Let time stand still just for a day, to feel and experience deep sensory nourishment through yoga, meditation, intention, relaxation, delightful self-care rituals and revitalising delicious whole food. To then greet the outside world renewed and revived, with the senses soothed and refreshed.
We experience the external world through the 5 senses - touch, taste, hearing, sight, smell. The organs of perception associated with each sense send information to the brain to help us digest and process the external environment. During waking hours we are receiving endless signals and messages that trigger neural and physical responses. We can become like walking radars, unconsciously scanning the horizon for stimuli. We then easily lose touch with our own quiet internal space of self-awareness, innate wisdom, guidance and deep inner connection.
The synergistic practices of the day have been mindfully woven together to help you tap into the experience of 'sattva' (harmony, balance, inner peace). This retreat day will take an integrated approach, softening your senses through practices that allow equal reverence for body, mind & emotions.
Yoga is the ‘carrier oil’ of the day, fluidly transporting you into a space of fewer external distractions from the moment you step inside this glorious venue, surrounded by ocean and tucked away from the outside world. A day to reconnect to yourself from the inside through physical sensations and breath. Simple invitations to close your eyes, move through yoga asana (postures), feel and hear your breath, and quiet the mind in meditation will clear your energy and prepare you for the afternoon’s sensory delights - the “scented accents” within the carrier oil.
We will break for free time and lunch, mesmerised by delicious award-winning artisan vegan food (aka sensory taste treats) created with love by vegan chef Pete Polansky of Natural Abundance. A surprise complementary scent will be added by natural, plant-based skincare guru Deirdre Doran of Agnes & Me. As we leisurely digest our lunch, Sarah will guide us through simple practices of spontaneous writing and journaling to declutter the mind-space and clear our energy. We will then flow into the next phase where we will learn about the power of ‘Sankalpa’ for clear intention setting and vibrational alignment with your highest Self. Create a powerful Sankalpa/intention to take into the final part of the day Yoga Nidra and into your life. We will rest and integrate on all levels during this extended practice of deep relaxation.
You deserve to feel healthy, relaxed and worthy of all that life has to offer you. Take time to empower yourself.