A Winter Solstice Day Retreat
Hridyakasha is the 'heart space'. This is an expansive space, connected to, but beyond the organ of the physical heart. Tuning into the hridyakasha enables us to reach deeply into our emotional landscape.
Within the heartspace resides a light, jyoti, which is a symbol of our true essence, our atman or soul. The winter solstice is the moment that the light starts to return, within the darkness of winter. The days slowly begin to grow longer as we move slowly towards the emergence of spring once again.
This Day Retreat will include yoga asana, pranayama, meditation, yoga nidra (deep conscious relaxation), chanting, reflection, contemplation, time for yourself and time for connection with others, plus a delicious shared lunch.
Hridayakasha Dharana is a meditation technique of 'concentrating on the heartspace'. This powerful yet gentle practice guides us into the heartspace, allowing feelings and emotions to be acknowledged, witnessed, released and/or transformed.
Wintertime is a season of quietness and rest. The short days, the darkness, the coldness, enable us to lay low and hibernate and this is an opportunity to get close to what lies beneath the surface of our everyday being. Let's join together in the beautiful and restful environment of Satyam to honour what lies within; to share heartfelt connection and to attune to winter's energy as we turn gently again towards the light.