Chakra Yoga retreat June/July 2017
The 7 Chakras - the Wheels of Energy
17-23 July, 25-31 July 2017
Come on a journey through the 7 Chakras
We will begin the retreat by opening the space and honouring the elements in a sacred ceremony.
Each day will begin with a meditation and a dynamic Mandala Vinyasa flow corresponding to the element associated with each chakra (Earth, Water, Fire etc). We will then close each day with a Yin practice and further meditation.
You will join us on our beautiful, solar powered, off-grid site for the chance to get in touch with nature and truly disconnect from the stresses of day to day life. Sleeping in beautiful bell tents surrounded by the mountains and groves of lemon trees you will feel at one with nature and invigorated by the fabulous daily practice and workshops.
Price per person
The Chakra retreat costs €450 per person, including all meals, yoga, workshops & equipment. Not including flights or transfers.
Reserve your place today with just €140 deposit.
Twice daily yoga practice on our stunning mountain-side platform
Delicious, nourishing, vegetarian menu prepared by your chef
Daily meditations, yoga nidra or pranayama practice
Fascinating daily workshops
Yoga has always been a part of my life, growing up I watched my Mum meditating and practicing yoga regularly and it felt natural to me to do the same. I have always been passionate about the many benefits of living a yogic lifestyle, both spiritually and physically. Yoga and meditation have given me the space to find peace and stillness and I am passionate about sharing this with others. I believe that yoga is for everyone regardless of age or ability and am inspired by seeing people achieve things they may have never thought possible. I qualified in September 2013 from my Ashtanga training and September 2014 from my Yin training.
My lessons will be a combination of Yang and Yin yoga taught from a very meditative, spiritual perspective. Students will be encouraged to treat each yoga class as a moving meditation, focusing on the breath and being fully in the present moment.
Styles of yoga to be taught
The yoga classes will be a mixture of Yin and Yang Yoga, also adding elements of Mandala Vinyasa. Our practice is designed to emphasise the notion of letting go. Letting go of how you think an asana 'should' look, letting go of comparing yourself to other practitioners, letting go of fear associated with particular Asanas.
Each Mandala class (or part of a class) will focus on the chakra/element/group of muscles that correspond with each day of the retreat. Mandala Vinyasa is performed in a spiralling way, moving around the mat. We will be using these spiralling movements to create a deeper connection between each element and its corresponding chakra (eg. Earth and Muladhara).
There will also be a focus on developing a seated/walking meditation practice. We will gradually increase the time spent meditating throughout the week and take time to discuss our meditation experience without become attached to either pleasant or unpleasant experiences had while mediating and/or practicing asana.
Bagend is the perfect location to practice mindfulness and allowing ourselves to become close to nature and a realisation of the notion that we are all one.
Daily timetable for yoga retreat
07.30 Pranayama or morning meditation
08.00 Morning yoga practice
09.30 - 10.15 Breakfast buffet
11.00 Workshop (practical/theoretical) or free time
15.00 Free time
19.00 Evening yoga practice
20.30 Meditation or Yoga Nidra
21.00 Evening meal
(Please note, this is a sample timetable and may be subject to change.)
There will be one workshop a day, it may be in the morning or afternoon. There is also the option to visit local markets on Wednesday and Sunday.
Your Rustic Retreats journey
This retreat will take you on a journey through the 7 Chakras and their associated elements. The intention of the retreat is to create a safe, healing space, where each person can explore freely and feel comfortable to do as much or as little as they want to do.
We will begin the retreat by opening the space and honouring the elements in a sacred ceremony. We will be looking to connect on a deep level to nature and the elements surrounding us at magical Bagend.
Each day will begin with a silent meditation and a dynamic Mandala Vinyasa flow corresponding to the element associated with each chakra (Earth, Water, Fire etc). Each element has an associated muscle group that we will be focusing on. For example on the first day of the retreat, we will spend time working on the hamstrings. We will then close each day with a Yin practice and further meditation. The meditations to close each day will be guided and will include Yoga Nidra & Metta meditation (loving kindness).
Your Workshop Programme
Workshop 1 - Muladhara (Earth)
“I am grounded”
We will begin from the Root Chakra, Muladhara, our grounding, the Earth. In this workshop we will explore some different meditation techniques. We will begin by finding our own comfortable meditation posture, taking some time to meditate and discuss. We will then connect to the Earth (the element of the Root chakra) and explore walking meditation, looking at the differences between the two techniques.
Workshop 2 - Swadisthana & Manipura (Water & Fire)
“I am creative and adaptable” “I am powerful”
This workshop will be in two parts. The first part will explore the element of the second chakra - water. We will spend the first part of the workshop letting go of inhibitions and moving freely, like water, using our bodies and movements to express ourselves. a dynamic, moving meditation.
The second part will involve a candle gazing meditation, enabling us to feel, manifest and get in touch with our inner fire.
Workshop 3 - Anahata (Air)
“I am loving”
In this workshop we will explore some different pranayama techniques including nadi shodhana (alternate nostril breathing) and we will also move energy while exploring some tai chi like routines, including the Golden Seed sequence. We can discuss different pranayama techniques and their benefits (what they are used for).
Workshop 4 - Vishuddhi (Sound)
“I am guided by my deepest purpose”
Chanting, sound bowl meditation. In this workshop we will explore chanting, looking at different mantras and their meanings and spend some time building a powerful group energy with chanting and meditating with sound bowls to accompany and deepen the meditation.
Workshop 5 - Ajna & The Crown (Intuition & Higher Consciousness)
“I follow my dreams” “I am one with everything”
This workshop will explore inversions. We will break down the poses and the process involved in getting into poses such as crow pose, headstand and forearm stand in a fun and lighthearted way, using both Yin and Yang techniques and some partner work. We will work to remove the fear so often associated with these poses and make them less threatening.
We are sure you will love Bagend - from our fragrant orange groves, to our simple yet utterly peaceful accommodation in the heart of the Spanish countryside. Get in touch with us to ask any questions, find out more about our retreat or reserve your place now for just €140 deposit.