Elemental Traditional Hatha Retreat Sept 2020
Our late summer elemental retreats are the perfect way to extend the sun and enter autumn full of energy and positivity.
21 Sept-27 Sept, 28-4 Oct 2020
A magical week of elemental energies:
During your retreat each day focuses on a different element (Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Space).
Starting the day you will be guided through energising solar yoga practice of dynamic (poses flowing from one into the other) and static asana (postures held while focusing on the breath), pranayama (breath work) combined with seated and movement meditations. Music and sound also feature highly in these sessions.Throughout the day the optional workshops build on the focus of the day and in the evening we'll guide you through more lunar, healing, restorative yoga, meditation or yoga nidra (deep relaxation). All of these practices are suitable for all levels of experience and tailored to suit your needs.
Price per person
The Hatha social distancing retreat costs €679 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
This semi-private retreat.....
has been specifically designed to help us reconnect with others. We have all experienced a situation this year unparalleled in any way, it will take time for us all to reconnect and feel at ease among others. With this in mind we have remodeled our retreats:
1) Min 4 to a max of 6 guests.
2) Private accommodation
3) Social distancing, open air dining room.
4) Social distancing, open air mountain yoga shala
Style of yoga to be taught
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.
Explore – Tune in – Be open
A retreat is part location, part teacher, and a huge part about the people who participate, we encourage you to bring and open heart and mind, ready to embrace the magic of what is.......
Your workshop programme
1 Earth Element
Grounding Introduction to working with the elements and the associated chakras. In keeping with Earth/ Muladhara Chakra connection,take a guided walk in nature. Alternatively you has people could practice 'mindful' gardening. Opportunity to work or walk together, bonding time part of grounding.
2 Water Element
Cultivating Creativity. Discussion and any questions from morning practice, Creative drawing, sketching or painting in watercolours. Alternative option of 'mindful' creative cooking/food preparation.
3 Fire Element
Deepen Knowledge. Self-knowledge and personal power are associated with Manipura Chakra/Fire element and learning increases self-knowledge and knowledge is power!! Becky can introduce some basic Yoga Philosophy (including Patanjali yoga sutra, Bhagavad Gita) and answer any questions.
4 Air Element
Opening the heart. Visiting (another) local place of beauty to experience chanting OM in pairs back to back. Loving Kindness meditation. Alternatively it may also be a time for quiet reflection (even silent if people would like to try a period of Mouna)
5 Space Element
Nada Yoga (Yoga of sound). An introduction to Mantra and chanting. Using our voice to balance the throat Chakra. Listen to mantra and learn, chant and experience the effect of a common Mantra. e.g. Gayatri Mantra. Alternatively meaningful conversation to each other also balances Vishuddhi chakra.
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.