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A yoga retreat with Sandra Carson

“Surrender into the Radiant Heart” 

Spring Equinox Retreat, 19-23 March 2020.

…The body is the portal into your heart, the practice is to surrender…

(The retreat will be taught in English)

 

Your heart is the symbol of your spiritual essence. It is the center of Consciousness; the love from your heart is healing, unconditional and limitless. When your heart is open, you feel connected to yourself, the world and Source energy. When you are surrendered into your Radiant Heart, you live in flow, your inner beauty shines and your presence is a gift to the world.

Embodiment is the practice to enter this luminous space within your self. When you enter your body more deeply through its foundation, your pelvis, it nourishes and supports the opening of your heart. Your pelvis enables the blossoming of your heart, just like the lotus flower can radiate its beauty because of the support of the stem and the deeply grounded roots in the soil.

In this 4 day Anusara Yoga retreat, you will practice feeling, strengthening, releasing and empowering yourself so that your heart can naturally expand more.

 

The morning yoga practices will focus on activating and aligning through asana and fluid movement, pranayama and meditation.

Breakfast will be followed by a silent hike. Sandra will give a talk and offer a contemplative written assignment or a sharing exercise on the theme of the retreat. In the afternoon you will have free time to relax. The retreat venue has a sauna and massages can be booked.

The evening practices will center around tension release and deep relaxation.

This retreat will enrich your yoga knowledge and your experience of surrender and empowerment in your body. You will take away a sense of peace and openness that will enable you to be more present in your own heart and connect to others more authentically.

 

Daily schedule (can change):

7:30 asana/meditation
09:00 breakfast
10:30 walk in nature
12:30 picnic outdoors
14:00 back to the center/free time
18:00 evening practice
20:00 dinner

 

 

Venue

Enjoy the stunning spaces and warm atmosphere of the D&D Retreat Center were love is expressed through dedication and careful attention, providing an environment where you will feel nurtured and supported.

The centre is located in Fornesighe, in the valley of Zoldo, a small alpine village, an unknown paradise that has maintained its original architectural fabric and an authentic lifestyle. Overlooking the beautiful UNESCO heritage Dolomites, it evokes emotions of past times. It is a pleasure to walk through its narrow lanes and discover rare corners of poetry.

The Val di Zoldo, near the cities of Treviso and Venice, is a territory of pristine nature, where wild animals live in vast spaces of woods and open pastures dominated by the elegant mountain peaks.

 

Bedrooms

Simple and rustic, each one is different, with comfortable beds, satellite TV, a private bathroom, soaps and hair dryers, a fresh set of towels and white cotton duvet covers. There is daily housekeeping service. (for more info and photos)

Yoga space

The practices will take place in the village’s old dairy, a well-lit and welcoming room with hardwood floors, heated by the warm flames of a fireplace. The space is fully equipped with mats, blocks and blankets.

Food

Sip your delicious Italian coffee or perfumed herbal tea in the bright breakfast room enjoying the spectacular views from the large glass windows.

Weather permitting, picnics will be enjoyed along the walks, in beautiful spots in nature.

Lovingly prepared from fresh and natural ingredients, healthy vegetarian dinners will be served in the cosy dining room next to an open fireplace. Take advantage of the fabulous food the region has to offer such as polenta, homemade ice cream and tiramisù,  as well as local organic honey, eggs and cheese. Special dietary needs and requests can be accommodated.

 

 

Travel & Transfers

Please fly to Venice and Treviso airports.  You can easily drive to the D&D centre in 75 minutes. It is also possible to reach the towns of Longarone or Forno di Zoldo by public transport (Cortina Express and Dolomitibus). On request, we can arrange a private taxi service from both the airports or from Longarone or Forno di Zoldo, at an additional cost.

However, if your flight times coincide, a cheaper transfer will be available, please inquire:

On Thursday, 19 March 2002, leaving Venice airport at 18:15 – arriving at the Retreat Centre at 19:30

On Monday, 23 March 2002, leaving the Retreat Centre at 10:30 am – arriving at Venice airport before noon

Please make sure you have valid travel insurance in case of any emergencies and/or cancellations.

 

Logistics

We would advise you to arrive a few days before the retreat so you can unwind from your travels and maybe stay on for a few additional days to deepen your experience or visiting Venice is always worth it.

Arrival and Departure

The arrival date is Thursday, 19th March. Please note there is no yoga scheduled on that date. Check-in at the retreat is 3-7pm and the welcome dinner will be served at 8pm. Yoga will commence the following morning.

The retreat ends on Monday, 23rd March at 11am, after the yoga session and breakfast. We suggest booking return flights in the afternoon.

 

Cost per person

Early bird discount for the first 10 registrations until January 19, 2020.

€ 570  before January 19, 2020 – sharing a double or twin room

€ 630 after January 19, 2020 – sharing a double or twin room

A limited number of individual bedrooms are available:

€695  with early bird discount.

€765  full price.

To secure your booking, we require a deposit (see below in terms & conditions). Full payment is due before February 19, 2020.

If you are travelling solo, and choose a twin bedroom, we will do our best to let you share with a same gender person. In the event that this cannot occur due to lack of requests, once the bookings are finished,  you will be given a single room and you will be asked to pay the individual room supplement.

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Cancellation Terms & Conditions

A €190 non-refundable deposit is requested in order to book your place

Cancelling 30 days or more prior to the retreat: 50% refund, except for deposit

Cancelling 29 days or less prior to the retreat – payments are not refundable

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This 4 day retreat includes

  • morning and evening yoga practices
  • walks in silence
  • midday talks
  • all yoga props and mats
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • 2 healthy vegetarian meals and 1 packet lunch per day
  • fresh water and teas

Not included

  • flights or travel insurance
  • airport transfers
  • extra drinks, treats and other activities

For more information, availability or to inform us of special needs, please email: [email protected] or call Annabella on +39.346.3750134.

You can also stay in touch by following us on Facebook: D&D Retreat Centre

 

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Sandra Carson is a knowledgeable and insightful yoga teacher who has been teaching internationally for the last 18 years. 

She teaches in Amsterdam and for online yoga studio EkhartYoga.com, with more than 800.000 students all over the world.

You can also find her on LivingAlignmentYoga.com