Nurturing Light ~ An Autumn Yoga & Meditation Weekend with Deepa & Rashmi
October 5-7 2018, Canterbury, Kent, UK
Nurturing Light ~ Sat-cit-ananda
As nights get longer heading into the darkness of winter, this retreat will focus on recognizing the inner light of individual presence (sat-truth), reconnecting to the shared human capacity for awareness (cit-consciousness), and resting within the full potential (ananda-bliss) of illuminated aware presence.
Inspired by the season's Hindu celebrations of Diwali (Festival of Light) and Navaratri (Nine Nights of the Goddess), this retreat welcomes women of diverse backgrounds and all ranges of yoga experience. We honour and welcome your wisdom, love, and courage.
Daily morning and evening practices. There will be a more dynamic practice in the morning and a slow, restorative practice in the evening.
Daily morning and evening meditation, incorporating mindfulness and mantra-based practices.
Weather permitting, exploring nature through meditative movement.
Embracing age-old wisdom traditions that allow for women to gather, connect, and learn from one another, there will be formal and informal opportunities for women to share and inspire each other. Through deep listening and dialogue, we will spend the weekend exploring ways to keep nurturing light at home and in our communities.
There will be plenty of time to rest, read, wander or meditate in the gardens, nap, have a massage, connect with others and reconnect with self.
Friday ~ Sat
2pm Arrival & check in, settle in / wander the grounds / drink tea / read / journal / massage / nap
3.30pm Afternoon tea & snack
5.15pm Meditation with Rashmi
5.30-7pm Yoga with Deepa
Saturday ~ Cit
7.30-8am Meditation with Rashmi
8am Smoothies / Fruit / Tea
8.45-10.15am Yoga with Deepa
3.30pm Afternoon Tea & Snack
4.15-5pm Optional Mindfulness Q&A & Mindful Walk with Rashmi
5.30-7pm Yoga & Meditation with Rashmi
9pm Women's Circle
Sunday ~ Ananda
8am Smoothies / Fruit / Tea
1.15pm Closing Circle & Meditation
2pm Check out with a take away snack
Lodgings & Prices*
Scandinavian Dormitory (sleeps 8) - £290pp
A beautiful Scandinavian style dormitory with eight bunk beds in a stylish, cozy, clean spacious room, with 3 modern toilet and shower facilities, storage, mirrors and hanging space.
Fuchsia cottage (sleeps 4) - £325pp
A cottage with two bedrooms, one bedroom with a bunk bed and another with a double / twin bed. There is an open plan lounge-kitchen, and bathroom.
Songbird Cottage (sleeps 2) - £350pp
A one bedroom cottage with a kingsize bed, open plan lounge-kitchen, and bathroom.
Bumble Bee Cottage (sleeps 2) - £350pp
A one bedroom cottage with a kingsize bed, open plan lounge-kitchen, log burner, and bathroom.
*Included in rate: all yoga and meditation practice, all meals, snacks & teas, use of tennis court & hot tub. All accommodation includes cotton sheets, big white bath towels, a small hand towel and face flannel. Massage treatments are an additional cost. Prices are based on sharing a room. If you would like to enquire about a single supplement rate, or to make a booking please get in touch.