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. The 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.
About Andrew Wrenn:
Andrew began his Yoga journey as an asthmatic more than 20 years ago, and a regular practice of pranayama (breath work) over the years has helped him to fully overcome his condition. Embracing a daily Asana (posture) and Pranayama practice he found a perfect combination for strength, flexibility and wellbeing. He also found that his practice enhanced a balanced and focused mind and an inner depth that he explores everyday in his Meditation.
He is a British Wheel of Yoga trained teacher with influences from different backgrounds, having practised with many yogis and yoginis in different styles over the years. He joins his beloved teacher Clive on his annual 3 week retreat in the jungle, where he challenges his fear of aquatic creatures swimming in a reservoir populated by crocodiles! You can find him teaching at his studio Pure Yoga Cheshire in Macclesfield, UK , leading yoga retreats and workshops in the UK and abroad, and also teaching online at Ekhart Yoga. You can learn more about Andrew on his website www.yogawithandrew.co.uk
£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:
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)
6.5 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
7.00 am Vedic Fire Ceremony (optional)
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