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

Opening Your Heart : Online Yoga & Meditation Workshop

Saturday 30th January 10am – 12pm | Price: £15/£12
(Concessions apply to students, the unemployed, OAP’s)

Yoga practice

Learn to open your heart more fully to life through the practice of yoga and meditation. See how these teachings can offer creative ways of working with your heart and mind in a busy world.

We will explore a combination of 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). 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.

Open to all levels of experience.
Full workshop price is £15/£12 non-refundable, non-transferable.

Week-long yoga and meditation retreats in 2021

Introductory Yoga & Meditation 19th March – 26th March 2021
Led by Padmadarshini & Manjunaga

Going Deeper with Yoga & Meditation 27 August – 3rd September 2021
Led by Balajit & Manjunaga

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 2021

Yoga and Meditation Long Weekend April 30th – May 3rd May 2021
Led by Manjunaga & Satyamati

Yoga & Meditation October 22nd – October 29th 2021
Led by Manjunaga & Satymati

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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