May 18 to June 1 2024
A Dive into the Heart & Soul of Yoga
We offer a unique journey of exploring, reviewing, and applying the ancient healing wisdom of yoga. Through this intensive, hands-on and practical training, we aspire to make everyone’s learning a tangible and transformative experience.
This program will deepen your understanding of Postural Alignment and Limitations, Yoga Philosophy, Vedic Chanting, Pranayama, The Mind, and How and When to apply Therapeutic Practices for overall Health and Preventative Care.
Join Tara Mitra and Dr. Rob for this powerful 100-hour exploration.
This retreat is open for all levels of practitioners – from beginners to advanced.
Who is this Immersion for?
This program is for longtime practitioners and teachers. If you have a strong desire to help yourselves and others, to become more aware while developing skills to work kindly and effectively with yourself and your students, this course is for you.
We created this course for participants to experience the true essence of yoga, empowering each person to become a more authentic teacher by providing a space to renew, refresh and expand their knowledge.
Rob and Tara carry over 45 years of combined practice under some of the most authentic teachers in the world; they are sure to reignite your passion for teaching.
Since Tara and Rob are trained in Ashtanga, their physical practice will have elements from the Ashtanga sequences. However, this training is open to all yoga teachers in other traditions than Ashtanga Yoga.
We will start with chanting and Pranayama, followed by Morning Mysore – with an opportunity for participants to assist in the room. Putting our theory into action ~ learning how to assess, assist and move in the room effectively and efficiently while entering people’s space. (2hrs 6-8 am)
We offer exploration sessions moving through themes of Teaching, the Mind, Yoga Philosophy (Yoga Sutras, Samkya and concepts from the Vedas), as well as understanding injury, anatomy, our responses, compassion, diet and lifestyle, Ayurveda, Vital Force (Prana), how we see the world and the mirror of yoga and Vedic Chanting. A typical day
6-7 am Pranayama
7-9 am Mysore w/ opportunity for students to assist in the room
9-11 am Breakfast & Break
11 am – 12:30 pm Session 1
12:30-12:45 pm Break
12:45 – 2:00 pm Session 2, starting w/ chanting
2-3 pm Lunch
3-5:30 pm Session 3
5:30-6 pm Meditation/Practice
6 pm Dinner
Workshop themes day by day
The Essence of Yoga through the lens of T. Krishnamacharya lineage
Discussions: What is Yoga? What is Yoga Therapy? Yoga vs. Yoga Therapy in Practice and the Most Important Yoga Sutra when working one-to-one.
What it Means to be a Yoga Teacher. A Holistic Approach.
Listening to Learn or Learning to Listen, Empathetic listening. Observing our patterns and understanding of how we view the world. Threads of Samkya Philosophy and Yoga Sutras. Hands-on assessment from a therapeutic aspect: how to access, when to pass off.
Anatomy of a Yogi (Reconnecting after disconnecting) – body/mind connection Tools for Teaching and Connecting – Mind, Body & Breath
Healing – Pancha Koshas
Harmony of the Spine, Our Mind & the Universe – Reviewing the structure, anatomy and function of the vertebrae and discs of the spine, spinal curves, and scoliosis. A philosophical understanding of the stages of life and Reality vs. Perception
Form vs. Function and Viniyoga.
Cycle of the Spine & Breath
Common injuries and conditions, including spine osteoporosis and disc herniation. Therapeutic movement. Nervous system and the Nadi’s & Prana
Flexibility or Body & Mind
Forward, Back, Side bends & Twist
The anatomy of backbends. Influence on our organs, physiology, and subtle bodies. Yoga therapy and backbends.
Yoga & Ayurveda & Inversions for Health; To Energise or Not to Energise (personalising practice); the Mind/Gut connection daily practices of Ayurveda, Inversions; and their effect on the spine and physiology.
Exploring the Limbs; Ashtanga Yoga & the Joints of Body The Upper limb.
The shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand. Anatomy and function. Common injuries. Therapeutic movement.
Understanding the Interruptions; Common Injuries, Management & Healing.
Lower limb -The hip, knee, ankle, and foot. Anatomy and function. Common injuries. Therapeutic movement.
Pranayama: techniques and therapeutic application, the anatomy and physiology of breathing.
Discussion about yoga therapy and Pranayama and the anatomy and physiology of respiration.
Mantra, Movement & Prana
Exploration of ancient techniques, working with Sound for calming, energising and bringing in more peace. Refreshing or creating your personal practice.
The breath – using Pranayama as a therapy.
You and your Breath – Understanding the Seats of the Breath and how to work with displaced Prana. Exploration of practices. Healing with the Pancha (Maya) Koshas.
Mindfulness & Moving Inwards – Compassion and Self-Compassion Linking all the information together and understanding the deeper meaning and gifts of guiding others.
Me and My Mind – the lost limbs of yoga. Anatomy of a Yogi (Reconnecting after disconnecting) – body/mind connection. Tools and practices for Teaching and Connecting – Mind, Body & Breath
The premium rooms are the largest rooms at the retreat. These rooms have attached indoor bathrooms.
Shared: 3745 GBP
Currently available: Venus, Casa Blanca
Single: 4430 GBP
Currently available: Bella Vista, Danae 1, La Granja, Casita 1, Casita 2, Palmera
The standard rooms are smaller than the premium rooms. These rooms have attached, indoor bathrooms.
Shared: 3285 GBP
Currently available: Ficus, 5 Peldanos
Single: 3970 GBP
Currently available: 6 Peldanos
The budget rooms are the smallest rooms at the retreat. Some of the rooms share bathrooms, a few of them are outdoors bathrooms. In a few of the rooms there may have disturbance from the road.
Shared: 2945 GBP
Currently available: Consulta 1, Fuente 2, Peregrino, Pino de Oro, Bella Dormiente
Single: 3630 GBP
Currently available: Consulta 2, Fuente 1
Dormitory ( 3 persons sharing)
The dormitory is a spacious room for 3 persons. It has an attached bathroom.
Shared: 2670 GBP
Currently available: Danae 2
The accommodation price is all-inclusive (includes accommodation, all meals and yoga). There is an option to pay a deposit of 50% of the full amount to secure your place. The deposit is non-refundable and the balance must be paid at least 4 weeks prior to the start date.
Bookings : Purple Valley Yoga