Jivamikti Retreat with Magali Lehners & Klara Puski
(17 - 24 June 2017)
Join us for 7 days at the beautiful south-coast of Crete. On this retreat you will have a chance to deepen your practice in yoga and meditation. Furthermore, it will detox, relax and nourish you on the physical, mental and emotional level. Recharge your soul with the nourishing greek sun, fuel yourself with deliciously good vegetarian and vegan food, enjoy and experience the endless, wild beaches and the great nature of Crete. You will have an entire week to take care of yourself and enjoy your life the fullest with Klara & Magali.
Excluding the day of arrival and departure, the yoga courses will be held daily from 9:00 – 12.00h and 17-19.30h.
The morning practice with Klara & Magali is a classical Jivamukti package of tradition, music, singing, meditation, bhakti and hot vinyasa flow. Afternoon classes are focused on alignment and building the blocks to certain poses. They’ll also have lots of fun elements including both partner work and restoratives. We’ll discuss yoga philosophy and its relevance in our daily life. And of course there will the famous sunset meditations and chanting on the roof terrace.
Nowadays, there are still a few places on earth that insistently deny to follow the stream of the modern civilisation and remain oases for those who seek for something different. Triopetra is one of those places where time seems to have stopped!
You get to experience the archaic landscape, pure nature, the almost everpresent sun, etesian winds, the chirping of the cicadas and the soft, swooshing sound of the ocean.
This place of refuge is located on the south coast of Crete. The best Season lies between April and October where the highest Temperatures are reached between June and September.
The beach is just a few steps away from the Kretashala “Pavlos’ Place” and the guests can enjoy miles of unspoiled and deserted beaches, with turquoise, crystal-clear water in which you can swim and snorkel.
One is surrounded by Nature in its purest form that invites you to explore the healing powers of it.
The area around Triopetra is free from bars or noisy night life, which means that tranquility and quietness are guaranteed!
My Yoga journey started in 1998, when a friend took me to my first yoga class during a stressful period of exams at high school. After that, I started to practice Yoga regularly.
Later, during my studies in Geography, Sociology and Ethnology in Heidelberg and Munich, I couldn’t let go of it and when I graduated, I travelled to India, eager to get to know the country where Yoga originated. There, in a Sivananda ashram in the Himalayas, I did my first Yoga teacher training course.
Back in Munich, I discovered Jivamukti Yoga, in which I found my vocation and undertook the Jivamukti teacher training. Since 2007, I have worked in Munich as an 800 hours certified Jivamukti Yoga teacher and became an advanced certified Jivamukti Yoga teacher in 2016. In 2014 I became co-founder of Dancing Kala Yoga in Luxembourg and Yoga Palais in 2016.
Alongside my Jivamukti Yoga practice, I also took an Ashtanga teacher training course with David Swenson and Kidsyoga teacher training with Thomas Bannenberg. Furthermore, I have taken part in workshops and retreats all over the world. In tandem with this Yoga path, I studied for a PhD in Urbanism at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich.
I see Yoga as the best way to take care of oneself, to be stronger in every situation. Yoga gives us a feeling of security, because it helps us to be less influenced by the trivial things in life. We can become more independent through practicing Yoga, while the basis for the acceptance of ourselves as we are, with all anxieties and insecurities, is fortified.
There have been many situations in my life, in which I had to make decisions either to grow and face a problem bravely or simply drop it. Yoga has helped me to make appropriate decisions, decisions more connected to myself. Through this, I have realised more clearly what I want and can easily act accordingly.
In essence, Yoga gives us the rooting feeling that everything is good as it is. For this, I am grateful to all the teachers that have accompanied me to where I am now. And also to the little person who is probably my most important teacher: my daughter Lou Kali.
Klara is a Jivamuki teacher based in Paris. Dancing since the age of five, she was always fascinated by the physical body & movement she completed her education at the Hungarian Dance Academy in classical ballet in Budapest and continued to work as a professional dancer. Then in early 2013 she tried Jivamukti Yoga in Munich which was a transformational discovery in which she happily remains immersed. By May 2014, she completed her teacher training in New York, with Jivamukti Yoga founders Sharon Gannon and David Life, mentored by Giselle Mari. Since returning Klara has been leading classes around different studios in Paris. She feels blessed to be able to teach and equally sees it as an opportunity to serve, share and learn.
Finding an honest space through intelligent sequencing is what yoga represent for her. Creating a deeper connection with the present moment and allow ourselves to pause to reflect is what fascinates her. Feeling the moment in it’s depth to create a transformation.
„All of these practices lead us to the realization that this physical vehicle is „just that“, to carry the eternal spirit , which is the eternal piece that is life itself, and we all have that, all living things have it , the question is how do we recognize that we are all the same? How to honour myself the same way as I honour all living beings around? We all do the best we can while we are here“
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