Yogification Retreat with James Boag and Daniel Benito.
Bring the practical gifts of yoga into everything that we experience and all our actions.
Week 1: June 1st to 7th, 2018.
Week 2: June 9th to 15th, 2018.
Integrated yoga retreats for deep rest and deep exploration. Space for contemplation and time for celebration. During the retreat we will work with a range of mutually complementary supports:
Āsana and natural movement work/playshops: how we can skilfully employ yogic principles to support steady ease throughout our day and through all the stages of our lives. Rehabilitating, reinforcing and refining healthy neuro-muscular patterns and efficient kinetic chains through the body for safe and effective movement in daily life and in movement activities. How to safely and nourishingly move the spine and move from the centre for sustainable and efficient lifelong movement. Play and exploration for whole system renewal, development and recreation.
Daily meditative walking and twice-weekly longer excursions.
Yoga of sound and song, kirtan.
Daily satsang: working with the support of timeless teachings from the Yoga Tradition, how we can weave steady harmony into the reality of our dynamic human lives, with reference to story and symbol, and yoga texts including Yoga Sutra-s and Bhagavad Gita, with different emphases each week.
What is Yogification?
Yogification is about bringing the practical gifts of yoga into everything that we experience and all our actions. It is about stretching our understanding of who we really are, strengthening our connection to the innate wisdom of our conscience and rehabilitating our broader human capacities while working respectfully with the realities of our individual natures and our diverse responsibilities.
It is about training ourselves to be able to find joy in the everyday wonder of life and steadiness in the face of its inevitable challenges.
It is about meeting and refining our own patterns and habits and inviting ways of being that are conducive to sustainable, integrated health and wellbeing.
A yogification program works with a range of mutually complementary lenses to explore yoga principles in practical application, including: principle-based asana, natural movement, meditation, kirtan singing and chanting, storytelling and interpretation, satsang talks, discussion and inquiry, nourishing high quality food and time outdoors.
ABOUT THE FACILITATORS
James is known for his inspiring, inclusive and engaging teaching style and his holistic approach, which weaves together multiple mutually complementary elements. These include live storytelling, a principle-based, practical and inclusive style of asana/natural movement work, meditations and kirtan, all informed by years of practical exploration and dedicated study of Sanskrit and traditional yoga texts.
James has been teaching for over twenty years, teaching yoga since 2003 and leading integrated programs on applied yoga philosophy around the world since 2009. When he was still teaching English at university in Thailand, James began studying Sanskrit. Since then he has spent many seasons in Mysore, South India, w
here he completed his Sanskrit MA in 2012 and where he regularly leads courses on the Bhagavad Gita and Yoga Sutra-s, working from the original Sanskrit texts, and Indian Mythology.
Whether you are brand new to yoga or have been practising for decades, James’ classes, workshops and retreats are a great way to deepen your understanding of the bigger picture of yoga and how yoga principles can enhance our work with different yoga techniques and support us in all aspects of our lives.
Daniel Benito Po is the Director of Casa Cuadrau. Dani is a yoga and meditation instructor and mountain guide, as well as an ecological builder. From a young age Dani felt deeply connected to the mountains and it was in the Pyrenees and the Himalayans where he discovered hiking to be a powerful meditation practice and a way of deepening his connection with nature. Having studied technical architecture in Barcelona, Dani worked in the construction and theatre industries, and also as a yoga instructor.
He was introduced to Butoh Dance, Body Weather and other movement-based practices under the guidance of Carme Torrent and Andrés Corchero, among other teachers. Following several consecutive trips to India, he completed his yoga teacher training with Bharat Shetty (RYT 500). Dani’s meditation practice is based on Buddhist teachings received from Tich Nath Han (Zen) and S.N. Goenka (Vipassana). He has also developed his own open meditation practice with Open Dharma.
In 2009, Dani moved to Vió to realise the dream he had been harbouring since 2006 of rebuilding and restoring a traditional Pyrenean building and turning it into a Yoga, Art and Nature retreat centre. A place where the practices he is passionate about can be shared.
-How to get here? We can provide transport from Ainsa to Vio on the first day of the retreat, and from Vio to Barbastro on the last day.
-What to bring to the retreat?
-Yoga retreats are undertaken in a toxin-free environment with no tobacco or alcohol.
Everyday from the end of the evening Satsang up until after lunch the following morning, we cultivate joyful silence in the house. This deep silence is very healing for calming the mind and being in peace with ourselves, allowing us to deeply listen to ourselves. We will have a restful sleep and the next day we will enjoy the silence with mental clarity during our asana practice, meditation and other activities. Meals will be taken mindfully and in silence. By participating in this period of joyful silence we will be supporting each other in our practice.
After lunch and throughout the afternoon we will enjoy conscious speaking and deep listening, which will allow us to get to know each other in a more authentic way.
RATES PER PERSON
|Shared dormitory||715 €|
|Double room||820 €|
|Single room||975 €|
|Without accommodation*||640 €|
*It includes all the retreat activities and meals. Staying in another guest house.
The price includes:
-6 nights accommodation (except the "without accommodation option").
-3 vegetarian meals per day.
-All yoga classes and workshops with James Boag
-All guided meditative walks.
-2 meditative longer hikes. One of them with snowshoeing if the weather allow it.
-Public Liability and Accident insurance for activities: hiking and yoga.
NOTE: These rates do not include transportation.