The Gathering is an opportunity to deepen your Yoga practice and establish a daily rhythm in a Yogic way of life. We will guide you on the path of Self-inquiry and encourage you to look within and re-connect to your True Nature.
Marci and Rolf will guide students in early morning pranayama followed by Mysore-style Ashtanga. Marci will teach sessions on alignment, adjustments, modifications, moon-cycle sequencing and how to adapt the practice according to the Nature and needs of the individual.
Ganga Puri will give teachings on the Yoga Sutras, emphasizing the relevance of the Yamas and Niyamas and bringing these ethical and spiritual observances into one’s daily life. Ganga will also give initiation into Japa Kriya and teach students how to perform specific Yogic Kriyas, or Shat Karmas, in order to cleanse and purify the organic system and ultimately, open the pathways of the Nadis.
Dr. Nandita Shah's compelling presentation reveals how our food choices directly affect the quality of our health and consciousness, as well as the lives of other sentient beings and the homeostasis of the planet. This vital information will empower you to reconnect with your intuition and actively engage in creating vibrant health and well-being.
Clea Chandmal will introduce the practical, scientific and spiritual aspects of permaculture in a simple, easy-to-understand manner that will give you the tools necessary to apply permaculture in your life no matter where you live. Design principles and techniques are drawn from Nature, traditional agriculture, science and common sense to create sustainable and self-regulating environments. Permaculture opens new ways of seeing, observing and understanding Nature, helping us to realize our interconnectedness and enabling us live in a more harmonious and balanced state. We will visit Clea on her permaculture farm, where you will learn how she transformed from a once barren landscape into a paradisiacal food jungle.
Nimesha & Andrea Flenda’s recipes are designed to make healthy food preparation easy and accessible for everyone. Their approach, using organic, nutrient rich, live foods, food combining, juicing and detoxification, will give you the basis for creating vibrant health and a balanced mind. Their classes are always a delicious highlight during the Gathering!
Dr. Aruna Viswanathan will help you bring balance to your life through the ancient science of Ayurveda. This wisdom from the ancient mystics of India offers valuable ways of balancing and maintaining health and wellness even in the busiest of lives. Dr. Aruna’s knowledge is the culmination of years of work with physicians, healers and mystics. She offers personalized solutions to issues at a physical, emotional and spiritual level of healing.
- Mysore-Style Ashtanga
- Yoga Sutras
- Japa Kriya
- Cleansing Kriyas
- Hands-on Adjustments
- Alignment, Props & Modifying Asanas
- Healing Injuries & Pain
- Moon Cycle Yoga
- Ahimsa & Vegan Living
- Live Food Cuisine & Detoxification
- Permaculture & Sustainable Living
- Ayurveda & Herbology
Timetable will vary, as will the content of the sessions.
Saturday is a rest day.
|5 - 6:30 am|| Pranayama|
|6:45 - 9 am||Mysore-Style or Lead Practice|
|9 - 10 am|| Fruit & Tea Break|
|10 am- 1 pm||Teaching|
|1 - 2:30 pm|| Lunch Break|
|2:30 – 5 pm||Teaching|
|5 – 6 pm|| Dinner Break|
|6 – 7 pm||Sunset Meditation Walk or Relevant Films|
Accommodation and food not included.
A list of guesthouses near the shala is available upon request.
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Refund & Cancellation Policy
No Refunds, credits or transfers. In the event of bereavement or serious illness, the course can be deferred to a later date, subject to deferral fee.
Rolf & Marci Naujokat
Ganga Puri was born in Haridwar on the banks of the Ganges to Yogis, Baba Santosh Puri and Narmada Devi Puri. Throughout his childhood he was blessed by the teachings of Gurus, Saints and Yogis. He has a degree in Physics and Mathematics from Grahwal University in Srinagar and a Master's Degree in Human Consciousness and Yogic Science from Gurukul Kangri University. His lessons are designed to promote well-being, Self-awareness and control of mind and body.
He devotes his energy to leading Yoga courses and Vedic studies at Santosh Puri Ashram near Haridwar in North India.
Nimesha & Andrea Flenda
Nimesha & Andrea Flenda have a contagious enthusiasm for sharing their love of healthy living. Their intention is to help others reconnect with their body’s innate wisdom through correct diet, sleep patterns and regular cleansing.
Nimesha & Andrea will show you how easy it is to make tasty, nutritious live food cuisine and how to detoxify your body with fresh juices and superfoods.
Rolf began his Yoga studies in North India in 1975 with Japa Kriya, traditional Hatha Yoga and Pranayama. He was certified to teach the Ashtanga Yoga system by his Guru, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, in 1996 and practices the fourth series. Beginning in 1990, he studied in Mysore for 3-6 months of every year for 16 years.
Marci has been practicing Yoga since 1990. Her teaching blends the Ashtanga system with an awareness of alignment. For students who have injuries or physical limitations, she uses modifications to support a non-aggressive approach toward the practice.
Dr. Nandita Shah
Dr. Nandita Shah has been practicing homeopathy for over 30 years. In 2005, she founded the non-profit organization SHARAN with the vision of spreading awareness about holistic health and an ecologically sustainable, compassionate lifestyle. Dr. Shah presents workshops and seminars internationally and her 21-day residential program for reversing diabetes has demonstrated remarkable results. Her goal is to inspire and empower others to reconnect to their natural state of perfect, vibrant health.
Clea Chandmal studied Permaculture with Bill Mollison, Geoff Lawton and Greg Knibbs in 2008. Her education is in Biological Sciences, specializing in Plant Science. She has a background in Chi Gung and spent much of her childhood in the company of Krishna Murti, who was a close friend of her father. Her way of living and being manifests through her teaching and she is an inspiration to her students.
Dr. Aruna Viswanathan
Dr. Aruna Viswanathan is an internationally recognized Surgeon and Holistic health expert, as well as Medical Advisor to Organic India. She has trained and worked at Stanford University, and U.C.S.F., and in Switzerland, Austria, Denmark and France.
She focuses on integrative holistic health care, by treating patients with an amalgamation of cutting-edge Western Medicine, Natural Medicine and the ancient Science of Ayurveda.