Flow with the Moon
Style of Yoga to be taught
Yin Yang Yoga blends two styles of yoga into one practice – bringing together the benefits of passively
holding yoga poses with more dynamic sequences and standing postures.
Yin and Yang are the Taoist concepts which describe the two relative qualities present in everything. Yin
is more internal, passive, cooling and downward. Yang is more external, dynamic, warming and upward.
When these terms are applied in yoga, Yin Yoga is a slower practice where poses are passively held for
longer. It works on the deep, dense (Yin) connective tissues and joints in the body. Yang Yoga, in contrast,
refers to a more active practice. This works on the (Yang) muscles and blood flow, building strength,
stamina and flexibility.
Your Rustic Retreats journey
Explore your inner world balancing natural rhythms and cycles between yin and yang, giving space to the
yin power of the moon within you.
While our modern western world tends to celebrate yang qualities such as action, strength, velocity,
matter, we will give ourselves an opportunity to dive into our yin energy, symbolized by the energy of the
Moon. Let’s give room to intuition, sensitivity, slow motion, water, interiority. And get our inner moon
and sun, yin and yang, to be perfectly balanced and interlaced.
Right upon the lemon and orange trees, surrounded by a brilliant via lactea, the Moon will accompany us
during this beautiful journey, both through our daily yoga practice and five different workshops.
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 workshop programme
Workshop 1 – What the Moon tells us about (meditative tail)
Why would the magic of listening to wonderful tails have to be over after childhood ? Let’s dive into a
meditative, cozy moment while listening to Moon’s tails from around the world.
Workshop 2 – Cacao ceremony
The sacred cacao ritual is a Maya ceremony traditionally hold for over 3000 years. Its aim is to restore the
balance and harmony between body and mind, physical, emotional and psychological energies in order to
preserve a good health and keep our heart open. Mayas used to consider the raw cacao as the God’s food.
Substantially, the cacao is one of the healthiest “superfood” in the world, so let’s celebrate its power!
Workshop 3 – Train your intuition
Can you train the intuition ? The simple answer is yes, you can. Intuition is an ability we all have. It’s part
of us just as the intellect is. You can increase your intuitive capacity with practice.
The main requirements for developing your intuition are intention and attention, your body being the
main vessel of the intuitive knowledge. This workshop will provide you simple tools and funny exercises
to becoming more and more aware of that little voice inside of you.
Workshop 4 – Exploring deeper the Moon Salutation
One of the most famous yoga sequence is the Sun Salutation. But do you really know the Moon
Salutation ? More discreet, this sequence has yet so much to teach ! Let’s dive into its secrets, learning
deeper about each one of its poses and explore different ways of enjoying its rhythm.
Workshop 5 – Kirtan
We’ll get together for a Bhajan and fill the whole Rustic Retreats with beautiful mantras, music, dance,
love and joy. This type of practice follows the devotional path of Bhakti Yoga, opens up your chakras and
gets some serious sunshine into your soul.
This worm moon yoga retreat costs from €599 per person, including all meals, yoga, workshops & equipment. Not including flights or transfers.
Get in touch with us to ask any questions, find out more about our retreat or reserve your place now for just €140 deposit.