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Mantra and Yantra are tools of Tantra. They represent sound and form and the combined use of these tools aims to focus the mind and to expand the awareness.
The created symbol then becomes a vehicle through which we can deepen our understanding of the more subtle layers of the mind
This one full week retreat will offer time to go deep into one’s practice and immerse oneself in the peace and vibrancy of the Grempoli venue. We will practice karma yoga daily, live and eat together and have space for local walks and periods of silence and reflection.
The retreat will include:
• Daily Asana, pranayama, yoga nidra and meditation sessions.
• Theory: understanding mantra and yantra
• Mantra chanting
• Drawing and painting of yantra
• Karma yoga and periods of silence (mouna)
• Havan – fire ceremony.
Program details to be confirmed.
No previous knowledge or experience of drawing and painting is necessary but it would still be useful! Materials will be provided, but if you have your own, please bring them.
Maximum number of participants: 12
Where: Nestled in the beautiful Tuscan countryside, Grempoli is 45 minutes from Florence airport, and 30 minutes from the centre of Florence (easy bus ride from Pisa airport).
When: The retreat will be held from Thursday 1st August, arrive by 3 pm to Thursday 8th August, departure after lunch at 1 pm.
Cost of retreat:
In order to be as inclusive as possible and to offer a balance to the sometimes overpriced and commercial manner in which yoga is offered these days, we are experimenting with a sliding scale payment scheme for this retreat, which will hopefully allow all involved to make a modest living.
Please bear in mind, the fee includes 3 healthy, organic nutritious meals per day, beautiful double occupancy room and shared bathroom, all tuition and classes, a hiking day trip and the soothing company of chickens, good people and a lovely dog.
The minimum contribution to cover your food and accommodation, including the cost of all materials, is a total of 300 euros.
The full contribution is 690 euros.
Please contribute as your means allows.