This 12 days course offers a good understanding of the human mind and its connection with the material world, our body, and soul. It deals with the knowledge spread over many Vedic scriptures of ancient India. As the mind itself is an instrument of endless information and knowledge, even the Encyclopaedia Britannica would have not been sufficient in describing it and its functions. But what we can cover in 12 days is an insight into the mysteries of the mind that Rishis (the wise men) were able to see and describe. The knowledge of the mind is present in all aspects of life – yoga, Ayurveda, music, dance, rituals, economics, social life or politics – and all such disciplines deal with the concept of mind only. This course is an attempt to collect this dissipated knowledge about the mind and put it into a structure that is understandable for the modern mind. While modern psychology starts its inquiry about the Mind from the aspect of the physical body, yoga psychology mentions the Soul first. The objective of this course is not to compare yoga and western psychology and point out the differences but rather to present yoga psychology as a complete functional psychological approach. Suitable for yoga teachers, yoga therapists, psychologists, holistic therapists, and healers.
There will be daily asana, pranayama, meditation and karma yoga practices other than the lectures and course topics.
Learning to recite Vedic mantra and Bhagavad Gita.
Scriptures based in teaching
The knowledge of yoga psychology is spread into various scriptures. Some portion of the Bhagavad Gita and Yoga sutra will be taught with interpretation in the course.
Puja (traditional Vedic ritual) will be performed by Brahmin priests.
6:15 – 7h: prata smarami (pranayama and meditation)
08 :15 hatha yoga
13 h tea and snacks
14 – 16h lecture
16 – 18h free time
19:15h meditation, chanting or story-time
There is one day off in a week. Students are required to attend morning and evening satsangs and to complete their karma yoga duties. The rest of the day is free for their personal study and activities. A day trip may be organized on request at additional payment.
Attendance at all activities is mandatory. Don’t let your likes and dislikes affect your commitment to the course. Slight changes in the program may occur.
Harilalji of Arsha Yoga Gurukulam
Born 1970, comes from a traditional family in Kerala, South India. He was born and brought up in a traditional Indian environment with agriculture, Ayurveda, Vedanta and Yoga. After attaining the title ‘Yogacharya’, he lived and taught yoga in Sivananda ashram in Kerala, Delhi and the Himalayas. Later he studied and practiced yoga therapy at sVYASA -the university for yoga- in Karnataka and completed a full time diploma course with an ‘A’ grade. The subject of his thesis was ‘Integrated approach of yoga therapy for psychosomatic diseases’. Curious to experience the western culture, which was the background of most of his students in India, he came to Germany for the first time in the spring of 2001 and continues to visit Europe ever since. He gives seminars and courses on Yoga Therapy, yoga psychology and yoga philosophy in the Czech Republic, Bulgaria, and Germany as well as individual yoga therapy. He is also a Yoga acharya /Therapist in Nangelil Ayurveda Medical College near Ernakulam in South India. Harilalji is currently studying under his guru Swami Bhoomananda Tirtha.
PLEASE NOTE: The teaching and schedule will be in a traditional Indian Gurukula system which may be different from what you have learned until now. All participants should be physically and mentally fit when joining the course in order to be able to feel and experience the wisdom of the ancient science of yoga.
In respect of the local culture and the ashram atmosphere, you are requested to comply with the ashram rules. Read the ashram rules here: www.arshayoga.org/contact
You are welcome to book your stay 1 day prior to the beginning of the course to enjoy the serene atmosphere, get accustomed to the climate or recover from your jet lag. (additional cost of 1.000 INR per night applies).
Payment details: Course donations are non-refundable.
A non-refundable deposit of 150€ is due upon registration, otherwise, your spot on the course cannot be secured.
EARLY BIRD discount until 31 October 2020 (tent for two 600€, dorm 650€, double room 690€, thereafter 750€ incl. food & accommodation and all yoga classes. The tent is a safari tent and very spacious placed in the tropical garden with a bathroom a few steps away. The dorm is for 8 but can be divided into 2 separate rooms with 4 beds. The bathroom is nearby. Double rooms are with an attached bathroom.
For the balance payment, please don´t rely on ATM withdrawals in India, as ATMs are often out of order. Also, international bank transfers are not secure. We have made such experience in the past. India, in contrast to other countries, has no IBAN. Money, which is sent sometimes don’t reach their receiver.
Due to all these reasons, please bring your balance payment in EUR/USD in cash right from your country! Thank you.