CESME, TURKEY - 6 DAY RETREAT
June 10 - 16, 2019
Early-bird Special before May 15th - Full Package: $800 (standard double occupancy)
$200 non-refundable deposit due by May 1- Balance due in full by JUNE 1, 2019
After May 15, 2019 - Full Retreat Package: $925 (standard double occupancy)
(Single Rooms available upon request - $1100 USD)
• Six Nights Accommodation
• Six Vegetarian Turkish Breakfasts / Dinners
• Five Ashtanga Yoga Mysore Classes
• One Led Primary Series with Mini-Workshop on Bandhas (Sunday)
• Workshop (Monday)
• Workshop (Tuesday)
• Pranayama and Meditation Workshop (Friday)
• Question and Answer Workshop (Saturday)
• Two Early Evenings of Pool and Ocean bathing at Whisper Hot Springs Pool
• Laundry Service at D'CORE ALAÇATI HOTEL
YOGA SCHEDULE - 2019
Monday - June 10
3pm - 5pm — Arrive / Check in to your Hotel
6pm - 8:00pm - Meet & Greet with dinner and Harmony
Tuesday - Saturday: June 11 - 15
8am – 11:00am - Mysore
3pm - 5pm - Afternoon Workshops on Tuesday & Thursday at Whisper Hot Spring Pool
9:30 - 10:30am - Morning Workshops held immediately after practice Wednesday & Friday
Sunday - June 16
7am – 9:30am - Led Primary Class
Each workshop will include: chanting, philosophy, and an opportunity for discussion and meditation
SADHANA - CULTIVATING A SPIRITUAL PRACTICE IN THE MODERN WORLD
In the Yoga Sutras, Patanjali gives us three essential components to Sadhana that address issues arising in the body, mind and spirit. Using the Sutras as a guide, we will see how these ancient techniques are related to current practices of yoga.
BHAGAVAD GITA - ANCIENT WISDOM FOR EVERYDAY LIFE
The Bhagavad Gita discuses four primary paths of yoga practice, and describes them as different methods for uniting with the Divine. Jnana Yoga - the path of self-knowledge; Karma Yoga - the path of action in the world; Raja Yoga - the path of meditation; and Bhakti Yoga - the path of devotion. We will look at how each of these paths can be experienced and practiced within our day to day lives, and how each is actually an integral part of the Ashtanga Yoga method.
INTRODUCTION TO PRANAYAMA WITH GUIDED AWARENESS PRACTICE
Pranayama is the expansion of the vital life energy within. Expanding our yoga practice into this fourth limb of practice deepens our concentration and improves our health. We will explore easily accessible ways to begin a practice of breath-control.
ASHTANGA YOGA AS A MIRROR FOR SELF-STUDY & QUESTIONS
An opportunity for students to ask practice related questions or other yoga related questions. This is a chance to receive guidance regarding the biomechanics of troublesome asanas, techniques for addressing particularly dense areas of the body, and new strategies to work intelligently and therapeutically to support the healing of old injuries.
FULL PRIMARY SERIES – STRENGTHENING THE CONNECTION TO BANDHAS
Mula Bandha and Uddiyana Bandha are important keys to the asana practice. This Primary Series class will bring focus to what these "energetic locks" really are and how they can be used to create a greater sense of lightness, balance, and ease of movement. Learn to cultivate a deeper understanding and awareness of bandhas in your practice.
FREE TIME Local Attractions:
• Sunbathing on Beautiful Beaches
• Fun on the Water with Sailing and Surfing
• Ancient Ruins to Explore in the City of Ephesus
• Shopping in the Local Markets of Alacati
• Hot Springs and Thermal Mud Baths
• Wine Tasting and Culinary Novelties to savour
ALACATI - CESME - TURKEY
Fly into the local airport at Izmir
Dive along the 29km coastline of the Cesme Peninsula – about 45 minutes to arrive in the beautiful city of Alacati
(we can help to arrange transportation from Izmir to Alacati - airport transfers are not included in the price of this retreat)
ACCOMMODATION - D'Core Alacati
Perched above the Aegean Sea on Turkey's west coast, Alacati has been the best-kept secret of Turkish holidaymakers for years now! Located in Alacati, 700 metres from Pazaryeri, D'core Alaçatı features a restaurant, bar and free WiFi. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant.
The first students to register will be staying on-site at D'core Alacati - So Register Early!
(Once this beautiful boutique hotel becomes we will arrange another location close by for students to stay at)
REGISTER NOW TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT:
Prices include all Yoga Classes and Workshop Sessions, Accommodation at D'Core Alacati, Welcome Dinner, Whispers Thermal Pool, Breakfasts & Dinners offered at D'Core Alacati Hotel, and Laundry Service.
Flights, Airport Transfers, and Site-Seeing Excursions are NOT included
for local Turkish students - please contact Şevket RECEP
If canceled before by MARCH 1, 2019 - the $200 deposit will be withheld
If canceled after MARCH 1, 2019 - 30% of the Full Tuition is Non-Refundable
AFTER MAY 15, 2019 - The Full Payment is Non-Refundable
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