Retreat

The Heart Retreat

With Katiza Satya & Kevin Sahaj

The Heart Retreat

with Katiza Satya & Kevin Sahaj

A very unique opportunity for dedicated yoga practitioners looking for further guidance and inspiration in their practice: a 10-days retreat guided by Katiza Satya and Kevin Sahaj in the spiritual centre Mandali on the Orta Lake.

Introduction

Yoga -as taught in the past- was always taught one-on-one. The teacher would assess the needs, aspirations and constitution of the student and give him/her the personal practice that would connect them to their innermost truth. This innermost truth of the individual is unique to that person and each person’s yoga practice will ultimately be an individual practice guided closely by authentic teachers and teachings.

 

The Heart retreat will offer you the opportunity to deepen into the yoga that is most suited to your individual needs, and will give you the foundational ground, connection and steadiness to become a living yogi or yogini.

 

A yoga retreat is a rare opportunity to discover what it is to live a yogic life of awakening. It is a time we remove ourselves from our ordinary life and create a new possibility of coming out of our conditioned mind, our emotions and our body. From early in the morning until evening we will be immersed in the sacred path of yoga in all its forms. It is an intensive process that will change the way you see your life.

 

We call this retreat “The Heart” because that is the physical location of our energy and our true Self. It is through the heart that we fully open ourselves to develop pure devotion and longing for liberation.

Program outline

During this retreat Satya and Sahaj will drawn from several wisdom traditions to offer you 10 days of practices ranging from asana, pranayama, meditation, healing, Taoist chi-kung, shamanic healing, Buddhism, to chanting, rituals and philosophy.

 

We will begin exploring and realigning the physical body with the breath, experiencing the connection between the body and mind. We will then be ready to introduce the more subtle body/energy practices. The philosophical ground of practice will be based on the Bhagavad Gita.

 

We will be using more advanced yoga practices that help us to de-code, uncover and in a way break down the walls of what is keeping us from being aware of our true wisdom nature. This practice will affect the nervous system, and this will change the patterns of the energy flow in the body.

 

We will learn how the energy in the body works, and how the energy body and mind are intimately connected. The subtle body is composed of energy pathways called nadis and areas of focused life energy called chakras. When these channels are clear, our awareness is clear like the sky.

 

Through the deep immersion in the teachings of these very gifted and experienced teachers, in this very special place on the Orta Lake in Italy, you will come out as a different person, with a clearer understanding of yourself, your practice and your dharma - this retreat will literally open your heart and blow your mind away.

 

Typical Daily Schedule

  • 06:00 Guru Yoga and Kriyas
  • 06:30 Meditation and Pranayama
  • 07:00 Asana Yoga practice (Astanga & Vinyasa)
  • 09:00 Breakfast
  • 10:30 Lecture: Living philosophy
  • 12:00 Subtle Practices and Dynamic meditations
  • 13:00 Lunch 
  • 14:30 Lecture: Elements and Breathing practices
  • 16:00 Tea time
  • 16:30 Energy Practice, Chi Qong or Flow practice
  • 18:30 Dinner
  • 19:30 Meditation, chanting or Yoga Nidra practice
  • 21:00 Bed time

 

Practical information

The Heart retreat starts on Friday 17 November and finishes on Sunday 26 November 2017.
Plan to arrive on 17th November around 12:00-14.00, so to be ready at 15:00 to start the retreat.
The retreat will end on Sunday 26th November in the morning after practice around 9:00 am. Breakfast will then be served and you'll have time afterwards to pack and empty your rooms. All rooms have to be emptied by 11:30 am. 

Prices

The cost of this retreat is € 1250,- (inclusive of 21% vat) for the program fees, including the course manual. 

 

The costs for the accommodation and food are € 630,- including taxes, on the basis of 9 nights in a shared room at the Mandali Retreat Centre and full board (3 vegetarian meals per day). Upgrade to twin or single room is possible at extra charge. We will ask you to book for accommodation directly through the Mandali website, so you can choose the room as per your preferences.   

 

Not included in the above fees books, travel costs to- and from the retreat centre, travel insurance (highly recommended).

 
Requirements

You need to have an established yoga self-practice (4+ days per week) for a minimum of 2 years to join this retreat. You should also be familiar with the Astanga Vinyasa Yoga method and with meditation techniques.

 

Please read the following books prior to the retreat:

  1. Bhagavad Gita - here the list of the recommended versions:  
    • The Living Gita by Swami Satchidananda; or
    • The Bhagavad Gita by Swami Nikhilananda/ Ramakrishna; or
    • The Bhagavad Gita translation/commentary by S. Radhakrishnan, Harper Collins translation; or
    • Eknath Easwaran Commentary 
  2. Breathing Book by Donna Farhi 
  3. Awakening the Sacred Body by Tenzin Wangyal Rinponche 

 
More information and booking

This retreat is part of the Advanced Studies of the Delight Academy, however open to yoga teachers as well as dedicated practitioners of yoga, meeting the above requirements.

 

You will find more information about this program on the Delight Yoga website https://delightyoga.com
Please contact Sophie via academy@delightyoga.nl with your questions about this retreat or for booking details.

Date / Time

Location

Teacher

Price

17 Nov 2017, 06:00 - 21:00

Mandali, Italy

Katiza Satya & Kevin Sahaj

18 Nov 2017, 06:00 - 22:00

Mandali, Italy

Katiza Satya & Kevin Sahaj

19 Nov 2017, 15:00 - 21:00

Mandali, Italy

Katiza Satya & Kevin Sahaj

20 Nov 2017, 06:00 - 21:00

Mandali, Italy

Katiza Satya & Kevin Sahaj

21 Nov 2017, 06:00 - 21:00

Mandali, Italy

Katiza Satya & Kevin Sahaj

22 Nov 2017, 06:00 - 21:00

Mandali, Italy

Katiza Satya & Kevin Sahaj

23 Nov 2017, 06:00 - 21:00

Mandali, Italy

Katiza Satya & Kevin Sahaj

24 Nov 2017, 06:00 - 21:00

Mandali, Italy

Katiza Satya & Kevin Sahaj

25 Nov 2017, 06:00 - 21:00

Mandali, Italy

Katiza Satya & Kevin Sahaj

26 Nov 2017, 06:00 - 21:00

Mandali, Italy

Katiza Satya & Kevin Sahaj

Total price for this retreat:

€1,050

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