Nothing in the world
is as soft, as weak, as water;
nothing else can wear away
the hard, the strong,
and remain unaltered.
Soft overcomes hard,
weak overcomes strong.
Everybody knows it,
nobody uses the knowledge.
So the wise say:
By bearing common defilements
you become a sacrificer at the altar of earth;
by bearing common evils
you become a lord of the world.
Right words sound wrong.
– Lao Tzu
Come away- into the practice world- so needed in these strange times.
Saturday 4th July: 8am – 9.30 am. 4pm to 5.30pm
Sunday 5th July: 8am – 9.30 am
Zoom is an unusual medium- could it work as a canvas for yoga?
For many it has opened the door into something quite different from the classroom interaction. It is self directed, silent, requires you to grow a beginning confidence as you feel what works, what does not. You can hear yourself better within the unfolding movements of the practice…
The cost is $48
ST ALBANS RETREAT
Retreating to St Albans
Galong has been relocated to Yanada in St Albans in August.
The Setting, St Albans
Yanada is in the McDonald Valley 2km outside the historic village of St Albans
adjoining the Yengo National Park. This is the southern tip of Darkinjung country with Mount Yengo at its heart.
This place is hidden and remote, known since first European settlement as the Forgotten Valley. It is a two hour drive from Sydney.
You can see more about Yanada here: https://yanada.com.au/
The retreat venue is only accessible by car. Lifts can be arranged if you do not have a car.
Tell me more about it.
There are three possibilities for retreating: a five day retreat for everyone, a full immersion of 7 days which is inclusive of two days for teachers, or two days for teachers, experienced students, sadhana, and training teachers.
Retreat: The retreat is open to all students with Iyengar experience.
Tuesday 4th August to 9th Begins 4pm with a practice until Sunday after lunch
Full Immersion: 7 days, Tuesday 4th 4pm start with Practice to 11th August after lunch.
Teachers days: Sunday 9th to 11th August. 4pm start with a practice until Tuesday after lunch A minimum number of 10 is required to go ahead.
The daily program:
7.00 am – 8.00 am Sitting meditation and pranayama
9.30 am – 11.30 am Asana class
5.00 – 6.00 pm Restorative
Immersion/Teachers days will begin in usual way with meditation and breath at 7am then practice after breakfast 8.30 to 10.30 and then 11-1pm and afternoon practice 5 to 6pm. We will meet each evening after dinner.
What you will need
There are some yoga props on site, however you will need to bring your own mat, blocks and strap, a chair if you can and blankets/props for shoulder stand.
All accommodation is primarily shared. Initially I advertised as single, responding cautiously but people want to come away to practice and be with each other in these extraordinary times. There is no difference in price as the venue is a per person rate. It is not a large venue and all rooms are set up with two single beds. I hope you will be accomodating to create spaces for those who wish to come. If you want there is more accomodation near by. Please contact me if want single accomodation.
All meals (vegetarian) are provided. Any food allergies please let me know on application
Costs per person:
Retreat: $1590. Deposit of $795 (50%)
Immersion: $2,360. Deposit of $1135 (50%)
Teachers days $760 Deposit of 380 (50%)
Final payment is due July 4, 2020.
How to apply & pay:
1. To apply please write a brief note to Caroline at firstname.lastname@example.org telling me ;
a. Any physical or any conditions that worry you.
b. How long you have been doing yoga? who has been your primary teacher?
c. Have studied Iyengar Yoga and for how long?
d. What is your interest in coming on retreat?
2. I only have limited spaces and these will be allocated on first come basis. Please wait for confirmation of your place and we will send you bank transfer details.
3. Please pay your deposit/payment and when making the transaction add the code STAL20
in the description field then send us a copy of the bank transfer receipt.
4. Once we receive your bank transfer receipt via email we will give you final confirmation of your space.
Please see terms and conditions if you need to withdraw/ cancel