This is an invitation for anyone who has been to Yasodhara Ashram in British Columbia Canada or has attended Yasodhara workshops or classes to come on retreat for community time together.
If you have not been to the ashram, this will give you a ‘taste of the ashram’. We will share satsang, teaching, shopping, cooking, karma yoga and living together during the week of the 15th – 18th July.
Come for as little or as much as you’d like, depending on availability. There are 8 beds available, two of which could be private doubles if you’d like to bring a partner.
Dates: Arrive any time from 3pm on Friday July 12th, depart on Thursday 18th July
The schedule will be up to the participants, and could start with a morning chanting session followed by a Hidden Language of Hatha Yoga Class, followed by a hearty brunch.
If other Yasodhara teachers are attending, the invitation will be to share the teaching. If anyone is moved to offer a Dream or Kundalini workshop, it will be very welcome. Likewise, we can take turns to offer satsang.
Things to do whilst on retreat.
After brunch there will be opportunities for karma yoga, and the rest of the day will be yours to spend as you like. Supper is in the late afternoon (about 6 hours after brunch) and satsang will be offered in the evening.
During your time on retreat, as well as relaxing, you may want to explore the stunning Norfolk countryside around Harnsers End, which is just two miles from the National Trust property, Blickling Hall. You can walk to Blickling woods from Harnsers End, as well as the village of Itteringham with its award winning pub and village shop. (An annotated local map is provided). Harnsers End is just 9 miles from the sea too, so perfect for a walk along the North Norfolk Coast.
Accommodation is in either shared or private bedrooms, see below.
Birds bedroom has a double and a single bed, and is next to the shared luxury bathroom.
Butterfly has a kingsized and double bed, and is ideal for sharing.
Buddha is a smaller room with two single beds.
The Snug is the sitting room and has a comfortable double sofa bed which is also sometimes used as a double private room.
The Retreat may be available. It is a self contained studio holiday cottage adjacent to the main house http://yogalightness.com/the-retreat-accomodation/ There will be a supplement if you’d like to stay in The Retreat as it is a holiday cottage. It sleeps two, in a double bed, and you can stay for a whole week.
All rooms have tea and coffee making facilities, hair dryer and towels, as well as views over gardens and fields. The luxury shared bathroom which has a power shower and underfloor heating. There is a separate washroom downstairs.
Yasodhara Teachers: by donation.
Others, price per night: 1-3 nights £75 4-7 nights, £70 per night.
Concessions available. You can email Jane here to discuss contributions.
A proportion of the donations will go to the European Network or Ashram charity.