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Kundalini Yoga Intensive

Marika Blossfeldt (Estonia/USA)
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Kundalini Yoga is based on Yogi Bhajan’s teachings. A dynamic form of yoga, combining postures, stretching, movement, meditation, breathing, and chanting, it stimulates the glands, strengthens the nervous system, opens meridians, and balances chakras. It calms the mind and increases our capacity for concentration and intuition. Ultimately, it brings us to a deeper understanding of our potentials and ourselves and allows for a harmonious merging of body, mind and soul with the universal energy surrounding us.

Polli Talu Artistic Director and Kundalini Yoga instructor Marika Blossfeldt, certified in New York by 3HO, Kundalini Yoga East, will teach in English.

The two day intensive offers five different yoga classes and several meditations.

Minimum age for participants: 16 years.

No previous yoga experience is necessary – beginners are very welcome

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Schedule

Saturday
10.30 – 11.30 registration
11.30 – 13.00 yoga
13.00 lunch
16.30 – 18.00 yoga
18.00 dinner
21.00 – 21.30 meditation

Sunday:
6.45 – 9.00 yoga/sadhana (chanting meditation)
9.00 breakfast
11.30 – 13.00 yoga
13.00 lunch
16.30 – 18.00 yoga
18.00 dinner

 

Cost 

EUR 230 includes the workshop fee, meals and housing (transfer to Polli Talu and international travel is not included)

Register

marika@pollitalu.org or call +372-477-5363

Blissful Kundalini Yoga Vacation

Marika Blossfeldt (Estonia/USA)
July 17 – 23, 2018

Treat yourself to a week of dynamic and blissful Kundalini yoga, meditations and massages, delicious vegetarian food and yogi tea. Relax and rejuvenate in the serenity of Western Estonia. Experience white nights, juniper groves and wooded meadows filled with wildflowers and herbs. Explore beautiful sites as we set out on a day trip to visit local museums, medieval castles, bird sanctuaries, bogs and islands.

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Kundalini yoga is based on Yogi Bhajan’s teachings. A dynamic form of yoga, combining postures, stretching, movement, meditation, breathing, and chanting, it stimulates the glands, strengthens the nervous system, opens meridians, and balances chakras. The practice of Kundalini yoga brings with it a sense of wellbeing that is immediately tangible. After a yoga session one feels grounded, energized and uplifted. It helps to relax the body and calm the mind, increasing our capacity for concentration, creativity and intuition. Ultimately, it brings us to a deeper understanding of our potentials and ourselves and allows for a harmonious merging of body, mind and soul with the universal energy surrounding us.

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The retreat includes
Sadhana, 2 yoga classes per day, evening meditations
breath walks
2 massages
1 outing to beautiful natural sites in Western Estonia
Walking, swimming and bike-riding
3 vegetarian meals per day and yogi tea

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Polli Talu Arts Center Artistic Director and Kundalini Yoga instructor Marika Blossfeldt was certified in New York City by 3HO Kundalini Yoga East. She has over 20 years of international teaching experience and will teach in English with translation into Estonian.

 

 

 

A licensed Massage Therapist from Estonia will administer massages.

No previous experience in yoga is required. Beginners are very welcome!

Testimonials

Oh yes, Kundalini Yoga can be challenging, but it is also so much fun! Especially with the instructions given by Marika! Her friendly, charismatic voice guides you through the exercises, explains, encourages and helps to relax. It’s a great experience and combined with soothing massages, delicious healthy food and a nice excursion it was a bliss, I will never forget!     Marion

I loved Polli Talu and its setting and felt it was a perfect getaway that allowed us to focus on body, mind and spirit. I liked the daily schedule but also the fact that we had free time each morning and afternoon to read, write, sleep, have a massage, walk, whatever. The mix of a schedule with definite times for meals, yoga, meditation with the free time was perfect and wonderful. The daily breath walks were amazing. After the retreat, I felt totally refreshed and more relaxed.     Christina

We enjoyed the week-long retreat tremendously. The yoga program was very diverse and well-rounded, alternating between strenuous and deeply relaxing exercises. We also enjoyed the outing very much, a chance to get to know some of the stunning natural sites in Estonia. All aspects of the retreat came together as a beautiful whole, including the lovely food. Polli Talu is a special place on planet Earth which emanates peace and tranquility. The hostess is warmhearted and welcoming and made us feel like members of her family immediately.    Kerstin and Guido

This yoga retreat is the perfect time out! For one week, I get to exchange my hectic and stress-laden life for a few peaceful days in nature, lots of yoga and time for myself, wonderful food (luckily you can now find most recipes in Marika’s cookbook), interesting encounters and enriching conversations with other retreat participants – and all of this at an incomparably beautiful and magical place! Ever since I went there the first time, I hold Polli Talu in my heart – all year long.     Sandra

Schedule

We will begin on July 17, with lunch at 13.00 and end July 23 with breakfast at 9.00.

Cost for retreat

Euro 680 / USD 700 includes meals and accommodations, classes, 2 massages, and 1 outing per person (transfer to Polli Talu and international travel is not included)

Book by May 1, 2018 and save: Euro 590 / USD 600

Book now

For more information contact:

marika@pollitalu.org  or call +372-477-5363

The Riddle’s Solution

Sovereignty and freedom in dance

July 7 – 13, 2018

Cornelia Freise (Germany)

What does a woman wish for herself more than anything else?

In a Celtic fairy-tale, a wild man captures the King and presents him with this riddle.  He promises to let the King go, if he can solve it. The King collects many answers, but none solves the riddle. An exceptionally ugly woman – the sister of the wild man – offers him a deal. In order to receive the riddle’s solution, the King must give her one of his knights as husband in return. His noble nephew is willing to marry the loathly lady for the honor of the King.

The openness to look ugliness in the face and to integrate it, offers a solution that lies beyond ugliness and beauty.

The riddle‘s solution in the fairy-tale is:
Sovereignty, the right to search for her own path through life.

Inspired by the fairy-tale we will dance to feel free in our own way, to find our sovereignty as well as the joy in following our heart. When we are open to ugliness and beauty at the same time, we can become free to honor our real values in life. When we begin to question our beauty, we are often tempted to limit ourselves and become domesticated. While dancing, we can feel the power within our body and can allow it to radiate. In our own magnetism we can feel connected to the WHOLE. While dancing, we can find our personal answer to the riddle, we can find what we wish for the most.

Cornelia works with dances out of the space of the heart, circle dances, dreams and heart-meditation.

No prior dance training is required.

Each participant is herself responsible for what happens during the dance sessions.

Cornelia Freise, born in 1957, lives in Bremen, Germany. As a lawyer she worked on several scientific projects. In 1986 the direction of her life changed and she began to teach sacred dance. Since 1992 she has worked as a free lance dance therapist (HPG). In 1996 she founded „The Dancing Wild Sow – “Institute for Transformation through Dance, Meditative Dancing and Dance Therapy” in Bremen which offers “Dancing from the Space of the Heart“ a 2-year dance education for people from different professional backgrounds. Since 1985 she is following the mystical path of the golden Sufis which inspires and carries her work. Since 2002 she conducts workshops in California, Singapore and Estonia.  In 2010 Cornelia published a book on her way of dancing in German. The Estonian translation “Tantsi! oma südamest” was released in 2013.

Schedule

We will begin on Saturday with dinner at 18.00 and end on Friday with breakfast.

Cost

Euro 671 includes the workshop fee, meals and housing (transfer to Polli Talu and international travel is not included).

Transfer from the airport to Polli Talu Arts Center by car costs Euro 80 one way – car may be shared by max 4 participants.

Register

marika@pollitalu.org

Kundalini Yoga Intensive

Marika Blossfeldt (Estonia/USA)
_mg_8120Kundalini Yoga is based on Yogi Bhajan’s teachings. A dynamic form of yoga, combining postures, stretching, movement, meditation, breathing, and chanting, it stimulates the glands, strengthens the nervous system, opens meridians, and balances chakras. It calms the mind and increases our capacity for concentration and intuition. Ultimately, it brings us to a deeper understanding of our potentials and ourselves and allows for a harmonious merging of body, mind and soul with the universal energy surrounding us.

Polli Talu Artistic Director and Kundalini Yoga instructor Marika Blossfeldt, certified in New York by 3HO, Kundalini Yoga East, will teach in English.

The three day intensive offers six different yoga classes and several meditations.

Participants need to be at least 16 years old.

No previous yoga experience is necessary – beginners are very welcome!

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Schedule

Friday:
17:00 – 18:00 registration
18:00 – 20:00 sauna for women
starting 20.00: sleepy time tea and snacks
20:00 – 22.00 sauna for men

Saturday:
6.45 – 9.00 yoga/sadhana (chanting meditation)
9.00 breakfast
11.30 – 13.00 yoga
13.00 lunch
16.30 – 18.00 yoga
18.00 dinner
21.00 – 21.30 meditation

Sunday:
6.45 – 9.00 yoga/sadhana (chanting meditation)
9.00 breakfast
11.30 – 13.00 yoga
13.00 lunch
16.30 – 18.00 yoga
18.00 dinner

Cost of workshop

EUR 290 includes the workshop fee, meals and  housing (transfer to Polli Talu and international travel is not included)

Register
marika@pollitalu.org or call 372-477-5363