INSTINCT Module: 2 weeks in Portugal 9-23rd June 2018
INTELLECT Module: 2 weekends in Brighton 6-8th July / 28-29th July 2018
INTUITION Module: 2 nights in retreat centre, East Sussex 25th-27th Aug 2018
this module focuses on the experience of yoga to awaken the intelligence within your instincts. You will delve deep into our own experience of yoga and meditation within an immersive retreat environment. This includes all aspects of the 8-limbs of yoga; yoga ethics, postures, breathing techniques retreating inward of the senses, concentration and meditation and the exploration of the notion of bliss. You will also workshop the postures in more depth and explore the art of teaching yoga, including verbal queues and hands-on-assists. The communal living in a wonderful natural setting will really provide a transformational experience.
Situated in the historical village of Alcanede, next to the Natural Park of the Mountain ranges of Aire and Candeeiros.
This is a beautiful setting for a yoga immersion and is also located close to stunning coastlines and several traditional Portugese villages.
MEIO Country House is nestled within an idyllic Natural Park.
Seven double bedrooms with private bathrooms plus a great outdoor yoga space,
The property that is crossed by a small river surrounded by hill and an orchard and is ideal for hiking and picnics.
heat flows – 6 x Dynamic Vinyasa Flow Yoga sequences ~inspired by Ashtanga, Jivamukti, Prana Flow and Tripsichore
cool flows – 6 x Slow Yoga Flow sequences ~inspired by Sivananda, Restorative, Lunar and Yin Yoga
yoga pose 101 workshops on tricks, tips and techniques for postures
art of hands-on-assists with inspiration from Thai Yoga Massage
talks & seminars on Yoga Lifestyle & Ethics
students experience 14 days of yoga immersion, comprised of 12 training days and 1 day of rest. Each day follows this schedule:
Saturday 16th June is assigned as the day off of your training schedule. A chance to break out and break free and see the beauty that is in the local vicinity. We take a minibus to the famous surfer’s paradise, Nazare Beach until lunch, a short cruise to Obidos a traditional village that serves the Portuguese ‘chocolate cup liquer’ followed by a trip to the gorgeous river beach nestled within the National Park which is nearby the venue.
If you would like to go on this day trip £70 (approx) is payable in advance to secure the group transport via mini bus (most affordable option)
Thai Yoga Massage can be available with Bess or Tammy for £40 an hour within the daily free-time of 1-3pm
It is strongly recommended that you
Recommended EasyJet FLIGHTS
Outbound : SAT 9th June 2018 Dep Gatwick 17:30 Arrive Lisbon 20:10
Inbound: SAT 23rd June 2018 Dep Lisbon 20:35 and Arrive Gatwick 23:10
I’ve chosen these flights because not only are they the cheapest, but they give you the flexibility and option to choose to organise yourself a visit to Lisbon city centre either side of the flights. I.e. you could choose to arrive friday 8th and spend the night in the city and then just get the subway back to the airport (15 min trip) to meet the group for the transfer on the Saturday 9th evening.
The Transfer would be arranged to meet the group at the airport around 8:45pm. The cost of this group mini-bus transfer from airport to venue is estimated at £44 per person each way (based on 10 people sharing) (Payable to Real Flow Yoga in advance).
To be honest, given the late time of the flight, this mini-bus will be the best value option and you will also benefit from sharing transport and transfers with fellow trainees.
An alternative to the group airport transfer would be to take the metro to Lisbon City Centre Stop Sete Rios, to the bus station which is near Lisbon Zoological. Take the bus to the town Santarem and from there get a 25 min taxi or a local bus to Meio in Alecanede
Airport to Lisbon Sete Rios Lisbon Metro 25 mins (2 EUR) (but give yourself time to find it and get a ticket) or 15 mins in taxi or Uber (less than 15 EUR)
Lisbon Sete Rios to Santarem Bus https://www.rede-expressos.pt/tickets
(70 minutes) (6 EUR)
Santarem to Alcanede Local Bus http://www.rodotejo.pt/ (30 minutes)
or a taxi (25 mins)
The third transfer option to the venue is a private taxi but this costs 120-140 EUR
Gatwick and home: Nearer the time, we will connect all the trainees via the real flow yoga FB group so that you can potentially organise lift-shares on share transport to and from Gatwick. Notice that the inbound return flight lands late so trains may no longer be an option.
trainees are encouraged to share a local Air bnb accommodation together for these weekend modules
the first part of the intellect module covers current scientific understanding of anatomy and physiology with relevance to yoga techniques including: fundamentals of anatomy body part by Muskuloskeletal system, connective tissue and fascia and the Nervous System structure and functional anatomy. This includes the dynamics of the anatomy within yoga postures and also subtle energetic concepts based on Tantric and Hatha Yoga.
friday 6th July 10 – 6pm
10- 11am Real Flow Yoga practice
11-1pm The Subtle Body & Energetic Anatomy
1pm-3 pm Bodily Systems
3:15-3:30 pm break
3:30-5:30pm Structure and Fascia
5:30pm-6:00pm guided yoga nidra
Sat 7th July & Sunday 8th July
9:30am – 6pm
Functional Anatomy with Helen O’Neil
(plus 2 hours of philosophy of subtle energy body is covered on 7th july)
9:30am until 6pm with an hour for lunch
history of yoga includes tracing the origins of yoga and asking the question, can we really speak of such a thing as a yoga philosophy?! We will provide a broad overview of the key influential yogic texts and you will be able to weave history into the presence of your classes.
philosophy of yoga involves a comparative study of classical and tantric traditions. We will explore key scripture, samples from Rg Veda and Upanisads, then more in depth study of the Bhagavad Gita, Sutras and the Hatha Pradipika. We will also delve into Tantra taking a look at the Vijnana Bhairava.
This module includes much discussion and sharing for critical consideration of yoga philosophy and it’s relevance in contemporary yoga practice and modern life in general.
this is a ‘Bhakti, Karma and Dharma’ Retreat whereby the trainees work together to co-create the experience of a retreat and in doing so, receive not only hands-on experience in how to run a retreat, but also really build upon their Real Flow community ties with fellow trainees. The aim of this module is to assimilate all of your learning so far so that you are ready to intuitively adapt your teaching to various different contexts. This module will equip you as a yoga teacher with the confidence to teach 1-2-1’s , public group yoga classes in gyms, studios or community halls and also to run and theme your own workshop series. The second half of the module is dedicated to the business of yoga, how to operate with authnticity, integrity and really integrate the ethics of yoga within the business and industry of it. We will cover admin, the practicalities of being a freelance yoga teacher, marketing and personal branding, including social media. This module completes your training and our closing ceremony will be held.
Gayles is a small retreat centre ideally situated in outstanding countryside on the in the South East. 15 miles from Brighton with excellent train services from the nearby towns that provide direct travel to and from London Victoria, Gatwick, Ashford International.
The retreat centre is beautiful and very comfortable. The yoga barn is spacious, bright and relaxing.
In this retreat setting we will get the opportunity to step-into the experience of communal living, sharing the cooking and going for lovely winter walks in the British countryside. It is a wonderful way to end the course and solidify the bonds you make with your fellow trainees
Hayley Mia Bulman
a 2-night yoga retreat. Full main day is Sunday 26th 2018. It follows this schedule: