retreats

2019/20

Yoga retreats in Cornwall

Yoga Days.

Sunday 1st December.

Porthoustack Village Hall

To book for any of the above please contact us

Yoga at porthallow

Each day costs £50 inclusive of Vegetarian lunch. We start at 10.00am and finish around 4.30pm.

Our next Yoga day will be held at Porthoustack village on the North Lizard coast.

These Yoga days are unique in our teaching calendar.  We teach these days together creating a yoga narrative that allows us to explore the subtleties of yoga practice. This inspires a greater exploration of the fundamental principles that underpin our personal approach to Yoga.

Throughout the day we interweave practices that help integrate the many strands of Yoga into a meaningful whole. We explore the qualities and energetics of movement, breath and grounding. We create space, time and centredness; we engage, we play, we rest.

creativity

For us a Yoga practice is a creative and integrated way of encountering ourselves and our life. As the root of the word Yoga implies, in practice nothing is irrelevant, everything  can useful on the mat. Energy is transmuted, thought assimilated, the body experienced in its fullness.

Our emphasis is on cultivating patience and attention so that we can listen to the body’s innate intelligence and sensitivity. We do this through encouraging gentle movement, the exploration of posture and energy and the gradual expansion of the breath.

awareness

We work always with an awareness of our relationship with gravity so that we can develop both strength and find release. Simple meditations and awarenesses can be cultivated as positive habits in life. The end of the day sees us relax deeply, restoring energy before our re-entry into the world.

Everyone is welcome to these days. There is time and space to cultivate a deeply personal and intuitive appraoch to the Yoga. Limitatons and challenges are endemic to being human and Yoga is a way of relating to to ourselves as we are

……………. just bring a Yoga mat, a sense of humour and a willingness to let go!

Weekend Retreatsweekend retreats Athayoga

Our winter weekend retreat will be held on 24th – 26th January 2020 at ‘Rosemerryn’ in West Cornwall.

We are currently finalising the details but if you are interested in booking please send us a message

Winter offers unique opportunities for retreatants and the weekend supports the sense of rest and renewal that the season traditionally encourages. Our time together will be relaxed and quiet, the Yoga is accessible to all and you will be encouraged to explore the practice in the context of your own needs and priorites.

Yoga retreats in Cornwall with Andrew and Jerusha.

About ‘retreat’

balance

The idea of ‘retreat’, has been universal in the healing traditions. For us, to ‘retreat’ means to positively withdraw from our regular living situation so that we can take time and space for ourselves. This helps us to review our way of being and consider any changes we thYoga in Cornwallink necessary and to physically and mentally nourish ourselves so that we can better engage with life on our return.

We can attend a regular class with the same intention to withdraw and reflect. However, when we choose to take a day or a weekend, the process becomes more powerful.

There is an innate need for balance in the human being. The pull outward towards doing and relationship is firmly rooted in us as social beings in an interdependent society. In the global village we need never trouble ourselves with aloneness, boredom or reflection if we don’t want to.

quietening

Less obvious is the compensatory need to turn inwards, to quieten and to just be. Every being needs a level of this for balance. Dissipated energies require renewal, work requires rest and whilst it’s wonderful to fully express ourselves it’s equally good to become receptive and to listen.

This is where yoga and our sense of retreat can help us. Our practise reminds us that there is a powerful quality in the quiet arts of sitting, watching and being, in doing things because we can, for no other purpose.

In all our Yoga retreats in Cornwall we utilise place as well as time. We choose locations that accentuate the sense of retreat and allow you opportunity for walking and resting in nature, places where we can notice the little things that we often miss when we’re rushing around being useful!

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