October Yoga & Wellness Programs at Villa Boreh
October is a very special month at Villa Boreh for those looking to make the most of their holiday through self development as we are offering a Oceanic Yoga and the Breath 7-Day Retreat and welcoming special guest therapist Felicity Joy for the entire month of October.
Oceanic yoga and the Breath
An Apneista 3 & 7-Day Yoga, Meditation & Aquatic Development Retreat
at Villa Boreh Beach Retreat Centre, October 15 - 22, 2011
This very special retreat is a journey of self discovery through two related elements, water and air. It's a journey during which we will re-discover our aquatic heritage and transform our relationship to water, deepening our awareness of our own minds and bodies and the invisible bridge between them, the breath.
It's an exploration of the mind and body through the healing medium of water, using yoga, meditation and the techniques of elite free-divers to harness our aquatic potential. This is not a competitive free-diving course and the free-diving aspect of the retreat is completely optional. Just as mind and body are connected by the breath so our aquatic training and dry yoga training shall be tied by the thread of the breath. We will practise yoga asana, pranayama and meditation to come into the subtler aspects of the breath.
Asana - Our Asana practice will focus on exploring the qualities of stillness and motion and on opening up the channels of the body to move in a more fluid way. In held poses we'll find the subtle movement even in supposedly static asana. And in flowing vinyasa we will explore the inner stillness that comes with breath awareness and Bhandas(psycho-muscular locks .
Breath - The breath is the bridge between mind and body, the conscious and the unconscious. To develop control over the mind and body first we must understand and control the breath. Using the know-how of elite free-divers we will also learn how to access the breath in new ways. We will learn about the physiology of the breath and learn how use that to influence the mind and body, transforming our relationship with water. After tuning into the physical breath explore subtler aspects of the breath, with the use of Asana and meditation we'll tune into the breath as energy and move towards the healing power of Pranyama, the vast science of the cultivation of Pranic energy.
Water - We'll take our fresh understanding of the breath into the healing medium of water. All terrestrial life was born in the ocean, just as we are born in the waters of our mother's womb. When we understand our latent aquatic ability and learn to be in water it's with a sense of home-coming or reunion. It is this sense of inner union that is the essence of yoga. Essentially what we will be practising is a form of oceanic yoga.
Daily asana practice
Aquatic and dry meditation
An exploration of the Chakra system and the second Chakra's relationship to water
Bhandas (psycho-energetic locks)
Pranayama (energy cultivation through the breath)
Training in some of the techniques used by Elite free-divers
An optional two extra days free-diving training with a trip to Tulamben to free-dive on the the 'USS Liberty wreck'
3 days: 220 USD nett
7 days: 480 USD nett
Villa Boleh is a special place to embark on this adventure - a wonderful Spa resort with three different pools, including a therapeutic Watsu pool. Just in front of our sanctuary we have our oceanic playground. Little current, rich waters and good visibility make this the perfect place to enjoy your newly re-discovered aquatic heritage.
Find out more about Apneista and this retreat in their blog: http://apneista.com/blog/
October Wellness & Massage Therapy with Felicity Joy
Villa Boreh Welcomes Guest Therapist Joy Felicity for the month of October, 2011
Felicity Joy has over 20 years experience of treating and teaching holistic therapies, specializing in Thai, aromatherapy, sports injury and abdominal massages, as well as Chi Nei Tsang, iridology, nutrition and naturopathy.
Felicity will be offering individual sessions throught the month of October to guests of Villa Boreh who are looking to work toward improvement of their personal health. Sessions will start with an initial iridology consultation to determine the root cause of the health issues, upon which a course of natural treatment will follow, catering to the individual - for those wishing to supplement their holiday, or for those wanting to make it the focus thereof.
If you have any questions about the sessions or your personal health you can contact Felicity directly at: email@example.com to see if this program is right for you.
For more information about Villa Boreh Beach Retreat Centre and our October activities, visit our website: www.villaboreh.com or contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Both the Oceanic Yoga & the Breath Retreat, as well as the wellness program with Felicity Joy are being offered
as optional programs, exclusively for guests at Villa Boreh during the month of October.
Are you looking to come to Bali before or after October and interested in yoga classes?
Contact us to find out more: www.villaboreh.com