Jivamukti Yoga Teacher Training 2017 Blue Spirit Costa Rica

GET 300 $ EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT + RECEIVE A 270€ NEW TEACHER STARTER PACK FROM JIVAMUKTI YOGA BERLIN
Taking the Jivamukti Yoga Teacher Training is the best you can do and a great step. We hope that, afterwards, you continue and deepen your journey as a new Jivamukti Yoga Teacher and take your yoga studies and practice to the next level. But we also know that the training can be draining to your finances which is why we developed the 270 €* New Teacher Starter Pack by Jivamukti Yoga Berlin, whichyou will receive from Jivamukti Yoga Berlin after you graduated from the training if you sign up for a 2018 Jivamukti Yoga Teacher Training using promo code JYTT2018BERLIN. This would be in addition to the up to 300 $/€ early bird discount you receive if you sign up by Dec. 15 for Costa Rica or by June 15 for Germany.

▲▼ HOW TO GET THE 270 € NEW TEACHER STARTER PACK & BENEFITS, TERMS + CONDITIONS

All you have to do is enter JYTT2018BERLIN as your Promo Code when signing up for any of the 2018 Jivamukti Yoga Teacher Trainings here. This way, you already receive 200 $ discount on the teacher training tuition. And after you graduated from the Jivamukti Yoga Training, you just have to get in touch with Jivamukti Yoga Berlin showing us your certificate and, voila, you receive 270 €* worth of of studio credit at Jivamukti Yoga Berlin free of charge* that you can use for paying any Jivamukti yoga products, classes, workshops, retreats or trainings (like the Jivamukti Yoga Immersions or the Jivamukti Yoga Apprenticeship or the 2018 Wild Woodstock Retreat) offered, hosted or organized by Jivamukti Yoga Berlin.

Pretty straightforward!?*A few rules and conditions apply, so please make sure to read them to avoid any disappointments:

Jivamukti Focus of the Month

JULY 2018

JIVAMUKTI YOGA FOKUS DES MONATS: The Magic Ten & Beyond IIJivamukti 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:

abhyāsa-vairāgyābhyāṁ tan nirodhah

“The cessation of all vrittis, of all thinking and modifications of the mindstuff, is brought about by persistent inner practice of Self-abidance, abiding in the ‘I-am’ beyond the body and mind, and by non attachment through discrimination.”

PYS I.12 (Commentary by Shri Brahmananda Sarasvati)

Magic happens when there is a shift in perception, perception of yourself, others and the world. For the yoga practitioner, that shift is a movement away from false identification with the temporary and towards that which is eternal. Every serious practitioner of any art or science knows that to become accomplished, to feel at ease with your art, both practice and humility are necessary. Ultimately Self-realization is a solitary journey inward and because of that we should develop independence—dependence inward. The journey within is the journey toward the eternal atman and so it is a timeless journey without end. The Magic Ten and Beyond is a practical book, offering guidance to the traveler of infinity.

Through repetition the magic is forced to rise. For a practice to yield sweet fruit it must be done regularly—daily is best. It should become a habit, a good habit like brushing your teeth. And like brushing your teeth, a daily yoga practice doesn’t have to take all day. Do it first thing in the morning and allow the benefits to unfold throughout the rest of the day. But if for some reason you are unable to do your practice first thing in the morning then do it later in the day or last thing before bed. The important thing is that you do it. Over time with consistent regular daily practice, along with a sense of detachment regarding specific results, the benefits will accumulate on their own accord. Abhyasa means to sit with something for a long time and vairaga means detachment. To practice, all the while being unconcerned with the results of the practice, is the way of the yogi who knows how to let go and let God. Transformation is always subtle and gradual, but non-the-less inevitable, if you’re willing to commit to consistency in your practice and sincerely surrender its fruits. Do your best and let God do the rest.

Yoga means to remember your connection to the Supreme Source, eternal happiness itself—the kind of happiness that is not dependent on any thing or condition. Yoga teaches that within each living being there is an eternal soul, the atman. Yoga practices enable us to reconnect to the atman and to understand that our mortal bodies are not who we really are—they are dwelling places for our immortal soul. Over time the practices alchemically transform our perception of who we are from the doer to the participant. The realized yogi lives in the world as an instrument for the light of truth. There are many yoga practices that can guide a person along the way to that magical remembering of who he or she really is—some of those practices are explored in this book in the form of mantras, prayers, blessings, affirmations, visualizations, asanas, dance steps, kriyas, pranayama, meditation, deep relaxation and feeding the birds.

The Sanskrit word sadhana means “conscious spiritual practice.” What distinguishes a yoga practice from a physical fitness exercise routine is the intention. When you engage in an activity with the conscious intention for it to bring you closer to enlightenment, then it is sadhana. Sadhana is never something you do for yourself. It is always about getting over yourself, your separate ego self, and awakening to how you are part of a higher Divine Self. But without the essential ingredient of bhakti, which means “devotion or love for God,” to help you relinquish doer-ship, your practices could keep you ego-centered and goal oriented, identified with your body and mind, tossed about by the ups and downs of life, bound in mundane reality and the pursuit of temporary happiness through material accumulation and forgetfulness of the real doer—the Supreme Self.

In this book I also share some of my ideas regarding the history of yoga and my speculations regarding a possible connection with ancient Egypt. Ten years ago this intuition led me to visit Egypt. While in the Great Pyramid lying in the King’s chamber I had an out of body experience. A day later while at the Cairo Museum I saw a painting of a yogini in what appeared to be an asana and met an Egyptologist who would show me a magic circle, called a cartouche, containing ten hieroglyphs that looked to me like they could be describing yoga practices.

Sharon Gannon

https://jivamuktiyoga.com/fotm/magic-ten-beyond/

▲▼ DER AKTUELLE FOKUS DES MONATS AUF DEUTSCH:

abhyāsa-vairāgyābhyāṁ tan nirodhah

„Das Zur-Ruhe-Kommen aller vrittis, allen Denkens oder jeder Veränderung des Geistes, entsteht durch die kontinuierliche innere Praxis des Selbst – Aufenthaltes, dem Sich – Aufhalten im „ICH-BIN“: jenseits von Körper und Geist und durch Nicht-Anhaftung mittels klarer Unterscheidungskraft.“

PYS (Kommentar von Shri Brahmananda Sarasvati)

Magie findet statt, wenn sich die Wahrnehmung, die Wahrnehmung von dir, anderen und der Welt verändert. Für den Yogi ist diese Verschiebung eine Bewegung weg von der falschen Identifikation mit dem Vorübergehenden und hin zu dem Ewigen. Jeder ernsthafte Praktiker einer Kunst oder Wissenschaft weiß, dass, um sich zu verwirklichen, sich mit deiner Kunst wohl zu fühlen, sowohl Übung als auch Demut notwendig sind. Letztendlich ist Selbstverwirklichung eine einsame Reise nach innen und deshalb sollten wir Unabhängigkeitsabhängigkeit nach innen entwickeln. Die innere Reise ist die Reise zum ewigen Atman und so ist es eine zeitlose Reise ohne Ende. The Magic Ten and Beyond ist ein praktisches Buch, das dem Reisenden der Unendlichkeit Orientierung bietet.

Durch Wiederholung wird die Magie gezwungen aufzusteigen und sich zu entfalten. Um die süßen Früchte der Praxis zu erhalten, muss sie regelmäßig erfolgen – am besten täglich. Sie sollte zur Gewohnheit werden. Eine gute Angewohnheit wie Zähneputzen. Und wie beim Zähneputzen braucht eine tägliche Yogapraxis nicht den ganzen Tag. Übe zuerst am Morgen und lass sich die Vorteile den Rest des Tages entfalten. Wenn du aus irgendeinem Grund nicht in der Lage bist, die Praxis gleich zu Beginn des Tages zu üben, dann versuch es später am Tag, oder vor dem Schlafengehen. Das Wichtigste ist, dass du es tust. Im Laufe der Zeit mit einer konsequenten täglichen Praxis und einem Gefühl der Losgelöstheit in Bezug auf spezifische Ergebnisse, werden sich die Vorteile mehr und mehr vereinen. Abhyasa bedeutet, sich mit etwas lange Zeit auseinanderzusetzen und vairagya bedeutet Nicht-Anhaftung oder Loslösung. Zu Üben, während man sich nicht um die Resultate der Praxis kümmert ist der Weg des Yogi, der weiß wie er Loslassen kann, um Gott wirken zu lassen. Wenn du Willens bist, dich der Regelmäßigkeit deiner Praxis zu verschreiben und dich nicht an die Ergebnisse klammerst, dann ist dir Transformation sicher. Diese Transformation entsteht immer subtil und graduell, aber sie ist dir sicher gegeben. Tu dein Bestes und lass Gott den Rest Machen.

Yoga bedeutet, sich an deine Verbindung mit der Höchsten Quelle zu erinnern, an die ewige Glückseligkeit selbst - die Art von Glück, die nicht von irgend etwas abhängt. Yoga lehrt, dass es in jedem Lebewesen eine ewige Seele gibt, den Atman. Yoga-Übungen ermöglichen es uns, uns wieder mit dem Atman zu verbinden und zu verstehen, dass unsere sterblichen Körper nicht die sind, die wir wirklich sind - sie sind lediglich Orte für unsere unsterbliche Seele. Mit der Zeit verändert unsere Praxis alchemisch unsere Wahrnehmung von dem wer und was wir sind: vom Handelnden zum Teilnehmer. Der verwirklichte Yogi lebt in der Welt als ein Instrument für das Licht der Wahrheit. Es gibt viele Yoga-Praktiken, die eine Person auf dem Weg zu diesem magischen Erinnern dessen, was er oder sie wirklich ist, führen können. Einige dieser Praktiken werden in diesem Buch in Form von Mantras, Gebeten, Segnungen, Bestätigungen, Visualisierungen, Asanas, Tanzschritte, Kriyas, Pranayama, Meditation, Tiefenentspannung und Fütterung der Vögel aufgezeigt.

Das Sanskrit-Wort sadhana bedeutet "bewusste spirituelle Praxis". Was eine Yoga-Übung von einer körperlichen Fitness-Routine unterscheidet, ist die Absicht. Wenn du eine Aktivität mit der bewussten Absicht betreibst, sie der Erleuchtung näher zu bringen, dann ist es Sadhana. Sadhana ist niemals etwas, was du für dich tust. Es geht immer darum, über dich hinwegzukommen, dein getrenntes Ego-Selbst, und zu erwachen, wie du Teil eines höheren Göttlichen Selbst bist. Aber ohne die wesentliche Zutat von Bhakti, die "Hingabe oder Liebe zu Gott" bedeutet, um dir zu helfen, dein Handeln aufzugeben, könnten deine Praktiken dich egozentriert und zielorientiert halten, identifiziert mit deinem Körper und Geist, geworfen von den Höhen und Tiefen des Lebens, gebunden in weltlicher Realität und dem Streben nach zeitweiliger Glückseligkeit durch materielle Anhäufung und Vergesslichkeit des wahren Handelnden - des Höchsten Selbst.

In diesem Buch teile ich auch einige meiner Ideen in Bezug auf die Geschichte des Yoga und meine Spekulationen über eine mögliche Verbindung mit dem alten Ägypten. Vor zehn Jahren führte mich diese Intuition dazu, Ägypten zu besuchen. Während ich in der Großen Pyramide in der Königskammer lag, hatte ich eine außerkörperliche Erfahrung. Ich traf einen Ägyptologen, der mir einen magischen Kreis zeigte, der Kartusche genannt wird, auf dem zehn Hieroglyphen zu sehen waren, die, so schien es mir, Yogaübungen beschreiben könnten.

Sharon Gannon

Jivamukti Yoga Editorial Team

Copyright Deutsche Übersetzung: Jivamukti Berlin GmbH. Die Originalfassung findet sich unter: https://jivamuktiyoga.com/fotm/magic-ten-beyond/

29.7.2018 @ MITTE
ARJUN BABA: Kirtan+Qawwali Super Concert with one of Anja's favourite devotional singers Arjun Baba in Berlin

Jivamukti Yoga Berlin and especially Anja is super happy that one of our most favorite devotional singers ARJUN BABA is returning to Berlin for a 2nd time this year for a Kirtan and Qawwali Super Concert after 8 long years. You definitely know Arjun's music if you went to Anja's classes as she likes to play him a lot. Jivamukti Co-Founders Sharon Gannon and David Life mention Arjun's music among the top 3 of the best kirtan CDs.

"The most inspired kirtan I've heard since Bhagavan Das" - Yoga Arts, Chicago

DATES +TIME+PLACE:
Sun., 29.07.2018 19:30-21:30 @ Jivamukti Yoga Berlin Mitte, Brunnenstr. 29

COSTS: FREE with JYB Unlimited Contract or Urban Sports Club Checkin or 1 unit from your JYB class packs/Fanta4 or 13.50 EUR Cash (the price includes 7% German VAT as it is a concert)

▲▼ MORE INFORMATION ON ARJUN BABA


Arjun BabaArjun Baba's intention is to share the traditions of Kirtan/Bhajan, & Sufi Ghazal/Qawwali devotional music to the west & worldwide.  By sharing the chant, as well as the raag, melodies,  & beautiful profound history of Hindustani music, he is considered a unique and leading kirtan singer in the western world for over 19 years.

With annual tours through UK, Europe, India, & the US his passion is to express the beauty of this music and practice. Born in New York City, living many years between India and California, he currently resides in Rishikesh, India, and returns to the west annually to share this path of music and devotion.

Since 1998, he has recorded 7 volumes of bhajan and kirtan, 6 of sufi qawwali music, as well as 6 volumes with his collective "Arjun & Guardians", where songwriting and eclectic styles are explored. He is also a member of Fanna Fi Allah Sufi Qawwali Party (where he has studied in the lineage of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan), and The Dub Kirtan All Stars (featuring producers Freq Nasty and David Starfire); as well as collaborating with DJ Drez, MC Yogi, and The Kirtaniyas.

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"The pure sounds coming from your voice and the music of the CD are incredibly heart opening. Yours is my favorite CD at the moment. The sound is sooo Indian I feel like I'm walking into an Indian temple. This special atmosphere created by your devotion to God causes all who hear you to feel the Presence of the Lord. David and I sincerely thank you for this offering you have made." - Sharon Gannon + David Life, Co-Founders of Jivamukti Yoga

"Arjun is the real deal." - Carlos Menjivar ,  former Managing Director ; Jivamukti NYC and Worldwide

"Very few practitioners of the Kirtan practice can match Arjun's level of authenticity. He is truly one of the finest I have ever heard."
 -Shiva Baum- Executive Producer of Krishna Das' Breath Of The Heart and Producer of Bhagavan Das' Now/former head of A&R, Triloka Records

"Arjun delivers an uplifting kirtan filled with authentic Indian musical sensibilities, and the harmonious sweetness of a long time Spiritual Devotee of Bhakti Yoga". -Sridhar Silberfein- Founder & Producer -  BhaktiFest

"The most inspired kirtan I've heard since Bhagavan Das" - Yoga Arts, Chicago

"Arjun's music comes from a deep place, it reveals so much and connect the listener to so much more" - Matthew Lombardo, Jivamukti Yoga


www.arjunbaba.net

▲▼ COSTS, REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT FOR THIS CONCERT

 

TICKET PRICE FOR THE ARJUN BABA CONCERT:

FREE with JYB Unlimited Contract or Urban Sports Club Membership or 1 unit from your JYB class packs/Fanta4 or 13.50 EUR Cash(the price includes 7% German VAT as it is a concert)

RESERVATION PROCEDURE: Due to the limited number of spaces available for events 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
Konto-Nr. 0020011610
BLZ 70022200
IBAN DE66700222000020011610
BIC/SWIFT FDDODEMMXXX
Fidor Bank AG
Verwendungszweck: "ARJUN BABA" + name of the participant + email-adress if you like to recieve a confirmation

* NB: The reduced early bird fees are only valid if full payment is received by the deadline.

3. Via the PayPal button below with all major debit and credit cards etc.

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4. By Major Credit Cards directly through our MindBody registration system:
=> Just click SIGN UP next to the class you want to sign up for

AUGUST

THU. 09.08.2018, 18:00-20:00 @ XBERG:
METAMORPHOSIS ! YOGA AND PUNKS AND MONKS – a journey through Asana and Bhakti Lifestyle w/ RAGHUNATH (=Ray Cappo=Band Shelter)

We are super happy and excited that RAGHUNATH, yogi turned legendary lead-singer Ray Cappo of New York's legendary 1990's straight edge hardcore band YOUTH OF TODAY again offered to teach a workshop at Jivamukti Yoga Kreuzberg right before he is performing with his band Shelter at Berlin's quintessential punk club SO36 across the street from us. Don't miss!

DATE: Thursday, 09.08.18, 17:30 – 19:30

LOCATION: Jivamukti Yoga Kreuzberg, Oranienstraße 25,10999 Berlin-Kreuzberg

LANGUAGE: English.

RAGHUNATH... ex-punk, ex-monk, husband, father of five, inversion ambassador, bent on Bhakti, detox junkie, evolution assistant, coalesced by kirtan, cacao consumer, puranic story teller, reciter of Gita, potential excavator, beyond birth and death. He is prana hunter, animal friendly, transcendence in training, born to give - to live today; full contact fighter, devours durians, loves to chant, likes a challenge, servant of the servants, harmonium hugger, conscious of Krishna.

▲▼ MORE INFO ABOUT RAGHUNATH + Metamorphosis ! Yoga Punks and Monks – a journey through Asana and Bhakti Lifestyle class

METAMORPHOSIS
Join us for a 2 hour immersion with Raghunath Cappo as he will lead us through his signature floating vinyasa sequence, advanced asanas and transitions. In authentic Raghunath style, class will be interlaced with chanting and stories from classic Indian texts, rooted in down to earth spirituality, and instructions for living a contemporary yogic lifestyle. Change your mind, strengthen your practice, and open your heart in this 2 hour yoga immersion workshop! Suitable for all levels!

RAGHUNATH IS …
Raghunath, born Ray Cappo, started as a hardcore/punk singer-songwriter icon in Youth of Today and Shelter. In a decadent music scene infested with drugs, negativity and intoxication, he was a light advocating clean living, positive attitude and vegetarian lifestyle, inspiring tens of thousands of fans internationally. Currently Shelter are on a short reunion tour through Europe which is why we have the rare opportunity to attend his workshop during the day and throw ourselves in the mosh pit at night. He started practicing yoga in 1987 with esteemed Sri Dharma Mittra and Shivananada Yoga. The pettiness of the business of music and the untimely death of his father led him to India in 1988 where he dove deeper into the lifestyle and spirituality of India. He became a celibate monk at a Krishna Bhakti Ashram for 6 years where he studied, meditated and lived the ancient yogic texts. Now, he's an accomplished yogi in many styles, and married with five children. He leads retreats, workshops and teacher trainings around the world. Raghunath is an expert at taking the esoteric yoga philosophy and making it understandable for the contemporary world.

Recent press includes Details, Rolling Stone, the New York Times & New York Magazine, Yoga Journal Italy & Germany, Modern Day Dads as well as Time Out New York.

YOUTH OF TODAY + SHELTER Arguably one of the leaders of the second wave of straight edge in the mid-'80s, Youth of Today and the follow-up band Shelter are New York/Boston based bands started by ex-Violent Children members Ray Cappo on vocals and John Porcelly on guitar. Youth of Today's last Album "We're Not In This Alone" is one of the fundamental works of music for everyone who was into hardcore in the 1990s. One of the first US bands bringing the ideas of Hardcore und Straight Edge to Europe, they are considered pioneers of the ,Youth Crew' subculture. Only a quarter of a century ago, their innovative message of a drug free and vegetarian life-style was met by a total lack of understanding not only in the mainstream but also in the punk and hardcore scene of the time. Today, yoga and veganism have luckyly almost become mainstream and the challenging yoga classes of Youth of Today lead singer Ray Cappo "Raghunath" are usually fully booked.

For more info on Raghunath

check out his website: http://www.raghunath.org

or read the article on him in the New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/15/fashion/heavy-metal-rocker-now-lifts-spirits-as-the-yogi-raghunath.html

or go to his concert at SO36 (if you are lucky enough to get a ticket): https://so36.com/2018/08/09/shelter/

or just come to us at Jivamukti Yoga Kreuzberg on Thursday 09.08. 18:00 and take class with him.

 

 

▲▼ MORE INFO ON THE PRICING AND HOW TO BOOK RAGHUNATH'S METAMORPHOSIS! WORKSHOP

COSTS:
36 Euro
in connection with a JYB Unlimited contract/time passes or with one unit deducted from your Fanta4-Contract or 5/10/25/50/100 class pack. 45 Euro for everyone else. *Monthly passes and Intro Specials are NOT contracts!

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 FOUR OPTIONS:

1. Directly at Jivamukti Yoga Berlin Mitte or Kreuzberg 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
Konto-Nr. 0020011610
BLZ 70022200
IBAN DE66700222000020011610
BIC/SWIFT FDDODEMMXXX
Fidor Bank AG
Payment note: Raghunath + name of the student + email for receipt

* NB: The reduced early bird fees are only valid if full payment is received by the deadline.

3. Via the PayPal button below with all major debit and credit cards etc.

Auswahl
name of the participant

 

AUGUST 2018 - WOODSTOCK, NY

11.-18. & 19.-26.08.2018:
Jivamukti Yoga founders Sharon Gannon & David Life + Jivamukti Berlin director Anja Kuehnel

THE 2018 JIVAMUKTI YOGA WILD WOODSTOCK INTENSIVE RETREAT@ WOODSTOCK, NY (USA)
Jivamukti Venice Retreat

For the forth time in a row, Jivamukti Yoga Berlin humbly presents The 2018 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 2018 DATES:
Week I: Sat. August 11, 3pm – Sat. August 18, 2pm (8days, 7nights)

Week II:
Sun. August 19, 3pm – Sun August 26, 2pm (8days, 7nights)

Both Weeks: Sat. August 11, 3pm – Sun August 26, 2pm (16days, 15nights)

HALF WEEK SPOTS AVAILABLE FOR THESE DATES:
(1)
Sat. 08/11, 5pm–Tue. 08/14, 7pm
(2) Tue. 08/14, 5pm–Sat. 08/18, 7pm
(3) Sun. 08/19, 5pm–Wed. 08/22, 7pm
(4) Wed. 08/22, 5pm–Sun. 08/26, 2pm

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

▲▼ ALL INFO ON HOW TO SIGN UP, PRICES AND PAYMENT OPTIONS

Registration FormREGISTRATION AND PRICES:
Prices start at 1,008 EUR/1,260 USD per week without accommodation or 1,395EUR/1,728USD with accommodation. Half week prices 540 EUR/

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

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 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 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 you deposit to this person.

MAKE YOUR FIRST STEP TOWARDS THE WILD WOODSTOCK 2018 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/22.50 USD discount (9EUR/11.25 for half-weeks) on your final retreat invoice if you send your sign-up deposit by bank transfer or Transferwise to our German or US bank account using options 4-6 below.

OPTION 1=No Discount:
Pay your 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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OPTION 3=No Discount:
Pay your deposit in EUR by Visa or Mastercard through our Mindbody Booking System by clicking here

SIGN UP DEPOSIT AMOUNT:
135EUR/162USD for 1/2 week without accommodation +++ 180EUR/225USD for 1/2 week with accommodation +++ 270EUR/333USD for 1 week without accommodation +++ 360EUR/450USD for 1 week with accommodation +++ 540EUR/666USD for both weeks without accommodation +++ 720EUR/900USD for both weeks with accommodation

OPTION 4=18 EUR DISCOUNT=TRANSFERWISE.COM:
Send the applicable deposit in EUR to our German bank account with Transferwise.com. Best option if you do do not have a EU or US 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. 5 below.

OPTION 5=18 EUR DISCOUNT=EUR BANK TRANSFER:
Send the applicable deposit 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: Wild Woodstock Week 1/2/both

OPTION 6=22.5 USD DISCOUNT = USD BANK TRANSFER:
Send the applicable deposit in USD to our US bank account as follows (ATTENTION: THIS ACCOUNT ONLY WORKS 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 4 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

Luminous Shabda Retreat


▲▼ 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 and teach at the international Jivamukti Teacher Trainings. In November 2018 she will again co-faclitate the German Jivamukti Teacher Training together with Yogeswari.

"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 18: 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

OCTOBER 2018

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

 

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▲▼ 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

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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.

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