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3 Days Introduction to Ayurveda, Cookery Demonstration and Yoga Retreat in Snowdonia, UK

Snowdonia Mountain Lodge, Nant Ffrancon, Bethesda, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 3LX, North Wales, UK

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This introductory weekend will give you a practical understanding of Ayurveda which you can then use to keep yourself and your loved ones happy, healthy and vibrant. How do you make sense of a vast variety of health information that is often contradictory? Ayurveda offers a logical way forward. This traditional natural healing system from India focuses on diet, lifestyle, yoga, meditation and natural therapies, and like a compass it can give you the direction you need to take in your life. In Ayurveda, there are three constitution types or ‘doshas’. Finding your unique constitution gives you a way of developing an effective personal plan to bring you an abundance of health and vitality.

Highlights

  • Yoga sessions
  • Ayurveda lectures
  • Movement and relaxation sessions
  • Natural ways to balance your hormones
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Ayurvedic cookery demonstration
  • Discovering your dosha type
  • 2 nights accommodation

Yoga styles


2 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
15:00
Check-out Time:
10:00

Facilities

  • Concierge desk
  • Lounge
  • Yoga studio
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking lot

Snowdonia has received a certificate of excellence this year from Tripadvisor for the accommodation. Snowdonia Mountain Lodge has 21 bedrooms, with a selection of double, twin bedded, and family rooms. During this retreat, you will be staying at Snowdonia Mountain Lodge, Snowdonia, United Kingdom in a private or double room.

Aside from that, family rooms are also available with one king-size bed and a single bed. You will also get your own free car-parking space. Other facilities include free Wi-Fi, television lounge area where you can relax and read, and a peaceful outdoor seating area. Depending on the availability, some rooms will also have television.

Program

As a woman, balancing your hormones naturally is crucial at every stage of life. Whether you suffer from PMS or fertility issues, brain fog or menopause, hormone imbalance is something that can affect everyone. The aim of this retreat is to use natural ways to balance your hormones through the power of nutrition, relaxation, therapies, natural supplements, and lifestyle changes.

Ayurveda is known as the science of life. It explores how you can recognize your individual constitution or dosha. This insight helps you to personalize what food you eat and which to avoid, what type of exercise is beneficial for your body type, and what supplements and lifestyle habits are best for you. It will totally optimize your health and wellbeing on every level.

Dru Yoga is a graceful and potent form of yoga, based on flowing movements, directed breathing and visualization. With its foundations set firmly in the ancient yogic tradition, Dru works on body, mind, and spirit, therefore, improving strength and flexibility, creating core stability, building a heightened feeling of positivity, and deeply relaxing and rejuvenating your whole being.

Designed to be practiced by people of all abilities, all fitness levels, and all age groups, Dru is a style of yoga that can be quickly dipped into or learnt in more depth over a lifetime. Dru Yoga classes are available in the UK, Ireland, The Netherlands, across Europe, Australia, and Canada. Short Dru Yoga retreats and yoga holidays in these countries are also very popular.

Dru Yoga has its roots in Hatha yoga and includes classical yoga postures (asanas), pranayama (breath work), mudras (gestures), positive affirmations, empowering visualizations, and powerful, flowing, dynamic sequences. Dry Yoga is known to keep your joints relaxed and soft during movement just like in Tai Chi. This creates flexibility and a free flow of subtle energy.

Aside from that, it is also known for Energy Block Release sequences (EBRs) which an easy-to-practice, flowing movements that help to release tension physically, mentally and emotionally. In Dru Yoga, all movements originate from the spine because a flexible, healthy spine will support your entire yoga practice. The spinal wave and spinal twist are core features of Dru, enhancing spinal health and vitality.

A deep understanding of core stability is a major focus. Dru Yoga works to balance the chakras which is the energy that centers of the body and access the powerful energy of the heart. Within the flow of movement, Dru Yoga creates powerful moments of stillness which is known as “Dru points.” Classes are tailored to an individual level and usually contain Energy Block Release sequences, graceful yoga sequences, pranayama, relaxation, and Dru meditation.

What you will learn about

  • Background and philosophy of Ayurveda
  • The elements and the doshas
  • How to discover your dosha type
  • How to recognize when your dosha is in balance and when it is not
  • What diet, lifestyle, yoga, meditation, and therapies are balancing and rejuvenating for you

Typical retreat timetable

Friday

  • 18:45 - 19:30 Evening meal
  • 20:00 - 21:15 Session 1 - Welcome. Keralan balancing technique and deep relaxation

Saturday

  • 08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast
  • 09:30 - 10:45 Session 2 - Introduction. Explanation of elements and doshas. What is your dosha?
  • 10:45 - 11:30 Break
  • 11:30 - 13:30 Session 3 - Ayurveda in Nature (walk and wisdom in nature)
  • 13:30 - 14:30 Lovely lunch
  • 15:00 - 16:15 Session 4 - What is health according to Ayurveda. How the doshas are affected by the times of the day and the seasons of the year. Dinacharya (daily routine) for optimal health.
  • 16:15 - 17:15 Session 5 - Yoga and Relaxation for the Doshas
  • 17:15 - 17:30 Break
  • 17:30 - 18:30 Session 6 - Optional group mentoring / therapies
  • 18:45 - 19:45 Delicious dinner
  • 19:45 - 21:45 Optional therapies / mentoring

Sunday

  • 07:30 - 09.00 Session 7 - Early morning yoga and meditation for the doshas
  • 09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast
  • 10:30 - 11:30 Session 8 - Your own personal plan – the way forward for you!
  • 11:45 - 13:15 Session 9 - The 6 tastes spice mix and Ayurvedic cookery demonstration
  • 13:15 - 13:30 Session 10 Conclusion

Kindly note that the main sessions will vary according to the theme of the retreat.

Retreat location

This retreat will take place in Snowdonia, United Kingdom. The retreat is a world away from the hustle and bustle of city life but is still easily accessible by rail and road on the A5.

Nearby places

  • Bangor, 12.9 kilometers
  • London - 3 hours and 30 minutes

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

During this retreat, you will be served with daily vegetarian breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The delicious vegetarian cuisines are tasty, healthy, and complement the courses perfectly. Dru UK also caters for vegan and other special diets, such as gluten-free, and more. Please let Dru UK know your diet upon booking.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

In Snowdonia Mountain Lodge, there are multiple activities that you can do. Located right in the heart of Snowdonia, it is a world-class venue for walking, cycling, paragliding, kayaking, and climbing. It is also located near Snowdonia National Park, Anglesey, and Bangor University, making it easy for you to hop over and visit these places.

Besides that, you can also immerse yourself in the culture and history of Snowdonia by going to castles, Bangor University, mountains, moorland, forests, lakes, and steam railways. Surrounded by many of Snowdonia’s most-visited mountains, Nant Ffrancon Valley has the most breathtaking views that you simply must enjoy.

Spa treatments

Spa treatments are available upon request for additional prices. From Ayurvedic Abhyanga full body massage to foot reflexology, when you enjoy a therapy on one of the retreats, that is when you will really feel the true benefits of the whole Dru experience. You can also book a personal mentoring with one of our expert tutors on topics such as chakra analysis, Vedic astrology and much more.

What's included

  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Ayurveda lectures
  • Ayurvedic cookery demonstration
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Movement and relaxation sessions
  • Natural ways to balance your hormones
  • Yoga sessions

What's not included

  • Additional activities, excursions, and services
  • Additional meals and drinks
  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 28 days before arrival.

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Arrival: Friday April 17, 2020
Departure: Sunday April 19, 2020

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