In this yoga course you'll be led through a Vinyasa flow practice, including Sun Salutations, twists, backbends, seated and standing poses and inversions in the mornings and a restful, nurturing Yin yoga practice in the afternoons.
The smooth flowing sequences of Vinyasa yoga syncronises movement with the breath, which benefits both self-awareness and mindfulness. You'll develop a stronger body-mind connection and an increased sense of strength and flexibility.
The longer held poses of Yin yoga allows you to slow down and surrender into a deeper sense of stillness and relaxation for your mind and create more openness and flexibility of the body.
There will be basic mindfulness meditations and pranayama (breathing exercises) each day to assist and support you during the retreat.
Annie is a long-term Tibetan Buddhist student and yoga teacher. Her classes are well known for their warm-hearted teaching style, influenced by Tibetan Buddhism, to help develop an open-hearted approach to life.
She has been practicing yoga for more than five decades and teaching yoga for over 36 years. Annie has led yoga and meditation retreats, workshops and classes in Australia, Indonesia and India.
Her passion is research on and pilgrimages to the holy Buddhist sites of India, Sri Lanka and Indonesia.
The span of our spiritual programme is approximately six months – the last few months of one year and the early months of the next – during the cooler season in Bodhgaya.
On the appropriate dates in the Tibetan calendar year-round, however, we observe the standard pujas of the Gelug tradition and these are drop-in sessions which anyone can attend. If you are in Bodhgaya and would like to come along, please feel welcome to join us for:
Unless otherwise indicated, registration is required for all events except: