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Explore your yoga and its subtleties with the skill
and guidance of a Senior Iyengar Yoga teacher.  
Transform your practice in a truly inspirational
and relaxed atmosphere

Retreat schedule 2020

5-day retreat

 

Saturday - Tuesday: 
 
09h00 - 12h00   ~  Asana
12h00 - 14h00   ~  Break
14h00 - 16h00   ~ Pranayama/Restoratives
 
Wednesday:
09h00 - 12h00  ~ Asana
12h00 -  departures
 
Tuition Fee: R200 per hour

3-day retreat

Friday - Saturday:
 
09h00 - 12h00  ~ Asana
12h00 - 14h00  ~ Break
14h00 - 16h00  ~ Pranayama/Restoratives
 
Sunday:
09h00 - 12h00 ~  Asana
12h00 - departures
 
Tuition Fee: R2,250 per student
 
** Dates and times are subject to change
 

We are very happy to accommodate

specialised retreats -    

a retreat to suit you and your students.

It would be wonderful to organise

a 3-days, weekend or a whole week 

we would be happy to have it tailor made

Restoratives - Yoga Kurunta 

Restorative Training

Therapeutics

Working with Props

 

  B.K.S.
Iyengar
 
1918 - 2014 
we dedicate our learning to you 
 

November 2019

 

5-day retreat

27 Nov - 1 Dec

February 2020

4-day retreat

15- 16 February 2020

(private) 

February 2020

 

4-day retreat

6- 9 February 2020

(private) 

 

April 2020

5-day retreat
23 - 27 April 2020
Intense Yoga Practice
08h00 - 12h00
14h00 - 16h00

 May 2020

4 .5-day Retreat

30 May- 2 June 2020

09h00 - 12h00

14h00 - 16h00

September 2021

8-day retreat
18 - 25 Sept 2021
Retreat in Greece

Amorgos

Links to places to stay and things to do in Oudtshoorn and surrounding areas.

We suggest you choose your rooms in the Schoemanshoek valley

to avoid having to travel into Oudtshoorn (12.5kms)

Please note that we do not offer accommodation or food !!

Accommodation in Schoemanshoek 
Oudtshoorn - Activities & Attractions

 

 

How to get to our Centre

From JOHANNESBURG or CAPE TOWN: - Fly direct to George.  Hire a car from airport and travel over the Outeniqua Pass to Oudtshoorn. Continue through Oudtshoorn on R328 on the road to Cango Caves for 12.5kms and turn off to Schoemanhoek.  Here you will find a variety of small guesthouses and B&B's to suit all needs.  

We will send you specific directions for the last 3kms to the Centre.

From CAPE TOWN: - if you feel like a scenic drive (approximately 450kms) you can drive along the R62 all the way to Oudtshoorn

or N2 to Mossel Bay  on R328 or still further to George and then on to Oudtshoorn.

Restorative Asanas & Pranayama

 

Some of the 3-day retreats will focus ONLY on restorative yoga and pranayama.

 

It is extremely important not to neglect the restorative poses, as they give both the physical body and the subtle body a chance to recover.

Students and teachers of yoga ought to allow themselves regular periods of an exclusively restorative practice to help regulate their hormonal balance.

 

To be effective, the restorative poses require an attitude of receptivity and surrender.  Will power plays no part in their practice.

 

At a first glance these poses may not look dramatic or challenging.  But each pose is deeply therapeutic and helps to release tension and restore energy.  These poses are powerfully nurturing, in part because they can be held for longer than most other postures, because the body is supported.  They cool an agitated brain, reduce elevated blood pressure, rest the nervous system, and enable the immune and endocrine systems to function more efficiently.

 

“The antidote to stress is relaxation.  To relax is to rest deeply. This rest is completely different form sleep.  Deep states of sleep include periods of dreaming, which increase muscular tension, as well as other physiological signs of tension.  Relaxation is a state in which there is no movement, no effort, and the brain is quiet.

Restorative yoga poses are often referred to as active relaxation.  By supporting the body with various props, the student can alternately stimulate and relax the body towards balance.”    J. Lasater, PH.D, P.T.

 

 

Inside the Studio

Salamba Adho Mukha Virasana