H.E. Kalu Rinpoche & Michele Loew will share their love for yoga during this intimate week of embodied practice, as they guide how to safely and purposefully practice Niguma Yoga and the complimentary Hatha Yoga preparatory postures. Rinpoche will teach, in the most accessible way to all levels, the Niguma Series of yoga poses. This is a chance to learn from the lineage master and receive his personal insight, some dharma talks, and meditations. Michele will guide the morning Hatha Yoga stretching and strengthening sessions to be able to access the Niguma series more readily. She will also share evening Yoga Nidra sleep meditations to support our healing and transformational journey together.
This is a week of understanding the body as an essential pathway to awakening and happiness. It is receiving the gift of a sustainable daily lineage based practice. And it is a week of making long-lasting friends, being nurtured with gourmet vegetarian Italian food, surrounding oneself with nature, hiking, relaxing, and recovery, in this Italian lake village countryside setting.
His Eminence Kalu Rinpoche is the lineage holder of the Shangpa Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. He was born in 1990 and recognized by H.H. the Dalai Lama and H. H. the 12th Chamgon Kenting Tai Situpa as the tulku, or rebirth, of Kalu Rinpoche (1905-1989), a renowned Buddhist meditation master and scholar who was one of the first Tibetan lamas to teach in the West. The current Kalu Rinpoche completed his traditional three-year retreat between 2004 and 2008, supported energetically by the practices of the Niguma Trulkhor cycle. Rinpoche now teaches Niguma Yoga around the world to cultivate awareness of the psychological basis of effective spiritual practice and to promote physical and mental well-being.
Michele Loew is the founder of The Yoga Space in Portland, Oregon, and is an inspiring Yoga teacher internationally known for her compassionate and down to earth style, expert hands on assists, and alignment based Yoga Alliance Teacher training programs. She is the co-founder of “Vajra Yoga” with Robert A.F. Thurman for Tibet House.. Vajra Yoga is a School of comparative Buddhist and Classical Yoga Indian inner-science which aims to share the wisdom teachings of the Buddha and the Yogis to bring happiness to all.
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Mandali is a gorgeous retreat center located 75 minutes from Milan. It sits on a hilltop with sweeping views of Lake Orta and the Swiss alps. Surrounded by gorgeous hiking trails and raw beauty, this is an idyllic setting to find calm and clarity in the mind and body.
The center has a state of the art spa and pool. It was architecturally inspired by the medieval towns that surround it. The Vegetarian meals are locally sourced and greens are grown in Mandali’s garden and alternative menu options for vegan, gluten free and dairy freed guests are provided.