4 -10 June 2024
booking close 2nd May unless booked out beforehand
Limeni Village Hotel, Areopoli, Greece
This event is part of our European 200hour Level 1 Teacher Training. You can do this event as part of the trainng or stand-alone in case you are only interested in these particular subject. The training consists of four individual week-long modules with each providing 50 hours of tuition, of which 40 hours are delivered in person and 10 hours online.
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.
Pranayama, Yoga Sutra & Asana with Gregor, will take place on the 4th -10th June 2024. Venue to be anounced.
Imagine how great it would be to have a switch that, when operated, would enable you to consciously choose between your right and left brain hemispheres, intuitive and analytical intelligence, sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems, fight/flight reflex and rest/relaxation, and between the male and female, solar and lunar, aspects of your psyche. How great it would be if, when required, you could switch from being compassionate to doggedly determined. Or from charged with energy to completely relaxed within a few minutes. Or from extrovert (physically present, expressive and outgoing) to introvert (reflective and absorbing) within a short time. This switch does in fact exist and it is not at all hidden. It is the prominently protruding olfactory orifice right in the middle of your face: your nose.
Pranayama includes some of the most neglected but yet most powerful methods of yoga. Pranayama is the vital link that connects asana to meditation without which the combined benefit of both cannot be harvested. 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. Additionally, you will learn how to liberate the breathing pattern, the use of breath waves, breath ratios, digital counting, contraindications and the therapeutic effects of all pranayama techniques.
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. They aid in removing contamination from chemical, environmental, electrical, biological and electromagnetic sources.
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 6 hours, 40 minutes of tuition. Vegan brunch 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 tuition price is Australian$1200. The AU$ is currently much cheaper than the US$.
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 tuition payment is due 3 months prior to event.
The training consists of the following modules :
You can find upcoming dates by clicking here.
After this the cycle will start again with either the Anatomy or Pranayama module. We endeavour to deliver two European modules per year. For more information on module delivery and booking please click here.
Future modules may or may not take place at this same venue. 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 seasonally fluctuating accommodation and currency prices. We will do our best, however, to achieve comparable pricing.
Gregor is the author of ‘Pranayama, The Breath of Yoga’.
“Once again, Gregor Maehle has provided an invaluable resource for yoga students. I’ve read a dozen books on pranayama and taken workshops, all to little benefit in my practice. With this book, the lights came on. As in his previous publications, Mr. Maehle combines his astonishing knowledge of yoga scripture with the most straightforward, most insightful, most eye-opening descriptions and explanations ranging from physiology and bio-mechanics to psychology and spirituality. As I reread this book and ponder it, I am continually astonished by the depth of insight it provides. I have come to believe that this will be the single most important book on yoga in the past century. This is a life-changing contribution, for which I am profoundly grateful. ” Paul M. Gahlinger, MD, PhD, MPH
All prices in Australian Dollars. Total price consists of tuition fee of AU$1200 + accommodation fee (deposit). The sum of both includes tuition, 6 nights accommodation, brunch and dinner.
Accommodation options to be published soon.
Gregor is a life-long yogi and has over 40 years of experience of yoga study and practice!
Any questions? Please ask us.