Becoming the Seer Summer Retreat
7:00pm 15 July 2024 - 12:30pm 19 July 2024
Venue: Samye Ling
Using a variety of traditional yoga preparations and practices we will learn how recognising awareness and simply being offers us the opportunity to let go of busyness, return to centre and start afresh. We will start to see our situation more clearly and gain perspective.
There will be an even balance of breath work, movement, relaxation and meditation. This longer midweek retreat is open to everyone so the posture work is slow and gentle and therefore suitable for complete beginners and those with conditions for which strenuous exercise is not advised;
Breath work; breath awareness, abdominal breathing, viloma, full yogic breath, alternate nostril breathing and ujjayi pranayama.
Movement; joint releasing sequences, spinal movements, hip opening series, back and abdominal strengthening.
Yoga nidra -a withdrawal of the senses leading to deep relaxation and conscious sleep.
Yoga nyasa - directed awareness synchronised with breath.
Kaya sthairyam - body stillness.
Antar mouna – the practice of inner silence.
Ajapa japa - mantra synchronised with breath.
Chidekasha dharana - awareness of the mind space.
Complete beginners as well as more experienced practitioners and teachers are all welcome.
The course begins after supper at 7pm on the Monday. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday sessions will be 10.00 am to 12.30 pm and 3.00 pm to 5.30 pm with breaks. Friday will be 10.00 am to 12.30 pm with a break with the course finishing in time for lunch.
NOTE: Please bring comfortable layers of clothing so that you can move freely yet remain warm. The joint releasing movements can actually lower body temperature. Please bring your own mat, sitting block or cushion and a blanket.
Bookings for this course will open from 1st May 2024, when you will be able to book your place on the course and also guest accommodation by sending an email to email@example.com
Johnny can be contacted at www.jgyoga.co.uk