Integrating mindfulness (sati in the ancient language of Pali of the Buddha) to the practice of hatha yoga allows us to slow down, deepen our experience and increase our understanding of yoga. The practice of Sati yoga enables us to find a balance between the physical and mental practices of postural yoga and meditation as well as allowing for the transformational possibilities of the practice to enter our everyday lives.
This unique course combines traditional teaching methods alongside innovative and interactive approaches, creating a supportive environment in which students can build their own practice for the first time or rekindle a practice which has been left aside. We will be teaching what we feel are fundamental elements to a balanced practice: including sun salutations, asanas (postures), pranayama (yogic breathing) and meditation techniques as well as the relevance of the yamas and niyamas (yogic ethics).
Each course will also be highly individualized according to the experience and interests of the students. There will be opportunities within the formal classes to ‘self- practice’ as well as short sessions between classes when we encourage students to experience being alone with their own practice in the yoga room. The course is designed to be very interactive, with feedback from students encouraged.
Developing a practice is suitable for anyone who enjoys doing yoga and wishes to have a practice they can do outside of attending formal classes. Keen beginners are welcome – but note that this is an intensive course with considerable time spent in the yoga room. Also welcome are those who are experienced yogis seeking guidance in renewing their present practice.
Please note that this course involves periods of silence. To truly gain the benefits of being on retreat, we will also encourage students to turn off phones and any other electronic devices while you are here on the farm.
To ensure students receive adequate individual attention, numbers on these courses are limited to 10.
In line with our three tier pricing policy:
A 50% deposit, payable online by Paypal or by bank transfer, is required at the time of booking.
These prices include:
15th – 20th August
The course starts at 5.30 pm on the first day of the course, with the ferry from the mainland and ends at 12.30 on the last day of the course, in time for the 1.00 pm ferry back to the mainland.