Italy – Meditation, Sutra & Asana with Gregor Maehle
Yoga in Salento
New dates: 3rd – 9th September 2022
Meditation, Sutra and Asana Module with Gregor Maehle
New dates: 3rd – 9th September 2022
Yoga in Salento
Via Stazione 116,
73010 Zollino (LE) Lecce
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 3rd – 9th September 2022 at Yoga in Salento, Italy. Please note, this event was previously scheduled to take place at Santa Marina, Holiday Village, Sozopol, Bulgaria. Due to COVID we had to reschedule and because of unavailability of time slots we had to swap venues (The Pranayama module with Gregor, previously scheduled in Italy will now instead take place in May 2022 in Bulgaria. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused).
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.
The training consists of the following modules :
- Pranayama, Yoga Sutra & Asana with Gregor
- Anatomy, Adjusting and Asana with Monica
- Meditation, Sutra and Asana with Gregor
- Teaching Skills and Asana with Monica
You can find upcoming dates by clicking here.
After this the cycle will start again with either Pranayama or Anatomy , which will probably take place in May 2023. We endeavour to deliver two European modules per year. 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.
You can then choose your accommodation option payable directly to Yoga in Salento.
Accommodation prices include 6 nights and daily room cleaning, 5 vegan organic brunches, 6 vegan organic dinners, 1 vegan organic breakfast on departure day. Transport is not included. There are various accommodation options.
- Twin-share accommodation w. ensuite bathroom € 425
- Twin-share accommodation w. shared bathroom € 385
- Triple accommodation w. ensuite bathroom € 345
Gregor and Monica are life-long yogis. Between them they share over 80 years of yoga study and practice!
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