The Tantrik yogi, who has attained immersion into the centre, in the post-meditative state as well, swaying blissfully - as if drunk - with the afterglow of the sweet taste of Samādhi, sees the mass of existent things, beings, feelings and mental states dissolving into the Sky of Awareness like wisps of autumn cloud.
/ Pratyabhijña Hṛdaya by Rajanaika Ksemeraja, 11th Century /
Translated by Christopher Wallis
AN INSPIRED YOGA IMMERSION IN UBUD
Submerge into the endless depths of asana, mantra, meditation, pranayama, nutrition, self-inquiry, philosophy, history, anatomy and yogic lifestyle. Samavesa is an invitation to unfold inside the ancient and transformational teachings of Yoga. Taking your study and knowledge to ever-deeper realms of embodiment and experience.
A yoga immersion that counts towards a yoga Teacher Training but with no pressure to teach. One that’s rich in knowledge but for your own curiosity. That’s packed full of practices to strengthen your energy body, and led by world-class teachers to leave you inspired and informed. Integrating a daily meditation and asana practice so you can go back into the world feeling fully resourced and wide-awake.
For yoga students, this is a way to make yoga more central to your life. To practice for hours a day, really understand the poses, get clear on alignment, cleanse and clarify your body and quench your thirst for more.
For yoga teachers, it will be a time to retreat, refresh and regroup. A knowledge-rich 12 days, the yoga immersion is packed with inspiring ways to enliven your classes, set new boundaries and prioritise your own practice. Through the art of theming and safe sequencing, daily sadhana, intuitive movement and embodiment, classical non-dual Tantrik philosophy, history, functional anatomy, Ayurvedic diet and yogic lifestyle.
DAILY YOGA PRACTICE AND STUDY
Each day begins with a morning sādhana, followed by a two hour yoga practice. You’ll have a long brunch and time to rest before we analyse the class, share our approach and give you chance to share your experience. The rest of the day is dedicated to study modules, more rest, asana labs and an evening practice of yin or restorative.
MODULES are three-hour study periods where we go deep into philosophy, history, anatomy, Ayurveda, diet, lifestyle, nutrition and self-care. We’ll be supported by our world-class guest teachers, Christopher Wallis and Rachel Ellery, and we’ll also bring in practitioners from Ubud to offer sound healings and workshops.
LABS will focus specifically on asana where we’ll break down poses, get clear on alignment, go into safe sequencing, class structure, the art of theming and how to develop and enliven a home practice.
FREE TIME comes throughout each day but there will be two days without any study - just morning sadhana, self-practice and evening restorative. On three of the evenings you can choose to join us for excursions to the spa, ecstatic dance and a closing dinner at one of the beautiful vegan restaurants. There is also an optional trip to the water temple on the last day for a final blessing.
FOOD in Ubud is an adventure in itself. Breakfast/brunch is included and prepared at the onsite organic café, but feel free to explore when it comes to dinner and make the most of your free days to indulge in all the raw, vegan, veggie and Indonesian cafes and restaurants on offer.
*The schedule is not set in stone and we may make changes, depending on the flow and needs of the group.
7:00 - 8:15am
Pranayama, mantra, meditation and journaling
8:30 - 10:30am
A dynamic flow, inspired by the schools of Anusara, Embodied Flow™, Rasa and Forrest
10:30am - 12:00pm
Eat, rest, nap, read, journal, process
12:00 - 12:30pm
Class breakdown and an opportunity to share
12:30 - 3:30
Philosophy, history, anatomy, Ayurveda, diet, nutrition, yogic lifestyle, self-care
3:30 - 4:30pm
Swim in the pool, retreat to your room, hang out with your new friends
4:30 - 5:30pm
Alignment, safe sequencing, the art of theming, developing a home practice
5:30 - 7:00pm
Onsite at our organic café or visit one of the nearby cafes and restaurants
7:00 - 8:30 pm
Yin, restorative or an excursion to the spa, dancing or dinner