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The Bindu Yoga Centre is a small Yoga Studio in the heart of Devon offering weekend retreats, yoga events and courses, and evening classes designed to suit all levels.

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Natya Rupa, Course Facilitator

Considered at best average and at worst a ‘failure’ in her early educational life Natya suffered for many years with undiagnosed, untreated epilepsy.  The effects of this were to be felt through-out many subsequent years of her life affecting her confidence and self-esteem and resulting in leading a life  of ‘limitation’ restricted by anxiety.  However, Natya believes passionately in the capacity for Transformation.

First discovering  Yoga in 2004 while living in South Wales, over the next few years Yoga revolutionised her life.  As such Yoga has become more than a hobby or a job but a life’s work. For Natya, Yoga is not only about what you do on the mat but how you live your life off it.  It was her first Yoga teacher who introduced her to Mandala Yoga Ashram which has been her Spiritual home for over ten years now. It is here that she studied for her Yoga teaching qualification and has gone on to attend countless courses at the Ashram some lengthy year-long submersions into subjects such as Meditation and the Chakras, some shorter but no less influential courses on topics like pranayama, mudras the bandhas and many more.

Dancing has played a very significant role in Natya’s life.  During her younger years, despite the effects of her undiagnosed condition, she took herself regularly and consistently to dance classes for several years . Training in Ballroom and Latin Dance.  Nowadays, Natya regularly dances & teaches Salsa and Bachata but basically enjoys any form of movement to music.

Natya has found great inspiration in studying the work of Brene Brown on the subjects of Shame & Vulnerablility and has undertaken many of her workshops in order to more fully integrate these concepts into how she sees herself in the world. Another equally profound influence on Natya’s journey has been the work of Lisa Sonora Beam.  An American artist and creative business consultant, she teaches experiential workshops that tap into the healing and transformative powers of creative self-expression.  Again, Natya has enjoyed many of her on-line workshops, studying the techniques and philosophy of her work and was incredibly grateful to have the opportunity to travel out to Mexico earlier this year to work with her in person at her art studio in Oaxaca, taking part in her workshop ‘Creative pathways to your Purpose and power’.  During 2018 Natya is undertaking facilitator training with Lisa Sonora.

Natya now finds herself offering a style of working which offers a fusion of these techniques, practices and philosophies which have proved so influential in her own life,  Yoga, Meditation, the power of Vulnerabilty,  Creativity and Dance.   All of these tools are a practice to move us towards Integration, Connection and Healing.  We practice in order to allow the process to evolve and our energy to flow.  She has recently begun offering workshops combining yoga, creativity and dance, around the country

Natya also currently runs regular Hatha Yoga classes as well as dance workshops and 1-1 guidance in Matlock Derbyshire where she currently lives.

Peter Bligh – teacher profile

Peter Bligh will be teaching on the Autumn Yoga Retreat course.

After many years of living, learning and teaching in yoga ashrams and Buddhist centres in the UK, Greece, and India, Peter returned to New Zealand where he now lives, practices and teaches yoga and meditation.

Trained in the Bihar School of Yoga tradition and many years at Mandala Yoga Ashram gives peter a broad and practical knowledge of yoga and its application in daily life.

During the past 9 years he has also spent part of the year touring Europe, at the invitation of other teachers and yoga centres, co-teaching programmes that are suitable for anyone with an interest in yoga and meditation.

Peter is known for his ability to create a relaxed and friendly atmosphere where students can learn and develop personal practices that can significantly improve their own sense of well-being.

His clear and direct style, delivered with gentle humour and related anecdotes, make his programmes a genuinely unique experience – enjoyable, stimulating, highly informative and personally beneficial.

“Yoga and Meditation is for every one, every body and every mind.”

Autumn Yoga Retreat

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Come and join us for a fabulous weekend as we nurture the mind, body and soul using Yoga and meditation techniques.

Spend a relaxing long weekend at the Bindu Yoga Centre. Practise meditation in the centre’s purpose built octagonal Yoga studio, nourish the body with home-cooked vegetarian food, and indulge in the sauna, heated pool and wood fired hot tub.

 

THE COURSE

This weekend is suitable for all levels of yoga practitioners and focuses on our well being in the transition from Summer to Autumn. A time of year for resting and nurturing but also about renewal and restoring balance in our lives.

The weekend will include 5 classes a day, incorporating periods of silence, meditation, breathing techniques, Hatha, Karma and Mantra yoga.

Enjoy the sauna, heated outdoor pool and the wood fired hot tub

This is an environment that will allow us to come together, prepare food picked from the garden and celebrate the harvest.

DATE/TIME

September 28th 6.30PM – October 1st 2017 1.30PM

(2.5 days and 3 nights)

 

ACCOMMODATION

The accommodation consists of two bungalows set in one acre of garden. There’s a polytunnel, a pond and little stream, a beautiful purpose built octagonal  wooden yoga studio, the hot tub, sauna and outdoor pool.

In The Studio there are four bedrooms that will sleep five. Two singles with single beds, one kingsize single and a twin bedroom. There are two toilets, a power shower and enclosed garden, all with disabled access. In Joy’s room in the other bungalow, there are two single beds and an ensuite shower room with own small garden. We will prepare and eat food in the kitchen in the main bungalow.

 

COST

£250 (classes, food, beverages and accommodation included)

 

BOOK YOUR PLACE

Email: binduyogacentre@gmail.com

 

 

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