Yoga & Ayurveda Retreat
With Victoria (Tory) Raven Hyndman
Yoga & Ayurveda Retreat
A five-day journey into experiencing the beautiful wisdom of Ayurveda and Yoga.
In this retreat, we will go into yogic philosophies and Ayurvedic explanations of life, body, mind, and spirit to see how we can live in a way that gives us more depth and flavour in our daily life.
What you will learn:
Yoga & Ayurveda are really impossible to bring apart, they are an inseparable pair, they are the union of the Universal Wisdom. The union of these two sciences brings forth a system of healing for physical, mental, and spiritual health and happiness. The best way of learning and integrating anything into our life is through direct experience.
Life is meant to be lived happily, fully, and feeling connected to the Universal Consciousness out of which every one of us comes from. Yogic philosophy and Ayurvedic teachings give us the tools to experience our life this way: we experience every moment as full, special, and alive. Through this, we dissolve the illusion of finding happiness from something, somewhere or through somebody outside of ourselves, but right here inside, we find the bliss and joy that has never left us.
When we start seeing things from a new perspective that Ayurveda and yoga offer us, we fall in love with life and become grateful for all that we have and are.
Victoria’s teachings are truly profound. Through the simple approaches and explanations of life, we can reach the deep and subtle places within our minds.
A lot of things can arise to be seen and healed. Therefore, there will be time and space to go for quiet walks out in nature between meals and breaks to digest the food we have eaten and anything else that needs to be digested.
We will also have a half-day of silence to support this process.
- Monday Afternoon:
- Arrival, snack, welcome talk, dinner, restorative yoga.
- Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday:
- 07.00 - 08.00 - Guided Meditation
- 08.00 - 09.00 - Tea and fruit/light breakfast
- 09.00 - 11.00 - Yoga & Pranayama
- 12.00 - 13.00 - Lunch
- 13.00 - 15.00 - Free time for walks outside, reading, journaling, quiet time.
- 15.00 - 16.30 - Ayurvedic & Yogic philosophy lecture
- 16.45 - 17.30 - Tea and a light snack
- 17.30 - 19.00 - Restorative Yoga
- 19.00 - Dinner time to enjoy dinner, a summer evening walk, quiet time.)
On Thursday afternoon, after our yoga practice, we will observe noble silence to go deeper into our inner journey.
- 07.30 - 08.00 - Meditation
- 08.00 - 09.00 - Tea and light breakfast
- 09.00 - 11.00 - Yoga, Pranayama & closing circle
- 12.00 - Checkout & small snack
Our mornings will start with a simple guided 30-minute meditation in the early morning to experience how fresh and fit we can feel throughout the day by starting our day this way.
After a tea and fruit break, we will then go into a 2-hour yoga practice followed by pranayamas (breathing exercises). Delicious and lovingly prepared Ayurvedic meals await us after our practice to nourish our body and spirit.
After lunch, we will go into Ayurvedic and Yogic philosophy talk which will cover everything from how to have better bowel movements and sleep to expanding our consciousness and waking up from non-supportive mental habits. These talks are given in a very light-hearted manner with humour yet sticking to the authentic teachings to allow us to take an honest and deeper look into who we have chosen to be so far in this lifetime.