Program English

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Program in English

Here you find the program spring 2023. All information on each activity is given. Inscription is through the appropriate inscription-form.
Please notice that several seminars are mainly conducted in Dutch.
For questions you can always contact us, mail: info@okidoyoga.nl

February 2023

Workweekend

Where: Dojo, Laren
Responsible: Mizue Tamaki
Date: Saturday February 25, from h 9.30
Cost: no costs.
We will work in the garden, if there is no rain, or work in the building. We’ll have a rhytm of working and (short) meditations, and we’ll share a simple lunch together.
This spring we focus on upgrading the kitchen and some of the rooms, and also to improve the garden and soil-quality.

March 2023

Harmonizing the autonomic nervous system through yoga.

Where: Dojo, Laren (Gelderland)
Teacher: Maartje van Hooft
Date: Saturday March 11, h. 9.30 uur – Sunday March 12, h. 16.00.
Cost: € 255,- (early bird-price upto January 20, the cost then is € 229,50)
Accreditation for yoga-teachers (VYN) has been applied for.

This weekend will be conducted mainly in Dutch.
In yoga you learn to distinguish different nuances of tension and relaxation. But the autonomous nervous system – the part of our nervous system that regulates tension and relaxation – has a much broader effect on our state of being.
More emotional states like feeling defensive, feeling overwhelmed, feeling disconnected, are regulated by the autonomous nervous system.
Recent scientific discoveries help us to translate the complex and nuanced dynamic of our nervous system to Yoga practice.
Yoga can help you to learn to navigate these internal states constructively and wisely. And help you to let go of unnecessary tension, and build up vitality.
We address themes like immobilization, recovery, safety, setting boundaries, active discharge of tension. We also explore the experience of heartcoherence and attunement.
In this weekend you will learn how to harmonize your inner states, and how to utilize this knowledge while teaching yoga.

Frijdag March 31 h. 20 -22 uur we’ll have a follow-up session via Zoom, where you can ask questions regarding your practice of the material of the weekend, or general questions regarding the topic.

April 2023

Workweekend

Where: Dojo, Laren
Responsible: Maartje van Hooft
Date: Saturday April 1, from h 9.30
Cost: no costs.
We will work in the garden, if there is no rain, or work in the building. We’ll have a rhytm of working and (short) meditations, and we’ll share a simple lunch together.
This spring we focus on upgrading the kitchen and some of the rooms, and also to improve the garden and soil-quality.

Purification-retreat.

Where: Dojo, Laren (Gelderland)
Teacher: Mizue Tamaki, Sietsia Wildeman, and others.
Date: Thursday April 6, 18.00 uur – Monday April 10, 12.00 uur.
Cost: € 450,- Early bird (upto February 9): € 405,-
This Dojo-training is also suited for English-speaking participants. 

Our annual purification-retreat always is a very special occasion to discover the true wisdom in our bodies. And to feel how deep this physical healing and purification affects our minds and hearts.
In this retreat we work from the principles of half-fasting, as we have experienced with Kunikiyo-sensei. We eat adjusted food, and the first days the food will be non-salt, in order to give our bodies space to discharge of toxins.
At the same time you practise to eat that which your body needs. For that we have our ‘drink-buffet’ in the mornings: soups and juices that help your body to eliminate and purify.
This purification is part of a varied Dojo-programme, with exercises for organs, Hara-strengthening, meditation, walks in the nature etc.
The programme as a whole helps you to recover, and resource yourself. You will go home with a healthy dose of inner wisdom.

May 2023

Filosophy and meditation.

Where: Dojo, Laren (Gelderland)
Teacher: Peter Huijzer, Maartje van Hooft
Date: Saturday May 6, 9.30 uur – Sunday May 7, 16.00 uur.
Cost: € 255,- (early bird-price upto March 11, the cost then is € 229,50)
Accreditation for yoga-teachers (VYN) has been applied for.

This weekend will be conducted mainly in Dutch.
What is yoga? What is yoga about, and why do we do it?
During this weekend-seminar we reflect on these questions, while examining the Yogasutra’s of Patanjali. Patanjali is considered the founder of the classical Yoga; his introduction of the eight limbs of Yoga is still widely accepted within modern day yoga. But more than that, his Yogasutra’s contain important psychological insights. With Patanajali as a reference we study the historic and philosophical backgrounds of yoga, while also also reflecting on the many shapes and forms yoga shows in out modern society.
We will research what a Patanajlai inspired yoga-practice looks like. We experiment with different yoga and meditation-practices, and also make the connection with OkidoYoga philosophy. With these insights and experiences we can discover what yoga means to us personally.
This weekend is an invitation to self-examination, critical reflection and deepening of your yoga-practice.

June 2023

Corrective exercises and relationpoints.

Where: Dojo, Laren (Gelderland)
Teacher: Vera Carbaat, Valentina Horvat
Date: Saturday June 10, 9.30 uur – Sunday June 11, 16.00 uur.
Cost: € 255,- (early bird-price upto April 15, the cost then is € 229,50)

During this weekend you can experience the specific Okido yoga approach. We will practice corrective exercises, and through the use of relationpoints you can feel the deepening of postures and asana’s.
Additional info will be added soon.