At Macalla Farm, we have been running residential yoga retreats since 2001.
We teach a slow, strong and balanced form of yoga drawing from the many traditions we have studied, we call this approach Sati yoga.
In this practice, the principles of mindfulness inform our approach to yoga asana and lead to a deeper level of integration with pranayama, meditation and ethics.
Through the cultivation of our capacity to become more aware (sati – mindfulness) and the exploration of the ethics that are inseparable from both yoga and mindfulness, our practice becomes deeply relevant to our contemporary situation, allowing us to respond creatively to the increasingly imbalanced and precarious world we live in.
This mindful way of practicing will help intermediate and advanced level students to deepen their understanding of asana and pranayama. It is also accessible to keen beginners. We emphasize the importance of practice and help students establish a self-practice which can be integrated into their daily lives.
Our retreats are small, usually 8-12 students and the atmosphere is friendly and welcoming, one in which we can explore and deepen our experience of yoga, rather than strive or compete. The unique island setting, with nature so close at hand supports this developing awareness of our connection to our bodies, our breath, to the earth.