BODY, DREAMS & MEDITATION in Nature
You are invited to our annual summer YogaSOMATICS and Mindfulness Retreat in the beautiful OLIVANANDA. Ateeka and Ola offer introspective and self-development teachings in the heart of nature . . .
In a small garden . . . on an ancient island . . . together we touch into inner energies of LIFE as-it-is.
Welcome to a summer retreat in nature for who wishes for five dedicated practice days of yogaSOMATICS, dreamwork, creativity practices, mindfulness and meditation in a group setting. Your experience in this group will help you to awaken HEALTHY and HEALING aspects of yourself . . .to feel GOOD and ALIVE and in CONTACT with YOURSELF in your daily life.
The first hour of the day is about waking up gently and with gratitude . . . in the natural setting of an olive garden . . . with guided mindfulness and meditation practices guided by Ola. We may greet the day with a Mindful Tea Ceremony . . . into a breathing and sitting practice. We may touch in with the dreams that you have met in last night’s sleep . . . and bring them into your daily life. We may dance. Or zen walk in the fresh quiet hours of the dawn.
Beautiful and abundant breakfast follows the morning mindfulness and meditation.
After breakfast morning sessions guided by Ateeka, will be dedicated to yogaSOMATICS, myofasical unwinding, breathwork, inner exercises, deep relaxation and somatic bodywork in partners. All practices dedicated to touching in with deeper body contact and the mysteries, miracles and symbology of your own body perceptions.
Afternoon practices are varied and can include exploring inner life and dreams through art, dream exploration, creativity and expression and grounding/integrating bodywork in a natural setting with Ola and Ateeka. . All activities are supported and enhanced by natural settings in the OLIVANANDA Olive Garden or near by natural beauty places.
In our friendly environment of self-development, you do not need to be a yogi or artist or trained meditator to participate. :-) A beginner’s mind is welcome and encouraged. This retreat is about making contact with our inner energy, inner life, inner resources . . . bringing them into the light of awareness . . . and learning to contain and circulate this new found energy for feeling GOOD and ALIVE in our daily lives.
Approx. 6 hours of guided practice daily.
ABOUT THE LOCATION: This retreat will be held in Ateeka and Ola's mediterranean olive garden in BOSA on the West Central coast of Sardegna. Our practices take place on an outdoor shaded terrace overlooking a green valley. The garden is "off the grid" and we use candles for light at night, simple camp kitchen gas cooking, solar showers, well water. Solar power is available for charging cell phones, computers, reading lights, etc. All participants will camp in shared luxury tents or simple single tents. You will find all the simple comforts you will need, yet nothing in excess. The dwellings here are rustic but very clean, well-kept and comfortable. See the garden
ARRIVALS: Monday 24 June 2019 - after 3 pm
FINISH: The course finishes on Sunday 30 June, after breakfast
COURSE COST: 750 euros includes all teachings, accommodation in double-shared luxury tent with comfy mattress, breakfast and dinner daily. Please see here for more details about your luxury camping accommodations. Travel is your own planning and cost.
EXTRA DAYS: Feel free to stay on for a few more days of "YOGA HOLIDAY" in our garden with morning yoga and meditation daily . . . and the rest of the day free for exploring the beautiful seaside, beaches and historic BOSA.
If you would like to apply for a place in this retreat, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please tell us a little about yourself and why you are attracted to join this retreat.
All teachings are in English.