Yogas Citta Vrtti Nirodhah
- Yoga is letting go of the movements arising within consciousness -
Regular Silent Yoga Retreats are being held in Lower Austria
both for beginners and experienced meditators,
usually around the summer and winter solstice.
Participation is based on DANA.
More information below.
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Silent Yoga Retreats in Austria 2018
June 28th - July 1st
Silent YOGA Retreat - 3 Days
in Aschbach, Lower Austria
December 28th - January 2nd
Silent YOGA Retreat - 5 Days
in Gaming, Lower Austria
You are kindly invited to take part in this weekend of self-awareness and purification. During which we practice intensified Yoga Sadhana (spiritual practice) with its classical means of Posture, Breath Control as well as Concentration and Meditation techniques.
The works of posture make our body and mind firm, stable, energetic but calm, open, relaxed, less dense, balanced and pure.
Learning how to direct and to master the breath harmonizes our energy (ethereal) body, opens blocked passages, increases our vibration, therefore calms and purifies the mind and makes us resistant to negativity and dis-ease.
Concentration is bringing the mind to a one-pointed state, freeing it from the habit of restlessness and wandering. A concentrated mind inclines towards balance, equilibrium and stillness. Most of our life's problems are due to a lack of mastery of mind.
Learning to maintain the mind in perfect equilibrium and directing it inwards away from the sense perception is the art of mental mastery.
Meditation is the result of this process of mastery, and the doorway to freedom.
During the retreat we keep “Noble Silence” which means no talking at all, as well as to keep contact with others to a minimum (like touches, looks and gestures).
In this manner one's mind is bound to become more silent and receptive and therefore one's practice more continuous and less interrupted throughout the retreat.
With practice, is meant: the continuous observation of the phenomenon we usually call I or myself:
thought patterns, memories, future projections, imaginations, the inner dialogue, desires, likes, dislikes, body feelings, emotions and breath and the constant changes of these manifestations.
These are all part of the “false identity” or EGO that is covering our real “Self”.
Through continuous observation of those, the veil of ignorance is pierced and we stand again as the observer or witness which is unchanged and untouched, independent, eternal and deathless.
This is main objective of Yoga practice:
To destroy ignorance,
to discern the “real” from the “unreal”
or the “permanent” from the “impermanent”.
(Patanjali II. 5)
The course curriculum includes:
Kriya Surya Namaskar
16 main Asana + Variations (Kriya Hatha Yoga Style)
Pranayama (Matreika, Kapalabhati, Nadi Shodhana)
Ham Sa Dhyana (Meditation: Breath awareness)
Requirements for Participation:
Sincere Interest and Openness to what is Taught
Determination of Completing the Seminar
Determination of Maintaining complete Silence for 24 or 48 hours
Good Physical and Mental Condition
Determination to let go of old Views, Patterns and Attachments
Cost and Payment
The cost for Food + Accommodation per day will range from 50 € - 80 €.
For the seminar you are able to give DANA (donation from the heart) in an anonymous envelope after closing the retreat.
Reservation & Booking
Booking is done by email or phone and with a reservation payment of 75 € through bank transaction.
If you cancel your participation less than 28 days before the start of the retreat, the reservation payment is non-refundable.