Jivamukti Yoga Teacher Training 2020 Govardhan Eco Village India

GET 300 $ EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT + RECEIVE A 270€ NEW TEACHER STARTER PACK FROM JIVAMUKTI YOGA BERLIN
Taking the Jivamukti Yoga Teacher Training is the best you can do and a great step. We hope that, afterwards, you continue your journey and deepen your knowledge as a new Jivamukti Yoga Teacher and take your yoga studies and practice to the next level. But we also know that the training with travel costs and all can be draining to your finances which is why we developed the 270 €* New Teacher Starter Pack by Jivamukti Yoga Berlin, which you will receive from Jivamukti Yoga Berlin after you graduate from the training if you sign up for any 300hr Jivamukti Yoga Teacher Training using promo code JYTT2020BERLIN. This would be in addition to any 300 $/€ early bird discount if still applicable.

▲▼ HOW TO GET THE 270 € NEW TEACHER STARTER PACK & BENEFITS, TERMS + CONDITIONS

All you have to do is enter JYTT2020BERLIN as your Promo Code when signing up for any of the 2020 Jivamukti Yoga Teacher Trainings here. After you graduated from the 300hr Jivamukti Yoga Training, you just have to get in touch with Jivamukti Yoga Berlin showing us your certificate and, voila, you receive 270 €* worth of studio credit at Jivamukti Yoga Berlin free of charge* that you can use for paying any Jivamukti yoga products, classes, workshops, retreats or trainings (like the Jivamukti Yoga Immersions or the Jivamukti Yoga Apprenticeship or the Wild Woodstock Retreat) offered, hosted or organized by Jivamukti Yoga Berlin. 

Pretty straightforward!? *A few rules and conditions apply, so please make sure to read them to avoid any disappointments:

 

Jivamukti Focus of the Month

NOVEMBER 2019

JIVAMUKTI YOGA FOCUS OF THE MONTH: THE WILD AND THE MOON

Each month Jivamukti Yoga has a special Focus of the Month, which is reflected in our yoga classes. Ever changing new inspirations help to change your perspective on the way of Yoga so you can come to new conclusions on your yoga practice.

▲▼ THE CURRENT FOCUS OF THE MONTH IN ENGLISH:

Om namah Shivaya

Invocation to Shiva, the auspicious and benevolent one, the lord of transformation and regeneration, the highest Self, Ultimate Reality

The Jivamukti Chant Book: Page 6. Number 27.

It was a chilly fall night as Shiva sat at the banks of the Ganges river, his long matted hair falling into and becoming the sacred river. In perfect tranquility, his skin covered with ash, his old friend the moon could hardly see him, because he blended into the wild nature surrounding him. Shiva sat with two eyes closed as the moon was rising over the river. Her reflection was shining in the water and Shiva was glad to see her. They would meet once a month, when the moon was at her fullest, to talk about life, death and other movements of the universe.

This time the moon seemed to be a little dimmer than usual and Shiva was a little concerned.

Shiva: My dear old friend, are you feeling okay? You seem to have lost a little of your luster since I last saw you?

Moon: Mahadeva, I have been sad these days. Usually I don’t see a lot of light when I come out at night, but lately, I have seen so much fire. The rainforests are burning and there doesn’t seem to be anywhere on mother earth that isn’t touched by some form of light, I am scared it won’t stop. Did you finally decide it was time to destroy this planet? Maybe that’s good… but you know I always get attached to each world and then I get sentimental when the end comes near.

Shiva: No, dear friend, it wasn’t me. Humans are burning down big parts of the rainforest tearing down mountains and emptying the seas to raise animals they eat and produce the light they use. They think eating other beings gives them strength and it keeps them from dying. Humans are incredibly scared of death, did you know that? They get so attached to their little bodies that they completely forget that they are part of something so much larger than skin and bone. I wish they would learn from the trees, instead of burning them down. Trees belong to each other, and as soon as one dies it decomposes and turns into billions of fungi and micro-organisms that create the soil for new life to blossom. For a forest, dying is as important as living, destruction and creation are interconnected. Humans seem to resist their nature and their wildness and in so doing cause vast amounts of harm to the rest of the planet.

Moon- Why is that?

Shiva: I am called Rudra, the Wild One. I roam the forests, I become part of them and they become part of me. I am covered in life-giving soil and my hair grows into a river that nurtures countless beings. Humans forgot about their natural state, which is wild. As wild as I, as wild as nature. Their feet are made to walk on grass and soil, their skin is made to feel the air and the water surrounding them. It gives them a feeling of control to manicure and change everything to their convenience. They refuse to adapt with nature, they want to constantly adapt nature to their will. They cut their hair and their lawns and trees. They put their feet in shoes and their bodies in cars. They look into screens rather than into the world and they put water in plastic bottles to sell them back to each other. They kill the animals of the oceans for food, they burn down forests to raise animals for food. Eating others seems to give them a false sense of power, they think controlling nature means controlling life and death. They resist age and death, and they don’t see that this makes them resist life, too.

Moon- But Maheshvara, why don’t you just put an end to this world? It doesn’t seem like there is a lot of hope left for humankind.

Shiva: Dear one, there is hope. There always is. I am the Benevolent, I believe in goodness. There is a part of me in every being. There is peace, tranquility, compassion, pure consciousness and bliss inherent in all beings. I am Pashupati, the guardian of the animals and nature. As soon as people connect with me, they bring these qualities forth in themselves. I taught Yoga to the world and I gave people the tools to heal themselves. I taught them āsana and meditation to become more connected to the earth and to calm their minds. I taught them Yoga to overcome their ignorance, their egoism, their aversions and attachments and their incredible fear of death. I gave them the tools to save themselves and their planet.

Moon- sometimes I forget that you are also a Protector and not only a Destroyer

Shiva: I destroy to protect. I destroy ignorance and fear. As soon as people start trusting me and as soon as they stop resisting life and death they will transform. They will grow into their true

potential and they will be wild and fierce, benevolent and protective to nature and the animals, just as I am.

Moon- Thank you so much for helping me not to lose faith in humanity. I already feel my light coming back. When I meet the sun on my way to bed I will tell him what you said. He has been pretty upset about what he saw down there, these days, and you know that he always gets so hot when he’s angry.

Shiva and the Moon gently bow down to each other in respect and gratitude as the Moon makes her way to bed and Shiva moves back into deep meditation.

Martyna Eder

https://jivamuktiyoga.com/fotm/the-wild-and-the-moon/

23. & 24.11. @ JIVAMUKTI YOGA BERLIN
FOOTSTEPS TO FREEDOMANCIENT WISDOM FROM THE UPANIṢADS with Shubhraji

We are happy and grateful to have Shubhraji teach at Jivamukti Yoga Berlin for the third year in a row. Do not miss this very special weekend of yoga philosophy with this famous native Indian Advaita Vedānta scholar from Woodstock, NY. It is a very rare opportunity because there are not many teachers who can teach this ancient philosophy of non-dualism in such a profound yet accessible way. If you are a yogi and want to dive deeper into yoga philosophy, this workshop is for you. It is a unique possibility to study with Shubhraji. We recommend participating in both workshops, but if you can only make it to one of them, you will for sure get enough inspiration and enjoy it equally!

▲▼ ABOUT SHUBHRAJI

Dechen Thurman

SHUBRHAJI, who is originally from India, is a close disciple of renowned Vedantic Master H.H. Swami Chinmayananda and studied with him for twenty years.Using original Sanskrit texts such as the Bhagavad Gita and the Upanishads, Shubhraji lectures on a diverse range of topics. Shubhraji brings earthy, good-humored exposition to her teachings. She travels internationally, teaching extensively in several academic institutions like St. John’s College in New Mexico, Harvard Business School in Boston, London Business School in London, UK and many yoga studios as well as addressing yoga festivals across the world.

▲▼ ABOUT THE WORKSHOP SESSIONS

This year, our focus will be on one of the 10 principal Upaniṣads – Muṇḍaka Upaniṣad. In two sessions, Shubhraji will chant selected Sanskrit verses from it and expound on them. Revered as sacred revelations, the text of the Upaniṣads (4-5000 B.C.) are said to contain the key to Self-Mastery.Through her unique way of teaching and dissecting the verses word by word, she will discuss their essence so we gain the right understanding and direction to live a purposeful life. Shubhraji’s talks will go deeply into the subjective, inner, contemplative teachings on Self – Knowledge. How can we attain that state of knowledge of the Self? How can we engage in the performance of our daily duties without bondage? If everything is transient, what, then, is Eternal and, therefore, worth aspiring for?

▲▼ COSTS, REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT FOR THIS WORKSHOP

RESERVATION PROCEDURE: Due to the limited number of spaces available for workshops we only accept binding reservations with full pre-payment of the workshop fees. With full payment of the workshop fee you are firmly booked for the workshop (we reserve the right to turn down registrations in case an event is sold out; in this case the date/time of receipt of the full payment is relevant). In case you cannot come, you can name another person who can come instead of you.

By booking workshops with us, you are accepting our standard booking conditions for workshops and seminars. You can read these conditions by clicking here. Please note: Once we received your payment your spot at the workshop is firmly booked and the workshop fee cannot be refunded. However, if you are prevented to come, you can name a replacement person, who has not yet registered with us, who can come instead of you. In case the workshops sell out, spots will be given in the order the payment is received. We suggest to reduce your financial risks that you cannot come to a workshop you booked by buying a workshop- and seminar insurance, which you can buy for little money by clicking here.

FOR A BINDING RESERVATION WITH ADVANCE PAYMENT WE OFFER THE FOLLOWING OPTIONS:

1. Directly at the Jivamukti Yoga Berlin with cash or all major debit and credit cards

2. By sending the applicable amount (see above) to our bank account as follows:

Jivamukti Berlin GmbH
Konto-Nr. 0020011610
BLZ 70022200
IBAN DE66700222000020011610
BIC/SWIFT FDDODEMMXXX
Fidor Bank AG
Verwendungszweck: "SHUBHRAJI WORKSHOP" + name of the participant + one day/both days + email-adress if you'd like to recieve a confirmation

3. By Major Credit Cards directly through our MindBody registration system:
=> Just click SIGN UP next to the class you want to sign up for

LANGUAGE: This workshop will be taught in English.

PLACE: Jivamukti Yoga Berlin-Mitte

DATE & TIME: Saturday & Sunday, November 23rd & 24th, 2019. 13:30-16:30

PRICE: Regular: 36 EUR one day; 54 EUR both days. With JYB Unlimited Contract: 27 EUR one day; 45 EUR both days

 

30.11. @ JIVAMUKTI YOGA BERLIN
GRATITUDE– A VEGAN THANKSGIVING XL-YOGA CLASS & DINNERICP at JYB

Please join us for a unique Thanksgiving event to celebrate abundance, the fall harvest, our connection to one another and the earth, and our very special Jivamukti Yoga Berlin community.

We will start with a 2-hour Jivamukti Class with Advanced Certified Jivamukti teacher and mentor David Essing, and his former apprentice and 800-hr Jivamukti teacher Ben Beirs. They will co-teach a dynamic, extra-long class with plenty of time for chanting together – and Ben will bring his guitar! The class will open your heart and mind, allowing you to appreciate and enjoy a delicious and nutritious 3-course vegan dinner, eaten family-style around a big table, arranged in our yoga room turned dining room, and beautifully prepared by our Jivamukti Canteen chefs Alessia, Regine and Caro.

▲▼ABOUT EVENT

We will discuss our relationship to food and practice living peacefully, beginning with what we put on our plate. We will learn the 5 contemplations by Thich Nhat Hanh, which are a wonderful way to reflect on the hard work of so many who bring the food from the farm to our plates, as well as all the conditions that have come together to allow us to enjoy a meal.

They also allow us to remember that we can eat in such a way that reduces the suffering of living beings, stops contributing to climate change, and heals and preserves our precious planet. As Jivamukti founder Sharon Gannon says, “Live simply so that others may simply live.“. In the US, Thanksgiving is celebrated on the last weekend of November, and millions of turkeys are slaughtered for this holiday.

When we change our relationship with food, we change our relationship with society and the conditioning that tells us that we need to consume more and more resources to be happy.When we see our food as something we can offer to the divine as Prasad, a sacred offering; when we view what we eat as an extension of and a support for our spiritual practice; when we make conscious choices about what we consume and why; then we can say we are integrating yoga into our daily life in a meaningful way. This brings benefit not only to ourselves, but also to all of life and Mother Earth herself, and brings a feeling of gratitude, a feeling almost as delicious as a homemade, 3-course vegan dinner. We would be very happy to celebrate our own special kind of “Thanksgiving” with you.

▲▼ COSTS, REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT FOR THIS WORKSHOP

RESERVATION PROCEDURE: Due to the limited number of spaces available for workshops we only accept binding reservations with full pre-payment of the workshop fees. With full payment of the workshop fee you are firmly booked for the workshop (we reserve the right to turn down registrations in case an event is sold out; in this case the date/time of receipt of the full payment is relevant). In case you cannot come, you can name another person who can come instead of you.

By booking workshops with us, you are accepting our standard booking conditions for workshops and seminars. You can read these conditions by clicking here. Please note: Once we received your payment your spot at the workshop is firmly booked and the workshop fee cannot be refunded. However, if you are prevented to come, you can name a replacement person, who has not yet registered with us, who can come instead of you. In case the workshops sell out, spots will be given in the order the payment is received. We suggest to reduce your financial risks that you cannot come to a workshop you booked by buying a workshop- and seminar insurance, which you can buy for little money by clicking here.

FOR A BINDING RESERVATION WITH ADVANCE PAYMENT WE OFFER THE FOLLOWING OPTIONS:

1. Directly at the Jivamukti Yoga Berlin with cash or all major debit and credit cards

2. By sending the applicable amount (see above) to our bank account as follows:

Jivamukti Berlin GmbH
Konto-Nr. 0020011610
BLZ 70022200
IBAN DE66700222000020011610
BIC/SWIFT FDDODEMMXXX
Fidor Bank AG
Verwendungszweck: "THANKSGIVING" + name of the participant + email-adress if you'd like to recieve a confirmation

3. By Major Credit Cards directly through our MindBody registration system:
=> Just click SIGN UP next to the class you want to sign up for

PLACE: Jivamukti Yoga Berlin-Mitte

DATE & TIME: Saturday, November 30th, 2019. 16:30-18:30 XL Jivamukti Yoga class with David & Ben; 19:00-21:00 3-Course Vegan Thanksgiving Family-Style DinnerPowered by the Jivamukti Canteen

PRICE: Early-Bird – book before Nov. 15th! 54EUR regular price, 45EUR with 1 USC Check-in, 36EUR with JYB Unlimited

Late Bird – only available until Nov. 26th! 63EUR regular price, 54EUR with 1 USC Check-in, 45EUR with JYB Unlimited

DECEMBER 2019

26.12.2019: @ JIVAMUKTI YOGA X-BERG

YIN & JIVA XL-HOLIDAY CLASS with Jennifer & BenICP at JYB

On December 26th, Jennifer and Ben will host a special XL-Holiday-Class, combining Jivamukti & Yin Yoga. The path of Yoga, which means union, is paradoxically both a path of effort and relaxation. Yoga is not what we do, it’s who we are - it’s the state where nothing is missing. Sometimes we might experience this state, and other times we might feel the opposite - disconnected, anxious, or bent out of shape. Sometimes we need to apply virya - heroic effort - to our path, and sometimes we need to just rest in the great expanse of who we truly are, which goes by many names, including Satchidananda, God, or Buddha nature.

In this class we will experience both sides of this yogic path - that of effort, yang or solar energy with a Jivamukti yoga practice led by Ben, and that of being, yin or lunar energy, led by Jennifer, while you will be serenaded with live music by Ben.

In becoming more familiar with both the yin and yang aspects of ourselves, we are exercising the ability to discern between when to apply effort and when to effortlessly rest.

Please join Ben and Jennifer for this special 2-hour XL class at JYB-Xberg. We invite you to chant with us, move your energy, let go of stress and tension and allow you to release into a deep state of being - being who you truly are.

This class will be held in English - all levels welcome!

▲▼ COSTS, REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT FOR THIS WORKSHOP

RESERVATION PROCEDURE: Due to the limited number of spaces available for workshops we only accept binding reservations with full pre-payment of the workshop fees. With full payment of the workshop fee you are firmly booked for the workshop (we reserve the right to turn down registrations in case an event is sold out; in this case the date/time of receipt of the full payment is relevant). In case you cannot come, you can name another person who can come instead of you.

By booking workshops with us, you are accepting our standard booking conditions for workshops and seminars. You can read these conditions by clicking here. Please note: Once we received your payment your spot at the workshop is firmly booked and the workshop fee cannot be refunded. However, if you are prevented to come, you can name a replacement person, who has not yet registered with us, who can come instead of you. In case the workshops sell out, spots will be given in the order the payment is received. We suggest to reduce your financial risks that you cannot come to a workshop you booked by buying a workshop- and seminar insurance, which you can buy for little money by clicking here.

FOR A BINDING RESERVATION WITH ADVANCE PAYMENT WE OFFER THE FOLLOWING OPTIONS:

1. Directly at the Jivamukti Yoga Berlin with cash or all major debit and credit cards

2. By sending the applicable amount (see above) to our bank account as follows:

Jivamukti Berlin GmbH
Konto-Nr. 0020011610
BLZ 70022200
IBAN DE66700222000020011610
BIC/SWIFT FDDODEMMXXX
Fidor Bank AG
Verwendungszweck: "YIN & JIVA" + name of the participant + email-adress if you'd like to recieve a confirmation

3. By Major Credit Cards directly through our MindBody registration system:
=> Just click SIGN UP next to the class you want to sign up for

LOCATION: Jivamukti X-Berg Oranienstraße 25, 10999 Berlin

DATE & TIME: Thursday, Dezember 26th , 2019. 15:15-17:15

PRICE: 27 EUR regular; 18 EUR with one USC Check-in, 9 EUR with JYB Unlimited Contract (not valid for class packs or Fanta4)

31.12. @ JIVAMUKTI YOGA MITTE
SILVESTER THE JIVAMUKTI WAY

This New Year’s Celebration Jivamukti Open XXL class and Fire Puja will set us up for a beautiful New Year’s Eve and an auspicious start into the New Year 2020. What better is there to do on a day like this than to practice Yoga and dive deep into the teachings? We all want to be infinitely happy and we want everyone else around us to be happy. The yogic scriptures teach that happiness and everything else we are looking for in truth lies within us and is not depending on any outer circumstances or someone else making us happy. Let’s make the connection! Through our own efforts and discipline, tapasya, we as yogis work on the purification of body, mind and intellect and clean ourselves from avidya, misunderstanding of our true essence, which is truth, consciousness and bliss.

▲▼12:30-15:00 SPECIAL XXL CLASS **LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE** PLEASE BOOK ONLINE!

It will get very hot in these few hours we have together. Not just because of the sweat of our asana practice, but also because of the free ceremony and the chanting of beautiful ancient mantras. Fire, agni, is the first word in the ancient Vedas. The fire takes the mantras and all the good things as an oblation up to the sky of infinity and truth and helps us to manifest what we want to manifest in us and in the world around us. Thus, let us form our good intentions for 2020. Let us make the New Year 2020 a magnificent year with lots of inspirations and uplifting things happening and may all beings everywhere be happy and free.

▲▼21:30-0:45 OPEN HOUSE: Silvester Party Jivamukti Style (Free)

Say goodbye to the old year and begin the New Year “Jivamukti Style” together with our Jivamukti Berlin community. A 30 year tradition at the NY Jivamukti School, we want to give everybody interested the opportunity to start into the New Year with an open heart and a clear and calm mind. Our yoga rooms in Mitte will be open for free to everyone starting at 21:30, in order to reflect and meditate together with like-minded people in silence (Mauna!) on this auspicious evening. The Jivamukti Canteen will have tasty vegan organic chai, soups, Silvester snacks and non-alcoholic drinks available for sale. At the beginning of the New Year, we will break the silence by chanting the traditional mantra of the Jivamukti lineage, Lokah Samastha Sukhino Bhavantu, for 108 times followed by some other auspicious mantras and a Kirtan with Anja and The Jivamuktis celebrating the arrival of the new year.

▲▼ COSTS, REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT FOR THIS WORKSHOP

RESERVATION PROCEDURE: Due to the limited number of spaces available for workshops we only accept binding reservations with full pre-payment of the workshop fees. With full payment of the workshop fee you are firmly booked for the workshop (we reserve the right to turn down registrations in case an event is sold out; in this case the date/time of receipt of the full payment is relevant). In case you cannot come, you can name another person who can come instead of you.

By booking workshops with us, you are accepting our standard booking conditions for workshops and seminars. You can read these conditions by clicking here. Please note: Once we received your payment your spot at the workshop is firmly booked and the workshop fee cannot be refunded. However, if you are prevented to come, you can name a replacement person, who has not yet registered with us, who can come instead of you. In case the workshops sell out, spots will be given in the order the payment is received. We suggest to reduce your financial risks that you cannot come to a workshop you booked by buying a workshop- and seminar insurance, which you can buy for little money by clicking here.

FOR A BINDING RESERVATION WITH ADVANCE PAYMENT WE OFFER THE FOLLOWING OPTIONS:

1. Directly at the Jivamukti Yoga Berlin with cash or all major debit and credit cards

2. By sending the applicable amount (see above) to our bank account as follows:

Jivamukti Berlin GmbH
Konto-Nr. 0020011610
BLZ 70022200
IBAN DE66700222000020011610
BIC/SWIFT FDDODEMMXXX
Fidor Bank AG
Verwendungszweck: "SILVESTER" + name of the participant + one day/both days + email-adress if you'd like to recieve a confirmation

3. By Major Credit Cards directly through our MindBody registration system:
=> Just click SIGN UP next to the class you want to sign up for

LANGUAGE: This workshop will be taught in English.

PLACE: Jivamukti Yoga Berlin-Mitte

DATE & TIME (XXL CLASS): Tuesday, December 31st, 2019. 12:30-15:00

PRICE (XXL CLASS): 27 EUR regular; 18 EUR with JYB Unlimited Contract. No booking via class pack/Fanta4 available. LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE**PLEASE BOOK ONLINE!

 

JANUARY 2020

01.01.2020: @ JIVAMUKTI YOGA MITTE

108 SUN SALUTATIONS with DAVIDICP at JYB

We will be breathing together in a continuous moving prayer, placing our bodies with consciousness and purpose in vinyasa, while locking our mind and heart on our intention: Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu May all beings everywhere be happy and free and may the thoughts words and actions of my own life contribute in some way to that happiness and to that freedom for all. Jivamukti Yoga Berlin will be jump-starting our New Year's intention by donating 50% of the proceeds of this class to our beloved Setterburg dog-shelter (www.setterburg.de) and rescue organization where all JYB dogs of the past years came from. Additional donations for Setterburg are very welcome as for all other XL classes at JYB (donation bottles at the checkin area). We will practice 108 Ashtanga Surya Namaskar A (without holding 5 breath in Downward Facing Dog). Resting in child's pose is allowed in case you need to take a break! We will finish our practice with an extended Savasana.

▲▼ABOUT DAVID

During my training as a stage dancer, I came in contact with yoga for the first time and was fascinated by the inner strength and calm that I experienced through practice. For about 10 years I sporadically went to yoga classes, mostly when I was mentally or physically not so well. While working as a performer in London, I discovered Jivamukti Yoga. It was the first style that got me on the mat every day and made me develop a steady practice. In 2015 I completed the 300h Teacher Training and started the 800h Jivamukti Teacher Apprentice Program (JTAP) under the supervision of my mentor Anja Kühnel at Jivamukti Berlin. Meanwhile I decided to end my dance career and started studying Osteopathy in 2017. Since October 2018 I am an Advanced Certified Jivamukti Yoga Teacher and more recently a mentor in the JTAP program.

लक समस्त सुखन भवन्तु

lokāḥ samastāḥ sukhino bhavant

LOCATION: Jivamukti Yoga Berlin Mitte, Brunnenstraße 29, 10119 Berlin

DATE & TIME: Wednesday, January 1st , 2020. 14:15-16:15.

PRICE: 18€ regular price, free with JYB Unlimited Contract, free with Urban Sports Club Checkin or 1 unit of your JYB card packs/Fanta4 contract. No online reservation possible.

(16.)17.-19.(20.) January 2020:
taught by Anja Kühnel (Jivamukti Yoga Berlin)
powered by The JiVamukti Canteen
A 114 year old granary on Germany's biggest island (Rügen)

THE 2020 JIVAMUKTI YOGA NEW YEAR DETOX RETREAT
Rügen Detox Retreat banner

For the sixth time, Anja Kühnel (Director Jivamukti Yoga Berlin) and The JiVamukti Canteen are happy to offer a long weekend retreat, hosted on Germany's biggest Island, Rügen.
Fill your energy reserves, detox your system, and set new resolutions for the new year with an intense yoga weekend on the island Rügen's pristine environment. With inspiring Jivamukti Asana workshops with Anja Kühnel and healthy and nutritious vegan food prepared by The JiVamukti Canteen, this is exactly what you need for a cold and grey January!

Spaces are limited. We recommend early registration in order to secure the Early Bird Discounts (72€ off until October 31 or 36€ off until November 30).

CORE RETREAT: Fri., January 17th, 2020 - Sun., January 19th, 2020

OPTIONAL+BETTER=RECOMMENDED!: From Thu., 16/01/2020 - Mon., 20/01/2020 , which still includes yoga and the detox program. You can arrive a day earlier (Thursday) or stay a day longer (until Monday), or both. Perfect for everyone who wants to take more time than a weekend for themselves and wants to go deeper than the core program, all within a smaller and even more intimate group setting. See details below.

Registration FormRegistration Form REGISTRATION AND PRICES:
Prices start at 333 EUR p.p. with our super early bird discount with various rooming options, length of stay and upgrades available in the registration form. We recommend early booking, not only for the early bird discount, but also because spots are limited and our Rügen retreats are always very popular.

More information on the program and prices in the drop-down menus below.

Please check out the registration form for detailed prices, discounts and accommodation options.
To register, please download the registration form in German (here or click on the image on the left), in English (here or click on the image on the right) fill it in and send it via fax (+49 03 48491950) or E-mail (info@jivamuktiberlin.de), or drop it off at one of our Berliner Jivamukti Studios.

▲▼ BIO AND MORE INFO ABOUT TEACHERS AND DETOX-SPECIALISTS FOR THIS RETREAT: ANJA KUEHNEL+TEAM & CANTEAM

Anja KühnelANJA KÜHNEL + TEAM = JIVAMUKTI YOGA CLASSES
Anja has been a devoted student of Jivamukti Yoga founders Sharon Gannon and David Life since she first met them in 2000 while temporarily living in New York. She has been directing her two Berlin Jivamukti Yoga Centers and their Jivamukti Apprenticeship Teacher Training program since 2008 and is a regular facilitator of the international Jivamukti Teacher Trainings. If time allows, she accepts one of the many invitations to teach workshops worldwide. She also has been teaching intensive international Jivamukti Yoga retreats worldwide for a number of years now, often together with internationally renowned teachers like Sharon Gannon, David Life, Manorama and Dechen Thurman. Privately, she has a special interest in studying the teachings of Vedanta and Sanskrit and adopting rescued dogs.

As often on international retreats and at home in Berlin, Anja will be assisted by a Jivamukti teacher, to make sure that everyone will be guided and assisted individually.

 

DETOX MASSAGE WITH JULI WERNER (OPTIONAL)
I love to touch. It is unbelievable what is possible through a touch. Awareness can grow with a conscious touch. Far away from concepts, beliefs or judgement, we get in touch with simplicity. Then total relaxation is possible. Everything is okay as it is. We are arriving in our inner home with ourselves. Massage is always leading inwards. I am supporting this inner acceptance through touch, so you can check in with yourself and be okay with your inner state. I am looking forward to a common travel into the now, towards Love.

JULI'S MASSAGE TECHNIQUES:

AYURVEDIC YOGA MASSAGE: Relaxing whole body massage, to soften the body and dissolve old and deep rooted tensions. For straightening the body and bringing you back to balance through soft stretches. Stimulating your blood circulation and deepening and relaxing your breath.

DEEP TISSUE MESSAGE: Loosening up deep tissues with stroking movements.

REBALANCING: Was developed in the Osho-community and is taught since 1980. It was the first real connection of deep tissue massage, soft touch, “flowing” touch and meditation. The focus here is always on loving the body and becoming more aware of the body.

JOINT-RELEASE-TECHNIQUE: Joint release through rhythmic swinging and shaking. The body is moved in a passive way by becoming aware of holding and movement patterns.

DETOX RETREAT MASSAGE PRICES: 60min=99 EUR, 30min=63 EUR.

▲▼ MORE INFORMATION ON THE RETREAT LOCATION AND ACCOMODATION

Jivamukti Yoga Rügen Retreat

Tucked away in a remote corner of Rügen, amongst wheat fields, paddocks, arrays of bird nests, and bays of the Baltic, at the end of a tiny road, there is small village with a great historic granary, constructed in 1904.

Today the granary has been sensibly restored, keeping most of the details from the old design and thus retaining a generous and enchanting air with bright loft-like spaces that are perfect for practice and relaxation. Just the right space for those who seek to breathe deeply again.

Jivamukti Yoga Rügen Retreat

In addition to the cozy rooms, there are numerous lounges and fireplaces all over the building for hanging out and having interesting conversations as well as quiet alcoves to read a book. In the evenings we can warm ourselves in front of the fireplaces or in the sauna and can also enjoy the view from the big wooden terraces over the virtually untouched nature around us.

Generous 1.000 sqm over two stories, a 150+ sqm loft for yoga classes, huge open style kitchen, saunas and fireplaces, huge terraces: Our 1904 granary which we have exclusively for our groups just embodies freedom, luxury, and coziness. A perfect venue to retreat, detox and immerse into the teachings of Jivamukti Yoga.

Jivamukti Yoga Rügen Retreat

The nearby bird colony and beaches allow for spectacular walks and swims under the big skies of Germany's north. The short walk to the beach alone allows one to dive back into nature. In the evenings, there are a number of places to take it easy: in the sauna, around the fireplaces, or on the many terraces the site has to offer.

Jivamukti Yoga Rügen Retreat

This is the ideal setting to enjoy the clear air in between yoga classes before coming back into our cozy space with Sauna and radiant floor heating, which you might recognize from our Jivamukti Studio in Berlin Mitte.

Jivamukti Yoga Rügen Retreat

Our old yet very modern granary on Rügen is spoiling us with its warm atmosphere, sauna and a lot of space to arrive. In pure and remote nature we can recharge our energies and relax and detox together with Yoga, Pranayama and Meditation in order to leave behind the old year and start fresh in 2019.

Jivamukti Yoga Rügen Retreat

Jivamukti Yoga Rügen Retreat

▲▼ MORE INFORMATION ON JIVAMUKTI YOGA AND THE DETOX-PROGRAM

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THE JIVAMUKTI YOGA PROGRAM: Advanced Certified Jivamukti teacher Anja Kühnel will teach a 2-3 hour Jivamukti Yoga class every morning and evening with the exception of arrival and departure days; see preliminary program below. These will be intense and deep “workshop-style” classes with a focus on detox, in which Anja is using her years-long experience in teaching numerous international Jivamukti yoga retreats. We will experience different aspects of Jivamukti Yoga, like Asanas, Kriyas, Pranayama and Yoga Philosophy. Guided meditations will be offered every morning and Satsang/ chanting every evening.

The yoga practice will be perfectly complemented with carefully chosen detox food, made by the Jivamukti Canteen, as well as hikes, jogging, sauna sessions and massages for an extra charge; please let us know in the registration form. Every day we offer special detox sauna infusions and you can book special purging sauna and spa treatments and personal detox coachings for an extra charge.

As we recommended, there is the option of arriving a day earlier, Thursday, January 24 and leave a day later, Monday January 28, so we planned ahead for everyone who wants to have an even more deep experience.

If there are non-german-speaking friend among us, we will make sure that all classes are understood by everyone.

Jivamukti Rügen Retreat THE FOOD: All ingredients in the kitchen of the Jivamukti Canteen are 100% plant-based – vegan, organic and nutritious. During our detox retreat, you won't find any  sugar, gluten or other unhealthy things on your plate. We will increase the use of alkaline-rich foods to neutralize and support your body's natural detoxification process. The balanced relation between raw and cooked/ baked ingredients and the chosen times for group meals are designed to support the biorhythm of your body and will also help your yoga practice, leaving you grounded and well rested. Seasonal fresh fruits and veggies as our main energy provider, accompanied by optimal protein sources with a high organic availability as well as the healthiest fats and oils, spices and herbs, will inspire us to the greatest creations in canteen style, so that we can fully express ourselves in the open retreat kitchen. Colorful salad creations, creamy soups and purees, savory and crunchy stews and side dishes, surprising toppings, sweets without guilt… But always tasty and filling, and always made with Love.
All meals, drinks and snacks are arranged and well-balanced to harmonize your digestive system and support the purging that starts in your intestines. Don't worry! We are not talking of uncomfortable, smelly methods, but the softest and most comfortable way to leverage your digestion. You will be surprised what mother nature has to offer, in order to bring more detox in your life, even after the retreat.

 

 

Jivamukti Yoga Rügen Retreat

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES:

  • Hiking and jogging at the Baltic sea (free of charge)
  • Bike rental (18 EUR)
  • Visiting the local tourist highlights of Rügen Island (organize yourself)
  • Reading, self study or hang around the fireplace (free of charge)
  • In-Class-Private class with assisting Jivamukti Yoga teacher (99EUR: Please book in registration form!)
  • Detox massage (99EUR/60min, 63EUR/30min: Please book in registration form!)

Jivamukti Rügen Retreat

PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE:

THURSDAY

From 14:30 on, check-in for everyone with early arrival

17:00-19:00: Teatime

19:30 Class

20:30 Dinner

20:30-22:30 Fireplace Talks and Sauna Time

FRIDAY

7:00-7:45 Morning Satsang + Meditation

7:45-8:00 Pre-Class Juices + Detox snacks

8:00-11:00 Morning class

11:15 Brunch

14:00-16:00 Sauna time

From 14:30 Check-in for everyone without early arrival

15:30 Teatime

17:00-19:00 Class

19:30-20:30 Dinner

20:30-22:00 Sauna Time

SATURDAY

7:00-7:45 Morning satsang + meditation

7:45-8:00 Pre-class juices + detox snacks

8:00-11:00 Morning class

11:15 Brunch

14:00-16:00 Sauna time

15:30: Teatime

17:00-19:00 Class

19:30-20:30 Dinner

20:30 Satsang

20:30-22:30 Saunazeit

SUNDAY

7:00-7:45 Morning satsang + meditation

7:45-8:00 Pre-class juices + detox snacks

8:00-11:00 Morning class

11:15 Brunch

12:00 Check-out for everyone without additional night/ late departure

13:00-17:00 Sauna time

15:30: Teatime

17:00-19:00 Class

19:30-20:30 Dinner

20:30-22:00 Sauna time

MONDAY

7:00-7:45 Morning satsang + meditation

7:45-8:00 Pre-class juices + detox snacks

8:00-11:00 Morning class

11:15 Brunch

12:00 Check-out for eyerone with late departure

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▲▼ DETAILED INFORMATION ON PRICING AND HOW TO REGISTER FOR THIS RETREAT

Registration FormRegistration FormREGISTRATION AND PRICES:
Prices start from 333 EUR per person with super early bird discount before 30.10.19, or 369 EUR per person with early bird discount before 31.11.19, depending on the length of your stay. We recommend early booking, not only for the early bird discounts, but also because spots are limited and our Rügen retreats are always very popular. Last year it was booked out before the early bird discount ended.

More information on the program etc. in the drop-down menus above.

In order to register, please download the registration form in German (here or click on the image on the left) and in English (here or click on the image on the right), fill it in and send it via Fax (+40-30-48491950) or Scan-E-Mail info@jivamuktiberlin.de or drop it off at one of our Berliner Jivamukti Studios.

 

PRICE FOR FRIDAY 14:30 - SUNDAY 12:00:

Sign Up Deposit for registration: 99 EUR p.p.

Super-Early Bird Price (registered and paid before 31.10.19): 333 EUR p.P.

Early Bird Price (registered and paid before 30.11.19): 369 EUR p.p.

Regular Price (registered and paid after 30.11.19): 405 EUR p.p.

Early Bird discount is valid only if you sign up before the above mentioned dates AND pay the full retreat price within 5 days after receipt of our booking confirmation and invoice. In any case we recommend an early booking, since the different room categories are limited.

The Base Price is per person and includes accommodation in a shared 3-bed room* in a shared apartment** in a
shared queen size double bed*** in a great luxury restored old granary. It includes accommodation and food as well as all yoga activities in the core retreat time, from Friday 14:30 (earliest arrival possible at that price) until Sunday 12:00 (latest departure possible at that price). Find all details for the program/daily schedule in drop-down-menu above. Travel costs to and from location is not included in this offer and has to be organized by yourself. We can help with shuttle reservations for example, with an extra charge.

*Shared bedroom means that we may assign the maximum number of occupants to the room size you booked (i.e. 2 other participants to a 3-bed room or 1 other participant to a 2-bed room). Of course, as far as possible, we will try to accommodate your special wishes if you want to share your room with someone specific, but keep in mind that normally we will need to have only participants of the same sex sharing a room unless all people in the room agree otherwise. There are a limited number of room upgrades available below for a surcharge.

**Shared apartment means that 2-3 bedrooms share a common living area with bathroom(s) and toilet(s). Optional there is one apartment in the house that can be used by only three persons alone (see above).

***Shared double bed means that if you do not request a special room partner, we will pick one with your same gender, that you will share a room. Optional it is possible to request a single bed in a shared room or single room. Optional there are separate beds available in the house (see above).

Optional other room choices are available for an extra charge. See right above.

ROOM/ BED/ UPGRADES:
In addition to the base price (shared queen-size double bed in a 3-bed room), we offer a limited number of “more intimate” accommodation options ranging from a single room for one to double rooms or single beds in double or 3-bed rooms. The applicable surcharges apply per person and are in addition to the base price. PLEASE NOTE: There are only a limited number of spots for each setup, which is why we can only guarantee the rooming selection after we receive your sign-up deposit.

Own (separate) single bed in a 3-bed room: +27 EUR p.p. and night

Shared Double Bed in a double room: +36 EUR p.p. and night

Own (separate) single bed in a 2-bed-room: +45 EUR p.p. and night

Single Room for just yourself: +72 EUR p.P. und Nacht

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: FOR PROLONGING YOUR STAY (INCL. YOGA AND FOOD ON THESE DAYS):
A long weekend is over too fast and we get sad to have to return too quickly, especially considering the travel effort to arrive. For everyone who shares our opinion and is able to invest a bit more time, we rented the granary for 5 days so you can start this retreat softly on Thursday let it fade away into Monday afternoon. We would be thrilled if you are arriving early with us and/or leave later and offer the following options (including additional detox food and yoga program) for a deeper experience:

Arrive 1 day earlier – Thursday from 14:30 on: +99 EUR
This small surcharge includes 1 additional night (plus your chosen room upgrade option), 2 additional yoga classes, 3 additional meals and 24 hours more at the sea. This means a more intimate setting, since usually there are fewer participants, and gives the advantage of arriving during an off-peak time, avoiding the stress of rush hour. See also the preliminary schedule in the drop-down-menu higher above.

Arrive ½ day earlier – Friday from 08:00 on: +45 EUR
This small surcharge includes 1 additional yoga class, 1 additional brunch and a couple of hours more at the sea. Please know that you can move into your room only after 14:00 of your arrival day, even though we try our best to have your rooms ready before. There is a train ride at 4:48 from Berlin that arrives at 8:18 in Samtens. If people book this train, we will adapt the schedule for the morning class accordingly.

Stay ½ day longer – until Sunday evening: +45 EUR
This small surcharge includes 1 additional yoga class + Satsang, 2 additional meals (Tea-time + dinner) and a couple of hours more at the sea for everyone who wants to leave Sunday evening or night. Please be aware that you have to check out from your booked room at 12:00 on your departure day. Although we will try to arrange a late check-out for you, it cannot be guaranteed. The latest train departs at 19:41 from Samtens and will arrive in Berlin at 23:28 or in Hamburg at 23:50.

Stay 1 day longer – until Monday 12:00: +99 EUR
For everyone who wants to leave calmly on Monday, this small surcharge includes 2 additional nights (plus your chosen room upgrade option), 2 additional yoga classes + Satsang, 3 additional meals and 24 hours more at the sea. This means a more intimate setting, since usually there are fewer participants, and with the advantage of arriving during an off-peak time, avoiding the stress of rush hour. See also the preliminary schedule in the drop-down-menu higher above.

Stay 2 full days longer – from Thursday 14:30 until Monday 12:00: +180 EUR
For everyone who wants to arrive and leave calmly on Thursday/Monday, this surcharge includes 2 additional nights (plus your chosen room upgrade option), 4 additional yoga classes + Satsang, 6 additional meals and 48 hours more at the sea. This means a more intimate setting, since usually there are fewer participants, and with the advantage of arriving during an off-peak time, avoiding the stress of rush hour. See also the preliminary schedule in the drop-down-menu higher above.

LOYALITY DISCOUNTS: 18 EUR discount for these reasons (cumulative): (1) You have an ongoing Jivamukti Berlin Unlimited contract. (2)You have been part of one (or more) Jivamukti Yoga Retreats (sorry, only 1x 18 EUR discount, even though you have been part of numerous retreats) (3) You are a registered Jivamukti Yoga Teacher.

OPTIONAL TRAVEL SERVICES THAT ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THE BASE PRICE:

  • Travel costs to and from the granary are NOT included in the price and has to be organized and paid for on your own. We recommend the train connection Berlin-Hbf. => Samtens, which leaves Thursday and Friday with a transit in Stralsund at 10:32 from Berlin-Hbf and arrives in time for Check-in at 14:18. This train departs every hour and whoever wants to arrive very early on Friday to participate at the morning yoga class (see Early Checkin), could take the train at 4:42 to arrive in Samtens at 8:18.For the departure day, there is a train connection at 12:37 that arrives in Berlin at 16:15. There are similar good connections from all Germany cities, as Hamburg 10:17 => 14:18 and so on. The regular price per ride with Deutsche Bahn is around 46EUR, but with a clever combination of sharing a ‘Quer-durchs-Land-Ticket’ (on Thursday) and a ‘Schönes-Wochenende-Ticket) back to Berlin on Sunday, 5 persons can travel for 120 EUR (24 EUR p.p. for the round trip).
  • It is 16km from Samtens to the granary. We can offer you a pick-up shuttle service for 18 EUR p.p., if there are minimum two persons arriving at the same time.
  • Alternatively it is definitely possible to arrive by car – approximately 3,5hrs drive from Berlin
  • We are happy to help with carpooling organization. We can help you with finding people to share a car and can offer a limited number of shuttle spots from Berlin (108 EUR p.p.)

CANCELLATION AND CURTAILMENT INSURANCE: As we do need to be able to depend on your booking, there is a cancellation fee charged if you cannot take part in the retreat/intensive booked due to reason out of our control (like sickness etc.). Please read the details in the registration form on this. This is why we strongly recommend that you book a cancellation and curtailment insurance (starts under 20 EUR and is one of the three best curtailment insurances, by Stiftung Warentest), which you can do in the registration form.

Jivamukti Yoga Rügen Retreat

APRIL 2020

7.-9.04.2020: @ JIVAMUKTI YOGA BERLIN
GREGOR MAEHLE - 8LIMBS

3-Day Ashtanga Immersion in Berlin

Gregor Maehle

Jivamukti Yoga Berlin is grateful to offer the opportunity to study with Gregor Maehle, a yoga practitioner for over 40 years, as well as a sought-after teacher and author. During these 3 enlightening days, Gregor will offer both Mysore-style and led (guided) asana classes, Yoga Sutra and Sanskrit chanting, Pranayama and Kriya practices, and Yogic meditation practice. Learning more about these practices, including but not limited to asana (postures) can help students to have a holistic understanding of the practice and science of Yoga, allowing for more freedom, health, balance, and spiritual insight.

▲▼ ABOUT GREGOR MAEHLE

Gregor Maehle began his yogic practices forty years ago. In the mid-1980s he commenced annual travels to India, where he studied with various yogic and tantric masters, traditional Indian sadhus and ascetics. He spent fourteen months in Mysore, and in 1997 was authorised to teach Ashtanga Yoga by K. Pattabhi Jois. Since then he has branched out into researching the anatomical alignment of postures and the higher limbs of yoga. In India, Gregor also received eight months of mostly one-on-one instruction in scripture and the higher limbs of Yoga through B.N.S. Iyengar, a student of T. Krishnamacharya, and he studied Sanskrit under Professor Narayanachar and Dr Chandrasekhar. Today he teaches an anatomically sophisticated interpretation of traditional vinyasa yoga, integrated into the practice of the higher limbs in the spirit of Patanjali and T. Krishnamacharya. His zany sense of humour, his manifold personal experiences, and his vast and deep knowledge of scripture, Indian philosophies and yogic techniques combine to make his teachings applicable, relevant and easily accessible to all his students.

▲▼ GENERAL INFO ON THE WORKSHOP PROGRAM

SCHEDULE:

DAY 1: Yoga Sutras

07:00-10:00 Ashtanga Mysore Class (Mysore and/or Led Class and insights)

13:30-16:30 Led Workshop Class

DAY 2: Pranayama and Kriyas

07:00-10:00 Ashtanga Mysore Class (Mysore and/or Led Class and insights)

13:30-16:30 Led Workshop Class

DAY 3: Yogic Meditation

07:00-10:00 Ashtanga Mysore Class (Mysore and/or Led Class and insights)

13:30-16:30 Led Workshop Class

▲▼ COSTS, REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT FOR THIS WORKSHOP

RESERVATION PROCEDURE: Due to the limited number of spaces available for workshops we only accept binding reservations with full pre-payment of the workshop fees. With full payment of the workshop fee you are firmly booked for the workshop (we reserve the right to turn down registrations in case an event is sold out; in this case the date/time of receipt of the full payment is relevant). In case you cannot come, you can name another person who can come instead of you.

By booking workshops with us, you are accepting our standard booking conditions for workshops and seminars. You can read these conditions by clicking here. Please note: Once we received your payment your spot at the workshop is firmly booked and the workshop fee cannot be refunded. However, if you are prevented to come, you can name a replacement person, who has not yet registered with us, who can come instead of you. In case the workshops sell out, spots will be given in the order the payment is received. We suggest to reduce your financial risks that you cannot come to a workshop you booked by buying a workshop- and seminar insurance, which you can buy for little money by clicking here.

FOR A BINDING RESERVATION WITH ADVANCE PAYMENT WE OFFER THE FOLLOWING OPTIONS:

1. Directly at the Jivamukti Yoga Berlin with cash or all major debit and credit cards

2. By sending the applicable amount (see above) to our bank account as follows:

Jivamukti Berlin GmbH
Konto-Nr. 0020011610
BLZ 70022200
IBAN DE66700222000020011610
BIC/SWIFT FDDODEMMXXX
Fidor Bank AG
Verwendungszweck: "GREGOR MAEHLE FULL WORKSHOP/SINGLE CLASS + DATE" + name of the participant + email-adress if you like to recieve a confirmation

* NB: The reduced early bird fees are only valid if full payment is received by the deadline.

3. By Major Credit Cards directly through our MindBody registration system:
=> Just click SIGN UP next to the class you want to sign up for

LANGUAGE: This workshop will be taught in English.

PLACE: Jivamukti Yoga Berlin-Mitte

DATE & TIME: Tuesday until Thursday, April 7th-9th, 2020

PRICE FULL WORKSHOP: 279 EUR regular price; 225 EUR early bird (paid by 02.02.2020)

PRICE SINGLE SESSIONS: 54 EUR regular price; 45 EUR early bird (paid by 02.02.2020)

25.04.2020: @ JIVAMUKTI YOGA MITTE
ABSOLUTE INVERSIONS - A Jivamukti Yoga Workshop with Juan Sierra
Juan Inversions Workshop

▲▼ ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP: Feel lighter! Overcome fears and develop deep inner confidence. Bring balance and poise into every aspect of your life. Inversions are the most powerful group of yoga postures. When we turn our bodies upside down, we are literally turning our world upside down. Turning upside down allows us to experience the advantage of different attitudes and ways to perceive. Everything we know as right side up, typical and normal is pulled out from underneath us

▲▼ ABOUT JUAN

ABOUT JUAN: Juan, born in Peru and raised in NYC, is an Advanced Certified Jivamukti Yoga teacher and a Mentor for Jivamukti Yoga Teacher Trainings. He was introduced to Yoga by a friend, and that was the turning point in his life. Yoga contributed to peeling away the layers of avidya (illusion, ignorance) and to have compassion for all beings. His classes are filled with “crisp” humor and endearing humility, skillful hands-on assists, and thoughtful choice of music. Juan offers a witty yet challenging practice that strives to inspire and empower, giving students tools to develop consciousness - and maintain undisrupted when faced with the calamities of everyday life. Juan is eternally grateful to his Teachers who have influenced him: David Swenson, Sharon Gannon, David Life, and his mentor, Rima Rani Rabbath.

▲▼ COSTS, REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT FOR THIS WORKSHOP

PRICE: 36 EUR regular; 27 EUR with JYB Unlimited Contract (not valid for Introductory month or JYB class pass/Fanta4); 27 EUR with 1 USC Checkin

RESERVATION PROCEDURE: Due to the limited number of spaces available for workshops we only accept binding reservations with full pre-payment of the workshop fees. With full payment of the workshop fee you are firmly booked for the workshop (we reserve the right to turn down registrations in case an event is sold out; in this case the date/time of receipt of the full payment is relevant). In case you cannot come, you can name another person who can come instead of you.

By booking workshops with us, you are accepting our standard booking conditions for workshops and seminars. You can read these conditions by clicking here. Please note: Once we received your payment your spot at the workshop is firmly booked and the workshop fee cannot be refunded. However, if you are prevented to come, you can name a replacement person, who has not yet registered with us, who can come instead of you. In case the workshops sell out, spots will be given in the order the payment is received. We suggest to reduce your financial risks that you cannot come to a workshop you booked by buying a workshop- and seminar insurance, which you can buy for little money by clicking here.

FOR A BINDING RESERVATION WITH ADVANCE PAYMENT WE OFFER THE FOLLOWING OPTIONS:

1. Directly at the Jivamukti Yoga Berlin with cash or all major debit and credit cards

2. By sending the applicable amount (see above) to our bank account as follows:

Jivamukti Berlin GmbH
Konto-Nr. 0020011610
BLZ 70022200
IBAN DE66700222000020011610
BIC/SWIFT FDDODEMMXXX
Fidor Bank AG
Verwendungszweck: "INVERSIONS WORKSHOP JUAN " + name of the participant + email-adress if you like to recieve a confirmation

3. By Major Credit Cards directly through our MindBody registration system:
=> Just click SIGN UP next to the class you want to sign up for

PLACE: Jivamutki Yoga Berlin-Mitte

DATE & TIME: Saturday, April 25, 2020; 13:30-16:00

PRICE: 36 EUR regular; 27 EUR with JYB Unlimited Contract (not valid for Introductory month or JYB class pass/Fanta4); 27 EUR with 1 USC Checkin

JUNI 2020

13./15.-22.06.2020:
Anja Kuehnel + The JYB Team

THE 2019 JIVAMUKTI YOGA SICILY SUMMER SOLSTICE RETREAT
Jivamukti Wild Woodstock Retreat

Jivamukti Yoga Berlin is pleased to announce The 2019 Jivamukti Yoga Sicily Summer Solstice Retreat, hosted in an ancient Italian villa in the historic and dramatic landscape of Sicily. Join us for the breathtaking expanses of the Sicilian landscape, sun, and sea. The retreat will be powered by Jivamukti Berlin Director and Jivamukti Global Teacher Training facilitator, Anja Kuehnel, and supported by select members of the Jivamukti Berlin teacher faculty. Fresh, local, and vegan dishes will be prepared daily by our Italian chef and Jivamukti Canteen head, Alessia Cecconi. Celebrate a week of joy and abundance around the sacred apex of the year culminating on the Summer Solstice. Nourish your body, mind, and spirit in this hermetical location, hidden away from the world within date palms and olive groves. Our newest discovery of rugged terrain and refined accommodation makes for the ideal summer retreat. The culmination of the year is perfect for this rebuilt 17th century villa, situated on the 40 acre Sicilian Masseria where we will be having our exclusive retreat, which was intentionally laid out by its original builders to be totally aligned with the daily and yearly solar cycle.

RETREAT LANGUAGE: English (Anja teaches in English but also speaks German for individual tips/assistis/questions)

THE DATES: Saturday, June 15 until Saturday, June 22 with optional early arrival/slow start on the 13th or 14th of June

THE ISLAND: “Italy without Sicily leaves no image. Sicily is the key to everything.“ - Johann Wolfgang Goethe - A Trip to Sicily

▲▼ GENERAL INFO ON THE YOGA PROGRAM & OTHER ACTIVITIES

THE THEME: As the Summer Solstice on June 21 is the astronomical marker of the height of the year, symbolically it represents the fullness of life and light. Yoga is a celebration of the Sun, the supreme consciousness that illuminates all things and makes them clear. We will deepen our practice by honoring the light and connecting to the powerful energy of the time. The same solar energy that brings seeds forth, can ripen our highest intentions into manifestation. In this celebration of life-giving fire and light, our goal is to give participants the opportunity to burn away any burdens, immerse themselves in the dynamic vastness of nature, to eat vibrant and nourishing food, and to enjoy the company of uplifting community with our Jivamukti Yoga community.

THE PROGRAM: Anja will lead a morning 3-hour asana practice, prededed by optional morning meditation, chanting, and scripture reading. These will be intensive “workshop style” classes focused around the theme of warmth, light, and abundance, preparing you for the culmination of this retreat, the summer solstice on Friday, June 21st. Anja will infuse her many years of experience from teacheing international Jivamukti Yoga retreats and Jivamukti Teacher Trainings to offer a distilled vision of the purpose of the practice. You will experience and explore different aspects of Jivamukti Yoga like asanas, kriyas, pranayama, and yogic scriptures. Each afternoon we will offer shorter asana sessions, led by one of our members of the Jivamukti Berlin teaching faculty. Afternoons will also be filled with trips to the sea, swimming in the pool, and lounging in the sun.

▲▼ ALL INFO ON HOW TO SIGN UP, PRICES AND PAYMENT OPTIONS

Registration FormREGISTRATION AND PRICES:
Prices start at 900 EUR with SUPER EARLY BIRD (until March 11) and 990 EUR with EARLY BIRD (until April 11). BASE PRICE: 1089 EUR. SIGN-UP DEPOSIT: 198 EUR.

Please check out the registration form for detailed prices, discounts and accommodation options.

THE 2-STEP REGISTRATION PROCESS FOR THIS RETREAT: For registering, we have a 2-step registration process:

STEP 0: Download the registration form (click on the little image to the left), and make sure the offering, dates, prices and terms are agreable for you.

STEP 1: Make the applicable non-refundable sign-up deposit to hold your spot in the retreat and initiate the registration process. See in registraion for payment options and instructions for the sign-up deposit.

STEP 2: Fill in and sign the registration form you downloaded in Step 0. We highly recommend to use the free iPhone/Android App “Adobe Fill & Sign”! Alternatively, you can also print it out and fill and sign it and then either snail mail, or fax it to +49-30-48491950 or scan and email it to info@jivamuktiberlin.de. Download Adobe Fill&Sign for iPhone/ipad here and for Android here

PLEASE NOTE: Spaces are strictly limited due to the size of the intimate yoga shala at the Wild Woodstock Forest Sanctuary which also guarantees participants a very intimate experience with the teachers in a comparatively (relative to their usual class size) very small group. Please reserve you spot early to avoid frustration.

PLEASE ALSO NOTE: Your sign-up deposit is non-refundable, if you later change your mind and/or cannot come and/or cannot pay the full retreat price, however, you may find another person to take the retreat instead and who did not pay the sign-up deposit yet and transfer you deposit to this person.

MAKE YOUR FIRST STEP TOWARDS THE SICILY ADVENTURE: Secure your spot now by downloading the registration form and sending us your non-refundable sign-up deposit to hold your spot.

▲▼ BIO AND MORE INFO ON THE TEACHER AND THE CANTEAM OF THIS RETREAT: ANJA KUEHNEL AND THE JYB BERLIN

Anja KühnelANJA KÜHNEL has been a devoted student of Sharon Gannon and David Life since she first met them while temporarily living in New York. She has been directing the two Berlin Jivamukti Yoga Centers and their Jivamukti Apprenticeship Teacher Training program since 2008. After 15 years of study with Sharon and David, Anja is more than grateful for all she has learned and all that she is still going to learn. Anja has been practicing yoga with teachers of various yoga styles and has traveled the world to do so. But in her heart, Anja knew immediately after her first Jivamukti class, that it was where she belonged. She teaches at her two Berlin Jivamukti Yoga Centers, is regularly invited as a guest teacher worldwide and leads the 800-hour Jivamukti Apprenticeship Teacher Training Program in Berlin. She has also been a regularly invited to mentor and facilitator at the international Jivamukti Teacher Trainings.

"The only thing that gives me credibility as a yoga teacher is the graceful association with my teachers." - David Life

THE JIVAMUKTI CANTEAM and its Italian head chef, Alessia Cecconi will be responsible for preparing local and vegan food to fuel your retreat. During an extensive and intense yoga practice, a healthy and nutritious diet is essential. This vegan selection with a high content of raw foods gives you all the vital nutrients in forms that are both delicious and digestible! We will use only super fresh, healthy and primarily local produce and products during this retreat, thus dramatically reducing our intake of toxins, providing a great stimulus for the natural detoxification of the body, and protecting the environment all at the same time. Experience how a super-healthy vegan lifestyle can offer so many colourful and tasty food options, and gain new inspirations for your own yoga and cooking practice at home! We will plan meals that are traditionally inspired, both classic Italian dishes and contemporary renditions. Celebrate the fullness of the season with the ripest local fare that is bound to keep you vital, fit, and satisfied.

▲▼ MORE INFO ON THE LOCATION

THE LOCATION: Cloistered away upon a lonely hill in southeast Sicily between the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ragusa Ibla and the popular summer beach destination of Marina di Ragusa , our historic 17th century Sicilian Masseria is an oasis with lush gardens, vast patios, beautifully restored rooms, and a grand swimming pool. The entire complex is enclosed by restored ancient stone walls, featuring within them the central courtyard, the ancient villa, and surrounding suites. Situated only 10 minutes away from the Mediterranean Sea and close to a small town for shopping and exploring, the Villa is surrounded by a serene natural park with centuries-old olive, carob and almond trees, embodying the quintessential Sicilian countryside with all its historical hand cut stone masonry, pre-Christian caves, breathtaking views and hills leading to sandy beaches of the Mediterranean Sea. During the peak of the year, experience coming to full flourishing with the Scilian hills as they abound with green and vibrance.

Our Masseria grounds and a brief history of the ancient Sicilian knowledge of mathematics and astronomy

The 17th century villa that we will be exclusively having as our retreat headquarters was designed to align with the sun, featuring the summer solstice sunrise at an approximate azimuth of 54 degrees and sunset at approximate azimuth of 305 degrees. The front of the house features a round holed stone window paired with an identical feature in the back of the house. These were constructed in such a mathematically precise fashion as to capture the intense sun on the solstice. The villa was built around these markers, and means that the sun will perfectly intersect and be directly over the grounds during the solstice. We should not consider these holed stones as a precise calendars or an instruments to observe the sun’s cycle, but rather monuments that provided information on the solstices for practical and agricultural purposes. The summer solstice is often considered to be a celebration of Apollo and the upcoming harvest. Thus it is a time of light, fullness, power, and abundance.

It is fascinating to discover how our ancestors already thousands of years ago, were able to apply precise astronomical canons to their constructions and living quarters. They would plan the axis of their living quarters at the moment of the laying of the foundation. They would divide the arch of the daily itinerary of the sun through projecting on the ground the shade of the sun itself on a fixed pole in the style of the ancient meridian clocks. In Sicily, the sun was an object of veneration and people felt always in a position of inferiority to the Sun and all its related and inexplicable events. At the center of their lives was the Sun, the Morning star that dictated the rhythm of nature and conditioned their everyday life. It was certainly a reason of great anxiety for Sicilian people at the start of winter to see the Sun getting lower and lower on the horizon while the daylight would diminish and the dark night extend its duration. At one point the Sun seemed to fall into darkness and the fear that it might not come back was always a tragic experience that seemed to threaten life itself. With time, Sicilians noticed that on the occasion of the winter solstice the Sun would always regain its strength as an invisible force over darkness which they celebrated with rituals starting fires symbolizing their effort to give heat and light to the weakened Sun. The celebration of the returning sun continued until it reaches its pinnacle in June, where fires are burnt and the fullness of the cycle is embraced. To understand the level of mathematical and existential knowledge in the old days we need simply to look into the life and writings of some of the Sicilian people of the time. Especially to Pythagoras who founded a school on Sicily, in which initiates were sworn to secrecy and lived a communal, ascetic lifestyle. This lifestyle entailed a number of dietary prohibitions, traditionally said to have included vegetarianism, although modern scholars doubt that he ever advocated for complete vegetarianism.

The teaching most securely identified with Pythagoras is metempsychosis, or the "transmigration of souls", which holds that every soul is immortal and, upon death, enters into a new body. He may have also devised the doctrine of musica universalis, which holds that the planets move according to mathematical equations and thus resonate to produce an inaudible symphony of music. Pythagoras was credited with many mathematical and scientific discoveries, including the Pythagorean theorem, Pythagorean tuning, the five regular solids, the Theory of Proportions, the sphericity of the Earth, and the identity of the morning and evening stars as the planet Venus. In addition, to the astronomical markings, the Masseria features its own small cave cemetery or necropolis located to the west of the Villa itself in the Egyptian tradition of building cemetery and pyramids west of the village / living quarters. This cave is visible on the immediate north side of the hill halfway along the main driveway and it is aligned with the winter solstice sunrise.

Luminous Shabda Retreat

IN-CLASS PRIVATES (ICPs) AT JIVAMUKTI YOGA BERLINICP at JYB

An In-class Private (ICP) may be the best yoga class you’ve ever taken. During your regular group class, another teacher individually assists you throughout, refining and adding depth to your practice. In the hands of a certified Jivamukti teacher, you are comfortably guided through each and every movement of the class experience. Whether you are sitting, standing or moving through vinyasa, the teacher skillfully offers hands-on assists that take the recipient deeper into their practice. It is not just the physical form that benefits, as the subtle body is also energetically moved into alignment.Often psychological blockages prevent us from experiencing the inherent bliss of yoga. Sometimes, no matter how long we practice or how hard we try, we are unable to reach the next level. Through the guidance and trust created during an ICP, anxiety and fear diminish and self-confidence grows, allowing for major breakthroughs to occur. The ICP experience is unique to the Jivamukti Method and as therapeutic as a full body massage.

▲▼ PRICES, REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT

PRICING:

ICP Special Offer (JYP choses the teacher): 36 EUR

300 Hours Certified Jivamukti Teacher: 63 EUR

800 Hours/Long Time Certified Jivamukti Teacher: 72 EUR

Advanced Certified Jivamukti Teacher: 81 EUR

The ICP-price is in addition to the tuition fee for the class. 9% discount on ICPs with JYB-Unlimited Contract (except for special offer ICPs). 18% additional for ICPs in XL classes. By email appointment only, please write to info@jivamuktiberlin.de.

GUITAR LESSON AT JYB WITH BEN BEIRSBen Beirs Guitarrenunterricht

Jivamukti Yoga Berlin is happy to offer a rare chance to learn the guitar and how to incorporate it into yoga / meditation or sacred chanting with one of our new teachers, Benjamin Beirs, aka the “Yogitarist”. In order to make it accessible for all, Ben is offering group lessons with options for 2, 3, or 4 person classes.

Students in groups will start with one trial lesson, and if they would like to continue, will commit to a 4-week curriculum that is optionally renewable. Ben has been teaching the guitar for 15 years and earned a master’s degree in guitar performance/pedagogy at Peabody Conservatory in the USA. He has also studied in Paris, France and regularly performs internationally. Since meeting his teacher, Lama Surya Das, at Omega in 2005, he also plays music at yoga and meditation retreats and enjoys contributing music to Kirtan (sacred chanting) as well.

Private classes are offered in English or French and can be held either in the yoga studio or possibly elsewhere – bring your own guitar. Students can learn how to accompany themselves while chanting, accompany others, or delve into more advanced finger style and / or classical guitar technique.

PRICING: Groups of two: 36EUR per person; Groups of three: 27EUR per person; Groups of four: 18EUR per person;

CONTACT: privates@jivamuktiberlin.de

 

 

 

 

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