-hour international standard for a Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT®). In order to receive a Yoga Alliance accreditation you must also have 30 hours of teaching experience in prenatal yoga after completing the Khalsa Way Prenatal Teacher Training course, and complete a 200-hour training program with a Registered Yoga School (RYS).

Participants will receive a certificate of participation in the course after complete participation in all 85 hours of the course. Attendance will be monitored. In case of parts of the course missed, this will be noted in the certificate of attendance and these parts need to be reexamined by the participant.

In order to become fully certified as a Khalsa Way Prental Yoga teacher and prepared to teach, you must fulfill the following homework requirements within 3 months of the completion of the course:
– Attendance at 10 yoga classes (5 Khalsa Way and 5 other schools of prenatal yoga classes). If there are not any Khalsa Way certified teachers in your area, you may use Gurmukh’s Pregnancy Yoga DVD’s and Sarah Kamrath’s recorded classes.
– Creation of 3 sample pregnancy yoga classes, with postures and a meditation included in each class outline.
– Submission of a DVD/video file of you teaching a sample 1-hour prenatal yoga set.
– A 40-day meditation that will be assigned at the end of the course.


“Khalsa Way was one of the most beautiful experiences of my life. I signed up because of my interest in supporting pregnant women and new mothers. KW gave me back so much in return, including a profound healing opportunity to celebrate, grieve, and bless my own birth stories. KW is a transcendent experience of sisterhood; a spectacular introduction to kundalini yoga; and a chance to get in touch with important ideas around life and health that will sustain you in your journey as a mother and a teacher." - Louise Habakus, best-selling author, lecturer, founding director of Fearless Parent

 

Gurmukh on The Khalsa Way Training:

▲▼ REGISTRATION AND PRICES:

Registration FormPRICE: 1.440 EUR including VAT (19%=229,92 EUR). 270 EUR non-refundable sign-up deposit to save you a spot

DISCOUNT: 90 EUR Early Bird Discount until 30.08.18; 18 EUR discount for payments per bank transfer

REGISTRATION: We recommend early booking, not only for the super early bird discount, but also because spots are limited

More information on the program etc. in the drop-down menus below.

Please check out the registration form for detailed information about prices and discounts.

THE 2-STEP REGISTRATION PROCESS:

STEP 0: Download the registration form (click on the little image to the left), and make sure the offering, dates, prices, optins and terms are agreable for you.

STEP 1: Make the applicable non-refundable sign-up deposit to hold your spot in the retreat and initiate the registration process. See below for payment options and instructions for the sign-up deposit.

STEP 2: Fill in and sign the registration form you downloaded in Step 0. We kindly recommend to use the free iPhone/Android App “Adobe Fill & Sign”! Alternatively, you can also print it out and fill and sign it and then either snail mail, or fax it to +49-30-48491950 or scan and email it to info@jivamuktiberlin.de. Download Adobe Fill&Sign for iPhone/ipad here and for Android here für iPhone/ipad hier und für Android hier.

 

▲▼ FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

  • WHO IS THIS TRAINING DESIGNED FOR AND WHY IS THIS COURSE FOR ME?

    This weeklong immersion is designed for students of all yogic disciplines, yoga teachers, doulas, nurses, midwives, doctors, childbirth educators and anyone wanting to deepen their knowledge and practice.

    If you are hoping to have children someday give yourself and your future child the gift of stepping onto the path toward conscious conception now – the earlier the better. And for those of you who may to carry a child within your own womb in this lifetime, please know that some of the greatest Khalsa Way teachers are amongst you.

    Come discover the power of this transformative, grace filled, time tested practice designed to help support a woman as she experiences the enormous physical, emotional and spiritual changes that prepare her to welcome a human being into the world.

  • WHAT IF I AM PREGNANT. IS IT OK TO STILL ATTEND THE TRAINING?

    Yes. Absolutely. There is no better time. Come connect with your baby, your sisters and yourself.

  • CAN I TAKE THE COURSE IF I’VE NEVER TAKEN KUNDALINI YOGA BEFORE?

    Yes. But we do highly recommend taking a Kundalini Yoga class before arriving even it if is a class off of a DVD or online class. This way you will have the experience of the energy. At Jivamukti Yoga Berlin we currently offer 4 weekly Kundalini Yoga classes, 2 for everyone, one for pregnant women and one for mummies and babies.

  • WILL I BE CERTIFIED TO TEACH KHALSA WAY PRENATAL YOGA BY THE END OF THE COURSE?

    You will be well on your way. However, the following certification requirements must be met before you are fully certified and prepared to teach. You will have 3 months to complete your homework:

    – Attendance at 10 yoga classes (5 Khalsa Way and 5 other schools of prenatal yoga classes). If there are not any Khalsa Way certified teachers in your area, you may use Gurmukh’s Pregnancy Yoga DVD’s and Sarah Kamrath’s recorded classes.

    – Creation of 3 sample pregnancy yoga classes, with postures and a meditation included in each class outline.

    – Submission of a DVD of you teaching a sample 1-hour yoga set.

    – A 40-day meditation that will be assigned at the end of the course.

"My experience with Khalsa Way Prenatal Yoga teacher training was beyond what words can capture. The feeling among participants after a week together is indescribable. I signed up for it without any expectations - I wasn't even planning to be a yoga instructor. Learning from both Gurmukh and Sarah was so empowering. My birth experience five months earlier truly transformed my life. However, Khalsa Way training made it crystal clear for me... it was one of the most powerful experiences of my life. I was re-born, I found myself, I found my purpose, I found clarity, I found sisterhood, I found community and nothing was ever the same after that week. If there is anything a woman should do in her life to truly experience a transformation, it is the Khalsa Way training!"  - Kasia Sanvee, doula/DONA, CLC, yoga instructor

Kasia Sanvee, doula/DONA, CLC, yoga instructor

▲▼ MORE INFORMATION ON THE TEACHERS: GURMUKH KAUR KHALSA AND SARAH KAMRATH

Gurmukh GURMUKH KAUR KHALSA: For more than four decades students around the world have sought out Gurmukh's classes in Kundalini Yoga, Meditation, and Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga. Since being baptized more than 40 years ago with the spiritual name that means, "one who helps people across the world ocean," Gurmukh has dedicated her life to fulfilling her namesake. 

As two of the world's leading Kundalini Yoga teachers, she and her husband Gurushabd travel worldwide, bringing this vast Technology and Teacher Training Programs to students globally. She is the creator and pioneer of The Khalsa Way Prenatal Teacher Training Immersion. 

Gurmukh's book, The Eight Human Talents, has been a long-time yoga best-seller along with her many DVDs. Gurmukh founded Seva Corp., a nonprofit organization that supports schools and orphanages in India. Her spiritual teacher Yogi Bhajan taught, "We came not to gather students, but to create teachers." She has dedicated her life to the teachings of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan. 

Sarah Kamrath SARAH KAMRATH: Sarah is the producer and director of the highly acclaimed four-part documentary series, Happy Healthy Child: A Holistic Approach. The series compiles the immense wisdom of several of the world’s most renowned experts in pregnancy, birth and early parenting. Please visit happyhealthychild.com to learn more.

Sarah is an IKYTA Certified Kundalini Yoga and Meditation teacher and teaches Khalsa Way Prenatal Yoga and Meditation trainings world-wide. She is also a trained doula and freelance writer whose work has been published in Pathways to Family Wellness Magazine, Mind Body Green, Mothering, and Natural Life Magazine. 

Normally, Sarah lives in Rowayton, CT with her husband and two children, but has recently set out on a year-long adventure with her family around the world in search of inspiring people, places and experiences. Join them at otbyear.com.

Gurmukh on The Khalsa Way Training:

 

 

 

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