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The Practice of Yantras in Nidrā Yoga: Forms & Colors of Being, I

starts Saturday 01 february 2014 at 10:00

André will give this workshop in French and English.



A little known aspect of Nidrā Yoga addresses the interior path through Yantras. This yoga of forms and colors leads to the steps of concentration and meditation codified by Patanjali.

This yoga uses simple geometric shapes and primary colors that are first visualised in the practice of Nidrā Yoga then reproduced on paper before finally being used for contemplation, revealing hidden dimensions of being.

In a second stage, they are combined into more complex geometric shapes to provide a real opening to the pure meditative state (without object) which is described as samadhi or the natural state of being.

For more information, André has given an interview "Nidra yoga et Yantras" in French. He has also provided an overview of many commonly used yantras also in French.


This program of three weekends and one summer week is a complete module to address this yogic path in its entirety though one can pick and choose components. The summer week deepens the teaching of the three weekends. The program is taught in French and English.

3 weekends in Luxembourg where we study the effects of geometric shapes on the state of the mind through the practice of Nidrā, discovering the world of simple shapes (square, circle, triangles, point) and their use in altering one's state of mind. The colors also have a big place and add another layer to the drawn shapes. These workshops bring us back to our childhood state of joy and playfulness.

The summer week near Avignon, France is a research on more complex Yantras and one's own personal Yantra, which remains a support and a meditation tool for life.


Weekend 1: February 1 & 2, 2014, Saturday 10:00-Sunday 16:30

Weekend 2: March 1 & 2, 2014, Saturday 10:00-Sunday 16:30

Weekend 3: Mai 17 & 18, 2014, Saturday 10:00-Sunday 16:30

The weekends are organised by INFINY asbl and are non-residential at Haus am Becheler, Bereldange, Luxembourg.

Day Time Activity
Saturday 10:00 - 13:00 workshop
  13:00 - 15:30 lunch
  15:30 -19:00 workshop
Sunday 07:30 - 08:30 prana krya (dynamic breathing techniques)
  08:30 - 10:00 breakfast
  10:00 - 13:00 workshop
  13:00 - 15:00 lunch
  15:00 - 16:30 workshop

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.