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The Bliss of Yoga, May 4th - 6th in Kuopio

Three-Day City Retreat with Yogi Dinesh Chander and Priya Nandhini Shankar from Om Shanti Om Yoga Teacher Training School, Rishikesh, India
  • Aika: May 4-6, 2018
  • Paikka: Torikatu 19, Kuopio (näytä kartalla)
  • Ohjaajat: Yogi Dinesh Chander and Priya Nandhini Shankar

In this three-day city retreat you will experience the inner bliss and spirituality of yoga combined with hatha yoga practice, meditation, mantras, spirituality and ancient Indian chanting and blessings (“poojas”). The retreat begins with an opening ceremony, includes five full-length asana practices, two mantra and philosophy classes, two classes on yogic life and spirituality, one laughter yoga class, two yoga nidra meditations and a closing ceremony.  

Yogi Dinesh Chander and his wife Priya Nandhini Shankar run a legendary Om Shanti Om Hatha Yoga School in the holy city of Rishikesh, India. Yogi Dinesh was a close student of the late Great Himalayan Yogi Swami Yogananda Maharaj Ji who lived to be 104 years old and with whom Yogi Dinesh founded his school. 

Yogi Dinesh is an experienced, loving, generous, friendly and humble teacher who has the ability to bring laughter and compassion to a challenging practice taking students with different backgrounds and abilities into consideration. He obtained his yogic education in Rishikesh Ashram (Parmath Niketan Sivananda) starting from age 12 studying all yoga practices, Mantras, Vedas, Sanskrit, Bhagavath Gita, the hindu traditions, yogic life and culture. Yogi Dinesh holds a Master’a degree in Sanskrit and the titles of “Acharya”, “Shastri” and “Yogacharya”. At the workshop, Yogi Dinesh will lead mantras and rituals, teach dynamic hatha yoga, laughter yoga and discuss the yogic path and practice today in the light of ancient yoga philosophy. 

Priya is an attentive, dedicated and insightful yoga teacher who teaches especially philosophy, meditation and yoga nidra. She manages the Om Shanti Om Yoga School in Rishikesh. She was brought up in South India and has received education in yoga in various Ashrams in both Southern and Northern India. At the workshop she teaches classes on yogic life and yoga nidra meditation.


Friday, May 4th, 4 pm – 9 pm (including one break)

Saturday, May 5st, 9 am – 5 pm (including a lunch break) 

Sunday, May 6th, 9 am – 5 pm (including a lunch break)


The cost of the workshop consists of the actual fee and (a mandatory) donation directed to the teacher. The full cost of the workshop varies between 220 and 260 € depending on the time of registering and your financial situation. Accommodation is not included, but you can inquire advice on where to stay for a reasonable price.

The early bird fee for the first part is 165 € including ALV (10 %) is valid until February 28 and will be billed upon reserving your spot. Later the first part of the fee is 200 € including ALV (10%). The other part of the fee is a donation (recommended amount between 50 and 100 €, depending on your situation). 



The workshop is organized by Kaisa Kuurne, a student of Yogi Dinesh, yoga teacher (RYT-200), researcher of good life (Ph.D., docent at the University of Eastern Finland) and retreat instructor leading courses and retreats on yoga, meditation, intuition and the archetypes of the psyche via Kasvutahto Ltd., a small family enterprise. You can read Kaisa’s thoughts on yoga in the Finnish yoga journal Ananda where she wrote columns in 2016. She will be happy to answer all inquiries (in Finnish or English; kaisa@kasvutahto.fi, 040-705 1243).


There is space for approximately 18 students. Reserve your spot: kaisa@kasvutahto.fi


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