Upcoming programmes

Dear practitioners! Thanks for visiting my website and searching for upcoming workshops. Please be informed that from 7 Feb 219 to 18 March 2019 I will be in Isha Yoga Centre Coimbatore for 5 weeks of intensive sadhana and volunteering.  During this period I will also be in silence from time to time.  My sincere apologies for any delay in responding to your enquiries.  I am looking forward to bringing back some renewed spirit in the Spring!

The way how the programs are organised can be flexible.
Often, it is arranged upon requests made by individuals who expressed their interest.
If there are programs you would like to attend but not scheduled yet,
you can send a request to info@ascendance.nl.

Mar
23
Sat
Surya Kriya – activate the sun within you
Mar 23 @ 09:00

A potent 21-step yogic practice of tremendous antiquity. A holistic process for health, wellness and complete inner wellbeing.

Benefits including:
▪ Develops mental clarity and focus
▪ Remedies weak constitutions
▪ Boosts vigour and vitality
▪ Balances hormonal levels in the body
▪ Prepares one for deeper states of meditation

Photo credit to: Isha Hatha Yoga School

Session 1: Saturday, 23 March, 9:30 – 12:30 (part 1/2)
Session 2: Saturday, 23 March, 17:30 – 20:30 (part 2/2)
Attendance for both sessions is mandatory.

Due to the nature of the practice, it is not suitable for pregnant ladies or person who has active hernia.

Program fee: EUR 150

Bhuta Shuddhi – cleansing the 5 elements
Mar 23 @ 14:00 – 15:30

The Bhuta Shuddhi process offered here provides a unique opportunity for everyone to benefit from this esoteric yogic science, which otherwise requires intense sadhana (spiritual practices).

Simple yet powerful Bhuta Shuddhi process allows one to cleanse the body and prepare for more powerful sadhanas:

▪ Keeps the system in harmony and balance
▪ Prepares the system to handle powerful states of energy
▪ Enhances the capabilities of the physical body, mind and energy
▪ Creates the basis to gain complete mastery over the human system

Photo credit to: Isha Hatha Yoga School

A full set of meditation kit is included.  This program is suitable for 14 years old and above.
Costs: EUR 150.

Mar
30
Sat
Angamardhana – a yogic fitness
Mar 30 @ 09:00

Angamardhana is a series of 31 dynamic processes to invigorate the body and reach peak physical fitness.  Regular practice of Angamardhana revitalizes the body in many ways:

▪ Strengthens the spine, skeletal systems, and muscular system
▪ Building physical strength, fitness and tenacity
▪ Takes years off the body, bringing a sense of lightness and freedom
▪ Prepares the body for Hatha yoga

Photo credit to: Isha Hatha Yoga School

This program is open to participants age 14+ regardless of experience with yoga.
However, it is not suitable for pregnant lady or person with active hernia.

Workshop schedule:

Session 1: Saturday, 30 March 2019, 9:00 – 12:30  (part 1/3)
Session 2: Saturday, 30 March 2019, 17:30 – 21:00 (part 2/3)
Session 3: Sunday, 31 March 2019, 10:00 – 13:30 (part 3/3)
Attending all three sessions is mandatory.

Costs: EUR 195 per person.

Mar
31
Sun
Jala Neti
Mar 31 @ 15:00 – 16:00

Jala Neti is a process of cleansing the nasal passages with salt water. This allows breathing to become free so that air can enter the lungs unimpeded by mucus and dirt which easily builds up during the day.

Photo credit to: Nata Yoga association

Benefits of Jala Neti:

* Prevents and helps with respiratory tract diseases like asthma, pneumonia, bronchitis.
* Relieves cold, allergies, sinusitis and all kapha-related ailments.
* Calms and activates the nervous system.
* Removes excess mucus and pollutants from nasal passages and sinuses.
* Gets rid of insomnia, tiredness and improves quality of sleep.
* Helps with diseases of eyes, nose, throat, tonsillitis, allergic rhinitis, hay fever.
* Relieves migraine and headaches, anxiety, stress release and brings tranquility.
* Helps with epilepsy.

Program costs: EUR 85 (inclusive an Isha Copper Jala Neti Pot)
Suitable for 14 years old and above

Apr
6
Sat
Yogasanas (Beginner)
Apr 6 @ 09:00

A set of powerful yoga postures to align the inner system to the celestial geometry, thus naturally achieving a state of healthy, joy and bliss.

Benefits including:
▪ Relief of chronic health conditions
▪ Evolution of body and mind towards a higher possibility
▪ Stabilization of the body, mind, and energy system
▪ Deceleration of the aging process

Photo credit to Isha Hatha Yoga School

Session timing:
Session 1/4: Saturday, 6 April 2019, 9:00 – 12:00 (part 1/4)
Session 2/4: Saturday, 6 April 2019, 17:00 – 20:00 (part 2/4)
Session 3/4: Sunday, 7 April 2019, 9:00 – 12:00 (part 3/4)
Session 4/4: Sunday, 7 April 2019, 17:00 – 20:00 (part 4/4)

Total four sessions and it is compulsory to attend all sessions.
This program is NOT suitable for pregnant ladies or anyone with active hernia.

Program fee for full attendance: EUR 225

Surya Kriya review & correction
Apr 6 @ 13:00 – 16:00

During this review and correction session, we will go through the fundamentals of the postures.  Participants will receive detailed individual corrections.

Further more, we will review the whole breathing mechanism of the full practice; then, take the practice to the spiritual level through the practice of subtle body.

You must have already learned the practice in order to attend the review session.
Costs: EUR 35

Apr
7
Sun
Angamardhana review & correction
Apr 7 @ 13:00 – 16:00

During this review and correction session, we will go through the fundamentals of the postures.  Participants will receive detailed individual corrections.

Further more, we will be introduced to the advanced way of practising Angamardhana..

You must have already learned the practice in order to attend the review session.
Costs: EUR 35

Apr
20
Sat
Yogasanas (Advanced)
Apr 20 @ 09:00

For those who have completed the beginner Yogasanas sequence, you can register for Yogasanas Advanced – an opportunity to learn additional asanas to deepen your practice.

You will be introduced to :

  • Sarvangasana (shoulder stand),
  • Spinal Twists
  • Mandukasana (frog posture)
  • Mayurasana (peacock posture for gents only)

These postures bring stability and balance to the system and are used to elevate one’s consciousness.

Photo credit to: Isha Hatha Yoga School

Session timing:
Session 1/4: Saturday, 20 April 2019, 9:00 – 12:30 (part 1/2)
Session 2/4: Saturday, 20 April 2019, 17:30 – 21:30 (part 2/2)

Total two sessions and it is compulsory to attend all sessions.
This program is NOT suitable for pregnant ladies or anyone with active hernia.

You must have already learned the basic sequence in order to attend the advanced postures.

Program fee for full attendance: EUR 110.

Apr
28
Sun
Sadhana Day – A Day of Devotion
Apr 28 @ 08:00 – 19:00

This is a special day to come together, with like minded people, in a beautiful setting, to intensify your spiritual practices.  

Photo credit to: Isha Hatha Yoga School

 

Featured with continuous guided practice sessions in the morning and Bhakti Sadhana – practice of devotion in the afternoon.  Potluck lunch together with lots fun, joy and laughters

Schedule of the day: 
9:00 – Guru Pooja
9:15 – 10:45  Invocation & Angamardhana Guided Practices
11:00 – 12:00 Surya Kriya Guided Practices (3 cycles)
12:00 – 13:30  Yogasanas Guided Practices (beginner & advanced practice, 30 seconds holding time)
13:30 – Shoonya & Snacks (Potluck for light stomach)
15:00 – Nadi Shuddhi & AUM; Bhakti Sadhana (Practice of Devotion); Guided Meditation
17:30 –  Shakti Chalana kriya & Shambhavi Self Practices

Program fee:

  • EUR 40 for the full attendance of all guided sessions 1) Angamardhana 2) Surya Kriya 3) Yogasanas 4) Nadi Shuddhi & Aum; Bhakti Sadhana; Guided Meditation
  • EUR 12 for attending individual guided session
  • Other sessions e.g. shoonya, snacks and Shakti Chalana kriya/ Shambhavi Self practice is Free to attend.