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  Emil's 2017 Program Preview
Jan 30 - Feb 7, 2017: Goa - India
Conversations In Yoga 2017 - A Deep Retreat

This nine-day retreat in India combines Emil's deep yogic work with an opportunity to meet extraordinary adepts and artists of the Yogic path.
Morning sessions of classical Indian music, meditation and Pranayama will be followed by an Asana session that is shared between Emil and beautiful Yogini Anouk Petzoldt. The afternoons are an immersion into Indian philosophy, details of the yogic processes of breath, Mantra and Mudra, and ritual aspects, all guided by Emil. A pre-dawn Kirtan and contemplative moment is shared with professional musicians - Vidya Rao, the Indian Thumri singer, will join us again. She is a phenomenal musician and artist (see

Finally, the afternoons and evenings from Friday to Sunday bring us into a conversation with masters of the yogic world: a group of extraordinary personalities will be presenting their life story, and open up to interaction with us. Besides Vidya Rao, the lineage holder of Chd Machig Rimpoche will again grace us with his presence. More adepts will join us for this weekend. Please keep in contact for the details!

Retreat and Conversations will be held at the Satsanga Retreat Centre with its magnificent Nataraja Yoga Hall (see The resident chef and her kitchen team will prepare pure ayurvedic/yogic meals for us.

There will be no Conversations In Yoga in 2018. Therefore, do contact us early for this January 2017 retreat.

Requirements: No specific requirements, except reasonable physical fitness (don't forget, this retreat is intensive)
  Emil's 2016 Program
Preview for 2016: Various Locations
Retreats and Training Dates 2016
  • Feb 2016: The 'Conversations Retreat in Goa' from February 01 - 09, 2016 was a rare and beautiful retreat event. Dates, retreat hotel and program for 2017 are all confirmed by now (s. above for details. There will be no 2018 Conversations, so do book early for the 2017 event.
  • Feb+March 2016: Heather Elton's Teacher Training Course Level 1 in Goa. Dates:  Feb 10 - Mar 05, 2016.  Emil also teamed up with Heather in a fascinating training course in the Kathmandu valley, that started 08 March 2016!
  • April+Aug+Nov 2016: Yoga Pranala TT Level 1 in Ubud-Bali: Dates: Apr 07 - Apr 29, 2016. A second Level 1 Pranala training is scheduled for August 2016. Additionally, Emil teaches the Philosophy module in the Pranala Level 2 training that takes place from October 23rd - November 13th.
  • May 2016: Philosophy for Level 1 training course for Yoga Energetics in Bali-Ubud.
  • July 2016: The dates for the yearly training with Yoga Arts in Ubud-Bali are July 02 - 30.
  • Aug 2016 will also see the continuation of Emil's collaboration with Matthew Sweeney in his trainings. Dates: 14th - 26th August.
  • Sep 2016: In Europe for workshops until October 4. Please enquire for details. Confirmed are the Advanced Practitioners' Retreat in collaboration with Julie Martin in Ithaca-Greece, from 30th August to 06th September. There are also weekend workshops in Oxford (09th-11th September) and Liechtenstein (end of September).
  • October 2016: Second philosophy module for Yoga Energetics.   
  • Nov 2016: Finally, the yearly Level 2 Teacher Training with Brahmani Yoga/Julie Martin in Goa is set with the dates from November 20 - December 18, 2016. See below for the entire information!

Please contact '' for further information regarding these programs in 2016.

Thank you!

Nov 20 - Dec 18, 2016: Goa-India
Level 2 Teacher Training Course
This is a teacher training course designed for those that have experience in teaching beginning levels of Yoga and wish to continue learning.
The training is co-taught by Emil and the advanced Yogini and teacher trainer Julie Martin, director of Brahmani Yoga, and joined by Dr. med Rhys Beynon with his delightful skills to integrate medical knowledge and Yoga practice.
The program is designed to unfold you as a practitioner and as a teacher. Through practice, interaction and feedback participants will immerse in knowledge beneficial not only for teaching, but also for an advanced understanding of yoga. The topics include:
  • Vinyasa Flow sequencing Brahmani-style
  • Enhancing communication skills with feedback
  • Putting together and teaching workshops
  • Understanding the biomechanics of our own bodies and how that affects our practice
  • Daily Pranayama and Dhyana to enhance your home practice
  • How to teach basic Pranayama
  • Daily chanting of Mantras
  • Study of ethics in Yoga
  • Yoga as a business/career
  • Understanding yogic rituals
  • Making good sense of Yoga's history
  • Tools to enhance your ability to be an authentic teacher and inspire others
It is a full-time 300hrs intensive course that makes up to Yoga Alliance 500 certification at successful completion. The fees include accommodation and a daily yogic diet prepared by the chefs of our host hotel, Satsanga Retreat Centre.

Please note: This particular training requires a good measure of pre-course work - do apply well ahead.

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