Newsletter November 2011
2011 International Yoga Tour Report
This year Swami Muktidharma’s international tour began in Canada in early June, before heading on to Europe for six weeks. In Europe a wide range of yogic topics were presented through locations in Switzerland, Germany, Spain, Romania, and Bulgaria. Reported below is a summary of the Yoga Solutions for Life™ workshop presented over two days at the Satyam Sadhana Center in Volklings, Germany.
This was the fifth seminar Swami Muktidharma had presented in Volklings and this year he was accompanied by Swami Karma Karuna and their daughter Atma Sundari who both taught yoga classes (Sundari to the children). Highlights of the workshop included a beautiful havan performed outside, and an uplifting closing kirtan that brought people to their feet to dance. One participant commented "I have never experienced something like this in Germany before” and “Everybody was deeply touched right in their heart. It was amazing to watch how people arrived from their daily life with tensions in their face and after only two days with Swami Muktidharma and being in such a wonderful and auspicious environment their faces looked very different”. Everyone was excited to learn that Swami Muktidharma will be returning to Germany for a longer period next year.
The tour ended in Sophia, Bulgaria at the beginning of August, where Swami Muktidharma taught a Prana Vidya course to a packed auditorium of over 250 people. Prana Vidya is an ancient practice which aims to awaken and manipulate prana (energy) consciously. Included in this workshop were asana classes and a havan ceremony. The Prana Vidya technique that Swami Muktidharma taught was so well received that he has been requested to make a CD of this practice for people’s personal practice.
Swami Karma Karuna's international tour included her presenting workshops for 3 weeks in North America in Colorado, Maryland and Ontario (Canada), before joining Swami Muktidharma in Europe. In Colorado participants enjoyed a summer solstice celebration using yoga practices such as Surya Namaskara (sun salutations), mantra and a havan (ancient fire ceremony). Atma Sundari also toured with her teaching her special style of Yoga for Kidz by Kidz.
Maryland saw everyone delving into the depths of meditation and therapeutic asana during the Joy of Being weekend. The North American leg of Swami Karma Karuna's tour ended in Ontario where participants had the opportunity to discover Yoga Solutions for Life™ and got to Explore the Mind through Yoga. A nurturing and positive time was had by all.