July yoga and meditation retreat with David Muehsam

  • July 2013 yoga and meditation retreat with David Muehsam

    July 4th – 10th 2014

    Full Week retreat: €690. Click here for prices to attend part of the week, or to include single room or unwaged discounts

     

    Summary of July 2013 yoga and meditation retreat

    This July 2013 retreat consists of an inviting and uplifting timetable over the week of

    • classes by very experienced yoga and meditation teacher David Muehsam
    • introduction to meditation and deepening of your practice
    • breathing practices and breath awareness
    • Vinyasa yoga classes
    • Restorative yoga classes
    • delicious vegetarian meals
    • comfortable accommodation at the centre
    • guided outings each day by an experienced guide
    • sample local cuisine at the best local restaurants or cafes
    • enjoy meeting like minded people in this relaxed friendly environment

     

    Refresh and rejuvenateon this stress free July retreat of energizing yoga, calming meditation, relaxing restorative classes, amazing vegetarian food, and outdoor walks in the hills and by the sea.

    An ideal week 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 July yoga and meditation retreat is suitable for

    This July 2013 week long retreat is suitable for all ages and all levels of fitness, but will also challenge each person to work with the postures to their own ability.

    David is a very experienced yoga teacher and the maximum size of the group will be 15 retreat participants. David will give you modifications for the postures to suit your body and your level of fitness so this retreat is suitable for everybody including complete beginners to advanced.

    David is a one of a handful of teachers worldwide to be given authorisation directly from Pattabhi Jois, (Guru of Ashtanga Yoga ).

    He has tremendous experience and is widely regarded as one of the best yoga teachers to visit Ireland.

    David is an extremely highly qualified yoga teacher with a huge background in Iyengar and Ashtanga and he deepens the practice by including many inner techniques of Swami Satyananda Saraswati.

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    Arrival on Friday 4th July 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 relaxation

     

    Typical daily timetable

    Time Activity
    7:30 – 8:30 am Pranayama and Meditation including intro for beginners
    8:30 – 10:15 am Asana yoga class
    10:15 am Breakfast
    10:45 am Karma yoga
    11:30 – 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
    7:00 pm Dinner
    7:45 – 8:15 pm Karma yoga
    8:00 – 9:00 pm Free time
    9:00 – 9:45 pm Evening Practice

     

    Every second day additional class

    As well as the usual classes on the Typical Day’s timetable, we will have the additional afternoon class.

    Time Activity
    5:00 – 6:30 pm Asana yoga class

     

     

    Close of July retreat on Thursday 10th July 2014

    Time Activity
    7:30 – 8:30 am Meditation including intro for beginners
    8:30 – 10:15 am Satyananda yoga class
    10:15 am Breakfast
    10:45 am Karma yoga
    11:15 am Pack bags and farewells
    12:00 noon Depart

     

  • Instructor Bio David Muehsam

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    David Muehsam is an amazing yoga teacher. He has a breadth and a depth to his yoga experience like few other yoga teachers in the world.

    Although he has practised very advanced physical practices himself, he can make his teaching so flexible that the oldest complete beginner in the class and the young fit yoga enthusiast with many years of practice will each find themselves practising at their own levels, each expanding their own boundaries and each learning to become present and at peace with themselves…. all in a loving, enjoyable and fun way.

    David is a one of a handful of teachers worldwide to be given authorisation directly from Pattabhi Jois, (Guru of Ashtanga Yoga ).

    He has tremendous experience and is widely regarded as one of the best yoga teachers to visit Ireland.

    David is an extremely highly qualified yoga teacher with a huge background in Iyengar and Ashtanga and he deepens the practice by including many inner techniques of Swami Satyananda Saraswati.

    Part of David’s philosophy is that a teacher should not plan exactly what to teach each student, until the teacher meets each student individually and see what is appropriate for that person at that particular time.

    Read more David Muehsam‘s full Bio

     

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  • David Muehsam is one of the most gifted yoga and meditation teachers that i have studied with. He is able to teach a class to complete beginners some who may have a bad back, and quite fit intermediate practitioners and a handful of yoga teachers in the same class…. and each have adjustments and variations of the postures and other practices tailored especially for themselves….. Dave, Burren Yoga

     

    Description of July 2013 Yoga retreat

    There is a depth and also a lightness to David’s teaching where he will teach you the techniques to tune inwards and also to work in a challenging way with your physical but in a enjoyable light approach.

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    Who is this July week long retreat is suitable for

    This July 2013 week long eco yoga retreat is suitable for all ages and all levels of fitness, but will also challenge each person to work with the postures to their own ability.

    David is a very experienced yoga teacher and the maximum size of the group will be 15 retreat participants. David will give you modifications for the postures to suit your body and your level of fitness so this retreat is suitable for everybody including complete beginners to advanced.

    Don’t worry…. just because David is very accomplished in his practice, he still keeps his workshops open to people not so proficient.
    So you won’t have to do the postures in the photos below …. unless you really want to ;-)

     

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    Having said that, if you are a well practiced Ashtangi or Iyengar practitioner, this is an unusual opportunity to work with a very experienced teacher who will take you deeper into your practice in an advanced way.

    David is a one of a handful of teachers worldwide to be given authorisation directly from Pattabhi Jois, (Guru of Ashtanga Yoga ).

     

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    He has tremendous experience and is widely regarded as one of the best yoga teachers to visit Ireland.

    David is an extremely highly qualified yoga teacher with a huge background in Iyengar and Ashtanga and he deepens the practice by including many inner techniques of Swami Satyananda Saraswati.

     

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    For those who are more accomplished, David will help them develop and expand their physical practice while guiding them deeply inwards using more subtle techniques to get in touch with internal energies.

    For people with only a little yoga experience David will gently guide them at a level suitable for their bodies and limitations.

     

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    David includes breathing techniques (pranayama) and the hand gestures (mudras) which help direct the internal energy.

     

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    More advanced practitioners will receive individual guidance from David suitable to their level of practice.

    This course is for people who wish to work with their physical body and who wish to deepen their internal work through pranayama, mudra and bandha.

     

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    As usual on our eco yoga retreats, each day Dave will take the group out on a guided outing into the Burren hills or by the sea. This is a great way to get to see some special places in the Burren well away from the usual tourist places.

     

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    Followed by lunch at one of the local restaurants or cafes which is a great way to sample the best of the locale cuisine in the Burren.

     

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    A very big part of our eco yoga retreats are the daily guided outings, and these can include hill walks, walks by the sea, boat trips to see the Cliffs of Moher or the Aran Islands, surfing, kayaking and much more.

    You can read more at daily guided outings and activities.

     

    Guided outings in the Burren

     

    There is a full timetable of activities each day and most people come along as it is such good fun being with the group on our outdoor adventures.

    However if you wish to take some time on your own, you are very welcome to stay at the yoga centre and put your feet up, while the rest of the group heads off on their outdoor adventure.

     

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    On this July retreat we will practice with an eye towards deepening the experience of yoga, finding a personal relationship with the practices of yoga.

     

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    We’ll do full practices of yoga postures, and develop the pranayama exercises with an eye towards tailoring these practices towards each individual’s needs and experience. We will have pranayama and meditation each morning before the asana practice.

    As we practice, we will explore the internal processes of bandha, and the natural balance of energy that comes when the postures and breath work together in harmony. Drawing on the Ashtanga and Iyengar systems as a starting point, we will explore the variations in techniques and sequence that lead each of us to creating a truly personal practice that is safe, fulfilling and fun.

     

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    We will see that the bandha is the place where the body meets the breath, or the material meets the Spirit, and practice ways of experiencing and using the bandhas from the perspective of Vinyasa or breath/movement, and internal action in each posture, or asana techniques.

     

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    We will also take the opportunity to explore the world of mudras, both in terms of the literal practice of mudras in yoga, and metaphorically, through the poses and practices of yoga. When practiced mindfully, the poses themselves become mudras, opening like flowers that allow the heart and mind to settle into the natural unfolding through yoga.

     

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    We will run several of the afternoon classes as workshops, practicing aspects of yoga such as the breath and bandhas, back bending, inversions, etc, in more detail, with a goal towards applying this information right away in our practices.

    For accomplished practitioners, this workshop will be an opportunity to deepen one’s practice, with guidance for progressing into more advanced postures and sequences.

     

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    For less experienced students, this week will offer the opportunity to develop as sound foundation for future practice, understand the principle of Hatha Yoga more clearly, and deepen one’s ability to do sustained self-practice.

     

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    Each evening Paddi who used to run Seventh Heaven restaurant for over 12 years, prepares a delicious vegetarian dinner and many people have said they have not eaten vegetarian food as good as this at any restaurant.

     

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    This July eco yoga retreat with the gifted David Muehsam and guided outings each day to see special places in the Burren is a great way to step out of your everyday life, leave all your cares behind and step into another world of uplifting and positive experiences.

    It’s a great way to meet like minded people, as most people come on their own, and there is a very relaxed and easy going atmosphere and plenty of fun and laughing ;-)

    It’s also a great opportunity for anybody of all ages and all levels of fitness, to learn from a talented teacher techniques to improve your physical yoga practice and also practices in order to get in touch with your Self.

     

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