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Explore Your Self Yoga Retreat - Feb 2019

Explore Your Self Yoga Retreat – Feb 2019

Date: 18/02/2019 - 24/02/2019
Time: 00:00 -23:59
Tasman

“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom” – Aristotle

Begin your yogic journey and become immersed in the beauty and simplicity of a yogic lifestyle on our signature retreat.
Use it as a stepping stone to our 4 week Yogic Life Skills Extended Retreat.

These Explore Your Self retreats are available most months throughout the year so check our calendar for more info.

Give yourself the space and time to learn more about yourself in this holistic and practical introduction into the Yogic Lifestyle. Experience bringing together different yoga and meditation practices for an enhanced level of understanding. Receive a broad range of tools to take away with you in order to start supporting yourself through the hustle and bustle of life.

This is an opportunity for self-discovery and development in a supportive environment surrounded by some of the most stunning nature NZ has to offer. No previous yoga experience necessary – everybody is welcome!

The programme includes:

• Hatha yoga classes
• Small group discussions
• Guided meditation
• Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation)
• Karma yoga (action with meditative awareness)
• Daily chanting
• Kirtan (singing mantras to music)
• Havan (ancient Vedic fire ceremony)

The Explore Your ‘Self’ retreats are also an easy-entry point for our longer, 4 week Yogic Life Skills Extended Retreat.  More information, you can read our YLS Blog. Learn to live a more conscious life while increasing your knowledge and participation in a yogic lifestyle.


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Yoga Life Skills Extended Retreat - Feb/Mar 2019

Yoga Life Skills Extended Retreat – Feb/Mar 2019

Date: 18/02/2019 - 17/03/2019
Time: 00:00 -23:59
Tasman

Are you looking to immerse yourself in a healthier, more conscious environment while gaining valuable life skills?

Do you need opportunities for reflection, to connect with a simpler way of living and a break from the modern lifestyle?

Are you looking for self-development and growth?

Then this 4 week training program will help you immensely.

This retreat offers a 4 week easy-entry path in to a more conscious lifestyle. It begins with the 7 day Explore Your ‘Self’ Retreat and continues with a 3 week residential stay of yogic lifestyle learning and experience.

The first week offers an introduction to a yogic lifestyle through the 7 day Explore Your ‘Self’ Retreat. During this week you will experience bringing together different yoga and meditation practices for an enhanced level of understanding. Receive a broad range of tools to take away so you can start supporting yourself through the hustle and bustle of life.

The following 3 weeks of the Yogic Life Skills Retreat take you a bit deeper, where you will cultivate these skills further.

During your stay you will participate in our regular daily schedule. This extended retreat is an opportunity for self-discovery and development in a supportive environment, surrounded by some of the most stunning nature New Zealand has to offer.

No previous yoga experience is necessary – everybody is welcome!

For more details about both retreats, read our Explore Your Self Blog or Yogic Life Skills Blog . Learn to live a more conscious life while increasing your knowledge and participation in a yogic lifestyle.


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Deep Ecology Retreat

Deep Ecology Retreat

Date: 07/03/2019 - 10/03/2019
Time: 11:30 -12:00
Tasman

Join us for an extraordinary, heart-felt journey into enhanced connection and empowerment through Deep Ecology & Yoga

What is Deep Ecology?

Deep ecology is an environmental movement and philosophy which regards human life as just one of many equal components of a global ecosystem.

How will this retreat serve me?

We are alive at an extraordinary moment in time:  It is a time of growing uncertainty yet also a time of great possibility when creativity, courage, and collective action can help cultivate change. This is a time when many of us are seeking ways to reconnect to one another and to the living Earth.

Working through the theories and practices of The Work That Reconnects, this retreat provides a transformational body of work, enabling us to reconnect to our own true nature, the web of life, and to our human community. Opening our hearts and minds to the love, and the grief we feel for our world empowers us to act on behalf of Earth.

Retreat Overview

Drawing on the work of Joanna Macy, John Seed and Arne Naess this workshop will use experiential practices, poetry, ritual, song, movement and silence to guide our journey through the four stages of the spiral of the Work That Reconnects. These four stages support one another and help us experience first hand that we are larger, stronger, deeper, and more creative than we have been brought up to believe.

Yoga brings us into balance and harmony, giving us the ability to enjoy life, fulfil our potential and find our true identity. We will be practicing traditional yogic practices including Asana, Pranayama, Yoga Nidra, Havan and Meditation.  These yogic practices will encourage us to tune into both the universal nature alongside our own.

We hope that a combination of the two will empower you to act on behalf of Earth with clarity, love and direction.

No previous experience in Yoga or Deep Ecology necessary.

 Facilitator Training Optional Extra

This add-on option is available for workshop participants wishing to step into facilitating The Work That Reconnects or those already facilitating who wish to join a community of facilitators for experiential sharing.

Two co-creative sessions (one pre- and one post-workshop) support your own transformational Deep Ecology journey as well as to gain confidence assisting others on the path to coming back to life.

For Full Retreat Details, please visit our website listing.


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Power of Awareness Silent Meditation Retreat

Power of Awareness Silent Meditation Retreat

Date: 15/03/2019 - 24/03/2019
Time: 00:00 -23:59
Tasman

This 9 day meditation retreat with international meditation teacher, Swami Anandakumar, provides an opportunity to travel to your own centre, to find the stillness within and discover that your own inner nature is unchanging.

The retreat offers the unique opportunity to explore tools that will help you to truly find peace, happiness, clarity and perspective on the whole of life.

This retreat offers a unique chance for you to go into a space of silence to begin or deepen your meditation practice depending on your previous experience. Held with long periods of silence over 9 days, it will help you to let your mind rest and enjoy a different, deeper kind of reflection and relaxation that will leave you wiser, and more ready for the challenges of life.

Renowned meditation teacher, Swami Anandakumar, takes a fresh and direct approach to meditation which is effective for both the beginner and advanced practitioner. The combination of ancient yoga techniques with well-timed, intuitive guidance, aimed at the modern mind, helps each person to find their way to deeper levels of awareness through access to their own intuitive experience.

These meditation practices will be balanced with Hatha Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Karma Yoga, Kirtan and Havan (fire ceremony) to actively encourage a self-explorative approach to meditation and provide a gentle way to balance the mind and realign the awareness toward your own inner nature.

With more than 35 years experience Sw. Anandakumar helps to bring harmony to meditation practice, outlining a working ‘road map’ in order to harmonise any conflict with the body-mind and find your way forward. This allows your meditation practice to come from a place of inspiration rather than a feeling of obligation, which is uplifting even as you begin to face up to yourself. It’s a jumping off point for a deeper self-discovery.

For Full Retreat Details, please visit our website listing.


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Yoga Nidra & Restorative Yoga Immersion Retreat - April 2019

Yoga Nidra & Restorative Yoga Immersion Retreat – April 2019

Date: 04/04/2019 - 09/04/2019
Time: 10:00 -11:00
Tasman

yogic immersion into Yoga Nidra, Basic Breathing Methods & Restorative Yoga focused on relaxation techniques. Explore tools to systematically address the tensions in the body, mind and emotions to induce a deep state of relaxation.

Yoga Nidra, Basic Breathing Methods and Restorative Yoga are key practices to equip yoga aspirants with yogic skills and techniques for self support. These methods will assist in the release of deep muscular, mental and emotional tension, inducing calmness and clarity for a range of life and health situations.

In this retreat you will experience and learn about the practices of Yoga Nidra and Restorative Yoga with time for self-study and personal reflection or simply to enjoy a walk in our neighbouring Abel Tasman National Park.

  • Yoga practices for your own health
  • Breath and the link with relaxation theory
  • Yoga lifestyle
  • SWAN practice
  • Restorative Hatha Yoga, breathing practices, Yoga Nidra, Meditation, Mantra Meditation
  • Understanding the techniques of Yoga Nidra & Restorative Yoga from a practical and theoretical point of view
  • Option for deep theory sessions including the science behind the techniques

Read more about the benefits of Yoga Nidra in our blog – Five Ways Yoga Nidra Can Transform Your World  or our Restorative Yoga Blog 10 ways Restorative Yoga can heal you

The Retreat Programme Includes

5 nights, shared accommodation (unless camping), all meals and the full Retreat Programme.

  • Restorative Hatha Yoga, breathing practices, Yoga Nidra, Meditation, Mantra Meditation for your own health
  • Understanding the techniques of Yoga Nidra & Restorative Yoga from a practical and theoretical point of view
  • Option for deep theory sessions including the science behind the techniques
  • Immersion into the the yoga lifestyle, with plenty of time for reflection
  • SWAN practice
  • Other optional theory sessions
  • Daily Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation)
  • Basic Breathing Techniques including breath and the link with relaxation theory
  • Karma Yoga (action with meditative awareness)
  • Fire Ceremony (Havan) and Chanting (healing sound vibration)

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Yoga Nidra & Restorative Yoga Instructor Training - April 2019

Yoga Nidra & Restorative Yoga Instructor Training – April 2019

Date: 04/04/2019 - 14/04/2019
Time: 10:00 -10:15
Tasman

9-Day residential  – including 3 months training package

A professional development course designed for yoga teachers, health and education professionals and or anybody interested in a yogic immersion focused on relaxation techniques. Explore tools to systematically address the tensions in the body, mind and emotions, inducing a deep state of relaxation.

Yoga Nidra, Basic Breathing Methods and Restorative Yoga are key practices to equip aspirants and practitioners with yogic skills and techniques for self-support, as well as for clients and/or students. The methods taught in the training will assist in the release of deep muscular, mental and emotional tension, inducing calmness and clarity for a range of life and health situations.

Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra is a profound, yet simple, practice that leads to a state of being in which the mind lets go of the external world and turns inwards giving the senses a deep rest from the activities of contemporary society. The mind is gradually trained to connect into tranquility effortlessly. Yoga Nidra systematically releases tension experienced in the muscles, the breath, and the nervous system. Ultimately the practice works directly on the mind to release impressions from the past and anxieties about the future.

Basic Breathing Methods and Restorative Yoga

When we have the ability to alter the breath at will, we gain the ability to nourish and optimise the body and manage the mind and emotions. The benefits of Basic Breathing Methods and Restorative Yoga include the dismantling of chronic tension patterns, enhanced immune function, effective cellular respiration, reduced hypertension in the cardiovascular system, reduced mental and emotional tension, a body-mind returned to a natural state of ease and equilibrium.

Applications in professional life

Psychiatrists, psychotherapists, medical and health professionals and yoga teachers in a variety of settings including schools, offices, community centres, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, prisons and nursing homes are using these tools. They may be effective in the management of:

  • Stress, Anxiety, Insomnia & Depression
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Addictions
  • High Blood Pressure and Heart Disease
  • Respiratory conditions
  • Neurological conditions and motor impairments
  • Chronic fatigue and adrenal issues
  • Digestive Issues
  • Asthma and Diabetes

Read more about the benefits of Yoga Nidra in our blog – Five Ways Yoga Nidra Can Transform Your World or our Restorative Yoga Blog 10 ways Restorative Yoga can heal you

The Retreat Programme Includes

10 nights, shared accommodation (unless camping), all meals and the full retreat programme.

A 10 day Professional Development Residential Retreat which is followed by 3 months training package with course work including MP3 practice sessions undertaken at home.

This comprises a minimum of 2 months of personal practice combined with periods of instruction and theoretical study in both face-to-face and online learning environments.

Once the foundations of personal practice are set, teaching methodology, skills and teaching practice are introduced, working towards a final teaching assessment.

  • Restorative Hatha Yoga, breathing practices, Yoga Nidra, Meditation, Mantra Meditation for your own health
  • Understanding the techniques of Yoga Nidra & Restorative Yoga from a practical and theoretical point of view
  • Option for deep theory sessions including the science behind the techniques
  • Immersion into the the yoga lifestyle, with plenty of time for reflection
  • SWAN practice
  • Other optional theory sessions
  • Daily Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation)
  • Basic Breathing Techniques including breath and the link with relaxation theory
  • Karma Yoga (action with meditative awareness)
  • Fire Ceremony (Havan) and Chanting (healing sound vibration)

For Full Retreat Details, please visit our website listing.


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Explore Your Self Yoga Retreat - April 2019

Explore Your Self Yoga Retreat – April 2019

Date: 29/04/2019 - 05/05/2019
Time: 00:00 -23:59
Tasman

“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom” – Aristotle

Begin your yogic journey and become immersed in the beauty and simplicity of a yogic lifestyle on our signature retreat.
Use it as a stepping stone to our 4 week Yogic Life Skills program.

These Explore Your Self retreats are available most months throughout the year so check our calendar for more info.

Give yourself the space and time to learn more about yourself in this holistic and practical introduction into the Yogic Lifestyle. Experience bringing together different yoga and meditation practices for an enhanced level of understanding. Receive a broad range of tools to take away with you in order to start supporting yourself through the hustle and bustle of life.

This is an opportunity for self-discovery and development in a supportive environment surrounded by some of the most stunning nature NZ has to offer. No previous yoga experience necessary – everybody is welcome!

The programme includes:

• Hatha yoga classes
• Small group discussions
• Guided meditation
• Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation)
• Karma yoga (action with meditative awareness)
• Daily chanting
• Kirtan (singing mantras to music)
• Havan (ancient Vedic fire ceremony)

The Explore Your ‘Self’ retreats are also an easy-entry point for our longer, 4 week Yogic Life Skills Extended Retreat. You can read more about this in our YLS Blog. Learn to live a more conscious life while increasing your knowledge and participation in a yogic lifestyle.


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Explore Your Self Yoga Retreat - June 2019

Explore Your Self Yoga Retreat – June 2019

Date: 10/06/2019 - 16/06/2019
Time: 00:00 -23:59
Tasman

“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom” – Aristotle

Begin your yogic journey and become immersed in the beauty and simplicity of a yogic lifestyle on our signature retreat.
Use it as a stepping stone to our 4 week Yogic Life Skills Extended Retreat.

These Explore Your Self retreats are available most months throughout the year so check our calendar for more info.

Give yourself the space and time to learn more about yourself in this holistic and practical introduction into the Yogic Lifestyle. Experience bringing together different yoga and meditation practices for an enhanced level of understanding. Receive a broad range of tools to take away with you in order to start supporting yourself through the hustle and bustle of life.

This is an opportunity for self-discovery and development in a supportive environment surrounded by some of the most stunning nature NZ has to offer. No previous yoga experience necessary – everybody is welcome!

The programme includes:

• Hatha yoga classes
• Small group discussions
• Guided meditation
• Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation)
• Karma yoga (action with meditative awareness)
• Daily chanting
• Kirtan (singing mantras to music)
• Havan (ancient Vedic fire ceremony)

The Explore Your ‘Self’ retreats are also an easy-entry point for our longer, 4 week Yogic Life Skills Extended Retreat.  To find out more you can read our YLS Blog. Learn to live a more conscious life while increasing your knowledge and participation in a yogic lifestyle.


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Yoga Life Skills Extended Retreat -Jun/Jul 2019

Yoga Life Skills Extended Retreat -Jun/Jul 2019

Date: 10/06/2019 - 07/07/2019
Time: 00:00 -23:59
Tasman

Are you looking to immerse yourself in a healthier, more conscious environment while gaining valuable life skills?

Do you need opportunities for reflection, to connect with a simpler way of living and a break from the modern lifestyle?

Are you looking for self-development and growth?

Then this 4 week training program will help you immensely

This retreat offers a 4 week easy-entry path in to a more conscious lifestyle. It begins with the 7 day Explore Your ‘Self’ Retreat and continues with a 3 week residential stay of yogic lifestyle learning and experience.

 

The first week offers an introduction to a yogic lifestyle through the 7 day Explore Your ‘Self’ Retreat. During this week you will experience bringing together different yoga and meditation practices for an enhanced level of understanding. Receive a broad range of tools to take away so you can start supporting yourself through the hustle and bustle of life.

The following 3 weeks of the Yogic Life Skills Retreat take you a bit deeper, where you will cultivate these skills further.

During your stay you will participate in our regular daily schedule. This extended retreat is an opportunity for self-discovery and development in a supportive environment, surrounded by some of the most stunning nature New Zealand has to offer.

No previous yoga experience is necessary – everybody is welcome!

For more details about both retreats, read our Explore Your Self Blog or Yogic Life Skills Blog . Learn to live a more conscious life while increasing your knowledge and participation in a yogic lifestyle.


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