3-Day Akhanda Yoga® Retreat in Alberta

June 5 – 8, 2015 – Arrival on Friday 2-3 PM, departure Monday 11AM

 

 

Fees: $615 + GST (includes meals, yoga program and accommodations)

 

Taught by: Yogrishi Vishvketu

Join us at the scenic Sanctum Retreat Centre for a rejuvenating, all-inclusive retreat amongst a community of other yoga enthusiasts. The Sanctum Retreat Centre offers delicious vegetarian meals, comfortable accommodation and a vaulted hall for yoga during the retreat. To view their website please visit www.sanctumretreat.ca.

This retreat will include a variety of Akhanda (holistic) Yoga™ practices: invigorating Classical Kundalini, restorative Hatha-Raja and deep and slow Akhanda I-II Yoga during our asana, pranayama, mantra and meditation sessions morning 6-8:30 and evening 4-6. There will be a daily discussion hour for exploring  contemplations from the Yoga Sutras, Upanishads and other Yogic texts, as well as evening mantra and transformational experiences sessions.

6:00am-8:30am – Morning Akhanda (holistic) Yoga®

9:00am – Breakfast

10:00am – Discussion hour with Vishva-ji on the Yoga Sutras, diet, daily yoga processes, early Vedic wisdom

12:00pm – Lunch

4:00pm-6:00pm – Afternoon Akhanda (holistic) Yoga®

6:30pm – Dinner

7:30-9:00pm – Evening mantra and Transformational Experiences sessions (chanting, dancing, healing circles etc.)


To Register:
Please fill out our Online Registration Form.

 

Akhanda Yoga Family Festival India 2015

March 9 – 15, 2015

Join Yogrishi Vishvketu and guest teachers for a week-long celebration of Akhanda Yoga. Delve deeper into your yoga practice at Anand Prakash Yoga Ashram, a traditional ashram in Rishikesh, the birthplace of yoga, on the banks of the Ganges in the foothills of the Himalayas. Festival programming will explore yogic tools and philosophy to assist in the expansion of harmony in our lives, allowing for growth in all aspects of our being – mind, body and spirit.

Fees: $550 CAD *

Includes 2 holistic yoga & meditation classes per day, daily workshops, satsangs and evening programs.

* Room & board to be booked separately through the ashram (approx. $120 CAD per week includes semi-private accommodations and 3 vegetarian meals daily)

Anand Prakash Yoga Ashram, Rishikesh, India

www.anandprakashashram.com

Register: Please fill in the online form.

Sample Daily Schedule:

5:30-6 AM Meditation with Yogrishi Vishvketu

6-7:45 Yoga with Yogrishi Vishvketu

8-8:30 Fire Puja

8-9 Breakfast

10-12 Workshop

12:30-1:30 Lunch

1:30-2:30 Free Time

2:30-3:30 Lectures and Discussions

3:30-4 Beach Walk

4-6:30 Sunset Yoga and Meditation with Yogrishi Vishvketu

6:30-7 Beach Walk

7-8 Dinner

8-9 Free Time

9:30 Silent Time

For more info.: 1 (802) 223-6130 | roberta@worldyogafamily.com

Teacher Bios and Workshops Offered:

Angela Lytle (Parvati), PhD Candidate, Toronto, Canada. Also works internationally www.yogastudies.com

Angela ParvatiParvati (Angela Lytle) is an Akhanda Yoga teacher trainer in Toronto and in India with World Conscious Yoga Family, and is a Sadhaka-in practice of the Wise Earth School of Ayurveda, offering layperson programs on women’s health and spirituality. She is also the Executive Director of the Women’s Human Rights Education Institute, an educational program for women’s human rights activists. She offers yoga classes to diverse and under-served populations in Toronto and internationally, including activists, trauma survivors, and women involved in the sex-industry. Parvati is a PhD candidate at the University of Toronto for her research focusing on Embodied Learning, Yoga and Social Justice Education.

 

Workshop Title: Yoga For Diverse and Under-served Populations

This workshop will focus on developing the theoretical understanding and skills required for offering yoga to divers and/or under-served populations in diverse settings outside the yoga studio. What kind of skills do we need to develop in order to work with people for whom the yoga studio is not an accessible space? How do we tailor classes to less structured environments such as drop-in or social welfare centers? What type of knowledge, awareness and techniques do we need to develop to work with survivors of trauma, “at-risk” populations, activists, individuals with physical limitations, diverse bodies, etc.? What preconceived notions might we carry into this work that could prove detrimental? This workshop will explore the intersection of teaching yoga and social justice work through a blend of discussion, inquiry, exploration of tools and practical considerations important to this work. Consideration will also be given to issues of cultural diversity in yoga teaching.

Julia Forest (Rashmi), RMT, E-RYT 500

Julia Rashmi ForestJulia Forest (Rashmi) is an international yoga teacher, women’s health advocate and closet artist who is passionate about women’s health, environmentalism and yoga. She has an extensive background in anatomy, mindfulness and body-centered therapies. Under the tutelage of Yogrishi Vishvketu and Chetana Panwar, Julia began teaching yoga over a decade ago. She has since deepened her practice in several lineages in Canada and India, studying the disciplines of classical hatha yoga, mindfulness meditation, vinyasa, Scaravelli inspired, yoga therapy and kundalini. She is co-founder of Mammalive Foundation, a non-profit that focuses on preventative healthcare education and director of Awakened Spirit Yoga. Juliais a part of the World Conscious Yoga Family Teacher Training faculty and is grateful to be part of such a vibrant community. For more information about her upcoming workshops and retreats, please visit www.awakenedspirityoga.com, www.juliaforest.com.

Workshop Title: Finding Inner Harmony Through Action and Stillness

Using our breath, movement, meditation and awareness we invite the intention to create a more positive relationship with ourselves and our physical forms on and off the mat. Backbends teach us to embrace our inner strength and cultivate a courageous heart. This power practice is focused on listening to the inner voice for guidance and is designed to empower, build strength and flexibility, while offering many pose variations and modifications to experience the joy of movement.

Yogi Sadashiv (Dr. Nick Bradley)

Yogi Sadashiv (Dr. Nick Bradley)SadaShiv meaning “always well-being” was the name given to Nick by Yogrishi Vishvketu. Shiva is the powerful god of destruction, a destruction that is required so that rebirth can take place.

Nick has studied and taught yoga for many years. His passion for the kriyas (yogic cleansing techniques) lead him to Yogrishi Vishvketu. Nick is one of the few western yogis who has a regular vastra-dhauti practice  - the swallowing of 21 feet of cloth in order to clean the stomach and then retrieving the cloth. Whilst students will not be required to partake in this practice at teacher trainings, he is willing to demonstrate and give the brave a few pointers. Nick has studied with Pattabhi Jois in Mysore, Eilleen Hall in Sydney, Simon Borg-Olivier, Kevin Farrow of acu-energetics and finally his guru, Yogrishi Vishvketu.

Nick co-founded Shiva Shakti Yoga in Byron Bay teaching Akhanda Yoga.  Shiva Shakti Yoga is now an affiliate school of Akhanda Yoga and Nick has created Akhanda Yoga Australia. He has also studied the kriyas and Shatkarmas extensively with Yogrishi Vishvketu hence earning him the name Yogi Sadashiv.

Dr. Nick Bradley is a registered Osteopath who works on the Gold Coast of Australia.

Workshop Title: Controlling the Autonomic Nervous System through Vastra Dhauti

In this workshop we will examine how vastra dhauti worked for the ancient yogis and the science behind its use, how it affects the organs and influences the autonomic nervous system. We ill explore what can be achieved by practicing it today; old tricks for the modern yogi.

Radha Rani

Radha RaniThe name Radha Rani meaning the “queen of devotion” was given to her by Yogrishi Vishvketu upon completion of her 500 hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh. Radha Rani is co-founder of Shiva Shakti Yoga and Akhanda Yoga Australia. She came to yoga teaching after a successful acting career led her to move towards a more gentle life path. She leads Akhanda Yoga Teacher Trainings with Yogi Sadashiv in Australia. Her influences are Emma Henry of the Jivamukti method, Ananda yoga originating from the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda and her guru, Yogrishi Vishvketu. Her focus is on the meditative and bhakti (devotional) side of yoga and includes a great love of yogic philosophy.  Radha also leads Kirtan, singing and playing the harmonium.

Workshop Title: Trip around the Sun

With Yogi Sadashiv and Radha Rani

Sadashiv and Radha RaniA true Ha-Tha practice set to live mantra – practice twelve sun salutations followed by moon postures, led by Yogi Sadashiv and accompanied by Radha Rani singing mantra with the harmonium. Celebrate the twelve cycles of the sun and cooling of the moon, noticing how in depth your practice can become when incorporating mantra, inhaling the sounds of Sanskrit vibrations and coming to reside in complete harmony of karma, bhakti and jnana.

Tatiana Ishwari Nemchin

Tatiana NemchinTatiana Ishwari Nemchin is a certified yoga teacher and Certified Professional Co-Active Coach®, movement facilitator and event producer based in Ottawa, Canada.  Her passion is to inspire others to rediscover their life purpose and to trust their intuition to create the life they love.

Tatiana completed 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training with Yogrishi Vishvketu in 2007 and Restorative Yoga Teacher Training with Sudha Lundeen. Tatiana explored a therapeutic approach to yoga (with Hart Lazer) and somatic tools to better understand PTSD and anxiety. She is inspired by the work of Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, Peter Levine, Pat Ogden and other pioneers in the field of trauma.

Other areas of study include: esoteric teachings with Phil Mistlberger, Dharma Gaia teachings with Paule Lebrun and Gordon Robertson (Ho Rites de Passage) and drum circle facilitation and “Community Building through Rhythm” with Arthur Hull.

Tatiana has explored many forms of soulful movement, finding hOme in the 5Rhythms movement practice. Together with life partner, Joël Delaquis, Tatiana created Elaborhythm, a playful, exploratory movement and percussion practice. elaborhythm.com

Tatiana and Joël co-founded Mouvement and co-produce transformational events; weaving together mindfulness practices, such as yoga, percussion and dance as tools for connecting, playing and enhancing well-being. In their work with community, not for profit organizations and corporate clients, Tatiana and Joël use the power of movement and rhythm to help build and strengthen community, teams and spirit.

Tatiana co-facilitates workshops and retreats around the globe. Join her in India, Guatemala and Canada in 2015.

Follow her on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram

More at studiomouvement.com

Workshop Title: Re-membering through Yoga

Description coming soon. 

Joël Delaquis

Joel DelaquisJoël Delaquis shares his deep passion for awareness and education using sound, rhythm and music, yoga and movement as powerful pathways for discovery and transformational experiences.

A musician, yoga teacher and event producer, Joël has toured and travelled extensively as soul adventurer, museum interpreter, and professional recording artist. He has over thirty years of experience in the production of national events with expertise in programming, communications, artistic direction, training, production and the performing arts. His visionary spirit brings depth, curiosity and expansiveness to projects and collaborations.

Along with life partner and Co-founder of Mouvement, Tatiana Nemchin, Joël co-created Elaborhythm and RhythOm – playshops exploring sound, rhythm, movement and percussive play.  Joël creates musical soundscapes for yoga classes, dance, performances and other events using drums, percussion, metals, Halo, flutes and guitars.

Joël has studied with respected teachers Yogrishi Vishvketu, Paule Lebrun and Gordon Robertson of Ho Rites of Passage, Arthur Hull and Gary Muszynsky and has collaborated with numerous stellar artists and renowned professionals.

Joël’s playful explorations are reflected in his approach to coaching, teaching and mentoring.

Workshop Title: Elaborthym percussion + movement

Elaborthym is an experiential and interactive playshop in which participants of all ages venture along a playful path to discovery through exploration of rhythm, movement and percussion. Elaborhythm is a space for curiosity, creativity and freedom of expression. Participants leave feeling spacious and liberated! No dance or music experience required. www.elaborhythm.com

Side effects:  reduces stress, builds community and confidence, cultivates joy, encourages play and sparks creativity!

For more info: 

1 (802) 223-6130 | roberta@worldyogafamily.com

 

Five Koshas Retreat at Anand Prakash Ashram, Rishikesh (India)

March 18 – 24, 2015 (arrival at the ashram on afternoon of March 17th)

Join Yogrishi Vishvketu for an intensive 6-day retreat on the Five Koshas! This program follows the Akhanda Yoga Family Festival, with a few days off for integration, and the programs could be taken in suite or individually.

The Five Koshas retreat will begin each morning with a holistic Five Koshas class, followed by teachings and focused practices to balance each kosha:

  • Anamaya Kosha (food sheath): physical practices;
  • Pranamaya Kosha (pranic sheath): pranayama practices;
  • Manomaya Kosha (mind sheath): mantra practices;
  • Vijnanamaya Kosha (insight sheath): yoga nidra;
  • Anandamaya Kosha (bliss sheath): meditations.

The sixth day of the program will help to ground and integrate the teachings and practices of the previous days.

The program will qualify for 40-hours of Continuing Educational Units (CEUs):

  • 12 hours of specialized morning practice (techniques);
  • 20 hours of theory (philosophy, yogic anatomy, techniques and teaching; methodology including the orientation and a one-on-one meeting);
  • 3 hours of Transformational Experiences (techniques);
  • 5 hours of homework practice (non-contact hours).

Tuition: $600 Canadian

Ashram Fees: To be paid separately to the ashram office upon arrival for the number of days staying (min. 7 nights). Please visit www.anandprakashashram.com for information or email anandprakashashram@gmail.com.

Arrival and Departure:

Arrival should be on the afternoon of March 17th at the latest for an orientation at 4PM. Students are to make their own way to the ashram in Rishikesh for the program, or make arrangements with the ashram office for transportation needs. The program will begin on the morning of the 18th.

The program will close at noon on March 23rd. But we recommend that people stay to integrate until March 24th for an ashram departure at noon. It is not ideal to travel immediately after the closing of such an intensive program. This would make the program a 7-night stay at the ashram.

Register: Please fill out the Online Registration Form

For more information: roberta@worldyogafamily.com

 

Akhanda Yoga Family Festival Canada 2015

June 18 – 21, 2015

Join Yogrishi Vishvketu and guest teachers for a lakeside residential retreat featuring holistic yoga and intimate teachings celebrating Akhanda Yoga. Festival programming will explore yogic tools and philosophy to assist in the expansion of harmony in our lives, allowing for growth in all aspects of our being – mind, body and spirit.  Centre musical CAMMAC is located on Lake MacDonald in the beautiful Laurentians, just two hours from Ottawa.

Fees: 

$575 +HST (shared accommodations)

$450 +HST (camping with own tent)

Includes 3 vegetarian meals daily, 2 yoga & meditation classes per day, workshops, satsangs and evening programs.

Venue:

Centre musical CAMMAC, 85, chemin Cammac, Harrington, QC

Register: Please fill in the online enrolment form on our site: www.akhandayoga.com

Sample Daily Schedule:

5-6 AM Meditation with Yogrishi Vishvketu

6-7:45 Yoga with Yogrishi Vishvketu

8-8:30 Fire Puja

8:45-9:30 Breakfast

10-12 Workshop

12:30-1:30 Lunch

1-2:30 Free Time

2:30-4 Workshop

4:30-6:15 Sunset Yoga and Meditation with Yogrishi Vishvketu

6:30-7:30 Dinner

7:30-9 Satsang

9:30 PM Silent Time 

For more info: 

1 (802) 223-6130 | roberta@worldyogafamily.com

Teacher Bios and Workshops Offered:

Daniel Mauro

Daniel MauroDaniel is dedicated to bridging the realms of science and spirit. The field of sound-musical healing offers an ideal vibratory bridge between worlds because its basic ingredients, sound frequencies and musical rhythms, impact human beings on all levels simultaneously: physiological, emotional, mental, energetic and spiritual. Combining his passion for music and science with a keen interest in the workings of the human brain, Daniel has been investigating the scientific underpinnings of sound healing and musical medicine for more than a decade. He has developed a musical model of the brain that links sound-based therapies, musical principles and neurological functioning and has presented his “Exploring Your Musical Brain” framework at Sound Healing Festivals and Health Shows, as well as International Cognitive Science conferences.

 

Workshop Title: Sound Matters: How to Use the Healing Power of Your Voice to Create Inner Harmony

According to ancient sound healing principles, it is possible to direct our life force energy through the internal power of sound. Considered one of the most potent healing instruments available, our VOICE can create rapid shifts within the physical, emotional and mental realms.  Short sonic formulas known as SANSKRIT MANTRAS are highly effective for promoting HEALING as they work directly on the CHAKRA system to charge the aura and release energetic blockages. Mantras are also excellent as a MEDITATIVE tool because they calm the “monkey mind” via repetitive rhythmic sounding. This sacred sound workshop explores links between the healing properties of specific vocal sounds and the physical-energetic systems in your body.  Daniel will introduce the vast science of sound as a backdrop for a session of uplifting, energizing and immune-activating VOCAL EXERCISES. You will emerge from this exploratory soundscape with an embodied understanding of the amazing powers latent within your own voice!

Gayatri (Gayle) Poapst RN, E-RYT 500, Yoga Therapist

Gayle GayatriAfter a 20 year nursing career and a back injury, Gayatri turned to yoga to heal herself. In her work as a yoga therapist, Gayatri works with people struggling with injuries, chronic physical, emotional, or life-threatening illnesses and addictions.

A dedicated student of Yogrishi Vishvketu, she returns to Rishikesh every year to deepen her practice and share her love of anatomy.

Gayatri is the owner and director of Bodhi Tree Yoga in Kemptville, Ontario, where she teaches group classes and leads teacher training courses.

An active member of her local community and the global village, Gayatri is actively involved with Helping Hands for India, a charitable organization that help to provide educational opportunities and to promote the wellbeing of children in India.

Workshop Title: Back Care Yoga with Gayatri

Our spine is at the core of our being, supporting us as we move through life. Standing tall and straight, we move with ease as our prana flows.

Most adults will experience back pain at some point in their lives, but one does not have to learn to live with the pain! With a thoughtful, intelligent yoga practice, we can relieve back pain and restore balance. Creating the conditions for your body to restore its natural integrity, a strong, supple back will support you in your asana practice and daily life.

This workshop will cover the anatomy of the breath, the spine and supporting structures as well as common back conditions. A take home practice will be shared, including modifications for asanas and breathing practices. The practice is also available on DVD for purchase at the conference.

This 2-hour workshop is suitable for yoga teachers, health care providers and yoga practitioners. CEUs available for Yoga Alliance (USA) and Yoga Alliance (UK).

Kat (Kamalika) Mills E-RYT 500, Canada

Kat Kamalika MillsKat (Kamalika) leads yoga teacher training programs, workshops and retreats internationally. An Akhanda Yoga faculty member of World Conscious Yoga Family, she also co-directs Makata Living Yoga Programs, an Ottawa-based yoga school.

Her unique energy and passion for teaching is infectious, encouraging students to be fully as they are. Her teachings reflect the yogic essences of joy, awareness, breath, connection, wholeness and balance…and the importance of keeping it real. www.makataliving.com

 

Workshop Title: Balancing Sun & Moon Energies

This experiential workshop explores the universal concept of Sun and Moon; the masculine and feminine, Hatha yoga practices, yang and yin. Through a carefully designed yoga session, discussion and interaction, we will balance these energies in a fun, exploratory way. Join Kat in this experience of harmony between inner strength and surrender, and a rich opportunity for personal insight.

Tania Geetika Ibrahim, RHN, Ayurvedic Practitioner, Toronto (Woodbridge), Canada

Tania Geetika IbrahimTania Geetika is a registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN), Bio Therapeutic Drainage Practitioner, Raw Food Specialist, Ayurveda Practitioner, Registered Yoga Instructor and Reiki Healing Practitioner.

She has been an active member of the holistic health community for several years. Inspired by indigenous healing practices & remedies, she blends nature and science to complete a broken circle in health care. She has studied English and Theology, as well as Nutrition (at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition) and holds a designation of RHN (registered holistic nutritionist). She continued her studies in India under the instruction of Yogrishi Vishvketu.

Tania Geetika is the founder of Earthroots Health Shoppe, a centre for natural healing in her community, where she espouses the message that healing one’s body requires a balance of body mind and spirit. www.earthrootshealthshoppe.com

Workshop Title: Feeling the Vibe: Food Harmony & the Yogic Journey

This seminar will delve into the yogic diet, high vibrational foods, the wisdom of harmony, balance and connecting to inner knowing. We are living in an exciting time when connecting to our true soul’s wisdom is eminent. Healing our body through innate connection and understanding our body’s language unlocks our own growth and true-life purpose. Food is fuel, medicine, and a vehicle for prana.

Tatiana Ishwari Nemchin 

Tatiana NemchinTatiana Ishwari Nemchin is a certified yoga teacher and Certified Professional Co-Active Coach®, movement facilitator and event producer based in Ottawa, Canada.  Her passion is to inspire others to rediscover their life purpose and to trust their intuition to create the life they love.

Tatiana completed 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training with Yogrishi Vishvketu in 2007 and Restorative Yoga Teacher Training with Sudha Lundeen. Tatiana explored a therapeutic approach to yoga (with Hart Lazer) and somatic tools to better understand PTSD and anxiety. She is inspired by the work of Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, Peter Levine, Pat Ogden and other pioneers in the field of trauma.

Other areas of study include: esoteric teachings with Phil Mistlberger, Dharma Gaia teachings with Paule Lebrun and Gordon Robertson (Ho Rites de Passage) and drum circle facilitation and “Community Building through Rhythm” with Arthur Hull.

Tatiana has explored many forms of soulful movement, finding hOme in the 5Rhythms movement practice. Together with life partner, Joël Delaquis, Tatiana created Elaborhythm, a playful, exploratory movement and percussion practice. elaborhythm.com

Tatiana and Joël co-founded Mouvement and co-produce transformational events; weaving together mindfulness practices, such as yoga, percussion and dance as tools for connecting, playing and enhancing well-being. In their work with community, not for profit organizations and corporate clients, Tatiana and Joël use the power of movement and rhythm to help build and strengthen community, teams and spirit.

Tatiana co-facilitates workshops and retreats around the globe. Join her in India, Guatemala and Canada in 2015.

Follow her on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram

More at studiomouvement.com

Joël Delaquis

Joel DelaquisJoël Delaquis shares his deep passion for awareness and education using sound, rhythm and music, yoga and movement as powerful pathways for discovery and transformational experiences.

A musician, yoga teacher and event producer, Joël has toured and travelled extensively as soul adventurer, museum interpreter, and professional recording artist. He has over thirty years of experience in the production of national events with expertise in programming, communications, artistic direction, training, production and the performing arts. His visionary spirit brings depth, curiosity and expansiveness to projects and collaborations.

Along with life partner and Co-founder of Mouvement, Tatiana Nemchin, Joël co-created Elaborhythm and RhythOm – playshops exploring sound, rhythm, movement and percussive play.  Joël creates musical soundscapes for yoga classes, dance, performances and other events using drums, percussion, metals, Halo, flutes and guitars.

Joël has studied with respected teachers Yogrishi Vishvketu, Paule Lebrun and Gordon Robertson of Ho Rites of Passage, Arthur Hull and Gary Muszynsky and has collaborated with numerous stellar artists and renowned professionals.

Joël’s playful explorations are reflected in his approach to coaching, teaching and mentoring.

Workshop Title: Elaborthym percussion + movement

Elaborthym is an experiential and interactive playshop in which participants of all ages venture along a playful path to discovery through exploration of rhythm, movement and percussion. Elaborhythm is a space for curiosity, creativity and freedom of expression. Participants leave feeling spacious and liberated! No dance or music experience required. www.elaborhythm.com

Side effects:  reduces stress, builds community and confidence, cultivates joy, encourages play and sparks creativity!