Over the past weekend I was lucky enough to live yoga every day whilst assisting Athill Singh from Happy Buddha Retreats with his residential weekend. The weekend retreat held in Killcare, is the perfect place to achieve peace, clarity and reconnect with your inner voice.
Athill’s retreats aim to promote a sense of sharing and community whist incorporating the philosophical teachings of yoga. During the weekend there are five yoga classes, a meditation workshop, a vedic chanting lesson, a drumming lesson as well as free time to go to the beach, go bush walking or just relax. In addition, all the food provided on the retreat is 100% organic.
During the weekend I taught two yoga classes as well as the chanting lesson. The two yoga lessons were very different. The first being a strong, breath focused hatha vinyasa flow and the second being a slow, soft, restorative hatha practice. The second practice was taught on the Sunday morning after the previous day of three yoga lessons. As a result the group was quite tired and therefore benefited from a restorative practice. The contrast of these two practices clearly demonstrates how yoga can be adapted to suit the specific needs of the group.
It was a beautiful weekend sharing my love for yoga with Athill and the people on the retreat. I highly recommend this retreat to anyone who wants to learn more about yoga and meditation whilst being in the midst of beautiful surroundings.
Love, Luck & Light