What are the benefits of going on a yoga retreat?
Would you like to engender more joy and ease in life, beyond ‘yoga sessions’? Retreats are an ideal opportunity for you to see and practice the ‘how’. Delve into the reality of valuing every moment of your life as precious and in remembering this, enjoy doing so during the retreat with the perspective that the retreat is a microcosm of your ‘ideal life’. Learn how to embody your deepest wishes by spending time and sharing stories with others who do.
Our students have confirmed over the years that we have a laid back, playful approach with the knack of making them feel comfortable and looked after from the first 'hello' to perhaps some tears of joy and understanding (or gratitude) as we say ‘ciao’ on the last day…
Some of our Workshops
Our workshops aim to deepen your understanding of the practices and encourage you take responsibility and apply them sincerely and regularly. They are a break from normal routine and have been likened to mini-retreats. They:
- Allow you to go deeper in your practices
- Improve your understanding and have your questions answered in details
- Have a self-practice program relevant to each workshop
- Get motivated to apply practices sincerely and regularly.
We can run these workshops for you at your own events or for parties and corporate events. Contact us to find out more.
Bandha, Mudra and Pranayama
Half or full day or weekend session with slideshow – usually 30/70%ish theory/practical.
Exploring the Bandhas (locks), Mudras (seals) and Pranayams (breath/energy practices) of classical Hatha and Tantric Yogas. Helping students to deepen their understanding of the physical and energetic core and how these relate to meditation and spiritual advancement.
Yoga workshop for men - a two hour mixed practice of postures, breath work and mindfulness practices to help improve flexibility and core strength, internal organ and glandular health/circulation as well as relaxation techniques to promote improved performance in all arenas of life.
2 hour session introducing the basics behind voice work and some popular chants which bring great joy, friendship, peace and invigoration.
2 hour session with slideshow to share the practices which help to maintain eye health, mental health and concentration.
2 – 3 hour session with a mixture of practices introducing or enhancing meditational practice/experience – Indian/Chinese and Tibetan practices.
Nada Yoga (Sound Yoga)
This taster workshop will introduce exercises that make you aware of 'how you stop the flow of the breath and voice unconsciously' and that by becoming conscious of the Anatomy & Physiology of breathing and vocalising, enables you to consciously reprogram your body back to its 'open state' - 'Be open to receive your full breath and let it carry your voice naturally and powerfully to the world'.
Two or three hour breath/energy (pranayama) session – good to start this as a 2 hour practical and then can do a 2-4 hour follow up practical and theoretical session with slideshow to help illustrate the teachings.
Qi Gong/Nei Gung / Energy, Healing and Enlightenment Practices
2-3 hour practical session which includes classical posturing and breath work using ‘Wai Dan’ methods (cultivating energy externally/from the environment and by isolating body parts in the same way that the asanas of Hatha Yoga do) and ‘Nei Dan’ / Nei Gung (cultivating internally so that energy builds in the abdomen and radiates outward). All the practices strengthen and cleanse the sinews, organs and glands of the body as well as opening deeper channels, most specifically the extra ordinary vessels.
2 hour practical session - of simple (effective) to more complex techniques (still effective – and which also help to teach students how to further refine their understanding of the borrowing, conservation and release of energy).
SIT – Stress Management for All
This is a half or full day workshop – practical and theory (with slideshow) – sharing some of the energetics which give rise to energy and vitality or stress and dis-ease. For yogis and non-yogis alike, all ages and walks. This is a great one for Corporates and ideal for whole day or even weekend events too.
Subtle Body and the Chakras
3 or 4 hour session with slideshow – usually 40/60%ish theory/practical.
2 hour practical session introducing the basic principles of tai chi practice which help students feel grounded and chillaxed, as well as enhancing their understanding of their COG (Centre of Gravity), pranic flow, rooting, lifting, releasing...principles.
Thai and Self Massage
A practical and informal 2 hour session sharing Thai and self massage techniques which helps students further understand their asanas, their COG (centre of gravity) and energy flow.
Yoga Nidra / Yogic Sleep
2 hour session – includes some pranayama and chanting to prepare for deeper states of relaxation. We are working on a slideshow to share some of the theory behind the practices which would extend it to 3-4 hours total.
A blend of postures (asana), breath/energy (pranayama) practices and relaxation/sleep (nidra) practices – 3 or 4 hours or whole day.