Prana and Pranayama
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 intelligence 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.