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Kundalini Yogologie Retreat: Foundations of Kundalini Yoga

Those joining us on this retreat will be guided to explore the world of kundalini yoga in a safe environment that encourages the opening of a dialogue between the traditional, their experience, and their reaction to the process.

This immersive experience has been designed to offer periods of quietness and opportunities for personal reflection and journaling, and, upon completion, will accredit participants with the 60-hour CPD certification from Yoga Alliance UK.

Why explore Kundalini Yoga?

Kundalini Yoga can sometimes feel like an exclusively mystical practice that requires us to don white clothes, sit on a sheepskin and undergo a variety of exercises that feel different to any other form of yoga. This practice can be intriguing and daunting at the same time and this dichotomy has attracted or repelled those that cross the path.

In itself the kundalini practice can be a beautiful way of delivering us directly to aspects of ourselves that are often hidden in everyday waking consciousness. This makes it a wonderful tool for those of us who are ready to dive into the depths of our being with the intention of expanding our awareness of ‘the self’.

With the blessing of her teacher, Hari Har Ji, behind her, Shaura wishes to offer an immersion into the kundalini practice and lifestyle that will allow the practitioner to add a few kundalini tools to their kit.

Make no mistake: this practice will be delivered with care for Shaura feels that we only expand when we feel safe.

Dates + Location

This retreat will take place between the 3rd to the 8th November 2017

The retreat begins at 4.30pm on Day One, however guests can arrive from 11.30am. On the final day of retreat, we will bid farewell to our guests at 11.30am.

Location

It is our pleasure to welcome retreaters to the gorgeous eastern Algarve. Our guests will need to arrange return flights to Faro Airport (FAO).

The accommodation is situated in the hills of the Algarve, surrounded by mature gardens and natural beauty. It is a spacious, private and peaceful home, set in almost two-hectares of land, with an outdoor swimming pool and terraces where you can relax and take in the sea and countryside views.

From the restorative fresh ocean breeze, to the scent of orange and fig trees, we think you will see why we believe the Algarvian hills have magic in them.

This time of year in the Algarve offers nearly 2 hours more sunlight than in the UK and temperatures can reach 16°C which may mean that some us may need to carry sun cream. The daytimes are certainly much warmer than in the UK but the nighttime temperature can drop to a little as 8°C. Therefore, you will need warm clothing and thick socks for New Year in the Algarve.

Please note, transfers from the airport are not included in the investment, but we are happy to help you make those arrangements – just get in touch.

Investment

Your investment for this retreat is £550.
You can book your place on the retreat by either payment in full, or with a non-refundable deposit of £225.

Please note, when booking with a deposit, the remaining balance must be paid 4 weeks before the start of the event.Please see our policy details for more information, including cancellations.

November 3rd

Arrival after 11am

1.30pm Lunch, followed by countryside walk and attunement to the environment

4.30pm Introductions, kriya and outline of the event

7pm Dinner

Evening meditation

November 4th

5am Sadhana (this practice is optional but we really invite you to immerse yourself from morning till noon)

8am Breakfast together

10am Discussion and practice

1.30pm Lunch

Guided walk with breath and mantra

Free time

7pm Dinner

Evening Meditation

Bedtime

November 5th

5am Sadhana

8am Breakfast together

10am Discussion and practice

1.30pm Lunch

Non-guided walk

Free time

7pm Dinner

Evening Meditation

Bedtime

November 6th

5am Sadhana

8am Breakfast together

10am Discussion and practice

1.30pm Lunch

Guided walk to the beach with dialogue about how we are all doing

Free time

7pm Dinner

Evening Meditation

Bedtime

November 7th

5am Sadhana

8am Breakfast together

10am Discussion and practice

1.30pm Lunch

Guided walk

Free time

7pm Dinner

Evening Meditation

Bedtime

November 8th

5am Sadhana

8am Breakfast together

10am practice, group process and grounding to prepare for the world

11.30am Farewell and leave

What will the immersion look like?
  • Each day before sunrise we will practice the Aquarian Sadhana that is unique to kundalini yoga
  • We will prepare breakfast and mindfully eat together
  • Each morning is dedicated to discussion and practice – if the weather supports us we will do this outside
  • Lunch is prepared for us
  • The afternoons allow us to explore the nearby countryside and appreciate the sensory environment – there will be guided meditations as well as opportunities for participants to steer their own ship
  • Some free time before dinner
  • Dinner is prepared for us
  • After dinner mediation prepares us for a deep sleep
What will you take away?

At the end of the retreat, participants will be awarded a 60-hour CPD certification with Yoga Alliance Professionals.

You will also take away:

  • Experience of the Kundalini practice
  • Guidance to curate a personal daily practice
  • Kriya’s (yoga sets) that we practice to take home and use for personal practice and therapeutic work – such kriyas are non Kundalini Research Institution approved, and thus, belong to everyone
  • Introduction and information about the special music that emerges from the kundalini tradition
  • An experiential understanding of how the kundalini lifestyle translates into real life
  • References for reading and further training
  • The resonance that occurs (and leaves imprints on the soul) when a group of people come together for a common goal and support each other to reach their potential through spiritual experience
  • Connection to the magical Algarvian countryside
  • Nourishment
  • Joy
  • Preparation for the outside world
Is this retreat right for you?

This course is suitable for: yoga teachers, practitioners, yoga therapists, talking therapists, healthcare professionals and for anyone who is considering embarking upon a kundalini yoga teacher training.

Additionally suitable for anyone who wishes to have a spiritually led retreat that can also be used to curate a personal practice.

Additional information

The group size is strictly limited to 14 participants
Included: Accommodation (shared rooms, private bathroom and lots of outdoor space to find quiet times), all vegetarian food, tutelage and material, guided walks, transport to the beach for a walk
Not included: flights and transport to and from the venue

Can't make it this time? No problem, this is an annual retreat. Just sign up below and we'll let you know when future dates are announced!

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Photos courtesy of Fazendinha Turismo.

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