The focus of this retreat is to take us beyond the practice of the primary series of Ashtanga Yoga and introduce the back-bending postures outlined at the beginning of intermediate series.
As you may well know each series of the Ashtanga yoga system has a specific focus. The primary series is known as “Yoga Chikitsa” or Yoga Therapy and is thought to therapeutically realign the musculo-skeletal system. The intermediate series is known as “Nadi Shodhana” or Purification of the Nadhis and is designed to cleanse the subtle nerve channels that run throughout the body, thereby facilitating the flow of prana. On a more physiological note, the practice of primary series or other types of modern day Hatha yoga seems to place greater emphasis on forward bending which is all well and good for a few years but has been proven to create imbalances in the body in the long term.
On this retreat we will learn how to safely perform and modify the first third of intermediate series which comprises a sequence of progressively more challenging back-bends in order to initiate the purification of the nadhis and correct any physical imbalances that may have developed. In order to accentuate Nadhi Shodhana we will also learn specific pranayama techniques and mudras.
Travel to and from the venue:
La Moraleda estate is over a hundred years old and covers seven hectares, most of which is covered by organic orange and avocado trees. Accomodation is provided in five country houses within the estate, all designed and built in the typical rural Andalucian style. There are also two beautiful swimming pools and barbecue facilities on site, shared between the five houses.
Each house is fully equipped with fire places, hot water, televisions, washing machines, refrigerators, bathrooms and kitchens with ovens.
All yoga practice will take place in a large wooden shala with amazing views of the lake and fountains. Visitors can walk freely about the estate and pick oranges and other fruit, when in season, for personal consumption during their stay.
La Moraleda is only 15 minutes away from the spectacular lakes of “El Chorro” which offer amazing swimming, hiking, climbing and canoeing opportunities.
For more information please visit www.lamoraleda.net
The first class will be 17:00 – 19:00pm on Friday followed by dinner at 19:30pm.
The last class will be 08:00 – 10:30am on Monday. Check out after lunch.
Price: 600 euros per person
600 euros price includes:
Mark and Raquel have over 40 years combined teaching experience and specialise in yoga teacher training courses and retreats in exotic locations throughout the world.
Message us now to book your space or email us at InspiraYogaUK@gmail.com for more information!