Rohit Kumar in Sweden, a little later the theory of the Meditation Session
Pratyahara and Dharana Retreat
About PDR: The Retreat offers different techniques that could help us experience Meditation. The Retreat is designed for mind training. From our experiences, we know the ability of mind which can witness, identify with external and internal objects, visualize, imagine, to hold on to any particular internal and external object. These can be used to understand the mind and to explore the recess of the mind. There are many techniques with so many different names in Sanskrit such as Antar Mounna, Ajapa Japa, Vipasyana, Chidakasha Dharana, Yoga Nidra, Prana Vidya and Pancha Dharana etc. to work out those abilities of mind to know the very nature of the mind. For all these different techniques, the tools are: human body, senses, sense objects, sense perceptions and mind itself. We provide these methods which one can use as tools to attain what is already within her/his reach; relaxation, withdrawal, concentration and so on. During this retreat, an individual is expected to follow certain strict disciplines so that the experience of subtler level can be had.
The Pratyahara and Dharana Retreat is organised for a certain technique under heads for example:
Prayahara and Dharana Retreat: Antar Mouna, Pratyahara and Dharana Retreat: Prana Vidya, Pratyahara and Dharana Retreat: Yoga Nidra, and so on.
During this retreat an individual is expected to follow certain strict disciplines so that the experience of subtler level can be had.
Duration: 7 days.
Retreat eligibility: The retreat is open to everyone who have ample perfection in Hatha Yoga practices. Sound health physical as well as mental is a requirement however if there is some health issue, this should be intimated to the school before registering for the retreat. To clarify this more, the participant need to estimate these followings:
: To be able to hold a posture of meditation for around 25 minutes without any discomfort.
: To be able to stay conveniently in Headstand for 5 to 10 minutes.
: More importantly long time practitioners who want experiences of causal level to be a guide to themselves and others in this path.
: ***Some of us gifted with special talents who do not require much preparation. They are always welcome as they are naturally eligible for the training. However, this is an exceptional situation.
- Providing of the requisite completing training to the participants endeavour to blossom into integrated personalities with equipoised mind.
- Fetch the attention of people to the importance of meditation which we all need for our further evolution.
Karma Yoga: During the retreat individuals undergo experiences which require those to be assimilated within for which Karma Yoga is the best means. Depending upon the requirements we may involve you into this.
Relevant Yoga Books:
Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha: Swami Satyananda Saraswati.
Raja Yoga: Swami Vivekananda
Anatomy and Physiology: not specified.
The Daily Schedule:
The daily schedule starts by 5am. All students have to wake up at this time except in some contingencies.
5.30am to 7am: Personal practices (Recommended ones).
7am to 7.15am: Herbal tea.
7.30am to 9.30am: Hatha Yoga training followed by practices to induce relaxation.
9.30am to 10.30am: Meal time.
10.30am to 11.30am: Rest.
11.30am to 12.30pm: Lecture.
1pm to 1.30pm: fruit/fruit juice.
2pm to 3.30pm: Pratyahara and Dharana session.
3.30pm to 4.30pm: personal cleaning and Karma Yoga.
4.30pm to 6.30pm: Mild Hatha Yoga practices, its practical method as to how to do them; theory as well as practical.
6.30pm to 7.30pm: Dinner.
7.30 to 8.30pm: Kirtan, Chanting, video shows, personal time etc. (This is an optional session but participation of everyone brings a distinct harmony between all of us).
The above daily programmes are tentative and subject to change according to need.
The Retreat Fee: 950 USD only including food and accommodation for one person (both in single bed room and sharing rooms). The course fee is calculated from the day of the commencement of the course until the concluding day of the course. The arrival of the student before the commencement of the course and staying of the students after the concluding day of the course don’t come under the concerned course fee. The students have to pay the extra fee for the concerned days.
*** The Course Fee includes accommodation and required vegetarian food for 7 nights, text books, a note book, a pen, a new Yoga mat, Jala neti pot, education, private consultation etc. The fee does not include Flight tickets, airport Pickups and drop backs, day tours, tours after and before course, any other transport costs and students’ personal expense in miscellaneous ways.
*** Those who can’t afford the total course fee, if they can arrange their accommodation and food they can be allowed to participate in the course with half payment of the course fee and in exceptional cases they can have total exemption in the course fee. Please, remember that this is only for those who have got no alternative but are seriously looking for the Yoga classes. This privilege must be resorted to when there is no way left. We cordially welcome those seekers!
For your convenience, we hint at the normal exchange rates which keep changing as per the day:
1 USA$ – 68 rupees Indian, 1 EURO – 72 rupees Indian, 1 Australian$ – 47 rupees Indian, 1 Swedish Kr – 7 rupees Indian.
The above are the gross idea. It keeps changing but there is always a little bit change in the rates. You can always check the current rates at www.xe.com.
Deposit: A non-refundable deposit of 500 USD only excluding bank charges/commissions is required to confirm the candidature in Yoga teacher training course. You can pay this through bank transfer, Transferwise or Paypal. Please follow the payment option link: https://yogasandesh.com/payment-option/
Cancellation of the application for the course: For the time being we do not provide this facility. Therefore, properly decide before you deposit the amount for the course.
Remaining Payment: The remainder payments can be made after arrival. For more details please look into Orientation guide.
Registration: Please write to us via our email: firstname.lastname@example.org, to check the availability of a place. It the place is available we will request you to fill in the registration form online. Then you need to make non-refundable deposit to finally be selected for the course.
Accommodation, Foods & Drinks etc.: Please follow the link:https://yogasandesh.com/yoga-school/
Hari Om Tat Sat!