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13-20 July, 2019

TAPAS – Ardor in practice
and in life.
Hatha Yoga Retreat
with Suzann Jonsson


The proposal of this seminar is to explore the classic asana of Hatha Yoga and their multiple variants.

TAPAS – Ardor in practice and in life. Hatha Yoga Retreat with Suzann Jonsson


Postural practice will be accompanied by mudrā / bandha (yogic seals and locks), prāṇāyāma (breath control), mantra (instruments of thought) and dhyāna (meditation techniques). The central importance will be placed on āsanas, often not easy to perform due to the intense commitment required – tapas – in their realization. The idea of Haṭhayoga is that, through the effort required to enjoin the body practices that are sometimes extreme or to the limits of its capabilities, a man can go beyond his own borders and reach the state of fusion with the absolute. At the same time, the search for mental calm, sthitau (stability), and relaxation even in objectively complex positions, would offer a more fertile ground for the development of those qualities latent in the human being that can lead to its full realization.

3 hours of Yoga practice in the morning (six or seven days), ample time will be given to explore the area, enjoy the seaside and attending an apnea/scuba-diving class (snorkeling as well), that naturally combines with yoga, for how both disciplines effectively help expanding respiratory capacity and awareness.
There will be two evenings after dinner (21.30-22.00) where a theoretical moment will be shared: the theme will be “Tapas, fervor / ardor and the physiology of breathing”. Also, those who are interested can experience the practice of Yoga Nidra, 45 minutes of deep relaxation, two practices in the late afternoon at 18.30 or after dinner at 22.00, the first at the beginning of the seminar and the second at the end. During the week, Suzann Jonsson will also be available for individual meetings (advices for personal practice).

Suzann Jonsson – BIO:

Always interested in sports and achieving a state of psychophysical balance, she approaches Yoga in 1990. After a few years of practice, Suzann decides to go deeper into Yoga by attending the SFIDY training school. Suzann has graduated in the “Hahoutoff” method transmitted by Patrick Tomatis (direct disciple of Nil Hahoutoff) and Claudio Conte, she keeps following their courses and seminars since more than 10 years. She also follows for long time the teaching of Walter Thirak Ruta, a disciple of Sri Sri Sri Satchidananda Yogi. She often travels to India and regularly attends Sri Vasavi Yogashram in Madras, practicing with Devan Balaji, direct disciple and director of the school founded by Sri Sri Sri Satchidananda Yogi. Suzann has collaborated with the magazine “Yoga Paths” and has written several articles about Yoga. She is founder/President of the YogaSegrate association.

Suzann’s path is constantly evolving: in addition to the practice, she has a great interest in classical Yoga texts such as Patanjali’s Yoga sutras, Bhaghavad Gita, Gherandha samita and Hatha Yoga Pradipika. He has studied the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and Samkhya Karika with Claudio Conte, Federico Squarcini, Marillia Albanese, Giuliani Boccali and Paolo Magnone.

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