March Hatha Yoga and Meditation with Saraswati

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    • March 2019 Hatha Yoga and Meditation long weekend retreat with Saraswati (Bella Hancock)

      March 15th – 18th 2019

       

      Prices

      Long Weekend Full retreat: €430.

      Leave Sunday PM: €380

      Leave Monday: €430

      Click here for prices to include single room or unwaged discounts

       

      Summary of March Hatha yoga long weekend retreat

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

      and consists of an inviting and uplifting timetable over the long weekend of

      • Hatha yoga classes by very experienced yoga and meditation teacher Saraswati
      • 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
      • 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

       

      This long weekend 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.

      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 long 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 March Hatha yoga long weekend retreat is suitable for

      This March long weekend 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 15th March 2019

      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
      9:25 – 10:15 pm Breathwork and Yoga Nidra deep relaxation

       

      Saturday’s timetable

      Time Activity
      8:00 – 8:30 am Pranayama and 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 and/or Yoga Nidra

       

      Sunday’s timetable

      Time Activity
      8:00 – 8:30 am Pranayama and 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 and/or Yoga Nidra

       

      Close of retreat on Monday 18th March 2019

      Time Activity
      8:00 – 8:30 am Pranayama and 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 Saraswati

      Saraswati has been practicing yoga for many years and has been teaching yoga for over 16 years.

      In her own practice Saraswati 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.

      Saraswati 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.

      Saraswati has been teaching yoga for over 16 years, and her classes are energizing and yet suitable for all levels of experience.

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

      Read more Saraswati’s full bio

    • Saraswati 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 Saraswati and her teaching … Freda, Cork

       

      Description of March 2019 Hatha yoga retreat

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

      Saraswati 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 Saraswati 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 long weekend 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.

       

       

      Saraswati’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 long weekend retreat is suitable for complete beginners as well as regular Yoga practitioners.

       

       

      Each of Saraswati’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 a guided outing on Saturday which will consist of either a hill climb or a walk by the sea.

       

       

      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.

       

       

      Some of the 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.

       

      Saraswati 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 long weekend 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.

      Saraswati 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.

       

       

      On Friday evening and Saturday evening Gearoid the cook who used to work in a Hare Krishna restaurant in New York, will prepare “with love” a delicious vegetarian dinner and many people have said they have not eaten vegetarian 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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