Yoga and Meditation Retreat

Teacher: Emma Slade

A wonderful & rare opportunity to meet Emma Slade and to practice yoga and meditation with her on a weekend retreat at Avalon.

Suitable for all levels of experience and ability.

1-3 Feb 2019

Friday night

6.30pm - 8.30pm
Talk on Buddhism and guided practice

A discussion of, and guided practice on, themes of compassion, wisdom and life purpose.

The aim of this workshop will be to clarify questions on these key themes within yoga and Buddhism and equip participants with the tools to help them bring such themes into their daily life.

Reflection, discussion and quiet time will all be part of this workshop. Time will also be given to consider the role of vows and renunciation in both lay and monastic life.

Saturday workshop

10.00am - 4.00pm
Yoga, Meditation and Buddhism

Yoga and meditation workshop.

Yoga is often defined as meaning ‘to be in union with’.

We will consider this definition and consider this definition from various perspectives and philosophical points of view.

A range of yogic practices including breathing, asana and guided meditation will be used to help participants embody these themes.

The workshop is open to all levels of experience and practices will be modified to suit all.

Sunday workshop

10:00am - 12.30pm
Motivation and Compassion. Talk and practice.

Developing a mind of stability and a mind of compassion.

This workshop will use the ground of Buddhist philosophy and practice to develop these qualities of mind.

Emma has worked extensively on Bhutanese texts on compassion and this will inform this workshop.

If participants already have a compassion practice this can be brought into the discussion and if they have mala beads or other helpful objects they use in such practices they are encouraged to bring them.

Throughout the retreat formal and informal time will be given to allow all participants the greatest chance to further develop their own yoga, spiritual or Buddhist practice from whatever point they are currently at.

Biography of Emma Slade

Emma has taught yoga for 18 years and is a British Wheel of Yoga teacher and Foundation Course tutor. Her yoga journey led to the decision to formally become a Buddhist in 2003 and, in 2012, to live under vows as a Buddhist nun.

She believes in teaching all aspects of yoga and Buddhism and in the value of compassion in action.

In 2015 she founded the charity Opening Your Heart to Bhutan which she continues to run with huge energy, working to benefit children in Bhutan.

She has been widely featured on national and international radio, press and tv and is in high demand as an inspiring teacher and speaker.

openingyourhearttobhutan.com and emmaslade.com

Ani at Taktsang

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Friday £25
Saturday £75
Sunday £35

Book all three events for £120