Yoga Immersion Retreat:
Ashtanga vinyasa, Yin Yoga, Mantra & Philosophy
Wednesday 30th June – Monday 5th July, 2021
Join me and Jenni Crowther for an incredible five day retreat in the most magical setting. We've had our eye on this little beauty & now we get to share the place with you.
This 5 night retreat will provide the opportunity to develop an Ashtanga yoga practice, learn about the philosophical foundation of Ashtanga yoga (the eight limbs), be introduced to meditation practice, and take deep rest with restorative and yin yoga, and mantra chanting.
Check this place out…!
What’s on the schedule?
Morning Practice: Wake-up Chi Flow (combination of Tai Chi and Chi Kung) followed by supported Ashtanga Vinyasa practice.
Afternoon Workshops: A different aspect of Ashtanga yoga philosophy will be introduced each day, accompanied by practices designed to invite rest and stillness, including Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga and Mantra Chanting.
Evening Wind-down: After dinner has digested and just before bed, we will lead a short guided relaxation, similar to Yoga Nidra, to encourage the best night’s sleep possible
Is the Yoga suitable for me?
All levels of yoga experience are welcome, including complete beginners.
For those who are new to Ashtanga (or yoga generally) you will be guided in establishing the foundations of Ashtanga, so that by the end of the weekend you will have a sequence that works for you and can then be practiced at home.
For those with an existing Ashtanga practice, you will be supported in your self-practice each morning, having plenty of time to consult both teachers in developing the more challenging aspects of your practice (Primary Series and up to half-Intermediate welcome)
You are also welcome to join us in the yoga space in the morning to do your own non-Ashtanga practice and then join in the workshops and restorative sessions as you please.
What else is there to do?
Aside from sharing three delicious organic, vegetarian meals a day with your new retreat friends, there will be plenty of time during the day to revel in the magnificent landscape, take long walks and explore the natural watering holes, waterfalls and outdoor baths, hot tub and Japanese underground Sauna. Relax by the wood-burner, read in the library, gaze at the full moon. Book in with Maria for an Ayurvedic massage or Jenni for Reiki
Accommodation & pricing
Three types of accommodation to choose from. All prices include 3 delicious organic vegetarian meals a day, accommodation and yoga tuition (unless stated below). Travel, transfers and any additional treatments (massage, reiki etc) are extra.
MAIN HOUSE: Double Ensuite rooms. Each with a luxurious king size bed, organic fair trade cotton sheets and a choice of four pillows to choose from.
THE BOTHY: 3 x Double rooms with shared bathroom. Each with a double bed and the family room has a kids bed, sofa and living area. Perfect for a family or group of friends who want a space away from the main group.
THE YURT: 3 x Single Artisan-made beds in a State-of-the-art Insulated Yurt with a little lounge/reading area. Perfect for those on a budget who want an eco-adventure. No indoor toilet (for hygiene reasons) but there is one very close and showers are in the Dome, just outside.
PRICES: Five nights fully-catered costs £695 per person (or £550 yurt). £575 (£430) of this goes directly to Eco yoga and is payable on booking. The remaining £120 is the teachers fee and is payable to us on arrival. [If you have a partner who would like to come and share your double bed and enjoy the place but not do any of the yoga, they are welcome and will just pay for accommodation.]
BOOKING & ENQUIRIES
For all location/accommodation enquiries and for bookings please go direct to Ecoyoga.
LOCATION & TRAVEL
Arrival & Departure: Arrivals from 5pm on Wednesday 1st July, Departures after breakfast (served at 10.30am) on Monday 6th July. Bookings and travel info below.
Eco yoga is located 2.5 hours North west of Glasgow in Scotland. All travel details can be found on their website. If many of you are coming from the North East of England (or en-route) we can arrange car-sharing. If you are taking the train to Glasgow and need a Group transfer, Eco yoga can arrange that for you when you book. Click to see location on Google maps
If you need more information about the yoga and schedule or have another general query, please contact Maria using the form below.