YOGA,BREATHWORK & YOGA NIDRA
Breathwork is a practice that evolved over thousands of years; it is the practice of conscious breathing to activate the nervous system, leading to greater awareness of our emotions & thoughts, improving the flow of energy as well as physical and mental health.
By practicing slow, deep breathing, we improve the way the body functions, for example, boosting cardiovascular and respiratory health.
Breathwork also affects mental health by regulating our mood, by sharpening attention and concentration.
Breathwork is often practiced with meditation techniques to achieve even more relaxation.
Our breathwork retreat is practiced in conjunction with yoga nidra (yogic sleep) for a deeply relaxing experience affecting body, mind and spirit.
Yoga Nidra or "yogic sleep" (in Sanskrit), is not only a deep relaxation technique; it is a state between sleeping and waking which is also called "psychic sleep". Practiced in a supine position, the body is completely relaxed and the practitioner turns the awareness inward by listening to a guided meditation. Practicing yoga nidra involves the practice of pratyahara ("withdrawal of the senses"), which is the fifth limb of Ashtanga yoga.
Practiced by ancient sages, yoga Nidra was used to watch the impression of the mind, in order to purify them to get closer to liberation or Moksha.
The practice of Yoga Nidra includes pranayama (breathing techniques) and dharana (concentration), which are the fourth and sixth limbs of Ashtanga yoga.
The practice of Yoga Nidra also stimulates the hormones in the pineal gland, which releases melatonin, a hormone that reduces stress, boosts the immune system and helps prevent illness.
Regular practice helps harmonize the brain hemispheres, promoting better mental performance.
Some of the benefits of Yoga Nidra are:
Calming the mind, relaxing and rejuvenating the body, soothing of the nervous system, reducing fatigue, strengthening of the immune system, improving sleep, boosting concentration levels
Yoga Nidra is very similar to meditation, however, while traditional meditation is usually practiced in the ‘waking’ state, Yoga Nidra occurs in the space between waking and dreaming, and explores the various dimensions of your being.
It is said that 30 minutes of Yoga Nidra equals 4 hours of sleep.
BREATHWORK & YOGA NIDRA RETREATS
4 Days/3 Nights Retreat
The retreat includes: Daily meditation, breathwork (pranayama), yoga, yoga nidra, brunch, dinner, herbal teas, fruit drinks, 3 nights accommodation
Arrive by 1pm for registration
2pm Welcome drink and retreat guidelines
4.30pm yin yoga
6pm yoga nidra
8pm free time
8am gentle hatha yoga
12pm Yoga Nidra
1pm Fruit drink
4.30pm Yin Yoga
6pm Yoga Nidra
8pm Free time
8am gentle hatha yoga
11am Yoga Nidra
12.30pm Fruit drink
End of retreat
12,000 THB : Including shared accommodation -single bed- at the house
15,000 THB: including single accommodation at the resort
27,000THB : including double accommodation at the resort (2 guests)
7,000 baht deposit to be paid to secure your place
Balance due 15 days before the retreat starting date
PAYMENTS ARE MADE THROUGH STRIPE OR WISE
Stripe Wise payments: please inquire
Fully refundable until 15 days before the retreat starting date
No refund if cancelled less than 15 days before the retreat starting date
(the fee can be used for any retreat at Marga Yoga for one year from the payment date)