AYP Yoga and Meditation Retreat, Devon, United Kingdom
30th April - 4th May 2020
This retreat will take place at the Eden Rise Retreat Centre in Devon, South West England. The centre has been deliberately converted for retreats and is in a beautiful location in the Devon countryside.
The centre has a large yoga room, under-floor heating throughout and wifi. There is also a sauna which will be available during the free time in the afternoons.
- Deep Meditation
- Spinal Breathing Pranayama
- Mudras and bandhas
- Self inquiry
This course will be an introduction to a full-scope yoga practice, including pranayama techniques and meditation.
During this retreat we will be looking at the way in which we can use meditation and other yogic practices to cultivate peacefullness, inner silence, and the witness, leading to the experience of samadhi.
We will also look at some of the more advanced pranayama practices used in AYP including breath retentions (khumbaka).
Full instructions in practice will be given. The retreat will be led in English and will be suitable for people of all levels of experience.
There will be 20 minutes of karma yoga (service to others) each day. All yoga classes and meditation sessions are optional, so you can take the retreat at your own pace.
There will be a maximum of 15 people on this retreat.
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…
“Sometimes when people ask me what I do in life, I like to answer “researcher”. “Ah that’s good!” they say. Then follows invariably: “In what?” “in Yoga.” Some look disappointed, others laugh out loud …
Yet this is a noble path and a fairly accurate definition of what a yogi is, who, driven by an invisible force, searches relentlessly (or almost!) through their practices, to capture the essence of life in its purest form.
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.
- Female dormitory (max 6 people): £390 per person (available).
- Male dormitory (max 4 people): £390 per person (2 places still available).
- Shared twin rooms (male): £420 per person (1 place available).
- Shared twin rooms (female): £420 per person (1 place available).
- Single rooms: £460 (fully booked).
The price includes accommodation, food and all the yoga sessions. A non-refundable deposit of £70 is required to secure a place on the retreat.
Dormitories for men and women are separate. If you are coming on your own and staying in a shared twin room, then you will be sharing with someone of the same gender.
Getting there and away
Eden Rise is close to Totnes, Devon. The nearest train station is Totnes which is 10 mins away by car. We arrange lift and taxi sharing from the station. The nearest international airport is Exeter.
Arrival will be in the afternoon of the 30th April between 3pm and 5pm and departure on the 4th May around noon.
Thursday 30th April
17:30-19:00 asana, pranayama, meditation, samyama
Friday 1st May to Sunday 3rd May
07:00-08:30 asana, pranayama, meditation, samyama
08:40-09:30 pranayama, meditation, samyama
11:00 – 15:30 free time/ walking/ personal practice/ sauna
16:30 – 18:00 asana pranayama, meditation, samyama
20:00 evening talk/ questions and answers