21st - 27th January 2018
Satsanga Retreat, Goa, India
Using the power of an embodied practice, this week is an opportunity to look at what causes our patterns, mental, emotional and physical.
A Week-Long Retreat
Using the power of an embodied practice, this week is an opportunity to look at what causes our patterns, mental, emotional, physical. They are all intimately intertwined and until we understand this and allow ourselves to look with curiosity and observe our stories then we will remained stuck in our “replay” mode. Aren’t we looking for a sense of “Aliveness” in our everyday lives? Then we need to let go of our preconceived ideas in order to receive that.
Using Julie’s unique form of asana and movement, Sacred Dance, Creative Writing and Somatic Meditation, we will travel on a journey of self discovery. Peeling away layers of self perception to create space internally and externally, explore the hows and whys and drop the unnecessary patterns along the way. Sometimes just taking a moment to pause, breathe, listen and then observe allows us to see what we are holding on to or what we have decided is still a limitation even though it is something from our past that no longer exists.
For Julie, all practices must be somatic, with awareness, with feeling and investigation. Embodied. We will move through asana as an exploration, dance with the emotional waves and pulses, let our stories unfold in our bodies, on paper and in release.
This will be a full immersion and all the wonderful comforts of Satsanga Retreat Centre and Julie’s careful guidance will allow you to let go of everything that no longer serves you and begin again, with new clarity, tools for re-programming and a deeper connection to who you really are.
What To Expect
Every morning we start the day with a Meditation and asana Flow Practice. We then take a good long break to have Brunch, tea and some free time!
The afternoon will involve Creative Writing and Movement Exploration and Sacred Dance.
Double or Shared Occupancy
Prices include accommodation, meals and all sessions and activities with Julie Martin and guest teachers.
About Your Teacher
Julie Martin wants you to think outside the box, get off your mat, shake up the old dogmas and find freedom to unfold into the beauty of a yoga practice that emerges from the inside. With over 25 years of experience and an international following of students and teachers alike, Julie’s greatest aim is to inspire. Her particular passion for human movement means continual investigation of new anatomical approaches, working with natural movement, range of motion, integrated stability and letting go of some of the old asana myths in order to move with the body and not against it. The practice is always an enquiry, a somatic exploration of sensation, movement andstillness.