AYP Yoga and Meditation Retreat, La Drome, France
4th - 8th June 2020
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Note: This retreat will be led in the French language, with Satsangs given in the evenings in English with French translation.
- Deep Meditation
- Spinal Breathing Pranayama
- Mudras and bandhas
- Self inquiry
Practices will include Asanas, Meditation, Spinal Breathing Pranayama and Samyama, as well as other yoga practices.
The focus of the retreat will be on the cultivation of inner silence, peace-fullness and inner purification.
The requested theme of the retreat will be “Spiritual awakening, and how it is related to the AYP system of yoga, to the process of kundalini and to the evolving stages of the mind.”
This will include:
- How the process of inner purification relates to the process of spiritual awakening and Self-realization.
- The 5-stages of mind leading to enlightenment.
- What is the difference between “awakening”, “Self-realization” and “enlightenment”?
Full instructions in practice will be given. All yoga classes and meditation sessions are optional, so each person can take the retreat at whatever pace suits them. The retreat will be suitable for people at any level of yoga practice.
Tristan began the practice of yoga in 1985 at school when he was 16 years old. At the age of 19 he travelled to the Himalayas to live in a Mahayana Buddhist monastery. This was really his first introduction to the higher teachings and to the spiritual life. He had his first awakening experience a year later after a meditation retreat in a Buddhist cave monastery in Thailand…
Food will be vegetarian. The food served will support a yoga and meditation practice. We can also cater for vegan diets and special diets such as dairy or gluten free, if you let us know in advance.
There will be two meals served each day (brunch and dinner) and fruits and hot drinks will be available all day.
- Mini Dorm (3 or 4 sharing)/ Camping/ Campervan: Early Bird price: 430 Euros per person. Full price 475 euros. (Available)
- Twin/ double shared room, or Glamping*: Early Bird price: 475 Euros per person. Full price 520 euros. (Available)
- Single room: Early Bird price: 520 Euros. Full price 570 euros. (Fully booked)
** Early Bird prices are available until the 4th April 2020.
The cost includes accommodation for 4-nights, 2 meals a day (brunch and dinner) and all the yoga and meditation classes.
If you are coming on your own and staying in a shared room, then you will be allocated a room with someone of the same gender.
A non-refundable deposit of 100 Euros is required to secure a place on the retreat. The balance is then due two-months before the retreat starts.
*The glamping tents are twin (two beds) and are already set up with beds in.
Getting there and away
Arriving by train and taxi:
If you arrive from Die station or from Lus la Croix-Haute, a taxi service will bring you to the centre for 5 euro.
Yogis welcome from 13h30
16h – 18:00 Opening of the retreat: asanas, pranayama, meditation, samyama
Free time, discovery of the place
5th June – 7th June
07:30 – 09:15 Asanas, pranayama, meditation, samyama
09:30 -10: 20 Pranayama, meditation, samyama
11: 30-14: 30 Free time, walking, individual interview …
14:45 – 15:45 Bhajans/ Kirtan Traditional songs in Sanskrit
16:00 – 17:45 Asanas, pranayama, meditation, samyama
19:15 – 20:45 Satsang, teaching and questions/ answers
7:30 – 8:50 Asanas, pranayama, meditation, samyama
9:00 am Breakfast
9:30 – 11:00 End of the retirement-departure