Ocean of Tranquility – Jivamukti Yoga Retreat
@the Southeast of Crete, Pavlos Place Kretashala
with Céline Ryf
From the terrace of Pavlos you look streight out to the ocean and all you can see is the blue sea, the horizon and the deep blue sky.
It is very soothing and calming for the mind. There are many teachings that compare the mind to the sky. Sometimes there are clouds, sometimes there is rain and perhaps even thunder…
but behind it all is always the blue sky.
It is what Master Patanjali refers to as citta vrtti nirodhah…
a state where the fluctuations or the whirlings or the weather changes of the mind cease, where we are able to re-connect with the vastness of the blue sky or swim in an ocean of tranquility.
The yogic practices are designed to help us remember that we are not the clouds but the sky, not the waves but the ocean.
This retreat is designed to raise our awareness of what is going on physically, mentally and emotionally and learn to embrace the totality of experience without falling into judgment, praise or blame.
There will be daily meditation, chanting, breathing and asana practice based on the Jivamukti Yoga method.
The practice of vinyasa allows us to feel that everything is constantly moving and changing. We can learn to keep an inner calm and coolness within that ever changing reality by connecting to our breath and the blue sky within us. The retreat situation, the beautiful nature, the friendliness of the staff and the healthy and yummy food they prepare will all be conducive to the experience of feeling more at ease with ourselves and our environment.
DAY OF ARRIVAL: May 29th
Schedule from May 30th – June 4th 2021
9 – 12 am: Morning Meditation, Pranayama, Chanting, Jivamukti Yoga class
5 – 7:30 pm: Asana exploration, restorative classes, Yoga Nidra, Philosophy, Pranayama, Chanting, Evening Meditation
DAY OF DEPARTURE: 5th of June
Classes are taught in English.