Ananda Yoga Retreats

Ananda Yoga Retreats

March 28th, 2012 by tanja

Ananda Yoga Retreats Yoga retreats are a great way to recharge your spiritual life and recharge. Taking a weekend that is spent in uplifting surroundings and new atmosphere will help invigorate your spiritual practice, promote healing, and renew your personal connection to the Divine.

Working with yoga teachers at a yoga retreat will give you the chance to learn yoga, improve meditation skills, and gain new tools for spiritual living; be part in the healing retreats, teacher training workshops or even participate to design your own retreat itinerary that is created around your needs.

Get away and enjoy

If you are looking for more than just attending a yoga class session and wish to enjoy an integrated approach that gives you all the yoga spiritual benefits as well as providing a physical and mental benefit of relaxation, vitality, inner peace and much more.

Ananda Yoga is a gentle practice that is available for any age or ability level to practice and going away to a yoga retreat you will find yoga teachers that will show you how to take the style and adapt it to your particular needs. This will allow you to begin from a safe beginning of practice, learn how to do the yoga postures in a way that will work for your body, with correct alignment which will help you to draw the most benefits from each pose.

While away and enjoying your yoga retreat you will then move into the unique and powerful elements of Ananda Yoga such as being taught how to:

  • Increase your level of energy at will
  • Focus the power of your mind
  • Improve your mental clarity
  • Heighten your sense of well-being
  • Meditate to experience the deepest effects of your practice

After you begin your Ananda yoga practice you will begin to feel a sense of clarity, uplifted, full of energy, and be more deeply relaxed and be at complete peace with yourself and the world around you.

Cost of Yoga Retreat

The prices for your yoga retreat are all inclusive and will cover your accommodations, meals, classes and activities, and the course materials you will need to participate.

Schedule of Yoga Retreat

The first afternoon that you arrive will offer you an afternoon session of yoga and meditation which will begin before dinner. Following your yoga class dinner will be served at 6:30pm. The first real gathering of your group at the yoga retreat will be after dinner at 7:30pm.

A typical day at the yoga retreat will look very similar to this:

Morning

6:00 am Wake up Bell

6:30-8:30am  Sadhana (spiritual practices) which are:

  • Energization Exercises 20-25 minutes
  • Yoga Postures 60 minutes
  • Chanting 5 minutes
  • Meditation 15-30 minutes

8:30-9:00am Breakfast (in silence)

10:00-12:00pm Scheduled program, class, group activities,    or FREE TIME

Afternoon

12:00-12:30pm Meditation (5 minutes chanting, 25 minutes meditation)

12:30-1:30pm Lunch

2:00-4:00 pm Scheduled program, class, group activities,    or FREE TIME

4:45-6:30pm Sadhana (spiritual practices) which are:

  • Energization Exercises 20-25 minutes
  • Yoga Postures 60 minutes
  • Chanting 5 minutes
  • Meditation 15-30 minutes

Evening

6:30-7:30pm Dinner

7:30-9:00pm Scheduled program, class, group activities,    or FREE TIME

Everyone needs to make time for themselves and get some much needed inner rejuvenation. You can regain your peace of mind in this crazy hectic world by going away to a yoga retreat and working with amazing yoga teachers.

A real yoga retreat is much more than just taking the time to go explore on a yoga vacation. It can be a time to find a spiritual awakening and make an effort to rise to a new state of awareness. Some tips for choosing the right yoga retreat are:

  • Finding a supportive environment-find the retreat that offers you the perfect destination and atmosphere that you need to feel safe and allow yourself to completely dive in.
  • Prepare for your retreat-be rested before you leave to go and be open to a new adventure. Think about what you hope to accomplish while away.
  • Leave your worries behind-as soon as you step out of the door at home make sure to leave what worries you have there. Be open to allowing your mind to focus on positive energy.
  • Add some variety-while at your yoga retreat make sure to participate in all that is offered. Prayer, meditation, yoga, journal writing, reading and excursions. Make your own agenda as you go along.

Some of the best yoga retreats are designed to be the ideal time for your personal reflection, quiet surroundings and a communion with Nature.

By tanja