Yoganga Retreat EU Tour 2014 – highlights

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Alaknanda and Ganga are back in India! It was an amazing EU tour. Below are some of the highlights. Please send us more links to other photo albums (in the comments section) if you’ve got more posted.

Barcelona Yoga Conference
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© 2014 Wari Om Yoga Photography
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Brussels, Belgium
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Ganga & Gangotri in Basel
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Indian baby massage (and garden dinner) with Alaknanda – photos by Liesbeth de Beurs

YAGYA with Alaknanda Puri in Sint-Denijs-Westrem, Belgium


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Asana class in Bulgaria
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Black Sea in Bulgaria
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Ganga Puri

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baba_ganga2mataji_gangaGanga Puri enjoys the privilege of being born in Haridwar (the Gate of Heaven), India, on the bank of the holy river Ganga (Ganges), in the foothills of the Himalayas. His father, Baba Santosh Puri, having become a Juna Akhara, naga sanyasi at a young age, practiced severe yogic austerities on an island in the middle of the Ganga River, until he was blessed with a vision of goddess Ganga. His mother, Narmada Devi Puri Ma, was a young seeker of Truth from Germany, who arrived on the island to renounce all heritage, to devote her life to her guru and do meditation along the Ganga, and eventualy take sanyas. After ten years of austerities together, Ganga Puri was born as an expected gift of Mother Ganga. His childhood passed in the company of holy men and women as his only relatives. santoshpuri0007

Ganga Puri graduated with a degree in Physics & Mathematics from the Grahwal University in Srinagar. After the mahasamadhi of his father (soon after the 2001 Allahabad Maha Kumbh Mela), a fundamental change of realization overcame the student of Science causing Ganga to change his life path onto the complete devotion to the Divine Truth. Meditation and yoga practices became his main activities. At the Gurukul Kangry University of Swami Dayananda Saraswati, Ganga Puri received his post-graduate diploma and Master’s Degree in Human Consciousness and Yogic Science.

santoshpuri0005After over twelve years of self-study, continuous practice and deep devotion, he developed his original yoga style he calls “āyāsa vinyāsa YogAnga abhyāsa“, a seven limbed hatha yoga practice which includes: Shatkarma, Asana, Mudra, Pratyahara, Pranayama, Dhyaan and Samadhi as mentioned in ancient scripture. Designed to instill enthusiasm and discipline in aspiring yogis, as well as inspiration to maintain one’s own self-practice, Ganga’s yoga sessions bring precise alignment of the physical body, awareness of the breath as well as the prana, clarity to the mind, balance of the three gunas as well as the male/female energies within, opening of the chakras and a heightened connection with the natural and supernatural universe around us.DSC_1411

As a Yog-Acharya (master of yoga), he devotes all his life‘s prana to serve and promote a yogic lifestyle, leading yoga courses and Vedic studies for curious aspirants of truth who visit his father’s namesake, Santosh Puri Ashram. Together with his younger sisters, Mandakini Puri and Alaknanda Puri, he shares responsibilities of running the spiritual heritage of his yogic family, Santosh Puri Ashram, which has developed into a Yoga Retreat Centre for spiritual research, Ayurveda and the yogic art of living, popular among foreigners who are serious about their sadhana. His East and West origins help him, to naturally connect ancient Indian wisdom with our current modern lifestyles and mindsets, making his teachings relatable to wide audiences abroad. With all his heart he speaks the teachings of traditional scriptural based yogic philosophy (Hatha Yoga Pradipika; Gheramd Samhita; Tantra; Yoga Sutras; Shiva Sutras, and Advaita Vedanta), embracing every individual soul. Every single day Ganga Puri brings his hands in prayer, holds space in his heart and is a living example and inspiration to many spiritual seekers, who are willing to go to the depths of practice with him. IMG_3667

Over the years Ganga has been invited to share his knowledge in some of the biggest Yoga Festivals, Studios and Retreat Centers around India, Europe and the USA. Since 2006, Ganga has conducted annual three month tours to teach in Europe, traveling to many countries and cities, including regular workshops in Granada, Madrid, Ibiza, and Menorca in Spain; Montpellier and Paris in France; Utterecht in Holland; Brussels in Belgium; Basel in Switzerland and Burgas in Bulgaria. In 2011 and 2012 Ganga also shared his teachings in the United States, visiting Om Factory in New York City; Ananda Ashram in Upstate New York; Shangrila Dharma Center in Seattle; and Castle Hills Yoga, (formerly Krama Yoga Center) in Dallas, Salt Lake City and Park Lake City, Utah. He also taught at several Sivananda Centers including those in Los Angeles, Grass Valley and San Francisco, California. In 2013 and 2014 he was invited to teach in various international yoga festivals, including the Berlin Yoga Festival; the Barcelona Yoga Conference.; the Indian Shanti Yoga Festival in Goa; and the International Yoga Festival in Rishikesh.

In Fall 2014 he began leading two Teacher Training Programs (one month / 200 hour & three month / 500 hour courses) at Santosh Puri Ashram.

EU Tour 2014: May 17th – Airyoga, Zurich, Switzerland

May 17th- Airyoga, Zurich, Switzerland for more information contact: Tanja via email tanja@yogatanja.com, phone: +41 79 262 27 23 or ...
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EU Tour 2014: June 6th – 7th – Ganga in Menorca, Spain

June 6th - 7th - Ganga in Menorca, Spain for more information contact: Vivian Avilaros via email vivianavilaros@gmail.com June 7th ...
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Hatha Yoga Asanas

Exercising postures or Asanas in Hatha Yoga has two essential objectives. The first is that to practice any real meditation, ...
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EU Tour 2014: June 20th – 26th – Belgium, (close to Brussels)

June 20th - 26th - Belgium, (close to Brussels) Ayurvedic Yoga Retreat for more information contact: lisbeth via email info@yogamaarssen.nl ...
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EU Tour 2014: May 29th – June 1st – Aucy, France

May 29th - June 1st - Aucy, France for more information contact: Cecile via email cecileroubaud@hotmail.com or mobile: +33 632 ...
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EU Tour 2014: July 4th – 6th Ganga at the Barcelona Yoga Conference

July 4th - 6th Ganga at the Barcelona Yoga Conference for more information view their website: www.barcelonayogaconference.cat or contact: paucaste@gmail.com ...
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EU Tour 2014: June 28th – 29th – Brussels, Belgium

June 28th - 29th - Brussels, Belgium for more information contact: Catherine via email cathnozeret@live.be or mobile +32 2 332 ...
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EU Tour 2014: May 2th – 6th – Black Sea, Bulgaria

May 2th - 6th - Black Sea, Bulgaria for more information contact: Dimitar via email k0t4r4k4@gmail.com or mobile: +359 877 ...
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Yoganga Retreat EU Tour 2014 – highlights

Alaknanda and Ganga are back in India! It was an amazing EU tour. Below are some of the highlights. Please ...
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EU Tour 2014: May 23th – 25th – Dattatreyahuus, Nenzlingen (Basel), Switzerland

May 23th - 25th - Dattatreyahuus, Nenzlingen (Basel), Switzerlandfor more information contact: Bruno via email brunolang66@hotmail.com or phone: +41 78 ...
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Hatha Yoga Asanas

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Exercising postures or Asanas in Hatha Yoga has two essential objectives.

The first is that to practice any real meditation, one needs at the least one asana in which one can be perfectly comfortable for a longer period of time. The more such postures one can master, the better the basis for developing the inner meditation techniques.

The second objective of exercising asanas in Hatha Yoga is to bring health and energy to body and mind by opening the nadis. When such exercises are regularly performed, the path of Hatha yoga is opened automatically, though one still has to follow it further.

The mere mastering of postures is no objective in itself, though mastering various postures certainly strengthens the power of will and concentration and the habit of not paying too much attention to the information input by the senses. Thus practicing asanas in Hatha Yoga directly opens the path to Prathyahara and Dharana.

Following are a series of main yoga asanas performed by Ganga Puri of the Santoshpuri Ashram – click for larger asana pictures :

EU Tour 2014: June 6th – 7th – Ganga in Menorca, Spain

June 6th – 7th – Ganga in Menorca, Spain
for more information contact: Vivian Avilaros via email vivianavilaros@gmail.com
June 7th – 8th retreat weekend with Ganga
CEREMONIA DEL FUEGO, ASANAS, PRANAYAMA, MEDITACIÓN, KIRTAN, YOGA SUTRAS DE PATANJALI.

MAÑANAS EN LA ESCUELA DE MAHÓN Y TARDES EN LA CASITA DE CAMPO EN TORRET.
MENÚ MACROBIÓTICO OPCIONAL QUE PREPARARÁ THERESIA.
INSCRIPCIONES ABIERTAS. PLAZAS LIMITADAS.
Alojamiento disponible para los que venís de fuera de la isla.