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Join AYP Yoga for a meditation and yoga retreat in Devon, England. Develop your inner silence through meditation and learn to experience peace and equanimity. As the mind becomes still and calm, you will be able to see beyond the play of thoughts and emotions and get to know yourself as you really are. Through this program, you will learn how to directly experience your own true nature as unbound awareness.
You will stay at Eden Rise Retreat Center, Devon, United Kingdom. Located at Sandwell Retreat Barns, it provides a beautiful environment that has wide views to Dartmoor and has access to seven acres extending to the Harbourne River.
The hill side stone barns around a courtyard were recently converted and include the large, bright, open-ceilinged Albion room (61 square meters), Hayloft room (25 square meters), and separate sauna area. Rooms are eco painted and most of them have doors to the courtyard garden or upper terrace. There are wood floors and underfloor heating throughout. Water is UV treated borehole water and hot water is solar heated.
There is a garden terrace around the barns with a hedgerow walk to a beacon lookout and fire point. Shared with others working land, the garden will take you through wooded fringes, down to the river, and pass beautiful trees, with sculptures and shrines along the way, leading to the Santa Rosa labyrinth and the sheep grazing.
In this retreat, you will practice asanas, meditation, spinal breathing pranayama and samyama as well as other yoga practices. The focus of this retreat will be on the cultivation of inner silence and peacefulness. Full instructions in practice will be given during the retreat.
When you are awakening your higher self, sometimes called the realization of truth (dharma), boundaries and identification created by the mind fall away and everything is seen simply as it is, in its pristine purity. The experience of this condition is one of radiant bliss. Yoga is both the direct experiencing of the bliss of union and the methods through which that unity is attained.
Tristan had his first awakening experience in 1990 after a meditation retreat in a Buddhist cave monastery in Thailand and experienced the awakening of Kundalini the following year in 1991. Over the next 17 years, he continued to study Buddhist meditation and yoga and he traveled to Nepal, Sri Lanka, and especially India as often as possible to continue the study and practice of yoga in various ashrams and monasteries. He started teaching yoga and meditation in 2006.
The retreat will be held in Eden Rise Retreat Center, Devon, South West England, United Kingdom. The center has been deliberately converted for retreats and is in a beautiful location in the Devon countryside. In addition to beautiful beaches and stunning scenery, you will find also national parks, rustic villages and towns, historic buildings and ruins, and the best food and drink in Devon.
During the retreat, you will be served vegetarian food for your daily brunch and dinner. Fruit and hot drinks will be available all day. AYP Yoga can also cater for vegan diets and special diets such as dairy or gluten free if you let them know in advance.
Please book your flight to arrive at Exeter International Airport (EXT). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request.