In this Paramparai there are three important sciences, namely Mantra, Yantra and Tantra. Yantra is the mystical science of number, name and form and is a method by which one can live to learn “in tune” with the cycles of the universe rather than be “off tune” with those very cycles.
According to the Yantric concept as taught by Yogamaharishi Dr Swami Gitananda Giri, each number has a special quality to it and is not merely a measure of quantity as is usually presumed. Every aspect of life goes through a phase of Nines. This phase may be nine years, nine months, nine weeks or even nine days. This concept can be further extended both ways to go up to nine milliseconds on one hand and nine lifetimes on the other. Introduction to Yantra: An extract from Dr Ananda's book Yoga:1 to 10
This three week course takes a detailed look at Yantra and will be no ordinary vacation.
The daily schedule is similar to the six-months Yoga Teacher Training the ICYER is offering each year.
This is a special course aimed at those who already have some basic understanding and are interested in learning more about the Gitananda Yoga tradition (Rishiculture Ashtanga Yoga). It is residential and open only to those who have completed some previous training in Gitananda Yoga and for people following a healthy life style (no alcohol, no cigarettes, no other drugs). During the stay at Ananda Ashram you will enjoy a vegetarian diet.