Banquet of Blessings 3-day Kundalini Yoga and Raw Food Retreat

  • Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
  • May 11 - 13, 2018 (3 days)
  • £325

About us

A 3-Day Kundalini Yoga & Raw Food Retreat
North Dorset, UK
11 – 13 May 2018

Bringing Kundalini Teacher, Elspeth Duncan, to the UK for a unique, inspirational yoga retreat.

Starts: Friday 11 May at 12pm
Closes: Sunday 13 May at 4.30pm

Early Bird Booking before 31 January 2018
Save 10% by using Coupon Code BOBEARLYBIRD

Banquet Of Blessings is a 3 day non-residential* Kundalini Yoga and Raw Food retreat hosted by Gabriela and her husband, Neil at their beautiful home in North Dorset, UK. Gabriela and Neil are delighted to welcome Elspeth Duncan (Tek Har Kaur) from Tobago, to lead the Kundalini Sessions and creative experiences for this transformational retreat.

* for overnight accommodation options please see section under venue information below.

This retreat is equally suitable for beginners and those experienced in Kundalini Yoga.

Each day, Elspeth will serve us a sumptuous menu of energetic and creative experiences (including kriyas, meditations and customized symbolic activities), which will fuel us to achieve our daily objectives and the overall intention of more fully knowing and being our true, divinely aligned selves.

Deliciously fresh and organic raw food, created by Gabriela will be the nourishing support to those experiences. During the assimilation time, participants are invited to use the InfraRed Sauna or Hot Tub for relaxation, detoxification and contemplation.

DAY 1: The Empty Cup
Clearing and releasing stagnant and blocked energy leaves ‘the Empty Cup’ which is open for receiving what is most beneficial to our existence in every moment.

(Welcome lunch, orientation, p.m. yoga and dinner)

DAY 2: Recipes for Radiance
As we activate and nourish the energy centres within us, we are able to more fully experience and express the vast potential of our personal power on all levels (mental, emotional, physical, energetic).

(Breakfast, lunch, dinner + a.m. and p.m. yoga)

DAY 3: Banquet of Blessings
Prosperity and Gratitude go hand in hand. Immersing and grounding ourselves in this basic awareness moves us forward with a fuller experience of the blessings that are served in every ‘now’.

(Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea + a.m. and p.m. yoga)

KUNDALINI YOGA
The best way to understand what KUNDALINI YOGA is, is through one’s own direct experience. We each receive from this ancient technology exactly what we are meant to, in a way that no one else can put into words.

The experience of Kundalini Yoga is directed through:

  • Kriyas (sets of actions and postures designed in sequence to achieve specific effects)
  • Breathing techniques
  • Mudras (seals/locks created by hand positions, to channel energy flow in precise ways)
  • Meditation
  • The use of the sound vibrations (usually through mantras in the ancient sacred languages of Sanskrit, Gurmukhi and, sometimes, in English)

Kundalini Yoga is also referred to as the ‘Yoga of Awareness’ and ‘the Householder’s Yoga’ on account of its powerful, fast-track nature and ability to help expand consciousness amidst the daily challenges of life in today’s world.

RAW FOOD
Raw vegan food has the highest vibrational energy of all foods currently available to human beings. We feel the effects of this high vibration not just physically but also mentally, emotionally and spiritually. It’s like our soul awakens and there is no going back. Everything we do is suddenly informed by a clarity, an understanding that all life is connected. Raw food is so powerful and all-pervasive that it can provide the purest of foundations for a lifestyle that is empowering, respectful to nature and all living beings, and in tune with your truest self. 


Event Highlights

  • WHAT’S INCLUDED
  • Starting your day with fresh green juice or smoothie for energy and instant nutrition absorption
  • 
A total of 5 Kundalini Yoga sessions led by Elspeth Duncan
  • 
Nutrient dense raw food brunch buffet – choose savoury or sweet options.
  • Meditations and creative, symbolic activities

  • The opportunity to ask questions about the practice of Kundalini Yoga and the Raw Food Lifestyle.

  • A chance to rest, reflect and enjoy a walk in beautiful and peaceful natural surroundings

  • The opportunity to relax and detox in the InfraRed Sauna or Hot Tub.
  • High vibrational raw food dinner on day 1 & 2


Venue Highlights

THE VENUE
The retreat will be held at The Coppice Retreat, just 1.5 miles east of Shaftesbury on the edge of ancient Dorset woodland. The Coppice is a consciously designed eco-home with many environmentally friendly features and a one acre wildlife garden on a south-facing slope. The expansive dining/living room and the double storey conservatory allow for an inspired connection with nature in any weather. 

Shaftesbury is a treat to visit with the famous Gold Hill (featured in the classic Ridley Scott advert for Hovis Bread), Park Walk with the Abbey Ruins dating back to King Alfred, and a sweet little town centre with cafés, pubs and independent shops.

On booking you will receive full directions on how to get to The Coppice by car or train. The nearest train station is Gillingham from where a taxi to The Coppice costs approximately £20. The journey from London to Gillingham is 1hr 45mins to 2 hrs depending on the train you choose.



Amenities

  • Free Wifi
  • Sauna
  • Free Parking
  • Hot Tub

Schedule

Day 1 - Friday
Arrival from 11.45am
Lunch
1 Yoga session
Meditation
Free time to enjoy gardens, sauna or hot tub
Finishes with dinner at 7pm

Day 2 - Saturday
Starts at 8.30am
Green Juice
Brunch
2 Yoga sessions
Meditations
Free time to enjoy gardens, sauna or hot tub
Finishes with dinner at 7pm

Day 3 - Sunday
Starts at 8.30am
Green Juice
Brunch
2 Yoga sessions
Meditation
Finishes with snack at 4.30pm

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free

Menu/Cuisine

All meals will be raw vegan, organic and freshly prepared.

Accommodations

OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATION
There are three options for overnight accommodation:
The Studio (a self contained studio with king size double bed, shower room and kitchenette. £68 per night for up to two people.
Small Double Room for up to two people with shared bathroom £35 per night.
Camping in tent provided with double air mattress and bedding £35
Bring your own tent and camp in the garden £10
Stay in a nearby B&B, follow link https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotels-g186264-c2-Shaftesbury_Dorset_England-Hotels.html

Directions

Easiest is by car, but there is also a local train station only 20 mins away and taxis available to get to the venue

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