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JAPAN, KYOTO - WORKSHOP 10-19.10.2018
Texts & Testomonials
"Yoga doesn't mean to be good. Yoga means to go beyond good and bad both.
Be free from good also."
The classes are going on also outside of the special courses and the students may come to stay with us whenever. Contact us for the availability.
Asana class 5.30 - 7.30 am from Monday to Saturday,
led primary class on Mondays
Philosophy and Chanting 10.30 am or 3.30 pm
Evening asanas or other special classes 6.00 - 7.00 pm occasionally
No classes on Sundays
Beginners as well as advanced students are welcome.
The teaching will be individually adjusted, the essential quality in a student being a sincere wish to learn. Attendance of all classes is expected.
There will be an ashtanga vinyasa yoga practice in the morning. On Mondays the class will be led primary series and the rest of the days students practice independently with a teacher, called "mysore style". Classes in philosophy and Sanskrit will take place before or after lunch. Asana practice will be practiced in the evening occasionally short period of time.
There will be holiday on Sundays and on the days of new moon and full moon there will be no asana practice. For women, there will be no asana class the first 3 days of their periods.
- Asana practice: primary, intermediate and advanced series
- Pranayama will be taught only to students who already have a steady asana practice (usually advanced series) and who have established a steady teacher-student -relationship.
Introduction to Sanskrit alphabets and pronunciation
Spoken Sanskrit: This will enable the student to converse to a certain extent in Sanskrit Vedic recitation and Sanskrit literature: Simple Vedic recitation and recitation of other devotional literature will be taught to the students to acquaint them with the beauty of Sanskrit language.
- Study of Indian philosophy
Some of the classical Sanskrit works and works on Indian philosophy and yoga will be taught under this program; Hatha Yoga Pradipika, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and the Bhagavad Gita. The classes will cover the studies of the original texts, discussing their meaning in a philosophical context. Other texts such as Vivekacudamani and Upanishads with the commentaries along with the classical texts, provides an even deeper understanding of the meaning of the texts and the philosophy they represent.
Course material will be supplied, although it is good also to bring your own book of yoga sutra / bhagavad gita / hatha yoga pradipika if having one.
Students are welcome to stay the period of time which suites them best but for very short periods, it is recommended to have some basic knowledge in ashtanga vinyasa yoga, as this style of asana practice will take some weeks to learn.
Traditionally the payments in the ancient gurukulas has been by donation called Guru Dakshina. Dakshina means a voluntary offering to the teacher / Guru as a thanksgiving of the teaching and respect. Here in our yogagurukula a payment is requested in a form of a charitable donation, Dāna.
Yogagurukula is run by donations from students only.
Daily living expenses (accommodation, food, electricity, wi-fi, water etc) costs approx. 800 inr per person. This doesn't include Dāna, a donation for the teaching.
Typically, students make an offering ofdāna to the teacher at the beginning of the course to establish our intention to support the spread of the teachings through the teacher. It is not only a payment of what has been received (one can not buy or sell the real Knowledge), but more as an offering done respectfully without expectations not only to cover the expenses of the yogagurukula but also showing our gratitude to the teacher's compassion to help us move us along in our spiritual path.
Our financial support, selfless service and learning through a self-study and a self-enquiry makes it possible for a places such as our gurukula to still exist in today's world. They offer an important alternative, a safe heaven and a resting place, for a seeker looking for a truth in midst of a wordly suffering.
Students are responsible themselves to check the validity of their visa. Different countries have different rules so please check with the immigration if you have any doubts. Closest (immigration) authority of us is Udupi police: "Commissioner's office and foreign section".
Few common rules: Tourist visa can not be extended (never), even if your visa is valid for one year you may have to register at the local police office OR go out of the country for some days. Continuous stay more than 180 days requires always a registration at the police office. (Without it you are not allowed to exit the country).
No alcohol, drugs or smoking is allowed. Students are asked to behave respectfully also outside of the premises as they are representatives of the Yogagurukula.
"The most important thing in the field of yoga is to have patience."
For registration, questions and donations please contact :
Tel: +91-94801 94781; +91-8105265711