Vinyasa Flow style Yoga inspired by Ashtanga Vinyasa and Svastha Yoga
29 June -5 July & 6-12 July 2020
Find your summer glow as you flow through the Summer,
"The person who lives life fully, glowing with life’s energy, is the person who lives a successful life." - Daisaku Ikeda
Find your lasting Summer Glow at Rustic Retreats with days filled with yoga, meditation and workshops. All inspiring you to connect with your surroundings and to listen with your heart.
Price per person
Vinyasa flow yoga retreat for June/July 2020 costs from €479 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
Twice daily yoga practice on our stunning mountain-side platform
Daily meditations, yoga nidra or pranayama practice
Delicious, nourishing, vegetarian/vegan menu prepared by your chef
Fascinating daily workshops
My interest in yoga and meditation started in the late 1960s when my mother had me practice Hatha Yoga with her when I got home from school.
As time went by Astanga Vinyasa became the main focus, followed by an interest in the therapeutic aspects of yoga and meditation. I have studied with many different teachers over the decades and continue to do so. I have spend time in ashrams, and in Buddhist temples practicing with monks.The study of yoga is not only the physical practices, and the inner work but the academic, historical and socio- cultural aspects too. Then, how all that plays out in your own life. It is awareness of more than the self.
I have been fortunate to have lived in India, and Cambodia. Teaching yoga, being part of NGO programs using aspects of yoga as life skills training for young people. I have run studios, retreats, workshops, and Yoga Teacher Training Programs. Living in Asia in both Hindu and Buddhist communities has given me a very authentic learning experience to understand how the varied practices of yoga and meditation have been used in daily life, how practice and ritual play out from the mundane to the huge. The practices that help to heal, and unify individuals and communities in understanding and acceptance. How to keep the glow of Compassion and Kindness at the fore front of every action and thought.
Serge our teaching assistant
I have been happily a student of yoga for many decades. I have very much appreciated the encouragement and tuition of the kind creative yoga teachers in my life. I have known Oskar since the time we were fellow students and I am overjoyed to be invited to join him to assist his teaching at this retreat. In my professional life I am a relationship therapist, a Wellbeing Practitioner adviser for a charity, an occasional arts producer, a cook, and an animal lover. Looking forward to meeting you all in the Spanish mountains
Style of Yoga to be taught
The morning practice will start with mediation and some pranayama to help settle the mind for the benefits of the physical practice. The asana practice will be a mixture of Ashtanga Vinyasa incorporating more therapeutic and freeing aspects from Svastha Yoga. It will be an invigorating morning experience encouraging you to be true to how you are that day.
The evening practice will focus on longer holds, gentler variations of postures, and breath work. This is a practice for clearing the mind and balancing your energy for a relaxing evening and a rejuvenating night's sleep.
Good physical and mental health comes from finding an easy balance between our internal experience and our external perceptions. Often learning not to take ourselves too seriously.
Your Rustic Retreats journey
“We have calcium in our bones, iron in our veins, carbon in our souls, and nitrogen in our brains. 93 percent stardust, with souls made of flames, we are all just stars that have people names.’ - Nikita Gill
Yoga reminds us that nature is a healer. Our connection to the earth around us is a reminder that we are a very very small component of something far greater, and more awe inspiring than many of us can truly perceive or hold fully in the grasp of our own understanding. All practices, physical, meditational, cerebral all connect us to the natural environment we are a part of. This we will explore further, particularly how the physical practice of asana can link us into the deeper aspects of Yoga Philosophy according to Patanjali, which guides us to understand the nature of what it is to be human. We will look at the first “two limbs” of “The Eightfold Path of Yoga” : Yamas and Niyamas
These are ancient yoga texts that give timeless guidance for how our yoga practice informs the way we connect with and relate to the world around us.
Come and soak up the scenery and sunsets of Bagend and retune your body’s natural rhythm. As you let go, find space to break away and wander deeper into life and all that the universe holds for you.
Daily timetable for yoga retreat
07.30 to 08.00 morning meditation
08.00 to 09.00 Beginners to intermediate yoga class
09.00 - 10.00 Intermediate to advanced yoga class
09.00 to 11.15 Breakfast buffet
11.00 free time
14.00 Lunch Buffet
15.00 Free time/ guided mountain hike
16.00 Workshop (practical/theoretical) or free time
17.30 to 18.30 Beginners to intermediate yoga class
18.30 to 19.30 Intermediate to advanced yoga class
19.30 to 20.00 Meditation or Yoga Nidra
21.00 Evening meal/ entertainment
(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
Ahimsa, Satya & Saucha
How do we live out the yogic concepts of non-violence, truthfulness and integrity? How do we take yoga from our mats and use it as a tool for moral imagination and social healing? During this first workshop we will be exploring these questions.
Asteya, Santosha & Tapas
Collectively these Yamas and Niyamas are a daily call to contentment: a reminder that meaning isn’t measured by how busy you are or how much money you have but instead who we are in the deepest parts of our being. During this workshop we will spend time reflecting on where we find
our own meaning and contentment, and then take our reflections out into nature for a meditative walk, asking what nature can teach us about our place in the world.
Brahmacharya & Aparigraha
Building on the previous days exploration of where we find meaning, this workshop will explore how we share that with the world. Brahmacharya and Aparigraha ask us to think about how we can give generously and freely whilst also protecting the energy we give out. Thinking about what it is that we have to share with the world, and how we can spend more time doing that in a more proactive way.
Svadhyaya & Ishvara Pranidhana
These final Niyamas are about self-study, awakening to your true potential and surrendering to the universe. As the retreat draws to a close and we prepare to move back into our lives we review and consolidate what we will be taking away with us into our normal lives.
End the week with an extended yoga nidra practice. Yoga nidra or yogic sleep will bring you to a deeper state of relaxation than a typical meditation practice. As you connect more deeply to your physical being, this opens space for your soul, mind and spirit to awaken. Spending time in this deep surrender leads you into a deep awareness of peace, a peace you can bring back with you to your waking life.
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.