Sri Sakti: Honoring the Divine Feminine
Jan
2
Jan 13

Sri Sakti: Honoring the Divine Feminine

Sri is the name given to the divine feminine that manifests in so many forms around this wonderful universe. It is believed in the Vedic tradition that Sri is indeed the power that creates, nourishes, protects, heals and eventually liberates. She also expresses herself as energy and pervades through every being, bringing light and life, knowledge and illumination, purity and sacredness. She is also half of the universal polarity principle and is the connecting force through which the two unite as one, transcending the domains of matter and concsciousness.
The Vedic tradition honors her through many different forms such as Lakshmi, Sarasvati, Parvati, Durga, and Bhu, just to name a few. The tradition has taught us to see this beautiful and powerful force in all forms and beings, and connect to it in our hearts. The Vedic tradition expounds that though omnipresent, Sri is happily residing in our hearts, waiting to be discovered through chant, meditation and other subtle practices. By realizing her, we will experience great benefits such as good health, vitality, healing, spontaneity, creativity, spiritual illumination and most importantly, union with the universal divine consciousness.
The Vedic tradition offers special meditative practices and melodious chants that serve as profound tools to assist us in honoring the divine feminine and hopefully engage in a sustained connection with her. All these chants have a unique melody and power, and transport us to domains that are beyond the material and metaphysical.
This experiential seminar taught in a serene and safe environment will explore these topics in a manner that honors the tradition of ancient Acarya-s. We warmly invite you to engage in this very special retreat to begin or sustain your spiritual journey.

Asana Jayam. Mastering Asana Practice
Feb
13
Feb 24

Asana Jayam. Mastering Asana Practice

  • KHYF, Chennai

In Yogic understanding, the body is the temple or house of our soul and should therefore be treated with great respect. For this reason, the Yogin-s of the past extolled that maintaining our body with holistic health is indeed our primary dharma. In order to fulfill our potentials and life purpose, we should keep it in pristine health, not just at the surface level, but also at more subtle layers. The science of Yoga offers different tools that address and support the human structure at different layers of our existence. Asana-s were therefore developed by the classical Yogin-s to vitalize the body as well as keep it healthy and free it of different forms of toxins.
Yet to master Asana-s, it is not enough to just learn their techniques and merely practice them as physical fitness excercises. Rather, Yogin-s understood that a range of holistic methods should be integrated into their practices so that the different postures would become potent for an individual and render their complete benefits. These special methods include the appropriate utilization of potent breathing techniques (Prana-prayoga), special energetic locks (Mudra-s & Bandha-s), energetic gestures (NyAsa-s) and the utilization of Mantra-s. Integrating them into practice would not only bring deeper experiences of the postures, but also bring a host of effects that can help us in our own journey of personal transformation.
This retreat has been planned and designed in such a manner that serious Yoga practitioners, even those who have learnt and practice challenging Asana-s for a long time, will be able to take their practice to more profound levels. Asana-s of all levels will be explored and practiced in a safe environment. Participants will experience the often formidable and potent effects of integrating the special methods into Asana practice, as originally ordained by the Yogin-s of the past. Insights into how to personalize such experiences in one’s own practice and in those of students will also be explored through practical workshops. Teachings held as secret by the Yogin-s about the energetic benefits of postures will also be explored. These will make this retreat a very special one, and students will learn what they normally won’t in most teacher training programs.

The Seven Cakras: Exploring the Energy Centers in London, UK
Mar
23
Mar 25

The Seven Cakras: Exploring the Energy Centers in London, UK

  • Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan

For each modern Yoga practitioner it is important to learn the way Yogin-s saw the human body through an understanding of the subtle anatomy and how Yoga’s tools can be utilized to influence the energy centers in the body. When the Cakra-s are properly understood and Yoga’s tools are appropriately administered, they become powerful allies in the path of health and expansion of hidden potential.

The Power of Yoga: Exploring Pranayama for Health and Vitality
Mar
30
Apr 2

The Power of Yoga: Exploring Pranayama for Health and Vitality

  • Balance Yoga Institut

The real power of Yoga lies in the ability to access, nourish and vitalize the concept of Prana. Prana, also called “vital-life-force, ” is the most subtle element of our human construct. This is the reason why many Yogins developed methods and tools to influence Prana in a positive way.

Primary among these methods is Pranayama, one of the most important tools in the practice and application of Yoga. The power and potentials of these subtle breathing practices are often underestimated or misunderstood in contemporary times. The Haṭhayogapradīpikā even implies that the state of Yoga can only be achieved through Pranayama and states it as the most fundamental practice in Haṭhayoga. Pranayama not only aids us to enhance our own personal practice as many believe, but can also be administered for health, vitality and even our spiritual growth.

Aarogyam: Yogasutra and Healing
Apr
11
Apr 12

Aarogyam: Yogasutra and Healing

  • Buenos Aires Argentina

Patanjali’s Yogasutra is not only the most important reference book for Yoga, but also offers invaluable frameworks on which Yoga Therapy must be based on. Understanding these frameworks can be very useful to understand the holistic practice of Yoga as a complimentary system of healing. It can also offer insight into how the potent tools of Yoga can assist in healing, be it as for oneself or for our students.

An Immersion into the Teachings of Yogamaster T. Krishnamacharya
Apr
20
Apr 23

An Immersion into the Teachings of Yogamaster T. Krishnamacharya

  • Beyoga

Tirumalai Krishnamacharya is known worldwide as the father of modern Yoga. He was a master Yogi with a vast and profound knowledge of all the tools of Yoga, the ways how Yoga can help us reconnect to our higher self as well as the many options in which Yoga as a form of therapy can help us heal physical diseases as well as cure emotional problems and mental imbalances. Krishnamacharya spent his life teaching and transmitting his knowledge as well as healing many students from the diverse ailments that they came with.

Krishnamacharya’s Yoga tradition, represented by the Krishnamacharya Healing and Yoga Foundation (www.khyf.net) emphasises the concept of self empowerment and personal expression in the journey of wellbeing, healing and transformation and is therefore still always taught one-to-one. This is mainly because each of us human beings is uniquely different, and also constantly changing all the time. And no one knows better about us, than ourselves. This becomes a key concept in the understanding and practice of yoga as a uniquely personal process.

The most important tools used in the tradition of T Krishnamacharya and TKV Desikachar include (but are not limited to) the following : postures (asana), breath regulation (pranayama), meditation (dhyanam), dietary recommendations (ahaha niyama), lifestyle suggestions (vihara niyama), chanting (mantra), visualisations / affirmations (bhavana), special energetic seals (mudra), symbolic gestures (nyasa) and guided self-inquiry (svadhyaya).  If we want to understand Yoga how it was perceived by the Yogis of the past, we must therefore gain knowledge about all the different tools of Yoga.

Deal with the Body. Heal with the Mind.
Apr
27
Apr 30

Deal with the Body. Heal with the Mind.

  • Trzin slovenia

Stress. It is bothering you? Then you should consider the holistic approach of Yoga to refresh, rejuvenate and revitalize you.

Yoga, an ancient philosophy and practice that originated in India, has been a system of health and well-being for thousands of years. Its rich approach combined with its simplicity in implementation has sustained its role in nourishing people for generations.

One of the key advantages of a system like yoga is that it views the human system as a holistic entity and hence approaches health and well being too from this perspective. 

The Subtle Anatomy of Yoga
May
5
May 7

The Subtle Anatomy of Yoga

  • barcelona spain

The subtle anatomy of the human body was used by the Yogis of the past as the foundation to understand and interpret the way our system functioned, or mal-functioned. This is why many of the yoga techniques and practices use this structure as the interface to understand and work with the wellness of our body. In order to effectively work with yoga, it helps to have an understanding of this subtle presentation of the body, which consists of nadi-s (subtle channels), cakra-s (symbolic energy centers), as well as other beautiful concepts that go along with this. When we understand these concepts, it becomes very useful in dealing with issues such as health, illness and healing of our system.

Deal with the Body. Heal with the Mind.
May
19
May 21

Deal with the Body. Heal with the Mind.

  • dixon, illinois USA

Yoga, an ancient philosophy and practice that originated in India, has been a system of health and well-being for thousands of years. Its rich approach combined with its simplicity in implementation has sustained its role in nourishing people for generations. One of the key advantages of a system like Yoga is that it views the human system as a holistic entity and hence approaches health and well being too from this perspective. This is why it offers so many tools in the healing process that address the holistic human system. Though Yoga is today associated mostly with postures, it is just one of the many tools that yoga has to offer. Some of the most profound tools in Yoga include conscious breathing regulation, meditation, life-style changes, visualizations, use of vocal sounds and food specifications among many others. This makes the healing process very comprehensive and extremely specific to the individual.

The other key advantage of Yoga is that it empowers people in the healing process. Rather, than being a passive recipient of treatment, the student is actively engaged in the path to well-being and is primarily responsible for his/her recovery. The role of the teacher becomes to act as a mere guide in directing the student to the tools for recovery and teaching the right way to implement them. Once this is done, it is then the role of the student to practice it diligently, observe changes, and notify the teacher for any changes. Thus the healing comes from within the student, rather than from the outside. This powerful system has helped many millions of care seekers to find holistic solutions to address a range of health concerns.

Mudras and Bandhas
Jun
3
Jun 5

Mudras and Bandhas

  • Raumati South New Zealand

This enriching seminar will explore the most important Mudrä-s in detail, presenting the core principles and frameworks within which they must be understood and practiced. The program will deal with presenting pre-requisites for the practice of each Mudrä, the technical nuances of their practice, benefits and contraindications.
The seminar will present previously unknown material on these very subtle concepts of Yoga and how to apply them carefully in personal practice or in the practice of students.This seminar will be most useful to serious practitioners of Yoga, as well as Yoga Teachers and Trainers who are wanting to take their practice to the next level. Guidelines of self-observation on the effects of such practices will also be provided and participants will also be offered opportunities to explore these further.

Mahabhuta: Yoga and the Five Elements
Jun
10
Jun 12

Mahabhuta: Yoga and the Five Elements

  • Mangala Studios

The Yogasutra states that continued meditation on the five elements makes us not only understand and manipulate the elements within us, but also a master the macrocosmos. There are many stories of great Yogis in the past who had a profound understanding and mastery over the elements and thus were able to influence their own bodies and the environment in a way that seems incredible for modern minds, be it not being harmed by fire, walking on water or passing through walls. Our acharya T.Krishnamacharya had such a deep understanding of the subtle anatomy of our body, that he was even able to stop his heartbeat on multiple occasions, a feat many believed was not possible.
Even if we might not reach such a level of mastery in this life, it becomes imperative for Yoga Teachers and Yoga Therapists to understand clearly these elemental principles, so that a deeper understanding of the tools of Yoga can occur.

Yoga and the art of healthy relationships
Aug
31
Sep 3

Yoga and the art of healthy relationships

"Yoga is relationship."-TKV Desikachar

If we inquire into the state of our existence, we soon realize that the quality of our life mainly depends on the quality of our relationships. All the relationships we share can be categorised into three fundamental sets - The relationship we have to our own self, the relationship we have to others and the environment and the relationship we have to the divine or source consciousness.
Yoga philosophy teaches us that in essence, these three relationships are all inter-connected and even sustain each other. The way we relate, value, see and treat ourselves determines how we relate, value, see and treat others and the environment around us. Similarly, the more we connect to our own higher self, the more we will feel guided by the source consciousness that connects us all.
All projections that we play out in our daily life, from simple judgments of others to negative behavioral patterns that we repeat in relationships, mirror core beliefs and imprints that we have accumulated in our life or that have been transmitted through upbringing and ancestry. Yoga calls these imprints Vasana-s (when they are subconscious / sublimnal) or Smrti-s (when they become part of our memory). Yoga also supports us to not only realize and understand these patterns and projections from a place of clarity, but also helps us to clear energetic imprints that do not serve us on our paths.
This experiential and meditative seminar will support participants in their own realizations of energetic blockages and projections that undermine their ability to connect to themselves, others and the divine.


Sound Healing: Application of Mantra-s in Yoga
Oct
20
Oct 23

Sound Healing: Application of Mantra-s in Yoga

  • Crows Nest Community center, North Sydney

Among the many tools that are used in Yoga and Yoga Therapy, Mantra-s hold a special place for the yogin-s of the past, as they are the means to reach the core within us. Mantra-s are subtle tools that engage our internal faculties, and influence change within us. The power of mantra-s has commanded great respect among yogi-s of the past, and is often considered one of the most important tools of Yoga Practices, especially in the domain of healing and spirituality. Among many of its inherent benefits is its ability to heal and aid in the therapeutic process in a variety of situations. Be it through its inherent power of vibration, or the positive feeling it brings to the practitioners, it is widely acclaimed throughout history that Mantra-s hold an integral place in the realm of healing.

However, little is known about the principles and practice of mantra-s, especially among the yogi-s of the modern era, and in the domain of Yoga and Yoga Therapy. This inspiring and practical seminar will focus on the healing powers of mantras and how to apply them in yoga practice, for ourselves or our students.

In this seminar, participants will learn
* What are Mantra-s and what are their roles in Yoga & Yoga Therapy
* The Sound principles of Mantra-s and how they are effective in Yoga & Yoga Therapy
* How can Mantra-s be applied in Asana, Pranayama, Meditation and other tools of Yoga
* How Mantra-s can help alleviate physiological and psychological illnesses
* How Mantras are useful in healing spiritual illnesses
 

The Power of Yoga: Exploring Pranayama for Health and Vitality
Oct
7
Oct 9

The Power of Yoga: Exploring Pranayama for Health and Vitality

  • kuala lumpur malaysia

The real power of Yoga lies in the ability to access, nourish and vitalize the concept of Prana. Prana, also called “vital-life-force,” is the most subtle element of our human construct. This is the reason why many Yogis developed methods and tools to influence Prana in a positive way.
Primary among these methods, is Pranayama, one of the most important tools in the practice and application of Yoga. The power and potentials of these subtle breathing practices are often underestimated or misunderstood in contemporary times. The Hathayogapradipika even implies that the state of Yoga can only be achieved through Pranayama and states it as the most fundamental practice in Hathayoga. Pranayama not only aids us to enhance our own personal practice as many believe, but can also be administered for health, vitality and even our spiritual growth.
A deep and practical understanding of these techniques are a very important aspect of every Yoga practitioners education and experience, especially for Yoga Teachers and Yoga Therapists. Many subtle and intricate details of these practices must also be learnt and experienced under the guidance of a competent teacher in a safe environment. It is for this reason that this weekend seminar is offered to serious students of Yoga, who would like to take their learning and practice to the next level. The seminar will include practical and insightful teachings, and powerful practices that will allow participants to realize the immense benefits of working with Prana.

Maha Bhuta. Yoga and the 5 Elements
Sep
1
Sep 4

Maha Bhuta. Yoga and the 5 Elements

  • Holzmannstett, Pfaffing, Germany

All the Vedic schools of philosophy, especially Samkhya, Yoga and Ayurveda, view the world and the whole universe as an integrated entity made up of five fundamental elements that are called “panca bhuta-s”. From the Vedic point of view, the five elements come alive and manifest in various forms when linked to consciousness through the phenomenon called Prana. Our body, from the time of conception onwards, is made up of the five elements and is subject to these elemental energetic principles throughout our lives. It is important to understand that the old schools of healing such as Yoga and Ayurveda understood our existence based on prana and the five elements, which in turn influence the make up of our constitution (dosha) and the functioning of our cakra-s. Therefore not only all of our physique, but also our behavior through our actions, emotions, speech and thoughts as well as our relationship with our environment is closely connected to these principles.

The Yogasutra states that continued meditation on the five elements makes us not only understand and manipulate the elements within us, but also a master the macrocosmos. There are many stories of great Yogis in the past who had a profound understanding and mastery over the elements and thus were able to influence their own bodies and the environment in a way that seems incredible for modern minds, be it not being harmed by fire, walking on water or passing through walls. Our acharya T.Krishnamacharya had such a deep understanding of the subtle anatomy of our body, that he was even able to stop his heartbeat on multiple occasions, a feat many believed was not possible. Even if we might not reach such a level of mastery in this life, it becomes imperative for Yoga Teachers and Yoga Therapists to understand clearly these elemental principles, so that a deeper understanding of the tools of Yoga can occur. This practical seminar will be hosted in a beautiful environment near mountains, lakes and forests that facilitates a deeper connection with the elements.

La Esencia de la Yogaterapia
May
21
May 22

La Esencia de la Yogaterapia

  • Barcelona and Madrid, Spain

En la actualidad el Yoga, una disciplina milenaria que se originó en la antigua India, está ganando cada vez más popularidad y reconocimiento como sistema complementario de salud. El maestro Sri T Krishnamacharya, uno de los grandes Yoguis contemporáneos, fue quien a principios del siglo XX volvió a introducir el Yoga de una manera completamente adaptable y aplicable a nuestra sociedad moderna. A pesar de que el Yoga ofrezca una amplia gama de herramientas con grandes beneficios de sanación y transformación personal, está habitualmente asociado solo con la práctica de posturas físicas. En esta tradición sin embargo se ofrecen muchas más herramientas, que son muy importantes en el proceso de autosanación.

La Yogaterapia es un proceso de empoderamiento, en el cual el alumno, bajo la guía del Yogaterapeuta, implementa una práctica personalizada en constante desarrollo, que no solo enfoca la enfermedad de manera multidimensional, sino que también tiene el objetivo de aliviar progresivamente el malestar, siendo a la vez completamente compatible con la medicina occidental. La ventaja del Yoga es su visión holística y por esa razón las herramientas del Yoga se enfocan en todos los planos del ser humano. Algunas de sus herramientas más poderosas son posturas, respiración consciente, meditación, estilo de vida, visualización, sonidos vocales y recomendaciones alimentarias, resultando en un proceso de sanación integral y altamente eficaz para el que lo practica.

Advanced Yoga. And Introduction to Yoga Therapy
May
13
May 16

Advanced Yoga. And Introduction to Yoga Therapy

  • Copenhagen, Denmark

Kausthub Desikachar - son of TKV Desikachar and grandson to the modern yoga's father T. Krishnamacharya - visiting Copenhagen and Sattva Yoga at Pinsen, and will give a lecture and three-day courses in depth different aspects of yoga's therapeutic methods and advanced Yoga practices. The course aims to increase your awareness of yoga's therapeutic effects enrich your yoga practice and provide inspiration for your lessons. The 4 day program will cover the different topics: Friday Lecture : Introduction to Yogatherapy. Saturday: Breathing and Bandhas. Sunday: Mantra and Sound. Monday: Mudras.

The courses are not a yoga therapy training and therefore not qualify to use the knowledge and techniques of one-to-one therapeutic purposes. The purpose is only to create empowerment with you and possibly inspiration for your classroom lessons.

On the three days of training, we will work in depth with three exciting areas with huge potential. The courses can be both taken together or individually.

Mudras and Bandhas: The subtle tools of Yoga
May
5
May 8

Mudras and Bandhas: The subtle tools of Yoga

  • Place de Congres, Liege, Belgium

The limitless human potential is often deeply hidden within us, not just beneath our psyche, but also within the layers of conscious and unconscious patterning. Unlocking them to fully manifest into our lives is a key aspect of personal growth and spiritual development. This process requires sustained effort and the practice of powerful tools, under careful guidance and supervision. The role of Mudra-s & Bandha-s can serve as a vital instrument in this process of personal evolution.

Mudra -s are very intricate tools of Yoga, that harness the fire within us to help nourish the inherent seeds of our capabilities.  They are discussed extensively in classical texts such as Hathayogapradipika & Siva Samhita, as well as modern classics such as Yoga Makaranda of T Krishnamacharya. When appropriately practiced together with a sophisticated system of breath and visualization, Mudra-s & Bandha-s touch different layers of the human system and aid in our positive transformation.  Owing to the great power it can harness, the Yogi-s showed great respect to these tools and only learnt and practiced under watchful guidance. They also understood and considered all the pre-requisites these tools required, before practicing themselves or teaching them to others. 

This enriching seminar will explore the most important Mudra-s in detail, presenting the core principles and frameworks within which they must be understood and practiced. The program will deal with presenting pre- requisites for the practice of each Mudrä, the technical nuances of their practice, benefits and contraindications. The seminar will present previously unknown material on these very subtle concepts of Yoga and how to apply them carefully in personal practice or in the practice of students.This seminar will be most useful to serious practitioners of Yoga, as well as Yoga Teachers and Trainers who are wanting to take their practice to the next level.

The 7 Cakras. Exploring the Energy Centers
Apr
28
May 1

The 7 Cakras. Exploring the Energy Centers

  • Frankfurt, Germany

The Yogin-s understood the human body differently from how we perceive it today. Apart from understanding it as a complex physiological structure, the Yogin-s also realized that we are made up of an intricate subtle body. An important part of this subtle entity are the major energy centers known as Cakra-s, which were linked together through subtle channels called the Nadi-s. Each of these Cakra-s were associated with vital physiological and emotional functions. Hence the Yogin-s firmly believed that any imbalance in the Cakra-s could result in physiological and emotional illness and vice versa.

Thus they had a deep and profound understanding of the Cakra-s and also developed tools and methods to influence them when they were in a state of disharmony. In fact this understanding of the subtle body was the main basis for evolving the multiple tools of Yoga. For each modern Yoga practitioner it is important to learn the way Yogin-s saw the human body through this understanding of the subtle anatomy and how Yoga’s tools can be utlized to influence the energy centers in the body. When the Cakra-s are properly understood and Yoga’s tools are appropriately administered, they become powerful allies in the path of health and expansion of hidden potential.

Upasana: Meditation Yoguica Classica
Apr
14
Apr 17

Upasana: Meditation Yoguica Classica

  • Comunidad Urbana Flor de Luz

Pero la meditación en sí misma es una parte integral en la práctica del Yoga, la tradición Védica ofrece una rica variedad de herramientas para explorar nuestras dimensiones internas. La particularidad de la meditación Yoguica es que nos enseña como trascender la mente y conectar profundamente con el corazón. A través de este proceso, los practicantes van a descubrir que pueden ir más allá de mindfullness (mente llena) y podrán sentir heartfullness (corazón lleno). Cuando los yoguis integran estas prácticas obtienen sinergias increíbles, descubren un nuevo sentido. La meditación Yoguica no solo ayuda a reducir el stress, promoviendo salud y bienestar, sino que también ofrece un camino enriquecedor hacia la exploración espiritual.

The Power of Yoga. Exploring Pranayama for Health and Vitality.
Apr
8
Apr 10

The Power of Yoga. Exploring Pranayama for Health and Vitality.

  • Raumati Beach, New Zealand

The real power of Yoga lies in the ability to access, nourish and vitalize the concept of Prana. Prana, also called “vital-life-force,” is the most subtle element of our human construct. It not only keeps us alive, but also influences our ability to perceive and react to our environment. It is also among the powerful phenomena that aids us in proceeding deeper in our spiritual journey. This is the reason why many Yogins developed methods and tools to influence Prana in a positive way. Primary among these methods, is Pranayama, one of the most important tools in the practice and application of Yoga. The power and potentials of these subtle breathing practices are often underestimated or misunderstood in contemporary times whereas the Yogis of the past had great reverence for the work with our “life force”. The Hathayoga-Pradipika even implies that the state of Yoga can only be achieved through Pranayama and states it as the most fundamental practice in Hathayoga. Pranayama not only aids us to enhance our own personal practice as many believe, but can also be administered for health, vitality and even our spiritual growth. When utilized carefully, it enhances our power and strength, improves our general health, and can also facilitate healing from various kinds of illnesses, as well as opening the doorway to our possible spiritual domain. A deep and practical understanding of these techniques are a very important aspect of every Yoga practitioners education and experience, especially for Yoga Teachers and Yoga Therapists. Many subtle and intricate details of these practices must also be learnt and experienced under the guidance of a competent teacher in a safe environment. It is for this reason that a series of weekend seminars are offered to serious students of Yoga, who would like to take their learning and practice to the next level. The seminars will include practical and insightful teachings, and powerful practices that will allow participants to realize the immense benefits of working with Prana.

The Philosophy of Practice. An experiential weekend of Pranayama with Dr. Kausthub Desikachar.
Apr
1
Apr 3

The Philosophy of Practice. An experiential weekend of Pranayama with Dr. Kausthub Desikachar.

  • Buderim, Queensland, Australia

The philosophy of Yoga is compiled in a small work called the yoga sutras. Composed by Patanjali, a great yogi, this work presents the wide spectrum of yoga teaching in only 195 aphorisms. Though short and precise, the Yogasutra-s are by far the most complete and authoritative book on Yoga. It is respected so much that many yogis consider that only what is mentioned in Yogasutra-s is Yoga, and what is not mentioned is either not Yoga at all, or not relevant. In this work, Patanjali lays the groundwork for the philosophy of our daily practices. He says that our actions are the tools through which we constantly refine our state of mind. Patanjali considers our actions as an opportunity for us to put philosophy into practice. In his work he emphasizes how certain philosophical concepts of Yoga enrich our actions to become better human beings. To understand this philosophy of practice, this experiential weekend has been planned, where Dr. Kausthub Desikachar, son and successor of the legendary teachers T Krishnamacharya & TKV Desikachar will teach. In this seminar the philosophy of yoga and how it applies to practice will be presented in a systematic manner with a special focus on Pranayama.