Prana, Practice & Patanjali

A 6 day retreat with Ziva Kinrot

The concept of Energy, the emphasis on Practice and on its influence of the mind have been the continuous focus of all yoga teaching since the time of Patanjali (150 BCE). What are these concepts and how can they be appreciated and utilized in times and cultures very different from their origin?

The retreat will be an exploration of these themes through practice, discussion and reflection, drawing on traditional and contemporary Yoga teaching and Practice.
Both new and more experienced students are welcome and the retreat will provide a space and a time for the deepened practice of yoga away from day to day involvements and routines.

Outcomes of this retreat might include:

In general the ability to follow a simple yoga practice independently, with minimal guidance from the teacher. An understanding of the principles of practice, such as:

• The relationship between breath and movement.
• “framing” the movement.
• Ability to make personal modifications/variations in asana. .
• Knowledge of a broad core range of asana.


Practice will be offered respecting the spirit of Viniyoga and the student’s level of experience and each individual’s personal practice capacity will be consideredin the formation of appropriate practice groups.

Arrival is until 16:00 on the first day, to have time to unpack, explore and settle in and meet with Ziva. Dinner is with the group on the first night, afterwards there is a welcome talk with everyone. The retreat starts on the next morning:

  • 08:30 – 09:30 Breakfast
  • 09:45 – 12:30 Yoga Practice
  • 12:30- 13:30 Individual Tuition (every day a different person)
  • 13:30-15:00 Lunch & Break
  • 15:00-17:30 Core concept of yoga practice, Observation, Seated Breathing Practice
  • 17:30-18:30 Individual Tuition ((every day a different person)
  • 18:30-20:00 Dinner
  • 20:00-21:00 Night meditation, open talk

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