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Webinar on Nidra Yoga Sadhana

A 5-day retreat developing relaxation and inner awareness

with

André Riehl 

Koh Phangan, Thailand

 February 25-29 2020 

 

NIDR  YOGA,  A  TRADITIONAL  APPROACH  OF KNOWLEDGE, BASED ON DEEP RELAXATION AND TENSION-FREE CONCENTRATION.

Facing the challenges of our contemporary life, too often meaningless, Nidrâ Yoga stands for dramatically reducing mental stress and developing concentration capacities. 

 

It is also a millennia-old deep understanding bringing deep insights into the meaning of our human nature dealing with the intense movement of today society. ~ Andre Riehl

What is Nidra Yoga?

Whether you think too much or you don’t think at all, you accumulate tensions. If you work physically or you do not work at all, you accumulate tensions. Whether you sleep too much or not at all, you accumulate tensions. Whether you take a heavy protein diet, a carbohydrate diet, or a vegetarian diet, you accumulate tensions. These tensions accumulate in the muscular, emotional and mental system 

 

 

These inner tensions of the individual contribute to collective psychological tensions which can manifest in unhappy family life, chaos and disorder in social life, and aggression and warfare between communities and nations. Therefore, in yoga, relaxing from tension is one of the chief concerns.

 

The exploration of this millennia-old practice reduces psychological, emotional, physical and mental tensions dealing with the intense movement of today society.

Nidra Yoga

Practice Attributes

Balancing of

 MIND/EMOTIONS

Emotional processing (EP)

EP during relaxation allows specific and intense feelings to dissipate. Here we make use of detailed archetypal images to arrive at space of true ease within ourselves 

INTROSPECTION

The study of the Self

- Svadhyaya

Exploring the deep patterns of our psychological limitations, introducing the art of mind togetherness through solo and group work

ENERGIZING EXERCISES actions/sequences

- Kriya Sadhana

A series of intense breathing and concentration exercises uplifting the natural energy to its utmost intensity. 

Bringing clarity of mind, vitality and strong & deep insights into the intricacies of our human nature.

RELAXATION  

( 3 levels of )

- Sithilikarana

Experience profound  muscular, mental, and emotional relaxation, the balance of psychic and vital energies channels underlying the physical body

CONCENTRATION

( 3 degrees of )

- Dharana

Developing concentration in the

form and formless, to acquire a powerful mean for deep insights

SPONTANEOUS STATES OF MEDITATION

- Dhyana

Expanding the capacity of understanding through access to several meditative states

 

ANDRE RIEHL

Master of Nidra Yoga & Kashmir Shaiva Tantra

Student of Yoga since 1972. Disciple

 of Chandra Swami, an ascetic from the Brahmanic lineage of the Udasin, and devotee of J. Krishnamurti and Sri Ananda Mayee Ma. With them, he studied important aspects of the inner path: discernment and relationships.

 

Andre is a Professor of Nidra Yoga at the University of Poona, Mumbai-India. And has received official recognition from the Government of India through the ministry of d-ONER and for the transmission of Nidra Yoga He was named the president of the European Federation of Traditional Yoga 1992, opening 5 schools across the continent. He is also Translator and author of videos and CDs of Sanskrit chanting, novels and advanced yoga practices.

Accommodation

 

-2 Modality Choices-  

non-residential 

( All local participants & people choosing to

find their own accommodation) 

residential 

(Limited places, first comes first served)

- 1 veg/vegan meal a day                   

- Audio recordings of all sessions     

- Provided Accommodation in Villa       

- 1 veg/vegan meal a day                   

- Audio recordings of all sessions   

*Extra meals in the house can be arranged at an extra expense 

the Villa

-Fit for 14-16 guest 

- Private Swimming pool

- Fully equipped Kitchen

- Large living room + Chilling area

- Private Garden

- 5 double bedrooms (3 w shared       bathrooms)

- 1 Deluxe Dorm for 4-6 people 

 

nearby Hotels

 Sri Thanu Area

Try your best to book accommodation only around SRI THANU . Found on either booking.com or Airbnb.com Please see on google maps the location of your hotel and yoga house. Easiest way to travel is via motorbike rental or taxis.

*** Non-Koh-Phangan resident must try to book accommodation at least 4 months in advance as it will be PEAK season on the island, it is suggested to be near the villa (Thong Sala centre), unless you are a Kohphangan resident.  

Staying at yoga house

AMANEcurated is partnering with Yoga house Phangan. While is not mandatory to book accommodation in-house, it is still recommended, as a way to deal with less outer disturbances.

 

Prices range from 650 to 1,200baht per night ( 21usd-39usd).

 

For booking your room please contact them through this link: http://www.yogahousephangan.com/ 

DELUXE DORM ( A large 2 level gallery w

spacious bathroom & bathtub. 2 Single beds 1st floor / 2 Queen beds top floor). 

ROOMS 1, 2, 3,

( 2 single beds per room w/ common Shared bathroom. (Shared with other participants of the retreat) 

ROOM 5

( 2 Single beds per room. Private bathroom )

Schedule

 

Day 1 (Feb 25)

Day 2-5 (Feb 26,27,28,29) 

- full day- 

  • 10:15- 12:15 Introduction to the course

 

  •  12:15 - 14:00 lunch break 

 

  •  14:00 to 15:30 Svadhyaya in small groups

 

  •  15:30 to 18:00 Nidra 

 

  • 18:00 People leave and eat at home

  •   8:15 to 9:15 Prana Kriya 

          - Break

  • 10: 00 to 12:00 Nidra

  •  12:00 - 14:00 lunch break 

  •  14:00 to 15:30 Svadhyaya in small groups

  •  15:30 to 18:00 Nidra

  • 18:00 People leave and eat at home 

- (The last day the schedule will vary slightly. But still finishing at 18:00)

***In order to maintain a conducive RETREAT atmosphere ALL non-residents participants are required to stay within the villa premises from breakfast until the end of the day

** It is strongly advised to arrived 2 days before the retreat to overcome jetlag 

 
the Venue
 

A humble yet luxurious private sanctuary at the Heart of Koh Phangan island. The villa has yoga shala, Private Swimming pool, kitchen, large living room + Chilling area and a Private Garden. The venue will be open to all residential and non-residential guests during retreat time. 

Investment  

 

KOH PHANGAN RESIDENTS PRICE

 

Early Bird (Before January 15)

$500usd

Regular Price 

$750usd

INTERNATIONAL ATTENDEES

 

Early Bird (Before January 15)

$900usd

Regular Price 

$1,200usd

WHAT INCLUDES?

- 5 full-days Tuition Fees

-1 veg/vegan meal a day & Snacks  - Audio recordings of all sessions

- FEB 23 -Optional- Preparatory Kriya practice

FEB 24 -optional- Agni Hotra Puja (fire ceremony on Feb 24).     

WHAT DOES NOT INCLUDE?

- Any Travel and transport expenses

- Any extra meal                   

- Accommodation 

- Travel/Health insurance

 

Registration

 

To register for the retreat, please fill out the form below:

PAYMENT METHOD OPTIONS:

 

a) Paypal (with 4.5% extra PayPal fees).

b) Transferwise Borderless account: (email us your country of residence and we will send you our local bank account, saving you international transfer fees).

Ex. If you live in the UK. You will receive our AMANE CURATED account with an address in the UK.

 

 

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FOR EVERY RETREAT TAKEN WITH US, YOU ARE PLANTING 5 TREES TO REDUCE YOUR CARBON EMISSIONS FOR FLYING, HELPING OFFSETTING THE EFFECTS TO CLIMATE CHANGE

 

AMANEcurated is IN LOVE with our partners Fifteen Trees (https://15trees.com.au), who are working hard to improve our fucked-up relationship to the environment.

 

Due to a large number of flights being taken from participants and teacher to meet us, we feel it imperative to contribute to this cause by PLANTING AN AVERAGE OF 500 TREES PER RETREAT WE SERVE

If you'd like to plant more trees on your own, check out their cool project through the link above! 

 

Getting to Koh Phangan Island

** It is strongly advised to arrive at least 2 days before

the retreat to overcome jetlag 

        BY BUS & BOAT                             BY PLANE & BOAT

From Bangkok: the cheapest way is to take one of the overnight buses leaves Khaosan Road evening about 18.00 and in the next morning arrives Surathani, then take a boat from Donsak Pier.

Bus and boat combo ticket can be arranged by travel agencies on Khaosan Road for about 700-900 Baht all the way to Koh Phangan.

BY TRAIN & BOAT

Taking the overnight train from Bangkok with a proper bed is also a comfortable way to get Koh Phangan. Trains stop early morning at Surathani,  buy bus and boat ticket to Koh Phangan Island. Train tickets from Surathani back to Bangkok should be reserved in advance specially in high season.

 The cheapest option is to fly from Bangkok (BKK) to Surathani Airport (URT) with AirAsia.

Transportation to the ferry pier is easy to find at Surathani airport.

Ferries depart several times a day with the last one around 17.30.

Travel time: 1-hour flight from Bangkok to Surathani airport. Then is 1.5-hour bus ride to the boat pier and depending on what boat company you take the boat to Koh Phangan is between 1.5 hours (Lompraya)  -2.5 hours (Raja fairy).

Flying to Koh Samui is convenient, yet more expensive, you may check the rates for yourself. Koh- Samui Airport (USM) has frequent flights from Bangkok (BKK) with Bangkok airways. 

Travel time 1-hour flight and 30 minutes boat ride from Koh Samui to Koh Phangan. 

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AMANE's personal note

WHY are we choosing to offer NIDRA YOGA

with ANDRE RIEHL?

Nidra Yoga offers the deepest possible states of relaxation while still maintaining full consciousness. The practice of yoga relaxation has been found to reduce tension and anxiety in people of all ages and backgrounds, responding well to autonomic symptoms of high anxiety such as headache, giddiness, chest pain, palpitations, sweating, and abdominal pain.

The techniques have been used to help soldiers from war cope with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). As the techniques with the right guidance can help us to untie psychological knots and traumas.

 

We believe Nidra yoga should be studied in-depth by all, serious practitioners who may want to explore the world of Lucid dreaming, as well as those in need of reducing anxieties and stress-related symptoms.

Further stages of the Nidra path touch the aspect of no separation. And what we can also call spirituality. Nidra can be the doorway to very deep meditative states. We feel very very fortunate to have Andre, a living master of this ancient tradition to guide these processes of self-development and inner discovery.

May everyone benefit from this millennial practice

very much needed in modern times.

 

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