Yoga Retreat Chateau De Layer

This year we will have a private domain, with a 2 houses, a small lake and of course the castle. All to ourselves!

Yoga will be done in the castel and you will have your own private house to share. Private rooms with double bed and shared bathrooms.

It will be from 18h30 the 9 of July- 10h the 14 of July.

It will included:

7h-9h morning practice, with 30 mins meditation (daily)

9h30 Breakfast (daily)

10h-13h Free time (trekking, walking meditation, swimming, reading, or relaxing)

13h30 Lunch (daily)

14h-17h Free time (trekking, walking meditation, swimming, reading, or relaxing)

17h30-19h Yin Yoga practice (4 classes)

19h30 Dinner

+ 1 cooking class ( a night where I will teach you some recipes and we will all cook together)

Yoga and food will be dome by me. All food will be bio, vegan and gluten free.  During the free time I will offer outings that you can go on and lunch will be offered in a sac, so you can take it with you if you decide to go to the village, trek/walking meditation, or go the the lake for the afternoon.

Please bring your own yoga mat.

I would like this time to be a time for you to go deeper into your practice.  Therefor it will be a smoke free and alcohol free space.  Cleansing of the body and the mind.

Cost will be 600€ and does not include transportation. The train stations are Chalon sur Saone or Lons le Saunier. I will drive there, so will be able to pick you up from the station.

If you are interested in coming contact me directly so I can give you more information. Your reservations will be confirmed upon payment.

Looking forward to sharing this wonderful experience with you.

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Weekly Class Theme: Silence

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I had a special request to re-do this class theme.

A request that started, of course, with a series of questions on how to find that space.  My answer initially was practice, practice, practice. Which is true, but then as we further discussed I tried to explain that during our practice we have to pause and take the time in the posture to enjoy the silence.  The quieter you become, the more you can hear.

We will do a sequence together in silence, holding the asanas for a good length of time allowing you to find your space within and without.

We will take the time to look for the silence from where the sounds begin and where they return.  Paying more attention to space between the sounds around us.  Becoming aware of our outer silence helps to create inner silence and then the mind becomes still.

Remember, silence is not empty. It is full of answers.

“There is a voice that doesn’t use words. Listen.”

Rumi

Silence without, stillness within.

Namaste

Flow into Spring!

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Happy Spring!!!

It’s the first day of Spring, also know as the Spring Equinox, when day and night are equal in both hemispheres.

All of nature is slowing waking up now after the Winter sleep. Buds are starting to show on the trees, flowers coming out of the earth and you might feel some slight changes in you as well.

The days are getting longer and the nights are shorter. With the powerful sun energy upon us you may feel like you want to take risks, be out in nature more and connect to the Earth again.

We can use this energy to create opportunities for positive change in our lives, using the opposite forces, light and dark, to remind ourselves that we are, and can be, whole and balanced individuals.

In the studio this week and next we will  use this time to take root and grow! Flowing into spring with a Vinyasa Flow routine to help you ground yourself during this time of year when we just want to run.

Enjoy this week coming out of the darkness and into the light!

X Om Shanti

Weekly Class Theme: Digestion aid

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This week we will do a lovely sequence to help aid your digestion supporting your general health, relieve you of some of that extra bloating that may be the consequences of over indulging, help reduce stress (which for many is a cause of digestive upset), release tension in the abdomen, increase blood circulation and give a good cleanse to the kidneys.

Clean, happy healthy body, make for a clean happy health mind 🙂

See you there on the tapis!

Have a happy week

Weekly Class Theme: Svatantrya

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Svatantrya in sanskrit means free will. The freedom we have to exist, to know, to experience, to create as well as creatively express who we are.

To practice Svatantrya during our closes this week, I will give you some time during the sequence to use your free creative will and discover what asanas/postures you would like to express with your body at that present moment. Remembering  Yoga is not a competition sport, we are working within 😉 Enjoy the moment and discovering what your body wants to express at that time, and do take the time to enjoy your fellow yogis in the classes creative expressions of themselves. It will be fun!

Think of some other ways you can practice Svatantrya and share your experiences with me when I see you.

X om

 

Inversions Workshop April 9 14h-16h30

 

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We all have that one asana that we avoid, and as we all know the asana you avoid is the one you need the most. For me it was Sarvangasana (shoulder stand). I never felt comfortable in this posture, until this summer during my time at Yogaville, where I was taught to use blankets! It changed my entire shoulder stand practice.  I can now enjoy this asana safely and comfortably.  It also made me realise what muscle strength I was missing in certain parts of my body, lats, shoulders and core.  I am now practicing it regularly and enjoying it! This new method has changed my entire practice and is strengthening my body as well as preparing it for other asanas to come. 🙂

With this spirit of discovery in mind, I have decided to host an Inversion workshop covering the asanas listed below. On how to do them safely and how to build your strength to practice each stage of them comfortably.

Sarvāngāsana- shoulder stand (with variations)

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Salamba Sirsasana- supported headstand (with variations)

Salamba Sirsasana 2- tri-pod

Adho Mukha Vrksasana- handstand

We will do a sequence designed to activate the right muscles to help us into these asanas incorporating pranayama, mudras, bhandas and mantras. With an extended Yoga Nidra (guided deep relaxation) at the end. After all the hard work your body will need the extra time to absorb all the new information and sensations.

Inversions are anytime our hips are above our heart. There for our downward facing dog is an inversion.

There many benefits that come from inversion postures, beside the wonders it does for your physic.  To name of few. They help to promote good blood circulation, stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system, aid with depression and anxiety symptoms, and can be energizing helping with fatigue. Inversions in general bring balance to body and are a very important part of any yoga practice.

The workshop will be help Sunday April 9th from 14h to 16h30.

It will cost 40€

If you are interested in signing up contact me by phone, email or simply stop by any of the classes.

Looking forward to sharing this wonderful experience with you all.

Om Shanti

Premajyoti (Cameil)

Weekly Class Theme: Hip Openers

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Loosen tight hips, improve your range of motion and circulation, alleviate back pain plus release emotions trapped inside.

This weeks class theme we will be focusing on hip openers, with a sequence to help you soften any tightness you maybe feeling in that very rich in connective tissue area, your hips.

You may often hear me say “having tight hips is like wearing a pair of pants 2 sizes too small,” as this region of our body is our center of motion, which can cause pain in the lower back, numbness of the limbs and irritability.

I have attached two links to great articles to read more on our hips and soas below.

Come join us this week and release those emotions and loosen those soas with this great hip opening sequence to help you balance out after last weeks heart opening sequence.

X om

Weekly Class Theme: Mood Changer

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With the current state of affairs in the world right now I feel we need to stay positive, healthy and active.

The connection between the mind and the body is in our control. Change the mood and you can change your outer expressions of your body.  We will do a lovely sequence to physically move our bodies to help change and uplift our spirits.

Swami Satchidananda  Pearls Of Wisdom

“The mind’s physical expression is what you call the body. Change the mind, and you can change the body. That’s why your face changes when your mind is happy. It glows. People don’t see your mind, but they see your face. When your mind is unhappy, dont they say, ‘Hey, what’s wrong?’ Why? Because the face expresses the mind. Every cell will listen to the mind and get changed according to its moods. That’s why when you are in a very depressed state, you can’t even get up or do anything. You say, ‘Oh, I can’t do a thing today. I’m so upset.’ Getting upset is in the mind. But the body and the mind are interconnected. If one falls sick, the other will also fall sick. That is why we have to take care of the both.”

Come this week and take care of your mind, body and spirit in a mood changing Yoga session.

Sending you all love, light and healthy minds and bodies during these troubling times.

X om

Cameil

Weekly Class Theme: Neck and Shoulders

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If you are someone thats spends a lot of your day looking at a computer, hunched over a table, feeling extra tension in your neck or feel like you have the weight of the world on your shoulders, this will be a great class for you!
We will go through a series of asanas/postures to help open up the chest, shoulders and stretch those TRAPEZIUS muscles to release stress and tension trapped in the cervical spine.

See you there!

X om