Yoga Life Conference is a global event, welcoming people from every discipline and culture who seek a deeper understanding of self. We believe passionately that yoga & life are one and when lived as one you will enrich your physical, mental and emotional wellbeing while creating an uplifted spirit.
The Yoga Life Conference in Poland will focus on enhancing wellbeing, with a breadth of content delivered via talks and physical practices. The Conference sessions will explore Yoga, Meditation, Breath, Chanting and include YLC Talks. Yogi Ashokananda will guide the teachings throughout the weekend, sharing his wisdom, experience & stories.
Conference Leader: Yogi Ashokananda
Yogi Ashokananda, an expert and pioneer as a practising master of yoga, meditation and spirituality, has dedicated his life in service to humanity, teaching, mentoring, writing, learning and speaking on yoga, meditation and spirituality. Raised in India, Yogi Ashokananda was fortunate to develop his teaching experience and education of yoga under great Indian masters and siddhas. The Gurukul style of learning with the masters, influenced his experience and inspiration to develop his own profound yoga & meditation disciplines and insights with roots in the ancient, sacred Indian tradition, namely Himalayan Hatha Yoga, Prana Kriya Yoga, Atma Kriya Meditation & Science of Relaxation.
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Sessions: Science of Relaxation – Active Atma Kriya Meditation | Beyond the Duality of Life – Pranayama & Meditation | YLC Talk: Roots of Yoga in Indian Tradition | Prana Kriya Yoga: Strengthening the Heart Energy | Himalayan Hatha Yoga: Power of Inner and Outer Alignment | Meditation: Mindfulness for an Awakened Life | Yoga Masterclass | Healing Power of Chanting
5:00 pm – 5:30 pm Welcome
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Science of Relaxation
8:00 am – 9:30 am Beyond the Duality of Life – Pranayama & Meditation | Practice
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Roots of Yoga in Indian Tradition | YLC Talk
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm Strengthening the Heart Energy – Prana Kriya Yoga | Practice
Lunch & Break
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Power of Inner & Outer Alignment – Himalayan Hatha Yoga | Practice
9:00 am – 10:00 am Mindfulness for an Awakened Life – Guided Meditation | Practice
10:30 am – 12:30 pm Yoga Master Class – Himalayan Hatha Yoga & Prana Kriya Yoga | Practice
12:30 pm – 13:30 pm Healing Power of Chanting
Described as “instant therapy without the talking” and a process of clearing the body and mind from the inside out, Yogi Ashokananda’s signature active meditation helps release unwanted baggage in the form of your samskaras.
This meditation is one of the most profound and simplest ways of aligning your higher consciousness with your physical existence. When you are in this state you can experience true relaxation, the source of your inner power and peace.The process takes place in 3 different seated positions and with some dynamic arm movements to move energy through the body, as well as primordial sounds relating to the upper and lower chakras.
The session will begin with Pranayama (control of the prana). The breath carries the life force known as prana into each person’s body and is considered to be the physical manifestation of this vital energy. As we breathe, prana is the inhalation and apana is the exhalation, and the time between the two is called samana. We will be practicing various forms or pranayama to bring prana to every part of the brain and thereby improving your mental balance and stability.
We will create awareness of the body on an energetic and physical level.
Yogi will lead an intriguing discussion on the foundation of yoga from a traditional perspective and how it applies in our modern day to day lives.
Yoga can be viewed as a basic physical practice or it can be viewed as a way to live a meaningful and mindful life. Yoga is the life journey to know yourself, to truly know yourself and live your life based on your inner self.
Discussion topics will include managing and controlling your mind, your senses and your emotions, instead of reacting to them. The importance of transforming samkaras, which are hidden at a cellular level, created by a lifetime of emotions, stresses and memories that can result in disease, illness and poor health, i.e. poor, physical, emotional & mental health.
Yogi will provide you with direct techniques that will help you to become more aware and able to directly transform your physical, emotional & mental health.
The energising practice of Prana Kriya Yoga harmonises and unites the flow of the physical movement in our bodies (kriya) with its energetic power. This form of yoga has long been highly regarded among many great masters and yogis to hold the key to slowing down the ageing process. It achieves this by recharging the blood with oxygen and decarbonising it, thus rejuvenating the brain and spinal centres and preventing the decay of tissues in the body. Prana Kriya yoga also awakens the hidden energy (kundalini) within you allowing you to transform and free yourself from limiting beliefs and old behavioral patterns that hold you back.
In this workshop we will go into fascinating detail and experience of Prana Kriya Yoga, covering kumbhakas (breath retention), mudras, kriyas and the five pranas with a focus on the practice of strengthening our heart energy. We will end the workshop with a powerful kriya meditation.
This session will allow you to experience the essence and authenticity of true hatha yoga. Himalayan Hatha yoga is a strong, yet supportive form of yoga.
You will experience the power and importance of inner and outer alignment as we explore the connection of the mind, body and breath in asana and pranayama.
We will explore the alignment of the body, breath and mind connection in the postures, while re-energising and rejuvenating the body. Yogi strongly
believes that it is not the muscle that enables you to hold the posture but is the mind that creates the balance and the breath gives you the ability to hold it.
Simple mindfulness techniques calm your mind, relax the nervous system and let you feel overall positive in life while creating a healing vibration to your body.
Atma Kriya meditation will renew your energy, heighten intelligence by awakening and altering your perceptions, help you to have greater self-awareness, feel a connection to yourself, to others and to a source greater than you. Each and every one of us is entitled to feel greater inner peace, love, joy and fulfilment, happiness, freedom and success and this meditation will allow you to have access to the source within YOU from which these experiences can develop and make them a natural part of your life and who you are. It will help you to feel a connection to the energy of the universe.
In this joyful workshop firstly, you will be guided through a Himalayan Hatha Yoga series to create lightness, freedom and space within your body. This is an energetic practice which will explore Himalayan Hatha Yoga series, balancing and seated postures as well as incorporating bandhas and elements giving you psychological as well as physical strength. The second half of the class will transition into Prana Kriya Yoga, an empowering practice using kriyas, kumbhakas (breath retention) and mudras with a focus on strengthening our nervous system. This form of yoga has long been highly regarded among many great masters and yogis to hold the key to slowing down the ageing process. Prana Kriya yoga also awakens the hidden energy (kundalini) within you allowing you to transform and free yourself from limiting beliefs and old behavioural patterns.
Yogi will provide you with tips and techniques to help you develop a regular self-practice.
Chanting of a mantra lights up the frontal lobes of the brain leading to increased flow of oxygen and blood. This area of the brain is responsible for thought, learning, perception and emotion. The vibrations and frequencies of chanting mantras have shown enormous healing advantages as every mantra produces a unique sound and vibration that when chanted stimulates various parts of the body and gives relaxation and natural healing.
The power of mantra is betrayed in the roots of the sanskrit word ‘man’- meaning mind and ‘tra’- meaning deliverance, or projection. Chanting is a pleasure that transcends the senses; it takes us beyond the bounds of time and space. Thus it soothes in a most profound way. It soothes on a cellular level. It merges our finite identity with the infinite, and so dissolves us.
“Leśne Centrum” retreat centre, as the name suggests, is located in the forest. Beautiful surroundings, fresh air and the course program enable you to experience an authentic yoga experience as part of your life.
The nearest railway station is Krzeszowice. For GPS, enter the address Grojec, ul. Na Brandyską – from this side enter the forest.
The Centre has a base for about 20 people, including bed linen, towels (PLN 100 per night) plus tent places, in tents – about 6-8 places, tents belonging to the Centre, suggested own foam pad and participant’s sleeping bag (PLN 50 per day)
Vegetarian three meals a day, the cost will be PLN 40 per day.
In the case of organization of transport from the railway station in Krzeszowice – (distance about 15 km) PLN 15 per person, by prior arrangement.