Hatha Yoga & Mindfulness Retreat in Sardinia
Discover the beauty of Sardinia and enjoy a relaxing week of gentle Hatha Yoga, Mindfulness, Pranayama & Yoga Nidra. The classes are fully inclusive, non-religious and designed to suit all ages and abilities.
Type of Event
Early Bird Price: 1320euros for bookings confirmed before end of June 2014
Taking the time to go on a Retreat is one of the best ways to care for yourself, it is an excellent way to break free of old, destructive behaviour patterns that no longer serve you, release self- judgements, let go of fears and encourage yourself to change, heal and live more self sustainably. It gives you time to focus on yourself, your needs and what makes you happy.
If you are feeling physically, mentally or emotionally stressed, and whether you are new to yoga or an experienced practitioner, you can benefit both physically and emotionally from coming on a retreat. By committing more time, space and energy to yourself on retreat, your practice you will advance on both physical and emotional levels and you will leave feeling more relaxed, renewed and energized. Retreats allow you to go deeper, leaving behind the usual distractions of our everyday life and arrive into a new space of self-reflection and acceptance.
Each morning you will have a class focusing on yoga postures (asana). The classes will be suitable for people new to yoga and experienced practitioners alike, initially with simple positions, which help to develop strength and flexibility, and always with compassionate self-awareness and respect for our current physical limitations. There are sitting postures (sitting or kneeling), standing and supine (lying posture) postures, and balances. Each asana has several advantages and works with various muscles and organs of the body. Each asana can be changed for the differing levels of ability of each individual, and over time flexibility and strength will increase; patience, acceptance and compassion are the key.
Then you will have a class with a specific themed mindfulness practice. There will be a guided meditation and time for group discussion and further explanation on each of the practices and how you can apply it to everyday life and situations. Mindfulness Practice has been demonstrated to have significant benefits on physical, emotional and holistic health.
In the afternoons you can continue working with the theme in your own time, or book a one to one mentoring session to discuss your experiences with the practice. Or alternatively you can get out and about or take one of the optional excursions on offer.
In the evening you will also practice breathing exercises (pranayama). These practices can be done sitting or lying down and there are many different exercises of pranayama, all of which have enormous benefits for health, reducing stress and emotional well-being. After Pranayama you finish with a guided relaxation called Yoga Nidra, meaning Yogic sleep, which works profoundly with the body and mind, inducing a deeply relaxed state. After the relaxation, you get back to the world feeling calm, refreshed and more aware than when we started!
You will be staying in a friendly, family-run hotel in the beautiful countryside surrounding Alghero, a charming coastal town in the North-West of Sardinia; Alghero Airport is served by low cost direct flights from Europe and the UK.
Vegetarian and Vegan menus are available; please tell us at the time of booking of any dietary requirements. There will be a choice of extra activities which you can book in advance.
rice per person: € 1.390
Early Bird Price for people booking before the end of June 2014: €1.320
Based on two people sharing a room
Supplement for single room: € 280 per person
Please note that due to the small size of the hotel, the amount of available rooms on single basis is limited.
For solo travelers who do not wish to pay supplement for single room, it is possible to request a male/female berth in a twin room shared with another participant at the time of booking (confirmation of this accommodation is based on the actual possibilities to make the match).
For those wishing to take part in only the Hatha Yoga Section of the retreat or only the Mindfulness Section of the retreat, there is the option to state this at the time of booking.
Included in the price
7 nights in a charming Country Hotel
Half board; breakfast and dinner
2 and half hours of Hatha Yoga, Pranayama & Yoga Nidra each day for 5 days
1 and half hours of Guided Mindfulness practice and discussion each day for 5 days
One to One mentoring (optional, to be agreed by appointment)
Not Included in the price
Any other service not mentioned in above paragraph