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

Osho Therapy Retreat 17-19th July Israel


The delightful Tarika Gulbin, International therapist and recent guest at the ‘Osho Celebration Festival’ will be holding a dynamic Osho Therapy retreat in Israel from the 17-19th July 2008.

Osho Therapy is an immensely popular and highly effective therapy created to aid an individuals  development of self love, self understanding and self acceptance.

The Osho International Meditation Resort, located in Pune India, is a place of outstanding beauty and peacefulness attracting over 200,000 visitors a year. Coming from all walks of life, visitors can learn to meditate as well attend workshops and groups to learn new life tools to help them live life with greater joy and happiness. 

Tarika’s visit to Israel is an honour and those interested in Self Discovery should seriously consider attending her retreat.  As one of Pune International Mediation Resorts primary therapists, Tarika’s experience in the many Osho therapies is invaluable. 

She is witty, interesting and inspiring and is a truly wonderful group facilitator. Her 3 day retreat,held in the beautiful Om Centre in kibbutz – Biet Oren, 10 minutes drive from Haifa, offers a safe loving environment in which to take a journey within and while the experience is often an intense one, participants are sure to reap countless personal rewards from attendance.

Take a journey within.. Osho 3 day retreat

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Tel Aviv Yoga Classes In English


Yoga is very popular in Israel and classes are widely available all around Tel Aviv.  Finding a studio that is able and happy to teach classes in English however,  is another story.

I recently hit the jackpot.  A stones throw away from my house a new studio has opened AND  its teaching classes in English!  

Guyoga is a new studio opened at 100 Ben Yehuda.  Owned and operated by Guy, a delightfully friendly and talented Israeli yogi who has recently returned to Tel Aviv  after a few years living in the USA,.

He brings with him a great concept.  A much needed fusion -fantastic yoga experience taught in english with fabulous..no…outstanding customer service skills. Its sure to be a winner! 

The beautifully designed studio, offers a friendly, intimate atmosphere with professionally trained teachers of both yoga and pilates. There are morning classes of pilates and both morning and evening classes of Mala Yoga, Vinyasa,Power and Ashtanga yoga.

There are a number of membership options, ranging from a  casual daily class costing 50 shekels through to an annual membership pass that allows you to attend as many classes as you choose throughout the year.

I chose the one month membership and am delighted with the value it offers me. I can go to as many classes as I choose for the validity of the membership.  So far I have attended the pilates, mala yoga and the vinyasa and have enjoyed them all. 

Visit Guyoga ENGLISH website: http://english.guyoga.co.il/  

For more info on Tel Aviv: http://www.aguide2israel.com/index.php/fuseaction/destination.home/a/1676

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