FROM FLOW TO STILLNESS WEEKEND RETREAT
with Luke Bache and Julia Nilsson
11th-13th May 2018
SHAMBALA GATHERINGS, Sweden
PRICE: 4500 kr (including VAT., food and accommodation)
“Join us to learn about the law of resonance an ancient Tantric teaching. We will also look at “heart coherence”, how adopting a state of gratitude brings balance to our nervous system and entire being. The practice is a fusion of hatha yoga, vinyasa yoga, qi gong and several mindfulness techniques.“
“In the traditional yoga texts they believe we are all divine and we see the divine in each other. “Whatever role you put on someone is the role they will fullfill”. Learn techniques and philosophy that make it easier to embody this belief.“
Welcome to a weekend retreat with yoga, meditation, unique workshops, and 24 hours of silence. We hope to provide a safe and relaxed space where you can take a step back from the everyday stress of life, drop into your body and learn how to slow the mind, breathe and relax. We will explore the power of silence, compare stillness with movement and flow, and how we as individuals can tune into our natural state of patience and compassion to then share with others.
During the retreat there will be a variety of different classes. Start the day with a dynamic vinyasa flow yoga accompanied by the healing sounds of singing bowl. The sounds will bring a deeper vibration into every cell of your body. Also 24 hours noble silence will be held. A lecture will talk about why silence is so powerful and some of the challenges one might face during this period. Please know, we are available during this period if you are struggling and need to talk to us.
You will learn about the law of resonance an ancient Tantric teaching. We will also look at “heart coherence”, how adopting a state of gratitude brings balance to our nervous system and entire being. The practice is a fusion of hatha yoga, vinyasa yoga, qi gong and several mindfulness techniques.
There will be classes of sound healing penetrates our bodies on a mental, physical and spiritual level. Everything in the universe has a unique vibration. With sound healing we are tuning the body as an instrument from disharmony into harmony. In combination with yin yoga postures your body will receive deep healing and relaxation.
The most healing sound we can hear is our own voice. Therefore we will journey with guidance through our body to discover what needs to be expressed in each chakra ( energy center) to discover and feel the sound of our inner voice of expression.
And we couldn’t miss some yoga philosophy, ‘ If I were you I would do as you do.’ A philosophy that brings patience and compassion into our everyday lives. Helping us improve and enrich every relationship.
The workshops will be taught in English. All levels are welcome, no experience of yoga or meditation are required.
The retreat will be held at Borntorpet Shambala Gatherings, located in the forests of Bergslagen around Skinnskatteberg. Except of joining the yoga classes and workshops you will also encounter the Shambala community who, with open arms, receives and serves the guests with a heart warming and homely family atmosphere. The food is vegan, glutenfree, inspired by Ayurveda and locally produced vegetables and honey .
Very welcome to make your reservation to the retreat to email@example.com
17.00-18.30 Heart Opening Yoga & Mindfulness with Luke and welcome-circle with Luke & Julia
19.30-20.30 Transfiguration inter-being meditation with Luke
07.30-9.00 Vinyasa Flow with Luke and Singing Bowls by Julia
10.30-11.30 A talk about the importance of stepping into silence – 24 hours of silence starts.
16.30-18.00 Sound Yin with Julia Nilsson
19.30 Heart Meditation
07.30-09.00 Morning Vinyasa Flow, Pranayama & Meditation
10.00-12.00 Lecture about situational psychology and Compassion Meditation. Silence ending & sharing.
13.30-14.30 Finding your Voice, workshop Julia
14.30-15.30 Closing Circle with meditation
Luke is an internationally experienced Yoga teacher, Therapeutic Yoga consultant and Mindfulness coach.
For the last 14 years he has worked in muscular skeletal clinics in New Zealand, lived and practiced qi gong and meditation with Shaolin monks in China, studied the traditional art of Tantra yoga for two years in Thailand and spent over a month in silence meditating.
He has worked with Samsung to spread the culture of Mindfulness, is a proud Ambassador for the mindful clothing company Casall and was the therapeutic yoga teacher on the hit BBC show, ‘The Retreat with Nick Knowles’
He is currently the in house yoga therapist in The Nordic Spa in The Grand Hotel in Stockholm (The World’s Most Innovative Spa- 2015 Gala Spa Awards). He’s teaching regularly at Yogansa among other studios in Stockholm.
His passion is to travel, study and combine different healing modalities . His aim is to make yoga accessible to everyone and to honour the tradition of yoga whilst using modern scientific studies on its benefits to merge the old with the new.
Julia has been offering sound healing in Bali, the UK, Estonia, Portugal and Sweden.
She has been exploring her sonic healing abilities since 2010 doing private sessions, sound baths and sound journeys.
She uses shamanic instruments such as singing blows, ocean drums, bells, chimes and raffles that she uses intuitively in each session. She also uses her voice; toning, Tibetan throat singing, overtoning and nature sounds that will take you deeper down in the yin position. Julia teacher Sound Yun regularly at Yogansa, you are very welcome to try this deep going practice.
The cost for this retreat is:
Early Bird price: 3900 sek ( Pay before 28th of February)
Ordinary Price: 4500 sek
The price includes all of the workshops, all of the meals from Friday dinner until Sunday lunch, and accommodation in shared room and transfer to and from train station at Skinnskatteberg (5 mins away).