September 22 Equinox Day Retreat

Equinox: when the sun crosses the celestial equator. At this turning point in the year, a day of yoga, yoga nidra, yummy vegan food, circle, tuning into the changing energies within and without. Enjoy ashram-style living for the day at rural retreat place Viveka Gardens Yoga Farm.

The theme for the day is transition. The changing season and the change in gear at this time of year requires adjustment. Change is not always comfortable; this workshop will give you tools to manage change whenever it comes up. Through yoga asanas, yoga nidra (guided lying down, meditation), time in nature and possibly with our hands and feet on the earth, we’ll go to a deep level of relaxation and come home to our true and constant selves.

Viveka Gardens Yoga Farm: a retreat place where community and visitors can ground themselves through yoga practices and food growing, and so connect with their true self to embody peace and unity.

This day will inspire your yoga journey and relax your being. Take time out to get perspective, nurture and nourish yourself. Enjoy the peace of rural mid-Devon and soak in the prana of nature. A chance to unwind and revive.

Here’s feedback for Yoga Nidra workshops to encourage you to join us:

A deeply penetrating experience into relaxation and mind consciousness. An experience I will want to repeat many times. LG

I was feeling very disconnected from myself. Today I feel so much more grounded and reconnected with the universe. I love that we all felt like a little family and the energy built up was truly empowering. Cannot say thank you enough. DH

A wonderful practice, and very well-timed for me. It’s had a significantly profound effect on me at a point in my life where I’m leaving my career and moving forward into new things. Angela, Tavistock

Just what I needed to rebirth, go inward and rest. The body and mind just wanted to feel contentment, without attaching anything to outcome. I got just this. PW-P

Yesterday was a truly wonderful experience. I feel an amazing sense of clarity today. I also slept for 13 hours solidly… Thank you so much. LC

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. Investment: £50. 

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Viveka Gardens is keen to make yoga available to all so bursaries are available for those on benefit. Please contact to discuss.


10.15 arrival

10.30 Yoga class with yoga nidra

12.30 lunch

2.00 walk on the land here with harvesting

3.30 Yoga nidra workshop and second nidra

5.00 tea & snack

6.00 satsang (optional) – free

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