Continuing Education Training
Pranayama - A Way to Spirituality with Sri OP Tiwari
and Ashtanga yoga with Paul
(Qualify for 500 hour continuing education training)
February 9 - 22, 2008
August 9 - 23, 2008
About the Retreat
This course is for experienced practitioners, those who have completed past courses here or elsewhere and are not new to pranayama. We are not able to accept any beginners at this level.
We understand some of you may have started pranayama with us in the past and then been unable to keep it up and are now looking to reestablish the practice. This is an adequate level also for this course.
This "course" will touch a new level of study and practice. It is an intensive practice and internalising period. The primary focus will be pranayama practice with indepth pulse reading of each student, varying as is needed. This coupled with practice of Pranava (OM) and mantra (most likely Gayatri mantra recitation). The ashtanga asana practice will continue with Paul, Neil and team. There will also be regular tratak practice with Tiwariji. Most emphasis will be laid upon the food and students on this program will be requested to not eat outside at all during the course time. The main meal will be lunch with a very light dinner, primarily soup. This is essential in order to go deeper and to observe prana. Time in front of Tiwari will be more like satsang where all questions on practice and philosophy are open rather than follow a particular course. In essence it is more in line with traditional ongoing and deeper study with the teacher - practices and discussion, awareness on use of personal energy with particular attention to food taken.
Preparation by students should be to improve their practice of kapalabhati.
This is an ideal and recommended course for all continuing students. 100 hour credit is still given for continuing studies with Yoga Alliance, etc.
Join us and make the most of the opportunity.
About Sri OP Tiwari
One of the most recognised and accomplished masters of yoga, its practice and meaning. He comes to us humbly, not trying to prove anything, but just to sincerely pass on the thought and practice as it has been done by adepts over the centuries, and done so with integrity where the practice bears fruit. He is a part of this living tradition and carries this energy with him as he lives and practices it.
Sri O. P. Tiwari (Tiwariji) has dedicated his life to the practice and teaching of yoga. For the past forty years he has been head of the Kaivalyadham, a yogic research institute near Bombay, India. This was established by his master, Swami Kuvalayananda, in 1924 and has been a pioneer in the field of yogic studies and scientific research findings. Tiwariji was taught in depth by his master accomplishing all the practices. This leaves him in a rare place of having the practical experience followed by the deep philosophical and scientific understanding. He is one of the few remaining masters of pranayama in the world today. He was taught by his master as has been taught for millenia and has tasted its fruit.
He wears no badge and waves no flag, is not interested in propagating his name. He is joining us here in a rare visit to purely pass on the teachings to those sincerely interested. Besides these sessions he remains in private practice in India, quiet and humble.
The Daily Schedule
|6:30 - 7:45 am||Pranayama + Pranava + Mantra and pulse taking with Tiwariji|
|7:45 am||starting Ashtanga yoga mysore style|
|9 - 10:30 am||breakfast buffet|
|11am - 12:45 pm||Satsang with Tiwariji - discussion and mantra|
|12:45 - 1 pm||workshop Q+A with Paul on practice|
|1 - 2 pm||lunch buffet|
|4 - 5:30 pm||Satsang with Tiwariji - discussion plus pranayama practice|
|6:30 - 7:30 pm||dinner (light soup)|
|7:30 - 8 pm||Tratak + Pranava + Mantra + Pranayama|
|after 8 pm||Silent time and to be kept until after practices the next morning (breakfast time).|
Sunday and Wednesday will be half days and Saturday free after morning pranayama practice.
For 1st time students, we ask that you arrive on August 9th for a pranayama intro course with Paul at 5 pm. This will be an additional 40 euros for the extra day.
Our guestrooms are set back just over 50 meters from the water to provide you with a private community and greater security. Most of our rooms open up to a spectacular seaview looking direct to the beach and the coconut trees.
The rate is inclusive of:
- Full yoga program
- Fully equipped accommodation with AC
- Full brunch and dinner buffets
- Mineral drinking water
- Herbal steam room
- Salt water swimming pool
- Wi Fi internet
- Service charge
- VAT government tax
Thank you and we look forward to you joining us.