Ayurveda + 100hrs 

Gokul Sadhaka


6th - 24th January 2020

Private Villa, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

(Check-In 5th January after 2pm)


6th - 10th January with Dr. Partap on Ayurveda
11th & 12th January - Break

13th - 24th January with Janne Kontala & Gokulacandra

on yoga asanas, philosophy and bhakti yoga



6th - 10th January with Dr. Partap on Ayurveda


Ayurveda and Yoga are sister sciences that can not be separated those practicing Yoga,

must learn the basics of Ayurveda. 

Ayurveda is an art of living that contains many indications on how to achieve

health, longevity, happiness, peace and love in life.
Translated literally, veda (knowledge) and ayur (of body, mind, senses and soul).

Ayurveda is the science of the health and happiness for human being.

During this ayurvedic week, world famous Ayurveda guru will share the knowledge of Ayurveda. The students will learn the basic principles of ayurveda (dosha, dhatu, mala, agni, ama) in addition of the concept of senses, mind and soul. Teaching will also include tips, recipes and techniques that can be applied by everyone. In addition, we will practice some kitchen recipes and head massage using oil.


13th - 24thth January (Yoga & Bhakti)

Gokul Yoga by Gokulacandra

Slow Yoga by Janne Kontala 

The most devotional and spiritual side of yoga. With its rich and comprehensive experiential dimension, bhakti is truly the heart of yoga. The most important of human needs is to feel connected to a reality greater than ourselves. Bhakti is meant to bring us directly in contact with the divine. We will explore the most important ideas and practices of bhakti, centering around the use of the sacred sound. Jani and Janne will share their knowledge on bhakti, following the succession of spiritual teachers.

Bhakti has traditionally been the form of yoga that has most disregarded any discriminations based on gender, caste, or educational background. As a simple devotional attitude of heart, bhakti is about connecting to the Supreme, something that anyone can do in any condition of life. The central components of any yoga, private practice and regulation of the senses, are part of bhakti as much of any other path. In bhakti, however, the connection to the Supreme has the additional benefit of acting like a magnet that draws the mind away from the lower emotions and selfish attachments.

We will explore bhakti-yoga by its central practice of sacred sound. We will have three daily sessions dedicated to this.


Early Bird registration by 1st October 2019 - US$2680

Regular Rate after 1st October - US$2880

Price above including 19 nights of twin-sharing with shared bathroom accommodation (based on 10 persons sharing villa), breakfast and lunch a day.

Free use of swimming pool and 1km walking distance to a public beach.

Payment by international bank wire transfer OR

PayPal (3% PayPal fee to be borne by participants).

About the Teachers

Dr. Partap Chauhan

Dr. Partap Chauhan, BAMS, is the pioneer of Ayurvedic Telemedicine. He started the world’s first Ayurvedic website, jiva.com, in the year 1995, and was the first to give online consultations to people from all over the world.

Partap Chauhan is the only Ayurvedic doctor to have won the prestigious “World Summit Award” given by United Nations Organization, Geneva, for his Teledoc project designed to help rural population using technology. For his social entrepreneurial skills, he has been selected a lifetime Ashoka Fellow, by the Ashoka Foundation, USA. 

Dr. Chauhan is the founder of Jiva Ayurveda, an Ayurvedic company that offers online, telephonic and personal consultation to patients across the world. Based in Faridabad, Delhi NCR, Jiva runs a network of 80 clinics all over India and the world's largest Ayurvedic Telemedicine Center, giving free consultations to more than 6000 patients daily, through 500 well-trained Ayurvedic doctors. Dr. Chauhan runs a popular Ayurvedic health shows daily on various prime Television channels like India News, Aaj Tak Tez, News24, Zee Hindustan, Sanskar TV, and many more. The combined viewership is more than 500 million people in India and abroad.

Dr. Chauhan has traveled to more than 40 countries spreading the knowledge of Ayurveda to common people. He has established Jiva Ayurveda Schools in Japan, France, Poland and Lithuania, where practical courses are offered to general masses related to lifestyle, nutrition and cooking.  He has written several books on Ayurveda which have been translated to many foreign languages including French, Russian, Lithuanian and Polish. He has won various National and International Awards for his services towards Ayurveda.

Janne Kontala

2019 marks the 50th anniversary and 25th year of sharing his knowledge on yoga for Janne Kontala. His first contact with yoga was on the 1986, where reading a book ignited a life-long interest, which soon developed into a daily practice.


Since the early 1990's, Janne has studied in traditional ashrams in India and West. From early on, Janne has been combining in his personal practice the use of sacred sound in yoga in all its forms - svadhyaya, mantra-japa, and kirtanam - with asana and pranayama from the world of Hatha yoga.


Considering his personal daily practice his most importance source of inspiration, he has nevertheless combined the more traditional approach to yoga with academic studies in religion, where he holds a PhD from Abo Akademi University in Finland.

Janne trains yoga teachers since 2005, and is currently involved with teacher training programs in three different countries. He also developed the first yoga teacher program designed for Gyms in Finland, and is currently developing a yoga teacher program for academic environments.

Besides his PhD Thesis and a number of academic articles on the sociology of religion, Janne has authored the book Inner Yoga (Ferryman Books), and is the co-founder and regular contributor in the yoga magazine Ananda. He is currently working with a commentary for Yoga-sutra.

Jani Jaatinen (Gokulacandra)

Jani Jaatinen is without a doubt amongst the most advanced practitioners and teachers of yoga asanas you will ever meet. Since 2000, Jani has explored yoga with Janne Kontala, his life-long teacher and friend. After he started, he soon developed an uncommon dedication to his personal daily practice.

He has been practicing yoga for 15 years now. His in-depth knowledge of the human body sets the stage for a unique presentation of asana. He is versed in the ancient spiritual yoga texts, the wisdom of which is grounded in his daily practice and meditation.

Jani teaches traditional Hatha, Slow yoga, Vinyasa, Ashtanga yoga and yoga philosophy. Known for sharing his love and knowledge of yoga in a clear, dynamic and generous manner, he receives invitations and travels regularly to conduct workshops, retreats and teacher trainings around the world. Practitioners from all levels benefit greatly from his classes. His dedication and devotion to the whole meaning of yoga is a true inspiration for everyone who has the opportunity to develop their yoga with him.

Jani is currently based in Kota Kinabalu, the east Borneo of Malaysia. He started his own yogashala, Gokul Yoga, in 2012 when he moved to Malaysia with his wife. Other than teaching yoga, Jani enjoys making music, drawing, swimming and chanting.




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