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Ashtanga Yoga retreat with Isabella at Purple Valley, Goa, India
October 26, 2019 - November 8, 2019Cost: 620GBP – 1450GBP
Join Isabella for a two-week Ashtanga yoga retreat 26 October to 8 November 2019 at magic (!!) Purple Valley Yoga Retreat Centre in Goa India. Take the chance to immerse yourself in your yoga practice with an experienced teacher; spend time in amazing surroundings and enjoy delicious vegetarian food. You can come for one week or two! Please note that beginners need to attend the first week of the retreat. Book before 30 September and get a 20% discount!
During this retreat we will focus on the healing aspects of the Ashtanga yoga method and its impact on the nervous system, our mental health and general well-being. Throughout retreat we’ll look at and explore how different types of movement and breath (asana and pranayama), mindfulness and focus (dristhi and sense withdrawal), vocalisation (chanting) and behavioural exercises may improve our ability to handle stress, make us stronger and more balanced on all levels as well as empower us in our daily lives. The retreat aims to give all participants an insight into how practice on the mat is related to and can improve our functioning in different relationships on a societal and personal level.
We combine practical and theoretical classes and participants should be prepared for hard yet rewarding work. Focus will also be on helping each student to practice safely and provide him/her with tools to progress and keep up their Sadhana also after the retreat.
Classes consist of daily morning practice Mysore style and afternoon workshops 4 times/week. On a couple of occasions we’ll also hold a guided Primary series class in traditional Sanskrit count. All levels of practitioners are welcome, advanced as well as beginners. Participants who are completely new to yoga will be given a special introduction the first few days in order to allow for more independence later. Beginners are therefore encouraged to come at least the first week.
Sun 27 Oct: Back to basics – Breath and movement awareness
Mon 28 Oct: Asana clinic: foundational postures
Wed 30 Oct: Grounding and stability
Thu 31 Oct: Asana clinic: “Healthy and happy hips, knees and forward bends”
Sun 3 Nov: Creating space
Mon 4 Nov: Asana clinic: “Bend don’t break” – How to approach safe back bending
Wed 6 Nov: Mindfulness, non-attachment (non-aversion) and behavioural patterns
Thu 7 Nov: Asana clinic: from down dog to headstand – challenging inversions without fear
Each workshop session will include elements of breathing and movement techniques, asana exploration at different levels, chanting and/or relaxation exercises. Part of each session will be devoted to theory, elements of yoga philosophy and practical exploration. The retreat aims to create a safe and inclusive climate promoting healthy dialogue and exchange between the teacher and students as well as among the participants themselves. Students are encouraged to come with a beginner’s mind, ask questions and share their insights with the teacher and the group. Welcome!
Price information and booking is available via the the Purple Valley Retreat website.
- Prices include yoga retreat accommodation, all yoga and classes and 3 vegetarian meals daily.
- You must have a valid visa to enter India.
- Flights are not included.
- Airport transfers between Goa Dabolim airport and Purple Valley are not included, but can be organised. You will be given the opportunity to book your transfer during the payment stages on the PV website.
If you have questions about the yoga please contact Isabella at info[at] ashtangayogamalmo.se . For all other questions regarding the retreat consult Purple Valley
- October 26, 2019
- November 8, 2019
- 620GBP – 1450GBP
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