10 Days silent yoga meditation retreat

10 Days silent yoga meditation retreat

Kriya yoga with Basu on the greek island Lefkada

From 7th to 17rd of May 2016

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This silent yoga meditation retreat is taking place in a mountain village in Lefkada island in Greece

Why learn Kriya Yoga?  By practising Kriya Yoga the mind returns to harmony, in the same way as Hatha Yoga (asanas) brings the body in harmony.

Why Silent retreat? The purpose of Kriya Yoga is to develop inner silence, speaking little for 10 days will benefit this development a lot.

Kriya Yoga On the path of yoga. 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 in Kriya Yoga is the subtle connection between the breath and consciousness.

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

In this retreat the initial level of Kriya Yoga practice will be given. If this practice is successful and the wish is there it will be possible on a later stage to take an initiation in the full practise.The course contains of a structured practice of Kriya Yoga and to support the meditation the will time for Kriya Hatha Yoga and Nidra 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. In Nidra Yoga we enter deep relaxation by rotating our awareness through the body.

Basu began his yoga sadhana in 1997 and in 2002 he was initiated in Kriya Yoga by Swami Shankarananda Giri.

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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.

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For more information about his teacher Swami Shankarananda Giri visit http://www.kriya-yoga.com

Practical information Lefkada island, where the retreat will take place, is located at the Ionian Sea. The island is famed for its beauty and is surrounded by sandy beaches.Our retreat house is in perfect surroundings in the central mountains.

Possiblity for daily walks with spectacular views and lots of peace and silence.

The daily program: 

 You are free to participate in as much of the program as you feel for.

Morning practice: 1h Kriya Yoga (For initiated 1.5h)

30min:  Sun salutation

Breakfast 

After breakfast practise: 

1h  Serva

2h  Kriya Hatha Yoga and Nidra Yoga.

Lunch

Afternoon practice

1h  Serva

2h  (first 4 days) Kriya Hatha Yoga and Nidra Yoga.

(last 6 days) Kriya Yoga and Nidra Yoga.

Dinner:

Evening practice:

1h   Kriya Yoga (For initiated 1.5h)

Serva means helping with small task so the retreat can run smoothly. Cleaning the rooms, cutting vegetables etc.

It is important to have some small tasks between the meditations.

Occasionally Bhajans (mantra singing)

Food 

Thanks to our organizer Antonis who is running a catering service for retreats called the FoodPath we can offer a healthy menu. A vegetarian breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served.

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yoga and healthy food!

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Vegetables in greece!

Accommodation

Our retreat house is a big villa in the mountains on Lefkada with great views and opportunities for hikes. The retreat house is next to a small church and is surrounded by some few houses with accommodations.

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The villa is ideal for the shared accommodation and double rooms with shared bathroom.

Private single and double rooms will be in the small accommodations that are surrounding the villa. More information about the Villa >>

How to get there

Fly to Athens 

Bus or taxi to Lafkada City (There are special shared taxi offers between Athens and Lefkada City)

Fly to Prevesa 

Bus or taxi to Lefkada City

Lefkada City to retreat house

We organize pick up service with paid taxi or shared car from the city to the village. Contact us about your transport

Costs 

10 days Kriya Yoga Retreat with food and accommodation:

Privat room  662€

Double 557€/person

Double with shared bathroom  399€/person

Shared room, more than 2 persons 399€/person

Payment and Registration 

Please call or send us an email if you wish to

register.  A deposit of 20% should be paid in advance.

Cancellation The deposit will be returned up till 30 days before the start of the course.

Contact for registration and further information:

Antonio Phone Mob:  +306974903305 Tel:     +302643041634 Email:   info@paleroslife.com  Website: www.paleroslife.com

Basu  Email:  info@kriyadharma.com  Website: www.kriyadharma.com

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