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 into Winter: Restorative Workshop

Saturday 28th November 2pm – 4pm | Price: £25/£20
(Concessions apply to students, the unemployed, OAP’s)

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

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As we move deeper into winter it can be a time to turn inwards and allow ourselves to give our body to the earth.

” While our culture promotes a never ending amount of doing, Restorative Yoga is the radical, counter-cultural experience of simply being ” – Neal Ghoshal

We are living through very challenging and uncertain times which can affect us both physically and emotionally (particularly in relationship to our nervous and immune systems). During this workshop we will have space to explore the deeply relaxing practice of Restorative Yoga, focusing on stilling and meditative practices. It will be an opportunity to turn inward, slow down and feel supported.

Restorative Yoga focuses on more feminine qualities through longer, passive held postures. It aims to relax our musculature, work on connective tissue and stimulate the subtle energy systems within our body. We will also explore a number of yoga postures that can help soothe our nervous systems in unsettling times and there will be an opportunity to explore the deeply profound, relaxing practice of Yoga Nidra (yogic sleep).

Bodywise has been really busy making the studio safe. We’re now only inviting 9 students back per class to ensure you can maintain a 2 meter distance from your fellow students and teacher.

Open to all levels of experience.
Full workshop price is £25/£20 non-refundable, non-transferable.

You will need to bring your own yoga equipment, please bring:

A mat
2 x blankets
Eye pillow
2 x Blocks
Comfortable warm clothing

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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