5 DAYS YOGA & NATURE IMMERSION RETREAT
with Dani Hickey
14TH – 18TH JUNE 2017
SHAMBALA GATHERINGS, SWEDEN
PRICE: £625 / 6900 sek (including VAT, food and accommodation)
“It is a rare and beautiful opportunity to take time away form our often busy and hectic day-to-day lives. This retreat is for those looking for some quiet time in the serenity of nature. Join me for 5 days in the heart of the Swedish forest at the peak of the high sun to deepen your practice, connect in community, share incredible and nourishing food, soak up sunshine and swim in the most pristine lake. It would be an honour to guide you and experience this place with you.”
“Since having one-to-one private sessions with Dani there has been a huge difference to my practice. We started from scratch to focus on the fundamentals and technique – the effects were immediate. I get so much more out of the classes I go to now that I actually know what I am doing, and private sessions are a great opportunity to concentrate on what I want to work on. On a more personal note, Dani is everything you want in a Yoga teacher. She is warm, welcoming, extremely knowledgeable, patient and makes every session an absolute joy. It is always the highlight of my week. “
– Jane, London
When we practice yoga we cultivate the deepest kind of listening that connects us to a greater sense of self-understanding and inner wisdom. Time spent in nature is both replenishing and inspiring, so our practices will draw on the medicine of the four elements as we reconnect to our own truest nature:
Day 1: gifts of the Earth
Day 2: stoking the Fire
Day 3: sacred Waters
Day 4: breath of fresh Air
- 7am-9am: Meditation, theme for the day and asana practice
- 9am: Breakfast
- Until lunch: Relax, swim, walk, explore, rest – at your leisure
- 1.30pm: Lunch
- 4-6pm: Workshop practice (will include time for questions and discussion)
- 7pm: Dinner
- After dinner: Fire pit, sauna, swim – all at your leisure!
Swimming with the tide has taken Dani onto this path which continues to gently guide her back to herself. She is a compassionate teacher, who uses her intuitive nature and sensitivity to truly see her students and clients.
Her classes masterfully blend therapeutic and functional movement with delicious and seamless flows, encouraging a sense of curiousity and grace. Dani believes that everyone deserves to feel a sense of wellbeing and inner radiance, so she creates personalised sequences for clients who are working with injuries or conditions, or prefer the 1:1 learning environment, and has seen some truly incredible outcomes with the healing power of yoga.
Yoga, to Dani, is about connection. Connection to ourselves, to others, to our environment. It may take place initially on a sticky mat, but in her experience it is not seperate from how we embody ourselves at all times, as well as within our relationships to each other and to the Earth.
She is deeply passionate about sharing all she has learnt and continues to learn from her teachers and is forever a student herself. Dani’s teachings integrate the ancient wisdoms of yoga and other healing arts while encouraging self-dicovery with an open heart and soft eyes.