Further education series "Pranayama & Meditation"
with Dr. Shrikrishna Bhushan Tengshe
We are wholeheartedly happy that we will have three more groups in the further education series with Dr. Shrikrishna.
Registration & information
Rosenwaldhof, OT Götz, Bergstr. 2, 14550 Groß Kreutz (Havel)
Tel: +49 33207-5668-23
Dr. Martina Bley
Tel.: +49 33207-5668-24
The further education groups are open to all interested people. Participation in seminars and further educations with Dr. Shrikrishna is possible without particular previous experience in yoga. But particularly for yoga teachers and related professions which focus on the therapeutic aspects of breathing, on body work with the help of the breath or with relaxation techniques and meditation this further education is an enriching offer for the professional practice. Dr. Shrikrishna specialized entirely on teaching an intense pranayama and meditation practice. That is, the experience and work with your own breath and one's own mental activities are the main focus of this seminar series.
This offer intends on one hand to accompany you on your own spiritual path, on the other hand it aims to expand your abilities to be a companion for others. So the primary aim is to get onto the path of yoga through pranayama and meditation in your own lives and thus be more aware and mindful with your own breath and one's own mind. All techniques and methods that are practiced during the seminars will be devoted to these goals.
To ensure that this actually happens and that transformation becomes possible it is assumed that all participants of the further education group do practice a regular yoga practice on their own. That means: there should be the willingness and commitment on your side to practice the exercises regularly on your own in the time between retreats and the weekend seminars.
Dieses Angebot möchte Dich einerseits auf Deinem eigenen spirituellen Weg begleiten und andererseits Deine Fähigkeiten erweitern, anderen Menschen auf diesem Wege ein Begleiter zu sein. Es geht also vor allem darum, den Yogaweg im Alltagsleben zu verankern und so bewusster und achtsamer mit der Umwelt, mit den Mitmenschen und mit sich selbst umzugehen.
The structure of this programme will be as follows: Retreats are held twice a year with Dr. Shrikrishna. These intensive retreats in a private group make it possible for Dr. Shrikrishna to teach (adaptively to the process of the group) the more profound and subtle aspects of pranayama and of the vedic resp. mystic yoga traditions. The retreats are held in the form of silence retreats, with extended sessions of pranayama and meditation practice.
In the time span between these retreats we meet each half of a year for a weekend-seminar (Friday-Sunday) in order to repeat the practice and its teaching and to have exchange about our experiences with our practice in the field of pranayama and meditation. Also there will be lectures about special topics from the field of anatomy, physiology, psychology and consciousness science. So there are two one-week retreats and two weekend seminars per year, retreats and weekend seminars are alternating.
Overview of the topics and contents of the further education
- Self-awareness with pranayama, mantra recitation, meditation and mindfulness exercises
- Spiritual concepts of self-development of the yoga tradition and related indian practices
- The yoga path in its relationship towards mystical traditions of other cultures
- Psychophysiological basics of breathing and meditation, consciousness research
- Modern sciences of nature and mystical wisdom, yoga research
- Psychology for Yoga Teachers, Introduction to Transpersonal Psychology
- Interaction of body and breath work with emotions
- Spiritual crises and their accompaniment
- ... and plenty of space for individual questions and requests
Weekend and block seminars
These weekends or, alternatively, the block seminars serve primarily to repeat the practice of our retreats and to clarify all related questions, to exchange experiences and insights as well as to deal with content-related topics.
- Topic 1
Anatomy and physiology of the respiratory and nervous system in relation to yoga practice, psychophysiological principles of breathing and meditation, yoga research, pranayama effects
- Topic 2
Consciousness research, near death experiences, dream work / dream yoga, philosophical implications of epistemology in connection with yoga concepts
- Topic 3
Dealing with feelings and emotions, introduction to transpersonal / integral psychology, interaction of body and breath work in yoga with emotions
- Topic 4
The “I” - concepts of its emergence and transgression, neurophysiological correlates versus experience dimension, spiritual crises and their accompaniment
- Topic 5
Meditation research, expansion of consciousness, reflection on yoga teaching and being a yoga teacher
These seminars are mainly moderated and designed by Dr. Martina Bley, maybe sometimes with the support of guest speakers.
Also during these weekends Dr. Shrikrishna can be contacted online (which we usually manage ;-), so that he can clarify specific questions.
The framework of the theoretical inputs is given, but there is a wide space for questions, wishes and your own contributions. Practical offers are also very welcome - not as teaching samples to be assessed, but as a valuable gift for each other.
More details about the character and the contents of the retreats with Dr. Shrikrishna: click here.