Agama Yoga Thailand
Agama is a true spiritual university whose core principles are centered in bringing the authentic roots of yoga to life through courses, workshops, and retreats, at campuses around the world. Agama is the premier destination for individuals who wish to deepen into a complete yoga practice.
The headquarter of Agama is located on the beautiful island of Koh Phangan in Thailand. We welcome all those interested in entering the paradise of spiritual adventure. Engage in the ultimate quest for the truth while enjoying all the magic of a tropical lifestyle.
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- Participate in the authentic roots of Yoga
- Gain comprehensive knowledge of asanas, pranayama, meditation and Yogic philosophy
- Cultivate energetic clarity, personal refinement, and a balanced approach to living
Agama’s Hatha Yoga Retreat - Course Level 1 is a month-long retreat that combines the theory and practice of authentic Hatha Yoga.
Going far beyond the mere instruction on physical postures -asanas-, the course will guide you through: the activation of energy centers -chakras- within your body, the incorporation of breathing -pranayama- techniques, the practice of meditation, and an immersion into the complete Yogic philosophy.
The practice and knowledge given in the course will allow you to gain a deeper understanding of yourself, strengthen your physical body, improve your willpower and self-confidence, create healthy new habits, and find emotional balance and inner harmony.
During the 4-week retreat, you will receive:
- An introduction to different forms of Yoga, including nidra, karma, kundalini
- Instruction in 20 asanas, including physical performance and energetic/healing effects
- An in-depth description of the complete chakra system’s relationship to asana practice
- Pranayama, meditation and mantra techniques
- Comprehensive knowledge on Yogic philosophy, including yamas and niyamas
- An overview of Yogic diets, including Ayurveda and macrobiotics
- Powerful kriya techniques – traditional Yogic methods for purifying and cleansing the body
- Enhanced the power of the mind through concentration and visualization techniques
- Initiation by an advanced teacher to unlock the power of mantra in prana ucchara
- Instruction and practice in lucid dreaming
- An introduction to Tantric Yoga concepts
The course is designed for everyone regardless of age, physical ability, or previous experience with Yoga. The pace of the course allows those new to Yoga to easily follow the teachings, while students who already have a Yoga practice will find ample opportunities to deepen their understanding.
Benefits of the Agama Yoga practice:
- Improve your physical and emotional health
- Gain more energy and vitality
- Enhance mental clarity and focus
- Increase willpower and self-confidence
- Develop a new awareness of your patterns and habits
- Learn the ability to perceive and direct energy
- Inspiration and methods to achieve your goals and transform your life
The course runs year-round and includes 2, two-hour Hatha Yoga classes per day and one evening lecture, six days per week.
Daily Hatha Yoga Retreat - Course Level 1 schedule. Monday - Saturday:
08.30-10.30: Morning lecture (asana of the day), Q&A and Yoga practice
16.00-18.00: Sun salutations and asana practice
18.15-20.00: Lecture and Q&A
Thousands of Yoga lovers have completed Agama's signature, Hatha Yoga Intensive, a 150-hour course that will introduce you to the fundamentals of Yoga
Swami Vivekananda Saraswati
Born in 1962, Swami Vivekananda Saraswati is the brilliant exponent of a unique and modern trend of thinking in Yoga.
Educated as an electrical engineer, he is a passionate and dedicated teacher of the true, ancient lines of Indian and Tibetan Yoga, rapidly becoming lost in today's "spiritual marketplace."
Although he does not deviate in spirit from the traditional teachings of ancient masters, he has found the resources to present spirituality not as something dogmatic and dead, but as a living science, based on common sense and joy, which at the same time fulfills the fundamental quest of man.
He first studied spiritual sciences at the age of 16 with his first spiritual mentor and, by the onset of university studies three years later, had begun intense yogic and tantric practice under the guidance of his first guru.
During the Communist period of the 1980s, Romanian Yoga teachers suffered severe persecution (arrests, torture, beatings, etc.), and Swami was one of those who shared this fate.
In 1990 he moved to Copenhagen where he founded NATHA, now Denmark's largest Yoga school.
In 1998, Swami Vivekananda – a gold medalist in the Physics Olympics who was also accepted for membership to Mensa International – took full sannyasa vows at the Kumbha Mela in India, at which time his Diksha guru gave him his new and famous name representing discriminating insight.
Subsequently, he spent four years in India, where he taught in Rishikesh and was so well regarded that the Indian government found him best qualified to represent Yoga at its International Yoga Week!
While restrained by a modesty that prevents him from discussing it often, Swami Vivekananda has reached high states of spiritual realization and samadhi, and therefore can offer a proven path to spiritual accomplishment and does so in well-articulated concepts.
He is one of the few Western tantric teachers well versed in Kundalini Yoga and Gnostic Christianity, and even specializing in the intensely spiritual Tantra Yoga of Kashmir Shaivism.
His genius is in giving a coherent representation of world spirituality in an impeccably practical form.
In the middle of an intense teaching schedule, Swami is calm and tireless.
One moment he is healing (he is a practitioner of chiropractic and other healing methods), another moment lecturing on subjects outside the courses or giving direct initiations to a class, sometimes demonstrating asanas or pranayama, other times discussing personal life problems with pupils, possibly in their own language (he speaks five).
He inspires with his personal example, with examples from history, quoting uninterruptedly from scores of ancient texts and spiritual masters – and with a great sense of humor.
This exceptional man, who has dedicated his life to guiding others along this pure and true spiritual path, is regarded by his pupils as a highly realized, beloved Yoga master and gifted teacher.See more photos and other events by this presenter