The way of the Heart Hatha retreat Oct 2021
This is a creative hatha yoga journey to stay in touch with our hearts, passions and purpose.
28 Sept - 4 Oct & 6-12 Oct & 14-20 Oct
Join us stay balanced, reinvigorate connections to others while social distancing.
This Hatha retreat will awaken, heal and nourish your spiritual journey, transcending the physical and emotional energy within the body to feel complete and reconnect .
“Yoga is a light which once lit will never dim. The better your practice the brighter the flame.” B.Y.S Iyengar
Price per person
The Hatha retreat costs €579 per person, including all meals, yoga, workshops & equipment. Not including flights or transfers.
Reserve your place today with just €140 deposit.
Twice daily yoga practice on our stunning mountain-side platform
Delicious, nourishing, vegetarian menu prepared by your chef
Daily meditations, yoga nidra or pranayama practice
Fascinating daily workshops
Style of yoga to be taught
Classical Hatha Yoga works both with the physical and subtle bodies to take us deeper within, preparing us for meditation and more subtle levels of awareness. We will work a lot with individual Asana’s (poses) to ensure good alignment, Pranayama (Breath/ life force activation), Mudra’s (Sacred gestures), and some Mantra (healing sound currents) and Bhanda’s (Energy locks). Some gentle flow sequences will be occasionally included, along with sound, imagery, guided meditations and deep relaxations.
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 Rustic Retreats Journey
‘Yoga’ means Union, and our heart is our Sacred Centre: where we are balanced between our roots (desires and instincts) and our wings (our expansive vision/ ideals).
In this retreat were going to explore how it is to balance the solitude you have so recently experienced . We will use the ancient potent tools of Yoga to cultivate a deeper awareness of our bodies. Creative exercises and experiential movement will add some colour, creativity and spice. This retreat is about getting to know ourselves and accepting every shade of who we are = self-love.
We will work with our roots and our wings bringing both energies to meet and seek a pathway through the heart enabling you to open it fully again in everyday life.
Your workshop programme
1 Chakra Awareness Journey with sound and movement
Whether we are familiar with or new to working with our chakra’s this workshop will introduce and allow experiencing them in new ways. It will also be a wonderful introduction to the power of sound and vibration and the ways it can affect and release our bodies and clear our minds.
We’ll work with Aum, Chakra seed sounds, intuitive sound and breath. Many of us are afraid of making sound, but this will be developed naturally, with fun, and will help us get deeper into our bodies and shift inhibitions.
2 Power of Gratitude
Gratitude can shift a difficult situation into a wonderful opportunity and train our minds to be more contented with our present moments. We will explore what gratitude means to all of us; how it can make us happier and healthier; take a journey of gratitude through the body; and make our own gratitude journals to work with during the retreat. It gives us the opportunity for self-reflection and observation and moves us directly into the space of the heart.
3 Flow Painting and Nature Mandala’s
Polarities make the wheel of life. As our theme for this day is on exploring and balancing these seemingly opposite energies to move into harmony and balance, there is no better place and teacher to guide us than nature herself. Let nature be unleashed and freedom of the child with in us see nature afresh, gather treasures and create our own wheel of life/ Mandala’s.
4 Connect to your Dharma
What does living a passionate life mean to you? And, are you living your wildest dreams? What does you heart secretly yearn for? Do you dare to believe you could live them? This is a wonderful and fun, activating and even tearfully moving and revealing exercise. In the season of summer, which governs this days theme, let the full summer sun shine light on our hearts path.
The teachings of yoga say that we each have our own unique Dharma or purpose for being here, something that we wish to learn or fulfill, whether seemingly small or wide reaching. This workshop will bring you closer to yours and help you to make the decisions in your life to move in their direction. When we know what they are we can achieve them.
Sacred Closing Circle
We will celebrate with a sacred closing circle at the end of the week. This will be our time to reflect and feel fully reconnected, healed, nourished and nurtured from our journey of deep self discovery. With an open heart, we find gratitude for all the blessings we have in our worlds, from this place of gratitude we find compassion to share both to oneself and to others. With a musical twist we will seal our experience with a chant that will remain a vibration in your heart forever.
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.