September 19-21, 2014 ~ Equinox in hilltop village of Alan, France
Not your “typical” Yoga workshop, this weekend will relax, expand and bring peace to your heart! Ashtanga yoga is a system of yoga transmitted to the modern world by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois (1915-2009). This method of yoga involves synchronizing the breath with a progressive series of postures—a process producing intense internal heat and a profuse, purifying sweat that detoxifies muscles and organs. The result is improved circulation, a light and strong body, and a calm mind. We make it accessible to all levels.
To this we add the magic of Tantra! Forget about its reputation, this weekend you will be learning (& experiencing) White Tantric Meditations that will help you to connect with the deepest parts of yourself and the world around you: The Earth, Sun, Air & Water. Tantra is an ancient practice of reuniting with your spiritual source.
The Autumnal Equinox is a time of great power and balance. We tune into the energy of the planet to find power & balance within ourselves.
The intention of the weekend is to release tension, stress, fear, anxiety, worry, etc and replace it with happiness, joy, peace of mind, energy and strength.
Friday 5-7:30pm – Introduction to the Weekend (Ashtanga Yoga and White Tantric Meditations) We begin our journey together here, as we go over the concepts of the weekend workshop that is designed to get us all to a place of wellbeing, balance and oneness. This will be followed by dinner
Saturday 10am – Fundamentals Ashtanga Yoga (Workshop – 3hrs)
Ashtanga Yoga to help the body increase blood oxygenation, stretch and tone the muscles, clear the elimination channels, stimulate and tone up the internal abdominal organs, while increasing spine and waist flexibility. Mentally preparing us to better focus and concentrate. Reducing depression, anxiety and stress, and increasing a “good mood” for a better mind to body coordination.
Saturday 2:30pm – CORE Meditation (Workshop 2hrs)
This powerful meditation is found in numerous spiritual practices and cultures around the world. We have focused and distilled the essence of it to make it easy for beginners while still being profoundly potent for advanced practitioners. We will connect directly with the greatest sources of power & energy of the Earth and the Sun to then use that energy to heal & transform not just ourselves, but others in our life and even the rest of the world.
Sunday 10am – Master Class (Ashtanga Yoga, Medicine Wheel Ceremony and White Tantric Healing Meditation – 3hrs)
After practicing an invigorating Ashtanga Yoga class, the White Tantric Healing Circle is in fact a powerfully transformational meditation technique. A deep resting meditation that dissolves subconscious blocks and old patterns that prevent people from enjoying their lives fully. The subconscious mind can release thousands of thoughts in the blink of an eye. These thoughts, if unchecked, manifest negatively in the emotions and the physical body, impeding the quest for happiness and awareness.
Sunday 1-3pm – Closing Circle (Satsang / Potluck)
Alan is a very peaceful small village in rural France. It is less than an hour from Toulouse Blagnac International Airport (TLS). This is a very lovely part of the country that is right on the edge of the Pyrénées mountains. It’s only a couple hours drive to both the Atlantic coast and the Mediterranean.
Workshop will be held at the Bishops’ Palace of Comminges.
At the end of the 15th century, Jean de Foix Grailly, Bishop of Comminges, built as his winter residence a palace, which was enlarged by the Bishops of Osmond in the 18th century. The spiral staircase, the gothic tympanum decorated with its famous cow and the large salons still evoque their sumptuous life.
Abandoned for two centuries and falling into ruin, here it is restored, inhabited and open to the public.
Workshop only: €175 per person
Workshop and Accommodation at Bishops Palace: €285 per person (Fri-Sun). There is an option to extend your stay, to arrive earlier or stay later for only €60 per person per night.
Marién Enid Caraballo-Cales has been teaching Ashtanga Yoga for over 7 years and is masterful at making it fun and pushing each person to reach their highest potential.
Peter Ross Voigt is an internationally certified MT & Energy Healer who has been teaching classes and workshops around the world for over 20 years.
Together they create an atmosphere of love and possibility, helping to balance the masculine and feminine aspects within each of us.
For more information, you can contact them here: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or call Peter at 1.414.699.7333