IN PERSON GATHERING

The Experience of Nothingness
Akhanda Yoga Meeting Italia 12th Edition

The Italian Akhanda Yoga Meeting is now at its 12th edition!

When it comes to deciding the theme for the gathering, usually Vishva-ji and Pranav connect the theme to the number of the edition. The number 12 is usually connected with the cyclical nature of time, to the perpetual, undifferentiated, whole and indivisible movement that animates the Nature of things and energy, meaning our zero-point.

Join us in Bologna August 26 - 28 where we will dive deep into our nothingness, aided by 3 workshops, with an initial Satsang on the topic of Shunyavad, our “zero-point”.

"Your true nature is blissful, expandable, fearless, playful and helpful. This is your birthright to feel and share with the world." -Yogrishi Vishvketu

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Yogrishi Vishvketu

Yogrishi Vishvketu (Vishva-ji) is known for his infectious laughter and stories. His holistic approach brings forward ancient wisdom for a modern age incorporating asana, pranayama, mantra, meditation and yogic wisdom in every class. His deepest aim is to inspire people to connect to their true nature, which is fearless, expansive, joyful and playful.

Pranav Baba (Piero Casanova)

Pranav Baba has travelled in India since 1994, drawn to the spiritual power of the Ganga River. He has studied with Yogrishi Vishvketu since 1999 when he attended his first retreat at Yoga Niketan. Since then he has completed all basic YTTs plus many advanced modules. He has hosted the Akhanda Yoga Italia Meetings since 2005.

Shunyavad – The Experience of Nothingness

Friday Night Satsang & Sadhana
4:00-4:30pm - Arrival time
4:30-5:30pm - Opening Circle and Satsang on Shunyavad
6:00 - 7:30pm - Sadhana & Kirtan
Saturday Programming
9:15-10:45am - Pranayama Practice
11:15-1:00pm - Introduction of the Pranic Body and Pranayama techniques on the power of Khumbaka
1:00pm - Happy Meal + break
3:00-3:30pm - Introduction to Asana as Yoga Ritual
4:00-5:00pm - Akhanda Asana Flow
Sunday Programming
7:30-8:30am - Agni Hotra, Fire Puja
9:15-10:45am - Classical Kundalini Yoga Practice
11:00-12:30pm - Satsang on Classical Kundalini & Fire Puja
12:30-2:30pm - Closing Ceremony
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Akhanda Yoga Meeting Italia 12th Edition
Friday August 26th (times listed in CEST)

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Sunday August 28th (times listed in CEST)

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“Everyone must have a personal practice! Doing Yoga with others from time to time gives you inspiration for your individual practice.” -Yogrishi Vishvketu

Akhanda Yoga Meeting Italia 12th Edition

When setting the ground for Akhanda Yoga as a contemporary style that is also deeply rooted in the Vedic and Adi-Nath traditions, Yogrishi has defined our true nature as blissful, joyful, fearless and expandible: so where should we direct our purpose, our intention, our Sankalp Shakti? Into that space deeply rooted in our heart, where we find Presence in absence, absence of movement and weight, where energy is neither measurable nor undivided.

During this retreat, we shall deep dive into our nothingness, aided by 3 workshops, with an initial Satsang on the topic of Shunyavad, our “zero-point”:

  • Full Pranayama Workshop
  • Asana as ritual for the body: Akhanda Flow Workshop
  • Agni Hotra: Fire Puja
  • Classical Kundalini Yoga practice & Shunyavad

 

For the early yogi-Naths, explorers of the ancient Adi Nath tradition (the tantric path of Yoga dated back circa 400 BC) the management of the life flow (Pra.Na) currents was a fundamental step towards the realization of our spiritual nature through the body. The Akhanda Yoga style, through its founder Yogrishi Vishvketu is the direct continuation of this ancient lineage, where breath is the fundamental tool of the whole Hatha Yoga discipline, codified in the “Hatha Yoga Pradipika” a text dating back about 8/900 years.

Akhanda Yoga is the contemporary expression of Hatha Yoga, intended as a holistic practice, one that has influenced the great schools & masters of Rishikesh such as Shivananda and later Satyananda with the Bihar School of Yoga.

The word Akhanda means whole and indivisible. Akhanda Yoga Institute is an educational institution devoted to teaching a full repertoire of authentic techniques, including: yogic wisdom, asana, pranayama, mantra, yoga nidra, and meditation. This allows us to carry over these ancient insights and tools from carefully preserved techniques into our contemporary yoga practice. Therefore Vishva-ji guides you through the process of rebalancing your Pranic energy thanks to:

  • Breathing is one of the most powerful yoga techniques. It can release chronic stress and anxiety and help you heal on a deep cellular level. Many of us have been more anxious and sedentary than usual, a condition that might cause imbalances in the body and induce feelings of fear, limitation and sluggishness.
  • Awareness of postures or Asanas is a form of ritual for the body, a means for Self-Realization.
  • Meditation to expand your zero-point and unify with it.

 

You will also explore many other special yogic tools & techniques, including Yoga Nidra and carefully administered Vedic rituals that have been performed by yogic practitioners for centuries to release blocked emotions and reprogram yourself to reach your maximum potential.

Tuition

Join in for the full weekend for 220 Euros or you're welcome to join for individual workshop offerings!

Support

Please contact community@akhandayoga.com if you have questions or need any support.

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