August Hatha Yoga and Meditation with Bella Hancock

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    • August 2013 Hatha Yoga and Meditation retreat with Bella Hancock

      August 23rd – 29th 2013

      This an OLD retreat.

      Apologies, this retreat took place in 2013.

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      Week retreat: €690. Click here for prices to include single room or unwaged discounts

       

      Summary of August Hatha yoga week retreat

      This retreat will be a week of Energising and Restorative Hatha Yoga and Meditation

      and consists of an inviting and uplifting timetable over the week of

      • Hatha yoga classes by very experienced yoga and meditation teacher Bella Hancock
      • introduction to meditation and deepening of your practice
      • breathing practices and breath awareness
      • Mudra (sacred gesture that connects us to energy within and around us )
      • Mantra (sacred sound )
      • Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra
      • delicious vegetarian meals
      • comfortable accommodation at the centre
      • daily guided outings by an experienced guide
      • optional outdoor activities
      • sample local cuisine at the best of the local restaurants and cafes
      • enjoy meeting like minded people in this relaxed friendly environment

       

      This retreat week will provide a nourishing, energising yet deeply relaxing space through heart centered practice that aims to connect us to who we are and what we need.

      The Yoga practice will be gently invigorating and energising, sometimes working with Vinyasa style flows, and sometimes slowing down to work with alignment and feeling into our experience.

      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.

      The daily guided outings play a big part in the whole experience of spending time in a very uplifting, refreshing and unique environment of The Burren.

       

      Who this August Hatha yoga week retreat is suitable for

      This August week is suitable for all levels and for all ages.

      Complete beginners to more experienced practitioners and aims to relax, restore and energize you.

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      Arrival on Friday 23rd August 2013

      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

       

      Typical day’s timetable

      Time Activity
      8:00 – 8:30 am Pranayama and meditation class including intro for beginners
      8:30 – 10:00 am Hatha flow 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
      7:00 pm Dinner
      7:45 – 8:15 pm Karma yoga
      8:00 – 9:00 pm Free time
      9:00 – 9:30 pm Meditation and/or Yoga Nidra

       

      Alternate days

      Time Activity
      5:00 – 6:30 pm Hatha Yoga class

      Every second day, as well as the usual classes listed on the typical day’s timetable above, we have an additional afternoon class.

       

       

      Close of retreat on Thursday 29th August 2013

      Time Activity
      8:00 – 8:30 am Meditation
      8:30 – 10:00 am Hatha flow Yoga class
      10:00 am Breakfast
      10:45 am Karma yoga
      11:15 – 12:00 pm Farewells
      12:00 noon Depart

    • Instructor Bio Bella Hancock

      Bella Hancock has been practicing yoga for many years and has been teaching yoga for over 10 years.

      In her own practice Bella finds that Yoga and meditation is a constant daily journey of discovery and renewal.

      She finds that Yoga and meditation bring a sense of freedom to body and mind, connecting us back to the heart of who we are.

      Bella has trained in Contemporary yoga in 2000 and has also studied Iyengar Yoga, Scaravelli Yoga and other movement practices such as Feldenkrais, Somatic movement, Qi Gong and dance.

      Bella has been teaching yoga for over 10 years, and her classes are energizing and yet suitable for all levels of experience.

      Bella has taught children from as young as 6 years old, and adults up to 76 years old.

      Read more Bella Hancock’s full bio

    • Bella is a wonderful teacher; nurturing, loving and kind. her passion for and knowledge and belief in Yoga is truly inspiring. She teaches a class that is suitable for beginners and advanced alike. Each class is perfect for me no matter what state of mind or body i come with. The after taste of the class is one of calm, centered and a more open and healed heart. I am very grateful to Bella and her teaching … Freda, Cork

       

      Description of August 2013 Hatha yoga retreat

      Feel Bella’s supportive and kind energies, and let go!

      Bella Hancock has been practicing yoga for many years and has been teaching yoga for over 10 years.

       

      She has lovely soft light energies, and brings to you a sense of openness and ease in her presence.

       

       

      In her own practice Bella finds that Yoga and meditation is a constant daily journey of discovery and renewal.

      She finds that Yoga and meditation bring a sense of freedom to body and mind, connecting us back to the heart of who we are.

       

       

      This week long retreat will provide a nourishing, energising yet deeply relaxing space through heart centered practice that aims to connect us to who we are and what we need.

      Some of the postures are quite gentle and encourage us to ‘let go’ of trying too hard physically, and to tune inwards to get in touch with how we are feeling right now in this present moment.

       

       

      Bella’s instructions are very clear and easy to follow. She takes good care of each retreat participant and ensures that each person is practicing to the level suited for them at this moment in their life.

       

       

      The Yoga practice will be gently invigorating and energising, sometimes working with Vinyasa style flows, and sometimes slowing down to work with alignment and feeling into our experience.

       

       

      Drawing on her own experience, from Iyengar, Scaravelli and the Satyananda traditions she offers classes that focus on alignment, personal enquiry, release and opening to what is there.

       

       

      She readily adapts the practice to the individual, so that everyone can benefit from the experience.

      This week long retreat is suitable for complete beginners as well as regular Yoga practitioners.

       

       

      Each of Bella’s classes are well balanced, and there is a good variety of all forms of postures both gentle and invigorating.

       

       

      As usual on our Eco Yoga Retreats, we have daily guided outings where Dave (who founded the centre in 1999) will take the group to explore very special places in the Burren hills and by the sea.

       

       

      Each day we stop for lunch at one of the local restaurants or cafes which is a great way to sample the best of the local cuisine in the Burren. Dave knows all the best places to eat, and we are always guaranteed to get the best seats and tips on the best dishes of the day.

       

       

      Some of Bella’s classes are restorative and involve some gentle releasing postures.

       

       

      We will also practice supported restorative postures that facilitate deep , yet gentle release, and renewal on many levels.

       

       

      These restorative yoga classes are great for ‘letting go’, and bring a deeply relaxed and nourishing feeling to all levels of our being.

       

      Bella also teaches Yoga Nidra which is an ancient practice which guides us into a very deep state of relaxation and the whole process is very powerful for relaxation and transformation on all levels.

       

       

      This week will be an opportunity to step out of the busy- ness of daily life in order to re connect with ourselves and Nurture Body, mind and spirit with Yoga postures, Pranayama and meditation.

      By the second day you will already feel yourself to be ‘in a very different space’, and the transformative effects of the whole week have to be experienced to be believed.

      Bella ensures that each person finds a comfortable sitting posture, and uses various props to help find more comfort and ease with the practice.

       

       

      The meditation is introduced in a very easy way for compete beginners, and through practicing twice each day, each participant becomes more comfortable with the practice so that they can continue at home after the retreat.

       

       

      Each 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.

       

       

      “When I step on to my mat to practice, there is always a sense of coming home…Yoga connects me more deeply to myself and reminds me of my connection to all of life..that I am not a separate being.”

      “I can sincerely say that Yoga and meditation have been the biggest influence on my life, and that I have more equanimity, happiness and more fully live life as a result.”

       

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