Yin Yoga Weekend Immersion with Sanctuary Hill, New Plymouth (in English)
This Yin Yoga Weekend Immersion is suitable for yoga teachers and also yoga students
Saturday 1 December
Morning Session (11.00am - 2.30pm)
Yin Yoga - The Six Senses
"Some people are so afraid to die that they never begin to live." - Henry Van Dyke
Many of us are not only afraid of dying!
Many of us are afraid of living and are stressed and overwhelmed from the constant changing state of emotions such as grief, anger, frustration, love, happiness. <
Many of us detest ourselves throughout life and criticise for example, our own bodies (too big, too thin, too tall, too small) covering up our deep-seated fears of being criticised, ridiculed or not being good enough.
A deep-seated feeling within us says "you are not (good) enough".
It appears that we simply have no idea how to live a happy life.
Instead of experiencing the miracle of life - our existence as part of nature, we distract ourselves from it and deal with life the best we can.
At the end of life, most of us are full of regret.
Author, songwriter and international speaker Bronnie Ware wrote a best-selling memoir “The Top Five Regrets of the Dying” after countless conversations with dying people with the five main regrets being:
1. I wish I'd had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me
2. I wish I hadn't worked so hard
3. I wish I'd had the courage to express my feelings
4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends
5. I wish that I had let myself be happier
In this Yin Yoga session, we explore the art of living through the six senses with which we perceive life!
We will discuss how to overcome our ignorance of the Queens and Kings (ourselves), how to deal with fear, frustration and anger and how to nourish one’s happiness through mindfulness.
We introduce a powerful tool, a sound which brings us back to the here and now - to live life in the present and without regrets in the future.
Afternoon Session (3.30pm - 6.30pm)
in Yoga - Why Are You Here?
Why Are You Here is posed at the beginning of class to lend more depth and purpose to your yoga practice.
Why Are You Here awakens consciousness, urging you to respond.
But what is the underlying purpose of our yoga practice and our lives? Why are we here?
In an initial lecture, we delineate the yogic view of the question why we are here and explain what our purpose in this life could be!
Meditation and Contemplation
During a guided meditation, we will touch on every area of your life as you meditate on the question:
"Why am I here?"
A deeply personal and intense experience!
Yin Yoga Asana Practice
We will conclude the afternoon session with a Yin Yoga asana practice guiding, and integrating the charged mental energy throughout our bodies. Yin Yoga has a mental, emotional, energetic and physical effect. Following this very personal and intensive mediation/contemplation, we can expect response in all areas of our lives.
This asana practice can be challenging on all levels!
Are you ready to encounter your true self?
Sunday 2 December
Morning Session (9.00am - 12.00pm)
Pure Yin Yoga & Meditation Practice
We will conclude the immersion with a deep 3 hour practical Yin Yoga asana & meditation practice, integrating the philosophical aspects from the previous day’s sessions.
The hours from this weekend immersion can be used towards Continuing Education with Yoga Alliance for registered teachers.
NZ$175 / $155 (early bird offer if fully paid by 31 October 2018)
Sanctuary Hill Retreat, 109 Veale Rd, Ridgewood, New Plymouth 4371
Sanctuary Hill can offer accommodation for out of towners, please contact us to provide costs: firstname.lastname@example.org or 021 081 66486 with Bhavani
Sivananda Yoga Centre