Online Christmas and New Year retreats: Self care, yoga, meditation, mindfulness

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Since many of us won’t be able to attend a Christmas or New Year retreat in person this year with travel restrictions still in place throughout the world, we are bringing the retreat to you – self care, yoga, meditation, mindfulness, health, wellness and nutritional trips. To help you stay grounded, centred and to raise your spirits throughout the festive period.

Set up your home space with candles, meditation cushions, bolsters and essential oils to create a feel good sanctuary.

Winter Retreat: Renew and Connect

Date: Wednesday, December 23, 2020 to Saturday, December 26, 2020

A Christmas retreat hosted by Taraloka. Taraloka is a women’s Buddhist retreat centre set in beautiful Welsh Borders countryside. They are part of the Triratna Buddhist Community. Taraloka offers a breadth and depth of Buddhist and meditation retreats for all levels of experience.

This special time of year, when we have passed the darkest day and light is beginning to return, can be a precious time of renewal. How can we make the most of it while we’re at home? The retreat explores ‘wholesome connections’ with oneself, other people and things (material things, nature, the cosmos) through a rich programme of awareness and loving-kindness meditations, communication, deep relaxation, reflection and ritual.

Cost: Suggested donation: £150 waged / £50 unwaged

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Virtual vacation \ winter 2021 edition

Connect with us on a “Virtual Vacation” – an online community experience and retreat from your home. Each guest will receive a curated “wellness box” in the mail prior to the retreat filled with all the goodies needed to enjoy a weekend of relaxation and renewal. Meet up with our online community as we move, breathe, learn, and connect together.

Join our newest virtual offering: a 1-day online retreat series combining LIVE classes to connect with others through online wellness and lifestyle lessons AND a “wellness box” that each guest will receive in the mail to help create a little getaway from the comfort of home.

Are you looking for an inspiring and stimulating retreat experience during this time where travel may be a bit limited? We’re excited to continue our “Virtual Vacation” series where we are offering seasonal retreats aligning with the EPM ethos – connection through wellness, unique experiences, creative outlets, and self-care.

This WINTER 2021 Edition will be filled with themes of winter: healing botanicals, cozy rituals, restoring yoga class and meditation, and warming tea ceremony. Plus our “wellness box” will be filled with some amazing natural and botanic products that you can use during and after our “virtual vacation”.

This “Virtual Vacation” WINTER 2021 EDITION will feature a 1-day retreat live online experience as well as a full box of “goodies” that each guest will receive by mail to enhance your at-home retreat experience.

Thus, offering various ways to immerse yourself in the full “getaway” – from the live community and classes that we’ll do together, and the extras that you can experience throughout the rest of the day such as recipes, incense, botanical infusion, and further meditation exercises that you can participate in on your own which are provided in your “retreat box”.

When: Saturday Jan 23, 2021 from 12:00pm – 3:30pm EST

Cost: • FULL EXPERIENCE [Online retreat + mailed wellness box] – $100 non-refundable deposit due at sign up
This covers the full experience with classes plus the “wellness box”, shipping (to U.S.), and the goodies that you will get to keep and enjoy during and after our retreat. This is the price for shipping to a U.S. address. For those outside of the U.S. please contact us for shipping quote.
• DIGITAL EXPERIENCE [Online retreat + digital ritual workbook] – $60 non-refundable deposit due at sign up

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Suryalila Cyber Yoga Retreat

The retreat is ongoing and you can join us any time. Led by Senior Yoga teacher Vidya Heisel and our team of talented Suryalila Yoga Teachers.

Join us for a full daily schedule of live streaming meditations, a diverse range of yoga classes, and philosophy lectures. Relive the experience of being on retreat at Suryalila with six diverse yoga, meditation and philosophy classes daily.

We pledge to bring you outstanding quality yoga classes, meditations, yoga nidra, and yoga philosophy lectures. You will be able to join in the comfort of your own home. All classes are streamed live via Zoom from the Moon Shala at Suryalila.

Cost: Month Unlimited €120 / Week Unlimited €55

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WINTER SOLSTICE   ‘INVITE THE LIGHT’

Date: Sunday 20th December 4-6pm (UK) or Monday 21st December 9-11am (UK).

Join Yoga Breaks Spain online to celebrate this years Winter Solstice in a 2-hour well-being workshop. For thousands of years the Winter Solstice has been regarded as an auspicious date in the calendar. A day traditionally referred to as ‘mid-winter’ and believed to hold a potent energy capable of stimulating regeneration and renewal.

This special day has long been celebrated by various cultures with rituals & ceremonies in honour of the shortest day and the longest night after which the Earth tilts back towards the sun and so begins our return to longer, lighter days. Hurray!

The Winter Solstice in 2020 falls on December 21st and coincides with an incredibly special planetary occurrence. According to Uspire.Life the 2020 Solstice takes place at the same time of a grand conjunction of the planets Jupiter & Saturn.

The last time these two planets came together in an air sign of the zodiac was around 200 years ago. This year the conjunction of Jupiter & Saturn takes place in the air sign of Aquarius which, it is believed, will open doors to a big shift in the way we view the world and will create higher (positive) frequencies that will influence all of humanity.

So let’s gather together for a well-being workshop to Invite the Light back in & raise our collective vibrations with juicy Yoga, soothing Solstice rituals, meditation, readings and breathwork to help our bodies tune in to this sacred time.

Cost: £15.00 per session. Decide which workshop you’d like to join & then book your spot.

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The Appetite Doctor Online Retreat

Date: Friday 15th January 9:30am – 4pm GMT.

Change how you feel and act around food: #1 of The Appetite Doctor Online Retreats with Dr Helen McCarthy, The Appetite Doctor.

Do you find it hard to stick to a diet? Do you find it difficult to get motivated to make the effort to lose weight? Do you find part of you wants to lose weight whilst another part can’t be bothered and just wants to enjoy food?

This is the first in a series of one-day retreats to help you change your relationship with food. I’ll help you understand why it’s normal to revert to old patterns of eating, and what the science of habit change tells us about how we can keep on track forming new behaviours and beliefs.

You’ll see that it’s not because you’re weak and it’s more to do with what diet you have chosen to follow and whether underneath it all you have mixed feelings about losing weight.

We will use up to date, fun exercises to help you strengthen your motivation and discover strengths you didn’t know you had. You’ll learn how to tap in to positive energy within you, to overcome the self-sabotage that has held you back before.

By the end of the day you’ll understand better the blocks that held you back before, and have practical strategies to tune in to and use your positive desire for change.

Dr Helen McCarthy is a best selling author of How to Retrain your Appetite and Consultant Clinical Psychologist with 30 years’ experience helping people change unhelpful patterns of feeling, thinking and acting. She is holding a series of four 1-day online retreats for you to come together to think about and learn ways of developing a new relationship with food.

Most people know what and how they “should” be eating, but we all know that nutritional knowledge isn’t the whole story. For many of us the blocks to losing weight or achieving a happier relationship with food are psychological. Whether that’s because we struggle to maintain our initial motivation, lack willpower, struggle with cravings or emotional eating, the issues that keep us stuck are emotional or mental blocks.

Using practical strategies and techniques from the field of Clinical Psychology, Dr Helen McCarthy helps people change their unhelpful eating habits for good.

Cost: £90

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Intuitive Goals Retreat

The Intuitive Goals Retreat offers the opportunity to go deep in heart and soul and rise with inspiration. AuRana has been offering retreats from places like Joshua Tree to places like Costa Rica since 2015 and is excited to offer this virtual Retreat based on the same working principles.

Activities include: Group meditations, basic yoga, journaling and more. If you are looking to reset for the New Year, this is the Retreat for you! Your intuition knows. All participants will receive an authorized Retreat Booklet. To gain access to the guest area use the password retreat2021.

Cost: $299 (non refundable).

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Yoga Central – Rest & Restore ‘At Home’ Yoga Retreat

Date: January 17th 2021 (Sunday) 2.00 – 5.30pm

Treat yourself to a restorative and replenishing New Year yoga retreat from the comfort of your home. Guided by highly experienced yoga teacher, Michelle Carvill, during this afternoon retreat you’ll explore Hatha Yoga, Yin Yoga, Breath work (pranayama), Meditation and a deeply relaxing Yoga Nidra.

Schedule:

The afternoon starts at 2pm with setting intentions before getting straight into the first yoga session, a 75 minute dynamic and rejuvenating flow. (There’ll be modifications for beginners and the more advanced – ensuring the practice suits everyone).
15 minute break: Following the practice, break for 15 minutes.
30 minute breath-work: Exploring the power of pranayama.
55 minute yin/restorative yoga practice: Slowing down the practice to focus on getting present and deep release.
20 minute meditation / yoga nidra – final relaxation: The ultimate deep yogic sleep to allow you and your body to absorb all of your practice, restore, replenish and nourish mind, body and spirit.
Whilst the afternoon will flow (and fly by), Michelle has built in time to allow for questions and rest breaks between each session – so your ‘at home’ retreat is replenishing and relaxing.

PLUS… added treats:
Recipes: Michelle will send you a range of healthy recipes with dinner and snack ideas so you can create some healthy dishes and snacks to enjoy during and after your at home yoga retreat.
Goody bag: She’ll also send you an ‘at home’ retreat Goody Bag including a beautiful roller ball essential oil. (Only for bookings received at least 7 days prior to retreat date).
Playlist and Checklist: You’ll also receive her Online Yoga Retreat checklist and her specially formulated ‘At Home Retreat’ playlist – so you can enjoy some music too.

Cost: £35

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One Day Online Retreat – Anchor, Align, Arise

Rediscover your soul and step into your true power on this one day online retreat taking place on the 16th of January 2021 from 9am until 4pm.

How about starting this brand new year with the intention of integrating more self love into your daily life, getting out of your head, into your body and finding new insights in what works best for you and your dream life?

This One Day Online Retreat is a joining of forces by Journaling Expert Lisa Gutknecht and Alignment coach Lisa Jansen. It arose from a craving of connection between women and spending more time together listening, supporting and lifting each other up.

In this busy, modern world we live in, it is important to practice self care and self love but somehow we often don’t find the time or the right tools to do it.

On January 16th, the New Moon is in Pisces and this is the perfect moment to set intentions and think about what you want to bring more into your life.

What can you expect from this Online Retreat?  A program created with love that you can follow from the comfort of your own home in your favourite comfy outfit.

  • A grounding meditation for more headspace and peace of mind.
  • A beautiful Yoga Flow by yoga teacher Amélie to start the day moving our bodies.
  • A Breakfast talk on self care rituals.
  • A Masterclass on Emotional balance and Self Love with tools & tricks on creating your own practices.
  • A Journaling & Soulwriting workshop to tune in with your soul and step into your true power.
  • A closing ceremony where we dance it out together.
  • Essential oils from the doTERRA Yoga collection throughout the day.

Join our retreat via Zoom and give yourself this time to connect with yourself and other inspiring women. We would love to see everyone on camera but if you just want to listen and be there with us without camera, you’re also very welcome.

Cost: €69 until the 20th of December 2020, after that €79.

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Yoga Life Retreats

Guided by co-founders Andrea Lodico & Sara Blumenkranz, Yoga Life Retreats’ Virtual Retreats offer the opportunity to gather together to practice and celebrate our connectedness in the midst of our new reality.

This 2-Day On-Demand Virtual Yoga Retreats are intended for you to retreat at your time, at your pace. With access to practices and lessons at your fingertips, you get to create the retreat experience that fits with your life and your schedule -thoughtfully planned for you to explore a new element of the practice.

Your retreat experience begins with a digital care package that includes instructions on how best to prepare for your retreat and how to create a sacred space for practice in your own home. Your second digital care package will arrive with a link to four pre-recorded 60-minute classes.

Practices will be a mix of vinyasa and restorative to bolster strength, stoke the fire of your practice, and develop grounding over the course of the two days. Throughout your retreat, you’ll have access to our Virtual Vault to explore a variety of recipes, playlists, and lessons to build into your 2-day journey.

Choose from Grounding for Times of Transition & The Chakras. In this collective moment of reflection and remaking, we hope you’ll join us for a virtual retreat — to nourish, replenish, and fortify in the sacred space of your own home. Take this time to cultivate new self-care rituals, develop the framework for a sustained home practice, and discover new perspectives.

When: On-demand access

Cost: $75 or $130 includes props (two blocks, blanket, and strap) for access to one on-demand retreat.

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DIY At Home Retreats with Adventure Yogi

A series of half or whole day DIY at-home retreat packages that you can use in synergy with our online yoga studio, on a day of the week that suits you best. Choose from a selection of themes to suit you.

What to expect: Enjoy a half day or whole day retreat-at-home schedule that you can combine with a day of yoga classes (that’s two) from our online yoga studio.

What it’s about: If you are someone who can get easily stressed, are having a difficult time at the moment or would just like to have a nice day and add or consolidate the tools you have to calm and destress, this is for you!

Feel: The superpowers of mindfulness as a simple practice to integrate into your day with yoga and breathwork to feel calmer, more balanced, relaxed, nourished, calmer, stretched, more focused, more in control and more positive.

Cost: From £6.99

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The 40-day journey to joy at home retreat programme 

Date: Start and complete at any time and have access to all content to enjoy at your own pace.

Lovingly created by Trish Whelan, this online programme presents a potent journey of transformation – leading you on a journey back to your soul, through daily yoga practices filmed on the magical island of Ibiza.

A world first, The 40-Day Journey To Joy At Home Retreat Programme fuses the technology of QR codes with ancient Kundalini Yoga techniques to give readers the ultimate, empowering, self-care experience that can be accessed from anywhere.

The online programme includes:

  • 40 daily Kundalini Meditations, Yoga Classes, Kriyas and Playlists accessed by a QR code
  • Deeply healing meditations
  • Life hacks to make you feel more vibrant
  • Lifetime access to all of the content
  • Stunning photography of inspirational destinations in Ibiza and worldwide
  • Access to weekly LIVE online healing circles with Trish

Cost: €80

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Azulfit Relax & Recharge retreat

Date: 1st – 3rd January

Join us to connect and reset as we guide you through a retreat experience from the comfort of your own home. With inspiring live yoga and Pilates sessions, recipes, instructional videos and expert support along the way, this home retreat package is everything you need to stay vibrant, connected and inspired, bringing a little piece of paradise and retreat life into your own home. Guided by our amazing instructors.

Weekend Retreats include:

  • Rejuvenate and recharge from home, supported by the Azulfit team
  • Interactive – meet and connect with like minded souls, from the comfort of home.
    Live Zoom classes guided by world-class Azulfit teachers
  • 6 Yoga and Pilates sessions on demand to suit your time, mood and physical needs + 2 full length practices + 3 bonus sessions​
  • E-cookbook and how to prep videos with lifetime access
  • Exclusive access to an online support community

Live classes take place Friday evening; Saturday morning and evening and Sunday morning and evening. Please contact us for exact timings. Recordings will be provided for any missed live sessions. Please contact us for the 1 Day Immersion discount code!

Cost: Weekend Retreat $147 / Weekend Retreat + Cookbook Top selling ‘Truly Healthy, Truly Delicious’ Retreat Cookbook $197 (special offer of $147 with the cookbook until the 30th of September).

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7 day at-home online yoga retreat with Summersalt Yoga

In light of the current global events and uncertainty, we’re beyond lucky that we can contribute to making enduring it all a little easier. With yoga, of course.

Yoga is a powerful practice that can truly create a change within. A retreat is defined as a quiet or secluded place in which one can rest and relax.

This at-home yoga retreat is designed to help you rest, relax, and rejuvenate through the practices of yoga and meditation all within the comfort of your own home. By combining these two practices, you can feel like a new, realigned person in just 7 days.

Yoga is a powerful practice that can truly affect change within. A retreat is defined as a quiet or secluded place in which one can rest and relax.

Filmed on location on the gorgeous island of Vis, Croatia, you’ll be swept away to another land as you practice.

This retreat is designed for all levels. Offering you well-rounded, safe, and fun yoga practices, we will touch on all areas of the body to create both strength and flexibility and we will delve into the inner workings of the mind to help you find peace within.

Enjoy the picturesque scenery, practice self-care, and soothe your body and mind with this 7-day retreat. Find balance, strength, and flexibility both physically and mentally. Reset yourself in your own space and on your own time to find peace within. Fill yourself with love and realign with your best self to feel balanced and whole.

Cost: Free

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Winter Solstice Celebration & Setting Intentions Day

How would you like 2021 to look…? As the Winter Solstice approaches, an end of one year and beginning of a new… we have the perfect opportunity to start a fresh! Have you found that setting intentions hasn’t worked for you in the past? As life just gets in the way! Maybe a different approach to this might help?

The Drunken Monk and I invite you to join us on Saturday 19th December for a 1/2 Day Online Retreat… with a twist! This Winter Solstice workshop will involve a combination of different styles of yoga, beautiful calming guided meditations with a little fun and creativity thrown in…to celebrate this time.

We have created this Winter Solstice Celebration & Setting Intentions workshop to plant new seeds, create intentions for the year ahead. In a way they’ll not be forgotten! This year has been both challenging and tough for some of us… so we need to let go and release, before we make way for the new.

With guided meditation and revitalising yoga…we let go! Then get creative on paper, in the kitchen and explore setting a ‘Sankalpa’ through guided meditation and Yoga Nidra. This half day retreat will leave you feeling inspired with new tools to open the heart and mind to new beginnings and warm memories of a fun day that’ll lead to your positive intentions coming to life in the new year.

Cost: £42. Discounted prices available for Frontline workers

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