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Yoga, Bhagavad Gita and Meditation Retreat

with Vidya & co-teachers

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01/06/24

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08/06/24

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Discover the Essence of Yoga, Philosophy, and Self-Realisation

Join us for an enriching and advanced yoga teacher training like no other! This 50-hour course is your gateway to a profound journey of self-discovery and transformation.



Course Highlights:

  • Bhagavad Gita Immersion: Immerse yourself in the timeless wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita. Explore this sacred text, delivered by the Hindu God Krishna to Prince Arjuna, and gain profound insights that are as relevant today as they were over 2,500 years ago. Guided by Vidya Heisel, you'll embark on a transformative journey toward living a fulfilling and liberated life.

  • Advance Your Practice: Engage in daily workshops curated by our expert instructors. Each session delves into various aspects of yoga, intricately tied to themes from the Bhagavad Gita. Led by accomplished Senior FLY teachers, you'll explore these themes from philosophical, physical, and anatomical perspectives. These workshops cater to intermediate practitioners, offering options for progression.

  • Meditation Mastery: Discover the profound power of meditation. Explore various techniques, breathing exercises, and concentration practices that will not only deepen your personal practice but also equip you to skillfully share these transformative tools with your students. These practices are designed to purify and calm the mind, aligning perfectly with your Gita study and leaving you feeling refreshed and inspired.

  • Yoga Philosophy Deep Dive: Beyond the mat lies a treasure trove of philosophical insights. Engage in thought-provoking discussions about the core tenets of yoga philosophy, the nature of reality, and the path to self-discovery.

  • Suryalila's Tranquil Retreat Setting: Nestled in the heart of nature, Suryalila Retreat Centre provides the perfect backdrop for this immersive experience. Find solace and inspiration in the tranquil surroundings as you embark on a journey of self-exploration and growth.



Who Should Attend:

This retreat is tailored for experienced yoga practitioners and teachers who are eager to expand their knowledge beyond the physical practice. Whether you seek to enhance your teaching skills, deepen your personal practice, or gain a more profound understanding of yoga philosophy, this course is designed to meet your aspirations.


Ready to embark on this journey of self-realization and advanced learning? Secure your spot today and join us in deepening your connection with yoga and philosophy.



Lead Teacher: Vidya Heisel

Co-teachers: Kate Finn, Niamh Colfer, and Lidiya Petkova

Level: Intermediate / Advanced

Study Time: 50-hours

Dates: 8 - 15 June


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Dates

1-8 June 2024

Schedule


Yoga,The Bhagavad Gita, Meditation and Chanting Retreat

with Vidya Heisel, Kate Finn, Lidiya Petkova and Niamh Colfer


60 hours Retreat/Module

39.5 contact hours with Vidya


This intensive sixty hour retreat is designed for personal spiritual progress and is open to teachers as continuing education hours, and to students who would like to go deeper into Meditation, Yoga philosophy and Advaita Vedanta.


Saturday

8pm-9pm Arrival Meeting

Introduction to Schedule


Sunday

Theme: What is Meditation?

7.00-8 am Guided and Silent Meditation with Vidya

8-8.30 am Silent Walk with Vidya

8.30-9.30am Meditation Talk with Vidya

9.30-10.15 Silent Breakfast

10.15-12.15 Yoga Asana Workshop with Vidya

Integrating Kundalini Yoga into Flow Classes: Meditation in Motion

12.15-12.30pm short break

12.30-1.30 Gita Study with Vidya

1.30-3pm Lunch Break

3-4.30pm Gita Study with Vidya

4.30-5pm Tea Break

5-5.30pm Meditation Practices from Kundalini Yoga

5.30-7pm Afternoon Yoga Practice: Myo-Fascial Release with Niamh

7-8pm Dinner Break

8-9.30pm Evening Session: Gita Video


Monday

Theme: Give up the Attachment to the Results of your Actions

7.00-8 am Guided and Silent Meditation with Vidya

8-8.30 am Silent Walk

8.30-9.30am Drig Drisya Viveka Meditation

  Analysis of the Seer and the Seen 

9.30-10.15 Silent Breakfast

10.15-12.15 Yoga Asana Workshop with Kate

Arjuna is a Warrior; it's his Duty to Fight the Epic Battle - 'The Battle of Life'. Unveiling of 'Warrior' and 'Battle' Symbolism through a Yoga Asana Practice. 

12.15-12.30pm short break

12.30-1.30 Gita Study with Vidya

1.30-3pm Lunch Break

3-4.30pm Gita Study with Vidya

4.30-5pm Tea Break

5-5.30pm Meditation Q and A with Vidya

5.30-7pm Afternoon Yoga Practice: Restorative with Lidiya

Discover profound inner tranquility and release attachments. Experience a restorative practice combined with conscious breathing designed to guide you into a deep state of stillness. Embrace the journey of letting go and discover serenity within.  

7-8pm Dinner Break

8-9pm Evening Session: Yoga Nidra and Sound Healing with Vidya and Lidiya


Tuesday

Theme: The Yoga of Devotion

7.00-8 am Guided and Silent Meditation with Vidya

8-8.30 am Silent Walk

8.30-9.30am Five Koshas meditation with Vidya

9.30-10.15 Silent Breakfast

10.15-12.15 Yoga Workshop with Vidya: Opening and Balancing the Heart Chakra

12.15-12.30pm short break

12.30-1.30 Gita Study with Vidya

1.30-3pm Lunch Break

3-4.30pm Gita Study with Vidya

4.30-5pm Tea Break

5-5.30pm Meta Bhavana (Loving Kindness) Meditation with Vidya

5.30-7pm Afternoon Yoga Practice Yin Yoga with Kate

7-8pm Dinner Break

8-9.00pm Evening Session: Mantra Chanting with Kate

Brahmarpanam - The Food Prayer from Chapter 4 Verse 24 of Bhagavad Gita - Full Knowledge of Brahman 


Wednesday

Theme: An Attitude of Gratitude

7.00-8 am Guided and Silent Meditation with Vidya

8-8.30 am Silent Walk

8.30-9.30am Gratitude Practice with Vidya

9.30-10.15 Silent Breakfast

10.15-12.15 Yoga Workshop with Kate 

The Chariot; Horses, Reins and Krishna as Charioteer. Symbolism Unfolded through a Yoga Asana Practice - Body, Senses, Intention and Goals. 

12.15-12.30pm short break

12.30-1.30 Gita Study with Vidya

1.30-3pm Lunch Break

3-4.30pm Gita Study with Vidya

4.30-5pm Tea Break

5-5.30pm Pranayama with Vidya

5.30-7pm Afternoon Yoga Practice: Myo-fascial release with Niamh

7-8pm Dinner Break

8-9.30pm Evening Session: Gita Video


Thursday

Theme: The Man of Steady Wisdom

7.00-8 am Guided and Silent Meditation with Vidya

8-8.30 am Silent Walk

8.30-9.30am Mandukya Meditation with Vidya

9.30-10.15 Silent Breakfast

10.15-12.15 Yoga Workshop with Lidiya: Inner and Outer Balance

Tap into your Inner Wisdom. 

  – Defining Yoga as a Practice for Inner and Outer Equilibrium

  – Exploration of Foundations and Progressive Layering of Balancing Asanas. Experience of physical and mental equilibrium within each posture

  – Hands-On Adjustments and Refined Alignment Techniques 

  – Balancing Pranayama Techniques: strategies to structure these techniques progressively, catering to both beginners and more experienced students.

12.15-12.30pm short break

12.30-1.30 Gita Study with Vidya

1.30-3pm Lunch Break

3-4.30pm Gita Study

4.30-5pm Tea Break

5-5.30pm Japa Meditation with Vidya

5.30-7pm Afternoon Yoga Practice: Yin Yoga with Kate

7-8pm Dinner Break

8-9.00pm Evening Session: Mantra Chanting with Kate

Gayatri Mantra; Mother of all Vedas and cited in Chapter 10 of Bhagavad Gita - The Glories of the Self 


Friday


Theme: Embrace What Is

7.00-8 am Guided and Silent Meditation with Vidya

8-8.30 am Silent Walk.

8.30-9.30am Breathing in I am Brahman, Breathing out the world

9.30-10.15 Silent Breakfast

10.15-12.15 Yoga Asana Workshop with Kate

The Cosmic Vision; Arjuna's Wish is Granted. Integrating the abundant resources of Body, Mind and Senses through a Yoga Asana Practice. 

12.15-12.30pm short break

12.30-1.30 Gita Study with Vidya

1.30-2.30pm Lunch Break

2.30-3.30pm Final Gita Study Session with Vidya

3.30-4.30pm Mantra Chanting with Kate

The Supreme Being.  Chanting Verses from Chapter 15 of Bhagavad Gita 

4.30-5pm Tea Break

5-7.00pm Pranayama and Restorative Yoga with Lidiya

This workshop will dive into the nuanced aspects of restorative postures aimed at enhancing our breath's expansiveness and down-regulating the nervous system. The practice will focus on both energising and soothing practices fostering a state of stillness in our mind and wisdom to embrace what is.

7-8pm Dinner Break

8-9pm Evening Session: Closing Circle

schedule