Retreat Guide – Christian Ebner
Christian has been teaching Yoga and Meditation intensively during the past years, mainly in Peru and Austria. He is co-founder of the Yoga community “Sembrando Semillas con Yoga” in Cusco and has been co-training more than 50 yoga teachers, most of them from North America and Europe, especially in the field of meditation, pranayama and yogic scipture.
He has been dwelling in different expositions of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and the Bhagavad Gita for years, providing most of his yogic philosophical background, besides this, his way of understanding yoga is influenced greatly by the writings of contemporary yogis such as Swami Satyananda, Paramhansa Yogananda, Ramana Maharshi, Sri Aurobindo and M.G. Satchidananda.
His Asana training was mainly imparted by Marisol Fajardo in Peru, she trained him intensely for the period of two years igniting the spark of yogic fire within his heart.
What he teaches and shares is what he has been practicing regularly and persistently for years. He knows no doubt regarding the transformational power of Yoga Sadhana and its destination of living in a state of complete surrender and fearless blissful freedom.
He knows from his own experience that the secret of success in yoga lies in the ever more constant, ever deeper and ever more dedicated practice of Yoga Sadhana. He believes that Yoga is the alchemy needed in this age in order to transform our humanity’s crisis and misery into awakening, blossoming and enlightenment.
He is dedicated to the studies and practices of the Kriya Yoga system passed down by the Satguru Kriya Babaji Nagaraj through his disciples Yogi Ramaiah and M.G. Satchidananda, which he considers a supreme and scientific art of Self-realization.
Christian perceives the process of yoga as follows:
Thanks to the grace of the divine with repeated practice and detachment all wrong views gradually expire, and only the truth is left to shine, without clouding. It is not a question of time or possibility, but rather of how fully and fearlessly is one able to surrender all his heart, all his mind and all his actions to one’s absolute reality. This is, what certainly needs practice and preparation, not liberation itself, for it is already here as who or what we are. At the very moment of full and complete surrender and forgiveness all darkness is washed away, and one stands in one’s own true light, as one with truth, as a Yogi. From the first day of embarking on the sincere yogic quest one remembers the inner truth and with every day and every moment of practice this remembering is extended, refined, cleaned and deepened until it is the only way.
What Christian loves most as a teacher is to introduce and inspire students to start authentic yoga sadhana and to help them develop readiness and the right mind as a preparation for advanced yogic practice. Christian is registered as a Yoga teacher with the international Yoga Alliance.