Pranayama is an intimate process of apprenticing ourselves
to the subtle and responsive intelligence of life.
We invite you to join us in the serene charm of Bali for an experiential journey through the rich terrain of pranayama, meditation, restorative asana and a shared inquiry into yoga psychology and philosophy.
This retreat will be physically gentle but internally rich as we embark of an intimate, soul nourishing exploration of the inner dimensions or yoga practice.
Pranayama refines and expands our capacity for feeling.
Pranayama is an intimate exploration of the subtle energetic dynamics of our inner lives.
We are not simply breathing with Pranayama practice, we are cultivating the exquisite sensitivity to the responsive intelligence of life.
The Embodied Breath, Embodied Mind retreat is an exploration of the
subtle and dynamic relationship between energy and mind.
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 and refines our capacity for feeling.
Pranayama is a way of opening ourselves and being available for the essential nourishment of life.
OUR RETREAT FOCUS
Prana, breath and mind are our focus.
This retreat designed specifically to open you to a more intimate relational orientation in your practice.
and to give you the tools and support you need to expand your understanding of the transformative power of the breath and the intimate interface of breath and mind.
We will balance a clear conceptual understanding of yoga psychology and the more contemporary insights of developmental psychology on the one hand, with the intimate encounters discovered within the rich and subtle terrain of our very own hearts and minds.
You can expect a nourishing and transformative retreat experience
Some themes we will cover
The 5 pillars of grounding
Prana as nourishment
Safety and belonging
The role of gravity in breathing.
Trauma and the breath
Befriending and refining feeling
Boundaries, containment and openness
Trusting the natural intelligence of life
06.45 am Meditation and Pranayama
07.30 am Asana & Embodied Movement
09.00 am Breakfast
10.30 am Dharma Talk, Inquiry and Meditation
12.00 pm Break
04.15 pm Restoratives, Yoga Nidra and Pranayama
05.30 pm Meditation
06.00 pm Finish
You can expect this retreat to be physically gentle but internally rich as we embark of an
intimate and soul nourishing exploration together.
Our retreat program, though extensive, allows plenty of time for you to explore local Balinese life, to walk through the rice fields, to have a massage, to rest by the pool and to discover some of the many excellent restaurants in Ubud.
" I have been a student of yoga for twenty years and am blown away by Paul’s teaching. I have not met anyone who demonstrates his understanding of yoga and meditation so completely and effortlessly. He doesn’t teach a style, he teaches principles, he teaches essence. He guides you to what is already alive in you. What he teaches can open and deepen whatever style of yoga you practice. My practice has been completely transformed and its feels like mine for the first time. If you are a student of yoga you simply must find your way to his work."
PAUL HANLON, NEW ZEALAND
Nirata - Centre for Awareness
Our retreat in located in the majestic serenity of Sidemen.
Spacious Balinese style rooms are spread throughout its lush garden setting.
All rooms have balconies and can accommodate with both single or
twin share options.
Bringing along a non-yogi companion.
$ 650 for a non-yogi companion in a shared room
(before April 30)
6 Nights Accommodation
Airport Pick Up
1-hour Balinese / Therapeutic Massage
All Teachings (3 sessions daily)
Airport Drop Offf
DEPOSIT & FULL PAYMENT
To secure a spot, a deposit of $500 is required.
Full payment due by April 30, 2023.
If you have to cancel your booking, please inform us as soon as possible.
Payment refundable in full (minus admin costs) before April 30, 2023.
For last minute cancellations (after April 30, 2023), we can only refund your payment, if your spot is filled.
Booking & Cancellation Policy
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About Paul Wooden
Paul has been practicing and studying yoga and meditation for 40 years and teaching for 35 years.
He draws from his experience in many different styles and traditions and, through a practical understanding of their underlying unifying principles, weaves together a cohesive and integrated approach to yoga.
Paul is a unique voice in the world of yoga. He has a way of bringing the sometimes abstract teaching of yoga into ordinary language making them accessible and workable in our lives.
For Paul, yoga is first and foremost a relational process, with technique being a way to serve a deepening and more intimate relationship with ongoing moment to moment reality of our lives.
Working with Paul is an invitation to the deeper dimensions of practice. His particular way of working opens us to the sensitivity and receptivity necessary for the subtler inner practices. He has been running retreats for over 2 decades and finds them fertile ground for real transformation.
He continues to study the inexhaustible richness of the wisdom traditions and complements these studies with a more contemporary understanding of the human condition, including developmental psychology, integral theory and trauma work (somatic experiencing) which seeks to help uncover and release the binding patterns of trauma in the body.