Silent Weekend Retreat January 2022
  • Silent Weekend Retreat January 2022

    £310.00Price

    28 - 30 January 2022

     

    Need to recharge? What would you do if you had a weekend off yet do not want to travel too far from home?

    “Silence can be challenging for some people at the beginning of a retreat. Most people, however, come to cherish the silence of retreat. Retreat silence has many benefits. Silence settles the many emotions that are activated by talking, listening, and even in the anticipation of talking. As our mental and emotional lives calm down, our bodies relax. We are then in an attitude of listening and appreciating the value of the outer and inner silence of a retreat setting.” Francis Bennett

    Cultivating mindfulness in our daily life can be an enriching experience. This retreat will give basic guidance to applying the principles of meditation to our everyday activities. Meditation involves a principle of awareness that we can practice in every moment of our life.

    Join us for a weekend retreat of pure relaxation and bliss. Time to slow down, recharge and de-stress. Make space for contemplation, meditation and reflection.

    Samyama Yoga will offer hatha flow, yin and yoga nidra classes as well as guided meditation sessions for your health and well-being. We will offer devotional intentions and ways of exploring and reflecting on the theme individually and in the group. This will include periods of guided and silent meditation (sitting and walking) to strengthen present moment awareness. There are opportunities for quiet time, to go for a walk, read a book and be surrounded with like-minded people. We will also create a vision board to inspire us in pursuing our passion.

     

    All levels and abilities are welcome. Please bring your own yoga mat and props.

    This weekend will be held partly in silence, allowing us to explore the possibility of tuning in, drawing our attention inwards. Listening, feeling, connecting with our experiences, cultivating an attitude of acceptance, and potential to be with what is through enquiry and curiosity.

     

    Rates:

    £310 single room with en-suite bathroom

     

    Included in the weekend package:

    Three days two nights stay in a single room

    Full board vegetarian meals

    Five yoga classes

    Guided meditation sessions

     

    Group size: Maximum of 13 participants

     

    Please aim to arrive by 12pm on Friday. We end the retreat on Sunday at 3pm.


    LOCATION
    The Kairos Centre is a retreat and conference centre and is available for day visits and overnight stays. The centre is an urban oasis in south-west London situated within acres of landscaped gardens and overlooking the historic Richmond Park. Their tranquil setting of peaceful, secluded gardens provides place to pray, space to think and time to meet. They offer a programme of organised retreats and events along with the opportunities for spiritual direction and personal quiet days.

    About the teacher and facilitator:
    Patricia is a UK-based, accredited British Wheel of Yoga teacher having finished her 500-hour teacher training in 2009 with Marc Beuvain in the tradition of Sri T. Krishnamacharya. Her classes are geared towards all levels, especially for beginners, and she is certified to teach baby, kids, family, prenatal/postnatal and most recently, yin yoga. Group classes offer three variations to suit each individual's needs and capabilities.

    To make a deposit of £100 you can pay by bank transfer. Please contact me at contact@samyama-yoga.com for the bank details.

    • PRODUCT INFO


      Cultivating mindfulness in our daily life can be an enriching experience. This retreat will give basic guidance to applying the principles of meditation to our everyday activities. Meditation involves a principle of awareness that we can practice in every moment of our life.

    • REFUND POLICY

      Non-refundable but transferable to another person.

      Please read Terms and Conditions.

    • COVID SAFETY

      Upon arrival, you will be asked to sanitize your hands. There will be a number of hand sanitizer stations set up around the building and Samyama Yoga would encourage you to use these and wash your hands frequently. We ask all guests to be conscious of social distancing and if the reception area is particularly busy, they may ask you to wait outside until you can be safely checked in.

       

      In the dining room, meals will be served at the table and guests asked to remain seated at their tables until the end of the meal. A socially distanced, named place will be allocated for you to use for all meals throughout your visit. Service staff will wear PPE (gloves, masks and serving bibs) at all times.

       

      As it is no longer possible for refreshments to be served communally, additional beverages and biscuits will be available in your bedroom and additional items can be requested if required.

       

      Cleaning

      • Uses cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus.
      • Linens, towels and laundry washed in line with local authority guidelines.
      • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays.
      • The accommodation partner we work with follows the guidelines of local authorities.

       

      Physical distancing

      • Cashless payment available.
      • Physical distancing is maintained.
      • Instructors maintain a distance from the client at all times possible.
      • Activities take place outside where possible.

       

      Safety features

      • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by the local government.
      • Hand sanitizer available in guest rooms and key areas.
      • Process in place to check the health of guests.
      • First aid kit available.
      • A room is available to isolate suspected or infected COVID-19 patients.
      • Protective masks are available for all staff.
      • Protective masks available for clients.