Living in Sacredness ~
Yoga, Healing Arts and Earth Wisdom
Autumn Retreat in Scotland
29th October - 4th November 2016
Aluna Healing invite you to join us for our Autumn retreat in the Scottish Highlands. This is a very special retreat, and time to journey within, to cleanse, renew and awaken connection with your soul and the sacred essence of life.
The venue for this retreat is an eco-lodge, set in a secluded location within an ancient oak woodland, overlooking Loch Torridon on the west coast of Scotland. One of the last unspoilt areas of the British Isles, it is a powerful and deeply beautiful place, surrounded by wildlife and ancient wisdom. Due to the owners of the lodge moving in next year - this will be the last retreat held at this venue in Lower Diabiag.
This is an invitation to enter into retreat in exquisite, majestic and pristine land, to cleanse and revitalise through the practice of yoga, meditation, ancient wisdom traditions, cleansing, detoxification, Nature connection, inner journeying and group work.
The retreat is held within a safe and nourishing space to allow you to delve into the more subtle realms of being, to awaken your connection with your soul and the soul of the living Earth. Within our group circle and the presence of Nature, we journey through the body and mind into the deeper realms of the heart, to align more fully with who you really are, what you are choosing to energise and create within your life, and what we will leave behind us for the next generations.
In this modern world, we have become greatly disconnected from the essence of Nature and our attention distracted and diverted away from the pure light of our being. There is restlessness in the soul that arises when it is un-nurtured and when we are not living in connection with our hearts true purpose and authenticity.
This is reflected in the destruction that we see occurring upon our Earth, and the contamination of that which is pure and sacred. We are a part of this Earth and we are all connected. The world is a mirror, and we are constantly bearing witness to reflections of that which lies within us. To change what we experience in our lives and in our world, we must first go within. To truly know peace and resonate in our souls’ essence, we must first identify and face the shadows - that which blocks our light - and learn again to listen.
Our retreats intend to offer you a space to begin or deepen this journey of awakening the soul and living in the sacred; learning tools with which to move beyond the patterns and tendencies which keep you caught within self-destructive and unwholesome thoughts and behaviors, so that your soul may shine again with the Divine light which you are made of.
What are the choices that you make in each day and each moment? How can you learn to be responsible for what you create and attract to you within your life, and the impact you have upon those around you? What do you give energy to, and how do you give back to life? What is it that you wish to ‘leave behind you’ for the next generations? These are questions we will be exploring together, and looking at how we can seed new possibilities within our own lives, and use our energy to nourish the sacred seeds of life upon the Earth.
The retreat includes daily sessions of yoga and meditation; a detoxification and cleasning program; indigenous wisdom; medicine walks and practices to connect with the spirit of Nature; soul work; periods in silence, inner journeying and contemplation; talks on diet and healing; group sharing circles; personal mentoring and guidance. It is the intent that each day, you will deepen in your practice and internal awareness, learning to listen, feel and connect with the light within, and the living light of the Earth.
Held within a safe, nurturing container, this retreat will challenge, confront and inspire you to become more fully who you are.
YOGA AND BODYWORK
Yoga is a path of the heart, and during these few days you will be guided to work through layers of body and mind to release and clear patterns of toxicity and tension; revealing the deeper essence of the soul. The practices are designed to guide you into a space of awareness and attention and will include opening to breath (life-force), asana (postures), kriyas (sequences), pranayama (breath work), meditation (stillness) and sacred reciprocity (harmony).
We practice yoga as a means of journeying into the body and mind. The retreat is open to experienced practitioners, as well as those with little experience or prior interest in yoga. Yoga is not about what you can or can't 'do'.. but about meeting yourself as you are.
In the world today we are faced with the challenge of awakening and returning to ways of living that are in harmony with nature, and with what truly creates and sustains health.
Our world and our inner worlds have become contaminated in many ways, and just as we see the build up of pollution in the world, our bodies may also accumulate a build up of toxins and dis-ease within its system. Over time, this toxicity can lead to oversensitivity to certain foods, weight gain, sluggishness, inflammation, pain, infections, ailments, disease, loss of vitality and sense of wellbeing, and a clouding of clarity and energetic luminosity. Our bodies can become toxic in many ways: through our food and drink, the air we breathe, what we put on our skin; heavy metals, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, our environment, unresolved trauma, emotional disturbance and perhaps above all, negative thinking patterns.
Everything is vibration, and that which vibrates at denser frequencies than our optimum state of health will create imbalance and disharmony within our system over time. As we detox our body and bring in pure, foods, fluids and prana (life force energy), our vibration is lifted and we begin to resonate at clearer, more refined frequencies, allowing more light to flow through us and be held within our cells.
The experiences of our life are stored within our body, until we are able to release and clear them. To truly detox, it is necessary to look at and address all areas of our life and ways of being that are toxic, and take action to cleanse and clear the things that we are giving energy to that are not complementary to our health and radiance.
During a detoxification process, as the physical body begins to purify and heal itself, layers of toxicity that have been stored within the muscles, tissues, bones and cells are brought to the surface and are given space to be cleared. The process of detoxification will allow you to naturally heal and address experiences from past events where you have unresolved emotions, thoughts, woundings and soul loss.
A well managed cleansing program can help you to release and eliminate unwanted toxins in a safe way, giving you clarity and inspiration to walk forwards in your life in a new way.
Detoxification helps the body to heal itself as nature intended; cleansing and repairing your beautiful body, helping to restore health, a sense of wellness and the true natural radiance of your inner being.
In order to offer the greatest potential for cleansing and renewal on all levels, the meals for our retreat are a green smoothie for breakfast, salad/raw gourmet meal and/or soup at lunch and fresh vegetable juice at dinner. All our food is organic, local grown where possible, vegan, gluten-free and alkalizing – full of prana (living light).
For those who would like to work with a deeper cleanse/detox, options will be available to integrate elements of naturopathy, including using internal clays, tree barks and herbs. This is an opportunity to cleanse on deep levels within a harmonious, supportive setting and receive guidance on continuing your journey towards vibrant health and spiritual wellbeing.
Our venue is a beautiful wooden eco-lodge set within 5 acres of ancient oak woodland, on the edge of Loch Torridon. There is a main lodge, with an external cabin, outdoor yoga platform overlooking the loch and mountains, with streams running through the land and trails through the woodland to the cliff-tops, and down to the beaches.
This will be an intimate retreat, with spaces limited to 9 participants.
The retreat will open at 5pm on Saturday 29th October and complete around 12pm on Friday 4th November 2016.
Accommodation is in twin or double rooms in the main house or in the cabin. All buildings have wooden interiors, log fires, and are warm, light and comfortable.
Wester Ross is a largely undiscovered jewel in north-west Scotland, shimmering with pure waters, mountains and large skies. Applecross and Torridon are home to some of Scotland's most magnificent mountain scenery, and the journey there is an experience in itself.
We will do our best to help you arrange transport and connect those who would like to arrange car share to get here.
There are regular trains and buses that travel to Inverness.
From Inverness you can take a train to Strathcarron and then a taxi to Torridon, though it is easiest to hire/share a car and drive.
There are regular flights to Inverness airport from London and other regional airports. London Gatwick or Luton fly to Inverness and it takes approximately 1 hour 20 minutes. From Inverness, you can take the train and taxi to Torridon, though it is easiest to hire/share a car journey.
From the East, via Inverness. From the North through Ullapool. From the South by Kyle of Lochalsh, gateway to the Isle of Skye.
ABOUT DANIELA BRODER:
Daniela is a respected yoga teacher, healing arts practitioner and sound healer / musician, known for her work with Anima. Since childhood she has walked with one foot in the spirit world, and draws upon years of immersion into ancient wisdom teachings, shamanism and the yoga tradition, offering a sensitive and dedicated work with music, healing arts and the Sacred Living Earth Trust. She has been teaching yoga since 2005 and offers a unique space dedicated to the reconnection and awakening of the heart with the living Earth. She lives in the Scottish Highlands and offers sessions, workshops, concerts and retreats in the UK and internationally.
For more information and to register your interest for a space, please contact Daniela - 07475 749 967
As spaces are limited, it is advised to get in touch soon.
A very special mountain healing retreat, and time to journey within, to cleanse, renew and awaken connection with your soul and the sacred essence of life.
The intent of this work is to create a space for deep listening and realigning with the Sacred, through the essence of the heart and the living wisdom of Nature. To journey into these realms, we draw upon the traditions and practices of natural healing, yoga and shamanism – rivers of ancient wisdom.
Daniela is a respected yoga teacher, healer / facilitator and musician. She is the co-founder of the Sacred Living Earth Trust and is known for her sound healing and music work with Anima. She draws upon years of immersion into ancient wisdom teachings, shamanism and the yoga tradition; offering a sensitive, profound and unique space dedicated to the reconnection and awakening of the heart with the living Earth. She lives in the Scottish Highlands and offers regular one-to-one sessions, workshops, concerts and retreats in the UK and internationally.
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