Hatha Yoga and Meditation with Lisa Petersen

  • Hatha Yoga and Meditation weekend retreat with Lisa Petersen

    November 7th – 9th 2014

    Weekend retreat: €300. Click here for prices to include single room or unwaged discounts

     

    Summary of hatha yoga weekend retreat

    This retreat consists of an inviting and uplifting timetable over the weekend of

    • classes by very experienced yoga and meditation teacher Lisa Petersen
    • introduction to meditation and deepening of your practice
    • breathing practices and breath awareness
    • Yoga Nidra deep relaxation
    • Hatha yoga classes
    • delicious vegetarian meals
    • comfortable accommodation at the centre
    • guided outing on Saturday by an experienced guide
    • sample local cuisine at one of the local restaurants or cafes
    • enjoy meeting like minded people in this relaxed friendly environment

     

    Treat yourself to a stress free weekend of inspiring yoga, calming meditation, relaxing yoga nidra, amazing vegetarian food, and outdoor walks in the hills and by the sea.

    An ideal weekend to let go of the stresses and strains of everyday life and to let go into a very peaceful and tranquil environment with a gifted teacher and share some time with like minded people.

     

    Who this hatha yoga retreat is suitable for

    This weekend is suitable for all levels from complete beginners to advanced including yoga teachers and regular practitioners.
    There is no comparison made between people, and each person practices at a level which is appropriate to them at the current point in time.

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    Arrival on Friday 7th November 2014

    Time Activity
    5:30 – 7:00 pm Arrival & Registration
    7:00 pm Dinner
    8:00 – 8:30 pm Karma Yoga
    9:00 pm Introduction to the retreat
    9:15 – 10:00 pm Breathwork and Yoga Nidra deep relaxation

     

    Saturday’s timetable

     

    Time Activity
    8:00 – 8:30 am Meditation including intro for beginners
    8:30 – 10:00 am Hatha yoga class
    10:00 am Breakfast
    10:45 am Karma yoga
    11:15 – 2:00 pm Outdoor trip into the Burren
    2:00 pm Lunch at local restaurant or cafe
    4:00 pm Approx return to centre
    4:00 – 5:00 pm Free Time
    5:00 – 6:30 pm Hatha Yoga Class
    7:00 pm Dinner
    7:45 – 8:15 pm Karma yoga
    8:00 – 9:00 pm Free time
    9:00 – 9:30 pm Meditation

     

    Close of retreat on Sunday 9th November 2014

     

    Time Activity
    8:00 – 8:30 am Meditation
    8:30 – 10:00 am Hatha yoga class
    10:00 am Breakfast
    10:45 am Karma yoga
    12:00 – 13:00 pm Hatha Yoga class and Q&A
    13:00 pm Lunch
    13:30 am Karma yoga
    14:00 pm Depart

     

  • Instructor Bio Lisa Petersen

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    Lisa Petersen first came across yoga when she spent 2.5 years in India in 2000. Lisa was ‘captured by the Ease, Grace and Peace’ and yoga has become a central part of her life since then.

    During her time in India Lisa also began vipassana meditation and naturally began practicing yoga and meditation on her own right from the start as she had plenty of time in India and felt naturally drawn to the practices.

     

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    Read more Lisa Petersen’s full Bio

     

     

  • I appreciate Lisa´s style of teaching very much, I found her as a kind, very attentive and authentic teacher who displayed a great sense of humour. Her warm calming voice and clear instructions made it easy to join into the awareness of the body when the eyes were closed in inquiries. … Sandra Dietinger, Austria

     

    Description of Hatha Yoga retreat

    Tune in, feel from within and ‘Let Go’ with Lisa

     

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    Who is the course suitable for

    This weekend is suitable for everybody and each will receive the right level of information that you are ready for, and the inspiration to either take up yoga as a daily practice, or to deepen your understanding and practice and to inspire you to delve deeper and let go to the inner sense of freedom, grace and love that is within every one of us.

     

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    This yoga weekend will include yoga postures and flowing sequences, breathing exercises, guided relaxation and mindfulness meditation techniques.

     

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    Lisa is a very experienced yoga teacher and also a trainer on yoga teacher training courses and brings a depth of knowledge combined with a very clear understandable way of teaching delivered in a humorous, caring and attentive way.

     

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    She gives variations on postures so that her classes are suitable for complete beginners, while those more experienced practitioners will be given variations to challenge each person at the appropriate level and also inspirational teaching to help bring understanding and insight into the practices.

    This weekend is suitable for all levels from complete beginners to advanced including yoga teachers and regular practitioners.

     

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    There is no comparison made between people, and each person practices at a level which is appropriate to them at the current point in time.

     

     

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    The morning yoga and meditation classes are followed by a hearty breakfast and then we set out as a group on our guided outings.

    On Saturday Dave who founded the centre in 1999 will bring the group to a special location within the Burren hills or else beside the sea.

    This time spent in the beautiful surroundings of the Burren is guaranteed to leave you feeling rejuvenated, refreshed and full of energy on all levels.

    These outings are great fun, and a lovely way to get to know the other course participants on the retreat.

     

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    While we are on our guided outing, we stop for lunch at one of the best local restaurants or cafes which is a great way to sample the best of the locale cuisine in the Burren.

    Dave knows all the best places to eat and is always ready to help with suggestions on the best dishes in each of the local cafes.

    We are always very well looked after and the best seats are always reserved for us.

     

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    The weekend will include the following:

    • Asana and Vinyasa – Asanas are yoga postures. Vinyasa is a series of flowing movement sequences co-ordinated with rhythmic breathing. Together, they develop steadiness, strength and vitality as well as fluidity, ease and release. As a result, we feel more at home in our bodies.

     

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    • Pranayama or Breathing Exercises – We are always breathing. Yet, like waves on the shore, footprints or snowflakes, each breath is unique. Paying attention to our breathing is the easiest way to connect to ourselves because the breath is the invisible bridge between the body and the mind. Yoga teaches practical, accessible techniques for finding, observing, and balancing the breath. Consciously tuning in this way gives us a tool to calm the mind. In this way, a sense of balance is available in every breath.

     

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    • Mindfulness Meditation Techniques – Our thoughts are like clouds being blown across the sky, or projections on a movie screen. Even when the weather or the movie changes the sky is always there and the screen remains the same. Yogic wisdom tells us that there is a peaceful, unchanging matrix that supports and sustains everything else. Learning to observe our thoughts in meditation is a way of getting to know our true selves. Our awareness increases which naturally leads to healthier, happier choices in diet, exercise, life-style and relationships.

     

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    • Guided relaxation – Truly, deeply relaxing is an art in itself. Guided relaxation is a simple way to access that state of letting go. We tune into our deepest intentions, needs and desires and the body has more energy to heal and re-generate. My students always tell me they have their best night’s sleep after yoga.

     

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    The afternoon class is a great way to let go after our outing into the Burren or by the sea and this is a lovely way to see this spectacular part of Ireland in a nice leisurely way with a very experienced guide.

     

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    Each evening we have a delicious dinner prepared by Paddi our famous chef who used to run Seventh Heaven restaurant in Galway city for over 12 years.

     

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    Lisa has taught students from 16 to 80 years old including corporate workers, seniors, athletes, womens’ groups and exam students on topics ranging from infertility to stress to chronic pain to inner peace.

     

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    Some classes during the weekend will have standing postures and flowing movements and challenging, while other classes will be more gentle, restorative and more about letting go into the present moment.

     

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    And by the end of the weekend, you will be familiar with many new techniques and practices that you can bring home to your everyday life.

     

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