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Ashtanga Yoga + Meditation Retreat with David Keil, Gretchen Suarez and John Churchill in Portugal (Juli 2014) // yogabija

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Ashtanga Yoga + Meditation Retreat with David Keil, Gretchen Suarez and John Churchill in Portugal (Juli 2014) // yogabija

Zeit: 13. Juli 2014 beginnend um 19:00 bis 19. Juli 2014 um 11:00
Standort: Carrapateira, Portugal
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Veranstaltungs-Typ: seminar, fortbildung, urlaub, kurs, retreat, workshop
Organisiert von: yogabija
Letzte Aktivität: 22. Jan 2014

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Beschreibung der Veranstaltung

One week of Yoga and Meditation with David Keil, Gretchen Suarez and John Churchill in Portugal's beautiful West-Algarve. This retreat is an opportunity to dive deeper into the practice of Ashtanga Yoga and embodied meditation while having a little holiday at the same time - Monte Velho Nature Resort is located in a peaceful setting with fantastic ocean views in the middle of the San Vicente natural park with sandy surf-beaches and spectacular cliffs.

* 6 Ashtanga yoga classes with meditation in the morning
* 4 afternoon workshops (yoga / meditation)
* 5 evening meditation classes
* 6 nights accomodation at Monte Velho Nature Resort incl. vegetarian food

David Keil and Gretchen Suarez will teach 6 days of traditional Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. Having opened the body through asana, John Churchill will guide us into the experience of the body as a vehicle to experiencing the natural open awareness of the mind’s true nature, the goal of yogic meditation.

The ashtanga system already asks us to pay attention to the way in which we breathe and move in and with our bodies. We use our mental awareness to maintain different techniques such as breath, bandha, and dristhi as means to moving and directing energy through our bodies.

In compliment the body based meditation presented by John Churchill is grounded in a non-dual Buddhist yogic understanding of mind and reality. It also directly uses the body, energy, breath and awareness allowing us to surrender to our embodiment as an easy door into non-dual awareness. This approach to meditation calms the mind, opens the heart, and reveals a connection to the sacred intelligence of nature.

The two together will lead to a profound experience of what the asanas have to offer on a deeper level. We will use the understanding we already have of our body and take it further by using it to ground us in the depth of the present moment.

07:30 - 10:30 Ashtanga Yoga Mysore Style Practice followed by Meditation
16:30 - 18:00 (2 days) Ashtana Yoga / David + Gretchen
16:30 - 18:00 (2 days) Meditation / John
18:15 - 19:00 Meditation practice

Classes will be taught in English. All Levels welcome!

Environment & Accomodation (Carrapateira).
Monte Velho Nature Resort is situated on a hill with 360 degree panoramic view in the San Vicente National Park on the west coast of the Algarve. The simple yet beautifully decorated suites are spacious with a bedroom, living-room (with 2 more optional beds) and a bathroom. Each suite has it´s own terrace with daybed and hammock ... plenty of room to relax.

Our chef Anne Marie is passionate about healthy+yummy food. Besides all her love and chanting she uses the freshest ingredients for 3 daily vegetarian meals - whenever possible based on regional and organic produce.

The resort is on a 30ha plot of land with plenty of walking tracks and places to retreat and enjoy the vastness of nature, go horseback riding or jump in the natural swimming pond. The little beachvillage of Carrapateira with cafés and restaurants is about 4 km away. On the beaches (Amado, just a 10min drive away) you can enjoy the sun or you go surfing (material and surfing lessons can be booked locally). The Spa is equipped with sauna, steambath and a massage room and an excellent network of therapists is available (e. g. holistic massage, osteopathy, acupuncture)

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