Style of Yoga to be taught
We will start each day with a dynamic Vinyasa Flow to recharge and energize ourselves body and mind. The asana sequences will be built up step by step through the class with options given so that all abilities and body types are taken care of and everyone can feel fully included.
Our evening practice will be a restorative Yin Flow. A chance to really unwind and let go. In our Yin asana practice we stay in each asana for longer and use props for support. The use of props (blocks and cushions) allows us to stay with asanas for longer without discomfort or stress, this method gives the facia (connective tissue) of the body time to release.
The Yoga practice will be open to all levels. Modifications will be given throughout. We are all so different, physically, mentally and emotionally. You will be encouraged to really listen to what your body needs, and this may change from day to day. You will be encouraged to take the practice at your own pace and nurture your body and mind, at the same time as developing strength and flexibility physically and mentally.
Your Rustic Retreats journey
Each of us holds magic inside of us: an inner light that can transform our lives and the world around us. But in a society that constantly tells us we are not enough our magic can get hidden and forgotten and as we search for meaning in things outside of ourselves like money or material possessions we can forget that everything we need is already within us.
Spend a week exploring and developing your yoga practice making it right for you so you can feel connected with your inner magic, new friends and your environment.
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.
Your workshop programme
Connect with Your Body
In this first workshop we will set the foundation for the rest of the weeks asana practice. We will explore the asanas commonly found in a vinyasa practice, finding ease and steadiness without stress, struggle or strain. Learn to listen to, accept and love your body.
Connect with the Earth (Mindful Walking
We will walk slowly and mindfully through the beautiful landscape surrounding Rustic Retreats as a reminder that we are connected to everything around us. Mindful walking is a great way to connect with your body, your breath and your environment and is a form of meditation easily accessible to those who find sitting still a challenge.
Connect with Others
Connect with each other using partner yoga. We will explore some simple asana assists to help each other to get the most from yoga asana and enjoy some fun partner yoga to build trust, communication and friendships. Partner yoga keeps you in check and allows you to mindfully work through the postures with someone else. No one is “better” than anyone else, for both your strengths and weaknesses should allow you to complete the poses. This is also a mental exercise for teamwork versus focusing purely on yourself.
Turning it all up-side-down
Exploring some of the full inversions. Headstands and forearm balances can feel very scary and even impossible. We are capable of so much more than we realize. Come explore your body and flip your perspective upside-down with an inversion workshop for all levels. The most exciting part of reaching a goal is the journey along the way: overcoming obstacles as you grow in confidence to try new things and have a good old laugh along the way.
Sankalpa & Yoga Nidra
A Sankalpa or mantra is an intention we form in our heart and mind, something we want to flavor and guide our lives. In this workshop we will spend time creating a personal Sankalpa and then move into yoga Nidra. Yoga Nidra or yogic sleep is a gorgeous practice that guides you into a deep state of relaxation. It is from this space of deep relaxation we bring our Sankalpa and allow it to settle into our deepest being. Wake up feeling refreshed, nourished and aligned with your inner magic.
It costs from €579 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.