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A Two Week Immersion with Govinda Kai

The major theme of this retreat will be about how to use traditional yogic methods to enhance the overall quality and depth of one’s daily practice and experience of the totality of one’s life. We will be exploring the comprehensive integration of traditional methods of practice (including asana practice, philosophical inquiry, mantra yoga, chanting, kirtan and meditation) into all dimensions of one’s life (personal and professional).

About the teacher

 

Govinda Kai is a certified Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga teacher from San Francisco, California. He is currently living and teaching in The Hague, The Netherlands at Inner Embassy yoga studio. Govinda began practicing yoga in California in 1977. He began practicing Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga in San Francisco in 1990. Between 1995 and 2024, Govinda has traveled to Mysore, India, 26 times (average length of each visit 3-4 months) to study and practice under the supervision of Pattabhi Jois, Sharath and Saraswati. Aside from the Ashtanga Yoga system as taught in Mysore, India, Govinda has a great passion for Mantra Yoga and the study of Vedic and Yoga philosophy.

Course content and daily schedule

Each of the 8 afternoon workshops will be intensive sessions will include a combination of Mantra Yoga (both traditional stotram, Japa, Kirtan and Vedic chanting), a dynamic discussion about yoga philosophy and inquiry (including ample time for questions). There will be a special emphasis on learning to apply yogic and Vedic principles to one’s practice and personal life.

Weekly Schedule
23/11 to 07/12

Saturday 23 Nov
Arrival Day
Students will have access to the rooms after 2pm.
6pm Introduction meeting followed by dinner. All students should try to participate in this first get together.

Sunday 24 Nov
7 am Pranayama & Led class
11am Brunch
3.30pm Chai and fruits
4.30pm Afternoon workshop
6.30pm Dinner

Monday 25 Nov
7 am Pranayama & Mysore practice
11am Brunch
3.30pm Chai and fruits
4.30pm Afternoon workshop
6.30pm Dinner

Tuesday 26 Nov
7 am Pranayama & Mysore practice
11am Brunch
3.30pm Chai and fruits
4.30pm Afternoon workshop
6.30pm Dinner

Wednesday 27 Nov
7 am Pranayama & Mysore practice
11am Brunch
Afternoon off
6.30pm Dinner

Thursday 28 Nov
7 am Pranayama & Mysore practice
11am Brunch
3.30pm Chai and fruits
4.30pm Afternoon workshop
6.30pm Dinner

Friday 29 Nov
7 am Pranayama & Mysore practice
11am Brunch
Afternoon off
6.30pm Dinner

Saturday 30 Nov
10am Brunch
Day off
6.30pm Dinner

Sunday 1 Dec
7 am Pranayama & Mysore practice
11am Small Brunch
3.30pm Chai and Fruits
4.30pm Afternoon workshop
6.30pm Dinner

Monday 2 Dec
7 am Pranayama & Mysore practice
11am Brunch
3.30pm Chai and Fruits
4.30pm Afternoon workshop
6.30pm Dinner

Tuesday 3 Dec
7 am Pranayama & Mysore practice
11am Brunch
3.30pm Chai and Fruits
4.30pm Afternoon workshop
6.30pm Dinner

Wednesday 4 Dec
7 am Pranayama & Mysore practice
11am Brunch
Afternoon off
6.30pm Dinner

Thursday 5 Dec
7 am Pranayama & Mysore practice
11am Brunch
3.30pm Chai and Fruits
4.30pm Afternoon workshop
6.30pm Dinner

Friday 6 Dec
7 am Pranayama & Led class with chakra chanting
11am Brunch
3.30pm Chai and Fruits
4.30pm Afternoon workshop
6.30pm Dinner

Saturday 7 Dec
9 am Check out from rooms
10am Simple breakfast

Booking Information

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