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Silent Day Retreat - Yoga and Meditation

Need to recharge? What would you do if you had a day off yet do not want to travel too far from home? “Silence can be challenging for some people at the beginning of a retreat. Most people, however, come to cherish the silence of retreat. Retreat silence has many benefits. Silence settles the many emotions that are activated by talking, listening, and even in the anticipation of talking. As our mental and emotional lives calm down, our bodies relax. We are then in an attitude of listening and appreciating the value of the outer and inner silence of a retreat setting.” Francis Bennett Cultivating mindfulness in our daily life can be an enriching experience. This retreat will give basic guidance to applying the principles of meditation to our everyday activities. Meditation involves a principle of awareness that we can practice in every moment of our life. Join us for a day retreat of pure relaxation and bliss. Time to slow down, recharge and de-stress. Make space for contemplation, meditation and reflection. Samyama Yoga will offer hatha flow, yin and yoga nidra classes as well as guided meditation sessions for your health and well-being. We will offer devotional intentions and ways of exploring and reflecting on the theme individually and in the group. This will include periods of guided and silent meditation (sitting and walking) to strengthen present moment awareness. There are opportunities for quiet time, to go for a walk, read a book and be surrounded with like-minded people. All levels and abilities are welcome. Please bring your own yoga mat and props. This day will be held in silence, allowing us to explore the possibility of tuning in, drawing our attention inwards. Listening, feeling, connecting with our experiences, cultivating an attitude of acceptance, and potential to be with what is through enquiry and curiosity. This schedule serves as a guide but can be changed closer to date. 10am Arrivals 10.30 am Hatha Yoga 11.45 am Walking Meditation 12.30 pm Lunch 2pm Activity TBC 4.15 pm Yin Yoga 6pm Dinner Rate: £90 LOCATION The Kairos Centre is a retreat and conference centre and is available for day visits and overnight stays. The centre is an urban oasis in south-west London situated within acres of landscaped gardens and overlooking the historic Richmond Park. Their tranquil setting of peaceful, secluded gardens provides place to pray, space to think and time to meet. They offer a programme of organised retreats and events along with the opportunities for spiritual direction and personal quiet days. About the teacher and facilitator: Patricia is a Luton-based, qualified British Wheel of Yoga teacher having finished her 500-hour teacher training in 2009 with Marc Beuvain in the tradition of Sri T. Krishnamacharya. Her classes are geared towards all levels, especially for beginners, and she is certified to teach baby, kids, family, prenatal/postnatal and most recently, yin yoga. Group classes offer three variations to suit each individual's needs and capabilities. Please contact me at for the bank details if you want to make a bank transfer. --- Patricia Olabre has been a full-time yoga teacher since completing her 500-hour teacher training course with the Krishnamacharya Healing Yoga Foundation (KHYF) under Marc Beuvain in London and is also a certified British Wheel of Yoga teacher. Additionally she is registered with the Register of Exercise Professionals at Level 3. She finished the Perinatal yoga foundation course with Birthlight in 2010 and a year later, the Mother & Baby Yoga Integrated course with Yogacampus/Sitaram Partnership. She qualified as a children's yoga teacher through YogaBugs andYoga'd Up when she first started teaching in 2008. Most recently, she has been certified to share the benefits of yin yoga. Her classes are geared towards all levels, especially beginners. Her group classes offer modifications to suit each individual's needs and capabilities. In January 2016 she embarked on a new adventure organizing and planning yoga holidays and retreats. Combining her love of travel and yoga she found the perfect complement to her yoga teaching. Seeing the world with different eyes we immerse ourselves in the culture of the countries we visit, get to know the locals and their customs while infusing our practice with the sights and sounds of each place. Having been introduced to yoga through the Brahma Kumaris, she learned Raja Yoga and meditation in 2003. Since then, she has explored different traditions incorporating tools that support her practice. Yoga is a very important part of her life. She has attended several retreats and workshops in the pursuit of good health and happiness.



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