Retreats with Tristan

Advanced Yoga Practices (AYP): Residential Retreats

Regular residential retreats to give you an immersive training in Advanced Yoga Practices

Dartmoor, Devon, UK

Residential Yoga Retreat • AYP Yoga 

Beyond the Mind

Friday 5th – Wednesday 10th May, 2023

6-day AYP Retreat on Dartmoor, England

Retreat leader: Tristan Dorling 

Language: English

Old bridge on Dartmoor

Seminarhaus Shanti, Germany

Residential Yoga Retreat • AYP Yoga 

Advaita: Non-duality practice in Yoga

Sunday 11th – Sunday 18th June, 2023

8-day AYP Retreat near Hanover, Germany

Retreat leader: Tristan Dorling 

Language: English

Our residential AYP retreats are comprehensive and immersive. They include the practices of Asana (postures), Mantra Meditation, Spinal Breathing Pranayama and Samyama, as well as other yogic practices. Everyone from complete beginners to experienced students are able to attend these retreats. 

Our retreats follow an intensive routine of about 5 hours a day of classes, all of which are optional to allow you to practice at your own pace, with free time for students to practice individually, explore the beautiful grounds and surrounding nature and eat the healthy food provided by our cook.

What to Expect on a Retreat

Purpose

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 with the aid of the teachers. Being in a space dedicated to your practice fully immerses you in the experience, minimizing the distractions that would usually pull you out of such a state. 

Lessons

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.

Stay

All retreats are hosted in beautiful and natural locations with freedom for the students to roam and explore the grounds and surrounding areas. There is a choice between staying in private room or shared rooms. 

Food

All food on retreat is vegetarian and is intended to be a healthy, nutritional diet for all. If you have any special requirements (such as vegan, gluten-free, etc.) let us know two weeks in advance and we will be able to cater for you. 

Reviews From Past Retreats

Amandine
“AYP have changed my life. I don't think another yoga teaching would have. This Yoga system focuses on meditation, not only mainly on asanas. Thus it is full-scope and covers the eight limbs of Yoga. It teaches us how to become autonomous in our practice to transmit that in return to our students. This yoga system has been wonderfully designed, nothing has been left over. The teachers have been passionate, kind, open-minded, funny and very knowledgeable. The atmosphere within the group was like a loving family. This AYP TTC has been one of the most beautiful experiences in my life. I definitely recommend it, thank you so much!”
Amy Glandville
“The whole retreat was beautiful. The practises were easy to follow and had a really powerful effect. By the end of the weekend I felt like I'd done some really deep energetic work and feel inspired to continue a regular meditation practise. Tristan and Amandine were really laid back, knowledgeable and kind. The food cooked by Sally was amazing - perfect nourishment! And the location was just wonderful, so many lovely walks, places to swim in the river, and to hear the brook from my bedroom at night was very relaxing. Thank you!!”
Bev Pinnell
“This was my first AYP yoga retreat. I really enjoyed it, instruction from both instructors was good and clear, vegetarian and vegan food was amazing by the cooking fairy! Workshop was good and helped me understand more about AYP yoga. Will definitely go back."
M.D.
“It were special days, time for practice, for beautiful experiences, and a good brisk walk. Time to reflect, time for questions and answers, time for silence and good laughs. Lovely to be there in good company of likewise souls.”
Nathalie
“Passed with distinction the yoga teacher training course. The level of individual attention given to us by enlightened teachers is beyond words. We are all grateful and full of joy for such teachers. Even people who are already yoga teachers and did this training say it is like no other. I can highly recommend the Advanced Yoga Practices Teacher Training. It is so much more than a teacher training course, it was also a retreat and a means to connect with colleagues from around the world. And above all to learn from great teachers who know ...and make dear life long friends and begin changing ourselves fundamentally.”
Sujata Mathur
“What a great retreat… , it was intensive but very beautiful for the soul. The practitioners were from all walks of life, reminding me that seekers are all around us, if we only open our hearts to ask or smile. The food was exceptional, the place stunning and peaceful . It will remain with me forever and I took many teachings away with me. There is a great fellowship in practicing together with a worthy teacher. I would encourage anybody to attend at whatever point you are at in your path.”
T.H.
“Just wanted to thank you for such a wonderful experience last weekend. We loved every moment. As total newbies we had a lot to learn and embraced each moment. It has left us with amazing memories and a different approach to life.”
V.H.
“I just wanted to thank you for yet another lovely retreat weekend.  It really helps to keep me on track and motivated in my practice.  I feel blessed to have found a true teacher, and the opportunity to take time out to deepen my practice with a great group of people.  Your wonderful work inspires and encourages those around you…”
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“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 Dorling