Kuṇḍalinī is a fundamental aspect of all yoga practice. The study of Kuṇḍalinī is the study of the awakening process itself. In this retreat we will explore the principles and practices as described by the teachings of Haṭha Yoga and non-dual Tantra.
This retreat is for anyone who:
"Kundalî Sakti sleeps on the bulb, for the purpose of giving moksa to Yogi's and bondage to the ignorant. He who knows it, knows Yoga" - Haṭhapradīpikā
At a certain point an individual begins to awaken to the greater reality hidden behind the surface levels of life. This initial impulse is the stirring of Kuṇḍalinī Shakti, the divine cosmic intelligence force and from that point on, if one cultivates the space for further development, one is lead through intuition and grace to the eventual full blossoming of Consciousness within one’s life. Kuṇḍalinī Shakti is both the calling and the means to realization. Seemingly ineffable, scholars and mystics have tried at times to capture her in words, but as the mystic and scholar Lilian Silburn put it:
“to those who experience her, she is as simple as Life. Better still, she is the very source of all life. But how to define life?”
"The wise yogi should thoroughly agitate Kundalini, who is asleep in the Adhara lotus, and force her upwards by raising the apana wind" - Śivasamhitā
This retreat combines the metaphysical knowledge about Kuṇḍalinī from the tantric sources with selected practices of Haṭha Yoga, in order to create a powerful, practical and systematic base of understanding and experience.
The practice during this intensive is based on the core techniques of Hatha Yoga, particularly the practice of pranayama and mudras, for purifying, balancing and energizing the subtle body. These techniques aid us in preparing the space for the awakening of consciousness within the depths of meditation. We will use both silent and music meditations to cultivate this expansion of awareness.
This retreat is primarily aimed at intermediate practitioners who already have some basic knowledge of yoga and pranayama. We will progress through the teachings slowly and systematically so that even relative beginners can benefit from these practices. Guidance and support is provided at every stage so that even within a few days everyone should feel at ease with these powerful practices.
Main Techniques taught:
Please note: These teachings have no connection with the branded "Kundalini Yoga" of Yogi Bhajan
Nowadays Kundalini yoga has become a kind of trend mostly focused on physical or breathing techniques they are all very limited and miss out on important aspects. Michael has studied and practiced for several years and hence have very deep knowledge about nature of kundalini. If you are looking to learn real kundalini yoga he is your teacher.
Fernando Salgado, Brasil
Keith McGuinnes, US