AYP Retreats include the practices of Asana (postures), Mantra Meditation, Spinal Breathing Pranayama and Samyama as well as other yogic practices.
No previous experience of yoga is necessary to come on a retreat. Full instructions on practice are given. The retreats are intensives, with around 5-hours of classes each day.
What to expect on retreat
Retreats give us the opportunity to go deeper into our practice than we can in daily life and to cultivate stillness and silence in a more profound way.
None of the yoga or meditation sessions are compulsory, so it is possible to practice at whatever pace suits you. Practices include asanas, Spinal Breathing Pranayama, Deep Meditation and Samyama, with several sessions a day. There are also Satsang sessions, which are an opportunity to ask questions on yoga and to gain an understanding of yogic philosophy.
No previous experience of yoga is necessary to come on a retreat, as all the practices will be taught whilst you are there.
All food on retreat is vegetarian and other special diets such as vegan or gluten free etc. can be catered for if you let us know at least two-weeks in advance.
Reviews from past retreats
“Inner silence is something that we start to feel at some point along the way. In reality, it’s always there, it’s just that we’re usually too busy noticing other things, like thoughts or sense objects. But as the mind begins to calm down through spiritual practices, we begin to realize that even when things are present in the mind, such as thoughts, emotions, or sensations, they still exist inside and are surrounded by peacefullness and silence. In fact, the stillness and the silence of the mind are as vast as the ocean, and the mental objects and the objects of the senses simply come and go in this silence. Gradually stillness and silence come more to the foreground of our experience and objects of the senses and mental objects appear more in the background. Inner silence becomes our foundation and our natural way of operating in the world.” ~ Tristan