Sat, 12 Aug|
Full Immersion Day Retreat
With Mary Freeman - An opportunity to dive deep into the practice of yoga, breath work and cold water immersion, and then be bathed in waves of healing sound in wonderful Trigonos.
Time & Location
12 Aug 2023, 10:00 – 17:00
Nantlle, Plas Bala Deulyn, Nantlle, Caernarfon LL54 6BW, UK
About The Event
Full day reset retreat with Steph Healy and Mary Freeman.
An opportunity to dive deep into the practice of yoga, breath work and cold water immersion, and then be bathed in waves of healing sound in wonderful Trigonos.
Join us for a full day of revitalising and resetting. We will use yoga, breathwork, open water swimming and an immersive sound bath, to bring you back to your essential self and provide a perfect springboard to the new year. £100 per person, including refreshments and a delicious vegetarian lunch provided by the Trigonos kitchen.
Places are very limited on this exclusive event, so please book early to avoid disappointment To secure your place please message Mary.
Yoga has been practiced for thousands of years. The word yoga is derived from the Sanskrit root yuj, meaning “to yoke,” or “to unite”. The practice aims to create union between body, mind and spirit, as well as between the individual self and universal consciousness. This practice will focus on bringing together body, mind and breath as a means of unblocking energy and shifting consciousness. Please inform us of any health conditions or injuries before booking.
If you have any medical conditions or metal in the body, please get in touch. This retreat is not suitable for anyone with heart conditions pacemakers, epilepsy, psychosis, or during pregnancy.
Pranayama and breathing techniques have been used for millennia. Dynamic Breathwork is an active form of breathing, using the breath to bypass thoughts and enter into a different state of awareness. This level of consciousness is what most people seek when practicing meditation; breathwork takes you to that place very quickly. The practice gives the brain's executive function something to focus on, so we can bypass the mental level of thought and drop into a deeper state of consciousness. This dynamic style of Breathwork is also the perfect way to prepare the vascular system for cold water swimming.
Cold water swimming
The health and psychological benefits of dipping in natural waters have long been known. Cold water creates intense vasodilation, pumping out muscle lactates, and bringing fresh blood to the extremities. Just 2 minutes in water below 10° is enough to bring these benefits. The Turks ad Romans understood this with their hot-cold plunge pools. A cold dip also provides a psychological kick start. Releasing powerful endorphins, and creating natural high bringing on intense feelings of well being. After regular swimming, it is clinically proven to boost mode, libido and the immune system. Cold water swimming is an excellent way to de-stress. like a form of mindfulness or meditation, bringing us into the moment, focusing the mind on physical sensations, and taking us away from worries and concerns..
Gong and Sound Baths have been increasing in their popularity recently, with more and more people searching for ways to help themselves in a more natural way. Sound is extremely powerful and has been used as an effective tool for supporting health and wellbeing for thousands of years. A Sound Therapist creates specific sound frequencies and vibrations using a whole range of instruments; Gongs, Himalayan singing bowls, chimes, and rattles. These vibrations work at a cellular level to help the system to rebalance through releasing any blocked or dense energy, which might be holding the body in an unhealthy state. All you have to do is lie down, with blankets and pillows, get comfy, close your eyes and rest. As an experience many talk about being immersed in powerful waves of sound from all directions, which is why the treatment is known as a “Sound Bath.” People are often surprised and amazed at how physical a Gong/Sound Bath can feel, noticing sensations in different parts of their body, like tingling, pulsing, warmth or cool shivers. As well as physical sensations, the sounds from the Gong are known to induce a meditative state which in turn encourages the body’s self-healing system to kick in. Many have observed improvements in their quality of sleep, a better ability to cope with stress and over thinking and even pain relief from long term conditions. Some say that they experience clarity and insight while others enjoy the peace, stillness and relaxation that the gong space creates.
Please contact Steph Healy on email@example.com if you have any questions.
If you are curious to experience a session, check out the Pure Sound YouTube channel for taster sound meditations; www.youtube.com/channel/UCTRUZOZ-Zr17LeSsl6-Smyw
Magical Trigonos is an 18 acre estate situated in a quiet Snowdonia Valley, bordering a lake and looking up at the west face of Snowdon.The estate includes meadowland, small woodlands, a stream running down to the lake, a field for growing vegetables, salads and fruits for the kitchen and space to simply wander or just quietly sit. It is a not-for-profit business based on social and environmental responsibility. The (very delicious) food is vegetarian (some of which is home grown) and any special dietary requirements can be accommodated). If you would like to know more please visit ...http://www.trigonos.org/
Yoga and Breathwork sessions will be lead by Mary Freeman a fully qualified Yoga teacher, Yoga therapist and breathwork instructor with over 20 years experience. Mary is also an open water swimming coach and ASA swimming teacher. She will be happy to guide you into the water.
The sound elements of the day are led by Steph Healy of Pure Sound. Steph is an experienced Sound Practitioner and teaches Gong Therapy for the College of Sound Healing.
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