What happiness to play in bodily movement
With the power aroused by Yoga.
To jump and run, to dance and leap, is more joyful still.

— Milarepa

Comfort & Ease in the Neck & Shoulders: Yoga workshop

Saturday 20th July 2pm – 5pm Price: £32/£27  (Concessions apply to students, the unemployed, OAP’s)
Bodywise Natural Health Centre 16-20 Turner St, Manchester M4 1DZ (Google map)

The neck and shoulders can hold deep tension. Discomfort and holding in these areas can sometimes be due to lifestyle factors and emotional strains. eg sitting for long hours using a computer, or driving a car.

During this workshop we will spend time exploring this through a mixture of gentle warming practices, including hydrating movements for the spinal midline, finding how a fluid spine can support deep opening in our shoulders and neck. We will also explore some flowing sequences and stilling yin/restorative postures that can support opening in our body.

See how these practices can build strength, flexibility, and deep relaxation.

Full workshop price is £32/£27 non-refundable, non-transferable.

Relaxing On The Earth: Yin & Restorative Workshop

Saturday 28th September 2.30pm – 5.30pm Price: £35 (£25 earlybird)
The Life Centre, Manchester 293A Deansgate (behind Philip James Estate Agents and opposite The Hilton Hotel) Manchester M3 4EW (Google map)

Turn inwards and allow yourself to give your body to the earth.

Explore the deeply relaxing practice of Yin/Restorative yoga, focusing on restorative and meditative practices. An opportunity to turn inward, slow down and soften more deeply.

This approach focuses on more feminine qualities through longer, passive held postures, it aims to relax our musculature and work on the connective tissues, stimulating also our subtle energy systems within the body.

Yin yoga is a perfect balance to a more ‘yang’ style dynamic practice, and can have a deeply relaxing effect and offer deep peace within the stresses of a busy urban life.

Full workshop price is £35 (£25 earlybird) non-refundable, non-transferable.

Week-long yoga and meditation retreats in 2019

Going Deeper Yoga & Meditation 31st May – 7th June 2019
led by Pasadini, Manjunaga, Ginny Stuart

Going Deeper with Yoga & Meditation 23rd August – 30th August 2019
led by Balajit, Manjunaga, Amber

The Going Deeper retreat is open to anyone who has done an introductory retreat and is looking to take their practice a bit deeper. (see Dhanakosa website for more details)

Dhanakosa, with its loch shore location in the Loch Voil & the Trossachs National Park, provides a quiet and beautiful setting for retreats. The centre is just 90 minutes drive from Glasgow or Edinburgh and is easily accessible by public transport.

Dhanakosa Balquhidder, Lochearnhead, FK19 8PQ (See a Google map and picture from Google Street View)

For more information visit the Dhanakosa website.

“I would thoroughly recommend a weeks retreat at Dhanokosa, a fantastic opportunity to slow down, reflect and unwind. As a first timer to retreats I wasn’t sure what to expect, but as soon as I arrived I felt welcome and quickly settled in. What’s fantastic about the retreat is having a whole week to relax, practice yoga and meditation with like minded people. Whilst Manjunaga’s yoga was suitable for beginners, it also offered enough of a challenge for individuals who had been practicing regularly.

Dhanokosa looks over Loch Voil and I had plenty of time to explore the beautiful surroundings, dip my toe into the loch and walk the surrounding hills.

After a weeks retreat at Dhanakosa I felt revived mentally and physically.”

Louise Belinfante

Ben Vorlich

Weekend and week-long yoga and meditation retreats in 2019

Yoga & Meditation March 15th-22nd 2019
Led by Manjunaga & Satyamati | £355/325 conc

Yoga and Meditation Long Weekend May 3rd-6th 2019
Led by Manjunaga & Satymati | £225/205 conc

Manjunaga will be teaching on this yoga and meditation retreat .These retreats offer the opportunity to combine the practice of yoga with the added depth of awareness that meditation creates.

Rivendell is situated on the edge of a small East Sussex village, the retreat centre itself is housed in a former Victorian rectory. Surrounding the house is a lovely garden, beyond which lie fields and woodland. It has simple communal accommodation, which is warm and comfortable. Shared single-sex accommodation is in upstairs bedrooms and there are also two lounges. At the heart of Rivendell is the beautiful and peaceful shrine room.

Rivendell Buddhist Retreat Centre, Chillies Lane, High Hurstwood, East Sussex, TN22 4AB (google map)

For more information visit the Rivendell website.

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