First retreat in Surya

Welcome to the first yoga retreat in Surya International Yoga Study Center Croatia!

This November we will talk about the possibilities, effects, and responsibilities of new beginnings; new starts. Why is it sometimes difficult? Can we know if we are on the right path?

According to yoga philosophy, if we live in the moment, everything is always new. However, in each life, there are some special impressions that are more intense than other moments. Due to that these impressions become more important. And these intense moments in our lives should be transformed into our own benefit. In this week we will work on this topic. To experience how we can look to the bigger picture of our own little life.

To prepare for this retreat and get maximum benefits, we invite you to study the following sutras of Patanjali comment by Taimni 1.33 / 2.3 / 2.4 / 2.5 / 2.11 / 2.12 / 2.15 / 2.23 / 2.29 / and 1st, 2nd and 6th chapter from the Gita.

The new moon in Scorpio will be exact on the first day of our retreat, November 15th. New moon energy is always about a new beginning. Scorpio energy is about intuition and digging deep.

This concerns all the living creatures on a global scale as well as in our individual lives. What a lovely energy to support us throughout the retreat program!

We like to welcome you to our brand new and cozy retreat center, away from your everyday obligations. In a pleasant, safe, and caring environment, where everything you might need is provided for you.

The center is a very special place due to the alignments we made according to the ancient Vedic architecture (Vastu). This means that everything in the house, including the entrances and the windows, are placed as much as possible in a way that provides the purest energy. The energy which supports better grounding and connection to the source through which we can have deeper meditations.

There are only 16 spots available!

When: November 15th to 22nd 2019

Where: Surya IYSC

Price:

€ 780 dormitory

€ 820 triple room

€ 850 double room

The retreat consists of:

*Arrival day (Sunday, November 15th, 2020)

*6 full course days

*Departure day (Sunday, November 22nd, 2020)

The retreat starts with lunch/dinner and a gathering with an introduction meeting on the arrival day. The next morning we start with practice.

A usual day at the retreat looks like this:

06:00-06:30 meditation

06:30-8:30 asanas

08:30- 09:00 breathing exercise/pranayama

09:00-09:30 meditation

short tea break

09:40-10:30 lecture/satsang

11:00 brunch

free time

14:30-16:30 asanas & meditation

17:00 dinner

19:00-21:00 lecture/satsang

The morning practice is dynamic and challenging Hatha yoga. We are discovering the possibilities of the body and play with the physical/mental borders. Always with respect for what is possible or not. The challenge is to play, not to reach the final pose. We will talk about the logic behind the poses and of the body, the effect and the purpose of the practical part of the Ashtanga yoga. What is the cause of limitation and how can we overcome this limitation. Why do we function the way we do. There is a perfect philosophy which is based on ages of experience of the yogi’s.

The afternoon practice serves as a preparation for meditation and the sitting pose. It focuses on opening the hips and the pelvis. We will dive into the philosophy of yoga practice and due to that, we will understand what meditation is and what it can bring us. It is a journey to our inner self. To become a human as we are meant to be.

Questions are always welcome and the lectures are interactive.

This retreat will be a challenge for those who are already practicing for a while and are looking for more. Those who are curious about the background of what yoga really is. Those with serious medical problems should consult a doctor for advice.

Price includes:

*7 nights accommodation

*welcome dinner

*2 meals per day

*yoga classes

*meditation classes

*lectures

*individual talks and consultations

*assistance with traveling arrangements

*support throughout the retreat

*tourist tax

*guided walk/hike

*Zagreb airport pickup

*guided tour of the area with a local guide

Price does NOT include travel expenses.

Language: English

Payments go to HR4123600001102742386

For more information and applications feel free to contact us.

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