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Nurturing Light ~ An Autumn Yoga & Meditation Weekend with Deepa & Rashmi October 5-7 2018, Canterbury, Kent, UK


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. 

 

Activities

Yoga

Daily morning and evening practices. There will be a more dynamic practice in the morning and a slow, restorative practice in the evening.

Guided Meditation

Daily morning and evening meditation, incorporating mindfulness and mantra-based practices.

Mindful Walking

Weather permitting, exploring nature through meditative movement.

Womens’ Circle

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.

Relaxation

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. 

 

Daily Schedule

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

7.15pm  Dinner

Saturday ~ Cit

7.30-8am  Meditation with Rashmi

8am  Smoothies / Fruit / Tea

8.45-10.15am  Yoga with Deepa

11am  Brunch

3.30pm  Afternoon Tea & Snack

4.15-5pm  Optional Mindfulness Q&A & Mindful Walk with Rashmi

5.30-7pm  Yoga & Meditation with Rashmi

7.15pm  Dinner

9pm  Women's Circle

Sunday ~ Ananda

7.30-8am  Meditation

8am  Smoothies / Fruit / Tea

8.45-10.15am  Yoga

11am  Brunch

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.