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Bhakti Yoga Weekend Retreat - Amsterdam

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9-11 October 2020
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Kirtan Forever, with Madhava, Radhika & Debbie offer a practice of authentic yoga, unchanged since thousands of years, passing down to us through an eternal line of Gaudiya Vaisnava spiritual masters. Uncover I, the soul, through Bhakti yoga. Bhakti Yoga is also know as Yoga of Devotion.
 
We will access ancient India, experience a traditional way of mantra meditation guided on musical Indian instruments, share recipes adapted to our current times, explore the Ancient, Timeless Vedas and practice yoga asanas to align the physical, mental and subtle bodies.
 
We invite you to link up in Yoga. Access your unique and individual soul. Define your personal quests. Mantra is sound vibration, so powerful that it touches the subtle personal, and universal spheres. Experience transformation at the deepest, and on highest levels thru Mantra chanting. Mantras are eternal and when done correctly, they unlock the true state of bliss.
 
Come for a weekend of Sadhana, live as a Bhakti Yogi and Transform your life.
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TEACHERS
 
Madhava
Madhava, born on the island of Mauritius, grew up amidst devotional activities. At 18 he went to Vrindavan, the land of Krishna in India, to pursue his own spiritual practices under the guidance of legendary 24-hour Kirtan director Aindra das, where he stayed for 6 years. His mentor then instructed him to always make chanting and distribution of the sacred mantra, his life’s goal.
 
Radhika
Radhika was born in Mauritius and has been practicing Bhakti yoga for over 35 years. She is also the wife of Madhava, travelling the world at his side. She is experienced in different Bhakti arts and is a cooking instructor for delicious vegetarian fares from various cuisines. She also serves as a facilitator in workshops detailing Bhakti yoga and Sadhana Bhakti.
 
Debbie
is building a retreat centre / permacultural farm in Algarve together with her husband Liladhar and daughter Jeya. She is founder of OHMat Yoga and has been practicing Yoga for more than 16 years. An unforeseen illness turned her into a spiritual seeker. Besides, studying yoga in the Far East, she has been practicing bhakti yoga since 7 years. A teacher of Hatha Yoga, her teachings are described as a gentle Hatha flow with much attention to the subtle energy and inner peace within the heart.
 
Training Highlights:
- 22 hours intensive teachings
- Interactive vegan Cooking demos  
- Kirtan Yoga – sound immersion to reveal the Spirit
- Timeless knowledge of I, the soul
- Freedom thru control
- Observe the transitory, the Eternal and the individual freewill
- Practice with like-minded people
- 5000-year-old Yoga for physical and spiritual wellness
 

PROGRAM

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FRIDAY - 9 Oct. '20
 
8:30 - 9:00 Opening circle
9:00 - 10:30 Yoga asana
10:30 - 10:45 Small break
10:45 - 12:45 Seminar on Sadhana & Bhakti-Yoga by Radhika, Mantra Meditation Kirtan by Madhava
13:00 - 14:30 Lunch & Rest/Free
14:30 - 16:30 Vegan cooking demo by Radhika
16:30 - 17:30 History of Vedic Culture & Contemporary Kirtan expansion
17:30 - 18:30 Yin Yoga by Debbie
18:30 – 19.30 Mantra Immersion
19.30 - 20:30 Light supper
 
SATURDAY - 10 Oct. '20
 
8:30 - 10:00 Yoga asana
10:00 - 10:15 Small break
10:15 - 12:30 Seminar on Sadhana & Bhakti-Yoga by Radhika, Mantra Medittaion Kirtan by Madhava
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch & Resting free time
14:00 - 16:00 Vegan Cooking demo by Radhika
16:00 - 17:00 History of Vedic Culture & Contemporary Kirtan expansion
17:00 - 18:00 Yin Yoga by Debbie
18:00 - 19:00 Mantra Immersion
19:00 - 20:00 Light supper

SUNDAY - 11 Oct. '20
 
8:30 - 10:00 Hatha Yoga Asana morning flow by Debbie
10:00 - 12:00 Bhakti in the Bhagavad Gita by Radhika, Mantra Meditation Kirtan by Madhava
12:00 - 13:30 Last Lunch together before ending the weekend retreat

FOOD
All food served is vegan. Meals are prepared with care and love by Liladhar and Radhika. If you have a special dietary requirement, please let us know.
 
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
-  Please bring your own yogamat and pillow. Let us know if you don’t have a yogamat.
- This retreat is in English.
- Admission is restricted to 15 participants only.
 
LOCATION
The retreat facility is located amidst a unique architectural ambience, a haven of peace in the middle of bustling Amsterdam. Karlijn and Robbie have invested their heartfelt passion to remodel their house into a city ashram, 'The Ground Floor'. Ample space and a tranquil mood help uplift the conscious energy of the Yogi. A separate vast area designates the dining and relaxation section.  
 
Address: Kerkstraat 266 HS, 1017 HA Amsterdam.
 
PRICE
Full weekend Fr - Sat - Sun
Early bird until 31 August : € 250
Regular Price : € 300
 
Please send to madhava@kirtanforever.com (PayPal).
 
IMPORTANT : Please send the money as FRIENDS AND FAMILY so as to avoid a surcharge of 10% on the overall costs by Kirtan Forever.
 
The Retreat will not cover accommodation, transportation, medical emergency and accidents .

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NOTE:
If you have paid for the retreat and due to COVID-19 restrictions you cannot come, you will be refunded the money paid minus any Pay Pal fee, if applicable. You will not be refunded for no-shows or any other reasons.  Please check the laws of your country as well as the laws of the Netherlands to see the requirements and, if you are eligible for travel. We guarantee you a safe environment at the retreat. We also kindly ask you to take precautions and be mindful of social restrictions when venturing in public areas. We will be coming together as a group and we should be mindful of others.

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