Dynamic Stillness Retreat

at Shambala Gatherings, Sweden

15 - 18 August 2019

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“Explore and bring light to your nervous system through yoga and Cranio Sacral awareness“

 
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Discover how relaxation can fill you with great energy and how subtle movement can be full of healing stillness. Bring awareness to your nervous system through Yoga and CranioSacral therapy

Our unique combination of traditional Hatha Yoga, CranioSacral therapy and Kirtan (healing chants), meets in a powerful synergy during this retreat. Through our personal immersion in these systems over a long time we have discovered a holistic path to an ever deepening awareness of our self and the subtlety of our being. Our intention is for you to discover a new sense of connection to yourself and your body.

During this retreat we will explore the principles of CranioSacral Therapy and Hatha Yoga.  Each day has a different theme, to allow you to discover these two principles and how they can take your yoga practice to the next level. Our intention is for you to discover a new sense of connection to yourself and your body.

Program

THURSDAY-LANDING
We will open the retreat with a smooth landing to settle you into a relaxed state, ready to start the unwinding
16.00 Arrival and check-in
17.00 Introduction and landing Yoga: land into the retreat space
19.00 Dinner
20.30 Evening enjoyments: kirtan, sauna, bonfire

FRIDAY-UNWIND
We all hold tensions and stress within our systems. This day we will explore techniques for releasing both in the yoga classes as well as starting to learn the CranioSacral dynamics
07.30 Nordic Light Yoga: Release and soften
09.00 Breakfast
10.45 Introduction to CranioSacral principles: Unwinding from within
13.00 Lunch
17.00 Nordic Light Heart yoga: Unwind and soften into your being
19.00 Dinner
20.00 Evening enjoyments: kirtan, sauna, bonfire

SATURDAY-BREATH OF LIFE
This is the day to fully move into awareness of the breath. We will take you into a deep and meditative yoga breathing and introduce the Breath of life

07.30 Nordic Light Yoga: The synchronised breath
09.00 Breakfast
10.45 CranioSacral principles: The miraculous Breath of life
13.00 Lunch
17.00 Nordic Light Heart Yoga: Discovering the inner space
19.00 Dinner
20.00 Evening enjoyments: kirtan, sauna, bonfire

SUNDAY-DYNAMIC STILLNESS
Moving towards our center of our being, we discover that stillness is full of life and dynamic litfe energy is full of stillness

07.30 Nordic Light Yoga: Flow into stillness
09.00 Breakfast
10.45 CranioSacral principles: Dynamic stillness
13.00 Lunch
17.00 Nordic Light Heart Yoga: Dynamic stillness
19.00 Dinner
20.00 Evening enjoyments: kirtan, sauna, bonfire

MONDAY-INTEGRATE
It is important to take time for assimilation so that the new found insights can integrate into your daily life
07.30 Nordic Light Yoga: Unifying and coming together
09.00 Breakfast
10.45 CranioSacral principles: Integration
13.00 Lunch
14.30 Closing circle

 

 

 

 

 

Accommodation & Rates

6500 sek for 5 days/4 nights, including 3 gourmet Vegan meals every day and accommodation in double room.

Weekend option: arrive Friday 4pm, check out Sunday 3pm, 3500 sek

 

Cosy and comfortable living in double rooms.

6500 sek / Per person

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Enjoy our floating sauna on the lake. Listen to the crackling

sound of the fire and feel the warmth of your body and soul.

Our Shakti Shala where we will practice Yoga, CranioSacral and Kirtan

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Our homely dining hall

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Curl up with a good book in our spiritual library on your free time

 

What can you expect?

  • A deeper understanding of how to use the breath in your yoga practice

  • A more relaxed body through hours of healing work

  • An easy introduction to CranioSacral Therapy.

  • Lots of time in beautiful peaceful nature

Our unique experience of the combination of traditional yoga, Cranio Sacral Therapy and kirtan (healing chants) will meet in a powerful synergy during this retreat. Through our personal immersion in these systems over a long time we have discovered a holistic path to an ever deepening awareness of ourselves and the subtlety of our being. Our intention is for you to discover a new sense of connection to your being and your body while truly enjoying yourself.

What is Nordic Light Yoga ?

Our yoga classes are based on traditional Hatha yoga, combined with CranioSacral therapy. The healing aspect of our classes happens through moments of rest and receiving CranioSacral touch. The foundation of our yoga is to be soft and mindful as you move your body, allowing you to be more present to what is happening inside. Meditation, Pranayama (breathing exercises) and breath awareness is an important part of the class, as it aids in slowing down the mind and nervous system to allow you to relax deeper. In our classes we do not make physical adjustments. Unlike most yoga adjustments, which are often directive or corrective, CranioSacral adjustments are not there to impose or correct, but to allow the body itself to discover its own unique posture, as all bodies are different. Our style of yoga is oriented towards slow and deep movements, which allows your body and mind to relax, thereby releasing deep inner tension. For most of us emotional and physical tension builds up because of stress and different levels of trauma, which is stored in the body as pain and injuries. We have experienced that this kind of mindful yoga practice can be deeply healing and a beautiful tool towards becoming more aware of yourself and patterns that create stress and tension in your daily life. With the ability to practice strength with a caring and gentle attitude, one can handle challenges with more ease.

 

What is CranioSacral Therapy (CST), and how do we incorporate it in our yoga?

The purpose of Cranio Sacral Therapy is to connect you to the «breath of life» your body’s innate power and capacity to heal itself. This therapy works with a light touch that helps the nervous system relax and your whole body to unwind, which allows for a new level of deep rest throughout all the layers of body, mind and emotional being.

Unlike most yoga adjustments, which are often directive or corrective, cranio sacral adjustments are not there to impose or correct but to allow the body itself to receive a heightened awareness.

With a nourishing yoga practise and Cranio Sacral awareness we cultivate our nervous system to be in loving acceptance with everything that flows in through our senses, which defines how we perceive our whole existence.

A new kind of alignment takes place and we can walk through life with an open and heart-connected posture.

We have found these tools to be the “oil” that creates the possibility of our mental, emotional and physical bodies to run smoothly together to create a life full of grace.

 

WHAT'S INCLUDED

8 yoga classes

4 Nordic Light Healing Sessions

Kirtan & Sauna evenings

3 delicious vegan meals per day

Accommodation in double room