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

Relaxing Candle-lit Festive: Yin/Restorative workshop

Saturday December 8th 2pm – 5pm Price: £32/£27  (Concessions apply to students, the unemployed, OAP’s) Yoga Rooms 483a Barlow Moor Road, First floor, Chorlton M21 8AG (Google map)

The build-up to Christmas and the festive period can be very busy and stressful. Why not take time out to relax and rest on the earth? A time to turn inwards and allow ourselves to feel supported. Join me for an afternoon exploring Yin/Restorative yoga.

Yin yoga is a deeply relaxing, restorative approach to practice. It focuses on the feminine with passive, meditative qualities. Through longer held postures, it aims to relax our musculature and work on the connective tissues, also stimulating our subtle energy systems within the body. Yin yoga is a perfect balance to a more ‘yang’ style dynamic practice, and offers deep peace within the stresses of a busy urban life. During the workshop we shall also have an opportunity to explore the deeply profound and relaxing practice of yoga nidra together. Leave feeling refreshed and restored and ready to face the Christmas shopping again.

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

This event is now fully booked

Opening the Heart with Mindfulness: Meditation & Yoga workshop

Saturday January 26th 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)

Yoga workshopLearn to relax & still your mind through the practice of mindfulness. See how these teachings can offer creative ways of working with your mind and mental states in a busy world. We will explore a combination of dynamic, Yang flowing movement through a combination of circular and spiral patterns as well as Yin-style practice, focusing on restorative and meditative practices, working with more subtle energetic aspects of our being.

I will also be introducing some meditation practices: Samatha (for calming & positive emotion) and also Vipassana (insight). We will also have the opportunity to connect and explore our relationship to our heart and the Manomaya Kosha (The emotional body), looking at how a deeper opening to our emotions and feelings, can bring us more fully into life. This workshop is ideal for anybody wishing to explore yoga and meditation for the first time, or students with an established practice wishing to go deeper.

Full workshop price is £32/(£27 concession) 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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