Connecting in flow – Intensive Yoga Retreat
Each individual is unique and so is every moment in time. There is never one yoga practice session equal to another, simply because we ourselves are continuously unfolding and evolving. There is also no one-serves-all way of practicing, as every body has its own unique set of capabilities and limitations. And the best practice is the one you yourself are in charge of. This retreat aims to empower you to explore your own practice and to decide what is good for you or not, regardless of how it may appear on the outside.
In this 5-day retreat, we will explore a variety of different approaches to practising to discover their varied effects & benefits. By shifting our focus away from the hectic rhythms and expectations of our everyday lives, and instead to the here and now, we will become more aware of and receptive to the little things and subtle changes that influence us, allowing us to enter a more natural flow, surrounded by the energy and vibrancy of an idyllic rural landscape.
This will be a chance for you to deepen both your understanding and practise of different styles of yoga, and also to enable a more profound internal dialogue guided by your physical movement, in order to bring your body, mind & soul together.
In three blocks, you will be able to experiment and experience yoga in tune with the changing moments of the day. The retreat sessions will combine both asana and pranayama practices with meditation and a background to philosophy and anatomy. In addition, you will have the opportunity to participate in the centre’s daily meditations and enjoy the natural beauty of the harmonious and peaceful location, not to mention the long sandy beach nearby.
You are welcome to take part, with or without previous yoga experience, as every participant will be practicing at their own level.
9.30 – 11.00 Morning practice – awaken & activate
11.30 – 13.00 Golden practice – strengthen & deepen
21.30 – 23.00 Moonlight practice – receive & release
Dance and movement have accompanied Mahí (Elena Mahí Pavlidou-Reisi...
Dance and movement have accompanied Mahí (Elena Mahí Pavlidou-Reisig) since her early childhood, leading her from a classical ballet training to contemporary and modern dance, and planting the seed of her fascination for awareness and coordination of movement, flow and lines. In her twenties, she discovered yoga as a wonderful means to energize and center her body and mind, allowing her to respond with calmness to the demands of her work as an architect. During her extensive yoga teacher training in 2012, she decided to finally integrate her passion for movement in her life professionally. Mahí is a registered architect (Berlin Chamber), certified yoga teacher (Hatha, Vinyasa and Hot Yoga) and modern dance teacher (ISTD).
Her training further includes meditation (incl. OSHO Active Meditations) and breathwork techniques, anatomy, Ayurveda, energy and chakra work. For over a decade she has been practicing yoga and has been teaching since 2012. In 2017, she co-founded MALU holistics together with Garuda Hallam, a collaboration dedicated to helping individuals reconnect to your body and relax their mind.
Today Mahí is working as a yoga teacher and meditation facilitator, leading workshops and retreats mainly in Europe, while also practicing and researching in the field of architecture. For her, Yoga, when practiced at its fullest, becomes a way of living. Asana practice, the physical movement aspect of yoga, becomes a playful and joyful exploration. When practicing in this state of openness to outcome, the only motivation being playfulness, yoga allows her to access her truth.
Elena’s teaching style reflects her own journey through yoga and other movement practices. Coming from a very active past, where pushing beyond her limits regardless of damage was a given, yoga has taught her how to respect and honor herself through motion. It has enabled her to listen to and understand her body’s language both on a physical and emotional level.
For more information: www.malu-holistics.com