Once again Julie Martin and Emil Wendel bring together their knowledge, resources and passion to offer an Advanced Practitioners Retreat, this year in beautiful France. An intensive week of study with up to 7 hours a day giving you time to explore Julie’s dance of the asana as Emil peels away the layers of philosophical and psychological underpinnings of Yoga. We invite you to dive deeper into your practice with curiosity and join us in movement and stillness, dialogue and silence all wrapped up in a beautiful French chateau.
A recurring event for the Brahmani Team, this is an important intensive week. Perfect for teachers and regular practitioners who want more than a "yoga holiday" but without the homework of a teacher training. Everyday will involve the practices of movement and stillness but we include sessions of inquiry, discussing the philosophy of modern yoga as well as playing with the intelligence of the body.
We include a few days of silence as well as contemplative mornings and encourage attendees to stay off line. In a beautiful setting without distractions, we can switch off from daily life, absorb more through awareness and leave refreshed and inspired to get back to life!
SAMPLE DAILY TIMETABLE:
06.00 - 07.30 Meditation and Pranayama with Emil
07.30 - 08.00 Tea break in Silence
08.00-10.30 Asana and movement class with Julie
11.00 - 12.30 Brunch/Lunch
12.30 - 15.00 Free time
15.00 - 17.00 Philosophy discourse with Emil
17.00 - 17.30 Tea/snack break
17.30 - 18.45 Movement work with Julie
20.00 - Some evenings will have an after dinner event.
We have found a beautiful setting for this year’s retreat in the French countryside. Château de Puissentut (pronounced pwee-sen-toot) is a medieval château with a modern twist. Located in the heart of the Gers in South West France the rural setting is wonderfully tranquil. It has been recently restored and renovated to a very high standard, while the robust stone walls have stood for centuries and tell of various incarnations, the interior is fresh and modern. The Château is set in pretty gardens with views across fields and woodlands.
Accommodation: There are several double/twin bedrooms in the main house with its charm and character fully retained yet it is supremely comfortable.
The Yoga Studio: The Barn is a wonderful studio space, with its high ceiling it is very airy and its wooden floors make it warm and inviting and it is fully equipped with all yoga props.