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 on the Earth: Yin/Restorative Yoga workshop

Saturday 21st March 2pm – 5pm Price: £35/£30
(Concessions apply to students, the unemployed, OAP’s)

Bodywise Natural Health Centre 16-20 Turner St, Manchester M4 1DZ (Google map)

Yoga practice

Why not take time out to relax and rest on the earth? A time to turn inwards and allow ourselves to feel supported.

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.

Full workshop price is £35/£30 non-refundable, non-transferable.
(Concessions apply to students, the unemployed, OAP’s)

Open to all levels of experience.

Workshop cancelled. Will reschedule at a later date.

Dancing in the Deep Blue Sky : Mindfulness Meditation & Yoga Workshop

Saturday 25th April 2pm – 5pm Price: £35/£30
(Concessions apply to students, the unemployed, OAP’s)

Yoga Rooms 483a Barlow Moor Road, First floor, Chorlton M21 8AG (Google map)

Yoga practiceDuring this workshop we will be looking at the practice of yoga and meditation. Learning how to relax more deeply into our body and mind, finding creative ways of working with your mind and emotions 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 to the qualities of the mysterious figure of the “Dakini” Buddhist term, meaning “she who traverses the sky” or “she who moves in space.” “Sky Walker or Dancer”. Dakinis are seen as manifestations of energy, they are usually depicted as dancing. In the Tantric Buddhist tradition of Tibet, Dakinis represent manifestations of energy in female form, the movement of energy in space. freedom in the sky or space.

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 £35/£30 non-refundable, non-transferable.
(Concessions apply to students, the unemployed, OAP’s)

Open to all levels of experience.

Workshop cancelled. Will reschedule at a later date.

Week-long yoga and meditation retreats in 2020

Introductory Yoga & Meditation 27th March – 3rd April 2020
Led by Padmadarshini, Manjunaga, Inalu

Going Deeper with Yoga & Meditation 21st August – 28th August 2020
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 2020

Yoga & Meditation March 13th – 20th March 2020
Led by Manjunaga & Satyamati | £360/330 conc

Yoga and Meditation Long Weekend May 7th – 10th May 2020
Led by Manjunaga & Satymati | £230/210 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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