Intuitive Yoga retreat in the Tuscany region of Italy July 4th - 10th 2016
The retreat will be held at the beautiful villa La Chiara di Prumiano. To visit their website, click here.
Mornings will begin with a mindful meditation outside in the fresh air. Then we will enjoy a delicious nourishing breakfast. Following our breakfast break we will dive deeply into our Intuitive Yoga classes. The flow of the day will be easy and gentle as you have the afternoons free to rest, walk or swim. There will be an opportunity to take an excursion on three of the afternoons to local area attractions such as the Thermal Baths.
Most wonderful about the retreat process is the complete removal from ones outer world responsibilities. Retreat centers create a safe, nurturing environment in the beauty of nature….all of which promotes space and time to connect with our Self, the G-d of our Heart, unify our body, mind and soul, an experience of inner peace. The subtle faculty of intuition grows. Then we more naturally take our work into the world. "Yoga serves to integrate the practitioner with their intimate nature. From there it aims to fuse them with their….Divine Being…" Bodhi of North Carolina.
This retreat dives deeply into how we can direct breath into where we did not think movement was possible. We will apply the 5 Universal Elements as taught in Polarity Therapy to blend both Energy Exercises and Hatha Yoga step by step. With meditation we learn to become more mindful of how our thoughts can expand limiting beliefs. Then we can choose our direction. We can powerfully help ourselves, our clients, and students move through barriers and tremendously assist recovering the natural ability to move as the body is designed. The purpose of Yoga is to break the habit of the tissues thereby promoting a greater free flow of energy, range of motion, and fulfillment of life.
The value of the retreat experience is to allow oneself a complete immersion into a new depth. When one turns inward, something new always arises. There is no end to the nature of our being. We are an entire universe. And the universe, space, is truly always expanding. Even the scientists have begun to catch up with these teachings of the mystics! Our universe is always being pulled towards a greater expansion. This is why, as the Sufi mystics say, “the pull of the future is greater than the push of the past.”
Hatha Yoga and Energy Principles, i.e, Intuitive Yoga, open the body to allow the growth of our nature and both receive and perceive the intelligence of the universe within. Growing our potential is a much more realistic perspective of aging. Dr. Stone, creator of Polarity Therapy, has profoundly coined this process as Health Building. And, as Dr. Stone says, we must do our work in body, mind, and spirit.
We are here to cultivate our being, grow our energy, and discover our unfolding purpose. Intuitive Yoga softens the process, deepens the insight, and promotes grace and ease in our body. Soften and flow, power up and stablize, transforms tightness into lengthening; confusion into clarity; pain into comfort; anxiety into relaxation. With over 30 years of practice in yoga and meditation, I bring you all that I can to strengthen your being, grow your practice and empower your intention to bring your gift to the world...a world in great need of much healing love.
Astrology - an incredible reading about our week together! The stars and planets are shining on our retreat! Read here a complete report by our Beloved Silvia! The seminar starts on the day of the first new moon after the summer solstice, which is the conjunction of the sun and moon in the sky. Energetically this conjunction is the best balance point between the solar and lunar forces forces, and is therefore the ideal neutral position to start something new. scroll down for the complete report...
Course Schedule of Topics Day 1: evening class on setting intention; plus creating safety & agreement to share our needs as an integral part of our week together.
Each day before breakfast we will begin with easy stretching poses, breathing practices and meditation; an effective way to start everyday!
Day 2: Attunement to Ether element; creating space in the joints to move, fold, bend, rotate to renew this natural ability. Related issues are inflammation in the tissues; emotional constriction; practices suited to your body type; meditations for your particular spirit. Stabilizing the joints is key here. One of the most powerful teachings I’ve learned is that the skeleton is dependent on the stability of the muscles, not the other way around! What has amazed many of my older students is how much better their shoulders and neck feel when the upper body muscles are activated. I want to show you everything I know about helping others go from feeling weak, injured & depressed to strong, active, & alive!
Day 3: Attunement to Air element; nourishing the nervous system with specific spinal poses, “polishing the spine” daily practice as Yogi Bhajan taught, really incredible variations on this theme for those with minimal to expansive spine & back flexibility.
Day 4: Attunement to Fire element; activating muscles and muscle groups; turning on your fat burning system to create immense fuel in the body/mind; powering up metabolic processes; sharpening the mind; laughing a lot!
Day 5: Attunement to Water element; opening the pelvis more & more promotes great flexibility in the low back, hips, & the throat/neck...yes, really, Dr. Stone shows us in Book II, Chart 9...”in the pelvic basin at the bottom is the sum total force accumulation of all the sensory tension and emotional frustration. the two lowest points of the star rest on the pelvic basin as a whole...” This is an incredible key for awakening Divine Emotion, releasing low emotion, & freeing the throat, neck and hips. I have found this very helpful in working with alcoholics at the recovery center where I’ve been teaching for 1 1/2 years. The addicts ability to voice their truth is painfully restricted. The resulting stiffness in their hips and shoulders, combined with inflammation adds incredible frustration. Client true story....her joints were terribly swollen, feet & hands almost deformed from inflammation, & frightened to get down on the yoga mat for fear of never getting up. She had never been able to get up off the floor on her own. Yet, she went to work with me. We found her strong points, one being her intense courage, the other a trust/hope I could show her how to stand up all by herself. I knew she had the ability. In a few easy moves, she was up. I’ll show you how….You can do this. Every individual is their own story...Intuitive Yoga gives you the tools to meet you where you are; meet your students/clients where they are…everyone feels the need to be seen and heard.
Day 6: Attunement to Earth element; core strength builds authentic self, you will believe this when you feel this....and you will feel this when you believe this. Powerful work with the Uddiyana Bandha, i.e, the body lock of the abdomen...an absolute game changer for the health of your back, the strength of your body, and the power of your mind. I am so excited to share all this with you. I feel like I’ve just ‘gotten it’ again....so what I’ve been ‘going for it’ for over 30 years!!
PLUS PLUS!! 1. Hatha and Polarity Yoga postures for injury recovery, flexibility, stability, aging with ease, & Health Building 2.guidelines for teaching other 3.how to outreach to your community 4.addiction recovery 5.hot springs 6. afternoon relaxation, swim, and/or adventure excursion 7. evening discussion for sharing insights, questions, integration 8.astrology with Silvia 9.food, nourishment, enjoyment 10.Certification given by Atlanta Polarity & Intuitive Yoga Center and Polarity Center of Italy
Actual Cost for Tuition: 500 Euros plus accommodations and organic farm to table meals. Save Now with our special price until June 10; sale ends at midnight June 10! Pay in full by June 10: $450 tuition ($50 savings) For Couples: $500 for 1st person, 250 for 2nd person ($325 each) PLUS Food & Lodging for 6 nights: Double occupancy: $450 per person Single: $540 per person 3 persons in one room: $420 per person
Here's your total costs during our Special Savings until June 10th: Double occupancy + tuition: $825 per person Single + tuition: $990 3 persons in one room + tuition: $870 per person
These are amazing prices for this extraordinary retreat. For those of you who know that this is the right time for making profound changes in your life, growing your health, and/or building your passionate work in the world, join us. We welcome you with all our heart. Facility provides: yoga mats, futons, pillows, swimming pool, walking trails, both inside classroom and outside platform for yoga in nature!
The stars are shining on us!! Read the full report here! The seminar starts on the day of the first new moon after the summer solstice, which is the conjunction of the sun and moon in the sky. Energetically this conjunction is the best balance point between the solar and lunar forces, and is therefore the ideal position to start something new. The seminar then takes place during the early stages of the waxing moon, when the etheric forces governed by the moon start to grow and nourish the earth (and humans incarnate on earth). We then helped by the rising moon to assimilate and rake in all the information and experience obtained during the withdrawal. The group's work will be oriented to obtain a profound transformation through self-discipline, aimed at overcoming limiting beliefs dictated by ego and going to contact their unexpressed talents of its true self, especially in the emotional / emotional / astral (Saturn in Scorpio in the first house, and Scorpio ascendant). The most powerful aspect of the sky and 'the stellium made up of the Sun, Moon, Mercury and Venus in the sign of the sidereal in the eighth house twins. This stellium is in opposition to Pluto in the second house in the sidereal sign of Sagittarius. Here we find described the teaching potential of the withdrawal: the desire to acquire new skills motivated by the struggle for survival (Pluto), the emergence from the depths of their talents on the principle of cooperation between practical intelligence (individual talents) and tested universal wisdom through the practice of yoga, the principles of polarity therapy, and meditation (stellium). The opposition between Neptune in Aquarius in the third house and Jupiter in Leo in the ninth house, explains even better benefits that you would get by the withdrawal. The healthy eating practices, hatha yoga and meditation help participants to contact without trauma of the unconscious content and bring them out to be shared with a spirit of brotherhood (Neptune), and to manage them and turn them achieving greater self-confidence and faith in the life and universal laws that govern it (Jupiter). The retreat takes place in a creative, fun and unconventional manner compared to the daily routine (Uranus in the fifth house in fish). The main obstacles are the lack of courage or hesitation to reveal their unconscious contents (Mars in the balance in the twelfth house), and the difficulty in sticking to an inner discipline especially in the management and sharing of the emotional burden (Saturn square Neptune , and in square to Jupiter).
Informational Flyer for Attendees from Italy and Germany
To view flyer in Italian, click here. For additional information, contact Enrico Feudo Telephone: +39 3388727297 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org