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The Transformative Power of the Elements
6th – 10th September 2017
Sw Ahimsadhara

The Transformative Power of the Elements: Earth, Water, Fire, Air, Ether

The 5 elements (tattwas) are the building blocks of creation. They are both exoteric and esoteric, permeating our body and mind, and influencing all that we do. Beyond the physical, they are principles that we experience in everyday life. Yoga is a powerful and direct way of maintaining healthy balance in the tattwas and aligning with nature. Read More

Integrating the Tattwas into Yoga Practice
3 September 2017

Yoga is a powerful and direct way of maintaining healthy balance in the tattwas (5 elements) and aligning with nature. When the tattwas are balanced, the earth element keeps us stable and steady, water helps us to flow smoothly with life, fire gives us dynamism, air keeps us light and expansive and ether is the element of potential where spiritual growth occurs. The tattwas are activated by lifestyle, practices and symbols. Doing specific yoga practices directly links us to these elemental forces, creating physical, mental and emotional harmony and balance. Read More

Yoga for Stress and Trauma,
31 August-
2 September 2017

Teaching Yoga for Stress and Trauma:

This is a two-day workshop for yoga teachers, psychotherapists or others interested in working with stress and trauma. The workshop will focus on teaching the restorative yoga practices through which healing naturally unfolds. Learn about how yoga helps recovery from trauma and eases stress, insomnia, depression and anxiety.

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Easter, Karma yoga days
14th to 17th April

Easter at Grempoli: join us for three days of karma yoga (selfless service).
Working together in the garden, vegetable patch and olive grove, pruning, harvesting, cooking and sharing simple communal life

  • Start the day with early morning practice of bhajans or mantra and relax with yoga nidra in the afternoon
  • Bring warm and comfortable working clothes and appropriate shoes
  • By donation
  • Booking:
Brahmananda Yoga Teacher at Grempoli Retreat

Narendra Bharwaney (Brahmananda)

Brahmananda was born in Africa to Indian parents and now lives in London. He has been involved with yoga for 30 years and teaching for 15 years. He was director and course coordinator of the Satyananda Yoga Academy Europe until recently stepping down. Since 1988, in order to further his studies and expand his experience, he has regularly spent time in ashrams in India attending programs and immersing himself in karma yoga. Brahmananda has worked as a special needs educator and mental health social worker for over 15 years. During this period he employed yoga and meditation techniques to help address the spectrum of needs in this environment.

He runs regular courses and programs in the UK and abroad, on various aspects of yoga; meditation, yoga psychology and yantra drawing and painting. Exploring yantra’s deeper transformative effects on the personality is his main area of interest and expertise at present.

Brahmananda’s down to earth approach and deep understanding of yogic principles, combined with his Indian heritage and English humor, makes his teachings unique, being extremely clear, of high level and, at the same time, accessible.

mantra, swara yoga

Ivan Pavlicek (Mahesh)

Mahesh is a yoga teacher with over 10 years of deep study and practice of yoga: from 2007 to 2010 he studied with the Satyananda Yoga Academy Europe and Australasia and completed all four modules of the Yogic Studies training, certifying as teacher in January 2011. Wishing to explore yoga and the sannyasa lifestyle deeper, he spent three years from 2011 to 2015 living and studying in the ashram of the Bihar School of Yoga in Munger, India. Experienced in all practical aspects of yoga, such as asana, pranayama, Satyananda Yoga Nidra™, meditation and shatkarma, his main area of interest and study is the yoga of sound – nada yoga – mainly in the form of mantra. He currently lives and works in London and travels throughout Europe conducting workshops on nada yoga.

Green days: Harvest from the garden at Grempoli

Green Days

Grempoli organizes Green Days. These are open to all those interested in working on the land, understanding how to live in a more sustainable way or simply wishing to reconnect with the Earth. During upcoming Grempoli Green Days, we will learn to grow food organically, using permaculture techniques, plant a new orchard and build a chicken coop.

Contact us for information about timings and future dates.