A Yoga Immersion is by definition and intensif yoga workshop.
Why attending a Yoga Immersion ?
A Yoga Immersion can be an introduction to the practice of asana and pranyamas. If you are a regular practitioner the Yoga Immersion will allow you to deepen your practice and develop a better knowledge about your personal practice.
A Yoga Immersion is certainly not a Yoga Retreat. Yoga Retreat are most of the time proposing luxurious accommodation and others activity outside of yoga are proposed.
During a Yoga Immersion you will be discovering the fundamental of a yoga practice and pranayama.
Day by day practice will be deeper, in the respect of the human body and personal resources, in order to bring all tools toward an autonomous practice.
As a regular practitioner it will be a good opportunity to deepen your practice as well asana but also pranayamas, kriyas and daily meditation class.
If you are a real beginner, the Yoga Immersion will help to understand what is a regular practice, learn what the asana names that you are practicing and bring awareness about all “style” of yoga, even though we are all practicing Hatha Yoga.
Yoga Teacher Training Course
A a general rule, you should attend a Yoga Teacher Training Course only after having a regular practice, bases should be already settled.
During a Yoga course you will learn how to teach, adjusting, pranayama, meditation and everything that will help you to bring the best of you as a yoga teacher.
Therefore you should have a regular practice in order to start teaching what you already know.
During a Yoga Immersion you won’t be teaching and you won’t learn how to teach. It is a moment for you to enhance your personal practice and to go deeper.
If you are a beginner it could be a good alternative to attend an intensive yoga immersion as it will fulfil the pre-requisite.
Yoga Immersion – Typical day
The schedule is lighter than a Yoga Course. However it is still intensive.
There will be 4 hours of daily practice (morning and evening) during which you will have asana, pranayama.
Outside of it you will learn or going deeper toward the meditation technique and the kriya yoga.
Evenings will have Bhakti Yoga (with kirtans singing).
Goal of an Immersion
As a yoga practitioner we should be able to become autonomous in our practice.
Even though following classes under the guidance of a teacher can be really helpful and necessary, the big part of the “work” has to come from the practitioner him/herself.
Being able to unfold your mat every day of your life is dedication, discipline and so it is called as Tapas.
That is the main goal of a Yoga Immersion. To learn how to become autonomous.
The teacher is just a vehicle.
The teacher is sharing his/her knowledge but mostly he/she be able to “free” his/her student from his/her teaching.