In-Depth Yoga Studies with Gregor Maehle

Tuesday August 30th – Thursday September 1st 2022

We are very honored to host Gregor Maehle, the internationally renowned yoga teacher and author of many books on the subjects of asana, pranayama and meditation for a 3-day Yoga In-Depth Studies this summer at the End of August.

The holistic approach of the  Workshop consists of 6 sessions: the morning sessions will cover Asanas and Pranayama (Guided & Mysore Style) and the afternoons are devoted to the topic „Find Your Life`s Divine Purpose“ which will lead us to Yoga philosophy, Kriyas, Mantras and Meditation.

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to learn from one of the most well-known teachers in the tradition of Ashtanga Yoga who shares more than 40 years of yoga study and practice. This workshop is open for all levels of practitioners – from beginners to advanced.

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30. August – 1. September 2022 (Di-Do)

€ 300 (full workshop)
€ 120 (morning classes)
€ 60 (per afternoon session)

Yogamelange, Thaliastraße 2 im Hof, Top 11-12, 1160 Wien

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Workshop Program

Tuesday, 30th August

7:00-9:30 Pranayama & Led Primary
14:00-17:00 WS „How to find your Life`s Divine Purpose“

Wednesday, 31st August

7:00-9:30 Pranayama & Mysore Practice
14:00-17:00 WS „How to Find your Life´s Divine Purpose“

Thursday, 1st September

7:00-9:30 Pranayama & Mysore Practice
14:00-17:00 WS „How to Find your Life´s Divine Purpose“

Asana is the bedrock from which all other yogic techniques arise. It forms the base from which success in higher yogic techniques can be integrated. Gregor will use both Led (Technical Talk-Through) and Mysore-style. During the Technical Talk-Through we will analyse the anatomical details of the postures and to break down the various phases of entering and exiting the postures into their constituents. Through inducing precision this format also achieves that students practice the postures safely without encountering demerit.

The Mysore-style format will give students the opportunity to integrate the information learning in the Led class and also for Gregor to give individual attention to student’s needs.

Pranayama includes some of the most neglected but yet most powerful methods of yoga. Pranayama is the vital link that connects asana to meditation without which the combined benefit of both cannot be harvested. Learn how to use pranayama to harmonize the doshas (humors of the body) and thus attain a state of health and balance as well as how to still the mind, enabling spiritual insight.

Program for afternoon classes:

How To Find Your Life’s Divine Purpose

Do you remember a time when you knew that your life would be amazing and that you would live to make a meaningful contribution to life on Earth and the life of others? And then what happened? Somehow our education and the process of enculturation cut us off from this sacred knowledge and élan vital. We became cynics and “realists”.

Since time immemorial human societies were organized around the idea that the life of the individual and of society have divine purpose. This workshop traces this knowledge to indigenous cultures, to the Bhagavad Gita, the Bible and the Yoga Sutra. Our loss of this knowledge is what has led to our environmental destruction and the 6th mass extinction of life as well as the current epidemic of mental disorders.

This workshop not only shows how we lost the knowledge that all life is sacred and purposeful, it also introduces layers of technique to lead us back to finding and gradually implementing our life’s divine purpose.

Also covered are:

  • Our life’s divine purpose in relation to quantum mechanics, astrophysics and
    evolutionary psychology
  • Connection to symbiosis, brain development and homeostasis
  • The practice & psychology of finding one’s life’s divine purpose
  • Overcoming obstacles
  • How do we know it’s the right voice?
  • Daily cleansing regime of the subconscious mind
  • Being in the zone and absence of internal dialogue
  • Importance of forgiveness, gratitude, acceptance and surrender
  • How to embody your life’s divine purpose
  • Humanities collective divine purpose

About Gregor Maehle

Gregor Maehle began his yogic practices forty years ago. In the mid-1980s he commenced annual travels to India, where he studied with various yogic and tantric masters, traditional Indian sadhus and ascetics. He spent fourteen months in Mysore, and in 1997 was authorised to teach Ashtanga Yoga by K. Pattabhi Jois. Since then he has branched out into researching the anatomical alignment of postures and the higher limbs of yoga.

In India Gregor also received eight months of mostly one-on-one instruction in scripture and the higher limbs of Yoga through B.N.S. Iyengar, a student of T. Krishnamacharya, and he studied Sanskrit under Professor Narayanachar and Dr Chandrasekhar. Gregor’s internationally acclaimed textbook series consisting of Ashtanga Yoga: Practice and Philosophy, Ashtanga Yoga: The Intermediate Series, Pranayama: The Breath of Yoga, Yoga Meditation: Through Mantra, Chakras and Kundalini to Spiritual Freedom, Samadhi The Great Freedom and How to Find Your Life’s Divine Purpose – have sold more than 100,000 copies worldwide and have been translated into eight foreign languages.

Today he teaches an anatomically sophisticated interpretation of traditional vinyasa yoga, integrated into the practice of the higher limbs in the spirit of Patanjali and T. Krishnamacharya. His zany sense of humour, his manifold personal experiences, and his vast and deep knowledge of scripture, Indian philosophies and yogic techniques combine to make his teachings applicable, relevant and easily accessible to all his students.