The real old Yoga
This is not modern yoga, but the original practice which dates back to pre-vedic times and has been handed over to the truly devoted, who are longing for transformation and are not afraid of hard labour and obstacles.
The methods shown, even though at times appearing easy, are deeply effective and may contain some dangers, if practiced without the necessary care and caution. Heed the warnings of the teacher and practice slowly and carefully. In seminars, class or at home, practitioners should always be aware that they approach this ancient and powerful system at their own risk.
Hatha-Yoga is the most powerful archaic system of transformation and self-realization, and in order to attain the sweet fruits of the higher stages, one must obey the voices of the genuine masters, follow the rules, proceed slowly and be ready to take responsibility for oneself.
Reinhard Gammenthaler - Teacher
Reinhard was the last student of Swami Dhirendra Brahmachari. After years of preparatory practice in Switzerland and West Africa he arrived in Delhi in the year 1988 and was introduced in all the ancient pranayama techniques laid down in the yoga shastra, the old text books of yoga.
One year before, in 1987, Dhirendra Brahmachari had shut down all his ashrams in India, because until this time he had never found an apt disciple and successor amongst the many visitors and teachers of his ashrams. Reinhard showed great devotion and willingness to become a yogi, and so the guru accepted him and sent him to a remote valley in Indian Kashmir, where he lived and practiced in complete isolation in Aparna Ashram.
Rainer started practicing yoga in 1991 at the age of 21 in South India. He was a seeker, practicing different styles of yoga like Sivananda Yoga, Iyengar Yoga, as well as some modern styles. In total, he had lived in different Ashrams in India, Canada, and Germany for two years before he had the great joy to meet Reinhard Gammenthaler in 2007.
This first encounter made Rainer feel he had arrived at Yoga, and since then, he has been practicing only the traditional Kundalini Yoga techniques passed on from Reinhard.
Two-week-event in Cirali in August 2021. Cirali is a small village near Antalya, with a beautiful beach and many possibilities for accommodation. The event will be held in “Myland Nature Resort”. There are possibilities for accommodation right in this resort, or in neighbouring resorts like “Secret Garden” or “Yildiz Pension”.
Spaces in the yoga-hall will be limited for about 30 – 35 people.
9.08. – 12.08.2021 and
16.08. – 19.08.2021
Morning session: 09:00 – 12:00
Afternoon session: 15:00 – 17:00
Interested people should book the rooms individually, directly from the websites of these resorts. It is strongly advised to book early, as the event might fill up quickly. (Not via booking.com !!!) There are many other possibilities as well, in some resorts also possibility for camping. You will find a lot of accommodation via Google. August is High Season, so don`t wait too long with planning!
During the retreat all participants are kindly asked to follow vegetarian diet, refrain from alcohol, drugs and smoking in public areas.