6.30am Meditation and Pranayama
10.45am Dharma talk (theory) and Meditation
4.15pm Restoratives, Pranayama, and meditation
some evening sessions 7.30pm onwards
6 nights' accommodation (single)
Airport pick up
Complimentary Balinese massage
Visit to sacred water temple
Traditional dance performance
and of course all sessions
LIFE AS NOURISHMENT - A PRANAYAMA RETREAT
October 9 - 15 2016
Pranayama is an intimate process of apprenticing ourselves to the subtle and responsive intelligence of life
Join us in the tranquil beauty of Bali for an experiential jouney through the rich terrain of pranayama, meditation, asana and a shared inquiry into philosopy and life.
When presence meets the living contours of experience the body responds.
But it is the way we offer our presence that determines how it responds.
Learning to inhabit our bodies takes time and patience. It takes a particular kind of listening.
Being available for the body in this way has the potential to reveal a tremendous amount about how we relate to ourselves and the world.
It is by far the most powerful and important quality we can bring to any relationship, and it is essential for us to be able to embody the teachings of the wisdom traditions.
The study and practice of pranayama points us towards a process orientated relationship with life.
Cultivating a relationship with pranayama is cultivating a relationship with the living current of life itself. it is a profoundly intimate affair. Prana is accessed through feeling and the practice of pranayama expands our capacity for feeling. There is of course technique but it is the responsiveness of feeling that is the guiding intelligence in the practice of pranayama.
It is a deep and felt listening.
Pranayam as with all yoga is not a technique we do to ourselves, it is not a method of controlling the breath. it is an intimate relational invitation.
pranayama is a way of opening to the nourishing inteligence of life.
THIS RETREAT IS SUITABLE FOR ANYONE BUT DIRECTED AT TEACHERS
OR THOSE ALREADY WITH A MATURE RELATIONSHIP WITH YOGA.
A retreat in Bali is a great time to take stock and make space for something new and fresh to open in us.
There will be plenty of time iin the program to explore local Balinese life, to walk through the rice files, to have a massage, to rest by the pool and to discover some of the many excellent restaurants in Ubud.