Summer Yoga Retreat

Inspiration for the next stage of your yoga practice, 29 June-5 July

We invite you to a special summer yoga retreat at the Hungarian Yoga Associaton, conducted by 5 experienced international yoga teachers of the Satyananda Yoga-Bihar Yoga tradition. The foundation of the program will be the systematic practice of different branches of yoga. At this retreat you will have the opportunity to deepen your practice of mantra, hatha yoga shatkarmas, asana and pranayama, yoga nidra, meditation, kirtan and havan.

By developing your practice of the various branches of yoga, you will attain the tools to bring balance to your life and personality. Familiarising yourself with the principles and aims of the different types of yoga, and then deepening your understanding with regular and systematic practice – or sadhana – is the path to truly experiencing yoga.

The retreat is practice-based, with the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the principles behind the practices in daily lectures. The retreat will offer you inspiration to follow your yogic path, and give you a better understanding of how to address the needs of your body, mind and soul.

Your guides on this week-long journey will be five experienced yoga teachers; Swami Omgyanam and Swami Mudrarupa from Serbia, Swami Bhaktananda from Hungary, Radha and Mudita from Bulgaria.

Swami Omgyanam was born in Serbia where she completed her formal education. Since initiation in the Satyananda yoga tradition in 1988, she dedicated her life to both experiencing and teaching yoga. In 1995 she left for India, to live in the Ganga Darshan ashram in Mungir until 2008. After taking sannyasa (a way of monastic dedication to self-realization) from her Guru Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati in 1999, she undergoes training in various disciplines. For several years she was teaching meditation and Satyananda Yoga Nidra in various courses held at the Bihar School of Yoga. Swami Omgyanam tours overseas to spread classical yoga of Bihar Yoga tradition, and teaches relaxation and meditation in Serbia. Her special interest is in yoga philosophy and mind management.

Swami Mudraroopa MBBS, MD was born on Adriatic coast in Croatia and grew up in Belgrade, Serbia where he graduated on the Belgrade Medical School and specialized in Rehabilitation Medicine, and acupuncture as well. He practices yoga from early youth. In 1995 he went to India to Ganga Darshan ashram of Bihar School of Yoga where he completed MS degree in Applied Yoga at Bihar Yoga Bharati university, and dedicated himself to sannyasa life under training of his Guru Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati. He performed various ashram duties and taught yoga in various settings both in and out of the ashram and the university. From 2008, when not in Munger, he resides in Belgrade, Serbia. He teaches and propagates Satyananda Yoga in Serbia, Europe and Mediterranean region, practices yoga therapy and writes on the subject of applied yoga.

Radha has been introduced to Satyananda yoga in 2004. She received her yogic and teacher training in BYB India and Satyananda Yoga Academies in Europe and Australia. She continues her yogic studies by visiting BSY few times a year. In 2008 she was initiated in karma sanyasa by Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati. Her inspiration, understanding and practice are coming entirely from her guru Swami Niranjan and the tradition of Satyananda Yoga, which offers a comprehensive, systematic and scientific approach of developing all aspects of the human personality – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. Radha is a certified Satyananda Yoga Teacher. She teaches courses in Yoga Centre Aradhana and Yogadharma studio in Sofia.

Mudita has been practicing yoga since 2004. She received her training in Satyananda Yoga Academies Europe and Australia, and Bihar School of Yoga (BSY) in India. She continues to deepen her knowledge and experience going back to the source and visiting BSY in India regularly several times a year. To her yoga is a precious gift that teaches us to live in the present moment, to improve the quality of life, to live a life full of value, to accept ourselves and the others, to become positive and better human beings. Mudita is a certified Satyananda Yoga Teacher.

Swami Bhaktananda went to Bihar School of Yoga, Munger in 2002 for the first time where he met his guru, Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati. He is a qualified Satyananda Yoga Teacher. He studied yoga at Bihar School of Yoga and at Satyananda Yoga Academy. Under the guidance of Swami Niranjanananda he established Satyananda Yoga Foundation Hungary in 2003, Hungarian Yoga Asscociation ashram in 2006 and Satyananda Yoga Center Budapest in 2008. Since 2017 he has been involved in Satyananda Yoga Academy Europe. He is also a member of Yoga Vidya Council of Bihar School of Yoga, India.

The program is suitable for beginners and progressive level yoga practioners.

Venue
Hungarian Yoga Association, in Szolad, Arany János street, Hungary.

How to get there
By train from Budapest, Deli train station to Balatonszarszo station. From there there is a regular bus service to Szolad.
By car: Leave the M7 motorway at the „130km” exit and follow the road to Szolad. In Szolad take the first left and follow the street to the very end

Accommodation
Option 1: Camping in the field at the venue free of charge.

Option 2: staying in a local villager’s house for EUR 12/night. 2-3 beds per room.

Food
Vegetarian breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served. Milk and diary products are optional.

Bookings
Can be made by filling in the online booking form. Full payment must accompany all bookings and is preferred at least two weeks in advance to ensure your place.

Course fee
Course fee includes full program and meals.
Due to substantial differences in average income of participants from different areas of Europe, course fees apply as follows:

Category 1: €390 for participants from Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, UK

Category 2: €290 for participants from Serbia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Romania

Early bird fee – To be payed before 30 April
Category 1: €320
Category 2: €240

How to pay
Bank transfer to Satyananda Yoga Fundation Hungary
Beneficiary’s name: Satyananda Yoga Foundation Hungary
Name of the Bank: CIB Bank
Bank Address: Budapest, Medve utca 4-14.
Account number: 10700505-66317678-5000005
IBAN: HU89 1070 0505 6631 7678 5000 0005
SWIFT: CIBHHUHB

Program timings
Arrival and registration: 29 June, 4-6pm
Program starts: 29 June, 7pm
Program ends: 5 July with lunch

What to bring
Your own tent if you are camping
Pillow
Sleeping bag
Yoga mat
Suitable clothes for yoga class as well as outdoor activities
Sun hat, sunglasses
Slip-on shoes and covered shoes
Water bottle
Toiletries (biodegradable, non-scented products if possible)
Towel
Torch
Alarm clock
Pen and paper