Southshore Yoga Retreat (Single Day Options available)
“The ancients, our ancestors have defined this period of Navaratri as one in which one can overcome the limiting destructive habits of life and materialistic mentality, to cultivate better and harmonious awareness.
“The conjunctions of the planets exert an influence on the human psyche and energy, making the human nature more sensitive, more internalised, more aware. This period is known as Navaratri.” Swami Niranjanananda
It is an auspicious time to enter into a set of practices that can generate great transformation which allows easeful transition from summer to winter, the letting go of what is complete and the opportunity to embrace the new.
On each of the nine days and nights of Navaratri, a different aspect of the feminine nature within all beings, is celebrated.
This sadhana which includes a strong mantra meditation practice, is an opportunity to deepen your practice of yoga and build the strength of mind that allows it to remain focused on one point of awareness.
The mantras expand connection with the beauty nature and the more boundless nature of strength, abundance and creativity within each being.
One can practice from sitting (on the ground or on a chair) or lying down, by simply listening or by following words, or by listening and singing. The practice begins with small explanation of the focus for the day. This will be followed by a sacred fire practice each morning, either inside with a candle or under a covered area outside if the weather is suitable. Other sacred sound practices and mantra meditation will follow.
On some days the practices may finish between 8 and 8.30am.
One of the great strengths of the practices is the building of capacity to remain focused on the experience of the mantra and also on what one chooses to focus on, in life. This provides rest from the constant movement of mind, which all of us need.
Bring: Warm clothing to put on, outside cushion and blanket.
Contribution: By koha or dana (giving out of generosity for the well-being of all).
0700-0830 Saturday 6 April
0700-0830 Sunday 7 April
0700-0830 Monday 8 April
0700-0815 Tuesday 9 April
0700-0830 Wednesday 10 April
0700-0830 Thursday 11 April
0700-0830 Friday 12 April
0700-0830 Saturday 13 April
0700-0830 Sunday 14 April
0700-0830 Monday 15 April
Email: YXRtYXZpZHlhIHwgYXRtYXZpZHlhICEgY28gISBueg== to join part or all of the Sadhana.
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