Immerse yourself in a dance-like Vinyasa Practice, accompanied by Hip Indian beats, World Music and Sanskrit mantras. A specific Asana focus leads the practice, to challenge you physically and mentally, concluding with a deep relaxation and meditation practice. The spiritual teachings, woven throughout the class, are inspired by the current Jivamukti Focus of the Month. They reveal a strong relationship between ancient Yogic teachings, what is happening in the present moment on the mat, and concerns pertaining to relationships and experiences in modern, daily life.
Yogeswari, based at the Jivamukti Yoga School in New York City since the year 2000, is one of the most senior teachers of the Jivamukti Yoga Method. She is Advanced Certified, a Facilitator of Jivamukti Teacher Trainings, and has taken many Jivamukti Certified Teachers through one-on-one apprenticeships towards their 800-hour-certification. Since 2004, she has been teaching around the world. Yogeswari is known for her vigorous, seamless Vinyasa sequencing, and her thought-provoking philosophical teachings. With 20 years of experience in dance and choreography, she brings liveliness and vibrancy to all her work. She holds an MA in choreography and dance from New York University and a BFA McL in dance from Temple University, Philadelphia. Born in Switzerland, she teaches workshops, immersions, and retreats in five languages.
She is the founder and president of AZAHAR Foundation, an international non-profit organization that promotes cross-cultural understanding and non-violent conflict resolution through Yoga and the Arts, with special attention to disenfranchised communities, and women and children in conflict settings.
JIVAMUKTI HIP HOT AND HOLY
Jivamukti is Hip: in the eighties, Sharon Gannon & David Life, the founders of the Jivamukti Yoga method, brought Yoga into the most radical underground communities in the East Village of New York. In doing so, they integrated the hidden and mysterious teachings of yoga into the artistic avant-garde, and made Yoga “Hip”, i.e. relevant for people living in a vibrant, creative and forward thinking urban environment. Jivamukti is spiritualized performance art, where poetry, dance, asana and music are coming together with Vedic wisdom teachings, and the audience are its actors.
Jivamukti is Hot, because it addresses the most burning issues of our times. The Asana practice generates inner heat that allows practitioners to transform stagnation in the body and melt away old paradigms, habits and conditioned behavior in the mind.
Jivamukti is Holy. When we clear physical and mental obstacles out of the way, we have an opportunity to experience what was revealed in the Shrutis (sacred texts of India), which is that essentially, we are made of pure love, pure light, and pure joy.
The Program is based on the 5 tenets, which form the foundation of Jivamukti Yoga. These tenets are based on the classical teachings of Yoga, and illuminated as relevant guidelines for life, on and off the mat.
1. Ahimsa: A nonviolent, compassionate lifestyle extending to other animals, the environment and all living beings, emphasizing ethical vegetarianism (veganism) and animal rights.
2. Bhakti: Acknowledgment that God/Self-realization is the goal of all yoga practices; can be expressed through chanting, the setting of a high intention for the practice or other devotional practices.
3. Dhyana: Meditation: connecting to that eternal unchanging reality within.
4. Nada: The development of a sound body and mind through deep listening; can be incorporated in a class using recorded music, spoken word, silence or even the teacher’s voice.
5. Shastra: Study of the ancient yogic teachings, including Sanskrit chanting, drawn from the Focus of the Month to the extent possible.
The art therapist has been working with energetic methods (KiTE and Walking in your shoes) for several years and has extensive experience in psychological counseling and coaching. She guides children and adults with different methods / therapies that flow into each other through difficult life situations, accompanies them in more phases of change to more self-confidence etc. In her atelier for children and adults there are seminars and workshops and in her practice she works with energetic methods (KiTE and walking in your shoes).
Susanne has been dealing with wild herbs, their effects and enjoyments for many years. It will lead us on a careful walk through the wild herbs through the meadows on the Rigi and explain its effects and enjoyments.
A few words from Susanne about herself:
"For a long time I hardly lived in my body, I floated more through my life and sometimes trampled than I lived and experienced it in my body.
Only feeling my body through painting, yoga, dancing and enjoying energetic methods brought me back into contact with myself and my inner voice. Today I can hear my inner voice and my body again and notice the signs. My great interest has focused on alternative healing methods for many years. "
In the Hotel Rigi Kaltbad you can relax with a magical view. An overwhelming panoramic view of Lake Lucerne and the mountains on the car-free Rigi makes you forget everyday life. Our hotel also has direct access to the Mario Botta mineral bath and spa.
You will spend relaxed days with enchanting views. A breathtaking panoramic view over Lake Lucern and the mountains on the care-free Rigi is the perfect escape from busy life. The hotel has direct access to the Mario Botta mineral bath & spa.
Arrival via Weggis (car)
By car via the cable car to the Rigi - The car can be parked at the valley station of the cable car
Arrival via Vitznau (public transport)
By boat to Vitznau and then change to the cogwheel train to Rigi Kaltbad.
Hotel Rigi Kaltbad
6356 Rigi Kaltbad