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Developing Sadhana

A 1-Month Residential Retreat

With Tulsi, assisted by senior Ashram teachers

This course is a 1-month structured retreat programme for those wishing to develop their personal practice here in the sanctuary of the Ashram amongst a supportive group of fellow practitioners and Ashram residents.

20 September - 18 October 2022 | £795

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Deepen Your Personal Practice

Progress in yoga and on the spiritual path can benefit from a sadhana (disciplined and dedicated practice) that has strong foundations and is based on holistic yoga and meditation teachings. A personal sadhana can create the basis for personal growth and development in all aspects of life; physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.

Fundamental to any spiritual path is the development of Sadhana. Our daily Sadhana is that which creates the possibility for change and transformation both in our understanding of who and what we are on an essential level and in the quality of our lives.

This month-long residential course will include teachings and practices from many different paths of yoga including daily classes in hatha yoga, chanting and meditation, and yoga nidra (deep relaxation). In addition the programme will include daily karma yoga (selfless service) and regular offerings of kirtan (devotional chanting), havan (fire ceremony) and satsang (question and answer).

Throughout the month these practices will be explored and deepened leading to the development of quality and sustainable Sadhana that will serve you for years to come.

Course participants will live and practice alongside the ashram team for the month. Alongside teachings and karma yoga, each course participant will have a designated mentor and receive weekly one to one mentor support.

This course is an ideal opportunity for anyone wishing to develop their personal yoga and meditation practice, and is also recommended for anyone wishing to be considered for a longer term ashram stay.

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Mandala Yoga Ashram | Residential Retreats | Wales, UK
Mandala Yoga Ashram | Residential Retreats | Wales, UK
Mandala Yoga Ashram | Residential Retreats | Wales, UK
Mandala Yoga Ashram | Residential Retreats | Wales, UK

The Range of Practices Covered

There will be a wide range of yoga/ meditation/ tantric/ textual practices on offer during this course, including:

Asana

Throughout the course the focus will be on exploring the more holistic and energetic benefits of asana practice and how the practices can be used to prepare for further areas of yoga practice and meditation. Creative ways of approaching asana for self-practice will be explored including working with the introductory practices of pawanmuktasana (PMA1, 2 and 3) to develop body and breath awareness and release tension, backbending, forward bending, balance and rotating asana, and surya namaskara (sun slautation).



Pranayama

The focus will be on deepening and exploring self-practice. Practices covered will include breath awareness, full yogic breath, bhramari pranayama, ujjayi (subtle breath), brahmari (bee breath), nadi shodhana (alternative nostril breathing), anuloma villoma.

Meditation

A key area of the course will be the use of meditation in personal practice. Included will be the practices of kaya sthairyam (body stillness), antar mouna (inner silence), ajapa japa (mantra and pathway) and an introduction to practices from theVigyana Bhairava Tantra.



Chanting and Meditation

Various mantras will be introduced during the course alongside morning meditation, weekly havan (fire ceremonies) and regular kirtan (celebratory singing).

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Mandala Yoga Ashram | Residential Retreats | Wales, UK

Teachings

Expand your understanding of core yogic teachings with our experienced teachers.

Mandala Yoga Ashram | Residential Retreats | Wales, UK

Practices

Learn authentic practices to help you deepen your direct experience of yogic teachings.

Mandala Yoga Ashram | Residential Retreats | Wales, UK

Community

Journey with a likeminded group of serious spiritual seekers and ashram residents.

Aplication Process

This course is by application only.

Applications are welcome from those with or without previous yoga experience.

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The button below will take you through to a questionnaire for you to complete. After submission, the tutor team will then be in touch within a week to let you know whether a place can be offered. If so, you will then be asked to pay the non-refundable deposit which will confirm your place.

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Booking Information


Dates

20th September, 6pm
18th September, 2pm

 


Price

£795

Includes all teaching input, accommodation and food.

Payment Schedule

A non-refundable deposit of £100 will be required to secure your place, followed by the balance of £695 payable before the start of the course or upon arrival.

Further details

Further Details

Join us on this 1-Month Journey to Deepen Your Personal Practice

Go deeper into the mysteries of yoga in one of the few authentic ashrams outside of India, with experienced teachers and a supportive community, in an environment of great natural beauty and focused spiritual energy.

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" The course was excellent and the environment inspiring. I had a wonderful visit - powerful, joyful and profound." - Ciara

"A special place overflowing with peace and harmony. I appreciated the depth of the course and feel that with continued practice it will get even deeper." - Calum

"Exactly what my soul needed! It was all so nourishing and supporting. I feel back to life and in my power once again." - Nichole