Yoga Retreat Bhutan
This retreat is the second part of the Qi-Yo yoga teacher training in Tibet and Bhutan. At the end of the retreat, each participant is offered a chance to receive their yoga teacher training certification. Qi-Yo Multi-Yoga offers a teacher training program that immerses participants in the different types of Yoga heritage and esoteric traditions from around the world. This is a light filled and inspirational opportunity for aspiring teachers and students of Yoga.
Qi-Yo Yoga Teacher Training in Bhutan Program
Bhutan yoga retreat by Qi-Yo
Our mission is to provide Yoga teachers with the foundation to teach from the heart, with precision, compassion and honesty, while honoring your own personal voice and style. This is a wonderful opportunity to raise you awareness and experience your light.
All classes will be taught by Swami Agung, Qi-Yo certified advanced training teachers and local Aurovillians. There are also special classes that will be offered in Ayurveda and Anatomy by Hindu Masters.
Qi-Yo offers a mental and physical approach that aims to instill a life-improving practice to unify the basic traditions of human knowledge, for the benefit of the practitioners and of all mankind.
This system helps people find a connection to the global esoteric heritage from ancient times to present day, Chinese and Indian yogic systems as well as a synthesis of other methods to help you elevate your consciousness.
I. Qi-Gong and the Chinese and Indonesian Traditions of Yoga
Philosophy, techniques, and practice of Qi-Gong in China
Balinese traditions, shamanic rituals and tribal customs in the Indonesian Qi-Gong heritage
Techniques for psycho-physical defense
Cultivating Chi Energy
Drawing parallels between Qi-Gong and Vedanta
II. Ancient Indian Yoga and the Vedas
The yogic tradition and the 8th limb approach of realization
Yoga types: hatha, raja, jnana, vidya, bhakti, kriya, laya, nada, marga, kundalini, etc.
III. Contemporary Yoga Styles
IV. Practical Training
Consisting of asanas, pranayama, chanting, kriyas, meditation, mantras and other techniques
V. Practical Training in the Qi-Yo Multi Yoga System
The Qi-Gong and asana sequence, Qi-Yo mantras, Qi-Yo Healing and energy defense techniques, and vibrational therapy
VI. Universal Vibrational Healing
Learning to work with Tibetan singing bowls and other instruments
VII. Teaching Methodology
Designing group or private classes
Observation, assisting/correcting, instruction
The qualities of a teacher, the student’s learning process
The business aspects of teaching yoga
VIII. Anatomy & Physiology
The study and application of human anatomy & physiology in yoga practice
IX. World Esoteric Heritage
Introduction to Theosophy
Western esoteric traditions
X. Yoga and Health & Nutrition
Introduction to the Yogic Diet
Indonesian, Chinese, and Hindu Therapy
XII. Cities of the future
Integral Yoga, Sri Aurobindo, and the Mother
The mission of Auroville
In traditional Chinese culture, qi (also chi or ch’i) is an active principle forming part of any living thing. Qi is frequently translated as “life energy”, “life force”, or “energy flow”. Qi is the central underlying principle in traditional Chinese medicine and martial arts.
The literal translation of “qi” is “breath”, “air”, or “gas”. Concepts similar to qi can be found in many cultures, for example, prana and cit in Hindu religion, mana in Hawaiian culture, lüng in Tibetan Buddhism, ruah in Hebrew culture, and Vital energy in Western philosophy.
Ashtanga yoga 8th limbs
- Yama – code of conduct, self-restraint;
- Niyama – religious observances, commitments to practice, such as study and devotion;
- Āsana – integration of mind and body through physical activity;
- Pranayama – regulation of breath leading to integration of mind and body;
- Pratyahara – abstraction of the senses, withdrawal of the senses of perception from their objects;
- Dharana – concentration, one-pointedness of mind;
- Dhyana – meditation (quiet activity that leads to samadhi);
- Samādhi – the quiet state of blissful awareness, super conscious state. Attained when yogi constantly sees Paramatma in his (jivaatma) heart.
Refers to systems of esoteric philosophy concerning, or investigation seeking direct knowledge of, presumed mysteries of being and nature, particularly concerning the nature of divinity. Theosophy is considered a part of the broader field of esotericism.
This refers to hidden knowledge or wisdom that offers the individual enlightenment and salvation. The word esoteric dates back to the 2nd century CE. The theosophist seeks to understand the mysteries of the universe and the bonds that unite the universe, humanity and the divine.
The goal of theosophy is to explore the origin of divinity and humanity, and the world. From investigation of those topics theosophists try to discover a coherent description of the purpose and origin of the universe.
Western esoteric traditions
- Jakob Böhme
- Cornelius Agrippa
- Rudolph Steiner
Ayurveda or ayurvedic medicine is a system of traditional medicine native to the Indian subcontinent and a form of alternative medicine. The oldest known ayurvedic texts are the Suśruta Saṃhitā and the Charaka Saṃhitā. These Classical Sanskrit encyclopedias of medicine are among the foundational and formally compiled works of Ayurveda.
In the teachings of Sri Aurobindo, integral yoga (or purna yoga, Sanskrit for full or complete yoga, sometimes also called supramental yoga) refers to the process of the union of all the parts of one’s being with the Divine, and the transmutation of all of their jarring elements into a harmonious state of higher divine consciousness and existence.
Sri Aurobindo’s integral yoga should not be confused with a trademark “Integral Yoga” of Swami Satchidananda. Sri Aurobindo defined integral yoga in the early 1900s as “a path of integral seeking of the Divine.
By which all that we are is in the end liberated out of the Ignorance and its undivine formations into a truth beyond the Mind, a truth not only of highest spiritual status but of a dynamic spiritual self-manifestation in the universe.” He describes the nature and practice of integral yoga in his opus The Synthesis of Yoga.
As the title indicates, his integral yoga is a yoga of synthesis, intended to harmonize the paths of karma, jnana, and bhakti yoga as described in the Bhagavad Gita. It can be considered a synthesis between Vedanta and Tantra, and even between Eastern and Western approaches to spirituality.
Auroville (City of Dawn)
Auroville is an experimental township in Viluppuram district in the state of Tamil Nadu, India, near Puducherry in South India. It was founded in 1968 by Mirra Alfassa (also known as “The Mother”) and designed by architect Roger Anger.
As stated in Alfassa’s first public message about the township, “Auroville is meant to be a universal town where men and women of all countries are able to live in peace and progressive harmony, above all creeds, all politics and all nationalities. The purpose of Auroville is to realize human unity.”
- 06.00 a.m. Wake Up
- 07.00 a.m. Qi-Yo sadhana practice (meditation, pranayama, Qi-Gong, asana practice, mantra practice)
- 09.00 a.m. Breakfast & personal time
- 10.00 a.m. Class time
- 01.00 p.m. Lunch & personal time
- 02.00 p.m. Class time
- 04.00 p.m. Personal time
- 06.00 p.m. Dinner
Accommodation will be arranged in an authentic local community.
Know before you go
Airport Transfers and all other ground transportation is included.
We offer assistance with airfare and visa application. Please contact us if you need assistance.
A minimum of 7 attendees is required for the TTC to be realized. You will receive an official confirmation from email@example.com when enough students have enrolled.
Please do not purchase your airfare before you have received such confirmation e-mail. If you have any questions, Contact Us.
A 30% deposit is required a month before arrival. We also offer different payment plans to accommodate everyone who would like to attend the training. For more information please contact us.
Accepted payment methods
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