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Bulgaria – Meditation, Sutra & Asana with Gregor & Monica

Santa Marina Holiday Village
26th May – 1st June 2021

Meditation, Sutra and Asana Module with Gregor and Monica

Course Details

26th May – 1st June 2021
Santa Marina Holiday Village
8130 Sozopol, Bulgaria

Course Overview

We are excited to announce our new European Teacher Training, of which this current module is part of. This training consists of four individual week-long modules with each providing 45 hours of tuition.

You can participate in each module without completing the whole training. Students who wish to gain deeper knowledge about a particular subject rather than wanting to teach are welcome.

This module, Meditation, Sutra and Asana with Gregor and Monica, will take place on the 26th May– 1st June 2021 in Bulgaria at Santa Marina Holiday Village in Sozopol/ Bulgaria. Sozopol is an ancient seaside town at the Black Sea. While it was settled already in the Bronze Age, it’s fortifications date back to the 7th century BC. You can get there by flying to Burgas (daily flights from all European capitals) and then take the 30 minute bus ride to Sozopol. Santa Marina Resort has its own bus service which costs around Euro30 (you will need to inform Santa Marina of your flight details).

Yogic Meditation

Different to Vedantic or Buddhist meditation, yogic meditation contains the same structural elements as yogic postures and breathing and was designed to form together with those an integrated whole. Meditation is the method of bringing your mind into a receptive state
 so that you can receive higher knowledge that is already there. Yogic meditation is a collection of scientific methods to bring about such awareness. To accelerate spiritual evolution yogic meditation employs many means amongst which the prime ones are mantra, mudra, bandha, chakra-visualization and Kundalini-raising techniques. The yogic chakras are representations of evolutionary brain circuitry with the lower three chakras representing our reptilian, mammalian and primate ancestry respectively. By understanding the chakras and skillfully meditating on them yoga offers the opportunity to activate higher brain centres and propel the evolution not only of the individual but of society as a whole. Kundalini-raising techniques consist of a combination of all other yogic means to raise the life force (prana) to a level where meditation is easy and spiritual insight becomes spontaneous.

Yoga Sutra, and Sanskrit chanting

“The Yoga Sutra entered my life 39 years ago and since then it’s been a constant companion. It took me a long time to completely understand it but once this had happened it ended all confusion I had about yoga. Understanding the Sutra gave me complete confidence in how to apply my practices diligently and that I would succeed in due time. The Sutra changed yoga for me from a faith and hope-based system to a science with predictable and repeatable outcomes. It is exactly this confidence and certainty that I would like to pass on to my students. The workshop will be interactive, with ample time for participants to ask questions.”

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.

Asana classes will be taught in the Led and Mysore-style format.

Each full day will comprise of 7.5 hours of tuition. Vegan breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets are included in the price. Transport is not included. There are various accommodation options. To download a prospectus and application form please click here.

 

Training Modules

The following additional training modules are already scheduled:

After this the cycle will start again with either Pranayama or Anatomy , which will probably take place in May 2022. For more information on booking conditions please click here.

Future modules may or may not take place at this same venue. Due to availability of suitable venues we may not always be able to stick to the above schedule but we will do our best. Each module can only be booked on its own (i.e. you cannot book the whole training in advance) and we cannot guarantee the price of future modules due to possibly fluctuating seasonal accommodation prices. We will do our best, however, to achieve comparable pricing.

When booking you need to first pay the  deposit and fill out our application form. Should your application be denied the deposit will be refunded immediately. Final payment (includes accommodation) due 3 months prior to event.

Accommodation

All prices in Australian Dollars. Prices include tuition, 6 nights accommodation, breakfast, lunch and dinner.

  • AUD2120​ – Single accommodation
  • AUD1695 – Double accommodation
  • AUD1540 – Triple accommodation

The below deposits constitute 30% of the total price.

Tickets

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deposit Meditation 6-days twin-share accommodation
$ 508.50
20 available
deposit Meditation 6-days single accommodation
$ 636.00
15 available
deposit Meditation 6-days triple-share accommodation
$ 462.00
5 available

Details

Start:
May 26, 2021
End:
June 1, 2021
Cost:
$462 – $636
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Venue

Santa Marina Holiday Village
8130 Sozopol, Bulgaria
Sozopol, 8130 Bulgaria
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Phone:
+ 359 550 20 200
Website:
https://www.santamarina.bg/en

YOUR INSTRUCTOR

Gregor and Monica are life-long yogis. Between them they share over 80 years of yoga study and practice!

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HAPPY STUDENTS

Thank you so much Monica for your impassioned and joyful teachings. I so thoroughly enjoyed your yoga, your teachings, your chanting, your guided meditations. The whole course was very inspiring. When I was teaching this morning I was dipping into my new tool box and body of knowledge and applying it to my class. It was all very well received and a few light bulbs went on for all of us. It was great to apply and practice on the students.
– Liz. Perth, Australia

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