Winter Solstice Retreat (1-Day)

As the sun comes to a stop we stop too.
Winter solstice will take place at 16.21. With yoga, yoga nidra and pranayama we’ll relax and gather poise, as the year poises. We will take a turn on the land around sunset and feel nature resting with us.

December 21 9:45 am - 5:30 pm, with an optional group meditation at 6:00 pm at no extra charge.
This day retreat forms part of a two-night Solstice Retreat, 20 – 22 December, £260 (see alternate listing for more details).
Mixed ability yoga
In this retreat being ‘able’ is more about the willingness to go within than trained physical strength or flexibility; but you will also develop all these aspects.

Yogic diet
A yogic diet uplifts and gives energy. We eat fresh, wholesome, seasonal, delicious vegan food made with mainly local organic veg and organic ingredients.

Yoga and nature connection
We will take time with gentle walks or optional work tidying outside in the garden. On the day retreat there will be the opportunity to either remember or celebrate someone/thing or mark an intention by planting a tree in Viveka Gardens’ new woodland.

9.45 arrival for
10.00 – 12.00 gentle yoga class with yoga nidra workshop and practice
12.30 lunch
2.00 – optional karma yoga in the garden
3.30 hatha yoga class with longer yoga nidra
5.30 light supper if you’d like to stay for
6.00 group meditation, chanting and puja (no fee) if you’d like to stay

Retreat information, rules and Ts & Cs
Viveka Gardens: a retreat place where community and visitors can ground themselves through yoga practices growing and nature connection, and so connect with their true self to embody peace and unity.
The purpose of a retreat is to leave behind mundane matters to go within and find inspiration. At Viveka Gardens Yoga Farm we facilitate a space for this.

Style: Sivananda Yoga
Ability level: Beginner
Cost: 50.00 GBP (Pound Sterling)


9:45 a.m. Thursday 21 Dec 2017 - 5:30 p.m. Thursday 21 Dec 2017


Viveka Gardens (formerly Rooks Farm), West Leigh, CREDITON, Devon, EX17 6BL, United Kingdom

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Last updated Nov. 14, 2017, 10:44 a.m. UTC

Viveka Gardens

Fiona (spiritual name, Sundari) teaches yoga classes, meditation courses and workshops on related yoga topics.

Trained and long-time practitioner in the Sivananda tradition, I have been teaching regularly since 2001. Through physical stretches, breathing exercises and bodily relaxation, mental and spiritual relaxation follow. I aim to facilitate a space where students can tap into the deep connection with peace that yoga allows.

Sivananda TTC (200 hours - Siromani), Adavanced TTC (500 hours - Acharya), Sadhana Intensive twice over (Bhaskara), Senior Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance Professionals.

“Health is wealth, Peace of mind is happiness, Yoga shows the way.”
Swami Vishnudevananda

Qualifications: Sivananda Qualification
Phone: 01837 880050 07914 843619
Private teaching available

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