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Queen’s Birthday Yoga Retreat with Susan Allen
June 3, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - June 7, 2021 @ 2:00 pm
Yoga Retreats NZ, led by Susan Allen offers an authentic yoga and meditation retreat that has a creative, thoughtful and intelligent approach.
You will be invited to cultivate strength, mobility, awareness and thoughtfulness through the practices offered. We have little interest in doing yoga gymnastics. Our retreats have plenty of challenging principles for you to work with, from developing your asana practice in a safe way, to cultivating self awareness of body and mind.
From many years of practicing and teaching Susan is constantly encouraging students to make the practice their own. Regular practice of Yoga, from asana to meditation to pranayama, is truly transformative when one decides on that course. As one practices more, the division between practice and life starts to blur and yoga becomes a way of life as opposed to something you pay to go to a studio to do. It is this progression that Susan encourages her students towards.
Having practised meditation since a teenager and always active, Susan was instantly drawn to the blend of the physical and mental that yoga offers. In 2002 she studied her first teacher training in the Sivananda lineage in Uttarkashi, India. Rooted in traditional yoga, as opposed to the contemporary fitness yoga movement, this school offered a good foundation in the philosophy and cultural aspects of yoga. In years that followed she then studied extensively in the Anusara tradition with John Friend and the Krishnamacharya tradition with Gary Kraftsow and Vincent Bolletta. These two lineages offer a depth of knowledge in the asana branch of the practice with particular emphasis on personalising the practice for the individual.
Meditation is the foundation of Susan’s yoga practice. The skills learnt in meditation create a means for exploring body and breath in yoga asana – developing sensitivity, awareness and a spaciousness in the body. Unfortunately many yoga approaches have lost this context of the practice and are just teaching a fitness or a stretching practice. Susan is a proponent in this area encouraging and mentoring teachers to rediscover this broader, more transformative context for asana work.
Susan Allen is taking bookings for this event. For more information, please visit the following link: Yoga Ground Bookings Page >>>
Payment is required in full at the time of booking, by credit or debit card, or direct bank transfer using our secure POLi payment gateway.
We draw special attention to two of our guidelines before registration: Mana provides lacto-ovo vegetarian food only, this means no fish or chicken and is an alcohol and drug free environment.
This group requires a minimum number of participants to go ahead, if that number is not reached we reserve the right to cancel the event.
Should you, for any reason, decide to cancel your registration, please note our cancellation policy :
- A $50 administrative fee is applied to all cancellations.
- A Tuition cancellation fee may apply in certain circumstances.
- These policies are reassessed in certain circumstances.