Retreats offer the space to rejuvenate, slow down, step back from daily life, and engage more in the process of attuning to oneself and one's overall wellbeing. I offer retreats each year, and each retreat I teach I am reminded of how the opportunity to step back can create profound insight and transform. Just imagine how you might feel at the end of a good yoga class and expand that into one, 3 or 7 days. That is what a retreat can be like – a space where greater clarity and an a steadier heart are cultivated and brought into an everyday consciousness.
Fluid Awareness: A Yoga, Qigong and Mindfulness Meditation Retreat
with Mimi Kuo-Deemer
Poundon House, Oxfordshire, UK
January 18 - 21, 2018
Please note this retreat is fully booked but you are welcome to join a waitlist.
This four day retreat will into the ways we can bring a more fluid, clear awareness into the start of the new year. Throughout the retreat, we will explore the ways we can harmonise with the qualities of water, which in Chinese medicine is the element associated with winter. Each morning there will be a long active practice session integrating yoga and qigong. This will be focused on developing clearer awareness and fluidity in the body and mind. Set in the tranquil countryside of Oxfordshire, Poundon House is just 45 minutes by train from London's Marylebone station, and easily accessible from the North of the UK by train as well as Europe via London's Heathrow airport.
Paella and Practice: A Yoga, Meditation and Qigong Retreat
with Mimi Kuo-Deemer and Margi Young
June 9 - 16, 2018
Margi and Mimi are teaming up to teach a week-long yoga and meditation retreat at Centro Santilán, a stunning new retreat centre nestled in the Andalusian hills of southern Spain. Each day will include two yoga classes, meditation, qigong, three delicious meals, and of course time for a daily siesta! Margi and Mimi will teach their signature style which consists of alignment-based flow with intelligent sequencing and a healthy dose of relaxation. Both teachers are always available so you receive more individual attention, hands-on adjustments and modifications as needed. Throughout the week, gems of yoga philosophy will be woven into the physical asana practice, revealing how the richness of an ancient tradition can be incorporated into our contemporary daily lives.
La Dolce Vita: Yoga, Qigong and Meditation Retreat
with Sifu Matthew Cohen and Mimi Kuo-Deemer
Locanda della Quercia Calante
Saturday, August 25 - Saturday, September 1, 2018
Our retreat is currently full, but please let us know if you'd like to join the waitlist.
Join Sifu Matthew Cohen and Mimi Kuo-Deemer for a weeklong yoga, qigong and meditation retreat at La Locanda Quercia Calente, a beautifully renovated farmhouse in the Umbrian hills of Italy. Each day will include two yoga/qigong classes, meditation, three delicious meals, and lots of downtime for lounging, chatting, reading, napping, strolling, swimming, eating gelato, etc. Mid-week, there will also be a chance to visit the historic, walled city of Orvieto.