Amrita Yoga retreat with Dayalu
29th June - 4th July 2017
‘AMRITA YOGA – LIVING FROM THE HEART’
Amrita Yoga embraces elements of a vinyasa practice as well as elements of an alignment based practice with breath awareness and usage of simple mantras. It was developed under Amma’s guidance, with her spiritual teachings forming its foundation.
Amma emphasizes the synthesis and integration of the major paths of yoga. Amrita Yoga hence integrates the four major paths of yoga into the asana practice: Bhakti Yoga (yoga of devotion), Jnana Yoga (yoga of wisdom), Karma Yoga (yoga of selfless action), and Raja Yoga (yoga of contemplation, creativity and meditation).
Incorporating stories, examples, poems, and quotes from Indian scriptures, each asana class features a central theme, such as compassion, concentration, equanimity, patience, enthusiasm, self-confidence, grace, self-effort and Mother Nature.
Students are encouraged to continuously apply experiences and insights gained on the yoga mat into their daily life by consciously witnessing themselves, accepting the different situations they encounter, and reflecting on their actions.
Amrita Yoga intends to inspire practitioners to let go of both the past and future in order to experience the present moment fully, in which it is possible to listen to the true Self with love and awareness.
In a state of deep internal peace, the mind and senses can calm down, new perspectives on life can unfold and lightness, love, and joy can be integrated into one's being.
Retreat schedule and content
Retreat includes 2 Yoga asana classes per day, meditation, theory sessions, Satsang, evening Bhajans and chanting.....and time for trips to the beach :)
Morning classes are rather dynamic using elements of a Vinyasa practice.
Evening asana classes will usually focus more on technical aspects of the asanas/postures learned. A handout of a sequence learned during the retreat will be given. The sequence aims to connect to Devi, the divine mother and should empower everyone to become established in a daily yoga practice.
5.30 -6.00: Chanting the 108 names of Amma (optional)
06.30 – 09.00: Yogasana & Meditation
09.00 - 10.00: Breakfast
10.00-11.00: Free time or Seva
11.00 - 12.15: Satsang/Theory
13.00 - 16.00: Lunch & Siesta
16.00 – 18.30: Yogasana, Pranayama, Meditation
19.00 - 20.00: Dinner
20.30 - 21.30: Bhajans
Amma says: "The real flow of life lies in unity, in the oneness that arises out of love. Love is our true essence and the foundation of life."
WHO IS AMMA?
Spiritual leader, humanitarian and visionary, Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi (known to millions simply as ‘Amma’), is a servant of the world community. Through her inspiring life of love, inner strength and self-sacrifice, Mata Amritanandamayi has inspired people all over the planet to strive to make more and more space in the hearts for others and to dedicate free time to social service.
At the center of Amma's life is her darshan: the tender, caring embrace that has been sought out by millions. It is in this intimate manner—a heartfelt hug—that Mata Amritanandamayi meets one and all, listens to their problems and gives them the inspiration and knowledge to uplift themselves and, ultimately, others.
Receiving Amma’s embrace, many feel inspired to offer selfless service to those in need. In this way, this simple yet powerful act of a mother’s embrace has become both catalyst and symbol for the growing international network of humanitarian initiatives called Embracing the World ®. Amma has given this motherly embrace to more than thirty-three million people throughout the world. She has been known to give darshan for more than twenty-two hours without interruption.
About the facilitator
Dayalu is a student of spiritual leader and humanitarian Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, known throughout the world simply as “Amma”.
He has been teaching Yoga and traditional Thai Massage since 1998 and has studied with many senior Ashtanga, Iyengar and Anusara teachers. Inspired by Amma’s selfless service, he has been living in her ashram in India since 2003, where he teaches meditation (Amma’s IAM Technique) and yoga, being one of the appointed Amrita Yoga teachers.
In Dayalu’s classes, he humbly brings in his personal yoga experience while enthusiastically presenting the unique simplicity of Amrita Yoga.
In 2001 he has been co-teaching the first Thai Massage courses with Krishnataki in Sunshine House before he settled in Amma’s Ashram in India.
Since a few years he again started to annually visit Sunshine House to conduct IAM meditation courses. Now with Amma’s blessings he will conduct the first Amrita Yoga retreat in Greece.
He is always happy to come back to Sunshine House. It feels like a second home and it is a delight for him to share his insights about Yoga and Amma’s teachings with his brothers and sisters here in Sunshine House.
Arrival: 29th June after 18 pm - Departure: 4th July after breakfast
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