THE JIVAMUKTI YOGA INTENSIVE RETREATS

presented by Jivamukti Yoga Berlin

JANUAR 2020

(16.)17.-19.(20.) Januar 2020:
taught by Anja Kühnel (Jivamukti Yoga Berlin)
powered The JiVamukti Canteen
Ein alter Kornspeicher von 1904 auf Deutschlands größter Insel (Rügen)

THE 2020 JIVAMUKTI YOGA NEW YEAR DETOX RETREAT
Rügen Detox Retreat banner

2020 bieten Anja Kühnel (Director Jivamukti Yoga Berlin) und The JiVamukti Canteen schon zum 6. Mal in Folge ein verlängertes Wochenend-Rretreat auf der Insel Rügen, ziemlich nah bei Berlin an. Genau das Richtige für den kalten und grauen Januar. Neues Jahr, neue Vorsätze! Tanke deine Energiereserven auf und entgifte in einem intensiven Yoga-Wochenende in der wunderbaren Natur der Insel Rügen mit inspirierenden Jivamukti Asana Workshops mit Anja Kühnel und gesundem und nährstoffreichem, veganem Essen zubereitet von der JiVamukti Canteen.

Die Plätze sind begrenzt. Deshalb empfiehlt es sich, möglichst frühzeitig zu buchen und auf diese Weise von den vergünstigten Early-Bird-Preisen zu profitieren (nur bei Buchung zum 31.10.19 bzw. 30.11.19).

KERNZEIT: Fr. 17.01.2020 - So. 19.01.2020

OPTIONAL+BESSER=EMPFOHLEN: Do. 16.01.2020 - Mo. 20.01.2020 auch mit Yoga- und Detox-Programm etc. Einen Tag früher (=Donnerstag) ankommen oder einen Tag länger bleiben (bis Montag). Oder beides. Perfekt und sehr empfohlen für alle die etwas mehr als nur ein Wochenende für sich Zeit nehmen können und vor bzw. nach dem eigentlichen Kernprogramm in einer kleineren Gruppe noch tiefer gehen wollen. Siehe Details weiter unten.

Registration FormRegistration FormANMELDUNG UND PREISE:
Die Preise beginnen ab 333 EUR p.P. (bis 31.10.19 gültigen Super-Early-Bird Tarif) mit diversen Optionen je nach Zimmerbelegung und nach Wahl der Verlängerungsoptionen für Extra-Tage. Wir empfehlen sehr eine frühzeitige Buchung, nicht nur wegen des Sparpreises, sondern weil die Plätze auch recht begrenzt sind. Letztes Jahr war es bereits vor Ende des Frühbucherrabatts ausgebucht.

Weitere Informationen zu Programm und Preisen in den Drop-down Menüs unten.

Um euch anzumelden, müsst ihr nur das Anmeldeformular herunterladen in Deutsch (hier oder auf das Bild links klicken) und in Englisch (hier oder auf das Bild rechts klicken), es ausfüllen und dann per Fax oder Scan-E-Mail and +49 30 48491950 bzw. info@jivamuktiberlin.de schicken oder in einem der Berliner Jivamukti Studios abgeben.

 

▲▼ BIO UND INFOS ZU DEN LEHRERN UND DETOX-SPEZIALISTEN BEI DIESEM RETREAT: ANJA KUEHNEL+TEAM & JIVAMUKTI CANTEEN

Anja KühnelANJA KÜHNEL + TEAM = JIVAMUKTI YOGA CLASSES
Anja ist Leiterin der beiden Jivamukti Yoga Berlin Center, Advanced Certified Jivamukti Yoga Teacher und Ausbilderin beim 300 und 800 Stunden Jivamukti Yoga Teacher Training. Seit vielen Jahren praktiziert und unterrichtet sie Jivamukti Yoga überall auf der Welt. Anja zieht ihre Inspiration vor allem von ihren Lehrern Sharon Gannon und David Life, die mit Jivamukti Yoga eine moderne und praktisch relevante Methode geschaffen haben, mit der heutige Großstadtmenschen ihren Weg als Yogi finden können. Durch den Fokus darauf, ein sinnvolles, allen Lebewesen und der gesamten Natur dienendes Leben zu führen, werden die alten yogischen Techniken so für alle zugänglich und verständlich gemacht. Und es macht ihr sehr viel Spaß, die Lehren des Yoga an Schüler und zukünftige Lehrer weiterzugeben. So unterrichtet sie fast täglich an einem ihrer beiden Yogacenter, ist regelmäßig Teil des Ausbildungsteams des Jivamukti Teacher Trainings, leitet die 800-Stunden Jivamukti Yogalehrerausbildung in Berlin und blickt auf eine langjährige Erfahrung im Unterrichten von internationalen Jivamukti Yoga-Retreats zurück, oft zusammen mit international bekannten Yogalehrern wie Sharon Gannon, David Life, Manorama, Dechen Thurman.

Wie auch oft bei den internationalen Retreats und zuhause in Berlin, wird Anja auch auf dem Rügen-Retreat von einem Berliner Jivamukti Yogalehrer assistiert, so dass sichergestellt ist, dass alle in der Gruppe in den Klassen individuell betreut und assistiert werden.

 

JiVamukti Canteen = VEGAN DETOX FOOD
Das Team der JiVamukti Canteen freut sich, gesundes, nahrhaftes Essen für euch zu zaubern, komplett abgestimmt auf auf das Motto Detoxen und eure tägliche, intensive Yoga-Praxis.

Bei dem gemeinsamen Essen am langen Tisch, erfährst du, was du isst und warum es gut für dich und deinen Körper ist.

DETOX MASSAGEN MIT JULI WERNER (OPTIONAL)
Ich liebe es zu berühren! Es ist unglaublich, was durch Berührung alles möglich ist. Eine bewusste Berührung kann das Bewusstsein wachsen lassen. Über dieses Bewusstsein in eine wachsende Einfachheit zu kommen, jenseits von Konzepten, Glaubenssätzen und Beurteilung, ist möglich. Dann entsteht wirkliche Entspannung, alles darf so sein, wie es gerade ist. Wir kommen wieder bei uns an. Massage führt immer nach innen. Durch Berührung unterstütze ich, dass du dich intensiver von innen her wahrnehmen kannst und fühlst, was jetzt gerade ist. Ich freue mich auf eine gemeinsame Reise, ins Jetzt, in die Liebe!

JULI ARBEITET MIT DIESEN MASSAGETECHNIKEN:

AYURVEDISCHE YOGA-MASSAGE: entspannende Ganzkörpermassage, die den Körper geschmeidig macht und alte, tiefsitzende Verspannungen löst. Richtet den Körper wieder aus und führt durch sanfte Dehnungen wieder ins Gleichgewicht. Regt den Blutkreislauf an. Vertieft und entspannt die Atmung.

TIEFENGEWEBSMASSAGE: tiefe Gewebeschichten werden durch streichende Bewegung gelockert

REBALANCING: wurde in der Osho-community entwickelt und wird seit 1980 unterrichtet. Es war die erste wirkliche Verbindung von Tiefenmassage, sanfter Berührung, "fließender" Berührung und Meditation, wobei immer im Vordergrund stand, den Körper zu lieben und sich des Körpers bewusster zu werden.

JOINT-RELEASE-TECHNIK: Gelenklockerung durch rhythmisches Schwingen und Schütteln. Der Körper wird passiv bewegt. Halte-und Bewegungsmuster werden bewußt.

PREISE DETOX RETREAT MASSAGEN: 60min=99 EUR, 30min=63 EUR.

▲▼ 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

Jivamukti Yoga Rügen Retreat

▲▼ MEHR INFORMATIONEN ZUM JIVAMUKTI YOGA UND ZUM DETOX-PROGRAMM

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DAS JIVAMUKTI YOGA PROGRAM: Advanced Certified Jivamukti Lehrerin Anja Kühnel wird täglich morgens und abends je eine intensive 2- bzw. 3-stündige Jivamukti Yoga Klasse unterrichten (am Anreisetag nur Abendklasse und am Abreisetag nur Morgenklasse, wenn keine Verlängerung gebucht ist; detailliertes vorläufiges Programm s.u.). Es handelt sich um intensive, tiefgehende "workshop style" Klassen mit Fokus auf Detox, in welche Anja ihre langjährige Erfahrung beim Unterrichten von internationalen Jivamukti Yoga-Retreats einbringt. Wir werden verschiedene Aspekte des Jivamukti Yoga erleben und entdecken, wie Asanas, Kriyas, Pranayama, Yoga Philosophie. Jeden Morgen gibt es außerdem geführte Meditationen und abends auch Satsang/Chanting.

Die Yogapraxis wird perfekt komplementiert durch das von der Jivamukti Canteen abgestimmte Detox-Essen und kann außerdem je nach Vorliebe und Bedarf mit Wanderungen, Joggen, Saunagängen sowie individuellen Massagen (gegen Extragebühr; bitte Bedarf im Anmeldeformular bekannt geben) ergänzt werden.

Wir haben das Wochenende zudem so geplant, dass es individuell um den Donnerstag, den 23.1. und Montag, den 27.1. verlängert werden kann, was wir nach unserer Erfahrung aus den vergangenen Jahren sehr empfehlen für eine noch tiefere Erfahrung.

Falls sich nicht-deutschsprachige Teilnehmer anmelden, werden die Klassen so unterrichtet, dass alle die Unterweisungen verstehen.

Jivamukti Rügen Retreat

DAS ESSEN: Die Küche von der Jivamukti Canteen ist zu 100% pflanzenbasiert - vegan, biologisch und vollwertig. Während des Detox-Retreats verzichten wir komplett auf ungesunden Zucker, glutenhaltiges Getreide und all dem anderen ungesunden Schnickschnack. Wir erhöhen den Anteil an basischen Nahrungsmitteln, welche Säuren neutralisieren und somit die körpereigene Entgiftung unterstützen. Das ausgewogene Verhältnis zwischen rohen und gekochten/gebackenen Zutaten und die von uns empfohlenen Zeiten zum gemeinsamen Essen, sind angepasst an den natürlichen Biorhythmus des Körpers und können deine Yogapraxis unterstützen, dich beflügeln, sowie erden und für erholsamen Schlaf sorgen. Saisonales, frisches Gemüse und Obst als Haupt-Energiespender, dazu optimale Proteinquellen mit hoher Bioverfügbarkeit, die gesündesten Fette und Öle, Gewürze, und Kräuter inspirieren uns zu den tollsten Kreationen im Canteen-Style, den wir in der offenen Retreat-Küche voll ausleben werden! Die buntesten Salatkreationen, cremige Suppen & Pürees, herzhaft, knackige Eintöpfe und Beilagen, überraschende Toppings, Süßes ohne Sünde... Alles ist möglich - kreativ, spannend, anregend, wärmend und auch mal puristisch und leicht, aber immer sättigend und lecker! Always made with Love. Alle Gerichte, Getränke & Snacks sind so zusammengestellt und aufeinander abgestimmt, dass sie zudem harmonisierend auf die Verdauung wirken und dich bei der Entschlackung, beginnend im Darm unterstützen - don´t worry! Wir reden hier nicht von unangenehmen, abführenden Methoden, sondern der sanftesten und einfachsten Art mit der richtigen Ernährung Schwung in die Verdauung zu bringen. Du wirst staunen was die Natur alles auf Lager hat um täglich, auch nach dem Retreat mehr Detox in dein Leben zu bringen.

 

 

Jivamukti Yoga Rügen Retreat

OPTIONALE AKTIVITÄTEN:

Jivamukti Rügen Retreat

VORLÄUFIGER ABLAUFPLAN:

DONNERSTAG

ab 14:30 Checkin für alle mit Extranacht

17:00-19:00: Teatime

19:30 Klasse

20:30 Abendessen

20:30-22:30 Kamingesprächsatsang und Saunazeit

FREITAG

7:00-7:45 Morning Satsang + Meditation

7:45-8:00 Pre-Class Juices + Detox snacks

8:00-11:00 Morgenklasse

11:15 Brunch

14:00-16:00 Saunazeit

ab 14:30 Checkin für alle ohne Extranacht/Early Arrival

15:30: Teatime

17:00-19:00 Klasse

19:30-20:30 Abendessen

20:30-22:00 Saunazeit

SAMSTAG

7:00-7:45 Morning Satsang + Meditation

7:45-8:00 Pre-Class Juices + Detox snacks

8:00-11:00 Morgenklasse

11:15 Brunch

14:00-16:00 Saunazeit

15:30: Teatime

17:00-19:00 Klasse

19:30-20:30 Abendessen

20:30 Satsang

20:30-22:30 Saunazeit

SONNTAG

7:00-7:45 Morning Satsang + Meditation

7:45-8:00 Pre-Class Juices + Detox snacks

8:00-11:00 Morgenklasse

11:15 Brunch

12:00 Checkout für alle ohne Extranacht/Late Departure

13:00-17:00 Saunazeit

15:30: Teatime

17:00-19:00 Klasse

19:30-20:30 Abendessen

20:30-22:00 Saunazeit

MONTAG

7:00-7:45 Morning Satsang + Meditation

7:45-8:00 Pre-Class Juices + Detox snacks

8:00-11:00 Morgenklasse

11:15 Brunch

12:00 Checkout für alle mit Extranacht

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▲▼ DETAILLIERTE INFORMATIONEN ZU DEN PREISEN UND ZUR ANMELDUNG

Registration FormRegistration FormANMELDUNG UND PREISE:
Die Preise beginnen ab 333 EUR p.P. im bis 15.11.19 gültigen Super-Early-Bird Tarif mit diversen Optionen je nach Zimmerbelegung und nach Wahl der Verlängerungsoptionen für Extra-Tage. Wir empfehlen sehr eine frühzeitige Buchung, nicht nur wegen des Sparpreises, sondern weil die Plätze auch recht begrenzt sind. Letztes Jahr war es bereits vor Ende des Frühbucherrabatts ausgebucht.

Weitere Informationen zu Programm und Preisen in den Drop-down Menüs unten.

Um euch anzumelden, müsst ihr nur das Anmeldeformular herunterladen in Deutsch (hier oder auf das Bild links klicken) und in Englisch (hier oder auf das Bild rechts klicken), es ausfüllen und dann per Fax oder Scan-E-Mail and +49 30 48491950 bzw. info@jivamuktiberlin.de schicken oder in einem der Berliner Jivamukti Studios abgeben

 

GRUNDKOSTEN FÜR FREITAG 14:30 - SONNTAG 12:00:

Sign Up Deposit bei Anmeldung: 99 EUR p.P.

Super-Early Bird Preis bei Anmeldung und Bezahlung bis 31.10.19: 333 EUR p.P.

Normaler-Early Bird Preis bei Anmeldung und Bezahlung bis 30.11.19: 369 EUR p.P.

Normaler Preis bei Anmeldung oder Bezahlung nach dem 30.11.19: 405 EUR p.P.

Der Frühbucherrabatt gilt nur bei Buchungseingang bis zum o.g. Termin UND bei vollständiger Zahlung des Retreat-Endpreises (Zahlungseingang) innerhalb von 5 Tagen nach Zusendung unserer Buchungsbestätigung und Rechnung. Wir empfehlen in jedem Falle eine frühzeitige Buchung, da die Plätze und auch die verschiedenen Zimmerkategorien begrenzt sind.

Dieser Grundpreis gilt pro Person und basiert auf Unterkunft in einem geteilten Dreibettzimmer* in einem geteilten Apartment** in dem tollen luxusrestaurierten Kornspeicher in einem mit einer anderen Person zu teilenden Doppelbett***. Er umfasst die Unterkunft und die Verpflegung sowie alle Yoga-Aktivitäten im Kernzeitraum von Freitag 14:30 (frühestmögliche Anreise bei diesem Preis) bis Sonntag 12:00 (spätestmögliche Abreise bei diesem Preis). Details zum Programm/Tagesablauf s. Drop-Down-Menü eins weiter oben. Die An- und Abreise ist nicht in dem Angebot enthalten und muss grundsätzlich selbst organisiert und bezahlt werden, wobei wir jedoch im Einzelfall gegen Aufpreis bei der Anreise helfen (z.B. Organisation von Shuttles).

*Geteiltes Zimmer bedeutet, dass wir die in der von dir gebuchten Zimmerkategorie genannte maximale Personenzahl diesem Zimmer zuweisen können. Natürlich werden wir dabei etwaige Wünsche zu konkreten Zimmerpartnern berücksichtigen und die Zimmer werden auch gleichgeschlechtlich belegt, wenn nichts anderes gewünscht ist. Also bei gebuchtem Dreibettzimmer 2 weitere Personen und bei gebuchtem Zweitbettzimmer eine weitere Person. Optional sind in begrenzter Anzahl Zimmerupgrades möglich (Doppel- statt Dreibett und Einzel- statt Doppelzimmer).

**Geteiltes Apartment bedeutet, dass sich mehrere (in der Regel zwei Personen) Zimmer je einen Wohnbereich und ein Bad teilen. Optional gibt es ein Apartment im Hause, dass von bis zu drei Personen alleine genutzt werden kann (s.u.)

***Geteiltes Doppelbett bedeutet, dass wir, wenn du uns keinen Wunschpartner mitteilst, deinem Doppelbett eine Person gleichen Geschlechts zuweisen, mit der du dieses teilen musst. Optional ist es möglich, eine begrenzte Anzahl von Einzelbetten im Mehrfachzimmer oder Einzelzimmern zu buchen. Optional gibt es eine begrenzte Anzahl von separaten Betten im Haus (s.u.).

Optional sind andere Zimmerbelegungen sowie Verlängerungen gegen Aufpreis möglich. Siehe sogleich unten.

ZIMMER-/BETTEN-/BELEGUNGSUPGRADES:
Ausgehend vom Grundpreis (Dreibettzimmer, geteiltes Doppelbett) bieten wir gegen Aufpreis eine begrenzte Anzahl an "intimeren" Belegungsoptionen an, vom Einzelbett über Einzelzimmer, bis hin zum Einzelapartment. Die Aufpreise gelten pro Person und gebuchter Nacht zusätzlich zum Grundpreis (s.o.) und ggf. Verlängerungspreis (s.u.) ACHTUNG: Rechtzeitig buchen, da es für jede Zimmer-/Bettenkategorie nur sehr wenige Plätze gibt. Nicht dass ihr dann am Ende nicht mehr das Zimmer bekommt, was ihr wollt.

Eigenes (separates) Bett im Dreibettzimmer: +27 EUR p.P. und Nacht

Doppelzimmer, mit 2. Person zu teilendes Doppelbett: +36 EUR p.P. und Nacht

Eigenes (separates) Bett in geteiltem Doppelzimmer: +45 EUR p.P. und Nacht

Einzelzimmer: +72 EUR p.P. und Nacht

SEHR EMPFOHLEN: UPGRADES FÜR VERLÄNGERUNGEN (INKL. ERWEITERTEM YOGAPROGRAMM UND ESSEN AN DEN VERLÄNGERUNGSTAGEN):
Meistens ist ein verlängertes Wochenende viel zu schnell vorbei und man ist traurig, so schnell wieder zurück zu müssen, zumal wenn man die ganze Zeit und den ganzen Aufwand der An- und Abreise bedenkt. Für alle, die gleicher Meinung sind und etwas mehr Zeit für sich investieren können, haben wir den Kornspeicher für ganze 5 Tage angemietet und machen mit diesem Retreat schon ab Donnerstag einen Soft-Start und lassen es bis Montagmittag gemütlich ausklingen. Wir würden uns freuen, wenn ihr mit uns schon eher anreist und/oder später abreist und bieten euch hierfür die folgenden Optionen inkl. zusätzlichem Detox-Essen und Yogaprogramm zum tieferen Eintauchen an:

1 ganzen Tag eher kommen, also bereits am Donnerstag ab 14:30: +99 EUR
Der geringe Aufpreis beinhaltet 1 Extra-Nacht (ggf. anfallendes Belegungsupgrade kommt hinzu), 2 zusätzliche Yogaklassen, 3 zusätzliche Essen und 24 Stunden mehr Zeit am Meer. Das alles in etwas intimeren Rahmen, da erfahrungsgemäß nicht alle die Extra-Nacht buchen werden, und mit dem Vorteil zur Off-Peak-Zeit anreisen zu können. S.a. die Details zum Ablaufplan ein Drop-Down-Menü weiter oben.

1/2 Tag eher kommen also bereits am Freitag ab 8:00: +45 EUR
Der geringe Aufpreis beinhaltet 1 zusätzliche Yogaklasse, 1 zusätzliches Essen (Brunch) und ein paar Stunden mehr Zeit am Meer. Der Bezug des gebuchten Zimmers kann leider erst ab 14:00 am Anreisetag garantiert werden, auch wenn wir versuchen, das Zimmer eher fertig zu haben. Es gibt eine Zugverbindung z.B. um 4:48 ab Berlin, die 8:18 in Samtens ist. Wenn Leute diesen Zug buchen, passen wir entsprechend die Zeit der Morgenklasse an.

1/2 Tag eher länger bleiben also bis Sonntagabend: +45 EUR
Der geringe Aufpreis beinhaltet 1 zusätzliche Yogaklasse + Satsang, 2 zusätzliche Essen (Tea-Time + Dinner) und ein paar Stunden mehr Zeit am Meer, für alle die am Sonntag erst abends oder in der Nacht zurückfahren wollen. Das gebuchte Zimmer muss in der Regel leider trotzdem schon bis 12:00 am Anreisetag geräumt werden, auch wenn wir versuchen, werden das zu vermeiden, was aber leider nicht garantiert werden kann. Letzter Zug am Sonntag ab Samtens: 19:41 Ankunft Berlin 23:28 oder z.B. HH 23:50

1 ganzen Tag länger bleiben also bis Montag 12:00: +99 EUR Der geringe Aufpreis beinhaltet 1 Extranacht (ggf. anfallendes Belegungsupgrade kommt hinzu), 2 zusätzliche Yogaklassen + Satsang, 3 zusätzliche Essen und 24 Stunden mehr Zeit am Meer für alle die erst am Montag ganz in Ruhe zurückfahren wollen. Das alles in etwas intimeren Rahmen, da erfahrungsgemäß nicht alle die Extran-Nacht buchen werden, und mit dem Vorteil zur Off-Peak-Zeit abreisen zu können. S.a. die Details zum Ablaufplan ein Drop-Down-Menü weiter oben.

2 ganze Tage mehr, also von Donnerstag 14:30 bis Montag 12:00: +180 EUR Der geringe Aufpreis beinhaltet 2 Extranächte (ggf. anfallende Belegungsupgrades kommen hinzu), 4 zusätzliche Yogaklassen + Satsang, 6 zusätzliche Essen und 48 Stunden mehr Zeit am Meer, für alle die schon am Donnerstag und erst am Montag ganz in Ruhe an- und abreisen wollen. Das alles in etwas intimeren Rahmen, da erfahrungsgemäß nicht alle die Extra-Nächte buchen werden, und mit dem Vorteil zur Off-Peak-Zeit an- und abreisen zu können. S.a. die Details zum Ablaufplan ein Drop-Down-Menü weiter oben.

LOYALTIÄTSRABATT: 18 EUR Rabatt für jeden dieser Gründe (kumulativ): (1) Du hast einen laufenden Jivamukti Berlin Unlimited Vertrag (2) Du warst schon mindestens einmal (oder mehr) auf einem Jivamukti Yoga Berlin Retreat mit (sorry, nur 1x 18 EUR Rabatt, auch wenn du schon mehrmals auf Retreats mit warst) (3) Du bist registrierter Jivamukti Yogalehrer

OPTIONALE REISESERVICES, DIE NICHT IM PREIS EINGESCHLOSSEN SIND:

REISERÜCKTRITTSKOSTENVERSICHERUNG: Leider brauchen auch wir Planungssicherheit und müssen euch deshalb im Falle des Rücktritts von der Reise eine Rücktrittsgebühr berechnen, auch wenn ihr z.B. wegen Krankheit etc. nicht teilnehmen könnt (Details siehe Anmeldeformular). Deshalb empfehlen wir sehr den Abschluss einer Reiserücktrittskostenversicherung was ihr einfach z.B. übwe das Anmeldeformular tun könnt.

Jivamukti Yoga Rügen Retreat

JUNI 2020

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

THE 2019 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 in an ancient Italian villa in the historic and dramatic landscape of Sicily. Join us for the breathtaking expanses of the Sicilian landscape, sun, and sea. 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. Celebrate a week of joy and abundance around the sacred apex of the year culminating on the Summer Solstice. Nourish your body, mind, and spirit in this hermetical location, hidden away from the world within date palms and olive groves. Our newest discovery of rugged terrain and refined accommodation makes for the ideal summer retreat. The culmination of the year is perfect for this rebuilt 17th century villa, situated on the 40 acre Sicilian Masseria where we will be having our exclusive retreat, which was intentionally laid out by its original builders to be totally aligned with the daily and yearly solar cycle.

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 on June 21 is the astronomical marker of 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 away 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 morning 3-hour asana practice, prededed by optional morning meditation, chanting, and scripture reading. These will be intensive “workshop style” classes focused around the theme of warmth, light, and abundance, preparing you for the culmination of this retreat, the summer solstice on Friday, June 21st. Anja will infuse her many years of experience from teacheing international Jivamukti Yoga retreats and Jivamukti Teacher Trainings to offer a distilled vision of the purpose of the practice. 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. Afternoons will also be filled with trips to the sea, swimming in the pool, and lounging in the sun.

▲▼ 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 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%”.

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 fifth 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/assistis/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. 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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Selection
Name of Participant

OPTION 2=No Discount:
Pay your deposit in USD 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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Selection
Name of Participant

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 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

As 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