Kalu Rinpoche & Michele Loew &

Niguma Yoga, Dream Yoga, Illusory Body Yoga Retreat w/ Kalu Rinpoche - with supporting Hatha Yoga from Michele Loew

22 - 28 June 2024

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At a glance

Date: 22-06-2024 / 28-06-2024
Category: Meditation, Yoga and Movement,


  • All workshops and sessions as written in the program
  • 6 nights accommodation in Shared, Single, Double, Premium Rooms or Hermitages
  • Full board - vegetarian meals
  • Fruits, Teas and filtered water
  • Yoga mats, blocks, bricks, belts, bolsters, and blankets
  • Free use of Body Care Center facilities: sauna, steam room, jacuzzi, indoor heated swimming pool
  • Internet high speed wireless reception all through the retreat
  • Not included:

    • Flights to/from Malpensa International Airport
    • Transfers to/from Mandali Retreat Centre
    • Massage and Therapies at the Body Care Center

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    Join us for this rare opportunity to spend a week with His Eminence Kalu Rinpoche, the head of the Shangpa Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. Rinpoche will share a week of teachings from the unbroken linage of yogis that extend back to the 10th century Indian female adept Niguma. He will teach the meditations, breathing, yoga postures, illusory body yoga, and dream yoga from Niguma. 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, dharma talks, and transmission of these powerful practices.

    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 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.

    Prices Range from $1500-2660.  

    For more information and bookings please click here.


    Daily Schedule
    6:45-8:15am Yoga
    8:30-9:30am Breakfast
    10-noon Niguma Yoga
    1-2pm Lunch
    3-5pm Rinpoche
    6-7pm Dinner
    7:30-8:30pm sleep yogas with Michele

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    The quieter you become,
    the more you can hear.

    Ram Dass