Yoga and Meditation – Balancing Body and Mind
March 29 - 17:00 - April 1 - 14:00
Use the the energy of spring for relaxation and activation of body and mind.
Over the Easter holidays, treat yourself to four days of yoga and meditation at the beautiful Buddhist center Rangjung Yeshe Gomde! Within the lush nature of the Upper Austrian pre-alps, you can relax and heal from your everyday stress.
Yoga with our certified yoga teacher Cecilia Pla will help you to rewind. In the hussle of daily life, the connection to the body can get lost, but through yoga, it is possible to reconnect and strengthen our relationship with the body.
In addition, regular meditation sessions will enrich your experience. Through meditation, we can learn how to become aware of the workings of the mind, and we begin to relate to our mind in a healthy way. Normally, we search for happiness in things and outer circumstances, but here, we will discover that it is also possible to find a wellspring of happiness within.
In order to make your stay enjoyable, our team at Gomde will offer healthy, delicious food. Also, cozy single or double rooms are available.
Under the guidance of Lama Thierry, we will practice meditation. We will gently direct our attention to the movement of our breath and our body awareness so that the busyness of our mind can be quieted.
We then take this experience into movement in several sessions of yoga-inspired physical exercises led by experienced yoga and bodywork teacher Cecilia Pla.
We will learn to work with our bodies to make them softer, stronger, and more relaxed.
The lightness of the body will also help the mind become calmer and more balanced.
Gomde offers you the ideal environment to recharge. Whether it’s mindful walks through our meditation path, refreshing swims in the swimming pond, fresh meals with ingredients from our vegetable garden, the comfortable rooms, or the friendly company- you will feel at home and take that feeling home with you.
We will begin the seminar on Friday at 16:00 and will finish on Monday after lunch.
Sitting meditation and moving exercises will be alternated and they will be suitable for every body type.
Please bring your own yoga mat and, if possible, a yoga belt and a block.
Suggested donation : 240 Euro for full board, accommodation and seminar
This suggested donation covers fixed costs at Gomde. If you would like to give more, you can help others to participate, who have less. If you can not give this amount, please let us know beforehand: email@example.com
… you want to learn to meditate.
… you want to quiet your mind.
… you want to learn meditation in an authentic Buddhist tradition.
… you feel your body stiff and unflexible and needing some stretch… Or too bendy and needing some strengthening.
… you are interested in learning asanas with proper and healthy alignment.
… you like movement and meditation and want to deepen your practice.
… you practice yoga and are looking for new inspiration.
… you are looking for a spiritual approach to meditation and yoga.
… you want to enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Gomde.
Lama Thierry is a Swiss “Yogi” who, after twelve years as a Buddhist monk – including six years in retreat – now helps and teaches at our center.
He teaches from his own experience, finds vivid examples from everyday life, which we can easily relate to, and he shares his extensive knowledge of the Tibetan scripture.
He is an avid reader, film and music expert with a sense of humor and a great teacher with infinite devotion to the Dharma.
Cecilia Pla is a certified Kaladana Yoga teacher and Anusara-inspired yoga teacher and holds a Bachelor degree in Dance Performance from the Argentine University of Arts (UNA).
For over 12 years, Cecilia has been teaching around the world and training yoga teachers. In particular, she specializes in the anatomically correct and healing execution of asanas, yoga positions. Ceci, as she is affectionately known, also completed the Tibetan Translation Program and she holds a Bachelor in Buddhist Studies from Rangjung Yeshe Institute (Nepal). Since 2020, she settled in Austria and is very happy to support Gomde’s activities and flourishment.