10 NIGHTS LIVING CONSCIOUSLY MEDITATION RETREAT PROGRAM


Consciousness is the great unexplored realm of life. Orientation of teaching and education in modern age is mostly to externalize our awareness and identify with the world of senses and objects. We are never taught how to internalize, explore and deepen the understanding of ourselves. As a result we constantly experience dissipation of mental and emotional energies, restlessness, de-vitalization, stress and lack of purpose in life.


Meditation is a potent tool to explore and harmonize the various fabrics of our consciousness and life. It equips us with an incisive and positive perspective to understand and participate in life events with greater control and creativity. Living Consciously Meditation retreat program is developed to explore and experience both theoretically as well as experientially, the various time proven techniques of meditation sourced from authentic traditions of yogic system. This program is suitable for all aspirants of yoga, meditators, Yoga teachers and therapists.


Intention:


This is a 100-hour retreat program designed to provide everyday tools to assist you in dealing with your mind and its complexities. It is also an opportunity to set aside time for yourself, and discover your true nature. The Retreat will be a beautiful and rhythmic blend of asanas (Yogic postures), pranayama (Hatha yogic breathing), mantras, meditation and pre-meditation techniques sourced from tradition of Tantra, Upanishads, Raja yoga and Kriya yoga. Focus of this retreat program is to study and experience the process of meditation systematically with incisive insight into the philosophical, psychological and therapeutic dimensions of meditative process. This entire program will deepen the understanding of yoga Living consciously Meditation retreat doc aspirants, teachers and therapists about various techniques of meditation and will equip them with sound knowledge of philosophical background of yogic system.


Approach:


Meditation as widely understood is not a set of techniques or ritual rather it is a state of experience of evolved mind. It is a phenomenon which happens as a byproduct of Yogic journey. A holistic or integrative approach of yoga is recommended to actualize this state of consciousness and potential of evolved mind in meditative state through various techniques of Hatha yoga such as Asana, Pranayama, Mudra, Bandha and Shatkriyas as well as time proven techniques of Raja yoga, Mantra Yoga and Kriya Yoga.


Outcome:


Experience of retreat will culminate into a sound and authentic understanding of Yogic system as well as deepening of awareness and experience of meditation; to aid one to live life consciously and mindfully. Exploration of various meditation techniques will enhance and enrich the understanding and teaching of aspiring teachers and therapists and will add a new perspective to their class teaching.


Highlights of the Program


* For this retreat program there will be an option to join the course for 7 days for those who have time constraints.

* On arrival a Jute/Khaadi Bag will be provided to the participants which will contain the following items:
1. A set of 3 yoga books:
2. Set of 3 Meditation CDs:
3. Laminated Papers of Mantra Chanting
4. 1 Neti Pot
5. Note Pad and Pen
6. 2 T-Shirt (with Living Consciously Meditation Retreat printed on the back)
7. 1 Rudraksha Mala (108 Small Beads)


Inclusions of Practices in 10 day retreat program

TimingPracticesDuration
6.30 - 7.00AMHerbal Infusion30 mins
7.00 - 9.00AMBahir-Anga Yoga (Pre-Meditation) Workshop Theory (Talk) * Introduction to Yoga Philosophy (in light of Patanjali Yoga Sutra) * Philosophy of Hatha Yoga * Concept of Kundalini yoga1 Hour Every day
9.15 11.15AMHatha Yoga (asana, Pranayama, Mudra, Bandha)
Session will start every day with Shanti Path, 32 Names of Durga chant 4 times followed by Asana, pranayama, Mudra and Bandha session.
Asana (Hatha Yoga Postures)
* Pawanmuktasana Series-1 (Anti-Rheumatic Series)
* Pawanmuktasana Series-2 (Gastro-Abdominal Series)
* Pawanmuktasana Series-3 (Abdominal-Pelvic Series)
* Vajrasana Series
* Standing series
* Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation)
* Chandra Namaskar (Moon Salutation)
* Backward Bending series
* Forward Bending series
* Spinal Twisting Series
* Inverted Asana Series
* Balancing Series
Pranayama (Hatha Yoga Breathing Techniques)
Mudra (Psychic-energetic gestures)
Bandha (Energy locks)
Shuddhi Kriya- Neti (Nasal Cleansing), Laghoo Sankha Prakshalana (Intestinal wash)
2 Hours
10.30 - 11.30AMWorkshop on philosophical foundation of meditation Theory session
1. Introduction to Yoga Philosophy: Definition, subject- matter, historical sketch, branches.
2. Philosophy of Hatha Yoga: Definition, subject-matter, metaphysical background, classical texts, aspects, purpose (in light of Hatha Yoga Pradipika)
3. Aspects of Hatha yoga: (Asana, Pranayama, Mudra, Bandha, Shatkriya) Purpose, Significance on physical, mental and energetic (pranic) levels
4. Philosophy of Raja Yoga (in reference to meditation): Concept, metaphysical background, subject-matter, Patanjali Yoga-Sutra, key aspects, purpose
5. Concept of Kundalini yoga: concept of Chakras, Nadi- system, Tattwas, Yantra, Mantra, Mandala, brief outline of Tantra philosophy, five pranas, five Koshas and symbology of Chakras.
1 Hour
11.30 - 12.00Q/A30 mins
12.00 - 1.00PMWorkshop on Preparatory techniques of Meditation Practical session
* Pre-Meditation Asana
* Pre-Meditation Breath work
* Nadi shodhana Pranayama (Psychic Network Cleansing Technique)
* Kapalbhati Pranayama (Frontal Brain Cleansing technique)
* Bhastrika (Bellows Breath-Preparatory)
* Bhastrika (Alternate Nostril)
* Bhramari (Humming Bee breath)
* Sheetali/Sheetkari (cooling breath)
* Ujjayi (Psychic breath)
* Moorcha Pranayama (Swooning pranayama)
* Khechari Mudra (Tongue lock)
* Shambhavi Mudra (eye brow centre gazing)
* Bhoochari Mudra (Gazing into nothingness)
* Nasikagra Drishti (Nose tip gazing)
* Prana Mudra (Invocation of energy)
* Akashi mudra (Awareness of inner space)
* Unmani Mudra (Attitude of mindlessness)
* Ashwini Mudra (Horse gesture)
* Vazroli Mudra (Thunderbolt attitude)
* Sahjoli Mudra (Spontaneous psychic attitude)
* Shanmukhi Mudra (Closing the seven gates)
* Jalandhar Bandha (Throat lock)
* Uddiyana Bandha (Abdominal contraction)
* Moola Bandha (Perineum contraction)
* Maha Bandha (The Great lock)
1 Hour
3.30 - 4.00PMHerbal tea30 Minutes
4.00 - 5.00PMAntar-Anga Yoga Workshop (Theory of Meditation)Theory (Talk)
1. Principles, Techniques and stages of Pratyahara
2. Theory of Yoga Nidra
3. Theory of Kaya-Sthairyam
4. Theory of Antar Mouna
5. Theory of Ajapa Japa
6. Theory of Trataka
7. Principles, Techniques and stages of Dharana
8. Theory of Antarakasha and Chidakasha Dharana
9. Theory of Hridyakasha Dharana
10. Theory of Dehrakasha Dharana
11. Theory of Pancha Tattwa Dharana
12. Theory of Chakra Dharana
1 Hour
5.00 - 5.30PMQ/A30 Minutes
5.30 - 7.00PMWorkshop on Classical Meditation Techniques Practical session
* Kaya-Sthairyam (Technique of Mind-body steadiness)
* Yoga Nidra (Psychic/Trance sleep)
* Ajapa Japa (A spontaneous meditation on mantra)
* Antar Mouna (Mindfulness of thoughts)
* Trataka (One-pointed concentration on Flame)
* Antarakasha Dharana (Meditation on Inner space)
* Chidakasha Dharana (Technique of Visualization)
* Hridyakasha Dharana (A technique to harmonize Heart centre)
* Chakra Shuddhi (Awareness of Chakras with Mantra)
* Dehrakasha Dharana (Inner concentration on Psychic space)
* Pancha Tattwa Dharana (Meditation on Five elements)
90 Minutes

Fees For Retreat Packages

Date FromDate ToPlaceRegular PriceEarly Bird PriceAdvance Fees
4th Oct 201614th Oct 2016Rishikesh$ 500 More than two student $450 to each$450(booked the seat before 2nd June 2015). More than two student $ 400 Each.
Advance Fee
4th Oct 201614th Oct 2016Rishikesh$ 1000 More than two student $900 to each$900(booked the seat before 2nd June 2015). More than two student $ 800 Each.
Advance Fee