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Meditating in Nature

About the


"Brothers for Yoga" program is intended for Helping Israeli veterans at all ages, who search to heal their trauma due to war or terror experiences.

Of Yoga

What is the Yogic Way

Yoga ("unity" in Sanskrit) is an ancient tradition of daily learning and practice that touches upon all aspects of life.

Shivananda Yoga is a traditional, precise, and easy-to-learn approach that combines all the techniques necessary for physical, mental, and spiritual health.

It is based on the teachings of Swami Shivananda, one of the great yoga teachers of the 20th century, and his disciple Swami Vishnudevananda, who took a variety of yoga practices and made them accessible to Westerners.

Swami Vishnudevananda distilled the ancient wisdom of yoga into five simple principles that can be seamlessly integrated into daily life:

1. Proper Practice: Asanas - yoga postures that stretch and strengthen the body, invigorate it, and rejuvenate all systems.
2. Proper Breathing: Pranayama - breathing exercises that balance energy flow in the body and calm the nervous system.
3. Proper Relaxation: Allows for the release of physical and mental tension, tapping into tremendous energy resources.
4. Proper Nutrition: Natural, nourishing, and balanced nutrition that keeps the body light and the mind calm.
5. Meditation and Positive Thinking: Keys to inner peace by focusing awareness and directing it towards positive channels.


Through a practical application of these five principles, a complete experience of yoga as a way of life is made possible, as a daily reality.

In this way, the body and awareness balance and recharge each other, which is manifested in every aspect of our lives.


Signing up for "Trauma-Sensitive Yoga," which adapts classical yoga practice to the needs that may arise when dealing with trauma experiences in general.

In trauma-sensitive yoga, we learn through the body to contain various sensations on the mat, ranging from tension and pain to pleasure and release.

Through movement, breath, and relaxation practice, we strengthen skills of resilience and emotional expression, releasing tensions, grounding, building confidence, and fostering emotional resilience.

Through meditation and mindfulness practice, we learn to calm the waves of thought, gain control over awareness, and even introspect to return to the inner peace and tranquility that always reside within us.


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:The program includes

Retreat/Open Meeting (3 days) at the ashram, where participants will experience meditation, yoga exercises, breath work, and relaxation in various dimensions while maintaining a safe and sensitive space, with professional guidance.

Weekly practice session of two hours on Zoom, allowing continuity of yoga, breathwork, and guided relaxation practice, with group support and energy.

Retreat/Summary Meeting (3 days) at the ashram, after six months, allowing sharing, closure, and options for further immersion through courses at the ashram and/or teacher training.

About the Program
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Saturday - Reflection and Forward Outlook

7:30-9:30 Silent hike, nature session: Meditation, singing, continued positive thinking study
9:30-10:00 Tea break
10:00-11:00 Yoga class
11:00-12:00 Breakfast
12:30-14:00 Workshop/Lecture
14:00-16:00 Rest
16:00-17:00 Power yoga
17:00-18:30 Closing circle
18:30-20:00 Dinner and farewell

Friday - Deepening Day

 6:00-7:30 Session: Meditation, Spiritual Singing, Study
7:30-8:00 Tea Break
8:00-10:00 Yoga Class (including Restorative Yoga)

11:00-12:00Proper Nutrition Workshop:

Harvesting Greens from the Garden, Making Patties,

and Brief Study
13:00-14:30Afternoon Lecture: Positive Thinking
16:30-17:45Gentle Yoga
18:00-20:00Sabbath Reception, Sabbath Meal, 
Singing Circle
20:00-21:00Day Summary Circle

Thursday - Orientation and

Familiarization Day


13:00-15:00 Arrival and settling in
15:00-16:30 Opening circle
16:30-18:00 Yoga class (including gentle yoga)
18:00-19:00 Dinner
19:30-21:30 Evening session: Meditation, singing, and study

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