Yoga & Astrology
Yoga and Astrology demonstrate the existence of universal order at the level of personal development where man’s attention is focused. The elements, chakras, planets and zodiacal signs are energy fields or archetypal patterns revealing the psyche to be as real as any material object and are at play all the time as energetic forces.
The planets are understood as energy regulators in Astrology and are latent within us in the chakra system. They symbolise the universal principles which regulate all energy function within any given system. They manifest as fundamental psychological functions, urges, needs and motivators.
These fundamental life forces cannot be ignored which is why they were respected in ancient times.
This four day workshop will teach the basic principles underlying Astrology and how the elements and planets relate to the Chakras and to Yoga, which provides the tools for working on the microcosm which is man.
The workshop will be taught in English, with translation into German (if necessary).
Gerry speaks English, German, French and Spanish.
Ariane speaks English, German, Spanish and a little Chinese.
(Participants can clarify everything during the breaks and always have time to talk to the teachers individually).
09.00 – 11.00 Yoga and Meditation
11:00 – 11:30 Break
11:30 – 13:00 Theory
13:00 – 14:30 Lunchbreak
14:30 – 17:30 Practice and theory
Gerry Rixen (Head Teacher): is a certified Yoga Teacher, SYT, Shiatsu-Practitioner / Teacher and Instructor for the 4th Dan in Marterial Arts. Gerry’s yoga trainings are accredited by Yoga Alliance International (YAI), International Yoga Federation (IYF), Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre, The Shiatsu Society (UK) and World Shorinji Kempo Organisation. He is a registered member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT).
He began his yoga practice with the Iyengar method in London and developed his approach over 30 years along with his professional experience as a teacher and therapist in Shiatsu and Chinese medicine.
Gerry has been the founder and director of SYM-Ltd. since 1997 and has taught Yoga, Shiatsu and Chinese Medicine in Spain, France, Greece, Italy and the UK.
Over the years he has developed his knowledge of diagnosis, healing, nutrition, psychology and spirituality to create interesting courses and workshops that focus on personal growth and transformation and the healing of chronic and degenerative diseases.
After graduating in Archaeology and Anthropology from the University of Cambridge, he worked as a language teacher and television reporter/producer before devoting himself full-time to healing and teaching. www.yogaacademyeurope.com
Health- and Lifestyle Counselor
Ariane Hotzel has studied the holistic approaches of yoga, TCM and Ayurveda over the last 15 years and has tried and found ways to integrate them pragmatically into a modern lifestyle.
She lived with her family in China for 5 years and studied Chinese Medicine there, completed her yoga teacher training with Gerry Rixen and a 300-hour course in yin yoga and meditation. Since then she has been able to open the door to yoga and a healthy lifestyle for people from all over the world.
Ariane now lives near Frankfurt, Germany, where she is responsible for the AyurSoul, an Ayurveda Health-Store and Cafe, where she conducts workshops and individual consultations. With her company AriVeda she specialises in coaching, workshops and retreats.