Rock(et) 'n' Roll into New Year
Jan
1
1:00 PM13:00

Rock(et) 'n' Roll into New Year


Start the new year flying – through a 90min music-powered dynamic vinyasa practice inspired by the sweaty playful spirit of the Rocket 2 sequence, rolling into 30 mins of deep yin meditation.

A full-spectrum practice on day 1 of 2018 to shake out the old and ease in the new. You’ll wish it was the only New Year’s party you went to.

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South of France Summer Retreat
Aug
18
to Aug 24

South of France Summer Retreat

Sumptuous Summer Retreat in Sizzling South of France

A week of Rocket, Restorative and Yin Yoga in a luxury rustic villa and near Cannes, with organic garden-grown and locally sourced food. Hosted by Marcus Veda.

Silent meditation in the morning with two hours of Rocket yoga and pranayanma in the fully equipped private yoga shala. Followed by sumptuous brunch in the morning sunshine of the Buddha garden. Then some time to unwind by the pool or escape to the many enclaves of the grounds. Afternoon tea will be followed by a 90min evening session of Yin or Restorative yoga (one day an asana clinic working on specifics of your practice, inversions etc) and then dinner as the sun sets.

Open air moonlight jacuzzi. Steam room, pool and gym. Tennis court in the olive grove and traditional parc de Pétanque. One day boat trip to islands off Cannes for sunset yoga on the beach, dinner under the stars, picnic on the deck.

All bedrooms ensuite (sharing double or twin). Single supplement available on request.

£1050 Including transfers from Nice airport tba. (Flights not included)

Contact to book your spot.

 

EXTRA ACTIVITIES FOR YOGA RETREAT WEEK:

❖ Boat outing to island with evening Sunset yoga and dinner on the water under the stars. Paddle board yoga, and canoeing, swimming, snorkelling and sunbathing on deck. Water games: donuts, banana boats, mattress, para sailing.

❖ Cooking with fire (wood-fired pizza, charcoal grilled vegetables). harvesting our own food from the gardens.

❖ Gorge walking and rock pool jumping

❖ Perfume making at Fragonard or Galimard in Grasse (make your own scents and tour of the factory)

❖ Gourmet chocolate making at Florisan

❖ Cannes for sights and shopping

❖ Go-karting and visit to Gordoun, a gorge top village with amazing views

❖ Tennis, table tennis, petanque, water volley ball, swimming at the house

❖ Jacuzzi and steam room hammam at the house

❖ Massage, facials, manicures, pedicures can be arranged at the house

❖ Thai massage available

❖ Visit to a traditional French market (Valbonne on a Friday morning is wonderful for local crafts, food, clothes.)

❖ Nice antique market in the old town on a Monday morning.

❖ St Tropez market by boat.

❖ Art galleries in nearby Mougins, an old town high on a hill (10 minutes away) or Picasso museum right by the sea in Antibes (30 mins away)

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Get high on your own supply
Dec
1
2:00 PM14:00

Get high on your own supply

Rebecca Dennis takes you on a powerful journey of breath to a soundtrack mixed live by Marcus Veda to enhance the ride and open your mind. You will learn and experience the deep healing benefits of this technique and practice this cutting edge self-healing breathwork. It can help you let go of unhealthy breathing habits, such as shallow breathing, have a deeper understanding of breath patterns and release both physical and emotional tension from the body... dramatically shifting the way you feel in your body and bring higher states of awareness.

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Yin & Psychedelic Gong Experience
Nov
25
2:00 PM14:00

Yin & Psychedelic Gong Experience

A live music and multi sensory yin yoga journey for the new moon. Featuring Cherub Sanson and Tim Wheater

More than just a gong bath, Cherub and Tim also mix in shamanic drums, singing bowls and a menagerie of unusual and rare instruments.

In yin yoga we use long held postures to release blockages in prana (or qi) in the body. We work deep into the fascia and connective tissue in the body to a place your regular dynamic yoga practice won't access. We will open up the energy channels (nadis/meridians) and try to move this energy through the body, releasing tension, stress, tightness but also emotions, thoughts and vrittis (fluctuations of the mind). Working from the Anamaya Kosha to the Pranamaya Kosha (The physical to the energetic sheath).

The slow passive release of yin is a much needed complement to a regular dynamic "yang" practice. It will be challenging physically and mentally but in a more unexpected way for those who think that Yin is just about "doing nothing". It is the Andrex of Yoga, soft and strong. We will work through traditional yin yoga postures and some that may be new to all.
 

 

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Flight Club: Inversions Workshop
Sep
2
2:30 PM14:30

Flight Club: Inversions Workshop

Inversions can become the big obstacles in any vinyasa practice, worse still they can become the goal that make you lose sight of the practice. By approaching them like any other posture- safely, intelligently and with patience- we can see them as just another challenge to our Tapas on the mat.

It can be a great feeling when you take some weight off your feet and onto your hands, and extremely beneficial for the body and mind if you can maintain these postures. But overcoming the fear in getting there is sometimes harder than the techniques themselves, so we will be using various ways and means to get up with props, walls, partners and mostly your inner (core) strength so you you can experience what it feels like up there. Staying there is then up to you.

Working through and breaking down the inversions and tricky transitions of Larry Schultz' Ashtanga-inspired Rocket Yoga, expect intros to headstand variations, handstand, fore-arm stand, Lifts up, over through and into. Rocket gives you wings, whether you're still working on take-off or want to fly higher.

This workshop should be challenging and fun for all levels (except complete beginners).

Put the float in your boat!

 

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Yin It Up to the Eyeballs
May
20
2:00 PM14:00

Yin It Up to the Eyeballs

Yin It Up to the Eyeballs
Saturday 20th May
14:00 - 16:30

Light Centre Monument

Thy will be still.

In yin yoga we use long held postures to release blockages in prana (or qi) in the body. We work deep into the fascia and connective tissue in the body to a place your regular dynamic yoga practice won't access. We will open up the energy channels (nadis/meridians) and try to move this energy through the body, releasing tension, stress, tightness but also emotions, thoughts and vrittis (fluctuations of the mind). Working from the Anamaya Kosha to the Pranamaya Kosha (The physical to the energetic sheath).

This will not be a bolster-hugging restorative yoga workshop. Increasingly, experienced vinyasa yoga practitioners find the slow passive release of yin is a much needed complement to their regular dynamic "yang" practice. It will be challenging physically and mentally but in a more unexpected way for those who think that Yin is about "doing nothing". It is the Andrex of Yoga, soft and strong. We will work through traditional yin yoga postures and some that may be new to all.

"See your thoughts, don't be your thoughts."

Marcus trained in Yin with the Yoga People, students of Paul Grilley.

£25

Please call the Light Centre now to book your place.
020 7628 7780

PLEASE NOTE NEW LOCATION AND TIME!!

Light Centre Monument
36 St Mary at Hill
London EC3R 8DU
(less than 5 min walk from Bank/Monument tube station)

For more information or to book, please call 0207 628 7780 0728 or visit https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=20481&stype=-8&sTG=51&sView=day&sLoc=3&sTrn=100000243&date=05%2F20%2F17

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Ibiza Rocket & Restore Retreat 2017 - SOLD OUT -
Apr
29
to May 6

Ibiza Rocket & Restore Retreat 2017 - SOLD OUT -

Emerge from the hibernation of the long British winter and ‘Rocket’ yourself into Spring on the iconic island of Ibiza.

Staying in the breathtaking hills, surrounded by all that this inspiring island has to offer, you’ll be based in a beautifully crafted, luxury ‘finca’ (traditional farmhouse).

Nestled amongst 25,000 acres of private land, it boasts amazing views, a stunning pool, numerous terraces, lounge areas, olive tree groves, hammock spots and a purpose built geodesic yoga dome.

No need to even leave this paradisical spot, but if you do, spectacular hill walking trails are on your doorstep and 5 minutes drive takes you to a lovely local Iberican village. Ibiza’s best beaches, cafes, bars and clubs are no more than 10-15 min drive away, with the airport being within very easy reach too (15 min).

Marcus will lead you through daily Rocket Yoga sessions (assisted by inversion-queen, Morgan Stanley)… a time to spread your yoga-wings and explore your dynamic practice in detail.

In the evenings he’ll be working your inner ‘Yin’, longer held poses to deepen and release further into the body.

Throughout the week these will be interspersed with evening Restorative Yoga sessions led by Natasha Whittle to counterbalance the ‘Yang’ energy and relax, replenish and restore the body and mind..

You’ll be kept fueled and hydrated by the delicious, nutritious and nourishing food delights of Tracey "Spiritual" Sadler.

The full restoration of the soul will be completed with onsite aromatherapy massage treatments by BuddPong®

With a few yogi surprises inspired by this world famous island to boot, this is the ultimate in a full experience yoga holiday.

£950 for all Yoga, Food and Accomodation (Flights not included)

Contact to book your spot

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Yin and Bear It
Feb
11
2:30 PM14:30

Yin and Bear It

Thy will be still.

In yin yoga we use long held postures to release blockages in prana (or qi) in the body. We work deep into the fascia and connective tissue in the body to a place your regular dynamic yoga practice won't access. We will open up the energy channels (nadis/meridians) and try to move this energy through the body, releasing tension, stress, tightness but also emotions, thoughts and vrittis (fluctuations of the mind). Working from the Anamaya Kosha to the Pranamaya Kosha (The physical to the energetic sheath).

This will not be a bolster-hugging restorative yoga workshop. Increasingly, experienced vinyasa yoga practitioners find the slow passive release of yin is a much needed complement to their regular dynamic "yang" practice. It will be challenging physically and mentally but in a more unexpected way for those who think that Yin is about "doing nothing". It is the Andrex of Yoga, soft and strong. We will work through traditional yin yoga postures and some that may be new to all.

"See your thoughts, don't be your thoughts."

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"Rocket & Pranayama Workshop" @Triyoga Camden
Jan
28
2:00 PM14:00

"Rocket & Pranayama Workshop" @Triyoga Camden

A supercharged music-led flying vinyasa practice followed by a pranayama mind explosion to take you into orbit."

Focussing on the 3rd and 4th limbs of Ashtanga yoga- Asana and Pranayama, this workshop will use a fusion of Larry Schultz' dynamic "Rocket" yoga sequences to get you "charged up" and ready to ascend towards the 7th limb of dhyana (meditation) with a powerful Ananda Mandala (Circle of Bliss) pranayama. Concentrating on bandhas and breath in the asana practice, Rocket gives you wings, stimulating the sympathetic nervous system through a constant flow synched to specially produced soundtrack to get lift-off physically and energetically. The yogi is encouraged to find lightness in attitude and approach to all the inversions, arm-balances, backbends and heart-opening postures of the Rocket. It's not about "achieving" any postures but "feeling" in them. The breath and movement doesn't stop until the seated Kundalini Ananda, accessing higher states of awareness and consciousness as we move from the physical to the energetic. Be prepared to fly.

For all levels of practitioner (w/some experience of vinyasa yoga)

The Rocket is a style of yoga developed by Larry schultz of Its Yoga San Francisco to make the Primary, Intermediate and Advanced series of Ashtanga Vinyasa more accessible to everyone without losing the spirit and power of the original practice.

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Xmas Yin Yoga for Yang Yogis
Dec
10
2:30 PM14:30

Xmas Yin Yoga for Yang Yogis

At this time of year, we're often so busy trying to get everything done before the holidays that we forget to slow down. The 'Yang' of doing, doing, doing needs to be countered by the 'Yin' of NOT doing. In this workshop we stop.

Using long-held postures to release blockages in prana (or 'qi'), we will work deep into the fascia and connective tissue in the body, taking you to a place your regular dynamic yoga practice won't access. Where the Yang gets you strong, the Yin gets you long.

By opening up the energy channels (nadis/meridians) we try to move this energy through the body, releasing tension, stress, tightness but also emotions, thoughts and vrittis (fluctuations of the mind). We will work from the Anamaya Kosha to the Pranamaya Kosha (the physical to the energetic sheath), taking your yoga practice to a new level.

Marcus Veda & Rocket Yoga London trained in Yin with the Yoga People, students of Paul Grilley.

£25
2.30-4.30pm
Sat 10 Dec

If you wish to book, please email: team@yogarisepeckham.com. 

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Dead Yogis Society - Ep VII: Presence Not Presents
Dec
7
to Dec 8

Dead Yogis Society - Ep VII: Presence Not Presents

For our Christmas special we'll be interrupting 'silly season' to ask you to give the gift of presence. 

Christmas. A time when everyone goes a bit overboard, forgets all about aparigraha (non-coveting) and looks forward to weeks of celebration, culminating in the ultimate indulgence - Christmas Day. The last of any good habits we've managed to retain for the year get forgotten about because we can pick them up again come January in the form of a 'New Year's Resolution'. 

But not this year. Join us in the Crypt, where we continue to focus on the yoga of action – karma yoga. Give up your energy and dedicate your practice to the benefit of others.

This time we raise funds for The Spitalfields Crypt Trust – a charity who have been supporting the homeless, as well as people recovering from addiction for the last 50 years, by helping them to get clean and sober, develop self-respect and hope for a much better future. The best thing about supporting this particular charity? They're a small East London based charity where your donations will make the world of difference to someone's Christmas. 

Come together, breathe together, sweat, fly and die together. With a bit of tinsel on.

£20 limited number of early Dead Yogis tickets available, £25 thereafter. All profits go towards helping those in need. 

Christmas hats and festive cheer encouraged. 

EVENT INFORMATION...

THE CHARITY - Profits all get donated to Spitalfields Crypt Trust - see website for information.

THE PRACTICE - Rocket: a sweaty, dynamic flow based on the Ashtanga system. We'll be led through a relay practice by four of London's best Rocket yoga teachers. Practice will be accompanied by Cherub and Tim's (Insta: cherub_soundmind) magical sound journey of life and death. Expect gongs and a whole lot more.

TIME - doors open at 6:15pm, practice starts at 6.30pm. We aim to finish by 8:45/9pm ish. 

MATS - we do provide some mats, but if you would prefer to bring your own, please do! 

CHANGING ROOMS - there are changing rooms, but no showers

WEAR - whatever you can stretch and get sweaty in. It's not a catwalk.

We will have the usual 'Poncey Water' on hand to re-hydrate you afterwards, but please remember to bring water if you require it during the practice :)

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The Yinner takes all
Oct
29
2:30 PM14:30

The Yinner takes all

In yin yoga we use long held postures to release blockages in prana (or qi) in the body. We work deep into the fascia and connective tissue in the body to a place your regular dynamic yoga practice won't access. We will open up the energy channels (nadis/meridians) and try to move this energy through the body, releasing tension, stress, tightness but also emotions, thoughts and vrittis (fluctuations of the mind). Working from the Anamaya Kosha to the Pranamaya Kosha (The physical to the energetic sheath).

http://www.yinyoga.com/ys1_4.2.1.1_five_vrittis.php


Marcus trained in Yin with the Yoga People, students of Paul Grilley. 

£25
Please call the Light Centre now to book your place: 020 7881 0728

Light Centre Belgravia
9 Eccleston Street
London SW1W 9LX
(less than 5 min walk from Victoria tube station)

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Rocket Workshop @ Om Yoga Show
Oct
22
2:00 PM14:00

Rocket Workshop @ Om Yoga Show

http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-om-yoga-show-tickets-19682088657A fusion of Larry Schultz’ original dynamic “Rocket” yoga sequences set to a specially mixed soundtrack- synching breath with movement. Focusing on the importance of the real flow often lost from ‘vinyasa’ labelled classes, this workshop will not be about breaking-down, but lifting up; a non-stop moving meditation stimulating the sympathetic nervous system and tuning into the group energy of a room full of playful prana-heads. Yogis of all levels are encouraged to find lightness in their practice through all the inversions, arm-balances, backbends and balances of the supercharged Rocket system.. It’s not about “achieving” asanas but “feeling” them. You will sweat, smile and get lifted.

Tickets only £12 in advance:

http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-om-yoga-show-tickets-19682088657

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Rocket, Dharma & Yin Retreat in the Catskills, NY
Sep
2
to Sep 7

Rocket, Dharma & Yin Retreat in the Catskills, NY

I am very excited to be co-hosting a Rocket & Dharma retreat for the first time in the USA with yogi don Nathalie Mukusheva (http://nathaliemukusheva.com). A short ride away from Woodstock, we will be growing our hair, getting our flowery shirts on and going full 70s rock n roll.

Don’t miss this chance to go deeper into your practice under the guidance of two experienced and dedicated teachers in a location renowned for its unspoiled beauty, variety of wildlife, abundance of streams and rivers and ancient forested mountains.

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Magical Island Yoga Retreat in Sweden - SOLD OUT -
Jul
31
to Aug 7

Magical Island Yoga Retreat in Sweden - SOLD OUT -

Scandoir yoga retreat with Marcus Veda on magical island in Sweden 31 July-7 August 2016

Join us for a week of Rocket yoga and delicious, nourishing vegetarian food on your very own magical island in Sweden. 

Idöborg is a beautiful island in the Stockholm Archipelago. Yoga studio overlooking the sea, traditional sauna and rustic luxury accommodation - a unique destination promising an unforgettable journey for body, mind and spirit. 

The retreat schedule will consist of two daily asana classes involving pranayama and meditation. Included within the price are 8 days of yoga tuition, all meals, accommodation and local transfers. The retreat week also includes a daytrip to Sandhamn, a popular, idyllic nearby island in the Stockholm archipelago as well as guided kayaking and traditional wood-fired sauna. 

Link to Facebook event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/532504613595762/

Link to more info on my website: http://scandoir.com/?page_id=1318

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Spring Bank Holiday Rocket and Yin Yoga Retreat in Catalonia
May
30
to Jun 2

Spring Bank Holiday Rocket and Yin Yoga Retreat in Catalonia

Rocket and Yin Yoga Retreat in the stunning hills of Catalonia from 30th May to 2nd June 2016.

Escape the hectic stress of London for a long bank holiday immersion in yoga, healthy living and letting go. Two hours of energising Rocket Yoga and pranayama every morning and 90 mins of deep Yin and meditation every evening with Marcus Veda.

We will be focussing on taking your practice to the next level, working on the various aspects of the Rocket yoga system from the breath, vinyasa, bandhas and alignment to advanced asana inversions, arm balances and transitions. Then fully letting go with the deep fascial release of YinAll levels of practitioner welcome (although some experience of dynamic yoga is recommended).

 

Nestled amongst 25,000 acres of private land, it boasts amazing views, a stunning pool, numerous terraces, lounge areas, jacuzzi, splash pool, olive tree groves, hammock spots, trampoline, mini tennis court and space to escape. Most are so enchanted they rarely want to leave, but if you do, spectacular hill walking trails are on your doorstep and bikes to cycle down to the nearby lake. 

With a few yogi surprises inspired by the beautiful remote surroundings, this is the ultimate in a full experience yoga holiday. 


The Food
The catering for the retreat will be provided by the owner of Retreat Café, Kim Parsons. Kim’s background as a chef and naturopath mean her meals are wholesome and nutritionally balanced yet presented and thought through to restaurant quality. A nourishing experience of culinary delights will be provided throughout your stay. All meals are included as well as snacks and packed lunches on request. If you have any dietary requirements please feel free to email Kim.

Please see below for further information regarding booking methods, payments, flights & transfers; all of which we recommend you arrange ASAP to arrange the best available deal.

Please feel free to contact us with any further questions at kim@retreatcafe.com or goodlordveda@gmail.com

The Cost:
Accomodation, food and all yoga included for £399

Deposit: 
To confirm your place, we ask for a deposit of £299. Email for bank details.

Flights:
Direct flights to Barcelona can be found by searching on: http://www.skyscanner.net/ 

Transfer options:
There are various options from Barcelona airport. Please feel free to email us your flight details so we can help arrange possible taxi shares with other guests.
The average prices for taxi’s are as follows:
Taxi for 4 persons (+luggage) £150
Minibus for 20ppl @£185 (http://www.suntransfers.com/)

The villa

There's lots to keep you entertained each day with a paddle court (mini tennis), outdoor pool and sun loungers, an indoor pool/spa, a lovely garden with soccer goals and a trampoline, table tennis table and foosball, Wifi, and cycles for rides into the hills or down to the nearby lake.

A day excursion to the go-kart track is highly recomended for speed freaks and frustrated racers.

Accommodation & Prices
The villa is comprised of 6 guest bedrooms. Prices from £399 for sharing.

All rooms have en suite bathrooms. 
Please be aware that the above prices do not include flights and transfers

Location

La Portella, Guardiola de Bassella, Catalonia 25792, Spain

Situated in the beautiful plains 1.5 hours north west of Barcelona near the town of Ponts in Catalonia, the villa is an ancient farmhouse refurbished to a modern standard which has maintained all of its elegant rustic charm. With gorgeous views to the Pyrenees and the stunning surrounding rolling hills I can’t imagine a more relaxing location to escape the hustle and bustle of London.

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Dead Yogis Society - A New Hope
May
5
6:30 PM18:30

Dead Yogis Society - A New Hope

EPISODE IV

A NEW HOPE

With four yogis leading The Alliance, The Dead Yogis Society returns once more to the Crypt on the Green.

Pursued by the Ego's sinister agents, The Dead Yogis race aboard their Rocket ship to breathe together, sweat together, move together - with one intention. To restore an egoless state and remember what we practice for...

A Rocket Relay with live drums followed by Yin meditation.

For all levels of yoga experience. Bring a friend and don't make any plans afterwards.

£15 limited number of early Dead Yogis tickets availabile, £20 thereafter. All profits to Barnardo's charity.

May the fifth be with you...

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Inversions Workshop **SOLD OUT**
Feb
27
1:30 PM13:30

Inversions Workshop **SOLD OUT**

Getting Upside Down from the Inside Out

From Headstand to Handstand, inversions can be the most beneficial (and fun!) postures in yoga, but are often the ones people find the hardest to do and the most daunting to try... 

This workshop will show you how to prepare yourself for the simple to the more challenging inverted asanas, and how to start incorporating them confidently and safely into your own practice. Get on your head, don't lose it.

All levels - beginner to frequent flyer

All levels welcome
£25

 

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Rocket & Ski Retreat *FULLY BOOKED*
Jan
23
to Jan 29

Rocket & Ski Retreat *FULLY BOOKED*

7 days in a Chic Luxury French Chalet, overlooking the exquisite heights of the French Alps & Mont Blanc hosted by Rocket Yogi Marcus Veda & Retreat Café Owner, Chef and Naturopath. Yoga, skiing, restoring in the fresh mountain air.

Prices range from £895 to £950 each

based on sharing for this all inclusive package

* Airfare and transfer not included. 

A Typical Day

·      Starts with Rocket Yoga, followed by an energizing superfood brunch which includes, smoothies, hot breakfast options, salads, home-made delights such as granola, hummus, frittata and soups.

·      The afternoons are yours to do as you please – whether you choose to get your skis on and hit the slopes or snow shoe in the great outdoors, toboggan down the piste with your fellow yogis, rug up by the open fire with a good book .

·      Apres-ski yin yoga & meditation followed by a 3 course taste sensation evening meal. 

·      Take home the amazing taste of the meals you savored during your stay with an e-cookbook and handbook filled with some of the retreat recipes as well as helpful nutritional advice.

Accommodation

Relax and enjoy the beautifully restored original charm and character of this stunning Chalet now finished to a luxury standard with modern facilities

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NYE Gongs & Rockets
Dec
31
3:00 PM15:00

NYE Gongs & Rockets

(Dead Yogis Society Episode II)

Rocket into new year. Till breath do us part.


Leave 2015 in a puddle of sweat on the floor. 2 hours of beat driven dynamic practice followed by a 5 strong gong bath to wash away your sins. The deep harmonic vibrations will lift you out of your body and into the new year- the furthest you can travel without going anywhere.

Bring a towel and your wings. Permission to fly. 


£25 (all profits to charity MIND)

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Flight Club with Marcus Veda and Leon London
Oct
31
2:30 PM14:30

Flight Club with Marcus Veda and Leon London

Inversions workshop and Rocket Fuel Matcha ceremony

Fire up the jets & get your float on…

What really makes the vinyasa flow is more about how you link the postures together than the postures themselves: the space between. How you get from one to the other without breaking the meditation and the connection to the breath. Transitions into and out of the asanas are the “glue” of the practice. This workshop will focus on establishing true lightness in your vinyasa. The mechanics of flight: The tools you need and how to use them. Finding your way up, over, through, back and into without bumps and breaks- towards the ultimate goal of effortless meditation.

Putting the jump in your rump. Expect simple to more advanced arm balances, inversions, transitions, tips and techniques for everyone- from frequent flyers to those who are yet to lift off. Using the traditional tools of Ashtanga Vinyasa- Breath, Bandhas and Intention- to get you up there.

The workshop will begin with a matcha tea tasting ceremony.. Peter Bender from Keiko will be providing a varied selection of matcha green teas to taste- the super powered antioxidant beverage that Buddhist monks use to focus the mind for meditation… and Rocket yogis use to power up the prana jets. Mula Rocket Fuel. The differences in the leaves and taste can be as complex as fine wines- only with the matcha you fly up instead of falling over after (mostly).

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Morocket Yoga Retreat
Jul
19
to Jul 26

Morocket Yoga Retreat

  • Dar Tifawine, Tameslouht, Marrakech, Morocco Morocco (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

 

Rocket in the Moroccan Heat!

 

For a truly invigorating retreat and a cleansing of the soul, we will give your mind & body a chance to stand still, breathe and let go. Allow the yoga and nourishing food provided by Marcus and Kim to reinvigorate you and your senses. During these 7 days you can enjoy delicious and healthy food, all made with local Moroccan produce and created to support your health and wellbeing, leaving you feeling detoxed, cleansed and in optimal health. After spending this time nurturing yourself, you will go home with a fresh perspective, not only on your yoga, but on life too. 

 

The Villa

Address: Dar Tifawine, Tameslouht, Marrakech, Morocco

Website: http://www.dartifawine.com

 

Set in natural green gardens, just 20 minutes from Marrakech this Villa has been designed to allow you to relax and unwind without any distractions from the world. Lounge by the pool and enjoy the direct view to the Atlas mountains. 2hrs of Rocket Yoga and Pranayama each morning and Yin yoga, meditation and asana workshops for 90mins every evening. The rest of the time is yours to do as little or as much as you want in the tranquility of the grounds or the bustle of Marrakech nearby.

The Villa itself has been designed in the traditional Moroccan Riad style of architecture to wrap around a central courtyard where the Yoga will take place each day.

In addition:

Excursions to Marrakech, markets, natural lakes and other tourist attractions will take place included in the full price.

Spa treatments will also be available with prior booking.

 

For pictures please see the following dropbox link:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/uj8tp3omqxmsyfy/AADazupgsOZQmKqF_hNwnIi6a?dl=0

 

The Food

The catering for the retreat will be provided by the owner of Retreat Café, Kim Parsons. Kim’s background as a chef and naturopath mean her meals are deliciously wholesome and nutritionally balanced. A nourishing experience of culinary delights will be provided throughout your stay. All meals are included as well as snacks and packed lunches on request. If you have any dietary requirements please feel free to email Kim.

 

The Yoga

2hrs Rocket Yoga practice and Pranayama each morning,

90mins Yin yoga, meditation or asana workshops in the evening.

Take your personal yoga practice to the next level during a week’s immersion.

 

Accommodation & Prices

Full price: £850pp

Single supplement available.

Please be aware that the above prices do not include flights and transfers.

 

Rooms:

Each of the 6 air-conditioned rooms (4 double + 1 triple + 1 quad) is equipped with its own bathroom, toilet and private terrace.

 Flights:

Direct flights to Marrakech can be found by searching on: http://www.skyscanner.net

 

Transfer options:

Taxi: Marrakech airport is located just 30 minutes drive by taxi from the retreat accomodation.

 

Dates:  Sun 19th to Sat 25th July 2015 (6 night, 7 days)

 

Terms and conditions

To confirm your place we require a deposit of £255

The remaining balance will be due 8 weeks prior to arrival (24th May 2015).

 

Cancellation Policy

A full refund will be honoured if cancellation occurs within 8 weeks prior to retreat start date. After this time 100% of the payment will be charged. Your booking will remain transferable if you wish for someone you know to take your place.

 

No Show

No refunds will be given to those guests who decide not to arrive at the designated retreat venue on time.

Please check that your travel insurance policy includes cover for unforeseen cancellations.

 

 

 

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Flight Club: Back to the Future
Apr
18
2:30 PM14:30

Flight Club: Back to the Future

Saturday 18th April
14:30 - 16:30
£20

Looking back to go forward….. Often the obsession with “progressing” in our asana practice means we are eager to get on to the next posture but lose sight of how we are getting there. We can get stuck looking up at these insurmountable ”peak postures.” But it’s the floating back, resetting and retuning to breath, alignment and intention that really elevate your practice; Letting each part be part of the journey, not another stop on the way.

In this workshop we will be focussing on breaking down the various stumbling blocks and inverted postures that “take you back” in dynamic vinyasa sequences. Working on jump-backs, “Camel-Vinyasa” dropbacks, stepping into pincha mayurasana, Walking over into handstands… opening up front body, releasing shoulders and tight hip flexors to help those backbends and inversions in the Ashtanga and Rocket sequences where the flow/breath/meditation is often lost or broken. We will be using the walls, each other, our breath and the proper preparation required to find new ways over around and through those blocks.

Light Centre Belgravia
9 Eccleston Street
London SW1W 9LX
(less than 5 min walk from Victoria tube station)

For more information or to book, please call 0207 881 0728 

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