Going Deep Into Freedom: A Vipassana and Yoga Retreat
Germany, at Paunehoff – A beautiful Buddhist center near Düsseldorf
This retreat is a unique opportunity that weaves together the classical insight Vipassana retreat with the practices of Ashtanga Yoga in the tradition of Patanjali and Sri K. Pattabhi Jois.
We will deepen into the ancient and radical teachings of the Buddha for the liberation of the heart and mind, side by side with transformative Yoga practices.
Being in direct contact with life beyond ideas reveals depth and aliveness that can open us to the ease of being, clarity, energy, and wisdom that flourish in the body, the heart and the mind.
The retreat includes comprehensive instructions in Vipassana (Insight) and mindfulness meditation including guidance in sitting, walking, standing and reclining posture. Additionally there will be enquiries, a daily talk, and opportunities for one-to-one meetings with the teachers. This will intertwine with daily sessions of Yoga, morning Mysore-style (guided self-practice and led) and evening sessions of Yoga Nidra.
The retreat will be held in silence except for the teachings, guided meditations and meetings with the teachers. The day starts at 6 am and finishes at 21.30, with a daily mindful work period (Karma Yoga).
This retreat is suitable for new and experienced practitioners in both meditation and Yoga and will be offered in English. Please check with us about translation into German if needed.
Elinore Burke has been a student of yoga since 1996 and Insight meditation (Vipassana) since 2001. She began teaching yoga in 2004 and currently runs the Ashtanga Yoga program at Jivamukti in Berlin, as well as teaching internationally. Elinore guides students to connect with the process of self-exploration unfolding on their mats, and she bows in deep gratitude to her teachers and fellow students.
The retreat is offered on Dana basis (Donations basis) for the teachers. Please read more about the Dana here.