Satyananda Yoga and Meditation with Tadhg Ferriter

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    • September Satyananda Yoga and Meditation weekend retreat with Tadhg Ferriter

      September 20th – 22nd 2013

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

       

      Summary of September Satyananda yoga weekend retreat

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

      • classes by very experienced yoga and meditation teacher Tadhg Ferriter
      • introduction to meditation and deepening of your practice
      • breathing practices and breath awareness
      • Yoga Nidra deep relaxation
      • Satyananda 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 energizing 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 September Satyananda yoga retreat is suitable for

      This retreat will be reasonably gentle and 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.

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      Arrival on Friday 20th September 2013

      TimeActivity
      5:30 – 7:00 pmArrival & Registration
      7:00 pmDinner
      8:00 – 8:30 pmKarma Yoga
      9:00 pmIntroduction to the retreat
      9:15 – 10:00 pmBreathwork and Yoga Nidra deep relaxation

       

      Saturday’s timetable

       

      TimeActivity
      7:30 – 9:00 amSatyananda yoga class
      9:15 – 9:45 amMeditation including intro for beginners
      9:45 amBreakfast
      10:30 amKarma yoga
      11:15 – 2:00 pmOutdoor trip into the Burren
      2:00 pmLunch at local restaurant or cafe
      4:00 pmApprox return to centre
      4:00 – 5:00 pmFree Time
      5:00 – 6:30 pmSatyananda Yoga Class
      7:00 pmDinner
      7:45 – 8:15 pmKarma yoga
      8:00 – 9:00 pmFree time
      9:00 – 9:30 pmMeditation

       

      Close of retreat on Sunday 22nd September 2013

       

      TimeActivity
      7:30 – 9:00 amSatyananda yoga class
      9:15 – 9:45 amMeditation including intro for beginners
      9:45 amBreakfast
      10:30 amKarma yoga
      12:00 – 13:00 pmSatyananda Yoga class and Q&A
      13:00 pmLunch
      13:30 amKarma yoga
      14:00 pmDepart

       

    • Instructor Bio Tadhg Ferriter

      Ireland Satyananda Yoga

      Tadhg Ferriter is in his mid forties, and practised from many yoga styles before discovering Satyananda yoga in the mid 90’s. Like many students of yoga he was first attracted to the relaxing benefits the postures brought to the busy lifestyle and demanding career path he found himself on.

      Tadhg completed his training as a Satyananda teacher with Swami ShraddhaMurti and Swami ChetanMurti in Galway in the mid 1990’s.

      Since then he continues to study with great teachers in Ireland and abroad taking courses in Meditation, Yoga Therapy and Ashram Life in France, Wales, India and Greece and the resulting clarity he has achieved in his teaching shows in the way he understands and connects with his own students.

      Read more Tadhg Ferriter‘s full Bio

      Satyananda Yoga Ireland class

       

       

    • Tadhg Ferriter’s Satyananda gentle yoga and meditation course was the perfect introduction to yoga for me, and helped me deeply experience the physical and mental benefits of yoga practice…. Liz, Galway

       

      Description of September Satyananda Yoga retreat

      There is a lightness and a sense of fun to Tadhg’s approach giving us an example of working through difficult things in life with ease, gentleness, softness.

      Satyananda Yoga Teacher Tadhg Ferriter

      Who is this September weekend retreat suitable for

      This weekend eco yoga retreat is suitable for complete beginners as well as advanced people.

       

      Ireland Satyananda Yoga

       

      It is suitable for those who prefer a more traditional approach to yoga and a more gentle approach than Ashtanga.

      Satyananda Yoga is suited to anyone who is looking for an integrated approach to their physical, mental, and spiritual development.

       

      Satyananda yoga class

       

      Satyananda Yoga® classes are balanced between physical postures (asana), breathing (pranayama) and meditation practices. Working with the awareness is emphasised right from the start. Satyananda Yoga is suitable for people of all ages, sizes, and physical abilities.

      This course is reasonably gentle and includes
      • breath work
      • some gentle postures
      • some more challenging postures (variations will be given to beginners)
      • salutation to the sun
      • Yoga Nidra deep relaxation
      • Meditation

       

      Satyananda Ireland

       

      Tadhg gives instructions appropriate for each individual.

       

      Satyananda yoga holiday

       

      The goal of the course is to ensure you have a genuine Satyananda yoga experience, covering a range of practices some unique to the Satyananda system with a view to using them, and benefiting from them in your life.

       

      Satyananda Yoga Ireland teacher

       

      Some come along to this course to deepen their existing yoga practice, others will be starting out. Tadhg’s clear approach is suitable for all. ‘Even if you are an experienced practitioner of a different tradition there will be plenty in this course to challenge and encourage you.’

       

      Satyananda Yoga Ireland pose

       

      Students engaging in the beautiful practice of Trataka – The word Trataka means ‘to look’ or ‘to gaze’.

       

      Satyananda Yoga Ireland tratak

       

      It is both an uplifting meditation practice and a cleansing practice and it acts as stepping stone between physically oriented practices and mental practices which lead to higher states of awareness.

       

      Satyananda yoga tratak

       

      Tadhg takes care that everyone is practicing them at a level suitable for their body.

      There is no competition or comparison between people within Satyananda yoga, and Tadhg ensures that everyone is comfortable practicing to their own level.

      Swami Satyananda Saraswati

      Some of the postures Tadhg teaches are reasonable gentle, while others are more challenging, energizing and invigorating.

      Each class has a measured balance of postures, and also some classes include meditation or other specific practices for calming and taming the mind.

       

      Satyananda yoga pranayama

       

      As usual on our eco yoga retreats, 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.

      Hill walking holiday Ireland

      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.

      Ballyvaughan tea rooms

      Tadhg works carefully and sensitively on the teacher – student relationship, and the practice it nourishes.

      Balance practices are also useful for taming the mind.

       

      Satyananda yoga retreat beginners

       

      Swami Satyananda describes yoga as “a higher form of common sense, a pure and precise science which evolves from within. To live yoga is to be in harmony with oneself.”

       

      Satyananda Yoga Ireland class

       

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

       

      Vegetarian meals

       

      Many people nowadays practice physical yoga, but many are seeking out good meditation teachers to introduce meditation to them, and to help them explore the heartfelt practice of yoga to a deeper level.

       

      Sitting together after asana practice – magical moments of total peace and tranquility in touch with your whole being, with only the sounds of the birds as a soft Burren back-drop.

       

      Satyananda yoga meditation posture

       

      For the meditation is it important to find a comfortable position and Tadhg helps you find a posture and the suitable props (meditation stool, meditation cushion, blocks, blankets) which work best for your body.

      While asana (yoga postures) of appropriate strength for the each individual student are important for progressing, the use of Pranayma (work with the Breath) and meditation are also considered necessary to address the whole being from an early stage in the Satyananda system.

       

      Ireland Satyananda Yoga meditation

       

      One big difference between attending regular weekly yoga classes and going away on a weekend yoga retreat is that being in a yoga environment allows one break away from the normal life patterns and responsibilities which in turn allows one to experience the practices and their effects to a deeper level in more tranquil surroundings.

      There is also a lightness and a sense of fun to Tadhg’s approach giving us an example of working through difficult things in life with ease, gentleness, softness. Not a being a pushover to others, but not confronting others and life like a concrete wall. When a teacher has a sense of authentic (not pretend!) fun about them, everybody can feel this. It sets everyone at ease. When we’re at ease, it’s easier to go inside, to be inspired by our own selves.

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