Chakra, Hatha and Pure Yoga retreat August 2017
Pure yoga and chakra awareness
25-31 August, 2-8 September 2017
Exploring chakra awareness to deepen your practice
A profound, internal journey from where we are now into deeper and deeper states of awareness.
We’ll gain a better understanding of our true selves, and explore chakra awareness to deepen our practice and ascend the limbs of the eight-fold yoga tree.
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, Hatha and Pure Yoga retreat August 2017 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
I am very much looking forward to returning to Bagend in August and September! I’m expecting radiant sunshine, mesmerising star-filled night skies, and the great company of other earth-loving souls like you, in the beautiful and peaceful oasis that is Bagend.
My yoga journey began over 15 years ago and right from the beginning it offered me access to levels of peace inside me that I never remembered having experienced before. I have been a regular practitioner ever since and tried many different styles, learning a lot from each one.
Already working as a holistic massage therapist, in 2002 I trained and qualified as a reflexologist and then I trained for 2 years with Phil Parker (inventor of the lightening process) in London to become a master practitioner of hypnotherapy, NLP and life coaching.
I have completed yoga teacher training in India and Spain. I love teaching as I have a great interest in healing and transformation and am deeply inspired by the possibilities of empowering people to heal themselves through yoga.
My preferred style is a fusion of traditional Hatha Yoga and the Pure Yoga of Swami Purohit. In my classes you can expect plenty of stimulating and opening movement, followed by deep relaxation, powerful pranayama breathing exercises and access to deeper levels of consciousness inside you.
I have an interest in all yoga paths and as well as benefitting massively from all the styles I have explored, regularly attend satsang (association with truth) and Bhakti group meetings. I am also a mum and nan and student of life. In truth, I love all aspects of yoga and intend to continue practice until the day I leave this planet.
Styles of yoga to be taught
We will practice traditional Hatha Yoga, as originally taught by Lord Siva; and Pure Yoga, as taught by Swami Purohit - simple Asanas (physical poses) to balance body, mind and soul. Swami Purohit is a true master of yoga and meditation from the Giri line of traditional Himalayan yogis, whose powerful teachings have transformed my yoga practice and my life.
I have a profound interest in all yoga paths and understanding from personal experience that they all seem to interconnect and complement each other and lead to the expansion of consciousness.
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
We will be using the ancient wisdom of regular Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara and meditation practice we will stimulate and revive our energetic body, including Chakras, Vayus and Nadies.
Drawing our attention deeply inside, we will encourage this movement and the gradual release of any blockages that could have led to disease, leaving us more and more free to express the purest potential of who we really are. This process has endless physical, mental, emotional and spiritual benefits and strengthens our soul connection.
We will be exploring chakra awareness to deepen our practice and ascend the limbs of the eight-fold yoga tree.
Patanjali's eight-fold path is often compared to a sturdy tree, through all seasons…
Yama (ethical precepts of yoga) are the roots
The Nyamas (inner values) form the trunk
Asana (steady, comfortable posture) represent strong and sturdy branches
Pranayama (breathwork) are the leaves opening to receive vital energy
Pratyahara (turning inwards) are the buds and preserving life force
Dharana (contemplation) is the focus on blossoming
Dhyana (concentration) represents fragrant flowering
Samadhi (unity) is us enjoying the fruits of our yoga practice
Late August/September is one of my favourite times of year in southern Spain. The weather at this time of year usually forms a perfect climate for topping up with some solar rays to keep us going as we prepare for shorter days.
From swimming to star gazing, we are guaranteed some precious moments together, including plenty of yoga to nourish body, mind and soul. We would love you to join us...
Your workshop programme
What is intuition? Getting straight answers by bypassing the conscious mind
Thinking often over complicates our world. Animals and plants are a good example of how simple life looks when we follow our inner knowing. We are all part of this one miraculous creation, where nature provides all the instructions we need to take the right path in every moment; but are we listening?
In this workshop we will discuss some different methods of bypassing the conscious mind and learn some simple techniques to tune in to this inner instruction from nature that is available to all of us. We will have a go at dowsing and learn how to perform a simple allergy test.
The mind may be full of contradictions but for the body there is usually one clear path.
Emotional Freedom Technique
An introductory workshop to learn the basic recipe of this simple and powerful technique that can be used to quickly to restore internal balance in a wide variety of situations.
Using a gentle tapping motion to some meridian points in easily accessible areas of the body we can work through and dissolve layers of emotion, often discovering the root of an issue that was previously hidden. I have been using this technique with many clients, friends and myself for 15 years and have found it extremely useful to help de-stress body and mind.
It is often very effective to use in relation to physical issues as well as mental and emotional and often helps to relieve pain in emergency situations, including ones that happened many years before (as in post traumatic stress disorder or PTSD).
The Power of Crystals
In this practical workshop we will learn some ways of looking after, cleansing and recharging crystals; how to use our intuition and some simple principles to select them and bring holistic healing to ourselves and others. We will have a go at using crystal nets for chakra balancing and some other specific purposes.
Many years ago I remember doubting the fact that crystals could have a powerful effect on the human body and was grateful when someone pointed out that they are the source of power in computers and mobile phones!
I discovered how dramatically they can offer relief when I was in a crisis situation many years ago and have been grateful for their help ever since; using them therapeutically on myself and in my work as a holistic therapist.
Karma, Jnana, Dhyana and Bhakti - the four main paths of yoga
A presentation and group discussion on this endlessly fascinating theme. We will read quotes from ancient texts and masters of yoga to enrich our depth of understanding of what yoga means and how to unfold its incredible potential within ourselves.
We will look into the nature of our true selves through conscious introspection and breath deeply into the heart of our being. Culminating with a lovely kirtan - devotional singing of ancient mantras to music - to leave us tingling with the love of life.
Simple belly dancing workshop
In this session we will explore isolating different areas of the body to move every muscle and joint that it contains. As well as being lots of fun, belly dancing is very therapeutic in moving our energy, mobilizing chakras, joints and muscles; leading to increased overall flexibility and wellbeing.
In dancing we stimulate the divine feminine principle that exists in all of us, encouraging us to peacefully flow with the current of our lives. Music is the food of life and dance is to let go into its nurturing rhythm. However, belly dancing is not just for women! Some of the most famous belly dancers in the world are actually men.
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.