Dharma Yoga Intensive
Every now and then there is a legendary teacher who not only inspires through his teachings but also through the life he is living. Sri Dharma Mittra is definitely one of those teachers! At the age of 81 he is still teaching, practicing yoga, laughing, and lighting up the room with his playful presence. Sri Dharma is based in New York where he teaches classes and teacher trainings at his studio the Dharma Yoga Center.
Sri Dharma will come to Europe in 2020 for one event only; this 3-day intensive in the center of Amsterdam! So make sure you don't miss the opportunity to practice and learn with one of the most inspirational teachers of our time. You can join for two days or the entire inte, just click on 'Book Now' to see all the options.
DATES & TEACHER
24-26 July 2020
with Sri Dharma Mittra
13,5 Hour of Teaching
Session 1: 18:00 - 20:30
Session 2: 10:00 - 13:00
Session 3: 15:00 - 17:00
Session 4: 17:30 - 18:30
Session 5: 10:00 - 12:30
Session 5: 14:30 - 17:00
1011 WB Amsterdam
Friday & Saturday €280
Saturday & Sunday: €339
Full Weekend (Fri, Sat, Sun):€410
Friday - 18:00 - 20:30 hrs | Session 1:
Dharma Yoga Masterclass - Focus: Warm-Ups and Balancing Poses
Sri Dharma Mittra shares a lifetime of experience within his Shiva Namaskara Vinyasa Asana Series for all practitioners. He is a master at helping all levels of students make progress in their practice. These powerful, yet subtle practices help bring radiant health, fitness and Self Knowledge quickly to all students. The program will include a special focus on yoga poses ideal for warming up the physical container — the body, leading to an increased flow of energy within the subtle body, as well as some breathing exercises (Pranayama) that have a similar effect. The session will also include deep healing guided meditation in Shavasana to rejuvenate and enervate the entire body, mind and being.
Saturday - 10:00 - 13:00 hrs | Session 2:
Maha Sadhana: The Great Practice of Dharma Yoga
Maha Sadhana is a chance to encounter the best of Sri Dharma Mittra’s half-century of teaching and dedicated yoga practice compressed into one three-hour intensive session. The core of the class is a unique, challenging and meditative sequence of yoga poses that will lead to complete movement of the spine, unleashing Prana throughout the body, restoring radiant health, bringing clarity to the mind and putting power behind your thoughts. One of the great joys of Maha Sadhana is exploring variations of Sri Dharma Mittra’s advanced postures you may not encounter anywhere else in the world today, as well as instruction in how to take the steps necessary to acquire these yoga poses. You will also be guided through a purifying Deep Healing Relaxation. The session will open with invaluable and profound sacred teachings on the Ethical Rules of Yoga (Yama) and the Laws of Karma, combined with ancient varied breathing practices. The entire session will conclude with a joyous Asana Satsang Jam where yoga poses are offered for the benefit of all. Sri Dharma helps guide each individual to quiet the turbulent mind so as to experience the peace, contentment, and realization of the Divinity already present within you. Caution: do not miss out!
Saturday - 15:00 - 17:00 hrs | Session 3:
Dharma Yoga Masterclass - Focus: Forward Bending and Back Bending Poses
This regenerative and invigorating yet graceful mainly Asana practice purifies the physical and causal bodies of toxic impurities, evoking Sattvic thoughts that will lead to higher states of health and overall well-being. The practice includes Pranayama techniques (“breath of life”) which activate the pituitary and pineal glands, restoring balance to the mind and improving concentration. Program will include a special focus on forwarding bending poses and their compliment: backward bending poses. Forward bending poses are soothing for the nerves and calm the entire system, while back-bending poses open the chest, heart, and shoulders and bring energy to all the nerves along the entire length of the spine. The session will also include deep healing guided meditation in Shavasana to rejuvenate and enervate the entire body, mind and being.
Saturday - 17:30 - 18:30 hrs | Session 4:
Dharma Yoga Nidra is a form of guided meditation practiced in Corpse Pose. Regular practice of Yoga Nidra provides instant, pure energy, and this energy is 100% natural. 30 minutes of Psychic Sleep is equivalent to a couple of hours of deep regenerative healing sleep. Soon, you will go beyond ordinary consciousness to where your thoughts become powerful and creative. Regular practice will allow you to tap into the boundless joy that is already within.
Sunday - 10:00 - 12:30 hrs | Session 5:
Dharma Yoga Master Class - Focus: Inverted Poses and Spinal Twists
Sri Dharma Mittra’s Shiva Namsakara Vinyasa series involves complete movement of the spine, unleashing Prana throughout the corporeal body. We will practice the main and most efficient postures and variations as sequenced by Sri Dharma. Breathing, deep relaxation, and guided meditation bring this practice full circle, removing the body’s toxic impurities, leading to higher states of health and well-being. Sri Dharma Mittra infuses spirituality supported by love, kindness and good humor in his teachings, as he helps build confidence to surrender both on and off the mat. Session to include a special focus on inverted poses and spinal twists. Inversions help reverse the flow of liquid so the heart and veins of the legs can rest and, combined with inner concentration, can allow one to taste meditation right there in the posture practice. Spinal twists realign the spine after the various kinds of poses, putting everything back in place so we can stand supreme in the face of anything life may throw at us.
Sunday - 14:30 - 17:00 hrs | Session 6:
Dharma Yoga Charging Practice & Satsang
Charging Practice represents the latest expression of an Asana-centric practicum born of Sri Dharma Mittra’s 50 years of intense, constant practice and study of yoga. Sri Dharma continues to refine and supercharge the traditional yoga he received to make it as relevant and as efficient as possible for the world of today. Session to include vigorous and longer held yoga postures and sequences, mantra, Pranayama and a rich experience of Yoga Nidra. When we truly relax as in Yoga Nidra, a great amount of healing can take place both on the physical and subtle levels. This class will serve as a chance to experience many elements of Dharma Yoga and will constitute a complete practice. The practice is followed by a half-hour Satsang.
Study and practice with legendary teacher Sri Dharma during the single event he will offer in Europe this year
Learn well beyond the yoga asanas and explore the philosophy of yoga, meditation, pranayama and yoga nidra
Practice Dharma Yoga with its founder
Immerse in a complete weekend that will nourish and inspire you
Enjoy the joyful presence of Sri Dharma and allow yourself to be inspired by how he lives his teachings in all he does
Practice in a beautiful church and meet like-minded people
Sri Dharma Mittra
Legendary yoga teacher Sri Dharma Mittra first encountered yoga as a teenager before meeting his guru in 1964 and beginning his training in earnest. Sri Dharma founded one of the early independent schools of yoga in New York City in 1975 and has taught many tens of thousands the world over in the years since. Sri Dharma is the model and creator of The Master Yoga Chart of 908 Postures, the author of ASANAS: 608 Yoga Poses, the LOAY Teachers’ Manual and Yoga Wisdom, has released two DVDs to date – Maha Sadhana Levels I and II, and recently captured classes are available for streaming via alomoves.com, YogaJournal.com and Vimeo On Demand. Sri Dharma continues to disseminate the complete traditional science of yoga through daily classes, international workshops and his Life of a Yogi Teacher Trainings at the Dharma Yoga New York Center.
We will gather in the beautiful Zuiderkerk in the center of Amsterdam, just behind the Nieuwmarkt. The church was built between 1603 - 1611and was in use until 1929 after which it had many different functions. In 1968 the city bought the church and restored it to the beautiful state it currently is in, so we can enjoy it during our event.
We love hosting events in churches as the history and beauty of the church combined with the teachings and coming together of so many lovely people, truly makes for a magical weekend!
The church is easy to reach with public transport and walking distance from the central train station.