Vedic Astrology, also known as "Jyotisha, the Science of Light", is a system of knowledge that originated in ancient India, and was documented by sages in the Vedic scriptures. Yoga and astrology evolved side by side in the ancient Vedic civilization, and were considered complementary studies on the path to Self-realization.
In the heart of the Austrian Alps is hidden the UNESCO Biosphere Park "Grosses Walsertal". In this special alpine valley is hidden the monastery Propstei St. Gerold, which was founded in the 11th Century. In this unique place of silence, peace and spirituality, in a four-day retreat, Keshava and Narayani will teach Yoga classes and lead meditation sessions.
In the evenings, Stephen Quong will present lectures on Jyotisha (Vedic Astrology) and explain how it can help us to improve and strengthen our spiritual practice. The lectures will be in English, with translation into German.
Schedule: Sunday, 6 August 2017 14:00 - 15:30h Arrival 16:30 - 18.00h Yoga class (all levels) 18:30h Vegetarian 4-course dinner 20:00 - 21:30h Lecture on Jyotisha with Stephen Quong and Mantra singing with Keshava
Monday, 7 August - Wednesday 9 August 2017 06:00 - 7.00h Meditation & Mantra singing (optional) 07:15 - 08:45h Yoga class (all levels) 09:00h Vegetarian breakfast/brunch Afterwards free time for: silent walks, swimming in the pool, hikes, relaxing, experience the beauty of the valley or talks on Yoga (if required) 16:30 - 18.00h Yoga class (all levels) 18:30h Vegetarian 4-course dinner 20:00 - 21:30h Lecture on Jyotisha with Stephen Quong and Mantra singing with Keshava
Thursday, 10 August 2017 06:00 - 7.00h Silent, meditative walk (optional) 07:15 - 08:45h Yoga class (all levels) 09:00h Vegetarian breakfast/brunch Individual Departure
Price for 4 days Yoga, Meditation and Astrology lectures: 300.- Euro (accommodations extra). A 30 minute private consultation with Stephen Quong is included, on any topic of your choice such as health, travel, education, finances and relationship compatibility if you register for all four days of the retreat. There are only a limited number of rooms reserved for our retreat, so please register now to ensure accommodations. To register please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Price for accommodation, including two meals per person: Shared room: from 63.- Euro per night Double room: from 82.- Euro per night Single room: from 94.- Euro per night Please book your accomodations and meals directly with the monastery: www.propstei-stgerold.at/kontakt-und.html
Instructors: Stephen Quong (Umananda) began his studies in astrology in 1970, and has travelled throughout most of India, studying with many of the most respected Vedic astrologers and palmists. He has had a full-time international practice since 1991. He came into contact with Sivananda Yoga in 1971, and has extensive experience with Vedic/Hindu and Buddhist spiritual practices. Please visit his web page Biodata for more information.
Keshava Peter Weitgasser is a former Swami (monk). He has been a full-time teacher of Yoga since the year 2000. For more than 16 years he worked in the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers of Europe, and accompanied thousands of students in their teacher training courses and in Yoga retreats all over the world. His teaching style is naturally refreshing and dynamic.
Samira Sefzig (Narayani) has been practicing Yoga for many years and is a certified Sivananda Yoga teacher. Her teaching is naturally sympathic, sporty and empathetic.
We are looking forward to spend this special time togethet with you!
Om Shanti Stephen, Keshava and Narayani