Past Retreat / Event

Pranic Immersion with Downward Dog Studio

Friday, July 31 – Monday, August 3, 2015 all-day

Downward Dog Yoga Centre presents:

Pranic immersion Yoga Retreat: The Art and Science of Breathing
with Sudhir Tiwari, Ron Reid, and Marla Meenakshi Joy

Come and experience the long-weekend energizing and rejuvenating every cell with Pranayama, asana, nature walks, healthy food and good company!

We are honoured to have our teacher and master pranayama instructor of the Kaivalyadhama tradition (www.kdham.com) guiding us throughout this very special weekend. A world-reknown international teacher, Sudhir shares with great humility and kindness, a wealth of knowledge from this amazing tradition.

Along with our daily practices of pranayama and asana, we will have free time for nature walks, swimming in the lake, as well as some evening talks and a kirtan with Swaha (Ron and Marla). Sudhir is available throughout the free time of the day for private sessions as well if you would like a home self-practice tailored to your individual needs.

 

Themes covered on the weekend

  • Pranayama: Breath Diagnostics
  • Pulse Diagnosis (Based on which a personal pranayama practice could be recommended to students who wish to practice on a regular basis)
  • Preparatory Practices
  • Meditational Techniques
  • Sound based Beej Mantra Meditation for chakra locations
  • Discussions on Asana, Surya Namaskar,its origins and Pranayama. We will look at the traditional basis of these practices as outlined in the Authoritative texts, also discuss how the outcome of Yogic Practices as described in the text can be verified scientifically
  • Selected Yoga Sutras that we can apply in resolving some of our everyday
    conflicts/issues

Daily Offerings

  • Light morning snack
  • Asana practice (90 minutes) followed 10 minute break then pulse check, preps and pranayama (90 minutes)
  • Lunch and free time…
  • Afternoon Talk, Q&A and selective chanting (1.5 Hour session) 10 minute break, Pranayama and Meditational techniques (1 Hour)
  • Dinner
  • After Dinner (subject to change)
    • 1st evening: Lecture with Sudhir
    • 2nd evening: Kirtan with Swaha (1 hour)
    • 3rd evening: A session of “Tratak” and guided shavasana (20 minutes)

Faculty

Sudhir Tiwari was brought up at Kaivalyadham Yoga Institute, in Lonavala, India amidst rich traditional yogic heritage of Swami Madhavdasji Maharaj, Swami Kuvalyanandaji and Swami Digambarji, a tradition kept alive by his father and a well known Pranayama master, Shri O. P. Tiwari.

Swami Digambarji, on his own accord, without any announcements and fanfare initiated Sudhir in 1981 by conducting a Yadnopavit ceremony (Thread Ceremony) and accepted him as a disciple. Sudhir received his primary and advanced Yogic and Ayurvedic training from Swami Digambarji, that included the study of traditional texts, mantra yoga, fire ceremony, pranayama and various aspects of adhyatm (spiritual) yoga. Sudhir also learnt pranayama and Hathapradipika from his father.

Sudhir’s calling came in early 2012 when his father expressed his desire for him to become an instrument to further the message of Swami Kuvalyananda and Swami Digambarji’s by spreading in theory and practice the fundamentals of undiluted yoga.

Very willingly Sudhir agreed, so now he travels all around the world conducting workshops in theory and practice of Yoga (Asana, Pranayama, Meditation, Chanting) and Ayurveda and with his familiarity of alternative western medicine he also correlates these disciplines. His Mantra, Breathe Positive, Breathe Yoga.

Sudhir served the Health and Wellness Industry in the US, Canada and India at an executive level and received his advanced Teachers Training Certificate in Yoga from Kaivalyadhama Lonavala, India, Bachelors of Engineering from Bangalore University Bangalore, India and MBA form St. Josephs University, Philadelphia, USA.

Sudhir now lives in Toronto Canada, with his wife and two children.
 

Ron Reid has been practicing Yoga for over 30 years and teaching since 1988. He is co‐owner and Director of the Downward Dog Yoga Centre in Toronto, Canada.

Ron has studied with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and Sharath both in India and North America and was one of the first Canadian teachers to be authorized by Pattabhi Jois. In addition to regular classes at Downward Dog, he conducts workshops and teacher trainings in Canada, Europe, and the U.K. and is becoming a familiar face at various conferences around the world.

Ron is one of Canada’s top teachers, approaching teaching in an inspired, informed and non-­‐dogmatic way. He places the needs of the students ahead of the demands of the practice. While continuing to teach and practice the ashtanga vinyasa system as a foundation, he endeavors to blend tradition with innovation, and to balance precision with grace. Students will find his refined approach to practice both challenging and rewarding.

Ron is also an accomplished musician and composer and performs with his partner Marla Meenakshi Joy under their group name “Swaha” (*www.swaha.ca*)
 

Marla Meenakshi Joy has been teaching yoga for the past 20 years and is co-­‐owner of the Downward Dog Yoga Centre in Toronto, Canada.

Marla first traveled to India in 1988 to study meditation and the philosophy of the Vedas with Swami Shyam in the Himalayas, and is a Certified Meditation and Yoga Philosophy teacher from the International Meditation Institute in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh, Himalayas. She has been teaching workshops and teacher training programs since 1999, in Toronto and abroad, as both a teacher of Philosophy and Sanskrit, Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga, and Restorative Yoga. She also leads kirtan internationally, and has produced 4 cd’s with her partner Ron Reid and their band SWAHA. www.swaha.ca

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Registration Details

Date:
Friday, July 31, 2015 – Monday, August 3, 2015 all-day
2015-07-31T00:00:00-04:00
2015-08-04T00:00:00-04:00
Cost:

Pricing is inclusive of accommodations and meals.
$690 per person (shared accommodations 3-4ppl per cabin)
$790 per person (semi-private 2ppl per cabin)
$890 per person (private cabin)

 

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Sudhir Tiwari, Ron Reid and Marla Meenakshi Joy
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Space is limited.  Please contact [email protected] for details and registration.

Downward Dog Yoga Centre presents:

Pranic immersion Yoga Retreat: The Art and Science of Breathing
with Sudhir Tiwari, Ron Reid, and Marla Meenakshi Joy

Come and experience the long-weekend energizing and rejuvenating every cell with Pranayama, asana, nature walks, healthy food and good company!

We are honoured to have our teacher and master pranayama instructor of the Kaivalyadhama tradition (www.kdham.com) guiding us throughout this very special weekend. A world-reknown international teacher, Sudhir shares with great humility and kindness, a wealth of knowledge from this amazing tradition.

Along with our daily practices of pranayama and asana, we will have free time for nature walks, swimming in the lake, as well as some evening talks and a kirtan with Swaha (Ron and Marla). Sudhir is available throughout the free time of the day for private sessions as well if you would like a home self-practice tailored to your individual needs.

 

Themes covered on the weekend

  • Pranayama: Breath Diagnostics
  • Pulse Diagnosis (Based on which a personal pranayama practice could be recommended to students who wish to practice on a regular basis)
  • Preparatory Practices
  • Meditational Techniques
  • Sound based Beej Mantra Meditation for chakra locations
  • Discussions on Asana, Surya Namaskar,its origins and Pranayama. We will look at the traditional basis of these practices as outlined in the Authoritative texts, also discuss how the outcome of Yogic Practices as described in the text can be verified scientifically
  • Selected Yoga Sutras that we can apply in resolving some of our everyday
    conflicts/issues

Daily Offerings

  • Light morning snack
  • Asana practice (90 minutes) followed 10 minute break then pulse check, preps and pranayama (90 minutes)
  • Lunch and free time…
  • Afternoon Talk, Q&A and selective chanting (1.5 Hour session) 10 minute break, Pranayama and Meditational techniques (1 Hour)
  • Dinner
  • After Dinner (subject to change)
    • 1st evening: Lecture with Sudhir
    • 2nd evening: Kirtan with Swaha (1 hour)
    • 3rd evening: A session of “Tratak” and guided shavasana (20 minutes)