schedule: courses & ashram retreats 2015-2016

Three sibling teachers devote their energy towards sharing the teachings of the traditional Indian gurus & yogis, offering various courses according to schedule.

Become a Yogi, where yogis are born and raised, at a Spiritual Oasis, on the bank of the Ganga River, between Rishikesh and Haridwar.

YogAnga Retreat at Sri Santosh Puri Ashram, is a center for spiritual research and studies of the yogic art of living, following in the lineage of Baba Santosh Puri Ji Maharaj & Narvada Puri Mata Ji (sanyasin in the Juna Akhara order). Founded by Baba Santosh Puri in 1978, initially it was called Dattatreya Gaushala, established merely as a place for people to come together in the service cows and dogs. The original vision of the ashram continues today with the three grown up children of Baba Ji and Mata ji: Ganga, Mandakini and Alaknanda. Together with their diverse experiences and expertise they bring to the ashram atmosphere and YogAnga Retreat curriculum an authenticity deeply rooted in the tradition of true Himalayan Yogis. Whether you want to live your life in an ashram setting or just take with you some tips towards making adjustments back at home, they selflessly provide guests guidance in a well rounded, holistic approach to adopting the yogic and spiritualized lifestyle they learned from their parents as masters. Along with other respected guest teachers at the ashram, the three siblings devote their energy to pass on the teachings of the traditional Indian gurus and yogis offering various courses all year round. Prior enrolment is suggested. Some extra fees may apply.

Course schedule is based on moon calendar and may change due to natural calamities, however the contentment will always remain as the spirit of the master’s divine flame.

Arrival time is best between 10am – 5pm, a day before the course begins. All courses begin and end with a fire ceremony. There are led yoga classes everyday, self practice on all Sundays, full moon and new moon.

Om Tat Sat
Jai Guru Datta


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2016

11th December – 24th December, 2015
morning: asana
evening: Yantra Painting
25th December 2015 Full Moon / Purnima – Gayatri Yajna (fire ceremony)
25th December – 8th January
morning: asana
evening: Ayurvedic Cooking
9th January 2016 New Moon / Amavasya – Mrityunjaya Yajna (fire ceremony)
9th January – 23rd January
morning: asana
evening: Introduction to Ayurveda
24th January 2016 Full Moon / Purnima – Gayatri Yajna (fire ceremony)
24th January – 7th February 2016
morning: asana
evening: Patanjali Yoga Sutras
8th February 2016 New Moon / Amavasya – Mrityunjaya Yajna (fire ceremony)
8th February – 21st February
morning: asana
evening: Introduction to Ayurveda
22nd February 2016 Full Moon / Purnima – Gayatri Yajna (fire ceremony)
22nd February – 8th March
morning: asana
evening: Vedanta
9th March 2016 New Moon / Amavasya – Mrityunjaya Yajna (fire ceremony)
March 9th – April 7th, 2016
– one month certificate course –
āyāsa vinyāsa YogAnga abhyāsa Certified Teacher Training: Spring session 01
Clinical Yoga – NOTE: this course can be taken separately from the Teacher Training, in which case participant would join the morning YogAnga SHATKARMA sequence sessions, and then the general asana class.
Morning Sessions: • YogAnga SUKSHMA VYĀYĀM sequence (only week one)
[Each subtle exercise, involving the prana, mudras and bandas, when done with sincerity and one pointed devotion, slowly opens whole body, awakens the higher centers and prepares the nervous system for the handling of dynamic energy of kundalini.]
• YogAnga SHATKARMA sequence (entire month)
[aka Clinical Yoga. The first limb of Hatha Yoga, six cleansing practices according to the ancient scripture “Gheranda Samhita” meant to purify the body and prepare oneself for the practice of asana, etc.]
• YogAnga ASANA sequence (beginning week two)
[New Moon / Amavasya and Full Moon / Purnima are days off. Sundays are self practice / co-teaching days.]
• YogAnga MUDRA sequence (beginning week two)
[a combination of asana, bandha and pranayama]
• Sanskrit
Afternoon Sessions: • Observation, Alignment & Basic Anatomy
• Physiology – the skeletal, muscular, respiratory, nervous & endocrine systems including movement of joints & it’s application to yoga
• Introduction to Ayurveda
• Hatha Yoga Philosophy
Evening Sessions: • yogANGA PRATYAHARA sequence – guided techniques of controlling the senses
• yogANGA PRANAYAMA sequence – guided breathe / life force techniques
23rd March 2016 Full Moon / Purnima – Gayatri Yajna (fire ceremony)
7th April 2016 New Moon / AmavasyaMrityunjaya Yajna (fire ceremony)
7th April – 5th May
morning: asana
evening: Ayurvedic Indian Cooking
22nd April 2016 Full Moon / Purnima – Gayatri Yajna (fire ceremony)
6th May 2016 New Moon / Amavasya – Mrityunjaya Yajna (fire ceremony)
6th May – 20th May
morning: asana
evening: Chakra Meditation
21st May 2016 Full Moon / Purnima – Gayatri Yajna (fire ceremony)
21st May – 4th June
morning: asana
evening: Yantra Painting
5th June 2016 New Moon / Amavasya – Mrityunjaya Yajna (fire ceremony)
5th June – 19th June
morning: asana
evening: asana & pranayama
20th June 2016 Full Moon / Purnima – Gayatri Yajna (fire ceremony)
20th June – 4th July
morning: asana
evening: Pranayama and Meditation
4th July 2016 New Moon / Amavasya – Mrityunjaya Yajna (fire ceremony)
4th – 18th July
morning: asana
evening: Guru Gita
19th July 2016 Full Moon / Purnima – Gayatri Yajna (fire ceremony) [Guru Purnima] and reading of Guru Gita
19th July – 2nd August
morning: asana
evening: Yantra Painting

 

2nd August 2016 New Moon / Amavasya – Mrityunjaya Yajna (fire ceremony)
2nd August – 29th August, 2016
morning: asana
18th August 2016 Full Moon / Purnima – Gayatri Yajna (fire ceremony)

 

1st September 2016 New Moon / Amavasya – Mrityunjaya Yajna (fire ceremony)
1st September – 30th September, 2016
– one month certificate course – Yoga Alliance 200 hours.
āyāsa vinyāsa YogAnga abhyāsa Certified Teacher Training: Autumn session 01 – Rajas

NOTE: each of the three, one month courses in the Autumn Season Teacher Training Session have a variation of Ganga’s asana series: Rajas, Tamas, Satva. One can participate in each month separately earning 200 hours, or all three months in a row and the full 500 hours.

Clinical Yoga
NOTE: this course can be taken separately from the Teacher Training, in which case participant would join the morning YogAnga SHATKARMA sequence sessions, and then the general asana class.
Morning Sessions: • YogAnga SHATKARMA sequence
[aka Clinical Yoga. The first limb of Hatha Yoga, six cleansing practices according to the ancient scripture “Gheranda Samhita” meant to purify the body and prepare oneself for the practice of asana, etc.]
• YogAnga ASANA sequence
[Done according to the moon cycle: starting with the day after the new moon, with eight asanas added every two days, until the series expands to reach 56 total asanas by the day before the full moon, then eliminating eight asanas every two days until the day before the following new moon, like the waxing / waning of the moon. New Moon / Amavasya and Full Moon / Purnima are days off. Sundays are self practice / co-teaching days.]
• YogAnga MUDRA sequence
[a combination of asana, bandha and pranayama]
Afternoon Sessions: • Observation, Alignment & Basic Anatomy
• Physiology – the skeletal, muscular, respiratory, nervous & endocrine systems including movement of joints & it’s application to yoga
Evening Sessions: • YogAnga PRATYAHARA sequence – guided techniques of controlling the senses
• YogAnga PRANAYAMA sequence – guided breathe / life force techniques
16th September 2016 Full Moon / Purnima – Gayatri Yajna (fire ceremony)
30th September – 30th October, 2016
– one month certificate course – Yoga Alliance 200 hours.
āyāsa vinyāsa YogAnga abhyāsa Certified Teacher Training: Autumn session 02 – Tamas

NOTE: each of the three, one month courses in the Autumn Season Teacher Training Session have a variation of Ganga’s asana series: Rajas, Tamas, Satva. One can participate in each month separately earning 200 hours, or all three months in a row and the full 500 hours.

1st two weeks:
Morning Sessions: • YogAnga SHATKARMA – Self Practice (for those having completed Autumn session 01)
• YogAnga PRATYAHARA sequence – Self Practice (for those having completed Autumn session 01)
• YogAnga PRANAYAMA sequence – guided breathe / life force techniques
• YogAnga SUKSHMA VYĀYĀM sequence – subtle energy exercises w/ Alaknanda
Afternoon Sessions: Ayurveda Intensive (theory) w/ Alaknanda
Evening Sessions: • YogAnga ASANA sequence – teaching practice (each participant gets opportunities to teach the rest of the ashram guests)
16th October 2016 Full Moon / Purnima – Gayatri Yajna (fire ceremony)
2nd two weeks:
Morning Sessions: • YogAnga SHATKARMA – Self Practice (for those having completed Autumn session 01)
• YogAnga PRATYAHARA sequence – Self Practice (for those having completed Autumn session 01)
• YogAnga PRANAYAMA sequence – guided breathe / life force techniques
• YogAnga ASANA sequence – with Ganga
Afternoon Sessions: • Hatha Yoga / Tantra Philosophy (lecture)
Evening Sessions: Ayurveda Intensive (both theory and practical classes including medicinal preparations and Ayurvedic Cooking) w/ Alaknanda and Mandakini
30th October 2016 New Moon / Amavasya – Mrityunjaya Yajna (fire ceremony)
30th October – 29th November, 2016
– one month certificate course –
āyāsa vinyāsa YogAnga abhyāsa Certified Teacher Training: Autumn session 03 – Satva
Yoga Alliance 200 hours.
NOTE: each of the three, one month courses in the Autumn Season Teacher Training Session have a variation of Ganga’s asana series: Rajas, Tamas, Satva. One can participate in each month separately earning 200 hours, or all three months in a row and the full 500 hours.
Morning Sessions: • YogAnga SHATKARMA – Self Practice (for those having completed Autumn session 01)
• YogAnga PRATYAHARA sequence – Self Practice (for those having completed Autumn session 01)
• YogAnga PRANAYAMA sequence – Guided Practice with Ganga
• YogAnga ASANA sequence – Satva Series w/ Ganga
Afternoon Sessions: • Thearaputic Yoga – learn various techniques for yogic treatments of disease and disorders w / Mandakini
Evening Sessions: Discourse Series –
Bhagavad Gita (first two weeks) & Patanjalli Yoga Sutra (second two weeks) covering, Kriya yoga, Samkhya yoga philosophy and Ashtanga yoga philosophy (8 limbs yoga system).
14th November, 2016 Full Moon / Purnima – Gayatri Yajna (fire ceremony)
29th November 2016 New Moon / Amavasya – Mrityunjaya Yajna (fire ceremony)
29th November – 25th December, 2016
Winter Holidays: Hatha / Mantra Yoga and Yantra Painting
morning: asana
evening: Mantra Yoga and Yantra Painting, w / Mandakini
13th December Full Moon / Purnima – Gayatri Yajna (fire ceremony)
25th December, 2016 – 9th January, 2017
Winter Holidays: Hatha Yoga and Ayurvedic Cooking
morning: asana
evening: Ayurvedic Cooking

Become a Yogi, where yogis are raised, at a Spiritual Oasis, on the bank of the Ganga River, between Rishikesh and Haridwar.

YogAnga Retreat at Sri Santosh Puri Ashram, is a center for spiritual research and studies of the yogic art of living, following in the lineage of Baba Santosh Puri Ji Maharaj & Narvada Puri Mata Ji (sanyasin in the Juna Akhara order). Founded by Baba Santosh Puri in 1978, initially it was called Dattatreya Gaushala, established merely as a place for people to come together in the service cows and dogs. The original vision of the ashram continues today with the three grown up children of Baba Ji and Mata ji: Ganga, Mandakini and Alaknanda. Together with their diverse experiences and expertise they bring to the ashram atmosphere and YogAnga Retreat curriculum an authenticity deeply rooted in the tradition of true Himalayan Yogis. Whether you want to live your life in an ashram setting or just take with you some tips towards making adjustments back at home, they selflessly provide guests guidance in a well rounded, holistic approach to adopting the yogic and spiritualized lifestyle they learned from their parents as masters. Along with other respected guest teachers at the ashram, the three siblings devote their energy to pass on the teachings of the traditional Indian gurus and yogis offering various courses all year round. Prior enrolment is suggested. Some extra fees may apply.