Sati Yoga Retreat

Sati Yoga Retreat

from 420.00

Mindfulness Retreat.

This yoga and meditation course is designed for serious students (from keen beginners to experienced practitioners) who wish to explore the connection between mindfulness and the classical eight limb system of yoga.

Course Includes:
3 nights’ shared accommodation,
All meals (delicious organic vegetarian food, most vegetables grown on our farm),
Eight yoga and four meditation sessions equivalent to more than 20 hours of tuition,
Return ferry from Roonagh quay (normally €15), plus transport to and from Westport, if needed.

ProviderChristophe Mouze.

Location (see map below): Ballytoughey, Clare Island, Mayo.

Duration: 4 days, 3 nights. See itinerary below.

Availability: 29 May - 1 June, 31 July - 3 August.

Requirements: Booking required.

Restrictions: None.

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Time table for the course:

Friday evening
5.15pm Leave Roonagh pier
6pm Arrive at the centre
6.30pm Restorative yoga class with introduction to awareness of the breath
7.30pm Diner followed by introductory talk
9pm Sitting meditation

Saturday and bank holiday Sunday
8am Meditation / breath awareness
9am Morning asana class
11am Brunch
12pm Karma yoga or free time for hill walking, reading, relaxing
4.30pm Walking meditation
5pm Afternoon yoga class
7pm Dinner
8pm Sitting meditation

Monday
8.30am Meditation / breath awareness
9am Morning asana class
11am Brunch
12.30pm Depart centre for 1pm ferry

The practice of mindfulness in meditation can be readily applied to the practice of physical asana, using classical hatha yoga postures. Within this approach, meditation, relaxation and breath training are integral elements. Working with both simple and more advanced asana, this course explores how we can practice with an embodied awareness, observing emotions and thoughts as they arise, connecting and staying with our breath. By cultivating both active and receptive awareness, our yoga practice becomes both deeper and lighter: a sense of spaciousness and ease in our bodies develops while strength and stability results from a groundedness through gravity.

By the end of the retreat, students will have developed an understanding of how this integrated approach can become a tool of transformation within their own yoga practice as well as how it can be applied to other aspects of their lives.

The day starts with a 30 minute meditation session, followed by a 2 and a half hour yoga session. Over the course of the retreat, we explore sun salutations, a variety of hatha postures and will play with the relationships between simple, foundational postures and more advanced asanas.

A delicious brunch follows the morning yoga session. We meet again in the late afternoon for another yoga session, including a more detailed exploration of yogic breathing.  A delicious and creative vegetarian three course dinner follows. We finish the day with a 30 minute sitting meditation session.

This course would be of interest to keen beginners as well as experienced practitioners, and especially to anyone who has done an 8 week MBSR course. Yoga teachers are also welcome.