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Fri, 05 Aug


Yoga Satsanga Ashram, Wales

Yoga detox Pranayama and Yogic diet retreat

Activated vegan food seminars and Pranic cleansing with Anandhi and Deepika

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Yoga detox Pranayama and Yogic diet retreat
Yoga detox Pranayama and Yogic diet retreat

Time & Location

05 Aug 2022, 19:00 – 12 Aug 2022, 10:00

Yoga Satsanga Ashram, Wales, Ardwyn Grange, Login, Whitland SA34 0UY, UK

About the event

Yogic detox Pranayama and Yogic diet retreat

Activated vegan food system

August 5th - August 12th 2022

(CPD accredited by YAP)

@yoga satsanga ashram with Yogacharini Deepika and Yogacharini Anandhi

Using Gitananda Yoga practices (asana, kriya, pranayama), Activated Vegan food, and jnana yoga techniques.

In Gurugula environment we will live together a full yogic life, following the principles of the holistic way of yogalife.

We will focus on physical, mental and emotional detox but also learning to love and enjoy life focusing on small pleasures.

Our program includes:

Hatha yoga cleansing practices

Pranayama for emotional and mental balance

Activated Vegan Food cooking and training*

Reprograming the mind with jnana yoga: discussions, satsang, group silent sitting

*please register for the full AVF program if you want to work and be trained in the kitchen

General program

(Arrive August 3rd evening – Depart August 11th morning)

6:15 Aarti and quiet sitting

6:45 – 8am hatha yoga

8am-9am breakfast

10am lunch preparation

12pm-1pm pranayama

1pm lunch

2pm-5pm free time and/or snack and dinner preparation

6:30pm dinner

7:30pm-9.30pm Bhajan, Satsanga and Jnana yoga

Some things you will learn:

Pranayama and kriya

Hathenas – the practices for increasing the lung capacity

Vibhaga pranayama – sectional breathing for detox through the lungs

Pradakshina pranayama – clockwise prana movement for releasing the unnecessary thoughts and organising the mind

Pranava Aum – for clarity and connection

Sukha purvaka pranayama- for pranic charging and healing

Kushala pranayama – the healing breath

Shat chakra pranayama – for chakra reprogramming

Kaya kriya – for releasing physical-emotional-mental trauma

Nadi shuddhi / nadi shodhana – nerve cleansing and purifying

Pancha bhastrika pranayama ( a group of 5 bhastrikas for cleansing)

Anunasika bhastrika (cleaning the excess mucus and attachments)

Hakara kriyas (for emotional release)

Yogic diet- activated vegan food

How to make food that sustains its prana (vitality)

Making spice and herb formulas

Organising and cooking a complete main meal

Activated Smoothies and desserts with correct combinations

Hearty soups for every season

Healing food (theory and practice)

Jnana Yoga

Prana vitality- how to sustain it

Pancha kosha – body, mind, emotion and soul alignment

Yama/niyama- how to live a yogic life

Chitta vritti, Samskara, vasana, karma – how to take over life from the mind

Karma – Is there free will?

Moksha kriya – freedom practice

Pranava AUM – connection with the Source

Kho ham kriya – Asking who am I ?


Deposit to secure place £250

For shared twin room £700 balance

Total: £950

Please contact us for other accommodation options (camping or single room)

Those very deeply interested in Activated vegan food should look into the online course beforehand to get more background.


Yogacharini Anandhi (Korina Kontaxaki)

Yoga teacher trainer / Ayurvedic counsellor

With over 20 years of experience in yoga and meditation, Yogacharini Anandhi is a senior teacher at the ICYER (International Center of Yoga Education and Research) in India, under the guidance of Dr Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani and the Giatananda Yoga tradition. In 2018 she was awarded by her Guru the prestigious title ‘Yoga Chemmal’ for her service to Yoga.

As a yoga teacher trainer, she is the founder of the Yogalife -Wholistic Spiritual Training program, ( where she trains yoga teachers, therapists and those interested in deepening their yoga practice, through a holistic system of personal development that includes yoga postures, pranayama, meditation, yoga nutrition, yoga philosophy, life practices, creative writing and physical expression.

As an ayurvedic counsellor, she is the founder of Activated Vegan Seminars - a yogic nutrition guide for health, vitality,and mental development, based on Ayurveda.(

She is the author of the book "YogaLife-A 9-month practical approach to Yoga for vitality and self-development” - an introduction to the 3-year Wholistic Spiritual Training course.

Yogacharini Deepika (Sally Saini)

Yoga teacher Trainer

Deepika connected with the Gitananda Yoga Tradition in 1993 at 17yrs old when she took part in her first Yoga class, taught by someone who was sharing their knowledge of this tradition. Many years later in 2006 Deepika made it to ICYER to complete the 6-month YTT course under the guidance of Ammaji Meenakshi Devi Bhavanani and Dr Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani which was completely life changing for her. Deepika returned to the Ashram many times over the years to complete the 3000 hours advanced Senior Achariya Training finally by 2017, there are only around 30 teachers globally trained to this level in the Tradition. This was done in-between establishing two Ashrams with Yogachariya Jnandev and raising 3 beautiful sons! Deepika has been sharing and teaching Gitananda Yoga to her local community for the past 15 years and running Yoga Teacher Training courses alongside Yogachariya Jnandev.

In 2018 Deepika was awarded the Yoga Chemmal title for her service to the Tradition and Yoga.

More recently Deepika has been able to explore her passion in Pranayama which had a deep transformational effect on her lungs which were in a poor condition due to severe life long asthma and hospitalisation many times as a child. With the blessings of the Gurus Deepika is now running a 500hrs Pranayama Yoga Teacher Training with Dr Ananda Balyogi Bhavanani, son and successor of Swami Gitananda Giri himself.

Deepika is also Director of Yoga Care Wales CIC bringing yoga to peoples lives as a therapeutic tool for those in more need than most, vulnerable or disadvantaged in some way. Deepika also enjoys classical Indian music and plays sitar to Bhajan or Kirtan!

For more about Deepika:


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