October 13 Yoga Nidra Day Retreat: Harvest & the Divine Mother

yoga lotus waterlily viveka gardens

A warm welcome to the Yoga Nidra weekend retreat at the time of the Divine Mother Festival

This weekend sees the culmination of the traditional Hindu Feast Navaratri for the Divine Mother. Goddess, or Shakti or Prakriti is often understood through nature. Three major deities representing different qualities of God have each three days: Durga (Mother and upliftment), Lakshmi (beauty and riches), Saraswati (learning and higher understanding).

Through the yoga practices of asana, pranayama, nidra, meditation and chanting, we will align with and tap into these energies, ask for blessing and hopefully to receive grace to reflect on our strengths and next steps.

“Devi or the Universal Mother gives not only prosperity, but liberation from all bondages. She will remove all obstacles in the path and lead you safely to the illimitable domain of eternal bliss and make you absolutely free.”  Swami Sivananda

Yoga in tranquil Devon
The peace of rural mid Devon at this change of the season is the setting for relaxing and letting go so that new insight and inspiration flow. As well as yoga practices we’ll be imbibing nature’s autumn glory.

Mixed ability yoga
This is a retreat for people who have been practising yoga for a while or have good basic fitness and mobility. In this retreat being ‘able’ is more about the willingness to go within than trained physical strength or flexibility; but you will also develop all these aspects.

Yogic diet
A yogic diet uplifts and gives energy. We eat fresh, wholesome, seasonal, delicious vegan food made with mainly local organic veg and organic ingredients. Recipes for prana and read more about the veganyogi diet.

Yoga and food growing
Be inspired by the life force of nature and ground yourself with work in the garden on this retreat. You can develop your knowledge of food growing and get your hands, feet and body (!) on the land.

Extend your stay – bespoke yoga retreat
If you’d like to make your trip to Viveka Gardens longer contact us for B&B rates, bespoke yoga or coaching sessions

Retreat information, rules and Ts & Cs
Viveka Gardens: a retreat place where community and visitors can ground themselves through yoga practices growing and nature connection, and so connect with their true self to embody peace and unity

The purpose of a retreat is to leave behind mundane matters to go within and find inspiration. At Viveka Gardens Yoga Farm we facilitate a space for this. Please continue reading retreat information, rules and Ts & Cs

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Investment: £50 This day retreat includes a yoga class with yoga nidra, a workshop with second longer nidra, karma yoga, a delicious vegan lunch, tea and a snack. Viveka Gardens is keen to make yoga available to all so bursaries are available for those on benefit. Please contact to discuss.

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Saturday October 13th

10.15 arrival

10.30 Yoga class with yoga nidra

12.30 lunch

2.00 walk on the land here and harvesting: tap into mother earth and the slowing of the season

3.30 Yoga nidra workshop and second nidra

5.00 tea & snack