Israel Yoga Retreat in English


‘ Self  Transformation through Yoga ‘ 

  

prasad Rangnekar retreat in israel

Prasad Rangnekar teaching @ yogakulu vienna austria

Internationally renowned Yoga teacher, Prasad Rangnekar is in Israel to lead a retreat called ‘Self Transformation through Yoga’ organised by the Israel Yoga Teachers Association.  He will also lead classes in pranayama, asana, meditation and love and devotion in various locations around the country and both the retreat and the classes will be taught in English.  

The retreat, Prasad explains is a  correct mix of  Yoga movements, Yogic Trance, Silence, Meditations, Breath work and interesting discussions on the ancient Yogic Scriptures.  ‘The overall atmosphere of this retreat ‘ he says ‘ is non-competitive and relaxed. The emphasis being on enjoyment and understanding rather than effort, so there’ll be time for personal reflection and time too, to simply enjoy the beautiful nature of Israel’s north.’    

‘Classical Yoga is a truly wonderful system for inner exploration and personal evolution.  Hence, the basis of the workshop is to experiment and to learn from one’s own experience and sensations, cultivating a deep awareness and understanding of the mind and body, finally touching the depths of the Heart.  It’s a journey that brings you closer to the you as you are, generating self-acceptance and self-Love…. which is the basis of Yoga.’  

The weekend retreat is being held at Kibbutz Tuval, located in the heart of the Galilee region, in the breath takingly beautiful Karmiel Mountains.  Kibbutz Tuval has long been an immensely popular accommodation choice for both locals and international tourists due to its beautiful surrounds and tranquil atmosphere and if the kibbutz website photo gallery is anything to go by, it’s very easy to understand why.  The views of the area are delightful!  

If you are coming by car, there is a map on the Kibbutz website. If you are coming by train, you will need to catch a train to Acco, then a sherut ( yellow mini bus) to Karmiel which costs 13 nis, then catch a taxi to Tuval which costs about 40-50 nis. You can also catch a taxi straight from Acco to Tuval which will cost around 120 nis.  I understand that the organisers of the retreat, The Israel Yoga Teachers Association, are planning to organise a couple of pickups from the train station, so get in touch with them to arrange this.  

‘Explore yourself through the ancient path of Yoga, through movements of the body, rhythm of the breath, fullness of Heart and a deeper understanding of the ancient yoga scriptures. Through this retreat we seek to accept ourselves and generate joy in whatever we do to establish a strong conviction of the Love within and thus “Live” yoga rather than just “do” Yoga.’  

   

Retreat:                                        Self Transformation through Yoga  

Date:                                              Thurs 22nd July – Saturday 24th July 2010  

Start time:                                 Check in 3pm Thurs, retreat starts 5pm Thurs  

Location:                                    Kibbutz Tuval  

Price:                                             800 Nis (3 per room) includes food and accom  

                                                           900 Nis    (2 per room) 

                                                           1100 Nis single room    

Info/ Registration:              Call 04-637-2323    

   

Retreat Schedule  

   

Thursday 22nd July 2010  

15:00-16:30 arrival  

17:00-19:00 practice – asana, pranayama, meditation  

19:00-20:30 dinner and break  

20:30-21:30 discussion and meditation  

 Friday, July 23    

7:00-9:00 practice – asana, pranayama, meditation  

9:00-10:00 break  

10:00-12:00 lecture, discussion and reflection in the spirit of Yoga Sutra  

13:00-15:00 lunch and break  

15:00-16:30 discussion on Upanishad and practice of yoga nidra  

17:00-18:00 practice – asana, pranayama, meditation  

19:00-22:00 welcoming the Sabbath, dinner, satsang  

 Saturday, July 24    

7:00-9:00 practice – asana, pranayama, meditation  

9:00-10:00 break  

10:00-12:00 lecture, discussion and reflection in the spirit Bhagavad Gita  

13:00-14:00 lunch  

14:00-16:00 discussion, meditation, summation

 

If you have an event that may interest the English speaking community of Tel Aviv & Israel please contact me

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Learn Hebrew in the sassy beach side city of Tel Aviv


Studying Hebrew is Israel is an opportunity to immerse in a new and interesting culture and to meet new friends

Ulpan offers an opportunity to make great friends

Ulpan offers an opportunity to make great friends

Contrary to what the global media would have you believe, Israel is a brilliant country and living in Tel Aviv, the nations flamboyant Mediterranean beach side city, is one experience I recommend to all who enjoy a action packed, fun-filled city life. Tel Aviv rocks 24/7. Regardless of your social preferences, the city offers everything your heart desires.

From international dance and theatre performances to lively outdoor trance music parties , big name International DJ playing in clubs filled to the brim with gorgeous boys and girls to music festivals and performances. Tel Aviv  offers a social life packed with culturally stimulating events and is one of the most alive cities Ive had the fortune to reside in. 

The more religious among us will find Tel Aviv just as delightful. Tel Aviv offers an environment where  religious and secular families of all faiths live in harmony, enjoying the great energies of city life. Gorgeous old churches and mosques holding regular services in Jaffa and beautiful, quaint neighbourhood synagogues by the bakers dozens around the city… and for the holiday season, especially Jewish holidays, tel aviv is amazing!

Whether in Israel for a month or a year, here on business, simply coming to enjoy an adventure in the holy land or deciding whether to make Israel home, joining a class at Ulpan is a fantastic way to begin learning Hebrew, Israel’s national language.  

But more than that, its a wonderful way to begin integrating into the community and making friends. Like Israel, classes at Ulpan are made up of a dynamic cross section of people from around the globe. Its a  real melting pot of characters making it a truly fun and interesting experience. 

Each student has their own story of what brought them to Israel. Some for work, for study, for holidays, to simply have an adventure, to connect with their Jewish roots , to be with a lover, to find a lover, to visit a friend and sometimes to try a ‘living in Israel ‘ experience to decide if they could make it their home… the reasons are infinite  and so too in a sense, are the ages of the students.  In my class ages ranged from 18 – 65. It was a blast.

The fact that everyone is relatively new to Israel and new to the language of Hebrew, bonds created are genuine and more often than not open up opportunities to develop friendships that often become life long connections.

Ulpan Gordon on Le Salle Street in Tel Aviv is a fabulous school.  Located in heart of Tel Aviv , a stones throw from the beach, in a quiet street off Ben Yehuda, the school offers a variety  of classes.  Classes are are held at different times throughout the day and evening, some more intense than others. 

Ulpangordon.com  is a very helpful user-friendly website, providing up to date information on all the classes and courses on offer in the school.  Set up by a previous student, an American girl (aka americanbabble. com) who,  after serving in the US army in Iraq, visited Israel and attended the school.

Finding the official govt website for Ulpan studies in Israel to be outdated and not really providing easily accessible and easy to understand information, she created Ulpangordon.com to assist potential students  with tips ideas and general information on signing up for Hebrew lessons in Tel Aviv. 

Being able to speak Hebrew, even if its only the basics, can dramatically enhance your Israel experience, transforming it from great  to absolutely brilliant, so seriously consider starting the learning process, its a superb adventure! 

For those whom just the thought of being in a classroom environment makes you nervous, know that you wont be the only one feeling that way in an Ulpan classroom. There are many people who haven’t studied for many years there to learn.  

If you are still not convinced, or don’t feel you can commit to a regular class, then try the fun and affordable option of  Ulpanet.  This is a fun and easy online Hebrew class, where you can learn at your own pace for about $1 hour with  your membership valid for 12 months.  Its like having your own private Hebrew teacher on call whenever you fancy putting some time to learning.  Its a great option for busy people who cant commit to a specific time each week to attend a class or who feel a little shy to begin Ulpan classes.  Ulpanet was my first Hebrew class and I was very happy with how easily I learnt the basics of the language.  

Ulpan, Ulpanet, visiting Israel, life in Tel Aviv, making friends, learning Hebrew…

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Learn hebrew – Ulpanet offers the perfect solution for busy people.


Busy working, living and loving tel aviv and cant find the time to get your butt down to Ulpan classes to get your hebrew going?   

loving that city called tel aviv

loving tel aviv

You’re not alone, there is loads of us in the city who would love to know the language more but cant seem to fit Ulpan into our lives.  Relax!!  There are solutions for everything in life and I believe I have just discovered THE solution for busy people to learn hebrew.

Ulpanet.com is a website that allows you to learn hebrew from any internet connection, at any time of the day or night and for as long or as little time as you have spare that day.  You dont have to download any software, you dont need your own computer and your membership is valid for one year. It is a fantastic solution.  

The lessons are divided into 30 sections and allows you to choose what you want to learn and when you want to learn it. Lessons are interactive and include animation so its alot of fun. 

Try it. Its a great way to learn hebrew and a great way to fit study into your busy social packed life in tel aviv.

www.ulpanet.com   Goodluck enjoy !!

Salon Mazal -Tel Aviv’s information centre for social environmental and political change.


 

Interested in the local social-environmental perspective on israel?  Then a visit to Salon Mazal should definately be on your ‘what to see and do’ list while in Tel Aviv. 

litarature in both english and hebrew is available

salon mazal library - literature in both english and hebrew is available

Salon Mazal located at 50 salame steet tel aviv (03 6297734) is a non profit registered charity that serves as an information distribution center for social, environmental and political change.  Established in Tel Aviv in 2001 by a group of social-environmental  activists, Salon Mazal functions as a store with books & magazines in both english and hebrew, a selection of fair-trade products, a lending library, artist gallery, vegetarian bar and community center where movie screenings, lectures, workshops and meetings take place.

The centres’ atmosphere is friendly and offers a wonderful opportunity to integrate with the local activist community through their various evenings and events. Whether you just pop in for a fair trade coffee and a browse through the vast and interesting information available in english or decide to join one of their many events or even to volunteer some of your time, your visit to the centre is sure to  be a fun and interesting one.

 Salon Mazal  – Monthly Events list 

6th Oct 19:30  – Community work in south tel-aviv

In Kiryat shalom and Shapira neighborhoods lives a group of young people, working to enhance the local community and build a more sharing and cooperative way of life.

The two will talk about the experience of the group in building and developing a community and about the success and the diverse activities, about the challenges and difficulties and about the connection between living a communal and sharing way, and working for social justice.

7th Oct 19:00   –  “Globalization” by Dov Hanan

Come and meet member of Knesset, Dov Hanin, candidate for Mayor of Tel-Aviv-Yafo, who is coming to Salon Mazal  to present and tell about his book “Globalization”.  
 
Sun 19th Oct 19:30 –  Welcome Night 

There is a group gathering and members of the salon will tell you about the secrets of how the center works and invite you to take part in it. Vegan snacks! 
 

Weds 22nd Oct 19:30 – lecture/discussion on situation of  work   immigrants & their children in Israel

discussions on the future plans of israel authorities to perform a mass deportation plan. Come to give your opinion about what can be done about this situation.   
 
Thurs  23rd Oct 19:00 – How to deal with social & cultural  structuring of body images

Most of us are not happy with our body. We don’t believe that we are beautiful. Its hard for us to look in the mirror. Most of us try to do something about it – diets, body shaping, muscle work, hair removal, makeup and more.

At the workshop we will try to think together – what are the messages that society is giving us about our body? What is political about them? And how can we fight the suppression and learn how to love ourselves?    
 

Mon 27th Oct 20:00 – An evening of social & political  animation   

Screening of a number of short animation movies and “Stop Motion”, dealing with subjects like Ecology, food, organic products, alternative sex and the separation wall around the occupied territories. The screening will be accompanied by some explanations. 

Tues 28th Oct 19:30 – A meeting to join a group forming against deportation of refugees & work immigrants                                        

The authorities plan in the near future is to execute a mass operation that will lead to the deportation of thousands of refugees, many with children.  Come and meet a joint group of Israelis, refugees and work immigrants to hear and think together what we can do.  
 

Weds 29th Oct 19:30 – The struggle against house  demolition in kfar Shalem & Jaffa.                                    

A binational forum about two population groups that are struggling against the authorities and the Real Estate sharks for the right to have a roof over their heads. A meeting with a representative of the people’s council of Ajame and a representative from the citizens’ council of Kfar Shalem.  

Thurs 30th Oct 19:00 – Mini Benefit a tasty night of homemade  vegan cakes & hot  beverages.                                                               

Every participant is asked to bring 30 NIS for the costs and to help Salon Mazal  maintain itself and its activities

 

Until next time loving tel aviv

Osho Therapy Israel – Path to Love Intensive 14-20 October


 
Osho therapy a path to love oct 14-20th 2008

Osho therapy a path to love oct 14-20th 2008

 Osho Therapy Course A Path To Love will be offered in Israel with the dynamic course leaders Satyarthi & Alima  on October 14 – 20th 2008.

Osho Therapy is highly acclaimed in the world of personal development and inner growth. The world renowned courses are held around the globe throughout the year and over 200,000 people annually  venture to the Osho meditation Centre in Pune India, to participate in courses, meditate, develop self awareness and simply take time out from their busy lives to focus on inner growth.  

The Path to Love course being held in Israel in October is a wonderful opportunity to participate in an very beautiful process to develop and awaken your self love.

Below is an excerpt from course decscription on the Path to love website

The Path of Love is an intensive, highly structured 7 day process in which participant’s are supported to passionately focus on their sincere desire or longing to realize their full human and spiritual potential.

This longing, combined with love for the Truth, provides clear inner guidance and direction for spiritual unfoldment. The longing of the heart is benevolent, but as it is oriented towards Truth, it ruthlessly reveals internal layers of identification, concepts, judgments, beliefs, negativity and emotionally charged defensive positions that keep us separate from directly experiencing our True Nature.

By honestly facing and burning through these layers, a very profound opening in the heart happens which is usually experienced as Love. This Love softens the spiritual journey making the challenges bearable and the journey sweet as well as giving meaning, purpose, compassion and ultimately Freedom to the seeker.

This Path of Love process, taken with a firm, focused intention, a sincere longing for Freedom and happening in the presence of deep compassion and respect, presents the possibility for the participant to have a significant breakthrough or shift in consciousness.

The Path of Love is a journey of honest inquiry into our True Nature; a path of devotion, prayer and longing for the Divine Beloved while taking full responsibility for the creation of one’s life.

The course will be held in English and with many participants coming to Israel from abroad there will be a lovely international atmosphere.

For Information, Questions or Bookings please email either Israel@pathoflove.net or  info@oshoisrael.com  or call Korah on 052-8883040

UPCOMING EVENT: NOV 20-22 PASSION FOR MEDITATION WEEKEND WORKSHOP

Until next time

be healthy be happy

loving tel aviv

Tel Aviv Osho Mystic Rose Course


Osho Mystic Rose  10 - 30th August

Osho Mystic Rose 10 - 30th August

OSHO MYSTIC ROSE IN TEL AVIV

Osho House located in the centre of Tel Aviv, just off Ben Yehuda Street, will soon host the world renowned Osho mystic Rose Course.  All interested in personal development, self discovery and encouraging more spontenaety and natural joy in their lives are invited to join.

A lecture explaining the course and a ‘small taste’ of the Mystic Rose process will be held at Osho House on Wednesday 6th August at 8.30pm.  A small charge of 30 nis for the evening will be asked.

The course is structured to run in the evenings from 8pm during the week, allowing people to fit it in around regular work schedules. On weekends, sessions start at 2pm so morning sleep in are not lost and  evenings are free.  

With a large choice Restaurants, cafes,cheap eateries bars and pubs in the area, grabbing a quick bite before or after the daily courses will be easy.   Bus number 4 goes along Ben Yehuda, ask them to stop you off at eidelson and then its a few minutes walk from there.
courtesy of  oshophotos.com

courtesy of oshophotos.com

Mystic Rose is a powerful meditative therapy created by Osho, one of Indias finest mystics and possibly one of the most most teachers of the 21st century.   
When Osho created this powerful therapy he is quoted as saying I have invented many meditations, but perhaps this will be the most essential and fundamental one. It is the first major breakthrough since Vipassana 25 centuries ago”   
 MYSTIC ROSE  is a  3 week course, which runs every day for 3 hours.
 
Week 1: Laughing for 3 hours for seven days. This removes all the inhibitions and repression that hinder our spontaneous laughter and natural joy.

Week 2: Crying for 3 hours for seven days. This uncovers the next layer of repression. All the agonies and tears, allowing a great unburdening and release of pain and suffering.

Week 3: Observation for 3 hours for seven days . Be the “watcher on the hill.”  With a thoroughly cleansed heart, one sits silently in meditation.

 
What:  Osho Mystic Rose Course
When: 10 – 30th August 2008
Time:  Sun – Thurs  8 – 11pm,    Fri – Sat 2-5pm 
Where: Osho House 5 Eidelson Street Tel Aviv 
Course costs & Further Information: Call Korah on 052 888 30 40  
                                                                         email info@oshoisrael.com

UPCOMING EVENT: NOV 20-22 PASSION FOR MEDITATION WEEKEND WORKSHOP

    

* NB: Korah’s english is perfect, so feel comfortable to call him with any questions. If you decide to join the course, let him know you are english speaking and he will be happy to accomodate you.
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Until next time
Be healthy be happy
loving tel aviv
 

Tel Aviv Kabbalah Lessons – In English


Kabbalah offers insight into life and can appeal to anyone.

Artist Chrisopher P Benton

Artist Chrisopher P Benton

You don’t need to be Jewish to appreciate lessons in Kabbalah. Kabbalah is open for eveyone.

And Tel Aviv will soon offer Kabbalah classes In english.  If you are interested to learn Kabbalah, dont miss the opportunity to attend this introductory course at The Kabbalah Centre in Tel Aviv (near Dizengoff centre)

The wonderful introduction course The Power Of Kabbalah, starts Wednesday 6th July, 8.30pm

Running for 10 weeks and including a full 23 volume set of the Zohar you will be introduced to the ‘hidden science’ of Kabbalah and begin understanding the secret code to your life and the incredible system of logic that is behind it.

It offers you the opportunity to completely change the way you view your life.

 Event: English Kabbalah Course – The Power Of Kabbalah

 Where: The Kabbalah Centre –   14 Ben Ami St (Dizengoff Square)

 When: Course starts Wednesday 6th July   8.30pm    10 weekly  1.5hr meetings

 Cost: 720 nis   Discounts avail. for Olim Shadashim & students 

More Details/Questions: Call Robert 052-560-4871 Email: rkashani26@gmail.com

Kabbalah has often been called the’ best kept secret of our time’ It is considered to be the key that unlocks all the mysteries of life, the secret code that governs the universe. It’s an incredible system of logic and a precise technology that will completely change the way you view your life.

ALL WELCOME.

Be happy be healthy

loving  tel aviv