THE JIVAMUKTI YOGA INTENSIVE RETREATS

presented by Jivamukti Yoga Berlin

JUNI 2020

18./20.-27.06.2020:
Anja Kuehnel + The JYB Team

THE 2020 JIVAMUKTI YOGA SICILY SUMMER SOLSTICE RETREAT
Jivamukti Wild Woodstock Retreat

Jivamukti Yoga Berlin is pleased to announce The 2020 Jivamukti Yoga Sicily Summer Solstice Retreat, hosted on ancient and sacred Scilian grounds, situated in a historic villa located in the deep and wandering hills of South Sicily. Join us for the breathtaking expanses of landscape, sea, and sun. The villa is teeming with life in the summer, from fresh olives to wild horses, and there is no way not to share in this celebration of Nature. The retreat will be powered by Jivamukti Berlin Director and Jivamukti Global Teacher Training facilitator, Anja Kuehnel, and supported by select members of the Jivamukti Berlin teacher faculty. Fresh, local, and vegan dishes will be prepared daily by our Italian chef and Jivamukti Canteen head, Alessia Cecconi and her team. Celebrate a week of joy and abundance around the energetic apex of the year culminating with the Summer Solstice. Nourish your body, spirit, and mind in this hermetic location, hidden away from the world within almond trees and olive groves. Our newest discovery of rugged terrain and refined accommodation makes for the ideal summer retreat. The culmination of the year is ideal in this rebuilt 17th century villa, situated on the 40 acre Sicilian Masseria, which was intentionally laid out by ancient astronomers to be in optimal alignment with the daily and yearly solar cycle. Join us and fill your summer days with asana, great local fare, gelato by the sea, ancient ruins, and lounging by our pristine pool, all under the abundant Sicilian sun.

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

THE DATES: Saturday, June 20 until Saturday, June 27 with optional early arrival/slow start on the 18th or 19th of June

THE ISLAND: “Italy without Sicily leaves no image. Sicily is the key to everything.“ - Johann Wolfgang Goethe - A Trip to Sicily

▲▼ GENERAL INFO ON THE YOGA PROGRAM & OTHER ACTIVITIES

THE THEME: As the Summer Solstice, in 2020 taking place right on the start of our retreat on June 20/21, marks the pinnacle of the sun and the height of the year, symbolically it represents the fullness of life and light. Yoga is a celebration of the Sun, the supreme consciousness that illuminates all things and makes them clear. We will deepen our practice by honoring the light and connecting to the powerful energy of the time. The same solar energy that brings seeds forth, can ripen our highest intentions into manifestation. In this celebration of life-giving fire and light, our goal is to give participants the opportunity to burn off any burdens, immerse themselves in the dynamic vastness of nature, to eat vibrant and nourishing food, and to enjoy the company of uplifting community with our Jivamukti Yoga community.

THE PROGRAM: Anja will lead a 3-hour morning asana practice, preceded by optional morning meditation, chanting, and scripture reading. These will be intensive “workshop style” classes focused around the theme of warmth, light, and abundance. We start this retreat off right away with the summer solstice and will be able to make use of its special energy throughout the entire week. Anja will infuse her many years of experience from teaching international Jivamukti Yoga retreats and Jivamukti Teacher Trainings to offer a distilled vision of the practice and its purpose. You will experience and explore different aspects of Jivamukti Yoga like asanas, kriyas, pranayama, and yogic scriptures. Each afternoon we will offer shorter asana sessions, led by one of our members of the Jivamukti Berlin teaching faculty. There is abundant free time in the afternoons and evenings to relax and adventure as you see fit.

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

Registration FormREGISTRATION AND PRICES:
Prices start at 963 EUR with SUPER EARLY BIRD (until December 21) and 1008 EUR with EARLY BIRD (until March 21). BASE PRICE: 1098 EUR. SIGN-UP DEPOSIT: 198 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 in registraion 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 highly 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: 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 (relative to their usual class size) very small group. Please reserve you spot early to avoid frustration.

PLEASE ALSO NOTE: 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 SICILY ADVENTURE: Secure your spot now by downloading the registration form and sending us your non-refundable sign-up deposit to hold your spot.

▲▼ BIO AND MORE INFO ON THE TEACHER AND THE CANTEAM OF THIS RETREAT: ANJA KUEHNEL AND THE JYB BERLIN

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 facilitator at the international Jivamukti Teacher Trainings.

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

THE JIVAMUKTI CANTEAM and its Italian head chef, Alessia Cecconi will be responsible for preparing local and vegan food to fuel your retreat. During an extensive and intense yoga practice, a healthy and nutritious diet is essential. This vegan selection with a high content of raw foods gives you all the vital nutrients in forms that are both delicious and digestible! We will use only super fresh, healthy and primarily local produce and products during this retreat, thus dramatically reducing our intake of toxins, providing a great stimulus for the natural detoxification of the body, and protecting the environment all at the same time. Experience how a super-healthy vegan lifestyle can offer so many colourful and tasty food options, and gain new inspirations for your own yoga and cooking practice at home! We will plan meals that are traditionally inspired, both classic Italian dishes and contemporary renditions. Celebrate the fullness of the season with the ripest local fare that is bound to keep you vital, fit, and satisfied.

▲▼ MORE INFO ON THE LOCATION

THE LOCATION: Cloistered away upon a lonely hill in southeast Sicily between the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ragusa Ibla and the popular summer beach destination of Marina di Ragusa , our historic 17th century Sicilian Masseria is an oasis with lush gardens, vast patios, beautifully restored rooms, and a grand swimming pool. The entire complex is enclosed by restored ancient stone walls, featuring within them the central courtyard, the ancient villa, and surrounding suites. Situated only 10 minutes away from the Mediterranean Sea and close to a small town for shopping and exploring, the Villa is surrounded by a serene natural park with centuries-old olive, carob and almond trees, embodying the quintessential Sicilian countryside with all its historical hand cut stone masonry, pre-Christian caves, breathtaking views and hills leading to sandy beaches of the Mediterranean Sea. During the peak of the year, experience coming to full flourishing with the Scilian hills as they abound with green and vibrance.

Our Masseria grounds and a brief history of the ancient Sicilian knowledge of mathematics and astronomy

The 17th century villa that we will be exclusively having as our retreat headquarters was designed to align with the sun, featuring the summer solstice sunrise at an approximate azimuth of 54 degrees and sunset at approximate azimuth of 305 degrees. The front of the house features a round holed stone window paired with an identical feature in the back of the house. These were constructed in such a mathematically precise fashion as to capture the intense sun on the solstice. The villa was built around these markers, and means that the sun will perfectly intersect and be directly over the grounds during the solstice. We should not consider these holed stones as a precise calendars or an instruments to observe the sun’s cycle, but rather monuments that provided information on the solstices for practical and agricultural purposes. The summer solstice is often considered to be a celebration of Apollo and the upcoming harvest. Thus it is a time of light, fullness, power, and abundance.

It is fascinating to discover how our ancestors already thousands of years ago, were able to apply precise astronomical canons to their constructions and living quarters. They would plan the axis of their living quarters at the moment of the laying of the foundation. They would divide the arch of the daily itinerary of the sun through projecting on the ground the shade of the sun itself on a fixed pole in the style of the ancient meridian clocks. In Sicily, the sun was an object of veneration and people felt always in a position of inferiority to the Sun and all its related and inexplicable events. At the center of their lives was the Sun, the Morning star that dictated the rhythm of nature and conditioned their everyday life. It was certainly a reason of great anxiety for Sicilian people at the start of winter to see the Sun getting lower and lower on the horizon while the daylight would diminish and the dark night extend its duration. At one point the Sun seemed to fall into darkness and the fear that it might not come back was always a tragic experience that seemed to threaten life itself. With time, Sicilians noticed that on the occasion of the winter solstice the Sun would always regain its strength as an invisible force over darkness which they celebrated with rituals starting fires symbolizing their effort to give heat and light to the weakened Sun. The celebration of the returning sun continued until it reaches its pinnacle in June, where fires are burnt and the fullness of the cycle is embraced. To understand the level of mathematical and existential knowledge in the old days we need simply to look into the life and writings of some of the Sicilian people of the time. Especially to Pythagoras who founded a school on Sicily, in which initiates were sworn to secrecy and lived a communal, ascetic lifestyle. This lifestyle entailed a number of dietary prohibitions, traditionally said to have included vegetarianism, although modern scholars doubt that he ever advocated for complete vegetarianism.

The teaching most securely identified with Pythagoras is metempsychosis, or the "transmigration of souls", which holds that every soul is immortal and, upon death, enters into a new body. He may have also devised the doctrine of musica universalis, which holds that the planets move according to mathematical equations and thus resonate to produce an inaudible symphony of music. Pythagoras was credited with many mathematical and scientific discoveries, including the Pythagorean theorem, Pythagorean tuning, the five regular solids, the Theory of Proportions, the sphericity of the Earth, and the identity of the morning and evening stars as the planet Venus. In addition, to the astronomical markings, the Masseria features its own small cave cemetery or necropolis located to the west of the Villa itself in the Egyptian tradition of building cemetery and pyramids west of the village / living quarters. This cave is visible on the immediate north side of the hill halfway along the main driveway and it is aligned with the winter solstice sunrise.

Luminous Shabda Retreat

▲▼ CARBON (CO2) OFFSET – WE WILL HAVE 3 TREES PLANTED FOR YOU

As of 2020, your Sicily Summer Solstice retreat tuition already includes a carbon offset for the estimated CO2 produced by the retreat partic- ipants travelling to Sicily and back. For each 2020 Sicily Summer Solstice Retreat participant, JYB will have 3 trees planted. A tree absorbs approx. 11.7lbs of CO2 every year, or approx. 468lbs. of CO2 over 40 years, so 3 trees for each participant will absorb roughly 1,404lbs. of CO2 over this time, which is about the same amount of CO2 from a round- trip flight from Berlin to Sicily. We know this is a lot of CO2 and we commit to CO2 reduction whenever possible. As of 2020, we will try at the very least to offset the CO2-related travel costs of our non-local retreats through having trees planted. In no way do we want to white-wash the impact on the climate that our Jivamukti Yoga retreats have, and we are committed to offering more local yoga retreats going forward. It is not an exaggeration to say that Jivamukti Yoga has made countless yoga students worldwide aware of the benefits of a vegetarian and better vegan diet for the planet as a whole as well as for their individual yoga practice and their general well-being. Converting to a vegan diet has prominently been named by The University of Oxford, among others, “as the single biggest way to reduce your envi- ronmental impact on earth”, “reducing an individual’s carbon footprint from food by up to 73%”.

JULI 2020

17.-26. Juli 2020:
Anja Kuehnel + The JYB Team
DIE 75 STUNDEN JIVAMUKTI YOGA LEHRERAUSBILDUNG 2019 @ RÜGEN
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Dieses Programm ist unsere neue praktische Einführung in die Jivamukti Yoga Methode und konzipiert für angehende Jivamukti Yoga Lehrer/innen. Es dient auch als Fundament für unsere Basis Level Lehrerausbildung, die 300 Stunden Lehrerausbildung.

Die Jivamukti Yoga® Lehrerausbildung wird dich anleiten, die physischen, psychologischen, spirituellen und mystischen Aspekte aus dem Yoga in das moderne Leben zu integrieren ohne den Blick auf das universelle Ziel der Praxis zu verlieren: die Befreiung. Der Fokus von Jivamukti Yoga® auf eine nicht-dualistische Sicht auf das Leben (die Verbundenheit von allem) erweckt im Praktizierenden das Verlangen, die Umwelt und alle Tiere und Pflanzen, die den Planeten mit uns teilen, zu schützen. Weiter werden Kompetenzen gelehrt um diese Ziele für sich selbst zu erreichen, sowie andere hin zu einem Leben in Harmonie mit dem Planeten anzuleiten.

DATUM: Fr. 17.07.2020 - So. 26.07.2020

▲▼ WER KANN AM JY75 TEILNEHMEN?

  • Du willst deine Yoga Praxis auf ein tieferes Level bringen
  • Du interessierst dich für Satsang und dafür Zeit mit gleichgesinnten Menschen zu verbringen, die an deinem und ihrem eigenen persönlichen Wachstum interessiert sind.
  • Schüler/innen die daran interessiert sind, die Yoga Praxis aus der Perspektive des Lehrenden zu betrachten
  • Du bist ein Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher = zertifizierter Lehrer des Yoga Verbunds und brauchst Continuing Education Credits = Weiterbildungs-Credits (*Verfügbarkeit von CE Credits kann von Studio zu Studio variieren)
  • Du hast Interesse die 300-STD Jivamukti Lehrerausbildung zu absolvieren, aber hättest gerne mehr Erfahrung mit Jivamukti Yoga und der Jivamukti Methode bevor du dich für das 300-STD Programm anmeldest.
  • Du hast bereits anderswo eine 200-STD Lehrerausbildung absolviert und würdest gerne tiefer in die Lehren des Yoga eintauchen und mehr Wissen über die Jivamukti Methode erlangen.

▲▼ VORAUSSETZUNGEN UM AN DER AUSBILDUNG TEILZUNEHMEN

PRAXIS VORAUSSETZUNGEN:Teilnehmende müssen die Jivamukti Spiritual Warrior Klasse mindestens 10 mal innerhalb der letzten 6 Monate praktiziert haben, bevor sie mit der Ausbildung beginnen; ein Nachweis über die Erfüllung dieser Voraussetzung muss vorgelegt werden.

Solltest du keine live Spiritual Warrior Klasse bei dir in der Nähe besuchen können, laden wir dich ein, das Online Spiritual Warrior Übungsmodul zu buchen. Hier kannst du dich dafür registrieren und gegen ein Entgelt von 54 USD die Spiritual Warrior Klasse streamen und durch digitales Tracking ein Zertifikat für das Practice Requirement erhalten.

LITERARISCHE VORAUSSETZUNGEN:Teilnehmende müssen sich mit den folgenden 5 Publikationen vertraut machen und eigene Exemplare besitzen. 

  1. Jivamukti Yoga: Practices for Liberating Body and Mind, von Sharon Gannon and David Life
  2. The Art of Yoga Assists, von Sharon Gannon and David Life
  3. Yoga and Vegetarianism, von Sharon Gannon
  4. Jivamukti Chant Book, von Sharon Gannon and David Life
  5. The Magic 10 and Beyond, von Sharon Gannon

▲▼ WAS DU MITBRINGEN MUSST

  • Notizbuch für persönliche Einträge und Notizen etc.
  • Schreibutensilien
  • Yogamatte
  • Da diese Ausbildung bei JYB stattfindet, stellen wir Gurte, Blöcke, Massage-Gel und Lotionen als Teil der Ausbildung zur Verfügung. Es wäre jedoch zu empfehlen diese für deinen privaten Gebrauch zu Hause und für die Hausaufgaben zu haben.

▲▼ WEITERE INFOS ZUM RETREATORT UND ZUR UNTERKUNFT

Jivamukti Yoga Rügen Retreat

Zwischen Kornfeldern, Pferdekoppeln und dem Bodden liegt im Südosten der Ferieninsel Rügen ein kleines einsames Örtchen mit seinem Kornspeicher.

Der alte Speicher aus dem Jahre 1904 wurde sensibel modernisiert, viele Baudetails wurden erhalten. Wir geniessen offene Wohnbereiche mit großzügiger, heller und luftiger Loft-Atmosphäre. Wer endlich einmal wieder durchatmen will, wird hier glücklich!

Jivamukti Yoga Rügen Retreat

Zusätzlich zu den gemütlichen Zimmern gibt es im ganzen Haus zahlreiche Sitzecken und Kamine für gute Gespräche wie auch ruhige Nischen, um sich in ein Buch zu vertiefen. An den Abenden wärmen wir uns vor dem Kamin und in der Sauna auf oder genießen auf der großen Holzterrasse den Blick in eine nahezu unberührte Natur. Grosszügige 450 qm über zwei Ebenen, 250 qm Loft, Wohnzimmer mit Galerie und Kamin, offene Küche mit Kochinsel. Der Kornspeicher ist Freiheit, Luxus und Gemütlichkeit. Perfekt um sich am Anfang des neuen Jahres zurückzuziehen (Retreat!) und zu entgiften und das Jahr neu zu beginnen!

Jivamukti Yoga Rügen Retreat

Das nahe Vogelschutzgebiet und weite Naturstrände prägen die Landschaft. Die urwüchsigen Strände laden zum Wandern ein, zum Blick in die Weite, über den Greifswalder Bodden auf das offene Meer und in die naturgeschützte Landschaft. Allein schon die Wege zu den Stränden sind ein Naturerlebnis. Das Wellenrauschen ist inklusive, denn die Ostsee liegt wenige Minuten entfernt. Im Winter kann es sein, dass Eisschollen sich am Ufer zu Bergen türmen, das Licht ist unvergleichlich und die Luft: nirgends besser.

Jivamukti Yoga Rügen Retreat

Das ideale Setting also, um sich zwischen den Yogaklassen den Wind um die Nase wehen zu lassen, bevor wir uns wieder im komplett mit Sauna und großem Jivamukti Berlin Mitte-Style Yogaloft inkl. Fußbodenheizung ausgestatteten Kornspeicher einyogen und einmummeln.

Jivamukti Yoga Rügen Retreat

Unser alter und gleichzeitig so moderner und cooler Kornspeicher auf Rügen verwöhnt uns mit seiner warmen Atmosphäre, Kaminfeuer, Sauna und viel Platz zum Ankommen. In reiner weiter Natur können wir 3-5 Tage gemeinsam mit Yoga, Pranayama und Meditation auftanken, entspannen, detoxen, das alte Jahr hinter uns lassen und 2020 neu beginnen.

Jivamukti Yoga Rügen Retreat

▲▼ ALLE INFORMATIONEN ZUR ANMELDUNG, PREISE UND ZAHLUNGSOPTIONEN

KOSTEN FÜR DIE KOMPLETTE LEHRERAUSBILDUNG:

PREIS FÜR 75H TT: 1.575 EUR. 450 EUR nicht erstattbare Anzahlung bei Anmeldung um dir einen Platz zu sichern, außer für Schüler/innen mit unbefristeten JYB Vertrag, die sich für den Zahlungsplan entscheiden. Zertifizierte 300 Stunden Jivamukti Lehrer erhalten 40% Ermäßigung.

GRUNDPREIS UNTERKUNFT: 792 EUR inklusive MwSt

RESERVIERUNGSVORGANG: 450 EUR nicht erstattbare Anzahlung bei Anmeldung müssen bezahlt werden. Nur für Schüler/innen mit unbefristetem JYB Vertrag, die sich für den Zahlungsplan entscheiden, ist eine 270€ nicht erstattbare Anzahlung bei Anmeldung, die auf den Gesamtpreis der Ausbildung angerechnet wird vom Veranstalter, Jivamukti Yoga Berlin (JYB) zu entrichten um die Registrierung für die Ausbildung vorzunehmen und den Ausbildungsplatz zu reservieren.

ERMÄSSIGUNG: 198 EUR EUR Discount für Frühbucher + unmittelbare vollständige Bezahlung (verfügbar bis zum 4. Mai)

108 EUR Frühbucher-Zahlungsplan. Nur mit unbegrenztem JYB Vertrag (verfügbar bis 21.Juni) kann die Kursgebühr in bis zu 9 Raten von je 153 EUR zusammen mit deinen monatlichen Vertragsgebühren bezahlt werden. Die Frühbucher Zahlungsplan Option ist ausschließlich für Schüler/innen mit einem unbefristeten Vertrag bei Jivamukti Yoga Berlin möglich. Gilt nur für Verträge mit monatlichen SEPA Lastschriftverfahren (sorry, weder mit Kreditkarten, Prepaid noch Fanta 4 Verträgen möglich) und mit Gültigkeit bis November 2019 (und bis dahin nicht gekündigt).

108 EUR EUR Rabatt mit JYB Unlimited Vertrag (zusätzlich zum Frühbucherrabatt)

27 EUR Rabatt: Bezahlung via SEPA Banküberweisung in Euro auf unser deutsches Bankkonto oder Bezahlung via Transferwise.com oder Bezahlung mit PayPal Friends&Family Zahlungsoption.

REGISTRIERUNG: Es gibt nur begrenzte Plätze für die Teilnahme am Teacher Training. Wir empfehlen früh zu buchen, auch um den Frühbucherrabatt in Anspruch nehmen zu können.

Detaillierte Informationen bezüglich der Preise und Rabatte, sowie nähere Informationen zum Programm bitte dem Registrierungsformular entnehmen.

Registration FormDER REGISTRIERUNGSPROZESS IN 2 SCHRITTEN:

SCHRITT 0: Lade das Registrierungsformular runter (download per Klick auf das kleine Bild links), und versichere Dich, dass du mit dem Angebot, Zeitraum, den Optionen und Bedingungen einverstanden bist.

SCHRITT 1: Bezahle die geltende nicht erstattbare Anzahlungsgebühr um deinen Platz zu reservieren und den Zahlungsprozess in die Wege zu leiten. Siehe Zahlungsoptionen und Anleitung für die Anzahlung bei Anmeldung weiter unten auf dieser Seite.

SCHRITT 2: Unterschreibe und fülle das in Schritt 0 heruntergeladene Registrierungsformular aus. Wir empfehlen hierfür die kostenlose IPhone/Android App “Adobe Fill & Sign”! zu verwenden! Alternativ kannst Du das Formular auch ausdrucken und ausfüllen und per Schneckenpost oder Fax +49-30-48491950 oder als Scan via E-mail an info@jivamuktiberlin.de einreichen. Download Adobe Fill & Sign für iPhone/ipad hier und für Android hier.

 

▲▼ WAS BEINHALTET DIESES TRAINING

Einführung: Diese 75 Stunden Jivamukti Lehrerausbildung, die von der globalen Jivamukti Gemeinschaft entwickelt wurde, wird an folgenden Tagen und zu folgenden Zeiten bei Jivamukti Yoga Berlin abgehalten. Hierfür gilt dieses Buchungsformular:

Sprache: Englisch (Anja spricht auch Deutsch, so können individuelle Tips und Anregungen auf Deutsch gegeben werden. Verständnis der englischen Sprache ist jedoch notwendig für die erfolgreiche Teilnahme an der Ausbildung)

Bitte beachten: Der Preis für diesen Kurs beinhaltet weder Verpflegung, Unterkunft noch Anreisekosten. Diese zusätzlichen Kosten werden vom Teilnehmer getragen und selbstständig gebucht.

Ausbildungscurriculum: Der Ablauf dieser Ausbildung besteht aus 5 Einheit á 15 Stunden. Das heißt, dass du nach erfolgreichem Abschluss der Ausbildung ein Teilnahmezertifikat* erhälst, der die 75 Jivamukti Yoga Ausbildung bescheinigt. (* für genauere Information, welche Arten von Zertifikaten während dieser Ausbildung erworben werden können siehe bitte die Sektion unten). .
Die 75 Std Jivamukti Yoga Ausbildung hat zum Ziel dich anzuleiten, die physischen, psychologischen, spirituellen und mystischen Aspekte aus dem Yoga in das moderne Leben zu integrieren ohne den Blick auf das universelle Ziel der Praxis zu verlieren: die Befreiung. Der Fokus von Jivamukti Yoga® auf eine nicht-dualistische Sicht auf das Leben (die Verbundenheit von allem) erweckt im Praktizierenden das Verlangen, die Umwelt und alle Tiere und Pflanzen, die den Planeten mit uns teilen, zu schützen. Weiter werden Kompetenzen gelehrt um diese Ziele für sich selbst zu erreichen, sowie andere hin zu einem Leben in Harmonie mit dem Planeten anzuleiten.

Jeder Ausbildungstag beinhaltet 5.5 Stunden Lehrerausbildung im Studio, eine Mittagspause und 2 Stunden Hausaufgaben, die du selbstständig bearbeiten wirst. Du bekommst ein Ausbildungs Handbuch mit einer Übersicht und einer Zusammenfassung des Inhalts sowie den Aufgaben für zu Hause.
You will receive a training manual with an overview and summary of the curriculum content and with your home-work assignments.
Jeder Ausbildungstag beginnt mit einer kurzen Meditation und einer Erkundung eines Themas der Yoga-Philosophie sowie mit einem für die Jivamukti Yoga Methode wesentlichen Mantra. Es wird eine tägliche Praxis der Jivamukti Spiritual Warrior Klasse geben, gefolgt von einem praktischen Teil und/oder einem Vortrag. Der Fokus der Ausbildung wird darauf liegen euch zu lehren wie und mit welcher Vorgehensweise man lehrt. Auf diese Weise ist unser Ziel, dass du nach erfolgreichem Abschluss der Ausbildung in der Lage bist selbständig eine Jivamukti Spiritual Warrior Klasse zu unterrichten. Unser Ziel ist, dass du als Teil des Curriculums der 75 Stunden Jivamukti Yogalehrer Ausbildung lernst:

  • wie man die exakte Abfolge der Jivamukti Spiritual Warrior Klasse unterrichtet
  • wie man die Jivamukti Magic 10, so wie von Sharon Gannon entwickelt, unterrichtet
  • wie man gemäß der Kunst des Vinyasa Krama anwendet und unterrichtet
  • wie man sichere Hilfestellungen für die Asanas während der Jivamukti Spiritual Warrior Klasse gibt
  • die Grundlagen der fünf Prinzipien des Jivamukti Yoga (Ahimsa, Bhakti, Shastra, Nada, Dhyana)
  • die Bedeutung von drei Sanskrit Mantras, die wesentlich für die Jivamukti Yoga Methode sind und wie man sie singt
  • was die Asana Praxis mit der Beziehung zu uns selbst und der Welt um uns zu tun hat
  • wie man angemessenes Feedback gibt und empfängt

▲▼ WELCHE ZERTIFIZIERUNG KANN ICH DURCH DIESE AUSBILDUNG ERWERBEN

Abschlusszeugnis: Nach einer erfolgreichen und vollständigen Teilnahme an allen Teilen dieser Ausbildung wirst du ein Abschlusszeugnis erhalten. Dieses zertifiziert, dass du die 75 Stunden der grundlegenden Ausbildung der Jivamukti Yoga Methode absolviert hast, und zwar wie man die Jivamukti Spiritual Warrior Klasse unterrichtet.

Bitte beachten: Das Abschlusszeugnis allein berechtigt NICHT die Jivamukti Yoga Spiritual Warrior Klasse zu unterrichten und die Teilnahme an der 75 Std Grundausbildung allein berechtigt nicht dazu eine andere Jivamukti Yoga Klasse zu unterrichten. Des weiteren darf der Markenname Jivamukti Yoga nicht für deine andere Yogaklassen oder ähnliche Yoga-Unterrichtsdienstleistungen verwendet werden. Diese Haftungsbeschränkungen werden im Kleingedruckten auf deinem Zertifikat aufgeführt.

Unterrichten einer Testklasse um die Berechtigung zu erhalten die Jivamukti Spiritual Warrior Klasse zu unterrichten:Wenn du die Berechtigung für das Unterrichten der Jivamukti Spiritual Warrior Klasse erhalten möchtest ohne die 300 Stunden Jivamukti Lehrerausbildung zu absolvieren wird empfohlen, dass du nach der Vollendung unserer 75 Stunden Ausbildung einige kostenlose Klassen in deiner Community oder für deine Freunde/Familie unterrichtest. Auf diese Weise kannst du dich für die Prüfungsklasse vor dem/der Leiter/in der Jivamukti Yoga Schule deiner Wahl oder einem/einer Leiter/in der 75 Std Jivamukti Lehrerausbildung und/oder eines JTAP Programm-Leiters vorbereiten um diese mit Sicherheit und Selbstbewusstsein zu unterrichten. Für diese Prüfungsklasse, die innerhalb eines Jahres nach deiner 75 Std Ausbildung bestanden werden muss, bezahlst du eine zusätzliche Prüfungsgebühr. Diese beträgt bei JYB so viel wie die Gebühr für eine ‘95 min Private Class’ des Prüfenden und beinhaltet die 60 Minuten der Prüfungs Klasse, die du unterrichtest sowie anschließendes Feedback von 30 Minuten. Wenn du die Prüfungsklasse bestehst wird dir ein weiteres Zertifikat mit folgendem Inhalt ausgestellt: “Du bist von nun an berechtigt, die Jivamukti Spiritual Warrior Klasse zu unterrichten”. Falls du die Prüfungsklasse nicht bestehen solltest, kannst du sie innerhlab eines Jahres beliebig oft wiederholen (vorbehaltlich der Prüfungsgebühren für jeden Versuch).

Bitte beachten: Dieses Zertifikat wird außerdem im Kleingedruckten aufführen: “Du darfst dich nicht Jivamukti Yoga Lehrer nennen bis du ein 300 Std Lehrerausbildungsprogramm absolvierst hast, noch darfst du keine andere Jivamukti Yogaklasse unterrichten oder den Markenname Jivamukti Yoga für deine andere Yogaklassen oder ähnliche Yoga-Unterrichtsdienstleistungen verwenden.

Die Teilnahme an der 300 Std Jivamukti Lehrerausbildung: Alternativ kannst du auch die 300 Std Jivamukti Lehrerausbildung zu einem späteren Zeitpunkt absolvieren. Diese Ausbildung wird dich, ohne eine Prüfungsklasse abzulegen, dazu berechtigen jede Jivamukti Yoga Klasse, die Jivamukti Spiritual Warrior Klasse inbegriffen, zu unterrichten. Und das Beste ist, dass die Gebühr, die du für deine 75 Std Ausbildung bezahlt hast folgendermaßen mit der Kursgebühr der 300 Std Ausbildung ausgeglichen wird:
Anmeldung zum 300 Std JYTT innerhalb eines Jahres nach Abschluss der 75 Std TT: 100% der JY75 Gebühr wird beglichen
Anmeldung zum 300 Std JYTT innerhalb von zwei Jahren nach Abschluss der 75 Std TT: 50% der JY75 Gebühr wird beglichen
Anmeldung zum 300 Std JYTT nach mehr als zwei Jahren nach Abschluss der 75 Std TT: 0% der JY75 Gebühr wird beglichen

▲▼ WAS PASSIERT WENN ICH TEILE DER AUSBILDUNG VERPASSE

Für alle Klassen/ Einheiten/ Teile des Kurses ist es wichtig, dass du pünktlich erscheinst. Es wird keine (teilweise oder gesamte) Erstattung der Kursgebühr vorgenommen, falls du eine der Klassen des Kurses verpasst. Bitte beachte, dass die Teilnahme überprüft wird und ein Abschlusszeugnis nur ausgehändigt wird, wenn du vollständig an allen 75 Stunden der Ausbildung teilnimmst. Die Hauptvoraussetzung um die Ausbildung erfolgreich abzuschließen und das Zeugnis zu erhalten ist das du “da bist” und “präsent bist” und engagiert bei allen Sessions mitmachst, die Hausaufgaben machst, die Sequenz lernst und an der finalen Überprüfung teilnimmst. Es liegt im Ermessen von JYB und der Leiterin der Ausbildung, ob eine begründete Verlängerung zur Ausführung einer der Aufgaben für eine/n Schüler/in gewährleistet wird, ebenso ob einer teilnehmenden Person das Zeugnis nicht ausgestellt wird (mit schriftlicher Begründung). Ist es jedoch der Fall, dass gleich welcher Gründe Klassen oder Einheiten versäumt werden, wird das Zeugnis nur ausgestellt wenn die versäumten Einheiten nachgeholt werden. Dies wiederum bedeutet, dass für das wiederholte Unterrichten der versäumten Einheiten von der Kursleiterin speziell für dich zusätzliche Kosten berechnet werden.

Die Kosten für einen versäumten Ausbildungsabschnitt, unterrichtet während einer darauffolgenden Ausbildung, werden anteilig berechnet auf Basis des unermäßigten Ausbildungspreises. Falls du bei der Ausbildungsleiterin anfragen solltest, die versäumten Abschnitte ausßerhalb einer Ausbildung zu absolvieren, wird der anfallende Preis mit Faktor 9 multipliziert. D.h. wenn du 2 Stunden der Ausbildung wiederholen musst, müsstest du 1.539 EUR / 75 * 2 * 9 = 369.36 EUR an die Ausbildungsleiterin bezahlen.

▲▼ MEHR INFORMATIONEN ZUR LEITERIN /ASSISTENZ DER AUSBILDUNG

Anja Kühnel JYB Director Anja leitet die Lehrerausbildung. Sie ist Advanced Certified Jivamukti Yogalehrerin und unterrichtet hauptsächlich an den beiden von ihr gegründeten Berliner Jivamukti Yoga Centern. Sie ist regelmäßig Teil der Faculty bei der internationalen 300-Stunden Jivamuktilehrerausbildung und leitet in Berlin die 800-Stunden Jivamukti Yogalehrerausbildung. Neben ihrer langjährigen Erfahrung als Jivamukti Yogalehrerin und Jivamukti Yoga Berlin Leiterin wird sie regelmäßig zum Unterrichten von Workshops überall auf der Welt eingeladen und blickt auf eine mehr als 7-jährige Erfahrung im Unterrichten von internationalen Jivamukti Yoga-Retreats zurück, oft zusammen mit international bekannten Yogalehrern wie Manorama, Dechen Thurman, Sharon Gannon und David Life. Anja lebt seit 1996 in Berlin und hat hier erst Germanistik und Kunstgeschichte und später Jura studiert. 2000 zog sie für ein Praktikum für mehrere Monate nach New York. Hier traf sie auf ihre Lehrer Sharon Gannon und David Life, denen sie seitdem treu verbunden ist. Sie übte mit Lehrern der verschiedensten Traditionen, reiste dafür auch viel um die Welt. Im Herzen wusste sie aber schon nach ihrer ersten Jivamuktistunde, wo sie hingehört. Als Yogi zu leben bedeutet für Anja, das Ungleichgewicht zwischen sich und der Welt wieder in ein ausgewogenes Verhältnis zu bringen. Anja möchte in ihren Stunden besonders die yogische Lehre vermitteln, dass keine unserer Handlungen, sei sie nur gedacht oder tatsächlich vollzogen, ohne Wirkung auf unsere Umwelt bleibt. In welche Richtung sich unsere Welt bewegt, liegt in der Hand jedes Einzelnen. Die Liebe zum Leben, zu allen Wesen und zu dieser Welt bewegt Anja dazu Yoga zu unterrichten. Der Weg des Yoga gibt Jedem die Chance, sich mit seinem Innersten auseinanderzusetzen und die ersehnte Harmonie zu finden.

David EssingDavid Essing (Assistent)

Während meiner Ausbildung zum Bühnentänzer kam ich zum ersten Mal in Kontakt mit Yoga und war fasziniert von der inneren Kraft und Ruhe, die ich durch das Üben erfuhr. Ungefähr 10 Jahre lang ging ich sporadisch zu Yoga Stunden, meistens wenn es mir seelisch oder körperlich gerade nicht so gut ging. Bei einem längeren Engagement in London entdeckte ich Jivamukti Yoga. Es war der erste Stil, der mich täglich auf die Matte brachte und der mich eine stetige Praxis entwickeln ließ. In 2015 habe ich das 300h Teacher Training absolviert und im Anschluss das 800h Jivamukti Teacher Apprentice Programm (JTAP) in der Obhut meiner Mentorin Anja Kühnel bei Jivamukti Berlin begonnen. Die Tanzkarriere habe ich inzwischen beendet und studiere seit 2017 Osteopathie. Seit Oktober 2018 bin ich Advanced Certified Jivamukti Yoga Teacher und seit kurzem auch Mentor im JTAP-Programm.

लक समस्त सुखन भवन्तु

lokāḥ samastāḥ sukhino bhavantu

Jivamukti Yoga Rügen Retreat

AUGUST 2020 - WOODSTOCK, NY

15.-22. & 23.-30.08.2020:
Jivamukti Yoga founders Sharon Gannon & David Life + Jivamukti Berlin director Anja Kuehnel

THE 2020 JIVAMUKTI YOGA WILD WOODSTOCK INTENSIVE RETREAT@ WOODSTOCK, NY (USA)
Jivamukti Venice Retreat

For the sixth time in a row, Jivamukti Yoga Berlin humbly presents The 2020 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 2020 DATES:
Week I: Sat. August 15, 3pm – Sat. August 22, 2pm (8days, 7nights)

Week II:
Sun. August 23, 3pm – Sun August 30, 2pm (8days, 7nights)

Both Weeks: Sat. August 15, 3pm – Sun August 30, 2pm (16days, 15nights)

HALF WEEK SPOTS AVAILABLE FOR THESE DATES:
(1)
Sat. 08/15, 5pm–Tue. 08/18, 7pm  
(2) Tue. 08/18, 5pm–Sat. 08/22, 7pm 
(3) Sun. 08/23, 5pm–Wed. 08/26, 7pm 
(4) Wed. 08/26, 5pm–Sun. 08/30, 2pm

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

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

Registration FormREGISTRATION AND PRICES:
Prices start at 1,098 EUR/1,215 USD per week without accommodation or 1,440EUR/1,629USD with accommodation. Half week prices 585 EUR/666 USD.

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 2020 ADVENTURE: Secure your spot now by sending us your non-refundable sign-up deposit. See on the registration form for your payment options and instructions.

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▲▼ 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 2020 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

▲▼ 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 at the Woodstock Village Green bus stop.
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. Please also let me know by which means of transportation so we can give you the address of your house, in case you did not book a shuttle pickup service from the bus station.

Please note that below you find directions to Sharon and David's Yoga Shala. However this is NOT WHERE YOUR ACCOMMODATION IS. So please DO NOT GO THERE UPON ARRIVAL but only at the scheduled class times.

This year, we are again planning to do a little bit of Karma Yoga in the Wild Woodstock Forest in order to give back to nature. 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/149144075935419/

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 phone number (212) 555-1212.

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. This year Wild Woodstock will be very special as we beginn on a New Moon and end on a Full Moon. And for me personally, it will the the 11th time in a row that I am coming to Wild Woodstock.


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 2020 WILD WOODSTOCK INTENSIVE RETREAT - SCHEDULE

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

Arrival and Departure Days Special Schedule:
Sat., August 11=Week I Arrival Day+ NEW MOON: 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 Sunday, August 12 if you booked Week I
=> The 10am-2pm class with Sharon ji/David ji on Sat. August 18 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


Sun., August 19=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 Monday, August 20 if you booked Week II

Sun., August 26= FULL MOON => The 10am-2pm class on Sunday. August 26 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:

Mon., August 13: Lady Ruth is teaching the afternoon Open XL class instead of Anja
Tue., August 14: 6pm-7:30pm Satsang with David-ji (no 5pm afternoon Asana class with Anja on this day)
Fri., August 17: 2pm-4:30pm Wild Woodstock Karma Yoga Session IWe 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.)
Fri., August 17: 7pm-8:30pm Magic 10 and Beyond Bookreading with Sharon-ji (no 5pm afternoon Asana class with Anja on this day)
Sat., August 18: 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. 
Sun., August 19: 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)
Wed., August 22: 6pm-7:30pm Satsang with Sharon-ji (no 5pm afternoon Asana class with Anja on this day)
Fri., August 24: Jules Febre is teaching the afternoon Open XL class instead of Anja
Sat., August 25: 2pm-4:30pm Wild Woodstock Karma Yoga Session II: 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 25: 6pm-7:30pm Singer-Songwriter Satsang/Concert with Woodstock legend folk singer Paul McMahon (no 5pm afternoon Asana class with Anja on this day): 

Be a yogi be on time!

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

▲▼ CARBON (CO2) OFFSET – WE WILL HAVE 20 TREES PLANTED FOR YOU

Planting treesAs of 2020, your Wild Woodstock retreat tuition already includes a carbon offset for the estimated CO2 produced by the retreat participants travelling to Woodstock and back. For each Wild Woodstock 2020 participant, JYB will have 20 trees planted. A tree absorbs approx. 11.7lbs of CO2 every year, or approx. 468lbs. of CO2 over 40 years, so 20 trees for each participant will absorb roughly 9,360lbs of CO2 over this time, which is about the same amount of CO2 from a round-trip flight from Europe to New York. We know this is a lot of CO2 and we commit to CO2 reduction whenever possible. As of 2020, we will try at the very least to offset the CO2-related travel costs of our non-local retreats through having trees planted. In no way do we want to white-wash the impact on the climate that our Jivamukti Yoga retreats have, and we are committed to offering more local yoga retreats going forward. However, the Wild Woodstock retreat is especially dear to us and to the world-wide Jivamukti Yoga Community as it allows Jivamukti Yoga teachers from all over the world to re-connect “back to the source” of their teachers, the co-founders of the Jivamukti Yoga method, enabling our worldwide Jivamukti teacher community to become even better communicators of the core principles of our method, being Ahimsa, social activism and ethical veganism. It is not an exaggeration to say that Jivamukti Yoga has made countless yoga students worldwide aware of the benefits of a vegetarian and better vegan diet for the planet as a whole as well as for their individual yoga practice and their general well-being. Converting to a vegan diet has prominently been named by The University of Oxford, among others, “as the single biggest way to reduce your environmental impact on earth”, “reducing an individual’s carbon footprint from food by up to 73%”. In addition to this, the proceeds from the Wild Woodstock Intensive Retreat help to maintain The Wild Woodstock Sanctuary by paying for its yearly property taxes which are quite high due to its sheer size. With its 125 acres of protected wild forest, the Wild Woodstock Forest sanctuary does not only give shelter to countless wild animals, like deer, bears, wild turkeys and many more, but it also absorbs more than 5 million lbs. of CO2 from the atmosphere every year (equivalent to 555 roundtrip flights from the US to Europe) while giving back 22,000lbs of O2 at the same time. In addition, all electricity used at the retreat is supplied by solar energy produced on the premises, saving approx. 4,000 lbs. of CO2 per year.

▲▼ 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 2020 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