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The power of Yin retreat is designed for yoga teachers, healers, and others who want takeaway teachings and practices for empowering and healing themselves and others. The full schedule and low-class numbers are designed to offer leisurely teaching time for question and answers. On this retreat, Cameron will be the primary facilitator with morning yoga offered by Jo. Book early to save your place for this once-yearly special event!
The retreat is limited to 16 participants. Up to 6 people will be resident at the WHY accommodation and the remainders are offered the accommodation at quality B&B establishments close by (transfers to other venues will be provided).
This intensive retreat touches all levels helping you anchor into your individual nature as a unique expression of “one” universal power. In Chinese medicine, that “one” power is viewed as the two complementary energies of Yin and Yang. Yin power is like the Earth, which is substantial, grounded, and contracted. It is a receptive, magnetic feminine energy relative to Yang which is masculine, active, stimulating, and outgoing.
Opening to Yin power gives you access to your deep, hidden reservoirs of energy. Letting down and letting in offer you the direct experience of original source energy. On this retreat, you awaken to Yin as the feminine, gathering, harmonizing, cohesive power of life itself. Using Restorative yoga, meridian-based breath, and movement practices, you strengthen the nurturing, grounding Mother energy which activates the blood and fluid production, regulation, and circulation.
Theories of Tibetan yoga and Chinese medicine are explored as the foundation for the practices. Free time during the day is built in for contemplation, rest, time in nature and individual healing sessions. Evening talking circles support you to apply the teachings to your own life and help integrate your insights. This retreat starts on Sunday, 29 October, at 17:00 with welcome gathering followed by a shared meal. The conclusion is on Sunday, November 5, at 12:30.
Testimonial for Power of Yin Retreat: Doctor Marie Shieh, Family GP says, "Since the retreat, I take better care of myself and my family and friends and my colleagues and patients. I am connected in a way I never was before."
This retreat will be held at WHY Retreat in Whangarei Heads, New Zealand, with some participants placed in accommodation around the area. The Whangarei Heads Peninsula offers breathtaking scenery and some of New Zealand’s best iconic hiking. With the sheltered beaches of the Whangarei harbor on one side, the sweep of the Pacific Ocean on the other, and dotted with small close-knit communities, take some time out in this wonderland is a must.
The Bream Head Scenic Reserve is classified as an outstanding ecosystem supporting a diversity of species, containing unique archaeological and historical landscape. It represents the largest area of coastal Pohutukawa-Broadleaf forest remaining in Northland and one of the best in the country. Whangarei Heads is approximately 3 hours’ drive from Auckland Airport (AKL) and 2.5 hours’ drive from Auckland Central.
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All meals will be catered by WHY Retreat. Nutritious, delicious, and imaginative vegetarian food is prepared fresh for you. The guests regularly comment the meals are one of the highlights of their experience with WHY Retreat. Most dietary requirements can be accommodated.
Although the program for this retreat is quite full, you will have some free time to explore the beaches and hikes in the surrounding area.
There are many healers and natural therapists in the Whangarei Heads area. Appointments can be arranged privately with them if you wish.
You can fly to the airport in Whangarei and transfer via shuttle or arrange your own transportation.