18 of August to the 25th & 25th of August to the 1st of September
Join Freya on this vinyasa yoga flow retreat in August 2018. The word vinyasa translates from Sanskrit to mean a sequence of postures brought together by movement on the breath and an awareness of how our body moves within the force of gravity. Vinyasa yoga can also be seen as being a dance incorporating body, mind, and breath with full awareness of what is happening right now within our experience of the moment, while measuring the impact of action versus reaction. If we move our body in a way that allows our edge to express itself fully through the breath, every vinyasa yoga practice can allow for a smooth rhythmic breathing pattern to unfold with our movement and ultimately create a meditation within movement.
During this week long retreat we will explore the body through a variety of sequences, discovering a sense of fluidity as we transition between different asanas. We will work with pranayama techniques as well as mindfulness meditation to begin our practice and help us to cultivate a mind-body connection. Each morning's practice will have a different focus from twists to balances and we will use this movement to get not only deeper into our physical bodies, but also into our mental body. Freya likes to work with the proprioceptive system; our bodies way of knowing where our limbs are in space without having to look. Our flows will be working with building coordination and increased physical awareness.
The evening practice will take a slower more restorative pace, working within the practice of Yin yoga to open deep into the joints of the body.