Meditation and yoga are natural partners in the spiritual life. Drawing on the Buddha’s teachings of mindfulness and awakening, and the yoga teachings of Patanjali, this retreat will combine the practices of Hatha Yoga and Insight Meditation.
The Yoga is offered as a spiritual path rather than simply an exercise system. Slow precise movement attuned with the flow of breath enables practitioners to move safely into and out of posture. Through the practice of meditative awareness the body becomes a gateway to inner peace and understanding, enabling us to open into an intimate connection with life.
Please bring a yoga mat if you have one.
A limited number of camping places are available for this retreat at a reduced rate. It is not possible to book these online. Please contact our Reception team to enquire. Please note that we can only accommodate small one/two-person tents and each retreatant must have their own tent. Please be aware that if there is poor weather we may be unable to accommodate campers in the house.
YANAI POSTELNIK has practiced and studied Insight Meditation and Buddhism since 1990 and has been teaching internationally for over 20 years. He is much inspired by the Thai forest tradition and the transformative power of the natural world. Yanai is a Core Faculty member of Insight Meditation Society, Massachusetts, and he lives with his wife Catherine McGee in Devon, England.
Listen to one of Yanai Postelnik's Talks given at Gaia House on 02.09.2013: The Art of Unknowing (Duration 61:05)
HELEN STEPHENSON has practised Hatha Yoga and Insight Meditation since 1979. Initially she was taught by the late Robert van Heeckeren and in 1981 she began to study classical yoga with the Indian Yoga teacher Sri S Rajagopalan. She is a certified pilates teacher and lives with her family in an interfaith community in Milton Keynes. Helen is also the director of mindfulness:mk and runs courses and retreats in Milton Keynes and other locations. For more information please see www.mindfulnessmk.com
Listen to one of Helen Stephenson's Talks given at Gaia House on 01.05.2012: The Texture of Being (Duration 37:59)
Retreat Code = 17147
A = suitable for all
Friday 2 June 2017 - Wednesday 7 June 2017 (5 nights)
Standard Rate: £275 - Please pay this rate if you can
Supported Rate: £234 - Available if you cannot afford the Standard Rate
Sponsor Rate: £330 - A benefactor rate, which helps others to come here on the Supported Rate
For additional help with retreat costs, other options are available
Extending Your Retreat = £43 per night - Conditions apply - please see box
This retreat is almost full - there are only limited spaces available
- To join the Waiting List, a non-refundable registration fee of £1.00 is required
- Please complete the checkout process and pay the registration fee
- Confirmation of being added to the waiting list will be emailed to you
- We will contact you if and when a place on this retreat becomes available
- Please apply only if you are sure that you will be available if offered a place