Gatka - Way of the Spiritual Warrior
Gatka, a North Indian Martial Art can be translated as 'grace', 'ecstacy' or even 'stopping the mind' and like Kundalini Yoga it serves to extend and expand your own horizon. Yogi Bhajan often referred to Gatka as the Adi Shakti Yoga. It is not just a martial art but the yoga of self empowerment, creating a relationship between Bhakti - Spiritual Devotion and Shakti - Physical Empowerment and thus coming into union with Adi Shakti which is the divine quality of the spiritual warrior.
Through the movements and techniques of Gatka, the student is able to attain a balance of Mind and Negative Positive Mind, thus promoting the balance of Neutral Mind. With the repetition of precise patterns of movement, it develops a state of consciousness in which the student can expand their personal space, its borders and its opportunities, physically, mentally, emotionally and socially. With the practice of Gatka personal space is perceived as broader, more pleasant, convenient and practical.
This martial art is a meditative practice that cultivates a particular state of total and concrete presence to oneself and to the world.
In India Gatka was born to fight the "enemy outside", while in the West this practice also teaches to confront the "enemy within us", the unconscious, which can become dangerous if unexplored but which, if known, can be managed and become a source of strength.
With a co-ordination of mind and body through meditation, movement and sacred sounds you will enter the Yantra and learn the harmony of movement based on the number eight. You will take away with you a refreshed self-concept and techniques to manage stress at 360 degrees whilst maintaining a neutral mind and you will give yourself the gifts of courage and fearlessness.
This weekend training is an opportunity to learn from one of the few and great Gatka teachers present in Europe. An instructor who is adept in his field and precise in his teaching, a teacher who is humble, strong hearted and authentic and who is able to transmit the spirit of Gatka.
This is the first time in Holland that a training like this has been offered.
Teacher: Har Anand Singh from Leipzig (International Gatka Academy)
Language: English (with Dutch translation)
Starts Friday 19th January 2018 19.00-22.00 with the Yantra of the weekend, a lecture: Bhakti = Spiritual Power, Yoga, Meditation
Saturday 20th January 2018 05.30-21.30
Aquarian Sadhana, Pantra, Marathi, Five Elements, Balance, Co-ordination, Kundalini Yoga and Gong Meditation.
Sunday 21st January 2018 05.30-17.00
Aquarian Sadhana, Communication, Confrontation, Proximity and Distance, Ego.
You will learn about:
Spiritual Warrior: Here and Now
Balancing Bhakti and Shakti to access Adi Shakti
Who are you? - 'the strangers in you' according to the teachings of sociologist Arno Grun. Your pain and your shadow.
The path of the heart, a love story.
The five elements
Your inner garden, Shunia
The 8 Directions - The shield of the Warrior. Strategy, energy independence, autonomy, self reliance, self sensory system, virtue, intuition, efficacy, non-attachment
Learn the rhythmic movement of the Mulpantra
The spirit of Gatka
Naked hands, fight, attack and defence plane
The study of Weapons and Technique
Friday 19th January
19.00 - Lecture, Yoga, Meditation
22.00 - Closing
Saturday 20st January
05.30 -08.00 Aquarian Sadhana (open to all) with life music
10.00 First Part
14.00 Second Part
19.30 Kundalini Yoga and Gong Meditation
Sunday 21st January
05.30 - 08.00 Aquarian Sadhana (open to all) with life music
10.00 First Part
14.00 Second Part
17.00 Final Close
Whole weekend, including all tuition, organic vegan food and materials.
€ 225,- Early Bird: €205
Friday Only - €30
Saturday All day - €115 (including food, Gong) Early Bird € 105,-
Saturday Kundalini Yoga and Gong Meditation - €25
Sunday day time open only to students participating in the Saturday program.
Sadhana with life music = donation based on Saturday and Sunday morning.
Early Bird discount ±10% off when reserving your spot before January 10th 2018.
Including staying 2 nights in dormitory style. Take sleeping bag, mattress etc with you. Cleaning is Sefa style.
Location: Appelschuur, Hoek 10, 4271 BJ Dussen