Dates: 19/12/2020 - 20/12/2020
Mode of Delivery: Campus
We wish to warmly welcome you for the 3 full days yoga retreat!
Kriya-yoga is the meditative yoga practice presented in the Yoga-sutras as the best means of achieving a peaceful mind. It is recommended for those who have not yet achieved samadhi and it is also a compulsory part of the better-known Ashtanga-yoga.
WHEN: 18-20 December (pre-Christmas extended weekend)
WHERE: Bhaktivedanta College, Septon-Durbuy, Belgium
The three components of the retreat:
- Tapas – austerity to cleanse the mind; we use asanas with a specific breathing pattern to still the mind
- Svadhyaya – the most important practice of svadhyaya is japa, or private mantra-meditation, which is extolled in ancient yoga-texts as the best means to remove ignorance
- Ishvara pranidhana – dedication to the Supreme, or bhakti-yoga, is the third component of kriya-yoga; we study its application by kirtan, the process of sacred chanting, and the ideas of Bhagavad-gita that are relevant for kriya-yoga
Teacher: Janne Kontala
Janne Kontala, a Ph.D. in Religious Studies, 2016, Abo Akademi and the author of the book “Inner Yoga”, was introduced to the ashtanga-vinyasa yoga tradition in 1992 under teachers Petri Räisänen and Derek Ireland. He did an additional five-year yoga training in ashrams in India and Finland, developing an interest in yoga philosophy and using sound in yoga (mantra meditation). He had undergone teacher training in two recognized schools (Sivananda and Iyengar). Janne currently teaches in Helsinki and Stockholm, educating both practitioners and teachers in the physical, meditational, and philosophical aspects of yoga. He lives in Sweden with his wife and children.
PRICE: 300 EUR including retreat fee + 3 days vegetarian/vegan food
NOT INCLUDED: accommodation + local transport (if needed)
The price of accommodation varies between 30 and 60 euro depending on the type of accommodation. To be arranged after the registration according to availability.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 13.12. with the 150 euro deposit
Due to the exceptional situation with the coronavirus pandemic, the event is subjected to changes according to the measures ordered by the government of Belgium. Before buying your tickets to travel to Belgium, please be in touch with the organizers for the possible changes.
To register, please fill out the registration form: