Seminars and workshops

THE KAULA TRADITION OF KASHMIRIAN SHAIVITE TANTRISM

Daniel Odier teaches this tradition as he received it from his master, the Yogini Lalita Devî.  It is a lineage that goes back to the Mahasiddhas, and in particular to Matsyendranath, author of the Kaulajnananirnaya Tantra.
This very ancient tradition, linked to Indus Valley Shaivism, teaches a form of yoga that has almost disappeared today.
Daniel transmits in the unique and incisive style of Lalita Devî. He strips participants of all their spiritual fantasies to anchor them in the heart of reality and lead them to a joyful presence through breath and mental silence.



THE SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS

The weekend workshops, are open to all, and are devoted to teaching the four basic practices: Tandava, the Yoga of emotions, the visualizations of Matsyendranath and the practices of the Vijnanabhairava Tantra. These practices are selected and detailed according to the themes of each weekend. Some time is reserved for questions/answers.

The residential seminars, are open to all. They are devoted to a deepening of basic practices, and provide a theoretical introduction to the Yoga of touch, followed by a first practice. Some time is reserved for questions/answers.

The themed seminars are centered on particular practices such as Kali, Pratyabhijna, Baglamukhi or Chan. They are an opportunity for an intensification of the practice of the yogas and a better integration of the path. With the exception of the Chan seminars, which are open to all, the others themed seminars require Daniel's authorization.

TANDAVA AND THE YOGA OF TOUCH ARE CLOSELY RELATED

Tandava is a four-step practice that connects meditative sitting with movement.
At first, the Yogin learns to meditate by letting the body occupy space through a free and unintentional movement linked to abdominal breathing in the form of an infinity sign.
In a second step, the Yogin lets his arms discover the spherical space that surrounds him. The very flexible body fully participates in this exploration.
Thirdly, the Yogin stands up and begins the sacred dance of Shiva known as Tandava. It is an extremely slow free dance where the movement is gradually freed from all muscular tension and volition. The Yogin thus discovers his original spatial freedom on which the whole tantric approach is based.
In a fourth step, the Yogin drops to the ground and becomes aware of a new organic sensitivity.
It is a discipline that is both simple to understand and difficult to master because it introduces spatiality at three levels: body, mind and emotions. It is described in the Vijnanabhairava Tantra, one of the oldest yoga texts. 

The Yoga of touch (Kashmiri massage) origineted from the Shaivite tantric tradition. It is an integral part of Tantric yoga. The Yoga of touch has no direct therapeutic purpose. It tends to introduce subtle body awareness and a vibration, the Spanda, similar to that of a stringed instrument. The Spanda dissolves the perception of duality and leads to an ecstatic experience of the world. The Yoga of touch is one of the four pillars of our practice, along with Tandava, the Yoga of emotions and visualizations. It cannot be isolated or practiced without the other three.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

WEEKEND WORKSHOPS, RESIDENTIAL AND CHAN SEMINARS Open to all.
THEMATIC SEMINARS Require Daniel's authorization.*
YOGA OF TOUCH SEMINARS Accessible only after having participated at 2 residential seminars in the last 2 years, and then require Daniel's authorization.

*This authorization can only be requested in person, during a weekend workshop or a residential seminar. Daniel does not answer by e-mail.

PRICING

Weekend workshops, 175 CHF (165 euros). Payment validates registration and must be made no later than 15 days before the date of the course. Nonrefundable.

Residential, Chan, themes and Yoga of touch seminars, 170 CHF (150 euros) deposit is required to validate registration. The balance (depending on the desired seminar) must be paid no later than 20 days before the date of the seminar.

You will find more information with each announcement of workshops and seminars.

FEBRUARY 2024


24 - 29 February 2024
Czech Republic

Seminar (residential) - Sudislav nad Orlicí

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MARCH 2024


16 - 17 March 2024
Italy

Weekend Workshop - Rome

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23 - 24 March 2024
Poland

Weekend workshop - Poznań

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APRIL 2024


6 - 7 April 2024
Spain

Stage week-end - Barcelona

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13 - 19 April 2024
Italy

Baglamukhi (residential seminar) - Casole d' Elsa (Siena)

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27 - 28 April 2024
France

Stage week-end - Paris

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MAY 2024


4 - 5 May 2024
Italy

Weekend workshop - Milan

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25 - 26 Mai 2024
Austria

Stage week-end - Vienne

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JUNE 2024


1 - 2 June 2024
Germany

Workshop week-end - Berlin

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22 - 23 June 2024
Frence

Weekend workshop - Paris

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JULY 2024


6 - 12 July 2024
Switzerland

Seminar (residential) - Glarisegg (Steckborn)

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AUGUST 2024


5 - 11 August 2024
France

Seminar (residential) - Goutelas (Lyon)

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SEPTEMBER 2024


7 - 8 September 2024
France

Workshop week-end - Parigi

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21 - 22 September 2024
Italy

Workshop week-end - Turin

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28 September- 4 October 2024
Austria

Kali (residetial seminar) - Zurndorf

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OCTOBER 2024


12 - 13 October 2024
Switzerland

Workshop week-end - Vevey

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26 - 27 October 2024
Germany

Weekend workshop - Berlin

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NOVEMBER 2024


03 - 08 November 2024
France

Seminar Yoga of touch (residential) - Goutelas (Lyon)

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16 - 17 November 2024
Switzerland

Wokshop week-end - Zurich

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26 November - 1 December 2024
Germany

Seminar (residential) - Gut Helmeringen (Ulm)

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