yoga nidra retreat: harvest & the Divine Mother Sep 29 – Oct 1

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. The Goddess or Shakti is Nature. Three major deities representing different qualities 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 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 basic B&B rates, bespoke yoga or coaching sessions

It is also possible to do just the Saturday as a Day retreat, 9.45 – 17.30 £50

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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comfortable, calm and cosy single sex dorm accommodation
no bunk beds
four vegan meals, fruit, teas

Saturday 30th September
can be attended as a day retreat
9.45 arrival for 10am – 5.30

Booking form with payment options

sunrise 7am sunset 7.15

Friday 29th September
Arrival from 2pm
4.00 yoga class
5.30 intro/tour Viveka Gardens
6.30 Supper with karma yoga in the kitchen (rota)
8.00 short group meditation
10pm lights out

Saturday 30th September
6.00 group meditation
7.30 breakfast and free time
10.00 – 12.00 gentle yoga class with yoga nidra workshop and practice
12.30 lunch
1.30 karma yoga in the kitchen (rota)
2.30 – 3.30 optional karma yoga in the garden
4.00 hatha yoga class with yoga nidra
6.00 supper
7.00 group meditation, chanting and puja

Sunday 1st October
6.45 meditation walk
7.30 breakfast and free time
10.00 gentle yoga class
11.15 tea and optional work in the garden
12.30 lunch
1.30 karma yoga in the kitchen (rota) or work in the garden
3.00 yoga class
4.00 closing meditation
4.30 departure