We practise asana to find space in our bodies and to raise awareness about self and others. We practise to transition back inside our bodies. We practise to delve deep into our sad hearts and expand our compassion. We practise as both a remedial and preventive medicine. We practise, because we have no other choice.
We practise breathing to reclaim ourselves, to reclaim our hearts and to help short circuit the never ending judgements and comparisons. We practise to find balance and we practise to go out into life. We practise to gain clarity over our habitual responses and we practise because its our birthright to breathe.
We practise meditation to move beyond the concepts of bad, and also of good. We practise to unravel and uncover ourselves, in all that we are. We practise to be sure we are not just building another layer of ego, this one of ‘spirituality’. We practise to move closer to the self as we are.
We write, as in the words of Osho – “Creativity is the greatest form of rebellion (In existence)”. We write to practise a creative self expression of our self. We write as a way to see into ourselves, to acknowledge our pain and honour our survival. We write as a way to heal and to inspire and then, to transform our stories. To leave our legacies in a form of communication that may add value to generations to come. We write to accept that in our sad contentment and in our beautiful world, everything is necessary and nothing is wasted. We write to integrate.
Why all the Why’s?
Well, as a beloved meditation teacher said “Becoming ‘awake’ involves seeing our confusion more clearly.” So the Why is necessary in seeing our selves; where we once were, where we are going and then the path in how we will go there.
We want to ensure that each person feels a shift within themselves and this can only be done with limited places due to the sensitivity of the content of the retreat and to allow a careful space for sharing.
This healing 6 day Yoga & Writing retreat will be offered at Yurts in Cyprus, near Simou in Paphos District. Prices are 730 euros per person (double occupancy) and includes all meals, rejuvenating asana classes, restorative relaxation classes and writing workshops.
“The ideal of warriorship is that the warrior should be sad and tender, and because of that, the warrior can be very brave as well so the essence of warriorship, or the essence of human bravery, is refusing to give up on anyone or anything.”
― Chogyam Trungpa, Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior