Aruna Yoga

Aruna Yoga Online Day Retreat:

Accessing the Gateway of Presence through the Aruna Art Process with Nicki Forman and Dr Debbie Kalmanowitz

Aruna Yoga is a practice of presence. It embodies yoga and other tools to live in awareness with Self-enquiry guiding us back to our essence, to our heart. Aruna clears out obstacles blocking our fullest potential, helps us to heal what needs healing and returns us to the Wholeness that is our True Nature.

This will be a day Aruna Art Process Retreat for you to learn

  • how to connect your body
  • to cultivate trust and connection to your body 
  • to be present and have open awareness of sensations and emotions
  • to heal and return to wholeness
  • to use art as a tool for Self enquiry
  • Understand the essence of direction, alignment and flow through the forms of body and art
  • to deepen your understanding of asana and alignment through sacred geometry
  • develop stillness through the practices of yoga and art
  • use yoga and art as a meditative tool.
About Dr Debbie Kalmanowitz:

Debra KALMANOWITZ, PhD, HCPC, BAAT reg. art therapist, artist, writer and qualified Aruna Yoga teacher. She works as an artist and art therapist integrating yoga, mindfulness and body in the context of humanitarian aid, disaster relief, political violence, refugees and social change and has done since the early 1990’s. In addition, she is an associate professor on a masters in Art Therapy program in Israel.


Debbie is excited and inspired by the possibilities of combining art into the Aruna Yoga process. The natural fit will enrich and deepen participant’s understanding of themselves and Aruna Yoga.


No prior yoga experience or physical ability is required.

Just being there is enough to experience the power that lies within us!

Join Nicki Forman and Dr Debbie Kalmanowitz on the 20th of July 2021, for an Online Retreat from the comfort of your own home, to experience the power of art to connect you to your Self.

The day comprises 5 hours online of a 2 hour master yoga class with Nicki, a 2 hour Aruna Art Process guided by Debbie and Nicki and an hour satsang with Nicki.

This will be an intimate live retreat with limited spaces available. You are able to join for the full retreat or drop in the dynamic masterclass or Aruna Immersion session with Nicki Forman. Book early to reserve your exclusive place!


Schedule & Costs

Daily schedule (Israel times):: Sunday 25th of July 2021:

14.00 – 16.00 – Aruna Open Master Class: Nicki Forman
17.00 – 19.00 – Aruna Art Process with Debbie Kalmanowitz and Nicki Forman
19.15 – 20.15 – Satsang 

Full retreat (drop in): €108,-

[Note: Full retreat (as part of Aruna Life options): €60,- or €80,-]

Single session: €55,-

Satsang only: €15,-

Place: ZOOM

Note: these hours can be counted for Yoga Alliance Continuing Education.



What will be included

This online live retreat will be an all live experience of going to a yoga and Aruna Art retreat directly with Nicki Forman  and Debbie Kalmanowitz in the comfort of your own home.

This unique retreat offers you the impact of group work and personal guidance focusing on the Aruna Art Process through accessing the Gateway of Presence.

The day will entail:

  • A 2-hour tailor made yoga session catering to your specific needs and the needs of the group as the moment arises
  • A break of 1 hour
  • Followed by 2 hours Aruna Art Process with Debbie Kalmanowitz and Nicki Forman.
  • 15 minute break
  • Satsang which integrates the day bringing it into closure.

You can join for the full day or for the separate sessions . When you attend the full day retreat you will get access to recordings of all the sessions.

Some topics that will be covered:
  • How art can be a language of inner connection.
  • The power of the breath to guide the creative process.
  • How sacred geometry informs the asana process.
How is this different from other online retreats?

All the interaction is live directly with Nicki. Group work is intimate and the number of participants will be kept limited to ensure for intimacy. None of the content will be prerecorded. If you attend the full day or as part of the Aruna Life or Aruna Academy, you will be given access to the recordings of the retreat. Hours are made to accommodate different time zones. If you can’t make a session you will get access to the recorded session to watch in your own time.

You will learn how to use yoga and apply its ancient tools to daily life to make life more connected, to improve mental states and release emotional blocks. You will get to really learn how to apply Aruna Yoga to daily life to bring you into your personal power and inner connection. Besides yoga, you get to practice Self-enquiry and emotional presence work clearing out the layers of issues both conscious and unconscious. You will get to clear blocks and obstacles and the tools to do so in daily life as issues arise.

The result will be coming home to your Self and living from your own true essence!

Why invest in this retreat?

With a small intimate group, personal time for yourself and under the guidance of Nicki’s 20 years of expertise in the area of yoga, healing and Self enquiry work, you have the opportunity to gift yourself by going deeper into your practice from the privacy of your own home . You will be supported by Nicki and her team and given the chance to really deepen in your spiritual practice.

Are you ready to face what is keeping you in the prison of your mind?

Are you ready to set yourself free?

Limited spaces are available.

Questions about the retreat?

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