Revitalize Your Being – Sync with Source in California
About This Event
The Vedic yogis saw the subtle body as dependent on prana, our source of life energy, healing, and revitalization. Optimizing how the five main types of prana work together can awaken your vast inner power to overcome challenges and achieve your life’s calling.
Align with the energy of each prana and learn how they can guide your yoga practice with Yogrishi Vishvketu, PhD, cofounder of Akhanda Yoga, a powerful approach that incorporates movement, breathing, sounding, yogic wisdom, and meditation.
Learn traditional yogic anatomy and sequences for the uplift, grounding, integration, and expansion of your life force. During this in-depth workshop, you will:
Explore different Akhanda class styles: dynamic Akhanda Flow, grounding Hatha-Raja, and invigorating Classical Kundalini, including extended morning and evening sequences
Explore Pran prana (the force of upliftment and inner motivation), Apana prana (the grounding force and power of exhalation and elimination), and Samana prana (integrative force and heat of digestion)
Close the retreat with an exploration of Vyana prana (force of expansion and circulation throughout the body) and Udana prana (rising energy and connection to the Whole).
You’ll also be able to participate in an optional prana healing session or a sacred water puja, followed by a closing ceremony; and you can choose to receive a sacred thread and a sandalwood tilak.
Experience Yogrishi Vishvketu’s unique blend of yogic wisdom and holistic practice that is accessible and life affirming.Take home the confidence you need to practice pranayama and revitalize your body.
Venue HighlightsVisit us in Rishikesh – City of Yoga! Nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas, the north end of Rishikesh Village is a special place for Yoga and Meditation. Anand Prakash Yoga Ashram hosts the Akhanda Yoga Teacher Training programs with three to four YTT 200, one YTT 300 and several advanced 100-hour modules each year. The Ashram has ongoing self-styled retreats available all year when spots are available.
AccommodationsWe have shared double occupancy rooms with two single beds, an attached bathroom and shelves and night tables for your convenience. All guests have access to two yoga classes a day, morning fire puja and evening kirtan 2 - 3 times a week. We also have bright common spaces, a garden, rooftop terrace and two sofa sitting rooms for your use.
- Free Wifi
- Yoga Studio
- Ceremony Space
- Gluten Free
- Dairy Free
- Nut Free
Menu/CuisineBreakfast may be oatmeal, apple samosa or parantha with apple, banana, papaya and other seasonal fruits. Herbal tea is also served and there is the option of milk. Lunch and dinner consist of rice and/or chapatti, dal (moong, kidney beans, chick peas or pinto) and vegetable stew (pumpkin, cauliflower, carrot and pea, okra or mixed vegetables).
DirectionsYou can get to the Ashram most easily by flying into Dehradun Airport. The Ashram can arrange for a car to pick you up, or just take a taxi.
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Jaana Kokkonen November 10, 2019
One of the best course i’v ever done. Teachers who know what they are talking about and teach from their heart. Loving, accepting and nurturing athmosphere trough out the course. Time to integrate, time to rest, time to learn. Rest, digest, reproduce.
Elizabeth Leenheer June 10, 2019
This retreat was the very best “vacation” I have ever had. Everything about is was perfect; beautiful and serene location, charming rooms, helpful staff and remarkable food all aligned for transformation! I have never felt so whole, welcome and accepted. Vishva’s presence is so powerful; he left me feeling inspired, empowered and motivated to be my optimal self, every moment. His intention landed, the simple instructions he gave have changed my life; still glowing two weeks later. I did not know it was possible to love yoga more, after this retreat I am more determined to practice, share and honour this ancient and sacred medicine. Grateful for the experience and for my Guru. So much love. Namaste.
Adam Herdman June 05, 2019
Another amazing year!! As Yoga is a practice so are yoga retreats. I feel like I am getting better and better at understanding what I need to get out of this retreat and how to do that. Prior to the retreat I was suffering a malaise I couldn't shake, simple tasks were difficult and, at the pace I was going, true contentedness seemed achievable only through the course of many lives. Post the retreat my battery feels charged and most things in my daily life as a common "householder" feel quite effortless. I walked down a street on the Monday after the retreat that I always walk after work. I was simply amazed by the amount of things I was observing, smelling and feeling, my senses were uniquely alive and my head was, for once, quiet. I was seeing everything, observing the world, I felt like a part of it. I saw every bike on every balcony of the apartment buildings. I noticed beautiful painting jobs on houses that I have never noticed before and I gave and received as many smiles as I have in the past 11 months combined. I was resting in my true nature!! It was really nice. I eagerly look forward to next years retreat and will earnestly continue on with the progress I made this year. Namaste!