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Sat, 20 Aug


Rustic Retreats

Body, Spirit, Nature

Hatha with an Ashtanga influence Yoga Retreat Explore your body and spirit through the five elements of nature. Using our natural environment to connect to each of the seven Chakras restoring balance.

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Body, Spirit, Nature
Body, Spirit, Nature

Time & Location

20 Aug 2022, 12:00 – 26 Aug 2022, 12:00

Rustic Retreats, 30850 Totana, Murcia, Spain

About The Event

Price per person

Hatha/Ashtanga yoga retreat  costs €579 per person, including all meals, yoga, workshops & equipment. Not including flights or transfers. Reserve your place today with just €140 deposit. This retreat is designed for beginners to advanced levels.

Style of Yoga to be taught

Alongside Meditation and Breathwork the morning practice will be focused on Hatha Yoga with an Ashtanga influence. A dynamic sequence that will be repeated and built upon during the week. Ashtanga is a set sequence of standing and seated postures which can be modified depending on the student’s level of practice and ability. The morning practice will be about breaking down the postures and movements to understand why we move in certain ways

Incorporating a flow like motion into our evening practice. Synchronizing the breath with the movement allows us to move with a meditative state of mind. Threading the yoga philosophy into our energetic moving sequence to bring about a well-rounded Yoga practice. Encouraging inward focus through, postures and breathing techniques. Concluding each evening with stillness and quietness in order to discover the Devine elements within.

Most cultures have a deep spiritual connection to the Elements, and yoga is no different. While each culture will vary in traditions and rituals to connect to the elements, a lot of the meaning will be the same.

Throughout the week we will acquaint our self with the energy centers known as the Chakras and discover what connection they have to the elements. We will explore where more energy is needed in order to bring balance to our body, mind and spirit.  This will be done in our daily Asana practice which will focus on the physical aspects of postures and breathwork, and then our workshops will allow us to discover how we can take yoga off the mat and into our daily life. Our daily meditation practices will allow us the time and space to absorb all the lessons.

Daily timetable for yoga retreat

07.30  Morning meditation

08.00 Morning yoga practice

09.30 - 10.15 Breakfast buffet

11.00 Workshop (practical/theoretical) or free time

13.00 Lunch

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.

Your workshop program

Earth: Grounding with Gratitude

Grounding or Earthing refers to the practice of being barefoot or sitting on the ground, simply having direct physical contact with the vast supply of electrons on the surface of the Earth. This practice alone has major benefits such as better sleep and reduced pain and stiffness, circulation is also improved. Practicing Gratitude also improves our physical and emotional health.

Exploring all that the Sierra Espuna mountains have to offer, we will discover how to move slower and connect to the beauty of all the living beings and plants around us. reflecting on how we can treat our earth with more love and kindness.

Water: Artistic Flow

We will be using art to connect to the creative side that is within us all. I will share techniques that will help allow that creative expression flow into the world. Art may come in the form of painting, dance, music, poetry. This workshop is not about trying to be “good” at Art but it allows a safe non-judgmental space for us all to express through art how we feel or what we have experienced.

Fire: Fire & Freedom

We all have emotions we hold onto that don't serve us in a positive way, fear, loss, anger, guilt etc.  We will incorporate Tapas (burning of impurities) into a ceremony, that will help you to heal old wounds and to move on feeling lighter and more positive, freeing you of old unwanted patterns.

Air: Beautiful Breath

Breathing exercises are a powerful way of connecting with the vital life force or Prana that flows through us all. We will also use mantras to connect with our breath, and to help raise our vibrational energy.

Ether/Space: Yoga Nidra

As you lie in Shavasana (corpse pose) you will be guided into a deep relaxation, in order to leave the physical sensations of the body and connect with yourself on a deeper spiritual level.  Yoga Nidra will allow you to feel like you are soaring through space. Yoga Nidra is a deeply relaxing guided meditation, that brings the mind into a state of deep relaxation, floating somewhere in-between a state of sleep and conscious.

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