Events, Retreats and Workshops

Yoga Weekend in Glastonbury 11th to 13th of May 2018

Spring is coming! Refresh, recharge and explore with Andrew’s weekend at Shekinashram!

Magic Glastonbury, King Arthur’s ancient isle of Avalon, has been a centre of pilgrimage for a wide range of people of different faiths and spirituality since ancient times.

Glastonbury Tor rises dramatically from the mystical landscape of the Somerset levels. Nestled just beneath the Tor, and within easy walking distance from the town is Shekinashram, the special location for our weekend retreat. T1404669706013 (3)he retreat offers the perfect opportunity to wind down, relax and practice yoga in a spiritual surrounding. The Ashram offers Bhakti yoga sessions like Friday evening Kirtan chanting and early morning fire ceremonies, which are optional and free for you to join.

Prices:

£275 per person sharing in double room – £285 per single room (only 2 available)

Prices include full accommodation and all meals, yoga sessions, all activities and the use of a real sauna.

Bookings are confirmed with a deposit – £100 non refundable. Due to the very limited amount of spaces available, we ask to confirm your booking with a deposit as soon as possible. Cheques, bank transfer and cash are accepted.

This is a sample for the timetable – please note that times might change slightly:

Friday

3 pm Arrive.

4 pm Wind down Yoga practice – Asana and Pranayama

6.30 pm Light supper

7.30 pm Kirtan at the ashram (optional)

Saturday

6.15 am Meditation and Pranayama

7.00 am Puja Ceremony at the ashram (optional)

8.30 am Breakfast

11.30 -13.00 am Asana

13.30 pm Lunch – main meal of the day

5:00- 6.30 pm Asana and Pranayama

7.00 pm Light supper

Sunday 

7.00 am Vedic Fire Ceremony (optional)

OR

7.00 am Silent Walking Meditation to the Tor

8.30 am Breakfast

11:30 -13:00 pm Asana

1.30 pm Lunch

2:30 – 3:30 pm Gentle Asana and Pranayama

Departure.

Yoga Retreat in Tuscany (Italy) from 29th September to 6th October 2018

with Andrew and Francesca

Welcome to a week of rejuvenation, relax and reconnection with nature.

Surrounded by a Mediterranean forest, Casale Pundarika (http://www.pundarika.it/en/) is the special location for our week long retreat. A typical Tuscan country house ideally set in a magical place 2km from the village of Riparbella on the Maritime Hills a few km from the Tyrrhenian coast. A mixed landscape of woods, olive groves, vineyards and a skilfully-worked countryside reflect the agricultural origins of the town.

The house offers comfortable shared accommodation, ample practice rooms and the possibility to practice yoga outside under a comfortable marquee, from which the rising sun can be casale-pundarika-2contemplated during our morning practices.

The programme offers:

Meditation and Pranayama early morning (one hour approx)

Yoga asana (postures) mid-morning (one and half hour)

Afternoon practice – Question and Answers followed by Yoga postures and Pranayama (one and half hour)

Late evening gatherings on some days.

There will be time for quietly enjoying contemplation and personal time. We will observe silence each morning until lunch time, as well as a full day of silence as part of our practice.

The cost of £695 includes all accommodation, all meals (breakfast, lunch and supper), all yoga practices and the use of the outdoor bath tub.

The nearer airport is Pisa – flights from Manchester to Pisa with Jet2.com are already available to book. Transport from and to the airport can be arranged.

Bookings are confirmed with a (non returnable) deposit of £150. Cheques made to Pure Yoga Cheshire, bank transfer, Pay Pal or cash are all accepted.

For more information and bookings – email us info@pureyogacheshire.co.uk – phone +44 7909 144 414

 

 

PAST EVENT:

Opening to the Expression of Simply Being with Andrew Wrenn

The River Room, Halton Mill, Lancaster www.theriverroom.org.uk

Saturday 25th of November 2017 from 10.30 am to 15.30 pm

 

As yoga students, practitioners and teachers, how many times have we heard about the ‘journey or path’ of yoga? We practice and follow the eight limbs of yoga, yet again, this seems to be a sequential practice that is building up to something or leading somewhere.
Through the tools of asana, pranayama and meditation, realise it is not where we are going, or where we have been. The essence, the clarity… the love infinite, is ever present if we surrender to the expression of simply being, here and now in this present moment.
We will look at some of the symbology of yoga and introduce the philosophical ideas of OM and the experiential relevance this has upon our yoga practice and day to day lives. There will be OM chanting and meditation, practicing the concept of using the physical body and breath as a medium to present moment realisation (the expression of simply being).
We will apply the philosophy through the tools of Asana (limbering movements and classical postures) and in the afternoon we will share a Satsang (spiritual and philosophical discussion) with questions and answers.

The Day will run from 10.30 to 15.30:
Introduction
Short meditation
Exploring movement ‘circles of delight’
Morning Pranayama
Lunch
Satsang
Afternoon asana and pranayama

The practice is suitable for all with an open heart and an enquiring mind.

Cost £40 and full payment confirms a place
Please email Rebecca@theriverroom.org.uk for payment details