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Nidra Yoga: Levels of Relaxation

starts Saturday 03 december 2016 at 10:00

This program will be in French with English translation. The three weekends follow a logical sequence toward a complete program. Nevertheless, each weekend stands alone as a whole unit. Therefore, one can participate in any of the weekends independently, space permitting.

3 weekends: "Openness and Fluidity"

December 3 - 4, 2016, Saturday 10:00 - Sunday 16:30

Seminar 1: "Levels of Relaxation"

  • Active Relaxation: using thought as a means to different levels of relaxation
  • Passive Relaxation: developing surrender
  • The Narrow Door and the Art of the Passage: relating to death and the process of dying
  • Seeing – Watching - Perceiving: the functions of vision

March 4 - 5, 2017, Saturday 10:00 - Sunday 16:30

Seminar 2: "Degrees of Concentration"

  • The passage from states of concentration to the state of meditation
  • The relation between subject & object (the I & the world), interior & exterior: differentiate between focus and attention
  • Hearing – Listening – Perceiving: the functions of hearing
  • Directing and adapting different intensities of concentration

June 10 - 11, 2017, Saturday 10:00 - Sunday 16:30

Seminar 3: "Modalities of Action"

  • Recognizing the game of "action-reaction" in the thought process
  • To act on oneself and to act in the world: the process of karma
  • Differentiate between personal action, disinterested action, and spontaneous action
  • Touching - Feeling – Perceiving: the functions of touch

The Aspects of Nidra Yoga

By the practices of "sleep, dream, and death," which induce a state of deep relaxation and a very intense state of consciousness, the Nidrâ Yoga practitioner learns to penetrate his conscious, subconscious, and unconscious states with all their content (emotions, fears, doubts and patterns) in a detached way which leads to an intimate sensation of joy, peace and liberty.

"Sleep"

The first part of the practice uses conscious thought to create a state of deep relaxation in each part of the physical body (muscles, organs, bones) and simultaneously to develop a very sharp perception of all its components. At this level of the practice, one also calms all sensory processes making their functioning more dynamic.

"Dream"

The second part approaches the process of thought and mental imagery. It consists of freeing energy which is accumulated and imprisoned in mental images, subconscious memories, mental and psychic patterns, and enabling this freed energy to flow. This work is better known under the term of freeing samskâras (deep latent memories which could turn out to have important repercussions, notably blockages within the body and the psyche). In this part of the work, one also approaches the thought process, its role, limits, activities and repercussions on one’s attitude.

"Death"

In the third part, nidrâ yoga approaches the origin and end ("death") of thought. Having traveled the maze of thought in the waking state, in the daydream, and in the different degrees of nocturnal dreaming (personal, collective and archetypal), this last stage consists of identifying the conscious-witness in going to the heart of deep sleep (sleep without dreams). This conscious-witness allows us to know that one has slept even though not a single memory of this phase of sleep remains.

The formal teaching of nidrâ yoga finds its end there. However, at this point, it allows for a further phase of transmission developing in a natural and spontaneous way. By sudden and unexpected touches, it reveals the nature of Being in all its purity: the One and the Multiple are at the same time identical and different. What emerges is an exploration of the self and of surrender.

Daily Schedule

Day Time Activity
Samedi 10:00 - 13:00 workshop
  13:00 - 15:30 lunch break
  15:30 -19:00 workshop
Dimanche 07:30 - 08:30 prana krya (dynamic breathing) or meditation
  08:30 - 10:00 breakfast break
  10:00 - 13:00 workshop
  13:00 - 15:00 lunch break
  15:00 - 16:30 workshop

Cancellation Policy

For wholel 3 weekend program, payment is 100% refundable if cancellation is done no later than November 3rd, 2016. 50% refundable before November 17th. Thereafter, no refund.

For individual weekends, 100% refundable one month before; 50% refundable two weeks before. Thereafter, no refund.

Style: Nidrā Yoga

In Nidrā Yoga, we consciously relax the muscles, organs, bones, sense organs (eyes, ears...), the process of sensing (vision, hearing...), and the various functions of the mind to to come into a field of consciousness where the sense of time, space and Ego all dissolve, and there is nothing left but the experience of oneness. It is very psychologically purifying. The normal ups and downs of life begin to affect us less and less as we attain a joyful equanimity. Aside from relaxation, Nidrā yoga also involves concentration practices to find the balance between relaxation and concentration to trigger this super-conscious state. Go to the Nidrā yoga page.

Teacher: Andre Riehl

Andre Riehl Desiring to participate in the transmission and the preservation of the yogic culture, Andre dedicates himself to transmit authentic teachings combining ancestral knowledge with contemporary attitudes through courses, seminars, and trainings as well as accompanying groups to traditional India. Go to Andre's page.

Location: Bereldange

15a, am Becheler, Bereldange. With heated wood floors, high ceilings and a view of the gardens, Club Haus am Becheler's "salle polyvalente" is a quiet and idyllic place for our yoga classes. Go to the Bereldange page.