Dr. Agnieszka Konopka
Agnieszka (Agni) during the retreats assists nature in process of empowerment and healing. She is a forest retreat facilitator inspiring people who undergo significant life changes to develop a healing, sacred relationship with the wilderness. In this work she integrates 20 years of experience as a psychologist and psychotherapist, with meditation practice and wisdom coming from the wilderness. During her almost 2 year long forest retreat in Goa, she has been working on her recent book: Jungle Retreat Book and taught meditation to Indian people. She believes that nature is a great therapist and source of wisdom. Agni developed an art-therapy method: Composition Work, focused on use of natural symbols to explore deep layers of the psyche and emotions. She gave trainings, workshops, presentations and retreats in China, The Netherlands, USA, Poland, UK, Italy, Brazil, Mexico, Belgium, India and Japan. She published her work with Cambridge University Press and Routledge.
Yogi, Sanjeev Dutta
Sanjeev Dutta was born in an Indian family of Brahmins, which is a linage of traditional teachers and priests. He became an engineer, worked in multinational corporations, and owned related business. Influenced by existential experiences and a deep inner call, he chose Yoga’s path and continues his old family root-tradition of spiritual teaching. He held a Yoga school in Jaipur for more than ten years. Then he moved to Goa, Agonda, to continue his teachings, yoga teacher training, and retreats. He owns Om Yoga Shala, a yoga school affiliated to Yoga Alliance, USA.
Sanjeev became a yoga teacher and teacher for teachers, who bridges the ancient spiritual tradition of yoga sutras with attention to his students’ personal needs and paths. He believes that one can find freedom in a dialogue between ancient wisdom and the truth of individual heart and soul.
Om Yoga Shala website: www.omyogashala.in