Kriya Yoga Meditation Retreat: Lefkada Island, Greece. 02 – 12/05 (11 days) @ Ellas Retreat Lefkada, Greece
Guidance by Basu
Why learn Kriya? By practise the technique Kriya, the mind returns to harmony. In addition, Hatha Yoga Movement (asanas) brings the body into balance. In this retreat the initial level of Kriya Yoga practice will be given. Full initiation can be given. The course contains of a structured practice of Kriya Yoga and Mindfulness meditation combined with Kriya Hatha Yoga, Nidra Yoga, Bhajans and Healthy food.
Silent retreat? The purpose of Kriya Yoga is to develop inner silence. Keeping noble silence for 10 days will support this development so much. We will keep silence inside the meditation centre after day 1. Small conversations to a walk outside the centre is understood.
Kriya Yoga belongs to the inner level of yoga ‘meditation’ and was first described by Patanjali in his “Yoga Sutras” 400 BC. The practice is based on the breath, the attention and the 7 chakras. Through the practice of Kriya Yoga the human evolution is enhanced and Samadhi can be attained. The secret lies in the subtle connection between the breath and consciousness. Kriya Yoga was made famous in the west by Paramahansa Yogananda. His book “Autobiography of a Yogi” became a ‘must read’ for all who are interested in yoga
Basu left aside his work and lifestyle with programming etc, after he had a glimpse of awakening somewhere in the west coast of America. Then he traveled with the intention to understand the Self, he is practising Kriya Yoga from 1997 and in 2002 he was initiated in Kriya Yoga by Swami Shankarananda Giri. The last years many teachers appear on his way, such as Guruji from the Indian Tantric tradition, Prem baba, Mooji and others.
He is an experienced teacher and has been giving courses and retreats in yoga and meditation in India, Thailand, Greece and Austria since 2000. In 2008 Swami Shankarananda Giri gave him the allowance to introduce and guide others into Kriya Yoga. Also Guruji Rajkumar Baswar has beeing Basu’s teacher who has given permisions and guidelines for teaching Tantra meditation and organising Sadhanas for people that are interest.
- For more information about Swami Shankarananda Giri visit www.kriya-yoga.com, or for having a better idea for the retreats please see dates here: www.ellasretreats.com
Details , program and cost
Kriya Yoga was made famous in the west by Paramahansa Yogananda. He wrote the book “Autobiography of a Yogi” which became a ‘most read’ for all who are interested in yoga Mindfulness meditation .To bring the meditation into every action a daily life it is important to develop mindfulness (self observation). Mindfulness meditation belongs to Jnana Yoga Kriya Hatha Yoga is a form of Hatha Yoga that is using the fundamentals from Kriya Yoga. The main emphasis is on the breath, the 7 chakras and self observation (mindfulness).
Nidra Yoga we enter deep relaxation by rotating our awareness through the body.
Bhajans If you wish to develop devotion. Singing mantras and devotional songs elevates the energies and opens the heart. Bhajans belongs to Bhakti Yoga.
Serva If you wish you can help with small task so the course can run smoothly. Cleaning the rooms, cutting vegetables etc. Serva belongs to Karma Yoga.
Lefkada island is famous for its beauty and is surrounded by sandy beaches. Our Retreat house in Neochori, is in perfect surroundings in the central mountains. Possibility for daily walks with spectacular views and lots of peace and silence.
Our catering service φ | foodpath will provide for you a super healthy menu. The proposed vegetarian breakfast and dinner will be rich in superfoods and local products, all of them organically grown in our home!
Calendar (You are free to participate in as much of the program as you feel for)
Arrival 02/5 – 2018
Program starts after breakfast 03/5 – 2018
Program ends early morning 12/5 – 2018
Depature 12/5 – 2018
Early Morning: 1h – Kriya Yoga (1.5h for the initiated)
20min – Sun Salutation
After Breakfast: 45min – Bhajans
30min Mindfulness Meditation
30min – Kriya Talk
30min – Kriya Yoga
1h – Serva
2h – Kriya Hatha Yoga & Nidra Yoga.
1h – Kriya Yoga (1.5h for the initiated)
Workshop Costs (11 days Kriya Yoga Retreat with food & accommodation):
Private room & bathroom: 735€
Private room / shared bathroom: 619€
Shared room / shared bathroom: 443€/person
Payment and Registration:
Please fill the booking form on book now section to register your place.
A deposit of 20% is necessary to be paid in advance.
The deposit can be returned only if you have cancelled up to 30 days before the start of the course.
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