Coming home to oneself through love and acceptance, navigating the ups and downs of life from a wiser place.
From Flow to Stillness
Welcome to a 4 day retreat of yoga, meditation, silence and workshops of Buddhist philosophy combined with psychotherapeutic concepts and non-violent communication techniques.
This retreat has several focuses:
How to breathe to calm the nervous system, thus remaining calm, more resilient and less emotionally reactive in daily life.
We will take a deeper look at the layers of self to understand our different behaviours better and to look at the different personality structures that we have built. Once we have a deeper understanding it is much easier to integrate these parts/behaviours compassionately for a greater feeling of wholeness.
Buddhist Philosophy and meditation:
We will use mindfulness practices to help us find that place of rest amidst the inevitable ups and downs of everyday life.
We will use Tantric and Daoist yogic techniques that work with the energy body and there will be classes of vinyasa and yin.
We will use techniques from this wonderful form of communication that can help us feel into our needs and the needs of others too, to make communication easier and life richer. These are truly amazing tools to have in any day to day relating.
There will be Silence from Friday morning until Saturday evening. This is a chance to really take a deeper look inside, to slow down and become more intimate with oneself.
There will be a talk before about the power of silence and some of the challenges one might face during this period. Please know, we will still be talking in the workshops in pair exercises and that I am available during this period if you are struggling and need to talk to me.
The workshops will be taught in English. All levels are welcome, no experience of yoga or meditation are required.
The retreat will be held at Borntorpet Shambala Gatherings, located in the forests of Bergslagen around Skinnskatteberg. Except of joining the yoga classes and workshops you will also encounter the Shambala community who, with open arms, receives and serves the guests with a heart-warming and homely family atmosphere. The food is vegan, gluten free, inspired by Ayurveda and locally produced vegetables and honey.
Very welcome to make your reservation to the retreat to firstname.lastname@example.org
16:00 Arrival and check-in
17.00-1830 Qi flow vinyasa grounding energy techniques and mindfulness
19.30-21.00 The benefits of meditation in daily life, therapeutic listening techniques, non violent communication and meditation practice.
0700-0900 Vinyasa Qi flow, pranayama and meditation
1030-1130 A talk about the importance of stepping into silence Silence begins
17.00-18.30 Heart Opening Yin Yoga, Gratitude and Loving Kindness practice
19.30-20.30 Psychotherapy meets Buddhism
Looking at the layers of self, understanding our behaviours and habits and how to strengthen our beneficial habits and diminish our less beneficial habits mindfully
07.00-9.00 Vinyasa Flow, pranayama and meditation, strengthening the energy body
10.30-11.30 A talk on the 5 klesas (the hindrances to happiness) How to investigate the parts of personality and cultivating happiness.
16.30-18.00 Daoist yin practice. Inner Alchemy, working with the internal organs.
19.30 Non violent communication. How to feel into ourselves and express our needs better in daily relationships.
07.30-09.00 Morning Vinyasa Flow, Pranayama & Meditation. Silence ends
10.00-12.00 Sharing circle, therapeutic listening, non violent communication practice.
13.30-14.30 Softy yoga pranayama and meditation
14.30-15.30 Closing Circle with meditation
Luke is an internationally experienced Yoga teacher, Therapeutic Yoga consultant and Mindfulness coach.
For the last 14 years he has worked in muscular skeletal clinics in New Zealand, lived and practiced qi gong and meditation with Shaolin monks in China, studied the traditional art of Tantra yoga and Buddhist philosophy for two years in Thailand and spent over a month in silence meditating. He is currently studying Sensorimotor Psychotherapy to integrate the ancient philosophy with a more modern, emotionally integrated approach to life.
He has worked with Samsung to spread the culture of Mindfulness, is a proud Ambassador for the mindful clothing company Casall and was the therapeutic yoga teacher on the hit BBC show, ‘The Retreat with Nick Knowles’
His passion is to travel, study and combine different healing modalities. His aim is to make yoga accessible to everyone and to honour the tradition of yoga whilst using modern scientific studies on its benefits to merge the old with the new
Prices and Booking Information
The cost for this retreat is:
Early Bird price: 3900 sek ( Pay before 28th of February 2019)
Ordinary Price: 4500 sek
The price includes all of the workshops, all of the meals from Thursday dinner until Sunday lunch, and accommodation in shared room and transfer to and from train station at Skinnskatteberg (5 mins away).
Single room extra charge: 1050 SEK
For inquires and bookings please email at email@example.com
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Please note that all deposits paid are non-refundable.
If you are unable to attend the retreat you have the option to transfer your deposit to a future retreat, subject to notifying us of your cancellation at least 8 weeks in advance.