Hatha Yoga and Mudra Dance Meditation in Eastern Bali and Central Java
March 10-18, 2018
This yoga retreat in Bali and Borobudur is unique, and amazing. The venues are lovely and the yoga practices are deeply refreshing for mind, body and soul! We start on the slope of the sacred mountain Gunung Agung in Bali, and finish at the ancient Buddhist Stupa of Borobudur in Java.
Trishna is particularly excited and inspired to offer the opportunity to practice both Hatha Yoga and the Nepalese dance meditation form called Charya Nritya in Bali and at the ancient Buddhist Stupa Borobudur in Central Java.
Yoga, Charya Nritya, and the Balinese religious culture which is linked historically to Central Java and Borobodur all share the same Tantric roots.
Our Hatha Flow Yoga, for two+ hours each day, is dynamic and intelligent. Through well-rounded classes which include pranayama (practices with energy via breath technique), Vinyasa (a vitalizing sun salutation practice), Asana (meditations in held poses) and other subtle works we will dedicate to sustaining energy and awareness in our lives.
Trishna has been evolving and teaching ‘Being Yoga’ for 18 years and enjoys nothing more than sharing and supporting the discovery of the self as yoga. She will invite us to view our practice through the lens of tantra, awake to the internal dance of elemental qualities, cognizant of everything that arises as the teaching.
We will also explore the idea of ‘Dharma in the Body’ by studying and practicing Charya Nritya, a Buddhist dance meditation, each day. This will be a very ‘site-relevant’ yoga, especially when we are at Borobudur!
This practice includes a meditation sadhana that purifies and awakens the chakras, senses, and channels in the body. We will also work with Mudra (gesture), Mantra (songs, in Sanskrit), and movement. Our Charya Practice will involve warm ups and mudra dances which are subtle and powerful, but not strenuous.
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