Sep 16 18 2016
Friday 16th Sep to Sunday 18th Sep 2016

New Moon Yoga: Full Moon & Sacred Cacao Yoga

private retreat

Three Day Yoga and Meditation Retreat with Sacred Fire Ceremony

Come and join us for a joyful heart opening retreat!
Under the guidance of the ‘full moon’ this three day yoga journey will nourish you to the core; cleanse your mind and body waking you up from the inside out, bringing together the power of vibrant food, yoga, sound healing, meditation and ceremony. We will explore the sacred realms of the cacao spirit together through a cacao yoga ceremony and open our hearts to our creative powers.
Throughout the weekend we will flow together through a variety of workshops including four yoga classes in different styles, such as energising vinyasa flow and restorative yin yoga. We will delve into yoga nidra, bodywork, daily meditation and the practice of silence to deepen your understanding and experience of yoga.
We wish to share with you the importance of wellbeing and balance as a pathway to feeling a greater sense of connection and inspiration in one’s life. We provide a loving space which encompasses health on all levels inviting healing and transformation from within.

Come loose yourself in the mystical landscape, indulge in its beauty, soak in a bathtub and journey with us in the sacred space for a wholesome harmonious retreat.

Food will provided by Green Heart Kitchen who believe in creating beautiful organic food with love and care. All the meals are vegan, gluten free and absolutely delicious. A fest for the eyes and the belly, their food is their gift to you. Nourishing and deeply satisfying. They source only the best ingredients homegrown and locally sourced wherever possible. The kitchen door is always open and Justine and Ella are happy to share recipes and tips with you. We love to share our knowledge and raw chocolate treats!

Practitioners: Emily KatsunoChelan Freeman

Emily came to yoga through her career as a professional dancer and was amazed by how much strength and flexibility she gained and was soon encapsulated by the practice as a whole and made many pilgrimages to India. Since then yoga has become her lifestyle and she lives, breathes, moves, and sings it as much as she can! Emily received her Yoga Teacher Training in Dharamshala, India from Yoga Life and continued to live in Asia immersing herself in the practice and teaching of yoga. Since returning to the U.K she has trained as a Yoga Therapist and Pregnancy yoga teacher with the Devon School of Yoga on their Post-Graduate Yoga Therapy Course and has studied yin yoga with Norman Blair. Emily lives a life immersed in nature just outside of Ashburton in Devon where she teaches yoga full time.

Emily’s classes weave together inspiration from a myriad of yoga practices, other ancient traditions and a deep connection to breath and Mother Earth. There is always a holistic, meditative approach as well as taking into account the cycles of the moon, the rhythm of nature and how everyone feels on that day! She enjoy’s the interweaving of solar yang energies and lunar yin energies and you will often find there are a combination of dynamic, strengthening and energising sequences coupled with a sense of softness, release and letting go. There is a beauty in both movement and stillness, strength and softness, dynamic and gentle and all of these elements are woven into her teachings, each class a journey designed to heal and connect us to all the layers of ourselves from the physical body all the way through to the spirit being. Classes are a musical voyage with devotional, awakening, inspiring music and mantra used to enhance the connection to the heart space and revitalise us on a cellular level.

‘At the heart of it all I seek to encourage others to feel the freedom, joy and empowerment that comes from uncovering the full potential of the body, mind, heart and spirit! These are the gifts that yoga has given to me’

Chelan is a passionate and dedicated 500hr qualified Yogi, Dance Artist and qualified Thai Yoga Massage Therapist trusting the mystical path that she feels blessed to be on! Chelan has explored many different healing modalities throughout her life and is an experienced, humble and gifted Yoga teacher. Chelan’s teachings are authentic and diverse drawing from many wise teachings from across the ages giving her a rich understanding in holistic health. Truly honoring all aspects of this life changing practice, incorporating breath work and meditation into her teachings. She brings ancient wisdom to the modern day yogi. Chelan shares the healing qualities of Yoga with her clients so they can deeply connect to the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual sides of themselves. Her own personal journey has been challenged with illness which has gifted her a deeper understanding of the benefits of Yoga. Her exploration and experiences with Shamanic work are also very present in her teachings and invite self inquiry and a journey into the mystical realms. Chelan has traveled the world learning from many well renoned teachers and feels like her mission on earth is to spread these healing tools and be part of helping others find peace and healing.

Teaching from her heart she shares her love and gifts through Asana practice holding a space for transformation with an emphasis on flow of breath, proper alignment cues and therapeutic uplifting themes. The play between strength and softness, an equal dance of energies.Attention is always brought to individual expression through movement within clear sequences, while balancing yin and yang elements to feel at harmony with nature. She weaves her connection to spirit throughout her classes creating a poetic atmosphere supported by music and gentle adjustments.