DEEP TIDES – YIN YOGA & ESALEN MASSAGE IMMERSION
with Jade Wood and Nora Arjuna
6th – 11th JUNE 2017
SHAMBALA GATHERINGS, SWEDEN
PRICE: 690€ / 6700 sek (including VAT., food and accommodation)
“This immersion welcomes you on a journey of curiosity and profound connection with the spirit of wholeness. First and foremost appreciating the wholeness of your self, facilitated through the practice of Yin Yoga. From this deep well of knowing we then expand our appreciation of others through mindful touch and Esalen Massage.
Our time together offers participants a foundation of skills of embodiment and awareness, enhancement of touch perception, deep listening, slow intentional practice and receptivity. The art of listening, receiving and letting go is all perfectly combined in this immersive experience, balanced in the heart of nature with time to rest and reconnect.”
” Together Jade Wood and Nora Arjuna offer you the opportunity to bring your body and mind into balance through a nourishing program that encourages deep connection through yoga practice and healing touch.“
The Massage Practice
Esalen Massage is well-known for its long flowing strokes over the whole body that help to release the stresses of everyday life, leaving the receiver feeling whole, integrated and deeply relaxed. You will learn how to give this full body oil or lotion based massage through the gentle guidance of Nora who will share with you her extensive experience in safely working with another person, respectfully draping and covering the body and touching with full presence, attending to our needs for connection and tenderness. Jade will also be sharing with you the basics of mindful touch from a craniosacral perspective, weaving her guidance into the massage teachings of how to use the hands as tools for listening.
When we receive or give a massage we can experience a remarkable web of connectedness best described as the “dance between form, energy, structure and soul”. Together we will be exploring the profound effects of touching with presence, breath awareness, sensitivity and deep listening.
Nora shares her knowledge of the body and it’s soul language in a loving, nourishing way. She teaches a variety of techniques; long integrative full-body strokes that mirror the rhythm of the ocean, passive joint mobilization, gentle rocking, stretching and deeper focused work. Jade will offer the fundamental tenets of touch as a healing art form and share specific techniques for releasing tension in the face, head and neck, helping to create space where deep relaxation and healing can naturally occur. One-on-one guidance and demonstrations from the facilitators will be offered and plenty of practice time to help you to awaken to your own talent and intuition.
The Yoga Practice
The gentle Yin practice supports, calms and regulates the central nervous system. Postures in Yin are experienced passively for many minutes at a time, supported with props and allowing for breath and gravity to guide you deeper without effort or force. The passive stretches allow practitioners to stimulate deep layers of connective tissue, improving range of motion and flow of fluids. The practice can also greatly improve connection to your sensory field and aid in reconnecting to the energetic system. By taking time to arrive and fully absorb the sensations in a pose the practice naturally draws the mind inward into a more relaxed and meditative state.
Jades teaching of Yin Yoga that is nourishing, body honoring and poetic, encouraging your body’s wisdom to express itself. She weaves in years of anatomy experience, Traditional Chinese Medicine, somatic awareness and breath practices. In this immersion we offer you the opportunity to quieten and attend to the subtle sensations beneath the surface of your day to day experience, connecting deeply with yourself.
Interwoven together you will learn the vital essence of Esalen Massage and Yin Yoga – perfectly complementary practices that embody the qualities of flowing presence and quiet awareness. A deepening breath, a sense of union with ourselves and then with another. A reconnection with wholeness and presence that brings back into focus what is most important within our lives and relationships to others.
At the end of this time together you will be able to comfortably give a long stroke Esalen Massage and have cultivated a deeper connection to Yin Yoga which you can also take home to integrate into your regular yoga practice.
- 15.00 Arrival and Check in
- 18.00 Dinner
- 19.30 Welcome circle, Touch in, Meditation
WEDNESDAY TO SATURDAY
- 07.30 Yin Yoga and Meditation
- 09.00 Breakfast
- 10.30 Massage Practice
- 13.00 Lunch
- 15.30 Massage Practice
- 19.00 Dinner
- 20.30 Optional evening Yin Yoga and Meditation
- 07.30 Yin Yoga Class and Meditation
- 09.00 Breakfast
- 10.30 Massage Practice
- 13.00 Lunch and Farewell
- 15.00 Check out
Nora has a profound training in the healing and spiritual arts. Her studies of the body and psyche have given her a deep understanding of the mind-body connection. She is a licensed Esalen®Massage Therapist, a certified Yoga instructor with AYM Rishikesh and a graduate of the Tamalpa Institute for Movement-Based Expressive Arts Therapy in California. Nora currently works on her final Fieldwork project to become a registered Movement Therapist and Educator with the International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association (ISMETA). Furthermore Nora trained with the Four Gates Foundation and gained a diploma in Shamanic Healing and Soul Retrieval. She shares a deep love for Dance, Photography and Film and is a gifted visual Artist and intuitive Therapist. Nora trainings and retreats offer a Heart-opening, creative expressive dialogue and exploration to bring forth the intuitive knowledge of the body and it’s soul language always empowering her students and clients to “Embark on a “Journey of Self-discovery”.
Jade specialises in teaching Yin Yoga and Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy. She offers these practices to help people rediscover their mind-body connections and find solace. She studied with the School of Sacred Arts, Paul Grilley, Body Intelligence and Franklyn Sills and is continually learning and evolving her practice incorporating chi kung, somatic movement, intentional breathing and principles of energy medicine. She teaches Yin Yoga teacher trainings, workshops and retreats globally. Her style is influenced greatly by a passion for Traditional Chinese Medicine and a passion for anatomy and she fluidly incorporates classical and modern meridian theories into her classes with an approach that is accessible to all. Jade’s teaching is body-honoring and mindful with a resonance rooted in reclaiming our innate wisdom and inviting gentleness and ease.
The cost of this training is 690€ /6700 sek
Early bird price (before 5th April) is 640€ / 6200 sek
discount of 50€/ 500 sek if you bring along a friend
This price includes VAT, tuition,
meals and accommodation.