The Gathering will be a time to deepen your Yoga practice and heal your body, mind and Spirit. Establish a daily rhythm in a Yogic way of life with early morning Pranayama and Mysore-style Ashtanga.
Marci and Rolf will instruct daily Mysore Ashtanga practice in the mornings. The practice will assist in the cleansing and elimination of toxins during the healing process. Rolf will guide students in early morning Pranayama sessions. Marci will teach alignment, hands-on adjustments and restorative Yoga after the morning breakfast break.
Narmada Devi Puri will give initiation into Japa Kriya and inspire us with her deep love and poetic understanding of the Bhagavad Gita. The experience of being with Mataji is transformational.
Stuart Girling's anatomy classes are fun and fascinating investigations into the structures and systems of the human body. His classes will enrich and deepen your experience of Yoga.
Dr. Nandita Shah will demonstrate how what we eat has the capacity to either heal or harm us, and how ultimately our food choices affect, not only our own bodies, but all other living beings and the health of our planet. This information is life changing and will empower you to heal your body.
Clea Chandmal will teach us how we can integrate the basic tenets of permaculture into our lives. These insights can help us see our intimate connection with all Life and harmonize with our environment. Clea will also demonstrate easy recipes to create delicious, nutritious Vegan, Living foods.
Ayurvedic Chef, Mani Shivadas, will prepare all the vegan meals at the Gathering, which are designed to heal your organic system and bring balance to your doshas.
We will guide you on the path of Self-inquiry enabling you to reconnect to your own innate wisdom. This will be an opportunity for self-reflection, transformation and embracing your true Nature. We invite you to join us!
- Mysore-Style Ashtanga
- Bhagavad Gita
- Japa Kriya
- Hands-on Adjustments
- Alignment, Props & Modifying Asanas
- Healing Injuries & Pain
- Moon Cycle & Restorative Yoga
- Ahimsa & Vegan Living
- Learn to Create Delicious & Healing Living Food
- Permaculture & Sustainable Living
|Sample of Daily Schedule|
Timetable will vary, as will the content of the sessions.
Saturday is a rest day.
|6 - 7:30 am|| Pranayama|
|7:30 - 10 am|| Ashtanga Mysore-Style or Lead Practice|
|10 - 11 am|| Fruit breakfast & Tea / Break Time|
|11 am- 1 pm||Teaching|
|1 - 3 pm|| Lunch|
|3 – 5:30 pm||Teaching|
|5:30 – 7 pm|| Dinner|
|7 – 8 pm||Satsang, Meditation or films (2-3 days/week)|
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.
To apply, please answer these questions and send us your answers.
Residential and non-residential spaces are available.
Inclusive of tuition and daily meals.
Non-refundable deposit required by 7 Feb 2014.
Final payment due by 7 March 2014.
For more information contact: email@example.com
Rolf & Marci Naujokat
Narmada Devi Puri
Narmada Devi Puri arrived in India from Germany at the age of 24 in the early 70’s. She found Baba Santosh Puri in Haridwar and became his devoted lifelong disciple. Mataji’s life is a living example of bhakti to Divinity. She will inspire us with her deep understanding of the Holy Scriptures and help us to embody this wisdom in our daily lives.
Dr. Nandita Shah
Dr. Shah has been practicing homeopathy for over 25 years. She believes we can each be our own doctor and that disease can be a path to awakening our consciousness if we are willing to listen to the symptoms, sensations and alterations in the function of our bodies. Healing means to ‘make whole.’ Because we are interconnected, when we heal ourselves all other beings on the planet are healed and we create a more harmonious and just society.
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.
Stuart Girling is an Ashtanga practitioner and bodyworker specializing in asana related injuries and tension patterns. His experience gives him an especially insightful approach to teaching Anatomy and creates an engaging, fun experience for students. His classes make Anatomy accessible, relevant and highly useful.
Clea studied Permaculture with Bill Mollison, Geoff Lawton and Greg Knibbs in 2008. Her education is in biological sciences and she specializes in plant science. She will teach Permaculture and kitchen gardening, as well as simple LIVE food preparation.
Mani Shivadas is an Ayurvedic and Vegetarian chef from Kerala, who has been cooking professionally for more than 16 years. Mani integrates traditional Ayurvedic food preparation into delicious vegan meals.