WHAT IT IS – ESSENCE Realizing the nature of our true Self, does not ask for ‘more of us’. It requires less: less opinions, less concepts,
an overall less fixed mind-set.
All we need is to allow ‘the unnecessary’ to dissolve; by letting things happen, rather than trying to control them. The opposite stance, which may seem like a contradiction, is to set intentions. The power of a focused mind is the most tremendous tool of a human being. As long as we do not fall into an illusion to mistaken it for who we really are.
WHAT IT IS – DESCRIPTION In this Yoga and Meditation retreat all practices, such as Asana, Pranayama, Meditation and Chanting, aim to relax our conceptual thinking into the simplicity of being. We will hold silence all the way until lunch time and again after the evening Meditation & Chanting. Every morning a new daily theme of how to ‘become less’ will be introduced. It will be followed by a silent breakfast to reflect on our personal intention for the cultivation of a simpler mind.
The Asana practices – in the morning invigorating and empowering, in the afternoon gentle and restoring – emphasize the embodiment of our intentions. Asanas are a great learning field for letting things evolve from the inside out, rather than performing them just on the outside.
In this Retreat Maureen Genner, a close friend of Manuela, will share her love and talent for expressing the spiritual path through singing and music. She holds monthly open singing nights with the Kirtan band Shakti Shuttlez and has already accompanied Manuela in other Retreats.
This Retreat asks you is to bring the readiness to become simpler and is suitable for students with a steady Yoga practice of minimum two years.
Price per person for the tuition (excl. accommodation and meals): Euro 580.
Accommodation and food need to be booked & paid separately, directly at Mandali.
The costs for the accommodation and food start at Euro 728 on the basis of 7 nights in a Hermitage room (up to 4 people) at the Mandali Retreat Centre and full board (3 vegetarian meals per day). Twin/double room or single room is possible at extra charge: Twin/double starting from Euro 840 per person, single starting from Euro 994 per person.
To book your spot on this retreat, write to Tanja email@example.com. Once yogatanja has confirmed your participation please book your preferred room with Mandali directly.
Daily Schedule (subject to modifications)
Arrival Day - Sunday: 2:00 to 5:00 pm Arrival and Check-In 5.30 to 6.30 pm Welcome and Introduction session 6:30 to 7:30 pm Dinner 8.00 to 8.30 pm Opening Circle
Monday to Saturday: 7.30 to 8.30 am Meditation / Pranayama 8:30 to 9:30 am Breakfast in Silence 9.30 to 10.00 am Self-Reflection / Journaling time 10.00 to 12.15 pm Asana Class, Mantra and a short Meditation 1:00 to 2:00 pm Lunch and afterwards free time 4.30 to 6.00 pm Gentle Yoga (Yin or Restorative) or discussion 6:30 to 7:30 pm Dinner 8.00 to 8.45 pm Meditation (on Mon./Tues./Thurs./Fr.) afterwards Silence
Wednesday afternoon/evening - free time
Closing Day - Sunday 7.30 to 8.30 am Closing Meditation 8:30 to 9:30 am Breakfast in Silence 10.00 Check-out / Departure
At a glance
Date: 17-10-2021 / 24-10-2021
Theme: Meditation, Yoga and Movement
7 nights’ accommodation in Hermitage, Single or Twin rooms
Full board - 3 vegetarian meals a day
All classes and lectures
Fruit, teas and filtered water
The use of sauna, steam room, jacuzzi, indoor heated swimming pool
The use of Yoga mats, bolsters, blocks, straps, meditation cushions, meditations chairs