One week yoga retreat in the beautiful nature of southern france.Two yoga classes daily with expierienced teachers.And Lectures on the History, Background and Philosophy of Yoga:(Lectures are suitable for non-specialists) by Dr.Matthew ClarkLecture 1 (17:00–19:00, Sunday, June 7)‘An introduction to the history and background of yoga’Lecture 2 (17:00–19:00, Monday, June 8)‘The yoga philosophy of Patanjali, and the main concepts of Tantra’Lecture 3 (17:00–19:00, Tuesday, June 9)‘Sadhus: The holy men and yogis of India’Dr. Matthew Clark is currently a Research Associate at the School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London), where, from 2002 to 2004, he taught courses on Hinduism.Since 1990, he has been practising Ashtanga Yoga, and has periodically taught yoga classes in London and Brighton (U.K). He has spent around ten years in India and has travelled extensively throughout the subcontinent.His publications include articles and a full-length monograph on a sect of South Asian renunciates (‘sadhus’), ‘The Dasanami-Samnyasis: The Integration of Ascetic Lineages into an Order’ (Leiden/Boston: E. J. Brill, 2006).Introduction to Ashtanga yoga primary series:learning the sequence with correct postures, sun-salutation, all standing- and sitting poses, how to include the Vinyasas (flowing movement between the asanas), syncronisation of the breath , finishing postures and introduction of the 3 Bandhas (internal locks) which are the main features of this yoga style.With Ronnie Radler (18 years of practising ashtanga yoga and trained thai-yoga-practitioner)Vini yoga ( the classic yoga of Sri Krishnamacharya & Desikachar) with an introduction to the Yoga-Sutras of Patanjali.With Sophie GeulinRelaxing and balancing yoga holidays with organic-vegetarian food, massages, walking and other aktivities.Enjoy and meet like-minded people .
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