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 Festival Israel – Weekend Of Music, Dance & Meditation

For those up for new and interesting experiences, best pack yourself a little overnight bag and head north to Kibutz -Bet Oren located 10 mintues from Haifa or approximately an hours drive  north of Tel Aviv.. the annual Osho festival is defintely one not to be missed!

Held on the grounds of the magnificent Om Centre Resort, july 10 – 12th, the 3 day event promises to be a truly magical celebration that from simple word of mouth advertising, has attracted international visitors from far and wide.

Joanna, from the USA said ‘ its going to be such a multi cultural mix at the festival, its so exciting. I heard about it whie travelling in India and decided to come on my way to the UK.  There are People gathering in Israel for the event from Brazil, USA, Australia, Europe, Turkey, Greece, Russia, Taiwan and Japan.’

Playing host to world renowned lecturers and therapists from the global new age movement, the line up reads like a ‘dream list’ for those interested in personal development, self healing and well being. The choice of learning opportunties is endless.. there is something to interest and inspire even the greatest of cynics.  

Active meditations, yoga, chaka breathing, tai chi, chi gung, live music, drumming circles, evening movies under the stars, dance parties, tantra courses and sufi whirling to name a few.. its loaded with fun activities.

The list of courses on offer is super impressive and as most lecturers are coming from abroad, the majority of them will be held in English.

Here’s a few to tempt the spiritual goddess within..  From the head to the heart, Inner man inner woman, Falling in love with yourself, Dynamics of relationships, The way of breathing, melting in love and aloneness…

The festival opens on thursday  evening with a dance and world music celebration. Fridays event schedule begins at 7.30am with the first meditation of the day and goes through to midnight. Saturdays program also begins at 7.30am and runs through until 5pm when a huge dance party by the pool celebrating the closing of the festival begins. 

Tickets cost 320 shekels, include free camping, showers and all activities and can be purchased by contacting the Om Centre Resort on: 04-8307416

 For full details, directions and Resort information please visit the Om Centre website:

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