hosted by Practice Yoga
22 – 28 June 2024
22 – 23 June 2024 weekend workshop
24 -28 June Mysore style
Practice Yoga Kreuzberg
Lausitzer Strasse 9
Weekend Workshop Saturday & Sunday
10am – 12:30 Led Asana
2pm – 4:30-pm Yoga Sutra and Sanskrit chanting
10am – 12:30 Pranayama & Kriya
2pm – 4:30-pm Tantric Meditation
24 – 28/06/2024
6:30am Mysore style
Led asana class
Here Gregor will analyse the many intricate anatomical details of the majority of the postures of the Primary Series, while maintaining as much pace as possible. The focus will be on breaking down the various phases of entering and exiting the postures into their constituents. Performing postures safely while understanding which anatomical actions will get us deep into the asanas will prevent unnecessary energy expenditure. Through inducing precision this format also achieves that conditioning and emotions lodged in bodily tissue are released, preparing us for the higher limbs of pranayama and meditation.
Pranayama and Kriya
These are some of the most neglected but yet most powerful methods of yoga. Learn how to use pranayama to harmonize the doshas (humors of the body) and thus attain a state of health and balance as well as how to still the mind, enabling spiritual insight. Pranayama cleanses the nadis, synchronizes the brain hemispheres and prepares us for transformative states.
The kriyas are predominantly methods of purification of the body. They support the work of postures and are especially important for people who live in large cities.
Yoga Sutra, and Sanskrit chanting
The Yoga Sutra is the operating manual of yoga. It is only when we understand the why’s and how’s of yoga that we will practice with confidence and beyond doubt. In this class we will chant selected stanzas in Sanskrit and a detailed commentary based on Gregor’s four decades of practice and study will be given. The commentary will retain the depth of the ancient treatises but will be fun, relatable and applicable to modern urban life.
Gregor teaches two meditation systems side-by-side, yogic and tantric meditation. Similar to our asana and pranayama practices so also yogic chakra-Kundalini meditation is very structured. While yogic meditation is a very transformational and powerful technique, some students struggle with its rigor and demands for concentration and visualization. If we experience a lot of pressure in our lives and minds the simple but effective tantric meditation techniques can be useful.
This workshop is based on meditation techniques from an ancient text called the Vijnana Bhairava Tantra. This text came down through Kashmir Shaivism and contains 112 dharanas, what we today would call meditation techniques. Many of today’s popular meditation techniques were already introduced in the Vijnana Bhairava.
Most of these tantric meditations are much simpler than yogic meditation and require less effort. There are also many different techniques to choose from. Here is a sophisticated approach that offers a great variety in case a particular technique doesn’t work for a student. This makes this system very adaptable to individual needs and preferences.
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Gregor is a life-long yogi and has over 40 years of experience of yoga study and practice!
Any questions? Please ask us.