Allgäu Yoga Vidya Ashram is located in the small, village of Maria Rain, not far from the Bavarian resorts of Kempten and Füssen. Its full range of programmes, from time to time, includes Yasodhara Yoga workshops, talks courses.
Situated between mountains and forests, you can experience deep relaxation in a natural paradise. Breathing exercises in fresh air, deep meditation in an inspiring environment. It is an ideal place to practice yoga intensely. Rooms are equipped with a shower and bathroom. After your yoga class you can relax in the sauna. Like other Yoga Vidya retreat houses Allgäu is smoke and alcohol free, and the food is fresh and vegetarian. (For more information follow links – in English, and German.)
WORKSHOPS and Retreats WITH SWAMI SUKHANANDA
Yoga Symbolism and Self-Exploration – 20 – 25 January 2019
Discover the power of symbolism to expand our understanding of Yoga, and learn how to use reflection as a tool to deepen self exploration. This is 5 day residential course at the Ashram with classes with Swami Sukhananda each morning and afternoon. You will also be able able to participate in the Ashram’s daily programme of Satsangs and meditations.
Mornings (8.15 to 11 am) will be dedicated to Hatha Yoga Hidden Language – an approach to unlocking the secrets of asana practice developed by Swami Sivananda Radha under the personal direction of Swami Sivananda in Rishikesh. You will explore a variety of asanas and their meanings. In this gentle approach to Yoga, you will enter the poses more deeply through reflection to gain a fuller appreciation of the interactions of your own body, mind and spirit.
In the afternoons (3-6 pm), you will explore the Kundalini System, the symbolism of the Chakra plates and, using visualization and meditation, uncover their application in your own life. You will also be introduced to Dream Yoga – a fascinating way of working with your own dreams and personal symbolism to access the language of your unconscious. Through the symbols and metaphors of your dreaming life, you can begin to understand how dreams can offer guidance and support in your waking life.
Shivakami Bretz Director of Allgau Ashram : Yoga Acharya, Yoga trainer since 1993, non-medical practitioner (for psychotherapy), trained in hypnosis and Gestaltberatung. She has been working in the social field for many years, discovering her joy in helping people in their physical and mental development. Shivakami loves to build bridges between different traditions such as physical exercises and self-reflection or Raja Yoga and Western psychology. Since 1993 she has passed on her extensive knowledge in the Yoga Vidya Centres.
Talks and the Hidden Language of Hatha Yoga – Winter 2018