Lift the hood on Happiness and kick start your practice
All the teachings and texts on yoga talk endlessly about the beauty, wonder, and happiness - anandam – that is the ‘self’ But can anyone describe self or show you what self is in a practical and down to earth way? Most Yoga classes and retreats emphasise practice as a path to SELF- but ultimately when you understand what SELF is you recognise the practice for what it is - a preparation for the understanding of your Self- the happiness, love and peace itself
A daily practice is essential, understanding how both the physical and subtle anatomy work together is nurturing and supportive.
During our 8 days together we will explore through practical vinyasa sequences- the subtle anatomy of the chakras and how they relate to our ayurvedic constitution while studying Atma vidya- Self Knowledge- timeless teachings which unwrap the beauty, knowledge and wisdom of the Upanishads.
This retreat is for Yoga students of all levels wanting inspiration for their practice and Yoga teachers looking to deepen their knowledge of the Upanishads, the subtle body and ayurveda
Our daily retreat classes will include:
Ishta Kriya practice with John- a simple and profoundly energising and healing pranayama sequence designed to purify and build Ojas (our immune system)
Daily Vinyasa sequences with Rachel exploring earth, water, fire air and space through the medium of both the Chakra system and Ayurveda
Self Knowledge talks with John uncovering the depth of Upanishadic wisdom
Afternoon talks on the Chakras and their connection with Ayurveda with Rachel
Ishta Mala sunset practice with John and Rachel
Yantra creation and Kirtan
Our retreat centre The Sanctuary Retreatwww.sanctuaryretreat.com.au is Set upon high, amidst lush tropical rainforest overlooking the Coral sea. With secluded beaches meeting the Great Barrier Reef, unique accommodation, dedicated yoga space, massage and delicious cuisine, Sanctuary Retreat is the unspoilt paradise you have been waiting to discover.
Join expert Teachers Rachel Zinman and John Weddepohl and take your Yoga to the next level !
Rachel and John felt complete together, Powemind and Powerbody mixed with compassion. They were always there for us and I feel that creates a sense of comfort in a retreat environment.
I think the both of you as well as the combination of Yoga and learning about self knowledge in such a beautiful environment was what made our time so special. Being back in Germany, I realise that I took something very unique home with me. Thanks for this wonderful present.
The retreat was the most relaxing and fulfilling vacation I've ever had. Rachel and John managed to create a unique experience that brings yoga to a broader context and helps you to find yourself and get a different view on your life.
Simone - Germany
Thank you Rachel and John sooooo much for the retreat. I had a profound experience, It was so powerful, this morning after Pranayama and the little meditation before the talk, my body stayed still throughout the morning teaching.
Junko - Japan
Thank you to both Rachel and John for a wonderful unforgettable experience , so much to reflect on and draw on. I hope to have this experience again
Thank you Rachel and John, the teachings are washing over me still and I have a few more questions. ( really about the practical application of getting to the bottom of the thoughts- they are tricky!) I keep hearing John every now and again going " pheeww, Unbelievable!" (just loved that!)
Leilei - Canada
I am home now with my beautiful husband but holding close to my heart, great memories and treasured learnings, Thank you both so very much for everything