A restorative yoga + yoga nidra retreat
This is the first retreat of its kind in Europe as James and Adelene team up to share two powerful techniques from this stunning purpose-built yoga retreat centre in southern Spain. Yoga Nidra and Restorative Yoga are deeply complimentary, affording the practitioner an initially restorative experience that ultimately enhances energy levels and physiological and psychological well-being.
Life can be busy and challenging, and even our yoga practice can start to feel like part of the race. On this retreat you will be given permission to fully let go and re-find that part of you who is always poised, calm and centred – that aspect of your self which is always there but rarely seen underneath the constant demands of life. When we are deeply restored and rested, our essential nature reveals itself, effortlessly.
About the practices
Adelene, one of the leading Restorative Yoga trainers in UK, will guide you in recognising your personal rhythm for optimal rest, and how to integrate this into life beyond the retreat. The focus will be in resetting your rhythm for ease and comfort, to relax, heal and balance vitality thereby allowing space and time for reflection and positive growth in life. James, Europe’s principal iRest (‘Integrative Restoration’) Yoga Nidra trainer, will lead a number of yoga nidra practices, taking you into a state of deep rest from where you will learn how to listen, enquire and learn from the innate wisdom of your deepest self. Yoga nidra is a profoundly healing practice, and, with the right guidance, requires very little effort. If you’ve been struggling to ‘get’ anywhere with your meditation practice, or are keen to learn more about the teaching that lies at the heart of all yoga practices (or indeed, are just very tired!), then this retreat is for you.
About the venue
Suryalila is a beautiful old renovated olive farm sitting on 45 acres of land nestled in a large open valley in the foothills of the Sierra de Grazelema. Breathtaking vistas extend in all directions: rolling hills, fields of sunflowers, and lakes. The venue offers two of the most beautiful and spacious yoga halls in Europe as well as comprehensive communal spaces, including a pool and dining and living areas. See www.suryalila.com for more details (and countless tempting photographs).
About the teachers
Adelene Cheong (SYT / E-RYT200 / BWY Teacher)
Adelene believes in supporting and guiding her students to unveil their fullest potential, through embodiment and experiential exploration. She is particularly interested in the therapeutic applications of yoga. As a leading Restorative Yoga Trainer, she is absolutely committed to a balance of both active asana and restorative practices. Based in London, Adelene teaches internationally, with a special interest in Yoga for Scoliosis / Back care, Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra.
James has almost two decades of yoga experience and teaches regular classes in Oxford as well as at triyoga London and on www.ekhartyoga.com. He runs workshops and retreats worldwide and is the only iRest Yoga Nidra teacher trainer in the UK. His interest in yoga nidra was sparked during his first ever yoga class when the closing relaxation left him feeling a profound sense of interconnectedness and wholeness – an unexpected discovery that led to many years of self enquiry and in-depth study with master teachers around the world. Now James shares his knowledge globally, guiding his students into the depths of this life-changing practice, enabling them to discover for themselves that they are already healed, already whole, already healthy and already awakened. Bliss!
Schedule (Example only – details may change)
4.00-5.00pm Arrival and check-in
6.30-7.00pm Welcome and orientation
8.15-9.15pm Yoga (settling)
8.00-9.00am Morning pranayama and meditation (optional)
2.00-5.00pm Relax and chill
5.00-6.30pm Yoga (no class on Day 4)
8.15-9.15pm Yoga philosophy and discussion (Day 3 & 5)
8.30-9.30am Yoga practice (reflection and integration)
Check-out Cost and bookings
There are five room options for your stay at Suryalila (including access to wifi, the saltwater pool, ecosauna, juice bar and outdoor dining and relaxation areas – there are also additional options to book treatments with Suryalila’s on-site massage therapists):
Room Price per person
Superior Double (1 pax) 1,380 €
Twin (2 pax) 1,150 €
Mini Dorm (4 pax) 1,000 €
Yurt (2 pax) 1,050 €
Tent (2 pax) 1,000 €
Early Bird Discount: Bookings made before midnight 9 December 2016 will receive a discount of €100 per person.
Cancellation Policy: Prior to booking please be sure you have read and agree to the cancellation policy here: http://www.adelenecheong.com/payment-and-cancellationpolicy.html
For all booking enquiries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.