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Join a rejuvenating yoga retreat in UK! This retreat offers a complete authentic yoga experience and is suitable for everyone, regardless of age or physical ability. Located in the beautiful and remote Devon, the yoga practices will give you mental and emotional benefits as you relax and recharge. Following the retreat, you will feel refreshed and ready to face challenges in daily life.
&All residential retreats on Dartmoor are offerred on a Dana (donation) basis. In Dana (generosity) Practice, the teachings are given freely because they are considered priceless. Dana is not payment for goods or services rendered, it is given from the heart. Your generosity is a gift that supports not just the teachers, but also the Sangha, the larger community, and your own practice.
In addition a 25% portion of any profit received will be donated to a charity supporting Tibetan refugees.
Holistic Yoga Sangha asks that you pay a deposit to cover the initial deposit to hire the venue and to secure your place. At the end of the retreat, the organizer provides facilities for either bank transfer (online banking) or cash (anonymously deposited in an envelope). You are invited to give more or less as you see fit according to your resources and the value that you put on your experience. Holistic Yoga Sangha request that you offer as much as you are able. This will support us to cover our costs and run events on a dana basis in the future.
High Heathercombe is a purpose-built center that can accommodate groups of up to 26 people in six dormitory bedrooms. There is a large, comfortable sitting room with dining-room area with an open fireplace. Adjacent to the main room is a well-equipped kitchen where all meals are freshly prepared on site. Separate from the main building is the Forest Room, which is a large, versatile recreational or workshop space with an efficient wood-burning stove.
The focus of this retreat will be about setting an intention. At this time of year when nature is bursting into life, you will share a deeply nourishing yoga Nidra practice twice a day, dynamic posture work daily, as well as Restorative yoga, pranayama (breathing), and meditation. You will be encouraged to focus inwards while in this beautifully inspiring setting to consider your life's direction and to create a simple sankalpa or positive affirmation for yourself to take you through the remainder of the year.
Yoga Alliance RYT 500 (Hatha Yoga)
Virginia Compton teaches yoga classes and workshops, leads retreats, and offers massage therapy at various lovely venues in Devon, sharing her passion for the holistic yoga lifestyle. In her own practice, she incorporates the yoga teachings, as well as Ayurveda, using a physical Hatha yoga practice, breathing (pranayama), and meditation, as well as massage therapies and healthy vegetarian cookery to enhance the whole life experience.
The retreat will take place in the UK. High Heathercombe Centre is situated within Dartmoor National Park and is part of the Heathercombe Estate, which is run by the Claude and Margaret Pike Woodlands Trust, a registered charity, whose purpose is to conserve the special environment of Heathercombe as a whole. This includes woodland gardens, an arboretum, South Heathercombe and extensive forestry plantations. This beautiful remote location in the heart of the moor will host your retreat and serve to enhance your experience of the spring energy all around you.
Your activities will be supported with wonderful, freshly prepared vegetarian food. All food on Holistic Yoga Sangha's retreats is mindfully prepared, locally sourced, and free from pesticides. This way of preparing cooking and eating is inspired by Ayurvedic principles and always free from harm to any living being.
In Ayurveda, the emphasis is on a Sattvic diet. This is a diet for healthy living, particularly for keeping your minds clear, happy, and at peace. The original Sattvic diet was devised for the development of higher consciousness.
Sattvic foods are foods that are abundant in prana, the universal life-force that gives life to all sentient beings in both plant and animal kingdoms. A Sattvic diet means not only vegetarian food, but food rich in prana life-force like organic fresh fruits and vegetables. It requires avoiding canned and processed food, and foods prepared with chemical fertilizers or sprays. It also means properly prepared fresh foods. Foods prepared with lots of love will add to their Sattvic quality.
The ancient Ayurvedic criteria for foods to be considered Sattvic were quite simple: foods were grown organically on good rich fertile soil; foods were to be of attractive appearance, and be harvested at the correct time of year. Foods should be whole foods full of life-force and enzymes and be as close as possible as they are in their natural fresh state.
During your stay in the UK, you can take a walk around the venue during break.
Massage therapy is available onsite.
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