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NIDRA SADHANA & MEDITATION
with André Riehl
Balance between conscious and subconscious mind.
Simultaneous deep relaxation and intense concentration.
May 26 - 28th 2017
Friday 7 pm to Sunday 5 pm
Center of TAO, Rotemanni 2, Tallinn
Earlybird €200 until May 10th. After €220
Course will be in ENGLISH
♥ NIDRA YOGA♥
Nidrâ is an oral tradition belonging to the Tantric world view and has been transmitted from instructors to students mainly through personal and direct experience. Nidrâ Yoga is rooted in the traditions of Kashmir Shaivism and Vedanta, both dating back to several thousand years.
Nidra meditation accesses the subconscious mind relaxing the body, releasing stress and anxiety and creating lasting positive changed integration.
It is a deep relaxing practice that can be used to open up the deeper aspect of the mind. It is useful for stress management, improved use of the mind and to awaken your inner potential – a gentle, nourishing, yet powerful way to spend time with yourself.
Nidrâ Yoga brings about an expanded state of consciousness by deepening the ability to relax while at the same time intensifying the ability to concentrate. It is hard to imagine the possibility of being concentrated and relaxed at the same time. Going very deep into relaxation brings to a state of complete surrendering, a state where we can consciously watch the very movement of life in its deeper nature.
Nidrâ Yoga is a practice for those who search for the balance between deep relaxation and intense concentration to reach a state of vastness, silence and joy. Trying to look deeply into things as they are, requires a lot of openness, a real desire to question and a clear mind ready to welcome totally unknown possibilities as new answers.
♥ ANDRĒ RIEHL ♥
André Riehl (France) is an amazing teacher from Tantric Kashmir Shaivism lineage.
Simple but powerful, wise and fun!
He is a yoga student since 1972. He lived in a Himalayan monastery spending several years
in a spiritual quest in India among masters and instructors of diverse traditions.
He had the opportunity to deepen his spiritual practice with Kashmiri Babu, an ascetic
monk in the Shivaite tradition. He was profoundly touched by his contact with Jiddu
Meeting Sri Chandra Swami from the Brahmanic lineage of the Udasins was decisive
leading him to integrate all the previous teachings.
Before becoming a teacher he studied the art of teaching Yoga several years through the different points of view in four schools: Swami Shivananda, Lucien Ferrer (Yoga of Energy), Nil Haoutoff and Sri T.K.V. Desikachar.
He is a certified teacher of Nidra Yoga by the Federation of Traditional Yoga, France, European Yoga Federation and the National Yoga Confederation of India.
Nominated The President of the French Fédération des Yoga Traditionnels in 1992, he opened seven Yoga Training Schools in France (Toulouse, Paris, Bretagne, Bourgogne, Le Mans, Suisse and Luxemburg).
For the last 15 years, André has been spreading the teaching across Europe, Middle East, South America, North Africa and Far East. He is an author and translator of a dozen of spiritual works, several articles in specialized magazines, he produced audio-video materials of traditional yoga practices, participated in numerous radio and television broadcasts and is invited to yoga conferences worldwide.
Desiring preserve the wisdom of yogic culture, he has dedicated himself to sharing authentic teachings combining ancient knowledge with contemporary attitudes through courses, seminars, and trainings.
♥ PROGRAM ♥
The weekend consists of theoretical lectures, relaxation practices (lying) and concentration exercises (sitting). The course language is English.
Sithilikarana Vyayama (relaxing exercises): 3 levels of very deep relaxation;
Dharana (translated as "concentration" or "single focus"): the 3 degrees of high tensionless concentration for entering into the conscious states of meditation.
Dhyana: natural states of meditation, a practice which may lead to samadhi and self-knowledge;
Prana kriya sadhana: Meditative states and awakening of energy through breathing;
Svadhyaya: introspection and "study of self": questioning through thoughts and insights deep meaning of personal life and relationship with others, the world and the Oneness.
♥ VENUE ♥
Center of TAO, Rotermanni 2, Tallinn
♥ DAILY SCHEDULE ♥
Friday 7 pm to Sunday 5 pm
19:00 Introductory lecture + nidrā exercise for the night
9:45 - 12:45 Nidrā practice: SITHILIKARANA (Relaxation) + DHARANA (Concentration)
15:30 to 17:00 SVADHYAYA: searching and discovering personal and non-personal meanings of life
17:00 Tea break
17:30 - 19:00 Nidrā practice (same as morning)
19:30 to 20:30 Satsang (questions/answer) + Sanskrit chanting (Some quiet mantra) before sleeping.
7:15 Prana kriya SADHANA: Intense breathing and concentration for energy awakening
10:15 same as Saturday
14:30 to 15:00 Questions/ answers
15:00 to 16:45 Nidrā practice
16:45 final Sanskrit chanting
♥ PRICE & REGISTRATION DETAILS ♥
200€ Early bird fee until May 10th.
Later 220 €
30€ non-refundable booking payment reserves you a spot in the training/retreat (see details below).
Remaining amount will be paid cash on site.
Cancellation rule: booking payment 30 € is kept.
Accommodation and meals: 60 € (2 nights and 6 meals) will be paid cash on the site.
Bank details for booking payment:
OÜ Sunshine Training EE362200221034549154, Payment details: “meditation retreat” and participant’s name(s).
Nidra Sadhana&meditation evening (25.05.17 at Center of TAO, 19:00-21:30).