Experience serenity, calm and restoration with Andrew’s annual Yoga retreat set in the grounds of the oldest Buddhist Monastery in Europe.
Looking out over the River Esk in the peaceful hills of the Scottish borders, ‘Purelands’ at Samye Ling is an ideal setting to inspire, exhilarate and offer time for reflection in our busy lives.
The retreat offers asana, pranayama, meditation and mantra. There will be time and opportunity to walk around the meditation garden, venture up the fairy hill or take a stroll along the river bank, maybe catching a glimpse of the otters in the unspoiled natural surroundings.
Arriving on the evening of the 20th and getting together for an early supper, we will enjoy a relaxation/yoga nidra session to ground ourselves after travelling.
Early morning Meditation and Pranayama sessions on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, followed by a mid-morning Asana (yoga postures) practice. Silence time will be limited to every morning until after breakfast.
Afternoon session including questions and answers, Asana, Pranayama quiet sitting on Friday and Saturday.
Friends are also welcome to observe or participate in the meditations and puja performed in the very colourful traditional Tibetan Buddhist temple.
NB this is a yoga retreat not a Buddhist retreat and is open to everyone from beginners to advanced students.
This retreat is also running later in the year - 20th to 24th of November 2019.
More information and bookings
Please register your interest using the box below or visit Andrew's website.
All accommodation is in basic but comfortable single rooms with three home-cooked vegetarian meals a day, drinks available throughout the day.
Price £355 which includes all tuition, a single room per person, breakfast, lunch and supper on Friday and Saturday, supper on Thursday and breakfast and lunch on Sunday. The retreat offers fruit and hot drinks available throughout the day. Arrival time is flexible, departure is after lunch on the Sunday.
Bookings are now being taken, £150 deposit (non-refundable) secures place, full payment by 15th of May 2019 please.