Back in Bali

We are back in Bali teaching our Immersions. Although Bali is developing at a rapid pace I am surprised at the still rather gentle, feminine vibration that is discernible here during meditation. This lunar culture is still withstanding the solar onslaught of industrialization and globalization.

It again feels great to be in Immersion. It seems to be the best use of both teachers’ and students’ time to confer knowledge at the rate of nine hours per day. As it is getting more difficult to get students away from their responsibilities for any length of time, it makes sense to subject them not just to two or four hours of yoga per day but to a full nine-hour day.

In the past I often felt rather frustrated at teaching formats that gave me the possibility to convey 2 hours of only asana per day or only a limited array of aspects of yoga.

Immersion gives us the opportunity to cover, apart from asana, also philosophy, pranayama, anatomy, meditation and teaching skills in great detail. Even after a 32-hour (four full days) intensive pranayama or meditation module I still wish to have covered the subject in more detail.

Here in the Immersion we can do that as we have students for a full 200 to 300 hours. That is a great luxury. It is the most rewarding format for me as I feel that I can make here the deepest impact and facilitate the greatest amount of change in the life of students.

 

We will be here in Ubud for 22 days and then move on to Tejakula for five weeks of 300-hours Immersion.

 

Greetings from Bali

About Gregor Maehle

Gregor Maehle started his yogic practices over 38 years ago. For almost two decades he yearly travelled to India where he studied with various yogic and tantric masters. Gregor spent 14 months in Mysore, India, and in 1997 was authorized to teach Ashtanga Yoga by K. Pattabhi Jois. Since then he has branched out into research of the anatomical alignment of postures and the higher limbs of Yoga. He obtained his anatomical knowledge through a Health Practitioner degree and has also studied History, Philosophy and Comparative Religion.

Gregor lived many years as a recluse, studying Sanskrit, yogic scripture and practising yogic techniques. He has published a series of textbooks on all major aspects of yoga. His mission is to re-integrate ashtanga vinyasa practice into the larger framework of Patanjali’s eight-limbed yoga in the spirit of T. Krishnamacharya. He offers trainings, retreats and workshops worldwide.

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