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Awakening, Meditation and Yoga
with Ayala Gill and Jeffrey Wium
Sharpham House, Devon, UK
November 2-5 2018
This weekend is an opportunity to retreat deeply into yourself, supported by nature and community; to wake up to the wonder of life. We will integrate active and passive yoga, meditation in stillness and movement, exploring both silence and mindful dialogue. All with the intention of fully touching each moment as it arises. Much of the retreat time will be held in social silence, where you will be guided to discover the wonderful benefits of relaxing our habit of communicating outwardly, to encourage a deeper inner communing to arise.
Jeffrey and Ayala will bring together over 40 years of experience and practice in yogic, Buddhist, Shamanic and Holy Mountain traditions, holding the space for the masculine and feminine to come into its most graceful expression within and between each of us.
The retreat begins at 4pm on Friday and ends at 9am on Monday morning, after breakfast (but formal teaching will end at 7.30pm on Sunday evening for those of you needing to leave early).
Sharpham House and its estate is set in a majestic location high above on the banks of the River Dart in South Devon. It is a 20 minute taxi ride from Totnes station, which is about 2.5 hours from London by train. Its stunning 550 acre estate includes gardens, woodland and river walks, as well as rolling hills with beautiful views to Totnes along the river. Staying in the house feels like we are entering another era. All rooms are single (unless you prefer otherwise), with shared bathrooms (2 or 3 people per bathroom). We will eat delicious organic vegetarian food, with most of the ingredients home grown. For more information about Sharpham House visit http://www.sharphamtrust.org
TO BOOK please contact me on: firstname.lastname@example.org
For accommodation and food: £290 for single accommodation and all meals in this beautiful period house.
For our teaching: We will ask you to reflect on what you received from the weekend and what you would like to offer each of us in return. We trust you to choose an amount that is right for you. We suggest an amount that feels like you are making a real commitment that reflects our own commitment, and that respects your financial situation. (As a guideline, many people offer between £80-120 per day for teaching)
Jeffrey Wium draws on his work with the Andean Holy Mountain Tradition, Energy Medicine, Quantum Healing, Psychosomatic Bodywork, Usui-Tibetan-Sai Baba Reiki, Qigong, Meditation, Yoga, Sound and Light Therapy, Indigenous Living, Philosophy & Vision Quest Protocols, Conscious Parenting, Avaloketesvara Initiation and Interdenominational Ministry. wisdomkeepersproject.org
Ayala and Jeffrey, I just wanted to say a really big thank you to you both for the weekend, it was truly incredible! I can see and feel, and have so much more clarity of the divine female and the divine masculine energies, and my interaction with them is clear, which it has never been before. My whole being has opened up, and my grattitude is immense. To be able to breathe again properly after such a long period of being shut down, is like being given a cup of water, after being in the desert for a long long time! ~ Samantha Southern
The programme [with Ayala and Jeff] has had a profound impact on me in ways I can barely describe. I have spent much of my life not feeling worthy and putting myself down, trying to make myself small, trying to "fit in" and always looking to others for love because I felt unlovable. I now realise I have repeated this cycle again and again and have felt frustrated and disheartened that, in most relationships, both personal and professional, I am generally left drained, empty and feeling alone. Since the workshop, I feel different. It's like I feel full. I realise that I am love and all I need is in me. My love is enough and I am complete. I have already found that it has made my connections with others more genuine and I feel more myself than I have in a long time. I want to thank you so very much. I have a new sense of peace and calm and a lot of the anxiety that was consuming me has disappeared. ~ Lizzy D.
Ayala teaches yoga so that the poses become a vehicle to help our bodies feel grounded and stable, while also open-hearted and expansive. In this way, the physical practice is always about deepening the spiritual practice. Ayala has such an in-depth knowledge of spirituality across various traditions, and is herself a deeply spiritual yet grounded being, and so her meditation teaching is very profound. Jeff’s work with energy and guided meditation has helped me come to a deeper understanding of what is happening and my reactions to it. He has helped me to reconnect to my own intuition. I deeply resonate with the way Jeff works and have felt so light and awake since working with him. While Jeff and Ayala teach using seemingly different modalities, they share a core intention of healing through guiding others to connect deeply to the inner self and act from a place of trust.
~ Tara Sabi
Yoga, Meditation and Enquiry
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