23-28 May 2023 Vijnana Yoga Spring Retreat in Piedmont, Northern Italy Tuesday 23 May pm t/m Sunday 28 May am. Open to experienced and less experienced practitioners. Price €800,00. Early Bird 20 December, 31 January. This small centre is situated in the foothills of the Italian Alps, known for many years as a place of practice: aikido, kyudo, tai chi, yoga, shod, music, overtone. The Zucco family welcomes us and supports us in our daily practice. We enjoy superb country cuisine and a joyful, simple atmosphere. Registration is open: email email@example.com.
10-15 September 2023 Vijnana Yoga Fall Retreat. Beginners and more experienced practitioners are welcomed to five days retreat in Tuscany to explore stillness, awareness and the experience of sensation. Morning practice includes sitting, pranayama, vayu and asana. Later, an afternoon practice and reading of yogic text. We are received by our hosts at this most wonderful of retreat centres, A-Way, near Perugia in Tuscany. More information to follow: email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yoga practice is a retreat. When we stand on our mats, we retreat from our everyday life in order to explore other aspects of our world. We put some things aside so that we can allow ourselves to focus more clearly. Then we take that knowledge back to everyday life.
To go on retreat for a longer period of time, i.e. a long weekend, a week, or a month, gives the opportunity to deepen that practice. We relieve ourselves from many responsibilities like work, shopping, cooking, cleaning up and social activities. We can relax into a rhythm of practice, sustenance and rest. Nature supports this process.