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6 day Yoga & Vipassana Retreats in January/ February 2019

Yoga- Motto: Do good for yourself and help others!

10 percent of the course fee will be donatet to Gaiatree Foundation


Vipassana - See the things as they really are

Gaiatree yoga is a unique combination of therapeutic yoga strongly rooted in the Indian ashram style, with Vipassana mediation, an incredibly effective meditation technique. Our retreat is located in a blissful jungle paradise just outside of Chiang Mai, the perfect place to focus your mind and body and come away transformed and inspired.

Vipassana is one of the oldest Indian meditation techniques. Long lost to humanity, it was rediscovered by Gautama The Buddha more than 2500 years ago. Vipassana means to see things as they really are. It is the process of self-purification by self-observation. He begins by observing the natural breath to concentrate the mind.
With a sharpened awareness one observes the changing nature of body and mind and experiences the universal truths of impermanence (anicce), suffering (dukha ) and egolessness (annatta ). This truth-realization by direct experience is the process of cleaning. The entire path (Dhamma ) is a universal remedy for universal problems and has nothing to do with organized religion or sectarianism.
For this reason, it can be freely practiced by everyone, at any time, any place, without conflict due to race, community or religion. The basis of the practice is sila - moral behavior. Sila provides a basis for the development of samadhi - concentration of the mind and the purification of the mind is achieved through panna - the wisdom of insight.
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Gaiatree yoga is a therapeutic yoga

This is not the same as a conventional yoga class. In fact, if you have a serious medical problem and go to a yoga class randomly chosen, your medical problem may get worse. In a way, therapeutic yoga is more like an appointment by a physiotherapist or rehabilitation specialist and less like a yoga class.
For people with serious illnesses, yoga therapy last an hour in general or will be taught in small groups. In our Gaiatree retreat, we have ordinary small groups with maximum 10 students. Therapeutic yoga is gentle and caring, although it can also be a challenge. So we put a strongfocus on body awareness, posture, coupled with movement leading to a relaxed, rhythmic breathing.

Participants will be taught the therapeutic yoga class, as they can perceive the subtle sensations of their muscles and joints, organs, and inner experience of the spirit. Furthermore, a strong emphasis is placed on relaxation. The approach is always tailored on each individual’s needs, abilities, and reactions.
The teacher / therapist has the task to observe the student in his exercises and determine contraindications. Each participant on a call before the exercise begins. At the end of each course, the student gets the right sequence of different exercises, techniques and behavioral clues and can then implement these in every daily life. Regular consultations are part of the training plan.
The unique combination of Gaiatree Yoga (Yoga Sutra) and Vipassana (Sattipathana Sutra) is expanding the popular concept of Hatha yoga as a physical discipline, in a strong therapeutic and spiritual dimension. There is yoga of self-discovery. In this case, the practitioner develops powerful techniques that can be integrated into everyday life. Thus the unconscious forces of the restless spirit are harmonized and resolved the emotional conflicts.

Daily schedule


Know before you go

Meeting point
Wat Chiang Man-> Si Phum, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand

Transportation
The one hour journey transportation from Chiang Mai to Banbourtong via Doi Saket will be organized.
You will be picked up from Wat Chiang Man or from your hotel / guest house. We charge 500 Bhat for transport.

Course information
The course is suitable for all levels of experience. Also, the retreat is a silent retreat and noble silence is kept during the practise.

Group size
6-12 persons.

Accommodation request
2 single rooms, 3 double rooms (with bathroom) and a 4-bed dorm can be offered. Also camping is possible. There is an extra charge for single rooms of 100 Baht per day.

What to bring
Loose clothing for meditation and yoga sessions (jogging suit), blanket for cover during the relaxation and meditation, and other personal items (socks, slippers, change of clothes, warm clothes for walking in the fresh air). If you have, your own yoga mats. No books, MP3 player, laptop, etc. are allowed.

Additional information
For more information ask your questions directly to mike.wohne@gmail.com.

Cost of the course

The total course cost is 16.200 Baht. This includes the complete training/ teaching and participating in all yoga - meditation classes.
Additional / extra charge:

a) cost of lodging and food depend of the categories(single, double, dorm, tend)
single room: 1000 Baht/ per day total: 6000 Baht
double room: 950 Baht/ per day total: 5700 Baht
dorm: 800 Baht/ per day total: 4800 Baht
tend: 700 Baht/ per day total: 4200 Baht

b) Massages: Thai:150 Baht; Oil: 220 Baht; Ayurveda/ Herbal- Stamp: 300 Baht

c) Excursion in the near mountain or Chiang Mai on Sunday area are separate

Booking conditions
Payment
Pay a deposit 4.000 Baht to secure your space. The remaining balance is due at the first day in cash or before the course starts.

Pay by bank- Transfer to:
Sparkasse Oberlausitz – Niederschlesien; account: Mike Wohne;
IBAN: DE90850501004000759316; SWIFT/BIC-Code: WELADED1GRL
Keyword: Yoga & Vipassana Thailand
Or paypal to mike.wohne@gmail.com (4 % charge for payment)

Accepted payment methods on spot:
Bank wire transfer, Paypal (There’s an additional 4% charge for payment made through PayPal)

Accepted payment methods on location

Cash
Accepted currencies on location
United States Dollar, Euro, Rupee, Thai Baht

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