Ayurveda Living Weekend Retreat, Dec 6 – 8 2019
Immerse for a weekend into the healing, ancient wisdom of Ayurveda and it’s timeless solutions for modern day problems of the body, mind and soul.
This weekend is designed to give you time out from life to immerse in the timeless wisdom teachings of Ayurveda, to replenish body, mind and heart, and also to give you a practical understanding of Ayurveda that you can take home with you to implement in daily life for improved metabolism, health and well-being. Understanding your body and mind from an Ayurvedic perspective and learning the tools to support your individual physical and mental-emotional tendencies will empower you to leave the weekend, with all the means to restore and maintain a healthy and happy equilibrium on all levels of being.
The weekend includes both the theory and practice of Ayurveda teachings on health and well-being. And includes the following:
- An introduction to Ayurveda; it’s history and it’s philosophy of life, the universe and our place in it.
- Understanding your individual Ayuredic type and it’s implications for your metabolism
- The doshas (humours) of Ayurveda and physical health and well-being.
- The mahagunas (three main attributes of nature) of Yoga, and mental-emotional health and well-being.
- Ayurvedic nutrition – eating through the seasons, times of life and for your Ayurvedic type: the 6 tastes and how to work with them.
- Ayurvedic lifestyle – including dinacharya, the important balancing self-practices
- Ayurvedic Yoga practices – asana, pranayama, meditation, mantra and inner enquiry.
- The significance of ancestry, place of birth and environment.
- Making the every day and ordinary, extraordinary and sacred
On this weekend immersion into Ayurveda, I will be sharing all I have learned over the past 10 years and more from leading figures in the world of Ayurveda and from my own personal application of the teachings into my daily life.
Friday 23rd August
4.00pm Opening & Retreat Orientation/Introductions
4.30pm Introduction to Ayurveda:
5.30pm Ayurveda Yin-Restorative Yoga practice, plus pranayama and meditation.
7.00pm Supper (residential)/ home-time (non-residential)
Homework – questionnaire to discover your Ayurvedic individual type.
Saturday 24th August
10am – 12noon Ayurvedic Hatha Yoga practice: asana, pranayama and meditation to pacify Vata dosha
12noon: TEA BREAK
12.30 – 1.30pm TALK on Ayurveda doshas
1.30 – 2.30pm SEASONAL AYURVEDA LUNCH
2.30pm – Walk in Nature
3.00pm TALK – on Ayurveda doshas continued
4.30pm TEA BREAK
5.00pm -6.30pm Vata pacifying Yin-Restorative practice, with Yoga nidra.
6.30pm Closing Prayers.
SUNDAY 25TH AUGUST:
10am -12 noon: Ayurveda Yoga Class: asana, pranayama and meditation for aggravated Kapha dosha
12 noon TEA BREAK
12.30 – 1.30pm – Talk – Ayurvedic Nutrition
1.30 – 2.30pm – Ayurvedic Seasonal Lunch
2.30pm – Walk in Nature
3:00pm – Talk: Ayurveda Psychology
4.00pm – Practical Inner Enquiry – working with the mind in Ayurveda.
5.00pm – TEA BREAK
5.30 – 6.30pm – PITTA PACIFYING Yin-Restorative Practice, with Yoga Nidra
6.30pm, Closing Prayers.
MONDAY 26TH AUGUST:
10 – 12 noon: Ayurvedic Yoga Practice: Pitta pacifying asana, pranayama and meditation.
12 noon TEA BREAK
12.30 – 1.30pm TALK: mundane into the sacred, the ordinary into the extraordinary.
1.30 – 2.30pm :LUNCH
2.30pm Final summary on taking Ayurveda into your life.
3:00pm CLOSING PRAYERS
Our weekend immersion into Ayurveda will take place at Namaste Spa, Atherstone Hill, Atherstone on Stour. This beautiful centre, is stunningly and newly renovated, and is set amidst spectacular Warwickshire countryside. The venue is non-residential. For residential options please email me
Namaste Centre and Spa is just a 15 minute drive from the centre of Stratford Upon Avon and is close to the main A3400 Stratford upon Avon to Shipston on Stour road. The A46 and A439 give easy access to junction 15 of the M40 (only approximately 10 miles away) for travel from the Midlands conurbation as well as London and the north.
Accommodation is available in Stratford Upon Avon Please contact me about this.
I will teach this whole weekend, bringing to the retreat 20 years’ experience in the field of health and well-being, extensive training and 14 years’ experience in Yoga teaching as well as my training and experience in Yoga Therapy, Ayurvedic Yoga and Ayurveda. For more information please read here
BOOKING AND FEES:
Friday 6 – Sunday 8 December is £250.00 including special Ayurvedic lunches and teas.
I will be offering 25% off consultations booked by the end of the retreat to all participants. A consultation will fine tune the knowledge and understanding you have received on the weekend even further, and provide the added benefits of nutritional, lifestyle and Ayurvedic herbal guidance to address specific physical or mental-emotional, even spiritual concerns.
Get In Touch
07910 088 032