November 2 -12, 2017: Govardhan Eco Village, India
JIVAMUKTI YOGA IMMERSION INDIA 2017
Simple living & high thinking: experience a jivamukti immersion, ashram life in india & deepen your knowledge of asana, sanskrit and the upanishads
Led by world renowned senior Jivamukti Yoga teachers Yogeswari and Ruth Lauer- Manenti, Sanskrit scholars Dr. M.A Jayashree and Narasimhan and advanced certified Jivamukti Yoga teacher Hachi Yu, this immersion is perfect for Jivamukti teachers who are looking for a refresher course, yoga students from other disciplines who are curious about what goes on in a Jivamukti Yoga teacher training, and those who want to immerse themselves into the deeper understanding of the yogic practices on all levels. This is an excellent opportunity to connect to the core of yogic philosophy. India is the birthplace of yoga and the course makes accessible the wealth of history that comes with practicing in this sacred land. It is a perfect landscape for those who want to make breakthroughs in asana practice, advance in the Sanskrit language and scriptures, and more deeply integrate your individual self with the greater reality.
Jivamukti Yoga® Immersion takes you deeper into the study of Jivamukti Yoga and its five tenets: nonviolence, devotion, meditation, scripture, and music. It is a practice which transforms the individual by means of spiritual activation and the conscious cultivation of compassion for all beings.
Govardhan Eco- Village is a holy place that puts these practices into action. Simple Living and High Thinking is the advice given by GEV founder Radhanath Swami.
WHO IS THIS WORKSHOP FOR?
This workshop is suitable for all committed yoga practitioners + teachers regardless of the style they practice, with at least 6 months of yoga experience. It is recommended that students have a basic understanding of the Sanskrit alphabet. The Immersion is for those wishing to delve deeper into the practical and mystical practices of Jivamukti Yoga and to take their studies to the next level.
Note: This course will be intense and challenging. India is a magical place with a rich history and people, but it is not always easy. Some items of usual convenience and luxury may not be available. We ask that you embark on this journey with a sense of adventure and freedom.
SAMPLE SCHEDULE (* subject to change *)
11/1 or 2 (early morning)
Arrival in Mumbai, Hotel Lalit (*optional visit to Sri Radha Gopinath Chowpatty Temple on November 1st)
11/3 – 11/11
- 8 - 9am – Breakfast
- 9 - 11am – Asana Class
- 11 - 12pm – Sanskrit and/or lecture
- Lunch at GEV
- 2 - 4pm – Philosophy and/or lecture
- 4 - 6:15pm – Asana/Practical
- 6:15pm – Yamuna Aarti
- 7pm – Dinner
Additional local activities may include:
Seva programs at GEV. Hiking, visit to rural development program & midday meals.
- 11am – Departure to Mumbai
The Govardhan Eco Village (GEV), is a 70-acre sustainable farming community and retreat center on the foothills of the Sahyadhri Mountains, 108km north of Mumbai, India. When you visit GEV, you will experience a community that is a successful fusion between ancient Vedic wisdom and modern science.
The focus at GEV is learning how to live in harmony with the environment, developing a ‘spiritual ecology’ that can bring about tangible, positive changes within ourselves – and how we interact with the planet.
Modernity has introduced advances in science, medicine, and human rights, but it has also led to some serious, long-term negative side effects. Not only are we personally affected, but the earth’s ecology is also ailing because of our imbalanced lifestyles. In the ancient past, in Vedic times, life was focused on service to the world and its inhabitants – both human and animal – not their exploitation. This was the essence to leading a healthy and sustainable lifestyle. With this positive attitude of nurture and service, GEV showcases this profound principle of ‘simple living, high thinking’, and its relevance in today’s world.
Srila Prabhupad, the Founder-Acharya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), frequently encouraged his disciples to adhere to this principle by developing farm communities for healthful and ecological living. To help fulfill this desire, his disciple Radhanath Swami, the spiritual mentor for ISKCON’s center in Chowpatty, envisioned a sustainable farm community in India and was inspired to create GEV.
Despite its humble beginnings in 2003, GEV is now an award-winning eco community where the technology of modern science combines with Vedic wisdom. It provides a sustainable solution to the ecological crises we are now facing throughout the world.
At GEV you will experience a life that is socially, physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually joyful, based on a sustainable sensitivity to the environment.
We welcome you to explore this world of hope, compassion and opportunity.
Date: November 2 - 12, 2017
Location: Govardhan Eco Village, India
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