Hatha and Yin Yoga Retreat with Penny Christodoulides & Luke Bache

Haha and Yin Yoga Retreat 

September 30th to October 7th,  2018

With  Penny Christodoulides & Luke Bache

 

 

 

​”Finding your centre and expanding awareness from that place”​

 

 

“We are so excited to impart ​almost 30 years of combined ​knowledge and experience​ sharing a multitude of practices like​ Yoga, Yoga therapy, Buddhist meditation, Osteopathy,​ Thai massage, Qi gong, Taoist practices, Homeopathy and Tantric philosophy for a physical, mental, emotional​ and​ compassionate investigation during this 7 day holistic wellness retreat in the sun”

 

 

Prices:

  • Twin ensuite: 11.950 SEK  (2 people sharing)
  • Single ensuite: 14.200SEK (1 person)

 

You may also pay in EURO or your own currency to the equivalent of the Swedish Crown

“We are so excited to impart ​almost 30 years of combined ​knowledge and experience​ sharing a multitude of practices like​ Yoga, Yoga therapy, Buddhist meditation, Osteopathy,​ Thai massage, Qi gong, Taoist practices, Homeopathy and Tantric philosophy for a physical, mental, emotional​ and​ compassionate investigation during this 7 day holistic wellness retreat in the sun”

 

 

The Retreat R​hythm 

 

Mornings:  

Before practice there will be tea, coffee and fruit available if wanted.

2.5 hours practice.

Penny will guide you through a two-hour asana practice infused with pranayama. After savasana there will be a 30-minute asana deconstruction for those of you who had some reflection over the practice and any specific asana that you might need more understanding of.

​Followed by a​ delicious full breakfast at 10am. Time to relax, lie in the sun, hike or take a dip in the salt water pool and then a light lunch around 1.30-2pm from the retreat’s own​ private chef!

 

 

Early afternoons:

A ninety minute yin class combining chinese meridian theory, taoist energy practices and Buddhist philosphy to provide a space of internal investigation and acceptance.

Followed by a guided meditation.

 

 

Evenings:

A mouth watering locally produced dinner and then it is time for an evening talk/ group discussion on a philosophical or health topic followed by a final meditation to round off each wonderful day.

 

What you can expect:

  • 2 yoga classes a day, a more dynamic class in the morning and a more restorative/yin practice in the late afternoons.
  • A daily talk in the evenings on philosophy or mental, emotional and physical health.
  • Daily meditations designed to enable you to establish your own meditation practice at home.​
  • 3 delicious meals, picked from the gardens on site or local area, prepared by​our wonderful chefs! If you have any food allergies then please let us know in​ advance so we can accommodate you.
  • Use of all the facilities like the natural salt-water pool, paddle tennis, wifi, tea, coffee and fruit are include in the price.
  • A lot of fun, laughter, delicious food, stunning views of the Spanish country side

 

 

Accommodation

  • Twin ensuite: 11.950 SEK  (2 people sharing)
  • Single ensuite: 14.200SEK (1 person)
  • Deposit of 4000kr to reserve a place (non-refundable)​
  • Balance due before ​August 31st, 2018. Payment at a later date will incur a 700 SEK extra cost.

 

You may also pay in EURO or your own currency to the equivalent of the Swedish Crown

 

The price excludes flights, and transport to/from Santillan Yoga Retreat, though they are able to arrange a local taxi service to provide transfers for an approximate fee of €50 (one way) if we can assemble a group of 4. You will need to give us enough notice so we can inform them. There is also a minivan service for up to 8 guests that costs around €60  one-way.

 

In the event of an unforeseeable cancellation from either party, we do advise you take out travel insurance to cover any costs.

 

ARRIVAL

We start at 15.30 on September 30th. There isn’t any opportunity to arrive the night before due another retreat.

 

 

 

TEACHERS BIO

 

About Luke

 

Luke is an internationally experienced Yoga teacher, Therapeutic Yoga consultant and Mindfulness coach.

For the last 14 years he has worked as a personal trainer in muscular skeletal clinics in New Zealand, lived and practiced qi gong and meditation with Shaolin monks in China, studied the traditional art of Tantra yoga for two years in Thailand and spent over a month in silence meditating in a Buddhist monastery.

 

His classes are therefore a mix of yoga, Qi gong, Buddhist philosophy, psychotherapeutic concepts and neuroscience. He has worked with Samsung to spread the culture of Mindfulness, is a proud Ambassador for the mindful clothing company Casall and was the therapeutic yoga teacher on the hit BBC show, ‘The Retreat.’

His aim is to make yoga accessible to everyone and to honour the tradition of yoga whilst using modern scientific studies on its benefits to merge the old with the new.

http://lukebacheyoga.com

 

 

 

About Penny

 

My approach when I teach a class is based on that fact that the dynamics will vary, the needs are changing and the options are endless. I aim to recognise the possibilities within each practitioner and guide them towards a healthy, safe and accessible place where at times it may be challenging. The practitioner gets to explore, elaborate, experience and accept the practice that keeps them inspired and enlivened yet present and trusting in shaping their journey with guidance. The classes I’m teaching are a slower based hatha with numerous modifications and a multitude of variations to suit the varying ability of each and every practitioner. There is always time to navigate the transitions and arrive in the pose without stress.

Please note that breath is a priority always. Admittedly each class is injected with inversions and hand balances such as handstands to forearm balances, though this is purely optional and taught always with the ability of the practitioner in mind. Of course this is dependent upon personal needs, injuries, restrictions, moods etc.  Over the years, the way I teach has been shaped not only by observing my own body’s inherent changes and that of the practitioner, but from the principles and philosophy of both Yoga and Osteopathy reminding us that nothing works in isolation, that under the right circumstances, the body is self healing and self regulating and that it constantly strives for health, freedom and rhythm in each movement.

I prefer to facilitate the empowerment of the student’s choice in discovering the appropriate practice based on their empirical knowledge, rather than dogmatic must dos.

(Please note headstand, shoulder-stand and lotus are omitted from this retreat.)

 

During the retreat I am available at select times for Osteopathic treatments.

 

http://www.insituosteopathy.com

 

 

 

BOOKING:

 

Please send us both an email regarding the retreat and any questions you may have. Further information about how to pay will be released shortly.

 

Luke: yogatherapylive@gmail.com

Penny: penny@insituosteopathy.com

 

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