Dates & Prices
2013 Worldwide Events
Come for a weekend of yoga practice and yoga understanding through discussion. The weekend will consist of half practice and half philosophy. The weekend is open to everybody who enjoys yoga or is interested in yoga philosophy and practice. Mark’s teachings will allow you to feel completely confident in your own home yoga practice that will nurture and support you always. The weekend will deeply enrich your understanding of the ancient yoga wisdom and how it is timeless in its message to humanity of how to be fulfilled and content in this life.
To book, contact Anna de Zeeuw via email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone 027 545 9283. For further information, please visit www.pureyoga.co.nz
PARNELL, AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND
February 8 to February 10, 2013
MANGROVE MOUNTAIN, AUSTRALIA
- Workshop 1. Saturday February 23rd 10am-2pm
Empowering your yoga and your life: the ‘five principles’ of master yogi Krishnamacharya.
- Workshop 2. Sunday February 24th 10am – 2pm
Advancing your yoga practice: asana, pranayama, meditation, life – a seamless process)
$80 per workshop or $140 for both
Book via email on the contact page or text 0414.969.187
Your yoga practice connects you intimately with the nurturing source. The principles of personal practice that we will investigate will help you to make yoga entirely your own; efficient, powerful and safe.
Breath, asana and bandha integrate as a seamless design. You will learn how to apply breath and bandha efficiently to produce a powerful practice that is right for you. We will introduce breath and bandha as the central feature of your asana, adding these principles to the yoga practice you already know and love.
Classes will include the Yoga of Patanjali, an in depth study of the first four sutras of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra and the first sutra of chapter two: on the three qualities or actions of personal yoga practice.
A weekend of relaxation, regeneration and indulging your senses. Picture yourself absorbed in a weekend of yoga, kirtan, conscious dance, tantra, healing and music, set amongst the lush green backdrop of the stunning Mullumbimby countryside.
March 4 to March 5, 2013
May 11 to May 12, 2013
- SATURDAY, MAY 11th 12:30 – 3:30 PM
- SUNDAY, MAY 12th 12:30 – 3:30 PM
JOSHUA TREE RETREAT CENTER, CALIFORNIA
- FRIDAY, MAY 17, 2013 – 3:00 – 4:30 PM – YOGA HALL 1
- SATURDAY, MAY 18, 2013 – 1:00 – 2:30 PM – YOGA HALL 2
- SUNDAY, MAY 19, 2013 – 1:00- 2:30 PM – YOGA HALL 2
Shakti Fest is a Yoga | Dance | Music Festival which celebrates the devotional path that has its roots in yoga, kirtan, and meditation. It embraces ancient and modern sacred wisdom and traditional and non-traditional spiritual practices. The festival is a vehicle for evolution of human consciousness through a heart-centered revolution. Bhakti Fest builds a community of people drawn to follow the path of the heart – a devotional, prayerful, loving, healthful, respectful family.
BIG SUR, CALIFORNIA
Yoga is not a linear process. It is direct intimacy with life, and it is available to everyone. This weekend, Mark Whitwell offers yoga’s advanced practices in a way that you can integrate and make your own, whether you are just beginning to practice or have years of experience. The weekend involves an interwoven promise: You promise to practice yoga, and in return you receive the promise of yoga’s gifts, including health, intimacy, well-being, and joy. In order to experience these benefits, your yoga practice must be adapted to you, not you to yoga. With Mark’s skillful and heartfelt guidance, you will:
• Explore the five principles of advanced personal practice
• Dive into asana, pranayama, and meditation as a seamless process
• Discover how yoga transforms life into an intimate celebration with everything
• Experience the nurturing principle as a constant in your life from now on
• Return home with understanding and the embodied felt sense of your own joyful practice
This program is a regenerative and joyful event that will continue to reverberate through your daily life in very practical ways. For all levels; no prior yoga experience needed. Please bring a yoga mat.
Recommended reading: Whitwell, Yoga of Heart and The Promise; Desikachar, The Heart of Yoga.
For the first time, the Heart of Yoga Ashram is offering accommodation on site. These different options range from bunk beds to private bures. We also offer discounted rates with the local resorts. We expect the on-site accommodation fill up quicky, so reserve your space now!
We encourage participants to stay for the full two weeks, but if you can only come for one-week, don’t worry! One week provides deep rejuvenation as a retreat and can be used toward your Teacher Training certification to be completed any where in the world with Mark.
The dates and prices below are still subject to change, so please email as soon as possible to confirm your interest.
One Week: $1,970
Two Weeks: $3,590
The Guest Bure:
(The Guest Bure is a small house with a single bed and separate bathroom.)
One Week: $2,180
Two Weeks: $4,010
The Garden Bure:
(The Garden Bure is a small house a with double bed and separate bathroom.
There is no hot water, but it has front and back decks.)
One Week: $2,390
Two Weeks: $4,430
The Ocean View Bure:
(The Ocean View Bure has a lounge, dining area, kitchen, bathroom and bedroom with a Queen size bed and wardrobe. It is on gas hot water and has front and back decks. There is a single bed in the lounge that can be made up as a setee.)
One Week: $2,810
Two Weeks: $5,270
***All guests at the Heart of Yoga Ashram will have access to kitchens for individual meal preparation. Our shuttle provides transports to the market for $25 round trip. All prices are in US Dollars.
JOSHUA TREE, CALIFORNIA
Bhakti Fest is a festival which celebrates the devotional path that has its roots in yoga, kirtan, and meditation. It embraces ancient and modern sacred wisdom and traditional and non-traditional spiritual practices.
The festival is a vehicle for the evolution of human consciousness through a heart-centered revolution. Bhakti Fest builds a community of people drawn to follow the path of the heart – a devotional, prayerful, loving, healthful, respectful family. All the artists, presenters, and vendors embody, practice, and share the spirit of Bhakti through a variety of ways
Prana is the life-force energy pulsing through our bodies and all living things. It is a quality of energy that manifests in the breath, as well as blood and other fluids. Prana sustains the physiological processes of the body, which in turn support the mind, emotions, and spirit.
We can access and control the movement of Prana through awareness, Pranayama breathing techniques, meditation, and the movements of yoga, martial arts and dance. Sun and sunshine are also sources of Prana. Increased pranic activity and efficiency gives us more vitality.
Through kirtan, yoga, workshops, sacred ceremony, healing sessions and communal activation of our bodies, minds and spirits, we will awaken our Prana and learn to thrive at our fullest potential.