5 March 2012

Arunachala Yoga Retreat 2012

In 2012 Mansoor will be offering a Silent Yoga Retreat at Arunachala. The venue of the Retreat is to be Sri Nannagaru Ashram (1 km west of Ramana Ashram) which is located at the foot of the southern slope of Arunachala. The date of the Retreat is December 15 to December 22, 2012. (The date of Mahadeepam in 2012 is November 27th).

“The Retreat offers an opportunity for yoga students to recognize awareness, to enter more deliberately into their Yoga and Meditation practice, and to sharpen their capacity to understand Indian philosophy through the study of selected sacred texts. Silence will be observed during the Retreat whenever possible."


"Mansoor was born into a traditional Muslim family in Old Delhi in 1954. In his teens Mansoor, by chance, started reading books by Ramana Maharshi, whose teachings were to later have a profound influence on him.

At the age of 17 Mansoor travelled around Europe and then went on to live in America for the next 24 years. There he was able to view life from many different angles and explored a wide range of spiritual traditions: Vedanta, J.Krishnamurti, Zen, Catholicism, Transcendental Meditation, EST etc. He travelled on pilgrimages, and at times was also actively involved with different spiritual organizations.

In 1992 Mansoor returned to India, discovered Vipassana and then started practicing Yoga in the Sivananda tradition. A whole new path opened up for him, combining the practice of awareness learnt in Vipassana with Hatha Yoga. Mansoor became a Yoga teacher, and has now been teaching and conducting retreats in USA, India and Europe for the last 13 years. His multi-faceted background, and his openness to embrace and to experience knowledge from many different sources, has given Mansoor a unique approach to stir and motivate students from all over the world."

Mansoor will be supported in the Retreat by Clarissa Mitchell.


For photographs of the venue and information about the Retreat structure please go to this link here.

1 comment:

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