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Sat, 10 Sept


Rustic Retreats

Inner Courage

Embody strength, courage and freedom through Hatha and Yin Yoga. Exploring the ancient teachings of Bhagavad Gita and its relevance to the modern world.

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Time & Location

10 Sept 2022, 12:00 – 16 Sept 2022, 12:00

Rustic Retreats, 30850 Totana, Murcia, Spain

About The Event

Price per person

Hatha & Yin 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

Hatha Yoga is a great place for people to start their yoga journey with so many variations of the physical practice, however these can also challenge the most advanced practitioner. The word Hatha represents balance, bringing a balance of soft, slow poses with a mix of strong, dynamic poses. Warming the body and cooling the body, bringing strength and softness, physically, emotionally and mentally. Hatha will be our morning ‘Yang’ practice allowing us to wake up and be energized for the day to come. The evening time will be for Yin Yoga, which is all about stillness and quietness. In a world where we are encouraged to be “Yang” all the time, working fast, being loud. Yin allows us the time to stop, and look inside, and to reset our systems, allowing the body to rejuvenate and be totally rested.

Just like a warrior we must first train before we can go into battle. Connecting the physical postures to the essence of the Bhagavad Gita, in order to strengthen our mind and body, so we are fierce, calm and focused for the battles we may have to face in our daily life.

The Bhagavad Gita is an ancient Indian scripture that tells a story of Prince Arjuna and his guide Krishna.

Arjuna is confronted with war in his kingdom and is faced with the moral dilemma and despair that violence and death will bring. He seeks Krishnas council and guidance. The dialog between both Arjuna and Krishna covers several spiritual topics, that allow us to reflect on the dilemmas we face in everyday life. We will thread the messages of the Bhagavad Gita into our classes helping us to develop the mind of a peaceful warrior with strong spiritual morals.

Our Asana classes will be our physical training, preparing the body, our workshops will be our mental training preparing the mind and our meditations will be our spiritual training for the soul, to live a life of freedom and liberation.

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 programme

The Bhagavad Gita Explained

This text is something to be studied over a long period of time. We will read paragraphs from the book and give you an overview of what it is about. You will receive a printout of my brief summary of one of the most important text in the Yogic tradition. We will have time for questions and discussions, on how this story is still relevant even today.

Back to basics

There will be a strong focus on how to adjust and modify poses to protect and enhance your body. We will revisit basic poses that are used in yoga classes such as downward dog, chaturanga, warrior poses, and balancing postures.

Stripping back each pose in order to learn our weakness, encouraging a firmer foundation in order to progress and become stronger in your current practice. For newer students this workshop will help you understand the structure of each pose.

Building on the basics – Where the basics can take us

A continuation of the prior days’ workshop, which will show us where each pose can take us. This class will show newer students the possibilities of a strong physical practice and will allow more seasoned students to practice more advanced poses and transitions, allowing us to have some fun and incorporating the poses into our daily practice.

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 uses the practice of Sankalpa, setting an intension of the heart, in order to achieve a specific goal.

Warrior Ceremony

Warriors fight for liberation; Yogis fight for liberation of the mind. In this ceremonial workshop you will feel a sense of freedom, freedom to express yourself just as you are. You may even discover hidden talents.

You will be encouraged to express yourself through art and introduce yourself with your new warrior name!

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