Going deep into freedom

A Vipassana and Ashtanga Yoga retreat

This retreat is a unique opportunity that weaves together the classical insight Vipassana retreat with the practices of Ashtanga Yoga in the tradition of Patanjali and Sri K. Pattabhi Jois.
We will deepen into the ancient and radical teachings of the Buddha for the liberation of the heart and mind, side by side with transformative Yoga practices.
Being in direct contact with life beyond ideas reveals depth and aliveness that can open us to the ease of being, clarity, energy, and wisdom that flourish in the body, the heart and the mind.
The retreat includes comprehensive instructions in Vipassana (Insight) and mindfulness meditation including guidance in sitting, walking, standing and reclining postures. Additionally there will be enquiries, a daily talk, and opportunities for one-to-one meetings with the teachers. This will intertwine with daily sessions of Yoga, morning Mysore-style (guided self-practice and led) and evening sessions of Yoga Nidra.
The retreat is held in silence except for the teachings, guided meditations and meetings with the teachers. The day starts at 6 am and finishes at 21.30, with a daily mindful work period (Karma Yoga).
This retreat is suitable for new and experienced practitioners in both meditation and Yoga and will be offered in English. Please check with us about translation into German if needed or any other questions you may have.
Maximum 50 participants.

Elinore has been a student of yoga since 1996 and Vipassana meditation since 2001. Early on she trained in the Bihar Yogic Tradition of Northern India and later was captivate by the strength and grace of the Ashtanga form with its meditative aspect similar to Vipassana meditation. She began teaching yoga in 2004 weaving her experience with meditation into her classes. She is Level-2 Authorized from KPJAY Institute in Mysore to teach Ashtanga Yoga. She is a certified Yoga Therapist through the Yogacampus, in London, UK, enabling her to expand her work to reach people with specific medical needs. After many years attending Vipassana retreats with Christopher Titmuss, he now encourages her to teach meditation.
For Elinore, yoga and meditation are supports to connect with the unfolding of life more fully. She lovingly guides students to connect with the process of self-exploration unfolding on their mats, helping to create greater self-awareness and self-realization.

Lila Kimhi, a senior teacher of Vipassana, mindfulness and wisdom, is immersed in the Buddhist path and practices over two decades, including extended periods of practice in India andThailand, as well as in the West.
She has been teaching Vipassana since 2004 in Israel, and abroad. She teaches regularly on retreats and in various programs, in organizations for leadership in Israel, in courses of Buddhist psychology for psychotherapists, and with people dealing with cancer and chronic pain and illness and more.
Lila leads spiritual journeys in various places around the world, including Armenia, India, and Kyrgyzstan. Alongside with her partner, she is a co-founder of ‚Aley Adamot’, an Eco-spiritual center in Israel.
Lila Kimhi offers teachings on liberation, non-duality and ways for people to realize their fullest potential.The fees charged for this retreat by Pauenhof cover lodging, food, and maintenance for the centre.
The teachings are offered on a dana (donation) basis in accordance with Buddhist tradition. Within Buddhism, the teachings are given freely because they are considered priceless. On retreat, we also practice dana, or generosity, by making monetary offerings for the teachings. Dana is not a payment for goods or services rendered; it is given from the heart. Your generosity not only gives support to the teachers, but also the Sangha, the larger Dharma community, and your own practice.
The participants give Dana at the end of the retreat.

Dana (generosity) Practice

The fees charged for this retreat by Pauenhof cover lodging, food, and maintenance for the centre.
The teachings are offered on a dana (donation) basis in accordance with Buddhist tradition. Within Buddhism, the teachings are given freely because they are considered priceless. On retreat, we also practice dana, or generosity, by making monetary offerings for the teachings. Dana is not a payment for goods or services rendered; it is given from the heart. Your generosity not only gives support to the teachers, but also the Sangha, the larger Dharma community, and your own practice.
The participants give Dana at the end of the retreat.