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Sati yoga weekend: August bank holiday

4 August - 7 August

Sati Yoga Retreat

Cultivating awareness, embodying change

This four day yoga and meditation course is designed for serious students (from keen beginners to experienced practitioners) who wish to explore the connection between mindfulness (sati in the ancient language of the Buddha) and the classical eight limb system of yoga.

The practice of mindfulness in meditation can be readily applied to the practice of physical asana, using classical hatha yoga postures. Within this approach, meditation, relaxation and breath training are integral elements. Working with both simple and more advanced asana, this course explores how we can practice with an embodied awareness, observing emotions and thoughts as they arise, connecting and staying with our breath. By cultivating both active and receptive awareness, our yoga practice becomes both deeper and lighter: a sense of spaciousness and ease in our bodies develops while strength and stability results from a groundedness through gravity.

By the end of the retreat, students will have developed an understanding of how this integrated approach can become a tool of transformation within their own yoga practice as well as how it can be applied to other aspects of their lives.

The day starts with a 30 minute meditation session, followed by a 2 and a half hour yoga session. Over the course of the retreat, we explore sun salutations, a variety of hatha postures and will play with the relationships between simple, foundational postures and more advanced asanas.
A delicious brunch follows the morning yoga session. We meet again in the late afternoon for another yoga session, including a more detailed exploration of yogic breathing.  A delicious and creative vegetarian three course dinner follows. We finish the day with a 30 minute sitting meditation session.
This course would be of interest to keen beginners as well as experienced practitioners, and especially to anyone who has done an 8 week MBSR course. Yoga teachers are also welcome.

The cost of this retreat is 480 euros.
Only one places left, and no more single rooms!

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  • 3 nights accommodation (sharing in twin rooms)
  • All meals (delicious organic vegetarian food, most vegetables grown on our farm)
  • Eight yoga and four meditation sessions equivalent to more than 20 hours of tuition
  • Return ferry from Roonagh quay (normally 17 euros)
Friday evening
5.15 pm Leave Roonagh pier
around 6.00 pm Arrive at the centre
6.30 pm Restorative yoga class with introduction to awareness of the breath
7.30 pm Dinner followed by introductory talk
9.00 am Sitting meditation

Saturday and Sunday
8.00 am Meditation / breath awareness
9.00 am Morning asana class
11.00 pm Brunch
12.30 pm Karma yoga or free time for hill walking, reading, relaxing
4.30 pm Walking meditation
5.00 pm Afternoon yoga class
7.00 pm Dinner
8.00 am Sitting meditation

8.30 am Meditation / breath awareness
9.00 am Morning asana class
11.00 pm Brunch
12.30 pm Depart centre for 1.00pm ferry
*times may be subject to change


4 August
7 August
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Ciara Cullen